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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/
  • Jun 25

    To All My Friends In Europe

    To All My Friends In Europe
    including in the UK,
  • Jun 24

    How Come I Never Noticed This Before?

    How Come I Never Noticed This Before?
    Donald Trump & Boris Johnson sure look a lot alike
  • Jun 23

    #Brexit

    #Brexit
    via Twitter: I would classify this as a nightmare. pic.twitter.com/ZoqD4axYM9 — Carl Bildt (@carlbildt) June 24, 2016
Rank this Week: 11

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

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: 82

Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • Jun 28

    Communities and Schools: Your Ash Trees are on the Menu

    Communities and Schools: Your Ash Trees are on the Menu
    By Marcia Anderson I was recently in a conference of Certified Tree Experts representing many northeast and north-central states to discuss the invasion and progressive devastation of our nation’s ash trees by the emerald ash borer.…
  • Jun 28

    E-Manifest: Sustaining the e-Manifest National System through User Fee

    E-Manifest: Sustaining the e-Manifest National System through User Fee
    By Mathy Stanislaus Recently, I blogged about the selection of members for our e-Manifest Advisory Board, an exciting step in the creation of an electronic system for tracking hazardous waste shipments from “cradle-to-grave.” This…
  • Jun 28

    Check out EJSCREEN 2016!

    Check out EJSCREEN 2016!
    By Matthew Tejada When I travel the country for work, I have the privilege of meeting incredible people who work tirelessly to protect overburdened communities and bring in more resources and opportunities to their neighborhoods. From my own…
Rank this Week: 171

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 148

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

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

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

    The Voices: Why Do White Male Progressives Hear Things That No One Else Can?

    The Voices: Why Do White Male Progressives Hear Things That No One Else Can?
    Nine years ago, the Democratic presidential primaries had already begun. Hillary Clinton, the presumptive frontrunner, suffered an upset defeat in the Iowa caucuses. Clinton lost the caucuses because... To view the rest of this article,…
  • Oct 30

    DISSENTING JUSTICE IS ON FACEBOOK AND TWITTER!

    DISSENTING JUSTICE IS ON FACEBOOK AND TWITTER!
    Hello. Due to the ease of posting, I update this blog primarily on Facebook (most things) and Twitter. It moves at a rapid pace.  Please join. I have covered a lot of police... To view the rest of this article, please…
  • Aug 23

    Cop Swindles Elderly Dementia Victim of $2 Million; Department Does Nothing to Stop It

    Cop Swindles Elderly Dementia Victim of $2 Million; Department Does Nothing to Stop It
    In a rather disturbing case of police misconduct, Aaron Goodwin, a Portsmouth, New Hampshire police officer, took advantage of a 91-year-old woman with dementia. She had called 911 for some reason,... To view the rest of this article, please…
Rank this Week: 151

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/
Rank this Week: 243

RegBlog

RegBlog

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

http://www.regblog.org/
  • Jun 27

    Old and New Capture

    Old and New Capture
    These two forms of regulatory capture require different solutions.
  • Jun 26

    Prosecuting Corporate Criminal

    Prosecuting Corporate Criminal
    Prosecutions of individual corporate criminals can, in fact, be successful—and are critical for attaining justice.
  • Jun 23

    The Regulatory Week in Review: June 24, 2016

    The Regulatory Week in Review: June 24, 2016
    The Supreme Court issues major decisions on immigration and affirmative action, FAA finalizes drone rule, and more...
Rank this Week: 233

The Justice Blog

The Justice Blog

The Official Blog of the United States Department of Justice.

http://blogs.justice.gov/main/
Rank this Week: 252

Lobby Comply Blog

Lobby Comply Blog

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

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

    Mississippi Gov. Calls Special Session

    Mississippi Gov. Calls Special Session
    Gov. Phil Bryant has called a special session for June 28, 2016. The Governor is asking lawmakers to give him Continued on Next Page
  • Jun 28

    Kansas Special Session Comes to a Close

    Kansas Special Session Comes to a Close
    The Legislature’s special session has come to an end after lawmakers reached an agreement on school finance. After meeting for Continued on Next Page
  • Jun 28

    Rebecca South Receives ‘2016 Distinguished Member Award’ from WGR

    Rebecca South Receives ‘2016 Distinguished Member Award’ from WGR
    Rebecca South, Federal Compliance Associate at State and Federal Communications, has been selected by Women in Government Relations (WGR) as Continued on Next Page
Rank this Week: 564

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/
  • Jun 27

    Agency Need Not Put Dollar Value On “Relevant” Past Performance

    Agency Need Not Put Dollar Value On “Relevant” Past Performance
    An agency’s solicitation was not unreasonably vague where the solicitation defined “relevant” past performance to include projects of “a similar dollar value and contract type.” In a recent bid protest decision,…
  • Jun 24

    SmallGovCon Week In Review June 20-24, 2016

    SmallGovCon Week In Review June 20-24, 2016
    It’s hard to top last week’s government contracting news, which included the major SDVOSB Supreme Court victory in Kingdomware.  But with the Fourth of July just a week and a half away, there is still plenty going on in the…
  • Jun 23

    GAO: Solicitation Terms Trump Standard Industry Practice

    GAO: Solicitation Terms Trump Standard Industry Practice
    An offeror’s proposal must conform to all technical requirements of an agency’s solicitation–even if the offeror believes those requirements to differ from standard industry practice. In a recent bid protest decision, the…
Rank this Week: 483

Infra Insight Blog

Infra Insight Blog

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

http://www.infrainsightblog.com
  • Jun 23

    Maryland Purple Line Concessionaire Achieves Financial Close – Time to Build!

    Maryland Purple Line Concessionaire Achieves Financial Close – Time to Build!
    Financing for the Maryland Purple Line closed on Friday, June 17 – marking an important milestone for the Maryland Transit Administration’s (and Maryland Department of Transportation’s) plan to deliver a transit solution to…
  • Jun 20

    Successful Proposer Selected for UC Merced 2020 Project

    Successful Proposer Selected for UC Merced 2020 Project
    The Regents of the University of California announced on June 15, 2016 that it has selected Plenary Properties Merced as the successful proposer for the UC Merced 2020 Project. “We are impressed by the creativity, efficiency and…
  • Jun 13

    Court of Appeals Holds CityCenterDC P3 Not Subject to Davis Bacon Requirement

    Court of Appeals Holds CityCenterDC P3 Not Subject to Davis Bacon Requirement
    Public agencies and private entities are increasing collaboration to develop, operate and maintain a variety of transportation and building projects.  The involvement of a public agency in these “public-private partnerships”…
Rank this Week: 511

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: 485

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: 840

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/
  • Jun 28

    Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast: An Interview with Fred Kaplan

    Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast: An Interview with Fred Kaplan
    Was Iran’s cyberattack that bricked vast numbers of Saudi Aramco computers justified by a similar attack on the National Iranian Oil Company a few months’ earlier? Does NSA have the ability to “replay” and attribute…
  • Jun 28

    New Material Support Indictments, Same Old Story

    New Material Support Indictments, Same Old Story
    Last week, the FBI arrested an 18-year-old as he boarded a Greyhound bus in Indianapolis, according to the Justice Department’s press release. The complaint charges Akram Musleh with providing material support to ISIL. More…
  • Jun 28

    Today's Headlines and Commenary

    Today's Headlines and Commenary
    A day after the Lebanese village of Qaa was hit by two waves of suicide bombers, Lebanese troops carried out massive security sweeps throughout the country, detaining 103 Syrians for illegal entry. The measure comes at a time of heightened…
Rank this Week: 908

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 24

    The SBA Final Rule Implementing the FY2013 NDAA Part IV: New Recertification Requirement Following Mergers & Acquisition

    The SBA Final Rule Implementing the FY2013 NDAA Part IV: New Recertification Requirement Following Mergers & Acquisition
    In this part of our ongoing series on the Small Business Government Contracting and National Defense Authorization Act of 2013 Amendments implementing the National Defense Authorization Act of 2013 (FY2013 NDAA) Amendments, we address the new…
  • Jun 23

    Supreme Court Recognizes Implied Certification Theory of FCA Liability

    Supreme Court Recognizes Implied Certification Theory of FCA Liability
    In a decision that will impact Government contractors, health care providers and all institutions that accept federal dollars, the U.S. Supreme Court this past week offered a qualified affirmation of the validity of the implied certification…
  • Jun 20

    Crowell & Moring Held Its Annual OOPS Conference

    Crowell & Moring Held Its Annual OOPS Conference
    The Government Contracts Group, along with our colleagues from the Corporate, White Collar, Litigation, and Labor & Employment Groups along with several guest speakers, presented on a broad range of current issues impacting government…
Rank this Week: 952

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/
  • Jun 24

    What’s the Deal With Off-Label Drug Use?

    What’s the Deal With Off-Label Drug Use?
    Broadly speaking, “off-label” drug use occurs when a doctor prescribes a medication for a condition or ailment that is not specifically approved by the FDA.  When the FDA approves a drug, the manufacturer is required to…
  • Jun 17

    Supreme Court Approves of “Implied False Certifications”

    Supreme Court Approves of “Implied False Certifications”
    As we wrote back in April, the Supreme Court considered a case this term on a grey area in False Claims Act litigation – “implied certifications.”  A typical false claim would be “factually false” – in…
  • Jun 10

    1099 Sales Reps and Kickback

    1099 Sales Reps and Kickback
    Many healthcare companies engage independent sales representatives or marketers to sell their goods and services.   These include pharmaceutical companies, diagnostic laboratories, home health agencies, imaging centers and many…
Rank this Week: 1216

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: 909

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: 1111

Colorado Common Law

Colorado Common Law

Covers state public record law, civil rights, and obscenity. By Joe Thomas.

http://cocommonlaw.com
  • Jan 23

    Moving to a New Website

    Moving to a New Website
    Dear Readers, I am moving to a new website: Intermediate Scrutiny.  The change is necessary because I am longer located in Arizona.  Because of life circumstances, I recently moved to Washington State and became a licensed attorney…
  • Apr 11

    Vaughn Index in Colorado Public Record

    Vaughn Index in Colorado Public Record
    A Vaughn index is a tool used in public records disputes where the person requesting documents, will ask the court to compel the records custodian to list all responsive documents and explain why or why not the documents should be released.…
  • Apr 8

    Banning Homelessness in Colorado

    Banning Homelessness in Colorado
    It appears a sad new trend in Colorado is to create policies or laws, treating homelessness as a criminal condition. A new report, “No Right to Rest: Criminalizing Homelessness in Colorado” which details the efforts cities and…
Rank this Week: 863

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: 734

For the Seventh Generation Blog

For the Seventh Generation Blog

Protecting Native Nations for the Seventh Generation. News, views, and opinions about federal Indian law and tribal governance by law professors who teach in the field.

http://tribal-law.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 24

    Geneva Institute on Indigenous People

    Geneva Institute on Indigenous People
    If you are a law student interested in studying abroad, the University of Tulsa offers a program in Geneva relating to Indigenous people. The 2009 program will run July 4 - August 1, 2009, and the classes offered for the first two weeks are…
  • Apr 14

    Transcript of Argument in Plains Commerce Bank v. Long Family Land & Cattle

    Transcript of Argument in Plains Commerce Bank v. Long Family Land & Cattle
    The transcript of the argument today in Plains Commerce Bank v. Long Family Land & Cattle is available here. Surprisingly, the Court was heavily interested in the idea that a majority Indian-owned corporation might be considered an Indian…
  • Mar 25

    OK AG values Bank over Battered Women

    OK AG values Bank over Battered Women
    This was originally submitted to the Tulsa World as an op-ed piece, but was not published:update as of 4/10/08: The Tulsa World did indeed publish this an op-ed piece, The Native American Times reprinted it and the Cherokee Phoenix plans to…
Rank this Week: 875

Whistleblower Attorneys Blog

Whistleblower Attorneys Blog

Covers qui tam and government law. By Greene LLP.

http://www.whistleblowerattorneys-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 2145

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: 4829

Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Covers government law. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.uaslawblog.com/
  • Jun 28

    Countdown Begins! FAA’s New sUAS Rules Become Effective on August 29, 2016

    Countdown Begins! FAA’s New sUAS Rules Become Effective on August 29, 2016
    Today, the FAA’s new rules regarding the commercial operation of small UAS (sUAS), which will be codified as 14 C.F.R. Part 107, were published in the Federal Register.  The new rules will become effective on August 29, 2016.…
  • Jun 23

    Drones in the Sky: An Analysis of FAA’s Milestone Rules for Commercial Operation

    Drones in the Sky: An Analysis of FAA’s Milestone Rules for Commercial Operation
    A key milestone in regulating the commercial use of small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS), the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) final rule overhauls the current case-by-case exemption regime, establishes an operational…
  • Jun 21

    FAA Releases Long-Awaited Rule for Commercial Operation of sUAS

    FAA Releases Long-Awaited Rule for Commercial Operation of sUAS
    Today, the FAA unveiled its final rule for the commercial use of small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS), also known as drones.  Industries across the country have been waiting eagerly for the release of the new regulations, which provide…
Rank this Week: 2036

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/
  • Jun 28

    Iftar

    Iftar
    This is Ramadan, the Muslim holy month of fasting. We were invited to Albany’s City Hall for an Iftar, the evening feast after the sun-up to sun-down fast. Meetings aren’t polls and people put their best feet forward at public…
  • Jun 21

    Convicting the Innocent

    Convicting the Innocent
    I care about what happened in Orlando because the victims and their families are all members of the human family. And I cringe at the self-styled protestors who use God’s name in vain as an excuse for their own inhumanity toward the…
  • Jun 14

    Foreign Roots of the Tragedy in Florida

    Foreign Roots of the Tragedy in Florida
    The tragedy in Florida is linked to issues abroad. One candidate sometimes suggests we could solve our problems by isolationism, keeping our troops home, and sometimes by wiping out our adversaries with overwhelming force. His adversary has…
Rank this Week: 4693

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/
  • Jun 28

    CMS to Slash Medicare DMEPOS Rates on July 1, 2016

    CMS to Slash Medicare DMEPOS Rates on July 1, 2016
    CMS has released the July 1, 2016 update to Medicare durable medical equipment (DME) prosthetic orthotics and supplies (DMEPOS) fee schedule amounts in non-competitive bidding areas, reflecting full implementation of adjustments to nationwide…
  • Jun 24

    CMS Steps Up Efforts to Recover Overpayments from Providers/Suppliers Sharing TIN

    CMS Steps Up Efforts to Recover Overpayments from Providers/Suppliers Sharing TIN
    CMS has just announced that it has enhanced its financial accounting system to allow it to recover Medicare payments made to a provider or supplier that shares the same Tax Identification Number (TIN) with a provider or supplier with an…
  • Jun 22

    CMS Finalizes Changes to Medicare Clinical Lab Test Payment Policy, Pushes Back Effective Date to 2018

    CMS Finalizes Changes to Medicare Clinical Lab Test Payment Policy, Pushes Back Effective Date to 2018
    On June 23, 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is publishing a major final rule to base Medicare clinical laboratory fee schedule (CLFS) reimbursement on private insurance payment amounts, as required by the…
Rank this Week: 3788

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: 4102

Corruption Chronicles

Corruption Chronicles

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

http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/
Rank this Week: 1893

Fracking Insider

Fracking Insider

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

http://www.frackinginsider.com
  • Jun 27

    Congressional Energy Roundup (Week of June 27, 2016)

    Congressional Energy Roundup (Week of June 27, 2016)
    Fracking Insider Readers: Below, please find this week’s Congressional activity on oil and gas issues: Senate: “Status of BLM and Forest Service’s Efforts to Implement Amendments to Plans Regarding Sage Grouse Conservation…
  • Jun 13

    Congressional Energy Roundup (Week of June 13, 2016)

    Congressional Energy Roundup (Week of June 13, 2016)
    Fracking Insider Readers: Below, please find this week’s Congressional activity on oil and gas issues: House: “Certainty for States and Tribes Act.” Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral…
  • Jun 6

    Congressional Energy Roundup (Week of June 6, 2016)

    Congressional Energy Roundup (Week of June 6, 2016)
    Fracking Insider Readers: Below, please find this week’s Congressional activity on oil and gas issues: House: “H.R. 4775, the Ozone Standards Implementation Act. H. Con. Res. 89, expressing the sense of Congress that a carbon tax…
Rank this Week: 3886

Government Contracts Blog

Government Contracts Blog

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

http://brownrudnick.com/blog/government-contracts/
  • Jun 27

    Will 8(a) Small Businesses Lose Out In SBA’s Planned Expansion of the Mentor-Protégé Program?

    Will 8(a) Small Businesses Lose Out In SBA’s Planned Expansion of the Mentor-Protégé Program?
    There is a lot to celebrate in the pending Small Business Administration (“SBA”) rule that will open up the mentor-protégé program to all small businesses, in contrast to the current rules which apply only to 8(a)…
  • Jun 23

    Kingdomware – A win for SDVOSB and VOSB Concerns – and GAO

    Kingdomware – A win for SDVOSB and VOSB Concerns – and GAO
    It is rare for the Supremes to weigh in on Government contracts issues. But on June 16, 2016, the Court did just that. The holding: the Department of Veteran Affairs (“VA”) must use the Rule of Two every time it awards a contract.…
  • May 18

    Labor Department Makes Stealth Changes to Service Contract Act Regulation

    Labor Department Makes Stealth Changes to Service Contract Act Regulation
    We are guessing that you did not hear this morning that the U.S. Department of Labor has published final regulations widening coverage of the Service Contract Act, the law that requires workers on federal service contracts to receive…
Rank this Week: 4375

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: 3640

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/
  • Jun 25

    Worth the Read on military prosecutor

    Worth the Read on military prosecutor
    A friend brought to my attention this little item for our weekend reading. NOTES: PROSECUTORIAL POWER AND THE LEGITIMACY OF THE MILITARY JUSTICE SYSTEM. 123 HARVARD L. REV. 937 (2010). Is the concluding paragraph correct? Continue…
  • Jun 20

    Yes, Denedo, there really are collateral consequence

    Yes, Denedo, there really are collateral consequence
    Since Denedo, and definitely since Padilla, military defense counsel must tell a client about the potential for deportation. A former U.S. Marine from Jamaica who was convicted by special court-martial of having sex with a girl younger than…
  • Jun 20

    JPP on, on, on

    JPP on, on, on
    The Department of Defense (DoD) is publishing this notice to announce that it is renewing the charter for the Judicial Proceedings Since Fiscal Year 2012 Amendments Panel (“the Panel”).
Rank this Week: 1331

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
Rank this Week: 1949

Oregon Legal Research

Oregon Legal Research

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

http://blog.oregonlegalresearch.com/
  • Jun 24

    Copyright Tools for Libraries and Librarians (ALA)

    Copyright Tools for Libraries and Librarians (ALA)
    First: Librarians, please do not make legal decisions, copyright or otherwise, for your employer (or your own business for that matter) if there is possible litigation down the road. Do not be penny wise and pound foolish. Your library…
  • Jun 24

    “Desk Set” (the movie) and the 2016 Robot Lawyer

    “Desk Set” (the movie) and the 2016 Robot Lawyer
    If you’re not tracking news of Robot Lawyers then you’re not keeping up with the legal research profession. No, not a “robotic” lawyer, but the Artificial Intelligence (AI) kind. See lots of robot, and AI related,…
  • Jun 24

    Brexit, Huh? And the Brits Think Our Elections are Crazy

    Brexit, Huh? And the Brits Think Our Elections are Crazy
    So, a one-time 52 to 48 percent [Brexit, Wikipedia article] popular vote is a solid basis for making massive economic, political, and social changes to the governance of the Not So United Kingdom and the larger European Union of 28 (at the…
Rank this Week: 2757

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/
  • Jun 23

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

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 6/23
    U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2015-2016update.htmlPetition for certiorari was filed on 5/26/16 in Tunica-Biloxi Gaming Authority v. Zaunbrecher (Tribal Sovereign Immunity).Judgment was affirmed by an…
  • Jun 17

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 6/17

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 6/17
    U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2015-2016update.htmlPetition for certiorari was filed on 6/13/16 in Lewis v. Clarke (Tribal Sovereign Immunity - Damages Actions Against Tribal Employees) Find the latest…
  • Jun 13

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 6/13

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 6/13
    U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2015-2016update.htmlU.S. v. Bryant (Uncounseled Tribal-court Misdemeanor Convictions) was decided on 6/13/16. Petition for certiorari was denied in Seminole Tribe v. Stranburg…
Rank this Week: 1351

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: 1485

Subject to Inquiry

Subject to Inquiry

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

http://www.subjecttoinquiry.com/
  • Jun 23

    Supreme Court Hands Down Opinion in Universal Health Services v. Escobar

    Supreme Court Hands Down Opinion in Universal Health Services v. Escobar
    Recently, the Supreme Court handed down its much-anticipated opinion in Universal Health Services, Inc. v. United States ex rel. Escobar et al.—a case addressing the viability of the implied certification theory in FCA litigation. …
  • Jun 17

    SEC Highlights Model Response to Evidence of FCPA Violations, Announces Non-Prosecution Agreement

    SEC Highlights Model Response to Evidence of FCPA Violations, Announces Non-Prosecution Agreement
    On June 7, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced two non-prosecution agreements (NPAs) following a pair of investigations into alleged violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).  Both companies were ensnared…
  • Jun 16

    Department of Education Proposes Rules Increasing Student Loan Risk to School

    Department of Education Proposes Rules Increasing Student Loan Risk to School
    On June 13, the Department of Education (DOE) proposed new rules relating to effective discharges of student loans. The proposed rules should be of note and concern to all schools, nonprofit and for-profit alike, because of significant new…
Rank this Week: 1844

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: 1756

PA Public Contracts

PA Public Contracts

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

http://www.papubliccontracts.com/
Rank this Week: 3427

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • Jun 20

    CFPB publishes annual CARD Act, HOEPA and QM adjustments, corrects 2016 error

    CFPB publishes annual CARD Act, HOEPA and QM adjustments, corrects 2016 error
    Brian Slagle The CFPB has published a final rule regarding various annual adjustments it is required to make under provisions of Regulation Z (TILA) that implement the CARD Act, HOEPA, and the ability to repay/qualified mortgage provisions of…
  • Jun 20

    CFPB takes another challenge to its jurisdiction to court

    CFPB takes another challenge to its jurisdiction to court
    Sarah T. Reise The CFPB filed suit against J.G. Wentworth, LLC on June 7, 2016 after the company challenged the Bureau’s expansive view of its jurisdiction. The CFPB served a CID against J.G. Wentworth, LLC on September 11,…
  • Jun 16

    House bill introduced to impose consumer complaints requirements on CFPB

    House bill introduced to impose consumer complaints requirements on CFPB
    Barbara S. Mishkin Republican Congressman Matt Salmon has introduced a bill, the “CFPB Data Accountability Act ” (H.R. 5413), that would impose requirements on how the CFPB handles consumer complaints. The requirements…
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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/
  • Jun 19

    Congressional Spectator: The War on Religious Contractor

    Congressional Spectator: The War on Religious Contractor
    The following piece ran on the American Spectator website last week. It provides an overview of yet another battle the Left has launched against people of faith. This is not the first time radicals in the Democratic Party intimidate people of…
  • Jun 16

    Beware of Strangers Bearing Gift

    Beware of Strangers Bearing Gift
    Access to the U.S. market is a privilege, not a right. Foreign investment in the United States, access to our financial system, and, especially, immigration are regulated by the federal government for a reason: it is not, and…
  • Jun 13

    Left Stays True to ‘Letting no Crisis Go to Waste’

    Left Stays True to ‘Letting no Crisis Go to Waste’
    Nothing better than a terrorist attack to set off the Left. In less than twenty-fours since a radical Islamist slaughtered more than fifty Americans, senior Democrats are playing politics with the matter. Perched at the Blue Goose in the…
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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/
  • 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…
  • Apr 1

    SEC Pumps the Breaks on the Adoption of FINRA’s Proposed Pay-to-Play Rule

    SEC Pumps the Breaks on the Adoption of FINRA’s Proposed Pay-to-Play Rule
    We’ve all been there before – charging headlong down the interstate at a few (or more than a few) miles per hour over the speed limit, when we suddenly come upon a speed trap conveniently tucked into a service road in the highway…
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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/
  • Jun 16

    Court dismisses challenge to “over-60” bank account

    Court dismisses challenge to “over-60” bank account
    Under a case just decided in New Jersey, banks can continue to offer senior citizens the benefit of bank accounts with special favorable terms. BCB Banccorp Inc. and BCB Community Bank operate in New Jersey and offer a variety of ……
  • Jun 12

    When Hiring In-Home Caregivers, Consider the Legal as well as Personal Issue

    When Hiring In-Home Caregivers, Consider the Legal as well as Personal Issue
    Under New Jersey law, the field of home care services is regulated by the NewJjersey Department of Health, and the copious regulations can be found in N.J.A.C. 10:60. Home health aides and home health nurses are credentialed by the NJ…
  • Jun 6

    Disability Integration Act of 2015 is a pending bill with great promise

    Disability Integration Act of 2015 is a pending bill with great promise
    Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) introduced a bill in Congress that’s designed to ensure that Medicaid-eligible people who are aged or have disabilities can receive their necessary services out in the community through the Medicaid Home and…
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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/
  • Jun 14

    U.S. Digital Registry

    U.S. Digital Registry
    The National Archives is pleased to participate in the U.S. Digital Registry, the authoritative resource for official third-party websites, social media platforms and mobile apps managed by the U.S. federal government. The U.S. Digital…
  • Jun 8

    Celebrating Diversity at the National Archive

    Celebrating Diversity at the National Archive
    The National Archives is committed to maintaining an “open, inclusive work environment that is built on respect, communication, integrity, and collaborative teamwork.”  Together, we are strengthened by diversity and advanced…
  • May 19

    Letters to the President

    Letters to the President
    One of the most rewarding parts of my work is sharing the treasures of the National Archives with kids and their families. Through the support of the National Archives Foundation, we continue to host sleepovers in the Rotunda of the ……
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