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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/
  • Jul 24

    National Archives Begins Online Release of JFK Assassination Record

    National Archives Begins Online Release of JFK Assassination Record
    Today at 8 a.m., the National Archives released a group of documents (the first of several expected releases), along with 17 audio files, previously withheld in accordance with the JFK Assassination Records Collection Act of 1992. The…
  • Jul 21

    NARA serves as the lead federal agency for SNAC (Social Networks and Archival Context)

    NARA serves as the lead federal agency for SNAC (Social Networks and Archival Context)
    October 31, 2017 will mark the end of the Social Networks and Archival Context (SNAC) pilot phase; an endeavor funded by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Since receiving the grant in August 2015, SNAC has moved forward ……
  • Jul 20

    Information Security Oversight Office Annual Report to the President

    Information Security Oversight Office Annual Report to the President
    The Information Security Oversight Office (ISOO), established in 1978, is responsible to the President for overseeing the Government-wide security classification program, and receives policy and program guidance from the National Security…
Rank this Week: 4549

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • Aug 17

    Minnesota AG files lawsuit against pension advance companie

    Minnesota AG files lawsuit against pension advance companie
    The Minnesota Attorney General announced that she has filed a lawsuit in state court against two pension advance companies. According to the AG’s press release, the companies often solicited borrowers through their own websites or…
  • Aug 17

    CFPB creates online form for regulatory question

    CFPB creates online form for regulatory question
    The CFPB has created a new online form for obtaining informal staff guidance on questions about CFPB regulations.  A link to the new form appears on the CFPB’s website on the “Compliance and guidance” page. It is…
  • Aug 17

    CFPB issues reports on student loan repayment and repayment assistance program

    CFPB issues reports on student loan repayment and repayment assistance program
    The CFPB has issued two new reports concerning student loans.  The first report, “CFPB Data Point: Student Loan Repayment,” examines how the payment patterns of student loan borrowers have changed over the last 14…
Rank this Week: 851

CFTC Law

CFTC Law

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

http://www.cftclaw.com/
  • Aug 18

    CFTC Approves LedgerX to Deal Bitcoin Option

    CFTC Approves LedgerX to Deal Bitcoin Option
    LedgerX Approved to Trade Bitcoin Futures LedgerX, a trading and clearing platform for Bitcoin, became the first company to be approved by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) to trade Bitcoin futures. This is one of a few of…
  • Aug 4

    Senate Confirmed Christopher Giancarlo as Chairman of CFTC

    Senate Confirmed Christopher Giancarlo as Chairman of CFTC
    Christopher Giancarlo was nominated by the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) as the Chairman of the regulatory agency. Moreover, Brian Quintenz and Rostin Behnam, both of who are Republican nominees, were confirmed as CFTC…
  • Jul 5

    CFTC Seeking for Federal Resources to Oversee Trading Involved with Blockchain Technology

    CFTC Seeking for Federal Resources to Oversee Trading Involved with Blockchain Technology
    Washington, D.C. – In a Congressional testimony, the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) intimated an increase of the agency’s budget to oversee trading involved with blockchain technology. An additional $31 million…
Rank this Week: 2702

Colorado Common Law

Colorado Common Law

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

http://cocommonlaw.com
  • Jan 23

    Moving to a New Website

    Moving to a New Website
    Dear Readers, I am moving to a new website: Intermediate Scrutiny.  The change is necessary because I am longer located in Arizona.  Because of life circumstances, I recently moved to Washington State and became a licensed attorney…
  • Apr 11

    Vaughn Index in Colorado Public Record

    Vaughn Index in Colorado Public Record
    A Vaughn index is a tool used in public records disputes where the person requesting documents, will ask the court to compel the records custodian to list all responsive documents and explain why or why not the documents should be released.…
  • Apr 8

    Banning Homelessness in Colorado

    Banning Homelessness in Colorado
    It appears a sad new trend in Colorado is to create policies or laws, treating homelessness as a criminal condition. A new report, “No Right to Rest: Criminalizing Homelessness in Colorado” which details the efforts cities and…
Rank this Week: 1808

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 15

    Shots Fired – The Tragedy of Policy Shooting

    Shots Fired – The Tragedy of Policy Shooting
    Last night I heard an episode of Radio Lab, which they call “Shots Fired,” that is far and away the best presentation I have heard about the persistent tragedy of police shootings. They were very blunt about the part that racial…
  • Aug 15

    The Dagger in the Heart of Labor

    The Dagger in the Heart of Labor
    Last week I spoke about labor. Next week is the anniversary of Martin Luther King’s speech at the 1963 March on Washington. I intended to connect the two. After hate intervened in Charlottesville, that’s even more urgent. In the…
  • Aug 12

    On the Effects of Brown

    On the Effects of Brown
    To make it available on the web, I am posting this commentary originally aired on Dec. 10, 2003 together with a footnote describing the literature: ON THE EFFECTS OF BROWN Steve Gottlieb It is easy to forget how recent are the pathologies…
Rank this Week: 3062

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…
  • 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…
  • 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.
Rank this Week: 3074

Corruption Chronicles

Corruption Chronicles

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

http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/
  • Aug 18

    HUD Director Goes on $336,000 Shopping Spree with Low-Income Housing Fund

    HUD Director Goes on $336,000 Shopping Spree with Low-Income Housing Fund
    A high-ranking public housing official charged with providing government-subsidized homes to the poor stole hundreds of thousands of dollars from the agency and used it to buy furniture, alcohol, clothes, makeup and other personal items. The…
  • Aug 16

    U.S. Pays $50 Mil for Luxury Cars, Weapons, Booze to Mentor Afghan Intel Officer

    U.S. Pays $50 Mil for Luxury Cars, Weapons, Booze to Mentor Afghan Intel Officer
    A foreign company hired by the U.S. government to mentor and train Afghan intelligence officers billed Uncle Sam for more than $50 million in luxury cars — including Porsches, an Aston Martin, and a Bentley — and the lucrative…
  • Aug 16

    U.S. Pays $50 Mil for Luxury Cars, Weapons, Booze to Mentor Afghan Intel Officer

    U.S. Pays $50 Mil for Luxury Cars, Weapons, Booze to Mentor Afghan Intel Officer
    A foreign company hired by the U.S. government to mentor and train Afghan intelligence officers billed Uncle Sam for more than $50 million in luxury cars — including Porsches, an Aston Martin, and a Bentley — and the lucrative…
Rank this Week: 269

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 17

    Federal incarceration Costs Significantly More than Supervision

    Federal incarceration Costs Significantly More than Supervision
    The annual cost of detaining federal prisoners before trial and after sentencing is significantly higher than the cost of supervision in the community, according to figures compiled by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts. The annual…
  • Aug 16

    Can there be a foul but no harm

    Can there be a foul but no harm
    In British football, a player can commit a foul which is technical and the other team gets a free kick, and everyone keeps playing.  More serious fouls can result in a yellow card (two in a game and you are off the field) or a red card…
  • Aug 14

    More cases coming?

    More cases coming?
    The military already has rules and regulations about membership in certain hate groups.  The tragic events at Charlottesville are likely to garner more attention to the issue of military personnel and hate groups. From Task &…
Rank this Week: 1309

Cuba Law Blog

Cuba Law Blog

Covers business law, government law, and immigration law. By Brian Silber, Esq.

http://www.attorneycuba.com/
  • Aug 18

    Maduro visits Cuba

    Maduro visits Cuba
    In a surprise visit to Cuba, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro paid homage to the late Fidel Castro just after the 91st anniversary of his birth on August 13, 1926. Maduro met with Cuban President Raul Castro for a visit to the cemetery in…
  • Aug 16

    Private Enterprise in Cuba – Two Stories and Why They Matter

    Private Enterprise in Cuba – Two Stories and Why They Matter
    Professionals in Cuba are in limbo – the Castro government is still deciding how much to loosen its firm grip on private enterprise. The private sector has seen tremendous growth over the past decade, with private employment rising…
  • Aug 15

    Havana Spotlight: Cuban Cocktails and Where to Find Them

    Havana Spotlight: Cuban Cocktails and Where to Find Them
    The best way to end a hot day in sunny Havana, whether you’re there for business or pleasure, is with a cold drink (or two). But contrary to the craft beer craze here in the States, in Cuba it’s more about where you drink as…
Rank this Week: 1862

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 18

    Life in South Florida (II)

    Life in South Florida (II)
    I see this ad frequently in the Miami Herald too — oddly it’s often near the car ads; even stranger, the link takes you to an all-Spanish-language site. Haven’t been tempted to try it, though. The post Life in South Florida…
  • Aug 16

    Life In South Florida (I)

    Life In South Florida (I)
    Do you get one of these ads every day in your paper? The post Life In South Florida (I) appeared first on Discourse.net.
  • Aug 14

    That’s How You Do It

    That’s How You Do It
    Statement on Violence in Charlottesville from University of Miami President Julio Frenk As universities across the country prepare to welcome students for a new academic year, we are faced with an attack on our core values. The University of…
Rank this Week: 15

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

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

http://dissentingjustice.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1333

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/
  • Mar 12

    No necesitamos más BOE sino más decencia

    No necesitamos más BOE sino más decencia
    Así de claro se expresa en una estupenda entrevista en el Diario La Nueva España David Ordoñez Solís, juez de lo contencioso-administrativo, bellísima persona y de portentoso currículum (y amigo…
  • Mar 12

    No necesitamos mas BOE sino mas decencia

    No necesitamos mas BOE sino mas decencia
     Así de claro se expresa en una estupenda entrevista en el Diario La Nueva España David Ordoñez Solís, juez de lo contencioso-administrativo, bellísima persona y de portentoso currículum ( y…
  • Mar 10

    Novedades sobre la acción de regreso contra funcionario

    Novedades sobre la acción de regreso contra funcionario
    El que rompe, paga. Ese es el refrán clásico que encierra la esencia del instituto jurídico de la responsabilidad civil y penal: el causante debe remediar o compensar el daño  causado. En el ámbito de…
Rank this Week: 1116

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: 1338

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: 4156

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. 
  • 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.  The Treaty on Stability, Coordination and Governance in the Economic and Monetary Union is…
  • Dec 24

    Happy Holidays!

    Happy Holidays!
    Dear friends, I wish you happy holidays and a prosperous New Year!
Rank this Week: 3827

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 196

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: 3759

FERCBlog

FERCBlog

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

http://www.fercblog.com
  • Aug 16

    CPV Towantic Change in Upstream Ownership

    CPV Towantic Change in Upstream Ownership
    CPV Towantic change in upstream ownership made prior to the 785 MW combined cycle natural gas-fired electric generating facility begins commercial operation. The facility is expected to begin generating electricity in the second quarter of…
  • Jul 9

    FERC Modifications to PJM’s Capacity Market Proposal Violate Section 205

    FERC Modifications to PJM’s Capacity Market Proposal Violate Section 205
    FERC modifications to PJM’s capacity market proposal violate Section 205. On July 7, 2017, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals concluded that FERC exceeded its authority under Section 205 of the Federal Power Act (FPA) because its…
  • Jun 26

    New York Waived its Right to Permit Gas Pipeline

    New York Waived its Right to Permit Gas Pipeline
      New York waived its right to permit gas pipeline. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) waived its right to approve or deny Millennium Pipeline Company’s (Millennium) water quality certificate…
Rank this Week: 2529

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

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

https://blog.finkrosnerershow-levenberg.com
  • Aug 13

    Please! Set up that QIT before filing the Medicaid application!

    Please! Set up that QIT before filing the Medicaid application!
    “What on earth is a QIT?” Under the New Jersey Medicaid program, there are some extra hoops to jump through when the applicant’s gross monthly income from all sources exceeds $2,205.00. This number is colloquially referred…
  • Aug 8

    Estate Recovery and Medicaid Lien

    Estate Recovery and Medicaid Lien
    “If I go into a nursing home, will the State take my house?” This is a commonly-asked question. The answer is “No, but …” If a person applies for long-term care Medicaid benefits, his available assets have to be…
  • Jul 20

    Upcoming Live Seminar: Protecting Assets While Qualifying for Medicaid

    Upcoming Live Seminar: Protecting Assets While Qualifying for Medicaid
    Lauren Marinaro will present at an upcoming National Business Institute live seminar: Protecting Assets While Qualifying for Medicaid Date: Tuesday, August 15, 2017 Time: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM Location: Molly Pitcher Inn 88 Riverside Ave…
Rank this Week: 2351

FOIA Advisor

FOIA Advisor

Freedom of information resource for both experienced practitioners and new FOIA requesters. Visitors have free access to court decisions and summaries, links to reference material and how-to-guides, FOIA news, and can participate in a Q&A forum with FOIA experts.

http://www.foiaadvisor.com
  • Aug 18

    FOIA News: Court dismisses futile request for Trump's tax return

    FOIA News: Court dismisses futile request for Trump's tax return
    Federal court can't force IRS to release Trump's tax returnsBy Megan R. Wilson, The Hill, August 18, 2017A federal judge on Friday said that the court could not compel the IRS to turn over President Trump’s tax…
  • Aug 18

    FOIA News: Court dismisses futile request for Trump's tax return

    FOIA News: Court dismisses futile request for Trump's tax return
    Federal court can't force IRS to release Trump's tax returnsBy Megan R. Wilson, The Hill, August 18, 2017A federal judge on Friday said that the court could not compel the IRS to turn over President Trump’s tax…
  • Aug 18

    Court opinions issued Aug. 16, 2017

    Court opinions issued Aug. 16, 2017
    Parker v. U.S. Dep't of Justice (D.D.C.) -- ruling that attachment to already-produced letter was responsive record even though it pertained to subject unrelated to request;  further ruling that Exemptions 5 and 7(C) protected portion of…
Rank this Week: 1564

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: 4161

Fracking Insider

Fracking Insider

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

http://www.frackinginsider.com
  • Jul 31

    EIA: Wyoming, Texas, and Pennsylvania Rank as The Top Net Energy Suppliers Among State

    EIA: Wyoming, Texas, and Pennsylvania Rank as The Top Net Energy Suppliers Among State
    “EIA recently released State Energy Data System estimates for net energy supply, which provide data on each state’s total primary energy production and consumption. Wyoming, Texas, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and North Dakota…
  • Jul 26

    California Counties and City Sue Energy Companies over Climate Change, Sea Level Rise

    California Counties and City Sue Energy Companies over Climate Change, Sea Level Rise
    Using a legal strategy resembling the one that won multi-billion dollar awards from tobacco companies, two California counties and one California municipality filed coordinated environmental lawsuits in California state court, blaming 37 oil,…
  • Jul 25

    EIA: U.S. Crude Oil Production Forecast Expected to Reach Record High in 2018

    EIA: U.S. Crude Oil Production Forecast Expected to Reach Record High in 2018
    “In EIA’s latest Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO), total U.S. crude oil production is forecast to average 9.3 million barrels per day (b/d) in 2017, up 0.5 million b/d from 2016. In 2018, EIA expects crude oil production to reach…
Rank this Week: 3691

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: 1018

Freeth Cartwright LLP Local…

Freeth Cartwright LLP Local Government

Covers local government issues in the U.K.

http://freethslocalgovernmentblog.com/
  • Nov 7

    TOPTERMPAPERS.ORG scan: first firm to get papers readily & easily

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    Are you presently nervous on how to do difficult academia assignments? toptermpapers.org ensures individual options which will help anybody grab top class grades. Essay Writing Service toptermpapers.org really is a company that delivers top…
  • Nov 6

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    Are you concerned on how to accomplish difficult academical projects? master-of-papers.com offers you comprehensive options that really help anyone obtain excellent grades. Essay Writing Assistance master-of-papers.com is regarded as an…
  • Nov 6

    URGENT-ESSAY.COM overview: trustworthy website to acquire academic assignments speedily & with no trouble

    URGENT-ESSAY.COM overview: trustworthy website to acquire academic assignments speedily & with no trouble
    Are you currently nervous about how to accomplish complicated educational tasks? urgent-essay.com provides you with individual solutions that will help you grab very good scores. Paper Writing Help urgent-essay.com is regarded as a company…
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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: 4839

Government Contracts Blog

Government Contracts Blog

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

http://www.governmentcontractslawblog.com/
  • Jul 27

    Achieving Cyber-Fitness In 2017: Part 4—Subcontracts, Joint Ventures And Teaming Agreement

    Achieving Cyber-Fitness In 2017: Part 4—Subcontracts, Joint Ventures And Teaming Agreement
    Reprinted from The Government Contractor, with permission of Thomson Reuters. Copyright © 2017. Further use without the permission of West is prohibited. For further information about this publication, please…
  • Jul 27

    FINRA Fetes Emerging Blockchain Technology at Industry Conference

    FINRA Fetes Emerging Blockchain Technology at Industry Conference
    Blockchain technology (“Blockchain”), also known as Distributed Ledger Technology, stands poised to transform the future of the financial industry. Generally speaking, Blockchain enables the creation of a continuously growing…
  • Jul 27

    The Travel Ban – A Quick Update

    The Travel Ban – A Quick Update
    The Supreme Court’s decision on June 26 to take up the travel ban cases this fall, and in the meantime partially lift the injunction on the President’s travel ban, has created renewed uncertainty for certain travelers. Statements…
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Government Contracts Blog

Government Contracts Blog

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

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

    Has the Court of Federal Claims Relaxed its Standard for Obtaining TRO’s? Probably not.

    Has the Court of Federal Claims Relaxed its Standard for Obtaining TRO’s? Probably not.
    In Continental Services Group, Inc. v United States (No. 17-449, March 29, 2017), the U.S. Department of Education issued a solicitation for the collection and administrative resolution of debts resulting from non-payment of student…
  • Apr 27

    Best Recipes for a Bid Protest

    Best Recipes for a Bid Protest
    Most Government contracting officers are dedicated, hard-working and honest. The same is true of most Government proposal evaluators. As a result, arguments in bid protests that Government personnel were biased against the protestor or in…
  • Apr 19

    A new tool for DOJ to deal with Bid Protests?

    A new tool for DOJ to deal with Bid Protests?
    GAO will dismiss protests once they become the subject of litigation at the US Court of Federal Claims. Sometimes protesters file at GAO, test the waters, and, when they don’t like what’s in the water, they voluntarily dismiss the…
Rank this Week: 3806

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/
  • Aug 4

    Fastest 5 Minutes, The Podcast Gov’t Contractors Can’t Do Without

    Fastest 5 Minutes, The Podcast Gov’t Contractors Can’t Do Without
    Crowell & Moring’s “Fastest 5 Minutes” is a biweekly podcast that provides a brief summary of significant government contracts legal and regulatory developments that no government contracts lawyer or executive should be…
  • Jul 21

    Fastest 5 Minutes, The Podcast Gov’t Contractors Can’t Do Without

    Fastest 5 Minutes, The Podcast Gov’t Contractors Can’t Do Without
    Crowell & Moring’s “Fastest 5 Minutes” is a biweekly podcast that provides a brief summary of significant government contracts legal and regulatory developments that no government contracts lawyer or executive should be…
  • Jul 14

    Fastest 5 Minutes, The Podcast Gov’t Contractors Can’t Do Without

    Fastest 5 Minutes, The Podcast Gov’t Contractors Can’t Do Without
    Crowell & Moring’s “Fastest 5 Minutes” is a biweekly podcast that provides a brief summary of significant government contracts legal and regulatory developments that no government contracts lawyer or executive should be…
Rank this Week: 4481

Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • Aug 16

    Release of 2017 EJSCREEN Update

    Release of 2017 EJSCREEN Update
    By Matthew Tejada One of the best parts about working for environmental justice at EPA is that we constantly have the opportunity to engage with people from all walks of life across the United States. We hear from county commissioners,…
  • Jul 27

    From Bugs To Breakthroughs- My Path To Environmental Conflict Resolution  

    From Bugs To Breakthroughs- My Path To Environmental Conflict Resolution  
    By Deborah Dalton Imagine a typical public meeting about a controversial local environmental issue, like a recycling center transfer station or preparation for coastal flooding– how did it go? Were people civil? Did they speak their…
  • Jul 3

    Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund Success Stories: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

    Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund Success Stories: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
    By: Barry N. Breen, Acting Assistant Administrator, Office of Land and Emergency Management. We are proud of the environmental and economic accomplishments made by local communities who use EPA resources provided through our Brownfields…
Rank this Week: 75

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: 3726

Hot Button Blog

Hot Button Blog

By Cozen O'Connor.

http://www.hotbuttonblog.com
  • Apr 7

    Congressional Hearing: The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection’s Unconstitutional Design

    Congressional Hearing: The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection’s Unconstitutional Design
    House Financial Services Committee Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations March 21st, 2017 Witnesses: The Honorable Theodore Olson, Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP Professor Saikrishna Prakash, James Monroe Distinguished…
  • Apr 6

    Maritime and Infrastructure Federal Update

    Maritime and Infrastructure Federal Update
    Legislative highlights from the March 2017 Maritime and Infrastructure Federal Update is below. See the full update here. Trump’s “Skinny” Budget Targets TIGER Grants, Army Corps of Engineers and Leaves Questions Elsewhere…
  • Mar 30

    Special Policy Briefing: Tax Reform

    Special Policy Briefing: Tax Reform
    On Tuesday, March 28, Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies hosted a special briefing on the prospects and impending efforts surrounding tax reform in Washington, D.C. I was joined by Dawn O’Donnell, former tax counsel to the…
Rank this Week: 3743

Infra Insight Blog

Infra Insight Blog

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

http://www.infrainsightblog.com
  • Aug 17

    Denver City Council Approves Great Hall Project Development Agreement

    Denver City Council Approves Great Hall Project Development Agreement
    In the early hours of August 15, 2017, the Denver City Council approved a $1.8 billion development agreement between the City and County of Denver’s Department of Aviation and Denver Great Hall, LLC, a consortium led by Madrid-based…
  • Aug 4

    FTA Proposes New Rule to Encourage P3

    FTA Proposes New Rule to Encourage P3
    As part of an effort to facilitate the use of public-private partnerships (P3s) in public transportation capital projects, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) issued on Monday a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that aims to…
  • Aug 1

    LAWA’s APM Makes Track

    LAWA’s APM Makes Track
    Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) released the Final Request for Proposals (Final RFP) for the procurement of the elevated 2.25-mile Automated People Mover train (APM) at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on July 28, 2017. The Final RFP…
Rank this Week: 649

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: 4009

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: 3007

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 18

    Water Wars: a “Suspicious” Flotilla that May “Not Mean Anything”

    Water Wars: a “Suspicious” Flotilla that May “Not Mean Anything”
    Some Philippine Leaders Herald a New Era of Cooperation with China, while Others Warn of a Buildup of Chinese Naval and Civilian Vessels near Philippine territory Satellite photograph showing Chinese ships near Thitu (Pag-asa) Island (Photo:…
  • Aug 18

    All the Director's Employees: Data Show the White House Lied about Support for Jim Comey

    All the Director's Employees: Data Show the White House Lied about Support for Jim Comey
    On our Foreign Policy feed, we explain how newly released employee survey data from the Federal Bureau of Investigation disproves the president's claim that former FBI Director James Comey had lost the confidence of the…
  • Aug 18

    The Solitary Executive

    The Solitary Executive
    Traditionally, when referring to the president, a certain shorthand is used: the Obama administration, the Bush presidency, the Clinton White House, Reagan’s executive branch, etc. But these phrases are little more than euphemisms. The…
Rank this Week: 74

Lawyers on Tap

Lawyers on Tap

By Verrill Dana LLP. Provides a resource to craft beverage producers interested in keeping abreast of legal developments and navigating the challenges unique to the industry.

http://beveragelawupdate.com
  • Jul 21

    B as in “Benefit”: The “New Kid on the Block” of Corporate Governance

    B as in “Benefit”: The “New Kid on the Block” of Corporate Governance
    With an alphabet soup of corporate structures available to U.S. businesses (think C-corp, S-corp, LLC, LLP, etc.) you might guess that creating another would be the last thing on the minds of new business owners.  However, the success of…
  • Jul 19

    Tips on Tap for Breweries on the Journey from Passion to Profit

    Tips on Tap for Breweries on the Journey from Passion to Profit
    As the number of craft breweries across the country continues to grow, Verrill Dana’s Breweries, Distilleries & Wineries Group presents Tap Tips Podcast Miniseries to help brewers on the journey from passion to profit. The…
  • Jul 7

    No New COLA Required to Add Brewers Association’s Independent Craft Brewer Seal to Label

    No New COLA Required to Add Brewers Association’s Independent Craft Brewer Seal to Label
    The Brewers Association continues to streamline the process for eligible brewers to adopt the new independent craft brewers seal. Obtaining a license to use the new seal is relatively straightforward and only requires (1) a valid Tax and…
Rank this Week: 725

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/
  • Jul 20

    REGISTRATION OPEN FOR CENTRAL STATES LAW SCHOOLS ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE

    REGISTRATION OPEN FOR CENTRAL STATES LAW SCHOOLS ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE
    REGISTRATION OPEN FOR CENTRAL STATES LAW SCHOOLS ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE Registration is now open for the Central States Law Schools Association 2016 Scholarship Conference, which will be held on Friday, September 23 and Saturday, September 24…
  • May 12

    Drafting Statutes and Rules: Pedagogy, Practice, and Politic

    Drafting Statutes and Rules: Pedagogy, Practice, and Politic
    The Fifth “Colonial Frontier” Legal Writing Conference Saturday, December 3, 2016 Hosted by Duquesne University School of Law Drafting Statutes and Rules: Pedagogy, Practice, and Politics The least common, but perhaps one of the…
  • May 12

    AALS Section on Legislation and Law of the Political Process- New Voices in Legislation Program at 2017 AALS

    AALS Section on Legislation and Law of the Political Process- New Voices in Legislation Program at 2017 AALS
    The AALS Section on Legislation and Law of the Political Process is pleased to announce that it will host a "New Voices in Legislation" program during the 2017 AALS Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA. This works-in-progress program will…
Rank this Week: 2522

Legislative Blog

Legislative Blog

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

https://www.au.org/blogs/legislative
  • Sep 21

    To EACH Their Own (Religious Exemption)

    To EACH Their Own (Religious Exemption)
    Elise Helgesen AguilarLegislativeWe have lately become all too familiar with demands for religious exemptions from the contraception coverage requirements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Now, the Equitable Access to Care and Health (EACH)…
  • May 29

    Governors Push for Private School Voucher

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

    State-Funded Discrimination: Adoption Edition

    State-Funded Discrimination: Adoption Edition
    LegislativeAdoption agencies could refuse to place children in otherwise stable homes because the parents seeking to adopt are unmarried, previously divorced, a same sex couple, or adherents to a religion not practiced by the child-placing…
Rank this Week: 2626

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/
  • Jun 16

    5 Weird and Wacky U.S. Marijuana Laws You Might Not Believe

    5 Weird and Wacky U.S. Marijuana Laws You Might Not Believe
    Federal regulations can be incredibly complex, but the law can become even more complicated on the state level. Legislation can vary wildly depending on where you are in the nation. For more than 100 years, state courts have used the idea of…
  • Jun 14

    5 of California’s Weirdest State Law

    5 of California’s Weirdest State Law
    In the United States, we can relish in the fact that every state follows the same constitutional principles to protect their citizens. While state laws differ for every state across the nation, there are specific principles in place that…
  • May 3

    California Legislative Update: May is Bike Month

    California Legislative Update: May is Bike Month
    “Life is like riding a bicycle: you don’t fall off unless you stop pedaling.” — Claude Pepper Given that our offices here at Legislative Intent Service, Inc. in Woodland, California are located next door to the…
Rank this Week: 2236

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 18

    Oklahoma Governor Considering Special Legislative Session

    Oklahoma Governor Considering Special Legislative Session
    Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin wants a special legislative session to address a budget shortfall caused by a recent Oklahoma Supreme Continued on Next Page
  • Aug 18

    New FINRA Pay-to-Play Rules Effective August 20

    New FINRA Pay-to-Play Rules Effective August 20
    On August 20, new pay-to-play regulations of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) take effect. FINRA Rule 2030 restricts contributions Continued on Next Page
  • Aug 18

    NYCU Video Digest – August 18, 2017

    NYCU Video Digest – August 18, 2017
    Don’t miss the weekly recap from Becky Campbell on government, elections and ethics news you can use in this weeks Continued on Next Page
Rank this Week: 2787

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/
  • Feb 24

    Second Washington Appellate Court Affirms Broad Standing Requirements Under State's Open Public Meetings Act

    Second Washington Appellate Court Affirms Broad Standing Requirements Under State's Open Public Meetings Act
    Arthur West filed suit under Washington’s Open Public Meetings Act, ch. 42.30 RCW (“OPMA”), against the Pierce County Council and individual Council members based on a series of e-mails between members of the Council and the…
  • Feb 14

    From $37 to $339,000: Why the Price of Public Records Requests Varies So Much

    From $37 to $339,000: Why the Price of Public Records Requests Varies So Much
    The laws about public records differ from one government to the next and are further complicated by some technologies, like police body cameras.  By Liz Farmer from Governing.com In 2015, the editor of a newspaper in Florida filed a…
  • Jan 27

    FOIA and Complaints About Judicial Conduct

    FOIA and Complaints About Judicial Conduct
    Immigration judges are career civil-service employees in the Department of Justice’s executive office. The judges preside over matters such as deportation, exclusion, removal and rescission proceedings for non-citizens charged with…
Rank this Week: 3926

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/
  • Jun 15

    DISABILITY INSURANCE CLAIMS

    DISABILITY INSURANCE CLAIMS
    Attorney, Keith R. Siskind of the Law Offices of Steinhardt, Siskind and Associates, LLC, attended the American Bar Association ERISA Litigation Seminar held in Chicago from June 7th through June 9th, 2017.   This seminar explored a…
  • Nov 7

    PURSUING A DISABILITY INSURANCE CLAIM REQUIRES AN EXPERIENCED DISABILITY ATTORNEY

    PURSUING A DISABILITY INSURANCE CLAIM REQUIRES AN EXPERIENCED DISABILITY ATTORNEY
    Attorney, Keith R. Siskind of the Law Offices of Steinhardt, Siskind and Associates, LLC, attended the American Conference Institute seminar on Litigating Disability Insurance Claims held in Boston on September 14 and 15, 2016.  The…
  • Nov 7

    PURSUING A DISABILITY INSURANCE CLAIM REQUIRES AN EXPERIENCED DISABILITY ATTORNEY

    PURSUING A DISABILITY INSURANCE CLAIM REQUIRES AN EXPERIENCED DISABILITY ATTORNEY
    Attorney, Keith R. Siskind of the Law Offices of Steinhardt, Siskind and Associates, LLC, attended the American Conference Institute seminar on Litigating Disability Insurance Claims held in Boston on September 14 and 15, 2016.  The…
Rank this Week: 2468

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/
  • Jul 20

    Can You Go to Jail for Not Getting a Building Permit?

    Can You Go to Jail for Not Getting a Building Permit?
    Building a structure without a permit (with exceptions on the meaning of structure under the California Building Code) is a misdemeanor in most California local entities. Usually, the punishment for a misdemeanor under most municipal codes…
  • Jul 12

    Neighbors, Google Maps and Dispute

    Neighbors, Google Maps and Dispute
    By Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law I have been involved in a number of neighbor disputes, long-running and costly.  But this is a new one. You should definitely click on the article, but a neighbor in Washington State mowed the shortened…
  • Dec 20

    Investigative Reporting Website Creates San Diego Code Enforcement Database and Map

    Investigative Reporting Website Creates San Diego Code Enforcement Database and Map
    “inewsource.org” is a non-profit news-gathering organization in San Diego.  They have put together data regarding complaints and resolutions into a searchable database found here.   This database includes all complaints…
Rank this Week: 2694

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/
  • Apr 28

    Why the Westin Cincinnati is likely the very worst Westin in the country.

    Why the Westin Cincinnati is likely the very worst Westin in the country.
    How do we count the ways in which the Westin Cincinnati is a very, very bad hotel?First, the good news:  friendly staff and great location.  That, however, is the only good news.1.  Let's start with safety.  There should…
  • Apr 20

    Predicted this in 2012.

    Predicted this in 2012.
    The story on Whittier in the NYT is here.As I said in 2012, "[t]he world doesn’t need as many ABA-accredited law schools as it has already, just as the world has figured out that it doesn’t need as many U.S.-based BigLaw firms as…
  • Mar 18

    Well, Jeff now gets to use a Satan emoji to describe me.

    Well, Jeff now gets to use a Satan emoji to describe me.
    Here's why:I was at the Burbank airport earlier this week, returning my rental car, and I heard a running sound.  The next thing I knew, a man (whose weight I've estimated at over 200 lbs--he was a big guy) had tripped, fallen into me,…
Rank this Week: 4174

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 18

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 8/18

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 8/18
    U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2017-2018update.htmlPetition for certiorari was filed in Town of Aquinnah v. Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head and Massachusetts v. Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Indian Gaming…
  • Aug 11

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 8/11

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 8/11
    U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2017-2018update.htmlPetition for certiorari was filed in Great Plains Lending, LLC, et al., Petitioners v. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Application of Federal…
  • Aug 4

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 8/4

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 8/4
    U.S. Federal Courts Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2017.htmlEnerplus Resources Corporation v. Wilkinson (Jurisdiction - Settlement Agreements)Tribal Courts Bulletinhttp://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/tribal/2017.htmlHoopa…
Rank this Week: 4179