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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/
  • Jul 31

    Is Putin Selling Out Edward Snowden?

    Is Putin Selling Out Edward Snowden?
    This is rank, arguably irresponsible, speculation. I have had no—that is to say zero—conversations with anyone who knows anything about Snowden’s status in Russia. I can thus offer no particularly good reason to believe…
  • Jul 31

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary
    Today, the New York Times brings us breaking news on the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). An internal CIA review concluded that, yes, CIA personnel improperly accessed computers used by staffers on the Senate Intelligence…
  • Jul 31

    Article III, Appellate Review, and the Leahy Bill: A Response to Orin Kerr

    Article III, Appellate Review, and the Leahy Bill: A Response to Orin Kerr
    Orin’s post from yesterday afternoon wonders whether the Leahy bill’s provision for “certification” of decisions by the FISA Court to the FISA Court of Review (and from there to the Supreme Court) violates Article…
Rank this Week: 87

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • Jul 31

    CFPB issues third annual Plain Writing Act compliance report

    CFPB issues third annual Plain Writing Act compliance report
    Barbara S. MishkinThe CFPB has issued its third annual Plain Writing Act compliance report.  Under the PWA, federal “executive agencies,” including the CFPB, are required to use plain language in documents that: are necessary…
  • Jul 31

    FDIC withdraws list of “risky” businesses alleged to be targeted in “Operation Choke Point”

    FDIC withdraws list of “risky” businesses alleged to be targeted in “Operation Choke Point”
    Jeremy T. RosenblumIn an unexpected move earlier this week, the FDIC issued a Financial Institution Letter announcing that it was withdrawing the list of “risky” merchant categories that was included in prior guidance on account…
  • Jul 31

    GAO issues report on CFPB civil penalty fund

    GAO issues report on CFPB civil penalty fund
    Barbara S. MishkinThe Government Accountability Office (GAO) has issued a report on the results of its review the CFPB’s Civil Penalty Fund (CPF).  The review was requested by Representative Shelley Moore Capito, who chairs the…
Rank this Week: 912

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: 229

Infra Insight Blog

Infra Insight Blog

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

http://www.infrainsightblog.com
  • Jul 31

    National Conference for Public-Private Partnerships Concludes P3 Connect Summit

    National Conference for Public-Private Partnerships Concludes P3 Connect Summit
    After a re-boot, the National Conference for Public-Private Partnerships (NCPPP) concluded a three day summit July 30 in Denver, Colorado on all things P3. NCPPP’s “P3 Connect” annual meeting held programs addressing P3…
  • Jul 30

    Arizona DOT Announces Procurement Decision for South Mountain Freeway Project

    Arizona DOT Announces Procurement Decision for South Mountain Freeway Project
    The Arizona Department of Transportation announced today its decision to deliver the $1.9 billion South Mountain Freeway Project under a single design-build-maintain public-private partnership.  While there will be a long-term…
  • Jul 29

    The Maryland "Purple Line" Transit Project Releases its Final Request for Proposal

    The Maryland "Purple Line" Transit Project Releases its Final Request for Proposal
    On July 28, 2014, the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) and Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) issued the final request for proposals for a public-private partnership to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the…
Rank this Week: 2471

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/
  • Jul 31

    Recommended Reading: Open Public Meetings Law

    Recommended Reading: Open Public Meetings Law
    Foster Pepper’s Regulatory & Government Affairs practice recommends staying updated on state open public meetings law and reading the most recent development as reported by Justin Runquist of The Columbian. Washougal mayor: Council…
  • Jun 25

    Names of Police Officers Involved in Shootings Subject to Disclosure in California

    Names of Police Officers Involved in Shootings Subject to Disclosure in California
    The Los Angeles Times requested that the City of Long Beach release names of police officers involved in shootings that occurred while the officers were on duty. The officers’ union sued the City to prevent disclosure, and the LA Times…
  • May 7

    Former Public School Teacher Has No Privacy Right to District Investigation of Sexual Misconduct

    Former Public School Teacher Has No Privacy Right to District Investigation of Sexual Misconduct
    In early 2012, The Spokesman-Review requested records from the Riverside School District relating to Allen Martin. Mr. Martin, when a teacher at the District, engaged in sexual conduct with a consenting adult in Martin’s classroom. As…
Rank this Week: 2524

Oregon Legal Research

Oregon Legal Research

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

http://blog.oregonlegalresearch.com/
  • Jul 31

    What Happens if Your Library Systems Go Down?

    What Happens if Your Library Systems Go Down?
    Don’t let it be a disaster. Short and sweet, from iLibrarian: What Happens if Your Library Systems Go Down? For full-fledged disasters (floods, fire, earthquakes, hurricanes, shooters, bomb threats, bombs, building collapse, etc.) check…
  • Jul 29

    Model Legal Templates: NVCA Model Venture Capital Financing Document

    Model Legal Templates: NVCA Model Venture Capital Financing Document
    Jim Calloway (Director of the Oklahoma Bar Association’s Management Assistance Program) poses (and channels) the question: “What if the clients decided to provide the templates for their legal work?” Link to the National…
  • Jul 29

    Cell Phone Book Clubs: literacy, technology, family and community

    Cell Phone Book Clubs: literacy, technology, family and community
    “Cell phone book clubs: A new way for libraries to promote literacy, technology, family and community,” by David H. Rothman, published on July 27, 2014, LLRX (Law and technology resources for legal professionals). Hat tip to…
Rank this Week: 3506

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: 818

Lobby Comply Blog

Lobby Comply Blog

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

http://stateandfed.com/lobbycomply/
  • Jul 31

    Thursday News Roundup

    Thursday News Roundup
    Lobbying “K Street’s power duo going global” by Megan R. Wilson in The Hill. “Under Contract” in The Hill. Arkansas: Continued on Next Page
  • Jul 30

    Christie Calls Special Legislative Session

    Christie Calls Special Legislative Session
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has called a special legislative session for Thursday, July 31. The session will convene at Continued on Next Page
  • Jul 30

    Wednesday Government Relations New

    Wednesday Government Relations New
    Lobbying “Lobbying World” in The Hill. “Business Bottom Line” in The Hill. “New GOP whip hires retail lobbyist for leadership Continued on Next Page
Rank this Week: 526

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/
  • Jul 31

    Court Restates Standard of Review for Zoning Board Decision

    Court Restates Standard of Review for Zoning Board Decision
    The Appellate Division restated the limited nature of judicial review of the decisions of a Zoning Board of Appeals.
  • Jun 30

    Town Zoning Law May Ban Hydrofracking in New York

    Town Zoning Law May Ban Hydrofracking in New York
    The New York Court of Appeals validated a local zoning laws that banned hydrofracking in two Towns.
  • May 25

    Takings Claim Ripe Despite No Final Determination

    Takings Claim Ripe Despite No Final Determination
    The Second Circuit Court of Appeals held there was a claim that was ripe for adjudication, in view of the ten years of delay in processing the Plaintiffs application, even though there was no final determination on Plaintiff's subdivision…
Rank this Week: 1885

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: 36

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: 339

Whitcomb Law Blog

Whitcomb Law Blog

Covers government procurement.

http://whitcomblawpc.com/legal-blogs/
  • Jul 30

    US-China Relations-Tires Cause Friction Between

    US-China Relations-Tires Cause Friction Between
    US-China Relations: Where the Rubber Meets for the Road US-China relations  is a fascinating case study in international law.  The two superpowers seem to butt heads on everything. From trade rules to human rights, it seems more…
  • Jul 22

    Federal Bid Protests-2014 Update

    Federal Bid Protests-2014 Update
    Which Bid Protests Made the News? Bid protests are formal challenges to either the government’s solicitation of a contract for goods or services or the award or proposed award of the contract to a company.  They are a common…
  • Jul 19

    Government Contracting: Lucrative and Complex

    Government Contracting: Lucrative and Complex
    Is Government Contracting Easy Money? A simple scan of the news on any given day reveals that government contracting can be a lucrative business.  “Cray Scores $174M Supercomputer Contract From NNSA,” “DHS…
Rank this Week: 4586

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/
  • Jul 30

    Affordable Housing as Healthcare Policy

    Affordable Housing as Healthcare Policy
    It’s no secret that health care and health policy are hot topics in the United States’ post-ACA landscape. Typically, when discussing healthcare, images of doctors in white coats, stethoscopes, and hospital rooms come to mind.…
  • Jul 28

    7th Circuit Court Reinstates Wisconsin Lead Paint Case

    7th Circuit Court Reinstates Wisconsin Lead Paint Case
    On Thursday, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a 2010 federal district court ruling, thereby reinstating a case involved lead paint. In the 2010 case, Ernest Gibson (now 17) sued half a dozen paint manufacturers for injuries resulting…
  • Jul 25

    NEWS: Another Botched Execution

    NEWS: Another Botched Execution
    On the heels of Judge Kozinski’s opinion less than two weeks ago declaring the death penalty unconstitutional, another botched execution—this time, in Arizona. “The execution of a convicted murderer in Arizona lasted for…
Rank this Week: 3575

Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • Jul 30

    Thanking America’s Sustainable Farmer

    Thanking America’s Sustainable Farmer
    By Christina Badaracco While working on education and outreach in EPA’s Office of Wetlands, Ocean, and Watersheds, I have been particularly inspired by our work with agriculture. As an environmentalist and a foodie, I love learning…
  • Jul 21

    Keeping Your Cool on a Heat Island

    Keeping Your Cool on a Heat Island
      By Jessica D’Itri It’s 9 a.m. and I’m on my way to my internship at EPA. I’m sweating through my clothes, my hair is plastered to my neck, and mascara is pooling under my eyes. The summertime heat and…
  • Jul 15

    Taking Action During California’s Drought

    Taking Action During California’s Drought
    By André Villaseñor Did you know up to 60 percent of your body is made of water? Recently, I thought about water quite a bit while my daughters and I were camping in Joshua Tree National Park. To survive three days in the…
Rank this Week: 111

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/
  • Jul 30

    Four Questions About the FBI Lab Scandal

    Four Questions About the FBI Lab Scandal
    July 30, 2014 – Another front-page story about the FBI Lab Scandal appeared in the Washington Post today.  In this story, we learned that the FBI unilaterally stopped reviewing thousands of criminal cases to determine if tainted…
  • Jul 30

    Celebrate National Whistleblower Appreciation Day!

    Celebrate National Whistleblower Appreciation Day!
    Today is National Whistleblower Appreciation Day.  On this day in 1778 the Continental Congress passed what very well could be the world’s first whistleblower law.  Our revolutionary forefathers, when they learned that two…
  • Jul 29

    Understanding the Risks of Whistleblowing

    Understanding the Risks of Whistleblowing
    In an article on the legal news website, Lawyers and Settlements, Stephen M. Kohn, Executive Director of the National Whistleblower Center, explains that statistics reveal that most employees “who witness fraud or and…
Rank this Week: 287

Fracking Insider

Fracking Insider

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

http://www.frackinginsider.com
  • Jul 30

    Hydraulic Fracturing: State Regulatory Roundup Vol. 35

    Hydraulic Fracturing: State Regulatory Roundup Vol. 35
    Fracking Insider Readers: We are pleased to bring you Volume 35 of our State Regulatory Roundup, including updates in Colorado, Maryland, and North Dakota. As we explained in earlier volumes, we designed the Roundup to provide quick overviews…
  • Jul 29

    Longmont Fracking Ban Struck Down

    Longmont Fracking Ban Struck Down
    On July 24th, Boulder County District Judge Dolores Mallard struck down the Longmont, Colorado ban on hydraulic fracturing. The ban, which was passed in November 2013, amended the city’s charter to prohibit hydraulic fracturing. After…
  • Jun 9

    Hydraulic Fracturing: State Regulatory Roundup Vol. 34

    Hydraulic Fracturing: State Regulatory Roundup Vol. 34
    Fracking Insider Readers: We are pleased to bring you Volume 34 of our State Regulatory Roundup, including updates in Connecticut, New Jersey, and Utah. As we explained in earlier volumes, we designed the Roundup to provide quick overviews on…
Rank this Week: 3423

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/
Rank this Week: 1065

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/
  • Jul 30

    HTC One (M8) Review

    HTC One (M8) Review
    Tl/dr: I like this phone. I’ve had this phone for about two months and it has met or exceeded my expectations in just about every respect. I got the HTC One (M8) instead of the Samsung S5 primarily because my … Continue reading…
  • Jul 27

    Smarmy Duck and Weave Deposition by Rick Scott

    Smarmy Duck and Weave Deposition by Rick Scott
    Fl. Governor Rick Scott doges questions in a 1995 deposition. It sort of encapsulizes a good bit of what is so awful about the guy. And he hasn’t changed: Scott is still dodging basic questions in 2014. Throw in the … Continue…
  • Jul 25

    More than 1.3 Million Spam

    More than 1.3 Million Spam
    That’s what I got this past year. That’s more than triple the previous year, and more than ten times what I got four years ago. The level has gotten so great that the blog crashes about once a day; it’s … Continue…
Rank this Week: 17

Government Contracts Blog

Government Contracts Blog

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

http://www.governmentcontractslawblog.com/
  • Jul 29

    DOJ’s FCPA Enforcement Power Gets A Big Boost

    DOJ’s FCPA Enforcement Power Gets A Big Boost
    In 2011, the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) stated that “[i]t’s not necessarily the wisest move for a company” to challenge the definition of “foreign official” under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act…
  • Jul 29

    Federal Register Round Up – June/July 2014

    Federal Register Round Up – June/July 2014
    DOD Proposed Rules Seeking Contractor Business System Rule Self Assessments The Department of Defense issued a proposed rule on July 15th that would revise the DFARS Business Systems Rule by requiring contractors with estimating, accounting,…
  • Jul 29

    Attorney-Client Privilege Protection in Internal Investigations Upheld by D.C. Circuit: Good News for Corporate Counsel

    Attorney-Client Privilege Protection in Internal Investigations Upheld by D.C. Circuit: Good News for Corporate Counsel
    This article was originally published by Bloomberg Law. In a much-anticipated decision, the D.C. Circuit clarified the general test for the applicability of the attorney-client privilege in internal investigations. In re Kellogg Brown &…
Rank this Week: 1540

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Whistleblower Lawyer News

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

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

    Salmonella food poisoning in 32 states linked to Mt. Healthy Hatcherie

    Salmonella food poisoning in 32 states linked to Mt. Healthy Hatcherie
    An outbreak of salmonella poisoning, sickening  more than 250 people in 32 states, appears to have been linked to an Ohio live poultry hatchery, the Mt. Healthy Hatchery.Reports of illness have been recorded from Alabama, Arkansas,…
  • Jul 28

    Vascular Solutions Inc. to Pay $520,000 to Resolve False Claims Allegations Relating to Medical Device

    Vascular Solutions Inc. to Pay $520,000 to Resolve False Claims Allegations Relating to Medical Device
      Vascular Solutions Inc. (VSI) has agreed to pay $520,000 to resolve allegations that it caused false claims to be submitted to federal health programs by marketing a medical device for the ablation (or sealing) of perforator veins…
  • Jul 28

    Whistleblower alleges Vanguard Group failed to pay Millions in taxe

    Whistleblower alleges Vanguard Group failed to pay Millions in taxe
    An employee of the mutual fund giant Vanguard Group says it has evaded paying millions in state and federal taxes by using a tax shelter for its 40 years in business. These allegations were made in a lawsuit filed by whistleblower David Danon…
Rank this Week: 1934

Hot Button Blog

Hot Button Blog

By Cozen O'Connor.

http://www.hotbuttonblog.com
  • Jul 29

    Infrastructure Alert - July 29, 2014

    Infrastructure Alert - July 29, 2014
    The Senate begins debate today on a bill to prevent the insolvency of the Highway Trust Fund. The bill, already passed by the House and supported by the White House, provides the best chance for Congress to prevent the projected insolvency…
  • Jul 28

    Health Care Reform Implementation Update - July 28, 2014

    Health Care Reform Implementation Update - July 28, 2014
    Last week, two courts issued contradictory rulings on the authority of the federal government to provide subsidies in states using the federal exchange. The House held hearings regarding the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) effects on Medicare…
  • Jul 21

    Health Care Reform Implementation Update - July 21, 2014

    Health Care Reform Implementation Update - July 21, 2014
    Last week the Senate debated a bill to reverse the Supreme Court’s contraception mandate decision, a group of House Republicans introduced a bill to replace Affordable Care Act (ACA) cuts to the Medicare home health benefit with a…
Rank this Week: 1500

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/
  • Jul 29

    A Blessing on Both Their House

    A Blessing on Both Their House
    Listeners and readers of my commentary know that I have spoken out against what I believe is Israeli misbehavior. So I get flooded with one-sided petitions condemning Israeli behavior. To make myself completely clear, I see merit and fault on…
  • Jul 22

    Settler War in Palestine

    Settler War in Palestine
    Returning from a meeting of historians, I’ve been thinking about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in historical terms. Israeli settlers in the West Bank are reminiscent of the movement of settlers to our own Indian frontier until the…
  • Jul 15

    Madame Butterfly

    Madame Butterfly
    I’ve been away for a week while conflict heated up in the Middle East. But all week I’ve been thinking about a different form of grief, death and cultural conflict. I spent the week in a summer community, a kind of Brigadoon…
Rank this Week: 1674

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/
  • Jul 29

    August Events: TX, CA & OK

    August Events: TX, CA & OK
    August will be a very exciting and busy month as I will be speaking at government contracting events in Texas, California and Oklahoma. My first stop is the Government Procurement Conference in Arlington, Texas on August 6.  I will be…
  • Jul 29

    Large Business’s Unmet Subcontracting Goals Result In “Marginal” Score

    Large Business’s Unmet Subcontracting Goals Result In “Marginal” Score
    A large business was appropriately awarded a “Marginal” score for small business participation based on the large business’s history of failing to meet its small business subcontracting goals. In a recent bid protest…
  • Jul 25

    Contracting Officer’s Death Didn’t Waive Claim Requirement

    Contracting Officer’s Death Didn’t Waive Claim Requirement
    A Contracting Officer’s death did not waive the requirement that a contractor file a claim with the agency before bringing its claim to federal court. In a recent decision, the Court of Federal Claims held that a contractor was not…
Rank this Week: 2081

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/
  • Jul 29

    Dividing the state: An old idea is new again

    Dividing the state: An old idea is new again
        You may have heard about it: Silicon Valley billionaire Tim Draper wants to divide California into six separate states, and he wants Californians to vote on the issue. Earlier this year, supporters of the proposed ballot measure…
  • Jul 24

    Frequently asked question: Can Legislative Intent Service, Inc. locate California Legislative Counsel Opinions?

    Frequently asked question: Can Legislative Intent Service, Inc. locate California Legislative Counsel Opinions?
    FAQ: Can Legislative Intent Service, Inc. locate California Legislative Counsel Opinions? Answer: Yes, when the Opinion is part of the legislative history of a proposed, failed or chaptered bill. Our expertise at Legislative Intent Service,…
  • Jul 10

    Retroactive v. Prospective Application of New Law

    Retroactive v. Prospective Application of New Law
    Our California clients ask us about retroactive application of enactments or amendments in bills that affect their statutes of interest and which could adversely affect their claims or litigation strategy.  We understand their concerns…
Rank this Week: 4945

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/
  • Jul 29

    New CAAF grant

    New CAAF grant
    No. 14-5007/AF.  U.S. v. Steven S. MORITA.  CCA 37838.  Review granted on the following issue: WHETHER THE AIR FORCE COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEALS ERRED BY FINDING THAT A RESERVIST CAN CREATE COURT-MARTIAL…
  • Jul 29

    New CAAF grant

    New CAAF grant
    No. 14-5007/AF.  U.S. v. Steven S. MORITA.  CCA 37838.  Review granted on the following issue: WHETHER THE AIR FORCE COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEALS ERRED BY FINDING THAT A RESERVIST CAN CREATE COURT-MARTIAL…
  • Jul 29

    LRM rises . . .

    LRM rises . . .
    On occasion I note civilian court opinions that reference or rely on military appellate case law. In my view, because of technology we see more courts, especially federal courts, cite to military appellate case law. In United States v.…
Rank this Week: 175

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/
  • Jul 29

    Morning Musing

    Morning Musing
    There is a lot in the news these days that will drive most folks to distraction, simply tune out. But if you are paying attention, of all the pressing issues, the most important for the future of our country is southwest border security…
  • Jul 23

    Terrorist threats in the America

    Terrorist threats in the America
    The Washington Times ran my latest op-ed this week: “Terrorist threats in the Americas: Extremists are infiltrating the Western Hemisphere to strike the U.S.“: Hezbollah activities in the Americas are well documented and…
  • Jul 22

    NCR: Religious Liberty Abroad: Where is Obama?

    NCR: Religious Liberty Abroad: Where is Obama?
    Thank you to Michael Sean Winters at the National Catholic Reporter for posting an item about my piece that appeared in the American Thinker earlier this week: While the USCCB seems more interested in the plight of Christians at…
Rank this Week: 451

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
  • Jul 29

    Medical device company pays $520,000 to settle off-label allegation

    Medical device company pays $520,000 to settle off-label allegation
    On July 28, the Department of Justice announced that Vascular Solutions, Inc., a medical device company, has agreed to pay $520,000 to resolve allegations – originally brought by a whistleblower – that the company marketed a…
  • Jul 27

    BNP Paribas offers judgment for $80 to resolve agriculture false claims case; US accept

    BNP Paribas offers judgment for $80 to resolve agriculture false claims case; US accept
    On July 24, a District Judge in the Southern District of Texas entered judgment against the French banking giant BNP Paribas for $80 million in a False Claims Act case alleging that the company received payment guarantees for US commodity…
  • Jul 27

    US intervenes in defective pricing qui tam case against Symantec

    US intervenes in defective pricing qui tam case against Symantec
    On July 22, the Department of Justice announced that it had intervened in a whistleblower’s case against the software company Symantec, alleging that the company had failed to provide accurate and updated pricing data for a Multiple…
Rank this Week: 369

Subject to Inquiry

Subject to Inquiry

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

http://www.subjecttoinquiry.com/
Rank this Week: 4484

CFTC Law

CFTC Law

Covers futures, commodities and forex regulation. By Shipkevich Law Firm.

http://www.cftclaw.com/
  • Jul 28

    O’Malia Urges Regulators to “Do No Harm”

    O’Malia Urges Regulators to “Do No Harm”
    O’Malia Urges Regulators to “Do No Harm”CFTC Commissioner Scott O’Malia issued a stern warning to financial regulators in the United States and abroad that market fragmentation could have grave consequences on the…
  • Jul 3

    CFTC Delays Enforcement of Reporting for Cleared Swap

    CFTC Delays Enforcement of Reporting for Cleared Swap
    CFTC Delays Enforcement of Reporting for Cleared SwapsThe CFTC’s Division of Market Oversight this week granted no-action relief from certain requirements applicable to swap dealers and major swap participants regarding the reporting of…
  • Jun 16

    Congresswoman Urges Review of Bank Guarantees of Offshore Affiliate

    Congresswoman Urges Review of Bank Guarantees of Offshore Affiliate
    Congresswoman Urges Review of Bank Guarantees of Offshore AffiliatesMaxine Waters, ranking member of the House Financial Services Committee, urged the CFTC this week to begin investigating the offshore actions of Wall Street banks in avoiding…
Rank this Week: 582

National Whistleblower

National Whistleblower

Provides commentary on current issues and developments in the field of whistleblower law and False Claims Act litigation. By the Rabon Law Firm, PLLC.

http://www.nationalwhistleblower.com/
  • Jul 28

    Shipping Company To Pay $9 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegation

    Shipping Company To Pay $9 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegation
    Hawaiian cargo container shipping company, Matson Navigation Co., has agreed to pay the United States $9 million to resolve allegations that the company violated the False Claims Act (FCA). The lawsuit, filed in 2010 by a freight consultant,…
  • Jul 25

    2013 Was a Record Year for the False Claims Act

    2013 Was a Record Year for the False Claims Act
    According to Department of Justice (DOJ) statistics, 2013 saw a record number of relator-initiated (“qui tam”) False Claims Act lawsuits. According to the numbers, 753 new qui tam actions were filed between October 1,…
  • Jul 17

    Court Denies Motion to Dismiss in Small Business Subcontracting Plan FCA Case

    Court Denies Motion to Dismiss in Small Business Subcontracting Plan FCA Case
    In U.S. ex rel. Tran v. Computer Sciences Corp., 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 90757 (D.D.C. June 3, 2014), the District Court for the District of Columbia denied a motion to dismiss in a case alleging violations of the False Claims … Continue…
Rank this Week: 1856

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

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

http://legalnewsyoucanuse.com/
  • Jul 28

    Schedule a Family Meeting before Leaving Rehab

    Schedule a Family Meeting before Leaving Rehab
    If you have assisted a family member through a course of subacute rehabilitation (up to 100 days under Medicare Part A following a hospitalization), you are no doubt familiar with the process of the “family meeting.” This is…
  • Jul 28

    NJ proposes to eliminate its Medically Needy Medicaid Program

    NJ proposes to eliminate its Medically Needy Medicaid Program
    Friday’s post talked about the new state program being developed for delivery of home and community-based Medicaid services (MLTSS), which will require individuals whose income exceeds the income cap to set up a Miller Trust to receive…
  • Jul 25

    Miller Trusts May Soon be Needed for Certain Medicaid Recipient

    Miller Trusts May Soon be Needed for Certain Medicaid Recipient
    The State of New Jersey provides part time home health care services to eligible individuals through the Medicaid Managed Long-Term Services and Supports (MLTSS) home and community  program (formerly called Global Options). Applicants…
Rank this Week: 4721

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/
  • Jul 28

    New Rule Seeks to Limit Allowability of Whistleblower-related Cost

    New Rule Seeks to Limit Allowability of Whistleblower-related Cost
    On July 25, DoD, GSA and NASA issued a final rule implementing a section of the FY 2013 NDAA addressing the allowability of legal costs incurred by a contractor or subcontractor related to whistleblower proceedings. The new rule, which amends…
  • Jun 25

    Join Us for a Legal and Accounting Webinar

    Join Us for a Legal and Accounting Webinar
    On Wednesday, July 23rd from 11:30 am -1:30 pm, Cathy Kunz will join Rubino & Company to discuss critical issues in cost law. As contractors face more scrutiny and review of their cost and accounting practices, we will address recent…
  • Jun 20

    Join Us for a False Claims Act Webinar

    Join Us for a False Claims Act Webinar
    On Tuesday, July 1st from 1-2 pm, Bob Rhoad will join Bates White as moderator on a panel entitled “False Claims Act: Seeking Clarity on Damages and Penalties.” The discussion will center around the more prominent issues where the…
Rank this Week: 1486

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/
  • Jul 27

    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: Circuit Split on Availability of ACA Tax Credits in Federal Exchanges. Two circuit court panels…
  • Jul 25

    CMS Issues Proposed CY 2015 Medicare OPPS/ASC Rule

    CMS Issues Proposed CY 2015 Medicare OPPS/ASC Rule
    On July 14, 2014, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published its proposed rule to update the Medicare Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) and the Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) Payment System rates…
  • Jul 25

    CMS Publishes Proposed MPFS Rule for 2015

    CMS Publishes Proposed MPFS Rule for 2015
    On July 11, 2014, CMS published its proposed rule to update the Medicare physician fee schedule for CY 2015. The proposed rule reflects enactment of the Protecting Access to Medicare Act (PAMA) of 2014, which provides for a 0% update to the…
Rank this Week: 503

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: 335

Politics, Law and Policy Blog

Politics, Law and Policy Blog

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

http://www.politicsandlawblog.com
  • Jul 25

    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, MLA partners Joanne Zimolzak, Dan Jarcho and Ann Murray wrote a detailed…
  • Jul 25

    ACA Cases Client Alert

    ACA Cases Client Alert
    By Joanne Zimolzak, Ann Murray,  Dan Jarcho, and Cindy Gillespie Federal Courts Issue Dueling Decisions Concerning Availability of ACA Tax Credits On July 22, 2014, two federal courts of appeals issued…
  • Jul 24

    Gordon Giffin Quoted in Bloomberg View

    Gordon Giffin Quoted in Bloomberg View
    MLA’s Gordon Giffin was quoted in the Bloomberg View article, “Democrats Make Their Stand in Georgia.” Democrats tout the appeal of this fresh-faced young ticket — she is 47 and he is 38 –running against a…
Rank this Week: 1733

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/
  • Jul 25

    Cuidado con los plazos reconvertibles en el mes de Agosto: hábiles o naturale

    Cuidado con los plazos reconvertibles en el mes de Agosto: hábiles o naturale
    El mes de Agosto es fuente de quebraderos para juristas, tanto cuando se trata de plazos en el procedimiento administrativo, como en el proceso contencioso-administrativo.
  • Jul 21

    La difícil admisión de la casación frente a los autos de ejecución de sentencia

    La difícil admisión de la casación frente a los autos de ejecución de sentencia
    La admisión del recurso de casación frente a autos dictados en ejecución de sentencias es un caballo de batalla, en que las partes buscan argucias procesales para conseguir cerrar o abrir la puerta casacional según…
  • Jul 18

    Las responsabilidades públicas en el 11-S

    Las responsabilidades públicas en el 11-S
    Jornada sobre Responsabilidad de Directivos y otros Cargos Públicos en un Contexto de crisis, organizado por la Universidad de Vigo para el 11 de Septiembre de 2014. Gratuita y práctica.
Rank this Week: 674

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: 1959

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/
  • Jul 24

    NILL added new content to 6 Indian Law Bulletins on 7/24

    NILL added new content to 6 Indian Law Bulletins on 7/24
    Thanks to Courtney Hall, our new volunteer, for her great work on these bulletins!   * U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin - find case summaries and links to source documents at:http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/2014cta.htmlUnited…
  • Jul 17

    NILL added new content to 5 Indian Law Bulletins on 7/17

    NILL added new content to 5 Indian Law Bulletins on 7/17
    The National Indian Law Library would be pleased to help you locate any resources featured in the Indian Law Bulletins. Use the AskNILL service at http://www.narf.org/contact/library.htm.* U.S. Courts of Appeals…
  • Jul 16

    2014 Symposium on Wyoming's Big Horn General Stream Adjudication

    2014 Symposium on Wyoming's Big Horn General Stream Adjudication
    September 10-12, 2014, the University of Wyoming College of Law is hosting a symposium on the Big Horn general stream adjudication as it draws to a close after nearly four decades.  Presenters will examine the adjudication historically…
Rank this Week: 1371

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
  • Jul 24

    If You are Subpoenaed to Appear Before a Pennsylvania Grand Jury, Learn from Graham Spanier’s Mistake: Take Your Lawyer

    If You are Subpoenaed to Appear Before a Pennsylvania Grand Jury, Learn from Graham Spanier’s Mistake: Take Your Lawyer
    We wrote about the ongoing fallout from the Jerry Sandusky scandal in January, and whether former Penn State General Counsel Cynthia Baldwin made some critical missteps by appearing at the grand jury with former President Graham Spanier, Vice…
  • Jul 22

    Managing an Environmental Enforcement Investigation

    Managing an Environmental Enforcement Investigation
    Although environmental prosecution is not a new trend, criminal enforcement of environmental laws is on the rise.  The recent expansion of tools and referral mechanisms to support a heightened level of criminal enforcement have led to…
  • Jul 18

    Debating Unlawful Command Influence in the Military

    Debating Unlawful Command Influence in the Military
    As readers of this blog know, Montgomery McCracken successfully represented Brigadier General Jeffrey Sinclair in his court-martial in March. General Sinclair was sentenced only to a reprimand and a $20,000 fine. Montgomery McCracken defense…
Rank this Week: 4591

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/
  • Jul 21

    ISOO Report to the President

    ISOO Report to the President
    The Information Security Oversight Office (ISOO), established in 1978, is responsible to the President for overseeing the Government-wide security classification program, and receives policy and program guidance from the National Security…
  • Jul 18

    Patent of the Month: Apparatus for Treating Air

    Patent of the Month: Apparatus for Treating Air
    Stay cool out there this summer! Apparatus for Treating Air – Willis H. Carrier, 09/1904 – 01/02/1906.  National Archives Identifier 7268013  … [ Read all ]
  • Jul 15

    The Elusive 600

    The Elusive 600
    I’m loving Joseph McCormack’s new book, Brief: Make a Bigger Impact by Saying Less.  The focus is on lean communication.  McCormack terms it Six Sigma for your mouth!  “In our attention deficit economy, being…
Rank this Week: 1483

Corruption Chronicles

Corruption Chronicles

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

http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/
  • Jul 18

    DHS Source: TSA Lets Illegal Aliens Surpass Airport Security to Board Plane

    DHS Source: TSA Lets Illegal Aliens Surpass Airport Security to Board Plane
    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is allowing illegal immigrants go around airport security to catch planes without a photo identification required of all other passengers, a high-level DHS source tells Judicial Watch. It appears to…
  • Jul 16

    Mainstream Media Shows Support/Compassion for Illegal Alien

    Mainstream Media Shows Support/Compassion for Illegal Alien
    Predictably, the nation’s mainstream media has launched a sob campaign publishing stories and airing broadcasts illustrating the industry’s support and compassion for the barrage of illegal immigrant minors that have entered the…
  • Jul 14

    DOD “Overpays” $9 Mil for Helicopter Spare Part

    DOD “Overpays” $9 Mil for Helicopter Spare Part
    The government agency that in the last year made over a billion dollars in “erroneous” payments and awarded a lucrative no-bid contract to a company that fleeced it, has overpaid millions for spare parts for a helicopter. It…
Rank this Week: 3262

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: 1023

PA Public Contracts

PA Public Contracts

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

http://www.papubliccontracts.com/
Rank this Week: 2669

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: 4155

FDA Lawyers Blog

FDA Lawyers Blog

By Frommer Lawrence & Haug.

http://www.fdalawyersblog.com/
  • Jul 7

    FDA Takes Aim at Wood-Aged Cheese

    FDA Takes Aim at Wood-Aged Cheese
    FDA has recently challenged the use of wooden planks (shelving) to age certain cheeses, a practice that has been going on for centuries. The Agency is concerned that wood absorbs and retains certain bacteria, such as listeria, that can…
  • Apr 24

    Proposed Rule Deems E-Cigarettes "Tobacco Products" Under the Family Smoking Prevening and Tobacco Control Act

    Proposed Rule Deems E-Cigarettes "Tobacco Products" Under the Family Smoking Prevening and Tobacco Control Act
    The Food and Drug Administration introduced a proposed rule yesterday that would extend its existing authority over certain tobacco products. Under the proposed rule, FDA would now oversee electronic/e-cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco,…
  • Apr 14

    Zogenix Sues Massachusetts to Overturn Ban of Opioid Pain Drug

    Zogenix Sues Massachusetts to Overturn Ban of Opioid Pain Drug
    Zogenix, Inc., the San Diego-based manufacturer of the extended-release hydrocodone drug Zohydro ER, has sued the Governor of Massachusetts in U.S. District Court in Boston to overturn as unconstitutional the state's recent prohibition…
Rank this Week: 613