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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: 703

Infra Insight Blog

Infra Insight Blog

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

http://www.infrainsightblog.com
Rank this Week: 434

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 2

    Will the UK Begin Airstrikes Against ISIS in Syria?

    Will the UK Begin Airstrikes Against ISIS in Syria?
    Prime Minister David Cameron is looking to do more in Syria against ISIS.  Today his Minister of Defence, Michael Fallon, made the case before Parliament that the UK should participate in coalition airstrikes against ISIS inside…
  • Jul 2

    Jihadology Podcast: Jihadi Ideology/History with Nelly Lahoud

    Jihadology Podcast: Jihadi Ideology/History with Nelly Lahoud
    This episode features a discussion of jihadi primary sources from June, an interview with Nelly Lahoud, and a new segment: #SocialMedia. This episode covers jihadi primary source releases related to: Anti-Islamic State messages IS…
  • Jul 2

    Today's Headlines and Commentary

    Today's Headlines and Commentary
    ISIS has successfully incorporated itself into a “large network of looters” plundering and destroying archaeological sites for profit as well as propaganda value, the New York Times writes. Be sure to check out the Times’…
Rank this Week: 267

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 2

    Amount Allowed to Spend on Louisiana Officials Increased by $2

    Amount Allowed to Spend on Louisiana Officials Increased by $2
    On July 1, the maximum value for food, drink, or refreshment an individual may provide to an elected official or Continued on Next Page
  • Jul 2

    See Us in Person!

    See Us in Person!
    July 3, 2015   Washington Nationals Game, Washington, DC July 7-8, 2015   Wal-Mart Manufacturing Summit, Bentonville, Arkansas July 12-15, 2015    CSG Continued on Next Page
  • Jul 2

    Our July Photo Scrapbook

    Our July Photo Scrapbook
    Enjoy these photos from recent June events. BIO International Convention in Philadelphia, PA. While at the BIO International Convention in Continued on Next Page
Rank this Week: 4127

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 2

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 7/02

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 7/02
    U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2014-2015update.htmlPetition for certiorari was granted on June 30, 2015 for Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin v. U.S. (Self-determination Contract) U.S. Courts of Appeals…
  • Jun 26

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 6/26

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 6/26
    United States Federal Trial Courts Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/dct/2015dct.htmlBorrichio v. Casino (Employment Discrimination, Casinos)In re Curtis Vale Womelsdorf and Lavonne Mae Womelsdorf, Debtors (Bankruptcy)United…
  • Jun 19

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 6/19

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 6/19
    United States Federal Trial Courts Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/dct/2015dct.htmlNational Labor Relations Board Chickasaw Nation D/B/A Winstar World Casino and International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 886, Affiliated with…
Rank this Week: 4399

Oregon Legal Research

Oregon Legal Research

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

http://blog.oregonlegalresearch.com/
  • Jul 2

    Marijuana vs. Voodoo Donuts: A Visual Aid

    Marijuana vs. Voodoo Donuts: A Visual Aid
    What does an ounce, 8 ounces, or a pound of marijuana look like – relative to a Voodoo (Doll) Donut? Portland Police Encouraging Community Members to be Responsible and Considerate with Recreational Marijuana (Photo) (link directly to…
  • Jun 23

    What if Readers Turned Pages for the Sake of Turning Pages?: Amazon, Taylor Swift, and Big Brother

    What if Readers Turned Pages for the Sake of Turning Pages?: Amazon, Taylor Swift, and Big Brother
    Do writers need their own “Taylor Swift” to protect their right to be paid for their labor? (See NPR’s story about Swift, Apple, and right to be paid.) The latest Amazon plan to pay authors based on pages turned (and…
  • Jun 18

    Oregon Legal Assistance Resource Guide

    Oregon Legal Assistance Resource Guide
    We try to update this Oregon Legal Assistance Resource Guide at least twice a year (you can also find the guide from the WCLL Legal Research Resources website), but additions, corrections, and suggestions are always welcome. You can…
Rank this Week: 3097

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: 2427

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 2

    The Future of Phones Says “Fi”

    The Future of Phones Says “Fi”
    Errata Security discusses Google’s Project Fi. An “MVNO” is a virtual mobile phone company — they don’t have any of their own network backbone or cell towers, but just rent them from the real mobile phone…
  • Jul 1

    Oh Joy

    Oh Joy
    Time to add _optout to the name of every wifi router out there. A Windows 10 feature, Wi-Fi Sense, smells like a security risk: it shares Wi-Fi passwords with the user’s contacts. Those contacts include their Outlook.com (nee Hotmail)…
  • Jun 27

    Drone Shooting in the New

    Drone Shooting in the New
    Looks like my article, Self-Defense Against Robots and Drones (written with Zak Colangelo) isn’t a minute too early. ArsTechnica reports Man shoots downs neighbor’s hexacopter in rural drone shotgun battle. The parties in Joe v…
Rank this Week: 13

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

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

http://legalnewsyoucanuse.com/
  • Jul 2

    For some Workers’ Compensation settlements, a Special Needs trust may be needed

    For some Workers’ Compensation settlements, a Special Needs trust may be needed
    A Special Needs Trust is a type of first-party trust that is often used to preserve a lump sum benefit for a low income disabled person under age 65, who needs the support of Medicaid and Supplemental Security income (SSI). … Continue…
  • Jun 28

    Cost basis adjusts at death so save the proof

    Cost basis adjusts at death so save the proof
    “Cost basis” in its simplest sense is the amount you paid for an asset whose value changes over time. A dollar is a dollar, but a share of stock might be purchased for $19 and later be worth $5 or … Continue reading…
  • Jun 27

    Time marches on and the Trust in your Will may no longer be needed

    Time marches on and the Trust in your Will may no longer be needed
    Estate planning can be thought of as a life-long process. A young person may not have much in the way of worldly posessions, but may have particular opinions about who should make the medical and financial decisions for them if ……
Rank this Week: 2736

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: 723

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: 21

Corruption Chronicles

Corruption Chronicles

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

http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/
Rank this Week: 2377

Government Contracts Blog

Government Contracts Blog

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

http://brownrudnick.com/blog/government-contracts/
  • Jul 2

    Chasing the Dragon (In a Postal Service Truck)

    Chasing the Dragon (In a Postal Service Truck)
    We can all excuse a little Leave it to Beaver-style fatherly indulgence.  Boys will be boys and all.  That said, the contractor-appellant in Mich v. United States Postal Service may have taken it a little too far when he allowed his…
  • May 28

    A Debriefing Is Not The Same As A Required Debriefing

    A Debriefing Is Not The Same As A Required Debriefing
    Good lawyers should live in fear of timeliness rules. No one wants to have a case dismissed because a deadline was missed. In Gorod Shtor, GAO dismissed a bid protest as untimely. In that case, the protester in a simplified acquisition…
  • May 11

    How to turn a winning protest into a losing protest

    How to turn a winning protest into a losing protest
    Here’s a test. If a Government solicitation contains an ambiguity, you should– (a) Hope no one notices; (b) Point it out to the contracting officer; (c) Wait until you lose the procurement, then file a protest. If you chose (a),…
Rank this Week: 5044

Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • Jul 2

    A “Bridge” to Clean Water

    A “Bridge” to Clean Water
    by Bob Chominski How can a bridge clean water?  Don’t bridges span over the water?  Well, this is no average bridge we are talking about, but a “Natural Bridge” located in Rockbridge County, Virginia, north of…
  • Jul 1

    Water Wednesday: Why It’s More Than Lead Exposure

    Water Wednesday: Why It’s More Than Lead Exposure
    By Chrislyn Johnson On a cold winter day in early 2008, when I worked for the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (MDNR), it felt as if snow could fall any minute when my team pulled up to a family’s lot in southwestern Missouri.…
  • Jul 1

    Field Trip to Camden, NJ

    Field Trip to Camden, NJ
    By Carsen Mata My walk to the office on Monday morning was quite different compared to most days. My stride longer, my pace faster, today I was going on a field trip! This wasn’t just any old field trip by the way, this was a two-hour…
Rank this Week: 77

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 2

    US-Cuba Relations, A Race to the Bottom. But, in the End, Truth and Freedom Always Triumph

    US-Cuba Relations, A Race to the Bottom. But, in the End, Truth and Freedom Always Triumph
    Presidnet Obama’s re-establishing of diplomatic relations with Cuba resembles, at best, a poor Florence Foster Jenkins aria. A wealthy New York socialite, Jenkins took to the stage after she inherited the family fortune. Throughout…
  • Jun 30

    Gov. Jindal: We’re All Americans. Indeed.

    Gov. Jindal: We’re All Americans. Indeed.
    The GOP presidential primary contest has barely started, but one thing is certain, the Republican Party will nominate a solid team that will be able to win in 2016. The GOP not only has a stable of qualified and accomplished leaders, but…
  • Jun 29

    And They Want to Be a State?

    And They Want to Be a State?
    Global markets, media, and politicos will be closely watching Greece this week as it seeks to find a solution (i.e., another bailout) to its close to $400 billion headache. Yet right here in the Western Hemisphere, we have a mini-financial…
Rank this Week: 3341

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: 3189

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/
Rank this Week: 1882

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Whistleblower Lawyer News

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

http://www.whistleblowerlawyernews.com/
  • Jul 1

    Uncle Sam seeks forfeiture of $34 million in bribes to Chad’s Ambassador by engineering company

    Uncle Sam seeks forfeiture of $34 million in bribes to Chad’s Ambassador by engineering company
    The Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a complaint today seeking the civil forfeiture of approximately $34 million, which represents the cash value of shares in Griffiths Energy International, a Canadian energy company that the company used to…
  • Jun 30

    Uncle Sam says Novartis should pay $3.35 BILLION for kickback scheme

    Uncle Sam says Novartis should pay $3.35 BILLION for kickback scheme
    The United States Department of Justice says that Novartis should pay $3.35 BILLION in damages for using kickbacks to boost sales of two of its drugs which resulted in Medicare and Medicaid to overpay for those medications, Myfortic for…
  • Jun 29

    Doctor and nurse win over $110 million in whistleblower case

    Doctor and nurse win over $110 million in whistleblower case
    Atlanta physicians Alon Vainer and Nurse Daniel Barbir of Cummings Georgia have been awarded over $110 million in for their role in a whistleblower case against DaVita Healthcare Partners, the nation’s largest kidney dialysis services.…
Rank this Week: 832

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • Jul 1

    FDIC revises examination procedures to incorporate TILA/RESPA integrated disclosure

    FDIC revises examination procedures to incorporate TILA/RESPA integrated disclosure
    Richard J. Andreano, Jr. The FDIC has revised its interagency examination procedures to reflect the requirements of the TILA/RESPA integrated disclosures (TRID) rule.  The CFPB has issued a proposal to postpone the TRID rule’s…
  • Jul 1

    Community groups want CFPB action on small business lending data collection rule

    Community groups want CFPB action on small business lending data collection rule
    Barbara S. Mishkin A recent American Banker article written by officials of three community groups urges President Obama to publicly denounce Director Cordray for failing to issue regulations implementing the small business lending data…
  • Jun 29

    Senator seeks GAO investigation of CFPB payday loan rulemaking

    Senator seeks GAO investigation of CFPB payday loan rulemaking
    Barbara S. Mishkin In a letter to the Government Accountability Office (GAO), Senator David Vitter questioned “the adequacy and thoroughness of the CFPB’s analysis of small entity impacts” in connection with its payday…
Rank this Week: 1958

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: 621

Subject to Inquiry

Subject to Inquiry

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

http://www.subjecttoinquiry.com/
  • Jul 1

    CFPB Expands Access to Consumer Complaint

    CFPB Expands Access to Consumer Complaint
    On June 25, 2015, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB’s) Consumer Complaint Database went live to provide the general public with enhanced access to consumer complaints. Since March 2015, complainants have been able…
  • Jul 1

    CFPB Drives Action Against Auto-Finance Company

    CFPB Drives Action Against Auto-Finance Company
    Putting the brakes on what it viewed as aggressive debt-collection tactics, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) filed suit in Ohio federal court on June 17, 2015, against Security National Automotive Acceptance Company LLC (SNAAC)…
  • Jun 29

    CFPB’s TRID Rule Delayed Again – Uncertainty Persists for Good-Faith Grace Period

    CFPB’s TRID Rule Delayed Again – Uncertainty Persists for Good-Faith Grace Period
    The CFPB announced on June 17 that it would delay the effective date of the “Know Before You Owe” rule until October 1, 2015. However, the proposed rule issued by the Bureau on June 25 now delays the effective date to Saturday,…
Rank this Week: 2309

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/
  • Jun 30

    The Court’s attack on the “ever-normal granary”

    The Court’s attack on the “ever-normal granary”
    I’ve been celebrating like many of you over the marriage equality and Obamacare decisions last Thursday and Friday. But my own celebrations are tempered by the realization that these two cases don’t symbolize any shift on the…
  • Jun 25

    Hallelujah! What a relief.

    Hallelujah! What a relief.
    Copy editing finally done for Unfit for Democracy: The Roberts Court and the Breakdown of American Politics. It’s scheduled for publication in January by NYU Press – still a few months off but it feels like a…
  • Jun 24

    Jeanette’s award

    Jeanette’s award
    I haven’t been putting personal notes in my blog, but I had the pleasure, on the 9th, of attending a Red Cross Volunteer Recognition event where my wife, Jeanette, was presented with the J. Spencer Standish Community Service Award…
Rank this Week: 748

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

    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…
  • May 27

    Court Finds Zoning Board Interpretation a Reasonable Exercise of Discretion

    Court Finds Zoning Board Interpretation a Reasonable Exercise of Discretion
    In a case primarily dealing with the authority of a Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) to interpret a zoning provision, the Court also addressed the issue of late filing of the ZBA decision. In the Matter of Stone Industries, Inc. v. Zoning Board…
  • May 16

    One Legal Nonconforming Use Does Not Permit Another Nonconforming Use

    One Legal Nonconforming Use Does Not Permit Another Nonconforming Use
    The Appellate Division upheld a zoning board determination that the existence of a legal nonconforming use did not give the property owner the right to maintain a different nonconforming use. In Bradhurst Site Construction Corp. v Zoning…
Rank this Week: 2729

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/
  • Jun 30

    SBA OHA: NAICS Code Appeals Allowed On Unrestricted Procurement

    SBA OHA: NAICS Code Appeals Allowed On Unrestricted Procurement
    NAICS code appeals are now allowed on unrestricted procurements, so long as a change in NAICS code would affect the offeror’s size status for the procurement. In a recent size appeal decision, the SBA Office of Hearings and Appeals…
  • Jun 26

    Government Nears 25% In Small Business Awards; WOSBs & HUBZones Lag

    Government Nears 25% In Small Business Awards; WOSBs & HUBZones Lag
    The government awarded 24.99% of prime contracting dollars to small businesses in Fiscal Year 2014, a sharp increase over the 23.39% figure from 2013. The SBA’s 2014 Small Business Procurement Scorecard, which was released today, shows…
  • Jun 26

    SmallGovCon Week In Review: June 22-26, 2015

    SmallGovCon Week In Review: June 22-26, 2015
    As June winds down and we head into the last weekend of the month, I hope you are finding time to relax and catch up on your Vitamin D this summer.  There was a lot in the news this week, starting with the Supreme Court’s decision…
Rank this Week: 1291

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/
  • Jun 29

    CMS Proposed 2016 Medicare Payment Rules in the Pipeline

    CMS Proposed 2016 Medicare Payment Rules in the Pipeline
    CMS recently sent several major proposed Medicare CY 2016 payment rules to the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for regulatory clearance – the last step before publication in the Federal Register. Specifically, OMB is…
  • Jun 29

    CMS Proposed 2016 Medicare Payment Rules in the Pipeline

    CMS Proposed 2016 Medicare Payment Rules in the Pipeline
    CMS recently sent several major proposed Medicare CY 2016 payment rules to the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for regulatory clearance – the last step before publication in the Federal Register. Specifically, OMB is…
  • Jun 29

    CMS Releases CY 2016 ESRD PPS Proposed Rule

    CMS Releases CY 2016 ESRD PPS Proposed Rule
    On June 26, 2015, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released its proposed rule to update the Medicare end-stage renal disease (ESRD) prospective payment system (PPS) for calendar year (CY) 2016. CMS anticipates that the…
Rank this Week: 2191

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: 125

Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Covers government law. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.uaslawblog.com/
  • Jun 26

    FAA Approves First Exemption Allowing UAS to Spray Crop

    FAA Approves First Exemption Allowing UAS to Spray Crop
    In a giant step forward for the commercial UAS industry, the FAA recently granted Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. (“Yamaha”) a Section 333 exemption that authorizes Yamaha to conduct agricultural aircraft operations with the…
  • Jun 25

    UAS Sighting by White House, Inside FAA’s “No Drone Zone”

    UAS Sighting by White House, Inside FAA’s “No Drone Zone”
    Reported by the AP, another unmanned aircraft system (“UAS”) was recently spotted in the vicinity of the White House, prompting a security lock down.  This is the first publicly reported UAS incident by the White House since…
  • Jun 17

    UAS Appearing at Sporting Event

    UAS Appearing at Sporting Event
    Unmanned aircraft systems (“UAS”) are appearing more frequently at sporting events in the US.  FOX Sports reported on June 1, 2015 that local police questioned a man flying a UAS inside Citizens Bank Park during a…
Rank this Week: 2534

Whistleblower Attorneys Blog

Whistleblower Attorneys Blog

Covers qui tam and government law. By Greene LLP.

http://www.whistleblowerattorneys-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 2683

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/
  • Jun 26

    SEC Promotes Pay-to-Play Compliance with a Friendly Reminder – and a Wells Notice

    SEC Promotes Pay-to-Play Compliance with a Friendly Reminder – and a Wells Notice
    With a friendly reminder and notice of an investigation, the Securities and Exchange Commission has reminded us all, yet again, that it is moving forward with pay-to-play enforcement whether the regulated community is ready or not.  This…
  • Jun 26

    SEC Promotes Pay-to-Play Compliance with a Friendly Reminder – and a Wells Notice

    SEC Promotes Pay-to-Play Compliance with a Friendly Reminder – and a Wells Notice
    With a friendly reminder and notice of an investigation, the Securities and Exchange Commission has reminded us all, yet again, that it is moving forward with pay-to-play enforcement whether the regulated community is ready or not. This is a…
  • May 22

    Ninth Circuit Upholds Constitutionality of Hawaii Pay-to-Play Ban

    Ninth Circuit Upholds Constitutionality of Hawaii Pay-to-Play Ban
    As we advised back in 2010, Hawaii is among an ever-expanding list of states which have seen their pay-to-play laws challenged on constitutional grounds. Just this week, however, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit…
Rank this Week: 2154

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/
  • Jun 26

    Education Company Agrees to Settle Five Qui Tam Case

    Education Company Agrees to Settle Five Qui Tam Case
    According to the Department of Justice, a for-profit education company based in Baltimore, Maryland, Education Affiliates (“EA”), has agreed to settle five qui tam cases alleging the company submitted fraudulent claims to the U.S.…
  • Jun 25

    Helpful Whistleblower Decision from D.C. Circuit

    Helpful Whistleblower Decision from D.C. Circuit
    On June 23, 2015, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued a helpful decision for qui tam whistleblowers in U.S. ex rel Heath v. AT&T, Inc., Case No. 14– 7094, 2015 WL 3852180 (D.C. Cir. 2015).…
  • Jun 19

    Largest Healthcare Fraud Takedown in Justice Department History

    Largest Healthcare Fraud Takedown in Justice Department History
    According to the Justice Department, the Medicare Fraud Strike Force conducted a nationwide operation in 17 cities this week.  The sweep resulted in criminal charges against 243 individuals for their alleged participation in healthcare…
Rank this Week: 883

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/
  • Jun 26

    CAAF’s decision in Woods does not support MJIA

    CAAF’s decision in Woods does not support MJIA
    The Real Cost Of Having Commanders In Charge Of Military Justice This article has appeared in Task & Purpose as a result of United States v. Woods,  decided by the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces on 18 June 2015.…
  • Jun 25

    An interesting perspective

    An interesting perspective
    Protect Our Defenders (POD) has this to say about the recent vote on Sen. Gillibrand’s Military Justice Improvement Act. Last week, 50 U.S. Senators stood with survivors and voted for Senator Gillibrand’s Military Justice…
  • Jun 25

    Opening the door-or keeping it closed

    Opening the door-or keeping it closed
    As a defense counsel, I’m always looking for ways in which the prosecutor has opened the door to relevant evidence, but which for some reasons has been excluded or can’t be offered.  MRE 412 comes to mind, as happened to me…
Rank this Week: 392

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/
  • 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…
  • Jun 3

    New Article on “Eradicating Zombie Mortgages”

    New Article on “Eradicating Zombie Mortgages”
    Andrea Clark has posted an interesting article on SSRN entitled “Amidst the Walking Dead: Judicial and Nonjudicial Approaches for Eradicating Zombie Mortgages.” A version of the article will be published in an upcoming edition of…
Rank this Week: 1304

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/
  • Jun 24

    Whistleblower Advocacy Group Campaigns For National Whistleblower Day

    Whistleblower Advocacy Group Campaigns For National Whistleblower Day
    The National Whistleblower Center issued an alert today asking its Action Alert Network to push Congress to enact a National Whistleblower Day. The action alert is below: Demand Congress Pass National Whistleblower Appreciation Day! Take…
  • Jun 18

    Senators Introduce Criminal Antitrust Anti-Retaliation Act

    Senators Introduce Criminal Antitrust Anti-Retaliation Act
    Washington, D.C. June 18, 2015.  Yesterday Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley and Ranking Member Patrick Leahy introduced legislation to extend whistleblower protection for employees who provide information to the…
  • Jun 17

    Sarajevo Whistleblower Week Provides Forum to Discuss Different Approaches to Whistleblower Protection

    Sarajevo Whistleblower Week Provides Forum to Discuss Different Approaches to Whistleblower Protection
    The following is a guest blog by Bojan Bajic.* Sarajevo Whistleblower Week (SWW) 2015, which occurred in the last week of May in Sarajevo was seen in a light of “clash” of two approaches: the first one representing pro-active…
Rank this Week: 929

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/
  • Jun 23

    King v. Burwell: Upcoming Ruling

    King v. Burwell: Upcoming Ruling
    Over the next month, roughly 6.4 million people may be losing subsidies for health insurance. The United States Supreme Court has heard oral arguments for the King v. Burwell lawsuit and a ruling is expected sometime in late June or...
  • Jun 17

    Michigan Governer Signs Religious Freedom Adoption Bill

    Michigan Governer Signs Religious Freedom Adoption Bill
    On Thursday June 11, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder (R) signed legislation that would allow private adoption agencies to refuse adoption services to individuals based on religious grounds. Critics of the bill are concerned that the legislation…
  • Jun 12

    The Radical Reordering of Death Penalty Repeal: Nebraska Goes Retro

    The Radical Reordering of Death Penalty Repeal: Nebraska Goes Retro
    On May 29, just two days after Nebraska became the nineteenth state to abolish the death penalty, Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts announced that he still plans to execute Nebraska’s ten death row inmates. Death penalty foes say he…
Rank this Week: 2306

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: 4567

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/
  • Jun 18

    Is New Jersey State Healthcare Moving Toward the Implementation of a CDHP?

    Is New Jersey State Healthcare Moving Toward the Implementation of a CDHP?
    Yesterday, NJ.COM reported that Governor Christie was prepared to roll out sweeping pension legislation that would overhaul the way in which teacher pensions would be funded in the State of New Jersey.  Presently, teachers pensions in…
  • May 26

    Senate Passes Bill Increasing Penalties For Assaults Against Certain Law Enforcement Officer

    Senate Passes Bill Increasing Penalties For Assaults Against Certain Law Enforcement Officer
    As reported on Senatenj.com, the New Jersey State Senate passed legislation sponsored by Diane Allen and Christopher Bateman to increase penalties for assaulting a corrections officer, sheriff’s officer, and other law enforcement…
  • May 13

    NJ Unions Protest Cuts To Pensions In Big Statehouse Rally

    NJ Unions Protest Cuts To Pensions In Big Statehouse Rally
    As reported by NJ.com, from behind a podium on the Statehouse steps, Hetty Rosenstein briefly subdued a big crowd of public employees with the personal story of how her late father’s pension, earned over decades as head librarian of the…
Rank this Week: 556

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/
  • Jun 17

    What’s New in the National Archives Catalog: British Photographs of World War I

    What’s New in the National Archives Catalog: British Photographs of World War I
    As part of our efforts to digitize photographic and moving image records related to World War I and World War II, we recently digitized a series of British Photographs from World War I (1914-1918) and made them available in our ……
  • May 19

    Paying Homage to Margaret Cross Norton

    Paying Homage to Margaret Cross Norton
    Last week I had an opportunity to visit with Dave Joens and his staff at the Illinois State Archives—the first AOTUS to visit since Wayne Grover was there in 1952.  Dave and I were able to reenact the original photo ……
  • May 8

    Meeting the Government’s Email Challenge

    Meeting the Government’s Email Challenge
    Free and equal access to government records is essential to this country’s democracy.  Citizens have the right to see, examine, and learn from the records that guarantee their rights, document government actions, and tell the story…
Rank this Week: 4115

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: 1861

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 402

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/
  • Jun 16

    Just a couple of thoughts on ASARCO.

    Just a couple of thoughts on ASARCO.
    I think that the dissent was closer to being right than the majority opinion was (of course I think so:  I was one of four folks on this amicus brief), and that Congress should fix the problem by adopting the test that we proposed in our…
  • Jun 10

    BRAVO, Team DRC-Hubo @UNLV!

    BRAVO, Team DRC-Hubo @UNLV!
    Taken directly from our announcement--couldn't have written it better myself:On behalf of Dean Rama Venkat, the Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering is proud to announce that our team DRC-Hubo @UNLV finished in eighth place among the…
  • May 30

    Wishing Professor Paul Oh and his team the best of luck in the DARPA Robotics Challenge!

    Wishing Professor Paul Oh and his team the best of luck in the DARPA Robotics Challenge!
    Not that very long ago, UNLV was lucky enough to persuade Professor Paul Oh to join our faculty.  He and his team are about to compete in the DARPA Robotics Challenge, and I'm rooting for Hubo (now the "Metal Rebel") to win.I've been…
Rank this Week: 903

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
Rank this Week: 1747

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: 3371

Legislative Blog

Legislative Blog

The official Americans United blog on legislation and activities of lawmakers.

https://www.au.org/blogs/legislative
  • May 29

    Governors Push for Private School Voucher

    Governors Push for Private School Voucher
    Vanessa WolbrinkLegislativeThe public (63%) does not support private school vouchers: every time a voucher program has been put to a vote in the past 45 years, the voters have rejected it. Despite this disapproval, Governors around the…
  • Apr 23

    State-Funded Discrimination: Adoption Edition

    State-Funded Discrimination: Adoption Edition
    LegislativeAdoption agencies could refuse to place children in otherwise stable homes because the parents seeking to adopt are unmarried, previously divorced, a same sex couple, or adherents to a religion not practiced by the child-placing…
  • Mar 25

    Discriminatory “Religious Freedom” Bills: Marriage Refusal Edition

    Discriminatory “Religious Freedom” Bills: Marriage Refusal Edition
    Vanessa WolbrinkLegislativeThese bills are especially troublesome because they would allow government employees to discriminate in the name of religion. We’ve been blogging a lot about state Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA)…
Rank this Week: 2352

Politics, Law and Policy Blog

Politics, Law and Policy Blog

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

http://www.politicsandlawblog.com
  • May 15

    Health Care Weekly Wrap-Up

    Health Care Weekly Wrap-Up
    Federal Update Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations Initiates Review into Income Verification Procedures for Tax Credits… The Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, led by Chairman Rob Portman (R-OH), is launching…
  • May 8

    Health Care Weekly Wrap-Up

    Health Care Weekly Wrap-Up
    Federal Update Senate Passes GOP Budget The Senate has passed the fiscal year 2016 budget conference agreement with a 51-48 vote, marking the first time Congress has passed a budget since 2009. The budget lays out many of the congressional…
  • May 7

    Legislative Hearing on 21st Century Cure

    Legislative Hearing on 21st Century Cure
    On Thursday, April 30th, the House Energy and Commerce committee held a hearing to discuss the newly released discussion draft of the 21st Century Cures Act.  (Background, additional information, and a link to the full text of the…
Rank this Week: 1836

Whitcomb Law Blog

Whitcomb Law Blog

Covers government procurement.

http://whitcomblawpc.com/legal-blogs/
  • May 12

    Clearly Unreasonable Contracting Officer = Attorney’s Fees, Overhead, Profit and Interest

    Clearly Unreasonable Contracting Officer = Attorney’s Fees, Overhead, Profit and Interest
    What Should I Do If Faced with a Clearly Unreasonable Contracting Officer? Federal contracting officers have broad discretion – within the limitations and allowances of the FAR. But, contracting officers must respond in…
  • May 12

    Equitable Estoppel Defense to Intellectual Property Infringement Claims in International Trade

    Equitable Estoppel Defense to Intellectual Property Infringement Claims in International Trade
    Can an Equitable Estoppel Defense Win the Day in Intellectual Property Infringement Cases This blog post will be the first of a series dealing with this subject.  In completing my LLC (Master of Laws) in International Business…
  • May 12

    Copyrights and Work Done for Hire

    Copyrights and Work Done for Hire
    Work Created for My Employer Eligible for Copyrights? When you create a work that is normally protected by U.S. copyrights law, you normally assume that protection yourself, as the creator. But this is not always true. In the case of a…
Rank this Week: 2423