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Supreme Court Vacancies That Arose During One Presidency and Were Filled During a Different Presidency

Categories: Congress,Govt Processes/Organization,Presidency,Supreme Court/courts

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/IN10469.pdf

Provides data and analysis on seven instances where Supreme Court vacancies arose during one presidency and were filled during another.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

High Frequency Trading: Overview of Recent Developments

Categories: Business/Economics,Financial Crisis/Markets,Laws/Regulations,Science/Technology

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R44443.pdf

High-frequency trading involves the trading of securities or derivatives within microseconds or milliseconds—a tactic that has grown over the past decade to about 55% of total trading volume in U.S. equity markets and 80% of foreign exchange futures.  This report describes specific trading strategies and how they have recently come under closer regulatory scrutiny.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Security Assistance and Cooperation: Shared Responsibility of the Departments of State and Defense

Categories: Defense/Military,Foreign Affairs,Foreign Assistance,Laws/Regulations,Terrorism

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/R44444.pdf

Describes the shared responsibility where State provides oversight and general direction for military and security assistance programs, while Defense administers them.  Also describes how Congressional legislation and Executive directives have modified and refined these roles and current issues.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Prevalence and Characteristics of Autism Spectrum Disorder Among Children Aged 8 Years …

Categories: Children,Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/65/ss/ss6503a1.htm?s_cid=ss6503a1_w

Estimates that 1 in 68 children have autism with the prevalence higher among boys than girls and also higher among non-Hispanic whites.  Also covers such topics as special education eligibility, early developmental concerns, and intellectual ability.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Superintendent of Documents Mary Alice Baish to Retire

Categories: Govt Information,Libraries/Museums,Retirement/Social Security

http://www.infodocket.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/SUPERINTENDENT-OF-DOCUMENTS-MARY-ALICE-BAISH-TO-RETIRE.pdf

Announces the resignation of the person who has headed the Federal Depository Library Program since 2011.  From the Government Publishing Office

 

Supreme Court Vacancies: Frequently Asked Questions

Categories: Congress,Govt Processes/Organization,Presidency,Supreme Court/courts

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R44440.pdf

Provides answers to frequently asked questions about the procedure to fill Supreme Court vacancies including the constitutional role of the President and Senate, whether and when the President and the Senate must act, and how the Supreme Court functions with a vacant seat.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Quick Guide on Making School Climate Improvements

Categories: Children,Education

https://safesupportivelearning.ed.gov/sites/default/files/NCSSLE_SCIRP_QuickGuide508.pdf

Provides school leaders and staff with information on how to initiate, implement, and sustain school climate improvements.  From the American Institutes for Research under contract from the U. S. Department of Education

 

Transportation in the United States: Highlights from 2015 2015 Transportation Statistics Annual Report

Categories: Business/Economics,Energy,Environment,Statistics,Traffic Accidents,Transportation

http://www.rita.dot.gov/bts/sites/rita.dot.gov.bts/files/TITUS_2015.pdf

Presents a 30 page summary of the complete 2015 annual report.  From the Bureau of Transportation Statistics

 

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