[Washington, D.C.] : [Joint Committee on Taxation], 2018.
Book — 1 online resource (56 pages). Digital: text file.
The Joint Select Committee on the Solvency of Multiemployer Pension Plans has scheduled a public hearing on April 18, 2018, on an overview of the multiemployer pension system. This document,1 prepared by the staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation, provides a discussion of present law relating to retirement plans generally and to multiemployer defined benefit plans in particular, as well as selected data relating to multiemployer defined benefit plans.
Across the member states of the Council of Europe, both the blocking and removal of online material are frequently treated in a similar way. However, the existence or the lack of a legislative framework specifically targeted to the internet, and the specificities of national regulatory "models" translate in different practices and can be a challenge for the states concerned. The Council of Europe commissioned to the Swiss Institute of Comparative Law a comparative study in respect of filtering, blocking and take-down of illegal content on the internet in the 47 member states of the Organisation. This study describes and assesses the legal framework but also the relevant case-law and practice in the field. It comprises a comparative analysis -- which is the subject of this publication -- and country reports (available on the website: www.coe.int/freedomofexpression).
English edition. - [Strasbourg, France] : Council of Europe, June 2017.
Book — 1 online resource (136 pages). Digital: text file.
"The aim of this publication is to contribute to a wider understanding of the concept of hate speech, to offer a starting point in terms of providing recommendations and mechanisms for fighting against and preventing it, and to facilitate further efforts and initiatives. It should represent a useful and important tool in further activities of not only media regulatory bodies, but within the discourse of wider societal stakeholders."--Document home page.
Washington, D.C. : U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Legislative Affairs, Office of Assistant Attorney General, 2012.
Book — 1 online resource (399 pages) : PDF, illustrations
"The DNA Analysis Backlog Elimination Act of 2000 as amended directs the Attorney General to submit a report to Congress no later, than 90 days at the end of each Fiscal Year ... The Office of Justice Programs' National Institute of Justice (NIJ) has primary responsibility for the administration of assistance programs related to DNA and forensics. NIJ has assembled the enclosed Report and accompanying attachments, which provide the information required by the Act."
The concept of legal culture has been receiving a growing attention from scholars; more recently, it has been the subject of numerous empirical investigations. However, this research is often over-generalizing, because it overemphasizes the similarity of the opinions held by different segments of population. Furthermore, the relationship of migration and the change--or persistence--of the attitudes and perceptions that constitute legal culture has not received particular attention in the scholarly literature. Drawing on 102 in-depth interviews with representatives of three segments of the Israeli population--immigrants of the early 90's from the former Soviet Union, secular Israeli Jews and members of the Israeli Diaspora in Silicon Valley, CA--this research investigates various aspects of legal culture. First, exploring four parameters of the legal culture--attitudes towards the rule of law, the subjective significance of individual liberty, perceptions of the neutrality of law, and dispute resolution preferences, including readiness to pursue rights and attitudes towards the courts--this study provides a comprehensive account of the legal cultures of these three groups. The second important finding of this research is the persistence of the attitudes and perceptions that constitute legal culture over time. It appears that although two decades elapsed since the respondents of the first group emigrated from the former Soviet Union to Israel, they still express notions and demonstrate attitudes that bring to mind the Iron Fist of the Soviet Rule. Additionally, it appears that the attitudes characteristic of the pre-immigration outlooks affects--to a certain extent--the socialization of the new generation growing up and being educated in Israel. Finally, this research calls into focus the significant disparities of the attitudes between various groups of population, leading to the conclusion that these differences warrant special consideration on the part of the policy-makers, whose ability to effectively secure desired behavior by means of regulation is linked to the attitudes of the population.