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Earl Gregg Swem Library

2017 Special 301 Report

Categories: Copyright/Patents,Foreign Trade/Investment,Property Rights,Treaties

https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/301/2017%20Special%20301%20Report%20FINAL.PDF

Annual report on global trade developments relating to intellectual property protection and enforcement.  Also identifies nations which the U.S. considers to have harmful records on protection or enforcement of intellectual property rights. From the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

 

In the Matter of Restoring Internet Freedom

Categories: Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Telecommunications/Internet

http://web.archive.org/web/20170524013725/https://apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/FCC-17-60A1.pdf

Notice of proposed agency rulemaking which would undo the so-called net neutrality rules for Internet providers.  The proposal, published for public comment, would eliminate the public utility-type regulations for Internet providers approved by the Commission in 2015.  From the Federal Communications Commission

 

H.R. 1628 American Health Care Act of 2017

Categories: Govt Finance,Headlines,Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Laws/Regulations,Statistics

https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/costestimate/hr1628aspassed.pdf

Widely anticipated analysis of the health care bill passed by the House of Representatives in May 2017.  Finds the bill if enacted into law would reduce the federal deficit by $119 billion and cause 23 million people to lose health insurance coverage by 2026.  Also finds that by 2026 51 million people under age 65 would be without health insurance compared to 28 million under current law.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Budget of the U. S. Government: A New Foundation for American Greatness: Fiscal Year 2018

Categories: Govt Finance,Headlines,Medicare/Medicaid,Statistics,Taxes

https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/whitehouse.gov/files/omb/budget/fy2018/budget.pdf

Basic budget document of the Trump administration with summary tables.  Proposes steep cuts to Medicaid and other social services programs.  From the White House and the Office of Management and Budget

 

Cooper v Harris

https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/15-1262

5-3 decision of the Supreme Court that North Carolina used racial factors in an unconstitutional manner in drawing two Congressional districts after the 2010 Census.  From the Legal Information Institute of the Cornell University Law School

 

Presidential Authority to Permit Access to National Security Information

Categories: Govt Information,Govt Secrecy,Laws/Regulations,Presidency

https://fas.org/sgp/crs/secrecy/access.pdf

Examines the controversy over the disclosure of classified information by the president and related government standards for classifying and declassifying information. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Appointment of Special Counsel

Categories: Crime/Justice,Elections/Campaigns,Headlines,Russia,Spying/Intelligence

https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/appointment-special-counsel

Press release announcing the appointment of the Special Counsel Robert Mueller by Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein because “the public interest requires me to place this investigation under the authority of a person who exercises a degree of independence from the normal chain of command.”  From the Justice Department

 

Appointment of Special Counsel to Investigate Russian Interference with the 2016 Presidential Election

Categories: Crime/Justice,Elections/Campaigns,Headlines,Russia,Spying/Intelligence

https://www.justice.gov/opa/press-release/file/967231/download

Text of the order that created the appointment of Robert Mueller, former FBI head, as the Special Counsel to investigate “any links and /or coordination between the Russian government and individuals associated with the campaign of President Donald Trump.  From the Justice Department

 

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