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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/
  • Jun 25

    To All My Friends In Europe

    To All My Friends In Europe
    including in the UK,
  • Jun 24

    How Come I Never Noticed This Before?

    How Come I Never Noticed This Before?
    Donald Trump & Boris Johnson sure look a lot alike
  • Jun 23

    #Brexit

    #Brexit
    via Twitter: I would classify this as a nightmare. pic.twitter.com/ZoqD4axYM9 — Carl Bildt (@carlbildt) June 24, 2016
Rank this Week: 17

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: 23

Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • Jul 22

    This Week in EPA Science

    This Week in EPA Science
    By Kacey Fitzpatrick Need a break from the heat? Here’s a cool story for you. Ice Pigging EPA researchers at the Water Security Test Bed did an experiment to see if a method called “ice pigging” could effectively remove…
  • Jul 21

    Rebirth of the Cheat River

    Rebirth of the Cheat River
    by Jon Capacasa I vividly remember my experience rafting the Cheat River in West Virginia.  It was in the early ‘80s and I recall a beautiful river valley with steep slopes, lushly forested hillsides, and the tremendous rush…
  • Jul 21

    EPA’s Urban Waters Program Meets Local Needs Working with Community Mentor

    EPA’s Urban Waters Program Meets Local Needs Working with Community Mentor
    By Benita Best-Wong I value how mentors from community-based organizations across the country have shaped the EPA’s Urban Waters program into an enterprise dedicated to meeting local needs. The program’s local leaders have…
Rank this Week: 61

The Justice Blog

The Justice Blog

The Official Blog of the United States Department of Justice.

http://blogs.justice.gov/main/
Rank this Week: 75

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/
  • Jul 22

    Upcoming Global Wildlife Whistleblower Seminar Serie

    Upcoming Global Wildlife Whistleblower Seminar Serie
    Washington, DC – July 21, 2016 — The  (ELI) and the National Whistleblower Center (NWC) have announced an upcoming seminar series on Global Wildlife Whistleblowers, scheduled for early 2017.  The first seminar in the…
  • Jul 19

    Russian Whistleblower—Olympics 2016

    Russian Whistleblower—Olympics 2016
    Yuliya Stepanova, Russian 800-meter runner, has bravely and spectacularly blown the whistle on widespread doping inside her country. Stepanova and her husband, who worked for the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA), spoke out in 2014 about a…
  • Jul 13

    Sean McKessy, Chief of SEC’s Whistleblower Office, Leaving Agency Later This Month

    Sean McKessy, Chief of SEC’s Whistleblower Office, Leaving Agency Later This Month
    Washington, D.C., July 8, 2016. Last week, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced that the Chief of the Office of the Whistleblower, Sean McKessy, would leave the agency in July. Mr. McKessy was the first head of the…
Rank this Week: 189

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/
  • Jul 18

    Judicial umpiring-WTR

    Judicial umpiring-WTR
    Brett M. Kavanaugh, The Judge as Umpire: Ten Principles, 65 Cath. U. L. Rev. 683 (2016). First, and most obviously, a good judge, like a good umpire, cannot act as a partisan. Fifth, at the same time, to be a good judge and a good umpire you…
  • Jul 18

    Judicial umpiring-WTR

    Judicial umpiring-WTR
    Brett M. Kavanaugh, The Judge as Umpire: Ten Principles, 65 Cath. U. L. Rev. 683 (2016). First, and most obviously, a good judge, like a good umpire, cannot act as a partisan. Fifth, at the same time, to be a good judge and a good umpire you…
  • Jul 12

    How broad is the evidentiary privilege in MRE 513

    How broad is the evidentiary privilege in MRE 513
    Very broad. Or, that’s how I interpret a 2-1 Order in H.V v. Kitchen and Randolph (RPI), MISC D. No. 001-06 (C.G. Ct. Crim. App. 8 July 2016). At trial, the defense sought mental health records of the complaining witness.…
Rank this Week: 264

Nexus

Nexus

Chapman's Journal of Law and Public Policy

http://www.lawschoolblog.org/
  • Mar 5

    ARE SPEECH POLICIES PUTTING FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION AT RISK ON COLLEGE CAMPUSES?

    ARE SPEECH POLICIES PUTTING FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION AT RISK ON COLLEGE CAMPUSES?
    Is the First Amendment under attack on college and university campuses? Many free speech advocates and watchdog groups seem to think so. Commentators have recently expressed concern that colleges and universities, instead of serving as havens…
  • Mar 5

    Evening the Scales: The Acceptance of the GRE in Law School Admission

    Evening the Scales: The Acceptance of the GRE in Law School Admission
    Ask any prospective, current, or former law student and they will all say the same thing—an applicant’s score on the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) is the single most important factor in law school admissions. A high score…
  • Mar 5

    Highly Skilled International Students With No Work Visa Option After Graduation

    Highly Skilled International Students With No Work Visa Option After Graduation
    For an International student studying in America, graduation brings difficult questions and decisions. Upon graduation, the International student must decide whether or not to pursue a career in America. America is known as the land of…
Rank this Week: 328

The Albany Government Law Review…

The Albany Government Law Review Fireplace

The Albany Government Law Review runs this student written and edited law blog engaged in substantive law review-like legal analysis and academic speculation.

http://aglr.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 240

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/
  • Jul 25

    Today's Headlines and Commentary

    Today's Headlines and Commentary
    In an unusual campaign season punctuated by scandals and high unfavorability numbers for both leading candidates, the latest turn might just be the most shocking. Top Democratic Party officials and cybersecurity experts accused Russia of…
  • Jul 25

    Trump and the Powers of the American Presidency, Part III

    Trump and the Powers of the American Presidency, Part III
    Here’s an idea for a marriage of man and institution: Take a man who openly advocates criminal activity by American forces, who promises retaliation against his political enemies and against media that criticize him,…
  • Jul 25

    TouchID and the Exigent iPhone

    TouchID and the Exigent iPhone
    As a matter of established legal precedent, the police can compel someone to provide their fingerprint onto a fingerprint reader. Equally well-established is that exigent circumstances—including "the need to prevent the…
Rank this Week: 409

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: 361

RegBlog

RegBlog

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

http://www.regblog.org/
  • Jul 24

    U.S. Election 2016

    U.S. Election 2016
    RegBlog unveils its special election feature, starting with daily, on-site reporting on the Democratic National Convention.
  • Jul 24

    Improving Benefit-Cost Analysis by Making it Simpler

    Improving Benefit-Cost Analysis by Making it Simpler
    Earlier and less burdensome regulatory impact analyses would lead to more transparent, better regulatory decisions.
  • Jul 21

    The Regulatory Week in Review: July 22, 2016

    The Regulatory Week in Review: July 22, 2016
    The DOJ asks the Supreme Court to rehear United States v. Texas, the Fifth Circuit rules against Texas's voter ID law, and more...
Rank this Week: 352

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: 428

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/
  • Jul 19

    CMS Proposes Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Update for 2017

    CMS Proposes Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Update for 2017
    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has published its proposed rule to update the Medicare physician fee schedule (MPFS) for calendar year (CY) 2017. The proposed rule contains numerous Medicare payment and policy…
  • Jul 19

    Obama Administration, Congress Take Steps to Fight Opioid Epidemic

    Obama Administration, Congress Take Steps to Fight Opioid Epidemic
    HHS has announced a series of actions to address the nation’s opioid epidemic, as Congress has cleared the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act for the President’s signature. As part of the HHS activities, the Substance Abuse…
  • Jul 19

    CMS Guidance Addresses Impact of Value-Based Purchasing on Medicaid Drug Rebate

    CMS Guidance Addresses Impact of Value-Based Purchasing on Medicaid Drug Rebate
    CMS has received questions from manufacturers regarding whether price concessions and services offered to payers within Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) arrangements in the pharmaceutical marketplace could impact their drug’s Medicaid best…
Rank this Week: 641

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

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

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

    The Voices: Why Do White Male Progressives Hear Things That No One Else Can?

    The Voices: Why Do White Male Progressives Hear Things That No One Else Can?
    Nine years ago, the Democratic presidential primaries had already begun. Hillary Clinton, the presumptive frontrunner, suffered an upset defeat in the Iowa caucuses. Clinton lost the caucuses because... To view the rest of this article,…
  • Oct 30

    DISSENTING JUSTICE IS ON FACEBOOK AND TWITTER!

    DISSENTING JUSTICE IS ON FACEBOOK AND TWITTER!
    Hello. Due to the ease of posting, I update this blog primarily on Facebook (most things) and Twitter. It moves at a rapid pace.  Please join. I have covered a lot of police... To view the rest of this article, please…
  • Aug 23

    Cop Swindles Elderly Dementia Victim of $2 Million; Department Does Nothing to Stop It

    Cop Swindles Elderly Dementia Victim of $2 Million; Department Does Nothing to Stop It
    In a rather disturbing case of police misconduct, Aaron Goodwin, a Portsmouth, New Hampshire police officer, took advantage of a 91-year-old woman with dementia. She had called 911 for some reason,... To view the rest of this article, please…
Rank this Week: 612

Whistleblower Attorneys Blog

Whistleblower Attorneys Blog

Covers qui tam and government law. By Greene LLP.

http://www.whistleblowerattorneys-blog.com/
  • Jul 25

    FCA Lawsuit alleges that Frontier Communications misused Federal fund

    FCA Lawsuit alleges that Frontier Communications misused Federal fund
    The government has elected to intervene in a False Claims Act (“FCA”) suit filed by West Virginia internet provider, Citynet, against competitor Frontier Communications.  The suit alleges that Frontier misused $40.5 million…
  • Jul 20

    California IT-Provider will pay $5.8 million to Settle FCA Suit

    California IT-Provider will pay $5.8 million to Settle FCA Suit
    The U.S. Attorney for the Central District of California recently settled a False Claims Act (“FCA”) lawsuit with the information technology company En Pointe Gov. for $5.8 million dollars. The lawsuit alleged that En Pointe Gov.…
  • Jul 18

    Minnesota Hospice Provider to Pay $18 Million to Settle False Claims Act Suit

    Minnesota Hospice Provider to Pay $18 Million to Settle False Claims Act Suit
    Evercare Hospice and Palliative Care will pay $18 million dollars to resolve False Claims Act allegations brought by two whistleblowers.  The plaintiffs in the qui tam case were former employees of the company.  Evercare, now known…
Rank this Week: 878

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: 1004

New York Zoning and Municipal Law…

New York Zoning and Municipal Law Blog

Covers adverse possession, environmental law, municipal law, zoning and land use. Published by Silverberg Zalantis.

http://blog.szlawfirm.net/
Rank this Week: 678

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

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

http://blog.finkrosnerershow-levenberg.com/
  • Jul 20

    When the caregiving ends, new problems to tackle as Executor

    When the caregiving ends, new problems to tackle as Executor
    In our legal practice, we advise  many family caregivers who are managing and supporting the lives of their frail loved ones, and  we also advise executors in the administration of estates. Very often, the person who was our client…
  • Jul 18

    A disinherited spouse could have a medicaid problem

    A disinherited spouse could have a medicaid problem
    When a person applies for Medicaid benefits, a five-year look back is done by the county board of social services  to see if the applicant had given away any assets that they owned or to which they were entitled. If … Continue…
  • Jul 15

    Family caregivers and decisionmakers in the complex care of dementia patient

    Family caregivers and decisionmakers in the complex care of dementia patient
    Tha AARP and the National Alliance for Caregiving report that there are 40 million Americans taking care of family members with dementia such as Alzheimer’s Disease, cancer, and other debilitating chronic diseases, or physical…
Rank this Week: 760

Oregon Legal Research

Oregon Legal Research

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

http://blog.oregonlegalresearch.com/
  • Jul 14

    Legal Self-Help Center News in Oregon and Beyond

    Legal Self-Help Center News in Oregon and Beyond
    There is no shortage of news about SRL (self-represented litigant) service resources, here in Oregon and beyond. Two recent stories and a list of SRL service provider resources: Legal self-help in Bend (Deschutes County), Oregon: Bend…
  • Jul 13

    Oregon Appellate Court Briefs: Filing to Access Timeline Update

    Oregon Appellate Court Briefs: Filing to Access Timeline Update
    Lawyers in large law firms usually have databases, couriers, professional law librarians and money to help them locate full-text copies of court documents quickly. What are mere mortals to do? There is actually quite a bit. Mere mortals who…
  • Jul 7

    Baseball’s Magna Carta: Setting the Rules of America’s Game

    Baseball’s Magna Carta: Setting the Rules of America’s Game
    Baseball’s Magna Carta: Setting the Rules of America’s Game: An exhibit at the Oregon Historical Society. (See also the Battered Bastards of Baseball, a documentary.) “July 1 – October 9, 2016 Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 1124

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: 1112

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 1170

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/
Rank this Week: 704

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: 922

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/
  • Oct 13

    Filing Late Government Claims (Tort Claims) in California

    Filing Late Government Claims (Tort Claims) in California
    By Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law Generally government claims for personal injury and personal property damage are due with a public entity within six months of an incident, with some notable exceptions. However, if a claimant fails to file…
  • Jul 14

    Governor Brown Signs Brown Lawn Bill By Assembly Member Brown

    Governor Brown Signs Brown Lawn Bill By Assembly Member Brown
    By Michael Reiter Attorney at Law You may have seen the articles about the new California law that permits dead lawns during the drought. Here is the text of AB1, introduced by Assembly Member Cheryl Brown (D-San Bernardino):…
  • Apr 6

    Code Enforcement Gone Wild

    Code Enforcement Gone Wild
    I was a Deputy City Attorney for the City of San Bernardino and the Assistant City Attorney for the City of Redlands. Along with another Deputy, I advised what was then the Code Enforcement Department in San Bernardino.  The City of…
Rank this Week: 1160

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/
  • Jul 25

    SBA Final Rule: Small Business Mentor-Protégé JV Agreement Requirement

    SBA Final Rule: Small Business Mentor-Protégé JV Agreement Requirement
    On Friday, Steven wrote about the framework of the new SBA small business mentor-protégé program. As part of this significant program addition, SBA’s final rule includes details about the requirements a small business…
  • Jul 25

    Bye-Bye, Populated Joint Ventures: SBA Rule Change Mandates Unpopulated JV

    Bye-Bye, Populated Joint Ventures: SBA Rule Change Mandates Unpopulated JV
    Populated joint ventures will no longer be permitted in the SBA’s small business programs, under a new regulation set to take effect on August 24, 2016. The SBA’s major new rule, officially issued today in the Federal Register,…
  • Jul 22

    SBA Finalizes “Universal” Small Business Mentor-Protege Program

    SBA Finalizes “Universal” Small Business Mentor-Protege Program
    The SBA has finalized its “universal” mentor-protege program for all small businesses. In a final rule scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on July 25, 2016, the SBA provides the framework for what may be one of the…
Rank this Week: 3477

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: 1895

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • Jul 25

    Dept. of Education announces federal student loan policy direction

    Dept. of Education announces federal student loan policy direction
    John L. Culhane, Jr. The Department of Education has released a memorandum to provide policy direction for the new federal student loan “state-of-the-art loan servicing ecosystem” that the ED is currently procuring. …
  • Jul 25

    CFPB touts initiatives in “fact sheets”

    CFPB touts initiatives in “fact sheets”
    Barbara S. Mishkin To commemorate its fifth anniversary, the CFPB released a series of “fact sheets” touting its initiatives.   The “fact sheets” consist of the following: CFPB: By the numbers.  The CFPB…
  • Jul 25

    CFPB extends comment deadline for payday loan proposal

    CFPB extends comment deadline for payday loan proposal
    Barbara S. Mishkin The CFPB’s proposed payday loan rule and related Request for Information (RFI) were published in this past Friday’s Federal Register.  The RFI seeks feedback regarding consumer protection concerns…
Rank this Week: 3642

Government Contracts Blog

Government Contracts Blog

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

http://www.governmentcontractslawblog.com/
  • Jul 25

    Price Reductions Are Dead; Long Live Price Reduction

    Price Reductions Are Dead; Long Live Price Reduction
    You no doubt have heard by now about GSA’s 23 June effort to “embrace  modern  technology while moving away from outmoded practices” – specifically, its implementation of the new Transactional Data…
  • Jul 1

    DOJ Rule Increases FCA Penalties to Over $20,000 Per Claim

    DOJ Rule Increases FCA Penalties to Over $20,000 Per Claim
    Effective August 1, 2016, the False Claims Act’s (FCA) civil penalty will double.  As it currently stands, the FCA’s civil penalty ranges from $5,500 to $11,000 per violation.  But as of August 1, the FCA’s civil…
  • Jun 30

    U.S. Targets Private Equity Funds for FCPA Scrutiny

    U.S. Targets Private Equity Funds for FCPA Scrutiny
    The private equity industry is facing increased scrutiny by the U.S. Government for potential violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”).  The Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) has created a…
Rank this Week: 1746

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/
Rank this Week: 4830

Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Covers government law. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.uaslawblog.com/
  • Jul 25

    Section 333 Petitions on Hold

    Section 333 Petitions on Hold
    The FAA has stopped processing Section 333 Exemption applications. With thousands of petitions in the queue, the FAA will make applicants that would qualify to operate under Part 107 wait until the new rule is effective in August to…
  • Jul 19

    Congress Updates UAS Safety Language in FAA Extension

    Congress Updates UAS Safety Language in FAA Extension
    In the FAA Extension legislation, Congress implemented important safety provisions related to drones (also known as unmanned aircraft systems or “UAS”).  The language, which President Obama signed into law late last week,…
  • Jul 5

    FAA Gives Overburdened TSA Another Job: Drone Pilot Vetting

    FAA Gives Overburdened TSA Another Job: Drone Pilot Vetting
    FAA’s Part 107 regulations create a structure to integrate commercial small unmanned aircraft systems (also known as sUAS or drones) into the National Airspace System (NAS). As part of this structure, the FAA has given the…
Rank this Week: 2047

Subject to Inquiry

Subject to Inquiry

Looks at white collar, congressional, SEC, energy enforcement and other government inquiries. By McGuireWoods.

http://www.subjecttoinquiry.com/
Rank this Week: 1855

Lobby Comply Blog

Lobby Comply Blog

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

http://stateandfed.com/lobbycomply/
  • Jul 25

    Monday News Roundup

    Monday News Roundup
    Lobbying “For Special Interests, the Real Party Is Outside the Convention” by Carrie Levine and Dave Levinthal for Center for Continued on Next Page
  • Jul 22

    Arkansas Gov. Subject of Probable Cause Hearing

    Arkansas Gov. Subject of Probable Cause Hearing
    Gov. Asa Hutchinson was the subject of a probable cause hearing scheduled by the Ethics Commission on July 22, 2016. Continued on Next Page
  • Jul 22

    St. Petersburg, FL Councilwoman Looking to Ban Super PAC

    St. Petersburg, FL Councilwoman Looking to Ban Super PAC
    St. Petersburg Councilwoman Darden Rice will introduce a proposed ordinance to abolish super PACs and ensure foreign money stays out Continued on Next Page
Rank this Week: 3346

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/
  • Jul 24

    Communist Cuba Has Friends in High Places, Including the DNC

    Communist Cuba Has Friends in High Places, Including the DNC
    For many years Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman-Shultz (D-Fla.) has bucked President Obama on U.S.-Cuba policy by voting to maintain the embargo. Yet over the Democratic National Committee (DNC), Wasserman-Shultz seems to tolerate a…
  • Jul 23

    Justice Does Not Have a Sell-By Date

    Justice Does Not Have a Sell-By Date
    When the Communists overran Cuba in 1959, one of the first things they did was murder people who, they believed, stood in their way. They also crushed Catholic Church and all religions as well as, of course, the traditional family…
  • Jul 15

    Nice. The New Normal.

    Nice. The New Normal.
    A radicalized Islamist plowed through throngs of people in Nice, France yesterday. It was National Day, somewhat akin to our Fourth of July and Boston Tea Party wrapped up in one with fire works and one of the largest military parades in…
Rank this Week: 4528

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/
  • Jul 24

    Dear Hilton Corporation:

    Dear Hilton Corporation:
    Why is it, that at least one Doubletree, you have set the systems running the televisions (according to the repairperson I met yesterday) to change, at random times, from the channel that I want to watch to the Movie Promo channel, thereby…
  • Jul 24

    Last-minute advice for bar exam takers.

    Last-minute advice for bar exam takers.
    On one of our other blogs (here).
  • Jul 11

    Why I quit LVAC and switched to Lifetime Fitness, and why I'm really happy about the switch.

    Why I quit LVAC and switched to Lifetime Fitness, and why I'm really happy about the switch.
    There's nothing wrong with LVAC.  It's a nice gym, and it's reasonably priced.  But I love Lifetime Fitness, even though there's a huge price differential.  So why did I switch?The fundamental reason has to do with my chosen…
Rank this Week: 1618

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 20

    FOIA Improvement and the FOIA Advisory Committee

    FOIA Improvement and the FOIA Advisory Committee
    On June 30, 2016, President Obama signed the bipartisan Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Improvement Act of 2016 into law. This law locks into place many of the Administration’s FOIA policies and initiatives and solidifies the role of…
  • Jul 12

    95%: Describing the National Archives’ Holding

    95%: Describing the National Archives’ Holding
    The National Archives Catalog has reached a milestone: we now have 95% of our holdings completely described at the series level in our online catalog. This is a monumental achievement. Why? Because the National Archives holds over 14 billion…
  • Jun 14

    U.S. Digital Registry

    U.S. Digital Registry
    The National Archives is pleased to participate in the U.S. Digital Registry, the authoritative resource for official third-party websites, social media platforms and mobile apps managed by the U.S. federal government. The U.S. Digital…
Rank this Week: 4664

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: 1864

Government Contracts Blog

Government Contracts Blog

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

http://brownrudnick.com/blog/government-contracts/
  • Jul 20

    The ASBCA and the Case of the Missing Contract

    The ASBCA and the Case of the Missing Contract
    In most disputes before the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals (“ASBCA”), there is a basic assumption that no one ever thinks about — the existence of a contract. And why would you think about it? After all, it’s…
  • Jun 27

    Will 8(a) Small Businesses Lose Out In SBA’s Planned Expansion of the Mentor-Protégé Program?

    Will 8(a) Small Businesses Lose Out In SBA’s Planned Expansion of the Mentor-Protégé Program?
    There is a lot to celebrate in the pending Small Business Administration (“SBA”) rule that will open up the mentor-protégé program to all small businesses, in contrast to the current rules which apply only to 8(a)…
  • Jun 23

    Kingdomware – A win for SDVOSB and VOSB Concerns – and GAO

    Kingdomware – A win for SDVOSB and VOSB Concerns – and GAO
    It is rare for the Supremes to weigh in on Government contracts issues. But on June 16, 2016, the Court did just that. The holding: the Department of Veteran Affairs (“VA”) must use the Rule of Two every time it awards a contract.…
Rank this Week: 4356

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/
  • Jul 19

    This Republican campaign could use both humility and perspective

    This Republican campaign could use both humility and perspective
    Juan Cole’s post putting the contributions of Europeans and European-Americans in historical and worldwide perspective is well worth reading, http://www.juancole.com/2016/07/stephen-people-civilization.html. I always thought humility…
  • Jul 19

    Proposed Amendments to Overcome Citizens United

    Proposed Amendments to Overcome Citizens United
    This is the third in a series on Money in Politics. Last time we discussed the difficulty of getting the Court to overrule Citizens United. Because of that, several constitutional amendments have been proposed as joint resolutions and…
  • Jul 17

    A Better Response to Nice

    A Better Response to Nice
    Here’s a post from Juan Cole that explains why many of the politicians are not being smart in their reactions to the carnage in Nice, http://www.juancole.com/2016/07/france-gandhian-response.html
Rank this Week: 4717

FDA Lawyers Blog

FDA Lawyers Blog

By Frommer Lawrence & Haug.

http://www.fdalawyersblog.com/
  • Jul 19

    CREATES Act of 2016: Bipartisan Bill Aimed at Curbing REMS Abuse

    CREATES Act of 2016: Bipartisan Bill Aimed at Curbing REMS Abuse
    Congress passed the Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act of 2007 (“FDAAA”) to give the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) new authority to regulate the safety of marketed drugs. As part of this authority,…
  • Jul 19

    CREATES Act of 2016: Bipartisan Bill Aimed at Curbing REMS Abuse

    CREATES Act of 2016: Bipartisan Bill Aimed at Curbing REMS Abuse
    Congress passed the Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act of 2007 (“FDAAA”) to give the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) new authority to regulate the safety of marketed drugs. As part of this authority,…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4610

PA Public Contracts

PA Public Contracts

Covers public bidding and contracting in Pennsylvania. By Christopher I. McCabe.

http://www.papubliccontracts.com/
Rank this Week: 3447

Whistleblower Qui Tam Lawyer Blog

Whistleblower Qui Tam Lawyer Blog

Provides updates and commentary on whistleblower cases. By McCabe Rabin, P.A.

http://www.whistleblowerquitamlawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 18

    Government Child Care Fraud Hurts Familie

    Government Child Care Fraud Hurts Familie
    If you are not part of a low-income family with small children, you may not have heard of the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF).  Similar to the Medicaid program, CCDF is a joint program between the federal government and the states…
  • Jul 15

    When is a Whistleblower Case Barred by the Public Disclosure Rule?

    When is a Whistleblower Case Barred by the Public Disclosure Rule?
    The False Claims Act contains a provision commonly known as the public disclosure bar.  This provision, in certain circumstances, prevents whistleblowers from bringing qui tam cases if those cases are based upon facts or fraudulent…
  • Jul 11

    Civil Penalties Under the False Claims Act Set to Rise

    Civil Penalties Under the False Claims Act Set to Rise
    On June 30, the Department of Justice announced that it is adjusting the civil monetary penalties imposed under the False Claims Act, effective August 1, 2016.  This follows a similar increase announced by the Railroad Retirement Board…
Rank this Week: 1990

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
  • Jul 18

    Prosecutorial Discretion under the CFAA Gets More Discretionary: US v. Nosal

    Prosecutorial Discretion under the CFAA Gets More Discretionary: US v. Nosal
    This guest post was authored by our colleague Jeremy D. Mishkin, partner and co-chair of the Litigation Department of Montgomery McCracken.  The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, 18 U.S.C. § 1030 (“CFAA”), has become…
  • Jun 29

    VW Clears the Air with $14.7B Emissions Settlement

    VW Clears the Air with $14.7B Emissions Settlement
    This guest post was authored by Mara Smith, a summer associate with Montgomery McCracken. This Tuesday, Volkswagen agreed to pay the largest auto-related class action settlement in U.S. history, totaling $14.7 billion. The settlement was…
  • Jun 24

    Yuengling to Settle Up on Expensive Tab after Feds Discover Excessive Suds Byproducts in Water

    Yuengling to Settle Up on Expensive Tab after Feds Discover Excessive Suds Byproducts in Water
    Someone at local D.G. Yuengling and Son, Inc. could probably go for a cold one right now, as settlement negotiations with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“USEPA”) have finally come to a head.   In a consent…
Rank this Week: 1982

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/
  • Jul 15

    Two Lesser-Known Law Journals Covering Native American Law

    Two Lesser-Known Law Journals Covering Native American Law
    We would like to bring to your attention two electronic-only law journals relating specifically to Native American law. American Indian Law Journal One of the law journals is the American Indian Law Journal (AILJ) published by…
  • Jul 11

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 7/11

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 7/11
    U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2015-2016update.htmlPetition for certiorari was filed on 5/26/16 in Flute v. U.S. (Fiduciary Duty) and six petitions for certiorari were denied on 6/27/16:1) California v.…
  • Jun 23

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 6/23

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 6/23
    U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2015-2016update.htmlPetition for certiorari was filed on 5/26/16 in Tunica-Biloxi Gaming Authority v. Zaunbrecher (Tribal Sovereign Immunity).Judgment was affirmed by an…
Rank this Week: 1647

Corruption Chronicles

Corruption Chronicles

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

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

    Rastafari Cook Ordered to Cut Dreadlocks, U.S. Sues for Discrimination

    Rastafari Cook Ordered to Cut Dreadlocks, U.S. Sues for Discrimination
    The Obama administration is spending taxpayer dollars to sue a private business for not allowing a male employee to have long, matted and knotted hair required to practice an “Afrocentric” religion in which followers also smoke…
  • Jul 13

    Indicted Fla. Rep. Trashes Feds for Investigating Her Instead of Orlando Terrorist

    Indicted Fla. Rep. Trashes Feds for Investigating Her Instead of Orlando Terrorist
    Politicians have a well-earned reputation for being sleazy, but a corrupt Florida congresswoman is in a class of her own for suggesting that federal agents could have prevented the Orlando terrorist attack if they weren’t preoccupied…
  • Jul 12

    IRS “Security” Program Can’t Stop $3.1 Billion Scam

    IRS “Security” Program Can’t Stop $3.1 Billion Scam
    While it’s absorbed persecuting law-abiding conservative groups the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) can’t seem to stop crooks from scamming it to the tune of several billion dollars in one year alone via bogus tax refunds.…
Rank this Week: 1906

Infra Insight Blog

Infra Insight Blog

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

http://www.infrainsightblog.com
Rank this Week: 3801