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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/
  • Nov 24

    It’s That Time of Year Again

    It’s That Time of Year Again
    …when I ask you to vote for Jotwell at the ABA Law Blog 100 competition (look under “profs”). Mom – you don’t have to be a lawyer to vote.
  • Nov 24

    Nice Surprise

    Nice Surprise
    Someone sent me this via a student-run candygram service today.
  • Nov 21

    My Email is Down

    My Email is Down
    Email to my usual UM Law address has been down for the last 24 hours due to multiple hardware failures of the law school’s network hardware. Barring miracles, latest projections don’t have it up until Monday if then. If you…
Rank this Week: 24

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: 25

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/
  • Nov 26

    Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast, Episode #44: An Interview with Sal Stolfo

    Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast, Episode #44: An Interview with Sal Stolfo
    Our guest for episode 44 of the Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast is Sal Stolfo, Professor at Columbia University’s Computer Science Department and CEO of Allure Software.  Stolfo brings an attacker’s sensibility to network…
  • Nov 26

    Jeh Johnson for Secretary of Homeland Security

    Jeh Johnson for Secretary of Homeland Security
    Rumor has it, that Jeh Johnson, the current Secretary of DHS, is being considered for appointment as the next Secretary of Defense.  Don’t do it Mr. Johnson.  Don’t do it President Obama. I say this, not because I think…
  • Nov 26

    What Does the Swiss Coat of Arms Have to do with the Immigration Imbroglio?

    What Does the Swiss Coat of Arms Have to do with the Immigration Imbroglio?
    If you peruse the darker corners of the U.S. criminal code—as I used to do in my youthful efforts to educate myself in law without going to law school—you’ll eventually stumble across 18 U.S.C. § 708, which…
Rank this Week: 98

Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • Nov 25

    40 Years of the Safe Drinking Water Act: The Small Systems Challenge

    40 Years of the Safe Drinking Water Act: The Small Systems Challenge
    By Mindy Eisenberg, Protection Branch Chief When I meet operators and managers of water systems from small cities and towns, I’m always impressed by the tremendous pride they take in their local water services. Today, more than 94% of…
  • Nov 24

    The Importance of Effective Community Engagement for Sustainable Infrastructure

    The Importance of Effective Community Engagement for Sustainable Infrastructure
    By Hiwot Gebremariam Maintaining water infrastructure is a constant challenge, but effective community engagement practices can help. I am a first-hand witness of the usefulness of these practices. Growing up in Ethiopia, I saw community…
  • Nov 18

    Kids Deserve Safe Drinking Water at School and at Home

    Kids Deserve Safe Drinking Water at School and at Home
    By Dr. Francine St-Denis, OGWDW I love watching my boys playing outside. After running around, they’ll bound up to the nearest water fountain for a drink of water. Nothing seems to beat the fascination my boys and most young kids seem…
Rank this Week: 176

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: 288

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/
  • Nov 24

    Up periscope under the radar

    Up periscope under the radar
    On 29 August 2014, the Inspector General, U.S. Department of Defense issue a report, Evaluation of DoD Compliance with the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act. In connection with the U.S. sex offender registry’s, there is now…
  • Nov 22

    Thinking upgrade

    Thinking upgrade
    “Adolescents, more than adults, tend to discount the future and to afford greater weight to the short-term consequences of decisions.” Kim Taylor-Thompson, States of Mind/States of Development, 14 STAN. L. & POL’Y REV.…
  • Nov 21

    Test

    Test
    Test
Rank this Week: 303

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/
  • Nov 26

    Action Alert Issued Urging Attorney General to Investigate KBR

    Action Alert Issued Urging Attorney General to Investigate KBR
    The National Whistleblower Center issued the following Action Alert today: Urge Attorney General Holder to Investigate KBR and Support Whistleblowers! KBR, Largest Defense Contractor in Iraq About to Score Big Victory Against Whistleblowers…
  • Nov 26

    Whistleblower Seeks Supreme Court Review in Controversial Iraqi War Defense Contracting Fraud Case

    Whistleblower Seeks Supreme Court Review in Controversial Iraqi War Defense Contracting Fraud Case
    Appeals Court Decision Permitting KBR to Keep Secret Documents Containing Evidence of Millions of Dollars in Fraud Against the U.S. Taxpayers Challenged Washington, D.C. November 25, 2014. A whistleblower who formerly worked for the giant…
  • Nov 25

    Nearly $6 Billion Recovered Using False Claims Act In 2014

    Nearly $6 Billion Recovered Using False Claims Act In 2014
    According to a press release from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), it obtained a record $5.69 billion in settlements and judgments from civil cases involving fraud and false claims against the government in the fiscal year…
Rank this Week: 426

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

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

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

    FACTS: President Obama's Immigration Policies Are Absolutely LEGAL.

    FACTS: President Obama's Immigration Policies Are Absolutely LEGAL.
    Mainstream and rightwing media have done an atrocious job discussing the legal issues implicated by President Obama's immigration policy. While rightwingers clearly believe the president's policies... To view the rest of this article, please…
  • Aug 25

    Obamacare v. Affordable Care Act

    Obamacare v. Affordable Care Act
    Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne writes about Arkansas Democratic Senator Mark Pryor's political advertisement that touts his vote for the "Affordable Care Act." As Dionne reports, polls... To view the rest of this article, please…
  • Aug 25

    Election Day Tomorrow - Florida Democratic Governor's Primary

    Election Day Tomorrow - Florida Democratic Governor's Primary
    Tomorrow, Florida Democrats will choose a candidate to challenge incumbent Governor Rick Scott. Although Scott's first term was plagued with corruption, constitutional violations, and widespread... To view the rest of this article, please…
Rank this Week: 405

Lobby Comply Blog

Lobby Comply Blog

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

http://stateandfed.com/lobbycomply/
Rank this Week: 462

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: 454

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
  • Nov 25

    DOJ intervenes in whistleblowers’ case against Florida doctor

    DOJ intervenes in whistleblowers’ case against Florida doctor
    On November 21, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida announced that the government had intervened in two qui tam relators’ case against a south Florida doctor and his practices for submitting false claims to government…
  • Nov 24

    Washington Gas subsidiary pays $2.5 million in fines and monetary penalties for SBA fraud

    Washington Gas subsidiary pays $2.5 million in fines and monetary penalties for SBA fraud
    On November 19, the Department of Justice announced that Washington Gas Energy Systems, a subsidiary of the Washington, D.C.-area gas company, Washington Gas, has entered into a deferred prosecution agreement for defrauding the federal…
  • Nov 23

    California pain management physician pays $1.2 million to settle whistleblower’s case

    California pain management physician pays $1.2 million to settle whistleblower’s case
    On November 19, the U.S. Attorney for the Central District of California announced a settlement in a qui tam case against a pain management doctor for submitting false claims. According to the U.S. Attorney’s press release: A doctor who…
Rank this Week: 542

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: 556

The Justice Blog

The Justice Blog

The Official Blog of the United States Department of Justice.

http://blogs.justice.gov/main/
Rank this Week: 539

El Blog de Derecho Publico de…

El Blog de Derecho Publico de Sevach

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

http://contencioso.es/
  • Nov 26

    Cuatro hachazos del Supremo al silencio administrativo positivo

    Cuatro hachazos del Supremo al silencio administrativo positivo
     En la idea de que la Administración tiene el deber de resolver en plazo lo que le solicita el particular, se reguló legalmente el silencio administrativo, bien en sentido positivo ( “quien calla otorga”) o bien…
  • Nov 25

    Hablando se entienden las Relaciones de Puestos de Trabajo

    Hablando se entienden las Relaciones de Puestos de Trabajo
    Las Relaciones de Puestos de Trabajo han sido la estrella de la política de recursos humanos de las Administraciones Públicas españolas en las tres últimas décadas. Nunca una herramienta técnica…
  • Nov 24

    Los tiempos, el Derecho y los Blogs cambian

    Los tiempos, el Derecho y los Blogs cambian
    Si Carl Schmitt calificaba de motorizado al Derecho Administrativo por su vertiginoso tejer y destejer, podría decirse que los Blogs jurídicos están “turboalimentados” ya que desde su arranque prudente en…
Rank this Week: 613

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: 587

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/
  • Nov 22

    Encryption Export Controls, More to Come, and Likely Needed

    Encryption Export Controls, More to Come, and Likely Needed
    It had been a while since I had seen a administrative fine imposed on a U.S. company for the unlawful of export of encryption technology. According to the Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security press release posted…
  • Nov 20

    The Staging of Constitutional Crisi

    The Staging of Constitutional Crisi
    I find it somewhat amusing, and at some level disconcerting, that the President took to, of all things … Facebook … to announce that he is about to force a political conflict with a majority of the American people over…
  • Nov 19

    Two-State Solution, A Cruel Diplomatic Tool

    Two-State Solution, A Cruel Diplomatic Tool
    Three Americans were killed by radical Islamists yesterday. The media coverage and official U.S. responses, frankly, has been the equivalent of political tumbleweed. The synagogue attack by axe-wielding Palestinian terrorists, cheered by…
Rank this Week: 646

Air Force General Counsel Blog

Air Force General Counsel Blog

Covers legal issues faced by military lawyers, including the law of armed conflict, cyberlaw, military justice, and international law.

http://afgeneralcounsel.dodlive.mil/
  • Apr 2

    Signing Off

    Signing Off
    As our readers are no doubt aware, in recent months the Air Force has announced significant reductions to manpower and personnel, and our office is not exempt from these reductions. Due to reduced resources, the General Counsel's office is…
  • Apr 1

    And the Band Played On – Climate Change and Climate Adaptation

    And the Band Played On – Climate Change and Climate Adaptation
    Two public events involving climate change and national defense coincided this week. The first involves Secretary of Defense Hagel and USAID Administrator Shah highlighting climate change's role in increasing regional political instability…
  • Mar 28

    “milCloud” – Competing against the Private Sector?

    “milCloud” – Competing against the Private Sector?
    On March 18, the Defense Information Systems Agency (“DISA”) announced the milCloud service, a government-operated cloud tailored to DoD needs. Two computing centers have implemented milCloud for DoD’s unclassified network…
Rank this Week: 620

Infra Insight Blog

Infra Insight Blog

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

http://www.infrainsightblog.com
  • Nov 25

    Best Practices for Public Building P3 Projects: What Works and What Doesn’t?

    Best Practices for Public Building P3 Projects: What Works and What Doesn’t?
    The Performance Based Building Coalition (PBBC) and the National Council for Public-Private Partnerships (NCPPP) together hosted the P3s for Public Buildings Summit in Miami on November 17 and 18, 2014. One of the panels formed for the Summit…
  • Nov 20

    Maryland Jurisdictions Expanding P3 Strategies Despite Political Uncertainty

    Maryland Jurisdictions Expanding P3 Strategies Despite Political Uncertainty
    Despite perceived uncertainty as to the future of two, prominent transportation P3 projects, it appears that jurisdictions within Maryland are looking to P3 structures to solve a wider array of infrastructure issues in the state. Prince…
  • Nov 17

    VP Biden Calls for Greater Investment in Port Infrastructure

    VP Biden Calls for Greater Investment in Port Infrastructure
    On November 12, during a keynote address at the annual convention of the American Association of Port Authorities in Houston, Vice President Biden issued a call to action for greater investment in U.S. port facilities. “We are investing…
Rank this Week: 863

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 28

    The Last Two Posts Were Written in 2013, but Unpublished Until Now

    The Last Two Posts Were Written in 2013, but Unpublished Until Now
    The last two posts were written in 2013.  The first, regarding the 2013 recall, was intended to be published, and was inadvertently not published. The second one on former City Attorney Waldo Wilhoft was unfinished.  Sorry for…
  • Oct 28

    Waldo Willhoft, City Attorney of San Bernardino

    Waldo Willhoft, City Attorney of San Bernardino
    This post was originally written in October 2013, but never published. Last night was the San Bernardino County Bar Association’s Annual Installation & Awards Banquet at the National Orange Show in San Bernardino.  The back of…
  • Oct 28

    An Update: The Notices of Intention to Circulate Recall Petitions in the Proposed San Bernardino Recall 2013

    An Update: The Notices of Intention to Circulate Recall Petitions in the Proposed San Bernardino Recall 2013
    I’m not sure why this was not posted at the time, but for historical interest, here is a post that supposed to appear in 2013. By Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law San Bernardino Residents For Responsible Government, the political action…
Rank this Week: 914

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 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 ConstraintsRecently 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…
  • Jul 28

    O’Malia Urges Regulators to “Do No Harm”

    O’Malia Urges Regulators to “Do No Harm”
    O’Malia Urges Regulators to “Do No Harm”CFTC Commissioner Scott O’Malia issued a stern warning to financial regulators in the United States and abroad that market fragmentation could have grave consequences on the…
Rank this Week: 1014

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/
  • Nov 25

    Task Orders: Small Business Set-Asides Not Required, Says GAO

    Task Orders: Small Business Set-Asides Not Required, Says GAO
    When issuing task order solicitations under unrestricted multiple award contracts, procuring agencies are not required to apply the so-called “rule of two” and set aside task orders for small businesses. In a recent bid protest…
  • Nov 24

    GAO Bid Protests: Sustains Lower But “Effectiveness” Steady

    GAO Bid Protests: Sustains Lower But “Effectiveness” Steady
    The GAO sustained only 13% of bid protests in Fiscal Year 2014, down from 17% in the previous fiscal year. But although some commentators might interpret the numbers as a sign that more non-meritorious protests were filed, the…
  • Nov 18

    Anti-Kickback Act Settlement Costs Contractor $2.72 Million

    Anti-Kickback Act Settlement Costs Contractor $2.72 Million
    A New York contractor has agreed to pay $2.72 million to resolve claims that it violated the Anti-Kickback Act and False Claims Act in connection with its prime contract work on an EPA facility. According to a Department of Justice press…
Rank this Week: 1307

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

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: 1158

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: 1119

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Whistleblower Lawyer News

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

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

    Fraud charges against many healthcare execs increase

    Fraud charges against many healthcare execs increase
    Revelations concerning healthcare executives involved in healthcare fraud and kickbacks has been increasing in recent months. The wrongdoings includes sales frauds to upcoding to kickbacks some concerning Medicare FRaud.  Daniel K. Lane…
  • Nov 25

    Massachusetts owner of Solid Gold Inc. pleads guilty to tax evasion

    Massachusetts owner of Solid Gold Inc. pleads guilty to tax evasion
    A Massachusetts businessman pleaded guilty to tax evasion for using nominee entities to hide ownership and control over his businesses and assets from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), announced Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General…
  • Nov 24

    Top choice to replace Sec. of Defense Chuck Hagel is Michele Flournoy but confirmation risky

    Top choice to replace Sec. of Defense Chuck Hagel is Michele Flournoy but confirmation risky
    The front runner to replace outgoing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is Michele Flournoy, 53, presently chief executive officer of the Center for New American Security, a think tank she co-founded in Washington. Her work history at…
Rank this Week: 1338

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/
  • Nov 25

    NILL added new content to the U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin on 11/25

    NILL added new content to the U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin on 11/25
    U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2014-2015update.htmlPetition for certiorari was filed in Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin v. U.S. (self-determination contract, statute of limitations) on 11/03/14. The…
  • Nov 21

    NILL added new content to 7 Indian Law Bulletins on 11/21

    NILL added new content to 7 Indian Law Bulletins on 11/21
    * U.S. Supreme Court Bulletinhttp://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2014-2015update.htmlPetition for certiorari was denied in Stockbridge-Munsee Cmty. v. New York (land claims, statute of limitations) on 11/07/14. * U.S. Courts of Appeals…
  • Nov 14

    NILL added new content to 6 Indian Law Bulletins on 11/14

    NILL added new content to 6 Indian Law Bulletins on 11/14
    * U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/2014cta.htmlOklahoma v. Hobia (gaming, construction and operation of facility) Otoe-Missouria Tribe of Indians v. NY State Dep't of Financial Serv. (high interest, short…
Rank this Week: 1660

Whistleblower Attorneys Blog

Whistleblower Attorneys Blog

Covers qui tam and government law. By Greene LLP.

http://www.whistleblowerattorneys-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 1689

European Union Law

European Union Law

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

http://eulaw.wordpress.com
  • Jan 28

    The EU Fiscal Stability Treaty: Summary and Analysi

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

    Happy Holidays!

    Happy Holidays!
    Dear friends, I wish you happy holidays and a prosperous New Year!
  • Dec 9

    What’s Behind the New Eurozone Fiscal Stability Union?

    What’s Behind the New Eurozone Fiscal Stability Union?
    This European Council meeting was quite tumultuous, it appears. But we do have an outcome – a “fiscal stability union”. Below I present a preliminary critical assessment of the proposal, as well as a comment on the toxic role of the…
Rank this Week: 1360

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • Nov 26

    CFPB Proposes Additional Servicing Rule Amendment

    CFPB Proposes Additional Servicing Rule Amendment
    Reid F. Herlihy The CFPB issued a proposed rulemaking last week to amend various provisions of the mortgage servicing rules under Regulation X and Regulation Z. Comments are due 90 days from the date of publication in the Federal Register.…
  • Nov 26

    We made the ABA Top 100 Blawg list… for the third year in a row!

    We made the ABA Top 100 Blawg list… for the third year in a row!
    Alan S. Kaplinsky For the third year in a row, CFPB Monitor has made the American Bar Association’s Blawg 100 list, the ABA’s annual list of the best blogs about lawyers and the law. We are honored to have once again received so…
  • Nov 24

    Supreme Court to hear oral argument on Jan. 21st in FHA disparate impact case

    Supreme Court to hear oral argument on Jan. 21st in FHA disparate impact case
    Peter N. Cubita The U.S. Supreme Court has set January 21, 2015 as the date for oral argument in Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. The Inclusive Communities Project, Inc., which is the case presenting the issue whether…
Rank this Week: 1768

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

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

http://legalnewsyoucanuse.com/
  • Nov 26

    BCMR/DRB Link and Representation Military Discharge Upgrade

    BCMR/DRB Link and Representation Military Discharge Upgrade
    It is common that the Veterans Law Section of Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg gets inquires regarding military/veterans legal representation that are not specifically related to the Department of Veterans Affairs and Title…
  • Nov 25

    “Avoiding Probate” can cause more problems than it prevent

    “Avoiding Probate” can cause more problems than it prevent
    You may have heard that you should set things up to “avoid probate.” Bank or brokerage personnel may have recommended that you ” add a pay on death beneficiary, or a joint owner, so you can avoid probate.” There are…
  • Nov 24

    “Curious Incident” is a marvelous Broadway show

    “Curious Incident” is a marvelous Broadway show
    Last week I saw “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime,” a drama at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre on 47th Street in NYC. What an excellent production. http://curiousonbroadway.com/?gclid=CKa58f_qkMECFa1m7AoddGsArQ Based…
Rank this Week: 2456

Corruption Chronicles

Corruption Chronicles

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

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

    Clinton State Dept. Blew $18.5 Mil to Renovate Unused Afghan Jail

    Clinton State Dept. Blew $18.5 Mil to Renovate Unused Afghan Jail
    While this doesn’t compare to the Benghazi terrorist attacks, here’s yet another State Department scandal that occurred under Hillary Clinton; the agency blew $18.5 million to renovate a prison in Afghanistan that remains…
  • Nov 24

    Oops! Obama Realizes Exec. Privilege not Legal to Hide Fast, Furious Doc

    Oops! Obama Realizes Exec. Privilege not Legal to Hide Fast, Furious Doc
    After using executive privilege to withhold Fast and Furious records for two years, the Obama administration has quietly stopped exerting the power to hide information about the disastrous gun-running operation. Judicial Watch attorneys…
  • Nov 21

    Obama Also Issues “Ebola Amnesty”

    Obama Also Issues “Ebola Amnesty”
    Lost in the hoopla of President Obama’s enormous administrative amnesty affecting mostly Mexican and Central American illegal immigrants is that he also implemented a special protective order allowing people from Ebola nations to stay…
Rank this Week: 2184

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/
  • Nov 25

    Military Pension Files: Fraktur

    Military Pension Files: Fraktur
    Did you know that military pension files may contain valuable details about family history? While military veterans who applied for benefits had to provide evidence of service, widows or heirs had to provide evidence of their relationship to…
  • Nov 10

    Second Open Government National Action Plan

    Second Open Government National Action Plan
    The Open Government Partnership, launched in the summer of 2011 can trace its roots to President Obama’s challenge to the members of the United Nations General Assembly in September of 2010—a challenge to work together to make all…
  • Oct 24

    By the Number

    By the Number
    The holdings of the National Archives are vast. With more than 12 billion pages of textual records alone, it is essential that we continue to explore and employ innovative strategies to provide effective access. By understanding how you…
Rank this Week: 2455

Politics, Law and Policy Blog

Politics, Law and Policy Blog

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

http://www.politicsandlawblog.com
  • Nov 21

    Health Insurance Exchanges: State of the State

    Health Insurance Exchanges: State of the State
    By Cindy Gillespie Health Insurance Exchanges: State of the States update is our weekly report on Health Insurance Exchange developments. This week, enrollment in health insurance marketplaces nationwide got off to a smooth start and CMS…
  • Nov 21

    Health Care Weekly Wrap-Up

    Health Care Weekly Wrap-Up
    By Cindy Gillespie Health Care Weekly Wrap-Up  is our weekly look at developments affecting health care at the federal and state levels. This week, the Department of Health and Human Services released two reports with state-specific data…
  • Nov 18

    Dan Caprio to Speak at Congressional Civil Justice Caucus Academy Briefing – Friday, November 21

    Dan Caprio to Speak at Congressional Civil Justice Caucus Academy Briefing – Friday, November 21
    MLA’s Dan Caprio will be a featured speaker at the Congressional Civil Justice Caucus Academy Briefing event this Friday, November 21. The event, “Cyberattacks, Data Breaches, and Serial Litigation – Should Federal Data…
Rank this Week: 2101

Oregon Legal Research

Oregon Legal Research

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

http://blog.oregonlegalresearch.com/
Rank this Week: 2558

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: 1979

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/
  • Nov 20

    New Postings on the Reed Smith Health Industry Washington Watch Blog

    New Postings on the Reed Smith Health Industry Washington Watch Blog
    The Reed Smith Health Industry Washington Watch blog has been updated to report on recent health policy developments, including the following: Regulatory Developments. CMS has issued major final rules to update Medicare payment and other…
  • Nov 20

    CMS Town Hall Meeting on FY 2016 New Technology Add-on Payments (Feb. 3)

    CMS Town Hall Meeting on FY 2016 New Technology Add-on Payments (Feb. 3)
    On November 21, 2014, CMS is publishing a notice announcing that it will be holding a town hall meeting on February 3, 2015 to discuss fiscal year (FY) 2016 applications for add-on payments for new medical services and technologies under…
  • Nov 20

    CMS Publishes Final 2015 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Rule for 2015

    CMS Publishes Final 2015 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Rule for 2015
    On November 12, 2014, CMS published its final rule to update the Medicare physician fee schedule (MPFS) for CY 2015. Highlights of the sweeping rule include the following: The Protecting Access to Medicare Act (PAMA) of 2014 provides for a 0%…
Rank this Week: 2133

The CAPS Blog

The CAPS Blog

Highlights interesting cases, legal trends and commentary from around New York state, and beyond, for attorneys practicing law in the public sector context. By the NYSBA's Committee on Attorneys in Public Service.

http://nysbar.com/blogs/CAPS/
  • Nov 13

    Happy Birthday FOIL!

    Happy Birthday FOIL!
    Unlike some of us, FOIL continues to thrive and grow as it ages. Remarkably, 40 years has passed and the "Open Records Law" continues to benefit many, not to mention its impressive ability to adapt and continue to work with...
  • Oct 23

    Notice of JCOPE Open Forum

    Notice of JCOPE Open Forum
    The New York State Joint Commission on Public Ethics ("JCOPE") will be hosting an informal Open Forum with Agency Ethics Officers on potential modifications to the existing regulations governing Outside Activities. The forum will be…
  • Sep 16

    Inspiration for the Public Service Lawyer

    Inspiration for the Public Service Lawyer
    It's probably axiomatic that public service lawyers are by and large self-motivated. But even the most self-starting people sometimes need a little nudge to get them going past a particularly tough day. So for those dark and dreary days,…
Rank this Week: 1994

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/
Rank this Week: 2433

Government Contracts Blog

Government Contracts Blog

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

http://brownrudnick.com/blog/government-contracts/
Rank this Week: 2084

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: 2495

International Municipal Lawyers…

International Municipal Lawyers Association - Local Government Blog

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

http://imlablog.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 1896

Corporate Law and Democracy

Corporate Law and Democracy

A repository of ideas, comments and papers on a range of issues related to corporate law and democracy. By Boston College Law School Professor Renee Jones.

http://reneejones.wordpress.com/
  • Nov 18

    Whither State Securities Enforcement?

    Whither State Securities Enforcement?
    Susan Antilla of Bloomberg news published a recent column  revisiting the question of the continued viability of state securities regulators’ enforcement authority.  I spoke to Susan about my research  on the issue and I am quoted in…
  • Sep 19

    Bailout-palooza

    Bailout-palooza
    The federal goverment’s proposal for a bailout of the financial industry sounded somewhat familiar to me.  I remembered that I had blogged about a similar proposal about a year ago on Conglomerate.
  • Sep 17

    What a Difference a Year Make

    What a Difference a Year Make
    One year ago discussions surrounding corporate law policy were driven by the Sarbanes-Oxley ‘backlash.”  The Paulson Committee and others were warning about how excessive regulation and litigation would lead to the ruin of Wall Street. …
Rank this Week: 2425

Nexus

Nexus

Chapman's Journal of Law and Public Policy

http://www.lawschoolblog.org/
  • Nov 25

    CALIFORNIA’S BAN ON PLASTIC BAGS, BENEFIT OR BURDEN FOR STORES?

    CALIFORNIA’S BAN ON PLASTIC BAGS, BENEFIT OR BURDEN FOR STORES?
    On September 30th, 2014 Governor Brown signed SB 270, the nation’s first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags.[1] SB 270 will be enforced beginning July 2015 and will prohibit grocery stores and retailers with at least 10,000 square…
  • Nov 20

    CALIFORNIA’S BAG BAN: STICKING IT TO BIG PLASTIC

    CALIFORNIA’S BAG BAN: STICKING IT TO BIG PLASTIC
    Whether it’s the times I competed with myself to see how many grocery bags I could carry in on each arm when helping unload the car after a supermarket trip, or the times that many of those same grocery bags...
  • Nov 18

    RETURN OF A NFL FRANCHISE TO LOS ANGELES: A BOOST OR BURDEN TO CALIFORNIA’S ECONOMY?

    RETURN OF A NFL FRANCHISE TO LOS ANGELES: A BOOST OR BURDEN TO CALIFORNIA’S ECONOMY?
    In September 2012, the Los Angeles City Council approved a proposal by Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) to build a privately-funded, $1.2 billion-dollar, 76,000-seat football stadium—to be called “Farmers…
Rank this Week: 4700

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/
Rank this Week: 4266

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/
  • Nov 25

    Schwerner, Chaney, Goodman and the Voting Rights Act

    Schwerner, Chaney, Goodman and the Voting Rights Act
    Yesterday, President Obama posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom to James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner, a Black Mississippian and two white New Yorkers, murdered fifty years ago, working to register Blacks to…
  • Nov 18

    War on What – Crime or the Poor?

    War on What – Crime or the Poor?
    Many of us realize that sending troops abroad can be counter-productive. Our boots on the ground in Iraq and Afghanistan led many to take up arms against us. To them, we were the invaders. See if this analogy fits. We don’t have data…
  • Nov 18

    War on What – Crime or the Poor?

    War on What – Crime or the Poor?
    Many of us realize that sending troops abroad can be counter-productive. Our boots on the ground in Iraq and Afghanistan led many to take up arms against us. To them, we were the invaders. See if this analogy fits. We don’t have data…
Rank this Week: 4751