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Earl Gregg Swem Library

2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force: Issues Concerning Its Continued Application

Categories: Arab,Defense/Military,Laws/Regulations,Middle East Conflict,Terrorism

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/R43983.pdf

Assesses the legality and efficacy of continuing to use the 2001 AUMF as the basis for military counterterrorism operations in the Middle East and arguments to maintain, repeal, or amend the AUMF. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Greenhouse Gas Emission Standards for Light-Duty Vehicles: Manufacturer Performance Report for the 2013 Model Year

Categories: Environment,Laws/Regulations,Manufacturing,Statistics

http://www.epa.gov/otaq/climate/documents/420r15008a.pdf

Industry compliance in model year 2013 was better than required by the 2013 greenhouse gas emission standards.  The report presents detailed information about how individual  firms are complying with GHG emissions standards for cars and light trucks.  From the Environmental Protection Agency

 

Analyze Trends: Drinking Water Dashboard

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Environment,Laws/Regulations,Natural Resources

http://echo.epa.gov/trends/comparative-maps-dashboards/drinking-water-dashboard

Provides an overview of the Safe Drinking Water Act regulatory activities of EPA and information about which public water systems are regulated, how many have been inspected, how many have failed inspections, and how many have returned to compliance.  From the Environmental Protection Agency

 

Antitrust Commission Sends Statement of Objections to Google on Comparison Shopping Service

Categories: Advertising/Marketing,Antitrust/Monopoly,European Union,Headlines,Laws/Regulations

http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEMO-15-4781_en.htm

Press release with links to documents related to European Commission antitrust investigation of Google for allegedly abusing its position as the dominant search engine in the European Union.  From the European Commission

 

Free Exercise of Religion by Closely Held Corporations: Implications of Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc

Categories: Abortion/Contraception,Health Insurance,Laws/Regulations,Religion/Ethics,Supreme Court/courts

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43654.pdf

Analyzes the Supreme Court’s decision that corporations owned and controlled by a single family could not be required to provide their employees with contraceptive coverage under the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act.  Also examines potential legislative responses and the decision’s effect on employer requirements to offer contraceptive coverage in group health plans.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Net Neutrality: Selected Legal Issues Raised by the FCC’s 2015 Open Internet Order

Categories: Laws/Regulations,Telecommunications/Internet

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43971.pdf

Analyzes the primary legal issues raised by the Federal Communications Commission’s order regulating broadband Internet service as telecommunications services. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Revision of Justice Department Freedom of Information Act Regulations

Categories: Govt Information,Govt Secrecy,Laws/Regulations

http://fas.org/sgp/news/2015/04/doj-foia.pdf

Updates regulations to lower copying fees, recognize Internet news organizations as representatives of the news media making them exempt from search fees, and increase responsiveness to requests for classified information by determining whether continuing classification is proper. From the Justice Department

 

White Paper on the Capstone Approach and Capstone GRS

Categories: Govt Information,Govt Processes/Organization,Headlines,Laws/Regulations

http://blogs.archives.gov/records-express/files/2015/04/FINAL-Capstone-WHITE-PAPER.pdf

Presents a plan for federal government management and retention of emails of permanent value and disposition of those lacking such value.  From the National Archives and Records Administration

 

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