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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 27

    The Courts Stand Up for Impunity

    The Courts Stand Up for Impunity
    In one of the last cases to be decided this term of Court, the Supreme Court described the death of Sergio Hernandez as “a tragic cross-border incident.”[1] Indeed. I want to make clear that I care deeply about this case. Several…
  • Jun 20

    Is America For Sale? Is Trump Motivated to Sell Us Out?

    Is America For Sale? Is Trump Motivated to Sell Us Out?
    Two lawsuits have now been filed over Trump’s violation of the emoluments clause.[1] Emoluments is an eighteenth-century word rarely heard before Trump became president. It’s a rare president who ever came into office with assets…
  • Jun 13

    Can American Democracy Survive Trump?

    Can American Democracy Survive Trump?
    Will democracy in America survive? First remember that democracy matters. No human institutions are perfect but democracy makes it possible to remove officials without going to war. Democracy doesn’t mean anyone alone can make good…
Rank this Week: 4792

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/
  • Jun 27

    Let's Find Out the Truth: Some FOIA Requests to the FBI

    Let's Find Out the Truth: Some FOIA Requests to the FBI
    When President Trump fired FBI Director James Comey, the White House quickly stepped up to slime Comey. Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced that "The President, over the last several months, lost confidence in Director…
  • Jun 27

    Today's Headlines and Commentary

    Today's Headlines and Commentary
    In a statement released late last night, the White House announced  that the Syrian government appeared to be preparing to use chemical weapons and warned that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad would “pay a heavy price” if…
  • Jun 27

    The Scope of the Supreme Court’s Decision in IRAP v. Trump

    The Scope of the Supreme Court’s Decision in IRAP v. Trump
    On Saturday, I sketched out six possible outcomes of the Supreme Court’s review of the travel ban cases. The Justices chose door number seven. In an unsigned, per curiam opinion, the Court granted certiorari in both IRAP v. Trump (4th…
Rank this Week: 120

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Covers whistleblower and government law. By JeffreyNewmanLaw.

http://www.whistleblowerlawyernews.com/
Rank this Week: 187

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/
  • Jun 27

    GSA Schedule Debriefing Doesn’t Extend Protest Time Frame, GAO Say

    GSA Schedule Debriefing Doesn’t Extend Protest Time Frame, GAO Say
    You’ve submitted a great proposal, but then you get the bad news – you lost. As most seasoned contractors know, an unsuccessful offeror often can ask for a debriefing from the agency and in doing so, hopefully get some valuable…
  • Jun 26

    GovCon Voices: What the Government Wants, What It Really Really Want

    GovCon Voices: What the Government Wants, What It Really Really Want
    According to USASpending.gov, the government spent $472,158,562,285 last year through contracting for services and products with large and small companies nationwide. This was a $34 billion increase over the previous year, and 2017 is…
  • Jun 23

    SmallGovCon Week In Review: June 19-23, 2017

    SmallGovCon Week In Review: June 19-23, 2017
    Wednesday marked the official start of summer, and I’ll be spending the next few months taking full advantage–grilling out on the deck, enjoying a family beach trip, and more.  Whether you’re at the beach, on the deck,…
Rank this Week: 3458

Corruption Chronicles

Corruption Chronicles

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

http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/
Rank this Week: 1866

FOIA Advisor

FOIA Advisor

Freedom of information resource for both experienced practitioners and new FOIA requesters. Visitors have free access to court decisions and summaries, links to reference material and how-to-guides, FOIA news, and can participate in a Q&A forum with FOIA experts.

http://www.foiaadvisor.com
  • Jun 27

    FOIA News: FOIA still relevant, says former counsel to FOIA's "founding father"

    FOIA News: FOIA still relevant, says former counsel to FOIA's "founding father"
    At 51, FOIA is still relevant, maybe more than everBy Michael R. Lemov, The Baltimore Sun, June 27, 2017Next week, the Freedom of Information Act will be 51 years old. July 4th marks the birthday of the law that, for the first time in…
  • Jun 26

    FOIA News: Coalition Urges Congress to Reject New FOIA Exemption

    FOIA News: Coalition Urges Congress to Reject New FOIA Exemption
    From the letter:On behalf of the undersigned groups, we urge you to oppose the inclusion of the Department of Defense’s (DoD) proposal to alter the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) in FY 2018’s National Defense Authorization Act…
  • Jun 25

    ICYMI, Chief FOIA Officers Council to meet on July 27

    ICYMI, Chief FOIA Officers Council to meet on July 27
    Chief FOIA Officers Council Meeting Scheduled for July 27OGIS Blog, June 21, 2017OGIS and the Department of Information Policy (OIP) at the Department of Justice are happy to announce that the next meeting of the Chief FOIA Officers…
Rank this Week: 2240

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: 439

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • Jun 27

    Federal district court denies state AGs’ request to redirect unused CFPB settlement funds to NAAG

    Federal district court denies state AGs’ request to redirect unused CFPB settlement funds to NAAG
    We previously reported that the Connecticut Attorney General, on behalf of himself and the Attorneys General of Indiana, Kansas and Vermont (the “state AGs”), had filed a joint motion to intervene in a CFPB enforcement action…
  • Jun 26

    House member launches fintech lending investigation

    House member launches fintech lending investigation
    Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, II announced last week that he had launched an investigation into small business financial technology (fintech) lending by sending a letter to the CEOs of several fintech small business lenders.  The letter…
  • Jun 26

    Trade associations voice support for commission to run CFPB

    Trade associations voice support for commission to run CFPB
    A group of 22 trade associations sent a letter last week to the Chairmen and Ranking Members of the Senate and House Appropriations Committees expressing their “strong support” for the creation of a five-member bipartisan…
Rank this Week: 3885

Lobby Comply Blog

Lobby Comply Blog

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

http://stateandfed.com/lobbycomply/
  • Jun 27

    Tuesday’s Government Relations and Ethics New

    Tuesday’s Government Relations and Ethics New
    Lobbying Arkansas: “Arkansas Panel Advises Limit to Pot Lobbyists’ Pay” by Brian Fanney for Arkansas Online Canada: “Commissioner’s Report Indicates Continued on Next Page
  • Jun 26

    Summit County United Way Day of Action

    Summit County United Way Day of Action
    Written by interns Katelynn Chilson and Olivia Williams: State and Federal Communications has a strong commitment to helping our community. Continued on Next Page
  • Jun 26

    Hawaii Governor Signs Ethics and Lobbying Bills into Law

    Hawaii Governor Signs Ethics and Lobbying Bills into Law
    On Thursday, June 22, Gov. David Ige signed three bills amending state lobbying and ethics laws. Among other things, the Continued on Next Page
Rank this Week: 746

PA Public Contracts

PA Public Contracts

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

http://www.papubliccontracts.com/
  • Jun 27

    DGS Issues List Of Exempt Steel Products For 2017

    DGS Issues List Of Exempt Steel Products For 2017
    The Pennsylvania Department of General Services (DGS) has finally issued the list of machinery and equipment steel products which will be exempt for calendar year 2017 under the PA Steel Products Procurement Act.  The list was…
  • Jun 13

    Is The Separations Act In Danger Of Repeal?

    Is The Separations Act In Danger Of Repeal?
    In Pennsylvania, public construction projects are nearly always governed by the Separations Act, a law that was passed in 1913, more than 100 years ago. The Separations Act (variations of which also appear in statutes governing Boroughs,…
  • May 18

    Philadelphia Voters Approve Best Value Contracting

    Philadelphia Voters Approve Best Value Contracting
    It’s official! Philadelphia voters have voted in favor of the best value ballot question. The Philadelphia City Charter will now be amended to add the following new subsection at section 8-200: (5) In lieu of awarding a…
Rank this Week: 3594

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: 48

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: 418

FERCBlog

FERCBlog

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

http://www.fercblog.com
  • Jun 26

    New York Waived its Right to Permit Gas Pipeline

    New York Waived its Right to Permit Gas Pipeline
      New York waived its right to permit gas pipeline. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) waived its right to approve or deny Millennium Pipeline Company’s (Millennium) water quality certificate…
  • Jun 26

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    Hello world!
    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start writing!
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2257

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 26

    CFPB Provides Updated Guidance Related to Loan Forgiveness Program

    CFPB Provides Updated Guidance Related to Loan Forgiveness Program
    On Thursday, June 22, 2017, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) provided updated guidance for supervisory examinations of student loan servicers.  Richard Cordray, the Director of the CFPB, gave prepared remarks in Washington…
  • Jun 23

    Proposed Rules Aimed at High-Risk Brokers Confirm FINRA Push for Firms to “Do Their Part”

    Proposed Rules Aimed at High-Risk Brokers Confirm FINRA Push for Firms to “Do Their Part”
    Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) President and CEO Robert Cook spoke earlier this month at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, where he outlined several proposals to further what he called one of…
  • Jun 19

    Debt Collector Defined: Supreme Court Exempts Debt Purchaser

    Debt Collector Defined: Supreme Court Exempts Debt Purchaser
    On behalf of a unanimous Supreme Court, Justice Neil Gorsuch delivered his first opinion on June 12 to determine whether debt purchasers fall within the statutory language under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) as debt…
Rank this Week: 2272

Fracking Insider

Fracking Insider

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

http://www.frackinginsider.com
  • Jun 26

    Energy Hearings This Week

    Energy Hearings This Week
    Senate Appropriations  Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies hearing on the proposed budget estimates and justification for FY2018 for the Environmental Protection Agency. Date: Tuesday, June 27, 9:30 a.m. Place: 124…
  • Jun 20

    EIA: U.S. Refineries Are Running at Record-High Level

    EIA: U.S. Refineries Are Running at Record-High Level
    According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, “Gross inputs to U.S. petroleum refineries, also referred to as refinery runs, averaged a record high 17.7 million barrels per day (b/d) for the week ending May 26, before…
  • Jun 19

    Energy Hearings this Week

    Energy Hearings this Week
    House Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development hearing on the budget for the Energy Department. Date: Tuesday, June 20, 1 p.m. Place: 2359 Rayburn Bldg. Agenda and Witnesses    Draft Bill — Fiscal 2018…
Rank this Week: 4009

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/
  • Jun 26

    U.S. Supreme Court to Review Dodd-Frank Anti-Retaliation Provision

    U.S. Supreme Court to Review Dodd-Frank Anti-Retaliation Provision
    Corporate whistleblower protection “undermined” if internal complaints not protected. Washington, D.C. June 26, 2017.  The U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari today in the case of Digital Realty Trust, Inc. v. Somers, Paul.…
  • Jun 26

    NWC Statement Clarifies History Behind Dodd-Frank Anti-Retaliation Provision

    NWC Statement Clarifies History Behind Dodd-Frank Anti-Retaliation Provision
    Corporate Attack on Internal Whistleblowers Rebutted In an article published on June 22, 2017,  by Law360, Stephen M. Kohn, executive director of the National Whistleblower Center (NWC) and partner in the whistleblower rights law…
  • Jun 23

    VA Whistleblower Protections Signed into Law; Don’t Go Far Enough

    VA Whistleblower Protections Signed into Law; Don’t Go Far Enough
    June 23, 2017. Washington, D.C. Today President Trump signed the Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act into law. The law aims to protect whistleblowers from retaliation and reprisal and will require…
Rank this Week: 893

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 26

    Tweet the Declaration of Independence

    Tweet the Declaration of Independence
    The National Archives is proud to partner with Slate to co-host the #TinyDeclaration contest on Twitter. Slate originated the contest in 2010. This year, we are inviting the public (that means you!) to try to capture the essence of the…
  • Jun 15

    Improving Customer Experience with Digital Persona

    Improving Customer Experience with Digital Persona
    Keeping the customer’s needs front and center is important when developing new digital tools. We recently developed a set of user personas as part of our work to establish a more robust—and data informed—understanding of the…
  • May 23

    JFK 100 Centennial Celebration

    JFK 100 Centennial Celebration
    This year marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of President John F. Kennedy. In commemoration of this centennial, the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum will be hosting a series of events and activities throughout the year.…
Rank this Week: 4822

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

    This is Slightly Weird

    This is Slightly Weird
    Inside the mysterious lot of land Donald Trump owns in Florida’s swamplands. The Guardian says: The quarter-acre parcel brings in no income, has no natural resources and has environmental restrictions. So why does the president still…
  • Jun 23

    It Has to be Asked

    It Has to be Asked
    I’ve thought all along that the real Trump scandal would be financial rather than electoral — Kushner or someone going to the Russians for bailout money to rescue bad investments such as the 666 5th Ave. building. …
  • Jun 23

    Bow Ties are In Again

    Bow Ties are In Again
    “This year’s draft broke the record for the most freshmen chosen, but the real record might have been for the most bow ties worn by draftees.” – NYT, Bow Ties and Statement Sneakers at the N.B.A. Draft As someone who,…
Rank this Week: 9

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/
  • Jun 24

    Copious rations and heaping serving

    Copious rations and heaping serving
    The military does not have Alford pleas. In an Alford Plea, the criminal defendant does not admit the act but admits that the prosecution could likely prove the charge. The court will pronounce the defendant guilty. The defendant may plead…
  • Jun 24

    Note for appellate counsel

    Note for appellate counsel
    By order of the Chief Judge, the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces will be closed all day on Monday, July 3, 2017.  For purposes of computation of time and motions to enlarge time under the Court’s Rules of…
  • Jun 19

    Supreme Court invalidates ban on social media for sex offender

    Supreme Court invalidates ban on social media for sex offender
    In 2002, Lester Packingham became a convicted sex offender at the age of 21, after he pleaded guilty to taking indecent liberties with a child – having sex with a 13-year-old girl. Packingham got into hot water with the law again in…
Rank this Week: 379

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 24

    Trump Re-Orientation of U.S. Cuba Policy Long Overdue, It Will Help U.S. Companies Make Informed Decision

    Trump Re-Orientation of U.S. Cuba Policy Long Overdue, It Will Help U.S. Companies Make Informed Decision
    President Donald Trump’s re-orientation of policy, outlined primarily in his National Security Presidential Memorandum on Strengthening the Policy of the United States Toward Cuba (NSPM-5) was long overdue. NSPM-5, the U.S. Code, and…
  • Jun 17

    Lia Fowler: Colombia-US Engagement and the Danger of Peace Propaganda

    Lia Fowler: Colombia-US Engagement and the Danger of Peace Propaganda
    The following Guest Dispatch was written by Ms. Lia Fowler, a journalist and former FBI Special Agent. Fowler is a columnist for Periodismo Sin Fronteras and writes for other publications in the U.S. and Latin America. Be sure to follow…
  • Jun 15

    Trump Walking in Reagan’s Footstep

    Trump Walking in Reagan’s Footstep
    For decades Republican and Democratic presidents make perfunctory political pilgrimages to South Florida, Havana North, the political home of the Cuban Diaspora. With the exception, I think, of Jimmy Carter, every American President since…
Rank this Week: 4667

Whitcomb Law Blog

Whitcomb Law Blog

Covers government procurement.

http://blog.whitcomblawpc.com
  • Jun 23

    Colorado’s End of Life Law

    Colorado’s End of Life Law
    Colorado’s End of Life Law ~ Death With Dignity  How the state of Colorado treats terminal illness with the new end of life law is about to change significantly which results in a substantial change to estate planning. The End of…
  • Jun 23

    Abusing Power of Attorney

    Abusing Power of Attorney
    Cases of Abusing Power of Attorney In a recent case of severe abuse of power of attorney against a vulnerable adult, a man was sentenced to four years in prison. The individual pleaded guilty to stealing more than $600,000 from his mother who…
  • Jun 22

    New Rules for Federal Acquisition Regulation

    New Rules for Federal Acquisition Regulation
    New Rules for Federal Acquisition Regulation Federal Government contractors must comply with new privacy training procedures related to federal acquisition regulation due to a final rule passed by the United States Department of Defense,…
Rank this Week: 1826

Whistleblower Attorneys Blog

Whistleblower Attorneys Blog

Covers qui tam and government law. By Greene LLP.

http://www.whistleblowerattorneys-blog.com/
  • Jun 23

    CA Technologies Settles for $10 Million

    CA Technologies Settles for $10 Million
    The Department of Justice announced a settlement in unique case advancing a uncommon theory of recovery for False Claims Act (“FCA”) lawsuits. CA Inc., (“CA”), agreed to pay $45 million to resolve allegations…
  • Apr 18

    Government Intervention in California Hospital Case Unveils Startling Allegations of Fraud

    Government Intervention in California Hospital Case Unveils Startling Allegations of Fraud
    A False Claims Act lawsuit unsealed last year in Southern California U.S. Attorney for the Central District of California announced that her office elected to intervene in a False Claims Act lawsuit alleging rampant Medicare fraud at a group…
  • Mar 5

    Mass. Contractors Settle Case Alleging Inflation of MBTA Construction Cost

    Mass. Contractors Settle Case Alleging Inflation of MBTA Construction Cost
    A New Hampshire contractor and Haverhill, Massachusetts subcontractors will pay $420,000 after settling allegations of submitting false and inflated payment requests for MBTA renovations. The case indicates that crackdowns on illegal…
Rank this Week: 2121

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: 914

Cuba Law Blog

Cuba Law Blog

Covers business law, government law, and immigration law. By Brian Silber, Esq.

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

    How Trump’s New Cuba Policy Will Affect American Businesse

    How Trump’s New Cuba Policy Will Affect American Businesse
    U.S. business owners with dealings in Cuba were relieved after President Donald Trump outlined his new Cuba policy last week because it might not have a big impact on their ventures. Some have reportedly paused all business with the island…
  • Jun 21

    Panama Offers Stranded Cuban Migrants Multiple-Entry Visas if They Return to Cuba

    Panama Offers Stranded Cuban Migrants Multiple-Entry Visas if They Return to Cuba
    The Panamanian government is offering 126 Cuban migrants stranded in the country a chance to return to Cuba and become self-employed entrepreneurs, and in exchange, they’ll receive multiple-entry visas into Panama and an undetermined…
  • Jun 19

    Cuba Responds to Trump’s ‘Hostile Rhetoric,’ Reiterates Willingness to Continue Cooperation

    Cuba Responds to Trump’s ‘Hostile Rhetoric,’ Reiterates Willingness to Continue Cooperation
    Cuban officials have released an official response to President Donald Trump’s June 16 speech in Miami that reinstated restrictions on travel and banned dealings with businesses owned or controlled by the Cuban military. The statement…
Rank this Week: 1356

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

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

https://blog.finkrosnerershow-levenberg.com
  • Jun 23

    More formality may be better with intergenerational household

    More formality may be better with intergenerational household
    As elder law attorneys, our clients have presented us with many difficult situations involving adult children or grandchildren who live in their houses. Sometimes a child has run into some hard times and sees the parent’s home as an…
  • Jun 20

    There’s no “income cap” anymore for Medicaid long term benefit

    There’s no “income cap” anymore for Medicaid long term benefit
    When I first started filing Medicaid applications for my clients back in 1995, a person who needed long-term care services in the home or assisted living but had run out of money could not even apply for Medicaid if their … Continue…
  • Jun 16

    Feeding the Patient is Part of the Plan of Care

    Feeding the Patient is Part of the Plan of Care
    What can you do if your loved one can’t feed himself but the nursing home staff just keep leaving the tray on his table? The Nursing Home Reform Act Residents’ Rights 42 CFR Ä 483 requires that provision of adequate ……
Rank this Week: 1017

Wiemelt Knechtel Weblog

Wiemelt Knechtel Weblog

Covers cases, legislation, and developments regarding patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, FDA regulatory, life science, Paragraph IV, ANDA, Hatch-Waxman, pharma, branded & generic drugs, Lanham Act, unfair competition, false advertising, Internet, domain name, and e-commerce law.

http://www.wiemeltlaw.com/id46.html
Rank this Week: 3693

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 21

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 6/21

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 6/21
    U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2016-2017update.htmlOpinion was issued in Matal v. Tam (Trademarks; Free Speech) on 6/19/17. U.S. Federal Courts Bulletin…
  • Jun 16

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 6/16

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 6/16
    U.S. Federal Courts Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2017.htmlStanding Rock Sioux Tribe v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Oil Pipeline - Environmental Impacts)United States v. Gila Valley Irrigation District (Indian Water…
  • Jun 7

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 6/9

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 6/9
    U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2016-2017update.htmlRead the latest Tribal Supreme Court Project update published on 6/6/17. U.S. Federal Courts Bulletin…
Rank this Week: 1497

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/
  • Jun 21

    Government Contracts Mergers & Acquisitions in 2017: Challenges and Opportunities on the Horizon

    Government Contracts Mergers & Acquisitions in 2017: Challenges and Opportunities on the Horizon
    Please join us on June 27, 2017 for a lunchtime panel discussion regarding “Government Contracts M&A in 2017: Challenges and Opportunities on the Horizon.” During this program, moderated by Peter Eyre,  a panel of…
  • Jun 19

    Government Contracts Recovery Webinar

    Government Contracts Recovery Webinar
    On June 14, we presented a webinar titled “Frequently Asked Questions About Requests for Equitable Adjustment and Contract Disputes Act Claims.” The webinar featured some of the most common questions we encounter in the field…
  • Jun 9

    Fastest 5 Minutes, The Podcast Gov’t Contractors Can’t Do Without

    Fastest 5 Minutes, The Podcast Gov’t Contractors Can’t Do Without
    Crowell & Moring’s “Fastest 5 Minutes” is a biweekly podcast that provides a brief summary of significant government contracts legal and regulatory developments that no government contracts lawyer or executive should be…
Rank this Week: 4749

von Briesen Legal News

von Briesen Legal News

By von Briesen & Roper, s.c.

http://www.vonbriesen.com/legal-news
Rank this Week: 1489

Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Covers government law. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.uaslawblog.com/
  • Jun 20

    ATC Privatization: What’s Drones Got to Do With It?

    ATC Privatization: What’s Drones Got to Do With It?
    The Trump Administration has proposed that Air Traffic Control (ATC) functions be shifted away from the FAA to a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization, arguing that the move would allow for increased efficiency particularly in terms of…
  • Jun 20

    ATC Privatization: What’s Drones Got to Do With It?

    ATC Privatization: What’s Drones Got to Do With It?
    The Trump Administration has proposed that Air Traffic Control (“ATC”) functions be shifted away from the FAA to a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization, arguing that the move would allow for increased efficiency particularly in…
  • May 24

    “Statutory Interpretation Does Not Get Much Simpler”–the FAA’s Registration Rule Gets its Wings Clipped

    “Statutory Interpretation Does Not Get Much Simpler”–the FAA’s Registration Rule Gets its Wings Clipped
    On May 19, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued its opinion in John Taylor v. Michael Huerta striking down the Federal Aviation Administration’s Registration Rule, which required the owners of small unmanned…
Rank this Week: 1989

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/
  • Jun 19

    Portion of Former Shea Stadium Site May Not Be Converted To Retail And Other Non-Park Use

    Portion of Former Shea Stadium Site May Not Be Converted To Retail And Other Non-Park Use
    The New York Court of Appeals held, the legislation permitting the development of Shea Stadium and related facilities on park land does not extend to development of retail businesses and other uses not related to a stadium.
  • May 22

    Replacement Water Tank By Water District Is Not Subject to Village Zoning

    Replacement Water Tank By Water District Is Not Subject to Village Zoning
    Construction of a replacement water tank by the local water district was found to be a SEQRA Type II Action and not subject to the zoning of the Village in which the property is locted.
  • Apr 14

    Tie Vote By Zoning Board Members Was Not An Automatic Denial

    Tie Vote By Zoning Board Members Was Not An Automatic Denial
    The Appellate Division held that a 2-2 vote by members of a Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) regarding a special permit application, unlike a tie vote for other applications, was not an automatic denial of the special permit application.
Rank this Week: 2767

Legistative History and Intent

Legistative History and Intent

Covers important state and federal legislative history. From Legislative Intent Service, Inc.

http://www.legintent.com/news/
  • Jun 16

    5 Weird and Wacky U.S. Marijuana Laws You Might Not Believe

    5 Weird and Wacky U.S. Marijuana Laws You Might Not Believe
    Federal regulations can be incredibly complex, but the law can become even more complicated on the state level. Legislation can vary wildly depending on where you are in the nation. For more than 100 years, state courts have used the idea of…
  • Jun 14

    5 of California’s Weirdest State Law

    5 of California’s Weirdest State Law
    In the United States, we can relish in the fact that every state follows the same constitutional principles to protect their citizens. While state laws differ for every state across the nation, there are specific principles in place that…
  • May 3

    California Legislative Update: May is Bike Month

    California Legislative Update: May is Bike Month
    “Life is like riding a bicycle: you don’t fall off unless you stop pedaling.” — Claude Pepper Given that our offices here at Legislative Intent Service, Inc. in Woodland, California are located next door to the…
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Oregon Legal Research

Oregon Legal Research

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

http://blog.oregonlegalresearch.com/
  • Jun 16

    Oregon Law Librarian Wins National Award for 1953-1993 Oregon Revised Statutes Digitization Project

    Oregon Law Librarian Wins National Award for 1953-1993 Oregon Revised Statutes Digitization Project
    The American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) awarded their 2017 Public Access to Government Information (PAGI) Award to Laura Orr, the former Washington County Law Librarian (2002-2015). AALL Press Release, excerpt: “AMERICAN…
  • Apr 3

    U.S. Supreme Court Web Citation Link Rot Fix (UC Berkeley)

    U.S. Supreme Court Web Citation Link Rot Fix (UC Berkeley)
    If you think the U.S. Supreme Court posts official versions of their opinions on their website … hahaha … I have a virtual bridge and an inside WH or Congressional source to sell you for $1B dollars. (Tip: Beware of any source…
  • Apr 3

    More Sources of Free Full-text Versions of Article

    More Sources of Free Full-text Versions of Article
    People like “free.’ People like getting free content from other people who paid for the content. Long live the free-loader, long live the person who spends $20 in time and gas looking for a free parking spot instead of paying $10…
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CFTC Law

CFTC Law

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

http://www.cftclaw.com/
  • Jun 16

    CFTC Banned David Liew from Trading

    CFTC Banned David Liew from Trading
    Washington, DC – Earlier this June, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) charged David Liew for illegal practices in the precious metals futures contracts. CFTC banned David Liew from trading, because of…
  • Jun 15

    This is the Title Page of the Article

    This is the Title Page of the Article
      The post This is the Title Page of the Article appeared first on CFTC Law.
  • May 30

    CFTC Extends No-Act SEFs and DCMs from Certain CFTC Regulations for Correction of Error

    CFTC Extends No-Act SEFs and DCMs from Certain CFTC Regulations for Correction of Error
    Washington, DC — Today, a no-action letter issued by the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (CFTC) Division of Market Oversight and Division of Clearing and Risk (Divisions) will serve as an extension to the relief... The…
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Health Industry Washington Watch

Health Industry Washington Watch

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

http://www.healthindustrywashingtonwatch.com/
  • Jun 15

    OIG Targets Additional Medicare/Medicaid Policy Areas for Review

    OIG Targets Additional Medicare/Medicaid Policy Areas for Review
    The OIG has added 18 reviews to its FY 2017 Work Plan – most of which target CMS programs, with a particular emphasis on prescription drug policies. For instance, the OIG now intends to examine the following Medicare and Medicaid topics…
  • Jun 15

    Congressional Hearings, Markups Focus on Chronic Care, Drug Pricing, HHS Budget, Other Health Program

    Congressional Hearings, Markups Focus on Chronic Care, Drug Pricing, HHS Budget, Other Health Program
    House and Senate committees have held a number of hearings recently to focus on health policy topics, including the following: A Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee hearing on “The Cost of Prescription Drugs: How…
  • Jun 15

    First Look at OIG’s FY 2017 Fraud Recoveries/Enforcement Activitie

    First Look at OIG’s FY 2017 Fraud Recoveries/Enforcement Activitie
    The HHS Office of Inspector General (OIG) expects its investigative recoveries during the first half of fiscal year (FY) 2017 to top $2.04 billion – which is down from $2.77 billion for the first half of FY 2016. During this period, the…
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False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
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Maryland Social Security…

Maryland Social Security Disability Lawyers Blog

Covers workers' compensation, injury, and government law. By Steinhardt, Siskind and Associates, LLC.

http://www.marylandsocialsecuritydisabilitylawyers.com/
  • Jun 15

    DISABILITY INSURANCE CLAIMS

    DISABILITY INSURANCE CLAIMS
    Attorney, Keith R. Siskind of the Law Offices of Steinhardt, Siskind and Associates, LLC, attended the American Bar Association ERISA Litigation Seminar held in Chicago from June 7th through June 9th, 2017.   This seminar explored a…
  • Nov 7

    PURSUING A DISABILITY INSURANCE CLAIM REQUIRES AN EXPERIENCED DISABILITY ATTORNEY

    PURSUING A DISABILITY INSURANCE CLAIM REQUIRES AN EXPERIENCED DISABILITY ATTORNEY
    Attorney, Keith R. Siskind of the Law Offices of Steinhardt, Siskind and Associates, LLC, attended the American Conference Institute seminar on Litigating Disability Insurance Claims held in Boston on September 14 and 15, 2016.  The…
  • Nov 7

    PURSUING A DISABILITY INSURANCE CLAIM REQUIRES AN EXPERIENCED DISABILITY ATTORNEY

    PURSUING A DISABILITY INSURANCE CLAIM REQUIRES AN EXPERIENCED DISABILITY ATTORNEY
    Attorney, Keith R. Siskind of the Law Offices of Steinhardt, Siskind and Associates, LLC, attended the American Conference Institute seminar on Litigating Disability Insurance Claims held in Boston on September 14 and 15, 2016.  The…
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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/
  • Jun 14

    Christie Banking that Lottery will Save Pension

    Christie Banking that Lottery will Save Pension
    As reported by Philly.com, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is betting that the lottery is the ticket to shoring up one of the state’s most vexing money problems: ever-growing obligations to the pensions for public employees. The idea of…
  • May 24

    Judge Halts Christie’s Atlantic City Police Layoff

    Judge Halts Christie’s Atlantic City Police Layoff
    As reported by Philly.com, a Superior Court judge has temporarily blocked the State of New Jersey from unilaterally imposing layoffs and schedule changes on the Atlantic City Police Department. The ruling is the second time Judge Julio…
  • May 2

    Police Call Layoffs a Union-Busting Tactic

    Police Call Layoffs a Union-Busting Tactic
    As reported by northjersey.com, members of the Bergen County Bureau of Police Services police union on Monday protested more than two dozen impending layoffs and about a dozen demotions…
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Lawyers on Tap

Lawyers on Tap

By Verrill Dana LLP. Provides a resource to craft beverage producers interested in keeping abreast of legal developments and navigating the challenges unique to the industry.

http://beveragelawupdate.com
  • Jun 13

    PODCAST: What’s Brewing in Real Estate Development: An Interview with Bob Gaudreau

    PODCAST: What’s Brewing in Real Estate Development: An Interview with Bob Gaudreau
    In this episode of Verrill Voices: What’s Brewing in Real Estate, Spencer Thibodeau interviews Bob Gaudreau of Hardypond Construction, about one of the construction company’s recent, and unique, projects. The discussion takes…
  • Jun 8

    78 Taps of Beer on the – Shipping Container?

    78 Taps of Beer on the – Shipping Container?
    On June 24, the people of Reykjavik, Iceland will get a taste of Maine in their hometown – 78 taps of beer to be exact. After years of planning and a great deal of collaboration between the Maine Brewers Guild and various brewers and…
  • May 30

    Brewing Up a Small Business: Legal Issues Affecting Maine’s Craft Brewerie

    Brewing Up a Small Business: Legal Issues Affecting Maine’s Craft Brewerie
    On June 8, Verrill Dana attorney, Tawny Alvarez, will participate in a panel discussion entitled, “Brewing Up a Small Business: Legal Issues Affecting Maine’s Craft Breweries,” hosted by the Cumberland Bar Association at…
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Infra Insight Blog

Infra Insight Blog

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

http://www.infrainsightblog.com
  • Jun 12

    Air Traffic Control Reform – Is It an Idea Whose Time Has Finally Come?

    Air Traffic Control Reform – Is It an Idea Whose Time Has Finally Come?
    President Trump kicked off “infrastructure week” on Monday, June 5th, by proposing to “corporatize” the U.S. air traffic control system, shifting about 35,000 workers, including unionized traffic controllers,…
  • May 30

    Recycling an Idea to Fund Infrastructure Improvement

    Recycling an Idea to Fund Infrastructure Improvement
    Among other policy initiatives, the Trump Administration has advocated for the need to improve the nation’s infrastructure in order to maintain America’s economic competitiveness. In its recently released 2018 proposed budget, the…
  • May 15

    U.S. Senate Subcommittee to Hold Hearing on Innovative Solutions for Infrastructure

    U.S. Senate Subcommittee to Hold Hearing on Innovative Solutions for Infrastructure
    On Tuesday, May 16, 2017 the Senate’s Committee on Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure will hold a hearing titled “Leveraging Federal Funding; Innovative Solutions for…
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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/
  • Jun 8

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    The TSA Blog has moved! All posts and comments will be available at the new Blog.  This page will redirect in 10-seconds. If it does not redirect, please visit: https://www.tsa.gov/blog Thanks! Bob Burns - TSA Social Media
  • May 25

    TSA Week in Review May 15th - 21st: Record 82 Firearms Discovered Last Week

    TSA Week in Review May 15th - 21st: Record 82 Firearms Discovered Last Week
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  • May 25

    TSA’s 2017 Summer Travel Tip

    TSA’s 2017 Summer Travel Tip
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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 7

    Supreme Court Limits SEC Ability to Seek Disgorgement

    Supreme Court Limits SEC Ability to Seek Disgorgement
    This guest post was authored by our colleague Ernest D. Holtzheimer, an associate in the firm’s Litigation Department, where he combines an active litigation practice with a transactional and business advisory practice. He also…
  • Dec 7

    Insider Trading and Brotherly Love at the Supreme Court

    Insider Trading and Brotherly Love at the Supreme Court
    Yesterday, the Supreme Court of the United States decided Salman v. United States, wading into the “personal benefit” requirement necessary to establish criminal insider trading liability.  Justice Alito, writing for a…
  • Dec 7

    Insider Trading and Brotherly Love at the Supreme Court

    Insider Trading and Brotherly Love at the Supreme Court
    Yesterday, the Supreme Court of the United States decided Salman v. United States, wading into the “personal benefit” requirement necessary to establish criminal insider trading liability.  Justice Alito, writing for a…
Rank this Week: 1824

Government Contracts Blog

Government Contracts Blog

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

http://www.governmentcontractslawblog.com/
  • May 30

    House Armed Services Committee Takes Aim at GSA with Proposed Legislation

    House Armed Services Committee Takes Aim at GSA with Proposed Legislation
    On May 18, 2017, House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry introduced H.R. 2511, titled “The Defense Acquisition Streamlining and Transparency Act.” The bill drastically would change how commercial off-the-shelf…
  • May 30

    House Armed Services Committee Takes Aim at GSA with Proposed Legislation

    House Armed Services Committee Takes Aim at GSA with Proposed Legislation
    On May 18, 2017, House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry introduced H.R. 2511, titled “The Defense Acquisition Streamlining and Transparency Act.” The bill drastically would change how commercial off-the-shelf…
  • May 30

    Presidential Executive Order on Cybersecurity: No More Antiquated IT

    Presidential Executive Order on Cybersecurity: No More Antiquated IT
    On May 11, President Donald Trump issued his long-awaited Executive Order on cybersecurity, the ‘‘Presidential Executive Order on Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure.’’ It…
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Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • May 25

    A Record Investment

    A Record Investment
    by Tom Damm  3…2…1…  On cue, EPA, state and local officials dug their shovels into the softened dirt to formally kick off major upgrades to the wastewater treatment plant in Reading, Pennsylvania. There was…
  • May 16

    Historias exitosas del Programa de Capacitación de Empleos y Desarrollo de la Fuerza Laboral Ambiental

    Historias exitosas del Programa de Capacitación de Empleos y Desarrollo de la Fuerza Laboral Ambiental
    Tacoma, Washington El Programa de Capacitación de Empleos y Desarrollo de la Fuerza Laboral Ambiental de la EPA (EWDJT, por sus siglas en inglés) está destinado a mejorar la salud ambiental de las comunidades a nivel…
  • May 16

    Brownfields Job Training is a Win-Win for Job Creation and Environmental Protection

    Brownfields Job Training is a Win-Win for Job Creation and Environmental Protection
    For nearly two decades, our Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training program has helped put people to work by building a skilled, local environmental workforce equipped to take advantage of the job opportunities created when…
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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: 3781