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Infra Insight Blog

Infra Insight Blog

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

http://www.infrainsightblog.com
  • Feb 26

    Mileage-Based User Fee Alliance Promotes Alternate Source of Transportation Funding

    Mileage-Based User Fee Alliance Promotes Alternate Source of Transportation Funding
    The Second Annual Conference of the Mileage-Based User Fee Alliance (MBUFA) was held in Washington, DC on February 24, 2015.  The MBUFA is a non-profit organization that promotes awareness and education about mileage-based user fees as…
  • Feb 23

    Will we see a trend for direct pension fund investment in US greenfields infrastructure?

    Will we see a trend for direct pension fund investment in US greenfields infrastructure?
    Although historically the investment profile for pension funds has focused on established brownfields assets, the Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) has recently invested $525 million AUD into the greenfields NorthConnex road…
  • Feb 18

    Florida Governor Rick Scott Breaks Ground on I-4 Ultimate Project

    Florida Governor Rick Scott Breaks Ground on I-4 Ultimate Project
    Florida Governor Rick Scott broke ground yesterday on the I-4 Ultimate Project, which will rebuild I-4 in metro-Orlando.  The Project involves the reconstruction of 21 miles of I-4 from west of Kirkman Road in Orange County to east of…
Rank this Week: 2156

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/
  • Feb 26

    Yesterday’s Abatement Order in the 9/11 Case

    Yesterday’s Abatement Order in the 9/11 Case
    Yesterday, after determining Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work’s requirement that military commission judges live at Guantanamo Bay may improperly interfere with the case, Col. James Pohl halted pretrial proceedings in the trial of…
  • Feb 26

    The U.S. Intelligence Community and Non-Neutral Principle

    The U.S. Intelligence Community and Non-Neutral Principle
    Last week, Ben’s NSA Constitution Day speech emerged after a long “declassification” process.  One puzzle Ben grapples with in this speech is why reasonable, educated Americans have–and will continue to…
  • Feb 26

    Problems with Cyber Arms Control

    Problems with Cyber Arms Control
    The New York Times has an editorial today, calling for an arms control effort in cyberspace.  The Times effort is, honestly, a bit simplistic, as is its conclusion: The tougher challenge is on the global level. Cyberwarfare has already…
Rank this Week: 78

Lobby Comply Blog

Lobby Comply Blog

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

http://stateandfed.com/lobbycomply/
  • Feb 26

    Lawsuit Challenges MA Law Banning Corporate Contribution

    Lawsuit Challenges MA Law Banning Corporate Contribution
    On February 24, a lawsuit was filed in Suffolk County Superior Court challenging Massachusetts laws allowing unions to make political Continued on Next Page
  • Feb 26

    U.S. Statehouse Series – Florida, The Sunshine State

    U.S. Statehouse Series – Florida, The Sunshine State
    Welcome! In this episode of the statehouse series we will travel to the southern state of Florida. Everybody has heard Continued on Next Page
  • Feb 26

    Thursday News Roundup

    Thursday News Roundup
    Lobbying Hawaii: “Hawaii Monitor: Is a weak lobbying law getting weaker?” by Ian Lind for Honolulu Civil Beat Campaign Finance Continued on Next Page
Rank this Week: 557

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: 3387

Subject to Inquiry

Subject to Inquiry

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

http://www.subjecttoinquiry.com/
  • Feb 26

    SEC Speaks 2015: Enforcement Highlight

    SEC Speaks 2015: Enforcement Highlight
    On February 20, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) held its annual SEC Speaks conference, which updated the public regarding the staff’s work over the last year and its plans for 2015. The conference covered several…
  • Feb 23

    Guilty Plea in DOJ’s First Criminal Prosecution for Campaign Finance Coordination

    Guilty Plea in DOJ’s First Criminal Prosecution for Campaign Finance Coordination
    The news media has already engaged in rampant speculation regarding the potential candidates from both parties in the 2016 presidential election. Inextricably tied to the talk of political campaigns is the public discussion about campaign…
  • Feb 20

    PCAOB Update: 2015 Budget and Broker-Dealer Audit

    PCAOB Update: 2015 Budget and Broker-Dealer Audit
    On Feb. 4, 2015, Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) Chairman James R. Doty provided an update on the Board’s 2015 budget at the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC’s) Open Meeting in Washington, D.C.…
Rank this Week: 3217

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/
  • Feb 26

    Codifying Hate

    Codifying Hate
    Codifying Hate Like many other law schools across the nation, here at Seattle U we are celebrating Diversity Week. The terrible irony is that this very week, I’ve seen a stunning display of new anti-diversity laws proposed across the…
  • Feb 25

    Prevention is Key: Reactive Lead-gislation Does Not Address Chronic Lead Exposure

    Prevention is Key: Reactive Lead-gislation Does Not Address Chronic Lead Exposure
    Lead Poisoning: A Preventable Public Health Concern Lead poisoning is one of the most common, yet preventable, pediatric problems in the United States. Lead poisoning stunts brain and nervous system development, causing learning disabilities,…
  • Feb 23

    Right to Work Comes to Wisconsin

    Right to Work Comes to Wisconsin
    Last Friday, Wisconsin State Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald introduced a "right to work" bill and announced he would call an extraordinary session this week to pass it. Within hours, Governor Scott Walker, who as recently as December…
Rank this Week: 3929

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

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

http://legalnewsyoucanuse.com/
  • Feb 26

    Fountain v. McDonald (Tinnitus), VA TL 10-02, and MOS Noise Exposure List

    Fountain v. McDonald (Tinnitus), VA TL 10-02, and MOS Noise Exposure List
    On February 9, 2015, the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (CAVC) issued a  opinion “[as] urged by the veteran, that [38 C.F.R.] § 3.309(a) includes tinnitus, at a minimum where there is evidence of acoustic…
  • Feb 26

    What is Hospice care all about, really?

    What is Hospice care all about, really?
    Palliative care is a specialized team approach to helping a patient to cope with the debilitating symptoms of certain serious complicated illnesses such as parkinsons Disease, heart failure, kidney failure, or COPD. The patient is receiving…
  • Feb 24

    Decisions Conceding Service in Vietnam and the Little Thing

    Decisions Conceding Service in Vietnam and the Little Thing
    Of recent, we had a few favorable decisions that address similar issues than may provide insight for veterans with similar concerns.  In this Blog, it involves proof of service in the Republic of Vietnam. In terms of the little…
Rank this Week: 1601

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/
  • Feb 26

    CMS Schedules May 2015 Meetings on HCPCS Application

    CMS Schedules May 2015 Meetings on HCPCS Application
    CMS has announced that it is holding series of meetings in May 2015 to discuss pending  Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) applications. The meeting dates are as follows: May 7 & 8 --…
  • Feb 26

    Upcoming House Hearing on 340B Program

    Upcoming House Hearing on 340B Program
    The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health will hold a hearing on Thursday, March 5, 2015 on “Examining the 340B Drug Pricing Program,” focusing on the functionality of the program and the extent to which it meets its…
  • Feb 25

    Ways and Means Committee to Markup Medicare Fraud, Competitive Bidding, and other Medicare Policy Bill

    Ways and Means Committee to Markup Medicare Fraud, Competitive Bidding, and other Medicare Policy Bill
    On February 26, 2015, the House Ways and Means Committee is scheduled to vote on the following bills: H.R. 1021, “Protecting the Integrity of Medicare Act of 2015” – a sweeping bill to promote Medicare program integrity and…
Rank this Week: 1731

Legislative Blog

Legislative Blog

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

https://www.au.org/blogs/legislative
  • Feb 26

    State RFRA Updates: Good News and Bad New

    State RFRA Updates: Good News and Bad New
    Vanessa WolbrinkLegislativeThe recent flood of state-level Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) bills continues. We oppose these bills because they could allow not just individuals, but also private corporations, to violate important…
  • Feb 23

    A Busy Week for Religious Freedom Bills in the State

    A Busy Week for Religious Freedom Bills in the State
    Vanessa WolbrinkLegislativeSeveral state legislatures are pushing Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) bills, which many have dubbed “licenses to discriminate.” These bills could allow people to disregard non-discrimination,…
  • Dec 17

    South Carolina Catastrophe

    South Carolina Catastrophe
    Vanessa WolbrinkLegislativeAlthough the South Carolina legislature doesn’t officially convene until January 13th, it has already pre-filed an onslaught of bills that could violate the separation of church and state.EducationSenate Bill…
Rank this Week: 4174

Oregon Legal Research

Oregon Legal Research

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

http://blog.oregonlegalresearch.com/
  • Feb 26

    Position Announcement: JD/MLS/A2J Public Services Attorney (Seattle, WA)

    Position Announcement: JD/MLS/A2J Public Services Attorney (Seattle, WA)
    King County (Seattle, Washington) Law Library: Position Announcement: Public Services Attorney (link to full job description) Excerpt: “The Public Law Library of King County is proud to announce a new full-time, benefit position of…
  • Feb 26

    Marion County (Oregon) Law Library Volunteer Position

    Marion County (Oregon) Law Library Volunteer Position
    Interested in finding out if you like being or working in law libraries? Curious about how law libraries are different from other types of libraries? Willing to shelve and shift books? Visit the Marion County Volunteer Opportunities webpage…
  • Feb 24

    Save That Webpage to the Internet Archive!

    Save That Webpage to the Internet Archive!
    It’s easy! Visit the Internet Archive. Click on Web. Enter the URL you want saved into the “Save Page Now” box. Voila! For example, I linked in a previous blog post to this article: “Never trust a corporation to do…
Rank this Week: 2989

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
  • Feb 26

    Editorial: Don’t Be Fooled by the Noise – PARCC Benefits Our Children and Future

    Editorial: Don’t Be Fooled by the Noise – PARCC Benefits Our Children and Future
    The following editorial by Senator Joe Kyrillos (R-13) on PARCC testing was published in the Asbury Park Press: When I think about policies that affect education in New Jersey, I immediately think of fellow parents who want their children to…
  • Feb 24

    Budget Officer Bucco: Let’s Complete Necessary Groundbreaking Reform

    Budget Officer Bucco: Let’s Complete Necessary Groundbreaking Reform
    Senate Republican Budget Officer Anthony Bucco (R-Morris) stated the following in response to this afternoon’s Fiscal Year 2016 New Jersey budget address: “Every legislator, every hard-working resident, every job creator can be…
  • Feb 23

    Editorial: Why Are New Jersey Roads the Costliest in the Nation?

    Editorial: Why Are New Jersey Roads the Costliest in the Nation?
    The following editorial by Senator Michael Doherty (R-23) on transportation funding was published in the Times of Trenton, Express-Times and Daily Record: There has been much discussion recently about a report on state highway systems by the…
Rank this Week: 288

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: 15

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/
  • Feb 26

    UBS Whistleblower to Assist French Investigation of Swiss Bank

    UBS Whistleblower to Assist French Investigation of Swiss Bank
    UBS whistleblower Bradley Birkenfeld who assisted the U.S. in its successful prosecution of Swiss bank UBS AG for aiding U.S. citizens to commit tax evasion, has been asked to assist France with a similar investigation. Mr. Birkenfeld will…
  • Feb 26

    Mandating Internal Disclosures Would Undermine the Effectiveness of Internal Compliance Program

    Mandating Internal Disclosures Would Undermine the Effectiveness of Internal Compliance Program
    The Chamber of Commerce has commenced a well-financed and aggressive lobbying campaign to undermine America’s most effective whistleblower law, the False Claims Act. To justify its anti-whistleblower campaign the Chamber published a…
  • Feb 25

    Bipartisan Group of Senators Launches Whistleblower Protection Caucu

    Bipartisan Group of Senators Launches Whistleblower Protection Caucu
    Washington, D.C. February 25, 2015. Today, Senator Charles Grassley announced the official formation of a Senate Whistleblower Protection Caucus during a press conference held in the Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing Room.  The founding…
Rank this Week: 370

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/
  • Feb 26

    NJ Unions Deride Christie Pension Fix As ‘Deceptive,’ Say It ‘Punishes’ Healthy Fund

    NJ Unions Deride Christie Pension Fix As ‘Deceptive,’ Say It ‘Punishes’ Healthy Fund
    As reported by NJ.com, just hours after Governor Chris Christie claimed he’d reached an “unprecedented accord with the New Jersey Education Association” that would “solve our long-term problems with the pension and…
  • Feb 25

    Christie Pension Commission Recommends Plan For Fewer Benefit

    Christie Pension Commission Recommends Plan For Fewer Benefit
    As reported by NJ.com, Governor Chris Christie’s high-powered pension commission has proposed a sweeping plan that would save the State billions in retirement and health care costs while reducing benefits for hundreds of thousands of…
  • Feb 24

    Judge Rules Christie Broke Law By Cutting Pension Payment

    Judge Rules Christie Broke Law By Cutting Pension Payment
    As reported by NJ.com, in a significant blow to Governor Chris Christie, a judge ruled today that the Governor broke a law he signed by cutting $1.57 billion from a pension payment this year, and must now work with state lawmakers to restore…
Rank this Week: 973

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/
  • Feb 26

    Evaluación del desempeño de los funcionarios: milonga y necesidad

    Evaluación del desempeño de los funcionarios: milonga y necesidad
    Si hay una cantinela que se agita por cada reforma del estatuto de los funcionarios desde que se implantó la democracia, tanto en el ámbito estatal como autonómico o local es aquello de “que cobren mas quienes mas…
  • Feb 24

    Hablando de algunas intimidades de la abogacía

    Hablando de algunas intimidades de la abogacía
    Tal y como anuncié en un reciente post, el pasado día 17 de Febrero tuve el honor de hablar en el marco de las fiestas Codex 2015 de la Facultad de Derecho de la Universidad de Salamanca, sobre la profesión de abogados,…
  • Feb 23

    Experimentos educativos políticamente correctos pero insensato

    Experimentos educativos políticamente correctos pero insensato
    Me quedo perplejo, como ciudadano y padre de escolares, ante ese nuevo ingenio de la factoría pública que, en el caso del Principado de Asturias ( aunque seguramente pronto asumido por otras Comunidades) llevará a aplicar…
Rank this Week: 977

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: 221

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: 1360

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Whistleblower Lawyer News

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

http://www.whistleblowerlawyernews.com/
  • Feb 25

    Flow of funds to terrorist groups monitored from companies too

    Flow of funds to terrorist groups monitored from companies too
    Various governments including the United States are taking great pains to follow money trails that lead to terrorist groups in an effort to understand who they are connected too and who is feeding their operations. The monitoring is broad…
  • Feb 24

    Goodyear pays $16 million to settle S.E.C. foreign bribe charge

    Goodyear pays $16 million to settle S.E.C. foreign bribe charge
    Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has paid $16 million to settle charges by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that it violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, when its subsidiaries paid bribes to land tire sales in Kenya and…
  • Feb 23

    Turbotax anti-cybercrime procedures questioned by former employee

    Turbotax anti-cybercrime procedures questioned by former employee
    Turbotax, the popular tax software and service program made by Intuit have alleged that the company has made millions by knowingly processing state and federal tax refunds filed by cybercriminals. Robert Lee of Intuits consumer tax group…
Rank this Week: 1609

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: 2220

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
Rank this Week: 1598

Government Contracts Blog

Government Contracts Blog

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

http://www.governmentcontractslawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2524

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: 4253

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/
  • Feb 24

    World-Wide Radiance of the American Melting Pot

    World-Wide Radiance of the American Melting Pot
    In this world the grossest of inhumanity is euphemistically described as ethnic cleansing. The mutli-directional genocide of the old Yugoslavia has become routine. Boko Haram takes aim at education and at religious difference in Africa,…
  • Feb 17

    The American Melting Pot

    The American Melting Pot
    I’d like to share with you some thoughts that came out of a short piece I was asked to write about the Roberts Court. I’d like to dedicate this commentary to Yusor Abu-Salha, who spoke on NPR’s Story Corps about how…
  • Feb 10

    Speaking Across the Aisle about the Killing of Babie

    Speaking Across the Aisle about the Killing of Babie
    I’d like to speak across the aisle. We have values in common even though we sometimes draw different conclusions. My point is simple. We are all against killing babies, their brothers, sisters, mothers and fathers. A religious revival…
Rank this Week: 3424

Corruption Chronicles

Corruption Chronicles

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

http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/
  • Feb 24

    Law Introduced to Curb Porn Crisis in Govt. Agencie

    Law Introduced to Curb Porn Crisis in Govt. Agencie
    An epidemic of federal employees watching pornography on government computers during work hours has gotten so out of control that legislation has been introduced in Congress to contain the embarrassing crisis. Porn has for years been part of…
  • Feb 20

    What Court Order? DHS Rushing Amnesty Contracts at “Full-Throttle Pace”

    What Court Order? DHS Rushing Amnesty Contracts at “Full-Throttle Pace”
    Though a federal court has blocked President Obama’s amnesty order the administration continues working behind the scenes to quickly award multi-million-dollar contracts to firms that can expeditiously process millions of illegal…
  • Feb 19

    Twice-Deported Illegal Alien With Terror Ties, DUI Convictions Gets Sweetheart Plea Deal

    Twice-Deported Illegal Alien With Terror Ties, DUI Convictions Gets Sweetheart Plea Deal
    The twice-deported illegal alien who plotted a Chicago truck bombing with two of the FBI’s “most wanted” terrorists has received a sweetheart plea deal for yet another violation of U.S. federal law 18 USC § 1326…
Rank this Week: 3677

Medical Marijuana Law Illinois

Medical Marijuana Law Illinois

Covers issues under Illinois' new Medical Cannabis Pilot Program. Explores local issues for city, county and village governments and the competitive application process for cultivation center and dispensary licenses. Also highlights the effects of evolving legal and social norms on employers, physicians and other health care professionals.

http://medicalmarijuanalawillinois.com/blog/
  • Feb 23

    Advisory Board May Expand Conditions for Illinois Medical Cannabi

    Advisory Board May Expand Conditions for Illinois Medical Cannabi
    Illinoisans are petitioning a newly created Medical Cannabis Advisory Board with petitions asking to expand the law’s overly restrictive list of debilitating medical conditions. Illinois law requires the Advisory Board to hear…
  • Jan 29

    Women Grow Meetings in 16 US cities next week

    Women Grow Meetings in 16 US cities next week
    Women Grow chapters across the US meet next on Thursday Feb. 5, as they always do first Thursday of every month. Anyone who purchased tickets to January’s meeting in Chicago but was unable to make it due to weather can use their…
  • Jan 25

    Quinn Admin projected Illinois dispensary, cultivation license winner

    Quinn Admin projected Illinois dispensary, cultivation license winner
    Chicago Sun-Times obtained the list of licensees as finalized by Quinn’s Administration. Governor Rauner reportedly says he is not yet prepared to act on this list. Sun-Times says former Governor Quinn’s office was still working…
Rank this Week: 2716

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/
  • Feb 23

    8(a)’s Unapproved Mentor-Protege Arrangement Leads To Affiliation

    8(a)’s Unapproved Mentor-Protege Arrangement Leads To Affiliation
    An 8(a) small business was found to be affiliated with its large subcontractor under the ostensible subcontractor rule based in part on the fact that the large subcontractor was providing mentoring services to the small business–even…
  • Feb 20

    GAO: Email Filings Must Timely Arrive At Official Addre

    GAO: Email Filings Must Timely Arrive At Official Addre
    When bid protest document is emailed to the GAO, the document must timely arrive at the GAO’s official protest email address (protests@gao.gov), or the document is not timely filed. As one protester recently learned the hard way, a GAO…
  • Feb 16

    8(a) Program: “Honest Mistake” Not Grounds For Termination

    8(a) Program: “Honest Mistake” Not Grounds For Termination
    An honest mistake made in a company’s 8(a) Program application may not support termination of the company from the 8(a) Program. In a recent decision, the SBA’s Office of Hearings and Appeals held that the SBA could not validly…
Rank this Week: 1650

Whitcomb Law Blog

Whitcomb Law Blog

Covers government procurement.

http://whitcomblawpc.com/legal-blogs/
  • Feb 23

    SBA Bid Protest: Two Classes of Stock and SDVOSB Eligibility

    SBA Bid Protest: Two Classes of Stock and SDVOSB Eligibility
    The SBA Bid Protest- No Good Dead Goes Unpunished The SBA bid protest in question arose out of a Department of State request for proposals for an aviation program support service.  The contract was a SDVOSB set aside and Precise Systems…
  • Feb 22

    Bid Protests and Rigid Rule

    Bid Protests and Rigid Rule
    Your Brilliant Grounds for Bid Protests Won’t Matter if You Don’t Follow Strict Procedural Rules When filing GAO bid protests, Strict Compliance with its Regulations is Required. The importance of knowing and understanding…
  • Feb 17

    Change Orders and Time Extensions: Sound Off Early and Often

    Change Orders and Time Extensions: Sound Off Early and Often
    K-CON BUILDING SYSTEMS, INC., v. US K-Con appealed a federal Claims Court decision to the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.  The contractor brought to separate claims on appeal: 1) the liquidated damages clause that appeared…
Rank this Week: 3610

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/
  • Feb 22

    Warring Columba Bush Profile

    Warring Columba Bush Profile
    Amazing contrast between today’s NYT and today’s WaPo treatments of Jeb Bush’s wife, Columba. And surprisingly, it’s the NYT that does the puff piece, so puffy as to be a whitewash. And it’s the Post that does…
  • Feb 21

    Contested Race in Group IV

    Contested Race in Group IV
    Democracy is saved! Frank Quesada has drawn an opponent in Coral Gables Commission Group IV: Enrique Lopez, alternately described as a brilliant man and a “crony” of former Mayor Don Slesnick. Not that there seems any groundswell…
  • Feb 21

    And Then There Were 6

    And Then There Were 6
    Official City of Coral Gables : Candidates page now shows six candidates — perennial candidate Jackson Rip Holmes is back in the fray. With this many candidates every candidate’s event is certain to be unsatisfying since they will…
Rank this Week: 21

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: 394

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/
  • Feb 22

    Distinguish between volition and memory-lack of memory doesn’t mean lack of volition

    Distinguish between volition and memory-lack of memory doesn’t mean lack of volition
    The version of the facts contained in the majority opinion is far more convincing than are the facts contained in the record of trial. It is not unusual for an appellate opinion to be selective in reciting the facts of a case relevant to the…
  • Feb 21

    Cell tower positioning

    Cell tower positioning
    It has been some time since I’ve had a case where it was necessary to have “cell tower” evidence to “locate” the client. Here is an interesting piece in The New Yorker. On May 28th, Lisa Marie Roberts, of…
  • Feb 21

    Collateral consequences of being Titled

    Collateral consequences of being Titled
    As many of you know, when CID/NCIS/OSI/CGIS starts an investigation into you they make a record.  The subject line is your name plus other information.  This is what is know as being “Titled.” That information is…
Rank this Week: 330

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: 2953

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/
  • Feb 22

    Trouble Brewing in Nicaragua

    Trouble Brewing in Nicaragua
    If an American corporation engaged in unlawful property confiscations in rural areas of Nicaragua, with the full cooperation of the Nicaraguan military, it would be front page news at the New York Times and other progressive news…
  • Feb 20

    Whitewashing & Policy Laundering Cuban Terrorism

    Whitewashing & Policy Laundering Cuban Terrorism
    Terrorism experts and other federal officials at the State Department and other agencies, as they do every year, are preparing a terrorism report for the Congress. Due in the spring by April 30, U.S.-Cuba policy watchers are paying…
  • Feb 12

    Former Obama Official on Cuba Talks: “We didn’t want anything in return”

    Former Obama Official on Cuba Talks: “We didn’t want anything in return”
    Recent statements by a senior DoD official who served in the Obama administration, if true, further validates that this President is determined to appease rogue regimes such as Iran, Cuba, and North Korea. In the…
Rank this Week: 1196

White Collar Alert

White Collar Alert

Provides news and insight to counsel and legal observers concerning white collar criminal defense, internal investigations, government litigation and regulatory compliance. By Montgomery McCracken.

http://whitecollarblog.mmwr.com
Rank this Week: 2438

Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law…

Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law Blog

Covers Inland Empire municipal law, personal injury law, real estate law and small business law.

http://michaelreiterlaw.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 602

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/
Rank this Week: 5052

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/
  • Feb 20

    It's exciting to see something on my fees wishlist become a reality.

    It's exciting to see something on my fees wishlist become a reality.
    I've written about developing behavioral prompts to encourage lawyers to bill timely and accurately, and LinkedIn just pointed me to an article (here) discussing software that helps lawyers do that. 
  • Feb 18

    Best line in today's NYT op-ed about the value of college.

    Best line in today's NYT op-ed about the value of college.
    The op-ed is here.  And my favorite bit?That brought [Professor] Hall to her own answer about college’s mission: “It is for developing the muscle of thoughtfulness, the use of which will be the greatest pleasure in life and…
  • Feb 16

    R.I.P, Marvin Chirelstein.

    R.I.P, Marvin Chirelstein.
    Just heard the sad news.  Marvin Chirelstein made Federal Income Tax comprehensible for me when I was a lost law student, trying to figure out how "philosophy of tax" (interesting, and the bulk of the course that I took) meshed with…
Rank this Week: 361

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/
  • Feb 19

    Medical Device Company Agrees to Settle Lawsuit

    Medical Device Company Agrees to Settle Lawsuit
    According to the Department of Justice, ev3, Inc., formerly known as Fox Hollow Technologies, Inc., has agreed to settle a lawsuit alleging violations of the False Claims Act.    The Justice Department announced that ev3 will…
  • Feb 17

    Drug Company Agrees to Settle Kickback Claim

    Drug Company Agrees to Settle Kickback Claim
    According to the Justice Department, the drug company Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. (“Daiichi”) has agreed to settle allegations that it paid illegal kickbacks to physicians in violation of the False Claims Act and Anti-Kickback…
  • Feb 12

    AstraZeneca Settles Nexium Qui Tam Case

    AstraZeneca Settles Nexium Qui Tam Case
    The Justice Department announced that AstraZeneca has agreed to settle a qui tam lawsuit brought by two whistleblowers concerning the gastrointestinal drug Nexium.  The lawsuit alleged that AstraZeneca caused the submission of false…
Rank this Week: 1374

The Albany Government Law Review…

The Albany Government Law Review Fireplace

The Albany Government Law Review runs this student written and edited law blog engaged in substantive law review-like legal analysis and academic speculation.

http://aglr.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 3430

Fracking Insider

Fracking Insider

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

http://www.frackinginsider.com
  • Feb 16

    Critical Habitat Designations Pose Substantial Threat to Oil and Gas Development

    Critical Habitat Designations Pose Substantial Threat to Oil and Gas Development
    The federal government can restrict access to public lands for oil and gas drilling purposes through a number of means. Recently, President Obama’s proposal to designate millions of acres of land in Alaska as wilderness made the…
  • Feb 9

    Hydraulic Fracturing: State Regulatory Roundup Vol. 39

    Hydraulic Fracturing: State Regulatory Roundup Vol. 39
    Fracking Insider Readers: We are pleased to bring you Volume 39 of our State Regulatory Roundup, including updates in Maryland, Oregon, and Virginia. As we explained in earlier volumes, we designed the Roundup to provide quick overviews on…
  • Feb 2

    Enviros Sue to Subject E&P Industry to Chemical Release Reporting Regime

    Enviros Sue to Subject E&P Industry to Chemical Release Reporting Regime
    Several environmental groups have sued EPA, seeking a decision on a 2012 petition (“2012 Petition”) they filed with the agency, which requests that EPA add oil and gas exploration wells to the list of facilities required to report…
Rank this Week: 2966

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/
  • Feb 13

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 2/13

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 2/13
    Welcome to the new Indian Law Bulletin and website.  You may want to update your bookmarks to the bulletins, which are now at http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/.  We hope that you find the new format easier to use on your mobile…
  • Jan 29

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 1/29

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 1/29
    Coming soon! In the next couple of weeks, you will see a new look for the National Indan Law Library and Native American Rights Fund websites and emails. We hope you enjoy the new layouts, features, and functionality for portable…
  • Jan 23

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 1/23

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 1/23
    * U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/2015cta.htmlRancheria v. Jewell (land into trust; gaming)* State Courts Bulletinhttp://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/2015state.htmlMiccosukee Tribe of Indians of…
Rank this Week: 2276

Colorado Common Law

Colorado Common Law

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

http://cocommonlaw.com
  • Feb 11

    Colorado Public Records at Common Law

    Colorado Public Records at Common Law
    There is a strong history of Colorado allowing its citizens access to public records.  Since the beginning in this state, public policy of the state always prioritized a citizen’s right to know and a right of access to public…
  • Jan 28

    Colorado Public Records Denial

    Colorado Public Records Denial
    Records custodians can and do at times refuse public records requests.  But when does a denial occur? This relatively simple and straight-forward question is actually complex and at times open to interpretation.  Neither the the…
  • Jan 22

    Colorado, A Fracking Me

    Colorado, A Fracking Me
    There does not seem to be a lot of agreed upon information about the effects of fracking.  A lurking culprit for this is the nondisclosure agreements signed between companies and individuals.  Because of this, it can be difficult to…
Rank this Week: 3859

Whistleblower Legal Update Blog

Whistleblower Legal Update Blog

A forum for thoughts, analysis, and ideas on the pressing issues facing whistleblowers today. By Stone & Magnanini, L.L.P.

http://www.whistleblowerlegalupdate.com/
  • Feb 9

    Where is the Line?: When the Whistleblower Works for the Government

    Where is the Line?: When the Whistleblower Works for the Government
    As anyone who has ever seen an episode of Law & Order knows, prosecutors must often rely upon information and testimony provided by informants, whistleblowers, and even accomplices to help prosecute the most dangerous criminals. After…
  • Feb 5

    Fraud Alert: The Melting Police Station of Wardak

    Fraud Alert: The Melting Police Station of Wardak
    There are nearly infinite possibilities when it comes to defrauding the federal government. You can bill for things never done, or you do something and bill for it twice. You can submit a fake invoice, or you can cause a third party to submit…
  • Jan 23

    The First-to-File Fight

    The First-to-File Fight
    David Stone, of Stone & Magnanini LLP, argued an important civil war fraud False Claims Act case on behalf of whistleblowers in the United States Supreme Court on January 13, 2015. The Solicitor General joined the argument with Stone…
Rank this Week: 4104

Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • Feb 9

    Introducing Our New Compliance Website

    Introducing Our New Compliance Website
    By Marion Herz As chief of staff for EPA’s Office of Compliance, job #1 for me is protecting people’s health and their communities. Our office makes sure everyone plays by the same rules when it comes to the environment. We…
  • Feb 6

    It’s Your Right to Know: The Toxics Release Inventory National Analysi

    It’s Your Right to Know: The Toxics Release Inventory National Analysi
    By Caitlin Briere In order to make the products on which we depend, like pharmaceuticals, clothing, and other manufactured goods, companies across the U.S. use thousands of chemicals in their normal operations. Many of the chemicals necessary…
  • Feb 4

    Want Less Cancer from Environmental Causes? Let’s Get Building Codes to Reduce Radon

    Want Less Cancer from Environmental Causes? Let’s Get Building Codes to Reduce Radon
    By Jani Palmer As part of our Indoor Environments Division, my colleagues and I work to reduce people’s exposure to radon, the leading environmental cause of cancer deaths in the U.S. Radon comes from the natural breakdown of uranium in…
Rank this Week: 108

Government Contracts Blog

Government Contracts Blog

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

http://brownrudnick.com/blog/government-contracts/
  • Feb 6

    Follow the Instruction

    Follow the Instruction
    Remember that time as a kid when you tried to assemble a model airplane without reading the instructions, or that weekend last summer you put together a new barbecue grill without looking at the manual first? It didn’t work out too…
  • Jan 28

    Proposed rule would give new protections to contractor employees that blow the whistle on Government employee

    Proposed rule would give new protections to contractor employees that blow the whistle on Government employee
    The federal government has an agency called the U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) whose mission includes receiving complaints from federal employees of alleged wrongdoing by other federal employees and investigating claims of retaliation…
  • Jan 26

    You can fight DCAA and Win

    You can fight DCAA and Win
    Some contractors dread audits by the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA).  But remember, DCAA does not have the final word.  The contracting officer can reject DCAA recommendations. You can contest DCAA findings. And in some cases…
Rank this Week: 4298

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/
  • Feb 5

    What have you found in Founders Online?

    What have you found in Founders Online?
    Founders Online, a tool for seamless searching across the papers of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, and Alexander Hamilton, launched in 2013. Since then, the tool has grown to a fully…
  • Dec 22

    A Christmas Memory

    A Christmas Memory
    One of the benefits of starting my library and archives life as a shelver in the Humanities Library at MIT was exposure to some great writers.  As an employee I took advantage of my borrowing privileges and went on a literary journey…
  • Dec 17

    Presidential Innovation Fellows at the National Archive

    Presidential Innovation Fellows at the National Archive
    Throughout the halls of government, perhaps no word is more often cited than ‘innovation.’ While there’s no doubt that innovation holds the key to envisioning government’s work in the future, I’ll admit that…
Rank this Week: 3437