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Friday the DOJ submitted its appeal to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals.

On Friday September 16, 2022 the DOJ submitted its appeal to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals IN THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE ELEVENTH CIRCUIT DONALD J. TRUMP, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Defendant-Appellant. On Appeal from the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida MOTION FOR PARTIAL… Continue Reading

How the Dobbs Decision Could Affect U.S. National Security

RAND Corporation, Document Number: PE-A2227-1: How the Dobbs Decision Could Affect U.S. National Security – “Women are an integral part of the military, comprising 17.2 percent of the active-duty force. They are the fastest-growing subpopulation in the military. In recent years, the Department of Defense (DoD) and military services have been deliberately recruiting women because… Continue Reading

House Oversight Committee asks Archives if Trump still possesses presidential records

CNN: “The House Oversight Committee is asking the National Archives for an assessment of whether there are presidential records still unaccounted for and in Donald Trump’s possession, according to a new letter obtained by CNN. The committee’s chairwoman, Rep. Carolyn Maloney, a New York Democrat, also is requesting in the letter that the National Archives… Continue Reading

DOJ responds to Judge Cannon – classified documents do not belong to private citizens

CNN: “The Justice Department is appealing a court-ordered special master review of the materials seized by the FBI at former President Donald Trump’s Florida home…” and UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA WEST PALM BEACH DIVISION. CASE NO. 22-CV-81294-CANNON. DONALD J. TRUMP, Plaintiff, v. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Defendant. THE UNITED STATES’ MOTION… Continue Reading

The Making of Modern Ukraine: A Free Online Course from Yale Professor Timothy Snyder

Open Culture: “This fall, historian Timothy Snyder is teaching a course at Yale University called The Making of Modern Ukraine. And he’s generously making the lectures available on YouTube–so that you can follow along too. The first lecture appears above. Subsequent lectures will be available on Yale’s YouTube Channel. And you can find the syllabus… Continue Reading

Files seized at Mar-a-Lago include material on foreign nation’s nuclear capabilities

Washington Post – “A document describing a foreign government’s military defenses, including its nuclear capabilities, was found by FBI agents who searched former president Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence and private club last month, according to people familiar with the matter, underscoring concerns among U.S. intelligence officials about classified material stashed in the Florida property. Some… Continue Reading

Free Webinars from GPO this Fall

Navigating the Bureau of Labor Statistics: A Website Walkthrough; Jelena Goldstein & Nick Schaffer (Bureau of Labor Statistics); Tuesday, August 30, 2022; 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. (EDT): Connecting with your Communities: Promoting Voter & Civic Engagement; Kian Flynn (University of Washington, Seattle); Wednesday, September 7, 2022; 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. (EDT): Surviving Tough Economic Times:… Continue Reading

Trump Had More Than 300 Classified Documents at Mar-a-Lago

Washington Post – FBI’s Mar-a-Lago search followed months of resistance, delay by Trump WSJ – FBI Recovered 11 Sets of Classified Documents in Trump Search, Inventory Shows – a search warrant released by a Florida court Friday [August 19, 2022] Politico: “The National Archives found more than 700 pages of classified material — including “special… Continue Reading

Ukraine Support Tracker Update

A Database of Military, Financial and Humanitarian Aid to Ukraine – “The Ukraine Support Tracker lists and quantifies military, financial and humanitarian aid promised by governments to Ukraine between January 24, 2022 and currently through July 1, 2022. It covers 40 countries, specifically the EU member states, other members of the G7, as well as… Continue Reading

Presidential Power to Declassify Information, Explained

The New York Times – “While it is legally irrelevant, former President Donald J. Trump claims he had declassified the top secret files the F.B.I. seized at his Florida residence. Former President Donald Trump’s claim that he had declassified all of the documents that the FBI seized in the search of his Florida home last… Continue Reading

International Attitudes Toward the U.S., NATO and Russia in a Time of Crisis

“Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has brought war to Europe at a scale unseen since the 1940s. In response, the United States and its NATO allies have supplied Ukrainian defense forces with weapons and training, while millions of refugees have fled into neighboring countries. The war has been the center of international attention for months, and… Continue Reading

Are blockchains decentralized? Unintended Centralities in Distributed Ledgers

A new Trail of Bits research report examines unintended centralities in distributed ledgers – “Blockchains can help push the boundaries of current technology in useful ways. However, to make good risk decisions involving exciting and innovative technologies, people need demonstrable facts that are arrived at through reproducible methods and open data. We believe the risks… Continue Reading