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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/
  • Aug 26

    Quick Links to Election Post

    Quick Links to Election Post
    County Court Circuit Court Democratic primary for US House, State Rep School Board District 7 Amendment 4 Miami-Dade Mayor Democratic primary for US Senate (to come)
  • Aug 26

    Mayor’s Race: The Devil You Know or the Devil You Know?

    Mayor’s Race: The Devil You Know or the Devil You Know?
    The Mayor’s race presents a stark choice between an incumbent who does not deserve re-election and a challenger who hasn’t made the case that she would be a good steward (if anything, rather more the opposite). I really…
  • Aug 25

    Here We Go Again

    Here We Go Again
    It’s supposed to be a busy hurricane season this year. This particular storm is not organized (yet?), and the National Weather Service is being cagey as to whether and when it might become a serious(ish) storm: Interests in the…
Rank this Week: 15

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/
  • Aug 28

    Seven Reasons Why Lebanon Survives - And Three Reasons Why It Might Not

    Seven Reasons Why Lebanon Survives - And Three Reasons Why It Might Not
    Editor's Note: What happened in Syria has not stayed in Syria. In 2014, Islamic State forces swept back into Iraq, and terrorism, sectarian tension, and fear have spread throughout much of the Middle East. One bit of good news is to be…
  • Aug 27

    The Lawfare Podcast: Dave Aitel and Matt Tait on How "Everything You Know About the Vulnerability Equities Process Is Wrong”

    The Lawfare Podcast: Dave Aitel and Matt Tait on How "Everything You Know About the Vulnerability Equities Process Is Wrong”
    Dave Aitel and Matt Tait come on the podcast to discuss their recent Lawfare essay critiquing the current status of the Vulnerability Equities Process. Matt and Dave argue that the process by which the US government decides whether or not to…
  • Aug 27

    The Week that Was: All of Lawfare in One Post

    The Week that Was: All of Lawfare in One Post
    Susan Hennessey organized a list of more than 230 women, who are experts in the fields of national security law and tech policy. Charlie Dunlap argued that Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump may actually agree that the United States needs…
Rank this Week: 55

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/
  • Aug 27

    Selected reports issued by the Office of the State Comptroller during the week ending August 28, 2016

    Selected reports issued by the Office of the State Comptroller during the week ending August 28, 2016
    Selected reports issued by the Office of the State Comptroller during the week ending August 28, 2016Source: Office of the State ComptrollerNew York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced the following audits have been issued:…
  • Aug 26

    Selected case summaries concerning public employee retirement benefit posted on the Internet by Justia

    Selected case summaries concerning public employee retirement benefit posted on the Internet by Justia
    Selected case summaries concerning public employee retirement benefit posted on the Internet by Justia Click on text highlighted in blue to access full decision New retirement options offered eligible retirees benefit actuarially equivalent…
  • Aug 26

    The ADA and Internet compliance

    The ADA and Internet compliance
    The ADA and Internet complianceSource: United States Department of JusticeAlthough courts are still in the process of determining if the Americans with Disabilities Act [ADA] applies to material posted on the Internet, the United States…
Rank this Week: 61

Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • Aug 26

    This Week in EPA Science

    This Week in EPA Science
    By Kacey Fitzpatrick Heading back to school? Get a little science refresher by checking out some of our research! Here’s the latest at EPA. We’re Gonna Need a Bigger Shore Sengekontacket Pond—the same pond where Jaws was…
  • Aug 25

    Nebraska Teacher Wins Presidential Award; Students Examine Cosmic Rays in Soil

    Nebraska Teacher Wins Presidential Award; Students Examine Cosmic Rays in Soil
    Introduction by Kathleen L. Fenton Science Teacher Shawn Graham, Omaha Public Schools’ Accelere Program, is one of 10 educators across the U.S. to win the Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators for 2015-2016.…
  • Aug 25

    Explore EPA’s Annual AirTrends Report 2016 Using a New Interactive Web Application

    Explore EPA’s Annual AirTrends Report 2016 Using a New Interactive Web Application
    By Arthur Zuco Imagine standing on the banks of the Hudson River, air so thick with smog you can barely make out the massive pillars of the George Washington Bridge. Cars zoom past you fueled by leaded gasoline. A faint sound of music wafts…
Rank this Week: 116

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/
  • Aug 23

    Deutsche Bank Whistleblower Should Accept SEC Whistleblower Award

    Deutsche Bank Whistleblower Should Accept SEC Whistleblower Award
    There are more effective ways to protest lax enforcement of financial fraud Last week, it was widely reported that Eric Ben-Artzi, a Deutsche Bank whistleblower stated he will refuse a portion of his whistleblower award from the U.S.…
  • Aug 5

    Four-Year Campaign Results In Historic-Win For Tax Whistleblower

    Four-Year Campaign Results In Historic-Win For Tax Whistleblower
    The  following is an editorial from the National Whistleblower Center: On August 3, 2016 the U.S. Tax Court ruled that tax whistleblowers were entitled to a reward based on monies collected in criminal fines and penalties. This…
  • Aug 4

    Agency Leaders Praise Whistleblowers, Express Need for Reform

    Agency Leaders Praise Whistleblowers, Express Need for Reform
    On Monday, August 1st, four federal agencies celebrated National Whistleblower Day with an event sponsored by the Senate Whistleblower Protection Caucus. This was the first time any federal agencies have ever recognized Whistleblower Day,…
Rank this Week: 166

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

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

http://dissentingjustice.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 21

    The Voices: Why Do White Male Progressives Hear Things That No One Else Can?

    The Voices: Why Do White Male Progressives Hear Things That No One Else Can?
    Nine years ago, the Democratic presidential primaries had already begun. Hillary Clinton, the presumptive frontrunner, suffered an upset defeat in the Iowa caucuses. Clinton lost the caucuses because... To view the rest of this article,…
  • Oct 30

    DISSENTING JUSTICE IS ON FACEBOOK AND TWITTER!

    DISSENTING JUSTICE IS ON FACEBOOK AND TWITTER!
    Hello. Due to the ease of posting, I update this blog primarily on Facebook (most things) and Twitter. It moves at a rapid pace.  Please join. I have covered a lot of police... To view the rest of this article, please…
  • Aug 23

    Cop Swindles Elderly Dementia Victim of $2 Million; Department Does Nothing to Stop It

    Cop Swindles Elderly Dementia Victim of $2 Million; Department Does Nothing to Stop It
    In a rather disturbing case of police misconduct, Aaron Goodwin, a Portsmouth, New Hampshire police officer, took advantage of a 91-year-old woman with dementia. She had called 911 for some reason,... To view the rest of this article, please…
Rank this Week: 175

The Justice Blog

The Justice Blog

The Official Blog of the United States Department of Justice.

http://blogs.justice.gov/main/
Rank this Week: 208

RegBlog

RegBlog

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

http://www.regblog.org/
Rank this Week: 341

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/
  • Aug 24

    Why Do We Have No Clue How Often Rape Is Happening

    Why Do We Have No Clue How Often Rape Is Happening
    My title is from the title of a piece in Mother Jones. Federal agencies don’t have a uniform definition of sexual assault, and that has led to dramatically different estimates on the frequency of sexual violence in the United…
  • Aug 21

    Worth the read–false complaint

    Worth the read–false complaint
    Ginny Lefever Answers Your Questions About PTSD and Wrongful Conviction
  • Aug 18

    Worth the read–about UCMJ art. 32

    Worth the read–about UCMJ art. 32
    Not Your Momma’s 32: Explaining the Impetus for Change Behind Key Provisions of the Article 32 Preliminary Hearing By Lieutenant Colonel John Loran Kiel Jr.pdf
Rank this Week: 311

Lobby Comply Blog

Lobby Comply Blog

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

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

    NYCU Video Digest – August 26, 2016

    NYCU Video Digest – August 26, 2016
    See what’s happening in government relations this week with our Video Digest. Enjoy!    
  • Aug 26

    News You Can Use Digest – August 26, 2016

    News You Can Use Digest – August 26, 2016
    National: Inside Facebook’s (Totally Insane, Unintentionally Gigantic, Hyperpartisan) Political-Media Machine New York Times Magazine – John Herrman | Published: 8/24/2016 Facebook, Continued on Next Page
  • Aug 25

    Executive Director of the Anne Arundel County Ethics Commission Passed Away

    Executive Director of the Anne Arundel County Ethics Commission Passed Away
    On August 24, 2016, Betsy Kraus Dawson, executive director of the Anne Arundel County Ethics Commission, passed away from cancer Continued on Next Page
Rank this Week: 495

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/
  • Aug 10

    Stephen Fry and depression---a great read.

    Stephen Fry and depression---a great read.
    Here.  For those of us who have lived through depression, it's hard to explain to those who haven't.  Thanks to folks like Stephen Fry, the Bloggess, and Hyperbole and a Half, it's possible to get an inkling of this particular…
  • Jul 24

    Dear Hilton Corporation:

    Dear Hilton Corporation:
    Why is it, that at least one Doubletree, you have set the systems running the televisions (according to the repairperson I met yesterday) to change, at random times, from the channel that I want to watch to the Movie Promo channel, thereby…
  • Jul 24

    Last-minute advice for bar exam takers.

    Last-minute advice for bar exam takers.
    On one of our other blogs (here).
Rank this Week: 471

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/
  • 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…
  • Jul 14

    Governor Brown Signs Brown Lawn Bill By Assembly Member Brown

    Governor Brown Signs Brown Lawn Bill By Assembly Member Brown
    By Michael Reiter Attorney at Law You may have seen the articles about the new California law that permits dead lawns during the drought. Here is the text of AB1, introduced by Assembly Member Cheryl Brown (D-San Bernardino):…
  • Apr 6

    Code Enforcement Gone Wild

    Code Enforcement Gone Wild
    I was a Deputy City Attorney for the City of San Bernardino and the Assistant City Attorney for the City of Redlands. Along with another Deputy, I advised what was then the Code Enforcement Department in San Bernardino.  The City of…
Rank this Week: 559

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: 658

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/
  • Aug 26

    SmallGovCon Week In Review: August 22-26, 2016

    SmallGovCon Week In Review: August 22-26, 2016
    Greetings from Oklahoma, where I am wrapping up a busy week of travel that has included speaking engagements both at the Iowa Vendor Conference and The Indian Country Business Summit. While I’ve been on the road, it has also been a…
  • Aug 25

    Unapproved Addendum Sinks 8(a) Joint Venture’s Bid

    Unapproved Addendum Sinks 8(a) Joint Venture’s Bid
    An 8(a) joint venture failed to obtain SBA’s approval of an addendum to its joint venture agreement—and the lack of SBA approval cost the joint venture an 8(a) contract. In Alutiiq-Banner Joint Venture, B-412952 et al. (July 15,…
  • Aug 25

    Thank you, El Paso!

    Thank you, El Paso!
    I recently had the pleasure to discuss important government contracting legal updates and their effects on small businesses, at the 11th Annual Veterans Business Conference at Fort Bliss (in El Paso). The Contract Opportunities Center did a…
Rank this Week: 628

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
  • Aug 10

    Former BATF agent pays $40,000 for false sick-leave claim

    Former BATF agent pays $40,000 for false sick-leave claim
    On August 10, the Department of Justice announced that a former agent of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms has agreed to pay $40,000 to resolve claims that he submitted false claims for sick pay. According to DOJ’s press…
  • Aug 1

    Shipping firms settle whistleblower’s case for nearly $1.1 million

    Shipping firms settle whistleblower’s case for nearly $1.1 million
    On August 1, the Department of Justice announced that two shipping firms had agreed to pay nearly $1.1 million to settle civil charges, initially brought by a whistleblower, that the firms charged ocean carriers – and then passed on to…
  • Jun 23

    On June 22, the Departments of Justice and…

    On June 22, the Departments of Justice and Health and Human Services announced nationwide operations involving charges against a record 301 persons for federal health care program fraud. The takedown, the ninth announced by the Obama…
Rank this Week: 816

Freedom of Information & Open…

Freedom of Information & Open Government Blog

News, views and updates on the UK Freedom of Information Act, worldwide Freedom of Information and open government. Maintained by Steve Wood, Lecturer at Liverpool John Moores University.

http://foia.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 11

    FOI case law update - 28 November 2013

    FOI case law update - 28 November 2013
    The Campaign for Freedom of Information's next course on 'Information Commissioner & Tribunal Decisions - what do they mean in practice?' is taking place in London on 28th November 2013.This course, now in its 8th year, aims to help…
  • Oct 29

    76 organisations call on government to drop proposed FOI restriction

    76 organisations call on government to drop proposed FOI restriction
    76 campaign groups, charities and press bodies have written to the prime minister urging him to drop proposals to restrict the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act. They say the proposals are not compatible with the prime minister's stated aim of…
  • Oct 24

    MPs call for extension of the FOI Act to cover contracted out public service

    MPs call for extension of the FOI Act to cover contracted out public service
    An Early Day Motion calling for the extension of the FOI Act to cover contracted out public services has been tabled by Labour MP Grahame Morris and co-sponsored by Caroline Lucas (Green), Mark Durkan (SDLP), John McDonnell (Lab), Margaret…
Rank this Week: 707

Government Contracts Blog

Government Contracts Blog

The latest updates on developments affecting government contracts. Published by Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.governmentcontractslawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1137

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: 1678

Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Covers government law. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.uaslawblog.com/
  • Aug 26

    Drone Operations Near Wildfires Spark New Laws and Technological Advance

    Drone Operations Near Wildfires Spark New Laws and Technological Advance
    As wildfire season heats up in the Western United States, drone (also known as “unmanned aircraft systems” or “UAS”) operations near wildfires have spurred technological advances and prompted a series of state and…
  • Aug 25

    Ready For Takeoff! FAA’s New Commercial Drone Rule Takes Effect on August 29, 2016

    Ready For Takeoff! FAA’s New Commercial Drone Rule Takes Effect on August 29, 2016
    The FAA’s new final rule, which will revolutionize commercial operations of small drones (also known as small Unmanned Aircraft Systems or sUAS), will become effective on Monday, August 29, 2016. The FAA is replacing its previous…
  • Aug 9

    Drone Defenses, Part I: Rely on Local Law Enforcement

    Drone Defenses, Part I: Rely on Local Law Enforcement
    The proliferation of drones, or unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), has resulted in a growing interest in preventing unlawful and potentially dangerous drone operations. Private entities are generally prohibited from taking self-help defensive…
Rank this Week: 1209

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/
  • Aug 26

    Fastest 5 Minutes, The Podcast Gov’t Contractors Can’t Do Without (Aug. 19)

    Fastest 5 Minutes, The Podcast Gov’t Contractors Can’t Do Without (Aug. 19)
    Crowell & Moring’s “Fastest 5 Minutes” is a biweekly podcast that provides a brief summary of significant government contracts legal and regulatory developments that no government contracts lawyer or executive should be…
  • Aug 25

    Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Final Rule and Guidance Released

    Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Final Rule and Guidance Released
    On August 25, 2016, the Obama Administration published the long-awaited Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) final rule and Department of Labor (DOL) final guidance implementing the “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces” executive order…
  • Aug 11

    Introducing the Fastest 5 Minutes, The Podcast Gov’t Contractors Can’t Do Without

    Introducing the Fastest 5 Minutes, The Podcast Gov’t Contractors Can’t Do Without
    Crowell & Moring invites you to listen and subscribe to the “Fastest 5 Minutes,” a new podcast from the firm’s Government Contracts Group. The podcast is hosted by Partners Peter Eyre and David Robbins and will provide…
Rank this Week: 1377

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
Rank this Week: 1691

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/
  • Aug 26

    That’s a Violation of the False Claims Act?

    That’s a Violation of the False Claims Act?
    Any fraud on a federal government agency could potentially be a violation of the federal False Claims Act.  Not every government fraud involves millions of dollars.  Take, for example, a recent settlement announced by the Department…
  • Aug 5

    U.S. Tax Court Expands the Scope of I.R.S. Whistleblower Award

    U.S. Tax Court Expands the Scope of I.R.S. Whistleblower Award
    The statute governing whistleblower claims, I.R.C. § 7623, grants awards to private citizens who provide information to the IRS that leads to the collection of at least $2 million in taxes, penalties, interest, and “additional…
  • Jul 18

    Government Child Care Fraud Hurts Familie

    Government Child Care Fraud Hurts Familie
    If you are not part of a low-income family with small children, you may not have heard of the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF).  Similar to the Medicaid program, CCDF is a joint program between the federal government and the states…
Rank this Week: 1554

Subject to Inquiry

Subject to Inquiry

Looks at white collar, congressional, SEC, energy enforcement and other government inquiries. By McGuireWoods.

http://www.subjecttoinquiry.com/
  • Aug 25

    SEC Takes Aim at Settlement Agreements that Waive Whistleblower Award

    SEC Takes Aim at Settlement Agreements that Waive Whistleblower Award
    Over the past two weeks, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) further elevated its already robust whistleblower protection efforts. Its most recent enforcement activity takes aim at employee severance agreements that purport to limit…
  • Aug 23

    CFPB’s Proposed Arbitration Rule Prompts Thousands of Comment

    CFPB’s Proposed Arbitration Rule Prompts Thousands of Comment
    The comment period for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)’s proposed arbitration rulemaking ended on Monday, and the Bureau received nearly 11,000 comments both strongly supporting and opposing the proposed rule.  As…
  • Aug 9

    CFPB Proposes Multiple Changes to TRID “Know Before You Owe” Rule

    CFPB Proposes Multiple Changes to TRID “Know Before You Owe” Rule
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) recently issued 293 pages of proposed changes (the “Amendments”) to the federal mortgage disclosure requirements it propounded in October 2015 commonly known as the…
Rank this Week: 1813

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/
  • Aug 25

    Uncle Sam’s Cuba Democracy (Internet) Promotion Program, Classify It or End It

    Uncle Sam’s Cuba Democracy (Internet) Promotion Program, Classify It or End It
    Next month in Miami, the U.S. government will host a Cuba Internet Freedom Conference. It is being billed as a two-day event aiming to bring “together digital innovators and independent journalists from Cuba with other…
  • Aug 23

    Mandatory Denaturalization Should be Considered for Export Control Law Violator

    Mandatory Denaturalization Should be Considered for Export Control Law Violator
    It’s four years in the federal slammer for an American caught conspiring to export to Communist China a very pricey weaponized drone as well as jet fighter engines. In my book, she got off too easy. According to…
  • Aug 12

    The 2016 Political Looking Gla

    The 2016 Political Looking Gla
    ‘More than a dozen national security and foreign policy experts recently signed a letter stating that Donald Trump is unfit to be commander-in-chief, ‘is this not a devastating indictment’? ‘How can he recover…
Rank this Week: 1383

Oregon Legal Research

Oregon Legal Research

Features news, tips, and information about Oregon legal research.

http://blog.oregonlegalresearch.com/
  • Aug 22

    Inaugural Stand-Alone SRLN Equal Justice Program Scheduled for February 2017

    Inaugural Stand-Alone SRLN Equal Justice Program Scheduled for February 2017
    The Self-Represented Litigation Network (SRLN) is an organization for Access-to-Justice (A2J) professionals, lawyers, judges, law librarians, law professors, law students, and others who believe that everyone has a right to free or…
  • Aug 22

    Next Big Thing: National Conference on Copyright of State Legal Material

    Next Big Thing: National Conference on Copyright of State Legal Material
    National Conference on Copyright of State Legal Materials If you don’t think it matters, i.e. free access to current and historical local law, then you aren’t paying attention. We can also only hope that any copyright law overhaul…
  • Aug 8

    Access to Justice: ABA Report from Commission on Future of Legal Service

    Access to Justice: ABA Report from Commission on Future of Legal Service
    Read the ABA article and the report: “Can the access-to-justice gap be closed? These recommendations might make it possible,” by Victor Li and James Podgers, ABA Journal, August 06, 2016. And read Bob Ambrogi’s comments on…
Rank this Week: 1468

Whistleblower Attorneys Blog

Whistleblower Attorneys Blog

Covers qui tam and government law. By Greene LLP.

http://www.whistleblowerattorneys-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 1406

FDA Lawyers Blog

FDA Lawyers Blog

By Frommer Lawrence & Haug.

http://www.fdalawyersblog.com/
  • Aug 17

    President Obama Signs GMO Labeling Bill into Law

    President Obama Signs GMO Labeling Bill into Law
    On July 29, 2016, President Barack Obama signed S.764 into law. The law amends the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 to require that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (“USDA”) establish and oversee a national bioengineered food…
  • Jul 19

    CREATES Act of 2016: Bipartisan Bill Aimed at Curbing REMS Abuse

    CREATES Act of 2016: Bipartisan Bill Aimed at Curbing REMS Abuse
    Congress passed the Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act of 2007 (“FDAAA”) to give the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) new authority to regulate the safety of marketed drugs. As part of this authority,…
  • Jul 19

    CREATES Act of 2016: Bipartisan Bill Aimed at Curbing REMS Abuse

    CREATES Act of 2016: Bipartisan Bill Aimed at Curbing REMS Abuse
    Congress passed the Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act of 2007 (“FDAAA”) to give the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) new authority to regulate the safety of marketed drugs. As part of this authority,…
Rank this Week: 1772

PA Public Contracts

PA Public Contracts

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

http://www.papubliccontracts.com/
  • Aug 17

    Bad Faith Finding Does Not Mandate Award Of Attorney Fees And 1% Penalty

    Bad Faith Finding Does Not Mandate Award Of Attorney Fees And 1% Penalty
    If a public owner breaches its payment obligations to a public contractor and acts in bad faith in doing so, is the public contractor automatically entitled to an award of its attorney’s fees and a 1% penalty under section…
  • Aug 2

    Was Bid Non-Conforming Where Use Of PennBid Was Mandatory?

    Was Bid Non-Conforming Where Use Of PennBid Was Mandatory?
    If a public owner mandates that all bidders use PennBid, an electronic bidding system used by public owners in Pennsylvania, for receipt and tabulation of their bid prices, but also inexplicably requires each bidder to write out its…
  • Jul 19

    Commonwealth Court Affirms Dismissal Of Late-Filed Claim With The Board Of Claim

    Commonwealth Court Affirms Dismissal Of Late-Filed Claim With The Board Of Claim
    In a recent, unreported decision, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania affirmed the dismissal by the Board of Claims (Board) of a late-filed contractor claim.  Under the Board’s jurisdictional statute, 62 Pa. C.S. §…
Rank this Week: 1437

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

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

http://blog.finkrosnerershow-levenberg.com/
  • Aug 12

    Behavioral Therapy Techniques Show Promise for Alzheimers’ Patient

    Behavioral Therapy Techniques Show Promise for Alzheimers’ Patient
    If you are caring for a person with Alzheimers’ dementia, you are probably seeing a number of behavioral changes that are difficult to understand and challenging to respond to. These are sometimes called “neuropsychiatric…
  • Aug 9

    Medicaid applicant gets penalty period for cash transaction

    Medicaid applicant gets penalty period for cash transaction
    Followers of this blog know that if a person applies for Medicaid to pay for nursing home care (or assisted living or home care), they have to provide five years’ of financial records and prove to the agency just what … Continue…
  • Jul 20

    When the caregiving ends, new problems to tackle as Executor

    When the caregiving ends, new problems to tackle as Executor
    In our legal practice, we advise  many family caregivers who are managing and supporting the lives of their frail loved ones, and  we also advise executors in the administration of estates. Very often, the person who was our client…
Rank this Week: 1530

Government Contracts Blog

Government Contracts Blog

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

http://brownrudnick.com/blog/government-contracts/
  • Jul 26

    The CDA Requirement to Give Notice of the Amount of a Claim

    The CDA Requirement to Give Notice of the Amount of a Claim
    Contractors with claims against their government customers sometimes feel stymied by the requirement in the Contract Disputes Act (CDA) that a claim state a “sum certain.” A contractor may know that it has a valid claim but may be…
  • Jul 20

    The ASBCA and the Case of the Missing Contract

    The ASBCA and the Case of the Missing Contract
    In most disputes before the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals (“ASBCA”), there is a basic assumption that no one ever thinks about — the existence of a contract. And why would you think about it? After all, it’s…
  • Jun 27

    Will 8(a) Small Businesses Lose Out In SBA’s Planned Expansion of the Mentor-Protégé Program?

    Will 8(a) Small Businesses Lose Out In SBA’s Planned Expansion of the Mentor-Protégé Program?
    There is a lot to celebrate in the pending Small Business Administration (“SBA”) rule that will open up the mentor-protégé program to all small businesses, in contrast to the current rules which apply only to 8(a)…
Rank this Week: 1212

CFTC Law

CFTC Law

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

http://www.cftclaw.com/
  • Apr 20

    Hello world!

    Hello world!
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  • Aug 8

    FIA Sets Forth Five Core Principles in Enhancing CFTC Market Surveillance

    FIA Sets Forth Five Core Principles in Enhancing CFTC Market Surveillance
    In a response to a request by the CFTC’s Technology Advisory Committee for comment on how best to develop a 21st century surveillance system, the Financial Industry Association (FIA) and the FIA Principal Traders Group submitted a…
  • Aug 8

    FIA Sets Forth Five Core Principles in Enhancing CFTC Market Surveillance

    FIA Sets Forth Five Core Principles in Enhancing CFTC Market Surveillance
    FIA Sets Forth Five Core Principles in Enhancing CFTC Market Surveillance In a response to a request by the CFTC’s Technology Advisory Committee for comment on how best to develop a 21st century surveillance system, the Financial…
Rank this Week: 1494

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: 1490

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: 1214

Politics, Law and Policy Blog

Politics, Law and Policy Blog

Covers policy and political intelligence. By McKenna Long & Aldridge, LLP.

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

    Health Care Weekly Wrap-Up

    Health Care Weekly Wrap-Up
    Federal Update Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations Initiates Review into Income Verification Procedures for Tax Credits… The Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, led by Chairman Rob Portman (R-OH), is launching…
  • May 15

    Health Care Weekly Wrap-Up

    Health Care Weekly Wrap-Up
    Federal Update Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations Initiates Review into Income Verification Procedures for Tax Credits… The Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, led by Chairman Rob Portman (R-OH), is launching…
  • May 8

    Health Care Weekly Wrap-Up

    Health Care Weekly Wrap-Up
    Federal Update Senate Passes GOP Budget The Senate has passed the fiscal year 2016 budget conference agreement with a 51-48 vote, marking the first time Congress has passed a budget since 2009. The budget lays out many of the congressional…
Rank this Week: 1848

Rulemaking

Rulemaking

Covers administrative rulemaking processes and administrative law issues. For members of the Administrative Codes and Registers (ACR).

https://rulemaking.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 1272

Procurement Law Blog

Procurement Law Blog

Covers Canadian private and public sector procurement. By Davis LLP.

http://www.davis.ca/en/blog/procurement-law/
Rank this Week: 1759

International Municipal Lawyers…

International Municipal Lawyers Association - Local Government Blog

Covers constitutional, employment, environment, ethics, land use, and telecom law.

http://imlablog.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 1350

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: 1755

Johnny California

Johnny California

Analysis, explanation of of California law, government, and politics (with a special focus on the epic mess known as the California ballot proposition system).

http://johnnycalifornia.com/
Rank this Week: 1834

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Covers whistleblower and government law. By Law Offices of Jeffrey A. Newman & Associates.

http://www.whistleblowerlawyernews.com/
  • Aug 28

    Listeria outbreak prompts recall of 45 varieties of fresh cut vegetables at Walmart, Publix and Winn Dixie

    Listeria outbreak prompts recall of 45 varieties of fresh cut vegetables at Walmart, Publix and Winn Dixie
    A listeria outbreak has resulted in a major recall of  pre-cut vegetables distributed by Texas company Country Fresh LLC. Listeria was discovered during a routine sample test at a retailer by the Georgia Department of Agriculture. A…
  • Aug 27

    Skilled nursing facility settles Medicaid lawsuit for $28 million

    Skilled nursing facility settles Medicaid lawsuit for $28 million
    A Nskilled nursing facility has agreed to pay $28 million and implement reforms to settle a lawsuit alleging fraud, neglect and criminal conduct by the facility’s owners and staff. A civil lawsuit claimed the owners of Medford…
  • Aug 26

    S.E.C. charges 71 municipal bond issuers for misleading investor

    S.E.C. charges 71 municipal bond issuers for misleading investor
    The Securities and Exchange Commission has leveled charges against 71 municipal bond issuers for misleading investors with offering documents containing materially false statements or omissions about their compliance with continuing…
Rank this Week: 2585

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: 4766

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/
  • Aug 26

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 8/26

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 8/26
    U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletinhttp://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/2016cta.html Jamul Action Committee v. Chaudhuri (Indian Gaming Regulatory Act - NEPA Review)U.S. Federal Trial Courts Bulletin…
  • Aug 18

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 8/18

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 8/18
    U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletinhttp://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/2016cta.html United States v. Lasley (Sentencing - Guidelines to Major Crimes Act)U.S. Federal Trial Courts Bulletin…
  • Aug 11

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 8/11

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 8/11
    U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletinhttp://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/2016cta.html Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation v. Myton (Reservation Boundaries)Bodi v. Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians (Tribal Sovereign Immunity…
Rank this Week: 4369

Corruption Chronicles

Corruption Chronicles

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

http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/
Rank this Week: 2560

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/
  • Aug 25

    The US-Mexican border

    The US-Mexican border
    I have just read the clearest, most trenchant and evocative explanation of what is happening on the border between Mexico and the U.S.  And “one of the greatest “secrets” of the 2016 election campaign (though it…
  • Aug 23

    Trump’s Audience

    Trump’s Audience
    Behind Trump’s remarks and his imperviousness to criticism is the audience he’s after. Trump charges that this election is rigged because his audience doesn’t like who can vote. One can respond that elections have been…
  • Aug 16

    Silencing: Pensions, Kurds and Black Lives Matter

    Silencing: Pensions, Kurds and Black Lives Matter
    We watched a Black Lives Matter march pass in front of our house recently. It reminded me of something that happened in 1972, when NBC aired a documentary called “Pensions: The Broken Promise.” It described many instances in which…
Rank this Week: 4698

Fracking Insider

Fracking Insider

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

http://www.frackinginsider.com
  • Aug 24

    ESA Mega-Settlement Part II: CBD Files Notice of Intent to Sue Over 417 Specie

    ESA Mega-Settlement Part II: CBD Files Notice of Intent to Sue Over 417 Specie
    The Center for Biological Diversity (“CBD”) filed on August 23, 2016 a Notice of Intent to sue the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (“FWS” or “the Service”) over missed Endangered Species Act…
  • Aug 16

    Hydraulic Fracturing: State Regulatory Roundup Vol. 48

    Hydraulic Fracturing: State Regulatory Roundup Vol. 48
    Fracking Insider Readers: We are pleased to bring you Volume 48 of our State Regulatory Roundup, including updates in California, Colorado, and Kansas. As we explained in earlier volumes, we designed the Roundup to provide quick overviews on…
  • Aug 11

    Shocker from EIA – Lifting the Crude Export Ban Results in More Crude Export

    Shocker from EIA – Lifting the Crude Export Ban Results in More Crude Export
    “Since the removal of restrictions on exporting U.S. crude oil in December 2015, the number of countries receiving exported U.S. crude has risen sharply. These exports have occurred despite a sustained narrow price premium of…
Rank this Week: 3813