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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

    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…
  • Apr 23

    Connors Named to Intergovernmental Relations Commission

    Connors Named to Intergovernmental Relations Commission
    Naming NJ Representative to Atlantic State Marine Fisheries Commission Is Senator’s Key Role Senator Christopher J. Connors (R-9) has been named to the State’s Intergovernmental Relations Commission, which has the primary function…
  • Apr 22

    Thompson: Millions Wasted in Newark Abuses Could Have Been Used to Fund Public Safety, Prevent Spike in Violent Crime

    Thompson: Millions Wasted in Newark Abuses Could Have Been Used to Fund Public Safety, Prevent Spike in Violent Crime
    Senator Sam Thompson (R-12) said that the spike in violent crimes in Newark precipitated by budget problems and police layoffs demonstrates the tangible harm caused by fraud and the abuse of government authority by public officials in the…
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Lobby Comply Blog

Lobby Comply Blog

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

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

    State and Federal Communications, Inc. Receives Recognition from United Way

    State and Federal Communications, Inc. Receives Recognition from United Way
      The United Way of Summit County held their 2014 Annual Meeting at the John S. Knight Center in Akron, Continued on Next Page
  • Apr 24

    California Governor Appoints FPPC Chairwoman

    California Governor Appoints FPPC Chairwoman
      Gov. Jerry Brown has appointed Judge Jodi Remke as the new chair of the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC). Continued on Next Page
  • Apr 24

    AZ Legislature Adjourn

    AZ Legislature Adjourn
    The Arizona Legislature adjourned its session sine die at 1:46 a.m. Thursday, April 24. Governor Jan Brewer has 10 days Continued on Next Page
Rank this Week: 395

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: 162

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

    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…
  • Apr 24

    The Al-Awlaki Decision: No Triumph for Transparency?

    The Al-Awlaki Decision: No Triumph for Transparency?
    On Monday, a three-judge Second Circuit panel ordered the Obama administration to disclose a redacted copy of the Office of Legal Counsel memorandum outlining its legal justification for the targeted killing of New Mexico-born Anwar…
  • Apr 23

    4/23 Motion Hearings #3: Discovery, Discovery, Discovery

    4/23 Motion Hearings #3: Discovery, Discovery, Discovery
    The court returns from recess to consider two defense discovery motions, AE224, seeking information surrounding the facts and circumstances of the death of Abdul Aziz Bin Attash, and AE225, requesting files on the Kuwaiti prosecution of four…
Rank this Week: 132

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • 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…
  • Apr 21

    House Committee on Financial Services Concerned with Decreased Consumer Choice

    House Committee on Financial Services Concerned with Decreased Consumer Choice
    Tina ShinAs we previously reported, the House of Representatives Financial Services Committee held a hearing on the effects of regulatory “red tape.” In her opening statement, Meredith Fuchs, General Counsel of the Consumer…
Rank this Week: 3943

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: 64

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

    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…
  • Apr 22

    Morning Musing

    Morning Musing
    Congress is away on Week Two of Spring break. Have recess? Will travel. Vice President Joe Biden and Members of Congress are in the Ukraine.  That ringing sound you’re hearing is U.S. taxpayer dollars … let’s hope they…
Rank this Week: 1456

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: 1592

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: 2377

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: 2672

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…
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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: 1119

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: 934

Corruption Chronicles

Corruption Chronicles

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

http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/
  • 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…
  • Apr 21

    Merck Dr. Exposes Gardasil Scandal: Ineffective, Deadly, Very Profitable

    Merck Dr. Exposes Gardasil Scandal: Ineffective, Deadly, Very Profitable
    A controversial government-backed cervical cancer vaccine is ineffective, has deadly side effects and serves no other purpose than to generate profit for its manufacturer, according to a physician who worked at the major pharmaceutical…
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Whistleblower Lawyer News

Whistleblower Lawyer News

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

http://www.whistleblowerlawyernews.com/
  • 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.…
  • Apr 22

    Judges consider definition of insider trading in major case

    Judges consider definition of insider trading in major case
      The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York heard arguments in the case of  a former portfolio manager at the hedge fund is deciding whether recipients of non-public information can be found guilty of insider trading…
Rank this Week: 1531

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: 2510

The CAPS Blog

The CAPS Blog

Highlights interesting cases, legal trends and commentary from around New York state, and beyond, for attorneys practicing law in the public sector context. By the NYSBA's Committee on Attorneys in Public Service.

http://nysbar.com/blogs/CAPS/
  • Apr 23

    Seeking Outside the Box-er

    Seeking Outside the Box-er
    Are you one of those people that's embracing technology and using it in new and creative ways for your legal work? The ABA Journal has an interesting project underway, and it's seeking "legal rebels" who are "leveraging…
  • Mar 31

    Judges and Social Media

    Judges and Social Media
    It's hardly "news" that the legal profession generally is struggling to find ways to use social media for enhancing legal practice. And there certainly has been lots of virtual ink spilled over the issue of judges using social…
  • Mar 17

    Public Service Law Pays in Happiness Dividend

    Public Service Law Pays in Happiness Dividend
    It's probably no surprise to readers of this blog, but now it's confirmed. As reported in the ABA Journal Law News Now, a recent Florida State University University College of Law survey found that lawyers in "prestige" jobs, who…
Rank this Week: 3728

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 765

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: 1230

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: 2093

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: 2298

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 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…
  • Apr 15

    Be Bold: Make Access Happen

    Be Bold: Make Access Happen
    Photograph of Women Working at a Bell System Telephone Switchboard. National Archives Identifier 1633445.   The first of our new strategic goals is to “Make Access Happen.”  Increasingly, access means digital, online…
Rank this Week: 4789

The TSA Blog

The TSA Blog

Covers innovations in security, technology and the checkpoint screening process. By the Transportation Security Administration.

http://blog.tsa.gov/
Rank this Week: 4819

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

Covers disability and social security, elder law, and VA benefits.

http://legalnewsyoucanuse.com/
  • Apr 22

    Transferring the home? Consider ordering a Title Search

    Transferring the home? Consider ordering a Title Search
    Deeds for real estate are recorded at the county clerk’s office to “put the world on notice” as to who owns the property. If you and your parents are talking about transferring the home, it would be a good idea ……
  • Apr 22

    Save your child’s medical & special education record

    Save your child’s medical & special education record
    Do you have a son or daughter who is unable to work due to disabilities that began before age 22? Your young adult may have begun receiving SSI & Medicaid benefits when they turned 18. However, when you retire and are ……
  • Mar 26

    Ask your elder law attorney to review nursing home admissions agreements before you sign

    Ask your elder law attorney to review nursing home admissions agreements before you sign
    When a person is moving into a nursing home for long-term care, there are many papers that are presented to them by the admissions office. While the resident has many federally-protected rights once they move in, at the time of ……
Rank this Week: 3186

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/
  • Apr 22

    GAO Examines Impact of Advanced Diagnostic Imaging Accreditation on Medicare Beneficiary Acce

    GAO Examines Impact of Advanced Diagnostic Imaging Accreditation on Medicare Beneficiary Acce
    The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has issued its second statutorily-mandated report regarding implementation of the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008 (MIPPA) accreditation requirement for Medicare suppliers…
  • Apr 22

    Sebelius Stepping Down from HHS; Burwell Nominated

    Sebelius Stepping Down from HHS; Burwell Nominated
    On April 11, 2014, President Obama formally nominated Sylvia Mathews Burwell to replace Kathleen Sebelius as Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). Burwell currently is the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).…
  • Apr 22

    Individualized Quality Control Plan for CLIA Laboratory Non-Waived Testing (May 19)

    Individualized Quality Control Plan for CLIA Laboratory Non-Waived Testing (May 19)
    CMS is hosting a provider call on May 19, 2014 regarding the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) Individualized Quality Control Plan (IQCP), which is a new, voluntary quality-control option for laboratories performing…
Rank this Week: 2075

PA Public Contracts

PA Public Contracts

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

http://www.papubliccontracts.com/
  • Apr 22

    Public Bidding Hall of Fame: Yohe v. Lower Burrell

    Public Bidding Hall of Fame: Yohe v. Lower Burrell
    This post is one in a continuing series intended to highlight significant Pennsylvania court decisions in the area of public bidding.  The decision highlighted here concerns the core purpose of public bidding requirements. In 1965, the…
  • Apr 8

    Who Can Be Excluded From Public Bidding?

    Who Can Be Excluded From Public Bidding?
    When a public bid is issued, can a municipality refuse to accept or open bids from any bidder it chooses? The answer is, yes and no.  In some cases, a municipality may engage in a pre-qualification process and exclude certain bidders,…
  • Apr 4

    DGS Issues 2014 List Of Exempt Steel Product

    DGS Issues 2014 List Of Exempt Steel Product
    The Pennsylvania Department of General Services has issued its annual list of machinery and equipment steel products which are exempt under the Pa. Steel Products Procurement Act.  The list for 2014 can be found here. Share this…
Rank this Week: 4066

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: 241

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

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: 1005

Whitcomb Law Blog

Whitcomb Law Blog

Covers government procurement.

http://whitcomblawpc.com/legal-blogs/
  • Apr 21

    GAO Bid Protest-Significant Weakne

    GAO Bid Protest-Significant Weakne
    Does Your Bid Proposal have a “Significant Weakness?” McGoldrick Construction Services Corporation March 28, 2014 McGoldrick Construction Services Corporation protested the Corps of Engineer‘s decision challenging the…
  • Mar 15

    SBA Bid Protest-SDVOSB Joint Venture Agreement

    SBA Bid Protest-SDVOSB Joint Venture Agreement
    What information must a joint venture agreement contain when an SDVOSB is involved? This protest was initiated by ECS, the next lowest bidder, who alleged that KRR partners did not satisfy the criteria for being a Service-Disabled…
  • Mar 9

    GAO Protest-Realism Analysi

    GAO Protest-Realism Analysi
    When the Agency Decides to Perform and Price/Cost Realism Analysis Matter of: Solers Inc. The RFP required offerors to propose the following systems engineering and technical assistance services in support of the DIBNet program: The RFP…
Rank this Week: 2667

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: 838

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: 1239

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 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…
  • Apr 15

    GAO Bid Protests: No Small Business Size Challenges (Usually)

    GAO Bid Protests: No Small Business Size Challenges (Usually)
    To regular SmallGovCon readers this may seem obvious, but protesters keep doing it, so it deserves a post. By “it,” I mean filing small business size challenges as part of GAO bid protests.  As demonstrated once again in a…
Rank this Week: 1964

Legistative History and Intent

Legistative History and Intent

Covers important state and federal legislative history. From Legislative Intent Service, Inc.

http://www.legintent.com/news/
  • Apr 21

    Three Kinds of Weird Laws Still on the Book

    Three Kinds of Weird Laws Still on the Book
    Legal statutes are products of their time and people, but as time marches on and people grow, some certain legal statutes start to seen rather… odd. Here are a few laws that at some point in time made sense, but now may need to be…
  • Apr 16

    California to hold special legislative session for “rainy day fund” amendment

    California to hold special legislative session for “rainy day fund” amendment
    Governor Jerry Brown called a special session of the state Legislature to replace the “Rainy Day Fund” on the November, 2014 ballot with a dedicated reserve to allow the state to pay down its debts and unfunded liabilities. …
  • Mar 19

    Massachusetts High Court Ruling Shocks Public

    Massachusetts High Court Ruling Shocks Public
    What is legislative intent? Legislative intent, or the interpretation of legislation based on legal precedence and what is — and isn’t — written in current laws, can make all the difference, especially in unique cases. The…
Rank this Week: 3127

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: 1878

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 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…
  • Apr 10

    Crisis Management: Law and PR

    Crisis Management: Law and PR
    As readers of this blog know by now, my colleagues and I were members of the defense team that represented U.S. Army Brigadier General Jeffrey Sinclair. Our client faced a rare court-martial of a general officer at Fort Bragg, NC ……
Rank this Week: 2623

Government Contracts Blog

Government Contracts Blog

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

http://www.governmentcontractslawblog.com/
  • Apr 18

    The Cybersecurity Race: Executive Branch Takes The Lead While Congress Watches From The Bleacher

    The Cybersecurity Race: Executive Branch Takes The Lead While Congress Watches From The Bleacher
    The federal government sector has been abuzz lately with whispers and shouts about pending cybersecurity regulations, frameworks, and requirements. This attention is not particularly surprising, especially given the recent high-profile data…
  • Apr 18

    Executive Orders and New Employment Requirements for Federal Contractor

    Executive Orders and New Employment Requirements for Federal Contractor
    As promised in his 2014 State of the Union Address, President Obama has turned to executive action to advance his agenda, which includes increasing the minimum wage and creating improved tools to ensure equal pay for women and…
  • Apr 18

    What’s New Out There? Highlights from the April 2014 Federal Register

    What’s New Out There? Highlights from the April 2014 Federal Register
    This month’s Federal Register Updates include four important changes that will impact the day-to-day activities of Government Contractors and Agencies alike.  The first, a final DFARS rule on Performance-Based Payments, provides…
Rank this Week: 4460

Politics, Law and Policy Blog

Politics, Law and Policy Blog

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

http://www.politicsandlawblog.com
  • Apr 18

    Health Insurance Exchanges: State of the State

    Health Insurance Exchanges: State of the State
    By Cindy Gillespie Health Insurance Exchanges: State of the States update is our weekly report on Health Insurance Exchange developments. This week, President Obama announced that more than 8 million people had signed up for coverage through…
  • Apr 18

    Weekly Health Care Wrap-Up

    Weekly Health Care Wrap-Up
    By Cindy Gillespie Weekly Health Care Wrap-Up  is our weekly look at developments affecting health care at the federal and state levels. This week, the Congressional Budget Office released an update to its baseline projections for…
  • Apr 11

    Health Insurance Exchanges: State of the State

    Health Insurance Exchanges: State of the State
    By Cindy Gillespie Health Insurance Exchanges: State of the States update is our weekly report on Health Insurance Exchange developments. This week, the DC Health Benefit Exchange Authority board discussed the exchange’s proposed…
Rank this Week: 4111

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: 1374

Procurement Law Blog

Procurement Law Blog

Covers Canadian private and public sector procurement. By Davis LLP.

http://www.davis.ca/en/blog/procurement-law/
Rank this Week: 2670

FDA Lawyers Blog

FDA Lawyers Blog

By Frommer Lawrence & Haug.

http://www.fdalawyersblog.com/
  • 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…
  • Mar 25

    Bioavailability and Bioequivalence Draft Guidance for NDAs and INDs Issued by FDA

    Bioavailability and Bioequivalence Draft Guidance for NDAs and INDs Issued by FDA
    FDA issued a draft guidance on March 18, 2014 titled, "Bioavailability and Bioequivalence Studies Submitted in NDAs or INDs - General Considerations." This draft guidance seeks to revise and update FDA's March 2003 guidance titled,…
Rank this Week: 436

The Albany Government Law Review…

The Albany Government Law Review Fireplace

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

http://aglr.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 4778

Whistleblower Protection Blog

Whistleblower Protection Blog

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

http://www.whistleblowersblog.org/
Rank this Week: 467

Legislative Blog

Legislative Blog

The official Americans United blog on legislation and activities of lawmakers.

https://www.au.org/blogs/legislative
  • Apr 10

    Different Names, Same Problem

    Different Names, Same Problem
    Vanessa WolbrinkLegislativeThese voucher schemes are growing fast: five new programs were enacted last year, six programs were expanded, and taxpayers in 14 states will lose $1 billion this year to unaccountable school voucher…
  • Mar 12

    Government Endorsed Religion in State Bill

    Government Endorsed Religion in State Bill
    Vanessa WolbrinkLegislativeSeveral bills moved in state legislatures last week that encourage government-sanctioned prayer under the guise of “protecting” religious freedoms. In reality, these bills merely make it easier to…
  • Feb 20

    Religion in Alabama Public School

    Religion in Alabama Public School
    Vanessa WolbrinkLegislativeThe bills push for government sponsored and promoted prayer in the public school classrooms, which is not only unconstitutional, but would lead to many students feeling uncomfortable and excluded because of their…
Rank this Week: 2650

Freeth Cartwright LLP Local…

Freeth Cartwright LLP Local Government

Covers local government issues in the U.K.

http://freethslocalgovernmentblog.com/
  • Apr 10

    AIP is AOK – the creative use of LLPs for regeneration!

    AIP is AOK – the creative use of LLPs for regeneration!
    Local authorities are increasingly under pressure to find new ways to save money and as the cuts continue, generate alternative income streams. Understandably they are looking at a range of ideas, including making better use of their land…
  • Mar 10

    The New EU Procurement Directive

    The New EU Procurement Directive
    The new EU rules on public procurement are set to change how public authorities purchase works, goods or services. The new proposals will both simplify and modernise procurement procedures whilst facilitating bids from SMEs to public…
  • Mar 5

    The Greasy Pole…

    The Greasy Pole…
    Bravely inching up a high greased pole was (and in parts remains) a traditional test at many local fairs. It therefore offers a ready workplace metaphor for the struggle towards your own particular top table. It was certainly an image…
Rank this Week: 2646