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Air Force General Counsel Blog

Air Force General Counsel Blog

Covers legal issues faced by military lawyers, including the law of armed conflict, cyberlaw, military justice, and international law.

http://afgeneralcounsel.dodlive.mil/
  • Apr 2

    Signing Off

    Signing Off
    As our readers are no doubt aware, in recent months the Air Force has announced significant reductions to manpower and personnel, and our office is not exempt from these reductions. Due to reduced resources, the General Counsel's office is…
  • Apr 1

    And the Band Played On – Climate Change and Climate Adaptation

    And the Band Played On – Climate Change and Climate Adaptation
    Two public events involving climate change and national defense coincided this week. The first involves Secretary of Defense Hagel and USAID Administrator Shah highlighting climate change's role in increasing regional political instability…
  • Mar 28

    “milCloud” – Competing against the Private Sector?

    “milCloud” – Competing against the Private Sector?
    On March 18, the Defense Information Systems Agency (“DISA”) announced the milCloud service, a government-operated cloud tailored to DoD needs. Two computing centers have implemented milCloud for DoD’s unclassified network…
Rank this Week: 2719

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: 3524

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • Aug 28

    CFPB announces higher education memorandum of understanding

    CFPB announces higher education memorandum of understanding
    John L. Culhane, Jr. The CFPB announced that it has entered into a “Joint Higher Education Memorandum of Understanding” with the Departments of Veterans Affairs (VA), Defense (DOD), and Education (ED) as part of a joint effort by…
  • Aug 28

    CFPB announces September 18 auto finance field hearing

    CFPB announces September 18 auto finance field hearing
    Peter N. Cubita The CFPB has announced that it will be holding a field hearing on auto finance on September 18 in Indianapolis.  The announcement indicates that the hearing will feature remarks from Director Richard Cordray, as well as…
  • Aug 28

    CFPB, AG’s, secure $92M in debt relief for servicemembers victimized by predatory lending

    CFPB, AG’s, secure $92M in debt relief for servicemembers victimized by predatory lending
    Keith R. Fisher NOTE: This blog entry was suppossed to have been posted on the Monitor on July 30 but was inadvertently omitted. The CFPB, after an investigation in cooperation with 13 state attorneys general, has entered into a consent order…
Rank this Week: 1414

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: 874

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: 4018

Corporate Law and Democracy

Corporate Law and Democracy

A repository of ideas, comments and papers on a range of issues related to corporate law and democracy. By Boston College Law School Professor Renee Jones.

http://reneejones.wordpress.com/
  • Nov 18

    Whither State Securities Enforcement?

    Whither State Securities Enforcement?
    Susan Antilla of Bloomberg news published a recent column  revisiting the question of the continued viability of state securities regulators’ enforcement authority.  I spoke to Susan about my research  on the issue and I am quoted in…
  • Sep 19

    Bailout-palooza

    Bailout-palooza
    The federal goverment’s proposal for a bailout of the financial industry sounded somewhat familiar to me.  I remembered that I had blogged about a similar proposal about a year ago on Conglomerate.
  • Sep 17

    What a Difference a Year Make

    What a Difference a Year Make
    One year ago discussions surrounding corporate law policy were driven by the Sarbanes-Oxley ‘backlash.”  The Paulson Committee and others were warning about how excessive regulation and litigation would lead to the ruin of Wall Street. …
Rank this Week: 3502

Corruption Chronicles

Corruption Chronicles

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

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

    DOJ to Give Leftist Groups Cut of B of A Settlement

    DOJ to Give Leftist Groups Cut of B of A Settlement
    The Department of Justice (DOJ) keeps giving radical leftist groups that support President Obama huge amounts of cash collected from big banks to settle discrimination and mortgage abuse lawsuits filed by the government. Judicial Watch first…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2242

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 28

    Men are victims too

    Men are victims too
    Domestic violence is bad.  But I would suggest that the issue is normally only dealt with as a women’s issue. This report should cause people to think – just a little bit – that men are not always the perpetrators, and…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 260

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: 25

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: 395

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: 854

Equal Vote

Equal Vote

Information and insight on the laws governing federal, state and local elections. By Michael E. Moritz College of Law Professor Dan Tokaji.

http://moritzlaw.osu.edu/blogs/tokaji/
  • Dec 18

    The Wrong Approach to Election Reform

    The Wrong Approach to Election Reform
    The Ohio legislature yesterday approved a bill (SB 380) that would eliminate the window for early registration and absentee voting, among other things.
  • Nov 7

    Reforming Registration

    Reforming Registration
    On Monday, I identified four problem areas to watch out for on Election Day: 1) lines at the polls, 2) voting equipment, 3) voter registration lists, and 4) provisional and absentee ballots. While machine breakdowns and polling place lines…
  • Nov 4

    What We Don't Know

    What We Don't Know
    We now know that Barack Obama will be the 44th President of the United States of America. In the enormity of this moment in American history, the gritty details of election administration, upon which my Moritz colleagues and I spend so much…
Rank this Week: 4266

Equal Vote: Election Law @ Mortiz

Equal Vote: Election Law @ Mortiz

Covers election reform, the Voting Rights Act, the Help America Vote Act, and related topics. Special attention to the voting rights of people of color, non-English proficient citizens, and people with disabilities. Publsihed by Dan Tokaji at Moritz Colle

http://moritzlaw.osu.edu/blogs/tokaji/
  • Dec 18

    The Wrong Approach to Election Reform

    The Wrong Approach to Election Reform
    The Ohio legislature yesterday approved a bill (SB 380) that would eliminate the window for early registration and absentee voting, among other things.
  • Nov 7

    Reforming Registration

    Reforming Registration
    On Monday, I identified four problem areas to watch out for on Election Day: 1) lines at the polls, 2) voting equipment, 3) voter registration lists, and 4) provisional and absentee ballots. While machine breakdowns and polling place lines…
  • Nov 4

    What We Don't Know

    What We Don't Know
    We now know that Barack Obama will be the 44th President of the United States of America. In the enormity of this moment in American history, the gritty details of election administration, upon which my Moritz colleagues and I spend so much…
Rank this Week: 1908

European Union Law

European Union Law

Covers legal issues in the European Union. By Vihar Georgiev.

http://eulaw.wordpress.com
  • Jan 28

    The EU Fiscal Stability Treaty: Summary and Analysi

    The EU Fiscal Stability Treaty: Summary and Analysi
     UPDATE: the approved text of the Treaty on Stability, Coordination and Governance in the Economic and Monetary Union is available here. 
  • Dec 24

    Happy Holidays!

    Happy Holidays!
    Dear friends, I wish you happy holidays and a prosperous New Year!
  • Dec 9

    What’s Behind the New Eurozone Fiscal Stability Union?

    What’s Behind the New Eurozone Fiscal Stability Union?
    This European Council meeting was quite tumultuous, it appears. But we do have an outcome – a “fiscal stability union”. Below I present a preliminary critical assessment of the proposal, as well as a comment on the toxic role of the…
Rank this Week: 1510

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 367

FDA Lawyers Blog

FDA Lawyers Blog

By Frommer Lawrence & Haug.

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

    FDA Takes Aim at Wood-Aged Cheese

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

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

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

    Zogenix Sues Massachusetts to Overturn Ban of Opioid Pain Drug

    Zogenix Sues Massachusetts to Overturn Ban of Opioid Pain Drug
    Zogenix, Inc., the San Diego-based manufacturer of the extended-release hydrocodone drug Zohydro ER, has sued the Governor of Massachusetts in U.S. District Court in Boston to overturn as unconstitutional the state's recent prohibition…
Rank this Week: 910

Federal Government Contract Digest

Federal Government Contract Digest

Covers federal government contracts law, bid protests and formation of entities under the various SBA programs. By Anthony E. Cooch Jr.

http://www.fedgovcondigest.com
  • Mar 27

    Should Past GAO Decisions Be Considered in Deciding Whether to File a Bid Protest?

    Should Past GAO Decisions Be Considered in Deciding Whether to File a Bid Protest?
    Several times a week, the Government Accountability Office (“GAO”) posts bid protest decisions on its website.  Generally, decisions are not posted in their entirety; portions of the bid protest decision are often redacted…
  • Mar 13

    How to Qualify for HUBZone Certification and Why It Matter

    How to Qualify for HUBZone Certification and Why It Matter
    Last month the Small Business Administration designated an area of Downtown Leesburg, Virginia as a HUBZone, or “Historically Underutilized Business Zone”.  As reported by Ethan Rothstein in an article published in Leesburg…
  • Mar 6

    How the Government Can Override the Bid Protest Automatic Stay

    How the Government Can Override the Bid Protest Automatic Stay
    When a bid protest is timely filed with the Government Accountability Office (“GAO”) an automatic stay goes into effect and continues until the case is resolved.  This automatic stay is not bulletproof – it can be…
Rank this Week: 4918

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: 611

FERCBlog

FERCBlog

Features reports and analysis of recent happenings at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

http://www.fercblog.com/blog-2/
  • May 4

    Power Plant Makes Wisconsin Pay

    Power Plant Makes Wisconsin Pay
      A Michigan power plant’s threatened closure may cost Wisconsin ratepayers over $48 million to preserve it’s continuous operation.  The proposed cost for Michigan ratepayers is $4 million, or twelve times less than…
  • Mar 30

    Congress Reacts to Metcalf Attack

    Congress Reacts to Metcalf Attack
    On March 26th, Representative Henry Waxman (D – CA 33rd District), introduced the following bill, H. R. 4298, “To amend the Federal Power Act to protect the bulk-power system and electric infrastructure critical to the United…
  • Mar 9

    New Blog Posts Coming Soon!

    New Blog Posts Coming Soon!
    The post New Blog Posts Coming Soon! appeared first on FERCblog.com.
Rank this Week: 4515

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

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

http://legalnewsyoucanuse.com/
  • Aug 28

    When parents retire, SSI recipients should update look at their beneit

    When parents retire, SSI recipients should update look at their beneit
    Are you thinking about starting to collect your Social Security retirement benefits soon?  When the parent of an SSI recipient retires, there may be an opportunity for the child to apply for Social Security Disabled Adult Child Benefits…
  • Aug 27

    VA Form 21-0958 (Notice of Disagreement) Compatibility Issues and Simple Solution

    VA Form 21-0958 (Notice of Disagreement) Compatibility Issues and Simple Solution
    Since the Department of Veterans Affairs released the standardized Notice of Disagreement (VA Form 21-0958) in February 2013, hundreds of veterans have contacted me because they have been unable to download the form through the VA website at…
  • 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) ……
Rank this Week: 2947

For the Seventh Generation Blog

For the Seventh Generation Blog

Protecting Native Nations for the Seventh Generation. News, views, and opinions about federal Indian law and tribal governance by law professors who teach in the field.

http://tribal-law.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 24

    Geneva Institute on Indigenous People

    Geneva Institute on Indigenous People
    If you are a law student interested in studying abroad, the University of Tulsa offers a program in Geneva relating to Indigenous people. The 2009 program will run July 4 - August 1, 2009, and the classes offered for the first two weeks are…
  • Apr 14

    Transcript of Argument in Plains Commerce Bank v. Long Family Land & Cattle

    Transcript of Argument in Plains Commerce Bank v. Long Family Land & Cattle
    The transcript of the argument today in Plains Commerce Bank v. Long Family Land & Cattle is available here. Surprisingly, the Court was heavily interested in the idea that a majority Indian-owned corporation might be considered an Indian…
  • Mar 25

    OK AG values Bank over Battered Women

    OK AG values Bank over Battered Women
    This was originally submitted to the Tulsa World as an op-ed piece, but was not published:update as of 4/10/08: The Tulsa World did indeed publish this an op-ed piece, The Native American Times reprinted it and the Cherokee Phoenix plans to…
Rank this Week: 2911

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: 2177

Freedom of Information & Open…

Freedom of Information & Open Government Blog

News, views and updates on the UK Freedom of Information Act, worldwide Freedom of Information and open government. Maintained by Steve Wood, Lecturer at Liverpool John Moores University.

http://foia.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 11

    FOI case law update - 28 November 2013

    FOI case law update - 28 November 2013
    The Campaign for Freedom of Information's next course on 'Information Commissioner & Tribunal Decisions - what do they mean in practice?' is taking place in London on 28th November 2013.This course, now in its 8th year, aims to help…
  • Oct 29

    76 organisations call on government to drop proposed FOI restriction

    76 organisations call on government to drop proposed FOI restriction
    76 campaign groups, charities and press bodies have written to the prime minister urging him to drop proposals to restrict the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act. They say the proposals are not compatible with the prime minister's stated aim of…
  • Oct 24

    MPs call for extension of the FOI Act to cover contracted out public service

    MPs call for extension of the FOI Act to cover contracted out public service
    An Early Day Motion calling for the extension of the FOI Act to cover contracted out public services has been tabled by Labour MP Grahame Morris and co-sponsored by Caroline Lucas (Green), Mark Durkan (SDLP), John McDonnell (Lab), Margaret…
Rank this Week: 1265

Freeth Cartwright LLP Local…

Freeth Cartwright LLP Local Government

Covers local government issues in the U.K.

http://freethslocalgovernmentblog.com/
  • May 23

    Who Changed JR … Again?

    Who Changed JR … Again?
    In January, I posted a blog about changes to judicial review of planning decisions. At the time, the government was considering a specialist tribunal for planning JRs as well as restrictions on those who could bring judicial review claims.…
  • May 20

    A model of openness?

    A model of openness?
    A key issue for any private sector partner working with a local authority is the extent to which the use of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) or the Environmental Information Regulations (EIR) may force the disclosure of commercially…
  • May 6

    Get ready to Win-Win with Early Conciliation

    Get ready to Win-Win with Early Conciliation
    From today Tribunal claims will not generally be accepted unless the Claimant has first referred the complaint to ACAS and a ‘Conciliation Certificate’ has been issued indicating compliance with this referral requirement.…
Rank this Week: 4362

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/
  • Aug 28

    Nevada Question 1: Arguments in favor

    Nevada Question 1: Arguments in favor
    Nevada’s official voters guide provides proponents and opponents of the creation of an intermediate appellate court for Nevada space for their arguments. Today I’ll be providing the official arguments in favor, tomorrow those…
  • Aug 27

    Nevada Question 1: Who sets the jurisdiction of the court of appeals?

    Nevada Question 1: Who sets the jurisdiction of the court of appeals?
    I mentioned previously that this is the fourth time Nevada voters will decide on whether to create an intermediate appellate court/court of appeals. The prior instances, however, differed from the 2014 version in a particular way. Question 7…
  • Aug 27

    Nevada Question 1: Why Nevada needs a constitutional amendment to get a court of appeals (and almost no other state does)

    Nevada Question 1: Why Nevada needs a constitutional amendment to get a court of appeals (and almost no other state does)
    I noted in the data in this post that some intermediate appellate courts (IACs) derived their authority and existence from their state constitutions, while others rely on legislation alone. This boils down to a question of terminology in the…
Rank this Week: 1195

Government Contracts Blog

Government Contracts Blog

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

http://brownrudnick.com/blog/government-contracts/
Rank this Week: 2105

Government Contracts Blog

Government Contracts Blog

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

http://www.governmentcontractslawblog.com/
  • Jul 29

    DOJ’s FCPA Enforcement Power Gets A Big Boost

    DOJ’s FCPA Enforcement Power Gets A Big Boost
    In 2011, the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) stated that “[i]t’s not necessarily the wisest move for a company” to challenge the definition of “foreign official” under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act…
  • Jul 29

    Federal Register Round Up – June/July 2014

    Federal Register Round Up – June/July 2014
    DOD Proposed Rules Seeking Contractor Business System Rule Self Assessments The Department of Defense issued a proposed rule on July 15th that would revise the DFARS Business Systems Rule by requiring contractors with estimating, accounting,…
  • Jul 29

    Attorney-Client Privilege Protection in Internal Investigations Upheld by D.C. Circuit: Good News for Corporate Counsel

    Attorney-Client Privilege Protection in Internal Investigations Upheld by D.C. Circuit: Good News for Corporate Counsel
    This article was originally published by Bloomberg Law. In a much-anticipated decision, the D.C. Circuit clarified the general test for the applicability of the attorney-client privilege in internal investigations. In re Kellogg Brown &…
Rank this Week: 1161

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: 2458

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: 103

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/
  • Aug 28

    More Changes to Sunshine Act "Open Payments" Timeline

    More Changes to Sunshine Act "Open Payments" Timeline
    On August 28, 2014, CMS announced the latest changes to the deadlines associated with the Sunshine Act “Open Payments" System review and dispute process resulting from additional system down-time. Specifically, because the system…
  • Aug 26

    FDA Seeks Comments to Updated Guidance on Informed Consent in Clinical Trial

    FDA Seeks Comments to Updated Guidance on Informed Consent in Clinical Trial
    This post was written by Jennifer Pike and Vicki Morris. Earlier this summer, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a draft 42-page "Informed Consent Information Sheet" that provides guidance for institutional review boards (IRBs),…
  • Aug 21

    CMS Fingerprint-Based Background Checks are Underway - Impacting "High-Risk" Providers and Supplier

    CMS Fingerprint-Based Background Checks are Underway - Impacting "High-Risk" Providers and Supplier
    CMS's long-awaited fingerprint-based background check screening process is underway for certain “high-risk” providers and suppliers participating in federal health care programs (specifically, Medicare, Medicaid, and the…
Rank this Week: 1030

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…
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Infra Insight Blog

Infra Insight Blog

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

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

    FTA Publishes Guidance on Joint Development

    FTA Publishes Guidance on Joint Development
    Earlier this week, on August 25, 2014, the Federal Transit Administration (“FTA”) published Circular 7050.1, providing much anticipated guidance for grantees interested in pursuing joint development projects within FTA’s…
  • Aug 22

    The Texas Department of Transportation and Abrams-Kiewit Joint Venture Reach Agreement on the Loop 375 Border Highway West Extension Project

    The Texas Department of Transportation and Abrams-Kiewit Joint Venture Reach Agreement on the Loop 375 Border Highway West Extension Project
    On August 22, 2014, the Texas Department of Transportation and Abrams-Kiewit Joint Venture (Developer) reached commercial close on the Loop 375 Border Highway West Extension Project (Project).  The contract, which includes design-build…
  • Aug 7

    OCTA 91 Express Lanes Bonds Get 2 A's from S&P

    OCTA 91 Express Lanes Bonds Get 2 A's from S&P
    In an historic move, Standard & Poor’s upgraded the Orange County Transportation Agency SR91 Express Lanes Toll Revenue Bonds to “AA-”, making it one the highest rated managed lanes projects in the world.  The bonds…
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International Municipal Lawyers…

International Municipal Lawyers Association - Local Government Blog

Covers constitutional, employment, environment, ethics, land use, and telecom law.

http://imlablog.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 3156

Johnny California

Johnny California

Analysis, explanation of of California law, government, and politics (with a special focus on the epic mess known as the California ballot proposition system).

http://johnnycalifornia.com/
Rank this Week: 4627

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 28

    Newly Declassified FISC Surveillance Order

    Newly Declassified FISC Surveillance Order
    The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court has released a heavily redacted opinion issued on February 19, 2013. The opinion applies Section 1861 of Title 50. We will have a summary.
  • Aug 28

    The Case for a Broader ISIS AUMF

    The Case for a Broader ISIS AUMF
    Like all red-blooded national security law nerds, I have been following Jack’s excellent posts over the past week on the politics and the advisability of a potential ISIS AUMF—the last of which post, which ran yesterday,…
  • Aug 28

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary
    Over the last 24 hours, the situation in eastern Ukraine has rapidly deteriorated. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko canceled a visit to Turkey after declaring that Russian soldiers are officially operating within Ukraine. Official…
Rank this Week: 71

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 28

    NYC’s Poor Door and the Future of Affordable Housing Policy

    NYC’s Poor Door and the Future of Affordable Housing Policy
    Advocates often discuss our two-tiered society and nowhere is this more apparent than in New York City. The City recently approved a plan for a luxury building on the Upper West Side. The property will have 219 market-rate units with...
  • Aug 27

    BREAKING NEWS Highest U.S. Immigration Tribunal Recognizes Domestic Violence as a Basis for Asylum

    BREAKING NEWS Highest U.S. Immigration Tribunal Recognizes Domestic Violence as a Basis for Asylum
    The Legislation Law Prof Blog continues to reflect on Women's Equality Day by sharing a breaking news announcement from our friends at the UC Hasting's Center for Gender & Refugee Studies (CGRS): the highest U.S. Immigration Tribunal…
  • Aug 27

    Reflections on Women’s Equality Day

    Reflections on Women’s Equality Day
    To commemorate the 1920 ratification of the 19th Amendment - which granted women the right to vote - Congress designated August 26 as Women’s Equality Day. Ninety-four years later, women’s equality remains an important policy…
Rank this Week: 4533

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…
Rank this Week: 4563

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: 3365

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 28

    Thursday News Roundup

    Thursday News Roundup
    Lobbying “Police lobby fights to keep gear” by Megan R. Wilson in The Hill. “Businesses hire lobbyists in push for Continued on Next Page
  • Aug 27

    NC Gov. Signs Senate Bill 403

    NC Gov. Signs Senate Bill 403
    Gov. Pat McCrory signed Senate Bill 403 into law. The bill requires treasurers of political committees with contributions, expenditures, or Continued on Next Page
  • 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
Rank this Week: 297

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: 2111

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: 4598

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/
  • Jun 5

    What’s The Construction At Alabama Street, Redlands Boulevard and Colton Avenue in the City of Redlands?

    What’s The Construction At Alabama Street, Redlands Boulevard and Colton Avenue in the City of Redlands?
    By Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law My office is on Colton Avenue between Tennessee and Redlands Boulevard. That is confusing to people, because Colton Avenue dead-ends into Redlands Boulevard.  I tell visitors to exit the 10 at Tennessee…
  • Jun 4

    More On Constitutionalist Nonsense

    More On Constitutionalist Nonsense
    By Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law One of the more relatively popular posts on this website is this post on  Constitutionalists. From time to time, I run across them in either my Code Enforcement or my Civil Rights practices. However, I…
  • Apr 21

    New Addresses for the San Bernardino Justice Center

    New Addresses for the San Bernardino Justice Center
    By Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law As you may know, the courts are going to be reorganized in San Bernardino County. Below is the proposed San Bernardino County Local Rule 130, effective July 1, 2014, which gives the new addresses for the San…
Rank this Week: 593

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: 479

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: 2057

National Whistleblower

National Whistleblower

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

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

    Hospital System Pays Over $98 Million to Resolve FCA Allegation

    Hospital System Pays Over $98 Million to Resolve FCA Allegation
    The Department of Justice announced that Community Health Systems (CHS) agreed to pay $98.15 million to settle allegations that the company violated the False Claims Act by billing Medicare, Medicaid, and TRICARE for medically unnecessary…
  • Jul 28

    Shipping Company To Pay $9 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegation

    Shipping Company To Pay $9 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegation
    Hawaiian cargo container shipping company, Matson Navigation Co., has agreed to pay the United States $9 million to resolve allegations that the company violated the False Claims Act (FCA). The lawsuit, filed in 2010 by a freight consultant,…
  • Jul 25

    2013 Was a Record Year for the False Claims Act

    2013 Was a Record Year for the False Claims Act
    According to Department of Justice (DOJ) statistics, 2013 saw a record number of relator-initiated (“qui tam”) False Claims Act lawsuits. According to the numbers, 753 new qui tam actions were filed between October 1,…
Rank this Week: 3385