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Women in the Labor Force: A Databook

Categories: Disability,Education,Income/Poverty,Labor Unions,Labor/Employment,Statistics,Veterans,Women

https://www.bls.gov/opub/reports/womens-databook/2016/home.htm

Labor force participation by women reached a peak in the U.S. in 1999 with a rate of 60% and has since declined to 56.7% in 2015.  This report presents historical and recent labor force participation and earnings data for men and women from the Current Population Survey.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Employment Situation of Veterans—2016

Categories: Disability,Labor/Employment,Statistics,Veterans,Vietnam

https://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/vet.pdf

The unemployment rate for post-2001 veterans moved down to 5.1% in 2016.  Provides details about veterans’ employment status by gender, age, service-connected disability status, and state.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Moore v. Texas

Categories: Crime/Justice,Disability,Laws/Regulations,Mental Health,Supreme Court/courts

https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/15-797

5-3 Supreme Court ruling that Texas used unconstitutional standards in determining that a death row inmate was not intellectually disabled.  The court had previously ruled in a Virginia case (Atkins v. Virginia) that executing the “mentally retarded” violated the Constitution’s prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment.  That decision left it up to states to determine their own guidelines for intellectual disability.  From the Legal Information Institute of the Cornell University Law School

 

Participation Rates and Monthly Payments from Selected Social Insurance Programs

Categories: Disability,Labor/Employment,Population/Census,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics,Veterans

https://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/library/publications/2017/demo/p70br-144.pdf

Reports participation rates by eligible individuals and benefit amounts received for such social services programs as Social Security retirement and disability, veterans’ disabilities, unemployment, and workers’ compensation.  From the Census Bureau

 

Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering, 2017

https://www.nsf.gov/statistics/2017/nsf17310/digest/about-this-report/

Provides statistical information in science and engineering education and employment.  From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation

 

Federal Open Licensing Playbook

Categories: Disability,Education,Science/Technology

https://eca.state.gov/files/bureau/open_licensing_playbook_final.pdf

Guidelines for federal agencies which are developing grant-supported open licensing projects, educational and otherwise.  Calls for projects to have open licenses, discoverable content, remixable resources, easy accessibility and more.  From the State Department

 

United States of America v. Police Department of Baltimore City et al

https://www.justice.gov/opa/file/925056/download

Text of the consent decree reached between the U.S. and Baltimore  relating to unconstitutional actions of the city police department.  Covers police/community interactions, use of force, transportation of persons in custody, handling of reports of sexual assault and more.  From the Justice Department

 

Justice Department Reaches Agreement with City of Baltimore to Reform Police Department’s Unconstitutional Practices

https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/justice-department-reaches-agreement-city-baltimore-reform-police-department-s

Press release summarizing key points to consent decree with Baltimore city officials to resolve findings of federal investigation that the city’s police department engaged in practices that violate the Constitution.  Includes links to text  and Consent Decree Fact Sheet.  From the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department

 

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