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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

    A Response to Jack’s Critique of JASTA

    A Response to Jack’s Critique of JASTA
    I’d like to add a counterpoint to Jack’s recent assessment that Congress, by passing JASTA, would be shirking its duty by not more directly resolving the claims that the victims of the 9/11 attacks press against the Kingdom of…
  • May 27

    Today's Headlines and Commentary

    Today's Headlines and Commentary
    President Barack Obama used his historic Hiroshima visit today to reiterate his call for a nuclear free world. Obama is the first American president to visit the city where the U.S. dropped the first atomic bomb. In his remarks, he…
  • May 27

    ACLU Seeks to Join Microsoft in ECPA Challenge

    ACLU Seeks to Join Microsoft in ECPA Challenge
    Yesterday, the ACLU filed a motion to join Microsoft’s ongoing challenge to the constitutionality of § 2705(b) of the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA), which permits the government to obtain gag orders that prohibit…
Rank this Week: 248

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

    SmallGovCon Week In Review: May 23-27, 2016

    SmallGovCon Week In Review: May 23-27, 2016
    I have just returned from the Midwest Small Business Government Contracting Symposium in Moline, Illinois where I presented on the topic of “Big Changes for Small Business: New Federal Contracting Rules and Regulations.” There was…
  • May 27

    Thank You, Quad Cities!

    Thank You, Quad Cities!
    I am back from a trip to the Quad Cities of Illinois and Iowa, where I gave two presentations at the Midwest Small Business Government Contracting Symposium. My first presentation focused on upcoming legal developments (including the…
  • May 26

    GAO: Awardee’s Low Price Isn’t Too Low, Absent a Price Realism Evaluation

    GAO: Awardee’s Low Price Isn’t Too Low, Absent a Price Realism Evaluation
    In a fixed-price procurement, an agency cannot reject an offeror for proposing a “too low” price unless the solicitation specifically contemplates a price realism evaluation. This point is one of several interesting issues…
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Corruption Chronicles

Corruption Chronicles

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

http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/
Rank this Week: 1099

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 27

    Hospital Fraud – Illegal Payments to Doctor

    Hospital Fraud – Illegal Payments to Doctor
    Unfortunately, many hospitals commit fraud against the federal government in the way they pay doctors and physicians. To understand this type of fraud, you have to understand how hospitals bill the Medicare system.  Generally, bills can…
  • May 17

    More Sober Homes Mean More Chances to Scam the Government

    More Sober Homes Mean More Chances to Scam the Government
    The national epidemic of addiction to painkillers, heroin and a host of synthetic drugs has fueled the demand for all aspects of addiction treatment, including sober homes.  As of 2015, Florida had an estimated 1,200 sober homes housing…
  • May 16

    Medicare Overpaid $14.1 Billion to Medicare Advantage Plan

    Medicare Overpaid $14.1 Billion to Medicare Advantage Plan
    The Government Accountability Office recently released a report finding that Medicare paid out $14.1 billion to private insurance companies for improper claims in 2013 alone.  The report, entitled “Medicare Advantage: …
Rank this Week: 2003

Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • May 27

    This Week in EPA Science

    This Week in EPA Science
    By Kacey Fitzpatrick I’m considering this weekend the unofficial start to summer—after an unusually cold spring here in Washington DC, it’s finally time to switch to iced coffee! This weekend, kick off the summer with your…
  • May 27

    An Important Milestone for Secure Carbon Dioxide Storage

    An Important Milestone for Secure Carbon Dioxide Storage
    By Joe Goffman If we are to address climate change effectively, we need to reduce emissions of the carbon pollution that is causing our earth to warm, leading to far-reaching impacts upon our health and environment. One strategy that can…
  • May 27

    First Impressions: an Introduction to EPA’s Small Business Innovation Research Program

    First Impressions: an Introduction to EPA’s Small Business Innovation Research Program
    By Nick Werner The first day of work at a new job can be a daunting, maybe even a mildly-panic-inducing-event.  And chances are, every last one of us has experienced the first-day jitters at least a couple times in our lives and the…
Rank this Week: 14

Local Open Government Blog

Local Open Government Blog

Covers legal issues on open government laws in Washington state and the rest of the nation. By Foster Pepper.

http://www.localopengovernment.com/
Rank this Week: 4324

Lobby Comply Blog

Lobby Comply Blog

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

http://stateandfed.com/lobbycomply/
Rank this Week: 365

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 27

    Borderline personality disorder

    Borderline personality disorder
    Compulsive lying, or mythomania, can be common in people with Borderline Personality Disorder. ClearviewTreatment, Borderline Personality Treatment. Diagnosed, suspected? Continue reading →
  • May 26

    2016 MCM Executive Order

    2016 MCM Executive Order
    The President has signed an Executive Order amending the Manual for Courts-Martial (which includes the rules of evidence) for 2016. Of significance, it will be even harder to challenge the admission of “confessions” or…
  • May 26

    Thought for the day

    Thought for the day
    My good friend Gene Fidell recently posted this thought: New York County Surrogate Gideon J. Tucker wrote 150 years ago: “No man’s life, liberty or property are safe while the Legislature is in session.” Here’s a…
Rank this Week: 97

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: 27

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: 275

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • May 26

    ABA challenges CFPB use of generic clearance for overdraft research

    ABA challenges CFPB use of generic clearance for overdraft research
    Barbara S. Mishkin The American Bankers Association has sent a comment letter to the CFPB challenging the Bureau’s use of the generic clearance process to conduct research in connection with its overdraft rulemaking.  The letter…
  • May 26

    CFPB May 2016 complaint report highlights credit reporting complaints, complaints from New Mexico consumer

    CFPB May 2016 complaint report highlights credit reporting complaints, complaints from New Mexico consumer
    Barbara S. Mishkin The CFPB has issued its May 2016 complaint report which highlights complaints about credit reporting  and complaints from consumers in New Mexico and the Albuquerque metro area.  The CFPB began taking complaints…
  • May 25

    CFPB Consumer Advisory Board to meet on June 9

    CFPB Consumer Advisory Board to meet on June 9
    Barbara S. Mishkin The CFPB has published a notice in the Federal Register indicating that it will hold a meeting of its Consumer Advisory Board on June 9, 2016 in Little Rock, Arkansas.  The topics to be discussed at the meeting are…
Rank this Week: 3671

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: 4857

New Jersey Senate Republicans

New Jersey Senate Republicans

Provides legislative support to teh Republican senators in the Legislature of the State of New Jersey.

http://pipes.yahoo.com/pipes/pipe.info?_id=Rr9IF0xl3RGXd835_w6H4A
Rank this Week: 4097

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 26

    Of Kurdish House Gardens and Modernity

    Of Kurdish House Gardens and Modernity
    An article on the 6000-year history of Kurdish gardens cites my Habermas article for its alleged account of Habermas’s modernization theory. Modernization Theory and House Garden Transformation; Erbil City as Case Study, is jointly…
  • May 25

    My New Paper May Make Some of My Friends Angry

    My New Paper May Make Some of My Friends Angry
    Building Privacy into the Infrastructure: Towards a New Identity Management Architecture comes to what I fear some of my friends in the privacy community will find to be an unacceptable conclusion. I’ll be presenting it at the Privacy…
  • May 24

    VideoFakes-R-U

    VideoFakes-R-U
    Researchers develop face-capture technology that can alter pre-recorded videos in real-time on low cost computers. Boing Boing suggests it could be used to make George W Bush or Donald Trump appear intelligent. I can imagine even worse: Fake…
Rank this Week: 16

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 26

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 5/26

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 5/26
    State Courts Bulletinhttp://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/2016state.html Kitras v. Town of Aquinnah (Easement by Necessity)In re A.R.V.S. (Indian Child Welfare Act - Juvenile Dependency Appeals)People in Interest of A.B. (Indian Child…
  • May 19

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

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 5/19
    Most chinook spawn in large rivers such as the Columbia and Snake. U.S. Federal Trial Courts Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/dct/2016dct.htmlNational Wildlife Federation v. National Marine Fisheries Service (Endangered…
  • May 12

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 5/12

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 5/12
    State Courts Bulletinhttp://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/2016state.html In re M.K.T. (Indian Child Welfare Act - Compliant Placement)U.S. Federal Trial Courts Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/dct/2016dct.htmlSwinomish Indian…
Rank this Week: 876

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Whistleblower Lawyer News

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

http://www.whistleblowerlawyernews.com/
  • May 25

    Donald Trump says U.S. law against foreign bribes is horrible law

    Donald Trump says U.S. law against foreign bribes is horrible law
    A federal law called the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act prohibits U.S. companies for paying foreign officials or their families in order to obtain contracts with foreign nations.  Back in 2012, long before his current presidential…
  • May 24

    Settlement near in Government’s $1.8 billion against LifeCare Medicare fraud case

    Settlement near in Government’s $1.8 billion against LifeCare Medicare fraud case
    A settlement may be close in the federal government’s closely watched False Claims Act case against Cleveland, Tn.-based Life Care Centers of America. Attorneys have asked Chattanooga Federal Judge Sandy Mattice to put a 30-day…
  • May 22

    Lending Club gets Dept. of Justice subpoena — loans sold to investment bank under scrutiny

    Lending Club gets Dept. of Justice subpoena — loans sold to investment bank under scrutiny
    The Lending Club, which connects small borrows to individual and institutional lenders has fallen under heavy scrutiny by the Department of Justice and others.  It was revealed last week that the company received a subpoena from the…
Rank this Week: 1886

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/
Rank this Week: 4916

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: 516

Fracking Insider

Fracking Insider

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

http://www.frackinginsider.com
  • May 25

    The Tale of the Shale: U.S. Remained the World’s Top Producer of Petroleum and Natural Gas Hydrocarbons in 2015

    The Tale of the Shale: U.S. Remained the World’s Top Producer of Petroleum and Natural Gas Hydrocarbons in 2015
    “U.S. petroleum and natural gas production first surpassed Russia in 2012, and the United States has been the world’s top producer of natural gas since 2011 and the world’s top producer of petroleum hydrocarbons since…
  • May 23

    Congressional Energy Roundup (Week of May 23, 2016)

    Congressional Energy Roundup (Week of May 23, 2016)
    Fracking Insider Readers: Below, please find this week’s Congressional activity on oil and gas issues: House: “Investigating the Culture of Corruption at the Department of the Interior.” Committee on Natural Resources,…
  • May 19

    New Natural Gas-Fired Power Plants Located Near Shale Play

    New Natural Gas-Fired Power Plants Located Near Shale Play
    “Growth in natural gas-fired generation capacity is expected to continue over the next several years, as 18.7 gigawatts (GW) of new capacity comes online between 2016 and 2018. Many of the new natural gas-fired capacity additions in…
Rank this Week: 3895

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 24

    OPPS Advisory Panel Meeting Set for August 22-23, 2016; CMS Moving to One Panel Meeting Per Year

    OPPS Advisory Panel Meeting Set for August 22-23, 2016; CMS Moving to One Panel Meeting Per Year
    CMS is hosting its next meeting of the Advisory Panel on Hospital Outpatient Payment (Panel) on August 22-23, 2016. The purpose of the Panel is to advise HHS and CMS on ambulatory payment classification clinical integrity and weights and…
  • May 24

    Administration Releases Spring 2016 Regulatory Agenda with Timeline for Rulemaking

    Administration Releases Spring 2016 Regulatory Agenda with Timeline for Rulemaking
    The Obama Administration has posted its updated 2016 regulatory agenda, which lists major pending or planned rulemaking and the expected timing for action. The latest agenda includes numerous rules in the pipeline impacting HHS policies,…
  • May 17

    Update to Physician-Owned Distributor (POD)

    Update to Physician-Owned Distributor (POD)
    For some time, we have been reporting on issues involving federal government scrutiny of physician-owned distributors (“PODs”). From the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General’s…
Rank this Week: 3791

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 24

    Bernie and Ralph

    Bernie and Ralph
    Let’s talk about Bernie Sanders and Ralph Nader. I have enormous respect for what both men have been trying to tell us. I also have enormous respect for Nader’s willingness to plow his earnings back into the effort to improve many…
  • May 19

    When More Law is Too Much – a Case of Airport Exce

    When More Law is Too Much – a Case of Airport Exce
    A proposal before the Albany County legislature makes it a crime to “interfere[] with or fail[] to submit” to the United States Transportation Security Administration inspection protocols.  It would become a crime to turn…
  • May 14

    Forthcoming Speaking Engagement

    Forthcoming Speaking Engagement
    May 17, 2016, 12:00 noon at Albany Public Library, Albany, NY May 24-25, 2016, Demos’ Money in Politics Legal Convening, at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia June 1, 2016, 5:30 p.m., League of Women Voters of Albany County,…
Rank this Week: 4693

Oregon Legal Research

Oregon Legal Research

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

http://blog.oregonlegalresearch.com/
Rank this Week: 2773

Government Contracts Blog

Government Contracts Blog

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

http://www.governmentcontractslawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1490

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 23

    Good Morning Vietnam

    Good Morning Vietnam
    First time in years that I agree with this President on a foreign policy matter – he should’ve lifted the Vietnam arms embargo a while ago. Acting in the U.S. national interest. What a concept … The only way President…
  • May 22

    Political Pilgrimages, Sure, But To Places Other Than Facebook HQ

    Political Pilgrimages, Sure, But To Places Other Than Facebook HQ
    Muslims go to Mecca, at least once. Catholics, well, we have smorgasbord of holy sites. Lourdes. Fatima. The Vatican. For Judaism, it is the Western Wall. To my Jewish friends, hurry, before political correctness leads to a ‘prayer…
  • May 15

    Reparations for Cuba: That Dog Does Not Hunt

    Reparations for Cuba: That Dog Does Not Hunt
    Officials with the governments of the United States and Cuba meet this week in Cuba to, allegedly, create a framework for future talks. In other words, it is a meeting about nothing. As it has done for decades, Cuba wants to discuss…
Rank this Week: 4529

New Jersey Public Safety Officers…

New Jersey Public Safety Officers Law Blog

Covers employment issues related to corrections officers, firefighters, and police officers in New Jersey. By Frank M. Crivelli of Arpaia and Crivelli.

http://www.njpublicsafetyofficers.com/
Rank this Week: 1448

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: 1166

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 19

    Mickelson Seeks Relief from Insider Trading Hazard

    Mickelson Seeks Relief from Insider Trading Hazard
    Almost two years ago, the Wall Street Journal and New York Times first reported an insider trading investigation involving sports gambler William “Billy” Walters and pro golfer Phil Mickelson.  At the time, the investigation…
  • May 3

    Supreme Court Takes On “Another” in Upholding Hobbs Act Conviction

    Supreme Court Takes On “Another” in Upholding Hobbs Act Conviction
    The Hobbs Act – a law promulgated in 1946 to deal with the infiltration of racketeering activity in labor unions – got a “W” in its column yesterday with the Supreme Court’s issuance of Ocasio v. United…
  • Apr 13

    D.C. Circuit Reins In District Court for Second-Guessing Government’s Deferred Prosecution Agreement

    D.C. Circuit Reins In District Court for Second-Guessing Government’s Deferred Prosecution Agreement
    This guest post was authored by our colleague Jeremy A. Gunn, an associate in the firm’s Litigation Department. In an unusual win for both the U.S. Department of Justice and corporate defendants, the D.C. Circuit last week reversed a…
Rank this Week: 1948

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

    Letters to the President

    Letters to the President
    One of the most rewarding parts of my work is sharing the treasures of the National Archives with kids and their families. Through the support of the National Archives Foundation, we continue to host sleepovers in the Rotunda of the ……
  • May 6

    Celebrating Service to the Public

    Celebrating Service to the Public
    Yesterday, at our annual Archivist’s Achievement Awards ceremony, we celebrated Public Service Recognition Week by recognizing staff across the country for their exceptional contributions to the mission of the agency. In my remarks, I…
  • Apr 21

    FOIA Federal Advisory Committee Report

    FOIA Federal Advisory Committee Report
    I am pleased to announce that the inaugural Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Advisory Committee, under the direction of the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS), submitted a final report and recommendations regarding FOIA Fees,…
Rank this Week: 4714

Infra Insight Blog

Infra Insight Blog

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

http://www.infrainsightblog.com
Rank this Week: 3789

Government Contracts Blog

Government Contracts Blog

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

http://brownrudnick.com/blog/government-contracts/
  • May 18

    Labor Department Makes Stealth Changes to Service Contract Act Regulation

    Labor Department Makes Stealth Changes to Service Contract Act Regulation
    We are guessing that you did not hear this morning that the U.S. Department of Labor has published final regulations widening coverage of the Service Contract Act, the law that requires workers on federal service contracts to receive…
  • May 4

    Some Mission Statements ARE Enforceable By Contract, Says ASBCA

    Some Mission Statements ARE Enforceable By Contract, Says ASBCA
    There are many prurient details one might choose to focus on in the recent Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals (“ASBCA”) decision App. of—Joseph Sottolano, ASBCA No. 59777, which upheld the termination of an Army…
  • May 3

    Delay, Delay, Corporate Acquisition, No Standing

    Delay, Delay, Corporate Acquisition, No Standing
    In Universal Protection Service, LP v. United States, et al., No. 16-126C, the United States Court of Federal Claims (“COFC”) found that Universal was not a “complete successor in interest” to ABM Security Services.…
Rank this Week: 4361

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 17

    HIGH COURT ADOPTS OUT-OF-DISTRICT ELECTRONIC SEARCHES

    HIGH COURT ADOPTS OUT-OF-DISTRICT ELECTRONIC SEARCHES
    By letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan on April 28, 2016, the Supreme Court adopted two significant amendments to Rule 41 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure–the rule governing search and seizure.  The amendments, if enacted,…
  • May 16

    CFPB Announces Plan to Promulgate Key Mortgage Disclosure Rule

    CFPB Announces Plan to Promulgate Key Mortgage Disclosure Rule
    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Richard Cordray recently informed several banking and other industry groups that the Bureau plans to introduce a proposed rule to address concerns related to CFPB mortgage disclosure…
  • May 12

    The Anti-Corruption Summit – UK plans for a new corporate money-laundering offence, and a host of other proposal

    The Anti-Corruption Summit – UK plans for a new corporate money-laundering offence, and a host of other proposal
    Today the UK’s Prime Minster David Cameron hosted the  “Anti-Corruption Summit”, a first of its kind, bringing together world leaders, business, and civil society with the goal of seeking to agree on a package of steps…
Rank this Week: 1864

Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Covers government law. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.uaslawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2035

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 13

    Maryland Just Can’t Help Itself When It Comes to Pay-to-Play Revision

    Maryland Just Can’t Help Itself When It Comes to Pay-to-Play Revision
    Avid followers of the Pay to Play Law Blog know how active the State of Maryland has been over the past few years with regard to the amendment and revision of its pay-to-play framework for those contracting with or otherwise doing business…
  • Apr 1

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

    SEC Pumps the Breaks on the Adoption of FINRA’s Proposed Pay-to-Play Rule
    We’ve all been there before – charging headlong down the interstate at a few (or more than a few) miles per hour over the speed limit, when we suddenly come upon a speed trap conveniently tucked into a service road in the highway…
  • Mar 25

    Enforcing Pay-to-Play Violation

    Enforcing Pay-to-Play Violation
    I recently had an interesting dialogue with a city attorney in a pay-to-pay state about a new and – from the perspective of candidates everywhere – concerning state trend in pay-to-pay enforcement: mandatory candidate…
Rank this Week: 3640

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

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

http://blog.finkrosnerershow-levenberg.com/
  • May 13

    To plan your estate, find out what you actually have

    To plan your estate, find out what you actually have
    People often think of “estate planning” as just making a Last Will and Testament that directs who should inherit what. But a fundamental and necessary tenet of “estate planning” is to know just what you have, so that…
  • May 9

    Payback provisions are required for a qualified special needs trust

    Payback provisions are required for a qualified special needs trust
    Self-settled special needs trusts must have a payback provision to be considered an exempt trust  under the federal and state Medicaid program. A Medicaid applicant under 65 can transfer his or her excess resources (assets) into a…
  • May 5

    The system puts a heavy burden on applicant to prove Medicaid eligibility

    The system puts a heavy burden on applicant to prove Medicaid eligibility
    In A.T. v. Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services (unpublished non-precedential decision, Appellate Division of Superior Court, 2015, WL 7421647), a Medicaid application was denied for failure to provide requested verifications of…
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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 12

    Drafting Statutes and Rules: Pedagogy, Practice, and Politic

    Drafting Statutes and Rules: Pedagogy, Practice, and Politic
    The Fifth “Colonial Frontier” Legal Writing Conference Saturday, December 3, 2016 Hosted by Duquesne University School of Law Drafting Statutes and Rules: Pedagogy, Practice, and Politics The least common, but perhaps one of the…
  • May 12

    AALS Section on Legislation and Law of the Political Process- New Voices in Legislation Program at 2017 AALS

    AALS Section on Legislation and Law of the Political Process- New Voices in Legislation Program at 2017 AALS
    The AALS Section on Legislation and Law of the Political Process is pleased to announce that it will host a "New Voices in Legislation" program during the 2017 AALS Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA. This works-in-progress program will…
  • Apr 18

    CFP: 2016 SALT Teaching Conference this Fall in Chicago!

    CFP: 2016 SALT Teaching Conference this Fall in Chicago!
    Dear colleagues: Below, please see the call for panels and papers for the 2016 Society of American Law Teachers (SALT) Teaching Conference! The CFP is also available online here. Proposals are due by June 15, 2016. We look forward to...
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PA Public Contracts

PA Public Contracts

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

http://www.papubliccontracts.com/
  • May 12

    Minimum Wage Increased For Employees Of Certain State Contractor

    Minimum Wage Increased For Employees Of Certain State Contractor
    On March 7, 2016, Governor Tom Wolf signed an Executive Order that raises the minimum wage to $10.15 an hour for employees of certain state contractors. The employees covered the Executive Order include: Employees who: (1) directly…
  • May 10

    What Rules Govern The Award Of Public Contracts By The Philadelphia Gas Works?

    What Rules Govern The Award Of Public Contracts By The Philadelphia Gas Works?
    Have you ever wondered what rules govern the award of public contracts by the Philadelphia Gas Works (PGW)?  Believe it or not, the answer to this question requires analysis of an ancient Philadelphia Gas…
  • May 4

    Public Radio Show Interviews Me On City Of Philadelphia No-Bid Purchase Of Police Body Camera

    Public Radio Show Interviews Me On City Of Philadelphia No-Bid Purchase Of Police Body Camera
    Yesterday the public radio show, APM Marketplace, aired a business story from a local WHYY reporter, Bobby Allyn, where I was asked to comment on the City of Philadelphia’s recent, no-bid purchase of police body cameras from Taser…
Rank this Week: 3446

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
  • Apr 27

    New York company pays $5 million to settle service-disabled veteran fraud case

    New York company pays $5 million to settle service-disabled veteran fraud case
    New York-based Hayner Hoyt Corp. agreed to pay $5 million to settle a whistleblower’s allegations that the company defrauded the government by fraudulently obtaining contracts set aside for service-disabled veteran-owned businesses, the…
  • Apr 27

    Oncology parent company settles following subsidiary’s agreement in whistleblower case

    Oncology parent company settles following subsidiary’s agreement in whistleblower case
    On March 8, the Department of Justice announced that 21st Century Oncology, Inc., the parent of 21st Century Oncology, LLC (which paid nearly $20 million to DOJ in December 2015), and another subsidiary have agreed to pay $34.7 million to…
  • Apr 27

    Combat helmet maker pays $3 million to settle whistleblowers’ allegations.

    Combat helmet maker pays $3 million to settle whistleblowers’ allegations.
    On March 7, the Department of Justice announced that Ohio-based Armorsource, LLC, had agreed to pay $3 million to resolve a whistleblower’s allegations that the company provided defective combat helmets to the U.S. Army. According to…
Rank this Week: 4101

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: 4957

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Covers governance in higher education and in law firms, bankruptcy ethics, popular culture and the law, Enron and other corporate fiascos, and professional responsibility generally. By Nancy Rapoport, a law professor at UNLV's Boyd School of Law.

http://nancyrapoport.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1358

FERCBlog

FERCBlog

Features reports and analysis of recent happenings at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

http://www.fercblog.com
  • Apr 19

    U.S. Supreme Court Blasts Maryland for Distorting PJM’s Capacity Market

    U.S. Supreme Court Blasts Maryland for Distorting PJM’s Capacity Market
    The U.S. Supreme Court blasts Maryland for distorting PJM’s capacity market, thus affirming the Fourth Circuit’s ruling that the Maryland Public Service Commission’s Generation Order is field preempted by FERC’s…
  • Jan 25

    D.C. Circuit Overturned!

    D.C. Circuit Overturned!
    The Supreme Court has reversed the D.C. Circuit’s opinion in Federal Energy Regulatory Commission v. Electric Power Supply Association, ruling that FERC Order 745 complies with the plain terms of the Federal Power Act. Active demand…
  • Dec 31

    New England Transmission Rates Are Unjust And Unreasonable

    New England Transmission Rates Are Unjust And Unreasonable
      New England transmission rates are unjust and unreasonable, according to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Notably, on December 28, 2015 the FERC found the Independent System Operator-New England (“ISO-NE”) Tariff…
Rank this Week: 1757

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/
Rank this Week: 2727

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/
  • Mar 12

    No necesitamos más BOE sino más decencia

    No necesitamos más BOE sino más decencia
    Así de claro se expresa en una estupenda entrevista en el Diario La Nueva España David Ordoñez Solís, juez de lo contencioso-administrativo, bellísima persona y de portentoso currículum (y amigo…
  • Mar 12

    No necesitamos mas BOE sino mas decencia

    No necesitamos mas BOE sino mas decencia
     Así de claro se expresa en una estupenda entrevista en el Diario La Nueva España David Ordoñez Solís, juez de lo contencioso-administrativo, bellísima persona y de portentoso currículum ( y…
  • Mar 10

    Novedades sobre la acción de regreso contra funcionario

    Novedades sobre la acción de regreso contra funcionario
    El que rompe, paga. Ese es el refrán clásico que encierra la esencia del instituto jurídico de la responsabilidad civil y penal: el causante debe remediar o compensar el daño  causado. En el ámbito de…
Rank this Week: 1719

Nexus

Nexus

Chapman's Journal of Law and Public Policy

http://www.lawschoolblog.org/
  • Mar 5

    ARE SPEECH POLICIES PUTTING FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION AT RISK ON COLLEGE CAMPUSES?

    ARE SPEECH POLICIES PUTTING FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION AT RISK ON COLLEGE CAMPUSES?
    Is the First Amendment under attack on college and university campuses? Many free speech advocates and watchdog groups seem to think so. Commentators have recently expressed concern that colleges and universities, instead of serving as havens…
  • Mar 5

    Evening the Scales: The Acceptance of the GRE in Law School Admission

    Evening the Scales: The Acceptance of the GRE in Law School Admission
    Ask any prospective, current, or former law student and they will all say the same thing—an applicant’s score on the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) is the single most important factor in law school admissions. A high score…
  • Mar 5

    Highly Skilled International Students With No Work Visa Option After Graduation

    Highly Skilled International Students With No Work Visa Option After Graduation
    For an International student studying in America, graduation brings difficult questions and decisions. Upon graduation, the International student must decide whether or not to pursue a career in America. America is known as the land of…
Rank this Week: 3169

Colorado Common Law

Colorado Common Law

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

http://cocommonlaw.com
  • Jan 23

    Moving to a New Website

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

    Vaughn Index in Colorado Public Record

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

    Banning Homelessness in Colorado

    Banning Homelessness in Colorado
    It appears a sad new trend in Colorado is to create policies or laws, treating homelessness as a criminal condition. A new report, “No Right to Rest: Criminalizing Homelessness in Colorado” which details the efforts cities and…
Rank this Week: 2271

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

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

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

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

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

    DISSENTING JUSTICE IS ON FACEBOOK AND TWITTER!

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

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

    Cop Swindles Elderly Dementia Victim of $2 Million; Department Does Nothing to Stop It
    In a rather disturbing case of police misconduct, Aaron Goodwin, a Portsmouth, New Hampshire police officer, took advantage of a 91-year-old woman with dementia. She had called 911 for some reason,... To view the rest of this article, please…
Rank this Week: 861