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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 1

    SmallGovCon Week In Review: June 27 – July 1, 2016

    SmallGovCon Week In Review: June 27 – July 1, 2016
    Happy (early) 4th of July! I hope you have something fun planned for this long weekend–and all the better if those plans include sunshine, fireworks, and plenty of BBQ. Before the holiday festivities begin, it’s time for our…
  • Jun 30

    VA Issues Post-Kingdomware Acquisition Guidance

    VA Issues Post-Kingdomware Acquisition Guidance
    The VA has released an Acquisition Policy Flash providing guidance to VA Contracting Officers on implementing the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Kingdomware Technologies, Inc. v. United States. The Policy Flash suggests that the VA…
  • Jun 29

    Small Business Fraud: Guilty Plea In Major SBA Pass-Through Case

    Small Business Fraud: Guilty Plea In Major SBA Pass-Through Case
    A former owner and officer of a large business has pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges stemming from an illegal pass-through scheme. According to a Department of Justice press release, Thomas Harper not only conspired to evade limitations on…
Rank this Week: 936

Fracking Insider

Fracking Insider

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

http://www.frackinginsider.com
  • 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…
  • Jun 27

    Congressional Energy Roundup (Week of June 27, 2016)

    Congressional Energy Roundup (Week of June 27, 2016)
    Fracking Insider Readers: Below, please find this week’s Congressional activity on oil and gas issues: Senate: “Status of BLM and Forest Service’s Efforts to Implement Amendments to Plans Regarding Sage Grouse Conservation…
  • Jun 13

    Congressional Energy Roundup (Week of June 13, 2016)

    Congressional Energy Roundup (Week of June 13, 2016)
    Fracking Insider Readers: Below, please find this week’s Congressional activity on oil and gas issues: House: “Certainty for States and Tribes Act.” Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral…
Rank this Week: 2850

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • Jul 1

    CFPB Highlights Mortgage Servicing Examination Findings and Technology Issue

    CFPB Highlights Mortgage Servicing Examination Findings and Technology Issue
    Reid F. Herlihy In an unmistakable warning shot to mortgage servicers, the CFPB recently issued a “Mortgage Servicing Special Edition” of its Supervisory Highlights. The CFPB also updated portions of its Mortgage Servicing…
  • Jul 1

    CFPB June 2016 complaint report highlights consumer loan complaints, complaints from Arkansas consumer

    CFPB June 2016 complaint report highlights consumer loan complaints, complaints from Arkansas consumer
    Barbara S. Mishkin The CFPB has issued its June 2016 complaint report which highlights complaints about consumer loans and complaints from consumers in Arkansas and the Little Rock metro area.  The CFPB began taking consumer loan…
  • Jul 1

    Text of Dodd-Frank replacement bill released

    Text of Dodd-Frank replacement bill released
    Barbara S. Mishkin Last month, Republican Congressman Jeb Hensarling, who chairs the House Financial Services Committee, released a summary of “The Financial CHOICE Act,” a bill to replace the Dodd-Frank Act.  The…
Rank this Week: 2252

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 1

    The US Really Does Want to Constrain Commercial Espionage: Why Does Nobody Believe It?

    The US Really Does Want to Constrain Commercial Espionage: Why Does Nobody Believe It?
    At a recent speech I gave, I was astonished to hear representatives of a European energy company express the concern that the National Security Agency is spying on them and giving information to American oil companies. There is clear…
  • Jul 1

    Hacking Back Without Cracking Up

    Hacking Back Without Cracking Up
    For at least two decades, American firms and institutions have been victimized by attacks on their computer systems. Hackers disrupt their websites, interfere with their communications, and—most costly of all—steal their…
  • Jul 1

    FOIA Improvement Act of 2016 Becomes Law

    FOIA Improvement Act of 2016 Becomes Law
    Last night, President Obama signed Senate Bill 337, the “FOIA Improvement Act of 2016,” into law. The bill enacts several key reforms to the 1966 Freedom of Information Act, and received a fair amount…
Rank this Week: 186

Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • Jul 1

    This Week in EPA Science

    This Week in EPA Science
    By Kacey Fitzpatrick Need a break from Shark Week? Check out the latest in EPA science. Goats Help EPA Protect Pollinators EPA’s research facility in Narragansett, Rhode Island recently enlisted the help of a highly skilled landscaping…
  • Jun 30

    Giving Back to Girl Scouts: Water Drop Patch Inspires Young Stewardship

    Giving Back to Girl Scouts: Water Drop Patch Inspires Young Stewardship
    By Michele Drennen Some of the happiest times I experienced during my childhood in St. Joseph, Mo., were spent as a Girl Scout in St. Francis Xavier Troop #1385. As I look back, memories of going to campouts and field trips, making crafts,…
  • Jun 30

    It’s a Lawn Mower! It’s a Weed Whacker! No…it’s a Herd of Goats!

    It’s a Lawn Mower! It’s a Weed Whacker! No…it’s a Herd of Goats!
    By Sara Ernst EPA’s research facility in Narragansett, Rhode Island recently enlisted the help of a highly skilled landscaping team to create more pollinator-friendly habitat on the premises.  The team doesn’t use chemicals…
Rank this Week: 72

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: 26

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 1

    News You Can Use Digest – July 1, 2016

    News You Can Use Digest – July 1, 2016
    National: Report: It’s harder to know who’s paying for political ads Star Tribune – Geoff Mulvilhill (Associated Press) | Published: 6/27/2016 Continued on Next Page
  • Jun 30

    Florida’s Broward Health System Implementing Lobbyist Registration Policy

    Florida’s Broward Health System Implementing Lobbyist Registration Policy
    Broward Health, the county’s hospital system, is currently creating an online lobbyist registration system to coincide with its recently discovered Continued on Next Page
  • Jun 30

    Houston, TX Updates Campaign Finance Code

    Houston, TX Updates Campaign Finance Code
    On July 28, the Houston City Council passed an ordinance updating its campaign finance law by delineating clear periods of Continued on Next Page
Rank this Week: 728

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: 256

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 1

    Army Lawyer-WTR

    Army Lawyer-WTR
    Two items in the new Army Lawyer. Working with Civilian Counsel: A Military Practitioner’s Roadmap By Major Michael G. Botelho.pdf The Right to See: A Due Process Analysis of Access to Information in Army Adverse Administrative…
  • Jul 1

    Military Law Review-WTR

    Military Law Review-WTR
    There are a couple of interesting items in Vol. 224, MIL. L. REV. MILITARY JUSTICE INCOMPETENCE OVER COMPETENCY DETERMINATIONS, by Major David C. Lai.  This is relevant to me because I have an appellate case where there are issues with…
  • Jun 29

    Hooray

    Hooray
    After a lengthy down time, CAAF and AFCCA are back on line.
Rank this Week: 265

RegBlog

RegBlog

A regulation blog, in affiliation with the Penn Program on Regulation. From the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

http://www.regblog.org/
  • Jun 30

    The Regulatory Week in Review: July 1, 2016

    The Regulatory Week in Review: July 1, 2016
    The Supreme Court strikes down a Texas abortion law, domestic assault can be grounds for a gun ownership ban, and more...
  • Jun 29

    Regulatory Capture, Ancient and Modern

    Regulatory Capture, Ancient and Modern
    Regulatory capture's antecedents in political thought—which date back to ancient Greece—inform the modern concept.
  • Jun 28

    Regulatory Capture in Enforcement

    Regulatory Capture in Enforcement
    Enforcement decisions are oft-overlooked, yet such decisions merit heightened scrutiny if regulatory capture is to be reined in.
Rank this Week: 279

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: 148

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: 2305

Government Contracts Blog

Government Contracts Blog

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

http://www.governmentcontractslawblog.com/
  • 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…
  • Jun 30

    GAO Tackles Cybersecurity

    GAO Tackles Cybersecurity
    In two recent decisions, GAO denied protest grounds challenging the ability of contract awardees to satisfy government requirements related to cybersecurity.  This posting analyzes those decisions and their implications for contractors.…
Rank this Week: 966

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/
Rank this Week: 2288

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/
  • Jun 30

    Why We Need Whistleblower

    Why We Need Whistleblower
    Ralph Nader is often credited with coining the modern term “whistleblower” to refer to an employee who reports illegal, unethical or wrongful conduct at his or her place of employment.   At our firm, we have had the…
  • Jun 24

    What’s the Deal With Off-Label Drug Use?

    What’s the Deal With Off-Label Drug Use?
    Broadly speaking, “off-label” drug use occurs when a doctor prescribes a medication for a condition or ailment that is not specifically approved by the FDA.  When the FDA approves a drug, the manufacturer is required to…
  • Jun 17

    Supreme Court Approves of “Implied False Certifications”

    Supreme Court Approves of “Implied False Certifications”
    As we wrote back in April, the Supreme Court considered a case this term on a grey area in False Claims Act litigation – “implied certifications.”  A typical false claim would be “factually false” – in…
Rank this Week: 1468

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: 3392

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
  • 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…
  • 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: 1458

Corruption Chronicles

Corruption Chronicles

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

http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/
Rank this Week: 1919

Whistleblower Attorneys Blog

Whistleblower Attorneys Blog

Covers qui tam and government law. By Greene LLP.

http://www.whistleblowerattorneys-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 2979

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: 1511

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: 462

Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Covers government law. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.uaslawblog.com/
  • Jun 28

    Countdown Begins! FAA’s New sUAS Rules Become Effective on August 29, 2016

    Countdown Begins! FAA’s New sUAS Rules Become Effective on August 29, 2016
    Today, the FAA’s new rules regarding the commercial operation of small UAS (sUAS), which will be codified as 14 C.F.R. Part 107, were published in the Federal Register.  The new rules will become effective on August 29, 2016.…
  • Jun 23

    Drones in the Sky: An Analysis of FAA’s Milestone Rules for Commercial Operation

    Drones in the Sky: An Analysis of FAA’s Milestone Rules for Commercial Operation
    A key milestone in regulating the commercial use of small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS), the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) final rule overhauls the current case-by-case exemption regime, establishes an operational…
  • Jun 21

    FAA Releases Long-Awaited Rule for Commercial Operation of sUAS

    FAA Releases Long-Awaited Rule for Commercial Operation of sUAS
    Today, the FAA unveiled its final rule for the commercial use of small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS), also known as drones.  Industries across the country have been waiting eagerly for the release of the new regulations, which provide…
Rank this Week: 3135

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/
  • Jun 28

    Iftar

    Iftar
    This is Ramadan, the Muslim holy month of fasting. We were invited to Albany’s City Hall for an Iftar, the evening feast after the sun-up to sun-down fast. Meetings aren’t polls and people put their best feet forward at public…
  • Jun 21

    Convicting the Innocent

    Convicting the Innocent
    I care about what happened in Orlando because the victims and their families are all members of the human family. And I cringe at the self-styled protestors who use God’s name in vain as an excuse for their own inhumanity toward the…
  • Jun 14

    Foreign Roots of the Tragedy in Florida

    Foreign Roots of the Tragedy in Florida
    The tragedy in Florida is linked to issues abroad. One candidate sometimes suggests we could solve our problems by isolationism, keeping our troops home, and sometimes by wiping out our adversaries with overwhelming force. His adversary has…
Rank this Week: 2384

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/
Rank this Week: 374

Government Contracts Blog

Government Contracts Blog

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

http://brownrudnick.com/blog/government-contracts/
  • 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.…
  • May 18

    Labor Department Makes Stealth Changes to Service Contract Act Regulation

    Labor Department Makes Stealth Changes to Service Contract Act Regulation
    We are guessing that you did not hear this morning that the U.S. Department of Labor has published final regulations widening coverage of the Service Contract Act, the law that requires workers on federal service contracts to receive…
Rank this Week: 1728

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: 1611

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: 14

Oregon Legal Research

Oregon Legal Research

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

http://blog.oregonlegalresearch.com/
  • Jun 24

    Copyright Tools for Libraries and Librarians (ALA)

    Copyright Tools for Libraries and Librarians (ALA)
    First: Librarians, please do not make legal decisions, copyright or otherwise, for your employer (or your own business for that matter) if there is possible litigation down the road. Do not be penny wise and pound foolish. Your library…
  • Jun 24

    “Desk Set” (the movie) and the 2016 Robot Lawyer

    “Desk Set” (the movie) and the 2016 Robot Lawyer
    If you’re not tracking news of Robot Lawyers then you’re not keeping up with the legal research profession. No, not a “robotic” lawyer, but the Artificial Intelligence (AI) kind. See lots of robot, and AI related,…
  • Jun 24

    Brexit, Huh? And the Brits Think Our Elections are Crazy

    Brexit, Huh? And the Brits Think Our Elections are Crazy
    So, a one-time 52 to 48 percent [Brexit, Wikipedia article] popular vote is a solid basis for making massive economic, political, and social changes to the governance of the Not So United Kingdom and the larger European Union of 28 (at the…
Rank this Week: 669

Infra Insight Blog

Infra Insight Blog

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

http://www.infrainsightblog.com
  • Jun 23

    Maryland Purple Line Concessionaire Achieves Financial Close – Time to Build!

    Maryland Purple Line Concessionaire Achieves Financial Close – Time to Build!
    Financing for the Maryland Purple Line closed on Friday, June 17 – marking an important milestone for the Maryland Transit Administration’s (and Maryland Department of Transportation’s) plan to deliver a transit solution to…
  • Jun 20

    Successful Proposer Selected for UC Merced 2020 Project

    Successful Proposer Selected for UC Merced 2020 Project
    The Regents of the University of California announced on June 15, 2016 that it has selected Plenary Properties Merced as the successful proposer for the UC Merced 2020 Project. “We are impressed by the creativity, efficiency and…
  • Jun 13

    Court of Appeals Holds CityCenterDC P3 Not Subject to Davis Bacon Requirement

    Court of Appeals Holds CityCenterDC P3 Not Subject to Davis Bacon Requirement
    Public agencies and private entities are increasing collaboration to develop, operate and maintain a variety of transportation and building projects.  The involvement of a public agency in these “public-private partnerships”…
Rank this Week: 1108

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/
  • 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…
  • Jun 17

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 6/17

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 6/17
    U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2015-2016update.htmlPetition for certiorari was filed on 6/13/16 in Lewis v. Clarke (Tribal Sovereign Immunity - Damages Actions Against Tribal Employees) Find the latest…
  • Jun 13

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 6/13

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 6/13
    U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2015-2016update.htmlU.S. v. Bryant (Uncounseled Tribal-court Misdemeanor Convictions) was decided on 6/13/16. Petition for certiorari was denied in Seminole Tribe v. Stranburg…
Rank this Week: 2044

Subject to Inquiry

Subject to Inquiry

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

http://www.subjecttoinquiry.com/
  • Jun 23

    Supreme Court Hands Down Opinion in Universal Health Services v. Escobar

    Supreme Court Hands Down Opinion in Universal Health Services v. Escobar
    Recently, the Supreme Court handed down its much-anticipated opinion in Universal Health Services, Inc. v. United States ex rel. Escobar et al.—a case addressing the viability of the implied certification theory in FCA litigation. …
  • Jun 17

    SEC Highlights Model Response to Evidence of FCPA Violations, Announces Non-Prosecution Agreement

    SEC Highlights Model Response to Evidence of FCPA Violations, Announces Non-Prosecution Agreement
    On June 7, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced two non-prosecution agreements (NPAs) following a pair of investigations into alleged violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).  Both companies were ensnared…
  • Jun 16

    Department of Education Proposes Rules Increasing Student Loan Risk to School

    Department of Education Proposes Rules Increasing Student Loan Risk to School
    On June 13, the Department of Education (DOE) proposed new rules relating to effective discharges of student loans. The proposed rules should be of note and concern to all schools, nonprofit and for-profit alike, because of significant new…
Rank this Week: 3067

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 251

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: 3093

PA Public Contracts

PA Public Contracts

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

http://www.papubliccontracts.com/
Rank this Week: 2741

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/
  • Jun 19

    Congressional Spectator: The War on Religious Contractor

    Congressional Spectator: The War on Religious Contractor
    The following piece ran on the American Spectator website last week. It provides an overview of yet another battle the Left has launched against people of faith. This is not the first time radicals in the Democratic Party intimidate people of…
  • Jun 16

    Beware of Strangers Bearing Gift

    Beware of Strangers Bearing Gift
    Access to the U.S. market is a privilege, not a right. Foreign investment in the United States, access to our financial system, and, especially, immigration are regulated by the federal government for a reason: it is not, and…
  • Jun 13

    Left Stays True to ‘Letting no Crisis Go to Waste’

    Left Stays True to ‘Letting no Crisis Go to Waste’
    Nothing better than a terrorist attack to set off the Left. In less than twenty-fours since a radical Islamist slaughtered more than fifty Americans, senior Democrats are playing politics with the matter. Perched at the Blue Goose in the…
Rank this Week: 614

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: 4496

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/
  • Jun 16

    Court dismisses challenge to “over-60” bank account

    Court dismisses challenge to “over-60” bank account
    Under a case just decided in New Jersey, banks can continue to offer senior citizens the benefit of bank accounts with special favorable terms. BCB Banccorp Inc. and BCB Community Bank operate in New Jersey and offer a variety of ……
  • Jun 12

    When Hiring In-Home Caregivers, Consider the Legal as well as Personal Issue

    When Hiring In-Home Caregivers, Consider the Legal as well as Personal Issue
    Under New Jersey law, the field of home care services is regulated by the NewJjersey Department of Health, and the copious regulations can be found in N.J.A.C. 10:60. Home health aides and home health nurses are credentialed by the NJ…
  • Jun 6

    Disability Integration Act of 2015 is a pending bill with great promise

    Disability Integration Act of 2015 is a pending bill with great promise
    Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) introduced a bill in Congress that’s designed to ensure that Medicaid-eligible people who are aged or have disabilities can receive their necessary services out in the community through the Medicaid Home and…
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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/
  • 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…
  • Jun 8

    Celebrating Diversity at the National Archive

    Celebrating Diversity at the National Archive
    The National Archives is committed to maintaining an “open, inclusive work environment that is built on respect, communication, integrity, and collaborative teamwork.”  Together, we are strengthened by diversity and advanced…
  • May 19

    Letters to the President

    Letters to the President
    One of the most rewarding parts of my work is sharing the treasures of the National Archives with kids and their families. Through the support of the National Archives Foundation, we continue to host sleepovers in the Rotunda of the ……
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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/
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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/
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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/
  • 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…
  • 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...
Rank this Week: 3061

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/
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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…
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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: 487

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…
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