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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/
  • Jul 25

    Pretty Close to Brilliant

    Pretty Close to Brilliant
    John Oliver on the RNC convetion.
  • Jul 18

    History Repeats Itself

    History Repeats Itself
    Confessions of a Republican (II) Alas, this is the tragedy version. (Version I of “Confessions of a Republican” (1964) by the same Bill Bogert & the back story.)
  • Jul 17

    Notre Temps, Autres More

    Notre Temps, Autres More
    Think of the children is a cliche, but it works. Meanwhile, I’m not sorry to be in France during the GOP convention. The other day the French had a big celebration about Brexit or something and I enjoyed the fireworks.
Rank this Week: 13

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: 31

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: 49

Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • Jul 28

    Saving Endangered Mussels in Missouri’s Big River

    Saving Endangered Mussels in Missouri’s Big River
    By Cody McLarty When you want to spend a relaxing day outdoors in the Heartland, few places are more peaceful than Rockford Beach Park, just northwest of House Springs in east central Missouri. A low head dam, built in the late 1890s to power…
  • Jul 28

    Helping Freshwater Mussels Clean Up the Delaware River

    Helping Freshwater Mussels Clean Up the Delaware River
    by Steve Donohue During a recent survey on the Delaware River, I helped collect (for scientific research) a freshwater mussel that was likely in the river below me when I was a kid in the SC driving over a nearby bridge in the backseat of our…
  • Jul 28

    Mapping the Way to Climate Justice

    Mapping the Way to Climate Justice
    About the Author: Jad Daley directs the Climate-Smart Cities Program at The Trust for Public Land. The program is advanced through deep partnership with cities, community groups, and others to advance multiple-benefit green infrastructure for…
Rank this Week: 54

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/
  • Jul 27

    Oooop

    Oooop
    In today’s CAAF Journal we see: No. 16-0615/AF. U.S. v. Zavian M.T. Addison. CCA S32287. On consideration of the petition for grant of review of the decision of the United States Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals, it is ordered that…
  • Jul 26

    If

    If
    If you are being prosecuted in the Air Force. If your military defense counsel is not raising this issue. WHETHER THE AFCCA ERRED WHEN IT FAILED TO GRANT RELIEF WHERE THE MILITARY JUDGE INSTRUCTED THE MEMBERS, “IF BASED ON YOUR…
  • Jul 18

    Judicial umpiring-WTR

    Judicial umpiring-WTR
    Brett M. Kavanaugh, The Judge as Umpire: Ten Principles, 65 Cath. U. L. Rev. 683 (2016). First, and most obviously, a good judge, like a good umpire, cannot act as a partisan. Fifth, at the same time, to be a good judge and a good umpire you…
Rank this Week: 167

The Justice Blog

The Justice Blog

The Official Blog of the United States Department of Justice.

http://blogs.justice.gov/main/
Rank this Week: 161

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/
  • Jul 28

    "The Loneliest Job": Donald Trump, Barack Obama, and the Moral Requirements of the Presidency

    "The Loneliest Job": Donald Trump, Barack Obama, and the Moral Requirements of the Presidency
    President Obama’s speech last night at the Democratic National Convention has been widely understood as pointed thematic rebuke of Donald Trump. Although Obama kept his references to the Republican presidential nominee to a minimum,…
  • Jul 28

    Lessons from Gaza: The Rhetoric and Reality of Independence in War Crimes Investigation

    Lessons from Gaza: The Rhetoric and Reality of Independence in War Crimes Investigation
    Critics of state investigations of alleged violations of the law of armed conflict (LOAC) often accuse those inquiries of being insufficiently independent from the chain of command. Medicins Sans (MSF, also known as Doctors Without Borders)…
  • Jul 28

    Two Factor Authentication and SMS -- No More

    Two Factor Authentication and SMS -- No More
    All are, by now, no doubt familiar with two factor authentication.  It is the idea that when I try and log-in somewhere besides my user name and password I have to give additional authentication that verifies my access using some "out of…
Rank this Week: 177

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/
  • Jul 26

    Whistleblower Group Demands IOC Allow Russian Whistleblower to Compete in Olympic

    Whistleblower Group Demands IOC Allow Russian Whistleblower to Compete in Olympic
    On Sunday July 24, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) informed Russian whistleblower Yuliya Stepanova that she is not allowed to compete in the 2016 Rio Olympics. Despite being given clearance by the International Associations of…
  • Jul 22

    SEC Whistleblower Awards List June 2016

    SEC Whistleblower Awards List June 2016
    The SEC Office of the Whistleblower posts Notices of Covered Action where a final judgment or order, by itself or together with other prior judgments or orders in the same action issued after July 21, 2010, results in monetary…
  • Jul 22

    Upcoming Global Wildlife Whistleblower Seminar Serie

    Upcoming Global Wildlife Whistleblower Seminar Serie
    Washington, DC – July 21, 2016 — The  (ELI) and the National Whistleblower Center (NWC) have announced an upcoming seminar series on Global Wildlife Whistleblowers, scheduled for early 2017.  The first seminar in the…
Rank this Week: 230

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: 222

Lobby Comply Blog

Lobby Comply Blog

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

http://stateandfed.com/lobbycomply/
  • Jul 28

    CA Treasurer Attempts to Limit Pay-to-Play

    CA Treasurer Attempts to Limit Pay-to-Play
    California Treasurer John Chiang announced that municipal finance firms seeking state business will be required to certify that they do Continued on Next Page
  • Jul 28

    Thursday News Roundup

    Thursday News Roundup
    Lobbying “Lobbyists Celebrate Democratic Party’s New Embrace at Convention” by Jay Newton-Small for Time California: “Judge Questions Private Talks Between Continued on Next Page
  • Jul 28

    New Mexico Secretary of State Candidate Faces Ethics Complaint

    New Mexico Secretary of State Candidate Faces Ethics Complaint
    The treasurer of the state Democratic Party has filed an ethics complaint against Republican nominee for secretary of state, Nora Continued on Next Page
Rank this Week: 335

Nexus

Nexus

Chapman's Journal of Law and Public Policy

http://www.lawschoolblog.org/
  • Mar 5

    ARE SPEECH POLICIES PUTTING FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION AT RISK ON COLLEGE CAMPUSES?

    ARE SPEECH POLICIES PUTTING FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION AT RISK ON COLLEGE CAMPUSES?
    Is the First Amendment under attack on college and university campuses? Many free speech advocates and watchdog groups seem to think so. Commentators have recently expressed concern that colleges and universities, instead of serving as havens…
  • Mar 5

    Evening the Scales: The Acceptance of the GRE in Law School Admission

    Evening the Scales: The Acceptance of the GRE in Law School Admission
    Ask any prospective, current, or former law student and they will all say the same thing—an applicant’s score on the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) is the single most important factor in law school admissions. A high score…
  • Mar 5

    Highly Skilled International Students With No Work Visa Option After Graduation

    Highly Skilled International Students With No Work Visa Option After Graduation
    For an International student studying in America, graduation brings difficult questions and decisions. Upon graduation, the International student must decide whether or not to pursue a career in America. America is known as the land of…
Rank this Week: 323

The Albany Government Law Review…

The Albany Government Law Review Fireplace

The Albany Government Law Review runs this student written and edited law blog engaged in substantive law review-like legal analysis and academic speculation.

http://aglr.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 365

RegBlog

RegBlog

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

http://www.regblog.org/
  • Jul 28

    Dispatches from the DNC – Day 3 Recap

    Dispatches from the DNC – Day 3 Recap
    Democratic leaders continued their push to unite the Party in the face of lingering frustrations among Clinton’s critics.
  • Jul 27

    Ensuring a Fair Day’s Pay

    Ensuring a Fair Day’s Pay
    A new Philadelphia ordinance allows the city to take steps to stop wage theft.
  • Jul 27

    Dispatches from the DNC – Day 2 Recap

    Dispatches from the DNC – Day 2 Recap
    In a unifying vote, Hillary Clinton officially became the Democratic Party's candidate for President.
Rank this Week: 422

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 763

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: 1007

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • Jul 28

    CFPB July 2016 complaint report highlights credit card complaints, complaints from Washington consumer

    CFPB July 2016 complaint report highlights credit card complaints, complaints from Washington consumer
    Barbara S. Mishkin CFPB has issued its July 2016 complaint report which highlights complaints about credit cards and complaints from consumers in Washington and the Seattle metro area.  The CFPB began taking credit card complaints on…
  • Jul 27

    Diversity assessment and remedial measures required by CFPB consent order

    Diversity assessment and remedial measures required by CFPB consent order
    Brian D. Pedrow On June 29, 2016, BancorpSouth Bank announced a proposed settlement and consent order with the CFPB and the U.S. Department of Justice of charges that the bank’s mortgage lending practices violated the Equal Credit…
  • Jul 27

    CFPB Updates Webinar Question Index

    CFPB Updates Webinar Question Index
    Matthew Smith The CFPB has posted on its website an updated index to include the various questions regarding the TILA/RESPA Integrated Disclosure (TRID) rule that were addressed during the March 1, 2016 and April 12, 2016 webinars on the rule…
Rank this Week: 1336

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: 1112

Whistleblower Attorneys Blog

Whistleblower Attorneys Blog

Covers qui tam and government law. By Greene LLP.

http://www.whistleblowerattorneys-blog.com/
  • Jul 27

    DOJ files False Claims Act suit against DynCorp for Iraq-war overcharge

    DOJ files False Claims Act suit against DynCorp for Iraq-war overcharge
    The United States Department of Justice filed a False Claims Act (“FCA”) complaint against DynCorp, International alleging that the company overcharged the federal government to train Iraqi police forces.  DynCorp, which…
  • Jul 25

    FCA Lawsuit alleges that Frontier Communications misused Federal fund

    FCA Lawsuit alleges that Frontier Communications misused Federal fund
    The government has elected to intervene in a False Claims Act (“FCA”) suit filed by West Virginia internet provider, Citynet, against competitor Frontier Communications.  The suit alleges that Frontier misused $40.5 million…
  • Jul 20

    California IT-Provider will pay $5.8 million to Settle FCA Suit

    California IT-Provider will pay $5.8 million to Settle FCA Suit
    The U.S. Attorney for the Central District of California recently settled a False Claims Act (“FCA”) lawsuit with the information technology company En Pointe Gov. for $5.8 million dollars. The lawsuit alleged that En Pointe Gov.…
Rank this Week: 1384

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/
  • 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).
  • Jul 11

    Why I quit LVAC and switched to Lifetime Fitness, and why I'm really happy about the switch.

    Why I quit LVAC and switched to Lifetime Fitness, and why I'm really happy about the switch.
    There's nothing wrong with LVAC.  It's a nice gym, and it's reasonably priced.  But I love Lifetime Fitness, even though there's a huge price differential.  So why did I switch?The fundamental reason has to do with my chosen…
Rank this Week: 1057

FDA Lawyers Blog

FDA Lawyers Blog

By Frommer Lawrence & Haug.

http://www.fdalawyersblog.com/
  • 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,…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 838

Corruption Chronicles

Corruption Chronicles

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

http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/
  • Jul 15

    Rastafari Cook Ordered to Cut Dreadlocks, U.S. Sues for Discrimination

    Rastafari Cook Ordered to Cut Dreadlocks, U.S. Sues for Discrimination
    The Obama administration is spending taxpayer dollars to sue a private business for not allowing a male employee to have long, matted and knotted hair required to practice an “Afrocentric” religion in which followers also smoke…
  • Jul 13

    Indicted Fla. Rep. Trashes Feds for Investigating Her Instead of Orlando Terrorist

    Indicted Fla. Rep. Trashes Feds for Investigating Her Instead of Orlando Terrorist
    Politicians have a well-earned reputation for being sleazy, but a corrupt Florida congresswoman is in a class of her own for suggesting that federal agents could have prevented the Orlando terrorist attack if they weren’t preoccupied…
  • Jul 12

    IRS “Security” Program Can’t Stop $3.1 Billion Scam

    IRS “Security” Program Can’t Stop $3.1 Billion Scam
    While it’s absorbed persecuting law-abiding conservative groups the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) can’t seem to stop crooks from scamming it to the tune of several billion dollars in one year alone via bogus tax refunds.…
Rank this Week: 1422

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: 1084

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: 1337

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: 819

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: 974

Oregon Legal Research

Oregon Legal Research

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

http://blog.oregonlegalresearch.com/
  • Jul 28

    Oregon State Law Librarian is a 2016 Fastcase 50 List Winner

    Oregon State Law Librarian is a 2016 Fastcase 50 List Winner
    We love reading the Fastcase 50 list to find out who is doing what, why, where, and how – and especially so when there is an Oregonian on the list. Read the 2016 Fastcase 50 list and previous lists, back to 2011, when the List was…
  • Jul 28

    Legal Hackers Summit: Blockchain (aka block chain), the Law, and UELMA

    Legal Hackers Summit: Blockchain (aka block chain), the Law, and UELMA
    I’m sure your state’s legislative, judicial, and executive branch IT managers are wishing they had attended the Legal Hackers Summit. Here’s some commentary on one rather interesting topic. (Legal Geek Love, indeed!)…
  • Jul 28

    New Oregon Legislative Agency: Office of Legislative Policy and Research

    New Oregon Legislative Agency: Office of Legislative Policy and Research
    Article in the Salem Statesman Journal: “Oregon Legislature hires top researcher,” Gordon Friedman, Statesman Journal, July 27, 2016 Excerpt: “Christopher Reinhart has been hired as the first director of a new legislative…
Rank this Week: 2223

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: 2533

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: 3906

Government Contracts Blog

Government Contracts Blog

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

http://www.governmentcontractslawblog.com/
  • Jul 27

    What You Need to Know About Mergers and Acquisitions Involving Government Contractors and Their Supplier

    What You Need to Know About Mergers and Acquisitions Involving Government Contractors and Their Supplier
    Volume VII—Investing in Small Businesses Numerous government contracts programs support small businesses.  There are prime contracts set aside for various categories of small business entities.  Agencies have small business…
  • Jul 25

    Price Reductions Are Dead; Long Live Price Reduction

    Price Reductions Are Dead; Long Live Price Reduction
    You no doubt have heard by now about GSA’s 23 June effort to “embrace  modern  technology while moving away from outmoded practices” – specifically, its implementation of the new Transactional Data…
  • Jul 1

    DOJ Rule Increases FCA Penalties to Over $20,000 Per Claim

    DOJ Rule Increases FCA Penalties to Over $20,000 Per Claim
    Effective August 1, 2016, the False Claims Act’s (FCA) civil penalty will double.  As it currently stands, the FCA’s civil penalty ranges from $5,500 to $11,000 per violation.  But as of August 1, the FCA’s civil…
Rank this Week: 1895

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/
  • Jul 27

    HUBZone Program: SBA Final Rule Brings Significant Change

    HUBZone Program: SBA Final Rule Brings Significant Change
    The HUBZone program will see significant changes to its rules as a result of major SBA changes set to take effect in late August. These changes apply generally to two aspects of the HUBZone program: that relating to the SBA’s processing…
  • Jul 26

    SDVOSB Joint Ventures: SBA Overhauls Requirement

    SDVOSB Joint Ventures: SBA Overhauls Requirement
    SDVOSB joint venture agreements will be required to look quite different after August 24, 2016.  That’s when a new SBA regulation takes effect–and the new regulation overhauls (and expands upon) the required provisions for…
  • Jul 25

    SBA Final Rule: Small Business Mentor-Protégé JV Agreement Requirement

    SBA Final Rule: Small Business Mentor-Protégé JV Agreement Requirement
    On Friday, Steven wrote about the framework of the new SBA small business mentor-protégé program. As part of this significant program addition, SBA’s final rule includes details about the requirements a small business…
Rank this Week: 3517

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/
  • Jul 26

    Public matching funding of election campaigns is crucial

    Public matching funding of election campaigns is crucial
    This is the fourth in a series on Money in Politics. We’ve looked at the way that our present system of campaign finance results in our being fleeced by businesses that use laws and regulations to protect them from competition and…
  • Jul 19

    This Republican campaign could use both humility and perspective

    This Republican campaign could use both humility and perspective
    Juan Cole’s post putting the contributions of Europeans and European-Americans in historical and worldwide perspective is well worth reading, http://www.juancole.com/2016/07/stephen-people-civilization.html. I always thought humility…
  • Jul 19

    Proposed Amendments to Overcome Citizens United

    Proposed Amendments to Overcome Citizens United
    This is the third in a series on Money in Politics. Last time we discussed the difficulty of getting the Court to overrule Citizens United. Because of that, several constitutional amendments have been proposed as joint resolutions and…
Rank this Week: 4721

Subject to Inquiry

Subject to Inquiry

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

http://www.subjecttoinquiry.com/
Rank this Week: 1505

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/
  • Jul 26

    Records Management Self-Assessment

    Records Management Self-Assessment
    I am pleased to announce that the 2015 Records Management-Self Assessment (RMSA) report is now available. Laurence Brewer, Chief Records Officer for the U.S. Government, said, “This is our seventh RMSA, and we are very pleased to see…
  • Jul 20

    FOIA Improvement and the FOIA Advisory Committee

    FOIA Improvement and the FOIA Advisory Committee
    On June 30, 2016, President Obama signed the bipartisan Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Improvement Act of 2016 into law. This law locks into place many of the Administration’s FOIA policies and initiatives and solidifies the role of…
  • Jul 12

    95%: Describing the National Archives’ Holding

    95%: Describing the National Archives’ Holding
    The National Archives Catalog has reached a milestone: we now have 95% of our holdings completely described at the series level in our online catalog. This is a monumental achievement. Why? Because the National Archives holds over 14 billion…
Rank this Week: 4715

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: 4007

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: 4757

Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Covers government law. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.uaslawblog.com/
  • Jul 25

    Section 333 Petitions on Hold

    Section 333 Petitions on Hold
    The FAA has stopped processing Section 333 Exemption applications. With thousands of petitions in the queue, the FAA will make applicants that would qualify to operate under Part 107 wait until the new rule is effective in August to…
  • Jul 19

    Congress Updates UAS Safety Language in FAA Extension

    Congress Updates UAS Safety Language in FAA Extension
    In the FAA Extension legislation, Congress implemented important safety provisions related to drones (also known as unmanned aircraft systems or “UAS”).  The language, which President Obama signed into law late last week,…
  • Jul 5

    FAA Gives Overburdened TSA Another Job: Drone Pilot Vetting

    FAA Gives Overburdened TSA Another Job: Drone Pilot Vetting
    FAA’s Part 107 regulations create a structure to integrate commercial small unmanned aircraft systems (also known as sUAS or drones) into the National Airspace System (NAS). As part of this structure, the FAA has given the…
Rank this Week: 2310

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: 3699

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/
  • Jul 24

    Communist Cuba Has Friends in High Places, Including the DNC

    Communist Cuba Has Friends in High Places, Including the DNC
    For many years Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman-Shultz (D-Fla.) has bucked President Obama on U.S.-Cuba policy by voting to maintain the embargo. Yet over the Democratic National Committee (DNC), Wasserman-Shultz seems to tolerate a…
  • Jul 23

    Justice Does Not Have a Sell-By Date

    Justice Does Not Have a Sell-By Date
    When the Communists overran Cuba in 1959, one of the first things they did was murder people who, they believed, stood in their way. They also crushed Catholic Church and all religions as well as, of course, the traditional family…
  • Jul 15

    Nice. The New Normal.

    Nice. The New Normal.
    A radicalized Islamist plowed through throngs of people in Nice, France yesterday. It was National Day, somewhat akin to our Fourth of July and Boston Tea Party wrapped up in one with fire works and one of the largest military parades in…
Rank this Week: 4591

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/
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Legislation Law Prof Blog

Legislation Law Prof Blog

Edited by Sara K. Rankin, Joel Rogers, Kevin Barry and Emily Benfer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legislation_law/
  • Jul 20

    REGISTRATION OPEN FOR CENTRAL STATES LAW SCHOOLS ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE

    REGISTRATION OPEN FOR CENTRAL STATES LAW SCHOOLS ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE
    REGISTRATION OPEN FOR CENTRAL STATES LAW SCHOOLS ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE Registration is now open for the Central States Law Schools Association 2016 Scholarship Conference, which will be held on Friday, September 23 and Saturday, September 24…
  • May 12

    Drafting Statutes and Rules: Pedagogy, Practice, and Politic

    Drafting Statutes and Rules: Pedagogy, Practice, and Politic
    The Fifth “Colonial Frontier” Legal Writing Conference Saturday, December 3, 2016 Hosted by Duquesne University School of Law Drafting Statutes and Rules: Pedagogy, Practice, and Politics The least common, but perhaps one of the…
  • May 12

    AALS Section on Legislation and Law of the Political Process- New Voices in Legislation Program at 2017 AALS

    AALS Section on Legislation and Law of the Political Process- New Voices in Legislation Program at 2017 AALS
    The AALS Section on Legislation and Law of the Political Process is pleased to announce that it will host a "New Voices in Legislation" program during the 2017 AALS Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA. This works-in-progress program will…
Rank this Week: 1523

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/
  • 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…
  • Jul 18

    A disinherited spouse could have a medicaid problem

    A disinherited spouse could have a medicaid problem
    When a person applies for Medicaid benefits, a five-year look back is done by the county board of social services  to see if the applicant had given away any assets that they owned or to which they were entitled. If … Continue…
  • Jul 15

    Family caregivers and decisionmakers in the complex care of dementia patient

    Family caregivers and decisionmakers in the complex care of dementia patient
    Tha AARP and the National Alliance for Caregiving report that there are 40 million Americans taking care of family members with dementia such as Alzheimer’s Disease, cancer, and other debilitating chronic diseases, or physical…
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PA Public Contracts

PA Public Contracts

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

http://www.papubliccontracts.com/
Rank this Week: 3501

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/
  • 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…
  • Jul 15

    When is a Whistleblower Case Barred by the Public Disclosure Rule?

    When is a Whistleblower Case Barred by the Public Disclosure Rule?
    The False Claims Act contains a provision commonly known as the public disclosure bar.  This provision, in certain circumstances, prevents whistleblowers from bringing qui tam cases if those cases are based upon facts or fraudulent…
  • Jul 11

    Civil Penalties Under the False Claims Act Set to Rise

    Civil Penalties Under the False Claims Act Set to Rise
    On June 30, the Department of Justice announced that it is adjusting the civil monetary penalties imposed under the False Claims Act, effective August 1, 2016.  This follows a similar increase announced by the Railroad Retirement Board…
Rank this Week: 2633

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
  • Jul 18

    Prosecutorial Discretion under the CFAA Gets More Discretionary: US v. Nosal

    Prosecutorial Discretion under the CFAA Gets More Discretionary: US v. Nosal
    This guest post was authored by our colleague Jeremy D. Mishkin, partner and co-chair of the Litigation Department of Montgomery McCracken.  The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, 18 U.S.C. § 1030 (“CFAA”), has become…
  • Jun 29

    VW Clears the Air with $14.7B Emissions Settlement

    VW Clears the Air with $14.7B Emissions Settlement
    This guest post was authored by Mara Smith, a summer associate with Montgomery McCracken. This Tuesday, Volkswagen agreed to pay the largest auto-related class action settlement in U.S. history, totaling $14.7 billion. The settlement was…
  • Jun 24

    Yuengling to Settle Up on Expensive Tab after Feds Discover Excessive Suds Byproducts in Water

    Yuengling to Settle Up on Expensive Tab after Feds Discover Excessive Suds Byproducts in Water
    Someone at local D.G. Yuengling and Son, Inc. could probably go for a cold one right now, as settlement negotiations with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“USEPA”) have finally come to a head.   In a consent…
Rank this Week: 1611

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/
  • Jul 15

    Two Lesser-Known Law Journals Covering Native American Law

    Two Lesser-Known Law Journals Covering Native American Law
    We would like to bring to your attention two electronic-only law journals relating specifically to Native American law. American Indian Law Journal One of the law journals is the American Indian Law Journal (AILJ) published by…
  • Jul 11

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 7/11

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 7/11
    U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2015-2016update.htmlPetition for certiorari was filed on 5/26/16 in Flute v. U.S. (Fiduciary Duty) and six petitions for certiorari were denied on 6/27/16:1) California v.…
  • Jun 23

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 6/23

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 6/23
    U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2015-2016update.htmlPetition for certiorari was filed on 5/26/16 in Tunica-Biloxi Gaming Authority v. Zaunbrecher (Tribal Sovereign Immunity).Judgment was affirmed by an…
Rank this Week: 1738