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Discourse.net

Discourse.net

By University of Miami law professor Michael Froomkin. Covers civil liberties, the Internet, Guantanamo, Iraq attrocities, politics and more.

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Jul 22

    .ma Meh

    .ma Meh
    Dog.ma resolves, but isn’t interesting. Opti.ma is parked, which almost seems appropriate. Enig.ma doesn’t resolve, which also seems appropriate, and it isn’t available. And neither are mag.ma and dra.ma. Look.ma exists but…
  • Jul 17

    B+

    B+
    I really wanted to like this initial effort from Represent.us more than I did. It’s a good effort, marred by some sophomoric stuff. Actually, I like the straight pitch better: I wonder how they will play in Kentucky? Although facially…
  • Jul 16

    A Mystery: Miami Property Values Seem Immune to Climate Change Risk

    A Mystery: Miami Property Values Seem Immune to Climate Change Risk
    There’s been a lot of news recently about the dire effects climate change can have on Miami, yet not only has the risk not been priced into real estate but values are rising. What’s up? Are climate change deniers that ……
Rank this Week: 13

New York Public Personnel Law

New York Public Personnel Law

Provides summary and commentary on selected court and administrative decisions and related matters affecting public employers and employees in New York State. By Harvey Randall, Esq.

http://publicpersonnellaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 31

New Jersey Senate Republicans

New Jersey Senate Republicans

Provides legislative support to teh Republican senators in the Legislature of the State of New Jersey.

http://pipes.yahoo.com/pipes/pipe.info?_id=Rr9IF0xl3RGXd835_w6H4A
  • Jul 16

    Video: Allen Talks About Efforts to Increase Participation of Women in Public Service

    Video: Allen Talks About Efforts to Increase Participation of Women in Public Service
    Senator Diane Allen (R-7) appeared on Comcast Newsmakers with host Robert Traynham to talk about efforts to increase the participation of women in public service and elected office. Click here to view the video.
  • Jul 10

    Guadagno Signs into Law Bucco Bill to Create ‘Military Appreciation Month’

    Guadagno Signs into Law Bucco Bill to Create ‘Military Appreciation Month’
    Acting Governor Kim Guadagno signed into law Senator Anthony Bucco’s legislation (Senate bill 1607) to make May “Military Appreciation Month” in New Jersey. Senator Bucco said: “It is with great pride that we all rally…
  • Jul 10

    Kyrillos: Today, Why Are We Not Passing Sick-Leave Payout Reform?

    Kyrillos: Today, Why Are We Not Passing Sick-Leave Payout Reform?
    Senator Joe Kyrillos (R-Monmouth),  a prime sponsor of legislation to reform public employee sick-leave payouts,  said it’s shameful that Senate Democratic leaders scheduled a voting session today without a vote on any…
Rank this Week: 124

Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • Jul 21

    Keeping Your Cool on a Heat Island

    Keeping Your Cool on a Heat Island
      By Jessica D’Itri It’s 9 a.m. and I’m on my way to my internship at EPA. I’m sweating through my clothes, my hair is plastered to my neck, and mascara is pooling under my eyes. The summertime heat and…
  • Jul 15

    Taking Action During California’s Drought

    Taking Action During California’s Drought
    By André Villaseñor Did you know up to 60 percent of your body is made of water? Recently, I thought about water quite a bit while my daughters and I were camping in Joshua Tree National Park. To survive three days in the…
  • Jul 10

    Pollinator Week Had My Mind Abuzz

    Pollinator Week Had My Mind Abuzz
    By Isabella Bennett Last month’s pollinator protection week (June 16-22) got my mind buzzing, thinking about popular attitudes toward bees and other pollinators. Sadly, too many people fear, rather than appreciate, our busy little…
Rank this Week: 128

The Justice Blog

The Justice Blog

The Official Blog of the United States Department of Justice.

http://blogs.justice.gov/main/
Rank this Week: 155

Lawfare

Lawfare

Coveres actions taken or contemplated to protect the nation interact with the nation’s laws and legal institutions, including cybersecurity, Guantánamo habeas litigation, targeted killing, biosecurity, universal jurisdiction, the Alien Tort Statute, and the state secrets privilege. By Benjamin Wittes, Jack Goldsmith and Robert Chesney.

http://www.lawfareblog.com/
  • Jul 22

    CISA Boom Bah …

    CISA Boom Bah …
    Sorry, I just couldn’t resist the title which does not reflect my true feelings about CISA, the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2014.  Approved earlier this month by the Senate Intelligence Committee, this bill awaits…
  • Jul 22

    Progress on NSA Reform?

    Progress on NSA Reform?
    So reports the LA Times.  Here’s a short summary: As part of the deal, the intelligence community agreed to a stricter definition of the search terms the NSA may use to seek data from telephone companies that might be useful in…
  • Jul 22

    U.K. Independent Reviewer on British Terrorism Legislation

    U.K. Independent Reviewer on British Terrorism Legislation
    David Anderson, the U.K.’s Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation, has released his annual report on British terrorism laws. The report covers several broad topics: ethnic or community bias in the use of police powers;…
Rank this Week: 176

Court-Martial Trial Practice

Court-Martial Trial Practice

Covers military law for trial practitioners and military members. By The Law Office of Philip D. Cave.

http://www.court-martial-ucmj.com/
  • Jul 21

    Benchbooks and Instruction

    Benchbooks and Instruction
    The Military Judge’s Benchbook (MJBB) is the bible for how a military judge will instruct the members of your court-martial under the UCMJ.  Your military defense lawyer should be well versed in this book and these…
  • Jul 20

    The Military Rules of Evidence

    The Military Rules of Evidence
    New Military Rules of Evidence publication  The Military Rules of Evidence (MRE) are published by the President in the Manual for Courts-Martial (MCM).  The Army has published a supplement to the current MCM which has all of the MRE…
  • Jul 3

    It’s not a privilege children have

    It’s not a privilege children have
    I always counsel clients and family that there is NO parent-child privilege in courts-martial under the UCMJ (or in civilian court for that matter).  This is important to know and for the military defense lawyer to make clear at the…
Rank this Week: 187

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 338

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

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

http://dissentingjustice.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 313

Whistleblower Protection Blog

Whistleblower Protection Blog

Covers legal issues related to corporate malfeasance and protection of whistleblowers. Published by the National Whistleblower Legal Defense and Education Fund.

http://www.whistleblowersblog.org/
  • Jul 22

    Another FBI Lab Victim Is Found Innocent and Freed

    Another FBI Lab Victim Is Found Innocent and Freed
    Additional Reviews of FBI Lab Scandal Still Needed 20 Years Later On July 21, 2014, more than twenty years after a FBI whistleblower came forward to report serious problems at the FBI Lab that could impact thousands of cases, another FBI Lab…
  • Jul 21

    Fourth Anniversary of Dodd-Frank Finds Financial Reform Under Attack From Corporate America

    Fourth Anniversary of Dodd-Frank Finds Financial Reform Under Attack From Corporate America
    Today, July 21, 2014, is the fourth anniversary of the passage of the Dodd-Frank Act — the most significant financial reform law enacted since the Great Depression to combat Wall Street and financial fraud.  However, the law is…
  • Jul 21

    Updated SEC Whistleblower Awards List, July 2014

    Updated SEC Whistleblower Awards List, July 2014
    The SEC Office of the Whistleblower post Notices of Covered Action where a final judgment or order, by itself or together with other prior judgments or orders in the same action issued after July 21, 2010, results in monetary…
Rank this Week: 359

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: 373

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: 445

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: 543

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/
Rank this Week: 571

CFTC Law

CFTC Law

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

http://www.cftclaw.com/
  • Jul 3

    CFTC Delays Enforcement of Reporting for Cleared Swap

    CFTC Delays Enforcement of Reporting for Cleared Swap
    CFTC Delays Enforcement of Reporting for Cleared SwapsThe CFTC’s Division of Market Oversight this week granted no-action relief from certain requirements applicable to swap dealers and major swap participants regarding the reporting of…
  • Jun 16

    Congresswoman Urges Review of Bank Guarantees of Offshore Affiliate

    Congresswoman Urges Review of Bank Guarantees of Offshore Affiliate
    Congresswoman Urges Review of Bank Guarantees of Offshore AffiliatesMaxine Waters, ranking member of the House Financial Services Committee, urged the CFTC this week to begin investigating the offshore actions of Wall Street banks in avoiding…
  • Jun 4

    Senate Confirms Three New CFTC Commissioner

    Senate Confirms Three New CFTC Commissioner
    Senate Confirms Three New CFTC CommissionersThe Senate has confirmed three new CFTC commissioners.CFTC LAW | Forex, Futures and Derivatives Regulatory News - Provided by Shipkevich PLLC
Rank this Week: 651

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/
  • Jun 5

    What’s The Construction At Alabama Street, Redlands Boulevard and Colton Avenue in the City of Redlands?

    What’s The Construction At Alabama Street, Redlands Boulevard and Colton Avenue in the City of Redlands?
    By Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law My office is on Colton Avenue between Tennessee and Redlands Boulevard. That is confusing to people, because Colton Avenue dead-ends into Redlands Boulevard.  I tell visitors to exit the 10 at Tennessee…
  • Jun 4

    More On Constitutionalist Nonsense

    More On Constitutionalist Nonsense
    By Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law One of the more relatively popular posts on this website is this post on  Constitutionalists. From time to time, I run across them in either my Code Enforcement or my Civil Rights practices. However, I…
  • Apr 21

    New Addresses for the San Bernardino Justice Center

    New Addresses for the San Bernardino Justice Center
    By Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law As you may know, the courts are going to be reorganized in San Bernardino County. Below is the proposed San Bernardino County Local Rule 130, effective July 1, 2014, which gives the new addresses for the San…
Rank this Week: 670

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: 762

The Poblete DC Dispatches

The Poblete DC Dispatches

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

http://jasonpoblete.com/
  • Jul 22

    NCR: Religious Liberty Abroad: Where is Obama?

    NCR: Religious Liberty Abroad: Where is Obama?
    Thank you to Michael Sean Winters at the National Catholic Reporter for posting an item about my piece that appeared in the American Thinker earlier this week: While the USCCB seems more interested in the plight of Christians at…
  • Jul 22

    Economic Sanctions Are Tools, Not Policie

    Economic Sanctions Are Tools, Not Policie
    One of the more curious aspects about political Washington, DC is its predictability. This is true for just about every capital city anywhere in the world. Take the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight #17. Since 2008, the Russian…
  • Jul 20

    The U.S. Must Remain a Leader for Worldwide Religious Freedom

    The U.S. Must Remain a Leader for Worldwide Religious Freedom
    Over at the American Thinker, you can read my latest piece on global religious freedom: The rich American heritage of religious freedom should suffice as a basis for robust sustained engagement. If not, the Universal Declaration of Human…
Rank this Week: 793

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • Jul 22

    Community banks urge CFPB to expand small creditor exemption

    Community banks urge CFPB to expand small creditor exemption
    Jared KellyRecently, the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) and a 45-member coalition of state and regional banking associations submitted a letter to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau) urging the agency to expand…
  • Jul 21

    CFPB now taking complaints on prepaid cards, debt settlement services and more

    CFPB now taking complaints on prepaid cards, debt settlement services and more
    Barbara S. MishkinAlthough we thought an announcement that the CFPB had begun taking complaints about new products would be made at its field hearing on consumer complaints last week, that announcement was made today.  The CFPB announced…
  • Jul 21

    Are the DFS’ latest debt collection rules a harbinger of things to come?

    Are the DFS’ latest debt collection rules a harbinger of things to come?
    Justin AngeloIn May, we wrote that the New York Department of Financial Services (“DFS”) would soon be issuing revised debt collection regulations for debt buyers and third party debt collectors. On July 16, the DFS released the…
Rank this Week: 1084

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/
  • Jun 25

    Join Us for a Legal and Accounting Webinar

    Join Us for a Legal and Accounting Webinar
    On Wednesday, July 23rd from 11:30 am -1:30 pm, Cathy Kunz will join Rubino & Company to discuss critical issues in cost law. As contractors face more scrutiny and review of their cost and accounting practices, we will address recent…
  • Jun 20

    Join Us for a False Claims Act Webinar

    Join Us for a False Claims Act Webinar
    On Tuesday, July 1st from 1-2 pm, Bob Rhoad will join Bates White as moderator on a panel entitled “False Claims Act: Seeking Clarity on Damages and Penalties.” The discussion will center around the more prominent issues where the…
  • May 22

    Join us for an U.S.-Israel Business Networking and Discussion

    Join us for an U.S.-Israel Business Networking and Discussion
    On Thursday, May 29 from 6:00-9:00 pm, Crowell & Moring is hosting an Israel-related program for US companies to join industry-leading individuals from US and Israeli companies. The discussion will feature three sectors, specifically…
Rank this Week: 973

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/
  • Jul 22

    MedPAC Issues 2014 Medicare/Health Spending Data Book

    MedPAC Issues 2014 Medicare/Health Spending Data Book
    The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) has released its 2014 Data Book on Health Care Spending and the Medicare Program. The volume provides detailed information regarding national health care and Medicare spending and utilization,…
  • Jul 22

    FDA Meeting on Biomarker Development (Sept. 5)

    FDA Meeting on Biomarker Development (Sept. 5)
    On September 5, 2014, the FDA is holding a public meeting at the Washington Plaza Hotel, in Washington DC, to discuss current scientific and regulatory approaches to biomarker development, acceptance, and utility in the development of…
  • Jul 17

    CMS Announces Plans for Medicare DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Round 2 Recompete and National Mail-Order Recompete

    CMS Announces Plans for Medicare DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Round 2 Recompete and National Mail-Order Recompete
    On July 15, 2014, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced its plans to recompete the supplier contracts awarded in Round 2 of the Medicare Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS)…
Rank this Week: 1537

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: 1393

Politics, Law and Policy Blog

Politics, Law and Policy Blog

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

http://www.politicsandlawblog.com
  • Jul 22

    Georgia Film and Television Industry Update

    Georgia Film and Television Industry Update
    Proposed Amendments to Georgia Film Tax Credit The Georgia Department of Revenue has given notice that it proposes to amend the Rules and Regulations of the Georgia Film Tax Credit. The rule is being amended to bring it into conformity with…
  • Jul 22

    Eric Tanenblatt Quoted in The New York Time

    Eric Tanenblatt Quoted in The New York Time
    MLA’s Eric Tanenblatt was quoted in The New York Times article, “Georgia Republicans Ready to Pick Their Senate Candidate.” “We’ve got two very good, very well-qualified candidates in this runoff, and I think…
  • Jul 18

    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, CMS posted an RFP to hire the next contractor to oversee the new wave of developments for…
Rank this Week: 1523

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Whistleblower Lawyer News

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

http://www.whistleblowerlawyernews.com/
  • Jul 22

    Whistleblower in Omnicare case to receive over $17.2 million

    Whistleblower in Omnicare case to receive over $17.2 million
    A former Omnicare pharmacist who revealed information to Uncle Same about Omnicare Inc.’s alleged kickbacks to nursing homes, will receive over $17.2 million as her share of the $124 million which Omnicare has agreed to pay to the…
  • Jul 21

    On-line pharmacies outside U.S. spawn prosecutions and FedEx is latest target

    On-line pharmacies outside U.S. spawn prosecutions and FedEx is latest target
     Federal authorities charged FedEx with assisting illegal pharmacies by knowingly delivering painkillers and dangerous drugs to customers without prescriptions. The indictment filed in federal court in San Francisco alleges that FedEx…
  • Jul 19

    Omnicare nursing home pharmacy pays $124 million to settle Medicare fraud allegation

    Omnicare nursing home pharmacy pays $124 million to settle Medicare fraud allegation
    The nursing home pharmacy company Omnicare, will pay $124 million to settle allegations in a federal whistleblower suit that it offered improper discounts to skilled nursing facilities and made false billings to federal health programs…
Rank this Week: 1168

Hot Button Blog

Hot Button Blog

By Cozen O'Connor.

http://www.hotbuttonblog.com
  • Jul 21

    Health Care Reform Implementation Update - July 21, 2014

    Health Care Reform Implementation Update - July 21, 2014
    Last week the Senate debated a bill to reverse the Supreme Court’s contraception mandate decision, a group of House Republicans introduced a bill to replace Affordable Care Act (ACA) cuts to the Medicare home health benefit with a…
  • Jul 10

    Health Care Reform Implementation Update - July 10, 2014

    Health Care Reform Implementation Update - July 10, 2014
    On June 30, in one of the most highly anticipated cases affecting the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the Supreme Court ruled that closely held companies could assert a “religious objection” to the ACA contraceptive coverage…
  • Jul 9

    Infrastructure Alert - July 9, 2014

    Infrastructure Alert - July 9, 2014
    President Obama and Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx have been urging Congress to fix the Highway Trust Fund before a projected funding depletion at the end of August. On July 1, Secretary Foxx sent letters to states informing…
Rank this Week: 1453

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/
  • Jul 21

    La difícil admisión de la casación frente a los autos de ejecución de sentencia

    La difícil admisión de la casación frente a los autos de ejecución de sentencia
    La admisión del recurso de casación frente a autos dictados en ejecución de sentencias es un caballo de batalla, en que las partes buscan argucias procesales para conseguir cerrar o abrir la puerta casacional según…
  • Jul 18

    Las responsabilidades públicas en el 11-S

    Las responsabilidades públicas en el 11-S
    Jornada sobre Responsabilidad de Directivos y otros Cargos Públicos en un Contexto de crisis, organizado por la Universidad de Vigo para el 11 de Septiembre de 2014. Gratuita y práctica.
  • Jul 14

    La extensión de efectos con claridad y actualidad para los atareado

    La extensión de efectos con claridad y actualidad para los atareado
      La Asociación Unificada de Guardias Civiles (AUGC) tuvo la amabilidad de invitarme a colaborar en su Revista digital profesional con un artículo, que titulé ” La extensión de efectos: un atajo cada vez…
Rank this Week: 1204

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: 1199

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: 1398

The Albany Government Law Review…

The Albany Government Law Review Fireplace

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

http://aglr.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 1181

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/
  • May 6

    Qualifying For Accidental Disability Retirement Benefits: The Facts Matter

    Qualifying For Accidental Disability Retirement Benefits: The Facts Matter
    Unfortunately, during the course of a law enforcement officer's career, "on and off the many officers become job" and "off the job" injuries and illnesses occured and, which ultimately lead to, disabled both on and off the job one's…
  • Apr 1

    The Current State of the Interest Arbitration Process: A Fractured System

    The Current State of the Interest Arbitration Process: A Fractured System
    In accordance with a report issued by NJ.Com, more than 40 towns and counties filed petitions to compel compulsory interest arbitration in anticipation of the expiration of what is commonly referred to as the "2% cap" law. Today, April 1,…
  • Mar 27

    Legislature To Vote On Extension Of Arbitration Cap for Police, Fire

    Legislature To Vote On Extension Of Arbitration Cap for Police, Fire
    As reported by northjersey.com, top Democratic lawmakers are rushing to extend the cap on police and firefighter pay raises that some say has helped keep property tax bills in check. But local officials say the bill expected to be voted on…
Rank this Week: 1426

UK Freedom of Information Law…

UK Freedom of Information Law Update

A discussion of the latest Freedom of Information Act decisions of the United Kingdom's Information Commissioner and the Information Tribunal.

http://www.informationlaw.org.uk
Rank this Week: 1320

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: 1319

Pace Law Library

Pace Law Library

Blog about law library, library events, legal writing and research, online legal resources, government documents, digital information, environmental law, courts and decisions, current news, legal trends and more.

http://pacelawlibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 1

    The Pace Law Library Blog Makeover

    The Pace Law Library Blog Makeover
    Dear Readers, We are thrilled to introduce to you our new Pace Law Library Blog.  We have been writing here since June 2008 and so we decided that our blog more than deserved a major makeover.  Thus, in the beginning of 2011, we migrated…
  • Feb 1

    Ms. Lamikanra on Nigerian Law and Legal System

    Ms. Lamikanra on Nigerian Law and Legal System
    Ms. Ufuoma Lamikanra, the Head of Readers' Services Section at the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, at the University of Lagos in Nigeria, gave an excellent presentation titled Conflict of Laws in a Federation: The Nigerian…
  • Jan 13

    Prof. Crawford Reviews Estate and Gift Tax Law Review Articles of 2010

    Prof. Crawford Reviews Estate and Gift Tax Law Review Articles of 2010
    Check out our first 2011 addition to the Pace Law Library Podcasts site titled Estate and Gift Tax Law Articles of 2010.  Prof. Bridget Crawford from Pace Law School reviews interesting estate and gift tax law related articles that were…
Rank this Week: 1318

Constitutionalism & Democracy

Constitutionalism & Democracy

A law blog by Albany Law School Professor Stephen Gottlieb and Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship James Gathii

http://constitutionalismanddemocracy.wordpress.com/
  • Jul 22

    Settler War in Palestine

    Settler War in Palestine
    Returning from a meeting of historians, I’ve been thinking about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in historical terms. Israeli settlers in the West Bank are reminiscent of the movement of settlers to our own Indian frontier until the…
  • Jul 15

    Madame Butterfly

    Madame Butterfly
    I’ve been away for a week while conflict heated up in the Middle East. But all week I’ve been thinking about a different form of grief, death and cultural conflict. I spent the week in a summer community, a kind of Brigadoon…
  • Jul 8

    Religion, Health, Corporations, and the Court

    Religion, Health, Corporations, and the Court
    Last week the Supreme Court decided, under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, known as RFRA, that Hobby Lobby, and other closely held profit making corporations, could claim religious exemptions from federal law, and they could withhold…
Rank this Week: 2269

Small Government Contracts Blog

Small Government Contracts Blog

Offers legal news, notes and commentary of interest to small government contractors. By Steven Koprince.

http://smallgovcon.com/
  • Jul 22

    GAO: Agency Unreasonably Failed To Consider Incumbent Employees’ Salarie

    GAO: Agency Unreasonably Failed To Consider Incumbent Employees’ Salarie
    A procuring agency unreasonably assigned an awardee an “Outstanding” score for its proposal to retain a large portion of the incumbent workforce, even though the awardee intended to offer the incumbent employees significantly…
  • Jul 21

    Agency Properly Considered Joint Venture Partners’ Past Performance, Says GAO

    Agency Properly Considered Joint Venture Partners’ Past Performance, Says GAO
    A procuring agency properly considered the past performance of a joint venture’s two partners, even though the solicitation prohibited the consideration of subcontractors’ past performance. In a recent bid protest decision, the…
  • Jul 16

    GAO: Subcontracting Uncertainty Means No HUBZone Price Preference Required

    GAO: Subcontracting Uncertainty Means No HUBZone Price Preference Required
    An agency properly refused to apply the HUBZone price preference when the agency determined HUBZone company’s proposal was unclear as to whether the company would comply with the subcontracting limits set forth in the FAR’s…
Rank this Week: 2111

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: 2318

AOTUS - Collector in Chief

AOTUS - Collector in Chief

Covers National Archives news. By David S. Ferriero of the National Archives.

http://blogs.archives.gov/aotus/
  • Jul 21

    ISOO Report to the President

    ISOO Report to the President
    The Information Security Oversight Office (ISOO), established in 1978, is responsible to the President for overseeing the Government-wide security classification program, and receives policy and program guidance from the National Security…
  • Jul 18

    Patent of the Month: Apparatus for Treating Air

    Patent of the Month: Apparatus for Treating Air
    Stay cool out there this summer! Apparatus for Treating Air – Willis H. Carrier, 09/1904 – 01/02/1906.  National Archives Identifier 7268013  … [ Read all ]
  • Jul 15

    The Elusive 600

    The Elusive 600
    I’m loving Joseph McCormack’s new book, Brief: Make a Bigger Impact by Saying Less.  The focus is on lean communication.  McCormack terms it Six Sigma for your mouth!  “In our attention deficit economy, being…
Rank this Week: 2293

Corruption Chronicles

Corruption Chronicles

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

http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/
  • Jul 18

    DHS Source: TSA Lets Illegal Aliens Surpass Airport Security to Board Plane

    DHS Source: TSA Lets Illegal Aliens Surpass Airport Security to Board Plane
    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is allowing illegal immigrants go around airport security to catch planes without a photo identification required of all other passengers, a high-level DHS source tells Judicial Watch. It appears to…
  • Jul 16

    Mainstream Media Shows Support/Compassion for Illegal Alien

    Mainstream Media Shows Support/Compassion for Illegal Alien
    Predictably, the nation’s mainstream media has launched a sob campaign publishing stories and airing broadcasts illustrating the industry’s support and compassion for the barrage of illegal immigrant minors that have entered the…
  • Jul 14

    DOD “Overpays” $9 Mil for Helicopter Spare Part

    DOD “Overpays” $9 Mil for Helicopter Spare Part
    The government agency that in the last year made over a billion dollars in “erroneous” payments and awarded a lucrative no-bid contract to a company that fleeced it, has overpaid millions for spare parts for a helicopter. It…
Rank this Week: 2482

National Indian Law Library --…

National Indian Law Library -- News

Covers Native American legal issues, published by the National Indian Law Library, a public law library devoted to federal Indian and tribal law.

http://nilllibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 17

    NILL added new content to 5 Indian Law Bulletins on 7/17

    NILL added new content to 5 Indian Law Bulletins on 7/17
    The National Indian Law Library would be pleased to help you locate any resources featured in the Indian Law Bulletins. Use the AskNILL service at http://www.narf.org/contact/library.htm.* U.S. Courts of Appeals…
  • Jul 16

    2014 Symposium on Wyoming's Big Horn General Stream Adjudication

    2014 Symposium on Wyoming's Big Horn General Stream Adjudication
    September 10-12, 2014, the University of Wyoming College of Law is hosting a symposium on the Big Horn general stream adjudication as it draws to a close after nearly four decades.  Presenters will examine the adjudication historically…
  • Jul 11

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

    NILL added new content to 7 Indian Law Bulletins on 7/11
    * U.S. Supreme Court Bulletinhttp://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2013-2014update.html The Tribal Supreme Court Project update memorandum for July 9, 2014 is now available at the project's website.* State Courts Bulletin…
Rank this Week: 2165

National Whistleblower

National Whistleblower

Provides commentary on current issues and developments in the field of whistleblower law and False Claims Act litigation. By the Rabon Law Firm, PLLC.

http://www.nationalwhistleblower.com/
  • Jul 17

    Court Denies Motion to Dismiss in Small Business Subcontracting Plan FCA Case

    Court Denies Motion to Dismiss in Small Business Subcontracting Plan FCA Case
    In U.S. ex rel. Tran v. Computer Sciences Corp., 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 90757 (D.D.C. June 3, 2014), the District Court for the District of Columbia denied a motion to dismiss in a case alleging violations of the False Claims … Continue…
  • Jul 2

    Supreme Court to Review Wartime Suspension of Limitations Act Case

    Supreme Court to Review Wartime Suspension of Limitations Act Case
    Yesterday, the Supreme Court granted certiorari in U.S. ex rel. Carter v. Haliburton Co., 710 F.3d 171 (4th Cir. 2013). Carter, a False Claims Act (FCA) case, involves the application of the Wartime Suspension of Limitations Act…
  • Jun 26

    Omnicare Pays Over $124 Million to Resolve False Claims Allegation

    Omnicare Pays Over $124 Million to Resolve False Claims Allegation
    Omnicare Inc., the largest nursing home pharmacy company in the country, has agreed to pay $124.24 million to resolve False Claims Act allegations initially brought by two whistleblowers, the Department of Justice announced.   The…
Rank this Week: 2225

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/
  • Jun 25

    JCOPE Opens an Online Ethics Hotline

    JCOPE Opens an Online Ethics Hotline
    CAPS member Michael Fallon alerted us to a new online website for reporting government misconduct. It's an easy-to-use resource (literally "point and click") for alerting the State's Joint Commission on Public Ethics (JCOPE) of…
  • Jun 4

    There Will Be No Government Takeover of "House of Cards"

    There Will Be No Government Takeover of "House of Cards"
    Some would say it's a disappointing season finale. Maryland did not seize the property of the company producing the Netflix series, "House of Cards," which had been reported on the Wall Street Journal Law Blog as being considered a…
  • May 30

    Going "Beyond the Billable Hour"

    Going "Beyond the Billable Hour"
    The Boston Bar Association has a great website for lawyers looking to do more than just bill hours. The title alone, "Beyond the Billable Hour," is a great invitation to lawyers seeking meaningful work. The website is labeled as…
Rank this Week: 1625

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: 2059

The Data Driven City

The Data Driven City

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

http://datadrivencity.com/
  • Feb 27

    Update on Kim Dotcom Extradition

    Update on Kim Dotcom Extradition
    There’s been two significant developments this week in the ongoing effort to extradite Kim Dotcom (the CEO of the now-defunct Megaupload) from New Zealand to the United States to face criminal charges of copyright infringement.…
  • Feb 21

    Technology and the Guilty Mind

    Technology and the Guilty Mind
    Please check out my new article, “Technology and the Guilty Mind: When Do Technology Providers Become Criminal Accomplices?,” which was recently posted to SSRN. Here’s the abstract: The creators of today’s most…
  • Nov 8

    Successful vacant property registration (still) requires strong local enforcement

    Successful vacant property registration (still) requires strong local enforcement
    This year, Pottstown, Pennsylvania, enacted a classic vacant-property-registration ordinance. The rule gives owners 60 days to register vacant property at a fee of $75. Every year the fee escalates, by roughly $100. According…
Rank this Week: 1875

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: 2112

Equal Vote

Equal Vote

Information and insight on the laws governing federal, state and local elections. By Michael E. Moritz College of Law Professor Dan Tokaji.

http://moritzlaw.osu.edu/blogs/tokaji/
  • Dec 18

    The Wrong Approach to Election Reform

    The Wrong Approach to Election Reform
    The Ohio legislature yesterday approved a bill (SB 380) that would eliminate the window for early registration and absentee voting, among other things.
  • Nov 7

    Reforming Registration

    Reforming Registration
    On Monday, I identified four problem areas to watch out for on Election Day: 1) lines at the polls, 2) voting equipment, 3) voter registration lists, and 4) provisional and absentee ballots. While machine breakdowns and polling place lines…
  • Nov 4

    What We Don't Know

    What We Don't Know
    We now know that Barack Obama will be the 44th President of the United States of America. In the enormity of this moment in American history, the gritty details of election administration, upon which my Moritz colleagues and I spend so much…
Rank this Week: 2154