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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/
  • Apr 21

    Jotwell Conference

    Jotwell Conference
    Legal Scholarship We Like,and Why It Matters University of Miami School of Law November 7-8, 2014 JOTWELL, the Journal of Things We Like (Lots), is an online journal dedicated to celebrating and sharing the best scholarship relating to the…
  • Apr 20

    General Mills Surrender

    General Mills Surrender
    In the face of a huge public backlash, General Mills has removed the abusive contract terms it tried out earlier this week. (See Cereal Wrap?) Only question now is: how long before a modified limited stealth version turns up somewhere…
  • Apr 17

    CerealWrap?

    CerealWrap?
    Really? Firms are going to try to expand browsewrap (or web-wrap) to liking them on Facebook? To opening a cereal box? So claims the NYT in When ‘Liking’ a Brand Online Voids the Right to Sue. From the company’s viewpoint…
Rank this Week: 16

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/
  • Apr 24

    Security of government computer record

    Security of government computer record
    Security of government computer recordsState Technology Law and other provision of lawA town recently reported that its accounting program was the victim of hacking and a number of “payroll checks” were processed and presented for…
  • Apr 24

    An employee who becomes unavailable for work as a result of other employment may be terminated from his or her position

    An employee who becomes unavailable for work as a result of other employment may be terminated from his or her position
    An employee who becomes unavailable for work as a result of other employment may be terminated from his or her position2014 NY Slip Op 02644, Appellate Division, Third DepartmentA part-time police officer [Plaintiff] serving with a police…
  • Apr 23

    Extending a probationary period

    Extending a probationary period
    Extending a probationary period76 AD2d 973An individual was permanently appointed to a position with the State subject to his satisfactorily completing a 52-week probationary period. As a result of his being absent from work 24 days due to…
Rank this Week: 76

Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • Apr 24

    Earth Month Tip: Compost

    Earth Month Tip: Compost
    Composting your food and yard waste reduces the amount of garbage you send to landfills and reduces carbon pollution. Using food and kitchen scraps, yard trimmings, and other organic waste to create a compost pile can also help increase soil…
  • Apr 24

    Get to Know Your Bin

    Get to Know Your Bin
    By Colleen Keltz “We’re in the midst of our Earth Month celebration.”Let’s recycle everything in sight! Whoa now. Sometimes I get a little excited about Earth Day. After all, there are so many ways you can celebrate…
  • Apr 23

    Earth Month Tip: Turn off the tap

    Earth Month Tip: Turn off the tap
    Conserving water helps conserve energy and reduce carbon pollution. Just by turning off the tap while you brush your teeth in the morning and before bedtime, you can save up to 8 gallons of water! That adds up to more than 200 gallons a…
Rank this Week: 119

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/
  • Apr 24

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary
    We begin with foreign affairs: Israel just halted peace talks with Palestine, reports the Associated Press. The move comes as a response to the unity pact signed by the PLO and Hamas yesterday evening, in which the two factions agreed to form…
  • Apr 24

    New Draft Article, “The Fourth Amendment and the Global Internet”

    New Draft Article, “The Fourth Amendment and the Global Internet”
    I have a new forthcoming article that may be of interest to readers: The Fourth Amendment and the Global Internet, forthcoming in the Stanford Law Review. Here’s the abstract: This article considers how Fourth Amendment law should adapt…
  • Apr 24

    4/23 Motion Hearings #4: Still More Discovery & Jury Sequester

    4/23 Motion Hearings #4: Still More Discovery & Jury Sequester
    The court begins the afternoon session with quick consideration of one more defense discovery motion, AE226, seeking exculpatory information from a case in the Southern District of New York pertaining to additional people that were allegedly…
Rank this Week: 128

Air Force General Counsel Blog

Air Force General Counsel Blog

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

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

    Signing Off

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

    And the Band Played On – Climate Change and Climate Adaptation

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

    “milCloud” – Competing against the Private Sector?

    “milCloud” – Competing against the Private Sector?
    On March 18, the Defense Information Systems Agency (“DISA”) announced the milCloud service, a government-operated cloud tailored to DoD needs. Two computing centers have implemented milCloud for DoD’s unclassified network…
Rank this Week: 156

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: 265

The Justice Blog

The Justice Blog

The Official Blog of the United States Department of Justice.

http://blogs.justice.gov/main/
Rank this Week: 271

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/
Rank this Week: 350

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: 426

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/
  • Apr 24

    Moral Courage Project Features FBI Whistleblower

    Moral Courage Project Features FBI Whistleblower
    Dr. Frederic Whitehurst, who blew the whistle on misconduct in the FBI Crime Lab, is featured in a short video by the Moral Courage Project. Dr. Whitehurst was the first successful FBI whistleblower.  His case exposed forensic fraud in…
  • Apr 10

    Senator Grassley Announces Senate Whistleblower Protection Caucus on 25th Anniversary of the Whistleblower Protection Act

    Senator Grassley Announces Senate Whistleblower Protection Caucus on 25th Anniversary of the Whistleblower Protection Act
    Today Senator Charles Grassley, the leading champion of whistleblower protection on Capitol Hill, announced that the formation of a Senate Whistleblower Protection Caucus at the start of the 114thCongress. Later today he will give a speech on…
  • Apr 2

    Report Reveals Federal Agencies’ Non-disclosure Policies Violate the WEPA

    Report Reveals Federal Agencies’ Non-disclosure Policies Violate the WEPA
    A report released today by Senator Charles Grassley, Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, reveals that most of the fifteen executive branch departments’ nondisclosure agreement policies violate the Whistleblower Protection…
Rank this Week: 410

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

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

http://dissentingjustice.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 424

FDA Lawyers Blog

FDA Lawyers Blog

By Frommer Lawrence & Haug.

http://www.fdalawyersblog.com/
  • 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…
  • Mar 31

    Foodborne Illness: How Do You Find Out If Your Food Might Cause Illness?

    Foodborne Illness: How Do You Find Out If Your Food Might Cause Illness?
    Foodborne illness affects approximately forty-eight million Americans per year, according to recent data from the CDC. Consumers have heard news stories warning of nationwide food recalls. What additional steps can be taken to ensure food…
Rank this Week: 510

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: 602

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: 737

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: 619

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
  • Apr 24

    Kyrillos Urges Congress to Prevent Diversion of Sandy Aid from New Jersey

    Kyrillos Urges Congress to Prevent Diversion of Sandy Aid from New Jersey
    Reports Say HUD Plans to Divert $1 Billion of NJ’s Sandy Aid Around Country Senator Joe Kyrillos (R-13) urges Congress to block reported plans by the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to divert more than $1…
  • Apr 24

    Shore Legislators to Introduce Resolution Urging Congress and HUD to Keep Sandy Aid in NJ

    Shore Legislators to Introduce Resolution Urging Congress and HUD to Keep Sandy Aid in NJ
    Republican legislators representing Jersey Shore communities impacted by Superstorm Sandy will introduce resolutions in both houses of the Legislature urging the United States Congress to block a reported effort by the federal Department of…
  • Apr 24

    Rafferty, Pennacchio, Vereb Announce Major DRPA Reform Legislation

    Rafferty, Pennacchio, Vereb Announce Major DRPA Reform Legislation
    Pennsylvania Senator John Rafferty, New Jersey Senator Joe Pennacchio and Pennsylvania Representative Mike Vereb held a press conference on Thursday to announce bi-state legislation to significantly reform the Delaware River Port…
Rank this Week: 774

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
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/
  • Apr 24

    Congress, Politically “Ping” the University of Glasgow

    Congress, Politically “Ping” the University of Glasgow
    British news reporting the Edward Snowden, a fugitive from U.S. law, has been “installed” as a University of Glasgow rector. The University announced it with a tweet: RECTOR: Edward Snowden installed as University Rector…
  • Apr 24

    Morning Musing

    Morning Musing
    The Washington Post: “Director of National Intelligence James Clapper signed a directive that bars intelligence officials from talking to the media about their area of expertise without permission. But it took a month for the…
  • Apr 23

    The Highwayman, a Purse Snatcher, and a Political Disestablishmentarian

    The Highwayman, a Purse Snatcher, and a Political Disestablishmentarian
    Even if you think you’re a fair or, I daresay good, public speaker, a tune-up every now and then is a good thing. I was in need of an overhaul and, because of it and at the recommendation of a friend, found my way the Buckley…
Rank this Week: 1111

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: 1101

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/
  • 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…
  • Apr 15

    Criminal Assignments in the New San Bernardino Justice Center

    Criminal Assignments in the New San Bernardino Justice Center
    By Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law By popular request, here are the criminal law assignments at the new 247 W. Third Street San Bernardino Justice Center: Courtrooms 1-4 will be unavailable until the fall (on the first floor) S6 will be Judge…
  • Apr 15

    The New San Bernardino Justice Center Assignments (as of April 2014)

    The New San Bernardino Justice Center Assignments (as of April 2014)
    Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law I recently attended a meeting of GIEMLA and Judge Michael Sachs gave an update on the progress of opening the new Justice Center in downtown San Bernardino.  Here are some of the highlights: 15 Civil…
Rank this Week: 993

Hot Button Blog

Hot Button Blog

By Cozen O'Connor.

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

    Keystone Pipeline Decision Delayed

    Keystone Pipeline Decision Delayed
     On Friday, the Obama administration extended the review period regarding deciding whether to engage in the Keystone Pipeline project, likely pushing a final decision back to after the Nov. 4 congressional elections.  As…
  • Apr 21

    Health Care Reform Implementation Update - April 21, 2014

    Health Care Reform Implementation Update - April 21, 2014
    On April 14, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) reported their findings that show a smaller rise in insurance premium costs under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) than previously expected.…
  • Apr 14

    Health Care Reform Implementation Update - April 14, 2014

    Health Care Reform Implementation Update - April 14, 2014
    Last Thursday Kathleen Sebelius resigned from her post as Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). On Friday President Obama nominated Sylvia Matthews Burwell, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director.  As…
Rank this Week: 1014

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/
  • 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…
  • Mar 25

    Christie Retroactively Cuts Pension Payment

    Christie Retroactively Cuts Pension Payment
    This is a very interesting article regarding how Governor Christie employed some "fuzzy math" to reduce the State's legally mandated pension payment. NJSPOTLIGHT
Rank this Week: 1050

CFTC Law

CFTC Law

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

http://www.cftclaw.com/
  • Mar 28

    TeraExchange Announces First Bitcoin Derivative

    TeraExchange Announces First Bitcoin Derivative
    TeraExchange Announces First Bitcoin DerivativeTeraExchange has recently announced that it has created a swap involving the average exchange rate of bitcoin and plans to list it on its Swap Execution Facility.CFTC LAW | Forex, Futures and…
  • Mar 27

    CFTC Public Utilities No-Action Letter Is Welcome Relief

    CFTC Public Utilities No-Action Letter Is Welcome Relief
    CFTC Public Utilities No-Action Letter Is Welcome ReliefThe Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) released a no-action letter recently, offering relief to public utilities that were having trouble finding market participants willing to…
  • Mar 26

    CFTC Struggling to Utilize Current Swap Market Data

    CFTC Struggling to Utilize Current Swap Market Data
    CFTC Struggling to Utilize Current Swap Market DataAmong a list of reasons for this given by CFTC Commissioner Scott O’Malia during an event, O’Malia mentioned inconsistent reporting and technological issues as major pain…
Rank this Week: 957

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Whistleblower Lawyer News

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

http://www.whistleblowerlawyernews.com/
  • Apr 24

    Nurse’s reward $15 million for blowing whistle on health care fraud

    Nurse’s reward $15 million for blowing whistle on health care fraud
     A Monroeville nurse will get just over $15 million for blowing the whistle on fraud at a national home healthcare company where she once worked. That company Amedisys Inc., a home health company operating in 37 states, agreed to pay…
  • Apr 23

    Amedisys Home Health pays $150 million settling Medicare Fraud suit

    Amedisys Home Health pays $150 million settling Medicare Fraud suit
      Amedisys Inc. and its affiliates (Amedisys) have agreed to pay $150 million to the federal government to resolve allegations that they violated the False Claims Act by submitting false home healthcare billings to the Medicare program,…
  • Apr 23

    UCLA pays surgeon $10 million in whistleblower retaliation case

    UCLA pays surgeon $10 million in whistleblower retaliation case
    The University of California has agreed to pay $10 million to its former Chairman of Orthopedic surgery Department, who asserted that the renowned medical school let doctors accept industry payments which may have compromised patient care.…
Rank this Week: 1636

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/
  • Apr 21

    C&M Lawyers Conduct Live Webinar on IP Rules on Wednesday, April 23

    C&M Lawyers Conduct Live Webinar on IP Rules on Wednesday, April 23
    On Wednesday, April 23rd at 1 PM Eastern, join our government contracts attorneys for a webinar entitled: “Intellectual Property Rules in Government Contracts Legal Update: Know Your Technical Data and Patent Rights.” During this…
  • Apr 16

    GSA Schedule Contracting: Has Selling to DoD Just Gotten Harder?

    GSA Schedule Contracting: Has Selling to DoD Just Gotten Harder?
    On March 13, 2014, the Department of Defense issued a memorandum titled “Class Deviation – Determination of Fair and Reasonable Prices When Using Federal Supply Schedule Contracts.”  This memorandum directs DoD…
  • Apr 15

    In-Sourcing News – Fisher-Cal Appeal Denied

    In-Sourcing News – Fisher-Cal Appeal Denied
    A little over two years ago, I wrote a blog post about the D.C. District Court decision in Fisher-Cal Indus., Inc. v. United States, 839 F. Supp. 2d 218, 219 (D.D.C. 2012), which held that district courts lack jurisdiction over in-sourcing…
Rank this Week: 1254

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/
  • Apr 18

    NILL added new content to 6 Indian Law Bulletins on 4/18

    NILL added new content to 6 Indian Law Bulletins on 4/18
    The Tribal Supreme Court Project has published an updated memorandum on Native American law cases. See the Tribal Supreme Court website for the April 11 memorandum and related materials.* State Courts…
  • Apr 10

    Request for Recommendations on Climate Resilience and Preparedness by April 15th 2014

    Request for Recommendations on Climate Resilience and Preparedness by April 15th 2014
    Tribal leaders on the President’s Climate Preparedness and Resilience Task Force are soliciting input on how the federal government can better support local, state and tribal governments in preparing to protect themselves from extreme…
  • Apr 7

    NILL added new content to 7 Indian Law Bulletins on 4/07

    NILL added new content to 7 Indian Law Bulletins on 4/07
    * U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2013-2014update.html Petition for certiorari was denied in State of Alaska v. Jewell (navigable waters, Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act regulations) as well…
Rank this Week: 1387

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/
  • Apr 24

    GAO Won’t Reconsider Federal Courts’ Decisions In Set-Aside Case

    GAO Won’t Reconsider Federal Courts’ Decisions In Set-Aside Case
    The GAO will not reconsider a bid protest that has been litigated in the Court of Federal Claims and affirmed by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. In a recent bid protest decision, the GAO dismissed a protest challenging the…
  • Apr 21

    Women 8(a) Applicants Don’t Need “Smoking Gun” Evidence Of Bias, Says SBA OHA

    Women 8(a) Applicants Don’t Need “Smoking Gun” Evidence Of Bias, Says SBA OHA
    A woman does not need to provide the SBA with “smoking gun” evidence of bias in order to be considered socially disadvantaged for purposes of her company’s application to the 8(a) program. In a recent decision, the SBA…
  • Apr 18

    Moving SDVOSB Verification To SBA Would Save $5 Million Annually, Says CBO

    Moving SDVOSB Verification To SBA Would Save $5 Million Annually, Says CBO
    Moving SDVOSB verification from the VA to the SBA would save approximately $5 million annually, according to a recent cost estimate issued by the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office. The CBO concludes that implementing the Improving…
Rank this Week: 2157

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: 1704

Oregon Legal Research

Oregon Legal Research

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

http://blog.oregonlegalresearch.com/
  • Apr 22

    2014 Winners of Peeps in the Law

    2014 Winners of Peeps in the Law
    Just when you thought The Law couldn’t get any weirder: Peeps in the Law From that webpage you can also link to previous Peeps in the Law galleries: Peeps in Law 2013 The Dark Peep Rises: 2012 Peeps in Law … Continue reading…
  • Apr 22

    Who Makes Model Laws?

    Who Makes Model Laws?
    Thinking beyond the Uniform Law Commission, the American Law Institute, and the American Bar Association:  Who Makes Model Laws? “You’ve heard of the Uniform Commercial Code and the Model Penal Code, but how much do you know…
  • Apr 18

    Which Legal Sites Did Heartbleed Affect?

    Which Legal Sites Did Heartbleed Affect?
    See Robert Ambrogi’s LawSites: Which Legal Sites Did Heartbleed Affect?
Rank this Week: 1941

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/
  • Apr 22

    Ukraine – The Limits of Power

    Ukraine – The Limits of Power
    It’s worth another look at Ukraine. Americans have taken a principled pro-democracy stand. But before we get too self-congratulatory, let’s find a little perspective. In the Cold War, beginning in the Truman Administration, the…
  • Apr 15

    Passover – A Celebration of Freedom

    Passover – A Celebration of Freedom
    This is Passover, a holiday that comes straight out of the Bible, the Almighty commanding us to tell the story of the Exodus to each new generation as well as reminding ourselves. The Exodus, of course, is a story of freedom from slavery. The…
  • Apr 8

    Global Warming and Human Politic

    Global Warming and Human Politic
    I just got back from Chicago where I attended a national meeting of political scientists.  One of them described at length the local, national and international barriers to doing anything about climate change.  His basic point was…
Rank this Week: 2257

Rulemaking

Rulemaking

Covers administrative rulemaking processes and administrative law issues. For members of the Administrative Codes and Registers (ACR).

http://rulemaking.wordpress.com/
  • Apr 21

    Accepting Nominations for the 2014 Robert J. Colborn Innovation Award

    Accepting Nominations for the 2014 Robert J. Colborn Innovation Award
    The Administrative Codes and Registers’ Awards Committee is taking nominations for the 2014 Colborn Award.  This year, the committee consists of Ken Hansen (UT; chair), Kerry Radcliff (WA) and Liz Cloud (FL).  The Colborn…
  • Jan 28

    ACR Founder Passe

    ACR Founder Passe
    Robert J. Colborn, former administrator of the Maryland Division of State Documents, the founder of Administrative Codes and Registers, a generous and kind spirit, and a dear friend passed away on January 23, 2014.  Bob’s obituary…
  • Jan 23

    2014 ACR Winter Meeting in Washington D.C.

    2014 ACR Winter Meeting in Washington D.C.
    Administrative Codes and Registers (ACR) will be holding its annual winter meeting in conjunction with the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS), February 12-15, 2014 at the JW Marriott Hotel.  More information about the…
Rank this Week: 1842

Government Contracts Blog

Government Contracts Blog

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

http://brownrudnick.com/blog/government-contracts/
  • Apr 10

    How easy is it to misplace $6 billion?

    How easy is it to misplace $6 billion?
    Recently, the State Department’s Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) made public an internal memorandum stating that over the last six years, the OIG has identified more than $6 billion in State Department contracts…
  • Apr 4

    DOE Introduces Proposed Rule to Supplement Income of Accountants and Consultant

    DOE Introduces Proposed Rule to Supplement Income of Accountants and Consultant
    The Department of Energy (“DOE”) is taking a page from the 2012 playbook of the Department of Defense (“DOD”).  In February 2012, DOD issued a final rule that introduced new Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation…
  • Mar 25

    An Agreement to “Seriously Consider” Paying is Not an Agreement to Pay

    An Agreement to “Seriously Consider” Paying is Not an Agreement to Pay
    What do you get when the Government says you “may submit a request for equitable adjustment” and agrees to “seriously consider” the request?  Not much.  At least that is the lesson from the recent decision in…
Rank this Week: 1705

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: 1895

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: 2395

Stephen Waqué

Stephen Waqué

Covers expropriation and environmental law issues in Canada.

http://www.stephenwaque.com/
  • Feb 11

    February 7, 2013 Decision of the Board

    February 7, 2013 Decision of the Board
    This is a decision of the Board relating to an October 23, 2012 motion for party status brought by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (“CMHC”).  The Board denied CMHC’s motion and its reasons include that CMHC…
  • Jan 31

    December 13, 2012 Order of the Board

    December 13, 2012 Order of the Board
    This December 13, 2012 Order of the OMB is a consent order approving an amended modified boundary map, for Amendment 1 to the York Region Official Plan (“ROPA 1”), having received Minutes of Settlement between York Region and 3…
  • Jan 29

    January 17, 2013 Decision of the Board, S.W. Lee and K. Hussey

    January 17, 2013 Decision of the Board, S.W. Lee and K. Hussey
    The Ontario Municipal Board issued a partial approval order bringing into force and effect certain sections and policies of the York Regional Official Plan – 2010 as modified and as  set out in an August 23, 2012 order then…
Rank this Week: 2159

International Municipal Lawyers…

International Municipal Lawyers Association - Local Government Blog

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

http://imlablog.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 1846

Equal Vote: Election Law @ Mortiz

Equal Vote: Election Law @ Mortiz

Covers election reform, the Voting Rights Act, the Help America Vote Act, and related topics. Special attention to the voting rights of people of color, non-English proficient citizens, and people with disabilities. Publsihed by Dan Tokaji at Moritz Colle

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: 2236

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
  • Apr 24

    Government Swimming Upstream at Second Circuit Oral Argument on Downstream Insider Trading Liability

    Government Swimming Upstream at Second Circuit Oral Argument on Downstream Insider Trading Liability
    The Justice Department has been bullish over its rigorous enforcement of insider training over the past year, but on Tuesday a Second Circuit panel raised questions regarding the government’s theory of liability that led to the…
  • Apr 21

    Bharara’s Fire Dies Out: Cohen Remains Uncharged And Turns His Losses Into Gain

    Bharara’s Fire Dies Out: Cohen Remains Uncharged And Turns His Losses Into Gain
    As the chapter closes on the decade-long insider trading investigation of SAC Capital Advisors, our question has finally been answered—at least for now: billionaire hedge fund guru Steven A. Cohen has dodged criminal charges for his…
  • Apr 14

    The Quagmire of “Unauthorized Access” Remain

    The Quagmire of “Unauthorized Access” Remain
    This guest post was authored by our colleague Jeremy D. Mishkin, partner and chair of the firm’s Litigation practice. His practice emphasizes complex commercial matters, technology, the Internet and First Amendment/Media Law issues. He…
Rank this Week: 3322

Corruption Chronicles

Corruption Chronicles

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

http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/
  • Apr 24

    DOJ Pardon Atty. Quits as Obama Plans to Free Thousands of Drug Convict

    DOJ Pardon Atty. Quits as Obama Plans to Free Thousands of Drug Convict
    As President Obama prepares to use his executive power to release thousands of felons (serving time under “racist” drug sentences) the Justice Department’s top official in charge of pardons quits rather than let criminals…
  • Apr 23

    $90 Mil Later U.S. Failed to Build Enough Housing in Haiti

    $90 Mil Later U.S. Failed to Build Enough Housing in Haiti
    More than four years after an earthquake devastated Haiti, the U.S. government’s costly initiative to build housing on the poverty-stricken Caribbean island has failed miserably even though tens of millions of American taxpayer dollars…
  • Apr 22

    Tens of Millions to “Upgrade” Failed $90 Mil Obamacare Website

    Tens of Millions to “Upgrade” Failed $90 Mil Obamacare Website
    In the latest of many Obamacare boondoggles, one state’s disastrous health insurance exchange is being abandoned after receiving more than $90 million from American taxpayers, who are also being forced to fund a replacement program that…
Rank this Week: 2908

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/
  • Apr 24

    Be Bold. Build Our Future Through Our People

    Be Bold. Build Our Future Through Our People
    Our fourth strategic goal, our most important goal, focuses on the real treasures of the National Archives–our staff. Photograph of Female Statue, The Future, Located near the Pennsylvania Avenue Entrance to the National Archives…
  • Apr 22

    Be Bold: Maximize NARA’s Value to the Nation

    Be Bold: Maximize NARA’s Value to the Nation
    In this goal we recognize that public access to government information creates measurable economic value, which adds to the enduring cultural, historical, and evidentiary value of our records. National Archives Identifier: 196401 When we talk…
  • Apr 17

    Be Bold: Connect with Customer

    Be Bold: Connect with Customer
    State Fair, 10/1972. National Archives Identifier 545457 The second of our new strategic goals is to “Connect with Customers.” Having spent most of my career working with the public, customer service is a passion of mine. In…
Rank this Week: 4718

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • Apr 24

    CFPB Announces New eClosing Mortgage Initiative

    CFPB Announces New eClosing Mortgage Initiative
    Marc PattersonAs we previously reported, the CFPB is moving to the next phase of its “Know Before You Owe” initiative and held a forum on the mortgage closing process in Washington, DC on April 23, 2014.  Although the CFPB…
  • Apr 24

    CFPB announces appointments to Advisory Research Council

    CFPB announces appointments to Advisory Research Council
    Barbara S. MishkinThe CFPB has announced the appointment of two new members to its Academic Research Council (ARC).  The ARC is an advisory body that provides the CFPB’s Office of Research with advice and feedback on its research…
  • Apr 22

    Tribally-affiliated lenders file opposition to CFPB’s petition to enforce CID

    Tribally-affiliated lenders file opposition to CFPB’s petition to enforce CID
    Jeremy T. RosenblumWe recently reported that the CFPB has filed a petition in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California seeking to enforce the civil investigative demands (CIDs) it issued in June 2012 to three…
Rank this Week: 4027

Nexus

Nexus

Chapman's Journal of Law and Public Policy

http://www.lawschoolblog.org/
  • Apr 23

    GRAY AREA, GRAY AEREO

    GRAY AREA, GRAY AEREO
    In recent years, the time-shifting capabilities of digital video recorders (colloquially “DVRs”) and the rising availability of cloud storage have dramatically altered the definition of watching TV. The average television viewer…
  • Apr 21

    The Test to California’s Tests?

    The Test to California’s Tests?
    The U.S. Department of Education first established the modified academic achievement standards to address a certain group of students who had been struggling under the previous school accountability scheme.[i]  That scheme had allowed…
  • Apr 12

    The Implications of City of Arlington, Texas v. Federal Communication Commission for the Judicial Deference Doctrine

    The Implications of City of Arlington, Texas v. Federal Communication Commission for the Judicial Deference Doctrine
    Judicial deference to agency action is a crucial part of administrative law.  The administrative agencies play an important role in the separation of powers, a foundation of the United States government.  The three branches of…
Rank this Week: 3667

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/
  • Apr 23

    Department of Justice Announces Partial Settlements in Two Rabon Law Firm FCA Case

    Department of Justice Announces Partial Settlements in Two Rabon Law Firm FCA Case
    The U.S. Department of Justice announced that masonry companies, Frazier Masonry Corp., F-Y Inc., CTI Concrete & Masonry Inc., Masonry Technology Inc., and Masonry Works Inc,, and individuals, Russell Frazier and Rob Yowell, agreed…
  • Apr 2

    Supreme Court Denies Cert. in U.S. ex rel. Nathan v. Takeda Pharmaceutical

    Supreme Court Denies Cert. in U.S. ex rel. Nathan v. Takeda Pharmaceutical
    Yesterday, the Supreme Court declined to hear the case from the Fourth Circuit, U.S. ex rel. Nathan v. Takeda Pharmaceuticals. The issue in Takeda was the standard for pleading with particularity under Rule 9(b).  The Takeda…
  • Mar 20

    Teva Pharmaceuticals Pays over $27 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegation

    Teva Pharmaceuticals Pays over $27 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegation
    The Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that Teva Pharmaceuticals and its subsidiary, IVAX, agreed to pay the United States and the State of Illinois $27.6 million to settle claims that the companies violated the False Claims Act by paying…
Rank this Week: 2867

Infra Insight Blog

Infra Insight Blog

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

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

    FDOT Announces Apparent Best Value Proposer for I-4 Managed Lanes Project

    FDOT Announces Apparent Best Value Proposer for I-4 Managed Lanes Project
    The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) announced today that it has selected I-4 Mobility Partners as the apparent best value proposer to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the I-4 Ultimate project.  The I-4…
  • Apr 18

    Congressional Panel Explores International Experience with Public-Private Partnership

    Congressional Panel Explores International Experience with Public-Private Partnership
    On Tuesday, April 8th, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Panel on Public-Private Partnerships held a hearing on "The International Experience with Public-Private Partnerships".  The Panel focused in particular on the Canadian…
  • Apr 17

    The Regents of the University of California Issues RFQ for UC Merced 2020 Project

    The Regents of the University of California Issues RFQ for UC Merced 2020 Project
    The Regents of the University of California (the "Regents"), on behalf of University of California, Merced ("UC Merced"), issued a Request for Qualifications today for the UC Merced 2020 Project (the "Project"). UC Merced is the newest campus…
Rank this Week: 4186

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/
  • Apr 23

    SKILLS: Guest Blogger David Marcello on Teaching Plain Language

    SKILLS: Guest Blogger David Marcello on Teaching Plain Language
    We are excited to have David Marcello as today’s guest blogger to highlight his article on Plain Language titled “Teaching Plain Language Drafting in a Legislative and Administrative Advocacy Clinic,” recently published in…
  • Apr 18

    ADVOCACY: Jim Ryzcek - The Power of Constituent Voice: The Rhode Island Homeless Bill of Right

    ADVOCACY: Jim Ryzcek - The Power of Constituent Voice: The Rhode Island Homeless Bill of Right
    As I've previously posted, I have spent some time researching, writing, teaching, and presenting on homeless bills of rights. Rhode Island has emerged as one of several models, and I recently found this thoughtful and heartfelt post from Jim…
  • Apr 17

    SKILLS: Guest Blogger Ann Schiavone on Teaching Using Legislative Simulation

    SKILLS: Guest Blogger Ann Schiavone on Teaching Using Legislative Simulation
    I'm thrilled to introduce today's guest blogger on the Legislation Law Prof Blog: Ann L. Schiavone. Ann returned to Duquesne University School of Law in 2013 as an assistant professor of legal writing. Prior to joining Duquesne's faculty, she…
Rank this Week: 2618