Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

Bullcoming v. New Mexico

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

5-4 Supreme Court decision that extended defendant rights to confront expert witnesses to technicians who prepare specialized lab reports.  The case involved a defendant appealing a drunken driving conviction.  From the Legal Information Institute of Cornell University


Pliva v. Mensing

Categories: Health/Medical,Supreme Court/courts

5-4 Supreme Court decision that producers of generic drugs cannot be sued for failing to warn users of potential adverse consequences, even though brand-name producers can be sued for such failure.  From the Legal Information Institute of Cornell University


The Russian Military and the Georgia War: Lessons and Implications

Categories: European Union,NATO,Russia

Looks back at the brief 2008 conflict between Russia and Georgia.  While Russia prevailed, the conflict exposed weaknesses in troop training as well as security weaknesses for NATO and the European Union  From the Strategic Studies Institute of the U.S. Army War College


Impacts of Regional Approaches to Rural Development: Initial Evidence on the Delta Regional Authority

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Income/Poverty,Statistics

Examines the positive influence on local economic development exerted by a regional development authority in Mississippi.   From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture


An Analysis of the Navy’s Fiscal Year 2012 Shipbuilding Plan

Categories: Defense/Military,Govt Finance

Summarizes the ship inventory goals and purchases described in the Navy’s 2012 plan and assesses their implicationsfor the Navy’s funding needs and ship inventories through 2041.  From the Congressional Budget Office