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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/
  • Jan 29

    Yesterday at the Military Commissions: Al Hadi

    Yesterday at the Military Commissions: Al Hadi
    Editor’s Note: This post represents a modest adjustment in Lawfare‘s military commissions coverage, one made necessary in part because of the surge in criminal hearings at Guantanamo in the coming weeks and months. For a full…
  • Jan 29

    Throwback Thursday: Rewards and Bountie

    Throwback Thursday: Rewards and Bountie
    On January 5, Dominic Ongwen, senior commander in the Lord’s Resistance Army, was captured by Seleka rebels in the Central African Republic (CAR). Subsequently, the rebels transferred Ongwen to the US military, who has maintained a…
  • Jan 29

    National Security Issues Discussed at Yesterday’s AG Confirmation Hearing

    National Security Issues Discussed at Yesterday’s AG Confirmation Hearing
    Yesterday, the Senate Judiciary Committee began the first of two day-long hearings on the nomination of Loretta Lynch to be the next Attorney General of the United States. (Transcript-enhanced video can be seen via…
Rank this Week: 333

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/
  • Jan 29

    Losing the Hunger Games...Again

    Losing the Hunger Games...Again
    Recently, there has been a lot of press surrounding increases in hirings and gains in hourly wages, but this overlooks the millions of people that continue to struggle to make ends meet. For some of those individuals, the struggle to...
  • Jan 26

    Supreme Court Set to Rule on Historic Fair Housing Case

    Supreme Court Set to Rule on Historic Fair Housing Case
    Nearly 50 years after the passage of the 1968 Fair Housing Act, in Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. The Inclusive Communities Project the Supreme Court recently addressed the interpretation of this law and whether the law…
  • Jan 9

    Maryland Makes the Death Penalty History. Will Connecticut and New Mexico?

    Maryland Makes the Death Penalty History. Will Connecticut and New Mexico?
    On May 2, 2013, Governor Martin O’Malley signed a death penalty repeal bill that abolished the death penalty for future crimes, leaving Maryland’s death row intact. Maryland is not alone in its prospective abolition of the death…
Rank this Week: 2809

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/
  • Jan 29

    NYPD – What Now?

    NYPD – What Now?
    Two weeks ago I described my concerns about the New York City Police Department. It’s actually a much bigger problem – police all over the country have been using their power and their guns instead of their heads. Many people in…
  • Jan 20

    Dr. King’s Message of Love

    Dr. King’s Message of Love
    Yesterday we celebrated Martin Luther King Day. We are still much too far from a post-racial society. For the big victories of the Civil Rights Movement, we think of Brown v. Board, and the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which the Rehnquist Court…
  • Jan 13

    Reactions to the Charlie Hebdo bombings – Was it just about France?

    Reactions to the Charlie Hebdo bombings – Was it just about France?
    In what other country do world leaders march with arms linked against terrorism? Terrorism goes on in every continent but we mourn and gather in Europe. Terrorism happens in Haifa, Jerusalem and the West Bank – in both directions…
Rank this Week: 4771

Medical Marijuana Law Illinois

Medical Marijuana Law Illinois

Covers issues under Illinois' new Medical Cannabis Pilot Program. Explores local issues for city, county and village governments and the competitive application process for cultivation center and dispensary licenses. Also highlights the effects of evolving legal and social norms on employers, physicians and other health care professionals.

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

    Women Grow Meetings in 16 US cities next week

    Women Grow Meetings in 16 US cities next week
    Women Grow chapters across the US meet next on Thursday Feb. 5, as they always do first Thursday of every month. Anyone who purchased tickets to January’s meeting in Chicago but was unable to make it due to weather can use their…
  • Jan 25

    Quinn Admin projected Illinois dispensary, cultivation license winner

    Quinn Admin projected Illinois dispensary, cultivation license winner
    Chicago Sun-Times obtained the list of licensees as finalized by Quinn’s Administration. Governor Rauner reportedly says he is not yet prepared to act on this list. Sun-Times says former Governor Quinn’s office was still working…
  • Jan 19

    Foxbarry Farms, United Cannabis Corp plan with California Tribe

    Foxbarry Farms, United Cannabis Corp plan with California Tribe
    Foxbarry Farms consulting, licensing deal with United Cannabis Corp. could build cultivation, processing facilities on tribal territory; New York Times Magazine gives vivid, intriguing profile of Cheryl Shuman. United Cannabis Corp. profile…
Rank this Week: 1391

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/
  • Jan 29

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 1/29

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 1/29
    Coming soon! In the next couple of weeks, you will see a new look for the National Indan Law Library and Native American Rights Fund websites and emails. We hope you enjoy the new layouts, features, and functionality for portable…
  • Jan 23

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 1/23

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 1/23
    * U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/2015cta.htmlRancheria v. Jewell (land into trust; gaming)* State Courts Bulletinhttp://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/2015state.htmlMiccosukee Tribe of Indians of…
  • Jan 16

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 1/16

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 1/16
    * U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2014-2015update.htmlSee the Tribal Supreme Court Project's Update Memoranda for January 15, 2015.* State Courts…
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Oregon Legal Research

Oregon Legal Research

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

http://blog.oregonlegalresearch.com/
Rank this Week: 1907

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/
  • Jan 29

    House Panels Take Steps to Speed Patient Access to Medical Innovation

    House Panels Take Steps to Speed Patient Access to Medical Innovation
    On January 27, 2015, the House Energy and Commerce Committee released its “21st Century Cures Act” discussion draft, the product of a year-long, bipartisan effort by the Committee to accelerate the pace of medical cures in the…
  • Jan 29

    GAO Examines Geographic Variation in Private Payer Spending on High-Cost Procedure

    GAO Examines Geographic Variation in Private Payer Spending on High-Cost Procedure
    On January 28, 2015, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report entitled “Private Health Insurance: Geographic Variation in Spending for Certain High-Cost Procedures Driven by Inpatient Prices.” In the report,…
  • Jan 29

    Congressional Health Policy Hearings & Markup

    Congressional Health Policy Hearings & Markup
    On January 27, 2015, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health held a hearing on bipartisan public health legislation, including: Ensuring Patient Access to Effective Drug Enforcement Act (to improve enforcement efforts regarding…
Rank this Week: 4048

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Whistleblower Lawyer News

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

http://www.whistleblowerlawyernews.com/
  • Jan 29

    C-level execs whistleblowing on scofflaw competitor

    C-level execs whistleblowing on scofflaw competitor
    Some companies, even global conglomerates, simply flaunt the law to gain a competitive edge. Some know they will eventually pay for their wrongdoing monetarily but build it into their budgets. Their competition suffers. Now, however,…
  • Jan 28

    SEC says BNY Mellon bribed foreign investors by handing internships to their relative

    SEC says BNY Mellon bribed foreign investors by handing internships to their relative
    Larger text Smaller text Securities regulators are considering charges against Bank of New York Mellon, alleging that it violated federal bribery laws by giving internships to relatives of foreign officials to win business managing…
  • Jan 28

    Ambulance company to pay $948,000 to settle Medicare Fraud suit

    Ambulance company to pay $948,000 to settle Medicare Fraud suit
    Lafferty Enterprises doing business as Trans-Star Ambulance Services will pay $948,000 to resolve allegations  ambulance s that it filed fraudulent claims with the federal Medicare program. Medicare will only pay for an ambulance to take…
Rank this Week: 1946

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: 392

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/
  • Jan 29

    Why the Gender Difference in Local Government Leaders?

    Why the Gender Difference in Local Government Leaders?
    The International City/County Management Association in Washington, D.C. recently published this interesting analysis entitled, "Women Leading Government - Why So Little Progress in 30 Years?" The article looks at the numbers and…
  • Jan 16

    Law "In the Spirit of Public Service"

    Law "In the Spirit of Public Service"
    Who practices law "in the public service?" According to this inspiring speech given by SEC Chair Mary Jo White at the Association of American Law Schools Annual Meeting earlier this month, all lawyers have an ethical responsibility…
  • Dec 30

    Are These Really the "Worst Policy Ideas of 2014?"

    Are These Really the "Worst Policy Ideas of 2014?"
    If you believe that the best way to move forward is to learn from history, make sure you take a look at the Washington Post's blog post called, 11 of the Worst Policy Ideas of 2014. You may not agree...
Rank this Week: 3636

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • Jan 29

    ABA seeks removal of mortgage rate calculator from CFPB website

    ABA seeks removal of mortgage rate calculator from CFPB website
    Barbara S. Mishkin The American Bankers Association has sent a letter to the CFPB urging it to take down from its website its new mortgage interest rate calculator tool.  The CFPB launched the new tool earlier this month, in conjunction…
  • Jan 29

    Third time is the charm: U.S. Supreme Court hears argument in FHA disparate impact case

    Third time is the charm: U.S. Supreme Court hears argument in FHA disparate impact case
    Peter N. Cubita and Richard J. Andreano, Jr. The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument last week in Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. The Inclusive Communities Project, Inc.— the case presenting the issue of whether…
  • Jan 28

    CFPB issues report on financial well-being

    CFPB issues report on financial well-being
    Barbara S. Mishkin A new CFPB report entitled “Financial well-being: The goal of financial education” describes the CFPB’s initial research into how people acquire financial capability.  The CFPB states…
Rank this Week: 970

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/
  • Jan 29

    NWC Program Educates Foreign Government Officials In Fight Against Corruption and Bribery

    NWC Program Educates Foreign Government Officials In Fight Against Corruption and Bribery
    The National Whistleblower Center recently met with legislative aides for Members of the Japanese Diet and a delegation of distinguished leaders from Kazakhstan.  The purpose of these meetings was to educate the foreign officials on how…
  • Jan 28

    Fighting International Corruption with Whistleblower Reward Law

    Fighting International Corruption with Whistleblower Reward Law
    The National Whistleblower Center released a report today recommending the use of whistleblower reward laws to fight corruption worldwide.  “Whistleblower Reward Programs: An International Framework for the Detection of Corruption…
  • Jan 27

    NSA Whistleblower Wins Sam Adams Award

    NSA Whistleblower Wins Sam Adams Award
    On January 22, the Sam Adams Associates for Integrity in Intelligence (Sam Adams) selected retired NSA Technical Director William “Bill” Binney to receive its 2015 award for integrity in intelligence. The award was presented…
Rank this Week: 1145

Lobby Comply Blog

Lobby Comply Blog

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

http://stateandfed.com/lobbycomply/
  • Jan 29

    Thursday News Roundup

    Thursday News Roundup
    Lobbying Federal: “Best Fly-In Ever: How to make the most of your D.C. visit” by Rebecca Gale for Roll Call Continued on Next Page
  • Jan 28

    U.S. Statehouse Series – Alaska, Land of the Midnight Sun

    U.S. Statehouse Series – Alaska, Land of the Midnight Sun
    Today we will be visiting the Alaska capitol and learning about its history. The first Alaska statehouse was located in Continued on Next Page
  • Jan 28

    Special Election Called in American Samoa

    Special Election Called in American Samoa
    On March 20, a special election will be held for the American Samoa House of Representative seat left vacant by Continued on Next Page
Rank this Week: 580

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/
  • Jan 29

    TSA Super Bowl XLIX Travel Tip

    TSA Super Bowl XLIX Travel Tip
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  • Jan 23

    TSA Week in Review: 33 Loaded Firearms & Strange Vial

    TSA Week in Review: 33 Loaded Firearms &amp; Strange Vial
    <!--[if gte mso 9]> <![endif]--> Some of the 2,212 firearms discovered in 2014 <!--[if gte mso 9]> Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE …
  • Jan 23

    TSA 2014 Year in Review

    TSA 2014 Year in Review
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Rank this Week: 4929

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: 1187

Subject to Inquiry

Subject to Inquiry

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

http://www.subjecttoinquiry.com/
  • Jan 29

    Knowingly Employing Unauthorized Workers – Can You Give Employees a Second Chance to Provide Valid I-9 Documentation?

    Knowingly Employing Unauthorized Workers – Can You Give Employees a Second Chance to Provide Valid I-9 Documentation?
    Knowingly employing an unauthorized worker is prohibited by federal law. As a result, I-9 audits are a necessary part of doing business, as the penalties for noncompliance are too severe to ignore this fact. One question arises often during…
  • Jan 22

    White House Proposes Expansive Data Breach Notification Bill

    White House Proposes Expansive Data Breach Notification Bill
    Last week, President Obama proposed wide-reaching legislation to establish a uniform, nationwide standard for data breach notifications that envisions a significant enforcement role for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). The…
  • Jan 16

    House Takes Action to Delay Volcker Rule

    House Takes Action to Delay Volcker Rule
    On Wednesday, the House passed a bill that would further delay the full implementation of the Volcker Rule – a highly controversial rule introduced under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act that prohibits banks…
Rank this Week: 2932

New York Public Personnel Law

New York Public Personnel Law

Provides summary and commentary on selected court and administrative decisions and related matters affecting public employers and employees in New York State. By Harvey Randall, Esq.

http://publicpersonnellaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 19

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

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

http://legalnewsyoucanuse.com/
  • Jan 29

    Applicants need an advocate during Clinical Assessment for NJ Medicaid Service

    Applicants need an advocate during Clinical Assessment for NJ Medicaid Service
    The State of New Jersey has not yet proposed new regulations covering the details of its NJ FamilyCare MLTSS Medicaid program. However, the details can be found by reading the Contract which must be signed by a participating Contractor to…
  • Jan 27

    Applying for NJ MLTSS? Here are the acronyms you need to know

    Applying for NJ MLTSS? Here are the acronyms you need to know
    You probably know by now that NJ Medicaid’s Home and Community Based Services are now being administered NJ FamilyCare and that the State’s Comprehensive Medicaid Waiver has created a whole new landscape that is centered…
  • Jan 27

    Applying for NJ MLTSS? Here are the acronyms you need to kno

    Applying for NJ MLTSS? Here are the acronyms you need to kno
    You probably know by now that NJ Medicaid’s Home and Community Based Services are now being administered NJ FamilyCare and that the State’s Comprehensive Medicaid Waiver has created a whole new landscape that is centered…
Rank this Week: 1067

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/
  • Jan 29

    Losers Never Set the Terms of Surrender, But Cuba Is Trying

    Losers Never Set the Terms of Surrender, But Cuba Is Trying
    The Cuban Communist Party is a recalcitrant lot. Cuba is an economic basket case, broke. And it is about to get a lot more in the red. Meanwhile the majority of its population is disheartened and hungry. Castro,…
  • Jan 26

    Poblete & Poblete: U.S.-Cuba Policy, A little history and clarification are in order

    Poblete &amp; Poblete: U.S.-Cuba Policy, A little history and clarification are in order
    The following op-ed was published in The Hill newspaper’s website this afternoon: In announcing the move to “normalize” relations with the Cuban regime, President Obama referred to U.S. policy as an “outdated…
  • Jan 25

    The Price of Citizenship?

    The Price of Citizenship?
      “…The Huguenins are free to think, to say, to believe, as they wish; they may even pray to the same God of their choice and follow those commandments in their personal lives wherever they lead…But there is a price,…
Rank this Week: 964

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: 182

Colorado Common Law

Colorado Common Law

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

http://cocommonlaw.com
  • Jan 28

    Colorado Public Records Denial

    Colorado Public Records Denial
    Records custodians can and do at times refuse public records requests.  But when does a denial occur? This relatively simple and straight-forward question is actually complex and at times open to interpretation.  Neither the the…
  • Jan 22

    Colorado, A Fracking Me

    Colorado, A Fracking Me
    There does not seem to be a lot of agreed upon information about the effects of fracking.  A lurking culprit for this is the nondisclosure agreements signed between companies and individuals.  Because of this, it can be difficult to…
  • Jan 5

    Denver Sheriff Case Study – Taser Use Against the Mentally Ill

    Denver Sheriff Case Study – Taser Use Against the Mentally Ill
    Should the Denver Sheriff use a Taser on an individual who is inflicting harm to him/herself? It increasingly appears the Denver Sheriff at least tolerates the practice if there is a physical violation jeopardizing the lawful order.1…
Rank this Week: 2455

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/
  • Jan 28

    El Supremo rechaza la valoración en concursos de la experiencia ilegal

    El Supremo rechaza la valoración en concursos de la experiencia ilegal
    Sentencias del Supremo se dictan muchas. Unas repetitivas, otras simples y otras únicas y complejísimas. La inmensa mayoría marcan el rumbo en este océano turbulento del Derecho Administrativo donde abundan los…
  • Jan 26

    De administrativistas, civilistas y percebeiro

    De administrativistas, civilistas y percebeiro
           Me pregunta un preocupado padre si su hijo que acaba de ultimar el grado de Derecho debiera ser administrativista o civilista, y si eso le permitiría cumplir los dos sueños de todo homínido:…
  • Jan 23

    El graduado en Derecho no tiene quien le convoque la prueba de acceso a la abogacía

    El graduado en Derecho no tiene quien le convoque la prueba de acceso a la abogacía
     Así como el coronel de la obra de García Márquez esperaba la carta que no llegaba, durante mas de quince años, concediéndole la pensión a que tenía derecho, una legión de flamantes…
Rank this Week: 1492

Government Contracts Blog

Government Contracts Blog

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

http://brownrudnick.com/blog/government-contracts/
  • Jan 28

    Proposed rule would give new protections to contractor employees that blow the whistle on Government employee

    Proposed rule would give new protections to contractor employees that blow the whistle on Government employee
    The federal government has an agency called the U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) whose mission includes receiving complaints from federal employees of alleged wrongdoing by other federal employees and investigating claims of retaliation…
  • Jan 26

    You can fight DCAA and Win

    You can fight DCAA and Win
    Some contractors dread audits by the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA).  But remember, DCAA does not have the final word.  The contracting officer can reject DCAA recommendations. You can contest DCAA findings. And in some cases…
  • Jan 23

    A Refresher Course on Affirmative Responsibility Determination

    A Refresher Course on Affirmative Responsibility Determination
    True or false?  What the contracting officer saw on the 11 PM news is irrelevant to her award decision. True or false?  There’s nothing an offeror can do to counter bad publicity relating to an affiliated company. For answers,…
Rank this Week: 4159

Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • Jan 28

    A PIAEE Winner’s Path Forward

    A PIAEE Winner’s Path Forward
    By Gerry Reymore Greetings from Vermont! The snow is falling and the temperature is a chilly 20 degrees. As a teacher, I’m busy starting the second half of the school year. If your school is anything like ours, you don’t have time…
  • Jan 27

    All Dried Up – Advice for Drought-Impacted Water Utilitie

    All Dried Up – Advice for Drought-Impacted Water Utilitie
    By Bailey Kennett Born and raised in upstate New York, the idea of drought was pretty foreign to me. Some summers were dry, and maybe our backyard veggies didn’t do so well, but after some disappointment, we’d just cross our…
  • Jan 27

    11 Sports Teams and Leagues That Have Gone Green

    11 Sports Teams and Leagues That Have Gone Green
                        By Carly Carroll It’s a big week in sports. Folks are getting ready for the big game, and if you’re a hockey fan, there’s a lot of excitement out on the…
Rank this Week: 90

Corruption Chronicles

Corruption Chronicles

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

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

    U.S. Honors Murderous, Human Rights-Violating Despot: “Man of Remarkable Character and Courage”

    U.S. Honors Murderous, Human Rights-Violating Despot: “Man of Remarkable Character and Courage”
    It’s both mind-boggling and disgusting that the United States has created a special competition to honor a foreign, murderous despot renowned for violating human rights, suppressing freedom of speech, publicly lashing adversaries and…
  • Jan 27

    HUD Director Changed Policies to Help Her Leftwing Group

    HUD Director Changed Policies to Help Her Leftwing Group
    Despite President Obama’s strict ban on hiring lobbyists, a cabinet-level agency violated regulations—and conflict-of-interest rules—by employing one to run a key policy division while still directing a nonprofit that…
  • Jan 23

    Feinstein Shows How “Lowly Paid Lawmakers Leave Office Filthy Rich”

    Feinstein Shows How “Lowly Paid Lawmakers Leave Office Filthy Rich”
    California Senator Dianne Feinstein, vice chairman of the powerful Senate Intelligence Committee, is demonstrating how lowlypaid lawmakers leave office filthy rich, according to a newspaper columnist that writes about the senior…
Rank this Week: 1283

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/
  • Jan 28

    Task Order Labor Categories Don’t Match Schedule Contract; GAO Sustains Protest

    Task Order Labor Categories Don’t Match Schedule Contract; GAO Sustains Protest
    The GAO sustained a protest of the award of a GSA Schedule task order because the labor categories awarded under the task order were outside the scope of the awardee’s underlying GSA Schedule contract. In a recent bid protest decision,…
  • Jan 27

    PTAC Spotlight: Iowa PTAP Helps Contractors Prosper

    PTAC Spotlight: Iowa PTAP Helps Contractors Prosper
    The Iowa State University Procurement Technical Assistance Program provides its clients a wide range of resources thanks to its existence as a part of  ISU’s Center for Industrial Research and Service.  “We engage with…
  • Jan 23

    SBA “Adverse Impact” Analysis Not Required For Large Busine

    SBA “Adverse Impact” Analysis Not Required For Large Busine
    The SBA was not required to conduct an “adverse impact” analysis before placing a procurement under the 8(a) program because the company requesting the adverse impact analysis was not a small business under the incumbent contract.…
Rank this Week: 1444

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/
  • Jan 28

    I have to wonder

    I have to wonder
    In today’s military I have to wonder what people may be thinking.  Some time ago the Army had a prostitution scandal.  Now apparently the Navy. Prostitution is illegal and various acts involving prostitution are illegal under…
  • Jan 26

    The Burris trial

    The Burris trial
    The Army JAG Corps has been rocked with some significant sexual assault allegations.  One of them involved Major Erik Burris, who until last year was the Chief of Justice (senior prosecutor) at Fort Bragg, NC.  He has now been…
  • Jan 26

    Less rapes nationwide

    Less rapes nationwide
    The FBI reports that allegation of  rapes (revised definition) declined 10.1 percent, in the first half of 2014.
Rank this Week: 345

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: 393

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/
  • Jan 27

    Interview About Jotwell

    Interview About Jotwell
    The Scholastica Blog interviewed me about Jotwell.
  • Jan 25

    Salacious?

    Salacious?
    Today’s Miami Herald leads with a big article about Jeb! Bush’s $570,000 haul as a director and consultant with InnoVida. The gig lasted until shortly before the firm’s CEO got arrested and eventually sent away for almost 13…
  • Jan 21

    It’s Working!

    It’s Working!
    Ebola Outbreak Finally Receding in Sierra Leone; CDC Modeling Was Incredibly Accurate
Rank this Week: 11

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 27

    Whistleblower’s Estate to Receive $23 Million

    Whistleblower’s Estate to Receive $23 Million
    According to the South Florida Business Journal, a California judge has approved the $68.5 million settlement of a whistleblower’s case against Office Depot alleging violations of the California False Claims Act. Office supply giant…
  • Jan 20

    Whistleblowers Claim Boca Raton Company Committed Fraud

    Whistleblowers Claim Boca Raton Company Committed Fraud
    Three whistleblowers allege that Med-Care Diabetic & Medical Supplies, Inc. (“Med-Care”) committed Medicare fraud in violation of the False Claims Act.  Med-Care is a durable medical equipment supply company based in Boca…
  • Dec 22

    Record Management Company Settles False Claims Act Case

    Record Management Company Settles False Claims Act Case
    Iron Mountain Incorporated and Iron Mountain Information Management LLC (collectively “Iron Mountain”) has agreed to settle allegations by two whistleblowers in a qui tam lawsuit that it overcharged the government in violation of…
Rank this Week: 582

Fracking Insider

Fracking Insider

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

http://www.frackinginsider.com
  • Jan 26

    EPA’s National Enforcement Initiative Data Tracks Agency Action in the Energy Industry

    EPA’s National Enforcement Initiative Data Tracks Agency Action in the Energy Industry
    Recently released data from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s National Enforcement Initiative demonstrate how intensely EPA’s enforcement program is focused on the oil and gas industry, especially within key shale plays…
  • Jan 19

    National Hydraulic Fracturing and Energy Issues to Watch in 2015

    National Hydraulic Fracturing and Energy Issues to Watch in 2015
    Hydraulic fracturing and energy policy promise to be an interesting area to watch in 2015 as many competing political forces push to control the agenda. The new Republican Congress was sworn in last week, and has promptly sought changes in…
  • Jan 14

    Hydraulic Fracturing: State Regulatory Roundup Vol. 38

    Hydraulic Fracturing: State Regulatory Roundup Vol. 38
    Fracking Insider Readers: We are pleased to bring you Volume 38 of our State Regulatory Roundup, including updates in Florida, Ohio, and Texas. As we explained in earlier volumes, we designed the Roundup to provide quick overviews on state…
Rank this Week: 3896

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: 313

The Albany Government Law Review…

The Albany Government Law Review Fireplace

The Albany Government Law Review runs this student written and edited law blog engaged in substantive law review-like legal analysis and academic speculation.

http://aglr.wordpress.com/
  • Jan 25

    Exploring Whether Hobby Lobby Will Protect Christians and Satanists Alike

    Exploring Whether Hobby Lobby Will Protect Christians and Satanists Alike
    Whither Thou Goest, I Will Go:[1] by Kimberly Waldin, Albany Government Law Review I. Introduction The Federal Health Resources and Services Administration through the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA) requires that…
  • Nov 9

    MOOCs Shake Up Intellectual Property Rights for Professor

    MOOCs Shake Up Intellectual Property Rights for Professor
    By: Gregory T. Myers, Albany Government Law Review A MOOC—a massive open online course—is a free or near-free, credit-less, online course[1] that is creating substantial buzz in the academic and technical communities.  The…
  • Nov 9

    MOOCs Shake Up Intellectual Property Rights for Professor

    MOOCs Shake Up Intellectual Property Rights for Professor
    By: Gregory T. Myers, Albany Government Law Review A MOOC—a massive open online course—is a free or near-free, credit-less, online course[1] that is creating substantial buzz in the academic and technical communities.  The…
Rank this Week: 4781

Politics, Law and Policy Blog

Politics, Law and Policy Blog

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

http://www.politicsandlawblog.com
  • Jan 23

    Health Care Weekly Wrap-Up

    Health Care Weekly Wrap-Up
    By Cindy Gillespie Health Care Weekly Wrap-Up  is our weekly look at developments affecting health care at the federal and state levels. This week, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health held two hearings to discuss…
  • Jan 23

    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, the Washington Health Benefit Exchange released the results of a Consumer Satisfaction survey…
  • Jan 22

    Mike Klein Authors Article in City & State on Governor Mario Cuomo

    Mike Klein Authors Article in City &amp; State on Governor Mario Cuomo
    McKenna Long’s Mike Klein authored an article in City & State on the late Governor Mario Cuomo entitled, “Success in Life and Basketball.” “I had the privilege of working for Gov. Mario Cuomo during his third term…
Rank this Week: 4056

Whistleblower Legal Update Blog

Whistleblower Legal Update Blog

A forum for thoughts, analysis, and ideas on the pressing issues facing whistleblowers today. By Stone & Magnanini, L.L.P.

http://www.whistleblowerlegalupdate.com/
  • Jan 23

    The First-to-File Fight

    The First-to-File Fight
    David Stone, of Stone & Magnanini LLP, argued an important civil war fraud False Claims Act case on behalf of whistleblowers in the United States Supreme Court on January 13, 2015. The Solicitor General joined the argument with Stone…
  • Jan 20

    Better Know a Fraud: DaVita Healthcare Partners, Inc. Kickback

    Better Know a Fraud: DaVita Healthcare Partners, Inc. Kickback
    DaVita Kidney Care is known for two things: first, for it's "Core Values" which include aspirational terms such as "Service...Excellence...Integrity...[and] Accountability," and second, for engaging in a sophisticated kickback scheme…
  • Jan 15

    The False Claims Act in 2014: A Year in Review

    The False Claims Act in 2014: A Year in Review
    As a new year begins, it's worth taking a look back at 2014 to see how the False Claims Act (FCA) has performed. Thanks to the brave actions of whistleblowers, the Justice Department was able to recover nearly $6 billion this year from FCA…
Rank this Week: 1723

Government Contracts Blog

Government Contracts Blog

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

http://www.governmentcontractslawblog.com/
  • Jan 22

    The Changing Landscape for Services Contractor

    The Changing Landscape for Services Contractor
    Two recent developments have the potential to change the landscape for contractors providing services to the Government.  Government contractors and subcontractors are required to comply with a host of regulations governing their hiring…
  • Jan 22

    Department of Defense Updates Its Instruction for Acquisitions of Software and Weapons System

    Department of Defense Updates Its Instruction for Acquisitions of Software and Weapons System
    On January 7, 2015, the U.S. Department of Defense (“DoD” or “the Department”) released an update for DoD Instruction 5000.02, on the “Operation of the Defense Acquisition Service.”  The new…
  • Jan 22

    First Circuit Reaffirms FCA’s “First-to-File” Bar as a Broad Jurisdictional Limit

    First Circuit Reaffirms FCA’s “First-to-File” Bar as a Broad Jurisdictional Limit
    In early December 2014, the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit reaffirmed that circuit’s broad interpretation of the False Claims Act’s “first-to-file” bar, 31 U.S.C. § 3730(b)(5), in United…
Rank this Week: 1084

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/
  • Jan 21

    The Galleon On The Back of Redlands City Hall

    The Galleon On The Back of Redlands City Hall
    By Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law Frank E. Moore, in Redlands, Our Town, mocks this galleon on the back of (old) City Hall because it has oars.   I decided to check it out in person today on my way to the library. Here’s…
  • Jan 12

    The Process in 2006 for the Redlands Council Vacancy That Resulted in The Appointment of Pete Aguilar

    The Process in 2006 for the Redlands Council Vacancy That Resulted in The Appointment of Pete Aguilar
    The City of Redlands is appointing a new Council Member on January 20, 2015.  I am one of the candidates.   In 2006, when Susan Peppler resigned, the Council had a similar appointment process.  I remember being in the audience…
  • Dec 22

    Downtown Redlands and Walkability

    Downtown Redlands and Walkability
    By Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law When I moved from West Redlands to Downtown Redlands, I found that it was much easier to walk to lunch.  The Walk Score is listed as 84 Very Walkable Most errands can be accomplished on foot. Today, on…
Rank this Week: 1101

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: 1036

Infra Insight Blog

Infra Insight Blog

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

http://www.infrainsightblog.com
  • Jan 21

    California Launches Road User Charge Pilot Study

    California Launches Road User Charge Pilot Study
    This Friday, January 23, 2015, California will take the first step in investigating a road user charge pilot program as an alternative to the gas tax when the CTC convenes the Road User Charge Advisory Committee meeting.  The committee…
  • Jan 13

    University of California Shortlists Three Teams for UC Merced 2020 Project

    University of California Shortlists Three Teams for UC Merced 2020 Project
    The Regents of the University of California (the “Regents”), on behalf of the University of California, Merced (UC Merced), announced today that three teams have been shortlisted to submit detailed proposals for the Request for…
  • Jan 13

    New President Ready to Take the Reins of International Bridge, Tunnel & Turnpike Association

    New President Ready to Take the Reins of International Bridge, Tunnel &amp; Turnpike Association
    Javier Rodriguez, P.E., Executive Director of the Miami-Dade Expressway Authority (MDX), is ready to begin his role as president of the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association (IBTTA) for 2015.  Rodriguez was elected during…
Rank this Week: 1049

Government Contracts Legal Forum

Government Contracts Legal Forum

Covers government contract issues including contract formation, strategies, bid protests and contract interpretation. By Crowell Moring.

http://www.governmentcontractslegalforum.com/
Rank this Week: 1374

New Jersey Public Safety Officers…

New Jersey Public Safety Officers Law Blog

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

http://www.njpublicsafetyofficers.com/
Rank this Week: 418

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: 4498

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 851

Whitcomb Law Blog

Whitcomb Law Blog

Covers government procurement.

http://whitcomblawpc.com/legal-blogs/
  • Jan 13

    USCOFC Overturns CVE Determination Revoking SDVOSB Statu

    USCOFC Overturns CVE Determination Revoking SDVOSB Statu
    Is it valuable to protest a CVE determination with the U.S. Court of Federal Claims? On October 10, 2014, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims granted construction company Ambuild’s summary judgment motion in its protest against the CVE and…
  • Jan 12

    Interdigital Loses On International Patent Issue…Again

    Interdigital Loses On International Patent Issue…Again
    Inside an ITC International Patent Dispute Last week, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“ITC”) upheld, with modifications, its Administrative Law Judge’s (“ALJ”) June findings that neither ZTE…
  • Jan 6

    Disney Hit With A Copyright Infringement Suit For “Frozen”

    Disney Hit With A Copyright Infringement Suit For “Frozen”
    How similar is “similar” in a copyright infringement suit? Frozen has very quickly captured the hearts of young children and adults all over the world.  It seems that every child, girl or boy knows the words to every song,…
Rank this Week: 2491

New York Zoning and Municipal Law…

New York Zoning and Municipal Law Blog

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

http://blog.szlawfirm.net/
Rank this Week: 1840