News and Reports for July 2016
Although the outcome of the United Kingdom’s June 23 referendum on membership in the European Union is no longer in doubt, the narrow victory for the Leave campaign raised many more questions than it answered. Unlike a prior referendum on electoral reform, the EU referendum was merely advisory and not legally binding. Consequently, more than a thousand leading barristers have written to David Cameron, the outgoing prime minister, insisting that a parliamentary vote is required to trigger formal withdrawal negotiations, pursuant to Article 50 of the Treaty on the European Union. Other legal analysts contend that a second referendum will be needed to ratify the terms of the withdrawal agreement.
To learn more about the legal consequences of the UK leaving the EU, visit the Brexit Debate Map on the Oxford Public International Law platform. Also worth consulting is the Library Journal’s collection ofBrexit-related reportsfrom the House of Commons Library, all of which are available for download in PDF format. This UK government report outlines the potential alternatives to membership in the EU’s single market for goods, services, capital, and labor.
The international and foreign law reference librarians at the Wolff Library have created a Brexit Resources folder on Box, the cloud-based, file-sharing platform. Content uploaded to the shared folder includes reports and white papers published by the Centre for European Reform, the Economist Intelligence Unit, and the International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation, among others. Faculty members may access and download documents from the Brexit Resources folder by clicking on this link. The Wolff librarians will upload additional materials to this shared folder as events continue to unfold.
To keep abreast of the very latest developments on Brexit, consider bookmarking the European Law Blog and eutopia law, both of which offer informed commentary and analysis written by leading practitioners and scholars.
Charles Bjork, International & Foreign Law Reference Librarian
The library has recently added these databases to our collection. They can be accessed via the Databases page on the library website.
- ProQuest Historical Statistical Abstracts of the U.S.
- The Evening Star (D.C.), 1852-1981
Links to some materials are available below. Following is a list of what the links represent:
- [HEIN] = Available on Hein Online
- [W] = Available on Westlaw
- [L] = Available on Lexis
- [Gtown Law] = Available in Georgetown Law Scholarly Commons
- [SSRN] = Available in SSRN Working Papers collection
- [WWW] = Available for free on the Internet
- [BOOK] - More information available in law library catalog
Vicki Arroyo, Kathryn A. Zyla, Gabe Pacyniak & Melissa Deas, State Innovation on Climate Change: Reducing Emissions from Key Sectors While Preparing for a "New Normal", 10 Harv. L. & Pol'y Rev. 601-647 (2016). [L] [W]
David D. Cole, The Terror of Our Guns, N.Y. Rev. Books, July 14, 2016, at 28-30 (reviewing Pamela Haag, The Gunning of America: Business and the Making of American Gun Culture (2016), Robert J. Spitzer, Guns Across America: Reconciling Gun Rules and Rights (2015) & Firmin DeBrabander, Do Guns Make Us Free?: Democracy and the Armed Society (2015)).
Lisa Heinzerling, Zygmunt J.B. Plater, Robert H. Abrams, Robert L. Graham, David A. Wirth & Noah D. Hall, Environmental Law and Policy: Nature, Law, and Society (New York: Aspen Publishers 5th ed. 2016).
Making a Financial Choice: More Capital or More Government Control?: Hearing Before the H. Comm. on Fin. Servs., 114th Cong., July 12, 2016 (Statement of Adam Levitin) (CIS No.: Pending). [WWW]
How Will the FCC’s Proposed Privacy Regulations Affect Consumers and Competition?: Hearing Before the S. Comm. on Commerce, Sci., & Transp., 114th Cong., July 12, 2016 (Statement of Paul Ohm) (CIS No.: Pending). [WWW]
Yvonne Tew, On the Uneven Road to Constitutional Redemption: The Malaysian Judiciary and Constitutional Politics, 25 Wash. Int'l L.J. 673-696 (2016). [W]
Forthcoming Works - Journal Articles & Working Papers
Jamillah B. Williams, Accountability as a Debiasing Strategy: Does Race Matter?, (working paper).
Jamillah B. Williams, Status Processes and Organizational Inequality: Do Diversity Strategies Hurt or Help Racial-Ethnic Inclusion?, (working paper).