Wiretapping and Legal Ethics, and More from CRS

New reports from the Congressional Research Service that have not been released to the public include the following.

Wiretapping, Tape Recorders, and Legal Ethics: An Overview of Questions Posed by Attorney Involvement in Secretly Recording Conversation, August 9, 2012

The Speech or Debate Clause: Constitutional Background and Recent Developments, August 8, 2012

FY2013 National Defense Authorization Act: Selected Military Personnel Policy Issues, August 9, 2012

Major Fiscal Issues Before Congress in FY2013, August 10, 2012

FY2013 Appropriations: District of Columbia, August 10, 2012

Newly updated editions of earlier CRS reports that Congress has also not made readily available to the public include these:

Navy Irregular Warfare and Counterterrorism Operations: Background and Issues for Congress, August 10, 2012

Navy Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) Program: Background and Issues for Congress, August 10, 2012

Navy Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Program: Background, Issues and Options for Congress, August 10, 2012

Navy Nuclear Aircraft Carrier (CVN) Homeporting at Mayport: Background and Issues for Congress, August 10, 2012

Navy Shipboard Lasers for Surface, Air, and Missile Defense: Background and Issues for Congress, August 10, 2012

Navy DDG-51 and DDG-1000 Destroyer Programs: Background and Issues for Congress, August 10, 2012

Budget “Sequestration” and Selected Program Exemptions and Special Rules, August 9, 2012

2 Responses to “Wiretapping and Legal Ethics, and More from CRS”

  1. George Smith August 14, 2012 at 3:39 PM #

    Navy lasers, huh? Apparently the laws of physics, chemistry, mass and energy no longer apply. One of the advantages of lasers said to be a virtually unlimited magazine of shots.

    Well, where will the energy come from? Thin air? A perpetual motion machine? The spirit of Nik Tesla?

    Hmm, maybe not. Batteries, chemical reactions, the ship’s power plant, which means, the bigger the laser, the more ambitious the plan toward taking down all kinds of targets, the more is required of the power source. Oop, fly in the ointment of magical thinking.

    Now if you want to do the burning glass thing on a small stationary target …

  2. pi boson August 20, 2012 at 10:55 AM #

    A smaller, more intrusive and expensive goverment

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