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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 2

    Got Me

    Got Me
    Dolphin Expressway to be Converted to 15 Consecutive Miles of Toll Booths The Miami-Dade Expressway Authority (MDX) announced on Monday that it plans to greatly expand the number of toll plazas along State Road 836. The plan, which will take…
  • Apr 29

    Carter Coal Live

    Carter Coal Live
    The DC Circuit issued a major separation of powers ruling today in Ass’n of American Railroads v. DOT. The main part of the opinion adopts a view of the non-delegation doctrine that I explained and relied on as part of … Continue…
  • Apr 29

    Mysteries of Twitter (II)

    Mysteries of Twitter (II)
    Each section of JOTWELL is set up with a basically identical wordpress blog. (Don’t ask why, there were good reasons to do it that way when we started.) Each section forwards posts to twitter via Twitter Feed. The tweets appear ……
Rank this Week: 12

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: 55

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 4

    Today's Headlines and Commentary

    Today's Headlines and Commentary
    Petty Officer First Class Charles Keating IV was identified by a family member as the Navy SEAL who was killed during an Islamic State assault in Iraq. Speaking on Keating's death, the White House reaffirmed that U.S. personnel are not…
  • May 4

    Foreign Official Immunity: Lawsuits Against Foreign Government Officials in U.S. Court

    Foreign Official Immunity: Lawsuits Against Foreign Government Officials in U.S. Court
    I have an article in the May issue of the Washington Diplomat, the magazine for the diplomatic community, entitled "Legal Minefield: Lawsuits Force Foreign Governments to Navigate U.S. Court System" that provides a brief practical primer…
  • May 4

    Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast: An Interview with Gen. Michael Hayden

    Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast: An Interview with Gen. Michael Hayden
    Our guest for episode 114 is General Michael Hayden, former director of the NSA and CIA; he also confirms that he personally wrote every word of his fine book, Playing to the Edge: American Intelligence in the Age of Terror. In a…
Rank this Week: 75

Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • May 4

    Gamify the Grid! New EPA game Generate! Helps Students Understand the Relationship between Climate Change and Energy Production

    Gamify the Grid! New EPA game Generate! Helps Students Understand the Relationship between Climate Change and Energy Production
    By Rose Keane When you’re teaching someone, sometimes you never know what’s going to stick. Some people need to hear the information, others might need to read it, but chances are the best way to get someone to remember is to have…
  • May 4

    Combata las chinches, los mosquitos y otras plaga

    Combata las chinches, los mosquitos y otras plaga
    Por Lina Younes A medida que la temperatura comienza a subir, disfrutamos viendo el revivir de la naturaleza. El retoñar de los árboles y arbustos y la renacer de la vida silvestre. Mientras damos la bienvenida al regreso de las…
  • May 4

    Fighting Bed Bugs, Mosquitos and other Pest

    Fighting Bed Bugs, Mosquitos and other Pest
    By Lina Younes As the temperature warms up, we enjoy watching the revival of nature. Flowering trees, shrubs and wildlife come to life. While we welcome the return of butterflies and bees to our gardens, we definitely don’t rejoice with…
Rank this Week: 186

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/
  • Apr 29

    Whistleblowers Win Big in the Defend Trade Secrets Act

    Whistleblowers Win Big in the Defend Trade Secrets Act
    Washington, D.C. On April 27, 2016 Congress passed the Defend Trade Secrets Act, a bill supported by the White House and for which President Obama is expected to sign shortly. The bill included a whistleblower protection amendment, offered by…
  • Apr 29

    False Claims Act Hearing a Succe

    False Claims Act Hearing a Succe
    Yesterday, the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice held a hearing entitled “Oversight of the False Claims Act,” in which corporate lobbyists organized by the Chamber of Commerce worked to advance…
  • Apr 28

    Senator Grassley Blasts Efforts to Undermine the False Claims Act

    Senator Grassley Blasts Efforts to Undermine the False Claims Act
    In a statement before the House Judiciary Committee, Senator Charles Grassley strongly opposed efforts by high-powered corporate lobbyists to undermine the False Claims Act.  This Act has proven to be the most effective whistleblower law…
Rank this Week: 193

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 4

    Hawaii State Ethics Commission Seeking New Executive Director

    Hawaii State Ethics Commission Seeking New Executive Director
    The Hawaii State Ethics Commission is currently accepting applications for Executive Director to replace former executive director and chief legal Continued on Next Page
  • May 4

    Wednesday Government Relations New

    Wednesday Government Relations New
    Lobbying California: “Legislature Passes Bill to Disclose Lobbying on State Contracts” by Guy Marzorati for KQED Campaign Finance New Jersey: Continued on Next Page
  • May 3

    Maryland Expands Pay-to-Play Reporting Requirement

    Maryland Expands Pay-to-Play Reporting Requirement
    Gov. Larry Hogan signed a pay-to-play bill, amending campaign finance reporting requirements for filers doing public business. House Bill 112 Continued on Next Page
Rank this Week: 234

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/
  • Apr 30

    Worth the Read

    Worth the Read
    Adam M. Gershowitz, The Post-Riley Search Warrant: Search Protocols and Particularity in Cell Phone Searches, 69 Vand. L. Rev. 585 (2016) Margaret Dodson, Bruton on Balance: Standardizing Redacted Codefendant…
  • Apr 28

    Clemency from the Prez.

    Clemency from the Prez.
    This week, the Combat Clemency Project at the University of Chicago Law School petitioned for a Presidential Pardon on behalf of Corey R. Clagett, a former Army PFC released on March 31, 2016 from the US military prison at Fort Leavenworth,…
  • Apr 17

    Prosecutorial practice

    Prosecutorial practice
    In United States v. Mercier, __ M.J. __, No. 20160318 (C.G. Ct. Crim. App. Mar. 18, 2016) the court denied a Government interlocutory appeal of a military judge’s ruling that found that a specification was improperly referred and…
Rank this Week: 238

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: 211

The Justice Blog

The Justice Blog

The Official Blog of the United States Department of Justice.

http://blogs.justice.gov/main/
Rank this Week: 297

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: 441

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
  • May 3

    Bucco Works with Survivors & Advocates on “Erin’s Law” to Prevent Child Sex Abuse

    Bucco Works with Survivors & Advocates on “Erin’s Law” to Prevent Child Sex Abuse
    Senator Anthony Bucco has introduced 'Erin’s Law' requiring school districts to incorporate sexual abuse prevention and awareness education into the core curriculum. Bucco is working with local advocates and survivor Erin Merryn, for…
  • May 3

    Beck: NJ Transit Must Stand Firm on Contracts & Fare

    Beck: NJ Transit Must Stand Firm on Contracts & Fare
    Sen. Jennifer Beck said that a new report showing that NJ Transit riders pay the highest fares in the nation should prompt the rail agency to stand firm to a pair of rail worker unions that just voted to reject a new contract.
  • May 2

    Bateman Budget Resolution to Fund Christie’s Proposal to Test School Drinking Water for Lead

    Bateman Budget Resolution to Fund Christie’s Proposal to Test School Drinking Water for Lead
    Sen. Kip Bateman announced his plans to introduce a budget resolution to add Gov. Christie’s proposed $10 million to the FY 2017 budget to support the statewide testing of school drinking water for lead contamination.
Rank this Week: 449

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/
  • Apr 27

    Could You Spot Medicare Fraud If You Saw It?

    Could You Spot Medicare Fraud If You Saw It?
    According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, as of February 2016, there were over 56,000,000 beneficiaries enrolled in the original Medicare and Medicare Advantage plans.  Given the number of patients, just imagine how…
  • Apr 22

    Supreme Court Considers “Implied Certifications” Under the False Claims Act

    Supreme Court Considers “Implied Certifications” Under the False Claims Act
    On Tuesday, April 19, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in Universal Health Services v. United States and Massachusetts ex rel. Julio Escobar and Carmen Correa, a case testing the “implied certification” theory used in many…
  • Apr 15

    McCabe Rabin Announces $1.1 Million Qui Tam Settlement

    McCabe Rabin Announces $1.1 Million Qui Tam Settlement
    McCabe Rabin, P.A. announces the settlement of a qui tam case against Florida Pain Medicine Associates, Inc. and its owners Dr. Bart Gatz, Dr. Alexis Renta and Dr. Albert Rodriguez.  Florida Pain Medicine Associates, Inc. is a pain…
Rank this Week: 362

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: 590

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: 573

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Whistleblower Lawyer News

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

http://www.whistleblowerlawyernews.com/
Rank this Week: 944

Fracking Insider

Fracking Insider

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

http://www.frackinginsider.com
  • May 3

    Hydraulic Fracturing: State Regulatory Roundup Vol. 46

    Hydraulic Fracturing: State Regulatory Roundup Vol. 46
    Fracking Insider Readers: We are pleased to bring you Volume 46 of our State Regulatory Roundup, including updates in Colorado, New York, and Pennsylvania. As we explained in earlier volumes, we designed the Roundup to provide quick overviews…
  • Apr 22

    Activists Using Misinformation to Kill Fracking in Wayne National Forest

    Activists Using Misinformation to Kill Fracking in Wayne National Forest
    A large billboard has been placed by anti-fracking extremists across from the Wayne National Forest (“the Wayne”) headquarters on U.S. Rt. 33 near Nelsonville, Ohio. The billboard declares, “Frack our national forest? No…
  • Mar 25

    OSHA Announces New Silica PEL of 50 µg/m3, Gives Fracking Five Years to Comply

    OSHA Announces New Silica PEL of 50 µg/m3, Gives Fracking Five Years to Comply
    Today the U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration (“OSHA”) published the new Permissible Exposure Limit (“PEL”) for occupational exposure to respirable crystalline silica (“silica”).  The…
Rank this Week: 889

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
  • Apr 27

    New York company pays $5 million to settle service-disabled veteran fraud case

    New York company pays $5 million to settle service-disabled veteran fraud case
    New York-based Hayner Hoyt Corp. agreed to pay $5 million to settle a whistleblower’s allegations that the company defrauded the government by fraudulently obtaining contracts set aside for service-disabled veteran-owned businesses, the…
  • Apr 27

    Oncology parent company settles following subsidiary’s agreement in whistleblower case

    Oncology parent company settles following subsidiary’s agreement in whistleblower case
    On March 8, the Department of Justice announced that 21st Century Oncology, Inc., the parent of 21st Century Oncology, LLC (which paid nearly $20 million to DOJ in December 2015), and another subsidiary have agreed to pay $34.7 million to…
  • Apr 27

    Combat helmet maker pays $3 million to settle whistleblowers’ allegations.

    Combat helmet maker pays $3 million to settle whistleblowers’ allegations.
    On March 7, the Department of Justice announced that Ohio-based Armorsource, LLC, had agreed to pay $3 million to resolve a whistleblower’s allegations that the company provided defective combat helmets to the U.S. Army. According to…
Rank this Week: 953

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/
Rank this Week: 855

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/
Rank this Week: 803

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • May 4

    Treasury Dept. marketplace lending findings expected to be released next week

    Treasury Dept. marketplace lending findings expected to be released next week
    Scott M. Pearson The CFPB recently joined other federal regulators who have indicated a growing interest in marketplace lending with its announcement that it is accepting consumer complaints about loans obtained through marketplace…
  • May 4

    FFIEC proposes new rating system

    FFIEC proposes new rating system
    Barbara S. Mishkin The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC), whose members include the CFPB, is proposing a new uniform interagency consumer compliance rating system to reflect changes in consumer compliance supervision…
  • May 3

    CFPB publishes two resources for small creditor

    CFPB publishes two resources for small creditor
    Wendy Tran and Richard J. Andreano, Jr. The CFPB recently published a fact sheet for small creditors operating in rural or underserved areas. As we have reported, the CFPB issued a final rule, which became effective on January 1, 2016,…
Rank this Week: 1736

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/
Rank this Week: 1315

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: 1580

White Collar Alert

White Collar Alert

Provides news and insight to counsel and legal observers concerning white collar criminal defense, internal investigations, government litigation and regulatory compliance. By Montgomery McCracken.

http://whitecollarblog.mmwr.com
Rank this Week: 1653

Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Covers government law. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.uaslawblog.com/
  • May 3

    Want an FAA Section 333 Exemption for your Close-up sUAS Operations? Come Prepared.

    Want an FAA Section 333 Exemption for your Close-up sUAS Operations? Come Prepared.
    The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) generally prohibits small unmanned aircraft system (sUAS) flight operations within 500 feet from all persons, vessels, vehicles, and structures. However, closer-in operations of sUAS been approved in…
  • Apr 27

    U.S. Senate Passes Bipartisan FAA Bill Marking First Step to UAS Regulation

    U.S. Senate Passes Bipartisan FAA Bill Marking First Step to UAS Regulation
    On April 19, the United States Senate passed bipartisan legislation that would reauthorize federal funding for the Federal Aviation Administration for the next two fiscal years. The Senate-passed bill, which will not take effect until the…
  • Apr 26

    Flying into Darkness – Commercial Drone Night Flights Approved by the FAA

    Flying into Darkness – Commercial Drone Night Flights Approved by the FAA
    Last week, the FAA issued an historic authority to Industrial Skyworks for nighttime commercial UAS operations.  The Section 333 exemption, obtained with the help of Kenneth Quinn, Jennifer Trock, and Graham Keithley of Pillsbury…
Rank this Week: 1668

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/
  • May 3

    Great idea for older folks to help avoid missed insurance payment

    Great idea for older folks to help avoid missed insurance payment
    There is a New Jersey insurance law which allows a person who is 62 years of age or older to designate an authorized third party to receive Policy Lapse Notices and Late Payment notices from the policyholder’s insurance company. This…
  • May 2

    Great idea for older folks with brokerage and investment relationship

    Great idea for older folks with brokerage and investment relationship
    I have just learned that Morgan Stanley has instituted an optional opportunity similar to what I blogged about the other day. That post was about a way that New jersey insureds can designate a third party who would be sent a copy…
  • Apr 27

    We Respect Our Aging Parents by Helping Them Plan for Future Need

    We Respect Our Aging Parents by Helping Them Plan for Future Need
    Could this be you? You’re in your thirties or forties, with several active children and a busy social and business life. You’ve got volunteer activities and school programs to keep track of. Your parents are in their seventies or…
Rank this Week: 1482

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: 1618

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: 1380

Whistleblower Attorneys Blog

Whistleblower Attorneys Blog

Covers qui tam and government law. By Greene LLP.

http://www.whistleblowerattorneys-blog.com/
  • Oct 19

    Greene LLP False Claims Act Suit Resolved with Millennium Health, LLC Settlement of $227 Million

    Greene LLP False Claims Act Suit Resolved with Millennium Health, LLC Settlement of $227 Million
    On October 19, 2015, Greene LLP announced the resolution of False Claims Act claims against Millennium Health, LLC in a settlement reached with the United States. The settlement, likely to exceed $231 million once interest is calculated,…
  • Oct 6

    PharMerica Whistleblower Collects $1 Million from Drug Kickback Settlement

    PharMerica Whistleblower Collects $1 Million from Drug Kickback Settlement
    PharMerica Corporation has settled False Claims Act (FCA) allegations agreeing to pay the United States $9.25 million. The allegations had accused PharMerica of taking kickbacks from Abbott Laboratories Inc. in order to increase the use of…
  • Sep 29

    New York District Court Closes the Door on Decade Long Schindler FCA Litigation

    New York District Court Closes the Door on Decade Long Schindler FCA Litigation
    Earlier this month, the U.S District Court for the Southern District of New York decided for Schindler Elevator Corporation after more than a decade of prolonged litigation. The ten years of back and forth litigation included both a trip to…
Rank this Week: 1529

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: 1598

The Data Driven City

The Data Driven City

Explores technology, data, and laws related to city planning, urban renewal, and government in general.

http://datadrivencity.com/
  • Sep 21

    Lessig on the charges against Dotcom and Megaupload

    Lessig on the charges against Dotcom and Megaupload
    This morning, Kim Dotcom, accused by the Department of Justice of criminal copyright infringement, is in a New Zealand court to see if he will be extradited to the United States. One of the things in Dotcom’s corner is testimony from…
  • Sep 19

    Last Week Tonight on Criminal Justice

    Last Week Tonight on Criminal Justice
    John Oliver has been on a role this summer addressing criminal justice issues on his HBO show Last Week Tonight. Below, check out his recent segments  on the bail system, mandatory minimums, and under-funding of public…
  • Sep 18

    Shelterforce Interview with HUD Secretary

    Shelterforce Interview with HUD Secretary
    There is a great interview up this week on Shelterforce with HUD Secretary  Julián Castro. I think the parts of the interview that dive into some of the details about the solutions for low-income housing problems, and…
Rank this Week: 1688

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: 1062

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: 1412

Whitcomb Law Blog

Whitcomb Law Blog

Covers government procurement.

http://blog.whitcomblawpc.com
Rank this Week: 1649

CFTC Law

CFTC Law

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

http://www.cftclaw.com/
  • 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…
  • 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 SurveillanceIn 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…
  • Aug 6

    Massad Says CFTC Hampered by Budget Constraint

    Massad Says CFTC Hampered by Budget Constraint
    Massad Says CFTC Hampered by Budget Constraints Recently appointed CFTC Chairman Tim Massad announced last week that there were “a lot of things” he would like to do to continue the CFTC’s goal of regulating financial…
Rank this Week: 1605

FDA Lawyers Blog

FDA Lawyers Blog

By Frommer Lawrence & Haug.

http://www.fdalawyersblog.com/
  • Jul 7

    FDA Takes Aim at Wood-Aged Cheese

    FDA Takes Aim at Wood-Aged Cheese
    FDA has recently challenged the use of wooden planks (shelving) to age certain cheeses, a practice that has been going on for centuries. The Agency is concerned that wood absorbs and retains certain bacteria, such as listeria, that can…
  • Apr 24

    Proposed Rule Deems E-Cigarettes "Tobacco Products" Under the Family Smoking Prevening and Tobacco Control Act

    Proposed Rule Deems E-Cigarettes "Tobacco Products" Under the Family Smoking Prevening and Tobacco Control Act
    The Food and Drug Administration introduced a proposed rule yesterday that would extend its existing authority over certain tobacco products. Under the proposed rule, FDA would now oversee electronic/e-cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco,…
  • Apr 14

    Zogenix Sues Massachusetts to Overturn Ban of Opioid Pain Drug

    Zogenix Sues Massachusetts to Overturn Ban of Opioid Pain Drug
    Zogenix, Inc., the San Diego-based manufacturer of the extended-release hydrocodone drug Zohydro ER, has sued the Governor of Massachusetts in U.S. District Court in Boston to overturn as unconstitutional the state's recent prohibition…
Rank this Week: 1718

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 4

    Missing Mentor-Protege Reauthorization Sinks 8(a) JV’s Bid

    Missing Mentor-Protege Reauthorization Sinks 8(a) JV’s Bid
    An 8(a) joint venture was unable to show that its mentor-protege agreement had been renewed by the SBA for a particular year–and the missing reauthorization caused the joint venture to be ineligible for a small business set-aside…
  • May 3

    8(a) Mentor-Protege JV Didn’t Qualify For SDVOSB Set-Aside, Says SBA OHA

    8(a) Mentor-Protege JV Didn’t Qualify For SDVOSB Set-Aside, Says SBA OHA
    An 8(a) mentor-protege joint venture didn’t qualify for an SDVOSB set-aside because the mentor firm was not a small business. In a recent decision, the SBA Office of Hearings and Appeals held that a SDVOSB-specific regulation requires…
  • Apr 29

    SmallGovCon Week In Review: April 25-29, 2016

    SmallGovCon Week In Review: April 25-29, 2016
    As a North Dakota native, I was excited to see a NDSU graduate picked second overall in last night’s NFL draft.  With the draft complete, my focus is back to government contracts news and notes from around the country. In this…
Rank this Week: 3616

Government Contracts Blog

Government Contracts Blog

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

http://brownrudnick.com/blog/government-contracts/
  • May 4

    Some Mission Statements ARE Enforceable By Contract, Says ASBCA

    Some Mission Statements ARE Enforceable By Contract, Says ASBCA
    There are many prurient details one might choose to focus on in the recent Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals (“ASBCA”) decision App. of—Joseph Sottolano, ASBCA No. 59777, which upheld the termination of an Army…
  • May 3

    Delay, Delay, Corporate Acquisition, No Standing

    Delay, Delay, Corporate Acquisition, No Standing
    In Universal Protection Service, LP v. United States, et al., No. 16-126C, the United States Court of Federal Claims (“COFC”) found that Universal was not a “complete successor in interest” to ABM Security Services.…
  • Apr 21

    Proposed Rule Creates Filing Fee for Bid Protest

    Proposed Rule Creates Filing Fee for Bid Protest
    On April 15, GAO proposed a rule in the Federal Register that would impose a $350 fee to file a protest. While $350 will not break the bank for most contractors, the new fee may be a slippery slope. Why not $500 or $1000 or $2000? GAO’s…
Rank this Week: 4094

PA Public Contracts

PA Public Contracts

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

http://www.papubliccontracts.com/
  • May 4

    Public Radio Show Interviews Me On City Of Philadelphia No-Bid Purchase Of Police Body Camera

    Public Radio Show Interviews Me On City Of Philadelphia No-Bid Purchase Of Police Body Camera
    Yesterday the public radio show, APM Marketplace, aired a business story from a local WHYY reporter, Bobby Allyn, where I was asked to comment on the City of Philadelphia’s recent, no-bid purchase of police body cameras from Taser…
  • Apr 21

    Pa. Steel Products Procurement Act, Revisited

    Pa. Steel Products Procurement Act, Revisited
    The Pa. Steel Products Procurement Act became law in 1978 with a stated purpose to protect the U.S. market for steel production and supply. At its core, the Act provides that, if any steel products are to be used or supplied on a…
  • Apr 5

    The U.S. DOT Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program

    The U.S. DOT Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program
    I have posted on numerous occasions about the U.S. Department of Transportation’s disadvantaged business enterprise (DBE) program.  The DBE program is especially relevant to public contractors and subcontractors performing work for…
Rank this Week: 3912

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/
  • May 4

    Moderate Republicans, You Win. Now Deal With It.

    Moderate Republicans, You Win. Now Deal With It.
    Moderate Republicans, you win. Decades of trying to sounds like conservatives, but governing like moderates or liberals laid the seeds for a Donald Trump win. I also find it richly ironic that a lot of the people who complained about the…
  • Apr 28

    Politics is a Full Contact Sport. And that is good.

    Politics is a Full Contact Sport. And that is good.
    Every now and then I enjoy breaking away, far away, from the belly of the beast. The farther from the Washington, DC Metro area the better. It is an added bonus if you can be with people in fields and socio-economic backgrounds other…
  • Apr 23

    US Companies: Beware of Cuba’s “Gusanos” Discriminatory Policie

    US Companies: Beware of Cuba’s “Gusanos” Discriminatory Policie
    Officials with the cash-strapped, Stalinist police state Cuba, were forced to change a long-standing of prohibiting Cuban-born foreign nationals from arriving at Cuba by sea. Why now? Because the Cuban regime needs the money. If someone…
Rank this Week: 4609

Corruption Chronicles

Corruption Chronicles

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

http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/
Rank this Week: 2695

Infra Insight Blog

Infra Insight Blog

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

http://www.infrainsightblog.com
  • Apr 29

    Lower Fuel Prices Take a Toll on California’s Transportation Funding

    Lower Fuel Prices Take a Toll on California’s Transportation Funding
    Lower gas prices and decreased revenue from California’s Price Based Excise Tax (PBET) on gasoline are taking their toll on the state’s transportation funding.  California Transportation Commission (CTC) staff recently…
  • Apr 27

    InfraAmericas and PBBC P3 Awards Gala Call for Nominations is Open

    InfraAmericas and PBBC P3 Awards Gala Call for Nominations is Open
    Voting and registration are officially open for the P3 Awards Gala hosted by InfraAmericas and The Performance Based Building Coalition (PBBC) which takes place on Monday, June 13 in New York City prior to the annual US P3 Forum held on June…
  • Apr 22

    Automated People Mover at LAX – Submittal Instructions Issued for Operating System Supplier

    Automated People Mover at LAX – Submittal Instructions Issued for Operating System Supplier
    On April 18, 2016, Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) reached an initial milestone in its Landside Access Modernization Program (LAMP) by issuing instructions for how automated people mover operating system suppliers can request a…
Rank this Week: 3991

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/
  • Apr 29

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 4/28

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 4/28
    U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2015-2016update.htmlPetitions for certiorari were denied in Crow Allottees v. U.S. (Individual Tribal Water Rights) and Zepeda v. U.S. (Indian Major Crimes Act - Indian Blood)…
  • Apr 21

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 4/21

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 4/21
    U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/2016cta.htmlU.S. v. Harlan (Domestic Assault - Prior Tribal Court Convictions) U.S. Federal Trial Courts Bulletin…
  • Apr 15

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 4/15

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 4/15
    U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/2016cta.htmlOklevueha Native American Church Of Hawaii, Inc. v. Lynch (Religious Freedom; Controlled Substances)Navajo Nation v. Department of Interior (Native American…
Rank this Week: 4335

Oregon Legal Research

Oregon Legal Research

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

http://blog.oregonlegalresearch.com/
  • Apr 27

    Misprision is Not a Misspelling

    Misprision is Not a Misspelling
    Do you ever notice that new words come to one’s attention in waves? I’ve run across this word several times in the past few weeks – and it’s not one to trip off the tongue, so to speak, with any regularity, although…
  • Apr 14

    Internet Archivists: When Links Rot, Data Disintegrates, and Files Vanish, Find a Friend

    Internet Archivists: When Links Rot, Data Disintegrates, and Files Vanish, Find a Friend
    The Internet Archive is partnering with the Council of State Archivists (CoSA) and Society of American Archivists (SAA) at the: Archive-It’s 2016 Partner Meeting, Tuesday, August 2, 2016, in Atlanta, Georgia Previous OLR blog post about…
  • Apr 5

    Equal Justice Library at Georgetown Law School

    Equal Justice Library at Georgetown Law School
    The Equal Justice Library is now located at the Georgetown Law School Library: “The National Equal Justice Library (NEJL) is the first and only institution dedicated to documenting and preserving the legal profession’s…
Rank this Week: 2447

Subject to Inquiry

Subject to Inquiry

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

http://www.subjecttoinquiry.com/
  • Apr 27

    Buyer Beware: Noncompliant Electronic I-9 Software Risks Customer Company Fine

    Buyer Beware: Noncompliant Electronic I-9 Software Risks Customer Company Fine
    Electronic I-9 software can be very attractive to companies looking for efficiency and ensuring compliance. Not to mention the elimination of file drawers that once housed these voluminous paper I-9 files. However, buyers beware, not all…
  • Apr 14

    Oral Arguments in PHH Case Signal Trouble for CFPB

    Oral Arguments in PHH Case Signal Trouble for CFPB
    The D.C. Circuit held oral arguments on April 12, 2016 in the case PHH Corp v. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), a case challenging the CFPB’s constitutionality as well as its interpretations of the Real Estate Procedures…
  • Apr 7

    Split Supreme Court Affirms Eighth Circuit Equal Credit Opportunity Act Ruling

    Split Supreme Court Affirms Eighth Circuit Equal Credit Opportunity Act Ruling
    “The judgment is affirmed by an equally divided Court.”  One sentence, published by the United State Supreme Court on March 22, 2016 sealed the fate of two plaintiffs seeking to expand protections under the Equal Credit…
Rank this Week: 1945

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/
  • Apr 26

    The Outdated Economics of Conservative Ideologue

    The Outdated Economics of Conservative Ideologue
    Some of you may have been following Shankar Vedantam on NPR or the discoveries of Daniel Kahneman, the Nobel Prize winning psychologist on the Princeton faculty, and their demonstration of the irrational ways that people very naturally and…
  • Apr 19

    It’s Government’s Job to Make Work Available

    It’s Government’s Job to Make Work Available
    Bernie and Hilary argue about trade pacts. We know trade pacts cost some jobs and open up others. That’s not a satisfying trade-off if your skill is suddenly unmarketable and you’ve become unemployed or underemployed. An effective…
  • Apr 12

    Why Neither Party Can Back Down on Garland

    Why Neither Party Can Back Down on Garland
    Why is blocking the Garland nomination to the Supreme Court so important to them that most Republicans won’t even meet with him let alone agree to hold a vote? Many probably think it is about gay rights and abortion. But there is much…
Rank this Week: 4743