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U.S. reaches tentative settlement in excessive PACER fees lawsuit

Reuters: “The U.S. government has agreed in principle to resolve a class action lawsuit brought by a group of nonprofits alleging the federal judiciary overcharged the public for access to court documents through its PACER system. The tentative settlement was disclosed in a status report filed in federal court in Washington, D.C., on Monday, more… Continue Reading

COVID-19 Vaccinations in the United States

Only 59% of Americans are fully vaccinated according to the CDC. “Overall US COVID-19 Vaccine Deliveries and Administration; Maps, charts, and data provided by CDC, updates daily by 8 pm ET. Represents all vaccine partners including jurisdictional partner clinics, retail pharmacies, long-term care facilities, dialysis centers, Federal Emergency Management Agency and Health Resources and Services… Continue Reading

New ABA Legal Fact Check explores conflict over presidential executive privilege

“A new ABA Legal Fact Check released [November 17, 2021] examines whether a former U.S. president can constitutionally assert executive privilege to block the release of presidential documents held by the National Archives and Records Administration and subpoenaed by Congress. The question of whether former President Donald Trump has a legal basis to block a… Continue Reading

The Census Mapper

“The Census Mapper project, produced by Big Local News and Pitch Interactive Inc, in collaboration with the Associated Press and with support from Google News Initiative & John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships, is an interactive, embeddable map that helps readers visualize census data. The Census Mapper has national, state, and county level data (including census… Continue Reading

Presidential Primary Sources Project

Internet 2: “History Comes Alive in Your Classroom – With the Presidential Primary Sources Project (PPSP), your class can engage in live, interactive discussions and use primary source documents to understand our nation’s presidents. Transport your students to places that helped shape past presidents’ lives. It’s easy to sign up for the PPSP, a free… Continue Reading

Deeply Rooted: History’s Lessons for Equity in Northern Virginia

“Today’s health disparities reflect deep social divides in Northern Virginia. Decades of public health research have shown that education, income, housing, and other social conditions are powerful determinants of life expectancy and disease rates. Disparities in these living conditions, along with the harmful health effects of chronic exposure to discrimination, are products of the history… Continue Reading

The Glasgow climate pact, annotated

Washington Post: “After two weeks of talks in Glasgow, diplomats from almost 200 countries have agreed to ramp up their carbon-cutting commitments, phase out some fossil fuels and increase aid to poor countries on the front lines of climate change. [At COP26, nations speed climate action but leave world still headed for dangerous warming] The… Continue Reading

2021 Guide to Telework and Remote Work in the Federal Government

OPM – Leveraging Telework and Remote Work in the Federal Government to Better Meet Our Human Capital Needs and Improve Mission Delivery: “…The COVID-19 Pandemic Has Transformed the Federal Workplace As We Know It The COVID-19 pandemic forced changes to the workplace. Many employees learned how to perform the functions of their job in a… Continue Reading

SCOTUS Statistics

“Each year, the Harvard Law Review publishes a series of tables summarizing numerical trends from the Court’s most recent Term. We also translate our Supreme Court Statistics into interactive visualizations, which can be found below. These visualizations are sourced from The Statistics included in our print issues. The content is also available here on our… Continue Reading

Surveillance Technology at the Fair: Proliferation of Cyber Capabilities in International Arms Markets

The Atlantic Council: “State cyber capabilities are increasingly abiding by the “pay-to-play” model—both US/NATO allies and adversaries can purchase interception and intrusion technologies from private firms for intelligence and surveillance purposes. NSO Group has repeatedly made headlines in 2021 for targeting government entities in cyberspace, but there are many more companies selling similar products that are just… Continue Reading

Eagles, Beavers, Sea Turtles: Why N.Y.C. Is Humming With Wildlifere

The New York Times: “…New York City is experiencing a surprising return of native wildlife, in numbers and diversity remarkable even to local ecologists and parks officials. “You are seeing miraculous occurrences of wildlife right in the middle of the city,” Mr. Benepe said. It would be easy to surmise that nature blossomed and the… Continue Reading

OSC Issues Hatch Act Report Documenting Violations by 13 Senior Trump Administration Officials, Including at the 2020 Republican National Conventio

“The U.S. Office of Special Counsel November 9, 2021 issued a report outlining the investigative findings of its career Hatch Act Unit staff in response to Hatch Act complaints filed with OSC regarding senior Trump administration officials’ participation in the 2020 Republican National Convention (RNC) and their political activities leading up to the presidential election.… Continue Reading