Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

Garcetti v. Ceballos

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Headlines,Supreme Court/courts

Supreme Court ruling that the First Amendment does not protect the speech of government employees who act as whistle-blowers in the course of their official duties. The 5-4 vote favored the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office, which demoted an employee who told his supervisor that a police affidavit in a pending case made serious misrepresentations. From FindLaw.

Design and Methodology: American Community Survey

Categories: Population/Census

Lengthy design and methodology paper for the American Community Survey. Provides data users with information and documentation of the methods planned for the ACS, which replaces the long form of the Census and offers continuous updating of local demographic and socioeconomic data. From the Census Bureau.

State and Local Government Finances: 2003-2004

Categories: Govt Finance

Data tables which show revenues, expenditures, debt, and assets for state and local governments for the 2003-2004 period. From the Census Bureau.

Options for the Navy’s Future Fleet

Categories: Defense/Military,Govt Finance

Discusses the current plans for expansion of the fleet of 285 battle force ships, the cost of the Navy’s current plan for expansion, and more economical expansion alternatives. From the Congressional Budget Office.

Gulf of Tonkin

Categories: Defense/Military,Foreign Affairs,History,Vietnam

A collection of reports, memoranda, notes, articles, oral history interviews, and other material relating to the Gulf of Tonkin incident of the Vietnam War. This represents the second and final release of such material from the National Security Agency.