Aug 05, 2011 -After a campus shooting—especially a mass shooting as occurred at Virginia Tech in 2007—there are suggestions that if students or faculty had been armed, they could have defended themselves. Others see the mixture of concealed carry of firearms and campus life as a recipe for disaster.
Apr 29, 2011 -A manslaughter case against former Blackwater guards has been reinstated by a federal court; the United States spends billions training and equipping foreign police forces; and Texas legislators consider a comprehensive homeland security bill.
Feb 18, 2011 -A hearing conducted last week on chemical security found witnesses agreed that the government's regulatory scheme has been a success, although government and chemical industry officials squared off on whether mandating safer technologies or processes is smart public policy .
Nov 30, 2010 -If enacted, the bill would increase inspections and empower the government to require food recalls, rather than simply recommending them. The House is expected to vote on the measure before the end of the year.
Nov 18, 2010 -The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has issued a final rule implementing the federal Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) of 2008, which bars employers from discriminating against employees based on their genes.
Oct 01, 2010 -The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on Tuesday to discuss a recent U.S. Supreme Court case, which narrowed the application of federal law that prosecutors had used to bring fraud cases against corrupt corporate executives and politicians.