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False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 163

Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • Aug 31

    Making Hazardous Waste Regulations Work for Today’s Marketplace

    Making Hazardous Waste Regulations Work for Today’s Marketplace
    The pace of technology and change in the modern world can be dizzying. As new medicines and treatments are developed, new types of waste emerge. However, our hazardous waste generator regulations were written in the 1980s and haven’t…
  • Aug 31

    A Plug for Trash Free Water

    A Plug for Trash Free Water
    By Annette Poliwka My love of recycling, or better said, my hatred of trash led me to a research expedition through the North Atlantic Subtropical Gyre, a portion of the Atlantic Ocean that traps man-made debris. My interest in recycling…
  • Aug 28

    This Week in EPA Science

    This Week in EPA Science
    By Kacey Fitzpatrick Happy birthday Research Recap! This weekly blog series turned 1 today—celebrate by reading below for the latest in EPA science. Air Sensor Toolbox for Citizen Scientists Small, hand-held air quality sensors are…
Rank this Week: 31

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: 707

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/
  • Aug 31

    International Visitors Learn Importance of Protecting Whistleblower

    International Visitors Learn Importance of Protecting Whistleblower
    On July 16, 2015, the National Whistleblower Center’s Executive Director Stephen Kohn was a presenter at a round table discussion on the important role whistleblowers play in good governance, as well as whistleblower protections.…
  • Aug 28

    NWC weighs in on protecting the rights of attorney-whistleblower

    NWC weighs in on protecting the rights of attorney-whistleblower
    Today, corporations are on the move to conceal waste, fraud, bribery and corruption simply by having managers wear a lawyer hat on top of their management cap.  The battle to protect in-house lawyers from retaliation for blowing the…
  • Aug 27

    Whistleblower reinstated after two-year suspension credits assistance from National Whistleblower Center

    Whistleblower reinstated after two-year suspension credits assistance from National Whistleblower Center
    On June 4, 2015, Danko Bogdanović was reinstated as of Chief of Customs office of Brcko, BiH, after a two-year suspension for reporting corruption in the Indirect Taxation Authority. Bogdanović, reported corruption to the Agency for…
Rank this Week: 276

Lobby Comply Blog

Lobby Comply Blog

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

http://stateandfed.com/lobbycomply/
  • Aug 31

    Monday News Roundup

    Monday News Roundup
    Campaign Finance “Hillary Clinton Reaches Deal with Democratic Party on Fundraising” by Nicholas Confessore for New York Times California: “L.A. Continued on Next Page
  • Aug 28

    San Francisco Ethics Commission Releases New Tracking Tool for November Election

    San Francisco Ethics Commission Releases New Tracking Tool for November Election
    The Ethics Commission has launched a new online tool to track financial activity for the November 3, 2015, election. These Continued on Next Page
  • Aug 28

    Elizabeth Bartz Featured in Crain’

    Elizabeth Bartz Featured in Crain’
    President and CEO Elizabeth Bartz has been featured in the milestone section of Crain’s Cleveland Business – Akron News. Her Continued on Next Page
Rank this Week: 1544

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • Aug 31

    84 House members urge expedited CFPB action on small business lending data collection rule

    84 House members urge expedited CFPB action on small business lending data collection rule
    Barbara S. Mishkin 84 House members recently wrote to the CFPB to urge it to expedite rulemaking to implement the small business lending data requirements of Dodd-Frank Section 1071.  Section 1071 amended the ECOA to require financial…
  • Aug 27

    No deference for CFPB amicus brief from Ninth Circuit

    No deference for CFPB amicus brief from Ninth Circuit
    Barbara S. Mishkin Many readers probably remember Edwards v. First American Financial Corp. for its ill-fated journey to the U.S. Supreme Court.  The Supreme Court had granted certiorari to decide the issue of whether a plaintiff…
  • Aug 27

    CFPB issues second monthly complaint report

    CFPB issues second monthly complaint report
    Barbara S. Mishkin The CFPB has issued its August 2015 complaint report, the second in its new series of monthly complaint reports.  When it announced the launch of the new reports last month, the CFPB stated that each report would…
Rank this Week: 3808

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/
Rank this Week: 81

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: 34

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/
  • Aug 31

    Iuris Lag: la desorientación del jurista tras las vacacione

    Iuris Lag: la desorientación del jurista tras las vacacione
    Al finalizar las vacaciones, ya sea por el ocio activo o ya sea por el obligado parón del mes inhábil de Agosto, los sinsabores aguardan al retornar al despacho.   Al profesional del derecho (abogado, funcionario o…
  • Aug 28

    El Abogado 3.0: la senda del marketing digital

    El Abogado 3.0: la senda del marketing digital
    Al finalizar las vacaciones, y deseando que los lectores del blog las hayan disfrutado, me he zambullido en la lectura del estupendo libro de la infatigable y joven abogada Sara Molina Pérez-Tomé, prologado por Laura…
  • Jul 29

    Vacaciones con humor jurídico

    Vacaciones con humor jurídico
    Merecidas o no, las vacaciones están ahí. Así que me complace comunicar a los seguidores del blog que, aunque puede visitarse respecto de los post de los últimos ocho años, en el mes de Agosto quedará…
Rank this Week: 2004

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: 482

Oregon Legal Research

Oregon Legal Research

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

http://blog.oregonlegalresearch.com/
Rank this Week: 2983

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/
  • Aug 30

    Something-ization of Society Continues (Luxe)

    Something-ization of Society Continues (Luxe)
    Luxe. Should I call this phenomenon “Uberization” or “TaskRabbitization”? The first is catchier, the second maybe more accurate. Whatever it is, it’s deeply classist and to some apparently devilishly useful.…
  • Aug 22

    Bingo

    Bingo
    “If you think privacy is unimportant for you because you have nothing to hide, you might as well say free speech is unimportant for you because you have nothing useful to say.” (source) I have seen this attributed to Edward…
  • Aug 21

    Beyond Trumperdome

    Beyond Trumperdome
    This kind of talk, from a WashPo piece quoting supporters at yesterday’s rally, is what powers the Trump machine: Cheryl Burns, 60, was on a road trip from California when she heard that Trump would be in Alabama. She turned ……
Rank this Week: 12

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: 3817

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/
  • Aug 30

    Hooray for Judge Phyllis Frye!

    Hooray for Judge Phyllis Frye!
    Front page of the New York Times (here)!  I've known Judge Frye for around 15 years, and she and her wife Trish are lovely, warm, wicked-smart people.  I wish that her time at the University of Houston Law Center had been more…
  • Aug 30

    Tale of a customer service fail (GrubHub)

    Tale of a customer service fail (GrubHub)
    Last night, we decided to order in and catch up on some shows, so I did what I often do when I'm out of town--order from GrubHub.  I ordered nice and early (yes, we're early risers, so we're early diners, too), on the theory that the…
  • Aug 20

    Banality of hate (repost, with a comment).

    Banality of hate (repost, with a comment).
    Professor LeRoy makes an important point about failing to realize the precursors to evil (here).  By staying silent when evil occurs, we are making our world less safe and diminishing our civilization.
Rank this Week: 775

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Whistleblower Lawyer News

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

http://www.whistleblowerlawyernews.com/
  • Aug 30

    And it’s legal! hedge fund gains $1 billion in a week on “black swan” market fluxuation

    And it’s legal! hedge fund gains $1 billion in a week on “black swan” market fluxuation
    Here is one you should know. According to the Wall Street Journal, a hedge-fund firm affiliated with “The Black Swan” author Nassim Nicholas Taleb,  gained more than $1 billion in a week based on investments on  extreme…
  • Aug 28

    Radar detection of missing Nazi gold train–whose gold is it?

    Radar detection of missing Nazi gold train–whose gold is it?
    According to a Polish official said Friday he has seen an image made by ground-penetrating radar that seemed to prove the discovery of an armored Nazi train missing in southwestern Poland since World War II. The German train filled with gold,…
  • Aug 27

    Furniture maker for Uncle Sam sued for asserting “made in America”

    Furniture maker for Uncle Sam sued for asserting “made in America”
    KLN Steel Products LLC, a furniture maker that sells to the United States Government has been hit with a whistleblower suit for defrauding Uncle Sam out of millions including producing furniture in Columbia and stating it was made in the U.S.…
Rank this Week: 2163

Whistleblower Attorneys Blog

Whistleblower Attorneys Blog

Covers qui tam and government law. By Greene LLP.

http://www.whistleblowerattorneys-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 1491

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: 4831

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/
  • Aug 28

    Kingdomware SDVOSB Supreme Court Case: Read Our Amicus Brief

    Kingdomware SDVOSB Supreme Court Case: Read Our Amicus Brief
    In Kingdomware Technologies, Inc. v. United States, the U.S. Supreme Court will answer a critical question: does the VA have to prioritize SDVOSBs and VOSBs in federal contracting? As SmallGovCon readers know, I have been critical of the…
  • Aug 28

    SmallGovCon Week In Review: August 24-28, 2015

    SmallGovCon Week In Review: August 24-28, 2015
    After spending the majority of the week in Norman, Oklahoma for the ICBS Show, I am back in the office, and ready for our weekly dose of government contracts news and commentary. This week, a large corporation gets busted for misusing…
  • Aug 27

    Thank You, Indian Country!

    Thank You, Indian Country!
    I am back in Kansas after spending two days at the Indian Country Business Summit in Norman, Oklahoma.  My presentation at the conference addressed recent legal developments in government contracting–and if you have been following…
Rank this Week: 3642

Subject to Inquiry

Subject to Inquiry

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

http://www.subjecttoinquiry.com/
  • Aug 28

    SEC Issues Wells Notice to Pimco Over Fund Valuation

    SEC Issues Wells Notice to Pimco Over Fund Valuation
    On Monday, August 3, 2015, Pacific Investment Management Co. LLC (Pimco) announced that it had received a Wells notice from the Securities and Exchange Commission concerning the valuation of certain nonagency mortgage-backed securities in its…
  • Aug 25

    FinCEN Proposes Rule Requiring Investment Advisor AML Compliance

    FinCEN Proposes Rule Requiring Investment Advisor AML Compliance
    Investment advisors may soon face increased costs and scrutiny thanks to a proposed rule issued by the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN).  On Tuesday, August 25, FinCEN proposed a rule that would require many…
  • Aug 24

    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Takes Action Against Payment Processing Company and Mortgage Servicer

    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Takes Action Against Payment Processing Company and Mortgage Servicer
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFBP) recently took action against a payment processing company, Paymap Inc. (Paymap), and mortgage servicing company, LoanCare, LLC (LoanCare), for deceptive conduct in connection with a mortgage…
Rank this Week: 2103

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: 189

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

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

http://legalnewsyoucanuse.com/
  • Aug 28

    Ideas for transition plan for orphaned adult children with intellectual disabilitie

    Ideas for transition plan for orphaned adult children with intellectual disabilitie
    There was a time when people who had developmental intellectual disabilities such as Down Syndrome rarely lived past their 20’s. With medical progress, many of these individuals will be blessed with a reasonably normal full life span.…
  • Aug 26

    Learn about dementia: seek the diagnosis, then develop a care plan

    Learn about dementia: seek the diagnosis, then develop a care plan
    “Dementia” is a descriptive diagnosis, but by itself is not a specific diagnosis of the cause of the condition. There is some underlying disease process that is causing death of brain cells, and the type of process explains just…
  • Aug 26

    There are some limits on what Guardians in NJ can do without court approval

    There are some limits on what Guardians in NJ can do without court approval
    A Legal Guardian is a person appointed by a court to be the decision-maker for a person who is incapacitated as defined by law, and unable to manage all or some of his/her affairs. The court rules provide the complex … Continue reading…
Rank this Week: 2951

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/
  • Aug 28

    Obama Administration Not Done With Executive Orders Aimed at Federal Contractor

    Obama Administration Not Done With Executive Orders Aimed at Federal Contractor
    In a recent interview with Bloomberg BNA’s Daily Labor Report, I discussed the recent deluge of Executive Orders targeting federal contractors, and the new regulations arising from those EOs (link to the article here).  ……
  • Aug 27

    DoD White Paper Takes Aim at IR&D Cost

    DoD White Paper Takes Aim at IR&D Cost
    While DOD’s August 26 white paper “Enhancing the Effectiveness of Independent Research and Development” explains that the intent of new requirements announced in the white paper is “not to reduce the…
  • Aug 27

    DoD Releases Interim Rule on Cloud Service Acquisition

    DoD Releases Interim Rule on Cloud Service Acquisition
    On August 26, 2015, the DoD published an Interim Rule to implement DoD policy on the acquisition of cloud services.  This Interim Rule provides a list of terms and conditions regarding cloud computing services to be used in DoD contracts…
Rank this Week: 5005

Infra Insight Blog

Infra Insight Blog

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

http://www.infrainsightblog.com
  • Aug 27

    P3 Turns the Lights On in Detroit, Michigan

    P3 Turns the Lights On in Detroit, Michigan
    The first freeway lighting system public-private-partnership (P3) in the U.S. closed on August 24, 2015, with the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) and Freeway Lighting Partners, LLC, (FLP) reaching simultaneous commercial and…
  • Aug 27

    TxDOT Shortlists Five Proposer Teams for the SH 249 Extension Project

    TxDOT Shortlists Five Proposer Teams for the SH 249 Extension Project
    Three months after the May 15, 2015 issuance of a Request for Qualifications (RFQ), the SH 249 Extension Project is another step closer to development.  The RFQ solicited qualifications from teams interested in entering into a…
  • Aug 25

    Gold Line Foothill Extension to Open in Spring 2016

    Gold Line Foothill Extension to Open in Spring 2016
    At the dedication celebration for the Gold Line’s Arcadia Station last weekend, Phil Washington, the CEO of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, said he expects passenger service on the Gold Line to begin next…
Rank this Week: 3986

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/
  • Aug 27

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 8/27

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 8/27
    U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2014-2015update.htmlThe Supreme Court Bulletin was updated to include the Tribal Supreme Court Project's August 27, 2015 Update Memorandum.  U.S. Courts of Appeals…
  • Aug 21

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 8/21

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 8/21
    U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/2015cta.htmlUnited States v. Escalanti (Proof of Tribal Enrollment, Major Crimes Act)Harvey v. Ute Indian tribe of the Uintah and Ouray reservation (Civil…
  • Aug 13

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 8/13

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 8/13
    U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/2015cta.htmlKnight v. Thompson (Prison Hair Length Policies, Native American Religious Freedom)United States Federal Trial Courts Bulletin…
Rank this Week: 1769

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: 1483

Corruption Chronicles

Corruption Chronicles

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

http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/
  • Aug 27

    5 Yrs. after Earthquake U.S. Extends “Temporary” Amnesty for Haitian Illegal Alien

    5 Yrs. after Earthquake U.S. Extends “Temporary” Amnesty for Haitian Illegal Alien
    In yet another depiction of the nation’s flawed immigration policies, the Obama administration is extending a humanitarian measure designed to temporarily shield illegal immigrants from deportation during emergencies for the fifth time…
  • Aug 26

    $335 Mil Afghan Power Plant Funded by U.S. Ruined Due to Lack of Use

    $335 Mil Afghan Power Plant Funded by U.S. Ruined Due to Lack of Use
    A $335 million Afghan power plant funded by American taxpayers is “severely underutilized” and the intermittent use of the costly facility has resulted in damage and premature failure, according to a federal audit. It marks the…
  • Aug 25

    Amid Security Failures DHS Spends $20.3 Mil on Conference

    Amid Security Failures DHS Spends $20.3 Mil on Conference
    While it let Islamic terrorists enter the country, wasted huge sums on faulty equipment and failed miserably to remove criminal illegal aliens, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was busy blowing $20.3 million to host 1,883 conferences…
Rank this Week: 2254

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/
  • Aug 27

    More Employee Misconduct at Bo Robinson Private Halfway House

    More Employee Misconduct at Bo Robinson Private Halfway House
    As reported by The Trentonian.com, an employee at private halfway house Albert “Bo” Robinson Assessment and Treatment Center, better known simply as Bo Robinson, is again being accused of having inappropriate sexual relations…
  • Aug 21

    New Jersey’s Credit Rating May Fall Yet Again Based on the Outcome of The COLA Pension Suit

    New Jersey’s Credit Rating May Fall Yet Again Based on the Outcome of The COLA Pension Suit
    In accordance with an article published on NJ.Com this past week, New Jersey’s low-end credit rating could fall again if the state Supreme Court rules that retired public workers are entitled to yearly increases (COLA) in their…
  • Aug 12

    More NJ Public Employee Unions Join Lawsuit Against Christie Over Pay Freeze

    More NJ Public Employee Unions Join Lawsuit Against Christie Over Pay Freeze
    As reported by NJ.com, the State’s largest state workers union and three others have joined the lawsuit filed by our office against the Christie administration over its decision to freeze wages for state employees.   …
Rank this Week: 4380

PA Public Contracts

PA Public Contracts

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

http://www.papubliccontracts.com/
Rank this Week: 3615

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: 4023

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: 1800

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/
  • Aug 26

    A not uncommon question

    A not uncommon question
    Military and civilian counsel military cases is bound by Service rules of professional responsibility as well as their bar.  The military RPC are based on the ABA Model Rules.  Thus, ABA interpretations can be meaningful and…
  • Aug 22

    Worth-the-read

    Worth-the-read
    Several relevant items for you this weekend. Orin Kerr has this post at The Volokh Conspiracy. In part: Computer searches usually happen in two stages. Agents take the computer, make a mirror image copy of its hard drive on a government…
  • Aug 21

    Spousal privilege

    Spousal privilege
    The NMCCA has issued an interesting published opinion on a government appeal. United States v. Rios.  From the opinion. The appellee is currently facing trial by special court-martial on numerous charges regarding larceny from the Marine…
Rank this Week: 120

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/
  • Aug 26

    Trump vs. Univision (Trump Will Win)

    Trump vs. Univision (Trump Will Win)
    Whether you like Donald Trump or not, I’ve never seen a political or business figure in recent times that take command of press events like only Trump can’t do. We’re not used to seeing this because our political elite, over…
  • Aug 23

    Has Liberalism Won?

    Has Liberalism Won?
      “Force the other team to play to our style. Do not play to their style.” That is the advice our football coaches gave us when I was playing high school football many years ago. The gist of that point was that if we played…
  • Aug 18

    Obama Plays the Clinton Vietnam Card to Normalize Relations With Cuba, but Turns it On Its Head 

    Obama Plays the Clinton Vietnam Card to Normalize Relations With Cuba, but Turns it On Its Head 
    The President and his national security team appear to be borrowing elements from President Bill Clinton’s playbook that led to normal relations between the United States and Vietnam. I never thought I’d say this but, Clinton…
Rank this Week: 1219

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/
  • Aug 25

    Amtrak Subsidy

    Amtrak Subsidy
    I’d like to talk about an issue that has been below the surface of the news but reflects a constant disagreement in our politics. Economic conservatives would displace almost everything in favor of the marketplace. But when you decide…
  • Aug 18

    Regression to the Mean

    Regression to the Mean
    Social scientists have a phrase, “regression to the mean.” What they mean is that the law of averages eventually fells families, companies or countries that are doing better than average, and eventually lift those doing much worse…
  • Aug 4

    Do the police really have no time to do anything but shoot?

    Do the police really have no time to do anything but shoot?
    Perhaps you read the NY Times story over the weekend about the self-described expert in police killings, William Lewinski, who justifies every police killing on the ground that the policeman had no time to protect himself, no time to do…
Rank this Week: 4796

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/
  • Aug 24

    Supreme Court Sign Decision Widens the Limitations on Government Regulation

    Supreme Court Sign Decision Widens the Limitations on Government Regulation
    The decision in Reed v. Town of Gilbert, in which the Supreme Court applied a strict scrutiny test to local sign laws, initially drew little notice but it is already having far reaching implications. Sandwiched between high profile decisions…
  • Jul 31

    U.S. Supreme Court Ruling on Local Sign Law

    U.S. Supreme Court Ruling on Local Sign Law
    At the end of June, lost among the headlines about other rulings, the U.S. Supreme Court held that a local sign law was unconstitutional. In Reed v. Town of Gilbert, 135 S.Ct. 2218 (2015) the Court broke new ground in interpreting permissible…
  • Jun 30

    City Did Not Impliedly Dedicate Land as Parkland

    City Did Not Impliedly Dedicate Land as Parkland
    The New York Court of Appeals held that the use of certain lands for park purposes under a memorandum of agreement or license/lease was not an implied permanent dedication for park purposes. In Matter of Glick v. Harvey the Court rejected the…
Rank this Week: 2770

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: 3988

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

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

http://dissentingjustice.blogspot.com/
  • 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…
  • Jul 9

    What the Reaction to Bill Cosby Reveals About Society's Construction of Men Who Rape

    What the Reaction to Bill Cosby Reveals About Society's Construction of Men Who Rape
    I have not said much on Cosby and the numerous rape allegations against him. I think the last time I mentioned him was after Beverly Johnson came made her accusation. I found it powerful and, given... To view the rest of this article, please…
  • Nov 21

    FACTS: President Obama's Immigration Policies Are Absolutely LEGAL.

    FACTS: President Obama's Immigration Policies Are Absolutely LEGAL.
    Mainstream and rightwing media have done an atrocious job discussing the legal issues implicated by President Obama's immigration policy. While rightwingers clearly believe the president's policies... To view the rest of this article, please…
Rank this Week: 644

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/
  • Aug 19

    Using Company Documents to Prove the Fraud

    Using Company Documents to Prove the Fraud
    A recent case in Illinois highlights a common battleground in qui tam whistleblower cases namely, the whistleblower who keeps and relies upon company documents to prove the fraud allegations of his or her complaint. In Shmushkovich v. Home…
  • Aug 6

    Compounded Pain Creams and Gel

    Compounded Pain Creams and Gel
    As recently reported by CBS News, federal authorities are currently investigating widespread fraud occurring in the area of compounded pharmaceuticals and compounding pharmacies. Compounding refers to the process by which medications can…
  • Jul 23

    Whistleblowers and HIPAA

    Whistleblowers and HIPAA
    Whistleblowers often face a difficult decision when they suspect fraud at their place of employment.   The whistleblower knows that fraud is being committed, but he or she will never be able to prove it without keeping or retaining…
Rank this Week: 2229

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/
  • Aug 18

    Introducing SNAC

    Introducing SNAC
    When I first learned of the Social Networks and Archival Context (SNAC) Project, I knew that we had to be involved and assume some leadership. Why? Because the driving force of SNAC is collaboration within the archival and library communities…
  • Aug 14

    Historical Cat

    Historical Cat
    We may have just missed #MuseumCats day, but you might still enjoy some stories of historic felines in our holdings. We recently received feedback on our archives.gov website survey asking for historical photos of cats in the…
  • Jul 20

    If You Build It, They Will Come

    If You Build It, They Will Come
    “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did.  So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails.  Explore. …
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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/
  • Aug 17

    The Energy Efficiency Divide: Hidden Costs of Poverty

    The Energy Efficiency Divide: Hidden Costs of Poverty
    In public housing, energy costs amount to about 40% more per square foot than in private or market rate housing. While differences in occupant behavior may account for some of this disparity, a large portion has been attributed to…
  • Aug 13

    New Legislation Increases Access to Healthy Foods for Families in Illinoi

    New Legislation Increases Access to Healthy Foods for Families in Illinoi
    On Tuesday, July 28, 2015 Governor Rauner signed a bill that will award an additional 40,000 working households, about 100,000 individuals, access to the nutritious foods through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Senate…
  • Aug 7

    The Voting Rights Act, in cases and in comic

    The Voting Rights Act, in cases and in comic
    From the New York Times, an interesting Voting Rights Act decision out of the Fifth Circuit: “A federal appeals panel ruled Wednesday that a strict voter identification law in Texas discriminated against blacks and Hispanics and…
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The Data Driven City

The Data Driven City

Explores technology, data, and laws related to city planning, urban renewal, and government in general.

http://datadrivencity.com/
  • Aug 11

    Interactive Tool for Criminal Justice Reform: The Prison Population Forecaster

    Interactive Tool for Criminal Justice Reform: The Prison Population Forecaster
    Check out this interesting new feature produced by the Urban Institute to showcase the potential effect of different types of reforms for decreasing mass incarceration. The Urban Institute explains: The tool currently uses data from 15…
  • Jun 25

    Land Banks and Land Banking

    Land Banks and Land Banking
    My former professor, Frank Alexander, has published the second edition of his excellent guidebook on land banking. According to the Center for Community Progress, the publication “combines research on land banks with practical…
  • Jun 9

    Excellent Profile of Cook County Jail as Mental Health Facility

    Excellent Profile of Cook County Jail as Mental Health Facility
    There is an excellent article about Cook County Jail in the Atlantic this week entitled “America’s Largest Mental Hospital Is a Jail.” The article hits on some of the same points I made in this post from 2012 on the…
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Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Covers government law. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.uaslawblog.com/
  • Aug 7

    FAA Announces 1,000 Section 333 Exemptions Granted

    FAA Announces 1,000 Section 333 Exemptions Granted
    This week, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (“FAA”) announced that it has granted over 1,000 Section 333 exemptions to allow commercial operations of small unmanned aircraft systems (“sUAS”).  The press…
  • Jul 28

    The International sUAS Regulatory Landscape is Rapidly Changing

    The International sUAS Regulatory Landscape is Rapidly Changing
    International laws and regulations regarding small unmanned aircraft systems (“sUAS”) are rapidly changing. Singapore’s new sUAS laws became effective on June 1, 2015, New Zealand’s new regulations come into effect…
  • Jul 22

    NTSB Issues “See and Be Seen” Safety Alert and FAA Addresses UAS “See-and-Avoid” Concern

    NTSB Issues “See and Be Seen” Safety Alert and FAA Addresses UAS “See-and-Avoid” Concern
    In May, the National Transportation Safety Board (“NTSB”) issued a Safety Alert, “See and Be Seen: Your Life Depends on It; Maintaining Separation from Other Aircraft,” urging pilots to constantly and vigilantly scan…
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White Collar Alert

White Collar Alert

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

http://whitecollarblog.mmwr.com
  • Aug 4

    Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton Indicted

    Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton Indicted
    Last Tuesday, a Texas grand jury indicted 52-year-old Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on three counts of securities fraud. Paxton, sworn in on January 1, 2015, was previously a member of the Texas House of Representatives. The alleged…
  • Jul 31

    U.S. Government Appeals Landmark Insider Trading Decision to the Supreme Court

    U.S. Government Appeals Landmark Insider Trading Decision to the Supreme Court
    This guest post was authored by our colleague Rimma Tsvasman, an associate in the firm’s Litigation Department in New York. Rimma concentrates her practice on corporate and securities transactions, investment management…
  • Jul 30

    Attorney General Kane Files Wiretap Charges Against Two Lawyer

    Attorney General Kane Files Wiretap Charges Against Two Lawyer
    This post was co-authored by David F. Herman, an associate in Montgomery McCracken’s Litigation Department. He serves an editor of the firm’s Data Privacy Alert blog, which focuses on data privacy and cybersecurity issues. David…
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Government Contracts Blog

Government Contracts Blog

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

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

    Investigators Zero In On Allegations Of Widespread Corruption In Federal Disability Employment Program

    Investigators Zero In On Allegations Of Widespread Corruption In Federal Disability Employment Program
    Over the last week, allegations of corruption have rocked the federal disability employment agency, AbilityOne, and the SourceAmerica program it administers.  As a sign of how serious the allegations are, no less than four federal agency…
  • Jul 8

    Failure to exhaust administrative remedies may doom claim

    Failure to exhaust administrative remedies may doom claim
    Americans like to sue. But, there are many laws that require the aggrieved party to follow certain procedures before heading to court against a government agency. This process of jumping through agency hoops is known called “exhausting…
  • Jul 7

    A “No” By Any Other Name

    A “No” By Any Other Name
    A recent decision by the Court of Federal Claims (“COFC”) has held that, where the Government asks offerors to extend the acceptance period for their offers, a softly whispered “no” is still a “no”. In WIT…
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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/
  • 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):…
  • Apr 6

    Code Enforcement Gone Wild

    Code Enforcement Gone Wild
    I was a Deputy City Attorney for the City of San Bernardino and the Assistant City Attorney for the City of Redlands. Along with another Deputy, I advised what was then the Code Enforcement Department in San Bernardino.  The City of…
  • Feb 20

    Byron Waters, Pioneering San Bernardino County Attorney and the First President of the San Bernardino County Bar Association

    Byron Waters, Pioneering San Bernardino County Attorney and the First President of the San Bernardino County Bar Association
    By Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law As a Director-At-Large of the San Bernardino County Bar Association, President Jack Osborn asked me to serve on the San Bernardino County Bar Association Bulletin Committee.  As such, I will be writing…
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Public Blawg

Public Blawg

Cover eminent domain, labor and employment, land use, public power, redevelopment and taxation. By Meyers Nave.

http://www.publiclawnews.com/blogs/public-blawg
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