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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 27

    Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast, Episode #68: An Interview with Julian Sanchez

    Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast, Episode #68: An Interview with Julian Sanchez
    Our guests for Episode 68 include Julian Sanchez, senior fellow at the CATO Institute where he studies issues at the busy intersection of technology, privacy, and civil liberties, with a particular focus on national security and…
  • May 27

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary
    Shiite militias launched an offensive yesterday to take back Ramadi, relieving Iraqi security forces who lost the territory just over a week ago. The “popular mobilization units,” another name for the militias, plan to secure the…
  • May 27

    LIVE: Brookings Host Vice President Joe Biden

    LIVE: Brookings Host Vice President Joe Biden
    At 12:15 pm, Vice President Joe Biden is scheduled to deliver remarks at Brookings on the Russia-Ukraine conflict and its implications for European security. You can watch the discussion below or follow along on Twitter at #BidenAtBrooking
Rank this Week: 63

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • May 27

    255 members of Congress seek TILA/RESPA integrated disclosure rule grace period

    255 members of Congress seek TILA/RESPA integrated disclosure rule grace period
    Barbara S. Mishkin A bipartisan group of 255 members of Congress have sent a letter to the CFPB seeking a grace period for enforcement of  the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure (TRID) rule which becomes effective on August 1, 2015. …
  • May 27

    Trade groups urge CFPB to solicit public comments on arbitration study

    Trade groups urge CFPB to solicit public comments on arbitration study
    Barbara S. Mishkin Five leading financial services industry trade groups have sent a letter to the CFPB urging it to solicit public comments on the final results of its arbitration study before deciding whether to initiate a rulemaking…
  • May 26

    CFPB Spring 2015 agenda: significant rulemaking actions on the horizon

    CFPB Spring 2015 agenda: significant rulemaking actions on the horizon
    Barbara S. Mishkin Just in time for the holiday weekend, the CFPB released its Spring 2015 rulemaking agenda last Friday.  The agenda sets the following timetables: Prepaid financial products.  In November 2014, the CFPB issued…
Rank this Week: 917

Corruption Chronicles

Corruption Chronicles

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

http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/
  • May 27

    DOD Charges Millions at Casinos, Strip Clubs on Govt. Credit Card

    DOD Charges Millions at Casinos, Strip Clubs on Govt. Credit Card
    In the latest of many flagrant examples of how tax dollars are wasted, government-issued credit cards were used by Department of Defense (DOD) employees to make more than $4 million in personal charges, including at casinos and strip clubs.…
  • May 22

    U.S. Gives $7 Bil in Food Benefits to “Ineligible Recipients”

    U.S. Gives $7 Bil in Food Benefits to “Ineligible Recipients”
    The bloated federal agency charged with feeding the poor—and eradiating “food insecurity” in the U.S.—blew nearly $7 billion to provide “ineligible recipients” with the welfare benefit and there appears to…
  • May 21

    JW Confirms: 154 lbs. of Heroin in NY Bust Came Via El Paso

    JW Confirms: 154 lbs. of Heroin in NY Bust Came Via El Paso
    A federal law enforcement official with first-hand knowledge of the case tells Judicial Watch that the record-breaking 154 pounds of heroin seized in New York this week entered the United States from Mexico through El Paso, Texas. The El Paso…
Rank this Week: 2245

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 27

    Montana Contribution Limits to Be Tested Again

    Montana Contribution Limits to Be Tested Again
    On May 26, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit reversed a lower court’s ruling in Lair v. Continued on Next Page
  • May 27

    Oklahoma Legislature Adjourns Sine Die

    Oklahoma Legislature Adjourns Sine Die
    The First Regular Session of the 55th Oklahoma Legislature adjourned sine die on May 22, 2015, one week ahead of Continued on Next Page
  • May 27

    United Way of Summit County Drops By to Say Thank You!

    United Way of Summit County Drops By to Say Thank You!
    We were excited to see Laura Brelin from United Way of Summit County this morning. Laura dropped by to present Continued on Next Page
Rank this Week: 314

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 27

    GAO: Agency Need Not Raise Offeror’s High Price In Discussion

    GAO: Agency Need Not Raise Offeror’s High Price In Discussion
    When an agency decides to hold discussions with offerors, must it discuss with an offeror the price proposed for the contract? Not unless that offeror’s proposed price is so high as to be unreasonable. As the GAO held in a recent bid…
  • May 26

    SmallGovCon Welcomes Matt Schoonover

    SmallGovCon Welcomes Matt Schoonover
    Just last week, SmallGovCon celebrated its third anniversary.  When I started the blog in May 2012, I wondered whether there would be enough “going on” to support a regular blog about government contracting law for small…
  • May 26

    8(a) Program Denial: Federal Lawsuit Available, Says SBA OHA

    8(a) Program Denial: Federal Lawsuit Available, Says SBA OHA
    An 8(a) Program applicant may challenge the SBA’s denial of its application in federal court if the SBA Office of Hearings and Appeals lacks jurisdiction to hear the case. According to a recent OHA decision, although OHA’s own…
Rank this Week: 3868

Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • May 27

    Reasons We Need the Clean Water Rule

    Reasons We Need the Clean Water Rule
    By EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy and Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works Jo-Ellen Darcy Today, EPA and the Army are finalizing a Clean Water Rule to protect the streams and wetlands we rely on for our health, our economy, and…
  • May 26

    Conservation in Full Flower: How to Garden with Less Water

    Conservation in Full Flower: How to Garden with Less Water
    By Chrislyn Johnson I love gardening and the beauty that annual flowers bring to a landscape. I also like to think of myself as being environmentally conscious. However, these two pursuits are not always in harmony when it comes to gardening…
  • May 26

    Protecting Clean Water

    Protecting Clean Water
    By Robert Goo Clean water is important to me because understanding how to protect water resources is my job and enjoying water activities is my favorite hobby. As an environmental protection specialist for the EPA, my work centers on how…
Rank this Week: 51

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: 23

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 27

    Court Finds Zoning Board Interpretation a Reasonable Exercise of Discretion

    Court Finds Zoning Board Interpretation a Reasonable Exercise of Discretion
    In a case primarily dealing with the authority of a Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) to interpret a zoning provision, the Court also addressed the issue of late filing of the ZBA decision. In the Matter of Stone Industries, Inc. v. Zoning Board…
  • May 16

    One Legal Nonconforming Use Does Not Permit Another Nonconforming Use

    One Legal Nonconforming Use Does Not Permit Another Nonconforming Use
    The Appellate Division upheld a zoning board determination that the existence of a legal nonconforming use did not give the property owner the right to maintain a different nonconforming use. In Bradhurst Site Construction Corp. v Zoning…
  • Apr 30

    Court Reverses Denial of Special Permit

    Court Reverses Denial of Special Permit
    The denial of a special permit was found to be arbitrary when unsupported by empirical evidence. In Matter of 7-Eleven, Inc. v. Incorporated Village of Mineola, the Appellate Division reversed the Village Board and the lower court and…
Rank this Week: 2772

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: 146

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: 317

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Whistleblower Lawyer News

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

http://www.whistleblowerlawyernews.com/
Rank this Week: 2345

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 26

    Money in Politic

    Money in Politic
    For decades before the Supreme Court decided Citizens United, political scientists concluded that more money helped our democracy by increasing competition. They had also concluded that it did not disadvantage Democrats, who would hold their…
  • May 19

    Canadian Comparative Religion Case

    Canadian Comparative Religion Case
    I’d like to tell you about a recent decision of the Supreme Court of Canada regarding religious education.[1] Quebec has a “mandatory core curriculum” which includes a Program on Ethics and Religious Culture, to teach…
  • May 12

    Listening, Learning and Law Enforcement

    Listening, Learning and Law Enforcement
    Not long ago, I met the daughter of two of my wife’s high school teachers. Grant and Joyce Banks were legendary in Rutherford County. They traveled to the homes and met the families of every one of their students. Their purpose was to…
Rank this Week: 963

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 26

    FCA Whistleblowers Celebrate Partial Victory at Supreme Court

    FCA Whistleblowers Celebrate Partial Victory at Supreme Court
    The Supreme Court handed down a ruling today in Kellogg Brown & Root v. United States ex rel. Carter, holding that whistleblowers don’t get extra time to file civil false-claims lawsuits when the United States is at…
  • May 20

    FCA Settlements Bring In Millions From Medicare Fraud

    FCA Settlements Bring In Millions From Medicare Fraud
    The Department of Justice recently announced the settlements, listed below, in False Claims Act cases. The False Claims Act permits private parties to sue on behalf of the government those who falsely claim federal funds or avoid paying funds…
  • May 19

    Breakthrough in Protecting International Whistleblowers who Report Bribery and Corruption

    Breakthrough in Protecting International Whistleblowers who Report Bribery and Corruption
    PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT LIVE INTERNATIONAL WHISTLEBLOWER SEMINAR  26 MAY 2015 The Luna-Centre for Responsible Democracy is co-sponsoring an important international seminar on how whistleblowers from around the world can use U.S. laws…
Rank this Week: 255

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 26

    21st Century Cures Bill Includes Proposal to Broaden Sunshine Act Exclusions Related to Education

    21st Century Cures Bill Includes Proposal to Broaden Sunshine Act Exclusions Related to Education
    This post was written by Katie Pawlitz and Jeremy Alexander. As we reported last week, on May 21, 2015, the House Energy and Commerce Committee approved H.R. 6, the “21st Century Cures Act,” by a bipartisan, unanimous 51-0 vote.…
  • May 21

    CMS Schedules August 24-25, 2015 OPPS Advisory Panel Meeting

    CMS Schedules August 24-25, 2015 OPPS Advisory Panel Meeting
    CMS has announced that it is holding a meeting of the Advisory Panel on Hospital Outpatient Payment on August 24-25, 2015. The purpose of the Panel is to advise HHS and CMS on the clinical integrity of the Ambulatory Payment Classification…
  • May 21

    House Energy and Commerce Committee Unanimously Approves 21st Century Cures Bill

    House Energy and Commerce Committee Unanimously Approves 21st Century Cures Bill
    Today the House Energy and Commerce Committee approved H.R. 6, the “21st Century Cures Act,” by a bipartisan, unanimous 51-0 vote. This major legislation is intended to accelerate the pace of medical cures in the United States…
Rank this Week: 1303

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

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

http://legalnewsyoucanuse.com/
  • May 26

    NJ Medicaid posts guidance on Veterans Benefit income

    NJ Medicaid posts guidance on Veterans Benefit income
    MedCom No. 15-08 was issued on April 29th by the NJ Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services (DMAHS) to provide instructions to applicants who receive  benefits from the Veterans Administration.  When a person applies for…
  • May 24

    New federal rating system for nursing homes could show drop in score

    New federal rating system for nursing homes could show drop in score
    On February 20th, the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) launched a new rating system for nursing homes which is based on factors that go beyond self-reported data, and will reflect auditing of self reports. Staffing…
  • May 21

    HOPE for Alzheimer’s bill is pending in Congre

    HOPE for Alzheimer’s bill is pending in Congre
    Some members of Congress are taking an interest in the need to provide care planning services for patients who have Alzheimers’ dementia. This proposal could be of tremendous benefit to patients and their family caregivers. S.…
Rank this Week: 1934

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 26

    Senate Passes Bill Increasing Penalties For Assaults Against Certain Law Enforcement Officer

    Senate Passes Bill Increasing Penalties For Assaults Against Certain Law Enforcement Officer
    As reported on Senatenj.com, the New Jersey State Senate passed legislation sponsored by Diane Allen and Christopher Bateman to increase penalties for assaulting a corrections officer, sheriff’s officer, and other law enforcement…
  • May 13

    NJ Unions Protest Cuts To Pensions In Big Statehouse Rally

    NJ Unions Protest Cuts To Pensions In Big Statehouse Rally
    As reported by NJ.com, from behind a podium on the Statehouse steps, Hetty Rosenstein briefly subdued a big crowd of public employees with the personal story of how her late father’s pension, earned over decades as head librarian of the…
  • May 6

    NJ Pension Reform Fight Hit NJ Supreme Court

    NJ Pension Reform Fight Hit NJ Supreme Court
    As reported by NJ.com, nearly a year after Governor Chris Christie responded to a sudden budget crisis by slashing payments into the State pension system, New Jersey’s public labor unions will fight for their right to that money before…
Rank this Week: 4646

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/
  • May 26

    The Girl Scouts Are Covered By Federal Disability Discrimination Law

    The Girl Scouts Are Covered By Federal Disability Discrimination Law
    Barry Taylor is the Vice President for Civil Rights and Systemic Litigation at Equip for Equality. We enthusiastically welcome a guest blog post on the recent Runnion v. Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana case. The Seventh…
  • May 22

    Los Angeles Wins the Fight for $15

    Los Angeles Wins the Fight for $15
    The Fight for $15 in the United States’ second most populated city is finally over. We previously posted about how Seattle took the lead on setting the highest minimum wage in the country. This April, we highlighted how public…
  • May 20

    The Perpetuation of Poverty through Racial Segregation

    The Perpetuation of Poverty through Racial Segregation
    Last month, protests erupted in Baltimore after the death of Freddie Gray and in response to the larger issues of police brutality, racial profiling, and mass incarceration. These protests have furthered conversations surrounding police…
Rank this Week: 2500

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
  • May 26

    A Senate Commitment to Widespread Recycling in N.J.

    A Senate Commitment to Widespread Recycling in N.J.
    The following Op-Ed by Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean and Senator Christopher “Kip” Bateman, ranking Republican member of the Senate Energy and Environment Committee, on their legislation to urge expanded recycling efforts by…
  • May 26

    Cardinale: The Case For Self-serve Ga

    Cardinale: The Case For Self-serve Ga
    The following Op-Ed by Senator Gerald Cardinale (R-Bergen, Passaic) about the benefits of giving motorists the choice of whether they want full or self-service at New Jersey gas stations was published by the Asbury Park Press on May 21. When…
  • May 20

    Kean Introduces Trio of Bills to Expand Opportunities for Craft Breweries in NJ

    Kean Introduces Trio of Bills to Expand Opportunities for Craft Breweries in NJ
    Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean has introduced a trio of bills to expand opportunities for craft breweries, microbreweries and brew pubs to open, grow and succeed in New Jersey. A flight of craft beer (Wikimedia). Senator Kean’s…
Rank this Week: 411

Subject to Inquiry

Subject to Inquiry

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

http://www.subjecttoinquiry.com/
  • May 26

    Here to Stay? Appellate Court Rejects Challenges to CFPB

    Here to Stay? Appellate Court Rejects Challenges to CFPB
    On May 1, 2015, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit rejected a constitutional challenge to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB’s) authority. In Morgan Drexen, Inc. v. CFPB, Morgan Drexen, Inc., which…
  • May 22

    White House Opposes Bill Giving Small Businesses Greater Voice in CFPB Rulemaking

    White House Opposes Bill Giving Small Businesses Greater Voice in CFPB Rulemaking
    Last month, the White House informed Congress that it opposes a bill passed by the House of Representatives designed to give small businesses a larger role in developing Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) rules and regulations.…
  • May 21

    CFPB Enforcement Action Appeals: Quick Resolution with Unchecked Discretion

    CFPB Enforcement Action Appeals: Quick Resolution with Unchecked Discretion
    On March 9, 2015, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Richard Cordray presided over oral argument in the first appeal hearing of an administrative enforcement action.   The appeal involves two companies that…
Rank this Week: 2678

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 26

    Did your lawyer tell you about clemency and parole?

    Did your lawyer tell you about clemency and parole?
    The Georgia Supreme Court extends Padilla In Alexander v. State, decided on May 11, the Georgia Supreme Court agreed that a failure to advise on parole issues from a guilty plea was ineffective assistance under Strickland v. Washington.…
  • May 20

    Another one bites the dust`

    Another one bites the dust`
    Listen up:  “Every occasion of a proved false allegation has an insidious effect on public confidence, sometimes allowing doubts to creep into when one shouldn’t exist.”  Said the judge on sentencing. That’s…
  • May 6

    How extensive is the Brady obligation

    How extensive is the Brady obligation
    Ask the prosecutor in this case. In re Kline. Military prosecutors are bound by Service rules of professional responsibility.  Those rules are based on the ABA Model Rules. The ethical rule regarding prosecutorial disclosure in the…
Rank this Week: 138

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/
  • May 26

    Punto y seguido de las costas procesales contencioso-administrativa

    Punto y seguido de las costas procesales contencioso-administrativa
    Tal y como me solicitaron y gustoso lo atiendo, aquí está el video donde ofrecí mi discurso de ingreso en la Real Academia Asturiana de Jurisprudencia titulado “Versiones y perversiones de los criterios de…
  • May 25

    El amparo frente al desamparo del Tribunal Constitucional

    El amparo frente al desamparo del Tribunal Constitucional
    El pasado jueves publicó diario El Mundo un brillante artículo titulado “Cuando no hay amparo judicial” a cargo de D. Jesús-María Silva Sánchez, Catedrático de Derecho Penal y abogado. Me…
  • May 22

    De cazatalentos y de talentos para cazar o cacear

    De cazatalentos y de talentos para cazar o cacear
    Bien está que con el sudor de la frente se gane dinero y cuanto más mejor. Y si además lo que se gana se utiliza con generosidad, estupendo. Pero reconozco que no se alcanza a mi “talento” la noticia de que la…
Rank this Week: 1023

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 25

    Tracking Protection Greatly Speeds Firefox

    Tracking Protection Greatly Speeds Firefox
    Firefox’s optional Tracking Protection reduces load time for top news sites by 44%. How to turn on Tracking Protection: In the Location bar, type about:config and press Enter. The about:config “This might void your…
  • May 24

    No Joke

    No Joke
    As The Wall Street Journal recently reported, “There’s an Uber for everything now. Washio is for having someone do your laundry, Sprig and SpoonRocket cook your dinner and Shyp will mail things out so you don’t have to brave…
  • May 23

    Ireland Embraces Marriage Equality

    Ireland Embraces Marriage Equality
    Videos like this carry the day in Ireland’s referendum: How long before the entire US catches up?
Rank this Week: 12

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 22

    TSA Week in Review: 53 Firearms, Inert Tank Projectile, and More

    TSA Week in Review: 53 Firearms, Inert Tank Projectile, and More
    53 Firearms Discovered This Week – Of the 53 firearms, 42 were loaded and 17 had rounds chambered. This firearm was discovered in a carry-on bag at RDU. Inert Ordnance and Grenades etc. – We continue to find inert grenades and other…
  • May 19

    TSA Travel Tips: Memorial Day & Summer Travel 2015

    TSA Travel Tips: Memorial Day & Summer Travel 2015
    <!--[if gte mso 9]> <![endif]--> <!--[if gte mso 9]> Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE …
  • May 15

    TSA Week in Review: 57 Firearms, Live Smoke Grenades, Bear Mace and More

    TSA Week in Review: 57 Firearms, Live Smoke Grenades, Bear Mace and More
    57 Firearms Discovered This Week – Of the 57 firearms, 49 were loaded and 16 had rounds chambered.  750 rounds of 5.56 caliber ammunition and two military smoke grenades were discovered in a checked-bag at Tucson (TUS). A container…
Rank this Week: 1717

Pay to Play Law Blog

Pay to Play Law Blog

Covers pay-to-play legislative developments. By McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP.

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

    Ninth Circuit Upholds Constitutionality of Hawaii Pay-to-Play Ban

    Ninth Circuit Upholds Constitutionality of Hawaii Pay-to-Play Ban
    As we advised back in 2010, Hawaii is among an ever-expanding list of states which have seen their pay-to-play laws challenged on constitutional grounds. Just this week, however, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit…
  • May 10

    Big Bond Firms Test the MSRB’s Compliance Line

    Big Bond Firms Test the MSRB’s Compliance Line
    Readers of this blog know that MSRB Rule G-37 regulates the political contribution activities of banks and other entities which initiate the principal sales of municipal bonds. Specifically, Rule G-37 provides that any broker, dealer or…
  • Apr 27

    April Showers Bring… Another Round of Pay-to-Play Changes in the State of Maryland

    April Showers Bring… Another Round of Pay-to-Play Changes in the State of Maryland
    Spring may have sprung in the mid-Atlantic, but those contracting and doing business with the State of Maryland don’t feel like they’re receiving anything close to a flowery reception from the Maryland General Assembly this April.…
Rank this Week: 4053

Oregon Legal Research

Oregon Legal Research

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

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

    Open Source, Lawyers, and Beer: FOSS+Beer, Beryl’s, and a Legal Talk Network Podcast

    Open Source, Lawyers, and Beer: FOSS+Beer, Beryl’s, and a Legal Talk Network Podcast
    A podcast from LawSites (Robert Ambrogi): A Most Unusual Episode of Lawyer2Lawyer (Hint: It Involves Beer) Excerpt: “It is not every day that I get to record a podcast episode in a brewery…. But for our interview with the hosts…
  • May 22

    Court Dockets and the $40 Million Dollar Dope Slap

    Court Dockets and the $40 Million Dollar Dope Slap
    From LawSites (Robert Ambrogi): New PacerPro Service Automatically Retrieves and Delivers Federal ‘Free Look’ Documents Excerpt: “If I were to tell you that a new service could help you avoid a $40 million mistake in…
  • May 20

    Searching Case Law with Google Scholar: New and Improved

    Searching Case Law with Google Scholar: New and Improved
    “Google Scholar Case Law Evolves“ by Mark Giangrande, Law Librarian blog: Excerpt: “…. Google is hardly a substitute for any of the commercial databases as it does not have the value-added features such as…
Rank this Week: 3204

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

    Crowell & Moring Launches Whistleblower Watch Blog

    Crowell &amp; Moring Launches Whistleblower Watch Blog
    Earlier this year, Crowell & Moring assembled an interdisciplinary team of attorneys to begin reporting on legal developments regarding whistleblowers. The result is the Whistleblower Watch blog (whistleblowerwatch.com), on which more…
  • Apr 9

    OOPS 2015 Conference – Registartion is Now Open!

    OOPS 2015 Conference – Registartion is Now Open!
    Congress v. White House – who will win the fight?  As they duke it out on policies and legislation that will impact government contractors, our legal team will help you identify vulnerabilities as well as possible…
  • Mar 27

    Obama Administration Mandates New Federal Agency Sustainability Objective

    Obama Administration Mandates New Federal Agency Sustainability Objective
    Federal agencies (and their government contractors) are about to embark on a second generation of sustainability upgrades to federal government facilities, procurement and operations.  On March 19, 2015, President Obama released an…
Rank this Week: 4751

Whistleblower Attorneys Blog

Whistleblower Attorneys Blog

Covers qui tam and government law. By Greene LLP.

http://www.whistleblowerattorneys-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 2954

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 21

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 5/21

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 5/21
    U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin See the May 21, 2015, Update Memoranda at the Tribal Supreme Court Project website.U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/2015cta.htmlQuechan Tribe of Fort Yuma Indian Reservation v.…
  • May 21

    Bloomberg BNA publishes a new Tax Management Portfolio

    Bloomberg BNA publishes a new Tax Management Portfolio
    Bloomberg BNA recently released a new State Tax Portfolio entitled State Taxation of American Indians, the Tribes, and Those Doing Business With Them: Sovereignty, Indian Commerce Clause, Treaties and Statutes (Multistate 1440, ISSN…
  • May 15

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 5/15

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 5/15
    * U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/2015cta.htmlColbert v. United States (Self-Determination Contract; Wrongful Death)City of Duluth v. Fond Du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa (Indian Gaming -…
Rank this Week: 4624

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: 719

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/
  • May 21

    Blogging at new website

    Blogging at new website
    I recently started a new position and will be blogging for the Sixth Circuit Blog, which summarizes opinions in selected criminal cases from the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. Please check out my first posts on that site, which address…
  • Sep 25

    Advertising on Chicago Architecture, Round II

    Advertising on Chicago Architecture, Round II
    There is continuing hubbub about the Trump towers sign in Chicago. As Emily Badger explains on Wonk Blog today, a lot of outspoken folks seems to hate it: When the sign first took shape, one letter at a time over the course of several…
  • Sep 24

    Help Chicago Zoo Track Animals!

    Help Chicago Zoo Track Animals!
    Here’s a bit of city/data news, from CityLab, that you (and I) can actually help with. The Urban Wildlife Institute at the Lincoln Park Zoo has created an interactive website, Chicago Wildlife Watch, “to…
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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/
  • May 21

    UPS Agrees to Settle False Claims Act Lawsuit

    UPS Agrees to Settle False Claims Act Lawsuit
    According to the Department of Justice, United Parcel Service, Inc. (“UPS”) has agreed to settle allegations that it submitted false claims to the United States in connection with contracts to deliver packages for next day…
  • May 19

    Hospital Agrees to Settle Kickback Claim

    Hospital Agrees to Settle Kickback Claim
    The U.S. Department of Justice announced that Westchester County Health Care Corporation d/b/a Westchester Medical Center (“WMC”) has agreed to settle allegations first raised by a whistleblower that it violated the Anti-Kickback…
  • May 18

    PharMerica Will Pay $31.5 Million to Settle Qui Tam Suit

    PharMerica Will Pay $31.5 Million to Settle Qui Tam Suit
    The Department of Justice announced that PharMerica Corporation, headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, will pay $31.5 million to settle allegations in a qui tam suit that PharMerica violated the Controlled Substances Act and the False Claims…
Rank this Week: 2043

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/
  • May 21

    Trafficking With the Enemy, American Taxpayers Deserve Better

    Trafficking With the Enemy, American Taxpayers Deserve Better
    Do Your Due Diligence Before Engaging in Authorized Transactions in Cuba, Especially When it Comes to the Confiscated Lands Issue The idea that travel by U.S. persons to Cuba will result in meaningful political and economic reform on the…
  • May 19

    El Salvador Needs Economic Development, Rule of Law

    El Salvador Needs Economic Development, Rule of Law
    Latin America is a policy backwater in this town, but that needs to change. Really change. It is one of many important, yet seemingly not significant enough regions in the world that, for some odd reason, fails to garner much-needed…
  • May 12

    Raul Castro Is On a Road Alright, To the Netherworld

    Raul Castro Is On a Road Alright, To the Netherworld
    Over at the American Spectator, William Murchison asks: A ‘Damascus Road’ Vision for Castro? It’s a good read. Murchison poses the question after Cuban Communist dictator Raul Castro’s Sunday visit to the Holy See and…
Rank this Week: 670

Infra Insight Blog

Infra Insight Blog

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

http://www.infrainsightblog.com
Rank this Week: 2150

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 19

    Paying Homage to Margaret Cross Norton

    Paying Homage to Margaret Cross Norton
    Last week I had an opportunity to visit with Dave Joens and his staff at the Illinois State Archives—the first AOTUS to visit since Wayne Grover was there in 1952.  Dave and I were able to reenact the original photo ……
  • May 8

    Meeting the Government’s Email Challenge

    Meeting the Government’s Email Challenge
    Free and equal access to government records is essential to this country’s democracy.  Citizens have the right to see, examine, and learn from the records that guarantee their rights, document government actions, and tell the story…
  • May 8

    Meeting the Government’s Email Challenge

    Meeting the Government’s Email Challenge
    Free and equal access to government records is essential to this country’s democracy.  Citizens have the right to see, examine, and learn from the records that guarantee their rights, document government actions, and tell the story…
Rank this Week: 4818

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/
  • May 13

    Interesting new scholarship on academic freedom and social media.

    Interesting new scholarship on academic freedom and social media.
    See here.  My buddy Michael LeRoy, who does very cool work, wrote it. 
  • May 4

    The Dave Goldbergs of the world may be rare, but they're out there.

    The Dave Goldbergs of the world may be rare, but they're out there.
    Everything I've read about Dave Goldberg, including this New York Times obituary, indicates that he was an extraordinary person, and my heart goes out to his family.  Equal relationships should be the norm, but I hear that they're…
  • May 1

    Best managerial advice ever.

    Best managerial advice ever.
    There's a great article by Paula Krebs in this week's Chronicle of Higher Education's Vitae section (here).  In it, she talks about the importance of working on difficult issues by first imagining why the person sitting across the table…
Rank this Week: 412

Whitcomb Law Blog

Whitcomb Law Blog

Covers government procurement.

http://whitcomblawpc.com/legal-blogs/
  • May 12

    Clearly Unreasonable Contracting Officer = Attorney’s Fees, Overhead, Profit and Interest

    Clearly Unreasonable Contracting Officer = Attorney’s Fees, Overhead, Profit and Interest
    What Should I Do If Faced with a Clearly Unreasonable Contracting Officer? Federal contracting officers have broad discretion – within the limitations and allowances of the FAR. But, contracting officers must respond in…
  • May 12

    Equitable Estoppel Defense to Intellectual Property Infringement Claims in International Trade

    Equitable Estoppel Defense to Intellectual Property Infringement Claims in International Trade
    Can an Equitable Estoppel Defense Win the Day in Intellectual Property Infringement Cases This blog post will be the first of a series dealing with this subject.  In completing my LLC (Master of Laws) in International Business…
  • May 12

    Copyrights and Work Done for Hire

    Copyrights and Work Done for Hire
    Work Created for My Employer Eligible for Copyrights? When you create a work that is normally protected by U.S. copyrights law, you normally assume that protection yourself, as the creator. But this is not always true. In the case of a…
Rank this Week: 2593

Government Contracts Blog

Government Contracts Blog

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

http://brownrudnick.com/blog/government-contracts/
  • May 11

    How to turn a winning protest into a losing protest

    How to turn a winning protest into a losing protest
    Here’s a test. If a Government solicitation contains an ambiguity, you should– (a) Hope no one notices; (b) Point it out to the contracting officer; (c) Wait until you lose the procurement, then file a protest. If you chose (a),…
  • Apr 28

    GAO recognizes that protest attorneys can add value

    GAO recognizes that protest attorneys can add value
    After spending a significant amount of money on preparing a proposal, a disappointed bidder may sometimes think twice about spending still more money on protest attorneys. However, a recent Government Accountability Office (GAO) decision…
  • Apr 23

    Intervene in legal actions or risk being shut out

    Intervene in legal actions or risk being shut out
    Contractors don’t always realize that they have the right to intervene in lawsuits and administrative proceedings brought by their competitors and that the failure to intervene could mean losing one’s rights. A recent case in…
Rank this Week: 4395

Fracking Insider

Fracking Insider

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

http://www.frackinginsider.com
  • May 11

    Thank You Veterans!

    Thank You Veterans!
    The Kelley Drye team was honored to host a number of veterans and others at our Washington, DC office on Friday to view the Arsenal of Democracy, an antique air armada flyover to mark the 70th anniversary of V-E Day and the end of World War…
  • May 4

    Pa. Toxic Tort Settlement Shows Potential Danger in Benzene Exposure Lawsuit

    Pa. Toxic Tort Settlement Shows Potential Danger in Benzene Exposure Lawsuit
    A settlement recently reached between U.S. Steel Corp. and the widow of a Pennsylvania man allegedly exposed to benzene may fuel use of toxic tort lawsuits to sue over benzene exposures. The plaintiff argued that her husband, who had worked…
  • Apr 27

    Obama Administration Releases First Installment of the Quadrennial Energy Review

    Obama Administration Releases First Installment of the Quadrennial Energy Review
    The Obama Administration released the first installment of its Quadrennial Energy Review (“QER”), which focuses on energy transmission, storage, and distribution (“TS&D”). The QER was first launched in…
Rank this Week: 2127

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
  • May 1

    Confidentiality Shouldn’t End When the Lawyer Walks Through the Nonprofit’s Door

    Confidentiality Shouldn’t End When the Lawyer Walks Through the Nonprofit’s Door
    Yesterday, the Association of Corporate Counsel (“ACC”) filed an amicus curiae brief requesting that the Pennsylvania Supreme Court uphold the Commonwealth Court’s decision that there is no fiduciary duty for attorneys of…
  • Apr 24

    General Petraeus Avoids Jail for Leaking Classified Information to Girlfriend

    General Petraeus Avoids Jail for Leaking Classified Information to Girlfriend
    Yesterday, former CIA head and retired General David H. Petraeus was sentenced for leaking classified information about the war in Afghanistan to his biographer/mistress, Paula Broadwell. Broadwell published a biography about him in 2012,…
  • Mar 25

    More Puritanical Punishment Courtesy of Utah: “White Collar Crime Registry”

    More Puritanical Punishment Courtesy of Utah: “White Collar Crime Registry”
    This post was co-authored by White Collar Alert contributor, Erin Dougherty. Yesterday, Utah Governor Gary Herbert signed a new bill into law that creates a “Utah White Collar Crime Offender Registry” (the “Registry”).…
Rank this Week: 2605

Government Contracts Blog

Government Contracts Blog

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

http://www.governmentcontractslawblog.com/
  • Apr 30

    When it Comes to Crop Insurance, the FCA Bears Fruit

    When it Comes to Crop Insurance, the FCA Bears Fruit
    The federal crop insurance program is an often overlooked area of potential liability under the False Claims Act (“FCA”).  The program, which is governed by a substantial body of regulatory law, is subject to intense…
  • Apr 30

    Suspensions and Debarments on the Rise – A Brief Review of the ISDC’s FY 2014 Stat

    Suspensions and Debarments on the Rise – A Brief Review of the ISDC’s FY 2014 Stat
    The upward trend of suspensions and debarments continued in FY 2014.  According to the Interagency Suspension and Debarment Committee (“ISDC”) Report to Congress, released March 31, 2015, while referrals to the suspending and…
  • Mar 24

    Those NDAs May Not Be Worth the Paper They Are Written On

    Those NDAs May Not Be Worth the Paper They Are Written On
    It is a given that companies strive to protect their intellectual property.  Over the years, as an instrument of that protection, companies have made increasing use of non-disclosure agreements to advance that objective.  A recent…
Rank this Week: 1466

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: 2205

Nexus

Nexus

Chapman's Journal of Law and Public Policy

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

    RUNNING ON EMPTY: CALIFORNIA IMPOSES FIRST EVER MANDATORY WATER RESTRICTIONS

    RUNNING ON EMPTY: CALIFORNIA IMPOSES FIRST EVER MANDATORY WATER RESTRICTIONS
    On Wednesday, April 1, 2015, Governor Jerry Brown issued Executive Order B-29-15[1], the first action to mandate mandatory water restrictions in California’s history[2]. The order directs the State Water Resources Control Board to…
  • Apr 23

    GIBSON V. AMERICAN CYANAMID: HOW WISCONSIN’S RISK CONTRIBUTION RULE OPENS THE DOOR TO LIMITLESS RETROACTIVE LIABILITY FOR LEAD PAINT MANUFACTURERS

    GIBSON V. AMERICAN CYANAMID: HOW WISCONSIN’S RISK CONTRIBUTION RULE OPENS THE DOOR TO LIMITLESS RETROACTIVE LIABILITY FOR LEAD PAINT MANUFACTURERS
    In 1997, Ernest Gibson and his family moved into a rental home in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.[1] The home, built in 1919, contained deteriorated paint comprised of white lead carbonate pigment[2]—a toxic chemical compound that can impair a…
  • Apr 21

    THE BAR EXAM DEBATE

    THE BAR EXAM DEBATE
    Every aspiring lawyer knows that in order to become a licensed and practicing attorney (in every state but Wisconsin), they must endure three long and tedious years of law school, and then face their greatest, most daunting challenge yet-…
Rank this Week: 1911

Legislative Blog

Legislative Blog

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

https://www.au.org/blogs/legislative
  • Apr 23

    State-Funded Discrimination: Adoption Edition

    State-Funded Discrimination: Adoption Edition
    LegislativeAdoption agencies could refuse to place children in otherwise stable homes because the parents seeking to adopt are unmarried, previously divorced, a same sex couple, or adherents to a religion not practiced by the child-placing…
  • Mar 25

    Discriminatory “Religious Freedom” Bills: Marriage Refusal Edition

    Discriminatory “Religious Freedom” Bills: Marriage Refusal Edition
    Vanessa WolbrinkLegislativeThese bills are especially troublesome because they would allow government employees to discriminate in the name of religion. We’ve been blogging a lot about state Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA)…
  • Mar 12

    “Religious Freedom” Bills in the States and RFRA on the Hill

    “Religious Freedom” Bills in the States and RFRA on the Hill
    Vanessa WolbrinkLegislative“The worst kind of discrimination... is when the government is the discriminator.” - Colorado Rep. Patrick Neville (R-Castle Rock)In the StatesMany so-called “religious freedom” bills are…
Rank this Week: 2613

Public Blawg

Public Blawg

Cover eminent domain, labor and employment, land use, public power, redevelopment and taxation. By Meyers Nave.

http://www.publiclawnews.com/blogs/public-blawg
Rank this Week: 1028

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
  • Apr 12

    Government moves against testing laboratories, settles with two for $48 million

    Government moves against testing laboratories, settles with two for $48 million
    On April 9, the Department of Justice announced that it was settling kickback allegations with two cardiovascular disease testing laboratories, and was intervening in qui tam suits against two others and against three individuals for similar…
  • Mar 13

    Export-Import Bank lender settles False Claims Act allegations for $3.8 million

    Export-Import Bank lender settles False Claims Act allegations for $3.8 million
    On March 12, the Department of Justice announced that Miami-based Hencorp Becstone Capital, LC had agreed to pay $3.8 million to settle civil charges, brought by two whistleblowers, that the firm submitted false documents for…
  • Mar 11

    Committee member of National Quality Forum settles False Claims Act case, paying $1 million

    Committee member of National Quality Forum settles False Claims Act case, paying $1 million
    On March 2, the Department of Justice announced that a Laguna Beach, California-based physician, Dr. Charles Denham, had agreed to pay $1 million to settle civil claims that he accepted kickbacks from CareFusion, Inc., to recommend the use of…
Rank this Week: 631