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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: 3140

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/
  • Apr 15

    Be Bold: Make Access Happen

    Be Bold: Make Access Happen
    Photograph of Women Working at a Bell System Telephone Switchboard. National Archives Identifier 1633445.   The first of our new strategic goals is to “Make Access Happen.”  Increasingly, access means digital, online…
  • Mar 31

    Creating The Best Commencement Speech Ever

    Creating The Best Commencement Speech Ever
    Commencement Season is fast approaching and I am honored to have been selected to deliver the address at North Carolina State University in May.  I don’t know about you, but I don’t remember who my commencement speaker was or…
  • Mar 25

    Being Bold!

    Being Bold!
    From Photographs Taken Aboard the Ocean Survey Vessel (OSV) Bold, National Archives Identifier 5998403 Over the past eighteen months, the staff and I at the National Archives have been working diligently to develop our next Strategic Plan.…
Rank this Week: 3348

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • Apr 16

    Hints of future payday rule-making

    Hints of future payday rule-making
    Jeremy T. RosenblumLaura Udis, the CFPB’s program manager for the payday lending industry, spoke on April 10 in Los Angeles on a panel sponsored by the American Bar Association Consumer Financial Services Committee.  CFPB staff…
  • Apr 16

    CFPB amends CashCall complaint

    CFPB amends CashCall complaint
    Jeremy T. RosenblumThe CFPB has filed an amended complaint in its lawsuit against CashCall and several related companies that funded, purchased, serviced and collected online payday loans to identify additional states in which the loans…
  • Apr 16

    CFPB promotes online student financial aid resource

    CFPB promotes online student financial aid resource
    John L. Culhane, Jr.In a new blog post , the CFPB promotes its online financial aid resources to students who are now in the process of choosing which school to attend this fall.  The blog post directs students to a just-launched…
Rank this Week: 981

CFTC Law

CFTC Law

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

http://www.cftclaw.com/
  • Mar 28

    TeraExchange Announces First Bitcoin Derivative

    TeraExchange Announces First Bitcoin Derivative
    TeraExchange Announces First Bitcoin DerivativeTeraExchange has recently announced that it has created a swap involving the average exchange rate of bitcoin and plans to list it on its Swap Execution Facility.CFTC LAW | Forex, Futures and…
  • Mar 27

    CFTC Public Utilities No-Action Letter Is Welcome Relief

    CFTC Public Utilities No-Action Letter Is Welcome Relief
    CFTC Public Utilities No-Action Letter Is Welcome ReliefThe Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) released a no-action letter recently, offering relief to public utilities that were having trouble finding market participants willing to…
  • Mar 26

    CFTC Struggling to Utilize Current Swap Market Data

    CFTC Struggling to Utilize Current Swap Market Data
    CFTC Struggling to Utilize Current Swap Market DataAmong a list of reasons for this given by CFTC Commissioner Scott O’Malia during an event, O’Malia mentioned inconsistent reporting and technological issues as major pain…
Rank this Week: 661

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/
  • Apr 15

    Passover – A Celebration of Freedom

    Passover – A Celebration of Freedom
    This is Passover, a holiday that comes straight out of the Bible, the Almighty commanding us to tell the story of the Exodus to each new generation as well as reminding ourselves. The Exodus, of course, is a story of freedom from slavery. The…
  • Apr 8

    Global Warming and Human Politic

    Global Warming and Human Politic
    I just got back from Chicago where I attended a national meeting of political scientists.  One of them described at length the local, national and international barriers to doing anything about climate change.  His basic point was…
  • Apr 1

    Economics, Lawyers and the Risk to American Democracy

    Economics, Lawyers and the Risk to American Democracy
    Ever notice that I frequently talk about economics. What’s a lawyer doing talking about economics? I did read and study economics but there are other reasons why economic issues are dear to this heart. Lawyers do lots of different…
Rank this Week: 4341

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: 3341

Corruption Chronicles

Corruption Chronicles

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

http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/
  • Apr 15

    Overlap in Govt. Programs Blasted: 10 HHS Offices to Help Minorities With AIDS

    Overlap in Govt. Programs Blasted: 10 HHS Offices to Help Minorities With AIDS
    Here’s a shocker; countless programs operated by the bloated U.S. government overlap or are needlessly duplicated across a number of federal agencies, translating into huge losses of American taxpayer dollars. This is nothing new and…
  • Apr 11

    Scandal-Plagued NSF Asks Congress for $83 Mil Budget Hike

    Scandal-Plagued NSF Asks Congress for $83 Mil Budget Hike
    Long rocked by scandal, fraud and waste the federal agency that funds science and research in the United States is playing the China card to persuade Congress to approve an $83 million increase to its already excessive $7.2 billion annual…
  • Apr 10

    IRS Colluded With Dem Rep. to Hound Conservative Group

    IRS Colluded With Dem Rep. to Hound Conservative Group
    The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) colluded with a Democratic congressman to harass a right-leaning voter integrity group during the tax agency’s illegal witch hunt of conservative nonprofits, according to explosive new emails made…
Rank this Week: 2199

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/
  • Apr 15

    Tax Day

    Tax Day
    “Taxes are what we pay for civilized society,” wrote Justice Oliver Wendel Holmes (in dissent); it seems I’ve been misquoting it for decades as “taxes are the price of civilization.” They’ve even got the…
  • Apr 11

    Gamification

    Gamification
    Reprinted with kind permission of Mike Stanfill
  • Apr 8

    Summer Research Assistant Wanted

    Summer Research Assistant Wanted
    Apologies, blog readers, but this announcement is for UM Law 1L & 2L students only: I would like to hire a part-time summer research assistant. The hours are negotiable, but likely would be in the 15 hours per week range. ……
Rank this Week: 16

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

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

http://dissentingjustice.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 644

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: 765

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: 3116

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: 2525

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: 1923

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 475

FDA Lawyers Blog

FDA Lawyers Blog

By Frommer Lawrence & Haug.

http://www.fdalawyersblog.com/
  • 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…
  • Mar 31

    Foodborne Illness: How Do You Find Out If Your Food Might Cause Illness?

    Foodborne Illness: How Do You Find Out If Your Food Might Cause Illness?
    Foodborne illness affects approximately forty-eight million Americans per year, according to recent data from the CDC. Consumers have heard news stories warning of nationwide food recalls. What additional steps can be taken to ensure food…
  • Mar 25

    Bioavailability and Bioequivalence Draft Guidance for NDAs and INDs Issued by FDA

    Bioavailability and Bioequivalence Draft Guidance for NDAs and INDs Issued by FDA
    FDA issued a draft guidance on March 18, 2014 titled, "Bioavailability and Bioequivalence Studies Submitted in NDAs or INDs - General Considerations." This draft guidance seeks to revise and update FDA's March 2003 guidance titled,…
Rank this Week: 908

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: 3956

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: 649

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

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

http://legalnewsyoucanuse.com/
Rank this Week: 3991

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: 270

Fracking Insider

Fracking Insider

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

http://www.frackinginsider.com
  • Mar 18

    Hydraulic Fracturing: State Regulatory Roundup Vol. 32

    Hydraulic Fracturing: State Regulatory Roundup Vol. 32
    Fracking Insider Readers: We are pleased to bring you Volume 32 of our State Regulatory Roundup, including updates in Colorado, North Dakota, and Texas. As we explained in earlier volumes, we designed the Roundup to provide quick overviews on…
  • Feb 27

    Energy in Depth Publishes Video on Manufacturing Benefits of Shale Production

    Energy in Depth Publishes Video on Manufacturing Benefits of Shale Production
    Energy in Depth, a research arm of the Independent Petroleum Association of America, has published a video called “U.S. Shale Brings Manufacturing Back to America” explaining the benefits of shale oil and gas production for…
  • Feb 24

    Hydraulic Fracturing: State Regulatory Roundup Vol. 31

    Hydraulic Fracturing: State Regulatory Roundup Vol. 31
    Fracking Insider Readers: We are pleased to bring you Volume 31 of our State Regulatory Roundup, including updates in New Jersey and North Carolina, as well as an update regarding an effort by governors to protect the primacy of state-level…
Rank this Week: 3560

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: 4983

Freeth Cartwright LLP Local…

Freeth Cartwright LLP Local Government

Covers local government issues in the U.K.

http://freethslocalgovernmentblog.com/
  • Apr 10

    AIP is AOK – the creative use of LLPs for regeneration!

    AIP is AOK – the creative use of LLPs for regeneration!
    Local authorities are increasingly under pressure to find new ways to save money and as the cuts continue, generate alternative income streams. Understandably they are looking at a range of ideas, including making better use of their land…
  • Mar 10

    The New EU Procurement Directive

    The New EU Procurement Directive
    The new EU rules on public procurement are set to change how public authorities purchase works, goods or services. The new proposals will both simplify and modernise procurement procedures whilst facilitating bids from SMEs to public…
  • Mar 5

    The Greasy Pole…

    The Greasy Pole…
    Bravely inching up a high greased pole was (and in parts remains) a traditional test at many local fairs. It therefore offers a ready workplace metaphor for the struggle towards your own particular top table. It was certainly an image…
Rank this Week: 4009

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: 1262

Government Contracts Blog

Government Contracts Blog

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

http://brownrudnick.com/blog/government-contracts/
  • Apr 10

    How easy is it to misplace $6 billion?

    How easy is it to misplace $6 billion?
    Recently, the State Department’s Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) made public an internal memorandum stating that over the last six years, the OIG has identified more than $6 billion in State Department contracts…
  • Apr 4

    DOE Introduces Proposed Rule to Supplement Income of Accountants and Consultant

    DOE Introduces Proposed Rule to Supplement Income of Accountants and Consultant
    The Department of Energy (“DOE”) is taking a page from the 2012 playbook of the Department of Defense (“DOD”).  In February 2012, DOD issued a final rule that introduced new Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation…
  • Mar 25

    An Agreement to “Seriously Consider” Paying is Not an Agreement to Pay

    An Agreement to “Seriously Consider” Paying is Not an Agreement to Pay
    What do you get when the Government says you “may submit a request for equitable adjustment” and agrees to “seriously consider” the request?  Not much.  At least that is the lesson from the recent decision in…
Rank this Week: 4680

Government Contracts Blog

Government Contracts Blog

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

http://www.governmentcontractslawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1222

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/
  • Apr 16

    GSA Schedule Contracting: Has Selling to DoD Just Gotten Harder?

    GSA Schedule Contracting: Has Selling to DoD Just Gotten Harder?
    On March 13, 2014, the Department of Defense issued a memorandum titled “Class Deviation – Determination of Fair and Reasonable Prices When Using Federal Supply Schedule Contracts.”  This memorandum directs DoD…
  • Apr 15

    In-Sourcing News – Fisher-Cal Appeal Denied

    In-Sourcing News – Fisher-Cal Appeal Denied
    A little over two years ago, I wrote a blog post about the D.C. District Court decision in Fisher-Cal Indus., Inc. v. United States, 839 F. Supp. 2d 218, 219 (D.D.C. 2012), which held that district courts lack jurisdiction over in-sourcing…
  • Mar 31

    Suspension and Debarments on the Rise and Likely to Increase Further, ISDC Reports to Congre

    Suspension and Debarments on the Rise and Likely to Increase Further, ISDC Reports to Congre
    On March 5, the Interagency Suspension and Debarment Committee (“ISDC”) released a consolidated report to Congress on suspension and debarment developments for FY12 and FY13. Issued in the face of continued legislative pressure to…
Rank this Week: 386

Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • Apr 16

    Earth Month Tip: Fix a leak

    Earth Month Tip: Fix a leak
    Water conservation helps save energy and reduces carbon pollution. Fixing small household leaks can make a huge difference. Small leaks can add up to gallons of water lost every day. Household leaks can waste more than 1 trillion gallons…
  • Apr 15

    Earth Month Tip: Run your dishwasher with a full load only

    Earth Month Tip: Run your dishwasher with a full load only
    Make the most efficient use of your dishwasher’s energy and water consumption and run the dishwasher only when you have enough dirty dishes accumulated for a full load. Running your dishwasher with a full load only can prevent100 pounds…
  • Apr 14

    Earth Month Tip: Try a programmable thermostat

    Earth Month Tip: Try a programmable thermostat
    Heating and cooling accounts for almost half your energy bill – about $1,000 a year! A programmable thermostat is one of the easiest ways you can save energy in your home and help reduce carbon pollution. An Energy Star qualified…
Rank this Week: 272

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: 2400

Hot Button Blog

Hot Button Blog

By Cozen O'Connor.

http://www.hotbuttonblog.com
  • Apr 14

    Health Care Reform Implementation Update - April 14, 2014

    Health Care Reform Implementation Update - April 14, 2014
    Last Thursday Kathleen Sebelius resigned from her post as Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). On Friday President Obama nominated Sylvia Matthews Burwell, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director.  As…
  • Apr 11

    Secretary Sebelius Steps Down

    Secretary Sebelius Steps Down
     HHS Secretary Sebelius announced that she will step down from her post on Thursday night.  President Obama intends to nominate the current director for the Office of Management and Budget, Sylvia Mathews Burwell.  Sebelius'…
  • Apr 9

    Paycheck Fairness Act Blocked

    Paycheck Fairness Act Blocked
    For the third time, Senate Republicans voted to block open debate of the Paycheck Fairness Act, which tries to address and find a solution for the fact that women who work full time earn an average of  77 cents to every dollar that men…
Rank this Week: 3552

Infra Insight Blog

Infra Insight Blog

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

http://www.infrainsightblog.com
  • Apr 9

    Indiana Achieves Commercial Close on its Second Availability Payment P3

    Indiana Achieves Commercial Close on its Second Availability Payment P3
    Indiana closed its second availability payment-based P3 project, the I-69 Section 5 project.  "Section 5" is the fifth of six planned sections to link Evansville, Indiana with Indianapolis.  The RFQ for Section 5 was published on…
  • Mar 28

    Florida I-595 Express Lanes Open

    Florida I-595 Express Lanes Open
    On March 26, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) celebrated the grand opening of the $1.2 billion I-595 Express Corridor Improvements Project (Project) in Broward County, Florida.  The Project is the nation’s first…
  • Mar 14

    FDOT Receives Financial Proposals from Four Teams for I-4 Ultimate Project

    FDOT Receives Financial Proposals from Four Teams for I-4 Ultimate Project
    The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) announced yesterday that it received four financial proposals in response to a Request for Proposals issued by FDOT on October 11, 2013 for the I-4 Ultimate Project.  On June 5, 2013, FDOT…
Rank this Week: 2737

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: 4449

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: 4439

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/
  • Apr 16

    Fourth Circuit Decision in Lavabit

    Fourth Circuit Decision in Lavabit
    Readers will recall the Lavabit case in the Fourth Circuit, which I earlier described here, and here.  Lavabit ran an encrypted email service allegedly used for communication by Edward Snowden.  As part of its investigation, the US…
  • Apr 16

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary
    Yesterday evening, the NYPD announced that it would shutter the Demographics Unit, the controversial program that sent plainclothes detectives to collect information about Muslim communities in the New York City area. The program has been…
  • Apr 16

    Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast, Episode #15: An Interview with Daniel Sutherland

    Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast, Episode #15: An Interview with Daniel Sutherland
    In this week’s episode, we explore the latest FOIA tussle between the FBI and ACLU over NSA and the dog-bites-man story of Larry Klayman losing another long-shot appeal. This Week in NSA focuses on the Bloomberg story claiming that the…
Rank this Week: 245

Legislative Blog

Legislative Blog

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

https://www.au.org/blogs/legislative
  • Apr 10

    Different Names, Same Problem

    Different Names, Same Problem
    Vanessa WolbrinkLegislativeThese voucher schemes are growing fast: five new programs were enacted last year, six programs were expanded, and taxpayers in 14 states will lose $1 billion this year to unaccountable school voucher…
  • Mar 12

    Government Endorsed Religion in State Bill

    Government Endorsed Religion in State Bill
    Vanessa WolbrinkLegislativeSeveral bills moved in state legislatures last week that encourage government-sanctioned prayer under the guise of “protecting” religious freedoms. In reality, these bills merely make it easier to…
  • Feb 20

    Religion in Alabama Public School

    Religion in Alabama Public School
    Vanessa WolbrinkLegislativeThe bills push for government sponsored and promoted prayer in the public school classrooms, which is not only unconstitutional, but would lead to many students feeling uncomfortable and excluded because of their…
Rank this Week: 4007

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/
  • Apr 16

    California to hold special legislative session for “rainy day fund” amendment

    California to hold special legislative session for “rainy day fund” amendment
    Governor Jerry Brown called a special session of the state Legislature to replace the “Rainy Day Fund” on the November, 2014 ballot with a dedicated reserve to allow the state to pay down its debts and unfunded liabilities. …
  • Mar 19

    Massachusetts High Court Ruling Shocks Public

    Massachusetts High Court Ruling Shocks Public
    What is legislative intent? Legislative intent, or the interpretation of legislation based on legal precedence and what is — and isn’t — written in current laws, can make all the difference, especially in unique cases. The…
  • Mar 10

    Precedents in California Legislation, and Current Legislative New

    Precedents in California Legislation, and Current Legislative New
    If you’re doing law research in California, you might come across this interesting legislative gem: in Los Angeles County, you can only throw a frisbee when you have the permission of the lifeguard. Like any state, California has many…
Rank this Week: 2978

Lobby Comply Blog

Lobby Comply Blog

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

http://stateandfed.com/lobbycomply/
  • Apr 16

    Phoenix City Council Considering Gift Policy and Creation of Ethics Commission

    Phoenix City Council Considering Gift Policy and Creation of Ethics Commission
    Today the Phoenix, Arizona City Council is expected to vote on whether to create a city ethics commission and whether Continued on Next Page
  • Apr 16

    Wednesday Government Relations New

    Wednesday Government Relations New
    Lobbying “Bottom Line” in The Hill. “Lobbyists break away to start new firm” by Megan R. Wilson in The Hill. Continued on Next Page
  • Apr 15

    Tuesday Lobbying and Campaign Finance News Update

    Tuesday Lobbying and Campaign Finance News Update
    Lobbying Missouri: “Proposed ban on lobbyist gifts dropped after debate” by Jonathan Shorman in the Springfield News-Leader. Campaign Finance Arizona: Continued on Next Page
Rank this Week: 1433

Local Open Government Blog

Local Open Government Blog

Covers legal issues on open government laws in Washington state and the rest of the nation. By Foster Pepper.

http://www.localopengovernment.com/
Rank this Week: 1748

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/
  • Apr 7

    Maximum Medical Improvement in Maryland Workers’ Compensation Case

    Maximum Medical Improvement in Maryland Workers’ Compensation Case
    In a recent case, the Maryland Court of Special Appeals considered whether a claimant who had reached maximum medical improvement could receive temporary total disability benefits under the Workers’ Compensation Act. The case arose when…
  • Apr 7

    Can Lay Witnesses Testify at Your SSI Hearing?

    Can Lay Witnesses Testify at Your SSI Hearing?
    An experienced Maryland attorney can put together lay witnesses to testify on your behalf should you be required to appear at an SSI hearing. Lay witnesses can help your case by testifying as to real and significant limitations you…
  • Apr 7

    Can An SSDI Judge Disregard Treating Physicians’ Opinions?

    Can An SSDI Judge Disregard Treating Physicians’ Opinions?
    A recent federal case arose after a plaintiff brought a claim for social security disability benefits. He was injured in a car accident in 2004. At first he complained of neck and back pain, which seemed to improve with physical therapy. His…
Rank this Week: 4158

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/
  • Apr 15

    Criminal Assignments in the New San Bernardino Justice Center

    Criminal Assignments in the New San Bernardino Justice Center
    By Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law By popular request, here are the criminal law assignments at the new 247 W. Third Street San Bernardino Justice Center: Courtrooms 1-4 will be unavailable until the fall (on the first floor) S6 will be Judge…
  • Apr 15

    The New San Bernardino Justice Center Assignments (as of April 2014)

    The New San Bernardino Justice Center Assignments (as of April 2014)
    Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law I recently attended a meeting of GIEMLA and Judge Michael Sachs gave an update on the progress of opening the new Justice Center in downtown San Bernardino.  Here are some of the highlights: 15 Civil…
  • Mar 25

    Update: Why Were The States in the Streets Named After States in Redlands Chosen?

    Update: Why Were The States in the Streets Named After States in Redlands Chosen?
    By Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law. As an update to this post: I saw retired A.K. Smiley Public Library Director Larry Burgess at Eureka Burger last night, and I decided to ask him how the state-named streets in Redlands got their name. Mr.…
Rank this Week: 1185

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

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

http://nancyrapoport.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 648

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/
  • Apr 10

    Request for Recommendations on Climate Resilience and Preparedness by April 15th 2014

    Request for Recommendations on Climate Resilience and Preparedness by April 15th 2014
    Tribal leaders on the President’s Climate Preparedness and Resilience Task Force are soliciting input on how the federal government can better support local, state and tribal governments in preparing to protect themselves from extreme…
  • Apr 7

    NILL added new content to 7 Indian Law Bulletins on 4/07

    NILL added new content to 7 Indian Law Bulletins on 4/07
    * U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2013-2014update.html Petition for certiorari was denied in State of Alaska v. Jewell (navigable waters, Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act regulations) as well…
  • Mar 28

    NILL added new content to 2 Indian Law Bulletins on 3/28

    NILL added new content to 2 Indian Law Bulletins on 3/28
    * U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2013-2014update.html Petition for certiorari has been filed in Yowell v. Abbey (cattle grazing, treaty rights) * News…
Rank this Week: 63

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/
  • Apr 2

    Supreme Court Denies Cert. in U.S. ex rel. Nathan v. Takeda Pharmaceutical

    Supreme Court Denies Cert. in U.S. ex rel. Nathan v. Takeda Pharmaceutical
    Yesterday, the Supreme Court declined to hear the case from the Fourth Circuit, U.S. ex rel. Nathan v. Takeda Pharmaceuticals. The issue in Takeda was the standard for pleading with particularity under Rule 9(b).  The Takeda…
  • Mar 20

    Teva Pharmaceuticals Pays over $27 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegation

    Teva Pharmaceuticals Pays over $27 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegation
    The Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that Teva Pharmaceuticals and its subsidiary, IVAX, agreed to pay the United States and the State of Illinois $27.6 million to settle claims that the companies violated the False Claims Act by paying…
  • Mar 18

    Halifax Settles with the Government for $85 Million

    Halifax Settles with the Government for $85 Million
    According to the Department of Justice, Halifax, a Florida hospital system, agreed to pay $85 million to settle claims that it violated the False Claims Act when it submitted claims for payment to the Government that were in violation of…
Rank this Week: 3016

New Jersey Public Safety Officers…

New Jersey Public Safety Officers Law Blog

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

http://www.njpublicsafetyofficers.com/
  • Apr 1

    The Current State of the Interest Arbitration Process: A Fractured System

    The Current State of the Interest Arbitration Process: A Fractured System
    In accordance with a report issued by NJ.Com, more than 40 towns and counties filed petitions to compel compulsory interest arbitration in anticipation of the expiration of what is commonly referred to as the "2% cap" law. Today, April 1,…
  • Mar 27

    Legislature To Vote On Extension Of Arbitration Cap for Police, Fire

    Legislature To Vote On Extension Of Arbitration Cap for Police, Fire
    As reported by northjersey.com, top Democratic lawmakers are rushing to extend the cap on police and firefighter pay raises that some say has helped keep property tax bills in check. But local officials say the bill expected to be voted on…
  • Mar 25

    Christie Retroactively Cuts Pension Payment

    Christie Retroactively Cuts Pension Payment
    This is a very interesting article regarding how Governor Christie employed some "fuzzy math" to reduce the State's legally mandated pension payment. NJSPOTLIGHT
Rank this Week: 620

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
  • Apr 16

    Allen to Introduce Bill Repealing Realty Transfer Fee

    Allen to Introduce Bill Repealing Realty Transfer Fee
    Senator Diane Allen (R-Burlington) is introducing legislation to repeal Realty Transfer Fees in New Jersey, in response to Gov. Chris Christie’s vow to eliminate this tax if given the opportunity. “When you sell your home in New…
  • Apr 16

    Video: Thompson Breaks Down Need for Legislative Select Committee to Investigate Abuses in Newark

    Video: Thompson Breaks Down Need for Legislative Select Committee to Investigate Abuses in Newark
    In the following video, Senator Sam Thompson (R-12) breaks down the need for the New Jersey Legislative Select Committee on Investigation to look into serious abuses of government power in Newark that were uncovered by the State Comptroller. …
  • Apr 14

    Kean: Failure to Extend Arbitration Cap Cripples Bipartisan Reforms to Curb Property Tax Growth

    Kean: Failure to Extend Arbitration Cap Cripples Bipartisan Reforms to Curb Property Tax Growth
    Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean Jr., (R-Union, Somerset, Morris) issued the following statement today after joining Governor Christie, state and local elected leaders in urging the Assembly Majority to take action on legislation extending…
Rank this Week: 523

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/
  • Apr 16

    Official misconduct

    Official misconduct
    Official misconductOATH Index Nos. 1679/13, 1680/13, 1681/13Two job center directors and a deputy director were charged with improperly transferring cases from other job centers in order to increase their own center’s job placement…
  • Apr 15

    Former Lt. Gov. Ravitch to Address Fiscal Challenges Facing Local Government

    Former Lt. Gov. Ravitch to Address Fiscal Challenges Facing Local Government
    Former Lt. Gov. Ravitch to Address Fiscal Challenges Facing Local GovernmentsFormer New York State Lieutenant Governor Richard Ravitch will deliver a talk on “The Fiscal Challenges Facing Local Governments” for the 2014 Edwin L.…
  • Apr 14

    Employee’s purported unresponsive answers to interrogatories used as a defense in disciplinary action

    Employee’s purported unresponsive answers to interrogatories used as a defense in disciplinary action
    Employee’s purported unresponsive answers to interrogatories used as a defense in disciplinary actionOATH Index No. 876/14The employer moved to preclude the employee from offering a defense to disciplinary charges based upon…
Rank this Week: 72