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 Collection: Congressional Research Service Reports
FBI Intelligence Reform Since September 11, 2001: Issues and Options for Congress

FBI Intelligence Reform Since September 11, 2001: Issues and Options for Congress

Date: April 6, 2004
Creator: Cumming, Alfred & Masse, Todd M
Description: None
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Sport Hunting in Alaska

Sport Hunting in Alaska

Date: May 1, 1984
Creator: Backiel, Adela
Description: None
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Litigation Seeking to Establish Climate Change Impacts as a Common Law Nuisance

Litigation Seeking to Establish Climate Change Impacts as a Common Law Nuisance

Date: November 19, 2010
Creator: Meltz, Robert
Description: This report discusses recent legislative initiatives seeking to establish climate change impacts as a common law nuisance. The report explains what private and public nuisances are, the issues faced by policymakers when litigating a climate-change/nuisance suit, and also discusses five climate-chance/nuisance suits that are now or formerly active, as a basis of comparison. The report also explores arguments of those both for and against addressing the complex issue of climate change through common law suits.
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International Criminal Court Cases in Africa: Status and Policy Issues

International Criminal Court Cases in Africa: Status and Policy Issues

Date: July 22, 2011
Creator: Arieff, Alexis; Margesson, Rhoda; Browne, Marjorie Ann & Weed, Matthew C.
Description: The International Criminal Court (ICC) has, to date, opened cases exclusively in Africa. Cases concerning 25 individuals are open before the Court, pertaining to crimes allegedly committed in six African states: Libya, Kenya, Sudan (Darfur), Uganda (the Lord's Resistance Army, LRA), the Democratic Republic of Congo, and the Central African Republic. This report provides background on current ICC cases and examines issues raised by the ICC's actions in Africa.
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International Criminal Court Cases in Africa: Status and Policy Issues

International Criminal Court Cases in Africa: Status and Policy Issues

Date: March 7, 2011
Creator: Arieff, Alexis; Margesson, Rhoda; Browne, Marjorie Ann & Weed, Matthew C.
Description: The International Criminal Court (ICC) has, to date, opened cases exclusively in Sub-Saharan Africa. The Statute of the ICC, also known as the Rome Statute, entered into force on July 1, 2002, and established a permanent, independent Court to investigate and bring to justice individuals who commit war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide. As of October 2010, 114 countries-including 31 African countries, the largest regional block-were parties to the Statute. The United States is not a party. This report provides background on current ICC cases and examines issues raised by the ICC's actions in Africa.
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The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act: Schaffer v. Weast

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act: Schaffer v. Weast

Date: December 21, 2005
Creator: Jones, Nancy L.
Description: This report discusses the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), which is the main federal program concerning the education of children with disabilities. It authorizes state and local aid for special education and related services for children with disabilities and contains detailed due process protections for children with disabilities and their parents. On December 3, 2004, President Bush signed “The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Improvement Act” (P.L. 108-446), a major reauthorization and revision of IDEA. One issue which was not addressed in the reauthorization was whether the parents or the school bears the burden of proof in special education due process hearings. On November 14, 2005, the Supreme Court resolved a split in the circuits and held that the burden of proof in an administrative hearing challenging a child’s individualized education program is on the party seeking the relief.
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USA PATRIOT Act: Background and Comparison of House- and Senate-approved Reauthorization and Related Legislative Action

USA PATRIOT Act: Background and Comparison of House- and Senate-approved Reauthorization and Related Legislative Action

Date: August 9, 2005
Creator: Doyle, Charles
Description: None
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USA PATRIOT Act Reauthorization Proposals and Related Matters in Brief

USA PATRIOT Act Reauthorization Proposals and Related Matters in Brief

Date: July 15, 2005
Creator: Doyle, Charles
Description: None
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USA PATRIOT Act Reauthorization in Brief

USA PATRIOT Act Reauthorization in Brief

Date: August 10, 2005
Creator: Doyle, Charles
Description: None
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Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act — A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU or SAFETEA): Selected Major Provisions

Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act — A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU or SAFETEA): Selected Major Provisions

Date: October 18, 2005
Creator: Fischer, John W
Description: None
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Surface Transportation: SAFETEA-LU

Surface Transportation: SAFETEA-LU

Date: August 12, 2005
Creator: Fischer, John W
Description: None
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The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species: Its Past and Future

The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species: Its Past and Future

Date: August 24, 1994
Creator: Corn, M. Lynne
Description: This report discusses the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). It is divided into six sections: Introduction, Background, CITES and the Endangered Species Act, Implementation, Upcoming Events, and Appendices.
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USA PATRIOT Act Sunset: Provisions That Expire on December 31, 2005

USA PATRIOT Act Sunset: Provisions That Expire on December 31, 2005

Date: June 29, 2005
Creator: Doyle, Charles
Description: None
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General Management Laws and the 9/11 Commission's Proposed Office of National Intelligence Director (NID) and National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC)

General Management Laws and the 9/11 Commission's Proposed Office of National Intelligence Director (NID) and National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC)

Date: September 21, 2004
Creator: Brass, Clinton T & Copeland, Curtis W
Description: None
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The Position of Director of National Intelligence: Issues for Congress

The Position of Director of National Intelligence: Issues for Congress

Date: July 29, 2004
Creator: Cumming, Alfred
Description: None
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The Position of Director of National Intelligence: Issues for Congress

The Position of Director of National Intelligence: Issues for Congress

Date: August 12, 2004
Creator: Cumming, Alfred
Description: None
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USA PATRIOT Act Sunset: Provisions That Expire on December 31, 2005

USA PATRIOT Act Sunset: Provisions That Expire on December 31, 2005

Date: January 27, 2005
Creator: Doyle, Charles
Description: None
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USA PATRIOT Act Sunset: Provisions That Expire on December 31, 2005

USA PATRIOT Act Sunset: Provisions That Expire on December 31, 2005

Date: January 2, 2004
Creator: Doyle, Charles
Description: None
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USA PATRIOT Act Sunset: Provisions That Expire on December 31, 2005

USA PATRIOT Act Sunset: Provisions That Expire on December 31, 2005

Date: June 10, 2004
Creator: Doyle, Charles
Description: None
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The USA PATRIOT Act: A Legal Analysis

The USA PATRIOT Act: A Legal Analysis

Date: April 15, 2002
Creator: Doyle, Charles
Description: None
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The USA PATRIOT Act: A Sketch

The USA PATRIOT Act: A Sketch

Date: April 18, 2002
Creator: Doyle, Charles
Description: None
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Iran Sanctions

Iran Sanctions

Date: October 8, 2009
Creator: Katzman, Kenneth
Description: This report discusses the increasing international pressure on Iran to curb its nuclear program and how that pressure discourages foreign firms from investing in Iran's energy sector, hindering Iran's efforts to expand oil production. This report discusses the history and progress of the formal U.S. effort to curb energy investment in Iran, which began with the Iran Sanctions Act (ISA) in 1996.
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The Link Between Medicaid and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA): Recent History and Current Issues

The Link Between Medicaid and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA): Recent History and Current Issues

Date: March 9, 2006
Creator: Herz, Elicia J
Description: None
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The Link Between Medicaid and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA): Recent History and Current Issues

The Link Between Medicaid and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA): Recent History and Current Issues

Date: March 9, 2006
Creator: Herz, Elicia J
Description: None
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