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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/
Rank this Week: 130

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/
  • Jul 23

    Selected reports issued by the Office of the State Comptroller during the week ending July 23, 2016

    Selected reports issued by the Office of the State Comptroller during the week ending July 23, 2016
    Selected reports issued by the Office of the State Comptroller during the week ending July 23, 2016Source: Office of the State ComptrollerClick on text highlighted in color to access the entire report Tax Cap Remains Below One…
  • Jul 23

    New I-9 Forms for 2016 still unavailable

    New I-9 Forms for 2016 still unavailable
    New I-9 Forms for 2016 still unavailableThe current version of Form I-9 expired on March 31, 2016, but United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has instructed employers to continue using it until a new revision is approved.…
  • Jul 23

    From the LawBlogs – Week ending July 16, 2016

    From the LawBlogs – Week ending July 16, 2016
    From the LawBlogs – Week ending July 16, 2016[Internet links highlighted in color] Posted by JustiaAdministrative appeal vacated because the administrative agencies failed to recognized that the employee’s personnel record…
Rank this Week: 23

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: 305

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 23

    Justice Does Not Have a Sell-By Date

    Justice Does Not Have a Sell-By Date
    When the Communists overran Cuba in 1959, one of the first things they did was murder people who, they believed, stood in their way. They also crushed Catholic Church and all religions as well as, of course, the traditional family…
  • Jul 15

    Nice. The New Normal.

    Nice. The New Normal.
    A radicalized Islamist plowed through throngs of people in Nice, France yesterday. It was National Day, somewhat akin to our Fourth of July and Boston Tea Party wrapped up in one with fire works and one of the largest military parades in…
  • Jul 3

    Lynch Must Go. Appoint Independent Counsel.

    Lynch Must Go. Appoint Independent Counsel.
    The more we read about Attorney General Lynch’s 30-minute private meeting with former President Bill Clinton, it goes from bad to even worse. Lynch needs to resign and Congress should press for the appointment of an Independent Counsel.…
Rank this Week: 1067

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: 1099

Lobby Comply Blog

Lobby Comply Blog

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

http://stateandfed.com/lobbycomply/
Rank this Week: 472

Subject to Inquiry

Subject to Inquiry

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

http://www.subjecttoinquiry.com/
  • Jul 22

    SEC Announces Settlement with Investment Advisory Firm Regarding Alleged Failure to Disclose Costs to Investor

    SEC Announces Settlement with Investment Advisory Firm Regarding Alleged Failure to Disclose Costs to Investor
    On July 14, 2016, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced the settlement of an enforcement action against RiverFront Investment Group (“RiverFront”), an investment advisory firm, for failing to properly prepare clients…
  • Jul 15

    CFPB’s Supervisory Highlights Regarding Auto Lending

    CFPB’s Supervisory Highlights Regarding Auto Lending
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) recently issued its Supervisory Highlights – Issue 12, Summer 2016 report, addressing, among other industries, automobile origination.  The report reflects supervisory…
  • Jul 14

    SEC Loses Chief of the SEC’s Office of the Whistleblower

    SEC Loses Chief of the SEC’s Office of the Whistleblower
    On Friday, July 8, 2016, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced Sean McKessey, Chief of the SEC’s Office of the Whistleblower, will be leaving his post by the end of the month.  Jane Norberg, Deputy Chief of the…
Rank this Week: 3134

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 22

    SBA Finalizes “Universal” Small Business Mentor-Protege Program

    SBA Finalizes “Universal” Small Business Mentor-Protege Program
    The SBA has finalized its “universal” mentor-protege program for all small businesses. In a final rule scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on July 25, 2016, the SBA provides the framework for what may be one of the…
  • Jul 22

    SmallGovCon Week In Review: July 18-22, 2016

    SmallGovCon Week In Review: July 18-22, 2016
    I’m back in the office today after a great workshop with the Kansas PTAC where I spoke about Big Changes for Small Contractors–a presentation covering the major changes to the limitations on subcontracting, the SBA’s new…
  • Jul 22

    SmallGovCon Welcomes Candace Shield

    SmallGovCon Welcomes Candace Shield
    I am very pleased to announce that Candace Shields is joining our team of government contracts bloggers here at SmallGovCon. Candace comes to us from the Social Security Administration, where she was an Attorney Advisor for several years.…
Rank this Week: 1165

Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • Jul 22

    This Week in EPA Science

    This Week in EPA Science
    By Kacey Fitzpatrick Need a break from the heat? Here’s a cool story for you. Ice Pigging EPA researchers at the Water Security Test Bed did an experiment to see if a method called “ice pigging” could effectively remove…
  • Jul 21

    Rebirth of the Cheat River

    Rebirth of the Cheat River
    by Jon Capacasa I vividly remember my experience rafting the Cheat River in West Virginia.  It was in the early ‘80s and I recall a beautiful river valley with steep slopes, lushly forested hillsides, and the tremendous rush…
  • Jul 21

    EPA’s Urban Waters Program Meets Local Needs Working with Community Mentor

    EPA’s Urban Waters Program Meets Local Needs Working with Community Mentor
    By Benita Best-Wong I value how mentors from community-based organizations across the country have shaped the EPA’s Urban Waters program into an enterprise dedicated to meeting local needs. The program’s local leaders have…
Rank this Week: 86

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: 455

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • Jul 22

    HMDA resources for data collected in 2017 and 2018

    HMDA resources for data collected in 2017 and 2018
    Wendy Tran and Richard J. Andreano, Jr. As we have reported, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released a final rule amending Regulation C, which implements the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA), requiring “Covered…
  • Jul 22

    Democratic Senators want stronger payday loan rule

    Democratic Senators want stronger payday loan rule
    Barbara S. Mishkin A group of 27 Democratic Senators joined by Independent Senator Bernie Sanders have sent a letter to Director Cordray urging the CFPB to “strengthen” its proposed payday loan rule. The Senators take aim at…
  • Jul 21

    Happy Anniversary to CFPB Monitor!

    Happy Anniversary to CFPB Monitor!
    Alan S. Kaplinsky While the media is giving lots of coverage to the fifth anniversary of the CFPB, I thought it appropriate to commemorate the fifth anniversary of our blog, which was launched on July 21, 2011, the same day the Bureau was…
Rank this Week: 1946

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 22

    Upcoming Global Wildlife Whistleblower Seminar Serie

    Upcoming Global Wildlife Whistleblower Seminar Serie
    Washington, DC – July 21, 2016 — The  (ELI) and the National Whistleblower Center (NWC) have announced an upcoming seminar series on Global Wildlife Whistleblowers, scheduled for early 2017.  The first seminar in the…
  • Jul 19

    Russian Whistleblower—Olympics 2016

    Russian Whistleblower—Olympics 2016
    Yuliya Stepanova, Russian 800-meter runner, has bravely and spectacularly blown the whistle on widespread doping inside her country. Stepanova and her husband, who worked for the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA), spoke out in 2014 about a…
  • Jul 13

    Sean McKessy, Chief of SEC’s Whistleblower Office, Leaving Agency Later This Month

    Sean McKessy, Chief of SEC’s Whistleblower Office, Leaving Agency Later This Month
    Washington, D.C., July 8, 2016. Last week, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced that the Chief of the Office of the Whistleblower, Sean McKessy, would leave the agency in July. Mr. McKessy was the first head of the…
Rank this Week: 316

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: 225

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: 2243

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 20

    FOIA Improvement and the FOIA Advisory Committee

    FOIA Improvement and the FOIA Advisory Committee
    On June 30, 2016, President Obama signed the bipartisan Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Improvement Act of 2016 into law. This law locks into place many of the Administration’s FOIA policies and initiatives and solidifies the role of…
  • Jul 12

    95%: Describing the National Archives’ Holding

    95%: Describing the National Archives’ Holding
    The National Archives Catalog has reached a milestone: we now have 95% of our holdings completely described at the series level in our online catalog. This is a monumental achievement. Why? Because the National Archives holds over 14 billion…
  • Jun 14

    U.S. Digital Registry

    U.S. Digital Registry
    The National Archives is pleased to participate in the U.S. Digital Registry, the authoritative resource for official third-party websites, social media platforms and mobile apps managed by the U.S. federal government. The U.S. Digital…
Rank this Week: 4732

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 20

    REGISTRATION OPEN FOR CENTRAL STATES LAW SCHOOLS ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE

    REGISTRATION OPEN FOR CENTRAL STATES LAW SCHOOLS ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE
    REGISTRATION OPEN FOR CENTRAL STATES LAW SCHOOLS ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE Registration is now open for the Central States Law Schools Association 2016 Scholarship Conference, which will be held on Friday, September 23 and Saturday, September 24…
  • May 12

    Drafting Statutes and Rules: Pedagogy, Practice, and Politic

    Drafting Statutes and Rules: Pedagogy, Practice, and Politic
    The Fifth “Colonial Frontier” Legal Writing Conference Saturday, December 3, 2016 Hosted by Duquesne University School of Law Drafting Statutes and Rules: Pedagogy, Practice, and Politics The least common, but perhaps one of the…
  • May 12

    AALS Section on Legislation and Law of the Political Process- New Voices in Legislation Program at 2017 AALS

    AALS Section on Legislation and Law of the Political Process- New Voices in Legislation Program at 2017 AALS
    The AALS Section on Legislation and Law of the Political Process is pleased to announce that it will host a "New Voices in Legislation" program during the 2017 AALS Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA. This works-in-progress program will…
Rank this Week: 3037

Whistleblower Attorneys Blog

Whistleblower Attorneys Blog

Covers qui tam and government law. By Greene LLP.

http://www.whistleblowerattorneys-blog.com/
  • Jul 20

    California IT-Provider will pay $5.8 million to Settle FCA Suit

    California IT-Provider will pay $5.8 million to Settle FCA Suit
    The U.S. Attorney for the Central District of California recently settled a False Claims Act (“FCA”) lawsuit with the information technology company En Pointe Gov. for $5.8 million dollars. The lawsuit alleged that En Pointe Gov.…
  • Jul 18

    Minnesota Hospice Provider to Pay $18 Million to Settle False Claims Act Suit

    Minnesota Hospice Provider to Pay $18 Million to Settle False Claims Act Suit
    Evercare Hospice and Palliative Care will pay $18 million dollars to resolve False Claims Act allegations brought by two whistleblowers.  The plaintiffs in the qui tam case were former employees of the company.  Evercare, now known…
  • Jul 14

    Drayer Physical Therapy Centers to Pay $7 Million to Settle False Claims Act Lawsuit

    Drayer Physical Therapy Centers to Pay $7 Million to Settle False Claims Act Lawsuit
    United States Attorney Beth Drake announced today that the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of South Carolina has settled claims of health care fraud with Drayer Physical Therapy Institute, LLC (“Drayer”) for $7.1…
Rank this Week: 1752

Government Contracts Blog

Government Contracts Blog

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

http://brownrudnick.com/blog/government-contracts/
  • Jul 20

    The ASBCA and the Case of the Missing Contract

    The ASBCA and the Case of the Missing Contract
    In most disputes before the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals (“ASBCA”), there is a basic assumption that no one ever thinks about — the existence of a contract. And why would you think about it? After all, it’s…
  • Jun 27

    Will 8(a) Small Businesses Lose Out In SBA’s Planned Expansion of the Mentor-Protégé Program?

    Will 8(a) Small Businesses Lose Out In SBA’s Planned Expansion of the Mentor-Protégé Program?
    There is a lot to celebrate in the pending Small Business Administration (“SBA”) rule that will open up the mentor-protégé program to all small businesses, in contrast to the current rules which apply only to 8(a)…
  • Jun 23

    Kingdomware – A win for SDVOSB and VOSB Concerns – and GAO

    Kingdomware – A win for SDVOSB and VOSB Concerns – and GAO
    It is rare for the Supremes to weigh in on Government contracts issues. But on June 16, 2016, the Court did just that. The holding: the Department of Veteran Affairs (“VA”) must use the Rule of Two every time it awards a contract.…
Rank this Week: 4363

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/
  • Jul 20

    When the caregiving ends, new problems to tackle as Executor

    When the caregiving ends, new problems to tackle as Executor
    In our legal practice, we advise  many family caregivers who are managing and supporting the lives of their frail loved ones, and  we also advise executors in the administration of estates. Very often, the person who was our client…
  • Jul 18

    A disinherited spouse could have a medicaid problem

    A disinherited spouse could have a medicaid problem
    When a person applies for Medicaid benefits, a five-year look back is done by the county board of social services  to see if the applicant had given away any assets that they owned or to which they were entitled. If … Continue…
  • Jul 15

    Family caregivers and decisionmakers in the complex care of dementia patient

    Family caregivers and decisionmakers in the complex care of dementia patient
    Tha AARP and the National Alliance for Caregiving report that there are 40 million Americans taking care of family members with dementia such as Alzheimer’s Disease, cancer, and other debilitating chronic diseases, or physical…
Rank this Week: 2287

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 19

    This Republican campaign could use both humility and perspective

    This Republican campaign could use both humility and perspective
    Juan Cole’s post putting the contributions of Europeans and European-Americans in historical and worldwide perspective is well worth reading, http://www.juancole.com/2016/07/stephen-people-civilization.html. I always thought humility…
  • Jul 19

    Proposed Amendments to Overcome Citizens United

    Proposed Amendments to Overcome Citizens United
    This is the third in a series on Money in Politics. Last time we discussed the difficulty of getting the Court to overrule Citizens United. Because of that, several constitutional amendments have been proposed as joint resolutions and…
  • Jul 17

    A Better Response to Nice

    A Better Response to Nice
    Here’s a post from Juan Cole that explains why many of the politicians are not being smart in their reactions to the carnage in Nice, http://www.juancole.com/2016/07/france-gandhian-response.html
Rank this Week: 1630

FDA Lawyers Blog

FDA Lawyers Blog

By Frommer Lawrence & Haug.

http://www.fdalawyersblog.com/
  • Jul 19

    CREATES Act of 2016: Bipartisan Bill Aimed at Curbing REMS Abuse

    CREATES Act of 2016: Bipartisan Bill Aimed at Curbing REMS Abuse
    Congress passed the Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act of 2007 (“FDAAA”) to give the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) new authority to regulate the safety of marketed drugs. As part of this authority,…
  • 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,…
Rank this Week: 3651

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 19

    CMS Proposes Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Update for 2017

    CMS Proposes Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Update for 2017
    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has published its proposed rule to update the Medicare physician fee schedule (MPFS) for calendar year (CY) 2017. The proposed rule contains numerous Medicare payment and policy…
  • Jul 19

    Obama Administration, Congress Take Steps to Fight Opioid Epidemic

    Obama Administration, Congress Take Steps to Fight Opioid Epidemic
    HHS has announced a series of actions to address the nation’s opioid epidemic, as Congress has cleared the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act for the President’s signature. As part of the HHS activities, the Substance Abuse…
  • Jul 19

    CMS Guidance Addresses Impact of Value-Based Purchasing on Medicaid Drug Rebate

    CMS Guidance Addresses Impact of Value-Based Purchasing on Medicaid Drug Rebate
    CMS has received questions from manufacturers regarding whether price concessions and services offered to payers within Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) arrangements in the pharmaceutical marketplace could impact their drug’s Medicaid best…
Rank this Week: 1213

Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Covers government law. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.uaslawblog.com/
  • Jul 19

    Congress Updates UAS Safety Language in FAA Extension

    Congress Updates UAS Safety Language in FAA Extension
    In the FAA Extension legislation, Congress implemented important safety provisions related to drones (also known as unmanned aircraft systems or “UAS”).  The language, which President Obama signed into law late last week,…
  • Jul 5

    FAA Gives Overburdened TSA Another Job: Drone Pilot Vetting

    FAA Gives Overburdened TSA Another Job: Drone Pilot Vetting
    FAA’s Part 107 regulations create a structure to integrate commercial small unmanned aircraft systems (also known as sUAS or drones) into the National Airspace System (NAS). As part of this structure, the FAA has given the…
  • Jul 5

    FAA Gives Overburdened TSA Another Job: Drone Pilot Vetting

    FAA Gives Overburdened TSA Another Job: Drone Pilot Vetting
    FAA’s Part 107 regulations create a structure to integrate commercial small unmanned aircraft systems (also known as “sUAS” or drones) into the National Airspace System (“NAS”).  As part of this structure,…
Rank this Week: 2782

PA Public Contracts

PA Public Contracts

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

http://www.papubliccontracts.com/
Rank this Week: 2127

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/
  • Jul 18

    Government Child Care Fraud Hurts Familie

    Government Child Care Fraud Hurts Familie
    If you are not part of a low-income family with small children, you may not have heard of the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF).  Similar to the Medicaid program, CCDF is a joint program between the federal government and the states…
  • Jul 15

    When is a Whistleblower Case Barred by the Public Disclosure Rule?

    When is a Whistleblower Case Barred by the Public Disclosure Rule?
    The False Claims Act contains a provision commonly known as the public disclosure bar.  This provision, in certain circumstances, prevents whistleblowers from bringing qui tam cases if those cases are based upon facts or fraudulent…
  • Jul 11

    Civil Penalties Under the False Claims Act Set to Rise

    Civil Penalties Under the False Claims Act Set to Rise
    On June 30, the Department of Justice announced that it is adjusting the civil monetary penalties imposed under the False Claims Act, effective August 1, 2016.  This follows a similar increase announced by the Railroad Retirement Board…
Rank this Week: 2450

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 18

    Prosecutorial Discretion under the CFAA Gets More Discretionary: US v. Nosal

    Prosecutorial Discretion under the CFAA Gets More Discretionary: US v. Nosal
    This guest post was authored by our colleague Jeremy D. Mishkin, partner and co-chair of the Litigation Department of Montgomery McCracken.  The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, 18 U.S.C. § 1030 (“CFAA”), has become…
  • Jun 29

    VW Clears the Air with $14.7B Emissions Settlement

    VW Clears the Air with $14.7B Emissions Settlement
    This guest post was authored by Mara Smith, a summer associate with Montgomery McCracken. This Tuesday, Volkswagen agreed to pay the largest auto-related class action settlement in U.S. history, totaling $14.7 billion. The settlement was…
  • Jun 24

    Yuengling to Settle Up on Expensive Tab after Feds Discover Excessive Suds Byproducts in Water

    Yuengling to Settle Up on Expensive Tab after Feds Discover Excessive Suds Byproducts in Water
    Someone at local D.G. Yuengling and Son, Inc. could probably go for a cold one right now, as settlement negotiations with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“USEPA”) have finally come to a head.   In a consent…
Rank this Week: 3229

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 18

    Judicial umpiring-WTR

    Judicial umpiring-WTR
    Brett M. Kavanaugh, The Judge as Umpire: Ten Principles, 65 Cath. U. L. Rev. 683 (2016). First, and most obviously, a good judge, like a good umpire, cannot act as a partisan. Fifth, at the same time, to be a good judge and a good umpire you…
  • Jul 12

    How broad is the evidentiary privilege in MRE 513

    How broad is the evidentiary privilege in MRE 513
    Very broad. Or, that’s how I interpret a 2-1 Order in H.V v. Kitchen and Randolph (RPI), MISC D. No. 001-06 (C.G. Ct. Crim. App. 8 July 2016). At trial, the defense sought mental health records of the complaining witness.…
  • Jul 11

    Prosecutors must disclose Brady-plus material about police misconduct

    Prosecutors must disclose Brady-plus material about police misconduct
    There is an excellent post at Volokh Conspiracy. Here’s the problem in a nutshell: So much at trial can turn on the testimony of a police officer. For a criminal defendant, life and liberty may depend on the ability to impeach the…
Rank this Week: 137

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: 1923

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 15

    Two Lesser-Known Law Journals Covering Native American Law

    Two Lesser-Known Law Journals Covering Native American Law
    We would like to bring to your attention two electronic-only law journals relating specifically to Native American law. American Indian Law Journal One of the law journals is the American Indian Law Journal (AILJ) published by…
  • Jul 11

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 7/11

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 7/11
    U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2015-2016update.htmlPetition for certiorari was filed on 5/26/16 in Flute v. U.S. (Fiduciary Duty) and six petitions for certiorari were denied on 6/27/16:1) California v.…
  • Jun 23

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 6/23

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 6/23
    U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2015-2016update.htmlPetition for certiorari was filed on 5/26/16 in Tunica-Biloxi Gaming Authority v. Zaunbrecher (Tribal Sovereign Immunity).Judgment was affirmed by an…
Rank this Week: 2228

Corruption Chronicles

Corruption Chronicles

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

http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/
  • Jul 15

    Rastafari Cook Ordered to Cut Dreadlocks, U.S. Sues for Discrimination

    Rastafari Cook Ordered to Cut Dreadlocks, U.S. Sues for Discrimination
    The Obama administration is spending taxpayer dollars to sue a private business for not allowing a male employee to have long, matted and knotted hair required to practice an “Afrocentric” religion in which followers also smoke…
  • Jul 13

    Indicted Fla. Rep. Trashes Feds for Investigating Her Instead of Orlando Terrorist

    Indicted Fla. Rep. Trashes Feds for Investigating Her Instead of Orlando Terrorist
    Politicians have a well-earned reputation for being sleazy, but a corrupt Florida congresswoman is in a class of her own for suggesting that federal agents could have prevented the Orlando terrorist attack if they weren’t preoccupied…
  • Jul 12

    IRS “Security” Program Can’t Stop $3.1 Billion Scam

    IRS “Security” Program Can’t Stop $3.1 Billion Scam
    While it’s absorbed persecuting law-abiding conservative groups the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) can’t seem to stop crooks from scamming it to the tune of several billion dollars in one year alone via bogus tax refunds.…
Rank this Week: 2726

Oregon Legal Research

Oregon Legal Research

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

http://blog.oregonlegalresearch.com/
  • Jul 14

    Legal Self-Help Center News in Oregon and Beyond

    Legal Self-Help Center News in Oregon and Beyond
    There is no shortage of news about SRL (self-represented litigant) service resources, here in Oregon and beyond. Two recent stories and a list of SRL service provider resources: Legal self-help in Bend (Deschutes County), Oregon: Bend…
  • Jul 13

    Oregon Appellate Court Briefs: Filing to Access Timeline Update

    Oregon Appellate Court Briefs: Filing to Access Timeline Update
    Lawyers in large law firms usually have databases, couriers, professional law librarians and money to help them locate full-text copies of court documents quickly. What are mere mortals to do? There is actually quite a bit. Mere mortals who…
  • Jul 7

    Baseball’s Magna Carta: Setting the Rules of America’s Game

    Baseball’s Magna Carta: Setting the Rules of America’s Game
    Baseball’s Magna Carta: Setting the Rules of America’s Game: An exhibit at the Oregon Historical Society. (See also the Battered Bastards of Baseball, a documentary.) “July 1 – October 9, 2016 Continue reading →
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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: 1216

Fracking Insider

Fracking Insider

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

http://www.frackinginsider.com
  • Jul 11

    Congressional Energy Roundup (Week of July 11, 2016)

    Congressional Energy Roundup (Week of July 11, 2016)
    Fracking Insider Readers: Below, please find this week’s Congressional activity on oil and gas issues: Senate: “S. 3018, the Securing Energy Infrastructure Act.” Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, Subcommittee on…
  • Jul 5

    Congressional Energy Roundup (Week of July 5, 2016)

    Congressional Energy Roundup (Week of July 5, 2016)
    Fracking Insider Readers: Below, please find this week’s Congressional activity on oil and gas issues: House: “H.R. 5577, the Innovation in Offshore Leasing Act.” Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Energy and…
  • Jul 1

    EIA: Renewables Will Grow and Fossil Fuels Will Remain

    EIA: Renewables Will Grow and Fossil Fuels Will Remain
    In an energy policy debate that is far too often dominated by ideological purists, here is a statistic for those who support renewable energy growth and continued reliance on fossil fuels: According to the Energy Information Administration…
Rank this Week: 1745

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/
  • Jul 11

    Why I quit LVAC and switched to Lifetime Fitness, and why I'm really happy about the switch.

    Why I quit LVAC and switched to Lifetime Fitness, and why I'm really happy about the switch.
    There's nothing wrong with LVAC.  It's a nice gym, and it's reasonably priced.  But I love Lifetime Fitness, even though there's a huge price differential.  So why did I switch?The fundamental reason has to do with my chosen…
  • Jul 11

    Why I quit LVAC and switched to Lifetime Fitness, and why I'm really happy about the switch.

    Why I quit LVAC and switched to Lifetime Fitness, and why I'm really happy about the switch.
    There's nothing wrong with LVAC.  It's a nice gym, and it's reasonably priced.  But I love Lifetime Fitness, even though there's a huge price differential.  So why did I switch?The fundamental reason has to do with my chosen…
  • Jul 10

    R.I.P., Steve Zamora

    R.I.P., Steve Zamora
    Steve passed away suddenly, and my heart goes out to his family.  Steve was the dean at UH Law Center immediately before I came on board, and his graciousness and kindness showed what a mensch he was.  Always willing to pitch in and…
Rank this Week: 1123

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: 921

Government Contracts Blog

Government Contracts Blog

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

http://www.governmentcontractslawblog.com/
  • Jul 1

    DOJ Rule Increases FCA Penalties to Over $20,000 Per Claim

    DOJ Rule Increases FCA Penalties to Over $20,000 Per Claim
    Effective August 1, 2016, the False Claims Act’s (FCA) civil penalty will double.  As it currently stands, the FCA’s civil penalty ranges from $5,500 to $11,000 per violation.  But as of August 1, the FCA’s civil…
  • Jun 30

    U.S. Targets Private Equity Funds for FCPA Scrutiny

    U.S. Targets Private Equity Funds for FCPA Scrutiny
    The private equity industry is facing increased scrutiny by the U.S. Government for potential violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”).  The Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) has created a…
  • Jun 30

    What GSA Can Learn from the National Parks Service

    What GSA Can Learn from the National Parks Service
    Note: The following post is adapted from the forthcoming 2016/2017 GSA Schedule Handbook, published by ThompsonWest, due out later this year. Any way you look at it, 2016 will be an interesting year.  You may have heard there is an…
Rank this Week: 1466

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: 1106

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

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

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Jun 25

    To All My Friends In Europe

    To All My Friends In Europe
    including in the UK,
  • Jun 24

    How Come I Never Noticed This Before?

    How Come I Never Noticed This Before?
    Donald Trump & Boris Johnson sure look a lot alike
  • Jun 23

    #Brexit

    #Brexit
    via Twitter: I would classify this as a nightmare. pic.twitter.com/ZoqD4axYM9 — Carl Bildt (@carlbildt) June 24, 2016
Rank this Week: 12

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 541

FERCBlog

FERCBlog

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

http://www.fercblog.com
  • Jun 22

    Transmission Developers file Section 206 Complaint against NYISO

    Transmission Developers file Section 206 Complaint against NYISO
    Competitive Transmission Developers file Section 206 Complaint against NYISO alleging that the New York Independent System Operator’s AC Transmission Public Policy Transmission Needs Project Solicitation (“Feb 29…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3026

Pay to Play Law Blog

Pay to Play Law Blog

Covers pay-to-play legislative developments. By McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP.

http://www.paytoplaylawblog.com/
  • Jun 16

    Connecticut Stands Firm to Enforce Pay-to-Play Against State Party Committee

    Connecticut Stands Firm to Enforce Pay-to-Play Against State Party Committee
    In announcing a $325,000 settlement with the Connecticut Democratic State Central Committee, the State Elections Enforcement Commission (“SEEC”) has made clear that it will not tolerate efforts to circumvent the state’s…
  • May 13

    Maryland Just Can’t Help Itself When It Comes to Pay-to-Play Revision

    Maryland Just Can’t Help Itself When It Comes to Pay-to-Play Revision
    Avid followers of the Pay to Play Law Blog know how active the State of Maryland has been over the past few years with regard to the amendment and revision of its pay-to-play framework for those contracting with or otherwise doing business…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3987

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: 1447

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: 1334

CFTC Law

CFTC Law

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

http://www.cftclaw.com/
  • Apr 20

    Hello world!

    Hello world!
    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start writing! The post Hello world! appeared first on CFTC Law | forex, futures and derivatives regulatory news.
  • Aug 8

    FIA Sets Forth Five Core Principles in Enhancing CFTC Market Surveillance

    FIA Sets Forth Five Core Principles in Enhancing CFTC Market Surveillance
    In a response to a request by the CFTC’s Technology Advisory Committee for comment on how best to develop a 21st century surveillance system, the Financial Industry Association (FIA) and the FIA Principal Traders Group submitted a…
  • Aug 8

    FIA Sets Forth Five Core Principles in Enhancing CFTC Market Surveillance

    FIA Sets Forth Five Core Principles in Enhancing CFTC Market Surveillance
    FIA Sets Forth Five Core Principles in Enhancing CFTC Market Surveillance In a response to a request by the CFTC’s Technology Advisory Committee for comment on how best to develop a 21st century surveillance system, the Financial…
Rank this Week: 1355

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…
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