Data Breach Notification Laws, and More from CRS

New and updated reports that were issued by the Congressional Research Service last week include the following. Data Security and Breach Notification Legislation: Selected Legal Issues, December 28, 2015 Sex Discrimination and the United States Supreme Court: Developments in the Law, December 30, 2015 The Budget Control Act of 2011 as Amended: Budgetary Effects, December […]

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FAS Roundup: December 22, 2015

Letter to Congress: “Withholding Funding from the IAEA is Ill-Advised and Dangerous” A number of professionals and experts (including FAS President Charles D. Ferguson, former FAS Board member Richard L. Garwin, and current Board member Robert Gard) from the national security and nuclear nonproliferation fields signed a letter to Congress on December 17, 2015 that […]

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FAS Roundup: December 15, 2015

Christopher Bidwell gives statement on biosecurity and the use of microbial forensics as scientific methodology to 2015 Meeting of State’s Parties Christopher Bidwell, Senior Fellow for Nonproliferation Law and Policy at FAS, delivered a statement yesterday to the 2015 Meeting of States Parties prior to the 8th Review Conference of the 1972 Biological and Toxin […]

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Visa Waiver Program, and More from CRS

The Visa Waiver Program (VWP) allows foreign nationals from 38 countries to travel to the United States for up to 90 days without obtaining a visa. The travelers must still present a valid passport and meet certain other requirements. There were 20 million visitors who entered the United States under this program in FY 2013. […]

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Islamic State: Frequently Asked Questions, & More from CRS

New and updated reports from the Congressional Research Service that were issued last week — but withheld from public release — include the following. The Islamic State — Frequently Asked Questions: Threats, Global Implications, and U.S. Policy Responses, November 19, 2015 The “Islamic State” and U.S. Policy, updated November 18, 2015 (and still using the […]

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U.S. Strategic Nuclear Forces, and More from CRS

New and updated reports from the Congressional Research Service that have been withheld from broad public distribution include the following. U.S. Strategic Nuclear Forces: Background, Developments, and Issues, updated November 3, 2015 The New START Treaty: Central Limits and Key Provisions, updated November 3, 2015 Iran Sanctions, updated November 3, 2015 Tropical Storm? The Supreme […]

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Police Use of Force, and More from CRS

What are the constitutional limits on police use of force? What remedies are available when those limits are exceeded? And in light of recent episodes of police violence, how might the limits and the remedies be modified? Those questions are addressed in a new report from the Congressional Research Service. “By the very nature of their job, […]

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Advisory Committee Meetings Often Closed, and More from CRS

The 1972 Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), one of the “open government” laws, generally mandates that federal advisory committee meetings be held openly, except under certain specified circumstances. But over the past ten years, the number of closed meetings has actually increased, a new analysis by the Congressional Research Service found. “FY2014 reported the highest […]

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A Reporter’s Privilege Workaround, and More from CRS

New and updated reports from the Congressional Research Service include the following. Privilege Against Self-Incrimination Supplements Journalist Privilege, CRS Legal Sidebar, October 20, 2015 Supreme Court Appointment Process: President’s Selection of a Nominee, October 19, 2015 Supreme Court Appointment Process: Consideration by the Senate Judiciary Committee, October 19, 2015 Supreme Court Appointment Process: Senate Debate […]

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