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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Iran: U.S. Concerns and Policy Responses

Categories: Iran,Middle East Conflict,Nuclear Arms

Reviews recent developments in Iran, U.S. concerns with Iran’s nuclear program, support for Middle East violence, and human rights violations, and U.S. policy and legislative responses. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the State Department.

China and Falun Gong

Categories: China,Civil/Human Rights,Religion/Ethics

Describes the nature of the Falun Gong organization, activities carried out by the group, government attempts to suppress it, and the implications for Chinese politics and U.S. government policies. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the State Department.

2006 Steroids Report

Categories: Crime/Justice

Describes the history of legislation and sentencing guidelines relating to steroids offenses, discusses the commission&$x0027;s response to recent anabolic steroids legislation and updates the findings of a 1990 report. From the U.S. Sentencing Commission.

American Council on Education v. Federal Communications Commission

Categories: Education-Higher,Laws/Regulations,Science/Technology

2-1 decision of a three judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit which denied a petition by the American Council on Education to overturn an FCC ruling that internet service providers, including colleges and universities, must ensure that law enforcement officers be able to intercept communications transmitted over the providers networks. The court ruled that the FCC had the authority to require the ISPs to redesign their networks to meet the surveillance needs of the government. From Findlaw.