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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/
  • Sep 25

    Save the Day

    Save the Day
    The PAC has a video: Warning: contains swearing, discussions of nudity, and lots of meta-snark.
  • Sep 23

    Debate Hors D’oeuvre

    Debate Hors D’oeuvre
    A Clinton ad to put us in the mood for what will undoubtedly be an edifying debate on Monday night.
  • Sep 21

    Jill Stein is Not the Answer (Especially in Florida!)

    Jill Stein is Not the Answer (Especially in Florida!)
    Commentator “How” (I still have commentators?)  may or may not be a Republican plant.  I prefer to assume he or she is not, and thus thought I would write a reply to this recent contribution “How” writes,…
Rank this Week: 18

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: 114

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/
  • Sep 26

    Fixing Congressional Jurisdiction over DHS

    Fixing Congressional Jurisdiction over DHS
    The oldest outstanding recommendation, unfulfilled since the 9/11 Commission report, is for Congress to fix its jurisdicitional morass and provide effective, unified oversight of the Department of Homeland Security.  Groups ranging from…
  • Sep 26

    Today's Headlines and Commentary

    Today's Headlines and Commentary
    Violence continues in Syria as Russia and the United States trade blows over who is to blame. The Syrian government has launched a renewed assault on Aleppo, killing hundreds of civilians trapped in the besieged city since the collapse of the…
  • Sep 26

    Hoover Book Soiree, Reminder: Rosa Brooks on "How Everything Became War and the Military Became Everything"

    Hoover Book Soiree, Reminder: Rosa Brooks on "How Everything Became War and the Military Became Everything"
    The next in our series of book soirees at the Hoover Institution's Washington Office will take place on Wednesday, when Ben interviews Rosa Brooks about her new book: How Everything Became War and the Military Became Everything: Tales…
Rank this Week: 160

Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • Sep 26

    Air Pollution at Our Nation’s Ports Can be Reduced Now

    Air Pollution at Our Nation’s Ports Can be Reduced Now
    By Chris Grundler Ports are the main gateway for global trade and are critical to the U.S. economy. Thousands of diesel-powered vessels, trucks, cranes, and other equipment help transport goods to market. But as they do, they also emit…
  • Sep 26

    C-FERST: A New Tool to Help Communities Navigate Toward a Healthier, More Sustainable Future

    C-FERST: A New Tool to Help Communities Navigate Toward a Healthier, More Sustainable Future
    By Aaron Ferster The proliferation of smartphones and mapping applications has made navigation a lot easier than it used to be. Getting from point A to point B usually requires little more than plugging in a distant address and then following…
  • Sep 23

    Working to Make a Visible Difference in Newport New

    Working to Make a Visible Difference in Newport New
    by Jonathan Essoka Our months of planning paid off last week with an all-day forum that brought EPA together with a host of other government agencies and partners to address the revitalization needs of Newport News, Virginia. Newport News is…
Rank this Week: 139

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 179

The Justice Blog

The Justice Blog

The Official Blog of the United States Department of Justice.

http://blogs.justice.gov/main/
Rank this Week: 188

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/
  • Sep 26

    United States v. Hills applies to MRE 414 as well

    United States v. Hills applies to MRE 414 as well
    No. 16-0704/AR. U.S. v. Dwight Harris, Jr. CCA 20131045. On consideration of the petition for grant of review of the decision of the United States Army Court of Criminal Appeals, it is ordered that said petition is hereby granted on the…
  • Sep 26

    Sentence Relief-Worth the Read

    Sentence Relief-Worth the Read
    This article showed that the vast majority of court-martial sentences are affirmed by AFCCA. On the rare occasion when sentence relief was granted, it was usually not based on factual sufficiency or sentence appropriateness. While there has…
  • Sep 25

    Junk Science Reign

    Junk Science Reign
    o starts a post at wrongfulconvictionsblog–Junk Science Reigns ____ So Much for True Science in the Courtroom. [W]hen the National Academy of Sciences report Forensic Science in the United States; A Path Forward was…
Rank this Week: 323

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: 247

Infra Insight Blog

Infra Insight Blog

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

http://www.infrainsightblog.com
Rank this Week: 242

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: 536

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: 503

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/
  • Sep 23

    Appellate Division Upholds Officers’ Suspension in Connection with Off-Duty Bar Fight

    Appellate Division Upholds Officers’ Suspension in Connection with Off-Duty Bar Fight
    As reported by N.J.com, the Pennsauken Police Department was right to suspend six officers in 2011 for violating rules and hindering the investigation of a fight that involved two off-duty officers, an appellate court has ruled. The…
  • Sep 21

    NJ Attorney General Announces $550K For Police Body Camera

    NJ Attorney General Announces $550K For Police Body Camera
    As reported by NJ.com, New Jersey’s Attorney General will give out more than half a million dollars in funding for police departments across the State to purchase body-worn cameras.  The announcement marks the second round of…
  • Sep 20

    Bill to Require AG Investigations of Deaths in Police Custody Advance

    Bill to Require AG Investigations of Deaths in Police Custody Advance
    As reported by Observer.com, a bill that would have the New Jersey state Attorney General’s office investigate all civilian deaths at the hands of police advanced in a legislative committee Monday. Against misgivings from a…
Rank this Week: 750

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/
  • Sep 22

    Encouraging Whistleblower Legislation in West African State

    Encouraging Whistleblower Legislation in West African State
    The Economic Community of West African States’, or ECOWAS, recently held a weeklong anti-corruption meeting in Monrovia, Liberia. Attendees included 13 West African countries, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Arms, and…
  • Sep 19

    House Intel Claim that Snowden Had Whistleblower Protection Is False and Misleading

    House Intel Claim that Snowden Had Whistleblower Protection Is False and Misleading
    In a brief 3-page report dated September 15, 2016, the House Intelligence Committee concluded that Edward Snowden “was not a whistleblower” because there were “laws and regulations in effect at the time” that…
  • Sep 19

    NWC Files Amicus in State Farm Ex Rel. Rigsby

    NWC Files Amicus in State Farm Ex Rel. Rigsby
    Today, the National Whistleblower Center filed an Amicus (friend of the court) brief in State Farm Fire and Casualty Company v. U.S. ex rel. Rigsby. Having suffered a 758-million-dollar jury verdict for defrauding the Government following…
Rank this Week: 751

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/
  • Sep 20

    The Bully in the Debate

    The Bully in the Debate
    People keep saying that Hilary will destroy Donald in debate. But I’m concerned. I’m bothered by the memory of one exchange between Bush and Gore in one of the presidential debates in 2000. When Gore confronted Bush with the math…
  • Sep 13

    Democracy and Compromise

    Democracy and Compromise
    Since Obama’s election, congressional Republicans and their Tea Party challengers made Obama’s defeat their overriding goal, and when they couldn’t do that, they did everything they could to make him seem like a total…
  • Sep 12

    Moyers on Plutocracy in America

    Moyers on Plutocracy in America
    Here’s a link to Bill Moyers, “Shadows of Plutocracy darken over our Democracy in this Election,” , http://www.juancole.com/2016/09/plutocracy-democracy-election.html. He puts, marvelously, the warning many of us…
Rank this Week: 455

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/
  • Sep 19

    Lucy Kellaway is correct.

    Lucy Kellaway is correct.
    In today's Financial Times piece:If one employee offends against a bank’s vision and values, it is [his or her] fault. If 5,300 do, it is the bank’s. Wells Fargo has proved that its culture is a hopeless safeguard to anything. The…
  • Sep 14

    Urban Meyer is one of my heroes.

    Urban Meyer is one of my heroes.
    And here's why.
  • Aug 10

    Stephen Fry and depression---a great read.

    Stephen Fry and depression---a great read.
    Here.  For those of us who have lived through depression, it's hard to explain to those who haven't.  Thanks to folks like Stephen Fry, the Bloggess, and Hyperbole and a Half, it's possible to get an inkling of this particular…
Rank this Week: 845

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: 754

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/
  • Sep 26

    Thank You, Huntsville!

    Thank You, Huntsville!
    I am back in Lawrence after a great trip to Huntsville, Alabama, where I spoke at the Redstone Edge Conference.  My presentation focused on the recent major developments in small business contracting, including the changes to the…
  • Sep 26

    DoD Mentor-Protege Program: Major Changes Proposed

    DoD Mentor-Protege Program: Major Changes Proposed
    The Department of Defense is proposing a major overhaul of the regulations governing its “pilot” mentor-protege program for small businesses. The proposed rule, which was published in the Federal Register on September 23, 2016,…
  • Sep 26

    SBA “All Small” Mentor Protege Program: SBA Provides Application Instruction

    SBA “All Small” Mentor Protege Program: SBA Provides Application Instruction
    The SBA’s new “all small” mentor-protege program will begin accepting applications on October 1, 2016–but applicants will have to contact the SBA for an application form. After November 1, 2016, the SBA will be…
Rank this Week: 1341

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • Sep 26

    CFPB participates in FTC workshop on disclosure

    CFPB participates in FTC workshop on disclosure
    Barbara S. Mishkin The FTC recently held a workshop, “Putting Disclosures to the Test,” to explore the question of what should be done to make disclosures effective.  The workshop included reports on numerous studies related…
  • Sep 26

    CFPB sues credit repair company

    CFPB sues credit repair company
    Barbara S. Mishkin The CFPB announced that it has filed a lawsuit in a California federal district court against a credit repair company for alleged violations of the Consumer Financial Protection Act (CFPA) and Telemarketing Sales Rule…
  • Sep 22

    CFPB announces enforcement actions against auto title lender

    CFPB announces enforcement actions against auto title lender
    Barbara S. Mishkin The CFPB announced that it has filed administrative enforcement actions against five Arizona auto title lenders for alleged violations of Truth in Lending Act advertising requirements.  According to the CFPB, the…
Rank this Week: 4396

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: 1983

Lobby Comply Blog

Lobby Comply Blog

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

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

    Voting is a Right and a Responsibility

    Voting is a Right and a Responsibility
    Voting is one of the most basic civil actions Americans can take. Our ability to vote in an election is Continued on Next Page
  • Sep 26

    We’re on Our Way to #SLGR16

    We’re on Our Way to #SLGR16
    Say hello to our team at the 2016 State and Local Government Relations Conference!   Follow the conference conversations on Continued on Next Page
  • Sep 26

    Changes to Austin, Texas, Lobbying Law Effective June 1, 2017

    Changes to Austin, Texas, Lobbying Law Effective June 1, 2017
    On September 22, an ordinance revising the lobbying law for the city of Austin, Texas, was approved by the City Continued on Next Page
Rank this Week: 3460

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/
  • Sep 26

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 9/26

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 9/26
    U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2016-2017update.html The Tribal Supreme Court Update Memoranda of September 21, 2016, the project's website.  News…
  • Sep 16

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 9/16

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 9/16
    U.S. Federal Trial Courts Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/dct/2016dct.htmlPoarch Band of Creek Indians v. Moore (Trust Lands - Real Property Taxation)Dakota Access, LLC v. Archambault (Temporary Restraining Order; Oil Pipeline…
  • Sep 9

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 9/9

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 9/9
    U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletinhttp://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/2016cta.html Meyers v. Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin (Tribal Sovereign Immunity; Fair and Accurate Transaction Act)U.S. Federal Trial Courts Bulletin…
Rank this Week: 1587

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: 4038

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/
  • Sep 25

    US Congress Seeks to Expose Corruption in Nicaragua

    US Congress Seeks to Expose Corruption in Nicaragua
    On September 21, the House of Representatives approved passage H.R. 5708, the Nicaraguan Investment Conditionality Act (NICA) of 2017 that, if it becomes law, will prohibit loans by international financial institutions…
  • Sep 16

    Judicial Watch Takes a Close Look at Starwood/Cuba Deal

    Judicial Watch Takes a Close Look at Starwood/Cuba Deal
    Generally speaking, companies exist to make a profit. The more, the better. If you are delivering a good product or service, the market rewards you with, well, money. Profits are used to support or grow the business, pay employees and…
  • Sep 14

    Congressman Don Beyer Donations Exposed in Latest DNC Hack

    Congressman Don Beyer Donations Exposed in Latest DNC Hack
    We live in Northern Virginia and, politically, in one of the most Democratic counties of the Commonwealth: Arlington. It is the very proud home of the Pentagon, as well as home to a large number of the brave men and women who serve our…
Rank this Week: 3019

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/
  • Sep 23

    TSA Week in Review September 16th - 22nd

    TSA Week in Review September 16th - 22nd
    <!--[if gte mso 9]> <![endif]--> TSA discovered 68 firearms this week in carry-on bags around the nation. Of the 68 firearms discovered, 61 were loaded and 26 had a round chambered. All of the firearms pictured were…
  • Sep 19

    TSA on the Job: Transportation Security Inspector

    TSA on the Job: Transportation Security Inspector
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  • Sep 16

    TSA Week in Review September 9th - 15th

    TSA Week in Review September 9th - 15th
    <!--[if gte mso 9]> Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 …
Rank this Week: 4665

Government Contracts Blog

Government Contracts Blog

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

http://www.governmentcontractslawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4290

FDA Lawyers Blog

FDA Lawyers Blog

By Frommer Lawrence & Haug.

http://www.fdalawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3781

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/
  • Sep 23

    The CFTC Has a Whistleblower Program, Too!

    The CFTC Has a Whistleblower Program, Too!
    While we’ve written about the whistleblower programs administered by the IRS and the SEC on this blog, one has been consistently neglected – the CFTC Whistleblower Program. The Commodities Futures Trading Commission regulates…
  • Sep 14

    Can Whistleblowers Use HIPAA Protected Documents to Support Their Whistleblower Claims?

    Can Whistleblowers Use HIPAA Protected Documents to Support Their Whistleblower Claims?
    Most people in the healthcare industry know that documents covered by HIPAA must be treated with utmost secrecy and care.   Protecting patient privacy is a big deal.  Thus, questions frequently arise when a healthcare worker…
  • Sep 8

    The U.S. Trade War with China – How the False Claims Act Can Help

    The U.S. Trade War with China – How the False Claims Act Can Help
    The United States is currently at war with the People’s Republic of China – a trade war.  The False Claims Act has an important role to play in this battle. Every year foreign countries, but most particularly China, engage in…
Rank this Week: 2101

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/
Rank this Week: 2491

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: 1502

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: 3345

Corruption Chronicles

Corruption Chronicles

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

http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/
  • Sep 22

    Intel Report Confirms More “Transferred” Gitmo Captives Return to Terrorism

    Intel Report Confirms More “Transferred” Gitmo Captives Return to Terrorism
    As President Obama scrambles to release captives from the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba his own intelligence advisers reveal that a growing number of inmates freed from the compound reengage in terrorism. This is nothing new…
  • Sep 22

    Intel Report Confirms More “Transferred” Gitmo Captives Return to Terrorism

    Intel Report Confirms More “Transferred” Gitmo Captives Return to Terrorism
    As President Obama scrambles to release captives from the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba his own intelligence advisers reveal that a growing number of inmates freed from the compound reengage in terrorism. This is nothing new…
  • Sep 20

    DHS Gives Deported Illegal Aliens from “Special Interest Countries” U.S. Citizenship

    DHS Gives Deported Illegal Aliens from “Special Interest Countries” U.S. Citizenship
    In the latest of many gaffes at the mammoth agency created after 9/11 to keep the nation safe, at least 858 illegal immigrants with deportation orders were mistakenly granted U.S. citizenship. It gets better; the foreigners are from…
Rank this Week: 2771

Whistleblower Attorneys Blog

Whistleblower Attorneys Blog

Covers qui tam and government law. By Greene LLP.

http://www.whistleblowerattorneys-blog.com/
  • Sep 20

    California Beauty School Pays-out $8 Million Dollars to Settle FCA Suit, Close

    California Beauty School Pays-out $8 Million Dollars to Settle FCA Suit, Close
    B&H Education, the operator of a chain of beauty and massage schools known as the “Marinello School of Beauty,” which are located in the state of California, paid over $8 million dollars to settle a False Claims Act…
  • Sep 12

    South Carolina Physical Therapy Centers to Pay $7 Million to Settle False Claims Act Lawsuit

    South Carolina Physical Therapy Centers to Pay $7 Million to Settle False Claims Act Lawsuit
    United States Attorney Beth Drake announced that the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of South Carolina has settled claims of health care fraud with Drayer Physical Therapy Institute, LLC (“Drayer”) for $7.1 million…
  • Sep 6

    Spine Device Manufacturer Settles False Claims Act Lawsuit for $585,000

    Spine Device Manufacturer Settles False Claims Act Lawsuit for $585,000
    Paradigm Spine, a medical device manufacturer, has agreed to pay the United States $585,000 to resolve allegations under the False Claims Act. A former employee of the company turned whistleblower to alert the government of the fraud. Under…
Rank this Week: 2350

Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Covers government law. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.uaslawblog.com/
  • Sep 20

    Save the Date! Royal Aeronautical Society UAS Event – Emerging Global Approaches in the Regulation of Commercial UAS

    Save the Date! Royal Aeronautical Society UAS Event – Emerging Global Approaches in the Regulation of Commercial UAS
    The Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS), DC Branch, is hosting a UAS event entitled “Emerging Global Approaches in the Regulation of Commercial UAS.”  The event will take place on September 22, 2016, at 6pm at the British…
  • Sep 14

    Using Drones for a Bird’s Eye View of Wildlife

    Using Drones for a Bird’s Eye View of Wildlife
    Project applicants and permitting and funding agencies often gather extensive scientific data to support project evaluations under environmental laws such as the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and Endangered Species Act (ESA). With…
  • Sep 8

    From Section 333 Exemptions to Part 107 – The Smooth Transition

    From Section 333 Exemptions to Part 107 – The Smooth Transition
    The FAA’s new rule (or Part 107) for small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (also known as sUAS or drones) took effect on Monday, August 29, 2016. Existing Section 333 Exemption holders may choose to continue operating under the terms and…
Rank this Week: 2196

Fracking Insider

Fracking Insider

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

http://www.frackinginsider.com
  • Sep 19

    Congressional Energy Roundup (Week of September 19, 2016)

    Congressional Energy Roundup (Week of September 19, 2016)
    Fracking Insider Readers: Below, please find this week’s Congressional activity on oil and gas issues: House: “Impacts of the Obama Council on Environmental Quality Final Guidance for GHG Emissions and the Effects of Climate…
  • Sep 12

    Congressional Energy Roundup (Week of September 12, 2016)

    Congressional Energy Roundup (Week of September 12, 2016)
    Fracking Insider Readers: Below, please find this week’s Congressional activity on oil and gas issues: House: “H.R. 5780, the Utah Public Lands Initiative Act.” Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Federal Lands.…
  • Sep 6

    Congressional Energy Roundup (Week of September 6, 2016)

    Congressional Energy Roundup (Week of September 6, 2016)
    Fracking Insider Readers: Below, please find this week’s Congressional activity on oil and gas issues: House: “Eastern Mediterranean Energy: Challenges and Opportunities for U.S. Regional Priorities.” Committee on Foreign…
Rank this Week: 1661

Oregon Legal Research

Oregon Legal Research

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

http://blog.oregonlegalresearch.com/
  • Sep 18

    2016 Oregon Archives Crawl, October 8th

    2016 Oregon Archives Crawl, October 8th
    Every legal researcher needs archived, historic or just plain out of print documents once in a while. Oregon has you covered. If you’re a crypto or an avowed historian, writer, or any other type of bibliographic spelunker, check out the…
  • Aug 29

    70 Year Anniversary of John Hersey’s “Hiroshima”

    70 Year Anniversary of John Hersey’s “Hiroshima”
    “How John Hersey’s Hiroshima revealed the horror of the bomb,” by Caroline Raphael, BBC Magazine, 22 August 2016, The BBC news magazine reports on this anniversary and links to their 1948 radio broadcast recording of the…
  • Aug 22

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

    Inaugural Stand-Alone SRLN Equal Justice Program Scheduled for February 2017
    The Self-Represented Litigation Network (SRLN) is an organization for Access-to-Justice (A2J) professionals, lawyers, judges, law librarians, law professors, law students, and others who believe that everyone has a right to free or…
Rank this Week: 2865

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/
  • Sep 16

    Launching the Beta Program for our Remembering WWI App

    Launching the Beta Program for our Remembering WWI App
    Today we’re launching the public beta program for the Remembering WWI iPhone app, which puts newly digitized primary source materials into the hands of teachers and museum professionals nationwide. The app is a product of a two-year…
  • Sep 6

    We want to hear from you! NARA’s Open Government Plan 2016-2018

    We want to hear from you! NARA’s Open Government Plan 2016-2018
    I am proud to announce the publication of our fourth Open Government Plan. To get started, check out the Executive Summary, which provides an overview of the commitments the agency is making to make the National Archives and the Federal…
  • Aug 19

    Sharing the Excitement about Open Government

    Sharing the Excitement about Open Government
    This week I had an opportunity to address the World Library and Information Congress of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) on the work we have been doing here at the National Archives in support of…
Rank this Week: 3085

PA Public Contracts

PA Public Contracts

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

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

    City Of Philadelphia Will Accept E-Bids Starting Fall 2016

    City Of Philadelphia Will Accept E-Bids Starting Fall 2016
    Starting this fall, in a move to make bidding more efficient and competitive, the City of Philadelphia will begin to accept electronic bids and contract proposals. Philadelphia officials hope to make all aspects of City contracting…
  • Aug 17

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

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

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

    Was Bid Non-Conforming Where Use Of PennBid Was Mandatory?
    If a public owner mandates that all bidders use PennBid, an electronic bidding system used by public owners in Pennsylvania, for receipt and tabulation of their bid prices, but also inexplicably requires each bidder to write out its…
Rank this Week: 1151

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: 4196

Government Contracts Blog

Government Contracts Blog

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

http://brownrudnick.com/blog/government-contracts/
  • Aug 31

    Proposing salary cuts for incumbent workers can be (un)realistic

    Proposing salary cuts for incumbent workers can be (un)realistic
    When a solicitation anticipates award of a fixed price contract, the Federal Acquisition Regulation typically doesn’t require the agency to conduct a price realism analysis. But, to assess the risk inherent in an offeror’s…
  • Aug 29

    Bid Protest Mill Shut Down–Maybe

    Bid Protest Mill Shut Down–Maybe
    Deciding whether and when to protest can be challenging. The questions potential protestors need to consider include: Is the protest meritorious? Is it timely? Is the potential protestor an “interested party”? Is it the right…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4139

Pay to Play Law Blog

Pay to Play Law Blog

Covers pay-to-play legislative developments. By McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP.

http://www.paytoplaylawblog.com/
  • Aug 2

    California State Treasurer Sets His Sights on Curbing Pay-to-Play in the Municipal Bond Arena

    California State Treasurer Sets His Sights on Curbing Pay-to-Play in the Municipal Bond Arena
    While it’s easy for mainstream news outlets to get caught up in the mid-summer drama of Vice-Presidential selections, national political party conventions, and the geopolitical repercussions of Brexit, we here at Pay to Play Law Blog…
  • Jun 16

    Connecticut Stands Firm to Enforce Pay-to-Play Against State Party Committee

    Connecticut Stands Firm to Enforce Pay-to-Play Against State Party Committee
    In announcing a $325,000 settlement with the Connecticut Democratic State Central Committee, the State Elections Enforcement Commission (“SEEC”) has made clear that it will not tolerate efforts to circumvent the state’s…
  • May 13

    Maryland Just Can’t Help Itself When It Comes to Pay-to-Play Revision

    Maryland Just Can’t Help Itself When It Comes to Pay-to-Play Revision
    Avid followers of the Pay to Play Law Blog know how active the State of Maryland has been over the past few years with regard to the amendment and revision of its pay-to-play framework for those contracting with or otherwise doing business…
Rank this Week: 4082

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: 2476

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: 1965

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: 2105

FERCBlog

FERCBlog

Features reports and analysis of recent happenings at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

http://www.fercblog.com
  • Jun 22

    Transmission Developers file Section 206 Complaint against NYISO

    Transmission Developers file Section 206 Complaint against NYISO
    Competitive Transmission Developers file Section 206 Complaint against NYISO alleging that the New York Independent System Operator’s AC Transmission Public Policy Transmission Needs Project Solicitation (“Feb 29…
  • Apr 19

    U.S. Supreme Court Blasts Maryland for Distorting PJM’s Capacity Market

    U.S. Supreme Court Blasts Maryland for Distorting PJM’s Capacity Market
    The U.S. Supreme Court blasts Maryland for distorting PJM’s capacity market, thus affirming the Fourth Circuit’s ruling that the Maryland Public Service Commission’s Generation Order is field preempted by FERC’s…
  • Jan 25

    D.C. Circuit Overturned!

    D.C. Circuit Overturned!
    The Supreme Court has reversed the D.C. Circuit’s opinion in Federal Energy Regulatory Commission v. Electric Power Supply Association, ruling that FERC Order 745 complies with the plain terms of the Federal Power Act. Active demand…
Rank this Week: 2140

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: 3228