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Corruption Chronicles

Corruption Chronicles

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

http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/
  • Feb 28

    JW Panel on Obama Lawlessness a CPAC Hit

    JW Panel on Obama Lawlessness a CPAC Hit
    National Harbor Maryland—The Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) kicked off its final day near Washington D.C. with a celebrated morning session that focused on abuse of power committed by President Obama as Congress sits…
  • Feb 27

    Duck Dynasty Star Most Entertaining at CPAC

    Duck Dynasty Star Most Entertaining at CPAC
    National Harbor Maryland—A reality show star, Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson, was by far the most entertaining attraction at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) Friday outside of Washington D.C. He ranted that…
  • Feb 26

    CPAC Opens With the Scott Walker Show; All Eyes on Jeb

    CPAC Opens With the Scott Walker Show; All Eyes on Jeb
    National Harbor Maryland—Acrimony towards President Obama’s hostile—and disastrous— takeover of the nation’s healthcare system and the contentious national education standards (Common Core) he’s forcing…
Rank this Week: 3693

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 28

    Government charging-lack of preparation and caring

    Government charging-lack of preparation and caring
    Unusual for me, but I did a guilty plea case this week. Going in to the case and throughout the case the client was accused of a lot of offenses, some of which were a course of conduct over a period of time.  Not unusual, right, so we…
  • Feb 26

    Army 32 Procedure

    Army 32 Procedure
    Army Directive 2015-09 (Implementation of Section 1702 of the NDAA for FY14) Article 32 UCMJ Preliminary Hearing Here are Army procedures in which they attempt to regulate “new” Article 32 hearings. I’ll leave it to you to…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 513

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 28

    The Lawfare Podcast: HASC Hearing on Outside Perspectives on the AUMF

    The Lawfare Podcast: HASC Hearing on Outside Perspectives on the AUMF
    On Thursday of this week, Lawfare’s Benjamin Wittes and Bobby Chesney, along with General Jack Keane, appeared before the House Armed Services Committee to provide “Outside Perspectives on the President’s Proposed…
  • Feb 28

    The Week That Was: All of Lawfare in One Post

    The Week That Was: All of Lawfare in One Post
    Lawfare’s own Bobby and Ben trekked to the Hill this Thursday, to testify alongside Gen. Jack Keane before the House Armed Services Committee on the Obama administration’s AUMF. Ben testified that, while many of the current…
  • Feb 27

    Fishing Expedition

    Fishing Expedition
    Do you worry that the NSA, perhaps in a joint program with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, might be considering a “collect-it-all” program to seize and monitor fish, crocodiles, or antelopes for national security…
Rank this Week: 103

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 28

    Entierro de las tasas judiciales para las personas física

    Entierro de las tasas judiciales para las personas física
     Como Santo Tomás, hasta que no lo he visto en el BOE  no he podido creerme la supresión de las tasas judiciales para las personas físicas. Se trata del Real Decreto-ley 1/2015, de 27 de febrero, de mecanismo de…
  • Feb 27

    Jueces sustitutos y jueces de carrera : iguales pero diferentes, Supremo dixit

    Jueces sustitutos y jueces de carrera : iguales pero diferentes, Supremo dixit
       En España la figura del juez sustituto ha prestado un valiosísimo a la Justicia pues permitió en las últimas décadas suplir la cobertura rápida y temporal de vacantes de mayor o menor…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1248

Colorado Common Law

Colorado Common Law

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

http://cocommonlaw.com
  • Feb 27

    Public Records Requests as Contract

    Public Records Requests as Contract
    Record request — boom contract! Okay, it is not that easy, but in all seriousness I think  Colorado’s public record laws should generally be treated as a contractual agreement for public policy reasons. I have alluded to…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3342

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 27

    Passing of a legal ethics giant: Monroe Freedman.

    Passing of a legal ethics giant: Monroe Freedman.
    What an amazing person.  Hat tip to The Faculty Lounge for this sad but important news.
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 482

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 27

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 2/27

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 2/27
    * U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2014-2015update.htmlPetition for certiorari was filed in Western Sky Financial v. Jackson (Arbitration; Tribal Court Exhaustion) on 2/13/15. Petition for certiorari was…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1639

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: 2608

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 27

    Senate to Hold Hearing on FBI’s Treatment of Whistleblower

    Senate to Hold Hearing on FBI’s Treatment of Whistleblower
    Washington, D.C. February 27, 2015. The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing entitled  “Whistleblower Retaliation at the FBI: Improving Protections and Oversight,” on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 10am in the…
  • Feb 27

    Recent False Claims Act Settlement

    Recent False Claims Act Settlement
    The Department of Justice recently announced the following settlements in False Claims Act cases: United States Settles False Claims Act Suit Against Good Shepherd Hospice Inc. and Related Entities Good Shepherd Hospice Inc. agreed to pay $4…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 227

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 27

    Coral Gables Candidates Forum

    Coral Gables Candidates Forum
    The Coral Gables Forum (previously known as the Ponce Business Association) will be running candidate debates for the upcoming Coral Gables Commission election. According to the calendar at their web page, this is the planned schedule: March…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 30

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 27

    How Many Presidents Claim Your State as Home?

    How Many Presidents Claim Your State as Home?
    The states in which our presidents are historically attached aren’t necessarily the states where they were born. However, for this Continued on Next Page
  • Feb 27

    News You Can Use Digest – February 27, 2015

    News You Can Use Digest – February 27, 2015
    Federal: Report: Illinois Rep. Schock billed private planes, concerts Tacoma News Tribune – Jack Gillum and Stephen Braun (Associated Press) Continued on Next Page
  • 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
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Whistleblower Lawyer News

Whistleblower Lawyer News

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

http://www.whistleblowerlawyernews.com/
  • Feb 27

    MetLife Insurance pays $123.5 million to settle whistleblower case over mortgage loan

    MetLife Insurance pays $123.5 million to settle whistleblower case over mortgage loan
    MetLife Inc. is paying more than $123.5 million to resolve false claims allegations on government-insured loans, originated residential loans through subsidiaryMetLife Bank, N.A., and MetLife Home Loans LLC, which it acquired from First…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3704

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: 19

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 27

    Georgia Becomes the 14th State to ‘Ban the Box’ on Job Application

    Georgia Becomes the 14th State to ‘Ban the Box’ on Job Application
    Earlier this week, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signed an executive order that prohibits state agencies from requiring job applicants to disclose their criminal history in initial application forms. In doing so, Georgia joined 13 other states…
  • Feb 27

    A Look Inside the Local Government Wing of ALEC

    A Look Inside the Local Government Wing of ALEC
    Last summer, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) announced the launch of a spinoff organization aimed at local government. The American City County Exchange (ACCE) aims to "advance limited government and free market principles in…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3156

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

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

http://legalnewsyoucanuse.com/
  • Feb 27

    Sean Connolly Named as Conn. Commissioner of Vet. Affair

    Sean Connolly Named as Conn. Commissioner of Vet. Affair
    Yesterday, Sean Connolly, Army Judge Advocate General, was named as commissioner of Connecticut’s Department of Veterans Affairs.  More information concerning his appointment can be found at Connecticut Mirror. I don’t…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1848

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: 153

New Jersey Public Safety Officers…

New Jersey Public Safety Officers Law Blog

Covers employment issues related to corrections officers, firefighters, and police officers in New Jersey. By Frank M. Crivelli of Arpaia and Crivelli.

http://www.njpublicsafetyofficers.com/
Rank this Week: 1588

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: 2713

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

    Kyrillos Hails Major Monmouth County Park Addition; Slams Port Authority for Reneging

    Kyrillos Hails Major Monmouth County Park Addition; Slams Port Authority for Reneging
    Senator Joe Kyrillos (R-Monmouth) issued the following statement commending today’s action that will add 90 acres of Aberdeen Township open space for a new 250-acre Monmouth County park. “The Monmouth County Freeholders led by…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 278

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: 4313

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: 3167

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: 2634

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: 3739

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: 3661

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: 4678

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: 2653

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
Rank this Week: 799

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: 1030

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: 3954

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: 4110

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: 3428

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: 1261

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: 1858

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: 439

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: 2789

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: 699

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: 3737

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: 1570

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: 3755

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: 4087

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: 2510

Whistleblower Attorneys Blog

Whistleblower Attorneys Blog

Covers qui tam and government law. By Greene LLP.

http://www.whistleblowerattorneys-blog.com/
  • Feb 13

    AstraZeneca Partially Settles Nexium Kickback Allegations for $7.9 Million

    AstraZeneca Partially Settles Nexium Kickback Allegations for $7.9 Million
    On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Justice announced that AstraZeneca LP, a Delaware-based pharmaceutical manufacturer, has agreed to pay the federal government $7.9 million to settle allegations that it engaged in a kickback scheme in…
  • Feb 11

    Relator’s False Claims Act Case Against Armet Armored Vehicles Revived in Fourth Circuit

    Relator’s False Claims Act Case Against Armet Armored Vehicles Revived in Fourth Circuit
    A recent ruling by the Fourth Circuit has put the False Claims Act allegations made by Frank Skinner, a former executive of Armet Armored Vehicles Inc. (“Armet”), back in play. According to a federal district court in Virginia,…
  • Feb 6

    Medtronic Settles Two Different False Claims Act Cases in the Same Week

    Medtronic Settles Two Different False Claims Act Cases in the Same Week
    The U.S. Department of Justice announced today that medical device manufacturer Medtronic Inc. has agreed to pay the federal government $2.8 million to settle a relator’s allegations of fraud brought under the False Claims Act against…
Rank this Week: 3473

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: 3628

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: 167

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: 4367