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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/
  • Sep 29

    Take a Night Off

    Take a Night Off
    Gablesstage is running a special for students on Wednesday – $10 tickets to its 8pm performance of “Mothers and Sons” by Terrence NcNally. I saw the show this weekend and it’s good. Not the very best they’ve ever…
  • Sep 29

    I’m an All-Star!

    I’m an All-Star!
    Some time ago I agreed to give a talk on privacy issues 1pm this afternoon at UM’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. I’ve only just discovered, however, that the lecture series I’m a part of is the UM All-Stars. And they…
  • Sep 29

    Shellshock Still Kicking

    Shellshock Still Kicking
    Oh, joy: despite a vigorous round of patching, Shellshock isn’t dead, and isn’t even resting: Google security researcher Michal "lcamtuf" Zalewski has disclosed to iTnews that over the past two days he has discovered two…
Rank this Week: 25

New York Public Personnel Law

New York Public Personnel Law

Provides summary and commentary on selected court and administrative decisions and related matters affecting public employers and employees in New York State. By Harvey Randall, Esq.

http://publicpersonnellaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 29

Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • Sep 25

    Memories of a childhood home with a septic system in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

    Memories of a childhood home with a septic system in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
    By Hiwot Gebremariam A couple of years ago during SepticSmart Week, my colleague Maureen Pepper (Tooke) shared her experience growing up with a septic system in New Jersey. Let me share mine from another side of the world. I grew up in Addis…
  • Sep 24

    Ignite the Passion with Citizen Science

    Ignite the Passion with Citizen Science
    By Grace Robiou Citizen science is forcing us to rethink how science is performed, for whom science is conducted, and its role in our society. In essence, citizen science refers to the participation of the public in the activities and tasks…
  • Sep 22

    Old Habits Can Be Broken

    Old Habits Can Be Broken
    By Maureen Pepper (Tooke) When I moved into my position in EPA’s Office of Wastewater Management, I knew a great deal about environmental issues. However, I knew little about septic systems other than the one attached to the house I…
Rank this Week: 106

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/
  • Sep 30

    Why Article III Matters: A Reply to Peter Margulies on al Bahlul

    Why Article III Matters: A Reply to Peter Margulies on al Bahlul
    I must confess that I don’t fully understand Peter Margulies’ response to my post from earlier today. My post argued that the bottom-side briefing in the D.C. Circuit in al Bahlul offers a relatively weak (and, in my view,…
  • Sep 30

    Article III, the Framers, and al Bahlul: A Reply to Steve

    Article III, the Framers, and al Bahlul: A Reply to Steve
    Steve’s post arguing that the military commission conviction of former bin Laden aide Ali Hamza al Bahlul for conspiracy to murder civilians violates Article III does not do justice to the Framers’ carefully considered view of the…
  • Sep 30

    Hong Kong Protestors Are Organizing Without Using the Internet

    Hong Kong Protestors Are Organizing Without Using the Internet
    You read that right: Hong Kongers have found an app that allows users to communicate without using the Internet or mobile signals. Specifically, the Firechat app utilizes Bluetooth technology to allow users to send and receive…
Rank this Week: 159

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 191

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/
  • Sep 20

    Worth the read

    Worth the read
    Here are a couple of articles worth the read if you have some time this weekend. The Reliability of Assault Victims’ Immediate Accounts: Evidence from Trauma Studies, Melissa Hamilton, University of Houston Law…
  • Sep 14

    A mixed but really good result?

    A mixed but really good result?
    So, client is a medical provider initially accused of committing sexual contact by a, “fraudulent representation that the sexual contact served a professional purpose.” Six former patients alleged that when the client gave…
  • Sep 4

    CP distribution?

    CP distribution?
    Prof. Berman at sentecing law and policy invites our attention to an interesting new decision from the Third. US v. Husmann, No. 13-2688 (3d Cir. Sept 3, 2014) (available here) . We all of us have an a client who is charged with distribution…
Rank this Week: 260

Whistleblower Protection Blog

Whistleblower Protection Blog

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

http://www.whistleblowersblog.org/
  • Sep 17

    Attorney General Supports Increased Whistleblower Protections Under Federal Banking Laws FIRREA

    Attorney General Supports Increased Whistleblower Protections Under Federal Banking Laws FIRREA
    New York City, New York. September 17, 2014.  In a speech delivered today at New York University School of Law, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder publicly endorsed enlarging U.S. whistleblower reward laws to include expanded…
  • Sep 5

    Recent SEC Whistleblower Award

    Recent SEC Whistleblower Award
    Compliance Professional Awarded $3000,000 by SEC Whistleblower Came to SEC After Reporting Fraud Internally and Company Failed to Take Action On August 29, 2014, The Securities and Exchange Commission announced a whistleblower award of more…
  • Aug 26

    SEC Whistleblower Awards List August 2014

    SEC Whistleblower Awards List August 2014
    The SEC Office of the Whistleblower post Notices of Covered Action where a final judgment or order, by itself or together with other prior judgments or orders in the same action issued after July 21, 2010, results in monetary…
Rank this Week: 257

The Justice Blog

The Justice Blog

The Official Blog of the United States Department of Justice.

http://blogs.justice.gov/main/
Rank this Week: 251

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: 427

El Blog de Derecho Publico de…

El Blog de Derecho Publico de Sevach

Covers public law and legislation. By Professor J.R. Chaves.

http://contencioso.es/
Rank this Week: 625

New Jersey Senate Republicans

New Jersey Senate Republicans

Provides legislative support to teh Republican senators in the Legislature of the State of New Jersey.

http://pipes.yahoo.com/pipes/pipe.info?_id=Rr9IF0xl3RGXd835_w6H4A
Rank this Week: 664

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • Sep 30

    Defense Department proposes expansion of Military Lending Act regulation

    Defense Department proposes expansion of Military Lending Act regulation
    Anthony C. Kaye and Heather S. Klein As anticipated, the Department of Defense’s proposed regulations to implement provisions of the Military Loan Act added by the 2013 Defense Authorization Bill would significantly expand MLA…
  • Sep 29

    CFPB announces new Project Catalyst project

    CFPB announces new Project Catalyst project
    Barbara S. Mishkin The CFPB has announced a new project as part of its Project Catalyst initiative, which the CFPB describes as ” designed to encourage consumer-friendly developments in markets for consumer financial products and…
  • Sep 29

    CFPB seeking approval for field study of Owning a Home project

    CFPB seeking approval for field study of Owning a Home project
    Barbara S. Mishkin The CFPB has published a notice stating that as part of its Owning a Home project, it plans to seek approval from the Office of Management and Budget to conduct a field study of the project.  The project consists of a…
Rank this Week: 856

The Poblete DC Dispatches

The Poblete DC Dispatches

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

http://jasonpoblete.com/
  • Sep 28

    Canadian Locked Up in Cuban Jail, Alan Gross Style

    Canadian Locked Up in Cuban Jail, Alan Gross Style
    Through the years I’ve advised many companies and individuals about the legal rules and regulations, as well as the business risks, that go along with doing business in Cuba. Most of the time, they proceed with the…
  • Sep 28

    Beheadings in America, It Was Only a Matter of Time

    Beheadings in America, It Was Only a Matter of Time
    Of all the things that President Obama has announced during the course of his administration, trying to reshape the narrative relating to the war against radical Islam may prove to be the most damaging to the country and, indeed, the world.…
  • Sep 21

    American Rotting Away in Cuban Jail, Obama Does Nothing

    American Rotting Away in Cuban Jail, Obama Does Nothing
    The lawyers for an American being unlawfully held in Cuba are suing the federal government and a government contractor for $60 million in damages. The case is likely worth every penny. And then some. If you’re not familiar with the…
Rank this Week: 832

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: 868

Infra Insight Blog

Infra Insight Blog

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

http://www.infrainsightblog.com
Rank this Week: 1216

Public Blawg

Public Blawg

Cover eminent domain, labor and employment, land use, public power, redevelopment and taxation. By Meyers Nave.

http://www.publiclawnews.com/blogs/public-blawg
Rank this Week: 1123

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Whistleblower Lawyer News

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

http://www.whistleblowerlawyernews.com/
Rank this Week: 978

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/
  • Sep 30

    Last year's best read on legislative process?

    Last year's best read on legislative process?
    As you are likely aware, the academy suffers from a shallow bench of scholars who carefully mine the field of legislative process. I share William Eskridge’s “collective lament” that such a critical area is woefully…
  • Sep 24

    The Scottish Independence Vote and the American Tea Party: What Do they Suggest for the Future of Government?

    The Scottish Independence Vote and the American Tea Party: What Do they Suggest for the Future of Government?
    At first blush, it seems that the vote for Independence in Scotland is miles away (or very far across the pond) from the Tea Party that has taken root in the United States. However, policy wonks suggest that the Scottish...
  • Sep 22

    Ever Heard of the Powell Memo?

    Ever Heard of the Powell Memo?
    Have you ever heard of the Powell memo? If not, take a moment to read on. The Powell memo refers to an August 23, 1971 “confidential memorandum” written by Lewis F. Powell, Jr., a corporate lawyer in Richmond Virginia, to...
Rank this Week: 1369

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: 1329

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/
  • Sep 26

    NILL added new content to 7 Indian Law Bulletins on 9/26

    NILL added new content to 7 Indian Law Bulletins on 9/26
    * U.S. Supreme Court Bulletinhttp://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2014-2015update.htmlPetition for certiorari was filed in Friends of Amador County V. Jewel (sovereign immunity, federal recognition) See also, the Tribal Supreme Court…
  • Sep 19

    NILL added new content to 6 Indian Law Bulletins on 9/19

    NILL added new content to 6 Indian Law Bulletins on 9/19
    * U.S. Supreme Court Bulletinhttp://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2014-2015update.htmlPetition for certiorari was filed in Hicks v. Hudson Insurance Company (sovereign immunity, insurance) on 9/3/14. * U.S. Courts of Appeals…
  • Sep 12

    NILL added new content to 6 Indian Law Bulletins on 9/11

    NILL added new content to 6 Indian Law Bulletins on 9/11
    * U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletinhttp://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/2014cta.htmlThlopthlocco Tribal Town v. Stidham (tribal election dispute, jurisdiction)    * United States Federal Trial Courts…
Rank this Week: 1341

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

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

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

    Obamacare v. Affordable Care Act

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

    Election Day Tomorrow - Florida Democratic Governor's Primary

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

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

    Is Florida Governor Rick Scott Controlling the Search for a New President at FAU?
    The Board of Directors of Florida Atlantic University has released the names of 10 finalists for the school's next president. The list contains some interesting demographics. First, only two... To view the rest of this article, please…
Rank this Week: 1222

New Jersey Public Safety Officers…

New Jersey Public Safety Officers Law Blog

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

http://www.njpublicsafetyofficers.com/
  • May 6

    Qualifying For Accidental Disability Retirement Benefits: The Facts Matter

    Qualifying For Accidental Disability Retirement Benefits: The Facts Matter
    Unfortunately, during the course of a law enforcement officer's career, "on and off the many officers become job" and "off the job" injuries and illnesses occured and, which ultimately lead to, disabled both on and off the job one's…
  • Apr 1

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

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

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

    Legislature To Vote On Extension Of Arbitration Cap for Police, Fire
    As reported by northjersey.com, top Democratic lawmakers are rushing to extend the cap on police and firefighter pay raises that some say has helped keep property tax bills in check. But local officials say the bill expected to be voted on…
Rank this Week: 1263

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/
  • Sep 30

    Political Language

    Political Language
    Isn’t political language wonderful? Listening to the Republican response by Thom Tillis to President Obama would have been great on Comedy Central. The first part was pure political autobiography to show how much he had accomplished in…
  • Sep 23

    Hostility toward Israel and hostility toward Jew

    Hostility toward Israel and hostility toward Jew
    Some hostility toward Israel is just anti-Semitic. Some hostility toward Israel is Palestinian nationalism. Some is sympathy for the Palestinians generated by an enormously successful PR campaign. And some is self-inflicted. But all of us…
  • Sep 16

    ISL and US Foreign Policy

    ISL and US Foreign Policy
    America decided to deal with the Native Americans by war and exile. It took three centuries, as succeeding generations of Indians realized that the White Man would honor no treaty and give them no peace. Israel has tried since the 1960s to…
Rank this Week: 1999

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/
  • Sep 30

    When Do Second Injuries Relate Back to First Injuries in Maryland Workplaces?

    When Do Second Injuries Relate Back to First Injuries in Maryland Workplaces?
    In the 2012 case WMATA v. Williams, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (“WMATA”) appealed after the Circuit Court affirmed the workers’ compensation ruling that a worker’s leg injury was causally…
  • Sep 18

    New Dog Bite Law in Maryland

    New Dog Bite Law in Maryland
    Up until last spring, Maryland loosely followed what is sometimes called the “one bite rule.” This meant the owner of a dog that bites someone might not be held liable if the bite was the dog’s first bite. An otherwise…
  • Sep 18

    Maryland Workplace Injury Involving Product Defect

    Maryland Workplace Injury Involving Product Defect
    Some Maryland cases involving workplace injury can be complex because they require more analysis than a simple workers’ compensation claim. If a worker is injured while using a defective machine, there may be a product liability…
Rank this Week: 2170

Corruption Chronicles

Corruption Chronicles

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

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

    EEOC Revives Nearly Half of Discrimination Cases Dismissed by Fed

    EEOC Revives Nearly Half of Discrimination Cases Dismissed by Fed
    Nearly half of federal agency rulings dismissing employee discrimination claims have been overturned under President Obama, costing American taxpayers tens of billions of dollars in settlements to keep with the administration’s mission…
  • Sep 26

    Illegal Aliens Sue U.S. for Returning Child to Guatemala

    Illegal Aliens Sue U.S. for Returning Child to Guatemala
    The U.S. government may have to pay big bucks to settle an unbelievable case involving an anchor baby—traveling from Guatemala with her illegal immigrant grandfather—who wasn’t allowed into the country to be reunited with…
  • Sep 24

    Fed Audit Confirms JW’s Work on Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

    Fed Audit Confirms JW’s Work on Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
    The agency created by President Obama to warrantlessly collect the private financial information of millions of Americans fails to adequately protect the data and must boost security, according to a federal audit conducted with Judicial…
Rank this Week: 2135

RegBlog

RegBlog

A regulation blog, in affiliation with the Penn Program on Regulation. From the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

http://www.regblog.org/
Rank this Week: 1951

Oregon Legal Research

Oregon Legal Research

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

http://blog.oregonlegalresearch.com/
  • Sep 29

    Oregon CURE: Citizens United for Rehabilitation of Errant

    Oregon CURE: Citizens United for Rehabilitation of Errant
    I just learned about Oregon’s CURE: Citizens United for Rehabilitation of Errants About: “CURE History: “CURE was formally constituted as a non-profit organization in 1975 in San Antonio, Texas by Charles and Pauline…
  • Sep 29

    Oregon Council on Court Procedure

    Oregon Council on Court Procedure
    The Council on Court Procedures is changing internet hosts, but the domain and the content remain (essentially) the same, with invaluable information on the Oregon Rules of Civil Procedure. There will be some adjustments, and you may need to…
  • Sep 29

    What is a Grand Bargain?

    What is a Grand Bargain?
    It seems that everywhere one turns, Congress, state legislators, and local elected officials are making “Grand Bargains.” So, what is a Grand Bargain? A “bargain” is, generally speaking (in “dictionary”…
Rank this Week: 1990

Politics, Law and Policy Blog

Politics, Law and Policy Blog

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

http://www.politicsandlawblog.com
  • Sep 26

    Health Insurance Exchanges: State of the State

    Health Insurance Exchanges: State of the State
    By Cindy Gillespie Health Insurance Exchanges: State of the States update is our weekly report on Health Insurance Exchange developments. Health Insurance Exchanges: State of the States update is our weekly report on Health Insurance Exchange…
  • Sep 26

    Weekly Health Care Wrap-Up

    Weekly Health Care Wrap-Up
    By Cindy Gillespie Weekly Health Care Wrap-Up  is our weekly look at developments affecting health care at the federal and state levels. This week, ASPE released a report examining the Affordable Care Act’s impact on hospital…
  • Sep 26

    Lisa Ellman Quoted in the Associated Pre

    Lisa Ellman Quoted in the Associated Pre
    MLA’s Lisa Ellman was quoted in the Associated Press article, “Drones for moviemaking face likely FAA approval.” Drones for moviemaking face likely FAA approval The seven movie and television companies are regarded by…
Rank this Week: 1833

White Collar Alert

White Collar Alert

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

http://whitecollarblog.mmwr.com
  • Sep 25

    Eric Holder to Resign: Who Will Be the Next Attorney General?

    Eric Holder to Resign: Who Will Be the Next Attorney General?
    After serving 5 ½ years as Attorney General, Eric Holder will formally announce his resignation later today at the White House. In addition to being the first African American Attorney General in U.S. history, he ranks as the…
  • Sep 18

    DOJ Hopes to Prosecute More Criminal Cases Arising Out of False Claims Act

    DOJ Hopes to Prosecute More Criminal Cases Arising Out of False Claims Act
    On Wednesday, Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division Leslie R. Caldwell spoke at the Taxpayers Against Fraud Education Fund annual conference in Washington D.C., and announced that the DOJ is closely examining civil False Claims…
  • Sep 10

    Goldman Sachs Case: Know and Understand Your Corporate By-Laws Concerning Legal Fee

    Goldman Sachs Case: Know and Understand Your Corporate By-Laws Concerning Legal Fee
    Goldman Sachs Group Inc. has recently garnered a lot of press on the ongoing litigation on former Goldman programmer and vice president Sergey Aleynikov’s demands for indemnification and advancement of attorneys’ fees. These fees…
Rank this Week: 2190

Government Contracts Blog

Government Contracts Blog

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

http://brownrudnick.com/blog/government-contracts/
Rank this Week: 1893

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/
  • Sep 11

    Three of the Weirdest Traffic Laws You’ll Read About Today

    Three of the Weirdest Traffic Laws You’ll Read About Today
    About 20% of all civil lawsuits in the U.S. have to do with automobile accidents. Every day, people get speeding tickets, have fender benders, or break traffic laws in a myriad of other ways — some of which may be stranger than…
  • Aug 22

    Are You Breaking These Weird Laws?

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

    Three Laws So Weird You Almost Want to Break Them

    Three Laws So Weird You Almost Want to Break Them
    It can be pretty difficult to understand the legislative intent of any particular legal statute for a variety of reasons. First of all, many legal statutes are written in Legal English, a dialect of lawyers in English-speaking countries…
Rank this Week: 2028

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/
  • Sep 9

    C&M Lawyers Conduct Live Webinar on TAA Risks on Wednesday, September 10

    C&M Lawyers Conduct Live Webinar on TAA Risks on Wednesday, September 10
    On Wednesday, September 9th at 12 PM Eastern, join our government contracts attorneys for a webinar entitled: “Mitigating Trade Agreements Act Risks for GSA Schedule Holders.” During this 60-minute webinar, we will provide an…
  • Sep 8

    Not Our Problem: ASBCA Has No Say in Prime-Sub Sponsorship Dispute

    Not Our Problem: ASBCA Has No Say in Prime-Sub Sponsorship Dispute
    In Appeal of Binghamton Simulator Co. (ASBCA, Aug. 21), the board held that it had no jurisdiction to hear a subcontractor’s appeal in which the prime contractor declined to sponsor the sub’s appeal. Despite the…
  • Sep 4

    Another Primer on the New “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces” Executive Order

    Another Primer on the New “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces” Executive Order
    On September 3rd, I had the pleasure of presenting on the “Fair Play and Safe Work Places” Executive Order (previously discussed here and here) at the Professional Services Council’s Labor Policy Committee Meeting. This EO,…
Rank this Week: 2203

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: 1535

Legislative Blog

Legislative Blog

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

https://www.au.org/blogs/legislative
  • Sep 4

    PDK/Gallup Poll Shows Continued Public Opposition to Voucher

    PDK/Gallup Poll Shows Continued Public Opposition to Voucher
    Vanessa WolbrinkLegislative63 percent of Americans oppose private school vouchers.The 46th Annual PDK/Gallup Poll of the Public’s Attitudes Toward the Public Schools came out in late August, illustrating public opinions about a variety…
  • Aug 19

    Join Us on Twitter to #FixHobbyLobby

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

    August Recess: Take Action in Your State!

    August Recess: Take Action in Your State!
    Vanessa WolbrinkLegislativeLet your U.S. Representative and Senators know how important church-state separation is to you.In the month of August, members of Congress leave the District and head back to enjoy summer in their home states. This…
Rank this Week: 2145

Whitcomb Law Blog

Whitcomb Law Blog

Covers government procurement.

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

    Copyright and a Monkey “SELFIE”

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

    Government Contracts Buzz

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

    Trademark Trolls: Two Countries…One Tesla Trademark

    Trademark Trolls: Two Countries…One Tesla Trademark
    It is without a doubt that Tesla Motors Inc. has taken over the electric car market. Being the first fully electric spots car with an IPO that raised $226 million for the company when it launched its initial public offering on the NASDAQ, it…
Rank this Week: 2186

National Whistleblower

National Whistleblower

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

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

    Hospital System Pays Over $98 Million to Resolve FCA Allegation

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

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

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

    2013 Was a Record Year for the False Claims Act

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

Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law Blog

Covers Inland Empire municipal law, personal injury law, real estate law and small business law.

http://michaelreiterlaw.wordpress.com/
  • Jun 5

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

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

    More On Constitutionalist Nonsense

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

    New Addresses for the San Bernardino Justice Center

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

Texas Medical Licensing Law Blog

Covers professional licensing matters and related regulatory issues for health care professionals. By the Leichter Law Firm.

http://www.txmedicallicensinglaw.com/
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European Union Law

European Union Law

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

http://eulaw.wordpress.com
  • Jan 28

    The EU Fiscal Stability Treaty: Summary and Analysi

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

    Happy Holidays!

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

    What’s Behind the New Eurozone Fiscal Stability Union?

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

The TSA Blog

Covers innovations in security, technology and the checkpoint screening process. By the Transportation Security Administration.

http://blog.tsa.gov/
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Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

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

http://legalnewsyoucanuse.com/
  • Sep 30

    RSVP Senior Volunteer Program is up and running again in Essex and Hudson Countie

    RSVP Senior Volunteer Program is up and running again in Essex and Hudson Countie
    The Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) was started in the 1970’s as a program of the federal government that was administered by local non-profit organizations all over the USA to provide a way for retired people to continue…
  • Sep 30

    Board of Veterans’ Appeals Grants Service Connection for Conditions Related to TBI

    Board of Veterans’ Appeals Grants Service Connection for Conditions Related to TBI
    On September 22, 2014, the Board of Veterans’ Appeals (BVA) granted service connection for an acquired mental health disorder and tinnitus for a Navy veteran.  These disabilities related to documented TBI incidents that…
  • Sep 24

    Ten Years, Three BVA Remands, Grant of Service Connection. What’s next?

    Ten Years, Three BVA Remands, Grant of Service Connection. What’s next?
    Although we were only involved in the claim for the last year, after multiple now-final denials (dating back to the 1960s) and a request to reopen that has been pending over ten years at various levels of the adjudication process, ……
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Government Contracts Blog

Government Contracts Blog

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

http://www.governmentcontractslawblog.com/
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Small Government Contracts Blog

Small Government Contracts Blog

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

http://smallgovcon.com/
  • Sep 29

    GAO Task Order Protests: Protester’s Price Does Not Establish Jurisdiction

    GAO Task Order Protests: Protester’s Price Does Not Establish Jurisdiction
    The GAO’s jurisdiction over task order protests turns on whether the award price of the task order exceeds $10 million–not whether the protester’s proposed price exceeds $10 million. In a recent bid protest decision, the GAO…
  • Sep 25

    Contractor Proposes Unavailable Key Employee, GAO Sustains Protest

    Contractor Proposes Unavailable Key Employee, GAO Sustains Protest
    A contractor’s proposal to use an unavailable employee to fill a key personnel position caused the GAO to sustain a competitor’s protest. In a recent bid protest decision, the GAO concluded that a offeror failed to satisfy a…
  • Sep 22

    8(a) Subcontracting Limitations: Compliance Oversight Lacking

    8(a) Subcontracting Limitations: Compliance Oversight Lacking
    Compliance with the limitations on subcontracting are not adequately being monitored by the contracting officers responsible for 8(a) contracts, according to a recent GAO report. After reviewing a representative sample of ten 8(a) contracts,…
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