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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: 2814

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/
  • Dec 22

    A Christmas Memory

    A Christmas Memory
    One of the benefits of starting my library and archives life as a shelver in the Humanities Library at MIT was exposure to some great writers.  As an employee I took advantage of my borrowing privileges and went on a literary journey…
  • Dec 17

    Presidential Innovation Fellows at the National Archive

    Presidential Innovation Fellows at the National Archive
    Throughout the halls of government, perhaps no word is more often cited than ‘innovation.’ While there’s no doubt that innovation holds the key to envisioning government’s work in the future, I’ll admit that…
  • Dec 8

    Creating a 21st Century Museum for the Mind

    Creating a 21st Century Museum for the Mind
    In a recent Wall Street Journal piece on the digital Einstein Papers Project, Walter Isaacson, waxed poetical about the “tingling inspiration of seeing original documents.”  Every day I am lucky to witness that…
Rank this Week: 4778

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • Jan 29

    ABA seeks removal of mortgage rate calculator from CFPB website

    ABA seeks removal of mortgage rate calculator from CFPB website
    Barbara S. Mishkin The American Bankers Association has sent a letter to the CFPB urging it to take down from its website its new mortgage interest rate calculator tool.  The CFPB launched the new tool earlier this month, in conjunction…
  • Jan 29

    Third time is the charm: U.S. Supreme Court hears argument in FHA disparate impact case

    Third time is the charm: U.S. Supreme Court hears argument in FHA disparate impact case
    Peter N. Cubita and Richard J. Andreano, Jr. The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument last week in Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. The Inclusive Communities Project, Inc.— the case presenting the issue of whether…
  • Jan 28

    CFPB issues report on financial well-being

    CFPB issues report on financial well-being
    Barbara S. Mishkin A new CFPB report entitled “Financial well-being: The goal of financial education” describes the CFPB’s initial research into how people acquire financial capability.  The CFPB states…
Rank this Week: 918

CFTC Law

CFTC Law

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

http://www.cftclaw.com/
  • Aug 8

    FIA Sets Forth Five Core Principles in Enhancing CFTC Market Surveillance

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

    Massad Says CFTC Hampered by Budget Constraint

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

    O’Malia Urges Regulators to “Do No Harm”

    O’Malia Urges Regulators to “Do No Harm”
    O’Malia Urges Regulators to “Do No Harm”CFTC Commissioner Scott O’Malia issued a stern warning to financial regulators in the United States and abroad that market fragmentation could have grave consequences on the…
Rank this Week: 518

Colorado Common Law

Colorado Common Law

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

http://cocommonlaw.com
  • Jan 28

    Colorado Public Records Denial

    Colorado Public Records Denial
    Records custodians can and do at times refuse public records requests.  But when does a denial occur? This relatively simple and straight-forward question is actually complex and at times open to interpretation.  Neither the the…
  • Jan 22

    Colorado, A Fracking Me

    Colorado, A Fracking Me
    There does not seem to be a lot of agreed upon information about the effects of fracking.  A lurking culprit for this is the nondisclosure agreements signed between companies and individuals.  Because of this, it can be difficult to…
  • Jan 5

    Denver Sheriff Case Study – Taser Use Against the Mentally Ill

    Denver Sheriff Case Study – Taser Use Against the Mentally Ill
    Should the Denver Sheriff use a Taser on an individual who is inflicting harm to him/herself? It increasingly appears the Denver Sheriff at least tolerates the practice if there is a physical violation jeopardizing the lawful order.1…
Rank this Week: 2997

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/
  • Jan 29

    NYPD – What Now?

    NYPD – What Now?
    Two weeks ago I described my concerns about the New York City Police Department. It’s actually a much bigger problem – police all over the country have been using their power and their guns instead of their heads. Many people in…
  • Jan 20

    Dr. King’s Message of Love

    Dr. King’s Message of Love
    Yesterday we celebrated Martin Luther King Day. We are still much too far from a post-racial society. For the big victories of the Civil Rights Movement, we think of Brown v. Board, and the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which the Rehnquist Court…
  • Jan 13

    Reactions to the Charlie Hebdo bombings – Was it just about France?

    Reactions to the Charlie Hebdo bombings – Was it just about France?
    In what other country do world leaders march with arms linked against terrorism? Terrorism goes on in every continent but we mourn and gather in Europe. Terrorism happens in Haifa, Jerusalem and the West Bank – in both directions…
Rank this Week: 1855

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: 1872

Corruption Chronicles

Corruption Chronicles

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

http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/
  • Jan 30

    SEC Ignores Federal Law, Lets Marijuana Biz Offer Stock

    SEC Ignores Federal Law, Lets Marijuana Biz Offer Stock
    The United States government is helping a California-based company perpetrate a crime by letting it offer public stocks in its marijuana business, even though the drug’s cultivation and sale are both illegal under federal law. As…
  • Jan 28

    U.S. Honors Murderous, Human Rights-Violating Despot: “Man of Remarkable Character and Courage”

    U.S. Honors Murderous, Human Rights-Violating Despot: “Man of Remarkable Character and Courage”
    It’s both mind-boggling and disgusting that the United States has created a special competition to honor a foreign, murderous despot renowned for violating human rights, suppressing freedom of speech, publicly lashing adversaries and…
  • Jan 27

    HUD Director Changed Policies to Help Her Leftwing Group

    HUD Director Changed Policies to Help Her Leftwing Group
    Despite President Obama’s strict ban on hiring lobbyists, a cabinet-level agency violated regulations—and conflict-of-interest rules—by employing one to run a key policy division while still directing a nonprofit that…
Rank this Week: 1751

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/
  • Jan 28

    I have to wonder

    I have to wonder
    In today’s military I have to wonder what people may be thinking.  Some time ago the Army had a prostitution scandal.  Now apparently the Navy. Prostitution is illegal and various acts involving prostitution are illegal under…
  • Jan 26

    The Burris trial

    The Burris trial
    The Army JAG Corps has been rocked with some significant sexual assault allegations.  One of them involved Major Erik Burris, who until last year was the Chief of Justice (senior prosecutor) at Fort Bragg, NC.  He has now been…
  • Jan 26

    Less rapes nationwide

    Less rapes nationwide
    The FBI reports that allegation of  rapes (revised definition) declined 10.1 percent, in the first half of 2014.
Rank this Week: 236

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/
  • Jan 30

    Acorny

    Acorny
    I don’t know why, but this video made me laugh a lot. The setup is that I got to it via a post by Valdis Kletnieks to the North American Network Operators Group (Nanog) crediting Lauren Weinstein for sharing “a … Continue…
  • Jan 27

    Interview About Jotwell

    Interview About Jotwell
    The Scholastica Blog interviewed me about Jotwell.
  • Jan 25

    Salacious?

    Salacious?
    Today’s Miami Herald leads with a big article about Jeb! Bush’s $570,000 haul as a director and consultant with InnoVida. The gig lasted until shortly before the firm’s CEO got arrested and eventually sent away for almost 13…
Rank this Week: 14

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

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

http://dissentingjustice.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 21

    FACTS: President Obama's Immigration Policies Are Absolutely LEGAL.

    FACTS: President Obama's Immigration Policies Are Absolutely LEGAL.
    Mainstream and rightwing media have done an atrocious job discussing the legal issues implicated by President Obama's immigration policy. While rightwingers clearly believe the president's policies... To view the rest of this article, please…
  • Aug 25

    Obamacare v. Affordable Care Act

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

    Election Day Tomorrow - Florida Democratic Governor's Primary

    Election Day Tomorrow - Florida Democratic Governor's Primary
    Tomorrow, Florida Democrats will choose a candidate to challenge incumbent Governor Rick Scott. Although Scott's first term was plagued with corruption, constitutional violations, and widespread... To view the rest of this article, please…
Rank this Week: 617

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/
  • Jan 28

    El Supremo rechaza la valoración en concursos de la experiencia ilegal

    El Supremo rechaza la valoración en concursos de la experiencia ilegal
    Sentencias del Supremo se dictan muchas. Unas repetitivas, otras simples y otras únicas y complejísimas. La inmensa mayoría marcan el rumbo en este océano turbulento del Derecho Administrativo donde abundan los…
  • Jan 26

    De administrativistas, civilistas y percebeiro

    De administrativistas, civilistas y percebeiro
           Me pregunta un preocupado padre si su hijo que acaba de ultimar el grado de Derecho debiera ser administrativista o civilista, y si eso le permitiría cumplir los dos sueños de todo homínido:…
  • Jan 23

    El graduado en Derecho no tiene quien le convoque la prueba de acceso a la abogacía

    El graduado en Derecho no tiene quien le convoque la prueba de acceso a la abogacía
     Así como el coronel de la obra de García Márquez esperaba la carta que no llegaba, durante mas de quince años, concediéndole la pensión a que tenía derecho, una legión de flamantes…
Rank this Week: 2021

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: 2441

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: 2060

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: 4493

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 1299

FDA Lawyers Blog

FDA Lawyers Blog

By Frommer Lawrence & Haug.

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

    FDA Takes Aim at Wood-Aged Cheese

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

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

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

    Zogenix Sues Massachusetts to Overturn Ban of Opioid Pain Drug

    Zogenix Sues Massachusetts to Overturn Ban of Opioid Pain Drug
    Zogenix, Inc., the San Diego-based manufacturer of the extended-release hydrocodone drug Zohydro ER, has sued the Governor of Massachusetts in U.S. District Court in Boston to overturn as unconstitutional the state's recent prohibition…
Rank this Week: 816

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: 2548

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: 317

FERCBlog

FERCBlog

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

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

    Power Plant Makes Wisconsin Pay

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

    Congress Reacts to Metcalf Attack

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

    New Blog Posts Coming Soon!

    New Blog Posts Coming Soon!
    The post New Blog Posts Coming Soon! appeared first on FERCblog.com.
Rank this Week: 2153

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

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

http://legalnewsyoucanuse.com/
  • Jan 29

    Applicants need an advocate during Clinical Assessment for NJ Medicaid Service

    Applicants need an advocate during Clinical Assessment for NJ Medicaid Service
    The State of New Jersey has not yet proposed new regulations covering the details of its NJ FamilyCare MLTSS Medicaid program. However, the details can be found by reading the Contract which must be signed by a participating Contractor to…
  • Jan 27

    Applying for NJ MLTSS? Here are the acronyms you need to know

    Applying for NJ MLTSS? Here are the acronyms you need to know
    You probably know by now that NJ Medicaid’s Home and Community Based Services are now being administered NJ FamilyCare and that the State’s Comprehensive Medicaid Waiver has created a whole new landscape that is centered…
  • Jan 27

    Applying for NJ MLTSS? Here are the acronyms you need to kno

    Applying for NJ MLTSS? Here are the acronyms you need to kno
    You probably know by now that NJ Medicaid’s Home and Community Based Services are now being administered NJ FamilyCare and that the State’s Comprehensive Medicaid Waiver has created a whole new landscape that is centered…
Rank this Week: 765

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: 1104

Fracking Insider

Fracking Insider

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

http://www.frackinginsider.com
  • Jan 26

    EPA’s National Enforcement Initiative Data Tracks Agency Action in the Energy Industry

    EPA’s National Enforcement Initiative Data Tracks Agency Action in the Energy Industry
    Recently released data from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s National Enforcement Initiative demonstrate how intensely EPA’s enforcement program is focused on the oil and gas industry, especially within key shale plays…
  • Jan 19

    National Hydraulic Fracturing and Energy Issues to Watch in 2015

    National Hydraulic Fracturing and Energy Issues to Watch in 2015
    Hydraulic fracturing and energy policy promise to be an interesting area to watch in 2015 as many competing political forces push to control the agenda. The new Republican Congress was sworn in last week, and has promptly sought changes in…
  • Jan 14

    Hydraulic Fracturing: State Regulatory Roundup Vol. 38

    Hydraulic Fracturing: State Regulatory Roundup Vol. 38
    Fracking Insider Readers: We are pleased to bring you Volume 38 of our State Regulatory Roundup, including updates in Florida, Ohio, and Texas. As we explained in earlier volumes, we designed the Roundup to provide quick overviews on state…
Rank this Week: 3873

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: 805

Freeth Cartwright LLP Local…

Freeth Cartwright LLP Local Government

Covers local government issues in the U.K.

http://freethslocalgovernmentblog.com/
  • May 23

    Who Changed JR … Again?

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

    A model of openness?

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

    Get ready to Win-Win with Early Conciliation

    Get ready to Win-Win with Early Conciliation
    From today Tribunal claims will not generally be accepted unless the Claimant has first referred the complaint to ACAS and a ‘Conciliation Certificate’ has been issued indicating compliance with this referral requirement.…
Rank this Week: 1937

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: 1294

Government Contracts Blog

Government Contracts Blog

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

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

    Proposed rule would give new protections to contractor employees that blow the whistle on Government employee

    Proposed rule would give new protections to contractor employees that blow the whistle on Government employee
    The federal government has an agency called the U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) whose mission includes receiving complaints from federal employees of alleged wrongdoing by other federal employees and investigating claims of retaliation…
  • Jan 26

    You can fight DCAA and Win

    You can fight DCAA and Win
    Some contractors dread audits by the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA).  But remember, DCAA does not have the final word.  The contracting officer can reject DCAA recommendations. You can contest DCAA findings. And in some cases…
  • Jan 23

    A Refresher Course on Affirmative Responsibility Determination

    A Refresher Course on Affirmative Responsibility Determination
    True or false?  What the contracting officer saw on the 11 PM news is irrelevant to her award decision. True or false?  There’s nothing an offeror can do to counter bad publicity relating to an affiliated company. For answers,…
Rank this Week: 4161

Government Contracts Blog

Government Contracts Blog

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

http://www.governmentcontractslawblog.com/
  • Jan 22

    The Changing Landscape for Services Contractor

    The Changing Landscape for Services Contractor
    Two recent developments have the potential to change the landscape for contractors providing services to the Government.  Government contractors and subcontractors are required to comply with a host of regulations governing their hiring…
  • Jan 22

    Department of Defense Updates Its Instruction for Acquisitions of Software and Weapons System

    Department of Defense Updates Its Instruction for Acquisitions of Software and Weapons System
    On January 7, 2015, the U.S. Department of Defense (“DoD” or “the Department”) released an update for DoD Instruction 5000.02, on the “Operation of the Defense Acquisition Service.”  The new…
  • Jan 22

    First Circuit Reaffirms FCA’s “First-to-File” Bar as a Broad Jurisdictional Limit

    First Circuit Reaffirms FCA’s “First-to-File” Bar as a Broad Jurisdictional Limit
    In early December 2014, the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit reaffirmed that circuit’s broad interpretation of the False Claims Act’s “first-to-file” bar, 31 U.S.C. § 3730(b)(5), in United…
Rank this Week: 1107

Government Contracts Legal Forum

Government Contracts Legal Forum

Covers government contract issues including contract formation, strategies, bid protests and contract interpretation. By Crowell Moring.

http://www.governmentcontractslegalforum.com/
Rank this Week: 1510

Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • Jan 28

    A PIAEE Winner’s Path Forward

    A PIAEE Winner’s Path Forward
    By Gerry Reymore Greetings from Vermont! The snow is falling and the temperature is a chilly 20 degrees. As a teacher, I’m busy starting the second half of the school year. If your school is anything like ours, you don’t have time…
  • Jan 27

    All Dried Up – Advice for Drought-Impacted Water Utilitie

    All Dried Up – Advice for Drought-Impacted Water Utilitie
    By Bailey Kennett Born and raised in upstate New York, the idea of drought was pretty foreign to me. Some summers were dry, and maybe our backyard veggies didn’t do so well, but after some disappointment, we’d just cross our…
  • Jan 27

    11 Sports Teams and Leagues That Have Gone Green

    11 Sports Teams and Leagues That Have Gone Green
                        By Carly Carroll It’s a big week in sports. Folks are getting ready for the big game, and if you’re a hockey fan, there’s a lot of excitement out on the…
Rank this Week: 130

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/
  • Jan 30

    House to Vote on ACA Repeal/Replace Bill; CBO Won't Score It

    House to Vote on ACA Repeal/Replace Bill; CBO Won't Score It
    Next week, the House is expected to take up H.R. 596, a bill to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and health care-related provisions in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 and restore the…
  • Jan 30

    CMS Announces New 6-Month Extension of Moratoria on Enrollment of HHAs, Ambulance Suppliers in Designated Area

    CMS Announces New 6-Month Extension of Moratoria on Enrollment of HHAs, Ambulance Suppliers in Designated Area
    CMS is extending -- for another 6 months -- its current enrollment moratoria for new ground ambulance suppliers and home health agencies (HHAs) in designated metropolitan areas. The moratoria, which affect enrollment in Medicare,…
  • Jan 29

    House Panels Take Steps to Speed Patient Access to Medical Innovation

    House Panels Take Steps to Speed Patient Access to Medical Innovation
    On January 27, 2015, the House Energy and Commerce Committee released its “21st Century Cures Act” discussion draft, the product of a year-long, bipartisan effort by the Committee to accelerate the pace of medical cures in the…
Rank this Week: 4028

Hot Button Blog

Hot Button Blog

By Cozen O'Connor.

http://www.hotbuttonblog.com
  • Sep 5

    Health Care Reform Implementation Update September 5, 2014

    Health Care Reform Implementation Update September 5, 2014
    As summer rolls to a close, the agencies continue to make announcements and roll out additional regulations. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) introduced the new CEO of Healthcare.gov, awarded grants to 147 health centers…
  • Aug 27

    Health Care Reform Implementation Update August 21, 2014

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

    Health Care Reform Implementation Update August 12, 2014

    Health Care Reform Implementation Update August 12, 2014
    August recess has begun on Capitol Hill. Congressmen and women and senators are home in their districts and states, and Capitol Hill staffers are catching up on piled up work. Nonetheless, last week Congressman Kevin Brady (R-Texas) released…
Rank this Week: 3861

Infra Insight Blog

Infra Insight Blog

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

http://www.infrainsightblog.com
  • Jan 21

    California Launches Road User Charge Pilot Study

    California Launches Road User Charge Pilot Study
    This Friday, January 23, 2015, California will take the first step in investigating a road user charge pilot program as an alternative to the gas tax when the CTC convenes the Road User Charge Advisory Committee meeting.  The committee…
  • Jan 13

    University of California Shortlists Three Teams for UC Merced 2020 Project

    University of California Shortlists Three Teams for UC Merced 2020 Project
    The Regents of the University of California (the “Regents”), on behalf of the University of California, Merced (UC Merced), announced today that three teams have been shortlisted to submit detailed proposals for the Request for…
  • Jan 13

    New President Ready to Take the Reins of International Bridge, Tunnel & Turnpike Association

    New President Ready to Take the Reins of International Bridge, Tunnel & Turnpike Association
    Javier Rodriguez, P.E., Executive Director of the Miami-Dade Expressway Authority (MDX), is ready to begin his role as president of the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association (IBTTA) for 2015.  Rodriguez was elected during…
Rank this Week: 1014

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: 4277

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: 3399

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/
  • Jan 31

    On Cybersecurity for the Internet of Thing

    On Cybersecurity for the Internet of Thing
    On Tuesday, January 27, 2015, the Federal Trade Commission released a staff report on cybersecurity and the Internet of Things. Although as a staff report, the report has no binding authority on anyone, and the report merely stated that…
  • Jan 31

    The Lawfare Podcast, Episode #108: General Michael Hayden on Cybersurveillance in the Post-Snowden Age

    The Lawfare Podcast, Episode #108: General Michael Hayden on Cybersurveillance in the Post-Snowden Age
    General Michael Hayden, former Director of both the Central Intelligence Agency and the National Security Agency, gave the keynote address last weekend at Washington and Lee School of Law’s symposium on Cyber-surveillance in the…
  • Jan 31

    The Legal Basis for the Mughniyah Killing

    The Legal Basis for the Mughniyah Killing
    The Washington Post and Newsweek report that the CIA in 2008 worked with Israel’s Mossad to kill Imad Mughniyah, Hezbollah’s operations chief, in Damascus, Syria.  The Post says that Mughniyah “had been implicated in…
Rank this Week: 288

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/
Rank this Week: 2264

Legislative Blog

Legislative Blog

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

https://www.au.org/blogs/legislative
  • Dec 17

    South Carolina Catastrophe

    South Carolina Catastrophe
    Vanessa WolbrinkLegislativeAlthough the South Carolina legislature doesn’t officially convene until January 13th, it has already pre-filed an onslaught of bills that could violate the separation of church and state.EducationSenate Bill…
  • Dec 5

    Michigan RFRA Bill Rushed Through, Effort for Bipartisanship Major Failure

    Michigan RFRA Bill Rushed Through, Effort for Bipartisanship Major Failure
    Vanessa WolbrinkLegislativeState RFRA bills are now largely pushed as a way for people and for-profit corporations to skirt state and federal discrimination, public safety, and health laws in the name of religion.Legislators rushed the…
  • Dec 4

    Civil Rights and Religious Freedom in Michigan

    Civil Rights and Religious Freedom in Michigan
    Vanessa WolbrinkLegislativeThis morning, Michigan’s House Judiciary Committee discussed and voted out Speaker Jase Bolger’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) bill, HB 5958. Some members of the committee offered amendments,…
Rank this Week: 2129

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/
  • Dec 17

    Lawmakers eye University of California fee

    Lawmakers eye University of California fee
    Late last month, news that the University of California planned to increase tuition by up to 28 percent over the next five years sparked waves of walkouts and protests throughout the UC system. At the time, the California Legislature was in…
  • Dec 11

    Three Unconventional Laws That Allow People to Make Liberal, Wardrobe Choice

    Three Unconventional Laws That Allow People to Make Liberal, Wardrobe Choice
    Most people in the United States don’t need to dig in and do a whole ton of law research to know that they’re supposed to wear pants and other clothes in public. What might surprise you, though, is that there are tons of legal…
  • Nov 14

    Three Seemingly Pointless Laws Still on the Books Today

    Three Seemingly Pointless Laws Still on the Books Today
    Any legal professional who’s ever done even the smallest amount of law research has more than likely encountered a legal statute or two that seems devoid of any legislative intent at all. Unbelievably, the U.S. legal system is rife with…
Rank this Week: 2838

Lobby Comply Blog

Lobby Comply Blog

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

http://stateandfed.com/lobbycomply/
Rank this Week: 448

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: 4507

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/
  • Dec 24

    Injured Worker Covered by Workers’ Compensation Insurance

    Injured Worker Covered by Workers’ Compensation Insurance
      In a recent Maryland Court of Appeals case, the Court  determined that even though a contractor did not have workers’ compensation insurance, they could be an employee of the general contractor, and therefore …
  • Dec 24

    SSDI Offsets to Long-Term Disability Benefits in Maryland

    SSDI Offsets to Long-Term Disability Benefits in Maryland
    In the 2012 case of Garcia v. The Hartford, the surviving spouse of Jose Garcia, Elvira Garcia, sued the insurance company The Hartford for a violation of ERISA. The decedent had participated in his employer’s long-term disability plan.…
  • Oct 21

    Train Accidents in Maryland

    Train Accidents in Maryland
    Recently, a train hit a car in Westminster, Maryland at the intersection of Route 27 and Winters Street at night, and a woman was injured and taken to the shock trauma department of a hospital. The conductor sounded its horn, and the train…
Rank this Week: 2421

Medical Marijuana Law Illinois

Medical Marijuana Law Illinois

Covers issues under Illinois' new Medical Cannabis Pilot Program. Explores local issues for city, county and village governments and the competitive application process for cultivation center and dispensary licenses. Also highlights the effects of evolving legal and social norms on employers, physicians and other health care professionals.

http://medicalmarijuanalawillinois.com/blog/
  • Jan 29

    Women Grow Meetings in 16 US cities next week

    Women Grow Meetings in 16 US cities next week
    Women Grow chapters across the US meet next on Thursday Feb. 5, as they always do first Thursday of every month. Anyone who purchased tickets to January’s meeting in Chicago but was unable to make it due to weather can use their…
  • Jan 25

    Quinn Admin projected Illinois dispensary, cultivation license winner

    Quinn Admin projected Illinois dispensary, cultivation license winner
    Chicago Sun-Times obtained the list of licensees as finalized by Quinn’s Administration. Governor Rauner reportedly says he is not yet prepared to act on this list. Sun-Times says former Governor Quinn’s office was still working…
  • Jan 19

    Foxbarry Farms, United Cannabis Corp plan with California Tribe

    Foxbarry Farms, United Cannabis Corp plan with California Tribe
    Foxbarry Farms consulting, licensing deal with United Cannabis Corp. could build cultivation, processing facilities on tribal territory; New York Times Magazine gives vivid, intriguing profile of Cheryl Shuman. United Cannabis Corp. profile…
Rank this Week: 897

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/
  • Jan 21

    The Galleon On The Back of Redlands City Hall

    The Galleon On The Back of Redlands City Hall
    By Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law Frank E. Moore, in Redlands, Our Town, mocks this galleon on the back of (old) City Hall because it has oars.   I decided to check it out in person today on my way to the library. Here’s…
  • Jan 12

    The Process in 2006 for the Redlands Council Vacancy That Resulted in The Appointment of Pete Aguilar

    The Process in 2006 for the Redlands Council Vacancy That Resulted in The Appointment of Pete Aguilar
    The City of Redlands is appointing a new Council Member on January 20, 2015.  I am one of the candidates.   In 2006, when Susan Peppler resigned, the Council had a similar appointment process.  I remember being in the audience…
  • Dec 22

    Downtown Redlands and Walkability

    Downtown Redlands and Walkability
    By Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law When I moved from West Redlands to Downtown Redlands, I found that it was much easier to walk to lunch.  The Walk Score is listed as 84 Very Walkable Most errands can be accomplished on foot. Today, on…
Rank this Week: 1564

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: 435