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CRS – The Appointment Process for U.S. Circuit and District Court Nominations

The Appointment Process for U.S. Circuit and District Court Nominations: An Overview, Denis Steven Rutkus, Visiting Scholar. October 22, 2014 “In recent decades, the process for appointing judges to the U.S. circuit courts of appeals and the U.S. district courts has been of continuing Senate interest. The responsibility for making these appointments is shared byContinue Reading

Customer Choice and the Power Industry of the Future

Customer Choice and the Power Industry of the Future. Richard J. Campbell Specialist in Energy Policy September 22, 2014 “Some observers argue that new technologies are leading to a distributed generation (DG) future for customers, supported by utility base load generation and infrastructure. Various states and jurisdictions have begun initiatives to look at what aContinue Reading

JPMorgan Data Breach Involves Information on 76 Million Households

JPMorgan Data Breach Involves Information on 76 Million Households, 7 Million Small Businesses, CRS Legal Sidebar, October 23, 2014 “JPMorgan did not provide individual customers with notice of the breach because it believed that it had no obligation to do so because no “sensitive customer information” was involved in the data breach. This means thatContinue Reading

Elsevier Adds Five New Subject Areas to Legacy eBook Collection

News release: “Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced it added five new subject areas to its Legacy eBook Collection on ScienceDirect. The Legacy Collection consists of digitized, classic scholarly book content, now including nearly 13,000 books. The new subject areas are arts and humanities; computer science;Continue Reading

Brill Open Law

“Brill is now proud to open Brill Open Law – An International Journal for submissions. Brill Open Law is meant to be a broad dedicated publication platform for papers from all branches in the field of international law. The scope of the journal includes areas like human rights and humanitarian law, private international law, andContinue Reading

Women in national parliaments

“The data in the table [herein] has been compiled by the Inter-Parliamentary Union on the basis of information provided by National Parliaments by 1st October 2014. 189 countries are classified by descending order of the percentage of women in the lower or single House. Comparative data on the world and regional averages as well as data concerningContinue Reading

Signaling Status: The Impact of Relative Income on Household Consumption and Financial Decisions

Finance and Economics Discussion Series- Divisions of Research & Statistics and Monetary Affairs. Federal Reserve Board, Washington, D.C. Signaling Status: The Impact of Relative Income on Household Consumption and Financial Decisions. Jesse Bricker, Rodney Ramcharan, and Jacob Krimmel. 2014-76. “This paper investigates the importance of status in household consumption and financial decisions using household data from the Survey of Consumer FinancesContinue Reading

National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace

Helping individuals and organizations utilize secure, efficient, easy-to-use and interoperable identity credentials to access online services in a manner that promotes confidence, privacy, choice and innovation. The NSTIC calls for a vibrant Identity Ecosystem where identity solutions adhere to four Guiding Principles: Identity solutions will be privacy-enhancing and voluntary Identity solutions will be secure and resilientContinue Reading

Google Data Liberation Project – Download your data: FAQ

Your Account. Your Data. Download a Copy. “Why is it important that I have access to this data? It’s important that you can access your Google data when you want it, where you want it – whether is it to import it into another service or just create your own copy for your archives. People usuallyContinue Reading

Open Access Issues and Potential Solutions Workshop

Open Access Issues and Potential Solutions Workshop – McCutcheon, V., Kerridge, S., Meyering, M. A., Walker, K., Tripp, L., Khokhar, M., Nixon, W., Cheesman, P., Pike, D., and Caplehorne, J.(2014) Open Access Issues and Potential Solutions Workshop. Project Report. University of Glasgow, Glasgow. (Unpublished) “This report provides a summary of the discussion and findings of theContinue Reading

Big Data, Dumpster Diving and the New Ethics of Waste Management

New York Times: “Rubicon, based in Atlanta, isn’t in the business of hauling waste. It doesn’t own a single truck or landfill. Rather, companies hire it as a kind of waste consultant. It begins by holding an online bidding process for its clients’ waste contracts, fostering competition among waste management businesses and bringing down theirContinue Reading

Mapping Geothermal Heat Flow and Existing Plants

“Geothermal power is a growing part of our country’s energy mix. We want to take a moment to help you learn more about this clean, renewable energy source. Read on to learn how geothermal energy works. Then spend some time checking out the map above, which shows locations of existing and in-development geothermal plants, over aContinue Reading