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The Henry A. Wallace Police Crime Database

“The Henry A. Wallace Police Crime Public Database is a project of Philip M. Stinson, Sr., J.D., Ph.D., and his Police Integrity Research Group. Dr. Stinson is an associate professor of Criminal Justice at Bowling Green State University in Ohio. The database provides summary information that is not otherwise aggregated or publicly available for more… Continue Reading

Income, Poverty and Health Insurance Coverage in the U.S.: 2016

“The U.S. Census Bureau announced today that real median household income increased by 3.2 percent between 2015 and 2016, while the official poverty rate decreased 0.8 percentage points. At the same time, the percentage of people without health insurance coverage decreased. Median household income in the United States in 2016 was $59,039, an increase in… Continue Reading

Education at a Glance 2017 OECD Indicators

“Education at a Glance: OECD Indicators is the authoritative source for information on the state of education around the world. With more than 125 charts and 145 tables included in the publication and much more data available on the educational database, Education at a Glance 2017 provides key information on the output of educational institutions;… Continue Reading

NY Appellate Division, First Dept. to Broadcast Oral Arguments in Real Time

“Presiding Justice Rolando T. Acosta announced that effective Tuesday, September 12, 2017, oral argument of cases before the New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, First Judicial Department will be broadcast live over the internet. The public may watch the webcasts from most internet connected devices, including smart phones and tablet computers, by visiting the… Continue Reading

Report – Killings of Black Men by Whites are Far More Likely to be Ruled “Justifiable”

The Marshall Project: “When a white person kills a black man in America, the killer often faces no legal consequences. In one in six of these killings, there is no criminal sanction, according to a new Marshall Project examination of 400,000 homicides committed by civilians between 1980 and 2014. That rate is far higher than… Continue Reading

U.S. DOT Releases New Automated Driving Systems Guidance

“The U.S. Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) today released new federal guidance for Automated Driving Systems (ADS):  A Vision for Safety 2.0. This is the latest guidance for automated driving systems to industry and States.  A Vision for Safety: 2.0 calls for industry, state and local governments, safety and mobility advocates… Continue Reading

California Sues Over Trump’s DACA Reversal

FindLaw: “The State of California, along with Maine, Maryland, and Minnesota, has filed a federal lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security following the Trump administration’s announcement that it would rescind former President Barack Obama’s executive order regarding Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA. The program had provided limited legal protection for individuals brought… Continue Reading

GAO – Optimizing Federal Data Centers

“In recent years, federal agencies have moved more and more of their services and operations online, increasing their need for computer power and data storage—and leading to a dramatic rise in the number of federal data centers. These buildings house computer systems and equipment and, as we’ve previously reported, have significant costs for hardware, software,… Continue Reading

Responding to the Threat of Sea Level Rise: Proceedings of a Forum 2017

National Academy of Engineering. 2017. Responding to the Threat of Sea Level Rise: Proceedings of a Forum. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/24847. “The future rate and extent of sea level rise are highly uncertain, and responses to higher water levels will need to reflect this uncertainty. Sea level rise was a major topic… Continue Reading

New Report on Improving Effectiveness of Government Programs

“September 7, 2017 the House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) released the following statement in response to the release of the report of the Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking: “Taxpayers deserve to know that the programs they fund are working—especially when those programs are meant to help lift people out of poverty. But too often, Washington measures… Continue Reading

AALL Calls on Federal Courts to Address PACER Fees

News release: “The American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) on September 6, 2017] filed an amici curiae brief with the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, calling on the judicial body to ensure that the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts (AO) makes electronic federal court records freely available “to the greatest extent… Continue Reading

Pew – Asian Americans – A Diverse and Growing Population

“The U.S. Asian population is a diverse one. A record 20 million Asian Americans trace their roots to more than 20 countries in East and Southeast Asia and the Indian subcontinent, each with unique histories, cultures, languages and other characteristics. The 19 largest origin groups together account for 94% of the total Asian population in… Continue Reading