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-01/06/09   Amendments to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Set to Expire in 2009
-09/08/05   Arrest and Detention of Material Witnesses: Federal Law in Brief and Section 12 of the USA PATRIOT and Terrorism Prevention Reauthorization Act (H.R. 3199) -- NEW!
-06/12/02   Background and Legal Issues Related to Stem Cell Research Updated.
-01/05/05   Capital Punishment: An Overview of Federal Death Penalty Statutes -- Updated
-07/02/12   Climate Change and Existing Law: A Survey of Legal Issues Past, Present, and Future  [404 Kb]
-05/30/13   Closing the Guantanamo Detention Center: Legal Issues  [621 Kb]
-11/17/09   Closing the Guantanamo Detention Center: Legal Issues
-09/14/09   Closing the Guantanamo Detention Center: Legal Issues
-07/20/09   Closing the Guantanamo Detention Center: Legal Issues
-01/22/09   Closing the Guantanamo Detention Center: Legal Issues
-05/09/12   Comparison of Rights in Military Commission Trials and Trials in Federal Criminal Court  [369 Kb]
-04/06/10   Comparison of Rights in Military Commission Trials and Trials in Federal Criminal Court  [291 Kb]
-11/19/09   Comparison of Rights in Military Commission Trials and Trials in Federal Criminal Court
-01/20/10   Constitutionality of Excluding Aliens from the Census for Apportionment and Redistricting Purposes
-04/05/05   Copyright Protection of Digital Television: The "Broadcast Flag" -- NEW!
-02/25/08   Cybercrime: A Sketch of 18 U.S.C. 1030 and Related Federal Criminal Laws  [65 Kb]  -- Updated
-04/17/13   Cybersecurity: Selected Legal Issues  [371 Kb]
-01/23/14   Detention of U.S. Persons as Enemy Belligerents  [593 Kb]
-12/04/12   Detention of U.S. Persons as Enemy Belligerents  [577 Kb]
-02/01/12   Detention of U.S. Persons as Enemy Belligerents  [519 Kb]
-09/02/09   "Don't Ask, Don't Tell": A Legal Analysis
-01/16/02   Enron: Selected Securities, Accounting, and Pension Laws Possibly Implicated in its Collapse
-02/28/07   Environmental Laws: Summaries of Major Statutes Administered by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)  [514 Kb]  -- Updated
-09/13/05   Federal Affirmative Action Law: A Brief History -- NEW!
-08/16/10   Federal Civil and Criminal Penalties Possibly Applicable to Parties Responsible for the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill  [151 Kb]
-09/09/05   Federal Civil Rights Statues: A Primer -- NEW!
-06/29/12   Federal Laws Relating to Cybersecurity: Discussion of Proposed Revisions  [574 Kb]
-06/20/13   Federal Laws Relating to Cybersecurity: Overview and Discussion of Proposed Revisions  [598 Kb]
-07/07/12   Federal Pollution Control Laws: How Are They Enforced?  [602 Kb]
-01/30/02   Federal Securities Law: Insider Trading
-01/30/09   Federal Statutes: What They Are and Where to Find Them
-02/05/08   General Overview of U.S. Copyright Law  [72 Kb]  -- NEW!
-06/20/13   Independent Counsels, Special Prosecutors, Special Counsels, and the Role of Congress  [198 Kb]
-10/29/08   In Re Terrorist Attacks on September 11, 2001: Dismissals of Claims Against Saudi Defendants Under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (FSIA)  [106 Kb]  -- NEW!
-07/22/11   International Criminal Court Cases in Africa: Status and Policy Issues  [372 Kb]
-03/07/11   International Criminal Court Cases in Africa: Status and Policy Issues  [362 Kb]
-07/14/09   International Criminal Court Cases in Africa: Status and Policy Issues
-09/12/08   International Criminal Court Cases in Africa: Status and Policy Issues  [203 Kb]  -- NEW!
-11/10/09   Journalists' Privilege: Overview of the Law and Legislation in the 110th and 111th Congresses
-07/29/08   Journalists' Privilege: Overview of the Law and Legislation in the 109th and 110th Congresses  [113 Kb]  -- Updated
-10/03/06   Journalists' Privilege: Overview of the Law and 109th Congress Legislation -- Updated
-04/01/10   Judicial Activity Concerning Enemy Combatant Detainees: Major Court Rulings  [234 Kb]
-04/04/05   Lawsuits Against State Supporters of Terrorism: An Overview -- Updated
-02/27/02   Legal Issues Related to Proposed Drilling for Oil and Gas in the Artic National Wildlife Refuge  [243 Kb]  Updated.
-09/08/09   National Security Letters in Foreign Intelligence Investigations: Legal Background and Recent Amendments
-10/21/05   Nuclear, Biological, Chemical, and Missile Proliferation Sanctions: Selected Current Law -- Updated
-02/06/09   Ocean Piracy and Its Impact on Insurance
-12/03/08   Ocean Piracy and Its Impact on Insurance
-12/03/09   Privacy: An Overview of Federal Statutes Governing Wiretapping and Electronic Eavesdropping
-06/23/10   Questioning Supreme Court Nominees About Their Views on Legal or Consitutional Issues: A Recurring Issue  [286 Kb]
-07/26/05   Recess Appointments: A Legal Overview -- NEW!
-01/22/09   Renditions: Constraints Imposed by Laws on Torture
-08/24/10   Samantar v. Yousef: The Foreign Sovereign Immunities and Foreign Officials  [225 Kb]
-02/20/13   Same-Sex Marriage and the Supreme Court: United States v. Windsor and Hollingsworth v. Perry  [263 Kb]
-11/05/12   Same-Sex Marriages: Legal Issues  [425 Kb]
-06/08/12   Same-Sex Marriages: Legal Issues  [409 Kb]
-05/09/12   Same-Sex Marriages: Legal Issues  [402 Kb]
-06/08/12   Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination in Employement: A Legal Analysis of the Employement Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA)  [224 Kb]
-03/08/07   The Supreme Court Takes Five Environmental Cases for Its 2006-2007 Term -- NEW!
-06/29/10   Trade Law: An Introduction to Selected International Agreements and U.S. Laws  [562 Kb]
-06/27/14   Unaccompanied Alien Children - Legal Issues: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions  [392 Kb]
-02/10/05   U.N. Convention Against Torture (CAT): Overview and Application to Interrogation Techniques -- Updated
-03/11/04   The U.N. Convention Against Torture: Overview of U.S. Implementation Policy Concerning the Removal of Aliens -- NEW!
-06/15/10   U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea: Living Resources Provisions  [168 Kb]
-08/18/04   The U.N. Law of the Sea Convention and the United States: Developments Since October 2003 -- Updated
-01/22/09   The War Crimes Act: Current Issues
-10/02/06   The War Crimes Act: Current Issues -- Updated