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Monsanto: Creator Of Cancer Liability, 2022 DePaul University

Monsanto: Creator Of Cancer Liability

DePaul Business and Commercial Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Impact Of Corporate Response To Controversial Presidential Statements Or Policies, 2022 DePaul University

Impact Of Corporate Response To Controversial Presidential Statements Or Policies

DePaul Business and Commercial Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Iowa Land And Landowners: Fear Or Opportunity, Neil D. Hamilton 2021 Drake University, Des Moines

Iowa Land And Landowners: Fear Or Opportunity, Neil D. Hamilton

Journal of Food Law & Policy

Our relation to the land changed as modern agriculture changed. Today many issues involving the land seem to focus on fear and conflict, revealing a fragility of agriculture surprising for how it confounds the expected image of strength and stability. In many ways, our fragile relation to the land contrasts to the optimism of the relation in the past, in the years of settlement and expansion. Part of the change reflects the adverse impacts of modern agriculture catching up with us, and part stems from a society more willing to focus on issues of equity, inclusion, and inequality. The good ...


The Pandemic, Climate Change And Farm Subsidies, Allen H. Olson, Edward J. Peterson 2021 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

The Pandemic, Climate Change And Farm Subsidies, Allen H. Olson, Edward J. Peterson

Journal of Food Law & Policy

Many people believe that once the COVID-19 pandemic has passed, life will return to the way it was. This belief is both unrealistic and dangerous. It is unrealistic because the virus will be around for years if not indefinitely. The timeframe for the worst of the pandemic will depend on our ability to administer effective vaccines worldwide and the public’s willingness to accept continued social distancing in the meantime. The damage done to public health, the economy and individuals is already substantial and will get worse. Recovery will be slow and incomplete. The belief that life will return to ...


Biden Administration U.S. Space Force Policy Literature, Bert Chapman 2021 Purdue University

Biden Administration U.S. Space Force Policy Literature, Bert Chapman

Libraries Faculty and Staff Presentations

Provides details on U.S. Space Force policy literature produced by the Biden Administration during its first eight months. Includes announcements that the Biden Administration will continue this new armed services branch begun during the Trump Administration. Features congressional testimony of Biden Administration officials such as Secretary of Defense Lloyd Wilson and Air Force Space Command leader General James Dickinson, the text of Space Force's 2021 Digital Force Vision document, congressionally approved FY 2022 space force budget figures, congressional committee comments and report requirements contained in emerging defense spending legislation, the emergence of collaboration between Space Force and universities ...


Better To Analyze A Statute Than To Psychoanalyze Congress? Eleventh Circuit Widens Circuit Split Over Proper Causation Standard In False Claims Act Retaliation Cases, Douglas E. Comin 2021 Mercer University School of Law

Better To Analyze A Statute Than To Psychoanalyze Congress? Eleventh Circuit Widens Circuit Split Over Proper Causation Standard In False Claims Act Retaliation Cases, Douglas E. Comin

Mercer Law Review

“You’re fired!” Employees across America hear these words every day. Usually, the federal government has no interest in whether or why an employee is fired. But when companies that do business with the federal government improperly fire employees for reporting fraud, the interests of the federal government and the general public are directly implicated. The implications are clear: employees suffer the tribulations of wrongful termination, the government feels the strain on its resources, and American taxpayers ultimately foot the bill.

Healthcare providers and defense contractors are some of the federal government’s largest business partners. Because the federal government ...


Arbitration With Government, Jack I. Garvey 2021 Pepperdine University

Arbitration With Government, Jack I. Garvey

Pepperdine Dispute Resolution Law Journal

Arbitration is today increasingly dominant in the affairs of government. As a principal means of alternative dispute resolution, the utility of arbitration has brought it far beyond the confines of private law. The expanding role of arbitration is now broadly evident in agreements with governments and governmental entities at state and federal levels, and in international agreements involving governments. The question this poses for the lawyer working for government, or private parties contractually bound to arbitrate with government, is whether the adoption of arbitration for disputes involving government constitutes a fundamental shift of dynamics requiring a strategic shift in perspective ...


Automated Analysis Of Rfps Using Natural Language Processing (Nlp) For The Technology Domain, Sterling Beason, William Hinton, Yousri A. Salamah, Jordan Salsman 2021 Southern Methodist University

Automated Analysis Of Rfps Using Natural Language Processing (Nlp) For The Technology Domain, Sterling Beason, William Hinton, Yousri A. Salamah, Jordan Salsman

SMU Data Science Review

Much progress has been made in text analysis, specifically within the statistical domain of Term Frequency (TF) and Inverse Document Frequency (IDF). However, there is much room for improvement especially within the area of discovering Emerging Trends. Emerging Trend Detection Systems (ETDS) depend on ingesting a collection of textual data and TF/IDF to identify new or up-trending topics within the Corpus. However, the tremendous rate of change and the amount of digital information presents a challenge that makes it almost impossible for a human expert to spot emerging trends without relying on an automated ETD system. Since the U ...


Free Willy: A Breach To Rejuvenate The Southern Resident Killer Whale, Luke McDonough 2021 Seattle University School of Law

Free Willy: A Breach To Rejuvenate The Southern Resident Killer Whale, Luke Mcdonough

Seattle Journal of Technology, Environmental & Innovation Law

State and federal government entities have made great strides in environmental protection since the inception of the Environmental Protection Agency and the enactment of major environmental regulations. However, species worldwide continue to face threats of extinction due to human activity and climate change without prompt, major intervention. In Washington state, the iconic Southern Resident Killer Whale has seen a dramatic decrease in population since the 1960s. Protections directed for their benefit have not provided the expected return as the main challenges Southern Residents face remain largely unresolved. To restore the Southern Residents’ population for future generations, their entire ecosystem must ...


Don't You Know That You're Toxic? Cercla Section 113(H) Challenges, Sovereign Immunity, And Perfluoroalkyl Substances In Pennsylvania Drinking Water In Giovanni V. Navy, Stephanie J. Oppenheim 2021 Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law

Don't You Know That You're Toxic? Cercla Section 113(H) Challenges, Sovereign Immunity, And Perfluoroalkyl Substances In Pennsylvania Drinking Water In Giovanni V. Navy, Stephanie J. Oppenheim

Villanova Environmental Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind: Analyzing Inhumane Practices In Mississippi’S Correctional Institutions Due To Overcrowding, Understaffing, And Diminished Funding, Ariel A. Williams 2021 University of Mississippi

Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind: Analyzing Inhumane Practices In Mississippi’S Correctional Institutions Due To Overcrowding, Understaffing, And Diminished Funding, Ariel A. Williams

Honors Theses

The purpose of this research is to examine the political, social, and economic factors which have led to inhumane conditions in Mississippi’s correctional facilities. Several methods were employed, including a comparison of the historical and current methods of funding, staffing, and rehabilitating prisoners based on literature reviews. State-sponsored reports from various departments and the legislature were analyzed to provide insight into budgetary restrictions and political will to allocate funds. Statistical surveys and data were reviewed to determine how overcrowding and understaffing negatively affect administrative capacity and prisoners’ mental and physical well-being. Ultimately, it may be concluded that Mississippi has ...


Appraising Problems, Not Stuff, Chad J. Pomeroy 2021 St. Mary's University, San Antonio

Appraising Problems, Not Stuff, Chad J. Pomeroy

St. Mary's Law Journal

Abstract forthcoming.


With Actual Knowledge Comes Lack Of Materiality: Offering A Reasonable Bright-Line Rule For The Escobar Materiality Standard, Nicholas B. Goddard 2021 St. Mary's University School of Law

With Actual Knowledge Comes Lack Of Materiality: Offering A Reasonable Bright-Line Rule For The Escobar Materiality Standard, Nicholas B. Goddard

St. Mary's Law Journal

Abstract forthcoming.


Major Government Customers And Loan Contract Terms, Daniel A. COHEN, Bin LI, Ningzhong LI, Yun LOU 2021 Texas A & M University - College Station

Major Government Customers And Loan Contract Terms, Daniel A. Cohen, Bin Li, Ningzhong Li, Yun Lou

Research Collection School Of Accountancy

We examine the relation between the presence of U.S. government as a major customer and a supplier firm’s loan contract terms, using major corporate customers as a benchmark. We find that firms with major government customers are associated with fewer covenants and a lower likelihood of having performance pricing provisions in their loan contracts. In contrast, we do not find such associations for firms with major corporate customers. Further, we find no evidence that the existence of major government customers is related to the supplier firm’s loan spread, security, or maturity. We conjecture that lenders benefit from ...


Economic Moat: A Line Of Defense For The Defense Industry, Karina M. Fernando 2021 Air Force Institute of Technology

Economic Moat: A Line Of Defense For The Defense Industry, Karina M. Fernando

Theses and Dissertations

Defense contractor financial performance is traditionally measured using accounting profit. In academic literature, accounting profit has been proxied through different applications of accounting rates of return. However, the use of these rates pose certain limitations. First, accounting rates of return have been applied inconsistently. Next, academic research has not typically assessed accounting returns against a firms opportunity costs. As a result, there is a literature gap in defense research that assesses whether defense contractors earn sustainable returns beyond the cost to produce those returns.


An Empirical Analysis Of Dod Construction Task Order Performance, Adam B. Teston, Tyler S. Stout 2021 Air Force Institute of Technology

An Empirical Analysis Of Dod Construction Task Order Performance, Adam B. Teston, Tyler S. Stout

Theses and Dissertations

Cost and schedule overrun plague over 50 of all construction projects, engendering diminished available funding that leads to deferred maintenance and impaired award ability for needed projects. Though existing research attempts to identify overruns sources, the results are inconclusive and frequently differ. Accordingly, this research reviews DoD construction contract data from the past ten years to identify the contract attributes of 79,894 projects that correlate with superior performance for use in future project execution. This research starts with creating a database that houses the largest single source of construction contract information. The research then evaluates the data to determine ...


How Parliaments Work During A Pandemic, I. R. Bekov 2021 Associate Professor, Tashkent State Law University

How Parliaments Work During A Pandemic, I. R. Bekov

International Relations: Politics, Economics, Law

This article analyzes the activities and working methods of world parliaments during the coronavirus pandemic, as well as materials collected by the Inter-Parliamentary Union. The activities of the chambers of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan during a pandemic with specific examples are disclosed. The article concludes relevant proposals for amending legislation to improve the activities of the chambers and structures of the Oliy Majlis during a pandemic.


Sanctions Imposition Guarantees Of Public Works Contracts In The Saudi Law: A Comparative And Analytical Study In Light Of Juridical Laws And Rulings, Dr. Ayman Mohamed Ramies 2021 United Arab Emirates University

Sanctions Imposition Guarantees Of Public Works Contracts In The Saudi Law: A Comparative And Analytical Study In Light Of Juridical Laws And Rulings, Dr. Ayman Mohamed Ramies

Journal Sharia and Law

This study is aimed to consider the guarantees of imposing sanctions on public works contracts according to the Saudi laws. The study sought to furnish a solid ground for these guarantees and analyze the relevant statutory provisions included therein. It aimed to consider the possible solutions for administrative problems including administrative institutions’ ignorance, and sometimes purposeful overlooking of the importance of such guarantees, resulting in their accountability and consequently erosion of their budgets.

The study is based on the analytical comparative approach that compares the statutory and judicial decrees. It was divided into three parts that dealt with the three ...


Leverage, Randy J. Kozel 2021 Notre Dame Law School

Leverage, Randy J. Kozel

Boston College Law Review

Sometimes government operates by inducement rather than order. Congress distributes money to the states. A state grants funds to nonprofit organizations. An administrative agency offers wages and professional opportunities to its staff. A high school provides instruction to its students. In each situation, the government furnishes something of value. And in each situation, it asks something in return—whether implementation of a government program, forbearance from activities deemed inconsistent with operational goals, conduct in pursuit of an employment mission, or compliance with standards of academic discipline. Though they arise in different contexts, these varied forms of government action present the ...


Contracting For Algorithmic Accountability, Cary Coglianese, Erik Lampmann 2021 University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School

Contracting For Algorithmic Accountability, Cary Coglianese, Erik Lampmann

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

As local, state, and federal governments increase their reliance on artificial intelligence (AI) decision-making tools designed and operated by private contractors, so too do public concerns increase over the accountability and transparency of such AI tools. But current calls to respond to these concerns by banning governments from using AI will only deny society the benefits that prudent use of such technology can provide. In this Article, we argue that government agencies should pursue a more nuanced and effective approach to governing the governmental use of AI by structuring their procurement contracts for AI tools and services in ways that ...


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