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Lobby Comply Blog

Lobby Comply Blog

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

http://stateandfed.com/lobbycomply/
Rank this Week: 610

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/
  • Dec 8

    This Week at the Military Commissions, 12/5 Session: It All Comes Down to the Hemorrhoid

    This Week at the Military Commissions, 12/5 Session: It All Comes Down to the Hemorrhoid
    One month later, we’re back at Guantanamo for another week of pre-trial hearings in the 9/11 case. Fidel Castro may have left this vale of tears, but military judge Army Colonel James Pohl is still at it. The judge begins with a…
  • Dec 8

    John Kerry’s Final Job is Not to Whitewash Obama’s Legacy on Syria

    John Kerry’s Final Job is Not to Whitewash Obama’s Legacy on Syria
    On Sunday, Secretary of State John Kerry told the audience at the Brookings Institution’s Saban Forum that the events of August 2013—when Obama reneged on his intent to bomb Syrian military sites in response to the Ghouta Chemical…
  • Dec 7

    Clearing the Way to Clear the Way for Secretary Matti

    Clearing the Way to Clear the Way for Secretary Matti
    As noted here, a law forbidding retired military officer from serving as Secretary of Defense until seven years after retirement currently stands in the way of the Mattis nomination, and will require fresh legislation to overcome.…
Rank this Week: 180

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/
  • Dec 8

    2017 NDAA Extends SBIR & STTR Programs For Five Year

    2017 NDAA Extends SBIR & STTR Programs For Five Year
    Coming as welcome news for collaborative R&D, the 2017 NDAA will extend the life of the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs. The conference version of the bill, which seems likely to be on…
  • Dec 7

    2017 NDAA Restricts DoD’s Use of LPTA Procedure

    2017 NDAA Restricts DoD’s Use of LPTA Procedure
    The 2017 NDAA is full of important changes that will affect federal contracting going forward. As Steve wrote about earlier this week, some of these changes relate to government contracting programs (like the SDVOSB program). Still others…
  • Dec 6

    GAO Lacks Jurisdiction Over Certain DoD Task Orders, Too

    GAO Lacks Jurisdiction Over Certain DoD Task Orders, Too
    As previously foreshadowed and discussed in depth, October 1, 2016, marked the date in which unsuccessful offerors lost the ability to challenge most task order awards issued by civilian agencies. Although the GAO remains able to hear…
Rank this Week: 3506

Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • Dec 8

    Businesses Gain by Preventing Pollution

    Businesses Gain by Preventing Pollution
    by Mindy Lemoine Starting down the path of an environmental management system can lead a business to unexpected outcomes, like an abandoned quarry being turned into a 15-million-gallon rain barrel, sixth-graders being trained to sample…
  • Dec 7

    Superfund Acts to Protect Americans from Harmful Vapors 

    Superfund Acts to Protect Americans from Harmful Vapors 
    By Mathy Stanislaus Under the Superfund program, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) protects people who live close to Superfund sites by addressing any threats those sites may pose to soil,…
  • Dec 7

    Protecting the Environment and Public Health: The Critical Role of Local Environmental Health and the Power of Partnership

    Protecting the Environment and Public Health: The Critical Role of Local Environmental Health and the Power of Partnership
    By Tom Burke, PhD, MPH As a former state environmental official and Deputy Health Commissioner, I know firsthand the important role that state and local government play in ensuring a clean environment and protecting public health. From safe…
Rank this Week: 196

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: 67

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/
  • Dec 8

    Interview on Radio Martí with Tomas Cardoso & Cary Roque Cardoso

    Interview on Radio Martí with Tomas Cardoso & Cary Roque Cardoso
    From colleagues at Radio Martí: Tomas Cardoso y Cary Roque Cardoso hablan con el abogado Jason Poblete sobre la reunión bilateral entre los Estados Unidos y Cuba. Maria Victoria Machado madre del artista plástico El…
  • Nov 18

    Iran + Cuba + Nanotechnology = High Probability for Trouble

    Iran + Cuba + Nanotechnology = High Probability for Trouble
    What happens when a state sponsor of terrorism, Iran, announces high-tech collaboration with Cuba, a recently and likely erroneously de-listed state sponsor of terrorism? It’s a loaded question. You know the answer. Nothing…
  • Nov 8

    Cuba Needs to Pay In Order to Play

    Cuba Needs to Pay In Order to Play
    Opponents of U.S. economic sanctions, especially many in Congress as well as K Street special interests, argue that U.S. sanctions have not worked and, as such, it is time to try something different. Academics, politicos, and…
Rank this Week: 513

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: 504

Government Contracts Blog

Government Contracts Blog

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

http://brownrudnick.com/blog/government-contracts/
  • Dec 7

    Yes, contractors can speak and meet with the Government to sell products and services.

    Yes, contractors can speak and meet with the Government to sell products and services.
    The U.S. Government and the government contracts industry are a lot like a married couple. They need one another. Rely on one another. And generally put a lot of trust in one another. Usually they are on the same team and want things to work…
  • Dec 5

    What your signature says about you

    What your signature says about you
    In an age when we increasingly transact business electronically, when people use smartphones to keep reminders, instead of a paper and pen, and when some school districts have stopped teaching cursive writing, the Armed Services Board of…
  • Nov 23

    Contractors/Employers Get Another Breather, But . . .

    Contractors/Employers Get Another Breather, But . . .
    A few weeks ago, we told you about the judge who blocked President Obama’s so-called “Fair Pay” regulations from taking effect. Now, yet another significant regulatory effort has been struck down by a judge. We refer to the…
Rank this Week: 1157

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Covers whistleblower and government law. By JeffreyNewmanLaw.

http://www.whistleblowerlawyernews.com/
Rank this Week: 1811

Whistleblower Protection Blog

Whistleblower Protection Blog

Covers legal issues related to corporate malfeasance and protection of whistleblowers. Published by the National Whistleblower Legal Defense and Education Fund.

http://www.whistleblowersblog.org/
Rank this Week: 4293

FDA Lawyers Blog

FDA Lawyers Blog

By Frommer Lawrence & Haug.

http://www.fdalawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 860

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
Rank this Week: 339

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
  • 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…
  • Nov 28

    First Circuit Confronts Perils of Non-Custodial Interrogation in Fraud Prosecution

    First Circuit Confronts Perils of Non-Custodial Interrogation in Fraud Prosecution
    Miranda warnings are one of those things most lawyers and non-lawyers alike know something about. Most know we enjoy a right under the Fifth Amendment and Miranda v. Arizona, 384 U.S. 436 (1966), to be told before being taken into custody…
  • Jul 18

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

    Prosecutorial Discretion under the CFAA Gets More Discretionary: US v. Nosal
    This guest post was authored by our colleague Jeremy D. Mishkin, partner and co-chair of the Litigation Department of Montgomery McCracken.  The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, 18 U.S.C. § 1030 (“CFAA”), has become…
Rank this Week: 2334

Whitcomb Law Blog

Whitcomb Law Blog

Covers government procurement.

http://blog.whitcomblawpc.com
  • Dec 6

    Protecting Your Trade Dre

    Protecting Your Trade Dre
    What is the difference between Trademark and Trade Dress? Trade dress constitutes a “symbol” or “device” within the meaning of §2 of the Trademark Act.[1] It encompasses the “total image and overall…
  • Dec 6

    Bid Protest Over Lack of SAM Registration Accuracy

    Bid Protest Over Lack of SAM Registration Accuracy
    Double Check Your SAM Registration Accuracy! We urge all our clients to be thoughtful about not only their corporate documents (such as articles, operating agreements and bylaws), but to double check the accuracy of their DUNS and SAM…
  • Dec 6

    Multipl-Award Rule Making

    Multipl-Award Rule Making
    DoD, GSA and NASA Propose Amending Multiple-Award Rules Applying to Small Businesses The DoD, GSA, and NASA are proposing to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement regulatory changes made by the Small Business…
Rank this Week: 2255

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: 4769

Health Industry Washington Watch

Health Industry Washington Watch

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

http://www.healthindustrywashingtonwatch.com/
Rank this Week: 3865

Subject to Inquiry

Subject to Inquiry

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

http://www.subjecttoinquiry.com/
  • Dec 6

    The U.S. Department of Justice is Ramping Up its Enforcement of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act

    The U.S. Department of Justice is Ramping Up its Enforcement of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act
    Think you are in compliance with the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act?  Now would be a good time to make sure since the federal government is increasing its enforcement efforts as part of its Servicemembers and Veterans Initiative. The…
  • Nov 21

    CFPB Report Highlights Continued Focus on Mortgage Redlining

    CFPB Report Highlights Continued Focus on Mortgage Redlining
    In its Fall 2016 Supervisory Highlights report, issued October 31, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) identified mortgage redlining as an ongoing “priority area” in the Bureau’s supervisory work.  In the…
  • Nov 17

    The Yates Memo and Individual Representation

    The Yates Memo and Individual Representation
    At the November 2, 2016 Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (“SIFMA”) Compliance and Legal Society Regional Seminar in New York, a SIFMA panel discussed the “Yates Memo,” its effect on internal…
Rank this Week: 911

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/
  • Dec 6

    Is Democracy in America Coming Apart?

    Is Democracy in America Coming Apart?
    I wrote Unfit for Democracy to warn that American democracy could collapse in coming decades. But the problems are coming home to roost sooner than I expected. How the economy treats people matters. That was the starting point for my work…
  • Nov 30

    Cautionary tales from other populist regimes – follow up

    Cautionary tales from other populist regimes – follow up
    Here’s a follow up from Kim Scheppele: Just saw this piece from the NYT today that reports on the new research of Yascha Mounk and Roberto Stefan Foa that analyzes the World Values Survey data and concludes that liberal democracies are…
  • Nov 29

    Cautionary Tales From Other Populist Regime

    Cautionary Tales From Other Populist Regime
    This is a post from Kim Lane Scheppele, at Princeton University, which is chillingly accurate, as Kim usually is, and which I am re-posting with her permission from the lawcourt and conlawprof listservs: While we’re on the subject…
Rank this Week: 874

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

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

http://blog.finkrosnerershow-levenberg.com/
  • Dec 6

    Leaving employment after 65? Check into Medicare Part B right away.

    Leaving employment after 65? Check into Medicare Part B right away.
    Just recently someone asked me why she was being permanently surcharged on her Medicare Part B premiums. She had worked beyond age 65  When she stopped working, she then elected to pay for insurance continuation under COBRA. She started…
  • Dec 5

    VA Publishes New Compensation Benefits Rate After .3% COLA Increase

    VA Publishes New Compensation Benefits Rate After .3% COLA Increase
    In October 2016, the DVA announced that a .3% increase in DVA benefits rates for 2016-2017.  This increase is a reflection of the cost-of-living adjustment for this fiscal year based upon the Consumer Price Index. Last…
  • Nov 22

    CMS Rule banning arbitration clauses is blocked for now

    CMS Rule banning arbitration clauses is blocked for now
    A few months ago we wrote about a new rule issued by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that banned pre-litigation mandatory arbitration clauses in the admission contracts of nursing homes that receive federal Medicaid or…
Rank this Week: 2190

Corruption Chronicles

Corruption Chronicles

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

http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/
Rank this Week: 2149

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: 44

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/
  • Dec 5

    500+ UM Faculty Stand Against ‘Hate and Intimidation’

    500+ UM Faculty Stand Against ‘Hate and Intimidation’
    I’m one of the more than 500 signatories to this letter in which UM faculty take a stand against hatred, intimidation, and a “post-truth” world. The letter was written by members of the English Department. Media coverage in…
  • Dec 5

    I Expect We’ll Get Crap Like this Daily

    I Expect We’ll Get Crap Like this Daily
    Donald Trump wants to ‘close up’ the Internet: In a speech at the U.S.S. Yorktown in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, on Monday, Trump referenced the use by ISIS of social media as a recruitment tool. He recommended a discussion…
  • Dec 5

    This is What an Informer Society Looks Like

    This is What an Informer Society Looks Like
    Miamians Are Going on Twitter to Ask Donald Trump to Deport Their Exes. According to the New Times, “dozens of folks,” many in the Miami area, are tweeting addresses and photos, some cc’ing the police, in the hopes of…
Rank this Week: 13

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/
  • Dec 5

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 12/5

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 12/5
    U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2016-2017update.html Petition was filed in Nisenan Tribe of Nevada City Rancheria v. Jewell (Statute of Limitations; nunc pro tunc ruling) on 11/3/16. In addition, see the…
  • Nov 18

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 11/17

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 11/17
    U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletinhttp://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/2016cta.html Upstate Citizens for Equality, Inc. v. United States (Land into Trust) U.S. Federal Trial Courts Bulletin…
  • Nov 8

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 11/08

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 11/08
    U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2016-2017update.html Petitions were filed in Mackinac Tribe v. Jewell (Federal Acknowledgment Process) and in Citizens Against Reservation Shopping v. Jewell (Land into Trust;…
Rank this Week: 1704

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: 1794

Whistleblower Attorneys Blog

Whistleblower Attorneys Blog

Covers qui tam and government law. By Greene LLP.

http://www.whistleblowerattorneys-blog.com/
  • Dec 5

    Greene LLP Wins “Escobar III” in First Circuit on Remand from SCOTUS

    Greene LLP Wins “Escobar III” in First Circuit on Remand from SCOTUS
    Greene LLP secured another win for its clients in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in the firm’s seminal False Claims Act case, U.S. ex rel. Escobar v. Universal Health Services. The First Circuit’s decision will…
  • Dec 1

    Two Whistleblowers Awarded $2.86 Million for Information on DoD Shipping Fraud

    Two Whistleblowers Awarded $2.86 Million for Information on DoD Shipping Fraud
    Two whistleblowers brought fraud allegations against shippers of military freight and helped the U.S. Government recover $13 million in a False Claims Act settlement announced this month. The case involved a nationwide contract…
  • Nov 30

    Whistleblowers: Be Wary of Employment Sepration Agreement

    Whistleblowers: Be Wary of Employment Sepration Agreement
    The Second Circuit Court of Appeals recently limited the enforceability of employment separation agreements that seek to ban would-be whistleblowers from filing claims against their former employers. In U.S. ex rel. Ladas v. Exelis, Inc, et…
Rank this Week: 2535

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: 3664

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/
  • Dec 4

    Lessons from being hacked.

    Lessons from being hacked.
    Criminals are smarter than I am.Criminals are more dedicated to their jobs than I am--and I'm pretty darn dedicated.Computers can be used for E-VIL as well as for good.I have very smart, computer-savvy friends.People who have been hacked…
  • Nov 28

    I love the First Amendment (and I can still deplore hateful speech).

    I love the First Amendment (and I can still deplore hateful speech).
    Of course I'm angered and saddened about the increase in hateful speech across campuses (see today's latest story here).  I don't respect the people who say such awful things.  But I respect their right to say them.  Such…
  • Nov 11

    Why I am frustrated with B of A.

    Why I am frustrated with B of A.
    In October, a B of A ATM ate a check that I was depositing.  I called Customer Service, and B of A  gave me a credit for the check while it was investigating what had happened.  (That was the last good part of this…
Rank this Week: 1051

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/
  • Dec 2

    How do I become a whistleblower?

    How do I become a whistleblower?
      A whistleblower is a person who reports fraud, corruption or other wrongdoing, usually, but not always, at their place of work.  Most states have laws that protect whistleblowers and prohibit employers from firing, demoting…
  • Nov 18

    The False Claims Act – One Defense Against Military Contractor Fraud

    The False Claims Act – One Defense Against Military Contractor Fraud
    A study done by the National Contract Management Association revealed that in 2014, at close to three billion dollars, the Department of Defense accounted for two-thirds of the nation’s corporate contract spending.  This vast…
  • Nov 11

    More Medicare Part D Fraud in Miami

    More Medicare Part D Fraud in Miami
    On November 8, 2016, the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District Florida announced the conviction and sentencing of two defendants in a Medicare Part D fraud case. What is Medicare Part D?   As most people…
Rank this Week: 1260

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: 3663

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: 1819

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 539

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: 4944

Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Covers government law. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.uaslawblog.com/
  • Nov 22

    Coming Soon! Drones Overhead

    Coming Soon! Drones Overhead
    Last week, the FAA sent a new proposed rule for operations of sUAS (aka “drones”) over people to the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (“OIRA”). Currently, Part 107 for the commercial operation…
  • Oct 27

    FAA Wants Details of Operations in Applications for Waivers and ATC Authorization

    FAA Wants Details of Operations in Applications for Waivers and ATC Authorization
    Think your application for a Part 107 waiver is going to fly through the FAA like a drone?  Think again.  The FAA is throwing some cold water on these expectations.  Earlier this week, the agency issued a Part 107 notice to…
  • Oct 6

    Amazon and Google Push for Drone Delivery Services to Take Flight

    Amazon and Google Push for Drone Delivery Services to Take Flight
    In light of the FAA’s new rule (or Part 107) for small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS), the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) industry has eagerly pushed the U.S. government to initiate testing of drone delivery systems. Although Part…
Rank this Week: 1932

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

Provides commentary on law, politics and justice. By Professor Darren Hutchinson.

http://dissentingjustice.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 21

    The Recent Critics of Identity Politics Are Clueless About Identity Politic

    The Recent Critics of Identity Politics Are Clueless About Identity Politic
    Many political scientists and other experts contend that reliable demographic information regarding the 2016 election does not yet exist. The scarcity of definitive data, however, has not deterred... To view the rest of this article, please…
  • Jan 21

    The Voices: Why Do White Male Progressives Hear Things That No One Else Can?

    The Voices: Why Do White Male Progressives Hear Things That No One Else Can?
    Nine years ago, the Democratic presidential primaries had already begun. Hillary Clinton, the presumptive frontrunner, suffered an upset defeat in the Iowa caucuses. Clinton lost the caucuses because... To view the rest of this article,…
  • Oct 30

    DISSENTING JUSTICE IS ON FACEBOOK AND TWITTER!

    DISSENTING JUSTICE IS ON FACEBOOK AND TWITTER!
    Hello. Due to the ease of posting, I update this blog primarily on Facebook (most things) and Twitter. It moves at a rapid pace.  Please join. I have covered a lot of police... To view the rest of this article, please…
Rank this Week: 170

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/
  • Nov 18

    Sunshine Committee 2016 Recommendations to Washington Legislature

    Sunshine Committee 2016 Recommendations to Washington Legislature
    The Washington State Sunshine Committee makes recommendations to the Washington Legislature to repeal or amend exemptions to disclosure under the state’s Public Records Act, Chapter 42.56 RCW. Earlier this week, the Committee…
  • Nov 18

    Pennsylvania Supreme Court: Public School Employees Have Constitutional Right to Privacy in Their Home Addresse

    Pennsylvania Supreme Court: Public School Employees Have Constitutional Right to Privacy in Their Home Addresse
    A public employee’s right to privacy was analyzed in some detail by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in a decision entered October 18, 2016. Pa. State Educ. Ass’n v. Commonwealth. See 41 IER Cases 1310 (Pa. 2016). The Court…
  • Nov 16

    Washington Court Addresses Confidentiality of Child Support Record

    Washington Court Addresses Confidentiality of Child Support Record
    Kevin Anderson, a noncustodial parent, sought child support records from the Department of Social and Health Services, Division of Child Support (DCS). Dissatisfied with DCS’s response partially denying his request, he sued under the…
Rank this Week: 1015

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/
  • Nov 17

    Recount Procedures If Necessary In the Redlands City Council Election November 2016

    Recount Procedures If Necessary In the Redlands City Council Election November 2016
    People are asking about the recount procedure in the Redlands City Council Election. California Elections Code section 15620 et seq. governs recounts requested by voters.  Any voter may file a request for a recount pursuant to Elections…
  • Oct 13

    Filing Late Government Claims (Tort Claims) in California

    Filing Late Government Claims (Tort Claims) in California
    By Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law Generally government claims for personal injury and personal property damage are due with a public entity within six months of an incident, with some notable exceptions. However, if a claimant fails to file…
  • Jul 14

    Governor Brown Signs Brown Lawn Bill By Assembly Member Brown

    Governor Brown Signs Brown Lawn Bill By Assembly Member Brown
    By Michael Reiter Attorney at Law You may have seen the articles about the new California law that permits dead lawns during the drought. Here is the text of AB1, introduced by Assembly Member Cheryl Brown (D-San Bernardino):…
Rank this Week: 436

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: 4982

Oregon Legal Research

Oregon Legal Research

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

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

    Teaching Students That Judge Judy Is Not a Supreme Court Justice (NYT)

    Teaching Students That Judge Judy Is Not a Supreme Court Justice (NYT)
    It’s not new news that most U.S.-born American citizens who’ve been through and even graduated from our educational institutions could not pass the Naturalization Test with anything close to barely-passing scores on the first…
  • Nov 7

    Fabulous Fabio and the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge “Militia” Jury (Oregonian)

    Fabulous Fabio and the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge “Militia” Jury (Oregonian)
    Still wondering about the jury verdict in the Bundy et al Malheur Militia case? This Oregonian article explains a lot. (You’ll  need to do some more homework to explain it all – or most of it, including, among other things,…
  • Oct 31

    Colorado Challenges Oregon to a Universal Health Care Coverage Contest

    Colorado Challenges Oregon to a Universal Health Care Coverage Contest
    “Universal Health Care Advocate T.R. Reid on Health Care around the World and in Oregon,” at KBOO (also recorded). ‘…. Reid’s work on the book “The Healing of America” was the basis for a popular PBS…
Rank this Week: 1297

Fracking Insider

Fracking Insider

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

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

    Thank You Veterans!

    Thank You Veterans!
    The team at Fracking Insider is honored to work alongside a number of distinguished veterans, including our own fearless leader, John Wittenborn (USAF Ret.), and we are proud of the veterans in our families as well (Thanks Pop!). In honor of…
  • Nov 4

    Interesting Stats from EIA on the Proliferation of Horizontal Drilling

    Interesting Stats from EIA on the Proliferation of Horizontal Drilling
    “In 2015 nearly 77% of the most prolific U.S. oil wells, or those producing more than 400 barrels of oil equivalent (BOE) per day, were horizontally drilled wells. For about 85,000 moderate rate wells producing in 2015, defined here as…
  • Nov 1

    An Interesting Perspective from EIA for Fans of Baseball, History, and Domestic Energy

    An Interesting Perspective from EIA for Fans of Baseball, History, and Domestic Energy
    “On Tuesday, the Cleveland Indians are set to host the Chicago Cubs in game six of the 2016 Major League Baseball World Series. In the 68 years since the last title for the Cleveland Indians, and the 108 years since the last World…
Rank this Week: 3877

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/
  • Nov 10

    Veteran’s Day

    Veteran’s Day
    Every day at the National Archives, we hear extraordinary stories from veterans and their families. Veteran’s Day presents us with a great opportunity to highlight an important collection within the National Archives: Official Military…
  • Nov 10

    The Role of the National Archives in the Presidential Transition

    The Role of the National Archives in the Presidential Transition
    With this week’s election, we Americans determined the next chapter in our country’s history. I am proud to have exercised my vote and I hope you did the same. As private citizens we participated in an act of living democracy.…
  • Oct 14

    Check Us Out!

    Check Us Out!
    The National Archives provides many “entrances” to our content. We have facilities located across the country to bring our records to you and you may find our records where you go to on the web, including Wikipedia, Facebook,…
Rank this Week: 4737

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/
  • Nov 10

    Such Want of Ungentlemanly Conduct — Worth the Read

    Such Want of Ungentlemanly Conduct — Worth the Read
    O’Keeffe, Eamonn (2016) ““Such Want of Gentlemanly Conduct:” The General Court Martial of Lieutenant John de Hertel,” Canadian Military History: Vol. 25: Iss. 2, Article 2. <Available at:…
  • Nov 8

    If true, a disturbing practice in AF courts-martial involving SVC’s.

    If true, a disturbing practice in AF courts-martial involving SVC’s.
    The SVC also testified at the post-trial Article 39(a), UCMJ, session. When asked by the trial defense counsel if it was the “standard in practice as an SVC to meet with the military judge ex parte,” the SVC stated,…
  • Oct 29

    Appellate (and trial) advocacy

    Appellate (and trial) advocacy
    John Wesley Hall’s website is an excellent resource for issues involving the Fourth Amendment–FourthAmendment.com.  In pointing to a search warrant case Mr. Hall quotes from the opinion. We remind McCollum’s counsel…
Rank this Week: 95

PA Public Contracts

PA Public Contracts

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

http://www.papubliccontracts.com/
  • Nov 10

    Pa. Prevailing Wage Act, Revisited

    Pa. Prevailing Wage Act, Revisited
    The Pa. Prevailing Wage Act mandates that workers on Pennsylvania public construction, reconstruction, demolition, alteration, or repair projects costing more than $25,000, other than those involving “maintenance work,” must…
  • Oct 25

    Federal Judge Criticizes Mystery Procurement Practices Of Delaware River Port Authority

    Federal Judge Criticizes Mystery Procurement Practices Of Delaware River Port Authority
    Share this Post: A recent federal court decision rescinding a $17.8 million bridge painting contract award to the second low bidder ripped the cover off Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA) procurement practices that were…
  • Oct 12

    PA Public Contracts Nominated For The Expert Institute Best Legal Blog Competition

    PA Public Contracts Nominated For The Expert Institute Best Legal Blog Competition
    I am happy to report that PA Public Contracts has been selected to compete in The Expert Institute’s Best Legal Blog Competition. From a field of hundreds of potential nominees, PA Public Contracts has received enough…
Rank this Week: 3464

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/
  • 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…
  • Oct 20

    Recovering Damages After a Maryland Hit and Run

    Recovering Damages After a Maryland Hit and Run
    Recently, a pedestrian was in critical condition after a hit and run, in which the pedestrian was thrown across an intersection. The driver of the car didn’t stop, and the pedestrian had to go to a trauma center to be treated for…
  • Oct 20

    Recovering Damages After a Maryland Hit and Run

    Recovering Damages After a Maryland Hit and Run
    Recently, a pedestrian was in critical condition after a hit and run, in which the pedestrian was thrown across an intersection. The driver of the car didn’t stop, and the pedestrian had to go to a trauma center to be treated for…
Rank this Week: 2394

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: 2081

Infra Insight Blog

Infra Insight Blog

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

http://www.infrainsightblog.com
  • Nov 2

    Kentucky Rolls Out its P3 Law in Lexington

    Kentucky Rolls Out its P3 Law in Lexington
    The National Council for Public Private Partnerships (NCPPP) and the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce recently concluded on October 28 a very well-attended two day conference in Lexington, Kentucky on the Commonwealth’s new…
  • Nov 1

    U.S. Department of Transportation Solicits Project Applications for $850 Million in FASTLANE Grant

    U.S. Department of Transportation Solicits Project Applications for $850 Million in FASTLANE Grant
    The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) is calling for project applications for $850 million in transportation infrastructure grants, representing the second opportunity for funding from a program that has already received tremendous…
  • Oct 24

    New Management Contract Rules Hot Topic At NABL Conference

    New Management Contract Rules Hot Topic At NABL Conference
    Over a thousand US public finance attorneys converged on the City of Chicago last week for the annual National Association of Bond Lawyers Bond Attorneys Workshop.  The conference, the oldest and largest of its kind, featured a…
Rank this Week: 3828