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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/
  • Dec 17

    Cuba

    Cuba
    The US approach to Cuba stopped making sense decades ago. Opening exchanges with Poland helped dislodge the Communist regime; the same is likely to happen to Cuba in the future. Maintaining the embargo with Cuba has done more to empower…
  • Dec 14

    Food for Thought

    Food for Thought
    While I enjoy fine dining in Paris, check out The Evil Waiter Case in the U. Miami Law Review.
  • Dec 7

    Off to Heidelberg

    Off to Heidelberg
    Thursday I’ll be discussing From Anonymity to Identification: Online Communication in a Time of Surveillance.  My hosts are the Netzpolitik AG of the University of Heidelberg, which translates, I think, as the Network Working Group…
Rank this Week: 17

Texas Medical Licensing Law Blog

Texas Medical Licensing Law Blog

Covers professional licensing matters and related regulatory issues for health care professionals. By the Leichter Law Firm.

http://www.txmedicallicensinglaw.com/
Rank this Week: 3569

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/
  • Dec 17

    Military justice humour

    Military justice humour
  • Dec 15

    For your calendar

    For your calendar
    At the 2015 Innocence Summit, the nation’s leading prosecutors, researchers, defense attorneys, citizen activists, exonerees, and others will come together to debate how the Innocence Movement can overcome old…
  • Dec 11

    NIMJ writing award

    NIMJ writing award
    Please see the NIMJ announcement of the Barry and Jenkins writing awards at this link. Kevin J. Barry Award for Excellence in Military Legal Studies. This award recognizes an outstanding article published in an academic or professional…
Rank this Week: 174

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/
  • Dec 17

    A Coffee Shop on the Israeli-Al Qaeda Border

    A Coffee Shop on the Israeli-Al Qaeda Border
    The last time I was on the Israeli-Syrian border looking at the ruined Syrian city of Quneitra was thirty years ago. I was fifteen and taking a summer course in Israel. And an Israeli soldier manning a border position was explaining to my…
  • Dec 17

    Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast, Episode #47: An Interview with Joanne McNabb

    Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast, Episode #47: An Interview with Joanne McNabb
    Our guest this week is Joanne McNabb, Director of Privacy Education and Policy for the California Attorney General’s Office.  Joanne discusses the findings and recommendations in the recently released 2014 California Data…
  • Dec 17

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary
    In a historic speech, today, President Barack Obama announced that the United States will restore full diplomatic relations with Cuba, opening an embassy in Havana, reviewing Cuba’s designation as a state sponsor of terrorism, and…
Rank this Week: 83

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/
  • Dec 17

    Presidential Innovation Fellows at the National Archive

    Presidential Innovation Fellows at the National Archive
    Throughout the halls of government, perhaps no word is more often cited than ‘innovation.’ While there’s no doubt that innovation holds the key to envisioning government’s work in the future, I’ll admit that…
  • Dec 8

    Creating a 21st Century Museum for the Mind

    Creating a 21st Century Museum for the Mind
    In a recent Wall Street Journal piece on the digital Einstein Papers Project, Walter Isaacson, waxed poetical about the “tingling inspiration of seeing original documents.”  Every day I am lucky to witness that…
  • Dec 5

    Thanks, Natalie

    Thanks, Natalie
    In September 2010, I blogged about a Revolutionary War spy whose descendant, Natalie Nicholson, was one of my early mentors in the MIT Libraries.  When I started shelving books in the Humanities Library at MIT, Natalie was the Associate…
Rank this Week: 3412

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/
  • Dec 17

    NWC Reports 2014 Successes in Year End Review

    NWC Reports 2014 Successes in Year End Review
    In a review posted today on the National Whistleblower Center website, the whistleblower protection advocacy group thanked it’s supporters and gave a report of the work it accomplished in 2014. The review thanks the members of the…
  • Dec 17

    The FCA is the Most Effective Law for Protecting Employees from Retaliation

    The FCA is the Most Effective Law for Protecting Employees from Retaliation
    The Chamber of Commerce has commenced a well-financed and aggressive lobbying campaign to undermine America’s most effective whistleblower law, the False Claims Act. To justify its anti-whistleblower campaign the Chamber published a…
  • Dec 10

    “Retaliation against Whistleblowers at All-Time High”

    “Retaliation against Whistleblowers at All-Time High”
    The Chamber of Commerce has commenced a well-financed and aggressive lobbying campaign to undermine America’s most effective whistleblower law, the False Claims Act. To justify its anti-whistleblower campaign the Chamber published a…
Rank this Week: 429

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • Dec 17

    CFPB sues company for alleged credit card sham

    CFPB sues company for alleged credit card sham
    Barbara S. Mishkin A new lawsuit filed by the CFPB alleges that a Texas-based company, Union Workers Credit Services, deceived consumers into paying fees to sign up for a “platinum card” that purported to be a general-use…
  • Dec 17

    Congress votes unanimously to extend SCRA one-year foreclosure protection period

    Congress votes unanimously to extend SCRA one-year foreclosure protection period
    Anthony C. Kaye Congress has unanimously approved legislation to extend until January 2016 a provision of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) that prohibits foreclosing on a servicemember’s house for one year following the…
  • Dec 16

    CFPB announces pilot to promote consumer saving

    CFPB announces pilot to promote consumer saving
    Barbara S. Mishkin Through its Project Catalyst, the CFPB’s initiative for facilitating innovation in consumer-friendly financial products and services, the CFPB has announced a new research pilot using insights from behavioral…
Rank this Week: 1928

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Whistleblower Lawyer News

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

http://www.whistleblowerlawyernews.com/
  • Dec 17

    Countrywide whistleblower awarded more than $57 million for helping Uncle Sam

    Countrywide whistleblower awarded more than $57 million for helping Uncle Sam
      Edward O’Donnell, a former Countrywide Financial executive turned financial crisis whistle-blower is collecting more than $57 million for his role in forcing Bank of America to pay $16.65 billion penalty in connection with its…
  • Dec 16

    Harvard Business School grad Waltham financial advisor charged with securities fraud

    Harvard Business School grad Waltham financial advisor charged with securities fraud
    Harvard Business School grad Daniel Thibeault Founder of Waltham Massachusetts company Graduate Leverage LLC  was charged on a securities fraud charge in connection with an alleged scheme to use his mutual fund’s money to issue…
  • Dec 15

    Uncle Sam and state join whistleblower suit over false hospice billing claim

    Uncle Sam and state join whistleblower suit over false hospice billing claim
    Uncle Sam  and  Nevada have joined in a whistleblower case alleging  a for-profit hospice  submitted millions of dollars in false claims to Medicare and Medicaid. Whistleblower Joanne Cretney-Tsosie, a clinical manager at…
Rank this Week: 1476

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
  • Dec 17

    Bucco Legislation to Honor Service Academy Enrollees with New Jersey Flags Advance

    Bucco Legislation to Honor Service Academy Enrollees with New Jersey Flags Advance
    New Jersey residents enrolling in a federal service academy would be given a State flag in honor of their commitment under legislation sponsored by Senator Anthony Bucco (R-25) that was approved by the Senate Military and Veterans’…
  • Dec 17

    Codey & Kean Want to Stop Pilgrim Pipeline

    Codey & Kean Want to Stop Pilgrim Pipeline
    Bipartisan Senate Resolution Offered Opposing Environmentally-Dangerous Pipeline That Would Cross Five NJ Counties, 30 Towns Acting to stop the construction of an environmentally-dangerous oil pipeline that would run from Albany, New York to…
  • Dec 16

    Video: Sen. Allen Discusses Programs to Help New Jersey’s Veteran

    Video: Sen. Allen Discusses Programs to Help New Jersey’s Veteran
    Senator Diane Allen (R-7) appeared on Comcast Newsmakers with host Jill Horner to discuss a pair of programs to help New Jersey’s veterans. Allen noted that veterans returning from service face special challenges, including…
Rank this Week: 236

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: 412

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: 1271

Legislative Blog

Legislative Blog

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

https://www.au.org/blogs/legislative
  • Dec 17

    South Carolina Catastrophe

    South Carolina Catastrophe
    Vanessa WolbrinkLegislativeAlthough the South Carolina legislature doesn’t officially convene until January 13th, it has already pre-filed an onslaught of bills that could violate the separation of church and state.EducationSenate Bill…
  • Dec 5

    Michigan RFRA Bill Rushed Through, Effort for Bipartisanship Major Failure

    Michigan RFRA Bill Rushed Through, Effort for Bipartisanship Major Failure
    Vanessa WolbrinkLegislativeState RFRA bills are now largely pushed as a way for people and for-profit corporations to skirt state and federal discrimination, public safety, and health laws in the name of religion.Legislators rushed the…
  • Dec 4

    Civil Rights and Religious Freedom in Michigan

    Civil Rights and Religious Freedom in Michigan
    Vanessa WolbrinkLegislativeThis morning, Michigan’s House Judiciary Committee discussed and voted out Speaker Jase Bolger’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) bill, HB 5958. Some members of the committee offered amendments,…
Rank this Week: 3252

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/
  • Dec 17

    WOSB Program: 2015 NDAA Eliminates Self-Certification

    WOSB Program: 2015 NDAA Eliminates Self-Certification
    With little fanfare, Congress just passed legislation eliminating the ability of WOSBs to self-certify for purposes of WOSB set-aside contracts. The 2015 National Defense Authorization Act rewrites the portion of the Small Business Act…
  • Dec 15

    Thank You, Veterans!

    Thank You, Veterans!
    I am back in the Midwest after traveling to Atlanta last week for the National Veterans Small Business Engagement.  This annual event was everything it was cracked up to be, featuring an incredible array of government officials,…
  • Dec 15

    HUBZone Fraud: Government Alleges “Virtual Office” Scheme

    HUBZone Fraud: Government Alleges “Virtual Office” Scheme
    A HUBZone contractor has been accused of HUBZone program fraud for allegedly falsely claiming to be located in a HUBZone, when in fact the office in question was a “virtual office” where no employees worked. According to a…
Rank this Week: 1551

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/
  • Dec 17

    Breaking Policy News: US and Cuba Seek to Normalize Relation

    Breaking Policy News: US and Cuba Seek to Normalize Relation
    In the most significant change in US policy toward Cuba since the 1960s, President Obama and Raul Castro spoke Tuesday (the first direct communication between a US and Cuban leader since 1961) about normalizing relations. This announcement…
  • Dec 15

    US Receives Failing Grade on Human Right to Housing Report Card

    US Receives Failing Grade on Human Right to Housing Report Card
    The National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty (NLCHP) recently released its Housing Report Card, giving the United States a failing grade. NLCHP’s report card examines the current level of US compliance with the human right to…
  • Dec 12

    FBI’s First Ever Report on Hate Crimes Based on Gender Identity. Underwhelming.

    FBI’s First Ever Report on Hate Crimes Based on Gender Identity. Underwhelming.
    Under the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act, the FBI began collecting data on hate crimes committed on the basis of gender identity last year. The FBI presented that data for the first time in this...
Rank this Week: 4052

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/
  • Dec 17

    “Enhanced Interrogation”

    “Enhanced Interrogation”
    We’ve been hearing people talk about “enhanced interrogation” for quite a while. Then the Senate Intelligence Committee Report on the CIA’s use of torture was released this week. And we got another dose of…
  • Dec 9

    Killing Garner

    Killing Garner
    Are we safer with or without the police around? When juries, grand juries and prosecutors regularly decide that plain, on camera, evidence doesn’t show murder, what protects people? It’s too dangerous to put your key in your front…
  • Dec 2

    Libertarians on and off the Court

    Libertarians on and off the Court
    Most Supreme Court justices are libertarians in some sense. But what kind and for whom varies widely. We all believe we have rights to decide lots of things for ourselves. But what are the limits? The more “conservative” the…
Rank this Week: 2861

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/
  • Dec 17

    New Postings on the Reed Smith Health Industry Washington Watch Blog

    New Postings on the Reed Smith Health Industry Washington Watch Blog
    The Reed Smith Health Industry Washington Watch blog has been updated to report on recent health policy developments, including the following: Legislative Developments. President Obama has signed a government funding bill with health…
  • Dec 17

    President Signs Government Funding Bill with Health Spending/Policy Provision

    President Signs Government Funding Bill with Health Spending/Policy Provision
    On December 16, 2014, President Obama signed a $1.1 trillion spending bill that funds most government agencies through the end of the fiscal year on September 30, 2015 (funding for the Department of Homeland Security is funded through…
  • Dec 17

    CMS Proposes Changes to Medicare Shared Savings Program/ACO Payment Regulation

    CMS Proposes Changes to Medicare Shared Savings Program/ACO Payment Regulation
    On December 8, 2014, CMS published a proposed rule that would revise the regulations governing the Medicare Shared Savings Program, which is intended to encourage physicians, hospitals, and certain other types of providers and suppliers to…
Rank this Week: 2261

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: 2904

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: 24

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/
  • Dec 17

    Falta del trámite de audiencia : ¿tarjeta amarilla o roja?

    Falta del trámite de audiencia : ¿tarjeta amarilla o roja?
    El principio de audiencia (como sus hermanos gemelos: los principios de defensa y el de contradicción) se alza en la espina dorsal de toda la actuación administrativa pues escuchar al interesado antes de decidir asegura el mayor…
  • Dec 15

    El Tribunal Constitucional entierra el principio de inmediación

    El Tribunal Constitucional entierra el principio de inmediación
    La recientísima Sentencia del Tribunal Constitucional 177/2014, de 3 de noviembre de 2014 aborda un supuesto no infrecuente, el del juez sentenciador distinto del que presencia las pruebas orales (interrogatorios de partes,…
  • Dec 12

    Muerte en el Ministerio

    Muerte en el Ministerio
    No solo de Derecho vive el hombre, sino también del ocio, así que acabo de leer de un tirón la novela “Muerte en el Ministerio” (M. Delbal, 2014, Editorialamarante.es) que enlaza con la tradición de las…
Rank this Week: 512

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: 332

Government Contracts Blog

Government Contracts Blog

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

http://www.governmentcontractslawblog.com/
  • Dec 16

    Happy Holidays!

    Happy Holidays!
    Sheppard Mullin’s Government Contracts, Investigations & International Trade Group Wishes You And Yours The Happiest Of Holidays In 2014 And Much Success In 2015.… Continue Reading
  • Nov 21

    Cyber-Breach & NISPOM Conforming Change 2 – It’s What’s on the Inside That Count

    Cyber-Breach & NISPOM Conforming Change 2 – It’s What’s on the Inside That Count
    Most companies are worried about external threats – things that are coming at their people, their group, their company, their government, all from an outside actor.  Like government’s with an eye on counter-intelligence,…
  • Nov 21

    “How Dare You Charge That for a Spare Part!” – The Untold Story of the X27 Interface Assembly

    “How Dare You Charge That for a Spare Part!” – The Untold Story of the X27 Interface Assembly
    The pricing of spare parts has been a subject of Government criticism for decades.  Pick up any DCAA or IG audit report relating to spare parts or any intra-agency memorandum on the topic and you will sense the dudgeon with which the…
Rank this Week: 1719

Infra Insight Blog

Infra Insight Blog

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

http://www.infrainsightblog.com
  • Dec 16

    Benefits of P3 Model – Rebuttal of Ontario Auditor General’s Report

    Benefits of P3 Model – Rebuttal of Ontario Auditor General’s Report
    Posted by Mark Romoff, President and CEO, The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships On December 9, 2014, Ontario’s Auditor General released her 2014 Annual Report, sharply criticizing Ontario’s Alternative Financing and…
  • Dec 15

    Emerging Trends in Project Delivery: Design-Build-Maintain Contracting for Surface Transportation Project

    Emerging Trends in Project Delivery: Design-Build-Maintain Contracting for Surface Transportation Project
    In the modern U.S. history of public-private partnerships, the prevailing project delivery models have been the toll concession and the availability payment contract.  In both cases, the private party raises equity and debt financing and…
  • Dec 15

    AASHTO Accepting Applications for Director, Project Finance Institute

    AASHTO Accepting Applications for Director, Project Finance Institute
    AASHTO is now accepting applications for the position of Director, AASHTO Project Finance Institute. The application deadline is Friday, January 2, 2015, and the full position description can be found in this AASHTO Journal entry.
Rank this Week: 1427

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/
  • Dec 16

    Research Foundation Agrees to Settle False Claims Act Case

    Research Foundation Agrees to Settle False Claims Act Case
    The State University of New York’s Research Foundation (“Research Foundation”) has agreed to settle claims brought by five whistleblowers in a qui tam lawsuit filed in 2010 under the False Claims Act that it knowingly…
  • Dec 12

    Defense Contractor Agrees to Settle False Claims Act Case

    Defense Contractor Agrees to Settle False Claims Act Case
    The Justice Department announced that defense contractors Supreme Foodservice GmbH, Supreme Foodservice FZE, and their subsidiaries (collectively “Supreme”) have agreed to settle criminal and civil allegations by a whistleblower…
  • Dec 9

    OtisMed Agrees to Settle False Claims Act Allegation

    OtisMed Agrees to Settle False Claims Act Allegation
    OtisMed Corporation (“OtisMed”) has agreed to pay over $80 million to resolve criminal and civil allegations by a whistleblower in a qui tam suit that it and one of its former executives violated the False Claims Act and Food,…
Rank this Week: 1973

Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • Dec 16

    Home Page Going Mobile

    Home Page Going Mobile
    By Danny Hart Did you know we have a mobile website? For the last several years, this small version of our full site has provided a limited set of resources that work well on small screens. But it’s always been missing many features we…
  • Dec 12

    Let’s Talk About 40 Years of Safe Drinking Water

    Let’s Talk About 40 Years of Safe Drinking Water
    By Peter Grevatt This month marks the 40th anniversary of the Safe Drinking Water Act. We’ve made such incredible progress in improving the safety of the water we drink over the past 40 years that today we almost take it for granted.…
  • Dec 10

    Food Waste Diversion is Key to a Sustainable Community

    Food Waste Diversion is Key to a Sustainable Community
    By Lillianne Brown Editor’s note: We’re happy to have this blog post from one of this year’s President’s Environmental Youth Award winners. Over 20% of our country’s landfills consist of food we throw away. When…
Rank this Week: 98

Medical Marijuana Law Illinois

Medical Marijuana Law Illinois

Covers issues under Illinois' new Medical Cannabis Pilot Program. Explores local issues for city, county and village governments and the competitive application process for cultivation center and dispensary licenses. Also highlights the effects of evolving legal and social norms on employers, physicians and other health care professionals.

http://medicalmarijuanalawillinois.com/blog/
  • Dec 16

    Banking in Illinois via Blue Line Compliance Service

    Banking in Illinois via Blue Line Compliance Service
    Banking has been hard for medical cannabis industries, but it doesn’t have to be in Illinois. Our state has the benefit of clear guidance from DOJ and FinCEN, plus we have access to top service professionals who have worked hard to…
  • Dec 14

    Eastham case: IL Court calls employer’s cannabis policy unreasonable

    Eastham case: IL Court calls employer’s cannabis policy unreasonable
    In Eastham v. Housing Authority of Jefferson County, an Illinois’ Appellate Court says a former employee may collect unemployment benefits even though he was terminated for using cannabis while on vacation, which the employer calls a…
  • Dec 13

    Tribal Government Rights and Cannabi

    Tribal Government Rights and Cannabi
    A US Justice Department Memo– Policy Statement Regarding Marijuana Issues in Indian Country– provides “guidance of the enforcement of the Controlled Substance Act (CSA) on tribal lands by the United States Attorneys’…
Rank this Week: 4145

Corruption Chronicles

Corruption Chronicles

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

http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/
  • Dec 16

    HHS Violates ACORN Funding Ban to Pay for Obamacare Navigator

    HHS Violates ACORN Funding Ban to Pay for Obamacare Navigator
    Despite a 5-year-old congressional ban on federal funding for the notably corrupt Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), Judicial Watch has obtained documents that show a chunk of taxpayer money went to an affiliate…
  • Dec 12

    CIA Docs Obtained by JW in 2010 Show Congress Approved of Enhanced Interrogation

    CIA Docs Obtained by JW in 2010 Show Congress Approved of Enhanced Interrogation
    As some lawmakers purport to be stunned over the new CIA “torture report” the fact is Congress knew for years that enhanced interrogation techniques were being used on terrorists and in fact dozens of members were repeatedly…
  • Dec 10

    Deportations at All-Time Low as Illegal Border Crossers Skyrocket

    Deportations at All-Time Low as Illegal Border Crossers Skyrocket
    While Islamic terrorists exploit the Mexican border to enter the United States as they please, the latest Homeland Security figures show a drastic decline in deportations—especially among illegal immigrants with criminal…
Rank this Week: 1744

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

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

http://legalnewsyoucanuse.com/
  • Dec 16

    Appealing reductions in PCA hours under Medicaid

    Appealing reductions in PCA hours under Medicaid
    If the State Medicaid program cuts your hours of service, appeal, appeal, appeal. NJ Medicaid  administers certain of its home care services through a program called the Personal Preference Program. The number of allocated hours of…
  • Dec 12

    Veterans Consultation . . . What Does a VSO/Attorney Need to See

    Veterans Consultation . . . What Does a VSO/Attorney Need to See
    Rarely a day goes by where a veteran — some days a baker’s dozen — does not contact me via email (sdirector@finkrosner.com) or telephone ((732) 382-6070) concerning issues they are having with the Department of Veterans…
  • Dec 11

    CAVC Decision Analyzing 38 C.F.R. 3.54(c)(2) (Married One Year Prior to Death)

    CAVC Decision Analyzing 38 C.F.R. 3.54(c)(2) (Married One Year Prior to Death)
    On December 4, 2014, the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims issued a decision in Gazaille v. McDonald (hyperlinked).  The majority held that the claimant, the wife of a deceased Vietnam War veteran, was not entitled to Dependency…
Rank this Week: 3467

Oregon Legal Research

Oregon Legal Research

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

http://blog.oregonlegalresearch.com/
  • Dec 16

    ABA launches online database of collateral consequences for each U.S. jurisdiction

    ABA launches online database of collateral consequences for each U.S. jurisdiction
    ABA launches online database of collateral consequences for each U.S. jurisdiction “WASHINGTON , Dec. 16, 2014 — The American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section has completed the National Inventory of the Collateral…
  • Dec 10

    Public Law Librarian Blog: “Legal Research is Easy”

    Public Law Librarian Blog: “Legal Research is Easy”
    Legal Research is Easy is still one of my favorite blogs. (And I can only dream about working as a law librarian in a state with so many official court forms, practice materials, and self-help resources. Sigh.) The blog author ……
  • Dec 10

    Elf Churches Have Standing in the Courts of Iceland (and why not?)

    Elf Churches Have Standing in the Courts of Iceland (and why not?)
    “Indigenous Rights of Hiddenfolk and Native People,” by Kris Olson, OSB Bulletin, December 2014. ‘…. Upon arriving at the law department at the University of Iceland, I inquired about information regarding…
Rank this Week: 2346

Politics, Law and Policy Blog

Politics, Law and Policy Blog

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

http://www.politicsandlawblog.com
  • Dec 16

    Lisa Ellman Interviewed on International Business Time

    Lisa Ellman Interviewed on International Business Time
    MLA’s Lisa Ellman was interviewed by The International Business Times in “First ever Drone expo kicks off in Los Angeles.” Click here to watch the interview.
  • Dec 16

    Lisa Ellman Interviewed on Al Jazeera America TV

    Lisa Ellman Interviewed on Al Jazeera America TV
    MLA’s Lisa Ellman was interviewed by Al Jazeera America TV in “Recent near misses raise questions about the rise of drones.” Click here to watch the interview.
  • Dec 15

    Lisa Ellman Featured in MarketWatch

    Lisa Ellman Featured in MarketWatch
    MLA’s Lisa Ellman was featured in the MarketWatch article, “America already lost the drone race to a Japanese farm in the 1980s.” “New innovation is often feared, because innovation challenges the status…
Rank this Week: 2379

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/
  • Dec 16

    The Cuba Canard

    The Cuba Canard
    The Obama Administration, if it can politically muster the will to do so, will try to normalize relations with the Communist regime in Cuba some time next year. Or at least he will make a serious effort to do so by easing certain sanctions…
  • Dec 12

    Reforming Congressional Oversight of the Intelligence Community Long Overdue, starting with Congre

    Reforming Congressional Oversight of the Intelligence Community Long Overdue, starting with Congre
    Sore losers. That is what came to mind when I listened to the outgoing chairman of the Select Senate Committee on Intelligence pontificate on the Senate floor this week. Take my word for it, she says, it was torture. That datum, repeated for…
  • Dec 9

    Gruber-ing the CIA (and the American People)

    Gruber-ing the CIA (and the American People)
    Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), and others on the Left who support her, are about to Gruber the American people and the CIA. It will not be healthcare, but rather intelligence (or lack thereof). The outgoing, thankfully, Chairman of the…
Rank this Week: 587

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: 2196

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: 454

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: 2441

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
  • Dec 12

    UPDATE: Second Circuit Reverses “Downstream Tippee” Conviction

    UPDATE: Second Circuit Reverses “Downstream Tippee” Conviction
    This guest post was authored by our colleague Mark B. Sheppard, a partner in the firm’s Litigation Department. Mark focuses his practice on white collar criminal defense, SEC Enforcement and complex commercial civil litigation. He can…
  • Dec 11

    Britain’s Serious Fraud Office Secures First Convictions Under Bribery Act

    Britain’s Serious Fraud Office Secures First Convictions Under Bribery Act
    Last Friday, news came from across the Atlantic that Britain’s Serious Fraud Office (“SFO”) had successfully obtained its first series of convictions under the UK’s Bribery Act of 2010 (the “Bribery Act”),…
  • Dec 4

    ABA Task Force Proposes Significant Change to Fraud Guideline

    ABA Task Force Proposes Significant Change to Fraud Guideline
    When the U.S. Sentencing Commission adopted the original Sentencing Guidelines in 1987, it sought to ensure that white collar offenders faced “short but definite period[s] of confinement.” U.S. Sentencing Commission, Fifteen Years…
Rank this Week: 4209

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/
  • Dec 12

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

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 12/12
    * U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2014-2015update.htmlPetition for certiorari was filed in Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin v. U.S. (self-determination contract, statute of limitations) on 12/02/14.…
  • Dec 5

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 12/05

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 12/05
    * U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/2014cta.htmlAmador County, California v. U.S. Dep't of Interior (gaming compact, "no-action" approval) * United States Federal Trial Courts Bulletin…
  • Nov 25

    NILL added new content to the U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin on 11/25

    NILL added new content to the U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin on 11/25
    U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2014-2015update.htmlPetition for certiorari was filed in Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin v. U.S. (self-determination contract, statute of limitations) on 11/03/14. The…
Rank this Week: 2190

Subject to Inquiry

Subject to Inquiry

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

http://www.subjecttoinquiry.com/
  • Dec 12

    CFPB Reaches Settlement Agreement with Debt Relief Company and Law Firm

    CFPB Reaches Settlement Agreement with Debt Relief Company and Law Firm
    Last Thursday, December 4, 2014, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) reached a settlement agreement with Premier Consulting Group LLC  and the  Law Office of Michael Lupoloverrequiring the defendants to pay a fine…
  • Dec 9

    A Question of Ethics: The Year in Government Ethic

    A Question of Ethics: The Year in Government Ethic
    Roll Call | December 9, 2014 As long as there are governments, there will be government corruption. The temptations to abuse power are never going away, and neither is human frailty, which means government ethics will remain an important…
  • Dec 9

    Public Databases Increase Qui Tam Risk for Healthcare Provider

    Public Databases Increase Qui Tam Risk for Healthcare Provider
    In 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released two new sources of data that are intended to increase transparency related to federal payments to physicians. They also, however, present a risk of being used by…
Rank this Week: 3324

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/
  • Dec 11

    Our amicus brief in ASARCO was filed yesterday.

    Our amicus brief in ASARCO was filed yesterday.
    And it's here.
  • Dec 4

    Why doesn't Fitbit trust its customers?

    Why doesn't Fitbit trust its customers?
    I have a Fitbit Charge.  I have that, instead of the Jawbone, because my Jawbone broke repeatedly and had to have a soft restart about once every two weeks.  Now I have the Charge, which would be better, if it held a charge longer…
  • Nov 19

    Dear Tim Cook: Steve Jobs wouldn't have bollixed up the Genius Bar this way.

    Dear Tim Cook: Steve Jobs wouldn't have bollixed up the Genius Bar this way.
    So now, apparently, I can't just make a Genius Bar appointment.  I have to go through too many hoops, including having to override the Support Page itself and, well, lying to Apple to get to a human. NOTE TO APPLE:   Moving…
Rank this Week: 497

Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law…

Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law Blog

Covers Inland Empire municipal law, personal injury law, real estate law and small business law.

http://michaelreiterlaw.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 1720

Government Contracts Blog

Government Contracts Blog

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

http://brownrudnick.com/blog/government-contracts/
  • Dec 10

    Small Business Size Status is a Big Deal

    Small Business Size Status is a Big Deal
    Large and small contractors who think they don’t need to understand the Small Business Administration’s complex “affiliation” rules have a new reason to think again. On November 26, 2014, a company called JGB…
  • Dec 8

    A Protest Win by Corrective Action May Be Just as Sweet

    A Protest Win by Corrective Action May Be Just as Sweet
    Government contractors that invested significant sums in preparing a proposal only to have it misevaluated or to have the award go to a competitor who seems less deserving often ask themselves the same question that the noted procurement…
  • Oct 8

    A good reminder from GAO about responding to agency requests for information.

    A good reminder from GAO about responding to agency requests for information.
    There are some protest grounds that the Government Accountability Office won’t consider because it considers them to be “contract administration” issues.  Contract administration issues deal with actual performance of…
Rank this Week: 3589

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/
  • Dec 9

    Open Letter from NJ State PBA President Patrick Colligan on the Recent Unrest Against Police

    Open Letter from NJ State PBA President Patrick Colligan on the Recent Unrest Against Police
    Given the unrest that has erupted throughout our country in response to two Grand Jury decisions that failed to return True Bill’s of Indictment, we came across this letter from PBA President Patrick Colligan that offers an opinion from…
  • Dec 5

    Will New Jersey’s Pension Fund Run Dry in Four Years?

    Will New Jersey’s Pension Fund Run Dry in Four Years?
    As reported in NJ.COM, New Jersey’s unfunded public employee pension liabilities have soared to $83 billion, more than double previous estimates, as the state comes into compliance with new accounting rules, according to a report…
  • Dec 3

    South Hunterdon County Municipalities to Discuss the Consolodation of Public Safety Service

    South Hunterdon County Municipalities to Discuss the Consolodation of Public Safety Service
    As reported in NJ.Com. the Mayors of the three South Hunterdon municipalities with local police forces are talking about a regionalized department and are moving forward with the support of county Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns III and…
Rank this Week: 1524

Fracking Insider

Fracking Insider

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

http://www.frackinginsider.com
  • Dec 8

    Study Finds Chemicals in Fracking Fluids No More Toxic Than Common Household Product

    Study Finds Chemicals in Fracking Fluids No More Toxic Than Common Household Product
    A study conducted by researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder has found that surfactant chemicals extracted from samples of hydraulic fracturing fluids are no more toxic than common household products. The researchers’ November…
  • Dec 1

    DOE Authorizes LNG Export from Freeport Terminal

    DOE Authorizes LNG Export from Freeport Terminal
    The Department of Energy has issued the two final authorizations (here and here) for Freeport LNG Expansion, L.P., and FLNG Liquefaction, LLC (Freeport), to export domestic liquefied natural gas (LNG) to countries with which the U.S. does not…
  • Nov 25

    Senate Committee Staff Release Report Espousing Benefits of Hydraulic Fracturing

    Senate Committee Staff Release Report Espousing Benefits of Hydraulic Fracturing
    In the final days before the November election, the  Republican (then minority) staff of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee released a report outlining the domestic economic benefits of hydraulic fracturing, entitled…
Rank this Week: 3651

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
  • Dec 7

    Rite-Aid pays nearly $3 million over gift card kickback allegation

    Rite-Aid pays nearly $3 million over gift card kickback allegation
    On December 3, the Department of Justice announced that Rite-Aid Corp. had agreed to pay $2.99 million to settle a whistleblower’s allegations that the company violated the antikickback statute and submitted false claims by handing out…
  • Dec 7

    Georgia hospice settles whistleblower suit for nearly $600,000

    Georgia hospice settles whistleblower suit for nearly $600,000
    On December 2, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia announced that a Dublin, Georgia hospice, had agreed to pay nearly $600,000 to settle allegations, originally brought by a whistleblower, of false Medicare claims…
  • Dec 7

    Texas ear, nose, and throat practice settles false claims allegations with OIG-HHS for over $200k

    Texas ear, nose, and throat practice settles false claims allegations with OIG-HHS for over $200k
    On December 3, the Office of Inspector General of HHS announced (no permalink available) that a Texas otolaryngology practice had paid over $200,000 to resolve allegations that it had submitted false claims to federal health care programs.…
Rank this Week: 431

Whistleblower Legal Update Blog

Whistleblower Legal Update Blog

A forum for thoughts, analysis, and ideas on the pressing issues facing whistleblowers today. By Stone & Magnanini, L.L.P.

http://www.whistleblowerlegalupdate.com/
  • Dec 4

    Federal Court in FCA Case Approves the Use of Statistical Sampling to Prove Liability

    Federal Court in FCA Case Approves the Use of Statistical Sampling to Prove Liability
    The use of statistical sampling has long been an effective tool of prosecutors and plaintiffs for calculating damages in highly complex cases in which vast amounts of data must be considered in assessing the extent of the harm caused by a…
  • Nov 24

    To Go to Trial, or Not Go to Trial, That is the Question

    To Go to Trial, or Not Go to Trial, That is the Question
    While not always as drastic as deciding between life and death, as in Hamlet, False Claims Act cases are no different from other civil actions where the parties proceed to trial while strategically weighing the probabilities of a favorable…
  • Mar 15

    The False Claims Act: Off-Label Marketing and the First Amendment

    The False Claims Act: Off-Label Marketing and the First Amendment
    Off-label marketing cases under the False Claims Act have always been complex and difficult to bring. Unlike more straight forward cases involving $10,000 hammers or non-existent medical procedures, off-label marketing cases involve a…
Rank this Week: 3908

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: 1326

Whistleblower Attorneys Blog

Whistleblower Attorneys Blog

Covers qui tam and government law. By Greene LLP.

http://www.whistleblowerattorneys-blog.com/
  • Dec 3

    College Accused of Falsifying High School Diplomas to Secure Federal Financial Aid

    College Accused of Falsifying High School Diplomas to Secure Federal Financial Aid
    The federal government and the state of Florida have filed a civil complaint under the False Claims Act, intervening in a relator’s case against FastTrain College (“FastTrain”). The now defunct Miami-based for profit chain…
  • Dec 1

    Company Defrauds Medicare and Medicaid Through Use of Unlicensed Respiratory Therapist

    Company Defrauds Medicare and Medicaid Through Use of Unlicensed Respiratory Therapist
    The U.S. Department of Justice announced today that North Atlantic Medical Services Inc. (“NAMS”), doing business as Regional Home Care Inc., has agreed to pay $852,378 to settle the allegations of two relators realtor’s…
  • Nov 28

    Government Intervenes in Qui Tam Case Against Creekside Hospice

    Government Intervenes in Qui Tam Case Against Creekside Hospice
    On Tuesday, the state of Nevada and the federal government announced that they had elected to intervene in a complaint filed by two relators under the False Claims Act against Creekside Hospice II LLC (“Creekside”) that alleges…
Rank this Week: 2523