Category «Congress»

The Government Domain: Testing the THOMAS Beta

Peggy Garvin runs the THOMAS beta test site through its paces, evaluating the new search engine and enhanced navigations features, accompanied by screen shots.

Subjects: Congress, Government Resources, Legal Research, Search Engines, Search Strategies, The Government Domain

The Government Domain: 2007 Calendars and Schedules

A wide range of online calendars from agencies and Congress offer valuable information to researchers that includes: release dates for topical reports, news, surveys, meeting and official travel schedules, historical commemorations, House and Senate bill histories, and links to speeches and testimony. Peggy Garvin includes numerous examples of e-gov sites with such services that should be on your radar.

Subjects: Congress, E-Government, Government Resources, Internet Resources, Internet Resources - Web Links, Legal Research, The Government Domain

Commentary: The Military Commissions Act and Habeas Corpus

Beth Wellington’s commentary examines the contentious issues related to the administration’s use of military commissions and the subsequent introduction of new legislation to “correct problems in the act” and “to restore fundamental protections.”

Subjects: Congress, Criminal Law, Extras, Legal Research, Military

Commentary: Biodefense and the Freedom of Information Act

Beth Wellington’s commentary takes an in-depth look at the divergent positions and issues associated with FOIA and biodefense related appropriations and legislation, from the perspective of legislators, public interest groups and journalists.

Subjects: Congress, Extras, Freedom of Information, Government Resources, Terrorism

Extras – Commentary: Mountaintop Removal Sites – “Strip Mining on Steroids”

Beth Wellington’s commentary delves into the complex history of this controversial mining operation, with background that highlights corporate and public interest positions, as well as relevant legislative history.

Subjects: Congress, Environmental Law, Extras, Legal Research

Extras – Commentary: Previously Unreleased FCC Reports on TV Localism Raise Questions About Media Diversity

Beth Wellington is a Roanoke, Virginia based poet and journalist. She is a contributing editor to the New River Free Press, a book reviewer for the Roanoke Times and a member of the Southern Appalachian Writers Cooperative (SAWC) and the Appalachian Studies Association. From 1980 to 1997, she was the founding Executive Director of New River Community Sentencing, Inc. in Christiansburg, Virginia and its predecessor, New River Community Action’s Community Sentencing Program. She contributes to both and Beth’s blog on culture and politics is The Writing Corner. Commentary: Previously Unreleased FCC Reports on TV Localism Raise Questions About Media Diversity

By Beth Wellington

Subjects: Congress, Extras, Government Resources, Legal Research