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Report – In Six States, Immigration Relief Takes Over 1,000 Days on Average

“Despite the recent appointment of new immigration judges, the Immigration Court’s backlog continues to rise each month. The latest figures show that at the end of March the number of pending cases had reached 486,206. The ballooning backlog has many implications; this month TRAC is spotlighting what our overloaded court system means for individuals seekingContinue Reading

Earth Day – April 22 – Earth Day Network

“Earth Day Network’s mission is to broaden and diversify the environmental movement worldwide and to mobilize it as the most effective vehicle to build a healthy, sustainable environment, address climate change, and protect the Earth for future generations. Growing out of the first Earth Day, Earth Day Network is the world’s largest recruiter to theContinue Reading

Atlantic article calls out the financial fragility of America’s majority

The Secret Shame of Middle-Class Americans, Neal Gabler: “Since 2013, the Federal Reserve Board has conducted a survey to “monitor the financial and economic status of American consumers.” Most of the data in the latest survey, frankly, are less than earth-shattering: 49 percent of part-time workers would prefer to work more hours at their currentContinue Reading

EU Parliament and EU Council proposal for use of passenger name record data for law enforcement purposes

DIRECTIVE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on the use of passenger name record (PNR) data for the prevention, detection, investigation and prosecution of terrorist offences and serious crime, April 15, 2016.

Google Books case ends as Supreme Court will not intervene

WSJ.com: “The Supreme Court on Monday declined to intervene in a case examining whether Alphabet Inc.’s Google engaged in copyright infringement when it scanned millions of books and made them searchable online, a final blow to authors who sued the company. The justices, in a brief written order, said they won’t take up an appeal by theContinue Reading

ProPublica Wins Third Pulitzer Prize for ‘An Unbelievable Story of Rape’

Via ProPublica: “Christian Miller, a senior reporter for ProPublica, and Ken Armstrong, a writer for The Marshall Project, won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting for “An Unbelievable Story of Rape,” their harrowing account of the hunt for a serial rapist. The award is the third Pulitzer Prize for ProPublica, and the first forContinue Reading

New on LLRX – Legal Research at Your Fingertips: Lexis Views, Bestlaw, and Google for Lawyers?

Via LLRX.com – Legal Research at Your Fingertips: Lexis Views, Bestlaw, and Google for Lawyers? – Ashley Ahlbrand is the Educational Technology at Librarian Indiana University’s Maurer School of Law. Her expert teaching and training skills offer readers insights into the role of Google as well as integrative browser add-ons like Lexis Views in preparingContinue Reading

Search Engine expert reviews biggest changes in past 20 years

Danny Sullivan: “Today is my 20th anniversary of covering search and search engines. To mark the occasion, I wanted to reflect on some of the big changes that I’ve seen over the past two decades of covering the space.”

Electionline – election reform news and information

“electionline.org is the nation’s only nonpartisan, non-advocacy clearinghouse for election reform news and information. It was founded in 2001 by Doug Chapin and supported by a grant to the University of Richmond from The Pew Charitable Trusts. In 2007 the electionline team formally joined The Pew Charitable Trusts as part of Pew’s transition from privateContinue Reading

District court rules in favor of library e-reserve against publishers

Inside HigherEd: “A U.S. district court judge has once again taken a look at three publishers’ case against Georgia State University’s e-reserve and ruled that, in 41 of 48 cases, no copyright infringement took place. The ruling, a 220-page walk-through that applies the four-part fair-use test to each of the 48 cases, is seen byContinue Reading

U.S. National Strategy for Combating Wildlife Trafficking – 2015 Annual Progress Assessment

Via DOJ: “The escalation of wildlife trafficking in recent years poses an urgent threat to conservation and global security. African elephant populations have declined by about 20 percent in the last decade to just over 400,000, and one out of every twenty wild rhinos was killed by a poacher in the last year alone. Well-armedContinue Reading

Saving Government Email an Open Question with December 2016 Deadline Looming

Via National Security Archive: “The Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), the Department of the Treasury’s Comptroller, and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) are among a handful of agencies that have already admitted they will not meet the December 31, 2016, deadline for electronic management of official government email – like Hillary Clinton’s – in their mandatory,Continue Reading