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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Statement by FBI Director James B. Comey on the Investigation of Secretary Hillary Clinton’s Use of a Personal E-mail System

https://www.fbi.gov/news/pressrel/press-releases/statement-by-fbi-director-james-b.-comey-on-the-investigation-of-secretary-hillary-clintons-use-of-a-personal-e-mail-system

Finds that Secretary Clinton was extremely careless in handling sensitive information on a private email server, that the security culture in the State Department was lacking in the kind of care for classified information found elsewhere in the government, but that the FBI could not find a case to support bringing criminal charges in its recommendation to the Justice Department.  From the Federal Bureau of Investigation

 

Iranian Capture of Riverine Command Boats

Categories: Defense/Military,Headlines,Iran

https://www.foia.navy.mil/foia/webbas02.nsf/(vwwebpage)/home.htm?opendocument

U.S. Navy report on the errors and poor judgment which caused a Navy ship to be captured in Iranian waters in 2015.  From the Department of the Navy Freedom of Information Act Office

 

Report of the Select Committee on the Events Surrouding the 2012 Terrorist Attack in Benghazi

Categories: Congress,Headlines,Libya,Terrorism

http://benghazi.house.gov/NewInfo

The report of the Republican majority on the events relating to the attack on the Benghazi Mission compound.  The report follows comments of Republican members of the Select Committee.  From the House Select Committee on Benghazi.

 

McDonnell v. United States

Categories: Crime/Justice,Headlines,Supreme Court/courts,Virginia Issues

https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/15-474

Unanimous decision of the Supreme Court that vacates the conviction of former governor Robert McDonnell.  The court ruled that McDonnell had not performed official acts on behalf of the businessman who gave him gifts and that he was convicted for conduct that was not unlawful. From the Legal Information Institute of the Cornell University Law School

 

Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt

Categories: Abortion/Contraception,Civil/Human Rights,Headlines,Supreme Court/courts,Women

https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/15-274

5-3 Supreme Court decision that Texas rules for abortion clinics and abortion providers present an “undue burden” on women seeking a previability abortion and thus violate the Constitution.  From the Legal Information Institute of the Cornell University Law School