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Judicial Business of the United States Courts: 2007 Annual Report

Categories: Crime/Justice,Statistics

http://www.uscourts.gov/judbus2007/JudicialBusinespdfversion.pdf

Reports that the number of civil and criminal cases remained relatively stable in the District Courts and fell 12% in the Courts of Appeals. Offers caseload statistics and reports for the U.S. Courts of Appeal, District Courts, U.S. Magistrate Judges, bankruptcy courts and other special U.S. courts. From the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts.

Drug Intoxicated Irregular Fighters: Complications, Dangers, and Responses

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Defense/Military

http://www.strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil/pdffiles/PUB850.pdf

Discusses the previous use of drugs in combat, the differences about use of intoxicating drugs in post-Cold War combat, the challenges for conventional militaries, and the policy implications. From the Strategic Studies Institute of the U.S. Army War College.

Violence-Related Stays in U.S. Hospitals, 2005

Categories: Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb48.pdf

There were an estimated 308,200 violence-related hospitalizations in the U.S. in 2005 and two-thirds resulted from self-inflicted injuries. Hosptial costs related to such violence-related stays amounted to $2.3 billion. From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

Mini-Digest of Education Statistics: 2007

Categories: Education,Statistics

http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2008023

Statistics excerpted from the Digest of Education Statistics 2007. From the National Center for Education Statistics.

Strengthened National Standards for Ground-Level Ozone

Categories: Environment

http://www.epa.gov/groundlevelozone/actions.html#mar07s

Information released with the announcement that national ambient air quality standards for smog would be reduced from .084 parts per million to .075ppm. The scientific advisory committee had recommended a standard of .065ppm to protect human health. From the Environmental Protection Agency.

Employees in Postsecondary Institutions, Fall 2006 and Salaries of Full-Time Instructional Faculty

Categories: Education-Higher,Income/Poverty,Statistics

http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2008172

Includes tables on the number of full-time instructional faculty employed by length of contract/teaching period, academic rank, gender, and average salaries. From the National Center for Education Statistics.

Country Reports on Human Rights Practices: 2007

Categories: Children,Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Labor/Employment,Women

http://www.state.gov/g/drl/rls/hrrpt/2007/

The annual country by country analysis of the condition of rights for women, children, workers and the rule of law. From the State Department.

Trafficking in Persons Interim Assessment

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Immigration/Migration

http://www.state.gov/g/tip/rls/rpt/101438.htm

Examines progress made to prevent trafficking in persons by 41 countries on a special watch list established by the U.S. From the State Department.

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