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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/
  • May 24

    Those “Three Separate Occasions”: What Comey Might Really Have Told Trump

    Those “Three Separate Occasions”: What Comey Might Really Have Told Trump
    Last night, CNN ran a lengthy interview I did with Anderson Cooper, in which I made a bald statement. When Cooper asked me about President Trump’s claim that then-FBI Director James Comey had assured him three times that he was not…
  • May 24

    Today's Headlines and Commentary

    Today's Headlines and Commentary
    Britain’s terror alert system has been raised to its highest level, indicating a possible imminent attack, as authorities investigate the “network” of Salman Abedi, the British man who carried out the deadly suicide bombing…
  • May 24

    We are Rushing Raqqa

    We are Rushing Raqqa
    At an April 27 hearing at the House Foreign Affairs Committee on policy options in Syria titled “After the Missile Strikes,” Charles Lister, a Senior Fellow at the Middle East Institute, cautioned the dais on the need to…
Rank this Week: 184

Lobby Comply Blog

Lobby Comply Blog

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

http://stateandfed.com/lobbycomply/
  • May 24

    FEC Launches Redesigned Website

    FEC Launches Redesigned Website
    Today, the Federal Election Commission (FEC) launched a newly revamped website. The new website has been in public beta form Continued on Next Page
  • May 24

    Wednesday’s Government Relations and Ethics New

    Wednesday’s Government Relations and Ethics New
    Lobbying Iowa: “Ethics Complaint Against Iowa Gun Owners Leader Dismissed” by Brianne Pfannenstiel for Des Moines Register Rhode Island: “Ethics Continued on Next Page
  • May 23

    Florida Special Election Set for House District 116

    Florida Special Election Set for House District 116
    Gov. Rick Scott has issued an executive order setting a special election for House District 116. Rep. Jose Felix Diaz Continued on Next Page
Rank this Week: 4128

Corruption Chronicles

Corruption Chronicles

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

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

    Republican Under House Ethics Probe as Dem Colleagues Get Away with Similar Offense

    Republican Under House Ethics Probe as Dem Colleagues Get Away with Similar Offense
    Why is the House Ethics Committee selectively investigating a Republican lawmaker for publicly commenting on classified material while two Democrats who committed similar acts go unscathed? It appears to be a new low for the notoriously…
  • May 23

    State Dept. Redacts Big Chunks of $22.8 Mil Contract to Resettle Muslim Refugee

    State Dept. Redacts Big Chunks of $22.8 Mil Contract to Resettle Muslim Refugee
    The U.S. government spends billions of dollars to “resettle” foreign nationals and transparency on how the money is spent depends on the agency involved. Judicial Watch has been investigating it for years, specifically the huge…
  • May 23

    State Dept. Redacts Big Chunks of $22.8 Mil Contract to Resettle Muslim Refugee

    State Dept. Redacts Big Chunks of $22.8 Mil Contract to Resettle Muslim Refugee
    The U.S. government spends billions of dollars to “resettle” foreign nationals and transparency on how the money is spent depends on the agency involved. Judicial Watch has been investigating it for years, specifically the huge…
Rank this Week: 2802

Cuba Law Blog

Cuba Law Blog

Covers business law, government law, and immigration law. By Brian Silber, Esq.

http://www.attorneycuba.com/
  • May 24

    Cuba Won’t Receive USAID Funds in Proposed State Department Budget for 2018

    Cuba Won’t Receive USAID Funds in Proposed State Department Budget for 2018
    The new proposed State Department budget for Fiscal Year 2018, which was released on May 23, won’t be funding USAID programs in Cuba. “As we work to streamline efforts to ensure efficiency and effectiveness of U.S. taxpayer…
  • May 22

    Trump Sends “Warmest Wishes” to Cuban Americans on Cuban Independence Day

    Trump Sends “Warmest Wishes” to Cuban Americans on Cuban Independence Day
    President Donald Trump gave his “warmest wishes” to Cuban Americans on the 115th anniversary of the birth of the Cuban republic and promised to help Cubans on the island gain a government that respects democracy. His statement did…
  • May 19

    First Cuban Commerce Convention Wraps Up

    First Cuban Commerce Convention Wraps Up
    The 1st Convention on Commerce, Cuba-2017,  ( I Convención de Comercio, Cuba 2017) wraps today in Havana, marking the first convention of its kind to take place on the island. The convention occurred less than a year after…
Rank this Week: 2497

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • May 24

    Central District of California Upholds the Constitutionality of the CFPB and Enforces a CID

    Central District of California Upholds the Constitutionality of the CFPB and Enforces a CID
    Adding to the growing body of cases disputing the CFPB’s authority to issue civil investigative demands (“CID”), a U.S. district court judge in the Central District of California, on May 17, rejected multiple challenges and…
  • May 23

    OIG Report Continues Criticism of CFPB Enforcement Data Security Practice

    OIG Report Continues Criticism of CFPB Enforcement Data Security Practice
    On May 15, 2017, the Federal Reserve Office of Inspector General – which also oversees the CFPB – released a report finding deficiencies in the CFPB Office of Enforcement’s (Enforcement) processes for securing sensitive…
  • May 23

    Navient Attacks CFPB UDAAP Enforcement Without Implementing Rule

    Navient Attacks CFPB UDAAP Enforcement Without Implementing Rule
    One of the hallmarks of the CFPB’s enforcement actions has been its use of those actions to announce new legal standards. Navient attacks this enforcement strategy in its motion to dismiss a recent case brought against it by the CFPB.…
Rank this Week: 4537

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/
  • May 24

    Cops Push Citizen Self-Surveillance in Plea Bargain

    Cops Push Citizen Self-Surveillance in Plea Bargain
    You might be tempted to dismiss NY: Police are blackmailing motorists into installing cellphone monitoring devices as an aberrant act by local cops were it not sponsored by an international firm that supplies the monitoring technology. As far…
  • May 23

    Mayor Mich Landrieu Gives the Speech of His Life

    Mayor Mich Landrieu Gives the Speech of His Life
    I do not often recommend long serious videos; I tend to short and/or funny. But please consider taking 23 minutes of your life to listen to this speech by New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu on the removal of four confederate … Continue…
  • May 22

    Pity the Fiction Writer

    Pity the Fiction Writer
    You cannot make this stuff up. This is not a photoshop, but a genuine pix released by the Saudi Press Agency, memorizing the moment when Donald Trump joined Egyptian dictator Abdel Fatah al-Sisi and Saudi king Salman bin Abdulaziz at ……
Rank this Week: 20

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: 675

Whitcomb Law Blog

Whitcomb Law Blog

Covers government procurement.

http://blog.whitcomblawpc.com
  • May 24

    Department of Labor and the Department of Veterans Affairs Withholding Wage

    Department of Labor and the Department of Veterans Affairs Withholding Wage
    Denver Law Firm Seeking to Enjoin Feds from Withholding Wages to Employees of a Veteran Owned Transportation Company On April 28, 2017, Daniel McAuliffe of the law firm Whitcomb, Selinsky, McAuliffe, PC in Denver, filed Case Number:…
  • May 7

    New Privacy Act Training Rules for Federal Contractor

    New Privacy Act Training Rules for Federal Contractor
    Federal government contractors must comply with new Privacy Act training procedures due to a final rule passed by the United States Department of Defense, General Service Administration, and National Aeronautics and Space Administration.…
  • May 7

    Court Finds Contractor Fails to Meet Unsolicited Proposal Requirement

    Court Finds Contractor Fails to Meet Unsolicited Proposal Requirement
    A federal circuit court recently rejected a contractor’s appeal of a failed bid protest against the Navy because the court concluded that the individual had a lack of standing because his unsolicited proposal did not satisfy Federal…
Rank this Week: 3118

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 24

    Judge Halts Christie’s Atlantic City Police Layoff

    Judge Halts Christie’s Atlantic City Police Layoff
    As reported by Philly.com, a Superior Court judge has temporarily blocked the State of New Jersey from unilaterally imposing layoffs and schedule changes on the Atlantic City Police Department. The ruling is the second time Judge Julio…
  • May 2

    Police Call Layoffs a Union-Busting Tactic

    Police Call Layoffs a Union-Busting Tactic
    As reported by northjersey.com, members of the Bergen County Bureau of Police Services police union on Monday protested more than two dozen impending layoffs and about a dozen demotions…
  • Mar 21

    Atlantic City Firefighters Won’t Face Layoffs — for now

    Atlantic City Firefighters Won’t Face Layoffs — for now
    As reported by Philly.com, a New Jersey judge temporarily blocked the state Friday from laying off firefighters in Atlantic City, but ruled that their work schedules, salaries, and overtime can be changed by former U.S. Sen. Jeffrey S. Chiesa…
Rank this Week: 4265

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: 37

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: 265

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/
  • May 23

    The VA’s SDVOSB JV Verification Assistance Brief Is Wrong

    The VA’s SDVOSB JV Verification Assistance Brief Is Wrong
    The VA’s Verification Assistance Brief for SDVOSB and VOSB joint ventures flat-out misstates the law regarding the manner in which joint venture profits must be split. SDVOSBs and VOSBs often rely on Verification Assistance Briefs to…
  • May 22

    Government Misses HUBZone, WOSB Goals–But Gets “A” Grade Anyway

    Government Misses HUBZone, WOSB Goals–But Gets “A” Grade Anyway
    The government missed its Fiscal Year 2016 HUBZone goal by a country mile, and didn’t hit the 5% WOSB goal, either.  But according to the SBA, the government deserves an “A” for its FY 2016 small business achievements.…
  • May 19

    SmallGovCon Week In Review: May 15-19, 2017

    SmallGovCon Week In Review: May 15-19, 2017
    It’s been a whirlwind of a week here in Kansas. I was fortunate enough to speak yesterday at the 16th Annual DOE Small Business Forum & Expo just up the road in Kansas City. My presentation focused on recent legal updates in…
Rank this Week: 1426

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/
  • May 23

    Trump’s Blue Collar Posturing

    Trump’s Blue Collar Posturing
    Alfred Lubrano’s father was a bricklayer in Brooklyn. As an adult, Lubrano became a newsman and author. In his book, Limbo: Blue-Collar Roots, White-Collar Dreams (John Wiley & Sons, 2004), Lubrano comments that in the…
  • May 23

    Justice Kennedy has added some suspense…

    Justice Kennedy has added some suspense regarding the future of gerrymandering, and therefore the future of Republican domination of state and federal legislatures. For my discussion on The Hill.com, click on Will the Supreme Court Draw…
  • May 16

    What’s to blame for our divided nation? The cause can also be the cure

    What’s to blame for our divided nation? The cause can also be the cure
    Woops! Because the original post was illegible and the link broken, I’m reposting this link to my description of the law’s contribution the polarization of America. Here, I hope, is a working link : “What’s…
Rank this Week: 4137

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/
  • May 23

    JFK 100 Centennial Celebration

    JFK 100 Centennial Celebration
    This year marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of President John F. Kennedy. In commemoration of this centennial, the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum will be hosting a series of events and activities throughout the year.…
  • May 11

    Celebrating Public Service Recognition Week

    Celebrating Public Service Recognition Week
    Today we celebrated Public Service Recognition Week with our annual 2017 Archivist’s Achievement Awards Program. Since 1985, the first week of May has been set aside to honor the men and women who serve our nation as Federal, state,…
  • May 10

    An Update on FOIA Improvement

    An Update on FOIA Improvement
    The Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) in the National Archives drives improvements to the federal government’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) process by serving as a neutral party to help resolve disputes between FOIA…
Rank this Week: 4088

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/
  • May 23

    Deadline Extended: Hospitals and Other Non-Federal Entities Given Another Year to Comply with New OMB Procurement Standard

    Deadline Extended: Hospitals and Other Non-Federal Entities Given Another Year to Comply with New OMB Procurement Standard
    The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) recently announced that it is giving hospitals and other non-federal entities that receive federal assistance an additional year to comply with revised procurement standards for grants and federal…
  • May 17

    CMS Proposes 1% Update to Medicare IRF PPS Payments for FY 2018

    CMS Proposes 1% Update to Medicare IRF PPS Payments for FY 2018
    CMS has published a proposed rule to establish FY 2018 Medicare prospective payment system (PPS) rates for inpatient rehabilitation facility (IRF) services.  CMS estimates that IRF PPS payments would increase by 1.0% overall ($80…
  • May 15

    CMS Gives States Three More Years to Comply with HCBS Rule

    CMS Gives States Three More Years to Comply with HCBS Rule
    CMS has announced that states may take an additional three years — until March 17, 2022 — to demonstrate compliance with the Medicaid home and community based services (HCBS) settings criteria established in a January 16, 2014…
Rank this Week: 1757

CFTC Law

CFTC Law

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

http://www.cftclaw.com/
Rank this Week: 296

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Covers whistleblower and government law. By JeffreyNewmanLaw.

http://www.whistleblowerlawyernews.com/
Rank this Week: 915

Fracking Insider

Fracking Insider

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

http://www.frackinginsider.com
  • May 22

    Hearings This Week

    Hearings This Week
    House Science, Space and Technology, Subcommittee on Environment hearing on “Expanding the Role of States in EPA Rulemaking.” Date: Tuesday, May 23, 10 a.m. Place: 2318 Rayburn Bldg. Witnesses : Misael Cabrera, director of…
  • May 16

    Domestic Shale Production: Good for America/Bad for OPEC

    Domestic Shale Production: Good for America/Bad for OPEC
    There are lots of reasons to be happy about strong America’s shale resources, but here’s one more – it’s putting a hurting on OPEC!   According to U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) estimates, in…
  • May 15

    Energy Related Hearings This Week

    Energy Related Hearings This Week
    House Foreign Affairs — Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere hearing on “Energy Opportunities in South America.” Date: Wednesday, May 17, 10 a.m. Place: 2172 Rayburn Bldg. Witnesses: Jorge Pinon, director of the Latin America…
Rank this Week: 1682

New York Zoning and Municipal Law…

New York Zoning and Municipal Law Blog

Covers adverse possession, environmental law, municipal law, zoning and land use. Published by Silverberg Zalantis.

http://blog.szlawfirm.net/
  • May 22

    Replacement Water Tank By Water District Is Not Subject to Village Zoning

    Replacement Water Tank By Water District Is Not Subject to Village Zoning
    Construction of a replacement water tank by the local water district was found to be a SEQRA Type II Action and not subject to the zoning of the Village in which the property is locted.
  • Apr 14

    Tie Vote By Zoning Board Members Was Not An Automatic Denial

    Tie Vote By Zoning Board Members Was Not An Automatic Denial
    The Appellate Division held that a 2-2 vote by members of a Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) regarding a special permit application, unlike a tie vote for other applications, was not an automatic denial of the special permit application.
  • Feb 9

    DEC Proposes New SEQRA Regulation

    DEC Proposes New SEQRA Regulation
    The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has proposed the first major changes in the implementing regulations for the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) in two decades.
Rank this Week: 1464

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/
  • May 22

    Not Your Grandfather’s Suspension & Debarment: How Contractors Can Prepare For and Defend Against Today’s Exclusion

    Not Your Grandfather’s Suspension & Debarment: How Contractors Can Prepare For and Defend Against Today’s Exclusion
    Suspension and debarment practice in 2017 is very different than it was just five or 10 years ago, and it continues to evolve.  Historically active programs, such as the Department of the Air Force, show few actions initiated in the last…
  • May 17

    It’s the Cover-Up That Gets You

    It’s the Cover-Up That Gets You
    On May 16, 2017, the Fourth Circuit issued a decision in United States ex rel. Omar Badr v. Triple Canopy, holding that the Government had properly alleged an implied certification claim under the standard articulated by the Supreme Court in…
  • May 16

    Join Crowell & Moring a Seminar: Cyber Security Best Practice

    Join Crowell & Moring a Seminar: Cyber Security Best Practice
    Please join us for an evening of conversation and cocktails while our panelists from the commercial, industrial, government contracting, higher education, and insurance arenas discuss critical emerging cyber security issues.  From the…
Rank this Week: 3347

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/
  • May 22

    New SEC rule could protect vulnerable adults from exploitation

    New SEC rule could protect vulnerable adults from exploitation
    There is a fine line to tread when a concerned person observes what appears to be financial exploitation of a person with cognitive impairment. Under the law, an adult is presumed to be “competent” unless and until a Court has…
  • May 19

    What to do when you think it’s time to refuse further treatment

    What to do when you think it’s time to refuse further treatment
    If you are the Guardian of the Person or the designated Health Care Representative for a person who is extremely mentally incapacitated, there may come a time that you may face that most dreadful of decisions. You may wonder whether ……
  • Apr 28

    Free Seminar on May 31st

    Free Seminar on May 31st
    Contact us to register!  A post by Blog Administrator for Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog. Contact Us.
Rank this Week: 1530

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: 4571

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
  • May 19

    Two southwest Missouri hospitals pay $34 million to settle whistleblower’s suit

    Two southwest Missouri hospitals pay $34 million to settle whistleblower’s suit
    On May 18, the Department of Justice announced that two hospitals, located in Southwest Missouri, had agreed to pay $34 million to settle civil allegations, originally brought by a whistleblower, that they submitted claims for chemotherapy…
  • May 17

    DOJ intervenes in second qui tam against UnitedHealth in two week

    DOJ intervenes in second qui tam against UnitedHealth in two week
    On May 2 and again on May 16, the Department of Justice announced that it was intervening in whistleblowers’ suits against the insurance giant UnitedHealth Group, Inc., alleging that the company mischarged federal health care programs…
  • May 17

    Furniture importers pay $275,000 to settle False Claims Act allegations for evading customs dutie

    Furniture importers pay $275,000 to settle False Claims Act allegations for evading customs dutie
    On May 1, the Department of Justice announced that a Texas-based furniture importer, one of its executives, and its agent had agreed to pay $275,000 to settle allegations that the company submitted false claims to evade customs duties on…
Rank this Week: 711

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/
  • May 19

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 5/19

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 5/19
    U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2016-2017update.htmlPetition for certiorari was filed in Upstate Citizens for Equality v. U.S. (Land into Trust) on 4/26/17. Petition was denied in Central New York Fair…
  • May 5

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 5/5

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 5/5
    U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2016-2017update.htmlPetition for certiorari was denied in Tunica-Biloxi Gaming Authority v. Zaunbrecher (Tribal Sovereign Immunity) and granted in Patchak v. Zinke…
  • Apr 28

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 4/28

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 4/28
    U.S. Federal Courts Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2017.htmlNew Mexico v. Department of Interior (Indian Gaming Regulatory Act - Tribal-State Compacts) Fletcher v. United States (Fiduciary Duty)Lesperance v. Sault Ste.…
Rank this Week: 4300

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/
  • May 19

    Have We Learned Anything From the Extinction of the Vaquita?

    Have We Learned Anything From the Extinction of the Vaquita?
    Today, on Endangered Species Day, we bid farewell to yet another beautiful species decimated by human activity: the vaquita.  With less than a handful of these small porpoises left in the world, experts have concluded there is no option…
  • May 12

    NWC Publishes Former FBI Director Comey’s Speech on Whistleblower

    NWC Publishes Former FBI Director Comey’s Speech on Whistleblower
    Public urged to Take Action! The National Whistleblower Center issued the following action alert today which featured a 2016 speech by then FBI Director James Comey.  The full action alert is reprinted below: In light of the news of…
  • May 11

    Video: University of Toronto Panel on Canada’s Whistleblower Reward Program

    Video: University of Toronto Panel on Canada’s Whistleblower Reward Program
    On January 26, 2017, whistleblower attorney and National Whistleblower Center Executive Director, Stephen Kohn participated in a panel discussion at the University of Toronto’s Capital Markets Institute on the topic of “Rewarding…
Rank this Week: 127

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: 749

PA Public Contracts

PA Public Contracts

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

http://www.papubliccontracts.com/
  • May 18

    Philadelphia Voters Approve Best Value Contracting

    Philadelphia Voters Approve Best Value Contracting
    It’s official! Philadelphia voters have voted in favor of the best value ballot question. The Philadelphia City Charter will now be amended to add the following new subsection at section 8-200: (5) In lieu of awarding a…
  • May 9

    Committee of Seventy Throws Its Weight Behind City Of Philadelphia Best Value Initiative

    Committee of Seventy Throws Its Weight Behind City Of Philadelphia Best Value Initiative
    On Tuesday, May 16, Philadelphia voters will be asked to vote YES or NO to the following ballot question: “Shall The Philadelphia Home Rule Charter be amended to allow for the award of certain contracts based on best…
  • May 2

    Best Value Contracting Question On Philadelphia Primary Election Ballot

    Best Value Contracting Question On Philadelphia Primary Election Ballot
    Is “best value” the next, best thing in City of Philadelphia procurement? We will all know soon enough.  The best value initiative is on the official election ballot for the upcoming Philadelphia primary election. On May…
Rank this Week: 2024

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/
  • May 17

    TSA Week in Review May 8th - 14th: 76 Firearms Discovered in Carry-on Bags Last Week

    TSA Week in Review May 8th - 14th: 76 Firearms Discovered in Carry-on Bags Last Week
    TSA discovered 76 firearms last week in carry-on bags around the nation. Of the 76 firearms discovered, 64 were loaded and 20 had a round chambered. Firearm possession laws vary by state and locality. Travelers bringing firearms to the…
  • May 10

    TSA Week in Review May 1st - 7th: 61 Firearms, Gun Powder, Concealed Weapons, Inert Explosives and More

    TSA Week in Review May 1st - 7th: 61 Firearms, Gun Powder, Concealed Weapons, Inert Explosives and More
    TSA discovered 61 firearms last week in carry-on bags around the nation. Of the 61 firearms discovered, 52 were loaded and 23 had a round chambered. Firearm possession laws vary by state and locality. Travelers bringing firearms to the…
  • May 9

    TSA on the Job: Systems Integration Communications Liaison

    TSA on the Job: Systems Integration Communications Liaison
    You may not know this, but near the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport is the Transportation Security Administration Systems Integration Facility. This facility is an impressive testing facility dedicated to the testing and evaluation…
Rank this Week: 660

Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
Rank this Week: 180

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/
  • May 15

    Governor Abbott Appoints Six New Members to the Texas Medical Board

    Governor Abbott Appoints Six New Members to the Texas Medical Board
    Since the start of the new year, Governor Abbott has appointed six new members to the Texas Medical Board. The new members, whose terms are set to expire in April 2021, include five physicians and one public member. One of the new appointees,…
  • Mar 9

    Texas Board of Law Examiners: The Importance of Disclosure When Applying

    Texas Board of Law Examiners: The Importance of Disclosure When Applying
    Prior to being admitted to the Texas Bar, applicants must first demonstrate present good moral character. The agency in charge of making this determination, as well as ensuring applicants meet all other eligibility criteria, is the Texas…
  • Oct 19

    Senate Bill 195 and Changes to DPS Controlled Substances Registration Requirement

    Senate Bill 195 and Changes to DPS Controlled Substances Registration Requirement
      Some notable legislation came out of the 84th Legislative Session, at least as it relates to the practice of medicine in the state, and specifically the state’s efforts to fight prescription abuse. Senate Bill 195, passed in…
Rank this Week: 4247

Infra Insight Blog

Infra Insight Blog

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

http://www.infrainsightblog.com
  • May 15

    U.S. Senate Subcommittee to Hold Hearing on Innovative Solutions for Infrastructure

    U.S. Senate Subcommittee to Hold Hearing on Innovative Solutions for Infrastructure
    On Tuesday, May 16, 2017 the Senate’s Committee on Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure will hold a hearing titled “Leveraging Federal Funding; Innovative Solutions for…
  • Mar 2

    Angels Flight® to Re-Open through Los Angeles P3

    Angels Flight® to Re-Open through Los Angeles P3
    The Angels® Flight Railway Foundation, represented by Nossaman LLP and Shumaker Mallory LLP, reached a historic agreement with a team led by ACS Group and including Sener Engineering and Systems, to put the iconic Angels Flight®…
  • Feb 6

    OCTA Signs DB Contract for $1.9 Billion Managed Lanes Project in California

    OCTA Signs DB Contract for $1.9 Billion Managed Lanes Project in California
    Last week the Orange County Transportation Authority executed the design/build contract for the I-405 Improvement Project with OC405 Partners, a joint venture consisting of OHL USA and Astaldi Construction Corporation.  With a contract…
Rank this Week: 1119

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/
  • May 11

    The tipsy judge? I don’t think so, but possibly an unfortunate meme

    The tipsy judge? I don’t think so, but possibly an unfortunate meme
    The Army Court of Criminal Appeals has decided the case of United States v. Heath, adverse to the appellant.  The question to be resolved “is whether SPC XX’s testimony was admissible as a prior consistent statement.”…
  • May 5

    Not in the military – mostly

    Not in the military – mostly
    The state of Maryland is no longer pursuing sexual assault charges against two teenagers who were accused of dragging a 14-year-old girl into the bathroom of Rockville High School and raping her. The accused students, 18-year-old Henry…
  • May 3

    An unusual summary disposition

    An unusual summary disposition
    Last year we took up the appeal of an Army sergeant. After reading the record of trial, I went to meet with the client at the JRCF, Fort Leavenworth, KS to hear from him.  (I make every effort to visit an appellant client in person.) We…
Rank this Week: 391

Lawyers on Tap

Lawyers on Tap

By Verrill Dana LLP. Provides a resource to craft beverage producers interested in keeping abreast of legal developments and navigating the challenges unique to the industry.

http://www.beveragelawupdate.com
  • May 4

    Labels – It’s Not just the TTB that’s watching

    Labels – It’s Not just the TTB that’s watching
    As purveyors of beverages containing alcohol, most craft brewers, distillers and wineries are aware of the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax And Trade Bureau (“TTB”) rules for labels, and the sometimes onerous task involved in getting those…
  • Apr 28

    Leading the Pack: One Brewery’s Leave Policies Are Pawsitively Unique

    Leading the Pack: One Brewery’s Leave Policies Are Pawsitively Unique
    We talk a lot about the parameters of leave programs.  New state laws that are popping up regularly that expand on employee leave rights.  While we focus on the legal aspects of all leave laws, we do recognize the importance of…
  • Apr 27

    How Big is the Bite for Failing to Accommodate Service Animals?

    How Big is the Bite for Failing to Accommodate Service Animals?
    Multiple New England breweries in the last week have made the difficult decision to no longer permit four-legged friends within tasting rooms.  This article provides absolutely no opinion on those decisions—they are difficult…
Rank this Week: 2640

Government Contracts Blog

Government Contracts Blog

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

http://brownrudnick.com/blog/government-contracts/
  • Apr 28

    Has the Court of Federal Claims Relaxed its Standard for Obtaining TRO’s? Probably not.

    Has the Court of Federal Claims Relaxed its Standard for Obtaining TRO’s? Probably not.
    In Continental Services Group, Inc. v United States (No. 17-449, March 29, 2017), the U.S. Department of Education issued a solicitation for the collection and administrative resolution of debts resulting from non-payment of student…
  • Apr 27

    Best Recipes for a Bid Protest

    Best Recipes for a Bid Protest
    Most Government contracting officers are dedicated, hard-working and honest. The same is true of most Government proposal evaluators. As a result, arguments in bid protests that Government personnel were biased against the protestor or in…
  • Apr 19

    A new tool for DOJ to deal with Bid Protests?

    A new tool for DOJ to deal with Bid Protests?
    GAO will dismiss protests once they become the subject of litigation at the US Court of Federal Claims. Sometimes protesters file at GAO, test the waters, and, when they don’t like what’s in the water, they voluntarily dismiss the…
Rank this Week: 4804

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/
  • Apr 28

    Why the Westin Cincinnati is likely the very worst Westin in the country.

    Why the Westin Cincinnati is likely the very worst Westin in the country.
    How do we count the ways in which the Westin Cincinnati is a very, very bad hotel?First, the good news:  friendly staff and great location.  That, however, is the only good news.1.  Let's start with safety.  There should…
  • Apr 20

    Predicted this in 2012.

    Predicted this in 2012.
    The story on Whittier in the NYT is here.As I said in 2012, "[t]he world doesn’t need as many ABA-accredited law schools as it has already, just as the world has figured out that it doesn’t need as many U.S.-based BigLaw firms as…
  • Mar 18

    Well, Jeff now gets to use a Satan emoji to describe me.

    Well, Jeff now gets to use a Satan emoji to describe me.
    Here's why:I was at the Burbank airport earlier this week, returning my rental car, and I heard a running sound.  The next thing I knew, a man (whose weight I've estimated at over 200 lbs--he was a big guy) had tripped, fallen into me,…
Rank this Week: 4302

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: 4311

Subject to Inquiry

Subject to Inquiry

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

http://www.subjecttoinquiry.com/
  • Apr 19

    The CFPB’s Alternative Data RFI: Making Your Response Count

    The CFPB’s Alternative Data RFI: Making Your Response Count
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recently issued a Request for Information (RFI) Regarding Use of Alternative Data and Modeling Techniques in the Credit Process, available here.  The deadline for response is May 19. …
  • Apr 18

    H-1B Employers Face Increased Site Visit

    H-1B Employers Face Increased Site Visit
    Employers using the H-1B visa program should take note as additional site visits may be on the horizon.  U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”), part of the Department of Homeland Security, recently announced a…
  • Mar 27

    CFPB Fails to State Case Against Payment Processor

    CFPB Fails to State Case Against Payment Processor
    The United States District Court for the District of North Dakota recently dismissed the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) complaint against a payment processor, Intercept, in a case McGuireWoods has been monitoring. …
Rank this Week: 3071

Oregon Legal Research

Oregon Legal Research

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

http://blog.oregonlegalresearch.com/
  • Apr 3

    U.S. Supreme Court Web Citation Link Rot Fix (UC Berkeley)

    U.S. Supreme Court Web Citation Link Rot Fix (UC Berkeley)
    If you think the U.S. Supreme Court posts official versions of their opinions on their website … hahaha … I have a virtual bridge and an inside WH or Congressional source to sell you for $1B dollars. (Tip: Beware of any source…
  • Apr 3

    More Sources of Free Full-text Versions of Article

    More Sources of Free Full-text Versions of Article
    People like “free.’ People like getting free content from other people who paid for the content. Long live the free-loader, long live the person who spends $20 in time and gas looking for a free parking spot instead of paying $10…
  • Mar 27

    Oregon Judicial Branch Online Records: Free, Public Access to Selected Court Document

    Oregon Judicial Branch Online Records: Free, Public Access to Selected Court Document
    Oregon Judicial Department Online Records Search: Free, Public Access: “The Oregon Judicial Department is pleased to provide free online access to limited case information in the circuit courts and Tax Court of this state. The displayed…
Rank this Week: 1410

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/
  • Mar 18

    Trump’s threat to cut legal aid is wrongheaded

    Trump’s threat to cut legal aid is wrongheaded
    Trump’s newly proposed budget eliminates all funding for Legal Services Corp. or “LSC.” This threat to cut legal aid funding is severely wrongheaded. WHO WILL BE HURT I’ve worked for two organizations funded…
  • Mar 8

    Powerful statute of young girl staring down Wall Street bull on the eve of Women’s Day

    Powerful statute of young girl staring down Wall Street bull on the eve of Women’s Day
    A statue of a young girl staring down the Wall Street bull just appeared today in Manhattan from pic
  • Mar 5

    Anti-Trump Facebook pages worth following

    Anti-Trump Facebook pages worth following
    Facebook is a flawed but useful way to keep up on the news about the resistance to President Trump. The problem is that there are so many pages overrun with memes, or disreputable sources, so it can take time to find pages…
Rank this Week: 4700

Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Covers government law. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.uaslawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2208

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/
  • Feb 24

    Second Washington Appellate Court Affirms Broad Standing Requirements Under State's Open Public Meetings Act

    Second Washington Appellate Court Affirms Broad Standing Requirements Under State's Open Public Meetings Act
    Arthur West filed suit under Washington’s Open Public Meetings Act, ch. 42.30 RCW (“OPMA”), against the Pierce County Council and individual Council members based on a series of e-mails between members of the Council and the…
  • Feb 14

    From $37 to $339,000: Why the Price of Public Records Requests Varies So Much

    From $37 to $339,000: Why the Price of Public Records Requests Varies So Much
    The laws about public records differ from one government to the next and are further complicated by some technologies, like police body cameras.  By Liz Farmer from Governing.com In 2015, the editor of a newspaper in Florida filed a…
  • Jan 27

    FOIA and Complaints About Judicial Conduct

    FOIA and Complaints About Judicial Conduct
    Immigration judges are career civil-service employees in the Department of Justice’s executive office. The judges preside over matters such as deportation, exclusion, removal and rescission proceedings for non-citizens charged with…
Rank this Week: 5101

Whistleblower Attorneys Blog

Whistleblower Attorneys Blog

Covers qui tam and government law. By Greene LLP.

http://www.whistleblowerattorneys-blog.com/
  • Feb 15

    TeamHealth Settles False Claims Act Case for $60 Million

    TeamHealth Settles False Claims Act Case for $60 Million
    A U.S. hospital chain, TeamHealth, agreed to settle allegations that a recently acquired subsidiary, IPC, violated the False Claims Act by “up-coding” Medicare and Medicaid for services that were not performed, or were…
  • Feb 15

    TeamHealth Settles False Claims Act Case for $60 Million

    TeamHealth Settles False Claims Act Case for $60 Million
    A U.S. hospital chain, TeamHealth, agreed to settle allegations that a recently acquired subsidiary, IPC, violated the False Claims Act by “up-coding” Medicare and Medicaid for services that were not performed, or were…
  • Feb 8

    Midwest Provider to Pay $18 Million to Settle False Claims Act Suit

    Midwest Provider to Pay $18 Million to Settle False Claims Act Suit
    A midwest healthcare provider agreed to resolve False Claims Act allegations brought by two whistleblowers for $18 million dollars. The plaintiffs in the qui tam case were former employees of the company. Evercare, now known as Optum…
Rank this Week: 3024

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/
  • Feb 10

    What Should You Not Do as a Whistleblower?  Tell the Defendant

    What Should You Not Do as a Whistleblower?  Tell the Defendant
    Qui Tam Whistleblower One thing we cannot stress enough as attorneys for relators in False Claims Act cases is to respect the seal.  As you may know from reading this blog, the False Claims Act requires that any case filed by a qui tam…
  • Feb 10

    What Should You Not Do as a Whistleblower?  Tell the Defendant

    What Should You Not Do as a Whistleblower?  Tell the Defendant
     One thing we cannot stress enough as attorneys for relators in False Claims Act cases is to respect the seal.  As you may know from reading this blog, the False Claims Act requires that any case filed by a qui tam whistleblower has…
  • Jan 27

    How do I blow the whistle on tax fraud?

    How do I blow the whistle on tax fraud?
    Tax Fraud Whistleblower Every year, people and companies in the United States cheat on their taxes.  The IRS has a special term for the amount of taxes that go unpaid each year.  It’s called the “Tax Gap,” which…
Rank this Week: 885

Nexus

Nexus

Chapman's Journal of Law and Public Policy

http://www.lawschoolblog.org/
  • Jan 10

    How to Choose a Law School

    How to Choose a Law School
    How to Choose a Law School So by now you’ve wrapped up your undergrad and passed your LSAT. Now it’s time to find a law school, which in and of itself is a daunting task. Everyone and their mother is still clawing their way to an…
  • Jan 10

    The Supreme Court

    The Supreme Court
    The Supreme Court…
  • Jan 10

    All about Law School

    All about Law School
    Here is where I will be writing all about law school.
Rank this Week: 3757

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/
  • Jan 9

    The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming

    The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming
    For those of us who are old enough to have come of political age during the Cold War, Russian meddling in U.S. political, economic, and global business is not news. They’ve been at it for more than 50 plus years, even during World War…
  • Jan 7

    Iran Ally Sworn in As Venezuelan Vice President

    Iran Ally Sworn in As Venezuelan Vice President
    Had enough news or spin on alleged Russia hacking? Well in other news this week, in Venezuela a Hezbollah ally, a supporter of terrorists in the Americas as well as the Middle East, a friend of Communist Cuba, and alleged drug dealer Tareck…
  • Jan 2

    The Cuba Travel Sector is Modern Day Serfdom

    The Cuba Travel Sector is Modern Day Serfdom
    Under US law, Americans, including American corporations or foreign corporations with a US connection, are prohibited from financing transactions in Cuba involving any confiscated property the claim to which is owned by a United States…
Rank this Week: 4034