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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Drug Compounding

Categories: Federal State Relations,Health/Medical,Laws/Regulations

http://www.gao.gov/assets/690/681096.pdf

Examines the settings and extent of drug compounding, the enforcement of state laws and policies, communications between states and federal authorities, and recent steps for improvement by the Food and Drug Administration. From the Government Accountability Office

 

State and Local “Sanctuary” Policies Limiting Participation in Immigration Enforcement

Categories: Federal State Relations,Immigration/Migration,Laws/Regulations

https://fas.org/sgp/crs/homesec/R44795.pdf

This report provides examples of various state and local laws/policies that fall into one of three categories known as “Don’t Enforce,” “Don’t Ask,” or “Don’t Tell.”  It also discusses federal measures designed to counteract sanctuary policies. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Congressional Redistricting Law: Background and Recent Court Rulings

Categories: Elections/Campaigns,Federal State Relations,Laws/Regulations,Supreme Court/courts

https://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R44798.pdf

Analyzes key Supreme Court   and lower court decisions on (1) the constitutional requirement of population equality among districts, (2) the intersection between the Voting Rights Act and the Equal Protection Clause, (3) the issue of partisan gerrymandering, and (4) the constitutionality of state ballot initiatives which call for redistricting by independent commissions.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

EPA Withdraws Information Request for the Oil and Gas Industry

Categories: Energy,Environment,Federal State Relations,Laws/Regulations

https://www.epa.gov/newsreleases/epa-withdraws-information-request-oil-and-gas-industry

Text of announcement that withdraws request that operators of oil and gas facilities provide information on equipment and methane emissions at existing operations.  From the Environmental Protection Agency

 

The Essential Neil Gorsuch Reader: What Judge Gorsuch Cases Should You Read?

https://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/essential.pdf

Offers links to key opinions written by the nominee for the Supreme Court arranged according to categories of law at issue.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Domestic Approach to National Intelligence

Categories: Crime/Justice,Federal State Relations,Homeland Security,Terrorism

https://www.dni.gov/files/documents/Newsroom/Reports%20and%20Pubs/DomesticApproachtoNationalIntelligence.PDF

Describes the roles played by federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial authorities in engaging with the intelligence community to carry out the shared mission of protecting the country.  From the Office of the Director of National Intelligence

 

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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