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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/
  • Jan 14

    Soon to be a Major Motion Picture

    Soon to be a Major Motion Picture
    David Weinberger has a theory: My conspiracy theory: The purported dossier on Trump says the Russians have been cultivating him for five years. Suppose they were pressuring him to run. As a true patriot, Trump knew how disastrous it would…
  • Jan 12

    The New Tilt Against China

    The New Tilt Against China
    Surely someone has noted by now that the first corollary of a putative Trump tilt towards Putin’s Russia is a tilt against China?  For just as Kissinger and Nixon opened relations with China as a counterweight to the USSR, so…
  • Jan 12

    Foreign-Born American

    Foreign-Born American
    I live in a place where 51.7% of the population was born in another country. But I know that is not typical. I had in fact vaguely imagined that in much of the rest of the US the overall fraction … Continue reading → The post…
Rank this Week: 17

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: 19

The Justice Blog

The Justice Blog

The Official Blog of the United States Department of Justice.

http://blogs.justice.gov/main/
Rank this Week: 70

Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • Jan 17

    Planning Catalyst Cleanups to Spur Broad Community Revitalization

    Planning Catalyst Cleanups to Spur Broad Community Revitalization
    By: Mathy Stanislaus At EPA, we recognize that successful, sustained community revitalization occurs when neighborhood stakeholders, local governments and the private sector work together on a shared plan for community-wide improvement. That…
  • Jan 17

    Recognizing Our Sustainable Materials Management Award Winner

    Recognizing Our Sustainable Materials Management Award Winner
    By Rachel Chaput EPA’s Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) Program represents a systemic approach to using and reusing materials more productively over their entire life cycles. It represents a change in how our society thinks about…
  • Jan 17

    Engaging Indigenous Peoples on Environmental Justice at the UN Permanent Forum

    Engaging Indigenous Peoples on Environmental Justice at the UN Permanent Forum
    About the Authors – Ethan Shenkman is the Deputy General Counsel at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Jim Grijalva is a Professor and Directs the Tribal Environmental Law Project of the Northern Plains Indian Law Center at the…
Rank this Week: 86

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/
  • Jan 17

    Obama is Right on Chelsea Manning

    Obama is Right on Chelsea Manning
    By the time you read this, a firestorm may—or may not—be breaking out over President Obama’s decision to commute Chelsea Manning’s sentence. We’re not sure what the reaction is likely to be, to be honest.…
  • Jan 17

    Today's Headlines and Commentary

    Today's Headlines and Commentary
    In an interview with The Times of London and the German newspaper Bild a week before his inauguration, President-elect Donald Trump called NATO “obsolete,” criticized German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s welcoming policy toward…
  • Jan 17

    The Economic Case for Preserving PPD-28 and Privacy Shield

    The Economic Case for Preserving PPD-28 and Privacy Shield
    As the new administration takes office this week, we will start to see just how literally to take Donald Trump's pronouncements and the promised targeting of his predecessor’s executive orders for immediate destruction. Trade policy…
Rank this Week: 108

Lobby Comply Blog

Lobby Comply Blog

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

http://stateandfed.com/lobbycomply/
  • Jan 17

    The Cost of the Inauguration

    The Cost of the Inauguration
    President-Elect Trump’s Inauguration is estimated to cost around $200 million. The official events, including the swearing-in ceremony, security, and the Continued on Next Page
  • Jan 17

    Los Angeles Addresses Political Contributions from Real Estate Developer

    Los Angeles Addresses Political Contributions from Real Estate Developer
    Five City Council members recently asked the Los Angeles Ethics Commission to address the issue of real estate developers making Continued on Next Page
  • Jan 17

    Maryland Delegates Back Campaign Funding Bill

    Maryland Delegates Back Campaign Funding Bill
    Del. Eric Luedtke is sponsoring a bill to allow the State Board of Elections to borrow dollars from the general Continued on Next Page
Rank this Week: 181

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: 207

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/
  • Jan 16

    SDVOSB Fraud: Indictment In $13.8 Million “Rent-A-Vet” Case

    SDVOSB Fraud: Indictment In $13.8 Million “Rent-A-Vet” Case
    Two Missouri men have been indicted for allegedly perpetrating an SDVOSB “rent-a-vet” scheme to fraudulently obtain 20 contracts totaling more than $13.8 million. According to a Department of Justice press release, the veteran in…
  • Jan 13

    SmallGovCon Week In Review: January 9-13, 2017

    SmallGovCon Week In Review: January 9-13, 2017
    There is a lot of excitement brewing here in our neck of the woods. We are cautiously awaiting a potential ice storm that is expected to hit town today and roll through the weekend, our Kansas Jayhawks are in action against Oklahoma State on…
  • Jan 12

    Accelerated Small Business Subcontractor Payments Extended To December 31, 2017

    Accelerated Small Business Subcontractor Payments Extended To December 31, 2017
    The government’s policy encouraging prompt payment to small business subcontractors has been extended to December 31, 2017. In a Memorandum issued on January 11, 2017 by the Office of Management and Budget, OMB Director Shaun Donovan…
Rank this Week: 324

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

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

http://dissentingjustice.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 432

CFTC Law

CFTC Law

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

http://www.cftclaw.com/
  • Apr 20

    Hello world!

    Hello world!
    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start writing! The post Hello world! appeared first on CFTC Law | Forex, Futures, and Derivatives Regulatory News.
  • Apr 20

    Hello world!

    Hello world!
    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start writing! The post Hello world! appeared first on CFTC Law | forex, futures and derivatives regulatory news.
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 253

Texas Medical Licensing Law Blog

Texas Medical Licensing Law Blog

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

http://www.txmedicallicensinglaw.com/
Rank this Week: 314

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/
  • Jan 17

    Chelsea Manning’s sentence commuted by the President

    Chelsea Manning’s sentence commuted by the President
    The New York Times reports: President Obama on Tuesday largely commuted the remaining prison sentence of Chelsea Manning, the army intelligence analyst convicted of an enormous 2010 leak that revealed American military and diplomatic…
  • Jan 15

    It does make you wonder . . . over to you

    It does make you wonder . . . over to you
    A Facebook post about military sexual assault training: “There’s no need to try to understand why sexual assaults are up 550% in the Military. All women have no ability to think after one drink and are not responsible for their…
  • Jan 13

    Three new SCOTUS grants of potential interest

    Three new SCOTUS grants of potential interest
    The most potentially relevant is McWilliams v. Dunn, No. 16-5294, involves a question regarding the degree of independence needed for appointed mental health experts under Ake v. Oklahoma. Then there are: Weaver v. Massachusetts, No.…
Rank this Week: 785

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: 647

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Covers whistleblower and government law. By JeffreyNewmanLaw.

http://www.whistleblowerlawyernews.com/
Rank this Week: 544

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/
  • Jan 12

    Trump’s Nominee for Attorney General Voices Support for Major Anti-Fraud Program

    Trump’s Nominee for Attorney General Voices Support for Major Anti-Fraud Program
    Senator Sessions: “It’s not acceptable to retaliate against a whistleblower.” Washington, D.C. January 12, 2017. The U.S. Department of Justice manages many of America’s most important whistleblower programs, including…
  • Jan 6

    NWC Featured in Mongabay Wildtech

    NWC Featured in Mongabay Wildtech
    The National Whistleblower Center (NWC)’s Global Wildlife Whistleblower Program was recently featured in Mongabay Wildtech, a non-profit provider of conservation and environmental science news. Wildtech spoke with NWC’s Chief…
  • Dec 21

    End-of-Year Round Up: The Top 10 Blog Posts of 2016

    End-of-Year Round Up: The Top 10 Blog Posts of 2016
    The Whistleblower Protection Blog’s most popular posts of 2016 covered a wide range of whistleblower topics including Supreme Court case coverage, the National Whistleblower Center’s new program for wildlife whistleblowers, and…
Rank this Week: 880

Fracking Insider

Fracking Insider

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

http://www.frackinginsider.com
  • Jan 11

    Recommended Reading: Deregulation and the Trump Administration

    Recommended Reading: Deregulation and the Trump Administration
    Kelley Drye attorneys partner Ira T. Kasdan and associate Mindy B. Pava co-authored The Hill article “Option for deregulation under the Trump administration: Agency non-enforcement.” The article notes…
  • Nov 11

    Thank You Veterans!

    Thank You Veterans!
    The team at Fracking Insider is honored to work alongside a number of distinguished veterans, including our own fearless leader, John Wittenborn (USAF Ret.), and we are proud of the veterans in our families as well (Thanks Pop!). In honor of…
  • Nov 4

    Interesting Stats from EIA on the Proliferation of Horizontal Drilling

    Interesting Stats from EIA on the Proliferation of Horizontal Drilling
    “In 2015 nearly 77% of the most prolific U.S. oil wells, or those producing more than 400 barrels of oil equivalent (BOE) per day, were horizontally drilled wells. For about 85,000 moderate rate wells producing in 2015, defined here as…
Rank this Week: 815

FDA Lawyers Blog

FDA Lawyers Blog

By Frommer Lawrence & Haug.

http://www.fdalawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 794

Whitcomb Law Blog

Whitcomb Law Blog

Covers government procurement.

http://blog.whitcomblawpc.com
  • Jan 17

    The Pink Trademark Dispute- Not Just a Color Anymore

    The Pink Trademark Dispute- Not Just a Color Anymore
    Trademark Dispute Who would’ve imagined that pink would become a disputed international trademark dispute?  The international trademark dispute over “Pink” revolves around a clothing trademark.  The two companies…
  • Jan 17

    New Rule Designed to Enforce Prime Contractor Payments Accountability

    New Rule Designed to Enforce Prime Contractor Payments Accountability
    Prime Contractor Payments Responsibilities A new rule goes into effect on January 19, 2017 that amends the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and requires contractors to notify the contracting officer if the prime contractor payments are…
  • Jan 17

    The Government’s EAR (Export Administration Regulations) Focused on Hacking

    The Government’s EAR (Export Administration Regulations) Focused on Hacking
    Don’t Be Like Those Guys The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has added five Russian entities to the Entities List that are now prohibited from doing business with the United States because they are involved in activities contrary…
Rank this Week: 1746

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/
  • Jan 17

    The Future

    The Future
    What are the lessons of the election for the future of democracy? First, leaving part of the population far behind is dangerous. Democracy properly gives everyone the right to vote, so everybody counts. When a segment of the population feels…
  • Jan 10

    The Challenge

    The Challenge
    Looking at the New Year, there are two existential challenges that must be dealt with: global climate change and the threat to American democracy. Global climate change has to be at the top of the agenda because scientists are telling us we…
  • Jan 3

    The Legacy of Barack Obama

    The Legacy of Barack Obama
    Barack Obama has been one of our most decent and intelligent presidents. I’ll miss him. Instead of simplification and slogans, Obama explained the complexities of everything from medical treatment to foreign policy. Instead of shooting…
Rank this Week: 4738

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: 5004

Oregon Legal Research

Oregon Legal Research

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

http://blog.oregonlegalresearch.com/
  • Jan 17

    “Vote” 365 Days of the Year: Talk, Talk, Talk to your Elected Representative

    “Vote” 365 Days of the Year: Talk, Talk, Talk to your Elected Representative
    We can “vote” 365 days of the year, not just on election days, at least as long as our U.S. Constitution remains intact: Every Day is “Call Government Switchboard Day” or “Talk to Your Elected Representatives…
  • Jan 17

    Protect Your Constitutional Rights: “Vote” With Your Families on January 21, 2017

    Protect Your Constitutional Rights: “Vote” With Your Families on January 21, 2017
    Oregon women and their families walk and speak out to protect all our Oregon and U.S. Constitutional rights: Womens March in Oregon
  • Jan 10

    Project on Predatory Student Lending

    Project on Predatory Student Lending
    Did you know there was a Project on Predatory Student Lending? This one is at the Harvard Law School Legal Services Center. And don’t forget about the federal Consumer Financial Protection Board (at least for the next few days) and your…
Rank this Week: 2727

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • Jan 17

    Another view on Presidential authority to remove Director Cordray

    Another view on Presidential authority to remove Director Cordray
    Barbara S. Mishkin As rumors swirl that President-elect Trump is planning to remove Director Cordray immediately after January 20th, conflicting views have emerged about his authority to do so before the appeal in PHH is resolved.  We…
  • Jan 17

    D.C. Circuit grants PHH’s motion for leave to file supplemental response

    D.C. Circuit grants PHH’s motion for leave to file supplemental response
    Alan S. Kaplinsky Last Friday, the D.C. Circuit entered an order granting PHH’s motion for leave to file a supplemental response to the CFPB’s petition for rehearing en banc.  On December 22, PHH and the United States filed…
  • Jan 13

    CFPB possibly amenable to changing its prepaid account rule

    CFPB possibly amenable to changing its prepaid account rule
    Alan S. Kaplinsky At a panel discussion today on the prepaid account rule, held as part of the meeting of the American Bar Association Committee on Consumer Financial Services in Carlsbad, CA, Kristine Andreassen, the team leader for the CFPB…
Rank this Week: 3679

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/
  • Jan 17

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

    Fastest 5 Minutes, The Podcast Gov’t Contractors Can’t Do Without
    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…
  • Jan 13

    Top FCA Developments of 2016

    Top FCA Developments of 2016
    Congress amended the civil False Claims Act in 1986 to give the statute more teeth as a fraud enforcement tool. Thirty years later, FCA litigation is as active as ever with more than 800 new cases filed in 2016, which is the second highest…
  • Jan 12

    COFC Rejects Government Motion to Dismiss ACA “Risk Corridors” Case

    COFC Rejects Government Motion to Dismiss ACA “Risk Corridors” Case
    In a recent decision, the Court of Federal Claims rejected the Government’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed under the Tucker Act seeking to recover “risk corridors” payments pursuant to §1342 of the Affordable Care…
Rank this Week: 4984

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: 3652

Whistleblower Attorneys Blog

Whistleblower Attorneys Blog

Covers qui tam and government law. By Greene LLP.

http://www.whistleblowerattorneys-blog.com/
  • Jan 13

    Michigan Mortgage Lender Agrees to Settle FCA Lawsuit for $48 Million

    Michigan Mortgage Lender Agrees to Settle FCA Lawsuit for $48 Million
    A Michigan mortgage services company settled a protracted $48 million dollar False Claims Act (“FCA”) lawsuit this week. The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan announced, “the settlement announced today holds…
  • Jan 2

    California Hospital Chain Hit With Massive Medicare Fraud Lawsuit

    California Hospital Chain Hit With Massive Medicare Fraud Lawsuit
    In closing out 2016, the U.S. Attorney for the Central District of California announced that her office elected to intervene in a False Claims Act lawsuit alleging rampant Medicare fraud at a group of Southern California hospitals. The…
  • Dec 28

    Vermont Doctor Settles Fraud Case for Unnecessary Pain Management Injection

    Vermont Doctor Settles Fraud Case for Unnecessary Pain Management Injection
    A physician practicing in Townshend, Vermont, paid $76,000 to the U.S. government to resolve allegations that she violated the federal False Claims Act (“FCA”) by submitting “false claims” for reimbursement to Medicare…
Rank this Week: 1667

Local Open Government Blog

Local Open Government Blog

Covers legal issues on open government laws in Washington state and the rest of the nation. By Foster Pepper.

http://www.localopengovernment.com/
  • Jan 13

    Washington Supreme Court Holds Nonprofit Zoo Operator Not a Public Agency for Public Records Act Compliance

    Washington Supreme Court Holds Nonprofit Zoo Operator Not a Public Agency for Public Records Act Compliance
    The City of Seattle owns, and for many years operated, the Woodland Park Zoo. Acting under statutory authorization, the City contracted with the Woodland Park Zoo Society, a privately formed not-for-profit corporation to manage and operate…
  • Dec 30

    PRA Initial Response Requires Reasonable Estimate Of When Records may be Provided

    PRA Initial Response Requires Reasonable Estimate Of When Records may be Provided
    A Washington court of appeals ruled that the City of Lynnwood violated the Washington Public Records Act (“PRA”) when it failed to provide “any reasonable estimate when records would be provided” in its initial…
  • Dec 28

    Attempted Murder For Hire And Public Record

    Attempted Murder For Hire And Public Record
    In 2010, Michael Mockovak was found guilty of soliciting and attempting to murder his business partner, among other charges. While incarcerated, Mockovak filed suit under the Washington Public Records Act, chapter 42.56 RCW…
Rank this Week: 4409

Corruption Chronicles

Corruption Chronicles

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

http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/
Rank this Week: 1786

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/
  • Jan 12

    Act Fast to appeal termination of Medicare skilled care benefit

    Act Fast to appeal termination of Medicare skilled care benefit
    When a senior or disabled patient who is on Medicare transfers to a skilled nursing facility for “rehab” after a hospitalization (of 3 days or more), a treatment plan is developed based on the physician’s orders, which…
  • Jan 10

    Medicaid annuity planning is alive and well in NJ

    Medicaid annuity planning is alive and well in NJ
    When a person applies for Medicaid under the NJ MLTSS program after having made gift transfers during the most recent 5 years, there will likely be a penalty period in which Medicaid will not pay for the care that this … Continue…
  • Jan 8

    Statewide Transition Plan for Disabled Finally Threading the Needle?

    Statewide Transition Plan for Disabled Finally Threading the Needle?
    Stakeholders in New Jersey made their feelings known in a big way to State DDD officials on a new transition plan that New Jersey had to give to the federal government showing the State’s increased efforts to develop residential…
Rank this Week: 2250

PA Public Contracts

PA Public Contracts

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

http://www.papubliccontracts.com/
  • Jan 12

    Public Bidding 101: Emergency Bidding

    Public Bidding 101: Emergency Bidding
    Emergency contracting for repairs, maintenance, and public safety are a routine occurrence with public owners across the Commonwealth. A building in danger of collapse needs to be torn down on an immediate basis to…
  • Dec 27

    Losing Bids Under Public-Private Transportation Partnership Law Not Subject To Disclosure Under Right-To-Know Law

    Losing Bids Under Public-Private Transportation Partnership Law Not Subject To Disclosure Under Right-To-Know Law
    While the Pennsylvania Right-To-Know Law (RTKL) generally provides that, after the conclusion of public bidding, all bids are potential public records subject to disclosure, this is not always the case in all public procurements.  A…
  • Dec 13

    Is Best Value Contracting The Future For The City Of Philadelphia?

    Is Best Value Contracting The Future For The City Of Philadelphia?
    Is “best value” contracting the next, new thing for the City of Philadelphia? The Philadelphia City Council recently passed a resolution proposing an amendment to the Philadelphia Home Rule Charter that would give…
Rank this Week: 3417

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: 4884

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/
  • Jan 11

    CMS Again Extends HHA/Ambulance Enrollment Moratoria in Selected State

    CMS Again Extends HHA/Ambulance Enrollment Moratoria in Selected State
    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is extending for six months its current moratoria on the Medicare, Medicaid, and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) enrollment of new nonemergency ground ambulance suppliers…
  • Jan 11

    CMS to Host Call on Transitioning Physician Quality Reporting to MIPS (Jan. 24)

    CMS to Host Call on Transitioning Physician Quality Reporting to MIPS (Jan. 24)
    On January 24, 2017, CMS is hosting a call to discuss how to complete the final reporting period for the “legacy” Medicare physician quality reporting programs (Physician Quality Reporting System, Medicare Electronic Health Record…
  • Jan 11

    OIG Issues Annual Solicitation of Suggestions for New Fraud Alerts, Anti-Kickback Safe Harbor

    OIG Issues Annual Solicitation of Suggestions for New Fraud Alerts, Anti-Kickback Safe Harbor
    The Office of Inspector General (OIG) of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is inviting public recommendations for new or modified safe harbor provisions under the federal anti-kickback statute.  The OIG also invites…
Rank this Week: 3787

Nexus

Nexus

Chapman's Journal of Law and Public Policy

http://www.lawschoolblog.org/
  • Jan 10

    The Supreme Court

    The Supreme Court
    The Supreme Court…
  • Jan 10

    All about Law School

    All about Law School
    Here is where I will be writing all about law school.
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3126

Subject to Inquiry

Subject to Inquiry

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

http://www.subjecttoinquiry.com/
  • Jan 10

    CFPB’s 2017 Fair Lending Prioritie

    CFPB’s 2017 Fair Lending Prioritie
    At the end of last year, the CFPB issued its Fair Lending Priorities for 2017.  According to its December blog post, the CFPB plans to increase its focus on the following three areas, which it describes as “presenting a substantial…
  • Jan 10

    GOP Takes Aim at Dodd-Frank

    GOP Takes Aim at Dodd-Frank
    On Friday, January 20, 2017, Donald J. Trump will become the President of the United States, and for the first time in nearly a decade, a single party will control the Presidency, the House, and the Senate. After years of deadlock,…
  • Jan 9

    FinCEN Opens 2017 with SAR Sharing Guidance for Casino

    FinCEN Opens 2017 with SAR Sharing Guidance for Casino
    Financial institutions’ ability to share suspicious activity reports (“SARs”) within the corporate organizational structure serves as an important tool for Bank Secrecy Act compliance and risk avoidance.  FinCEN began…
Rank this Week: 1632

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: 1337

The Poblete DC Dispatches

The Poblete DC Dispatches

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

http://jasonpoblete.com/
  • Jan 9

    The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming

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

    Iran Ally Sworn in As Venezuelan Vice President

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

    The Cuba Travel Sector is Modern Day Serfdom

    The Cuba Travel Sector is Modern Day Serfdom
    Under US law, Americans, including American corporations or foreign corporations with a US connection, are prohibited from financing transactions in Cuba involving any confiscated property the claim to which is owned by a United States…
Rank this Week: 4615

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/
  • Jan 3

    I have managed to alienate Blogger.

    I have managed to alienate Blogger.
    After I got hacked, I tried to change my administrative login credentials to my new email address, but Blogger doesn't believe me.  Let's just say it's hard to survive a hacking.
  • Dec 4

    Lessons from being hacked.

    Lessons from being hacked.
    Criminals are smarter than I am.Criminals are more dedicated to their jobs than I am--and I'm pretty darn dedicated.Computers can be used for E-VIL as well as for good.I have very smart, computer-savvy friends.People who have been hacked…
  • Nov 28

    I love the First Amendment (and I can still deplore hateful speech).

    I love the First Amendment (and I can still deplore hateful speech).
    Of course I'm angered and saddened about the increase in hateful speech across campuses (see today's latest story here).  I don't respect the people who say such awful things.  But I respect their right to say them.  Such…
Rank this Week: 1139

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/
  • Jan 3

    Billing for Medically Unnecessary Service

    Billing for Medically Unnecessary Service
     In the world of False Claims Act qui tam cases, the concept of medical necessity is a very big issue. This is because Medicare requires, as a condition of coverage, that services delivered to a patient be “reasonable and necessary…
  • Dec 19

    Feds Recover $4.7 Billion from False Claims Act Cases in 2016

    Feds Recover $4.7 Billion from False Claims Act Cases in 2016
      The Department of Justice recently announced its tally of total recoveries for 2016 under the False Claims Act.   The government recovered an astonishing $4.7 billion during this time. The DOJ press release shows the…
  • Dec 9

    Why are Qui Tam Cases Filed Under Seal?

    Why are Qui Tam Cases Filed Under Seal?
    Anyone reading this blog probably knows that we represent whistleblowers who file so-called “qui tam” cases under the False Claims Act.  The term “qui tam” is a Latin term derived from the longer and ancient legal…
Rank this Week: 1805

Government Contracts Blog

Government Contracts Blog

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

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

    Ten Chief Characterization amidst a High-quality Virtual Information

    Ten Chief Characterization amidst a High-quality Virtual Information
    Virtual data rooms are becoming more and more popular in the business realm worldwide. Investment bankers, lawyers and top managers of firms feel the need for the functional and secure environment to store their information and to complete…
  • Dec 21

    You Can Win a Protest Even Though the Protest is not Sustained

    You Can Win a Protest Even Though the Protest is not Sustained
    Every year, the Government Accountability Office reports to Congress several statistics relating to GAO’s bid protest function. The big news this year is that the “Sustain Rate” — the percentage of protests that…
  • Dec 12

    Attorney’s knowledge of basis for protest may not always trigger client’s obligation to protest

    Attorney’s knowledge of basis for protest may not always trigger client’s obligation to protest
    Bid protests present lawyers and their clients with a dilemma. On the one hand, ethical rules require attorneys to consult with the client about the means by which the client’s objectives are to be accomplished and to explain a matter…
Rank this Week: 4401

Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Covers government law. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.uaslawblog.com/
  • Dec 22

    Dubai Airport’s New Guardian: a Drone-Hunting Drone

    Dubai Airport’s New Guardian: a Drone-Hunting Drone
    Airports around the globe are considering new methods to respond to the proliferation of unmanned aircraft systems (also known as “UAS” or “drones”) and the increased number of near-misses between drones and airplanes.…
  • Dec 21

    European Union Moving Forward with Drone Rule

    European Union Moving Forward with Drone Rule
    The European Union (EU) is on the verge of revising its regulations for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS or “drones”) operations in Europe. The revisions will shift the regulation of UAS away from EU Member States to the European…
  • Dec 19

    ’Tis the Season … for the FAA to Focus on Recreational Drone

    ’Tis the Season … for the FAA to Focus on Recreational Drone
    In the world of unmanned aircraft systems, 2016 will be best remembered for the FAA’s release of its final Part 107 regulations for commercial small UAS operations. (See here for more on Part 107.) However, the beginning of December…
Rank this Week: 2121

Infra Insight Blog

Infra Insight Blog

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

http://www.infrainsightblog.com
  • Dec 22

    A Rise in the Tides for Water Infrastructure

    A Rise in the Tides for Water Infrastructure
    It’s been a productive time for advocates of water in the U.S. with President Obama signing into law the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act (WIIN).  WIIN includes the Water Resources Development Act of 2016…
  • Dec 12

    Nossaman Infrastructure Practice Group Chair Named to Board of Cornell Program in Infrastructure Policy

    Nossaman Infrastructure Practice Group Chair Named to Board of Cornell Program in Infrastructure Policy
    Patrick Harder, Chair of Nossaman’s Infrastructure Practice Group, has been appointed to the advisory board of the Cornell Program in Infrastructure Policy (CPIP), an internationally regarded academic center dedicated to advancing…
  • Nov 2

    Kentucky Rolls Out its P3 Law in Lexington

    Kentucky Rolls Out its P3 Law in Lexington
    The National Council for Public Private Partnerships (NCPPP) and the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce recently concluded on October 28 a very well-attended two day conference in Lexington, Kentucky on the Commonwealth’s new…
Rank this Week: 3762

Government Contracts Blog

Government Contracts Blog

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

http://www.governmentcontractslawblog.com/
  • Dec 21

    UPDATE: GAO Jurisdiction over Task Order Protests Valued at More Than $10 Million Restored

    UPDATE: GAO Jurisdiction over Task Order Protests Valued at More Than $10 Million Restored
    On December 14, 2016, President Obama signed H.R. 5995 into law, removing the sunset provision from 41 U.S.C. § 4106 for jurisdiction over task order protests valued at more than $10 million.  The GAO Civilian Task and Delivery…
  • Dec 19

    Happy Holidays!

    Happy Holidays!
    Sheppard Mullin’s Government Contracts, Investigations & International Trade Group Wishes You and Yours the Happiest of Holidays in 2016 and Continued Happiness and Success In 2017.… Continue Reading
  • Nov 30

    GAO Loses Jurisdiction Over Task Order Protests Valued at More Than $10 Million

    GAO Loses Jurisdiction Over Task Order Protests Valued at More Than $10 Million
    Government contractors hoping to challenge a civilian agency’s award of a task or delivery order may be out of luck, at least temporarily. Prior to September 30, 2016, the Government Accountability Office (“GAO”) had…
Rank this Week: 1298

Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law…

Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law Blog

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

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

    Investigative Reporting Website Creates San Diego Code Enforcement Database and Map

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

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

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

    Filing Late Government Claims (Tort Claims) in California

    Filing Late Government Claims (Tort Claims) in California
    By Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law Generally government claims for personal injury and personal property damage are due with a public entity within six months of an incident, with some notable exceptions. However, if a claimant fails to file…
Rank this Week: 2859

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/
  • Dec 20

    Reaching Out with RDA

    Reaching Out with RDA
    This week, the National Archives took yet another step toward the Open Government goals of transparency, participation and collaboration, by joining the wider archival community in adopting the Resource Description and Access (RDA) standard…
  • Nov 10

    Veteran’s Day

    Veteran’s Day
    Every day at the National Archives, we hear extraordinary stories from veterans and their families. Veteran’s Day presents us with a great opportunity to highlight an important collection within the National Archives: Official Military…
  • Nov 10

    The Role of the National Archives in the Presidential Transition

    The Role of the National Archives in the Presidential Transition
    With this week’s election, we Americans determined the next chapter in our country’s history. I am proud to have exercised my vote and I hope you did the same. As private citizens we participated in an act of living democracy.…
Rank this Week: 4761

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/
  • Dec 20

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 12/19

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 12/19
    U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2016-2017update.html Petition was filed in Meyers v. Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin (Tribal Sovereign Immunity) on 12/7/16. U.S. Courts of Appeals…
  • Dec 12

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 12/12

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 12/12
    U.S. Federal Trial Courts Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/dct/2016dct.htmlNative American Arts, Inc. v. Peter Stone Co., U.S.A., Inc. (Indian Arts and Crafts Act) Pacific walruses winter in the Bering Sea.News…
  • Dec 5

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 12/5

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 12/5
    U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2016-2017update.html Petition was filed in Nisenan Tribe of Nevada City Rancheria v. Jewell (Statute of Limitations; nunc pro tunc ruling) on 11/3/16. In addition, see the…
Rank this Week: 1140

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 4085