Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

Combined Federal/State Disclosure and Election Directory 2016

Categories: Elections/Campaigns,Federal State Relations

A guidebook to identify and locate organizations and individuals at the state and national level who have a responsibility to disclose information on money in politics, including federal and state campaign finance reports, lobby reports, personal financial statements, public financing, state initiative/referendum spending, and more.  From the Federal Election Commission


A Short Guide to the EU Referendum

Categories: Elections/Campaigns,European Union,Great Britain

Might change if Britain votes to remain, what the impact of withdrawal might be,  House of Commons Library Briefing Paper Number 07591


Wittman v. Personhuballah

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

Unanimous Supreme Court decision which dismissed the Republican Congressmen’s appeal due to their lack of standing and affirmed the District Court decision that the original redistricting plan was unconstitutional.  None of the three Representatives appealing the lower court decision resided in or represented Congressional District 3. From the Legal Information Institute of the Cornell University Law School


Governor McAuliffe Restores Voting and Civil Rights to Over 200,000 Virginians

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Elections/Campaigns,Headlines,Virginia Issues

Describes the action and includes the text of the Governor’s order that restores the civil and voting rights of 206,000 Virginia residents who were convicted of felonies, served their time, and completed all post-incarceration requirements.  From the Office of the Governor


2015 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices

The annual report, now in its 40th year, on the status of human rights conditions in 199 countries and territories around the world.  Each country report follows a standard format with sections devoted to civil liberties, political freedoms, corruption in government, human trafficking, and worker rights.  From the State Department


Presidential Transition Act: Provisions and Funding

Categories: Elections/Campaigns,Govt Processes/Organization,Laws/Regulations,Presidency

Discusses the responsibilities and obligations under the Presidential Transition Act of 1963 of the outgoing administration and the presidential candidates in establishing transition structures.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

(elections/campaigns     govt processes/organization     laws/regulations     presidency)

Evenwel v. Abbott

Categories: Elections/Campaigns,Headlines,Population/Census,Supreme Court/courts

Unanimous Supreme Court decision that states may apportion districts by total population.  A conservative group in Texas sought to have the one-person, one-vote principle of the 1962 Baker v. Carr decision interpreted as including only persons eligible to vote.  From the Legal Information Institute of Cornell University


Nominations to the Supreme Court During Presidential Election Years (1900-Present)

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

Provides data and analysis related to the eight nominations made to the Supreme Court during presidential election years from 1900 to the present. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


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