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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 9

    Today's Headlines and Commentary

    Today's Headlines and Commentary
    Federal prosecutors have filed criminal charges against Umm Sayyaf, an Iraqi woman accused of taking American aid worker Kayla Mueller hostage. The Washington Post writes that Umm Sayyaf, or Nisreen Assad Ibrahim Bahar, was captured in…
  • Feb 9

    Thoughts on the North Korean Nuclear Test and Satellite Launch

    Thoughts on the North Korean Nuclear Test and Satellite Launch
    International responses to North Korea’s nuclear and missile tests have taken on a highly ritualized quality that we have seen before: there is a test; there is outrage; there is condemnation; there is another test; then there is…
  • Feb 9

    Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast, Episode #100: An Interview with David Kri

    Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast, Episode #100: An Interview with David Kri
    We devote episode 100 to “section 702” intelligence – the highly productive counterterrorism program that collects data on foreigners from data stored on US servers. What’s remarkable about the program is its roots:…
Rank this Week: 83

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Whistleblower Lawyer News

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

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

    Nurse convicted for major hospice Medicare fraud

    Nurse convicted for major hospice Medicare fraud
    A federal jury convicted a registered nurse who took part in a multimillion-dollar fraud on Medicare that involved hospice care, announced Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and…
  • Feb 8

    U.S. probes possible billion dollar scams on pain cream

    U.S. probes possible billion dollar scams on pain cream
    The Justice Department is investigating half a billion dollars in possible health-care fraud linked to specialty creams used to treat pain which victimized veterans according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. Compounding creams have…
  • Feb 7

    THE BIG SHORT AND HOW MOODY’S DEFEATED A WHISTLEBLOWER LAWSUIT

    THE BIG SHORT AND HOW MOODY’S DEFEATED A WHISTLEBLOWER LAWSUIT
    If you haven’t yet seen the movie THE BIG SHORT, you should. It’s based on actual occurrences during the 2007-2008 financial crisis and part of it focuses on the ratings services which refused to downgrade  the collateralized…
Rank this Week: 788

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 9

    Popular Science Likes Our Book

    Popular Science Likes Our Book
    Robot Law is the front of their homepage today, and the subject of an article, Rock ‘em, sock ‘em, cross examine ‘em.
  • Feb 2

    Just Got My Advance Copy of ‘Robot Law’!

    Just Got My Advance Copy of ‘Robot Law’!
    This is exciting: just got my first copy of “Robot Law,” a book I edited with Ryan Calo and Ian Kerr. I suppose I might be a little biased, but I think it’s a pretty darn good collection that will … Continue reading…
  • Jan 29

    Celebrating Groundhog Day in Miami?

    Celebrating Groundhog Day in Miami?
    Due to an aside I delivered in class, my Administrative Law students have expressed an interest in celebrating Groundhog Day, which is Feb. 2. My initial reaction was a bit negative: How, living in Florida, can this be anything but ……
Rank this Week: 14

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 9

    For Valentines Day 2016

    For Valentines Day 2016
    It’s the time of year to think about love. I used to think that if you hadn’t heard Cho Cho San sing in Madame Butterfly about that fine day when Lieutenant Pinkerton would return to her, one had never heard a love song.…
  • Feb 8

    Milestones Update, February 8, 2016:

    Milestones Update, February 8, 2016:
    Unfit for Democracy is now available in book stores, online and on Kindle. NEW: Rescheduled for Friday, February 12, 2016, interview by Susan Arbetter for broadcast at a later date on WCNY’s Capitol Bureau Added: Thursday, February 25,…
  • Feb 3

    Milestones update

    Milestones update
    Unfit for Democracy is now available in book stores, online and on Kindle. COMING UP: Tuesday, February 9, 2016 for broadcast at a later date on WCNY’s Capitol Bureau Thursday, February 11, 2016, at 1 p.m. on WAMC In Conversation with…
Rank this Week: 4715

Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • Feb 9

    When It Rains, It Mold

    When It Rains, It Mold
    By Marcia Anderson When I went home recently to visit my family in Maine I noticed mold spots on the ceiling in multiple rooms. Roof and water damage from New England’s snowy winter caused the mold. So I called Mark Berry, EPA’s…
  • Feb 8

    Navajo Nation Highlights the Value of the Environmental Justice

    Navajo Nation Highlights the Value of the Environmental Justice
    by Arthur “Butch” Blazer About the author: Butch Blazer serves as the U.S. Department of Agriculture Under Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment. Previously, he had served as the first Native American appointed as…
  • Feb 5

    This Week in EPA Science

    This Week in EPA Science
    By Kacey Fitzpatrick Not a big Coldplay fan? Here’s some other halftime entertainment: the latest in EPA science. February is Healthy Heart Month Heart disease and stroke are the first and fourth leading causes of death in the United…
Rank this Week: 125

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: 1482

AOTUS - Collector in Chief

AOTUS - Collector in Chief

Covers National Archives news. By David S. Ferriero of the National Archives.

http://blogs.archives.gov/aotus/
  • Feb 9

    Remembering Robin Chandler Duke

    Remembering Robin Chandler Duke
    As the University Librarian at Duke one of my favorite duties was talking people into donating their personal collections to the University Library.  My staff had great intelligence about who we should go after to strengthen the…
  • Feb 4

    #ColorOurCollection

    #ColorOurCollection
    In celebration of the New York Academy of Medicine’s #ColorOurCollections campaign this week, many museums, libraries, and archives hopped on the adult coloring bandwagon and created coloring books to share on Twitter. We’ve been…
  • Jan 21

    Cabin Fever Remedie

    Cabin Fever Remedie
    Much of the Eastern Seaboard is bracing for a major snow/ice event this weekend. Are you prepared? Looking for indoor activities? Even if you can’t make it out to the research rooms, you can still do something fun and good ……
Rank this Week: 4687

Corruption Chronicles

Corruption Chronicles

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

http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/
  • Feb 9

    U.S. Blows $5.7 Bil on Cyber Defense System That Doesn’t Work

    U.S. Blows $5.7 Bil on Cyber Defense System That Doesn’t Work
    Reckless government spending is at full throttle with the example du jour a $5.7 billion cyber defense system created to protect computers at federal agencies against hackers. Despite its mind-boggling price tag the system is seriously flawed…
  • Feb 5

    “Significant Immigrant Populations from Central America” Fueling Violent Gang MS-13

    “Significant Immigrant Populations from Central America” Fueling Violent Gang MS-13
    A major bust involving the nation’s most violent street gang reveals that the criminal enterprise—known as Mara Salvatrucha or MS-13—continues to be energized with new recruits provided by the steady flow of illegal…
  • Feb 4

    DOD Diversity Chief Violates Rules, Gives Leftist Groups $300k to Promote Agenda

    DOD Diversity Chief Violates Rules, Gives Leftist Groups $300k to Promote Agenda
    To meet the Obama administration’s goal of “implementing a robust diversity strategy” at the Department of Defense (DOD), the agency’s director of diversity violated government rules by distributing hundreds of…
Rank this Week: 2462

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: 35

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 9

    Tuesday Lobbying and Campaign Finance News Update

    Tuesday Lobbying and Campaign Finance News Update
    Lobbying New York: “Ethics Watchdog Clarifies Expanded Lobbying Definition” by Marie French for Albany Business Review Campaign Finance “O’Malley Campaign Continued on Next Page
  • Feb 8

    Special Elections for Texas House Seats to Be Held May 7

    Special Elections for Texas House Seats to Be Held May 7
    On February 3, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced a special election will be held on May 7 for Texas House Continued on Next Page
  • Feb 8

    We’re Sporting the Red!

    We’re Sporting the Red!
    On Friday, February 5, the staff of State and Federal Communication supported Go Red for Women! We wore red in Continued on Next Page
Rank this Week: 634

PA Public Contracts

PA Public Contracts

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

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

    DGS Issues Preliminary List Of Exempt Steel Products For 2016

    DGS Issues Preliminary List Of Exempt Steel Products For 2016
    The Pennsylvania Department of General Services (DGS) has issued a preliminary and updated list of machinery and equipment steel products which will be exempt under the Pa. Steel Products Procurement Act for 2016.  The…
  • Jan 12

    2016 Bidding Thresholds Announced For State Authorities And Municipalitie

    2016 Bidding Thresholds Announced For State Authorities And Municipalitie
    Effective January 1, 2016, the thresholds for public bidding by Pennsylvania state authorities and municipalities will remain unchanged from 2015 and are as follows: Purchases and contracts below $10,500 require no formal…
  • Dec 17

    Intentional Violation Of Pa. Prevailing Wage Act Will Result In Debarment

    Intentional Violation Of Pa. Prevailing Wage Act Will Result In Debarment
    Thinking of avoiding the Pa. Prevailing Wage Act?  Think again! An intentional violation of the Wage Act can and will result in a debarment for three years. Section 11(e) of the Wage Act provides: (e) In the event that the…
Rank this Week: 3956

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: 1177

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: 1542

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 8

    No “Sum Certain” Means No Valid Claim, Board Hold

    No “Sum Certain” Means No Valid Claim, Board Hold
    A contractor’s claim against the Government was invalid because the contractor did not demand a “sum certain” in clear and unequivocal terms. In a recent decision, the Postal Service Board of Contract Appeals held that a…
  • Feb 5

    SmallGovCon Week In Review: February 1-5, 2016

    SmallGovCon Week In Review: February 1-5, 2016
    Hopefully you will have some time to relax this weekend and enjoy the Super Bowl (or at least the commercials if that’s more your thing). Before we know it, March Madness will be here (although at the rate my Duke Blue Devils are…
  • Feb 4

    Army Improperly Extended Contracts, GAO Say

    Army Improperly Extended Contracts, GAO Say
    The Army improperly used FAR 52.217-8 (Option to Extend Services) to extend several contracts for periods much longer than the six-month maximum allowed by the clause. This conclusion comes from a recent GAO study, in which the GAO determined…
Rank this Week: 1328

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
Rank this Week: 3894

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: 4022

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 8

    Should the UK Sever Diplomatic Relations With Ecuador?

    Should the UK Sever Diplomatic Relations With Ecuador?
    The following post about WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was submitted by a colleague and friend in Washington, DC, Ms. Maggie Petito. Ms Petito knows a bit about the antics of the Latin American left in the Andean region and beyond. Ms.…
  • Feb 5

    Regulatory Humility?

    Regulatory Humility?
    The widespread use of encryption technology was one of the major topics trending in technological discussions for 2015. Encryption technology allows a user to protect confidential conversations or information on designated computers by…
  • Feb 2

    Cuban Regime Officials Engage in Criminal Conspiracy That Endangers Americans, Uses US Immigration Laws to Make it So

    Cuban Regime Officials Engage in Criminal Conspiracy That Endangers Americans, Uses US Immigration Laws to Make it So
    When someone breaks the law, they should be punished. And when a foreign government encourages people to do it, that government should be held to account as well.  For decades Cuban regime officials have encouraged Cubans to leave the…
Rank this Week: 4578

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/
  • Feb 8

    Guardians can’t sell real property without court approval

    Guardians can’t sell real property without court approval
    If you’ve been appointed as the Guardian of the Property (Guardian of the estate) for an incapacitated person, you probably know that you have a lot of authority and power regarding the ward’s assets. While you do have to file…
  • Feb 5

    Support the Special Needs Trust Fairness Act

    Support the Special Needs Trust Fairness Act
    The Special Needs Trust Fairness Act of 2015 ( S-349) would correct an error in OBRA ’93, which was a major revision to the Medicaid Act that allowed Medicaid applicants or recipients under age 65 to make penalty-free transfers of…
  • Feb 4

    Governor Christie vetoes bill allowing Medicaid payment for end-of-life counselling

    Governor Christie vetoes bill allowing Medicaid payment for end-of-life counselling
    Governor Chris Christie has vetoed A-4233/ S-2435 , which means that NJ doctors treating Medicaid can’t get paid for counselling their patients on end of life planning. Perhaps he’s pandering to the absurd claims made in the 2008…
Rank this Week: 1556

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 8

    El Derecho urbanístico en dos patada

    El Derecho urbanístico en dos patada
    Con frecuencia tropiezo con algunos opositores, abogados, profesores y jueces que al comentar cuestiones urbanísticas, con la cercanía que da la confianza, me sueltan alguna de estas lapidarias confidencias sobre el Derecho…
  • Feb 6

    La historia de la abogacía ( Muñoz Machado) y el futuro de los lobbies para la buena administración (Julio Ponce)

    La historia de la abogacía ( Muñoz Machado) y el futuro de los lobbies para la buena administración (Julio Ponce)
       Como corresponde a los sábados aprovecho para mencionar obras doctrinales que pueden revestir interés para los que seguimos fascinados por el Derecho. Se trata de la Historia de la abogacía española (…
  • Feb 5

    El inevitable idilio de WhatsApp y el Derecho administrativo

    El inevitable idilio de WhatsApp y el Derecho administrativo
    No hay medio de comunicación más universalizado que el WhatsApp, destacado del pelotón de aplicaciones de similar funcionalidad. No hay cauce por donde transiten más reflexiones, emociones, quejas y conversaciones…
Rank this Week: 1967

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: 1252

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 5

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 2/05

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 2/05
    U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/2016cta.htmlHayes v. Delbert Services Corp. (Payday Loans - Debt Collection) U.S. Federal Trial Courts Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/dct/2016dct.htmlWright…
  • 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
    U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2015-2016update.htmlPetition for certiorari in White v. Regents of the University of California, et al. (Federal Rules of Civil Procedure - "Required Party") was denied on…
  • Jan 25

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 1/25

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 1/25
    U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2015-2016update.html Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin v. U.S. (Limitation of Actions) was decided on 1/25/16.
Rank this Week: 511

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 5

    Swiss Bank Whistleblower Calls for Switzerland to Protect Whistleblower

    Swiss Bank Whistleblower Calls for Switzerland to Protect Whistleblower
    Swiss bank whistleblower Bradley Birkenfeld was featured yesterday in an article detailing the extremely hostile environment that exists in Switzerland toward whistleblowers. In the article Birkenfeld states that change is “long…
  • Jan 21

    National Whistleblower Center Wins Wildlife Crime Tech Challenge Award

    National Whistleblower Center Wins Wildlife Crime Tech Challenge Award
    Washington D.C., USA. January 21, 2016—The Wildlife Crime Tech Challenge program, an initiative of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in partnership with the National Geographic Society, the Smithsonian Institution,…
  • Jan 20

    October – December 2015 SEC Whistleblower Awards List

    October – December 2015 SEC Whistleblower Awards List
    The SEC Office of the Whistleblower posts Notices of Covered Action where a final judgment or order, by itself or together with other prior judgments or orders in the same action issued after July 21, 2010, results in monetary…
Rank this Week: 195

Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Covers government law. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.uaslawblog.com/
  • Feb 4

    The Week in UAS News (2/4/16)

    The Week in UAS News (2/4/16)
    This week’s news includes discussion of FAA reauthorization, drones that are solar-powered (and others that can swim), drone-capturing eagles, and other recent developments in UAV regulations and usage around the globe. Google is…
  • Jan 28

    The Week in UAS News (1/28/16)

    The Week in UAS News (1/28/16)
    In this week’s news, lobbying heats up on the Hill, the FAA releases an app (that the 300,000 owners now on the agency’s registry can use), drones successfully land on moving cars, and other recent developments in UAV regulations…
  • Jan 22

    FAA Plans to Extend sUAS Registration System to Commercial Operator

    FAA Plans to Extend sUAS Registration System to Commercial Operator
    In Friday’s announcement regarding the number of registrations of model sUAS in the FAA’s sUAS database, the FAA also hinted at plans to extend the database to commercial operators in March. In the press release, the FAA states…
Rank this Week: 2289

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/
  • Feb 4

    New Guidance Allows Limited Role for DCAA Audit of Non-DOD Contract

    New Guidance Allows Limited Role for DCAA Audit of Non-DOD Contract
    The 2016 National Defense Authorization Act prohibits the Defense Contract Audit Agency from providing “audit support” to any non-DOD agency until the Secretary of Defense certifies that DCAA has reduced its backlog of incurred…
  • Jan 27

    Proposed FAR Rule Targets Restrictive Confidentiality Agreement

    Proposed FAR Rule Targets Restrictive Confidentiality Agreement
    On January 22, 2016, the FAR Council proposed adding a new rule (link here) prohibiting federal dollars from going to companies that require employees to sign confidentiality agreements that could limit the ability of employees to report…
  • Jan 26

    Crowell & Moring’s 2016 Litigation & Regulatory Forecasts: What Corporate Counsel Need to Know for the Coming Year

    Crowell & Moring’s 2016 Litigation & Regulatory Forecasts: What Corporate Counsel Need to Know for the Coming Year
    Crowell & Moring LLP is pleased to release its “2016 Litigation & Regulatory Forecasts: What Corporate Counsel Need to Know for the Coming Year.” The reports examine the trends and developments that will impact government…
Rank this Week: 4918

Government Contracts Blog

Government Contracts Blog

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

http://brownrudnick.com/blog/government-contracts/
  • Feb 3

    What To Expect From HHS Inspector General in 2016

    What To Expect From HHS Inspector General in 2016
    The Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) has released its annual Work Plan for FY2016 which summarizes new and ongoing Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) audits and reviews for HHS programs and operations.…
  • Jan 26

    Agency Spam Filter Knocks Contractor out of Procurement

    Agency Spam Filter Knocks Contractor out of Procurement
    Two weeks ago, we wrote on this blog how a contractor was effectively excluded from a procurement when the agency gave it an obsolete email address for submitting proposal revisions. Although GAO criticized the agency soundly for that error,…
  • Jan 20

    Appeal from Virginia court to CBCA? No Way

    Appeal from Virginia court to CBCA? No Way
    Judicial appeals follow a set path.  Much like a zip-line.  Once you’re on a zip-line, you ride it all the way to the end.  There is no deviation to other zip-lines.  Similarly, once a decision is reached in a…
Rank this Week: 1497

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 238

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 2

    A positive result

    A positive result
    United States v. Plant was a difficult appeal, for a lot of reasons.  Ultimately we were able to get some relief at the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.  The court set-aside a conviction of child endangerment and ordered a…
  • Jan 30

    If

    If
    “If we prioritize conviction rates rather than having just verdicts, and if we vote that way in elections, this problem [of unfair, biased criminal prosecutions] will just continue.” by Todd VanDerWerff on January 11,…
  • Jan 17

    WTR-Military Law Review article

    WTR-Military Law Review article
    Barracks, Dormitories, and Capitol Hill: Finding Justice in the Divergent Politics of Military and College Sexual Assault Rudderless: 15 Years and Still Little Direction on the Boundaries of Military Rule of Evidence 513 Open-Ended…
Rank this Week: 92

Oregon Legal Research

Oregon Legal Research

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

http://blog.oregonlegalresearch.com/
  • Jan 29

    Oregon Commission on Judicial Fitness and Disability: Report on Judge Vance Day

    Oregon Commission on Judicial Fitness and Disability: Report on Judge Vance Day
    The Oregonian has posted the Oregon  Commission on Judicial Fitness and Disability report to the Oregon Supreme Court on Marion County Circuit Court Judge Vance Day. You can find the report’s link at their 1/25/16 article:…
  • Jan 29

    The 2015 Oregon Revised Statutes are (almost) Now Online

    The 2015 Oregon Revised Statutes are (almost) Now Online
    Legislative Counsel just reported that the 2015 ORS will become available on Sunday, January 30 (I think they mean Sunday the 31st – or maybe Saturday the 30th?): “Note: The Oregon Revised Statutes will be unavailable Sunday,…
  • Jan 28

    Oregon House and Senate 2016 Bill

    Oregon House and Senate 2016 Bill
    The short session Oregon Legislative 2016 bills are now online. As of this moment, however, the 2015 Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS) are still NOT online, but if you’re very lucky you may click on that link one day, even one moment from…
Rank this Week: 2695

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/
  • Jan 29

    Whistleblower Beware: You May Need to Act Quickly

    Whistleblower Beware: You May Need to Act Quickly
    You work for a company that is committing a major fraud against the Government. Maybe it’s Medicare fraud, government contracting fraud, or education fraud.   Most of the people in your workplace know the fraud is happening,…
  • Jan 25

    Seventh Circuit Offers Additional Guidance on the Pre-2010 Public Disclosure Bar

    Seventh Circuit Offers Additional Guidance on the Pre-2010 Public Disclosure Bar
    In an opinion by Judge Richard Posner, the Seventh Circuit recently had an opportunity to revisit the pre-2010 version of the public disclosure bar found in 31 U.S.C. § 3730(e)(4).  In United States ex rel. Bogina v. Medline…
  • Jan 13

    Ambulance Fraud in Florida

    Ambulance Fraud in Florida
    Ambulance fraud is on the rise in Florida, and taxpayers are paying the bill.   In September 2015, the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) issued a report titled Inappropriate…
Rank this Week: 1228

Government Contracts Blog

Government Contracts Blog

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

http://www.governmentcontractslawblog.com/
  • Jan 27

    Look Before You Leap – Pitfalls and Trip Wires Inherent in Government Contracting

    Look Before You Leap – Pitfalls and Trip Wires Inherent in Government Contracting
    Accepting money from the Government, whether through a contract, grant, or other transaction, does not come for free. In the commercial world, companies typically engage in a cost/benefit analysis when they make major decisions, such as…
  • Jan 27

    Trade Agreements Act Updates for 2016 – New Year, Lower Threshold

    Trade Agreements Act Updates for 2016 – New Year, Lower Threshold
    Every two years, the U.S. Trade Representative updates the dollar values at which certain international trade agreements apply to certain types of U.S. government contracts. This means that certain contracts over the dollar thresholds are…
  • Jan 27

    Human Trafficking Is Forbidden by Government Contracts. But What Is “Human Trafficking”?

    Human Trafficking Is Forbidden by Government Contracts. But What Is “Human Trafficking”?
    FAR 52.222-50 prohibits “human trafficking.” To quote the current GEICO TV commercials, “Everybody knows that.” But do you know exactly what the FAR prohibits? The answer includes some obvious pernicious acts, but it…
Rank this Week: 1768

Subject to Inquiry

Subject to Inquiry

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

http://www.subjecttoinquiry.com/
Rank this Week: 2720

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: 2899

FERCBlog

FERCBlog

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

http://www.fercblog.com
  • Jan 25

    D.C. Circuit Overturned!

    D.C. Circuit Overturned!
    The Supreme Court has reversed the D.C. Circuit’s opinion in Federal Energy Regulatory Commission v. Electric Power Supply Association, ruling that FERC Order 745 complies with the plain terms of the Federal Power Act. Active demand…
  • Dec 31

    New England Transmission Rates Are Unjust And Unreasonable

    New England Transmission Rates Are Unjust And Unreasonable
      New England transmission rates are unjust and unreasonable, according to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Notably, on December 28, 2015 the FERC found the Independent System Operator-New England (“ISO-NE”) Tariff…
  • Jun 27

    Kern River’s Rate Case Is Halted By FERC And D.C. Circuit

    Kern River’s Rate Case Is Halted By FERC And D.C. Circuit
    Kern River’s rate case is halted by FERC and D.C. Circuit. On Tuesday, June 16th, D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, Judge Sentelle, published the court’s opinion in Aera Energy LLC v. FERC, concluding that the Federal Energy…
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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/
  • Jan 25

    Investigation Concludes that Brick Police Officers were Justified in Using Deadly Force in 2015 Shooting

    Investigation Concludes that Brick Police Officers were Justified in Using Deadly Force in 2015 Shooting
    As reported by the Brick Patch online, the shooting of a 21-year-old Brick Township man in August 2015 during a confrontation with police has been ruled a justifiable use of deadly force, Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph Coronato announced…
  • Jan 21

    Moody’s Comments on Various NJ Pension Issue

    Moody’s Comments on Various NJ Pension Issue
    As reported by NJ.com, Moody’s Investors Service again sent up a warning flare that a possible New Jersey Supreme Court ruling striking down cuts to public retirees’ pension benefits would soak the struggling retirement system…
  • Jan 11

    NJ Public Unions Defend Mandatory Dues Challenged in U.S. Supreme Court

    NJ Public Unions Defend Mandatory Dues Challenged in U.S. Supreme Court
    As reported by NJ.com, New Jersey’s public labor unions leaders say they are intently watching a case before the U.S. Supreme Court that could strike down compulsory membership dues and threaten how they are funded.  The outcome is…
Rank this Week: 4272

Colorado Common Law

Colorado Common Law

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

http://cocommonlaw.com
  • Jan 23

    Moving to a New Website

    Moving to a New Website
    Dear Readers, I am moving to a new website: Intermediate Scrutiny.  The change is necessary because I am longer located in Arizona.  Because of life circumstances, I recently moved to Washington State and became a licensed attorney…
  • Apr 11

    Vaughn Index in Colorado Public Record

    Vaughn Index in Colorado Public Record
    A Vaughn index is a tool used in public records disputes where the person requesting documents, will ask the court to compel the records custodian to list all responsive documents and explain why or why not the documents should be released.…
  • Apr 8

    Banning Homelessness in Colorado

    Banning Homelessness in Colorado
    It appears a sad new trend in Colorado is to create policies or laws, treating homelessness as a criminal condition. A new report, “No Right to Rest: Criminalizing Homelessness in Colorado” which details the efforts cities and…
Rank this Week: 2264

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

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

http://dissentingjustice.blogspot.com/
  • 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…
  • Aug 23

    Cop Swindles Elderly Dementia Victim of $2 Million; Department Does Nothing to Stop It

    Cop Swindles Elderly Dementia Victim of $2 Million; Department Does Nothing to Stop It
    In a rather disturbing case of police misconduct, Aaron Goodwin, a Portsmouth, New Hampshire police officer, took advantage of a 91-year-old woman with dementia. She had called 911 for some reason,... To view the rest of this article, please…
Rank this Week: 481

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/
  • Jan 21

    No Evidence of Legal Nonconforming Use

    No Evidence of Legal Nonconforming Use
    The Appellate Division upheld a Zoning Board of Appeals determination that the owner of property, containing several retail stores, had failed to demonstrate the location at issue was used for retail purposes prior to a zoning amendment.
  • Nov 19

    Standing To Challenge SEQRA Determination Is Not Defeated Because Others Are Also Impacted

    Standing To Challenge SEQRA Determination Is Not Defeated Because Others Are Also Impacted
    The New York Court of Appeals reversed a lower court determination that a petitioner did not have standing to challenge an action because others were also impacted by train noises that formed a basis for his objections. In Matter of Sierra…
  • Oct 1

    Court Vacates SEQRA Findings Statement For Lack Of Support In The Record

    Court Vacates SEQRA Findings Statement For Lack Of Support In The Record
    The Appellate Division upheld a lower court decision vacating findings issued pursuant to the State Environmental Quality Review Act ( SEQRA). In Matter of Falcon Group LTD. Liab. Co. v. Town/Village of Harrison Planning Board, the Court…
Rank this Week: 2339

Infra Insight Blog

Infra Insight Blog

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

http://www.infrainsightblog.com
  • Jan 20

    Recent Buy America Development

    Recent Buy America Development
    At the end of 2015, two modal administrations of the United States Department of Transportation (US DOT) have encountered changes to their Buy America programs.  Both the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and the Federal Highway…
  • Jan 15

    Design Liability and Right of Way Risk Allocation for Design-Build Project

    Design Liability and Right of Way Risk Allocation for Design-Build Project
    Design liability and right-of-way risk allocation are topics addressed in a legal research digest recently published by the Transportation Research Board’s National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP).  The report, which…
  • Dec 14

    Top Public Finance Attorneys Urge Regulatory Changes to Foster More P3’

    Top Public Finance Attorneys Urge Regulatory Changes to Foster More P3’
    We all know how hard it is to change federal statutes these days—you need an Act of Congress and the President to sign the bill.  Last week, a group of the top public finance lawyers in the US offered an approach relating to the…
Rank this Week: 612

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Covers governance in higher education and in law firms, bankruptcy ethics, popular culture and the law, Enron and other corporate fiascos, and professional responsibility generally. By Nancy Rapoport, a law professor at UNLV's Boyd School of Law.

http://nancyrapoport.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1802

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/
  • Jan 4

    FINRA Submits Final Pay-to-Play Provision for SEC Approval

    FINRA Submits Final Pay-to-Play Provision for SEC Approval
    When the average American looks back on the close of another holiday season, they think about all the longstanding traditions that were renewed yet again – the family gatherings, the holiday parties, the celebrations of faith, and the…
  • Dec 18

    MSRB Formally Proposes Rule Extending Pay-to-Play to Municipal Advisor

    MSRB Formally Proposes Rule Extending Pay-to-Play to Municipal Advisor
    After much deliberation, the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) has filed proposed pay-to-play rules revising Rule G-37 so as to extend its reach to all municipal advisors, including those acting as third-party solicitors. The…
  • Oct 22

    In the Wake of Maryland’s Recent Pay-to-Play Changes … A Chance to Weigh In on Pending State Regulation

    In the Wake of Maryland’s Recent Pay-to-Play Changes … A Chance to Weigh In on Pending State Regulation
      As the reader’s of this blog know well, the State of Maryland has been hard at work over the past few years refining and retooling its pay-to-play framework for those contracting with or otherwise doing business with Annapolis or…
Rank this Week: 3887

Nexus

Nexus

Chapman's Journal of Law and Public Policy

http://www.lawschoolblog.org/
  • Dec 28

    Suppressing Patent Suppression

    Suppressing Patent Suppression
    In the 1960s there was a story of a carburetor that allowed full-sized trucks to get 50 to 100 miles per gallon but was quickly and unscrupulously suppressed by oil companies in fear of lost profits.1 Although it is doubtful...
  • Dec 28

    Is Tesla All It Is Made Out to Be?

    Is Tesla All It Is Made Out to Be?
    Tesla is a manufacturer of only electric vehicles. It currently has only one new model available for sale, the Model S. Tesla is different from almost all other electric and hybrid vehicles that can be seen on the road today...
  • Dec 28

    Obama’s Clean Power Plan

    Obama’s Clean Power Plan
    On August 3, 2015, President Obama and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) took a step to cut carbon pollution and combat climate change when they announced the Clean Power Plan. In the United States, the largest single source of…
Rank this Week: 4667

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/
  • Dec 21

    New records retention schedule for Washington State law enforcement agencie

    New records retention schedule for Washington State law enforcement agencie
    The Local Records Committee was created by Chapter 41.14 RCW and its 3 members are the State Archivist and representatives of the State Auditor and Attorney General offices. The Committee approved on December 3, 2015 a new records retention…
  • Nov 4

    Administrative Agency "Within the Judicial Realm" Not Subject to PRA, According to New Court Decision

    Administrative Agency "Within the Judicial Realm" Not Subject to PRA, According to New Court Decision
    In West v. Washington State Association of District and Municipal Court Judges, a state agency, 2015 WL 6680205 (Div. I, November 2, 2015), Division I held that the Washington State Association of District and Municipal Court Judges (the…
  • Oct 16

    Updated Edition of the Washington Open Government Resource Manual

    Updated Edition of the Washington Open Government Resource Manual
    The Washington State Office of the Attorney General has issued a new addition of its Open Government Resource Manual. The 2015 manual provides information on the Open Public Meetings Act (OPMA), Chapter 42.30 RCW, and the Public Records Act…
Rank this Week: 4137

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/
  • Nov 25

    Going to AALS? Check out the AALS Legislation Section Programs!

    Going to AALS? Check out the AALS Legislation Section Programs!
    If you are attending the AALS meeting in NYC this January, please consider the following announcement about the AALS Legislation Section programs that will occur at AALS! -- Colleagues- Just a quick note on behalf of the Legislation section…
  • Nov 18

    The Governors' Anti-Refugee Gambit

    The Governors' Anti-Refugee Gambit
    This post was written by Nate Ela, of COWS. Last Sunday, I got into a taxi at Logan airport in Boston. The driver was Somali, a refugee to the United States, and on my way home we got to talking...
  • Nov 5

    Health Justice: A Framework (and Call to Action) for the Elimination of Health Inequity and Social Injustice

    Health Justice: A Framework (and Call to Action) for the Elimination of Health Inequity and Social Injustice
    The Health Justice Project's founder and director Professor Benfer, will have her latest article published in the American University Law Review. The article is an in-depth discussion entitled Health Justice: A Framework (and Call to Action)…
Rank this Week: 2786

Fracking Insider

Fracking Insider

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

http://www.frackinginsider.com
Rank this Week: 3914

Freeth Cartwright LLP Local…

Freeth Cartwright LLP Local Government

Covers local government issues in the U.K.

http://freethslocalgovernmentblog.com/
  • Nov 7

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  • Nov 6

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