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April 13, 2017


Issues In the 115th Congress

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Laura Patton

Legislative Analyst, Safety & Justice


Featured Research

Drug Policy

People look at products at the medical marijuana farmers market at the California Heritage Market in Los Angeles, California July 11, 2014, photo by David McNew/Reuters

TESTIMONY: Regulating Medical Marijuana Markets: Insights from Scientific Evaluations of State Experiments

OP-ED: Trump's Marijuana Options

TESTIMONY: Funding Considerations in the Fight Against the Opioid Epidemic


U.S. immigration map, illustration by Eileen LaRusso/RAND Corporation

REPORT: Understanding the Costs and Benefits of State-Level Immigration Policies

OP-ED: The Forgotten Cornerstone in the Immigration Reform Debate

REPORT: Air National Guard Remotely Piloted Aircraft and Domestic Missions

Criminal Justice Reform

cyber gavel

OP-ED: What Data is the Government Keeping About You?

VIDEO: Why Correctional Education Matters

OP-ED: Does the Court System Know as Much about Electronically Stored Information as Your Teenager? It Should


Binary code bursts from phones held by a crowd of people with an overlay of glowing electronic numbers, photo by peterhowell/Getty Images

OP-ED: What is the Adversary Likely to Do with the Clearance Records for 20 Million Americans?

REPORT: Zero Days, Thousands of Nights: The Life and Times of Zero-Day Vulnerabilities and Their Exploits

VIDEO AND TESTIMONY: Emerging Cyber Threats and Implications

Litigation and the Judicial System

Facade of the U.S. Supreme Court Building, photo by trekandphoto/Fotolia

JOURNAL ARTICLE: Medical Malpractice Reform

REPORT: Bankruptcy Trusts Complicate the Outcomes of Asbestos Lawsuits

REPORT: Where the Money Goes: Understanding Litigant Expenditures for Producing Electronic Discovery

REPORT: Fostering Innovation in the U.S. Courts

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