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Michigan v. EPA

Categories: Environment,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Supreme Court/courts

https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/14-46

5 to 4 Supreme Court decision which blocks further implementation of a 2011 EPA regulation under the Clean Air Act designed to control toxic mercury emissions from coal-burning power plants.  The court majority said the EPA failed to consider the costs of pollution control.  From the Legal Information Institute of the Cornell University Law School

 

Glossip v. Gross

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

https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/14-7955

5 to 4 Supreme Court decision that rejected a challenge to the death penalty brought by death-row inmates in Oklahoma.  The inmates alleged that the use of a sedative called midazolam led to violations of the constitutional prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment. From the Legal Information Institute of the Cornell University Law School

 

Arizona State Legislature v. Arizona

Categories: Elections/Campaigns,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Supreme Court/courts

https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/13-1314

5-4 Supreme Court decision that independent commissions, created within a state and bypassing the state legislature, may draw election district lines.  The case involved an Arizona commission set up by voters to create less partisan redistricting processes than those of the state legislature.  From the Legal Information Institute of the Cornell University Law School

 

Human Rights and Civil Liberties in the United Kingdom

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Great Britain,Homeland Security,Terrorism

http://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/LLN-2015-0016/LLN-2015-0016.pdf

Focuses on recent political developments relating to human rights alongside the concerns of crime prevention and national security in Great Britain.  House of Lords Library Note

 

Earnings and Employment Data for Workers Covered Under Social Security and Medicare, by State and County, 2012

Categories: Income/Poverty,Medicare/Medicaid,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics,Taxes

http://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/eedata_sc/2012/eedata_sc12.pdf

Shows by sex and age the number of workers and self-employed persons, the amount of their taxable earnings, and the amount they paid in Social Security and Medicare contributions.  From the Social Security Administration

 

Premiums and Employee Contributions for Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance: Private versus Public Sector, 2013

Categories: Govt Personnel,Health Insurance,Labor/Employment,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

http://meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_files/publications/st474/stat474.pdf

Presents estimates of average premiums paid by public and private sector employees for single, employee-plus-one, and family coverage.  Found that public sector employees paid higher premiums than private sector employees with wide variation across geographic areas.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

Health Insurance Status of Young Adults, Ages 19-25, 2013

Categories: Health Insurance,Statistics,Youth

http://meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_files/publications/st475/stat475.pdf

Provides estimates of uninsured rates for young adults.  Examines variations in the rates by sex, race/ethnicity, student status, and region.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

Hospitalizations Involving Mental and Substance Use Disorders Among Adults, 2012

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Health/Medical,Mental Health,Statistics

http://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb191-Hospitalization-Mental-Substance-Use-Disorders-2012.pdf

Reports that 32% of inpatient stays in 2012 were related to a mental or substance use disorder.  This report also discusses patient characteristics of inpatient stays involving M/SUDs and compares them with other types of stays. From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

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