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Recognition of Same-Sex Marriage: Implications for Religious Objections

Recognition of Same-Sex Marriage: Implications for Religious Objections

Date: October 23, 2015
Creator: Brown, Cynthia & Lunder, Erika K.
Description: The U.S. Supreme Court's highly anticipated decision in Obergefell v. Hodges recognized federal constitutional protection for same-sex marriage. This report will analyze a range of legal issues for which Obergefell has implications.
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Risk and Needs Assessment in the Criminal Justice System

Risk and Needs Assessment in the Criminal Justice System

Date: October 13, 2015
Creator: James, Nathan
Description: This report provides information on the use of risk and needs assessment in the criminal justice system. It starts with an overview of risk and needs assessment and a discussion of some of the critiques of it. The report concludes with a discussion of the issues policymakers might consider if they debate legislation to expand the use of risk and needs assessment in the federal prison system.
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DDG-1000 and DDG-51 Destroyer Programs: Background, Oversight Issues, and Options for Congress

DDG-1000 and DDG-51 Destroyer Programs: Background, Oversight Issues, and Options for Congress

Date: October 9, 2008
Creator: O'Rourke, Ronald
Description: This report provides background information on DDG-1000 (Zumwalt) program. The report discusses Navy's proposed FY2010 budget requests $1,084.2 million to complete the cost of a third Zumwalt (DDG-1000) class destroyer that was authorized but only partially funded in FY2009.
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State Sponsors of Acts of International Terrorism - Legislative Parameters: In Brief

State Sponsors of Acts of International Terrorism - Legislative Parameters: In Brief

Date: November 19, 2015
Creator: Rennack, Dianne E.
Description: This brief report provides information on legislation that authorizes the designation of any foreign government as a state sponsor of acts of international terrorism.
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Unauthorized Alien Students: Issues and "DREAM Act" Legislation

Unauthorized Alien Students: Issues and "DREAM Act" Legislation

Date: January 8, 2008
Creator: Bruno, Andorra
Description: Multiple bills have been introduced in recent Congresses to address the unauthorized student population. While there are other options for dealing with this population, this report deals exclusively with the DREAM Act approach of proposing relief for unauthorized students in light of the widespread congressional interest in it.
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Insurance and Climate Change: Do Governments Have a Duty to Protect Property Owners?

Insurance and Climate Change: Do Governments Have a Duty to Protect Property Owners?

Date: October 16, 2014
Creator: Meltz, Robert
Description: This legal sidebar discusses the climate change in context of federal and private insurers. One of the many insurance company concerns is whether the government can be held liable for not putting in place adequate infrastructure to protect against property damage from climate-change-related extreme weather.
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Public, Educational, and Governmental (PEG) Access Cable Television Channels: Issues for Congress

Public, Educational, and Governmental (PEG) Access Cable Television Channels: Issues for Congress

Date: September 5, 2008
Creator: Goldfarb, Charles B.
Description: This report discusses public, educational, and governmental (PEG) access channels that are set aside for use by the general public, by local schools, colleges, and universities, and by elements of local government.
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Tsunami Detection and Warnings for the United States

Tsunami Detection and Warnings for the United States

Date: September 25, 2008
Creator: Morrissey, Wayne A.
Description: This report discusses topics in respect to tsunami disaster warnings for the United States, discussions ensued between the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) about developing a multi-hazard warning and response system.
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U.S. Strategic Nuclear Forces: Background, Developments, and Issues

U.S. Strategic Nuclear Forces: Background, Developments, and Issues

Date: November 3, 2015
Creator: Woolf, Amy F.
Description: This report reviews the ongoing programs that will affect the expected size and shape of the U.S. strategic nuclear force structure. It includes an overview of this force structure during the Cold War, details about each category of delivery vehicle, and a discussion of issues related to decisions about the future size and shape of the U.S. strategic nuclear force.
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The EU-U.S. Safe Harbor Agreement on Personal Data Privacy: In Brief

The EU-U.S. Safe Harbor Agreement on Personal Data Privacy: In Brief

Date: October 29, 2015
Creator: Weiss, Martin A.
Description: This report discusses a recent judgement by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) that invalidates the Safe Harbor Agreement between the United States and the 28-member European Union (EU). Safe Harbor is a 15-year-old accord, under which personal data could legally be transferred between EU member countries and the United States.
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