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Discourse.net

Discourse.net

By University of Miami law professor Michael Froomkin. Covers civil liberties, the Internet, Guantanamo, Iraq attrocities, politics and more.

http://www.discourse.net/
  • May 25

    A Modest Proposal for an Afghan Exit Strategy

    A Modest Proposal for an Afghan Exit Strategy
    The papers say the US is spending $3.1 billion per month on the war in Afghanistan. And I’m sure that doesn’t count the long-term care costs for wounded soldiers after they get home. At $37.2 billion per year our spending ……
  • May 24

    Cops Push Citizen Self-Surveillance in Plea Bargain

    Cops Push Citizen Self-Surveillance in Plea Bargain
    You might be tempted to dismiss NY: Police are blackmailing motorists into installing cellphone monitoring devices as an aberrant act by local cops were it not sponsored by an international firm that supplies the monitoring technology. As far…
  • May 23

    Mayor Mich Landrieu Gives the Speech of His Life

    Mayor Mich Landrieu Gives the Speech of His Life
    I do not often recommend long serious videos; I tend to short and/or funny. But please consider taking 23 minutes of your life to listen to this speech by New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu on the removal of four confederate … Continue…
Rank this Week: 32

Lawfare

Lawfare

Coveres actions taken or contemplated to protect the nation interact with the nation’s laws and legal institutions, including cybersecurity, Guantánamo habeas litigation, targeted killing, biosecurity, universal jurisdiction, the Alien Tort Statute, and the state secrets privilege. By Benjamin Wittes, Jack Goldsmith and Robert Chesney.

http://www.lawfareblog.com/
  • May 27

    Analysis of IRAP v. Trump Part I: The Fourth Circuit’s Reliance on Pre- and Post-Inauguration Statement

    Analysis of IRAP v. Trump Part I: The Fourth Circuit’s Reliance on Pre- and Post-Inauguration Statement
    Reading the Fourth Circuit’s en banc opinion in International Refugee Assistance Project v. Trump, one would think the court’s analysis amounts to routine application of well-settled precedent. But a close…
  • May 27

    The Lawfare Podcast: Bob Bauer on Trump and the White House Counsel

    The Lawfare Podcast: Bob Bauer on Trump and the White House Counsel
    Amidst the hurricane of news coming out of the White House in recent weeks, one question has surfaced again and again: why isn't White House Counsel Don McGahn stopping Donald Trump from doing all this? This week on the podcast, Benjamin…
  • May 27

    The Week that Was: All of Lawfare in One Post

    The Week that Was: All of Lawfare in One Post
    Once again, Lawfare has reached the end of an exhausting week. Andrew Kent kicked off the week with a study of what issues fall under newly-appointed Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s jurisdiction in the Russia probe,…
Rank this Week: 62

New York Public Personnel Law

New York Public Personnel Law

Provides summary and commentary on selected court and administrative decisions and related matters affecting public employers and employees in New York State. By Harvey Randall, Esq.

http://publicpersonnellaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 70

Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • May 25

    A Record Investment

    A Record Investment
    by Tom Damm  3…2…1…  On cue, EPA, state and local officials dug their shovels into the softened dirt to formally kick off major upgrades to the wastewater treatment plant in Reading, Pennsylvania. There was…
  • May 16

    Historias exitosas del Programa de Capacitación de Empleos y Desarrollo de la Fuerza Laboral Ambiental

    Historias exitosas del Programa de Capacitación de Empleos y Desarrollo de la Fuerza Laboral Ambiental
    Tacoma, Washington El Programa de Capacitación de Empleos y Desarrollo de la Fuerza Laboral Ambiental de la EPA (EWDJT, por sus siglas en inglés) está destinado a mejorar la salud ambiental de las comunidades a nivel…
  • May 16

    Brownfields Job Training is a Win-Win for Job Creation and Environmental Protection

    Brownfields Job Training is a Win-Win for Job Creation and Environmental Protection
    For nearly two decades, our Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training program has helped put people to work by building a skilled, local environmental workforce equipped to take advantage of the job opportunities created when…
Rank this Week: 111

The Justice Blog

The Justice Blog

The Official Blog of the United States Department of Justice.

http://blogs.justice.gov/main/
Rank this Week: 240

RegBlog

RegBlog

A regulation blog, in affiliation with the Penn Program on Regulation. From the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

http://www.regblog.org/
  • May 25

    The Regulatory Week in Review: May 26, 2017

    The Regulatory Week in Review: May 26, 2017
    The Fourth Circuit upholds an injunction on President Trump's travel ban executive order, the D.C. Circuit hears oral arguments about the constitutionality of the CFPB, and more...
  • May 24

    Repairing the Leaks in Drinking Water Regulation

    Repairing the Leaks in Drinking Water Regulation
    Scholars recommend incorporating health-based standards into federal drinking water regulations.
  • May 23

    Regulating Short-term Rental

    Regulating Short-term Rental
    New York begins crackdown on the short-term home-sharing market.
Rank this Week: 295

Whistleblower Protection Blog

Whistleblower Protection Blog

Covers legal issues related to corporate malfeasance and protection of whistleblowers. Published by the National Whistleblower Legal Defense and Education Fund.

http://www.whistleblowersblog.org/
  • May 19

    Have We Learned Anything From the Extinction of the Vaquita?

    Have We Learned Anything From the Extinction of the Vaquita?
    Today, on Endangered Species Day, we bid farewell to yet another beautiful species decimated by human activity: the vaquita.  With less than a handful of these small porpoises left in the world, experts have concluded there is no option…
  • May 12

    NWC Publishes Former FBI Director Comey’s Speech on Whistleblower

    NWC Publishes Former FBI Director Comey’s Speech on Whistleblower
    Public urged to Take Action! The National Whistleblower Center issued the following action alert today which featured a 2016 speech by then FBI Director James Comey.  The full action alert is reprinted below: In light of the news of…
  • May 11

    Video: University of Toronto Panel on Canada’s Whistleblower Reward Program

    Video: University of Toronto Panel on Canada’s Whistleblower Reward Program
    On January 26, 2017, whistleblower attorney and National Whistleblower Center Executive Director, Stephen Kohn participated in a panel discussion at the University of Toronto’s Capital Markets Institute on the topic of “Rewarding…
Rank this Week: 262

Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law…

Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law Blog

Covers Inland Empire municipal law, personal injury law, real estate law and small business law.

http://michaelreiterlaw.wordpress.com/
  • Dec 20

    Investigative Reporting Website Creates San Diego Code Enforcement Database and Map

    Investigative Reporting Website Creates San Diego Code Enforcement Database and Map
    “inewsource.org” is a non-profit news-gathering organization in San Diego.  They have put together data regarding complaints and resolutions into a searchable database found here.   This database includes all complaints…
  • Nov 17

    Recount Procedures If Necessary In the Redlands City Council Election November 2016

    Recount Procedures If Necessary In the Redlands City Council Election November 2016
    People are asking about the recount procedure in the Redlands City Council Election. California Elections Code section 15620 et seq. governs recounts requested by voters.  Any voter may file a request for a recount pursuant to Elections…
  • Oct 13

    Filing Late Government Claims (Tort Claims) in California

    Filing Late Government Claims (Tort Claims) in California
    By Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law Generally government claims for personal injury and personal property damage are due with a public entity within six months of an incident, with some notable exceptions. However, if a claimant fails to file…
Rank this Week: 267

Health Industry Washington Watch

Health Industry Washington Watch

Covers U.S. legislative and regulatory developments affecting the life sciences and health care industry. By Reed Smith LLP.

http://www.healthindustrywashingtonwatch.com/
Rank this Week: 414

CFTC Law

CFTC Law

Covers futures, commodities and forex regulation. By Shipkevich Law Firm.

http://www.cftclaw.com/
Rank this Week: 343

Court-Martial Trial Practice

Court-Martial Trial Practice

Covers military law for trial practitioners and military members. By The Law Office of Philip D. Cave.

http://www.court-martial-ucmj.com/
  • May 25

    More on Marine nude postings-Protecting the Rights of IndiViduals Against Technological Exploitation, or PRIVATE Act

    More on Marine nude postings-Protecting the Rights of IndiViduals Against Technological Exploitation, or PRIVATE Act
    Military Times is reporting–House lawmakers Wednesday overwhelmingly passed new rules making the secret recording or unauthorized sharing of nude photos a crime under military law, in response to the Marine Corps United scandal earlier…
  • May 11

    The tipsy judge? I don’t think so, but possibly an unfortunate meme

    The tipsy judge? I don’t think so, but possibly an unfortunate meme
    The Army Court of Criminal Appeals has decided the case of United States v. Heath, adverse to the appellant.  The question to be resolved “is whether SPC XX’s testimony was admissible as a prior consistent statement.”…
  • May 5

    Not in the military – mostly

    Not in the military – mostly
    The state of Maryland is no longer pursuing sexual assault charges against two teenagers who were accused of dragging a 14-year-old girl into the bathroom of Rockville High School and raping her. The accused students, 18-year-old Henry…
Rank this Week: 512

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

Provides commentary on law, politics and justice. By Professor Darren Hutchinson.

http://dissentingjustice.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 436

Lobby Comply Blog

Lobby Comply Blog

Covers campaign finance, lobbying, procurement and ethics laws. By State and Federal Communications, Inc.

http://stateandfed.com/lobbycomply/
  • May 26

    Minnesota Special Session Adjourns Sine Die

    Minnesota Special Session Adjourns Sine Die
    The first special session of 2017, adjourned sine die around 3:00 a.m., on May 26, 2017. Lawmakers passed a public Continued on Next Page
  • May 26

    Campaign Finance Legislation Introduced in Oregon

    Campaign Finance Legislation Introduced in Oregon
    On May 23, Rep. Mitch Greenlick introduced House Joint Resolution 32, proposing a ballot measure to impose a $500 limit Continued on Next Page
  • May 26

    NYCU Video Digest – May 26, 2017

    NYCU Video Digest – May 26, 2017
    See what’s happening in government relations this week in our News You Can Use Video Digest. Enjoy!  
Rank this Week: 598

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

Covers False Claims Act and related statutes. By Ben Vernia.

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
  • May 19

    Two southwest Missouri hospitals pay $34 million to settle whistleblower’s suit

    Two southwest Missouri hospitals pay $34 million to settle whistleblower’s suit
    On May 18, the Department of Justice announced that two hospitals, located in Southwest Missouri, had agreed to pay $34 million to settle civil allegations, originally brought by a whistleblower, that they submitted claims for chemotherapy…
  • May 17

    DOJ intervenes in second qui tam against UnitedHealth in two week

    DOJ intervenes in second qui tam against UnitedHealth in two week
    On May 2 and again on May 16, the Department of Justice announced that it was intervening in whistleblowers’ suits against the insurance giant UnitedHealth Group, Inc., alleging that the company mischarged federal health care programs…
  • May 17

    Furniture importers pay $275,000 to settle False Claims Act allegations for evading customs dutie

    Furniture importers pay $275,000 to settle False Claims Act allegations for evading customs dutie
    On May 1, the Department of Justice announced that a Texas-based furniture importer, one of its executives, and its agent had agreed to pay $275,000 to settle allegations that the company submitted false claims to evade customs duties on…
Rank this Week: 743

Whistleblower Qui Tam Lawyer Blog

Whistleblower Qui Tam Lawyer Blog

Provides updates and commentary on whistleblower cases. By McCabe Rabin, P.A.

http://www.whistleblowerquitamlawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 10

    What Should You Not Do as a Whistleblower?  Tell the Defendant

    What Should You Not Do as a Whistleblower?  Tell the Defendant
    Qui Tam Whistleblower One thing we cannot stress enough as attorneys for relators in False Claims Act cases is to respect the seal.  As you may know from reading this blog, the False Claims Act requires that any case filed by a qui tam…
  • Feb 10

    What Should You Not Do as a Whistleblower?  Tell the Defendant

    What Should You Not Do as a Whistleblower?  Tell the Defendant
     One thing we cannot stress enough as attorneys for relators in False Claims Act cases is to respect the seal.  As you may know from reading this blog, the False Claims Act requires that any case filed by a qui tam whistleblower has…
  • Jan 27

    How do I blow the whistle on tax fraud?

    How do I blow the whistle on tax fraud?
    Tax Fraud Whistleblower Every year, people and companies in the United States cheat on their taxes.  The IRS has a special term for the amount of taxes that go unpaid each year.  It’s called the “Tax Gap,” which…
Rank this Week: 600

The Poblete DC Dispatches

The Poblete DC Dispatches

Features updates on regulatory and public policy matters in Washington, DC in national security, trade, and international law.

http://jasonpoblete.com/
  • Jan 9

    The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming

    The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming
    For those of us who are old enough to have come of political age during the Cold War, Russian meddling in U.S. political, economic, and global business is not news. They’ve been at it for more than 50 plus years, even during World War…
  • Jan 7

    Iran Ally Sworn in As Venezuelan Vice President

    Iran Ally Sworn in As Venezuelan Vice President
    Had enough news or spin on alleged Russia hacking? Well in other news this week, in Venezuela a Hezbollah ally, a supporter of terrorists in the Americas as well as the Middle East, a friend of Communist Cuba, and alleged drug dealer Tareck…
  • Jan 2

    The Cuba Travel Sector is Modern Day Serfdom

    The Cuba Travel Sector is Modern Day Serfdom
    Under US law, Americans, including American corporations or foreign corporations with a US connection, are prohibited from financing transactions in Cuba involving any confiscated property the claim to which is owned by a United States…
Rank this Week: 612

Pace Law Library

Pace Law Library

Blog about law library, library events, legal writing and research, online legal resources, government documents, digital information, environmental law, courts and decisions, current news, legal trends and more.

http://pacelawlibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 1

    The Pace Law Library Blog Makeover

    The Pace Law Library Blog Makeover
    Dear Readers, We are thrilled to introduce to you our new Pace Law Library Blog.  We have been writing here since June 2008 and so we decided that our blog more than deserved a major makeover.  Thus, in the beginning of 2011, we migrated…
  • Feb 1

    Ms. Lamikanra on Nigerian Law and Legal System

    Ms. Lamikanra on Nigerian Law and Legal System
    Ms. Ufuoma Lamikanra, the Head of Readers' Services Section at the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, at the University of Lagos in Nigeria, gave an excellent presentation titled Conflict of Laws in a Federation: The Nigerian…
  • Jan 13

    Prof. Crawford Reviews Estate and Gift Tax Law Review Articles of 2010

    Prof. Crawford Reviews Estate and Gift Tax Law Review Articles of 2010
    Check out our first 2011 addition to the Pace Law Library Podcasts site titled Estate and Gift Tax Law Articles of 2010.  Prof. Bridget Crawford from Pace Law School reviews interesting estate and gift tax law related articles that were…
Rank this Week: 660

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Covers whistleblower and government law. By JeffreyNewmanLaw.

http://www.whistleblowerlawyernews.com/
  • May 26

    Researchers finding significant health benefits of coffee

    Researchers finding significant health benefits of coffee
    Coffee is now being studied more closely by researchers who are seeing potential for significant disease prevention and therapeutics. They are trying to understand how the coffee and caffeine actually work within the cells as population…
  • May 26

    Former MMA cage fighter becomes animal rights activist

    Former MMA cage fighter becomes animal rights activist
    Gordon Shell, a retired professional cage fighter and now owner of a fighters gym in the Detroit area has now become a well known animal activist who is also adopting rescue dogs and volunteering at shelters. In addition, he now competes at…
  • May 25

    S.E.C. charges four for insider trading of Medicare reimbursement info from CMS employee

    S.E.C. charges four for insider trading of Medicare reimbursement info from CMS employee
    The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has charged four men  for alleged involvement in an insider trading scheme that used confidential government information regarding Medicare reimbursements From the Centers for Medicare and…
Rank this Week: 1333

New Jersey Senate Republicans

New Jersey Senate Republicans

Provides legislative support to teh Republican senators in the Legislature of the State of New Jersey.

http://pipes.yahoo.com/pipes/pipe.info?_id=Rr9IF0xl3RGXd835_w6H4A
Rank this Week: 1343

Gavel to Gavel

Gavel to Gavel

Covers trends in legislative activity as it relates to the courts. By the National Center for State Courts.

http://gaveltogavel.us/
Rank this Week: 1102

The TSA Blog

The TSA Blog

Covers innovations in security, technology and the checkpoint screening process. By the Transportation Security Administration.

http://blog.tsa.gov/
Rank this Week: 965

Federal Regulations Advisor

Federal Regulations Advisor

Provides insights and commentary on U.S. government regulatory affairs. By Leland E. Beck.

http://www.fedregsadvisor.com/
Rank this Week: 1542

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Covers governance in higher education and in law firms, bankruptcy ethics, popular culture and the law, Enron and other corporate fiascos, and professional responsibility generally. By Nancy Rapoport, a law professor at UNLV's Boyd School of Law.

http://nancyrapoport.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 28

    Why the Westin Cincinnati is likely the very worst Westin in the country.

    Why the Westin Cincinnati is likely the very worst Westin in the country.
    How do we count the ways in which the Westin Cincinnati is a very, very bad hotel?First, the good news:  friendly staff and great location.  That, however, is the only good news.1.  Let's start with safety.  There should…
  • Apr 20

    Predicted this in 2012.

    Predicted this in 2012.
    The story on Whittier in the NYT is here.As I said in 2012, "[t]he world doesn’t need as many ABA-accredited law schools as it has already, just as the world has figured out that it doesn’t need as many U.S.-based BigLaw firms as…
  • Mar 18

    Well, Jeff now gets to use a Satan emoji to describe me.

    Well, Jeff now gets to use a Satan emoji to describe me.
    Here's why:I was at the Burbank airport earlier this week, returning my rental car, and I heard a running sound.  The next thing I knew, a man (whose weight I've estimated at over 200 lbs--he was a big guy) had tripped, fallen into me,…
Rank this Week: 1369

El Blog de Derecho Publico de…

El Blog de Derecho Publico de Sevach

Covers public law and legislation. By Professor J.R. Chaves.

http://contencioso.es/
  • Mar 12

    No necesitamos más BOE sino más decencia

    No necesitamos más BOE sino más decencia
    Así de claro se expresa en una estupenda entrevista en el Diario La Nueva España David Ordoñez Solís, juez de lo contencioso-administrativo, bellísima persona y de portentoso currículum (y amigo…
  • Mar 12

    No necesitamos mas BOE sino mas decencia

    No necesitamos mas BOE sino mas decencia
     Así de claro se expresa en una estupenda entrevista en el Diario La Nueva España David Ordoñez Solís, juez de lo contencioso-administrativo, bellísima persona y de portentoso currículum ( y…
  • Mar 10

    Novedades sobre la acción de regreso contra funcionario

    Novedades sobre la acción de regreso contra funcionario
    El que rompe, paga. Ese es el refrán clásico que encierra la esencia del instituto jurídico de la responsabilidad civil y penal: el causante debe remediar o compensar el daño  causado. En el ámbito de…
Rank this Week: 1451

Public Blawg

Public Blawg

Cover eminent domain, labor and employment, land use, public power, redevelopment and taxation. By Meyers Nave.

http://www.publiclawnews.com/blogs/public-blawg
Rank this Week: 869

European Union Law

European Union Law

Covers legal issues in the European Union. By Vihar Georgiev.

http://eulaw.wordpress.com
  • Jan 28

    The EU Fiscal Stability Treaty: Summary and Analysi

    The EU Fiscal Stability Treaty: Summary and Analysi
     UPDATE: the approved text of the Treaty on Stability, Coordination and Governance in the Economic and Monetary Union is available here. 
  • Jan 28

    The EU Fiscal Stability Treaty: Summary and Analysi

    The EU Fiscal Stability Treaty: Summary and Analysi
     UPDATE: the approved text of the Treaty on Stability, Coordination and Governance in the Economic and Monetary Union is available here.  The Treaty on Stability, Coordination and Governance in the Economic and Monetary Union is…
  • Dec 24

    Happy Holidays!

    Happy Holidays!
    Dear friends, I wish you happy holidays and a prosperous New Year!
Rank this Week: 1131

National Indian Law Library --…

National Indian Law Library -- News

Covers Native American legal issues, published by the National Indian Law Library, a public law library devoted to federal Indian and tribal law.

http://nilllibrary.blogspot.com/
  • May 26

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 5/26

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 5/26
    U.S. Federal Courts Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2017.htmlUnited States v. State of Washington (Treaty Fishing Rights)Richard Kapela Davis v. Neil Abercrombie (Native Hawaiians; Prisoners - Religious Rights)Pueblo of…
  • May 19

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 5/19

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 5/19
    U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2016-2017update.htmlPetition for certiorari was filed in Upstate Citizens for Equality v. U.S. (Land into Trust) on 4/26/17. Petition was denied in Central New York Fair…
  • May 5

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 5/5

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 5/5
    U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2016-2017update.htmlPetition for certiorari was denied in Tunica-Biloxi Gaming Authority v. Zaunbrecher (Tribal Sovereign Immunity) and granted in Patchak v. Zinke…
Rank this Week: 4478

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • May 26

    D.C. Circuit poised to decide constitutionality of CFPB structure in PHH case

    D.C. Circuit poised to decide constitutionality of CFPB structure in PHH case
      On May 24, 2017, the US Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit (D.C. Circuit) held oral argument in the PHH case, which we have blogged about extensively. The constitutionality of the CFPB’s structure was the central issue at the…
  • May 26

    CFPB’s Office of Servicemember Affairs Issues Annual Report

    CFPB’s Office of Servicemember Affairs Issues Annual Report
    The CFPB’s Office of Servicemember Affairs (OSA) has issued its fifth annual report to Congress addressing issues raised and complaints submitted by servicemembers, veterans, and their families. This year, however, the Bureau took a…
  • May 25

    Trump’s FY 2018 Budget Subjects CFPB to Congressional Appropriations Proce

    Trump’s FY 2018 Budget Subjects CFPB to Congressional Appropriations Proce
    Tuesday, President Trump released an outline of his FY 2018 Budget entitled “A New Foundation for American Greatness”.  There is good news and bad news for the CFPB, although most of it is bad news.  The good news for…
Rank this Week: 3926

Small Government Contracts Blog

Small Government Contracts Blog

Offers legal news, notes and commentary of interest to small government contractors. By Steven Koprince.

http://smallgovcon.com/
  • May 26

    SmallGovCon Week In Review: May 22-26, 2017

    SmallGovCon Week In Review: May 22-26, 2017
    Memorial Day weekend is almost here, which means the unofficial start to summer! Whether you are hitting the beach or relaxing at home (my plans include BBQ ribs and chicken wings courtesy of the family Big Green Egg), I hope you…
  • May 25

    GAO: SBA’s Class Waiver Supported VA SDVOSB Set-Aside Decision

    GAO: SBA’s Class Waiver Supported VA SDVOSB Set-Aside Decision
    Last month, Steve wrote about a new Class Deviation rule adopted by the VA that, in effect, would limit the VA’s use of class waivers as part of its decision to restrict competition to SDVOSBs (or otherwise issue solicitations as sole…
  • May 23

    The VA’s SDVOSB JV Verification Assistance Brief Is Wrong

    The VA’s SDVOSB JV Verification Assistance Brief Is Wrong
    The VA’s Verification Assistance Brief for SDVOSB and VOSB joint ventures flat-out misstates the law regarding the manner in which joint venture profits must be split. SDVOSBs and VOSBs often rely on Verification Assistance Briefs to…
Rank this Week: 3743

Corruption Chronicles

Corruption Chronicles

Covers government transparency, accountability and integrity. By Judicial Watch.

http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/
  • May 26

    DEA Blasted for Botching Operation, Lying to Coverup Wrongdoing

    DEA Blasted for Botching Operation, Lying to Coverup Wrongdoing
    In the latest scandal to rock the beleaguered Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the agency covered up a series of failed operations in Honduras that killed four innocent civilians—including a 14-year-old boy and two pregnant…
  • May 26

    DEA Blasted for Botching Operation, Lying to Coverup Wrongdoing

    DEA Blasted for Botching Operation, Lying to Coverup Wrongdoing
    In the latest scandal to rock the beleaguered Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the agency covered up a series of failed operations in Honduras that killed four innocent civilians—including a 14-year-old boy and two pregnant…
  • May 24

    Republican Under House Ethics Probe as Dem Colleagues Get Away with Similar Offense

    Republican Under House Ethics Probe as Dem Colleagues Get Away with Similar Offense
    Why is the House Ethics Committee selectively investigating a Republican lawmaker for publicly commenting on classified material while two Democrats who committed similar acts go unscathed? It appears to be a new low for the notoriously…
Rank this Week: 2635

Cuba Law Blog

Cuba Law Blog

Covers business law, government law, and immigration law. By Brian Silber, Esq.

http://www.attorneycuba.com/
  • May 26

    Kempinski Opens Cuba’s First Luxury Hotel in Havana

    Kempinski Opens Cuba’s First Luxury Hotel in Havana
    Cuba’s first five-star luxury hotel opened in Havana on Monday. The Gran Hotel Manzana, which is part of the Swiss group Kempinski, is situated at the heart of Havana in front of the Grand Theater of Alicia Alonso and the gardens of…
  • May 24

    Cuba Won’t Receive USAID Funds in Proposed State Department Budget for 2018

    Cuba Won’t Receive USAID Funds in Proposed State Department Budget for 2018
    The new proposed State Department budget for Fiscal Year 2018, which was released on May 23, won’t be funding USAID programs in Cuba. “As we work to streamline efforts to ensure efficiency and effectiveness of U.S. taxpayer…
  • May 22

    Trump Sends “Warmest Wishes” to Cuban Americans on Cuban Independence Day

    Trump Sends “Warmest Wishes” to Cuban Americans on Cuban Independence Day
    President Donald Trump gave his “warmest wishes” to Cuban Americans on the 115th anniversary of the birth of the Cuban republic and promised to help Cubans on the island gain a government that respects democracy. His statement did…
Rank this Week: 2919

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

Covers disability and social security, elder law, and VA benefits.

https://blog.finkrosnerershow-levenberg.com
  • May 25

    Garn-St. Germaine Act protects families against certain mortgage acceleration

    Garn-St. Germaine Act protects families against certain mortgage acceleration
    Home mortgages typically have a mortgage acceleration clause, called a “due on sale” clause. This is a clause that says that the mortgage becomes due and payable if the property is sold or transferred to another individual without…
  • May 22

    New SEC rule could protect vulnerable adults from exploitation

    New SEC rule could protect vulnerable adults from exploitation
    There is a fine line to tread when a concerned person observes what appears to be financial exploitation of a person with cognitive impairment. Under the law, an adult is presumed to be “competent” unless and until a Court has…
  • May 19

    What to do when you think it’s time to refuse further treatment

    What to do when you think it’s time to refuse further treatment
    If you are the Guardian of the Person or the designated Health Care Representative for a person who is extremely mentally incapacitated, there may come a time that you may face that most dreadful of decisions. You may wonder whether ……
Rank this Week: 2970

Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Covers government law. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.uaslawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1776

Whitcomb Law Blog

Whitcomb Law Blog

Covers government procurement.

http://blog.whitcomblawpc.com
  • May 24

    Department of Labor and the Department of Veterans Affairs Withholding Wage

    Department of Labor and the Department of Veterans Affairs Withholding Wage
    Denver Law Firm Seeking to Enjoin Feds from Withholding Wages to Employees of a Veteran Owned Transportation Company On April 28, 2017, Daniel McAuliffe of the law firm Whitcomb, Selinsky, McAuliffe, PC in Denver, filed Case Number:…
  • May 7

    New Privacy Act Training Rules for Federal Contractor

    New Privacy Act Training Rules for Federal Contractor
    Federal government contractors must comply with new Privacy Act training procedures due to a final rule passed by the United States Department of Defense, General Service Administration, and National Aeronautics and Space Administration.…
  • May 7

    Court Finds Contractor Fails to Meet Unsolicited Proposal Requirement

    Court Finds Contractor Fails to Meet Unsolicited Proposal Requirement
    A federal circuit court recently rejected a contractor’s appeal of a failed bid protest against the Navy because the court concluded that the individual had a lack of standing because his unsolicited proposal did not satisfy Federal…
Rank this Week: 2460

New Jersey Public Safety Officers…

New Jersey Public Safety Officers Law Blog

Covers employment issues related to corrections officers, firefighters, and police officers in New Jersey. By Frank M. Crivelli of Arpaia and Crivelli.

http://www.njpublicsafetyofficers.com/
  • May 24

    Judge Halts Christie’s Atlantic City Police Layoff

    Judge Halts Christie’s Atlantic City Police Layoff
    As reported by Philly.com, a Superior Court judge has temporarily blocked the State of New Jersey from unilaterally imposing layoffs and schedule changes on the Atlantic City Police Department. The ruling is the second time Judge Julio…
  • May 2

    Police Call Layoffs a Union-Busting Tactic

    Police Call Layoffs a Union-Busting Tactic
    As reported by northjersey.com, members of the Bergen County Bureau of Police Services police union on Monday protested more than two dozen impending layoffs and about a dozen demotions…
  • Mar 21

    Atlantic City Firefighters Won’t Face Layoffs — for now

    Atlantic City Firefighters Won’t Face Layoffs — for now
    As reported by Philly.com, a New Jersey judge temporarily blocked the state Friday from laying off firefighters in Atlantic City, but ruled that their work schedules, salaries, and overtime can be changed by former U.S. Sen. Jeffrey S. Chiesa…
Rank this Week: 4625

Constitutionalism & Democracy

Constitutionalism & Democracy

A law blog by Albany Law School Professor Stephen Gottlieb and Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship James Gathii

http://constitutionalismanddemocracy.wordpress.com/
  • May 23

    Trump’s Blue Collar Posturing

    Trump’s Blue Collar Posturing
    Alfred Lubrano’s father was a bricklayer in Brooklyn. As an adult, Lubrano became a newsman and author. In his book, Limbo: Blue-Collar Roots, White-Collar Dreams (John Wiley & Sons, 2004), Lubrano comments that in the…
  • May 23

    Justice Kennedy has added some suspense…

    Justice Kennedy has added some suspense regarding the future of gerrymandering, and therefore the future of Republican domination of state and federal legislatures. For my discussion on The Hill.com, click on Will the Supreme Court Draw…
  • May 16

    What’s to blame for our divided nation? The cause can also be the cure

    What’s to blame for our divided nation? The cause can also be the cure
    Woops! Because the original post was illegible and the link broken, I’m reposting this link to my description of the law’s contribution the polarization of America. Here, I hope, is a working link : “What’s…
Rank this Week: 4859

AOTUS - Collector in Chief

AOTUS - Collector in Chief

Covers National Archives news. By David S. Ferriero of the National Archives.

http://blogs.archives.gov/aotus/
  • May 23

    JFK 100 Centennial Celebration

    JFK 100 Centennial Celebration
    This year marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of President John F. Kennedy. In commemoration of this centennial, the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum will be hosting a series of events and activities throughout the year.…
  • May 11

    Celebrating Public Service Recognition Week

    Celebrating Public Service Recognition Week
    Today we celebrated Public Service Recognition Week with our annual 2017 Archivist’s Achievement Awards Program. Since 1985, the first week of May has been set aside to honor the men and women who serve our nation as Federal, state,…
  • May 10

    An Update on FOIA Improvement

    An Update on FOIA Improvement
    The Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) in the National Archives drives improvements to the federal government’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) process by serving as a neutral party to help resolve disputes between FOIA…
Rank this Week: 4878

Fracking Insider

Fracking Insider

Covers federal policy and regulatory developments related to hydraulic fracturing. By Kelley Drye & Warren LLP.

http://www.frackinginsider.com
  • May 22

    Hearings This Week

    Hearings This Week
    House Science, Space and Technology, Subcommittee on Environment hearing on “Expanding the Role of States in EPA Rulemaking.” Date: Tuesday, May 23, 10 a.m. Place: 2318 Rayburn Bldg. Witnesses : Misael Cabrera, director of…
  • May 16

    Domestic Shale Production: Good for America/Bad for OPEC

    Domestic Shale Production: Good for America/Bad for OPEC
    There are lots of reasons to be happy about strong America’s shale resources, but here’s one more – it’s putting a hurting on OPEC!   According to U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) estimates, in…
  • May 15

    Energy Related Hearings This Week

    Energy Related Hearings This Week
    House Foreign Affairs — Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere hearing on “Energy Opportunities in South America.” Date: Wednesday, May 17, 10 a.m. Place: 2172 Rayburn Bldg. Witnesses: Jorge Pinon, director of the Latin America…
Rank this Week: 4124

New York Zoning and Municipal Law…

New York Zoning and Municipal Law Blog

Covers adverse possession, environmental law, municipal law, zoning and land use. Published by Silverberg Zalantis.

http://blog.szlawfirm.net/
  • May 22

    Replacement Water Tank By Water District Is Not Subject to Village Zoning

    Replacement Water Tank By Water District Is Not Subject to Village Zoning
    Construction of a replacement water tank by the local water district was found to be a SEQRA Type II Action and not subject to the zoning of the Village in which the property is locted.
  • Apr 14

    Tie Vote By Zoning Board Members Was Not An Automatic Denial

    Tie Vote By Zoning Board Members Was Not An Automatic Denial
    The Appellate Division held that a 2-2 vote by members of a Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) regarding a special permit application, unlike a tie vote for other applications, was not an automatic denial of the special permit application.
  • Feb 9

    DEC Proposes New SEQRA Regulation

    DEC Proposes New SEQRA Regulation
    The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has proposed the first major changes in the implementing regulations for the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) in two decades.
Rank this Week: 2896

Government Contracts Legal Forum

Government Contracts Legal Forum

Covers government contract issues including contract formation, strategies, bid protests and contract interpretation. By Crowell Moring.

http://www.governmentcontractslegalforum.com/
  • May 22

    Not Your Grandfather’s Suspension & Debarment: How Contractors Can Prepare For and Defend Against Today’s Exclusion

    Not Your Grandfather’s Suspension & Debarment: How Contractors Can Prepare For and Defend Against Today’s Exclusion
    Suspension and debarment practice in 2017 is very different than it was just five or 10 years ago, and it continues to evolve.  Historically active programs, such as the Department of the Air Force, show few actions initiated in the last…
  • May 17

    It’s the Cover-Up That Gets You

    It’s the Cover-Up That Gets You
    On May 16, 2017, the Fourth Circuit issued a decision in United States ex rel. Omar Badr v. Triple Canopy, holding that the Government had properly alleged an implied certification claim under the standard articulated by the Supreme Court in…
  • May 16

    Join Crowell & Moring a Seminar: Cyber Security Best Practice

    Join Crowell & Moring a Seminar: Cyber Security Best Practice
    Please join us for an evening of conversation and cocktails while our panelists from the commercial, industrial, government contracting, higher education, and insurance arenas discuss critical emerging cyber security issues.  From the…
Rank this Week: 4796

PA Public Contracts

PA Public Contracts

Covers public bidding and contracting in Pennsylvania. By Christopher I. McCabe.

http://www.papubliccontracts.com/
  • May 18

    Philadelphia Voters Approve Best Value Contracting

    Philadelphia Voters Approve Best Value Contracting
    It’s official! Philadelphia voters have voted in favor of the best value ballot question. The Philadelphia City Charter will now be amended to add the following new subsection at section 8-200: (5) In lieu of awarding a…
  • May 9

    Committee of Seventy Throws Its Weight Behind City Of Philadelphia Best Value Initiative

    Committee of Seventy Throws Its Weight Behind City Of Philadelphia Best Value Initiative
    On Tuesday, May 16, Philadelphia voters will be asked to vote YES or NO to the following ballot question: “Shall The Philadelphia Home Rule Charter be amended to allow for the award of certain contracts based on best…
  • May 2

    Best Value Contracting Question On Philadelphia Primary Election Ballot

    Best Value Contracting Question On Philadelphia Primary Election Ballot
    Is “best value” the next, best thing in City of Philadelphia procurement? We will all know soon enough.  The best value initiative is on the official election ballot for the upcoming Philadelphia primary election. On May…
Rank this Week: 3711

Texas Medical Licensing Law Blog

Texas Medical Licensing Law Blog

Covers professional licensing matters and related regulatory issues for health care professionals. By the Leichter Law Firm.

http://www.txmedicallicensinglaw.com/
  • May 15

    Governor Abbott Appoints Six New Members to the Texas Medical Board

    Governor Abbott Appoints Six New Members to the Texas Medical Board
    Since the start of the new year, Governor Abbott has appointed six new members to the Texas Medical Board. The new members, whose terms are set to expire in April 2021, include five physicians and one public member. One of the new appointees,…
  • Mar 9

    Texas Board of Law Examiners: The Importance of Disclosure When Applying

    Texas Board of Law Examiners: The Importance of Disclosure When Applying
    Prior to being admitted to the Texas Bar, applicants must first demonstrate present good moral character. The agency in charge of making this determination, as well as ensuring applicants meet all other eligibility criteria, is the Texas…
  • Oct 19

    Senate Bill 195 and Changes to DPS Controlled Substances Registration Requirement

    Senate Bill 195 and Changes to DPS Controlled Substances Registration Requirement
      Some notable legislation came out of the 84th Legislative Session, at least as it relates to the practice of medicine in the state, and specifically the state’s efforts to fight prescription abuse. Senate Bill 195, passed in…
Rank this Week: 4677

Infra Insight Blog

Infra Insight Blog

Covers infrastructure news, policy and industry developments. By Nossaman LLP.

http://www.infrainsightblog.com
  • May 15

    U.S. Senate Subcommittee to Hold Hearing on Innovative Solutions for Infrastructure

    U.S. Senate Subcommittee to Hold Hearing on Innovative Solutions for Infrastructure
    On Tuesday, May 16, 2017 the Senate’s Committee on Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure will hold a hearing titled “Leveraging Federal Funding; Innovative Solutions for…
  • Mar 2

    Angels Flight® to Re-Open through Los Angeles P3

    Angels Flight® to Re-Open through Los Angeles P3
    The Angels® Flight Railway Foundation, represented by Nossaman LLP and Shumaker Mallory LLP, reached a historic agreement with a team led by ACS Group and including Sener Engineering and Systems, to put the iconic Angels Flight®…
  • Feb 6

    OCTA Signs DB Contract for $1.9 Billion Managed Lanes Project in California

    OCTA Signs DB Contract for $1.9 Billion Managed Lanes Project in California
    Last week the Orange County Transportation Authority executed the design/build contract for the I-405 Improvement Project with OC405 Partners, a joint venture consisting of OHL USA and Astaldi Construction Corporation.  With a contract…
Rank this Week: 4056

Lawyers on Tap

Lawyers on Tap

By Verrill Dana LLP. Provides a resource to craft beverage producers interested in keeping abreast of legal developments and navigating the challenges unique to the industry.

http://beveragelawupdate.com
  • May 4

    Labels – It’s Not just the TTB that’s watching

    Labels – It’s Not just the TTB that’s watching
    As purveyors of beverages containing alcohol, most craft brewers, distillers and wineries are aware of the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax And Trade Bureau (“TTB”) rules for labels, and the sometimes onerous task involved in getting those…
  • Apr 28

    Leading the Pack: One Brewery’s Leave Policies Are Pawsitively Unique

    Leading the Pack: One Brewery’s Leave Policies Are Pawsitively Unique
    We talk a lot about the parameters of leave programs.  New state laws that are popping up regularly that expand on employee leave rights.  While we focus on the legal aspects of all leave laws, we do recognize the importance of…
  • Apr 27

    How Big is the Bite for Failing to Accommodate Service Animals?

    How Big is the Bite for Failing to Accommodate Service Animals?
    Multiple New England breweries in the last week have made the difficult decision to no longer permit four-legged friends within tasting rooms.  This article provides absolutely no opinion on those decisions—they are difficult…
Rank this Week: 1803

Government Contracts Blog

Government Contracts Blog

Covers government contracts, bid protests, and contract disputes. By Brown Rudnick.

http://brownrudnick.com/blog/government-contracts/
  • Apr 28

    Has the Court of Federal Claims Relaxed its Standard for Obtaining TRO’s? Probably not.

    Has the Court of Federal Claims Relaxed its Standard for Obtaining TRO’s? Probably not.
    In Continental Services Group, Inc. v United States (No. 17-449, March 29, 2017), the U.S. Department of Education issued a solicitation for the collection and administrative resolution of debts resulting from non-payment of student…
  • Apr 27

    Best Recipes for a Bid Protest

    Best Recipes for a Bid Protest
    Most Government contracting officers are dedicated, hard-working and honest. The same is true of most Government proposal evaluators. As a result, arguments in bid protests that Government personnel were biased against the protestor or in…
  • Apr 19

    A new tool for DOJ to deal with Bid Protests?

    A new tool for DOJ to deal with Bid Protests?
    GAO will dismiss protests once they become the subject of litigation at the US Court of Federal Claims. Sometimes protesters file at GAO, test the waters, and, when they don’t like what’s in the water, they voluntarily dismiss the…
Rank this Week: 4379