Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

Measuring the Effect of Defense Counsel on Homicide Case Outcomes

Categories: Crime/Justice,Supreme Court/courts


Compares the outcome of homicide cases in Philadelphia according to whether the defendant is assigned a public defender or appointed counsel.  From the Department of Justice


Profile of Veteran Business Owners: More Young Veterans Appear to be Starting Businesses

Categories: Business/Economics,Statistics,Veterans,%20Veteran%20Business%20Owners.pdf

Provides information about young veterans who are starting businesses, demographic characteristics of these veterans, the type of businesses they are starting, and more.  From the Small Business Administration


Authors Guild v. Google

Decision in favor of Google over the authors in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York in the case involving mass copying of books by Google.  The judge found that Google’s use of book snippets for discovery was transformative  and did not supplant the books’ use.  From Scribd


Recent Demographic Trends in Foster Care

Categories: Adoption/Foster Care,Children,Statistics

Reports on reductions in the number of children in foster care over the last decade  and the race/ethnicity of each component group.  Also contains some state and metro level data.  From the Administration for Children and Families of the Department of Health and Human Services