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Lawfare

Lawfare

Coveres actions taken or contemplated to protect the nation interact with the nation’s laws and legal institutions, including cybersecurity, Guantánamo habeas litigation, targeted killing, biosecurity, universal jurisdiction, the Alien Tort Statute, and the state secrets privilege. By Benjamin Wittes, Jack Goldsmith and Robert Chesney.

http://www.lawfareblog.com/
  • Sep 21

    The Foreign Policy Essay: Al Qaeda’s Re-launch in South Asia

    The Foreign Policy Essay: Al Qaeda’s Re-launch in South Asia
    Lost in the hubbub over the rise of the Islamic State and the Obama administration’s move to war in Iraq was the Al Qaeda core’s declaration of a new affiliate in South Asia—long a home to jihadist activity. C. Christine…
  • Sep 20

    The Lawfare Podcast, Episode #92: Benjamin Wittes on “A Constitution Under Chronic Stress”

    The Lawfare Podcast, Episode #92: Benjamin Wittes on “A Constitution Under Chronic Stress”
    This week, the nation once again celebrated Constitution Day, for which Ben gave an address at Kenyon College, which we provide to you in full. In his talk, Ben covered what he calls a “Constitution Under Stress,”…
  • Sep 20

    The Encryption Wars Continue

    The Encryption Wars Continue
    For quite a while it has been the case that properly implemented encryption will defeat efforts to crack it (at least using current technology). Yet it has been the case for an equally long time that very few people actually use encryption to…
Rank this Week: 100

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/
  • Sep 21

    American Rotting Away in Cuban Jail, Obama Does Nothing

    American Rotting Away in Cuban Jail, Obama Does Nothing
    The lawyers for an American being unlawfully held in Cuba are suing the federal government and a government contractor for $60 million in damages. The case is likely worth every penny. And then some. If you’re not familiar with the…
  • Sep 13

    Sunday Talk Shows Stink. Here is Why

    Sunday Talk Shows Stink. Here is Why
    Have you ever given any thought as to why do you read, listen, or watch the news? Entertainment? Information? Maybe it’s a little of both. Family and friends who live more than 200 miles from the Washington, DC metro area are in shock…
  • Sep 11

    Iranian Adventurism in North America

    Iranian Adventurism in North America
    Iranian adventurism in the Western Hemisphere is real and has been on the uptick for decades. If there was ever a case for increased economic sanctions on places such as Venezuela or Cuba, this is just as good as any an issue to start…
Rank this Week: 857

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Whistleblower Lawyer News

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

http://www.whistleblowerlawyernews.com/
Rank this Week: 2426

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/
  • Sep 20

    Worth the read

    Worth the read
    Here are a couple of articles worth the read if you have some time this weekend. The Reliability of Assault Victims’ Immediate Accounts: Evidence from Trauma Studies, Melissa Hamilton, University of Houston Law…
  • Sep 14

    A mixed but really good result?

    A mixed but really good result?
    So, client is a medical provider initially accused of committing sexual contact by a, “fraudulent representation that the sexual contact served a professional purpose.” Six former patients alleged that when the client gave…
  • Sep 4

    CP distribution?

    CP distribution?
    Prof. Berman at sentecing law and policy invites our attention to an interesting new decision from the Third. US v. Husmann, No. 13-2688 (3d Cir. Sept 3, 2014) (available here) . We all of us have an a client who is charged with distribution…
Rank this Week: 160

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: 2601

Politics, Law and Policy Blog

Politics, Law and Policy Blog

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

http://www.politicsandlawblog.com
  • Sep 19

    Health Insurance Exchanges: State of the State

    Health Insurance Exchanges: State of the State
    By Cindy Gillespie Health Insurance Exchanges: State of the States update is our weekly report on Health Insurance Exchange developments. This week, at the board meeting for MNsure it was announced they are pressing onward with their updates…
  • Sep 19

    Weekly Health Care Wrap-Up

    Weekly Health Care Wrap-Up
    By Cindy Gillespie Weekly Health Care Wrap-Up  is our weekly look at developments affecting health care at the federal and state levels. This week, federal statistics showed the uninsured rate is returning to pre-recession levels, CMS…
  • Sep 18

    Cindy Gillespie Quoted in Bloomberg

    Cindy Gillespie Quoted in Bloomberg
    MLA’s Cindy Gillespie was quoted in the Bloomberg article, “U.S. Health System Among Least Efficient Before Obamacare.” U.S. Health System Among Least Efficient Before Obamacare The U.S. health-care system was among the…
Rank this Week: 1947

Oregon Legal Research

Oregon Legal Research

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

http://blog.oregonlegalresearch.com/
  • Sep 19

    Law Libraries and Access to Justice, AALL Special Committee on Access to Justice 2014 Report

    Law Libraries and Access to Justice, AALL Special Committee on Access to Justice 2014 Report
    LAW LIBRARIES AND ACCESS TO JUSTICE, A Report of the American Association of Law Libraries, Special Committee on Access to Justice, July 2014 “AALL’s new white paper, Law Libraries and Access to Justice: A Report of the American…
  • Sep 19

    Possible Restoration of PACER Record

    Possible Restoration of PACER Record
    The Washington Post reports today that the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts has a plan to restore online access to the PACER documents that were removed. Link to the full article. Hat tip to AALL (American Association of Law ……
  • Sep 19

    Oregon’s Multnomah Law Library Catalog is Now Online

    Oregon’s Multnomah Law Library Catalog is Now Online
    Oregon’s Multnomah Law Library* is one of the state’s best legal research collections – and you can now search their catalog online: Multnomah Law Library’s Catalog For links to other Oregon state, county, and…
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Infra Insight Blog

Infra Insight Blog

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

http://www.infrainsightblog.com
Rank this Week: 2869

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
  • Sep 19

    Beck Asks Owners to Delay T. Thomas Fortune House Demolition

    Beck Asks Owners to Delay T. Thomas Fortune House Demolition
    Senator Jennifer Beck issued the following statement today asking the owners of the T. Thomas Fortune house to hold off on demolition while fundraising efforts are underway to save the home of African-American journalist and human…
  • Sep 18

    Beck Statement on National Hispanic Heritage Month

    Beck Statement on National Hispanic Heritage Month
    Senator Jennifer Beck (R-11) issued the following statement in honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from September 15 to October 15. “National Hispanic Heritage Month commemorates the many important contributions of…
  • Sep 18

    Allen Legislation Allocating Funding for Preservation of McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst Advanced

    Allen Legislation Allocating Funding for Preservation of McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst Advanced
    Legislation sponsored by Senator Diane Allen (R-Burlington) to allocate funding for the preservation of Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst advanced from the Senate Military and Veterans Affairs Committee. Under Sen. Allen’s legislation, a…
Rank this Week: 278

Lobby Comply Blog

Lobby Comply Blog

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

http://stateandfed.com/lobbycomply/
  • Sep 19

    Pennsylvania Regulatory Commission Rejects Lobbyist Fee Increase

    Pennsylvania Regulatory Commission Rejects Lobbyist Fee Increase
    The Independent Regulatory Review Commission (IRRC) rejected the Department of State’s proposed increase to the biennial lobbyist registration fee. The Continued on Next Page
  • Sep 19

    State and Federal Communications Supports the Blue Line!

    State and Federal Communications Supports the Blue Line!
    State and Federal Communications is a proud sponsor of the 2014 Akron Marathon, which will be held on Saturday, September Continued on Next Page
  • Sep 19

    News You Can Use Digest – September 19, 2014

    News You Can Use Digest – September 19, 2014
    National: Wealthy Citizens Have More Clout in State Government, but Stricter Lobbying Rules Can Help Close the Gap, Baylor Study Continued on Next Page
Rank this Week: 468

Corruption Chronicles

Corruption Chronicles

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

http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/
  • Sep 19

    DHS Snubs Obama, Keeps Ban on Libyans Training as Pilots in U.S.

    DHS Snubs Obama, Keeps Ban on Libyans Training as Pilots in U.S.
    President Obama’s own Homeland Security Secretary has snubbed him by refusing to go along with his outrageous plan to lift a decades-old ban on Libyans attending flight schools and training as nuclear scientists in the United States. As…
  • Sep 17

    Feds in El Paso: Rep. O’Rourke Called to Ban Contact with Judicial Watch

    Feds in El Paso: Rep. O’Rourke Called to Ban Contact with Judicial Watch
    Federal law enforcement sources in El Paso say that a United States congressman called their office to prohibit contact with Judicial Watch in the aftermath of a disturbing story confirming that Islamic terrorists are operating in the Mexican…
  • Sep 16

    2 Standards of Justice: DOJ Doesn’t Punish Crime Among Its Rank

    2 Standards of Justice: DOJ Doesn’t Punish Crime Among Its Rank
    The Department of Justice (DOJ) is responsible for enforcing the law, providing federal leadership in preventing crime and punishing those guilty of illegal behavior yet it allows its own officials to get away with all sorts of appalling…
Rank this Week: 2080

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/
  • Sep 19

    NILL added new content to 6 Indian Law Bulletins on 9/19

    NILL added new content to 6 Indian Law Bulletins on 9/19
    * U.S. Supreme Court Bulletinhttp://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2014-2015update.htmlPetition for certiorari was filed in Hicks v. Hudson Insurance Company (sovereign immunity, insurance) on 9/3/14. * U.S. Courts of Appeals…
  • Sep 12

    NILL added new content to 6 Indian Law Bulletins on 9/11

    NILL added new content to 6 Indian Law Bulletins on 9/11
    * U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletinhttp://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/2014cta.htmlThlopthlocco Tribal Town v. Stidham (tribal election dispute, jurisdiction)    * United States Federal Trial Courts…
  • Sep 5

    NILL added new content to 4 Indian Law Bulletins on 9/05

    NILL added new content to 4 Indian Law Bulletins on 9/05
    * U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/2014cta.htmlMenominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin v. United States (breach of self-determination contract, U.S. Health & Human Services)    * United States…
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Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

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

http://nancyrapoport.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 914

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • Sep 19

    CFPB Proposes Rule to Supervise Nonbank Auto Finance Companie

    CFPB Proposes Rule to Supervise Nonbank Auto Finance Companie
    Barbara S. Mishkin The CFPB has issued a proposal to supervise nonbank companies that qualify as “larger participants of a market for automobile financing.”  Comments on the proposal will be due 60 days after its publication…
  • Sep 18

    CFPB and FTC file lawsuits against online payday lender

    CFPB and FTC file lawsuits against online payday lender
    Barbara S. Mishkin Earlier this month, the CFPB and FTC filed lawsuits against different groups of interrelated companies and their individual principals for engaging in allegedly unlawful online payday lending schemes. The CFPB’s…
  • Sep 18

    OMB gives go-ahead to CFPB telephone survey of consumers for arbitration study

    OMB gives go-ahead to CFPB telephone survey of consumers for arbitration study
    Mark J. Levin Over the vigorous objections of industry trade groups, on September 4, 2014, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approved the CFPB’s request to conduct a national telephone survey of 1,000 credit card holders as part…
Rank this Week: 1300

New York Public Personnel Law

New York Public Personnel Law

Provides summary and commentary on selected court and administrative decisions and related matters affecting public employers and employees in New York State. By Harvey Randall, Esq.

http://publicpersonnellaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 27

El Blog de Derecho Publico de…

El Blog de Derecho Publico de Sevach

Covers public law and legislation. By Professor J.R. Chaves.

http://contencioso.es/
Rank this Week: 695

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: 469

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: 2661

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: 2398

Maryland Social Security…

Maryland Social Security Disability Lawyers Blog

Covers workers' compensation, injury, and government law. By Steinhardt, Siskind and Associates, LLC.

http://www.marylandsocialsecuritydisabilitylawyers.com/
  • Sep 18

    New Dog Bite Law in Maryland

    New Dog Bite Law in Maryland
    Up until last spring, Maryland loosely followed what is sometimes called the “one bite rule.” This meant the owner of a dog that bites someone might not be held liable if the bite was the dog’s first bite. An otherwise…
  • Sep 18

    Maryland Workplace Injury Involving Product Defect

    Maryland Workplace Injury Involving Product Defect
    Some Maryland cases involving workplace injury can be complex because they require more analysis than a simple workers’ compensation claim. If a worker is injured while using a defective machine, there may be a product liability…
  • Sep 8

    Motorcycle Accidents in Maryland

    Motorcycle Accidents in Maryland
    If you are injured in a motorcycle accident in Maryland, injuries are more likely to be severe than if you were operating an automobile. You can sue the driver who is at fault for the crash to recover compensation. Most often,…
Rank this Week: 3844

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/
  • Sep 18

    Patrick Gudridge ALS Ice Bucket

    Patrick Gudridge ALS Ice Bucket
    Patrick Gudridge is our Vice Dean and a really smart legal academic. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcV1hWfYKmM Several years ago I suggested we dress up the faculty in Halloween costumes, take a group photo, and publish it online with the caption…
  • Sep 9

    Business as Usual During Alteration

    Business as Usual During Alteration
    In order to debug some very odd behavior under the hood, I’ll be doing odd things to the site theme in the next day or two. While it may temporarily change the looks, it shouldn’t change the content.
  • Sep 8

    The Rumors Were True

    The Rumors Were True
    Donna Shalala will ‘step down’ as U.Miami President at the end of the school year. It is with gratitude and affection for the University that I share with you my decision to step down at the end of the 2014-2015 … Continue…
Rank this Week: 32

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
  • Sep 18

    DOJ Hopes to Prosecute More Criminal Cases Arising Out of False Claims Act

    DOJ Hopes to Prosecute More Criminal Cases Arising Out of False Claims Act
    On Wednesday, Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division Leslie R. Caldwell spoke at the Taxpayers Against Fraud Education Fund annual conference in Washington D.C., and announced that the DOJ is closely examining civil False Claims…
  • Sep 10

    Goldman Sachs Case: Know and Understand Your Corporate By-Laws Concerning Legal Fee

    Goldman Sachs Case: Know and Understand Your Corporate By-Laws Concerning Legal Fee
    Goldman Sachs Group Inc. has recently garnered a lot of press on the ongoing litigation on former Goldman programmer and vice president Sergey Aleynikov’s demands for indemnification and advancement of attorneys’ fees. These fees…
  • Sep 8

    Criminal Plea, Civil Liability: Aftermath of the BP Deepwater Horizon Catastrophe

    Criminal Plea, Civil Liability: Aftermath of the BP Deepwater Horizon Catastrophe
    Perhaps the most infamous environmental litigation case in history, the 2010 Deepwater Horizon catastrophe has resulted in approximately 3,000 lawsuits (both criminal and civil) and over 100,000 named claimants in federal and state courts…
Rank this Week: 2842

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: 1538

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

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

http://legalnewsyoucanuse.com/
  • Sep 18

    Camp Lejeune Claim Favorably Resolved – After Action Report

    Camp Lejeune Claim Favorably Resolved – After Action Report
    This week, we had the good fortune of discussing ancillary benefits for a Marine Corps veteran who was granted service connection and 100% P&T for disabilities related to Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) exposure while…
  • Sep 18

    National Panel Encourages Greater Use of Palliative Care at End of Life

    National Panel Encourages Greater Use of Palliative Care at End of Life
    Today it was reported that a nonpartisan 21-member committee appointed by the federal Institute of Medicine, which is the independent research arm of the National Academy of Sciences, has issued the results of its investigation into…
  • Sep 15

    Myth: “Medicaid doesn’t count the annual exclusion gifts”

    Myth: “Medicaid doesn’t count the annual exclusion gifts”
    A few days ago I met with a new client whose elderly relative had given out $12,000 gifts per person to a set of favorite relatives about 4 years ago because someone at the bank told her that if the … Continue reading →  A…
Rank this Week: 3672

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/
  • Sep 18

    THEORY & ADVOCACY: New Article on Restrictive Voting Law

    THEORY & ADVOCACY: New Article on Restrictive Voting Law
    As a follow-up to our prior post on the Voting Rights Act, here is an interesting article presenting new data regarding restrictive voting laws—“Vulnerability in Numbers: Racial Composition of the Electorate, Voter Suppression,…
  • Sep 12

    The pulse of the cities?

    The pulse of the cities?
    Most readers of this blog are probably painfully aware of the fact that a drafter can compose the most beautiful piece of legislation ever, but it won't mean much if it doesn't have the political support needed to pass and...
  • Sep 12

    Crimes of Passion and Parenthood

    Crimes of Passion and Parenthood
    I am a proud mother of two incredible, beautiful children. At times, as in everyone's life, somene (usually another kid) is mean or cruel to one of my kids and it raises my hackles. I want to protect my children...
Rank this Week: 3936

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/
  • Sep 18

    On Portland, Semi-retired Youth, and the Best Places to Live

    On Portland, Semi-retired Youth, and the Best Places to Live
    The New York Times Magazine has a great piece out this week about Portland and how it is attracting young educated folks despite not having jobs suited for their skills. They are coming for its vibe, for lack of a better term. There…
  • Sep 15

    New Edition of Urban Lawyer

    New Edition of Urban Lawyer
    The Spring Edition of the Urban Lawyer is up on the ABA’s page for the Section of State and Local Government. My article, Federalism and Municipal Innovation: Lessons from the Fight Against Vacant Properties, is part this edition.…
  • Sep 12

    The Benefits of Cities Using LEDs for Street Lighting

    The Benefits of Cities Using LEDs for Street Lighting
    Ucilia Wong has a great piece up online today at Forbes about cities adopting LEDs for street lighting. They are more expensive, but last longer and more energy efficient, especially since they can be controlled digitally…
Rank this Week: 3373

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
  • Sep 17

    Illinois pain practice pays nearly $600,000 to settle false claims with OIG-HHS

    Illinois pain practice pays nearly $600,000 to settle false claims with OIG-HHS
    On September 10, the Office of Inspector General of HHS announced that an Illinois physician practice specializing in the treatment of pain had paid over $590,000 to resolve allegations that it submitted false claims to Medicare. According to…
  • Sep 17

    DOJ settles with two doctors and clinic in sleep disorder case, proceeds against other provider

    DOJ settles with two doctors and clinic in sleep disorder case, proceeds against other provider
    On September 9, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida announced that it had reached a settlement with two sleep specialists and a clinic in Jacksonville, and had intervened in a whistleblower’s suit against…
  • Sep 14

    DOJ intervenes in whistleblowers’ spinal device kickback suit in Michigan

    DOJ intervenes in whistleblowers’ spinal device kickback suit in Michigan
    On September 8, the Department of Justice announced that it was filing two complaints in Michigan, intervening in two physician whistleblowers’ lawsuit against several health care providers for paying or receiving kickbacks for devices…
Rank this Week: 442

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/
  • Sep 17

    Attorney General Supports Increased Whistleblower Protections Under Federal Banking Laws FIRREA

    Attorney General Supports Increased Whistleblower Protections Under Federal Banking Laws FIRREA
    New York City, New York. September 17, 2014.  In a speech delivered today at New York University School of Law, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder publicly endorsed enlarging U.S. whistleblower reward laws to include expanded…
  • Sep 5

    Recent SEC Whistleblower Award

    Recent SEC Whistleblower Award
    Compliance Professional Awarded $3000,000 by SEC Whistleblower Came to SEC After Reporting Fraud Internally and Company Failed to Take Action On August 29, 2014, The Securities and Exchange Commission announced a whistleblower award of more…
  • Aug 26

    SEC Whistleblower Awards List August 2014

    SEC Whistleblower Awards List August 2014
    The SEC Office of the Whistleblower post Notices of Covered Action where a final judgment or order, by itself or together with other prior judgments or orders in the same action issued after July 21, 2010, results in monetary…
Rank this Week: 411

Government Contracts Blog

Government Contracts Blog

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

http://brownrudnick.com/blog/government-contracts/
Rank this Week: 2312

The CAPS Blog

The CAPS Blog

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

http://nysbar.com/blogs/CAPS/
  • Sep 16

    Inspiration for the Public Service Lawyer

    Inspiration for the Public Service Lawyer
    It's probably axiomatic that public service lawyers are by and large self-motivated. But even the most self-starting people sometimes need a little nudge to get them going past a particularly tough day. So for those dark and dreary days,…
  • Aug 4

    This Award Could Be for You!

    This Award Could Be for You!
    If ever there was an award for readers of this blog, this must be it! The New York Law Journal is seeking "to recognize Lawyers Who Lead by Example, attorneys in our community who have made an outstanding contribution by...
  • Jun 25

    JCOPE Opens an Online Ethics Hotline

    JCOPE Opens an Online Ethics Hotline
    CAPS member Michael Fallon alerted us to a new online website for reporting government misconduct. It's an easy-to-use resource (literally "point and click") for alerting the State's Joint Commission on Public Ethics (JCOPE) of…
Rank this Week: 4553

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/
  • Sep 16

    ISL and US Foreign Policy

    ISL and US Foreign Policy
    America decided to deal with the Native Americans by war and exile. It took three centuries, as succeeding generations of Indians realized that the White Man would honor no treaty and give them no peace. Israel has tried since the 1960s to…
  • Sep 15

    A View of the Ballot

    A View of the Ballot
    I got on line the other night to see what to expect at the voting booth today. We have all been hearing about the primary races for Governor and Lieutenant Governor, although polls tell us that lots of people haven’t heard of Zephyr…
  • Sep 2

    Forcing us to Live in an Immoral World

    Forcing us to Live in an Immoral World
    We are increasingly being forced to live in an immoral world. The radical wrong has hijacked the very idea of morality so that it no longer has anything to do with helping our neighbor. We’re not supposed to lift a collective finger for…
Rank this Week: 3275

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/
  • Sep 16

    THE CHANGING OBLIGATIONS OF TRIAL COURT AND ATTORNEY OBLIGATIONS IN THE WAKE OF PADILLA

    THE CHANGING OBLIGATIONS OF TRIAL COURT AND ATTORNEY OBLIGATIONS IN THE WAKE OF PADILLA
    By: Brienna Christiano, Albany Government Law Review In recent history, there has been a significant upheaval in the understanding of what criminal defense attorneys and trial courts are obligated to tell criminal defendants regarding the…
  • Aug 28

    DEC: Clean Your Boat!

    DEC: Clean Your Boat!
    By: Jeffrey Pritchard, Albany Government Law Review On January 9, 2014, New York State’s Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) released the text of a proposed rule which aims to fine boaters for the failure to clean and drain a…
  • Aug 28

    DEC: Clean Your Boat!

    DEC: Clean Your Boat!
    By: Jeffrey Pritchard, Albany Government Law Review On January 9, 2014, New York State’s Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) released the text of a proposed rule which aims to fine boaters for the failure to clean and drain a…
Rank this Week: 3045

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/
  • Sep 16

    Florida Sleep Clinic Settles False Claims Act Case

    Florida Sleep Clinic Settles False Claims Act Case
    The Sleep Medicine Center, Inc. (“Sleep Medicine”) and two physicians, Hubert Zachary and George Restea, have agreed with the federal government to settle allegations initiated by a whistleblower in a qui tam complaint that the…
  • Sep 10

    U.S. Joins Whistleblowers’ Case Involving Spinal Implant

    U.S. Joins Whistleblowers’ Case Involving Spinal Implant
    The Justice Department announced that the U.S. has intervened in a qui tam lawsuit brought by two whistleblowers alleging violations of the False Claims Act and filed its own lawsuit alleging violations of the Anti-Kickback Statute against…
  • Sep 4

    US Intervenes in False Claims Act Case Against Hospice Provider

    US Intervenes in False Claims Act Case Against Hospice Provider
    The United States has partially intervened in two qui tam lawsuits by three whistleblowers alleging violations of the False Claims Act by Evercare Hospice and Palliative Care (“Evercare”) now known as Optum Palliative and Hospice…
Rank this Week: 1380

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/
  • Sep 16

    Additional Guidance on Managing Email Released

    Additional Guidance on Managing Email Released
    I am pleased to announce that the Office of Management and Budget and the National Archives released a memo yesterday afternoon to the heads of executive departments and independent agencies on managing email. Over the past few…
  • Aug 29

    Happy Labor Day!

    Happy Labor Day!
    “A truly American sentiment recognizes the dignity of labor and the fact that honor lies in honest toil.” -Grover Cleveland Public Law 53-95: An Act Making Labor Day a Legal Holiday, June 28, 1894 General Records of the U.S.…
  • Aug 22

    Happy Birthday, Annie Oakley!

    Happy Birthday, Annie Oakley!
    Letter to William McKinley offering to raise a troop of 50 lady sharpshooters to fight the Spanish American War.  They would provide their own rifles and ammunition.  Unfortunately, women were not allowed to serve at that point in…
Rank this Week: 4798

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/
  • Sep 15

    Affiliate’s Schedule Contract Didn’t Count, Says Court

    Affiliate’s Schedule Contract Didn’t Count, Says Court
    An offeror was not entitled to hold itself out as having a Federal Supply Schedule contract by virtue of its relationship with an affiliated company that held the FSS contract. In a recent bid protest decision, the Court of Federal Claims…
  • Sep 12

    SAM Registration: What The Heck Is An “Immediate Owner?”

    SAM Registration: What The Heck Is An “Immediate Owner?”
    Government contractors who have attempted to recently register or re-register in the SAM database have been confronted with new questions asking about an “immediate owner” and a “higher-level owner.”  These new…
  • Sep 9

    GSA Contractor Team Arrangement: Single-SIN Restriction Was Appropriate

    GSA Contractor Team Arrangement: Single-SIN Restriction Was Appropriate
    A procuring agency reasonably required all members of a SDVOSB set-aside GSA Contractor Team Arrangement to possess a certain Federal Supply Schedule contract and Special Item Number. In a recent bid protest decision, the GAO held that…
Rank this Week: 1345

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: 918

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/
  • Sep 11

    CMS Updates Medicare Part B Drug Pricing File

    CMS Updates Medicare Part B Drug Pricing File
    CMS has posted its October 2014 update to the Medicare average sales price (ASP) drug pricing files, which contain the payment amounts that CMS will use to pay for Part B covered drugs for the fourth quarter of 2014. CMS notes that prices for…
  • Sep 8

    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: Regulatory Developments. Recent CMS regulations have addressed the EHR meaningful use timeline…
  • Sep 8

    OMB Clears OIG Proposed Rule on Anti-Kickback Safe Harbors, CMPs for Beneficiary Inducements & Gainsharing

    OMB Clears OIG Proposed Rule on Anti-Kickback Safe Harbors, CMPs for Beneficiary Inducements & Gainsharing
    The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has cleared an HHS Office of Inspector General (OIG) proposed rule that would expand the OIG’s Medicare and state health care program fraud and abuse authorities. Specifically, on September 4,…
Rank this Week: 2027

Legistative History and Intent

Legistative History and Intent

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

http://www.legintent.com/news/
  • Sep 11

    Three of the Weirdest Traffic Laws You’ll Read About Today

    Three of the Weirdest Traffic Laws You’ll Read About Today
    About 20% of all civil lawsuits in the U.S. have to do with automobile accidents. Every day, people get speeding tickets, have fender benders, or break traffic laws in a myriad of other ways — some of which may be stranger than…
  • Aug 22

    Are You Breaking These Weird Laws?

    Are You Breaking These Weird Laws?
    People all over the world seek help from law professionals to interpret and understand legal statutes and legislative history — and with good reason. Legal English is very different from standard English, with its own dictionary and a…
  • Aug 21

    Three Laws So Weird You Almost Want to Break Them

    Three Laws So Weird You Almost Want to Break Them
    It can be pretty difficult to understand the legislative intent of any particular legal statute for a variety of reasons. First of all, many legal statutes are written in Legal English, a dialect of lawyers in English-speaking countries…
Rank this Week: 3075

Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • Sep 9

    Do You Choose Clean Water?

    Do You Choose Clean Water?
    By Travis Loop Do you choose clean water? If so, we need your voice. And the voices of your friends. Clean water is important – for drinking, swimming, and fishing. We need it for our communities, farms, and businesses. But right now,…
  • Aug 27

    Bagasse to the Rescue!

    Bagasse to the Rescue!
    By Kristine Edwards When I first visited the Crystal Mine site (part of the Basin Mining Area Superfund Site in Jefferson County, Montana) back in 2006, I was so shocked by how bad it looked that I vowed to myself to get it cleaned up before…
  • Aug 26

    (A Student’s) Green Shopping Guide

    (A Student’s) Green Shopping Guide
    By Stephanie Businelli Congratulations! You fought through your SATs, got your diploma, and are now heading towards “the best four years of your life,” more commonly known as college. If you’re a student who plans to live on…
Rank this Week: 227

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/
  • Sep 9

    C&M Lawyers Conduct Live Webinar on TAA Risks on Wednesday, September 10

    C&M Lawyers Conduct Live Webinar on TAA Risks on Wednesday, September 10
    On Wednesday, September 9th at 12 PM Eastern, join our government contracts attorneys for a webinar entitled: “Mitigating Trade Agreements Act Risks for GSA Schedule Holders.” During this 60-minute webinar, we will provide an…
  • Sep 8

    Not Our Problem: ASBCA Has No Say in Prime-Sub Sponsorship Dispute

    Not Our Problem: ASBCA Has No Say in Prime-Sub Sponsorship Dispute
    In Appeal of Binghamton Simulator Co. (ASBCA, Aug. 21), the board held that it had no jurisdiction to hear a subcontractor’s appeal in which the prime contractor declined to sponsor the sub’s appeal. Despite the…
  • Sep 4

    Another Primer on the New “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces” Executive Order

    Another Primer on the New “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces” Executive Order
    On September 3rd, I had the pleasure of presenting on the “Fair Play and Safe Work Places” Executive Order (previously discussed here and here) at the Professional Services Council’s Labor Policy Committee Meeting. This EO,…
Rank this Week: 1999

Subject to Inquiry

Subject to Inquiry

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

http://www.subjecttoinquiry.com/
  • Sep 9

    Don’t Turn a Blind Eye – Individual Liability for Failure to Comply with BSA Reporting Requirement

    Don’t Turn a Blind Eye – Individual Liability for Failure to Comply with BSA Reporting Requirement
    The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) announced on August 20, 2014, that it had reached an agreement with a casino official permanently barring him from working in financial institutions as a result of his willful violations of…
  • Aug 26

    The SEC Waives Eligibility Requirement and Awards Whistleblower $400,000

    The SEC Waives Eligibility Requirement and Awards Whistleblower $400,000
    Waiving one of the whistleblower award eligibility requirements, the Securities and Exchange Commission recently awarded more than $400,000 to a whistleblower who reported a fraud to the SEC after the company failed to address the issue…
  • Aug 21

    Unpacking OFAC’s Revised Guidance Regarding its “50 Percent Rule”

    Unpacking OFAC’s Revised Guidance Regarding its “50 Percent Rule”
    On August 14, 2014, the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) published revised guidance regarding entities owned by persons whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to an…
Rank this Week: 3274

Fracking Insider

Fracking Insider

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

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

    Study Finds Artificial Earthquakes Weaker

    Study Finds Artificial Earthquakes Weaker
    A recently released study has found that artificial earthquakes resulting from the use of disposal wells for produced waters and other oil and gas wastewaters are less intense, and in general about sixteen times weaker, than naturally…
  • Sep 4

    Hydraulic Fracturing: State Regulatory Roundup Vol. 36

    Hydraulic Fracturing: State Regulatory Roundup Vol. 36
    Fracking Insider Readers: We are pleased to bring you Volume 36 of our State Regulatory Roundup, including updates in North Carolina, Ohio, and Texas. As we explained in earlier volumes, we designed the Roundup to provide quick overviews on…
  • Sep 2

    Agreement Leads to Withdraw of Anti-Fracking Measures in Colorado

    Agreement Leads to Withdraw of Anti-Fracking Measures in Colorado
    A group pushing two anti-fracking measures in Colorado has withdrawn the initiatives after reaching a deal with Gov. John Hickenlooper (D), who agreed to create a task force to make recommendations on how to minimize land-use conflicts in…
Rank this Week: 2515

Hot Button Blog

Hot Button Blog

By Cozen O'Connor.

http://www.hotbuttonblog.com
  • Sep 5

    Health Care Reform Implementation Update September 5, 2014

    Health Care Reform Implementation Update September 5, 2014
    As summer rolls to a close, the agencies continue to make announcements and roll out additional regulations. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) introduced the new CEO of Healthcare.gov, awarded grants to 147 health centers…
  • Aug 27

    Health Care Reform Implementation Update August 21, 2014

    Health Care Reform Implementation Update August 21, 2014
    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) made announcements this week regarding the Open Payments system and the availability of Affordable Care Act (ACA) Consumer Assistance Program grant funds, issued a request for additional…
  • Aug 12

    Health Care Reform Implementation Update August 12, 2014

    Health Care Reform Implementation Update August 12, 2014
    August recess has begun on Capitol Hill. Congressmen and women and senators are home in their districts and states, and Capitol Hill staffers are catching up on piled up work. Nonetheless, last week Congressman Kevin Brady (R-Texas) released…
Rank this Week: 1777

Legislative Blog

Legislative Blog

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

https://www.au.org/blogs/legislative
  • Sep 4

    PDK/Gallup Poll Shows Continued Public Opposition to Voucher

    PDK/Gallup Poll Shows Continued Public Opposition to Voucher
    Vanessa WolbrinkLegislative63 percent of Americans oppose private school vouchers.The 46th Annual PDK/Gallup Poll of the Public’s Attitudes Toward the Public Schools came out in late August, illustrating public opinions about a variety…
  • Aug 19

    Join Us on Twitter to #FixHobbyLobby

    Join Us on Twitter to #FixHobbyLobby
    Vanessa WolbrinkLegislativeIn the wake of the troubling Burwell v. Hobby Lobby decision, Congress introduced a bill to prevent employers from using religion to deny essential health care coverage to their employees.The Not My Boss’…
  • Aug 15

    August Recess: Take Action in Your State!

    August Recess: Take Action in Your State!
    Vanessa WolbrinkLegislativeLet your U.S. Representative and Senators know how important church-state separation is to you.In the month of August, members of Congress leave the District and head back to enjoy summer in their home states. This…
Rank this Week: 4128

New York Zoning and Municipal Law…

New York Zoning and Municipal Law Blog

Covers adverse possession, environmental law, municipal law, zoning and land use. Published by Silverberg Zalantis.

http://blog.szlawfirm.net/
Rank this Week: 3632