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News and Reports for September 2014

Library Training for Faculty Research Assistants

The library will be offering two research training sessions for new faculty research assistants this fall. In this training, research assistants will learn about library services and policies and will gain an introduction to our databases and best research practices.

Williams Computer Learning Center

The sessions will be held at the following dates/times in the Computer Learning Center (CLC) in the Williams Law Library:

  • Thursday, September 25, 12:00pm-1:00pm
  • Tuesday, October 7, 3:00pm-4:00pm

Research assistants may sign up to attend the training here.

Any questions or requests for additional information may be sent to Morgan Stoddard, Research Services Librarian,, 202-661-6598.

Online Access to Legislative and Executive Branch Materials

The Law Center’s ProQuest subscription now includes two new sets of content: Legislative Insight and Executive Branch Documents.

ProQuest’s Legislative Insight database compiles more than 18,000 histories covering enacted laws from 1929 to the present. These histories include photostatic PDF versions of the Public Law, all versions of enacted and related bills, Congressional Record excerpts, and committee hearings, reports, and documents. Template searching provides options for finding histories with Public Law numbers, Statute at Large citations, or bill numbers. It is a unparalleled resource for anyone performing comprehensive legislative history research.

ProQuest Congressional Legislative Insight

The Executive Branch Documents collection provides a complete annotated bibliography and full text of all Executive Branch Documents listed in the Checklist of Public Documents, 1789-1909, indexed by subjects, names, agency report numbers, and SuDocs Classification, as well as new documents from 1910-1932. The whole library of searchable PDFs can be accessed from the Advanced Search link on the ProQuest Congressional home page. ProQuest has created a comprehensive research guide about the Executive Branch Documents collection that is a great starting point for anyone using this database.

ProQuest Congressional Executive Documents

For questions about accessing and searching any of the ProQuest materials, please feel free to stop by the Reference Desk, or contact a Reference Librarian via chat or email (

Fastcase now Incorporated in HeinOnline

Have you ever been reading a law review article on HeinOnline and wanted to look at a case cited within the article?

Fastcase on HeinOnline

You would have to call the case up on Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg Law or some other legal research system. Now, when researching within HeinOnline, you can retrieve cases using the Fastcase system which has been integrated into HeinOnline. As you can see, you simply need to enter a case citation:

Fastcase on HeinOnline

HeinOnline will then retrieve the case using the Fastcase system so that you can continue doing all research on HeinOnline and don’t have to move between that and another legal research system.

If you have any questions about using HeinOnline or Fastcase, please feel free to ask a reference librarian.

September Mobile App Recommendation

Welcome back!  Feeling overwhelmed? Perhaps you could use a good dose of caffeine…

My mobile app recommendation this month is the Starbucks app – and not just because it allows you to pay for their (in)famous brew with your phone.  Inside the Starbucks app is a message center where you can redeem offers for other apps and popular music singles.  You may have seen giveaway cards in Starbucks offering codes for free downloads: this is the same deal, but you never even have to visit the store, and the offers are available long after the original offer period.

Jill Smith

The Starbucks app is free for iPhone and Android.

If you would like to recommend additions to the library’s mobile apps database, please contact Jill Smith, Instructional Technology Librarian, at or 202-662-9165.

Faculty Scholarship Report


Your Publications from 2014 to date.

Judith C. Areen


Judith C. Areen & Peter F. Lake, Higher Education and the law (St. Paul, Minn.: Foundation Press 2d ed. 2014).     [BOOK]

John R. Brooks, II

Forthcoming Works - Journal Articles & Working Papers

John R. Brooks II, Fiscal Federalism as Risk-Sharing: The Insurance Role of Redistributive Taxation, 67 Tax L. Rev. (forthcoming).     [SSRN] [Gtown Law]

Chris Brummer

Book Chapters and Collected Works

Chris Brummer & Rachel Loko, The New Politics of Transatlantic Credit Rating Agency Regulation, in Transnational Financial Regulation After the Crisis 154-176 (Tony Porter ed., Abingdon, U.K.: Routledge 2014).     [BOOK]

Sheryll D. Cashin

Journal Articles

Sheryll D. Cashin,  Place, Not Race: Affirmative Action and the Geography of Educational Opportunity, 47 U. Mich. J.L. Reform 935-965 (2014).     [L] [W] [WWW]

Michael J. Cedrone

Journal Articles

Michael J. Cedrone,  The Developmental Path of the Lawyer, 41 Cap. U. L. Rev. 779-835 (2013).     [L] [W]

David D. Cole

Journal Articles

David D. Cole, Can the NSA be Controlled?, N.Y. Rev. Books, June 19, 2014, at 16-17 (reviewing The USA Freedom Act, H.R. 3361, 113th Cong. (as passed by the House, May 22, 2014)).    

David D. Cole,  The Anti-Court Court, N.Y. Rev. Books, Aug. 14, 2014, at 10-14 (reviewing Laurence Tribe & Joshua Matz, Uncertain Justice: The Roberts Court and the Constitution (2014); Mark Tushnet, In the Balance: Law and Politics on the Roberts Court (2013) & Bruce Allen Murphy, Scalia: A Court of One (2014)).

David D. Cole, The Difference Prevention Makes: Regulating Preventive Justice, Crim. L. & Phil., Mar. 25, 2014.     [SSRN] [Gtown Law]

Diana Roberto Donahoe

Journal Articles

Diana R. Donahoe, Fourth Amendment "Cheeks" and Balances: The Supreme Court's Inconsistent Conclusions and Deference to Law Enforcement Officials in Maryland v. King and Florence v. Board of Chosen Freeholders of the County of Burlington, 63 Cath. U. L. Rev. 549-588 (2014).     [L] [W]

Laura K. Donohue

Forthcoming Works - Journal Articles & Working Papers

Laura K. Donohue, Section 702 and the Collection of International Telephone and Internet Content, 38 Harv. J.L. & Pub. Pol'y (forthcoming).     [SSRN] [Gtown Law]

Heidi Li Feldman

Forthcoming Works - Journal Articles & Working Papers

Heidi Li Feldman, Toward an Ethics of Being Lobbied: Affirmative Obligations to Listen, Geo. J.L. & Pub. Pol'y (forthcoming).     [SSRN] [Gtown Law]

Lawrence O. Gostin

Book Chapters and Collected Works

Lawrence O. Gostin,  Global Governance for Health: Ten Proposals for Asian Leadership and Influence, in Asia's Role in Governing Global Health 215-229 (Kelley Lee, Tikki Pang & Yeling Tan eds., Abingdon, U.K.: Routledge 2013).    

Journal Articles

Lawrence O. Gostin, Ebola: Towards an International Health Systems Fund, The Lancet, Sept. 4, 2014.   [SSRN] [Gtown Law]

Lawrence O. Gostin & Aliza Y. Glasner,  E-Cigarettes, Vaping, and Youth, JAMA (Online), June 30, 2014, at E1-E2.     [SSRN] [Gtown Law] [WWW]

Lawrence O. Gostin & Devi Sridhar, Global Health and the Law, 370 New Eng. J. Med. 1732-1740 (2014).     [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law] [WWW]

Lawrence O. Gostin, Devi Sridhar, Julio Frenk & Suerie Moon, Global Rules for Global Health: Why We Need An Independent, Impartial WHO, 348 Brit. Med. J., no. 7984, 2014.     [SSRN] [Gtown Law]

Lawrence O. Gostin & Anna Garsia, Governing for Health as the World Grows Older: Healthy Lifespans in Aging Societies, 22 Elder L.J. 111-139 (2014).     [L] [W]

Lawrence O. Gostin, Healthy Living Needs Global Governance, 511 Nature 147-149 (2014).     [SSRN] [Gtown Law] [WWW]

Lawrence O. Gostin, The ACA’s Contraceptive Mandate: Religious Freedom, Women’s Health, and Corporate Personhood, JAMA (Online), July 11, 2014, at E1-E2.     [SSRN] [Gtown Law]

Lawrence O. Gostin & Alexandra Phelan, The Global Health Security Agenda in an Age of Biosecurity, 312 JAMA 27-28 (2014).     [SSRN] [Gtown Law]

Sara Gras

Journal Articles

Sara Gras & Kathleen Darvil, The Missing Piece: Teaching Cost Recovery as Part of Cost-Effective Research, 22 Persp. Teach. Legal Res. & Writing 107-111 (2014).     [WWW]

Lisa Heinzerling

Journal Articles

Lisa Heinzerling, Response, Classical Administrative Law in the Era of Presidential Administration, 92 Tex. L. Rev. (See Also) 171-180 (2014).     [W] [WWW]

John H. Jackson

Book Chapters and Collected Works

John H. Jackson, Constitutional Treaties: Institutional Necessity and Challenge to International Law Fundamentals, in Reflections on the Constitutionalisation of International Economic Law: Liber Amicorum for Ernst-Ulrich Petersmann 193-200 (Marise Cremona, Peter Hilpold, Nikos Lavranos, Stefan Staiger Schneider & Andreas R. Ziegler eds., Leiden, Neth.: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers 2014).     [BOOK]

David A. Koplow

Journal Articles

David A. Koplow,  An Inference About Interference: A Surprising Application of Existing International Law to Inhibit Anti-Satellite Weapons, 35 U. Pa. J. Int'l L. 737-827 (2014).     [W]

David A. Koplow, What Would Zero Look Like? A Treaty for the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons, 45 Geo. J. Int'l L. 683-781 (2014).     [L] [W]

Adam Levitin


Adam J. Levitin, Lauren K. Saunders, Margot Saunders, Cathy Lesser Mansfield & Mark Budnitz, Consumer Banking and Payments Law: Bank Accounts; Remittances; Money Orders; Prepaid Cards; Electronic Benefit Payments; Electronic Records and Signatures (Boston: National Consumer Law Center 5th ed. 2013).     [BOOK]

Journal Articles

Adam Levitin, The Politics of Financial Regulation and the Regulation of Financial Politics: A Review Essay, 127 Harv. L. Rev. 1991-2068 (2014) (reviewing Anat Admati & Martin Hellwig, The Bankers' New Clothes (2013), Sheila Bair, Bull by the Horns (2012), Neil Barofsky, Bailout (2012), Ben S. Bernanke, The Federal Reserve and the Financial Crisis (2013), Alan S. Blinder, After the Music Stopped (2013) & Jeff Connaughton, The Payoff (2012)).     [L] [W] [WWW]

Congressional Testimony

Guilty Until Proven Innocent? A Study of the Propriety & Legal Authority for the Justice Department’s Operation Choke Point: Hearing Before the Subcomm. on Regulatory Reform, Commercial & Antitrust Law of the H. Comm. on the Judiciary, 113th Cong., Jul. 17, 2014 (Statement of Adam Levitin)  (CIS-No.: Pending).     [WWW]

David Jay Luban

Forthcoming Works - Journal Articles & Working Papers

David Luban, Arendt on the Crime of Crimes, Ratio Juris (forthcoming).    

David Luban & Naomi Mezey, Introduction: Law After Babel, King's L.J. (forthcoming).    

David Luban & Gabriella Blum, Unsatisfying War: Degrees of Risk and the Jus ex Bello, Ethics (forthcoming).    


David Luban, Julie R. O'Sullivan & David P. Stewart, International and Transnational Criminal Law (New York: Aspen Publishers 2d ed. 2014).    

Naomi Mezey

Forthcoming Works - Journal Articles & Working Papers

Naomi Mezey & David Luban, Introduction: Law After Babel, King's L.J. (forthcoming).    

Journal Articles

Naomi Mezey & Gabe Lezra, Forms of Affiliation: Family, Democracy, and Civil Society in Horton Hears a Who!, 58 N.Y.L. Sch. L. Rev. 547-566 (2013-2014).     [W] [WWW]

Naomi Mezey, The Image Cannot Speak for Itself: Film, Summary Judgment, and Visual Literacy, 48 Val. U. L. Rev. 1-39 (2013).     [W]

Victoria F. Nourse

Journal Articles

Victoria F. Nourse, Response, Overrides: The Super-Study, 92 Texas L. Rev. (See Also) 205-216 (2014).     [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law] [WWW]

Victoria F. Nourse & Gregory Shaffer, Empiricism, Experimentalism, and Conditional Theory, 67 SMU L. Rev. 141-184 (2014).     [W]

Julie Rose O'Sullivan


Julie R. O'Sullivan, David Luban & David P. Stewart, International and Transnational Criminal Law (New York: Aspen Publishers 2d ed. 2014).    

Paul F. Rothstein

Forthcoming Works - Books

Paul F. Rothstein, Federal Rules of Evidence (St. Paul, Min..: Thomson/West 3d ed. 2014-2015 forthcoming)  

Paul F. Rothstein & Susan W. Crump, Federal Testimonial Privileges: Evidentiary Privileges Relating to Witnesses and Documents in Federal Law Cases (St. Paul, Min..: Thomson/West 2d ed. 2014-2015 forthcoming).

Forthcoming Works - Journal Articles & Working Papers

Paul F. Rothstein, Internal Confrontations over Confronting the Confrontation Clause: Unwrapping the Box the Supreme Court Justices Have Gotten Themselves Into, How. L.J. (forthcoming).    

Paul F. Rothstein, S.A.N.E. Nurses and Children Under the Confrontation Clause, Sw. U. L. Rev. (forthcoming).                           

Paul F. Rothstein, Some Themes from Codification of the U.S. Federal Rules of Evidence, Nw. U. L. Rev. (forthcoming).    

Journal Articles

Paul F. Rothstein, Comment: The Doctrine of Chances, Brides of the Bath and a Reply to Sean Sullivan, Law, Probability & Risk, Aug. 24, 2014.     [WWW]

U.S. Supreme Court Briefs

Brief of Law Professors as Amici Curiae in Support of Respondent, Warger v. Shauers, No. 13-517 (U.S. Aug. 13, 2014).     [WWW]

Steven C. Salop

Forthcoming Works - Journal Articles & Working Papers

Steven C. Salop, Sharis A. Pozen & John R. Seward, The Appropriate Legal Standard and Sufficient Economic Evidence for Exclusive Dealing Under Section 2: The FTC’s McWane Case,  (working paper).     [Gtown Law]

Journal Articles

Steven C. Salop,  What Consensus? Why Ideology and Elections Still Matter to Antitrust, 79 Antitrust L.J. 601-639 (2014).     [W]

Howard A. Shelanski

Congressional Testimony

A More Efficient and Effective Government: Improving the Regulatory Framework: Hearing Before the Subcomm. on the Efficiency & Effectiveness of Fed. Programs & the Fed. Workforce of the S. Comm. on Homeland Sec. & Governmental Affairs, 113th Cong., Mar. 11, 2014 (Statement of Howard A. Shelanski)  (CIS-No.: Pending).     [WWW]

Lawrence B. Solum

Book Chapters and Collected Works

Lawrence B. Solum & Linghao Wang, Confucian Virtue Jurisprudence, in Law, Virtue and Justice 105-135 (Amalia Amaya & Ho Hock Lai eds., Oxford: Hart 2013).     [SSRN] [Gtown Law] [BOOK]

Journal Articles

Lawrence B. Solum,  The Positive Foundations of Formalism: False Necessity and American Legal Realism, 127 Harv. L. Rev. 2464-2497 (2014) (reviewing Lee Epstein, William M. Landes & Richard A. Posner, The Behavior of Federal Judges: A Theoretical and Empirical Study of Rational Choice (2013)).     [L] [W] [WWW]

Joshua Teitelbaum

Forthcoming Works - Journal Articles & Working Papers

Joshua C. Teitelbaum, Levon Barseghyan & Francesca Molinari, Inference Under Stability of Risk Preferences, (working paper).     [SSRN] [Gtown Law]

Rebecca Tushnet

Journal Articles

Rebecca Tushnet, More than a Feeling: Emotion and the First Amendment, 127 Harv. L. Rev. 2392-2433 (2014).     [L] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]

Carlos M. Vázquez

Journal Articles

Carlos M. Vázquez, Things We Do with Presumptions: Reflections on Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum, 89 Notre Dame L. Rev. 1719-1747 (2014).   [L] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law] [WWW]

Heathcote W. Wales

Journal Articles

Heathcote W. Wales, Virginia Aldigé Hiday & Bradley Ray, Predictors of Mental Health Court Graduation, 20 Psych. Pub. Pol'y & L. 191-199 (2014).   [W]

Robin L. West

Journal Articles

Robin L. West, A Tale of Two Rights, 94 B.U. L. Rev. 893-912 (2014).  [L] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]

Robin L. West, Liberty, Equality, and State Responsibilities, 79 Brook. L. Rev. 1031-1045 (2014) (reviewing Corey Brettschneider, When the State Speaks, What Should It Say? (2012)).    [W]

Wendy Webster Williams

Forthcoming Works - Books

Wendy Webster Williams & Mary E. Hartnett, Biography of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (forthcoming).    

Matthew L. Zimmerman

Journal Articles

Matthew L. Zimmerman & Roger V. Skalbeck, Top 10 Law School Home Pages of 2012, 3 J.L. (2 J. Legal Metrics) 51-76 (2013).    [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law] [WWW]

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