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April 12, 2015

Pew FactTank – In the United States as a whole, the white share of the population is declining as Hispanic, Asian and black populations grow. But the shift to a more diverse nation is happening more quickly in some places than in others. From 2000 to 2013, 78 counties in 19 states, from California to […]
Via Great Wall of Numbers this Report by Tim Sanson, April 6, 2015 – Highlights: •”Distributed ledgers and cryptocurrency systems are fundamentally different. •The key difference involves how transactions are validated: Bitcoin uses pseudonymous and anonymous nodes to validate transactions whereas distributed ledgers require legal identities – permissioned nodes to validate transactions. •Consequently, distributed ledgers […]
Presentation by Mr Claudio Borio, Head of Monetary and Economic Department of the BIS, at the INET conference “New Economic Thinking: Liberté, Égalité, Fragilité”, Paris, 9 April 2015. “This essay argues that the Achilles heel of the international monetary and financial system is that it amplifies the “excess financial elasticity” of domestic policy regimes, ie […]
“Welcome to the DARPA Open Catalog, which contains a curated list of DARPA-sponsored software and peer-reviewed publications. DARPA sponsors fundamental and applied research in a variety of areas that may lead to experimental results and reusable technology designed to benefit multiple government domains. The DARPA Open Catalog organizes publicly releasable material from DARPA programs. DARPA […]
Brad Health – USAToday: “The U.S. government started keeping secret records of Americans’ international telephone calls nearly a decade before the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, harvesting billions of calls in a program that provided a blueprint for the far broader National Security Agency surveillance that followed. For more than two decades, the Justice Department and […]
From social media service to advertising network – A critical analysis of Facebook’s Revised Policies and Terms DRAFT 31 March 2015. The authors are part of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Law and ICT/Centre for Intellectual Property Rights(ICRI/CIR) of KU Leuven (, the department of Studies on Media, Information and Telecommunication (SMIT) of the Vrije Universiteit […]

April 11, 2015

Membership of the 114th Congress: A Profile. Jennifer E. Manning, Information Research Specialist. March 31, 2015 “This report presents a profile of the membership of the 114th Congress (2015-2016). Statistical information is included on selected characteristics of Members, including data on party affiliation, average age, occupation, education, length of congressional service, religious affiliation, gender, ethnicity, […]
“The Cambridge Yearbook of European Legal Studies is CELS’ flagship publication. It provides a forum for the scrutiny of significant issues in European Union Law, the Law of the Council of Europe, and Comparative Law with a “European” dimension, and particularly those which have come to the fore during the year preceding publication. The contributions […]
“A new report by Accenture estimates 6 million people enrolled in private health insurance exchanges for their 2015 employer benefits. These findings show private health insurance exchanges – an online marketplace for people to choose their employer-sponsored benefits – doubled enrollment this year, up from 3 million in 2014. Accenture’s findings show midsize employers, defined […]
van der Burg, Wibren, The Emerging Interactionist Paradigm and the Ideals of Democracy and Rule of Law (April 4, 2015). Erasmus Working Paper Series on Jurisprudence and Socio-Legal Studies No. 15-01. Available for download at SSRN: “In this chapter, I present the theory of interactive legislation in the context of a broader interactionist paradigm. […]
“Describes the annual activity, workloads, and outcomes associated with the federal criminal justice system from arrest to imprisonment, using data from the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys (EOUSA), Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts (AOUSC), and Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP). Tables and text describe arrests and […]
“The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today released the Transportation Statistics Annual Report (TSAR). The 18th edition of this congressionally mandated report presents key transportation indicators along with an overview of the transportation system.  It also includes data and statistics on passenger travel, freight movement, transportation and the economy, system reliability, […]
For Water, California Warily Looks to Sea – by Justin Gillis “…Now, for the first time, a major California metropolis is on the verge of turning the Pacific Ocean into an everyday source of drinking water. A $1 billion desalination plant to supply booming San Diego County is under construction here and due to open […]