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Subject to Inquiry

Subject to Inquiry

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

http://www.subjecttoinquiry.com/
  • Jun 29

    CFPB’s TRID Rule Delayed Again – Uncertainty Persists for Good-Faith Grace Period

    CFPB’s TRID Rule Delayed Again – Uncertainty Persists for Good-Faith Grace Period
    The CFPB announced on June 17 that it would delay the effective date of the “Know Before You Owe” rule until October 1, 2015. However, the proposed rule issued by the Bureau on June 25 now delays the effective date to Saturday,…
  • Jun 29

    Supreme Court Strikes Down Warrantless Searches of Hotel Guest Registrie

    Supreme Court Strikes Down Warrantless Searches of Hotel Guest Registrie
    Hotels possess a treasure trove of private information about their guests. Everything from the guest’s name, address, credit card and vehicle information to the number of guests in the party, arrival and departure dates and the amount…
  • Jun 25

    Supreme Court Upholds Use of Disparate Impact in FHA Claim

    Supreme Court Upholds Use of Disparate Impact in FHA Claim
    In a decision certain to have major repercussions for the banking industry, the Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the use of disparate impact theories of liability – that is, suits that claim a law or practice has a discriminatory…
Rank this Week: 699

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/
  • Jun 29

    David E. Pozen on "Privacy-Privacy Tradeoffs"

    David E. Pozen on "Privacy-Privacy Tradeoffs"
    Readers who found engaging my recent paper with Jodie Liu, "The Privacy Paradox: The Privacy Benefits of Privacy Threats," will certainly want to check out a new draft paper by Columbia Law School professor David E. Pozen. Entitled "Privacy…
  • Jun 29

    Today's Headlines and Commentary

    Today's Headlines and Commentary
    “Grexit” may be on the horizon, as Greece holds a nationwide referendum on whether to accept an extension of the European Union’s promise of continued bailout funds in exchange for harsh austerity measures. The…
  • Jun 29

    The UN Gaza Report: Heads I Win, Tails You Lose

    The UN Gaza Report: Heads I Win, Tails You Lose
    One of the basic tenets of the law of armed conflict (LOAC) is the equal application of the laws: as Professor Adam Roberts explains, LOAC applies to all parties to a conflict and “as far as the application of the law is concerned, it…
Rank this Week: 121

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Whistleblower Lawyer News

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

http://www.whistleblowerlawyernews.com/
  • Jun 29

    Doctor and nurse win over $110 million in whistleblower case

    Doctor and nurse win over $110 million in whistleblower case
    Atlanta physicians Alon Vainer and Nurse Daniel Barbir of Cummings Georgia have been awarded over $110 million in for their role in a whistleblower case against DaVita Healthcare Partners, the nation’s largest kidney dialysis services.…
  • Jun 25

    Popcorn lung lawsuits increasing for lung damage of workers in popcorn factorie

    Popcorn lung lawsuits increasing for lung damage of workers in popcorn factorie
    Bronchiolitis obliterans is a medical term relating to a life threatening form of lung disease which the small airways are compressed by scar tissue. It has many causes including inhaling a chemical called Diacetyl, used in artificial butter…
  • Jun 24

    Education Affiliates for profit college pays $13 million for False Claims to DOE

    Education Affiliates for profit college pays $13 million for False Claims to DOE
    Education Affiliates (EA), a for-profit education company based in White Marsh, Maryland, has agreed to pay $13 million to the United States to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by submitting false claims to the…
Rank this Week: 370

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/
  • Jun 29

    Guidelines for the promulgating of rules and regulations by an administrative agency

    Guidelines for the promulgating of rules and regulations by an administrative agency
    Guidelines for the promulgating of rules and regulations by an administrative agencyGreater N.Y. Taxi Assn. v New York City Taxi & Limousine Commn., Court of Appeals, 2015 NY Slip Op 05514In this case the Court of Appeals addresses the…
  • Jun 29

    Termination as "a final agency action” is effected when the letter of dismissal is delivered to the officer or employee

    Termination as "a final agency action” is effected when the letter of dismissal is delivered to the officer or employee
    Termination as "a final agency action” is effected when the letter of dismissal is delivered to the officer or employee 2015 NY Slip Op 04892, Appellate Division, Third DepartmentAn internal investigation by the Division of State Police…
  • Jun 28

    The 2015 edition of the Discipline Book

    The 2015 edition of the Discipline Book
    The 2015 edition of this concise guide to disciplinary actions involving public officers and employees in New York State is now available in two formats - as a paperback print edition and in an electronic [e-book] edition. For more…
Rank this Week: 18

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • Jun 29

    Senator seeks GAO investigation of CFPB payday loan rulemaking

    Senator seeks GAO investigation of CFPB payday loan rulemaking
    Barbara S. Mishkin In a letter to the Government Accountability Office (GAO), Senator David Vitter questioned “the adequacy and thoroughness of the CFPB’s analysis of small entity impacts” in connection with its payday…
  • Jun 25

    CFPB seeks comments on new information collection request

    CFPB seeks comments on new information collection request
    Barbara S. Mishkin The CFPB has published notices in today’s Federal Register seeking comments on the following information collections: “Consumer Response Government and Congressional Boarding Forms.”  The…
  • Jun 25

    CFPB begins public disclosure of consumer complaint narrative

    CFPB begins public disclosure of consumer complaint narrative
    Barbara S. Mishkin As of today, consumer narratives are publicly available on the CFPB’s consumer complaint database.  In its press release, the CFPB stated that the database now includes “for the first time over 7,700…
Rank this Week: 3726

Lobby Comply Blog

Lobby Comply Blog

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

http://stateandfed.com/lobbycomply/
  • Jun 29

    Quebec National Assembly Proposes Lobbying Transparency Act

    Quebec National Assembly Proposes Lobbying Transparency Act
    The National Assembly in Quebec has introduced new legislation proposing to strengthen and expand lobbying activities. Bill 56, titled the Continued on Next Page
  • Jun 29

    Connecticut General Assembly to Convene Special Session

    Connecticut General Assembly to Convene Special Session
    The General Assembly will convene a special session today, June 29, 2015, to complete work on the state budget and Continued on Next Page
  • Jun 29

    Monday News Roundup

    Monday News Roundup
    Lobbying New York: “IG: State vendor lavished OMIG director with gifts, booze” by Brendan Lyons for Albany Times Union Wisconsin: Continued on Next Page
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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/
  • Jun 29

    And They Want to Be a State?

    And They Want to Be a State?
    Global markets, media, and politicos will be closely watching Greece this week as it seeks to find a solution (i.e., another bailout) to its close to $400 billion headache. Yet right here in the Western Hemisphere, we have a mini-financial…
  • Jun 24

    Spain’s Conservative Government to Subsidize Cuba Investment

    Spain’s Conservative Government to Subsidize Cuba Investment
    Spain’s conservative government, at least conservative from the European point of view, is wasting no time making the most of President Obama’s rapprochement with the Cuban regime. The state-subsidized COFIDES – kind of like…
  • Jun 22

    The Embargo and Encryption Export Controls Will Limit U.S. Exports to Communist Cuba

    The Embargo and Encryption Export Controls Will Limit U.S. Exports to Communist Cuba
    Data encryption technology is embedded in a wide-range of electronic products such as mobile devices and healthcare technologies. It is also important for a wide-array of services requiring security and privacy such as financial transactions…
Rank this Week: 777

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/
  • Jun 29

    Respuestas de la jurisprudencia a los problemas procesales contencioso-administrativo

    Respuestas de la jurisprudencia a los problemas procesales contencioso-administrativo
    ¿Ambicioso titular, eh?. Hay muchos y muy buenos libros sobre el proceso contencioso-administrativo. Lo que no abunda en los juristas son las ganas de profundizar en cuestiones académicas o recibir lecciones teóricas;…
  • Jun 27

    Veinte momentos incómodísimos al impartir charla

    Veinte momentos incómodísimos al impartir charla
    Para la mayoría de las personas lo de impartir charlas, ponencias o conferencias es un chollo. Hablas de lo que quieres, como quieres y te pagan. Nada de eso. Confieso que me paso la vida explicando que no es ninguna bicoca y que los…
  • Jun 24

    La crisis económica no es un comodín para abusos administrativos, Supremo dixit

    La crisis económica no es un comodín para abusos administrativos, Supremo dixit
    La crisis económica ha sido la coartada para la aprobación de numerosos Decretos-Leyes con las bendiciones del Tribunal Constitucional por considerar que justifica la “situación de extraordinaria y urgente…
Rank this Week: 1770

RegBlog

RegBlog

A regulation blog, in affiliation with the Penn Program on Regulation. From the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

http://www.regblog.org/
  • Jun 28

    Rowhouse Heat

    Rowhouse Heat
    Applying DOE’s proposed energy efficiency standard to furnaces in rowhouses would be counterproductive.
  • Jun 25

    The Regulatory Week in Review: June 26, 2015

    The Regulatory Week in Review: June 26, 2015
    The Supreme Court issues decisions on same-sex marriage and healthcare reform, Senators hold hearings on concept of regulatory budget, and more...
  • Jun 24

    How Cooperation Between Telecom Firms Can Improve Efficiency

    How Cooperation Between Telecom Firms Can Improve Efficiency
    Scholar argues that cooperation and competition can co-exist in the European telecom industry.
Rank this Week: 834

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: 205

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

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

http://legalnewsyoucanuse.com/
  • Jun 28

    Cost basis adjusts at death so save the proof

    Cost basis adjusts at death so save the proof
    “Cost basis” in its simplest sense is the amount you paid for an asset whose value changes over time. A dollar is a dollar, but a share of stock might be purchased for $19 and later be worth $5 or … Continue reading…
  • Jun 27

    Time marches on and the Trust in your Will may no longer be needed

    Time marches on and the Trust in your Will may no longer be needed
    Estate planning can be thought of as a life-long process. A young person may not have much in the way of worldly posessions, but may have particular opinions about who should make the medical and financial decisions for them if ……
  • Jun 24

    Social Security Administration halts SSI overpayment notices concerning certain same sex couple

    Social Security Administration halts SSI overpayment notices concerning certain same sex couple
    If a disabled or elderly person receives Supplemental Security Income (SSI), there are income and resource restrictions as a condition for eligibility. When two SSI recipients are married, the monthly benefit is lower than it would be to two…
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Discourse.net

Discourse.net

By University of Miami law professor Michael Froomkin. Covers civil liberties, the Internet, Guantanamo, Iraq attrocities, politics and more.

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Jun 27

    Drone Shooting in the New

    Drone Shooting in the New
    Looks like my article, Self-Defense Against Robots and Drones (written with Zak Colangelo) isn’t a minute too early. ArsTechnica reports Man shoots downs neighbor’s hexacopter in rural drone shotgun battle. The parties in Joe v…
  • Jun 27

    I Did

    I Did
    Andrew Rudalevige, writing in the Monkey Cage, asks King v. Burwell: Who knew administrative law could be so much fun? As a long-time teacher of Administrative Law I’m continually amazed that people say Ad Law is dull. It may be…
  • Jun 27

    ICANN Is Up to Its Old Trick

    ICANN Is Up to Its Old Trick
    Must read: Kieren McCarthy, ICANN’s leaving the nest, so when will it grow up? The org that will run the internet still acts like a teenager. Protected by its important father, the US government, ICANN has become a surly, entitled,…
Rank this Week: 11

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: 4890

Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Covers government law. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.uaslawblog.com/
  • Jun 26

    FAA Approves First Exemption Allowing UAS to Spray Crop

    FAA Approves First Exemption Allowing UAS to Spray Crop
    In a giant step forward for the commercial UAS industry, the FAA recently granted Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. (“Yamaha”) a Section 333 exemption that authorizes Yamaha to conduct agricultural aircraft operations with the…
  • Jun 25

    UAS Sighting by White House, Inside FAA’s “No Drone Zone”

    UAS Sighting by White House, Inside FAA’s “No Drone Zone”
    Reported by the AP, another unmanned aircraft system (“UAS”) was recently spotted in the vicinity of the White House, prompting a security lock down.  This is the first publicly reported UAS incident by the White House since…
  • Jun 17

    UAS Appearing at Sporting Event

    UAS Appearing at Sporting Event
    Unmanned aircraft systems (“UAS”) are appearing more frequently at sporting events in the US.  FOX Sports reported on June 1, 2015 that local police questioned a man flying a UAS inside Citizens Bank Park during a…
Rank this Week: 2178

Whistleblower Attorneys Blog

Whistleblower Attorneys Blog

Covers qui tam and government law. By Greene LLP.

http://www.whistleblowerattorneys-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 2293

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/
  • Jun 26

    SEC Promotes Pay-to-Play Compliance with a Friendly Reminder – and a Wells Notice

    SEC Promotes Pay-to-Play Compliance with a Friendly Reminder – and a Wells Notice
    With a friendly reminder and notice of an investigation, the Securities and Exchange Commission has reminded us all, yet again, that it is moving forward with pay-to-play enforcement whether the regulated community is ready or not.  This…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3746

Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • Jun 26

    This Week in EPA Science

    This Week in EPA Science
    By Kacey Fitzpatrick Are you watching the Women’s World Cup this weekend? There may be no commercial breaks but half time is fifteen minutes—the perfect amount of time to refill drinks, get a snack, and catch up on EPA science!…
  • Jun 26

    Summer Reading List: Learn About States’ Shapes, Social Physics, and Rust

    Summer Reading List: Learn About States’ Shapes, Social Physics, and Rust
    By Jeffery Robichaud I was in Seattle for a meeting this spring and realized that my kids had only two more weeks before they were off for the summer. My wife and I would face the yearly struggle of convincing them to read for…
  • Jun 25

    All That Summer Bring

    All That Summer Bring
    As you settle into the rhythm of summertime, we hope that you’re taking time to enjoy the wonderful outdoor activities that the New York City area has to offer! Our ‘Welcome to the Weekend’ summer series brings you a variety…
Rank this Week: 69

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/
  • Jun 26

    Government Nears 25% In Small Business Awards; WOSBs & HUBZones Lag

    Government Nears 25% In Small Business Awards; WOSBs & HUBZones Lag
    The government awarded 24.99% of prime contracting dollars to small businesses in Fiscal Year 2014, a sharp increase over the 23.39% figure from 2013. The SBA’s 2014 Small Business Procurement Scorecard, which was released today, shows…
  • Jun 26

    SmallGovCon Week In Review: June 22-26, 2015

    SmallGovCon Week In Review: June 22-26, 2015
    As June winds down and we head into the last weekend of the month, I hope you are finding time to relax and catch up on your Vitamin D this summer.  There was a lot in the news this week, starting with the Supreme Court’s decision…
  • Jun 24

    Will The Supreme Court Put “Veterans First” In The Kingdomware SDVOSB Case?

    Will The Supreme Court Put “Veterans First” In The Kingdomware SDVOSB Case?
    Is the Department of Veterans Affairs required to prioritize service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses (“SDVOSBs”) when it buys supplies and services?  That, essentially, will be the question before the Supreme Court…
Rank this Week: 3557

Corruption Chronicles

Corruption Chronicles

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

http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/
  • Jun 26

    Open-Borders Sociology Prof. Behind New DHS Rule Freeing Illegal Alien Familie

    Open-Borders Sociology Prof. Behind New DHS Rule Freeing Illegal Alien Familie
    A renowned open-borders sociology professor with published research on “victims of deportation policies” is behind the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) new regulation ordering the release of illegal immigrant families…
  • Jun 25

    U.S. Spends $250k to Bring “Baseball Cares” to Dominican Republic

    U.S. Spends $250k to Bring “Baseball Cares” to Dominican Republic
    Can baseball miraculously improve education, combat domestic violence and child abuse in an impoverished Caribbean island? The U.S. government seems to think so and it’s spending a quarter of a million taxpayer dollars to implement a…
  • Jun 23

    Govt. Takes Nearly 15 Years to Respond to JW Record Request

    Govt. Takes Nearly 15 Years to Respond to JW Record Request
    Highlighting the failures of public-record laws designed to keep government accountable, it took a federal agency nearly fifteen years to respond to a request filed by Judicial Watch for information concerning Osama bin Laden. The material…
Rank this Week: 2017

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/
  • Jun 26

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 6/26

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 6/26
    United States Federal Trial Courts Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/dct/2015dct.htmlBorrichio v. Casino (Employment Discrimination, Casinos)In re Curtis Vale Womelsdorf and Lavonne Mae Womelsdorf, Debtors (Bankruptcy)United…
  • Jun 19

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 6/19

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 6/19
    United States Federal Trial Courts Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/dct/2015dct.htmlNational Labor Relations Board Chickasaw Nation D/B/A Winstar World Casino and International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 886, Affiliated with…
  • Jun 15

    NILL added new content to the the U.S. Supreme Court Indian Law Bulletin on 6/15

    NILL added new content to the the U.S. Supreme Court Indian Law Bulletin on 6/15
    U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2014-2015update.htmlPetition for Certiorari was granted in Dollar General Corporation v. Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians (Tribal Court Jurisdiction) on June 15, 2015.…
Rank this Week: 804

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/
  • Jun 26

    Education Company Agrees to Settle Five Qui Tam Case

    Education Company Agrees to Settle Five Qui Tam Case
    According to the Department of Justice, a for-profit education company based in Baltimore, Maryland, Education Affiliates (“EA”), has agreed to settle five qui tam cases alleging the company submitted fraudulent claims to the U.S.…
  • Jun 25

    Helpful Whistleblower Decision from D.C. Circuit

    Helpful Whistleblower Decision from D.C. Circuit
    On June 23, 2015, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued a helpful decision for qui tam whistleblowers in U.S. ex rel Heath v. AT&T, Inc., Case No. 14– 7094, 2015 WL 3852180 (D.C. Cir. 2015).…
  • Jun 19

    Largest Healthcare Fraud Takedown in Justice Department History

    Largest Healthcare Fraud Takedown in Justice Department History
    According to the Justice Department, the Medicare Fraud Strike Force conducted a nationwide operation in 17 cities this week.  The sweep resulted in criminal charges against 243 individuals for their alleged participation in healthcare…
Rank this Week: 1056

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/
  • Jun 26

    CAAF’s decision in Woods does not support MJIA

    CAAF’s decision in Woods does not support MJIA
    The Real Cost Of Having Commanders In Charge Of Military Justice This article has appeared in Task & Purpose as a result of United States v. Woods,  decided by the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces on 18 June 2015.…
  • Jun 25

    An interesting perspective

    An interesting perspective
    Protect Our Defenders (POD) has this to say about the recent vote on Sen. Gillibrand’s Military Justice Improvement Act. Last week, 50 U.S. Senators stood with survivors and voted for Senator Gillibrand’s Military Justice…
  • Jun 25

    Opening the door-or keeping it closed

    Opening the door-or keeping it closed
    As a defense counsel, I’m always looking for ways in which the prosecutor has opened the door to relevant evidence, but which for some reasons has been excluded or can’t be offered.  MRE 412 comes to mind, as happened to me…
Rank this Week: 56

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
  • Jun 25

    Budget Officer Bucco’s Remarks Against Dems’ Proposed Tax-Raising FY16 Spending Plan

    Budget Officer Bucco’s Remarks Against Dems’ Proposed Tax-Raising FY16 Spending Plan
    The following are Senate Republican Budget Officer Anthony Bucco’s remarks as prepared for delivery during today’s Senate session vote on the Democrats’ tax-raising Fiscal Year 2016 New Jersey budget proposal: During a…
  • Jun 25

    Beck Votes No on Dems’ Tax-Raising FY16 Spending Plan

    Beck Votes No on Dems’ Tax-Raising FY16 Spending Plan
    Senate Republican Budget Committee Member Jennifer Beck stated the following before voting today against the Democrats’ tax-raising Fiscal Year 2016 New Jersey budget proposal: Sen. Jennifer Beck speaking during a New Jersey Senate…
  • Jun 25

    Beck Votes No on Dems’ Tax-Raising FY16 Spending Plan

    Beck Votes No on Dems’ Tax-Raising FY16 Spending Plan
    Senate Republican Budget Committee Member Jennifer Beck stated the following before voting today against the Democrats’ tax-raising Fiscal Year 2016 New Jersey budget proposal: Sen. Jennifer Beck speaking during a New Jersey Senate…
Rank this Week: 308

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/
  • Jun 25

    Hallelujah! What a relief.

    Hallelujah! What a relief.
    Copy editing finally done for Unfit for Democracy: The Roberts Court and the Breakdown of American Politics. It’s scheduled for publication in January by NYU Press – still a few months off but it feels like a…
  • Jun 24

    Jeanette’s award

    Jeanette’s award
    I haven’t been putting personal notes in my blog, but I had the pleasure, on the 9th, of attending a Red Cross Volunteer Recognition event where my wife, Jeanette, was presented with the J. Spencer Standish Community Service Award…
  • Jun 23

    Texas License Plate

    Texas License Plate
    What really matters about the decision about Texas license plates?[1] The conversation is all about the plates. That’s a part of what lawsuits do. They get us talking about the specific example, the thing that the plaintiff wanted to…
Rank this Week: 778

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
  • Jun 25

    Don’t Text with an Informant and iPads are Not Phone

    Don’t Text with an Informant and iPads are Not Phone
    While Dora the Explorer’s cousin, Diego, may proudly proclaim that “helping out each other is good for everyone,” apparently defendant Curtis Diego’s “friend,” Gary Still, had no such interest. Mr. Still,…
  • Jun 4

    Elonis v. United States: The Supreme Court Weighs In On Rap Lyrics, True Threats, and Criminal Intent

    Elonis v. United States: The Supreme Court Weighs In On Rap Lyrics, True Threats, and Criminal Intent
    Shortly after his wife decided to leave him, 28-year-old Anthony Elonis, under the pseudonym “Tone Dougie,” began posting “self-styled ‘rap’ lyrics” on Facebook that contained “graphically violent…
  • May 29

    Former Speaker Hastert Indicted: Structuring a Costly Cover-Up

    Former Speaker Hastert Indicted: Structuring a Costly Cover-Up
    Yesterday, the Department of Justice charged former House Speaker Dennis Hastert in an indictment stemming from his alleged agreement to pay an unknown individual $3.5 million “to compensate for and conceal his prior misconduct”…
Rank this Week: 1853

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/
  • Jun 25

    Land Banks and Land Banking

    Land Banks and Land Banking
    My former professor, Frank Alexander, has published the second edition of his excellent guidebook on land banking. According to the Center for Community Progress, the publication “combines research on land banks with practical…
  • Jun 9

    Excellent Profile of Cook County Jail as Mental Health Facility

    Excellent Profile of Cook County Jail as Mental Health Facility
    There is an excellent article about Cook County Jail in the Atlantic this week entitled “America’s Largest Mental Hospital Is a Jail.” The article hits on some of the same points I made in this post from 2012 on the…
  • Jun 3

    New Article on “Eradicating Zombie Mortgages”

    New Article on “Eradicating Zombie Mortgages”
    Andrea Clark has posted an interesting article on SSRN entitled “Amidst the Walking Dead: Judicial and Nonjudicial Approaches for Eradicating Zombie Mortgages.” A version of the article will be published in an upcoming edition of…
Rank this Week: 3848

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/
  • Jun 24

    House Passes Bills to Repeal ACA Medical Device Tax and IPAB, Revise Medicare Advantage Policy

    House Passes Bills to Repeal ACA Medical Device Tax and IPAB, Revise Medicare Advantage Policy
    The House of Representatives has taken action on a number of bills to modify certain Affordable Care Act (ACA) provisions, revise Medicare Advantage policies, and make other health policy changes. On June 23, 2015, the House voted…
  • Jun 24

    CMS Proposes HCPCS Changes for Miscellaneous DME

    CMS Proposes HCPCS Changes for Miscellaneous DME
    CMS is proposing to revise the coding used to describe miscellaneous durable medical equipment (DME). The agency notes that HCPCS code E1399, “durable medical equipment, miscellaneous,” is currently used to bill for inexpensive…
  • Jun 24

    MedPAC Report to Congress on Medicare and the Health Care Delivery System

    MedPAC Report to Congress on Medicare and the Health Care Delivery System
    The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) has released its June 2015 Report to the Congress on Medicare and the Health Care Delivery System. The report includes a series of recommendations on Medicare hospital short-stay policy, in…
Rank this Week: 1235

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/
  • Jun 24

    Whistleblower Advocacy Group Campaigns For National Whistleblower Day

    Whistleblower Advocacy Group Campaigns For National Whistleblower Day
    The National Whistleblower Center issued an alert today asking its Action Alert Network to push Congress to enact a National Whistleblower Day. The action alert is below: Demand Congress Pass National Whistleblower Appreciation Day! Take…
  • Jun 18

    Senators Introduce Criminal Antitrust Anti-Retaliation Act

    Senators Introduce Criminal Antitrust Anti-Retaliation Act
    Washington, D.C. June 18, 2015.  Yesterday Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley and Ranking Member Patrick Leahy introduced legislation to extend whistleblower protection for employees who provide information to the…
  • Jun 17

    Sarajevo Whistleblower Week Provides Forum to Discuss Different Approaches to Whistleblower Protection

    Sarajevo Whistleblower Week Provides Forum to Discuss Different Approaches to Whistleblower Protection
    The following is a guest blog by Bojan Bajic.* Sarajevo Whistleblower Week (SWW) 2015, which occurred in the last week of May in Sarajevo was seen in a light of “clash” of two approaches: the first one representing pro-active…
Rank this Week: 1608

Oregon Legal Research

Oregon Legal Research

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

http://blog.oregonlegalresearch.com/
  • Jun 23

    What if Readers Turned Pages for the Sake of Turning Pages?: Amazon, Taylor Swift, and Big Brother

    What if Readers Turned Pages for the Sake of Turning Pages?: Amazon, Taylor Swift, and Big Brother
    Do writers need their own “Taylor Swift” to protect their right to be paid for their labor? (See NPR’s story about Swift, Apple, and right to be paid.) The latest Amazon plan to pay authors based on pages turned (and…
  • Jun 18

    Oregon Legal Assistance Resource Guide

    Oregon Legal Assistance Resource Guide
    We try to update this Oregon Legal Assistance Resource Guide at least twice a year (you can also find the guide from the WCLL Legal Research Resources website), but additions, corrections, and suggestions are always welcome. You can…
  • Jun 11

    How to Serve (Deliver) Legal Papers in Oregon

    How to Serve (Deliver) Legal Papers in Oregon
    There is a new Multnomah County Circuit Court, Family Court FAQ guide on “How to Serve (Deliver) Legal Papers in Oregon.” (We thank Judge McKnight and her family law team* for this guide! They say “[i]t was developed for…
Rank this Week: 1347

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/
  • Jun 23

    King v. Burwell: Upcoming Ruling

    King v. Burwell: Upcoming Ruling
    Over the next month, roughly 6.4 million people may be losing subsidies for health insurance. The United States Supreme Court has heard oral arguments for the King v. Burwell lawsuit and a ruling is expected sometime in late June or...
  • Jun 17

    Michigan Governer Signs Religious Freedom Adoption Bill

    Michigan Governer Signs Religious Freedom Adoption Bill
    On Thursday June 11, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder (R) signed legislation that would allow private adoption agencies to refuse adoption services to individuals based on religious grounds. Critics of the bill are concerned that the legislation…
  • Jun 12

    The Radical Reordering of Death Penalty Repeal: Nebraska Goes Retro

    The Radical Reordering of Death Penalty Repeal: Nebraska Goes Retro
    On May 29, just two days after Nebraska became the nineteenth state to abolish the death penalty, Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts announced that he still plans to execute Nebraska’s ten death row inmates. Death penalty foes say he…
Rank this Week: 1900

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: 1529

Infra Insight Blog

Infra Insight Blog

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

http://www.infrainsightblog.com
  • Jun 22

    IRWA Professionals Keenly Interested in Design-Build Issue

    IRWA Professionals Keenly Interested in Design-Build Issue
    Identifying and allocating the risks associated with right-of-way acquisition in design-build projects was a hot topic for the standing-room only crowd at last week’s annual Education Conference of the International Right of Way…
  • Jun 19

    Federal Court Invalidates Illinois Tollway Corridor EIS Highlighting Risk of Inconsistency with Metropolitan Transportation Plan

    Federal Court Invalidates Illinois Tollway Corridor EIS Highlighting Risk of Inconsistency with Metropolitan Transportation Plan
    Relying heavily on critical comments by the applicable metropolitan planning organizations, a federal district court in Illinois has invalidated the EIS for the Illiana Tollway Project in Northern Illinois and Northwest Indiana. The decision…
  • Jun 1

    Service Begins on Houston METRO Green and Purple Line

    Service Begins on Houston METRO Green and Purple Line
    Houston residents enjoyed free rides on Saturday, May 23, 2015 as part of the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (METRO’s) opening of the Green (East End) and Purple (Southeast) light rail lines.  The two new lines are…
Rank this Week: 3969

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/
  • Jun 18

    Is New Jersey State Healthcare Moving Toward the Implementation of a CDHP?

    Is New Jersey State Healthcare Moving Toward the Implementation of a CDHP?
    Yesterday, NJ.COM reported that Governor Christie was prepared to roll out sweeping pension legislation that would overhaul the way in which teacher pensions would be funded in the State of New Jersey.  Presently, teachers pensions in…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 645

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/
  • Jun 17

    What’s New in the National Archives Catalog: British Photographs of World War I

    What’s New in the National Archives Catalog: British Photographs of World War I
    As part of our efforts to digitize photographic and moving image records related to World War I and World War II, we recently digitized a series of British Photographs from World War I (1914-1918) and made them available in our ……
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4578

Fracking Insider

Fracking Insider

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

http://www.frackinginsider.com
Rank this Week: 3930

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 545

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/
  • Jun 16

    Just a couple of thoughts on ASARCO.

    Just a couple of thoughts on ASARCO.
    I think that the dissent was closer to being right than the majority opinion was (of course I think so:  I was one of four folks on this amicus brief), and that Congress should fix the problem by adopting the test that we proposed in our…
  • Jun 10

    BRAVO, Team DRC-Hubo @UNLV!

    BRAVO, Team DRC-Hubo @UNLV!
    Taken directly from our announcement--couldn't have written it better myself:On behalf of Dean Rama Venkat, the Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering is proud to announce that our team DRC-Hubo @UNLV finished in eighth place among the…
  • May 30

    Wishing Professor Paul Oh and his team the best of luck in the DARPA Robotics Challenge!

    Wishing Professor Paul Oh and his team the best of luck in the DARPA Robotics Challenge!
    Not that very long ago, UNLV was lucky enough to persuade Professor Paul Oh to join our faculty.  He and his team are about to compete in the DARPA Robotics Challenge, and I'm rooting for Hubo (now the "Metal Rebel") to win.I've been…
Rank this Week: 1107

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: 2379

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: 931

Legislative Blog

Legislative Blog

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

https://www.au.org/blogs/legislative
  • May 29

    Governors Push for Private School Voucher

    Governors Push for Private School Voucher
    Vanessa WolbrinkLegislativeThe public (63%) does not support private school vouchers: every time a voucher program has been put to a vote in the past 45 years, the voters have rejected it. Despite this disapproval, Governors around the…
  • 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)…
Rank this Week: 1857

Government Contracts Blog

Government Contracts Blog

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

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

    A Debriefing Is Not The Same As A Required Debriefing

    A Debriefing Is Not The Same As A Required Debriefing
    Good lawyers should live in fear of timeliness rules. No one wants to have a case dismissed because a deadline was missed. In Gorod Shtor, GAO dismissed a bid protest as untimely. In that case, the protester in a simplified acquisition…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4461

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: 4876

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: 1368

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: 1862

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: 4765