Happy Constitution Day!

Documentary History of the Ratification of the ConstitutionThe Law Library provides access to The Documentary History of the Ratification of the Constitution Digital Edition. This landmark work in historical and legal scholarship draws upon thousands of sources to trace the Constitution’s progress through each of the thirteen states’ conventions. You can search the complete contents by date, title, author, recipient, or state affiliation and gain insight from the copious annotations.

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The Montreal Protocol

Environment and StatecraftWhat has the United Nations called “the most successful treaty in UN history?” The Montreal Protocol which banned ozone-destroying gases such as CFCs, then commonly found in aerosol cans and air conditioners. On September 15, 1987, 24 nations signed the treaty with another 173 more signing on in the years since. Ozone-depleting chemicals have declined in the atmosphere and the ozone hole is diminishing.

Read more about The Montreal Protocol and environmental treaties in the following books:

Environment and Statecraft: The Strategy of Environmental Treaty-Making by Scott Barrett (Law Library Basement KZ1318 .B37 2003)

The Montreal Protocol: Celebrating 20 Years of Environmental Progress – Ozone Layer and Climate Protection edited by Donald Kaniaru (Law Library Balcony K3593 .M66 2007)

Sustainable Development in World Investment Law edited by Marie-Claire Cordonier Segger, Markus W. Gehring, Andrew Newcombe (Law Library Balcony K3830 .S87 2011)

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Regulations.govRegulations.gov is the home of information on the development of Federal regulations and their related documents issued by the U.S. government. Through this site, you can search, browse, and submit comments on regulatory issues. The types of regulations that can be found on this site include ‘Proposed Rules’ and ‘Rules,’ as well as ‘Notices’ from the Federal Register. Related documents, such as ‘Public Comments’ and ‘Supporting and Related Materials,’ can also be searched and retrieved on this site.

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New Book: Comic Art, Creativity and the Law

Comic Art, Creativity and the LawMarc H. Greenberg’s new book Comic Art, Creativity and the Law examines the many legal intersections with comics. Exploring a wide range of topics from contracts, copyright, taxation, obscenity and the First Amendment, the book looks at how these legal aspects affect the creative process.

Find the book on the Law Library Balcony KF2750 .G74 2014.

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Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law: new issue online

2.7Journals One of three highly regarded legal journals published by Georgia Law students, the latest issue of the Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law is now available online. This symposium issue provides probing discussion of “International Law in a Time of Scarcity” by authors representing deep and varied expertise in areas of global resource scarcity such as water, fish, land and minerals. Student Notes explore topics ranging from state sovereignty in Europe to dredging the Port of Savannah.

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The Way of the Passenger Pigeon

Global climate change and the road to extinctionOne hundred years ago this week, Martha, the last Passenger Pigeon, died in the Cincinnati Zoo bringing about the complete extinction of a bird that had once numbered in the billions in North America. The extinction of the Passenger Pigeon remains a stark reminder that even something seemingly abundant could be wiped out without a careful understanding of our actions and the greater ecology.  For example, will the Monarch Butterfly be the next “Passenger Pigeon?”

The Law Library has many books exploring various aspects of environmental law. One noteworthy title is James A. Kushner’s Global Climate Change and the Road to Extinction: The Legal and Planning Response.  You can find it in the Law Library Basement at QC981.8.C5 K875 2009

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Labor Day Weekend – Library Hours

Friday, Aug. 29 — 7am-9pm
Saturday, Aug. 30 (home football game) — 10am-5pm
Sunday, Aug. 31 — 8am-9pm
Monday, Sep. 1 (Labor Day) — 6pm-2am

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