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Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

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

http://legalnewsyoucanuse.com/
  • Jul 28

    Schedule a Family Meeting before Leaving Rehab

    Schedule a Family Meeting before Leaving Rehab
    If you have assisted a family member through a course of subacute rehabilitation (up to 100 days under Medicare Part A following a hospitalization), you are no doubt familiar with the process of the “family meeting.” This is…
  • Jul 28

    NJ proposes to eliminate its Medically Needy Medicaid Program

    NJ proposes to eliminate its Medically Needy Medicaid Program
    Friday’s post talked about the new state program being developed for delivery of home and community-based Medicaid services (MLTSS), which will require individuals whose income exceeds the income cap to set up a Miller Trust to receive…
  • Jul 25

    Miller Trusts May Soon be Needed for Certain Medicaid Recipient

    Miller Trusts May Soon be Needed for Certain Medicaid Recipient
    The State of New Jersey provides part time home health care services to eligible individuals through the Medicaid Managed Long-Term Services and Supports (MLTSS) home and community  program (formerly called Global Options). Applicants…
Rank this Week: 3782

Lobby Comply Blog

Lobby Comply Blog

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

http://stateandfed.com/lobbycomply/
  • Jul 28

    Monday News Roundup

    Monday News Roundup
    Lobbying “Bombshell: Ethics office alleges illegal lobbying” by Megan R. Wilson in The Hill. “Lobbying business in state of upheaval” Continued on Next Page
  • Jul 28

    Ontario Legislature Adjourns for Summer

    Ontario Legislature Adjourns for Summer
    On July 24, the Ontario, Canada, Legislature adjourned its session with unanimous consent until October 20, 2014. According to The Continued on Next Page
  • Jul 25

    Hawaii Ethics Commission Changes Interpretation of Financial Disclosure Law

    Hawaii Ethics Commission Changes Interpretation of Financial Disclosure Law
    The Hawaii State Ethics Commission voted Wednesday to withhold from the public all financial disclosure statements filed by public officials Continued on Next Page
Rank this Week: 606

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/
  • Jul 28

    New Rule Seeks to Limit Allowability of Whistleblower-related Cost

    New Rule Seeks to Limit Allowability of Whistleblower-related Cost
    On July 25, DoD, GSA and NASA issued a final rule implementing a section of the FY 2013 NDAA addressing the allowability of legal costs incurred by a contractor or subcontractor related to whistleblower proceedings. The new rule, which amends…
  • Jun 25

    Join Us for a Legal and Accounting Webinar

    Join Us for a Legal and Accounting Webinar
    On Wednesday, July 23rd from 11:30 am -1:30 pm, Cathy Kunz will join Rubino & Company to discuss critical issues in cost law. As contractors face more scrutiny and review of their cost and accounting practices, we will address recent…
  • Jun 20

    Join Us for a False Claims Act Webinar

    Join Us for a False Claims Act Webinar
    On Tuesday, July 1st from 1-2 pm, Bob Rhoad will join Bates White as moderator on a panel entitled “False Claims Act: Seeking Clarity on Damages and Penalties.” The discussion will center around the more prominent issues where the…
Rank this Week: 1281

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

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/
  • Jul 28

    The Administration Needs a Confirmed Legal Adviser

    The Administration Needs a Confirmed Legal Adviser
    Six months ago today, I wondered aloud on this blog when President Obama might nominate a new Legal Adviser.   At that point, the position had been vacant for over a year since Harold Koh stepped down in January 2013.  The…
  • Jul 27

    The Week that Will Be

    The Week that Will Be
    Event Announcements (More details on the Events Calendar) Monday, July 28 at 3 pm: The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and the Korean Economic Institute of America will co-host a conference at Carnegie…
  • Jul 27

    Two New ATS Decisions: Fourth and Eleventh Circuits Split on Whether Claims Against CACI and Chiquita “Touch and Concern” the Territory of the United State

    Two New ATS Decisions: Fourth and Eleventh Circuits Split on Whether Claims Against CACI and Chiquita “Touch and Concern” the Territory of the United State
    While Lawfare readers have been focused on other parts of the world, federal appellate courts have recently issued two significant, and potentially conflicting (in result, if not reasoning), decisions interpreting the extraterritorial reach…
Rank this Week: 73

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/
  • Jul 27

    New Postings on the Reed Smith Health Industry Washington Watch Blog

    New Postings on the Reed Smith Health Industry Washington Watch Blog
    The Reed Smith Health Industry Washington Watch blog has been updated to report on recent health policy developments, including the following: Circuit Split on Availability of ACA Tax Credits in Federal Exchanges. Two circuit court panels…
  • Jul 25

    CMS Issues Proposed CY 2015 Medicare OPPS/ASC Rule

    CMS Issues Proposed CY 2015 Medicare OPPS/ASC Rule
    On July 14, 2014, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published its proposed rule to update the Medicare Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) and the Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) Payment System rates…
  • Jul 25

    CMS Publishes Proposed MPFS Rule for 2015

    CMS Publishes Proposed MPFS Rule for 2015
    On July 11, 2014, CMS published its proposed rule to update the Medicare physician fee schedule for CY 2015. The proposed rule reflects enactment of the Protecting Access to Medicare Act (PAMA) of 2014, which provides for a 0% update to the…
Rank this Week: 383

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: 396

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: 324

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/
  • Jul 27

    Smarmy Duck and Weave Deposition by Rick Scott

    Smarmy Duck and Weave Deposition by Rick Scott
    Fl. Governor Rick Scott doges questions in a 1995 deposition. It sort of encapsulizes a good bit of what is so awful about the guy. And he hasn’t changed: Scott is still dodging basic questions in 2014. Throw in the … Continue…
  • Jul 25

    More than 1.3 Million Spam

    More than 1.3 Million Spam
    That’s what I got this past year. That’s more than triple the previous year, and more than ten times what I got four years ago. The level has gotten so great that the blog crashes about once a day; it’s … Continue…
  • Jul 24

    Strategic Planning Made Easy

    Strategic Planning Made Easy
    Weird Al to the rescue: Easy to adapt for any law school. Bonus points if you can identify the band whose music this plays off. Mega-bonus points for anyone spotting the first firm to use this at a meeting without … Continue reading…
Rank this Week: 20

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/
  • Jul 27

    The older the worse

    The older the worse
    The older the alleged other acts the worse the case for admission of MRE 404(b) matter in my view. Trial counsel will often seek to admit prior bad acts through MRE 404(b).  The UCMJ does not have rules of evidence in the statute, the…
  • Jul 21

    Benchbooks and Instruction

    Benchbooks and Instruction
    The Military Judge’s Benchbook (MJBB) is the bible for how a military judge will instruct the members of your court-martial under the UCMJ.  Your military defense lawyer should be well versed in this book and these…
  • Jul 20

    The Military Rules of Evidence

    The Military Rules of Evidence
    New Military Rules of Evidence publication  The Military Rules of Evidence (MRE) are published by the President in the Manual for Courts-Martial (MCM).  The Army has published a supplement to the current MCM which has all of the MRE…
Rank this Week: 173

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 558

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Whistleblower Lawyer News

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

http://www.whistleblowerlawyernews.com/
  • Jul 26

    Email alleges Glaxo bribed docs in Syria

    Email alleges Glaxo bribed docs in Syria
    According to the Wall Street Journal, GlaxoSmithKline PLC  received an anonymous email claiming that its employees in Syria bribed doctors and pharmacists over the past five years. The bribes may have been paid to promote products…
  • Jul 25

    BNP Paribas to pay $80 million for defrauding US Agriculture Dept

    BNP Paribas to pay $80 million for defrauding US Agriculture Dept
    A Federal court entered judgment against French bank BNP Paribas for $80 million for defrauding a program designed to encourage American exports.The program, run by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, covered losses for…
  • Jul 24

    Physician and repeat whistleblower wins over $38 million for reporting fraud

    Physician and repeat whistleblower wins over $38 million for reporting fraud
    William LeCorte M.D. of Metairie Louisiana is a 65 year old internist with an active medical practice. He is also a prolific whistleblower who has filed 12 lawsuits reporting healthcare companies that defraud taxpayer funded programs and he…
Rank this Week: 3615

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/
  • Jul 25

    NEWS: Another Botched Execution

    NEWS: Another Botched Execution
    On the heels of Judge Kozinski’s opinion less than two weeks ago declaring the death penalty unconstitutional, another botched execution—this time, in Arizona. “The execution of a convicted murderer in Arizona lasted for…
  • Jul 18

    Federal District Court Rules Death Penalty Unconstitutional

    Federal District Court Rules Death Penalty Unconstitutional
    This week, a Federal District Court Judge found California's death penalty unconstitutional. In the opinion, Judge Cormac Carney stated: "Inordinate and unpredictable delay has resulted in a death penalty system in which very few of the…
  • Jul 17

    ALICE and PSN are Merging

    ALICE and PSN are Merging
    Yesterday afternoon, the American Legislative Issue and Campaign Exchange (ALICE) and the Progressive States Network (PSN) announced that they are merging their organizations and efforts. ALICE Executive Director Nick Rathod and PSN Board…
Rank this Week: 2968

Politics, Law and Policy Blog

Politics, Law and Policy Blog

Covers policy and political intelligence. By McKenna Long & Aldridge, LLP.

http://www.politicsandlawblog.com
  • Jul 25

    Health Insurance Exchanges: State of the State

    Health Insurance Exchanges: State of the State
    By Cindy Gillespie Health Insurance Exchanges: State of the States update is our weekly report on Health Insurance Exchange developments. This week, MLA partners Joanne Zimolzak, Dan Jarcho and Ann Murray wrote a detailed…
  • Jul 25

    ACA Cases Client Alert

    ACA Cases Client Alert
    By Joanne Zimolzak, Ann Murray,  Dan Jarcho, and Cindy Gillespie Federal Courts Issue Dueling Decisions Concerning Availability of ACA Tax Credits On July 22, 2014, two federal courts of appeals issued…
  • Jul 24

    Gordon Giffin Quoted in Bloomberg View

    Gordon Giffin Quoted in Bloomberg View
    MLA’s Gordon Giffin was quoted in the Bloomberg View article, “Democrats Make Their Stand in Georgia.” Democrats tout the appeal of this fresh-faced young ticket — she is 47 and he is 38 –running against a…
Rank this Week: 1185

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/
  • Jul 25

    NWC Issues Action Alert to Save America’s Most Important Whistleblower Law

    NWC Issues Action Alert to Save America’s Most Important Whistleblower Law
    On July 25, 2014, the National Whistleblower Center issued the following Action Alert: Demand that the House Judiciary Committee cancel the hearing on False Claims Act “reform” scheduled for July 30, 2014. If the Committee is…
  • Jul 25

    FBI Whistleblower Jane Turner Discusses Her Whistleblowing Experience

    FBI Whistleblower Jane Turner Discusses Her Whistleblowing Experience
    In an article on the legal news website, Lawyers and Settlements, FBI whistleblower Jane Turner discuses her whistleblowing experiences.  In the article “FBI Whistleblower Regrets Nothing,”  Turner says “It…
  • Jul 24

    Justice Department OIG: Number of Cases Impacted by FBI Lab Scandal “Is Really Unknown”

    Justice Department OIG: Number of Cases Impacted by FBI Lab Scandal “Is Really Unknown”
    On July 22, 2014, Cynthia Schnedar, Deputy Inspector General at the Justice Department, was interviewed by Federal News Radio about the DOJ OIG’s recent bombshell report documenting how DOJ failed to properly review criminal convictions…
Rank this Week: 605

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/
  • Jul 25

    Cuidado con los plazos reconvertibles en el mes de Agosto: hábiles o naturale

    Cuidado con los plazos reconvertibles en el mes de Agosto: hábiles o naturale
    El mes de Agosto es fuente de quebraderos para juristas, tanto cuando se trata de plazos en el procedimiento administrativo, como en el proceso contencioso-administrativo.
  • Jul 21

    La difícil admisión de la casación frente a los autos de ejecución de sentencia

    La difícil admisión de la casación frente a los autos de ejecución de sentencia
    La admisión del recurso de casación frente a autos dictados en ejecución de sentencias es un caballo de batalla, en que las partes buscan argucias procesales para conseguir cerrar o abrir la puerta casacional según…
  • Jul 18

    Las responsabilidades públicas en el 11-S

    Las responsabilidades públicas en el 11-S
    Jornada sobre Responsabilidad de Directivos y otros Cargos Públicos en un Contexto de crisis, organizado por la Universidad de Vigo para el 11 de Septiembre de 2014. Gratuita y práctica.
Rank this Week: 539

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • Jul 25

    “Operation Mis-Modification” Targets Foreclosure Relief Companie

    “Operation Mis-Modification” Targets Foreclosure Relief Companie
    Matthew A. MorrThe CFPB continues to ramp up its enforcement actions and its collaboration with state AG offices as part of the new “Operation Mis-Modification.” The CFPB, the FTC and fifteen states announced a series of lawsuits…
  • Jul 25

    CFPB expands HMDA reporting requirement

    CFPB expands HMDA reporting requirement
    Jared KellyThe CFPB issued a proposed rule amending Regulation C to expand data reporting requirements for mortgage industry participants. The proposed rule is 573 pages and our Mortgage Banking Group will analyze the proposal and work with…
  • Jul 24

    Industry trade groups seek more time to comment on CFPB proposal to disclose consumer complaint narrative

    Industry trade groups seek more time to comment on CFPB proposal to disclose consumer complaint narrative
    Barbara S. MishkinFive prominent industry trade groups have sent a letter to the CFPB asking for at least 90 days to comment on the CFPB’s proposal to expand the complaint data that it publicly discloses in its Consumer Complaint…
Rank this Week: 763

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: 2560

Oregon Legal Research

Oregon Legal Research

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

http://blog.oregonlegalresearch.com/
  • Jul 25

    “Airbnb guest won’t leave, forcing condo owner to begin eviction proceedings” (ABA News)

    “Airbnb guest won’t leave, forcing condo owner to begin eviction proceedings” (ABA News)
    ABA Journal News posted this story from California: “Airbnb guest won’t leave, forcing condo owner to begin eviction proceedings” Don’t forget to read all the Comments. Legal remedies will vary from state to state.…
  • Jul 24

    Can Lawyers Copyright their Briefs (so to speak): Think “Fair Use”

    Can Lawyers Copyright their Briefs (so to speak): Think “Fair Use”
    Link to case and commentary from LLB2: “Court Holds West, Lexis Legal Briefs Offering Is Fair Use” Re: White v. West Publishing Company and Reed Elsevier (USDC Southern District NY) (12 Civ. 1340 (JSR)), decided 7/3/14. Excerpt…
  • Jul 21

    High Legal Research Cool Factor: wellsettled dot com

    High Legal Research Cool Factor: wellsettled dot com
    Hat tip to Bob Ambrogi’s LawSites blog post: WellSettled.com Mines Cases for Established Principles,” which introduces us to wellsettled dot com: “It is well settled…” I bet you can’t search just…
Rank this Week: 3484

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: 492

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/
  • Jul 25

    Contracting Officer’s Death Didn’t Waive Claim Requirement

    Contracting Officer’s Death Didn’t Waive Claim Requirement
    A Contracting Officer’s death did not waive the requirement that a contractor file a claim with the agency before bringing its claim to federal court. In a recent decision, the Court of Federal Claims held that a contractor was not…
  • Jul 22

    GAO: Agency Unreasonably Failed To Consider Incumbent Employees’ Salarie

    GAO: Agency Unreasonably Failed To Consider Incumbent Employees’ Salarie
    A procuring agency unreasonably assigned an awardee an “Outstanding” score for its proposal to retain a large portion of the incumbent workforce, even though the awardee intended to offer the incumbent employees significantly…
  • Jul 21

    Agency Properly Considered Joint Venture Partners’ Past Performance, Says GAO

    Agency Properly Considered Joint Venture Partners’ Past Performance, Says GAO
    A procuring agency properly considered the past performance of a joint venture’s two partners, even though the solicitation prohibited the consideration of subcontractors’ past performance. In a recent bid protest decision, the…
Rank this Week: 3374

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: 4320

National Whistleblower

National Whistleblower

Provides commentary on current issues and developments in the field of whistleblower law and False Claims Act litigation. By the Rabon Law Firm, PLLC.

http://www.nationalwhistleblower.com/
  • Jul 25

    2013 Was a Record Year for the False Claims Act

    2013 Was a Record Year for the False Claims Act
    According to Department of Justice (DOJ) statistics, 2013 saw a record number of relator-initiated (“qui tam”) False Claims Act lawsuits. According to the numbers, 753 new qui tam actions were filed between October 1,…
  • Jul 17

    Court Denies Motion to Dismiss in Small Business Subcontracting Plan FCA Case

    Court Denies Motion to Dismiss in Small Business Subcontracting Plan FCA Case
    In U.S. ex rel. Tran v. Computer Sciences Corp., 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 90757 (D.D.C. June 3, 2014), the District Court for the District of Columbia denied a motion to dismiss in a case alleging violations of the False Claims … Continue…
  • Jul 2

    Supreme Court to Review Wartime Suspension of Limitations Act Case

    Supreme Court to Review Wartime Suspension of Limitations Act Case
    Yesterday, the Supreme Court granted certiorari in U.S. ex rel. Carter v. Haliburton Co., 710 F.3d 171 (4th Cir. 2013). Carter, a False Claims Act (FCA) case, involves the application of the Wartime Suspension of Limitations Act…
Rank this Week: 4314

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/
  • Jul 24

    NILL added new content to 6 Indian Law Bulletins on 7/24

    NILL added new content to 6 Indian Law Bulletins on 7/24
    Thanks to Courtney Hall, our new volunteer, for her great work on these bulletins!   * U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin - find case summaries and links to source documents at:http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/2014cta.htmlUnited…
  • Jul 17

    NILL added new content to 5 Indian Law Bulletins on 7/17

    NILL added new content to 5 Indian Law Bulletins on 7/17
    The National Indian Law Library would be pleased to help you locate any resources featured in the Indian Law Bulletins. Use the AskNILL service at http://www.narf.org/contact/library.htm.* U.S. Courts of Appeals…
  • Jul 16

    2014 Symposium on Wyoming's Big Horn General Stream Adjudication

    2014 Symposium on Wyoming's Big Horn General Stream Adjudication
    September 10-12, 2014, the University of Wyoming College of Law is hosting a symposium on the Big Horn general stream adjudication as it draws to a close after nearly four decades.  Presenters will examine the adjudication historically…
Rank this Week: 715

Infra Insight Blog

Infra Insight Blog

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

http://www.infrainsightblog.com
Rank this Week: 2547

Legistative History and Intent

Legistative History and Intent

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

http://www.legintent.com/news/
  • Jul 24

    Frequently asked question: Can Legislative Intent Service, Inc. locate California Legislative Counsel Opinions?

    Frequently asked question: Can Legislative Intent Service, Inc. locate California Legislative Counsel Opinions?
    FAQ: Can Legislative Intent Service, Inc. locate California Legislative Counsel Opinions? Answer: Yes, when the Opinion is part of the legislative history of a proposed, failed or chaptered bill. Our expertise at Legislative Intent Service,…
  • Jul 10

    Retroactive v. Prospective Application of New Law

    Retroactive v. Prospective Application of New Law
    Our California clients ask us about retroactive application of enactments or amendments in bills that affect their statutes of interest and which could adversely affect their claims or litigation strategy.  We understand their concerns…
  • Jul 10

    New California Laws Effective July 1, 2014

    New California Laws Effective July 1, 2014
    A number of new laws became effective on July 1st.  For the most part, when a bill is enacted into law in California, its effective date is governed by Government Code § 9600, which sets forth when an enactment takes effect. …
Rank this Week: 4215

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
  • Jul 24

    If You are Subpoenaed to Appear Before a Pennsylvania Grand Jury, Learn from Graham Spanier’s Mistake: Take Your Lawyer

    If You are Subpoenaed to Appear Before a Pennsylvania Grand Jury, Learn from Graham Spanier’s Mistake: Take Your Lawyer
    We wrote about the ongoing fallout from the Jerry Sandusky scandal in January, and whether former Penn State General Counsel Cynthia Baldwin made some critical missteps by appearing at the grand jury with former President Graham Spanier, Vice…
  • Jul 22

    Managing an Environmental Enforcement Investigation

    Managing an Environmental Enforcement Investigation
    Although environmental prosecution is not a new trend, criminal enforcement of environmental laws is on the rise.  The recent expansion of tools and referral mechanisms to support a heightened level of criminal enforcement have led to…
  • Jul 18

    Debating Unlawful Command Influence in the Military

    Debating Unlawful Command Influence in the Military
    As readers of this blog know, Montgomery McCracken successfully represented Brigadier General Jeffrey Sinclair in his court-martial in March. General Sinclair was sentenced only to a reprimand and a $20,000 fine. Montgomery McCracken defense…
Rank this Week: 4228

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/
Rank this Week: 3143

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: 808

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/
  • Jul 23

    Terrorist threats in the America

    Terrorist threats in the America
    The Washington Times ran my latest op-ed this week: “Terrorist threats in the Americas: Extremists are infiltrating the Western Hemisphere to strike the U.S.“: Hezbollah activities in the Americas are well documented and…
  • Jul 22

    NCR: Religious Liberty Abroad: Where is Obama?

    NCR: Religious Liberty Abroad: Where is Obama?
    Thank you to Michael Sean Winters at the National Catholic Reporter for posting an item about my piece that appeared in the American Thinker earlier this week: While the USCCB seems more interested in the plight of Christians at…
  • Jul 22

    Economic Sanctions Are Tools, Not Policie

    Economic Sanctions Are Tools, Not Policie
    One of the more curious aspects about political Washington, DC is its predictability. This is true for just about every capital city anywhere in the world. Take the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight #17. Since 2008, the Russian…
Rank this Week: 388

Whitcomb Law Blog

Whitcomb Law Blog

Covers government procurement.

http://whitcomblawpc.com/legal-blogs/
  • Jul 22

    Federal Bid Protests-2014 Update

    Federal Bid Protests-2014 Update
    Which Bid Protests Made the News? Bid protests are formal challenges to either the government’s solicitation of a contract for goods or services or the award or proposed award of the contract to a company.  They are a common…
  • Jul 19

    Government Contracting: Lucrative and Complex

    Government Contracting: Lucrative and Complex
    Is Government Contracting Easy Money? A simple scan of the news on any given day reveals that government contracting can be a lucrative business.  “Cray Scores $174M Supercomputer Contract From NNSA,” “DHS…
  • Jul 19

    WTO Issues Mixed Ruling In US-China Case

    WTO Issues Mixed Ruling In US-China Case
    Will WTO ruling intensify or lessen Chinese-U.S. tensions? The World Trade Organization (WTO) Appellate Body issued a decision this week in an appeal by China to overturn a U.S. law, Public Law 112 – 99, as inconsistent with…
Rank this Week: 4182

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/
  • Jul 22

    Settler War in Palestine

    Settler War in Palestine
    Returning from a meeting of historians, I’ve been thinking about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in historical terms. Israeli settlers in the West Bank are reminiscent of the movement of settlers to our own Indian frontier until the…
  • Jul 15

    Madame Butterfly

    Madame Butterfly
    I’ve been away for a week while conflict heated up in the Middle East. But all week I’ve been thinking about a different form of grief, death and cultural conflict. I spent the week in a summer community, a kind of Brigadoon…
  • Jul 8

    Religion, Health, Corporations, and the Court

    Religion, Health, Corporations, and the Court
    Last week the Supreme Court decided, under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, known as RFRA, that Hobby Lobby, and other closely held profit making corporations, could claim religious exemptions from federal law, and they could withhold…
Rank this Week: 1437

Hot Button Blog

Hot Button Blog

By Cozen O'Connor.

http://www.hotbuttonblog.com
  • Jul 21

    Health Care Reform Implementation Update - July 21, 2014

    Health Care Reform Implementation Update - July 21, 2014
    Last week the Senate debated a bill to reverse the Supreme Court’s contraception mandate decision, a group of House Republicans introduced a bill to replace Affordable Care Act (ACA) cuts to the Medicare home health benefit with a…
  • Jul 10

    Health Care Reform Implementation Update - July 10, 2014

    Health Care Reform Implementation Update - July 10, 2014
    On June 30, in one of the most highly anticipated cases affecting the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the Supreme Court ruled that closely held companies could assert a “religious objection” to the ACA contraceptive coverage…
  • Jul 9

    Infrastructure Alert - July 9, 2014

    Infrastructure Alert - July 9, 2014
    President Obama and Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx have been urging Congress to fix the Highway Trust Fund before a projected funding depletion at the end of August. On July 1, Secretary Foxx sent letters to states informing…
Rank this Week: 1999

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/
  • Jul 21

    ISOO Report to the President

    ISOO Report to the President
    The Information Security Oversight Office (ISOO), established in 1978, is responsible to the President for overseeing the Government-wide security classification program, and receives policy and program guidance from the National Security…
  • Jul 18

    Patent of the Month: Apparatus for Treating Air

    Patent of the Month: Apparatus for Treating Air
    Stay cool out there this summer! Apparatus for Treating Air – Willis H. Carrier, 09/1904 – 01/02/1906.  National Archives Identifier 7268013  … [ Read all ]
  • Jul 15

    The Elusive 600

    The Elusive 600
    I’m loving Joseph McCormack’s new book, Brief: Make a Bigger Impact by Saying Less.  The focus is on lean communication.  McCormack terms it Six Sigma for your mouth!  “In our attention deficit economy, being…
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Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • Jul 21

    Keeping Your Cool on a Heat Island

    Keeping Your Cool on a Heat Island
      By Jessica D’Itri It’s 9 a.m. and I’m on my way to my internship at EPA. I’m sweating through my clothes, my hair is plastered to my neck, and mascara is pooling under my eyes. The summertime heat and…
  • Jul 15

    Taking Action During California’s Drought

    Taking Action During California’s Drought
    By André Villaseñor Did you know up to 60 percent of your body is made of water? Recently, I thought about water quite a bit while my daughters and I were camping in Joshua Tree National Park. To survive three days in the…
  • Jul 10

    Pollinator Week Had My Mind Abuzz

    Pollinator Week Had My Mind Abuzz
    By Isabella Bennett Last month’s pollinator protection week (June 16-22) got my mind buzzing, thinking about popular attitudes toward bees and other pollinators. Sadly, too many people fear, rather than appreciate, our busy little…
Rank this Week: 191

Corruption Chronicles

Corruption Chronicles

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

http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/
  • Jul 18

    DHS Source: TSA Lets Illegal Aliens Surpass Airport Security to Board Plane

    DHS Source: TSA Lets Illegal Aliens Surpass Airport Security to Board Plane
    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is allowing illegal immigrants go around airport security to catch planes without a photo identification required of all other passengers, a high-level DHS source tells Judicial Watch. It appears to…
  • Jul 16

    Mainstream Media Shows Support/Compassion for Illegal Alien

    Mainstream Media Shows Support/Compassion for Illegal Alien
    Predictably, the nation’s mainstream media has launched a sob campaign publishing stories and airing broadcasts illustrating the industry’s support and compassion for the barrage of illegal immigrant minors that have entered the…
  • Jul 14

    DOD “Overpays” $9 Mil for Helicopter Spare Part

    DOD “Overpays” $9 Mil for Helicopter Spare Part
    The government agency that in the last year made over a billion dollars in “erroneous” payments and awarded a lucrative no-bid contract to a company that fleeced it, has overpaid millions for spare parts for a helicopter. It…
Rank this Week: 3751

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: 895

PA Public Contracts

PA Public Contracts

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

http://www.papubliccontracts.com/
Rank this Week: 2867

Government Contracts Blog

Government Contracts Blog

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

http://brownrudnick.com/blog/government-contracts/
Rank this Week: 3571

FDA Lawyers Blog

FDA Lawyers Blog

By Frommer Lawrence & Haug.

http://www.fdalawyersblog.com/
  • Jul 7

    FDA Takes Aim at Wood-Aged Cheese

    FDA Takes Aim at Wood-Aged Cheese
    FDA has recently challenged the use of wooden planks (shelving) to age certain cheeses, a practice that has been going on for centuries. The Agency is concerned that wood absorbs and retains certain bacteria, such as listeria, that can…
  • Apr 24

    Proposed Rule Deems E-Cigarettes "Tobacco Products" Under the Family Smoking Prevening and Tobacco Control Act

    Proposed Rule Deems E-Cigarettes "Tobacco Products" Under the Family Smoking Prevening and Tobacco Control Act
    The Food and Drug Administration introduced a proposed rule yesterday that would extend its existing authority over certain tobacco products. Under the proposed rule, FDA would now oversee electronic/e-cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco,…
  • Apr 14

    Zogenix Sues Massachusetts to Overturn Ban of Opioid Pain Drug

    Zogenix Sues Massachusetts to Overturn Ban of Opioid Pain Drug
    Zogenix, Inc., the San Diego-based manufacturer of the extended-release hydrocodone drug Zohydro ER, has sued the Governor of Massachusetts in U.S. District Court in Boston to overturn as unconstitutional the state's recent prohibition…
Rank this Week: 415

CFTC Law

CFTC Law

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

http://www.cftclaw.com/
  • Jul 3

    CFTC Delays Enforcement of Reporting for Cleared Swap

    CFTC Delays Enforcement of Reporting for Cleared Swap
    CFTC Delays Enforcement of Reporting for Cleared SwapsThe CFTC’s Division of Market Oversight this week granted no-action relief from certain requirements applicable to swap dealers and major swap participants regarding the reporting of…
  • Jun 16

    Congresswoman Urges Review of Bank Guarantees of Offshore Affiliate

    Congresswoman Urges Review of Bank Guarantees of Offshore Affiliate
    Congresswoman Urges Review of Bank Guarantees of Offshore AffiliatesMaxine Waters, ranking member of the House Financial Services Committee, urged the CFTC this week to begin investigating the offshore actions of Wall Street banks in avoiding…
  • Jun 4

    Senate Confirms Three New CFTC Commissioner

    Senate Confirms Three New CFTC Commissioner
    Senate Confirms Three New CFTC CommissionersThe Senate has confirmed three new CFTC commissioners.CFTC LAW | Forex, Futures and Derivatives Regulatory News - Provided by Shipkevich PLLC
Rank this Week: 623

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/
  • Jul 1

    “It’s About to Get Real Up in Here”

    “It’s About to Get Real Up in Here”
    Former CalPERS CEO to Plead Guilty in Pay-to-Play Case Last week we highlighted the case of TL Ventures to warn of the large enforcement claim staked by the SEC in connection with Rule 206(4)-5 of the Advisers Act. Not to be outdone by a…
  • Jun 25

    SEC Starts Hitting the Private Sector Hard for Pay-to-Play Violation

    SEC Starts Hitting the Private Sector Hard for Pay-to-Play Violation
    By Stefan Passantino For the first time ever, the SEC has brought a pay-to-play case against an investment advisor for making political contributions. Previously, and with the requisite lack of subtlety and fanfare you have come to expect…
  • Jun 3

    Contractor Contribution Bans Post McCutcheon – “Um, Hans, There Appear to be More Cracks in the Dike!”

    Contractor Contribution Bans Post McCutcheon – “Um, Hans, There Appear to be More Cracks in the Dike!”
    As predicted, the United States Supreme Court’s analysis in McCutcheon v. FEC threatens once again to topple the constitutional underpinnings supporting contractor bans on contributions. This time, the crack in the dike in dire need of…
Rank this Week: 2129

New York Zoning and Municipal Law…

New York Zoning and Municipal Law Blog

Covers adverse possession, environmental law, municipal law, zoning and land use. Published by Silverberg Zalantis.

http://blog.szlawfirm.net/
  • Jun 30

    Town Zoning Law May Ban Hydrofracking in New York

    Town Zoning Law May Ban Hydrofracking in New York
    The New York Court of Appeals validated a local zoning laws that banned hydrofracking in two Towns.
  • May 25

    Takings Claim Ripe Despite No Final Determination

    Takings Claim Ripe Despite No Final Determination
    The Second Circuit Court of Appeals held there was a claim that was ripe for adjudication, in view of the ten years of delay in processing the Plaintiffs application, even though there was no final determination on Plaintiff's subdivision…
  • Apr 5

    Court Reverses Zoning Board Definition of Auditoriun

    Court Reverses Zoning Board Definition of Auditoriun
    The Appellate Division overturned a determination by the Albany Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) that found an event at which the audience stands is not a permitted use of an auditorium.
Rank this Week: 1418

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/
  • Jun 25

    Names of Police Officers Involved in Shootings Subject to Disclosure in California

    Names of Police Officers Involved in Shootings Subject to Disclosure in California
    The Los Angeles Times requested that the City of Long Beach release names of police officers involved in shootings that occurred while the officers were on duty. The officers’ union sued the City to prevent disclosure, and the LA Times…
  • May 7

    Former Public School Teacher Has No Privacy Right to District Investigation of Sexual Misconduct

    Former Public School Teacher Has No Privacy Right to District Investigation of Sexual Misconduct
    In early 2012, The Spokesman-Review requested records from the Riverside School District relating to Allen Martin. Mr. Martin, when a teacher at the District, engaged in sexual conduct with a consenting adult in Martin’s classroom. As…
  • May 2

    When is a Committee Not a Committee Under the OPMA?

    When is a Committee Not a Committee Under the OPMA?
    The Washington Open Public Meetings Act (OPMA), chapter 42.30 RCW, applies to a “governing body” as well as to a committee that “acts on behalf of” a governing body. The key definitions from the OPMA, at RCW…
Rank this Week: 2975

The CAPS Blog

The CAPS Blog

Highlights interesting cases, legal trends and commentary from around New York state, and beyond, for attorneys practicing law in the public sector context. By the NYSBA's Committee on Attorneys in Public Service.

http://nysbar.com/blogs/CAPS/
  • Jun 25

    JCOPE Opens an Online Ethics Hotline

    JCOPE Opens an Online Ethics Hotline
    CAPS member Michael Fallon alerted us to a new online website for reporting government misconduct. It's an easy-to-use resource (literally "point and click") for alerting the State's Joint Commission on Public Ethics (JCOPE) of…
  • Jun 4

    There Will Be No Government Takeover of "House of Cards"

    There Will Be No Government Takeover of "House of Cards"
    Some would say it's a disappointing season finale. Maryland did not seize the property of the company producing the Netflix series, "House of Cards," which had been reported on the Wall Street Journal Law Blog as being considered a…
  • May 30

    Going "Beyond the Billable Hour"

    Going "Beyond the Billable Hour"
    The Boston Bar Association has a great website for lawyers looking to do more than just bill hours. The title alone, "Beyond the Billable Hour," is a great invitation to lawyers seeking meaningful work. The website is labeled as…
Rank this Week: 4918