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Earl Gregg Swem Library

National Labor Relations Board v. Noel Canning

Categories: Congress,Headlines,Presidency,Supreme Court/courts

Unanimous decision of the Supreme Court which limits the power of the president to make appointments when he determines the Senate is in recess.  At issue were appointments made to the National Labor Relations Board when the Senate was in pro forma sessions, designed to prevent such appointments.. From the Cornell University Law School Legal Information Institute


Elephant Conservation, Illegal Killing, and Ivory Trade

Categories: Africa,Animals/Wildlife,Crime/Justice,Headlines,United Nations

Warns that poaching rates for African elephants continue to far exceed the natural elephant population growth rates, resulting in a further decline in the elephant population.  Identifies African poverty, weak governance, and the demand for ivory in consuming states as the major reasons for the illegal killing.  From the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species


World Drug Report 2014

Categories: Crime/Justice,Drug Trafficking,United Nations

Annual overview of major developments in drug markets for various drug categories.  Includes recent statistics and trend analysis of global illicit drug markets and tables on drug cultivation, production and eradication.  From the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime


As the Nation Ages, Seven States Become Younger

Categories: Population/Census,Statistics

Press release on aging trends in the U.S.  Median age declines occurred in Great Plains states with energy booms. Overall the median age fell in 403 of the nation’s 3,143 counties.  Also provides statistics on racial diversity  in the nation.  From the Census Bureau


Elections Administration Research Database

Categories: Elections/Campaigns,Federal State Relations

A database of more than 1800 mostly full-text election administration reports, issued between 2000 and the present, on a variety of topics and perspectives.  From the National Conference of State Legislatures


Home Hours in the United States and Europe

Categories: European Union,Labor/Employment,Statistics,Women

Analyzes trends in at-home time for workers in Europe and the U.S. and the reasons behind those trends.  Finds a decrease in home hours in both Europe and the U.S. and that female time allocation contributes more to the cross-country differences.  From the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta


Childcare Payments Bill

Categories: Children,Govt Finance,Great Britain,Welfare/Social Services

Explains the purpose and details of legislation that would provide financial support from the British government for eligible parents with childcare costs.  The government would provide 20% support up to 10,000 pounds per year for each child.  House of Commons Library Research Paper 14/35


El Salvador: Background and U.S. Relations

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Drug Trafficking,Immigration/Migration,Income/Poverty,Latin America

Examines current political, economic, social, and human rights conditions in El Salvador.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists.


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