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Hot Button Blog

Hot Button Blog

By Cozen O'Connor.

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

    Health Care Reform Implementation Update August 21, 2014

    Health Care Reform Implementation Update August 21, 2014
    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) made announcements this week regarding the Open Payments system and the availability of Affordable Care Act (ACA) Consumer Assistance Program grant funds, issued a request for additional…
  • Aug 12

    Health Care Reform Implementation Update August 12, 2014

    Health Care Reform Implementation Update August 12, 2014
    August recess has begun on Capitol Hill. Congressmen and women and senators are home in their districts and states, and Capitol Hill staffers are catching up on piled up work. Nonetheless, last week Congressman Kevin Brady (R-Texas) released…
  • Aug 4

    Health Care Reform Implementation Update August 4, 2014

    Health Care Reform Implementation Update August 4, 2014
    Congress begins its summer recess this week, but last week legislators were busy holding hearings on management issues regarding HealthCare.gov, introducing legislation to increase payments to primary care doctors under Medicaid, and voting…
Rank this Week: 1819

Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • Aug 27

    Bagasse to the Rescue!

    Bagasse to the Rescue!
    By Kristine Edwards When I first visited the Crystal Mine site (part of the Basin Mining Area Superfund Site in Jefferson County, Montana) back in 2006, I was so shocked by how bad it looked that I vowed to myself to get it cleaned up before…
  • Aug 26

    (A Student’s) Green Shopping Guide

    (A Student’s) Green Shopping Guide
    By Stephanie Businelli Congratulations! You fought through your SATs, got your diploma, and are now heading towards “the best four years of your life,” more commonly known as college. If you’re a student who plans to live on…
  • Aug 25

    Green Your Dorm (or Home!) with Our Back to School Pinterest Board

    Green Your Dorm (or Home!) with Our Back to School Pinterest Board
    By Stephanie Businelli It’s that time of year again! The summer is slowing down and if you are a high school graduate heading to college, chances are you are frantically buying items from that (never-ending) list of dorm essentials.…
Rank this Week: 136

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/
  • Aug 27

    Behind the NYT Climate Accord Story

    Behind the NYT Climate Accord Story
    I am no expert at all on climate change.  With that large caveat, I think the Coral Davenport’s New York Times story about President Obama’s international climate accord ambitions overstates the domestic…
  • Aug 27

    A Cert Petition in Maqaleh

    A Cert Petition in Maqaleh
    A couple of weeks ago, several non-Afghan detainees at Bagram Air Force Base, Afghanistan filed a cert petition with the Supreme Court after the D.C. Circuit affirmed the district court’s ruling that it lacked subject matter…
  • Aug 26

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary
    ISIS continues to dominate headlines today as debate sharpens around expanded U.S. intervention in the crisis. The New York Times reports that President Obama has authorized surveillance flights over Syria, a move that could be a…
Rank this Week: 74

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Whistleblower Lawyer News

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

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

    Consumers should use boycott power to punish U.S. corporate deserter

    Consumers should use boycott power to punish U.S. corporate deserter
    U.S. corporations including Burger King, Medtronic Medical Devices and Chiquita Banana  and many others that  have merged with foreign firms and shifted their headquarters to avoid U.S. taxes, may not only come under scrutiny by the…
  • Aug 26

    Jordanian Bank on trial in NY for funneling funds to terrorist families in New York

    Jordanian Bank on trial in NY for funneling funds to terrorist families in New York
    A large Middle Eastern Bank is on trial in New York for allegedly funneling money to family members of terrorist suicide bombers. The Jordanian Arab Bank is alleged to have facilitated “martyr payments” to relatives of terrorists…
  • Aug 25

    Burger King and Valeant becoming Canadian to avoid U.S. Taxes : avoidance or evasion?

    Burger King and Valeant becoming Canadian to avoid U.S. Taxes : avoidance or evasion?
    Suddenly, two successful U.S. corporations Burger King and Valeant Pharmaceuticals Inc. have announced their “inversion plans” to buy Canadian companies and move their  seller’s base to Canada in order to keep from…
Rank this Week: 2335

Lobby Comply Blog

Lobby Comply Blog

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

http://stateandfed.com/lobbycomply/
  • Aug 27

    Our Experts Can Help You Say, “I Comply”

    Our Experts Can Help You Say, “I Comply”
    The Mission of State and Federal Communications is to make sure that your organization can say, “I Comply.” We are Continued on Next Page
  • Aug 27

    Wednesday Government Relations New

    Wednesday Government Relations New
    Lobbying North Carolina: “Brubaker ranked leading lobbyist at NC legislature” by The Associated Press in the Washington Times. Rhode Island: Continued on Next Page
  • Aug 26

    Legislation We Are Tracking

    Legislation We Are Tracking
    At any given time, more than 1,000 legislative bills, which can affect how you do business as a government affairs Continued on Next Page
Rank this Week: 438

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: 4947

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

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

http://legalnewsyoucanuse.com/
  • Aug 27

    Not all Discretionary Trusts are Special Needs Trust

    Not all Discretionary Trusts are Special Needs Trust
    Over the years in my practice I have encountered many situations in which a discretionary trust was written into a Will to receive the inheritance of a person who had disabilities. Often the testator (person who was signing the Will) ……
  • Aug 26

    Don’t guarantee that nursing home bill unless you plan to pay it

    Don’t guarantee that nursing home bill unless you plan to pay it
    When an individual moves into a nursing home for long-term care, there are an array of admissions documents that get signed. These include everything from personal preferences information to insurance and financial disclosures, medical…
  • Aug 25

    PTSD, Veterans Benefits, and Wikipedia Explanation of DSM-5 Criteria

    PTSD, Veterans Benefits, and Wikipedia Explanation of DSM-5 Criteria
    Recently, the VA announced an interim rule (effective August 4, 2014), and proposed final rule, which incorporates the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5) criteria into Title 38.  More…
Rank this Week: 2450

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: 41

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: 547

Constitutionalism & Democracy

Constitutionalism & Democracy

A law blog by Albany Law School Professor Stephen Gottlieb and Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship James Gathii

http://constitutionalismanddemocracy.wordpress.com/
  • Aug 26

    Regionalism vs. the Environment

    Regionalism vs. the Environment
    There’s been news recently about a decline in gas prices. Hallelujah? Or oh my God! Decline in prices means more people will build energy inefficient homes and invest in gas guzzling machinery or businesses. Some will benefit, but the…
  • Aug 19

    American scientific capital

    American scientific capital
    A panel at a national meeting of historians I attended was devoted to the relation between the study of history and STEM – science, technology, engineering and mathematics. One speaker explained that practical skills were widespread…
  • Aug 12

    Misunderstanding Iran

    Misunderstanding Iran
    For the last few days my wife and I attended the semi-annual meeting of the International Society for Iranian Studies. It was held in Montreal this time. Several panels were devoted to Iranian foreign policy. At one of them, scholars outlined…
Rank this Week: 4628

Health Industry Washington Watch

Health Industry Washington Watch

Covers U.S. legislative and regulatory developments affecting the life sciences and health care industry. By Reed Smith LLP.

http://www.healthindustrywashingtonwatch.com/
Rank this Week: 4056

Small Government Contracts Blog

Small Government Contracts Blog

Offers legal news, notes and commentary of interest to small government contractors. By Steven Koprince.

http://smallgovcon.com/
  • Aug 26

    Prime Doesn’t Submit Teaming Agreement, Loses Evaluation Credit

    Prime Doesn’t Submit Teaming Agreement, Loses Evaluation Credit
    A prime contractor submitting a proposal for a design-build project was not entitled to take advantage of the experience of its designer because the prime failed to submit a teaming agreement between itself and the designer. In a recent bid…
  • Aug 21

    GSA Schedule Sales of Chinese Products Result In $2.3 Million False Claims Settlement

    GSA Schedule Sales of Chinese Products Result In $2.3 Million False Claims Settlement
    Sales of Chinese products off the GSA Schedule has resulted in a $2.3 million False Claims Act settlement. According to a Department of Justice press release, Samsung Electronics America, Inc. has agreed to the settlement to resolve…
  • Aug 21

    GAO: Lack of Original Bid Guarantee Rendered Bid Nonresponsive

    GAO: Lack of Original Bid Guarantee Rendered Bid Nonresponsive
    When an agency’s invitation for bids requires the submission of a bid guarantee, a bidder’s failure to include the original bid guarantee at bid opening may render the bid nonresponsive. In a recent bid protest decision, the…
Rank this Week: 1737

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: 4868

Corruption Chronicles

Corruption Chronicles

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

http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/
  • Aug 26

    Muslim Activists Demand Overhaul of All U.S. Law Enforcement Training

    Muslim Activists Demand Overhaul of All U.S. Law Enforcement Training
    Islamic activists that strong-armed the FBI to purge anti-terrorism training material considered “offensive” to Muslims have made their next wave of demands, which include an overhaul in the way all law enforcement officers are…
  • Aug 25

    The Strange Case of Deputy Jesus “Eddie” Campa

    The Strange Case of Deputy Jesus “Eddie” Campa
    The peculiar story of a Texas senior law enforcement official remains shrouded in mystery and intrigue after claims by federal, state and municipal law enforcement sources that the top cop was criminally indicted for embezzling millions of…
  • Aug 22

    WH Rules: Violation in Terrorist Swap Punishable By Jail, Suspension, Removal of Office

    WH Rules: Violation in Terrorist Swap Punishable By Jail, Suspension, Removal of Office
    The law violated by the Obama administration when it secretly exchanged five Guantanamo terrorists for an Army solider captured by the Taliban after deserting his post is punishable by jail, suspension and removal of office, according to…
Rank this Week: 1427

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
Rank this Week: 1807

Whistleblower Protection Blog

Whistleblower Protection Blog

Covers legal issues related to corporate malfeasance and protection of whistleblowers. Published by the National Whistleblower Legal Defense and Education Fund.

http://www.whistleblowersblog.org/
  • Aug 26

    SEC Whistleblower Awards List August 2014

    SEC Whistleblower Awards List August 2014
    The SEC Office of the Whistleblower post Notices of Covered Action where a final judgment or order, by itself or together with other prior judgments or orders in the same action issued after July 21, 2010, results in monetary…
  • Aug 21

    IRS Whistleblower Office New

    IRS Whistleblower Office New
    IRS Commissioner John Koskinen issued an August 2014 policy statement expressing his strong support for the work the IRS Whistleblower Office.  We hope that the IRS will act in conformance with this policy statement and…
  • Aug 20

    WMATA Pays $5.6 Million to Settle False Claims Act and Whistleblower Retaliation Suit

    WMATA Pays $5.6 Million to Settle False Claims Act and Whistleblower Retaliation Suit
    Washington, D.C. August 20, 2014.  The Washington Area Metropolitan Transit Authority (WMATA) has paid $5.6 million to the United States, the District of Columbia, and Shahiq Khwaja to resolve whistleblower claims brought by…
Rank this Week: 300

Oregon Legal Research

Oregon Legal Research

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

http://blog.oregonlegalresearch.com/
  • Aug 26

    It’s not all online, folks: PACER Removes Many Federal Court Document

    It’s not all online, folks: PACER Removes Many Federal Court Document
    So allow extra time for locating the documents you need. And remember, Time = Money. “No longer available on PACER: As of August 10, 2014 the following information will no longer be available on PACER: U.S. Court of Appeals for ……
  • Aug 26

    Burping at Lawyer: $1,500. Paying Attorney and Court Fees: Priceless.

    Burping at Lawyer: $1,500. Paying Attorney and Court Fees: Priceless.
    Quotation of the week: Clackamas County Commissioner Smith: “You can’t even burp at a lawyer for $1,500,” in “County board wrestles with legal funding,” 20 August 2014, by Shasta Kearns Moore, Portland Tribune…
  • Aug 26

    Multnomah County Job: Executive Director, Office of Citizen Involvement

    Multnomah County Job: Executive Director, Office of Citizen Involvement
    Job Title: Executive Director, Office of Citizen Involvement Job Code: 9400-37 Opening Date/Time: Fri. 08/01/14 12:00 AM Pacific Time Closing Date/Time: Sun. 08/31/14 11:59 PM Pacific Time “About the The Office of Citizen Involvement…
Rank this Week: 2041

Whistleblower Qui Tam Lawyer Blog

Whistleblower Qui Tam Lawyer Blog

Provides updates and commentary on whistleblower cases. By McCabe Rabin, P.A.

http://www.whistleblowerquitamlawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 26

    Health System Settles False Claims Act Case for $98.15 Million

    Health System Settles False Claims Act Case for $98.15 Million
    Community Health Systems, Inc. (“CMS”) has agreed to settle several whistleblowers’ qui tam lawsuits  that it violated the False Claims Act and the Stark Law. According to its website, CMS is one the nation’s…
  • Aug 21

    US Intervenes in False Claims Case Against Military Contractor

    US Intervenes in False Claims Case Against Military Contractor
    The United States government has intervened in a whistleblower’s qui tam lawsuit alleging that military contractors Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation (“Sikorsky”), Sikorsky Support Services, Inc. (“Sikorsky…
  • Aug 13

    Do I Have a Whistleblower Claim?

    Do I Have a Whistleblower Claim?
    In order to determine if you have a whistleblower claim, you should ask yourself these 5 basic questions.
Rank this Week: 1751

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: 3046

PA Public Contracts

PA Public Contracts

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

http://www.papubliccontracts.com/
  • Aug 26

    Commonwealth Court: Bidder Qualification Criteria Can Be Waived Under Gaeta Decision

    Commonwealth Court: Bidder Qualification Criteria Can Be Waived Under Gaeta Decision
    If a public entity issues a bid and specifies that bidders must have certain minimum experience, can the public entity waive those requirements for the low bidder?  In my view, the answer is no. Ordinarily, specified qualification…
  • Jul 17

    Commonwealth Court Reaffirms No Right To Hearing On Protest Filed Under Pa. Procurement Code

    Commonwealth Court Reaffirms No Right To Hearing On Protest Filed Under Pa. Procurement Code
    Is there a right to a hearing on a bid protest filed under the Pa. Procurement Code? The answer is no. In a recent, unreported decision involving a contract issued by the Philadelphia Parking Authority for a new red light camera system in the…
  • Jul 10

    Public Bidding 101: Are Proprietary Specifications Permissible?

    Public Bidding 101: Are Proprietary Specifications Permissible?
    On a public bid can a public entity direct a contractor to furnish and install equipment made by only one manufacturer?  This question is raised often by clients who complain when the specifications they are bidding against are…
Rank this Week: 4146

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

By University of Miami law professor Michael Froomkin. Covers civil liberties, the Internet, Guantanamo, Iraq attrocities, politics and more.

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Aug 25

    Downballot Guide – Miami-Dade 2014

    Downballot Guide – Miami-Dade 2014
    Lots of ink gets spilled on the Governor’s race. But the ballot we face in the election on Aug. 26 is complex, and has a lot of important races on it. This post covers the downballot – the judicial elections. … Continue…
  • Aug 25

    Election Day is Today

    Election Day is Today
    There’s an election in Miami-Dade today. In case you care about my views on the top of the ballot here they are. I find, though, that people are usually more interested in my comments on the judicial elections. My Miami-Dade ……
  • Aug 25

    Rather to Warhawks: Send *Your* Kid

    Rather to Warhawks: Send *Your* Kid
    Link (PS. I don’t entirely agree about the “waters around China” because we have a treaty obligation to protect Japan against aggression.)
Rank this Week: 26

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: 96

Legislation Law Prof Blog

Legislation Law Prof Blog

Edited by Sara K. Rankin, Joel Rogers, Kevin Barry and Emily Benfer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legislation_law/
  • Aug 25

    The Voting Rights Act: Does It Still Matter?

    The Voting Rights Act: Does It Still Matter?
    After the Supreme Court effectively eviscerated the Voting Rights Act in Shelby County (allowing nine states, mostly in the South, to change their election laws without advance federal approval), many folks who care about protecting the…
  • Aug 22

    NEWS: A Mike Brown Law?

    NEWS: A Mike Brown Law?
    From the Huffington Post: “A White House petition that would create a 'Mike Brown Law' requiring police officers to wear cameras has earned over 100,000 signatures in just one week. The petition, with 131,897 signatures at the time of…
  • Aug 11

    Scholar Spotlight: Professor Laura Merrifield Albright

    Scholar Spotlight: Professor Laura Merrifield Albright
    Today, the Legislation Law Prof Blog is spotlighting a freshly posted SSRN article on the relationship between race/ethnicity and campaign finance in state legislative elections. The article is based on Albright's study of 15 states and 3000…
Rank this Week: 3076

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

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

http://dissentingjustice.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 25

    Obamacare v. Affordable Care Act

    Obamacare v. Affordable Care Act
    Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne writes about Arkansas Democratic Senator Mark Pryor's political advertisement that touts his vote for the "Affordable Care Act." As Dionne reports, polls... To view the rest of this article, please…
  • Aug 25

    Election Day Tomorrow - Florida Democratic Governor's Primary

    Election Day Tomorrow - Florida Democratic Governor's Primary
    Tomorrow, Florida Democrats will choose a candidate to challenge incumbent Governor Rick Scott. Although Scott's first term was plagued with corruption, constitutional violations, and widespread... To view the rest of this article, please…
  • Jan 7

    Is Florida Governor Rick Scott Controlling the Search for a New President at FAU?

    Is Florida Governor Rick Scott Controlling the Search for a New President at FAU?
    The Board of Directors of Florida Atlantic University has released the names of 10 finalists for the school's next president. The list contains some interesting demographics. First, only two... To view the rest of this article, please…
Rank this Week: 447

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: 743

Infra Insight Blog

Infra Insight Blog

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

http://www.infrainsightblog.com
Rank this Week: 2311

Politics, Law and Policy Blog

Politics, Law and Policy Blog

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

http://www.politicsandlawblog.com
  • Aug 22

    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, Covered California disclosed that it was reaching out to 100,000 California enrollees to have…
  • Aug 22

    Weekly Health Care Wrap-Up

    Weekly Health Care Wrap-Up
    By Cindy Gillespie Weekly Health Care Wrap-Up  is our weekly look at developments affecting health care at the federal and state levels. This week, a report by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration found that the…
  • Aug 21

    Billy Linville and Eric Tanenblatt Featured on WSB-TV

    Billy Linville and Eric Tanenblatt Featured on WSB-TV
    MLA’s Billy Linville and Eric Tanenblatt were featured on the WSB-TV segment, “Political strategists discuss Zell Miller’s endorsement of Michelle Nunn.”  
Rank this Week: 2354

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/
  • Aug 22

    Are You Breaking These Weird Laws?

    Are You Breaking These Weird Laws?
    People all over the world seek help from law professionals to interpret and understand legal statutes and legislative history — and with good reason. Legal English is very different from standard English, with its own dictionary and a…
  • Aug 21

    Three Laws So Weird You Almost Want to Break Them

    Three Laws So Weird You Almost Want to Break Them
    It can be pretty difficult to understand the legislative intent of any particular legal statute for a variety of reasons. First of all, many legal statutes are written in Legal English, a dialect of lawyers in English-speaking countries…
  • Jul 29

    Dividing the state: An old idea is new again

    Dividing the state: An old idea is new again
        You may have heard about it: Silicon Valley billionaire Tim Draper wants to divide California into six separate states, and he wants Californians to vote on the issue. Earlier this year, supporters of the proposed ballot measure…
Rank this Week: 1771

AOTUS - Collector in Chief

AOTUS - Collector in Chief

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

http://blogs.archives.gov/aotus/
  • Aug 22

    Happy Birthday, Annie Oakley!

    Happy Birthday, Annie Oakley!
    Letter to William McKinley offering to raise a troop of 50 lady sharpshooters to fight the Spanish American War.  They would provide their own rifles and ammunition.  Unfortunately, women were not allowed to serve at that point in…
  • Aug 18

    Special Visitor

    Special Visitor
    Tracy Bray contacted us recently and wondered if she could bring her father and family for a special visit to the National Archives in Washington.  It was a surprise for her father, Harry Edward Neal Jr.  The documents have special…
  • Aug 13

    My Afternoon with Bacall

    My Afternoon with Bacall
    As the Director of the New York Public Libraries I once had the opportunity to spend an afternoon with Lauren Bacall to pitch the NYPL Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center as the repository for her papers.  Accompanying…
Rank this Week: 4643

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/
  • Aug 22

    MSRB Looks to Extend Pay-to-Play Regulation to Municipal Advisor

    MSRB Looks to Extend Pay-to-Play Regulation to Municipal Advisor
    This week, the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) requested public comment on draft amendments it is proposing to its rules regulating pay-to-play practices. Here, the MSRB is proposing a revision to Rule G-37 so as to extend its…
  • Aug 11

    State Party Committees Challenge Constitutionality of SEC Pay-to-Play Rule 206(4)-5

    State Party Committees Challenge Constitutionality of SEC Pay-to-Play Rule 206(4)-5
    And so it begins… On Friday, the New York and Tennessee state Republican parties, led by the very able Jason Torchinsky, filed a complaint in District of Columbia federal court challenging both the constitutionality and administrative…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4095

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: 799

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 472

National Indian Law Library --…

National Indian Law Library -- News

Covers Native American legal issues, published by the National Indian Law Library, a public law library devoted to federal Indian and tribal law.

http://nilllibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 21

    NILL added new content to 5 Indian Law Bulletins on 8/21

    NILL added new content to 5 Indian Law Bulletins on 8/21
    * State Courts Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/2014state.htmlCases featured: In re Alexandria P. (Indian Child Welfare Act, placement) Grace L. v. State, Dept. of Health & Social Services, Office of Children's Services…
  • Aug 14

    NILL added new content to 5 Indian Law Bulletins on 8/14

    NILL added new content to 5 Indian Law Bulletins on 8/14
    * State Courts Bulletinhttp://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/2014state.htmlCases featured: South v. Lujan (sovereign immunity, application of state law) In re Isaiah W. (Indian Child Welfare Act, timely appeal) * United States Federal…
  • Aug 13

    NILL added new content to 6 Indian Law Bulletins on 7/31

    NILL added new content to 6 Indian Law Bulletins on 7/31
    Please note: To view these updates, please look in the “archives” sections of the bulletin pages as these updates were posted prior to the 8/8 update.  * U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin - find case summaries and links to…
Rank this Week: 4456

The Poblete DC Dispatches

The Poblete DC Dispatches

Features updates on regulatory and public policy matters in Washington, DC in national security, trade, and international law.

http://jasonpoblete.com/
  • Aug 21

    Right Now the Cuban People Need Tor, Twitter, Not Google Chrome

    Right Now the Cuban People Need Tor, Twitter, Not Google Chrome
    For more close to thirty years, Yleem and I have studied, and in some cases lived, the U.S.-Cuba policy and political process. We’ve seen more highs than lows, as well as a good share of amusing moments. And, at times,…
  • Aug 20

    Gaza, Hamas, North Korea and Beyond

    Gaza, Hamas, North Korea and Beyond
    The Times of Israel ran an op-ed today by DC Dispatches author Dr. Yleem Poblete. The former Staff Director of the House Foreign Affairs Committee discusses how the Gaza conflict impacts beyond the greater Middle East region and why the…
  • Aug 20

    Radical Islamist Jihadists, The Energizer Bunnies of Terror

    Radical Islamist Jihadists, The Energizer Bunnies of Terror
    An American journalist – James Wright Foley – was beheaded by people that the Obama Administration refuses to call radical Islamist jihadists. This episode, and others like it the past few weeks in that part of the world, reminds…
Rank this Week: 788

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

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

http://nancyrapoport.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 19

    Am I a bit OCD about writing? Why, yes. Yes, I am.

    Am I a bit OCD about writing? Why, yes. Yes, I am.
    Proof?  My latest proofreading affidavit for my students (here).
  • Aug 19

    Dear Apple: fool me once, shame on you; fool me EIGHT TIMES, shame on me.

    Dear Apple: fool me once, shame on you; fool me EIGHT TIMES, shame on me.
    I give up.  I have owned eight of your Airport Time Machines.  Eight.  And the number of them that have failed catastrophically?  EIGHT, including the replacement one that the Apple Genius gave me yesterday (w/o a receipt,…
  • Aug 18

    Bravo, Steven Lubet!

    Bravo, Steven Lubet!
    His post over at The Faculty Lounge is superb in its dissection of the Salaita issues.  My only tiny quibble is that I'm totally ok with Illinois's decision not to hire Salaita.
Rank this Week: 541

Legislative Blog

Legislative Blog

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

https://www.au.org/blogs/legislative
  • Aug 19

    Join Us on Twitter to #FixHobbyLobby

    Join Us on Twitter to #FixHobbyLobby
    Vanessa WolbrinkLegislativeIn the wake of the troubling Burwell v. Hobby Lobby decision, Congress introduced a bill to prevent employers from using religion to deny essential health care coverage to their employees.The Not My Boss’…
  • Aug 15

    August Recess: Take Action in Your State!

    August Recess: Take Action in Your State!
    Vanessa WolbrinkLegislativeLet your U.S. Representative and Senators know how important church-state separation is to you.In the month of August, members of Congress leave the District and head back to enjoy summer in their home states. This…
  • Apr 30

    School Vouchers Still Not Working

    School Vouchers Still Not Working
    Vanessa WolbrinkLegislativeTaxpayers should not fund programs that claim to provide great opportunity for vulnerable students when they actually may provide a worse education.Legislators around the country continue to push for private school…
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White Collar Alert

White Collar Alert

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

http://whitecollarblog.mmwr.com
  • Aug 18

    The Gov. Rick Perry Indictment: Another Weak Case that Shouldn’t Have Been Charged

    The Gov. Rick Perry Indictment: Another Weak Case that Shouldn’t Have Been Charged
    The news outlets exploded this weekend with commentary on the Gov. Rick Perry indictment, and the criticism was fast and swift to deem it a very weak case. On Friday, Perry was indicted on two felony counts that arose from … Continue…
  • Aug 14

    Federal Lawsuit Highlights Powerful Civil Forfeiture Tool

    Federal Lawsuit Highlights Powerful Civil Forfeiture Tool
    This post was co-authored by White Collar Alert contributor, Erin Dougherty. In a federal complaint filed on Monday, three Philadelphia homeowners whose homes have been targeted for state civil forfeiture have sued the city of Philadelphia,…
  • Aug 6

    Public Officials: Don’t Drive the Ferrari and Don’t Take the Rolex

    Public Officials: Don’t Drive the Ferrari and Don’t Take the Rolex
    Whether or not prosecutors will prove the 14 count indictment against former Governor Bob McDonnell of Virginia and his wife, Maureen, remains to be seen. The public corruption trial is currently into the second week, and the New York Times…
Rank this Week: 2833

Court-Martial Trial Practice

Court-Martial Trial Practice

Covers military law for trial practitioners and military members. By The Law Office of Philip D. Cave.

http://www.court-martial-ucmj.com/
  • Aug 16

    Political prosecutorial overreach

    Political prosecutorial overreach
    “That the power to prosecute is a fearsome thing, and, when employed as political tool, is the quick road to tyranny.”  Bill Otis, Politics & Prosecution, a Toxic Brew, 16 August 2014. I am not a libertarian, but I am one…
  • Aug 9

    The best evidence is the best evidence

    The best evidence is the best evidence
    Prof. Colin Miller, one of my favorite bloggers on evidence, addresses a best evidence issue raised in People v. Haggerty, No. 129, (N.Y. 2014). Haggerty was accused of defrauding Mayor Bloomberg.  During presentation of the prosecution…
  • Aug 5

    Worth the read

    Worth the read
     has published a symposium – articles related to military justice, specifically sexual assault cases.  Both sides will find something in the articles. Of particular interest are two articles:  Major Seamone’s…
Rank this Week: 251

Whitcomb Law Blog

Whitcomb Law Blog

Covers government procurement.

http://whitcomblawpc.com/legal-blogs/
  • Aug 15

    Copyright and a Monkey “SELFIE”

    Copyright and a Monkey “SELFIE”
    Complicated Copyright? Imagine this: a man is on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi taking photos of crested black macaques, when one of the monkeys takes the man’s camera and snaps a couple hundred photos. This isn’t the…
  • Aug 7

    Government Contracts Buzz

    Government Contracts Buzz
    Are Government Contracts Worth the Hype? This week brought with it two notable news stories in the world of government contracts and procurement.  The first ties into an ongoing international tax law issue and the second…
  • Jul 31

    Trademark Trolls: Two Countries…One Tesla Trademark

    Trademark Trolls: Two Countries…One Tesla Trademark
    It is without a doubt that Tesla Motors Inc. has taken over the electric car market. Being the first fully electric spots car with an IPO that raised $226 million for the company when it launched its initial public offering on the NASDAQ, it…
Rank this Week: 2835

Maryland Social Security…

Maryland Social Security Disability Lawyers Blog

Covers workers' compensation, injury, and government law. By Steinhardt, Siskind and Associates, LLC.

http://www.marylandsocialsecuritydisabilitylawyers.com/
  • Aug 13

    Statute of Limitations Issues in Maryland Medical Malpractice

    Statute of Limitations Issues in Maryland Medical Malpractice
    Statute of limitations issues can play a big part in your lawsuit. In medical malpractice lawsuits especially, it is important to consult an attorney as soon as you are aware you might have a claim. Your attorney will likely need time to…
  • Aug 10

    Maryland Notice Requirement When Suing a Local Government Entity for Negligence

    Maryland Notice Requirement When Suing a Local Government Entity for Negligence
    In a recent case, a Maryland driver and passenger sued Dorothea Maynor, the driver of another car, for negligence. Maynor sued the mayor and City Council of Baltimore. The case arose when Maynor was driving in Baltimore City and entered…
  • Aug 10

    How Are Maryland Permanent Partial Disability Benefits Capped?

    How Are Maryland Permanent Partial Disability Benefits Capped?
    In a recent case, a Maryland appellate court looked at how an injured worker’s permanent partial disability benefits are capped. The question was whether they were capped by the state average weekly wage in effect on the injury date, or…
Rank this Week: 2749

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/
  • Aug 12

    Recommended Reading: Ethics and the Public Disclosure Act

    Recommended Reading: Ethics and the Public Disclosure Act
    Foster Pepper's Regulatory & Government Affairs practice recommends reading, "Does Media Coverage of School Shootings Lead to More School Shootings?" to stay up-to-date on conversation related to the Public Disclosure Act. The Stranger…
  • Aug 4

    Court Of Appeals Holds Records Subject To Protective Order As Unduly Burdensome Not Exempt Under The Public Records Act

    Court Of Appeals Holds Records Subject To Protective Order As Unduly Burdensome Not Exempt Under The Public Records Act
    In Washington State Department of Transportation v. Mendoza de Sugiyama (Division II), a former employee brought an employment action against the Department of Transportation (“DOT”) and requested certain records in pretrial…
  • Jul 31

    Recommended Reading: Open Public Meetings Law

    Recommended Reading: Open Public Meetings Law
    Foster Pepper’s Regulatory & Government Affairs practice recommends staying updated on state open public meetings law and reading the most recent development as reported by Justin Runquist of The Columbian. Washougal mayor: Council…
Rank this Week: 1642

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: 4902

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
  • Aug 8

    Ninth Circuit Expands Judicial Scrutiny of CERCLA Settlement

    Ninth Circuit Expands Judicial Scrutiny of CERCLA Settlement
    August 8, 2014, by Gregory J. Newmark, Sarah N. Quiter The Ninth Circuit recently issued an opinion that emphasizes the obligation of district courts to independently review the adequacy of proposed consent…
  • May 14

    Even In Drought, Water Must Be Managed To Protect Delta Fish

    Even In Drought, Water Must Be Managed To Protect Delta Fish
    May 14, 2014, by Dawn McIntosh The Ninth Circuit recently issued two controversial opinions which uphold efforts to protect the delta smelt, a small fish endemic to the Sacramento-San Joaquin delta that is protected under…
  • May 6

    Supreme Court Upholds Legislative Prayer at Local Government Level

    Supreme Court Upholds Legislative Prayer at Local Government Level
    May 6, 2014, by Deborah J. Fox, David S. Warner A majority of the Supreme Court has upheld the right of local governments to open their meetings with prayer so long as the practice over time does not proselytize…
Rank this Week: 775

CFTC Law

CFTC Law

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

http://www.cftclaw.com/
  • Aug 8

    FIA Sets Forth Five Core Principles in Enhancing CFTC Market Surveillance

    FIA Sets Forth Five Core Principles in Enhancing CFTC Market Surveillance
    FIA Sets Forth Five Core Principles in Enhancing CFTC Market SurveillanceIn a response to a request by the CFTC’s Technology Advisory Committee for comment on how best to develop a 21st century surveillance system, the Financial…
  • Aug 6

    Massad Says CFTC Hampered by Budget Constraint

    Massad Says CFTC Hampered by Budget Constraint
    Massad Says CFTC Hampered by Budget ConstraintsRecently appointed CFTC Chairman Tim Massad announced last week that there were “a lot of things” he would like to do to continue the CFTC’s goal of regulating financial…
  • Jul 28

    O’Malia Urges Regulators to “Do No Harm”

    O’Malia Urges Regulators to “Do No Harm”
    O’Malia Urges Regulators to “Do No Harm”CFTC Commissioner Scott O’Malia issued a stern warning to financial regulators in the United States and abroad that market fragmentation could have grave consequences on the…
Rank this Week: 1311

Fracking Insider

Fracking Insider

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

http://www.frackinginsider.com
  • Aug 6

    Commerce Department Places Severe Restrictions on Fracking Equipment Sales to Russia

    Commerce Department Places Severe Restrictions on Fracking Equipment Sales to Russia
    This post was prepared by guest bloggers Eric McClafferty (202-342-8841) and Michael Dobson (202-342-8517), attorneys in Kelley Drye & Warren’s Export Controls and Compliance Practice. Earlier today, the Bureau of Industry…
  • Aug 4

    Court Upholds Local Fracking Bans in New York State

    Court Upholds Local Fracking Bans in New York State
    FrackingInsider has provided a few updates on the status of two municipal bans on hydraulic fracturing in the towns of Dryden and Middlefield in New York State (see our previous coverage here, here, and here). Last month, the New York State…
  • Jul 30

    Hydraulic Fracturing: State Regulatory Roundup Vol. 35

    Hydraulic Fracturing: State Regulatory Roundup Vol. 35
    Fracking Insider Readers: We are pleased to bring you Volume 35 of our State Regulatory Roundup, including updates in Colorado, Maryland, and North Dakota. As we explained in earlier volumes, we designed the Roundup to provide quick overviews…
Rank this Week: 2267