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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Montejo v. Louisiana

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

5 to 4 Supreme Court decision that overturns the 1986 Michigan v. Jackson ruling. The 1986 ruling prevented police from interrogating a suspect who has a lawyer or who requested one until the lawyer was present. Montego, who incriminated himself before a public defender was present, was convicted and sentenced to death. From

Bonnie and Clyde Files

Categories: Crime/Justice,History

Includes recently discovered and released files on the outlaw couple from the Dallas Field Office on the 75th anniversary of the ambush in Louisiana which ended their crime careers. From the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

International Energy Outlook 2009

Categories: Climate Change,Energy,Statistics

Begins with a review of world trends in energy demand and the major assumptions behind the IEO2009 projections. Also covers the main sources of uncertainty in the forecast. Predicts that world energy consumption will increase by 44% from 2006 to 2030. Includes sections for each major energy source and a statistical appendix with projections of world carbon dioxide emissions by country and region. From the Energy Information Administration.

Federal Classification and Job Grading Systems

Categories: Careers,Govt Personnel,Labor/Employment

Includes Handbook of Occupational Groups and Families, Introduction to the Position Classification Standards, and the Classifiers Handbook. The Handbook of Occupational Groups and Families describes the various federal government white collar positions with definitions for each job series, occupational information which describes the nature of the job duties, and detailed descriptions of how to evaluate performance in each position. From the Office of Personnel Management.

Hospital Stays Among People Living in the Poorest Communities, 2006

Categories: Health/Medical,Income/Poverty,Statistics

Reports that low socio-economic status is associated with higher hospital admission rates, possibly due to lower utilization of routine and preventive health care services among poorer people. Finds that the rate of hospitalization was 22% higher for people living in poorer areas compared to people residing in wealthier communities. From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

The Budgetary Treatment of Proposals to Change the Nation’s Health Insurance System

Categories: Govt Finance,Health Insurance,Statistics

Describes how the Congressional Budget Office would determine the effect on the federal budget of various proposals for expanding health insurance coverage. Includes sections on the budget treatment of various types of proposed cash transactions, insurance exchanges, and whether income from insurance premiums would be considered federal revenues or offsets to federal spending. From the Congressional Budget Office.