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Health Industry Washington Watch

Health Industry Washington Watch

Covers U.S. legislative and regulatory developments affecting the life sciences and health care industry. By Reed Smith LLP.

http://www.healthindustrywashingtonwatch.com/
  • May 5

    CMS Proposes Implementation of MACRA Physician Payment Reform

    CMS Proposes Implementation of MACRA Physician Payment Reform
    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has proposed regulations to implement major reforms of the Medicare physician fee schedule (MPFS) update framework that were mandated by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act…
  • May 5

    CMS Finalizes Major Reforms of Medicaid/CHIP Managed Care Rule

    CMS Finalizes Major Reforms of Medicaid/CHIP Managed Care Rule
    On May 6, 2016, CMS will publish a final rule to update Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) managed care regulations to more closely align with Medicare Advantage (MA) and private health plan standards, promote…
  • May 5

    CMS Releases Proposed Rule to Update SNF PPS Rates and Policies for FY 2017

    CMS Releases Proposed Rule to Update SNF PPS Rates and Policies for FY 2017
    CMS has published its proposed rule to update Medicare skilled nursing facility (SNF) PPS rates and policies for FY 2017. CMS projects that the proposed rule would increase overall payments to SNFs by $800 million, or 2.1%, compared to FY…
Rank this Week: 662

New Jersey Senate Republicans

New Jersey Senate Republicans

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

http://pipes.yahoo.com/pipes/pipe.info?_id=Rr9IF0xl3RGXd835_w6H4A
Rank this Week: 629

Lawfare

Lawfare

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

http://www.lawfareblog.com/
  • May 5

    Today's Headlines and Commentary

    Today's Headlines and Commentary
    Dozens of people were killed in an airstrike against a refugee camp in rebel-held northern Syria today. The BBC reports that “images on social media showed tents destroyed at the Kamouna camp near Sarmada in Idlib…
  • May 5

    Twitter, ISIS, Civil Liability, and Immunity: An Update

    Twitter, ISIS, Civil Liability, and Immunity: An Update
    A few months ago, Zoe Bedell and I wrote a series of posts about Twitter and potential liability—both criminal and civil—for material support for terrorist groups arising out of its provision of service to ISIS members and…
  • May 5

    The War Against ISIS is Unconstitutional

    The War Against ISIS is Unconstitutional
    As I explained in a New York Times op-ed today, Captain Nathan Smith has gone to court for a declaratory judgment on the legality of President Obama’s undeclared war against the Islamic State. While I encourage readers of…
Rank this Week: 77

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • May 5

    House Financial Services Committee investigating CFPB arbitration rulemaking

    House Financial Services Committee investigating CFPB arbitration rulemaking
    Barbara S. Mishkin On April 20, 2016, Congressman Sean Duffy sent a letter to Director Cordray indicating that the House Financial Services Committee is investigating “the examination and possible regulation by the [CFPB] of pre-dispute…
  • May 5

    CFPB issues proposed rule to prohibit class action waivers in consumer arbitration agreement

    CFPB issues proposed rule to prohibit class action waivers in consumer arbitration agreement
    Mark J. Levin As widely anticipated, the CFPB announced at its field hearing today in Albuquerque, New Mexico that it is proposing regulations that would prohibit covered providers of certain consumer financial products and services from…
  • May 5

    House bill introduced to amend CFPB UDAAP authority

    House bill introduced to amend CFPB UDAAP authority
    Barbara S. Mishkin The Dodd-Frank Act gave the CFPB authority to regulate “unfair, deceptive, or abusive” acts or practices.  Republican Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer has introduced the “Unfair or Deceptive Acts or…
Rank this Week: 1614

Whistleblower Protection Blog

Whistleblower Protection Blog

Covers legal issues related to corporate malfeasance and protection of whistleblowers. Published by the National Whistleblower Legal Defense and Education Fund.

http://www.whistleblowersblog.org/
  • May 5

    National Whistleblower Center Launches New Responsive Website

    National Whistleblower Center Launches New Responsive Website
    Today the National Whistleblower Center (NWC) announced the launch of its newly designed website. Below is the NWC’s press release: The National Whistleblower Center (NWC) is delighted to officially announce the launch of our newly…
  • Apr 29

    Whistleblowers Win Big in the Defend Trade Secrets Act

    Whistleblowers Win Big in the Defend Trade Secrets Act
    Washington, D.C. On April 27, 2016 Congress passed the Defend Trade Secrets Act, a bill supported by the White House and for which President Obama is expected to sign shortly. The bill included a whistleblower protection amendment, offered by…
  • Apr 29

    False Claims Act Hearing a Succe

    False Claims Act Hearing a Succe
    Yesterday, the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice held a hearing entitled “Oversight of the False Claims Act,” in which corporate lobbyists organized by the Chamber of Commerce worked to advance…
Rank this Week: 512

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

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

http://www.discourse.net/
  • May 5

    Avira Does Not Play Nice With GCal Under IE11

    Avira Does Not Play Nice With GCal Under IE11
    For the record: under Win 7, IE 11, the Avira antivirus browser plugin causes Google’s calendar site, GCal, to freeze up and do other strange things. Using just Avira real-time protection, the main anti-virus program, does not cause the…
  • May 5

    Clinton Attack: Salvo 2

    Clinton Attack: Salvo 2
    Another doozy.
  • May 5

    Clipper Chip on Ebay

    Clipper Chip on Ebay
    A guy is selling a T TSD 3600 Pair Clipper Chip Version New in Box Unused on E-Bay. I have a birthday coming up, but the asking price is $250, which is just a bit too expensive. And I imagine … Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 14

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: 39

Lobby Comply Blog

Lobby Comply Blog

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

http://stateandfed.com/lobbycomply/
  • May 5

    Our May Photo Scrapbook

    Our May Photo Scrapbook
    Enjoy these fun photos from recent events.
  • May 5

    New York Representative Seeks Ethics Reform

    New York Representative Seeks Ethics Reform
    Rep. Steve McLaughlin is seeking bipartisan support for a package of ethics reform bills. The bills seek reform on multiple Continued on Next Page
  • May 5

    See Us in Person!

    See Us in Person!
    Here is our May/June calendar. If you are attending any of the coming events, please stop by and say hello! Continued on Next Page
Rank this Week: 453

Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • May 5

    It’s Air Quality Awareness Week. How Can You Be Aware of Your Air Quality?

    It’s Air Quality Awareness Week. How Can You Be Aware of Your Air Quality?
    By Bob Kelly There are at least three levels of air quality data you can use in everyday life: neighborhood data, sidewalk data and right-where-you-are data. (Data from satellites are interesting, but not used so much on a day-to-day,…
  • May 5

    Sensor Technology for the 21st Century

    Sensor Technology for the 21st Century
    By Joel Creswell, Ph.D.  Small businesses are engines of innovation. They have the flexibility to take risks and try new things. The federal government harnesses some of this ingenuity through the Small Business Innovation Research and…
  • May 5

    How’s Rock Creek?

    How’s Rock Creek?
    By Mary Schollhamer A hidden gem in Washington, DC is Rock Creek Park. Less than a mile from my home, Rock Creek Park is a 1,754-acre oasis, whose meadows and forest are home to coyotes, deer, foxes, raccoons, beavers, hawks, and – our…
Rank this Week: 115

Subject to Inquiry

Subject to Inquiry

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

http://www.subjecttoinquiry.com/
  • May 5

    The Export/Immigration Dilemma: Don’t Let OSC Catch Your HR Department Unaware

    The Export/Immigration Dilemma: Don’t Let OSC Catch Your HR Department Unaware
    On March 31, 2016, the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices (OSC) issued a carefully worded technical assistance letter addressing the complex interplay between U.S.…
  • May 5

    Marketplace Lenders May Be Supervised by CFPB in 2017

    Marketplace Lenders May Be Supervised by CFPB in 2017
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) plans to begin supervising online “peer-to-peer” or “platform” lenders as soon as late 2017, according to the Wall Street Journal. The Journal reported that this…
  • May 5

    Senators Take Steps to Ban Arbitration Clauses in Telecommunications Contract

    Senators Take Steps to Ban Arbitration Clauses in Telecommunications Contract
    On Thursday April 28, 2016, Senators Al Franken (D-Minn.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) proposed legislation that would ban arbitration clauses in telecommunication service contracts. The proposed bill, the Justice for Telecommunications…
Rank this Week: 2409

Corruption Chronicles

Corruption Chronicles

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

http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/
  • May 5

    Waste, Violations in $25 Mil Program to Fight Climate Change in Guatemala

    Waste, Violations in $25 Mil Program to Fight Climate Change in Guatemala
    A $25 million project to help Guatemala combat the ills of climate change is rife with problems that include data errors and discrepancies, no sustainability plan as required by the government and security and funding violations. Though it…
  • May 3

    Obama Orders Fed Agencies to Stop Asking Job Applicants about Criminal History

    Obama Orders Fed Agencies to Stop Asking Job Applicants about Criminal History
    To make public-sector jobs more accessible to convicts, President Obama has issued a new order prohibiting federal agencies from asking candidates about criminal history when applying for positions. It’s part of the…
  • May 2

    U.S.-Funded Study: Mass Immigration from Mexico Ended, Border Enforcement Has Backfired

    U.S.-Funded Study: Mass Immigration from Mexico Ended, Border Enforcement Has Backfired
    Mass immigration from Mexico has ended, an escalation of border enforcement has backfired and the greatest need now is a path to legal status for the 11 million illegal immigrants who are already in the United States, according to a new study…
Rank this Week: 2557

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: 1952

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

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

http://blog.finkrosnerershow-levenberg.com/
  • May 5

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

    The system puts a heavy burden on applicant to prove Medicaid eligibility
    In A.T. v. Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services (unpublished non-precedential decision, Appellate Division of Superior Court, 2015, WL 7421647), a Medicaid application was denied for failure to provide requested verifications of…
  • May 3

    Great idea for older folks to help avoid missed insurance payment

    Great idea for older folks to help avoid missed insurance payment
    There is a New Jersey insurance law which allows a person who is 62 years of age or older to designate an authorized third party to receive Policy Lapse Notices and Late Payment notices from the policyholder’s insurance company. This…
  • May 2

    Great idea for older folks with brokerage and investment relationship

    Great idea for older folks with brokerage and investment relationship
    I have just learned that Morgan Stanley has instituted an optional opportunity similar to what I blogged about the other day. That post was about a way that New jersey insureds can designate a third party who would be sent a copy…
Rank this Week: 1043

The Poblete DC Dispatches

The Poblete DC Dispatches

Features updates on regulatory and public policy matters in Washington, DC in national security, trade, and international law.

http://jasonpoblete.com/
  • May 5

    Socialism Sank Venezuela, Could Get Much Worse

    Socialism Sank Venezuela, Could Get Much Worse
    I’m not sure why I keep subscribing and re-subscribing to the Washington Post. I’ve cancelled my subscription more than once. And it is stories like this one on Venezuela that push me to the edge of canceling it…
  • May 4

    Moderate Republicans, You Win. Now Deal With It.

    Moderate Republicans, You Win. Now Deal With It.
    Moderate Republicans, you win. Decades of trying to sounds like conservatives, but governing like moderates or liberals laid the seeds for a Donald Trump win. I also find it richly ironic that a lot of the people who complained about the…
  • Apr 28

    Politics is a Full Contact Sport. And that is good.

    Politics is a Full Contact Sport. And that is good.
    Every now and then I enjoy breaking away, far away, from the belly of the beast. The farther from the Washington, DC Metro area the better. It is an added bonus if you can be with people in fields and socio-economic backgrounds other…
Rank this Week: 3143

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: 656

National Indian Law Library --…

National Indian Law Library -- News

Covers Native American legal issues, published by the National Indian Law Library, a public law library devoted to federal Indian and tribal law.

http://nilllibrary.blogspot.com/
  • May 4

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 5/4

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 5/4
    U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2015-2016update.htmlPetition for certiorari was denied in Knight v. Thompson (Prisoners - Grooming Policies) on May 2, 2016.  Petition was filed in Pro-Football, Inc. v.…
  • Apr 29

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 4/28

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 4/28
    U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2015-2016update.htmlPetitions for certiorari were denied in Crow Allottees v. U.S. (Individual Tribal Water Rights) and Zepeda v. U.S. (Indian Major Crimes Act - Indian Blood)…
  • Apr 21

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 4/21

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 4/21
    U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/2016cta.htmlU.S. v. Harlan (Domestic Assault - Prior Tribal Court Convictions) U.S. Federal Trial Courts Bulletin…
Rank this Week: 4179

Small Government Contracts Blog

Small Government Contracts Blog

Offers legal news, notes and commentary of interest to small government contractors. By Steven Koprince.

http://smallgovcon.com/
  • May 4

    Missing Mentor-Protege Reauthorization Sinks 8(a) JV’s Bid

    Missing Mentor-Protege Reauthorization Sinks 8(a) JV’s Bid
    An 8(a) joint venture was unable to show that its mentor-protege agreement had been renewed by the SBA for a particular year–and the missing reauthorization caused the joint venture to be ineligible for a small business set-aside…
  • May 3

    8(a) Mentor-Protege JV Didn’t Qualify For SDVOSB Set-Aside, Says SBA OHA

    8(a) Mentor-Protege JV Didn’t Qualify For SDVOSB Set-Aside, Says SBA OHA
    An 8(a) mentor-protege joint venture didn’t qualify for an SDVOSB set-aside because the mentor firm was not a small business. In a recent decision, the SBA Office of Hearings and Appeals held that a SDVOSB-specific regulation requires…
  • Apr 29

    SmallGovCon Week In Review: April 25-29, 2016

    SmallGovCon Week In Review: April 25-29, 2016
    As a North Dakota native, I was excited to see a NDSU graduate picked second overall in last night’s NFL draft.  With the draft complete, my focus is back to government contracts news and notes from around the country. In this…
Rank this Week: 3202

Government Contracts Blog

Government Contracts Blog

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

http://brownrudnick.com/blog/government-contracts/
  • May 4

    Some Mission Statements ARE Enforceable By Contract, Says ASBCA

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

    Delay, Delay, Corporate Acquisition, No Standing

    Delay, Delay, Corporate Acquisition, No Standing
    In Universal Protection Service, LP v. United States, et al., No. 16-126C, the United States Court of Federal Claims (“COFC”) found that Universal was not a “complete successor in interest” to ABM Security Services.…
  • Apr 21

    Proposed Rule Creates Filing Fee for Bid Protest

    Proposed Rule Creates Filing Fee for Bid Protest
    On April 15, GAO proposed a rule in the Federal Register that would impose a $350 fee to file a protest. While $350 will not break the bank for most contractors, the new fee may be a slippery slope. Why not $500 or $1000 or $2000? GAO’s…
Rank this Week: 3518

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: 580

PA Public Contracts

PA Public Contracts

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

http://www.papubliccontracts.com/
  • May 4

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

    Public Radio Show Interviews Me On City Of Philadelphia No-Bid Purchase Of Police Body Camera
    Yesterday the public radio show, APM Marketplace, aired a business story from a local WHYY reporter, Bobby Allyn, where I was asked to comment on the City of Philadelphia’s recent, no-bid purchase of police body cameras from Taser…
  • Apr 21

    Pa. Steel Products Procurement Act, Revisited

    Pa. Steel Products Procurement Act, Revisited
    The Pa. Steel Products Procurement Act became law in 1978 with a stated purpose to protect the U.S. market for steel production and supply. At its core, the Act provides that, if any steel products are to be used or supplied on a…
  • Apr 5

    The U.S. DOT Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program

    The U.S. DOT Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program
    I have posted on numerous occasions about the U.S. Department of Transportation’s disadvantaged business enterprise (DBE) program.  The DBE program is especially relevant to public contractors and subcontractors performing work for…
Rank this Week: 4088

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: 702

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
Rank this Week: 1150

Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Covers government law. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.uaslawblog.com/
  • May 3

    Want an FAA Section 333 Exemption for your Close-up sUAS Operations? Come Prepared.

    Want an FAA Section 333 Exemption for your Close-up sUAS Operations? Come Prepared.
    The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) generally prohibits small unmanned aircraft system (sUAS) flight operations within 500 feet from all persons, vessels, vehicles, and structures. However, closer-in operations of sUAS been approved in…
  • Apr 27

    U.S. Senate Passes Bipartisan FAA Bill Marking First Step to UAS Regulation

    U.S. Senate Passes Bipartisan FAA Bill Marking First Step to UAS Regulation
    On April 19, the United States Senate passed bipartisan legislation that would reauthorize federal funding for the Federal Aviation Administration for the next two fiscal years. The Senate-passed bill, which will not take effect until the…
  • Apr 26

    Flying into Darkness – Commercial Drone Night Flights Approved by the FAA

    Flying into Darkness – Commercial Drone Night Flights Approved by the FAA
    Last week, the FAA issued an historic authority to Industrial Skyworks for nighttime commercial UAS operations.  The Section 333 exemption, obtained with the help of Kenneth Quinn, Jennifer Trock, and Graham Keithley of Pillsbury…
Rank this Week: 2603

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: 3423

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/
  • Apr 30

    Worth the Read

    Worth the Read
    Adam M. Gershowitz, The Post-Riley Search Warrant: Search Protocols and Particularity in Cell Phone Searches, 69 Vand. L. Rev. 585 (2016) Margaret Dodson, Bruton on Balance: Standardizing Redacted Codefendant…
  • Apr 28

    Clemency from the Prez.

    Clemency from the Prez.
    This week, the Combat Clemency Project at the University of Chicago Law School petitioned for a Presidential Pardon on behalf of Corey R. Clagett, a former Army PFC released on March 31, 2016 from the US military prison at Fort Leavenworth,…
  • Apr 17

    Prosecutorial practice

    Prosecutorial practice
    In United States v. Mercier, __ M.J. __, No. 20160318 (C.G. Ct. Crim. App. Mar. 18, 2016) the court denied a Government interlocutory appeal of a military judge’s ruling that found that a specification was improperly referred and…
Rank this Week: 315

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: 1432

Infra Insight Blog

Infra Insight Blog

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

http://www.infrainsightblog.com
  • Apr 29

    Lower Fuel Prices Take a Toll on California’s Transportation Funding

    Lower Fuel Prices Take a Toll on California’s Transportation Funding
    Lower gas prices and decreased revenue from California’s Price Based Excise Tax (PBET) on gasoline are taking their toll on the state’s transportation funding.  California Transportation Commission (CTC) staff recently…
  • Apr 27

    InfraAmericas and PBBC P3 Awards Gala Call for Nominations is Open

    InfraAmericas and PBBC P3 Awards Gala Call for Nominations is Open
    Voting and registration are officially open for the P3 Awards Gala hosted by InfraAmericas and The Performance Based Building Coalition (PBBC) which takes place on Monday, June 13 in New York City prior to the annual US P3 Forum held on June…
  • Apr 22

    Automated People Mover at LAX – Submittal Instructions Issued for Operating System Supplier

    Automated People Mover at LAX – Submittal Instructions Issued for Operating System Supplier
    On April 18, 2016, Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) reached an initial milestone in its Landside Access Modernization Program (LAMP) by issuing instructions for how automated people mover operating system suppliers can request a…
Rank this Week: 2353

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Combat helmet maker pays $3 million to settle whistleblowers’ allegations.
    On March 7, the Department of Justice announced that Ohio-based Armorsource, LLC, had agreed to pay $3 million to resolve a whistleblower’s allegations that the company provided defective combat helmets to the U.S. Army. According to…
Rank this Week: 359

Oregon Legal Research

Oregon Legal Research

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

http://blog.oregonlegalresearch.com/
  • Apr 27

    Misprision is Not a Misspelling

    Misprision is Not a Misspelling
    Do you ever notice that new words come to one’s attention in waves? I’ve run across this word several times in the past few weeks – and it’s not one to trip off the tongue, so to speak, with any regularity, although…
  • Apr 14

    Internet Archivists: When Links Rot, Data Disintegrates, and Files Vanish, Find a Friend

    Internet Archivists: When Links Rot, Data Disintegrates, and Files Vanish, Find a Friend
    The Internet Archive is partnering with the Council of State Archivists (CoSA) and Society of American Archivists (SAA) at the: Archive-It’s 2016 Partner Meeting, Tuesday, August 2, 2016, in Atlanta, Georgia Previous OLR blog post about…
  • Apr 5

    Equal Justice Library at Georgetown Law School

    Equal Justice Library at Georgetown Law School
    The Equal Justice Library is now located at the Georgetown Law School Library: “The National Equal Justice Library (NEJL) is the first and only institution dedicated to documenting and preserving the legal profession’s…
Rank this Week: 2854

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/
  • Apr 27

    Could You Spot Medicare Fraud If You Saw It?

    Could You Spot Medicare Fraud If You Saw It?
    According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, as of February 2016, there were over 56,000,000 beneficiaries enrolled in the original Medicare and Medicare Advantage plans.  Given the number of patients, just imagine how…
  • Apr 22

    Supreme Court Considers “Implied Certifications” Under the False Claims Act

    Supreme Court Considers “Implied Certifications” Under the False Claims Act
    On Tuesday, April 19, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in Universal Health Services v. United States and Massachusetts ex rel. Julio Escobar and Carmen Correa, a case testing the “implied certification” theory used in many…
  • Apr 15

    McCabe Rabin Announces $1.1 Million Qui Tam Settlement

    McCabe Rabin Announces $1.1 Million Qui Tam Settlement
    McCabe Rabin, P.A. announces the settlement of a qui tam case against Florida Pain Medicine Associates, Inc. and its owners Dr. Bart Gatz, Dr. Alexis Renta and Dr. Albert Rodriguez.  Florida Pain Medicine Associates, Inc. is a pain…
Rank this Week: 1280

New Jersey Public Safety Officers…

New Jersey Public Safety Officers Law Blog

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

http://www.njpublicsafetyofficers.com/
Rank this Week: 974

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: 3100

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/
  • Apr 26

    The Outdated Economics of Conservative Ideologue

    The Outdated Economics of Conservative Ideologue
    Some of you may have been following Shankar Vedantam on NPR or the discoveries of Daniel Kahneman, the Nobel Prize winning psychologist on the Princeton faculty, and their demonstration of the irrational ways that people very naturally and…
  • Apr 19

    It’s Government’s Job to Make Work Available

    It’s Government’s Job to Make Work Available
    Bernie and Hilary argue about trade pacts. We know trade pacts cost some jobs and open up others. That’s not a satisfying trade-off if your skill is suddenly unmarketable and you’ve become unemployed or underemployed. An effective…
  • Apr 12

    Why Neither Party Can Back Down on Garland

    Why Neither Party Can Back Down on Garland
    Why is blocking the Garland nomination to the Supreme Court so important to them that most Republicans won’t even meet with him let alone agree to hold a vote? Many probably think it is about gay rights and abortion. But there is much…
Rank this Week: 4415

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: 1815

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/
  • Apr 21

    FOIA Federal Advisory Committee Report

    FOIA Federal Advisory Committee Report
    I am pleased to announce that the inaugural Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Advisory Committee, under the direction of the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS), submitted a final report and recommendations regarding FOIA Fees,…
  • Apr 7

    DPLAfest 2016

    DPLAfest 2016
    I have the honor to be co-hosting DPLAfest 2016 in Washington, D.C., next week, April 14-15, 2016. Along with the Smithsonian Institution and the Library of Congress, we will host DPLA’s third annual series of interactive workshops,…
  • Mar 23

    Let’s Talk! Join me for the Open Government Webinar

    Let’s Talk! Join me for the Open Government Webinar
    Since 2010, we have made significant accomplishments in open government at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). We have published 3 plans and accomplished more than 120 commitments. NARA commitments are even featured in…
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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: 744

FERCBlog

FERCBlog

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

http://www.fercblog.com
  • Apr 19

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

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

    D.C. Circuit Overturned!

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

    New England Transmission Rates Are Unjust And Unreasonable

    New England Transmission Rates Are Unjust And Unreasonable
      New England transmission rates are unjust and unreasonable, according to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Notably, on December 28, 2015 the FERC found the Independent System Operator-New England (“ISO-NE”) Tariff…
Rank this Week: 4162

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: 3533

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/
  • Apr 18

    CFP: 2016 SALT Teaching Conference this Fall in Chicago!

    CFP: 2016 SALT Teaching Conference this Fall in Chicago!
    Dear colleagues: Below, please see the call for panels and papers for the 2016 Society of American Law Teachers (SALT) Teaching Conference! The CFP is also available online here. Proposals are due by June 15, 2016. We look forward to...
  • Apr 18

    SAVE THE DATE: Central States Law Schools Scholarship Conference

    SAVE THE DATE: Central States Law Schools Scholarship Conference
    SAVE THE DATE: Central States Law Schools Scholarship Conference The Central States Law Schools Association 2016 Scholarship Conference will be held on Friday, September 23 and Saturday, September 24 at the University of North Dakota School…
  • Nov 25

    Going to AALS? Check out the AALS Legislation Section Programs!

    Going to AALS? Check out the AALS Legislation Section Programs!
    If you are attending the AALS meeting in NYC this January, please consider the following announcement about the AALS Legislation Section programs that will occur at AALS! -- Colleagues- Just a quick note on behalf of the Legislation section…
Rank this Week: 4158

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: 1985

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/
  • Apr 1

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

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

    Enforcing Pay-to-Play Violation

    Enforcing Pay-to-Play Violation
    I recently had an interesting dialogue with a city attorney in a pay-to-pay state about a new and – from the perspective of candidates everywhere – concerning state trend in pay-to-pay enforcement: mandatory candidate…
  • Jan 4

    FINRA Submits Final Pay-to-Play Provision for SEC Approval

    FINRA Submits Final Pay-to-Play Provision for SEC Approval
    When the average American looks back on the close of another holiday season, they think about all the longstanding traditions that were renewed yet again – the family gatherings, the holiday parties, the celebrations of faith, and the…
Rank this Week: 3718

El Blog de Derecho Publico de…

El Blog de Derecho Publico de Sevach

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

http://contencioso.es/
  • Mar 12

    No necesitamos más BOE sino más decencia

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

    No necesitamos mas BOE sino mas decencia

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

    Novedades sobre la acción de regreso contra funcionario

    Novedades sobre la acción de regreso contra funcionario
    El que rompe, paga. Ese es el refrán clásico que encierra la esencia del instituto jurídico de la responsabilidad civil y penal: el causante debe remediar o compensar el daño  causado. En el ámbito de…
Rank this Week: 2771

Nexus

Nexus

Chapman's Journal of Law and Public Policy

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

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

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

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

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

    Highly Skilled International Students With No Work Visa Option After Graduation

    Highly Skilled International Students With No Work Visa Option After Graduation
    For an International student studying in America, graduation brings difficult questions and decisions. Upon graduation, the International student must decide whether or not to pursue a career in America. America is known as the land of…
Rank this Week: 4382

Colorado Common Law

Colorado Common Law

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

http://cocommonlaw.com
  • Jan 23

    Moving to a New Website

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

    Vaughn Index in Colorado Public Record

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

    Banning Homelessness in Colorado

    Banning Homelessness in Colorado
    It appears a sad new trend in Colorado is to create policies or laws, treating homelessness as a criminal condition. A new report, “No Right to Rest: Criminalizing Homelessness in Colorado” which details the efforts cities and…
Rank this Week: 1826

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

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

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

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

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

    DISSENTING JUSTICE IS ON FACEBOOK AND TWITTER!

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

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

    Cop Swindles Elderly Dementia Victim of $2 Million; Department Does Nothing to Stop It
    In a rather disturbing case of police misconduct, Aaron Goodwin, a Portsmouth, New Hampshire police officer, took advantage of a 91-year-old woman with dementia. She had called 911 for some reason,... To view the rest of this article, please…
Rank this Week: 374