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Heather A. Phillips is a librarian with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. She is active in the Generation X/Generation Y Caucus of the American Association of Law Libraries.

LLRX Book Review by Heather A. Phillips: The Little Red Book of Wine Law: A Case of Legal Issues

Heather A. Phillips recommends this slim volume as it provides an engaging and accessible introduction to American wine law and history that will broaden the reader’s appreciation of the wine industry. Though short and non-technical, this book is suitable for a surprising number of library collections.

Subjects: Columns, Legal Research, LLRX Book Review

LLRX Book Review by Heather A. Phillips – Just and Unjust Warriors: the moral and legal status of soldiers

Heather A. Phillips describes how though a series of eleven well-written and closely reasoned original essays this book question the treatments of many of the foundations of classical just war theory, such as a non-volunteer army, the use of private contractors as soldiers, the harmlessness of those not actively engaged in combat, the symmetry of combatants, proportionality and extreme emergency.

Subjects: Book Reviews, Human Rights, Legal Research, LLRX Book Review

LLRX Book Review by Heather A. Phillips – We’re All Journalists Now: The Transformation of the Press and Reshaping of the Law in the Internet Age

Heather A. Phillips highlights attorney John Gant’s contention that one’s title, income, and employer are at best side issues in determining who is a journalist in the day-to-day realities of issuing press passes as well as in larger policies such as the extension of shield laws.

Subjects: Blogs, Legal Research, LLRX Book Review, News Resources

LLRX Book Review by Heather A. Phillips – Tabloid Justice: Criminal Justice in an Age of Media Frenzy and The Star Chamber: How Celebrities Go Free and their Lawyers Become Famous

Heather A. Phillips reviews a new book whose main focus is on uses on six major criminal cases of the 1990s, as well as one that concentrates on the details of what really happens when the media circus invades the courthouse, and the effect it has on both the trial participants and the verdict.

Subjects: Columns, Criminal Law, LLRX Book Review
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