IRAC Attack!

It being Halloween and all, we thought our faithful law-trained readers would relish a devilish flashback to that 3-year pedagogical nightmare known as “law school,” with a link to The Art of Written Persuasion: From IRAC to FAILSAFE: A Compilation…

The persistence of concentrated poverty in America

Courtesy of the Brookings Institution and its partnership with, of all people, the “Federal Reserve System and its 12 member banks,” The Enduring Challenge of Concentrated Poverty in America was published last week, a 233-page report “detailing 16 high-poverty communities…

2005 data on health insurance coverage by county

The Census Bureau last week published its Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE), with 2005 data broken out in several usable formats, including: familiar county-level GIS maps in PDF format; dynamically generated interactive tables with the data broken out by…

HUD to disburse $3.9 billion to foreclosure-affected neighborhoods

HUD’s new Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP), authorized by the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008, will provide emergency assistance grants to state and local governments to acquire and redevelop foreclosed properties that might otherwise cause blight. HUD’s NSP webpage…

Maine court to provide language assistance in civil cases

In response to a civil rights complaint filed with the Department of Justice, the Maine Judicial branch agreed to create a language access plan. The complaint cited not only Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, but also the Omnibus…