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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Older Workers: Employment and Retirement Trends

Categories: Elderly,Labor/Employment,Retirement/Social Security

Describes long-term trends in labor force participation rates and recent employment trends for people 55 and older. Also covers older workers and phased retirement. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by

The Second Amendment and Incorporation: An Overview of Recent Appellate Cases.

Categories: Guns,Supreme Court/courts

Presents an overview of the principles of incorporation, the early Supreme Court cases that addressed the application of the Second Amendment to state governments, and the federal appellate cases that have ruled on incorporation of the Second Amendment since the District of Columbia v. Heller decision. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists.

Military Recruitment on High School and College Campuses: A Policy and Legal Analysis

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Defense/Military,Education,Education-Higher

This report describes the various laws regarding military recruitment on high school and college campuses and discusses the policy and legal issues that they may raise. Essentially institutions have been stopped from using anti-discrimination measures relating to gays as a reason to ban military recruiters from campus by several laws that prohibit release of federal funds to campuses that bar military recruiters. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists.

Iran’s Nuclear Program: Status

Categories: Arms Control,Iran,Nuclear Arms

Represents the latest review of the status of Iran’s nuclear program. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists.

Policies and Procedures Governing Invocation of the State Secrets Privilege

Categories: Govt Information,Govt Secrecy,Headlines

Lays out policies and procedures to be followed by the Justice Department when called upon to defend an executive branch agency that refuses to disclose official information and uses the so-called state secrets privilege as the justification for nondisclosure. The new policy states that the privilege should be invoked only when disclosure would cause significant harm to national security. From the Justice Department.

Final Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gases Rule

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Laws/Regulations

Contains the press release and the full text of the final rule requiring corporations and other large sources to report on greenhouse gas emissions to provide the federal government with accurate emissions data for making future policy decisions. From the Environmental Protection Agency.

Enforcement of General Tobacco Standard Special Rule for Cigarettes

Categories: Laws/Regulations,Smoking/Tobacco,Youth

Text of the notice in the Federal Register about the ban on cigarettes with artificial or natural flavorings. The ban on candy and fruit flavored cigarettes is part of the federal campaign to prevent adolescent smoking. From the Food and Drug Administration.