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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/
  • Nov 24

    Nice Surprise

    Nice Surprise
    Someone sent me this via a student-run candygram service today.
  • Nov 21

    My Email is Down

    My Email is Down
    Email to my usual UM Law address has been down for the last 24 hours due to multiple hardware failures of the law school’s network hardware. Barring miracles, latest projections don’t have it up until Monday if then. If you…
  • Nov 21

    DETEKT

    DETEKT
    EFF and other fine groups announce DETEKT, a spyware detection tool. It’s a joint project with Amnesty International, Digitale Gesellschaft, and Privacy International. Read the disclaimers and instructions carefully. Note also that they…
Rank this Week: 19

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: 21

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/
  • Nov 24

    A Quick Summary of Oral Argument in In Re Directive

    A Quick Summary of Oral Argument in In Re Directive
    Earlier this Fall I wrote about how certain materials from the In Re Directives litigation before the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of Review (“FISCR” or “Court”) had been declassified. Last Monday, the…
  • Nov 24

    Huawei at Fed Ex Field

    Huawei at Fed Ex Field
    So … Huawei has announced that it will sponsor the Wi-Fi at Fed Ex field for the Suite level.  Any one out there worried, in the least, that Huawei might tap the communications there?  Given how “movers and…
  • Nov 24

    Confiscating Passports: Is this a Good Way to Stop Citizens from Joining Jihadists in Syria and Iraq?

    Confiscating Passports: Is this a Good Way to Stop Citizens from Joining Jihadists in Syria and Iraq?
    Thousands of westerners, including at least 100 Americans and more than 500 Britons, are known to have joined ISIS or the Al Nusra Front in Syria and Iraq. In the United States and the United Kingdom small numbers may have already come back,…
Rank this Week: 113

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
  • Nov 24

    O’Toole, Russo, Rumana Announce SDA Grant to Little Falls School

    O’Toole, Russo, Rumana Announce SDA Grant to Little Falls School
    State Senator Kevin O’Toole, and his district colleagues Assemblymen Dave Russo and Scott Rumana, all R-Bergen, Essex, Morris and Passaic, were pleased to learn today that the Schools Development Authority (SDA) has awarded a grant to…
  • Nov 24

    Kyrillos Confident in NJ’s Continuing Fight for Sports Betting

    Kyrillos Confident in NJ’s Continuing Fight for Sports Betting
    Senator Joe Kyrillos (R-Monmouth), a prime sponsor of New Jersey’s recently enacted law repealing prohibitions on sports wagering at racetracks and casinos, stated the following after a federal court’s ruling late last week to…
  • Nov 21

    Connors-Rumpf-Gove Measure Would Protect Veteran Property Tax Exemption Status For Homes Destroyed by Natural Disaster

    Connors-Rumpf-Gove Measure Would Protect Veteran Property Tax Exemption Status For Homes Destroyed by Natural Disaster
    Senator Christopher J. Connors, Assemblyman Brian E. Rumpf and Assemblywoman DiAnne C. Gove will introduce legislation that will continue the tax exempt status of property owned by a 100 percent disabled veteran whose home has been destroyed…
Rank this Week: 192

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/
  • Nov 24

    Up periscope under the radar

    Up periscope under the radar
    On 29 August 2014, the Inspector General, U.S. Department of Defense issue a report, Evaluation of DoD Compliance with the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act. In connection with the U.S. sex offender registry’s, there is now…
  • Nov 22

    Thinking upgrade

    Thinking upgrade
    “Adolescents, more than adults, tend to discount the future and to afford greater weight to the short-term consequences of decisions.” Kim Taylor-Thompson, States of Mind/States of Development, 14 STAN. L. & POL’Y REV.…
  • Nov 21

    Test

    Test
    Test
Rank this Week: 189

Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • Nov 24

    The Importance of Effective Community Engagement for Sustainable Infrastructure

    The Importance of Effective Community Engagement for Sustainable Infrastructure
    By Hiwot Gebremariam Maintaining water infrastructure is a constant challenge, but effective community engagement practices can help. I am a first-hand witness of the usefulness of these practices. Growing up in Ethiopia, I saw community…
  • Nov 18

    Kids Deserve Safe Drinking Water at School and at Home

    Kids Deserve Safe Drinking Water at School and at Home
    By Dr. Francine St-Denis, OGWDW I love watching my boys playing outside. After running around, they’ll bound up to the nearest water fountain for a drink of water. Nothing seems to beat the fascination my boys and most young kids seem…
  • Nov 17

    An Internship that Wasn’t a Waste

    An Internship that Wasn’t a Waste
    By Sarah Martynowski During the summer, EPA hosts several events to provide interns with enriching experiences in the D.C. metropolitan area. Last summer, we visited the Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant, located along the…
Rank this Week: 196

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 350

Lobby Comply Blog

Lobby Comply Blog

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

http://stateandfed.com/lobbycomply/
  • Nov 24

    Puerto Rico Begins Special Legislative Session

    Puerto Rico Begins Special Legislative Session
    Legislators will meet beginning Monday, November 24, 2014 in a special session. Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla called a special session Continued on Next Page
  • Nov 24

    Missouri Attorney General Announces Self-Imposed Limits on Contributions and Gift

    Missouri Attorney General Announces Self-Imposed Limits on Contributions and Gift
    Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster will no longer accept campaign contributions from anyone under investigation by his office. He will Continued on Next Page
  • Nov 24

    Monday News Roundup

    Monday News Roundup
    Ethics Hawaii: “Hawaii Attorney General to Appeal Financial Disclosure Ruling” by Nathan Eagle for Honolulu Civil Beat Indiana: “Indiana Ethics Continued on Next Page
Rank this Week: 411

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: 413

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/
  • Nov 24

    Los tiempos, el Derecho y los Blogs cambian

    Los tiempos, el Derecho y los Blogs cambian
    Si Carl Schmitt calificaba de motorizado al Derecho Administrativo por su vertiginoso tejer y destejer, podría decirse que los Blogs jurídicos están “turboalimentados” ya que desde su arranque prudente en…
  • Nov 21

    Hablando sobre corrupción administrativa : aquí y ahora

    Hablando sobre corrupción administrativa : aquí y ahora
    La corrupción, sus máscaras y coartadas, será el tema que hoy trataremos en el Colegio de Abogados de Oviedo en ponencia y debate abierto al público.
  • Nov 20

    Implicaciones de la sentencia comunitaria sobre la edad mínima de acceso a policía local

    Implicaciones de la sentencia comunitaria sobre la edad mínima de acceso a policía local
     La reciente Sentencia en el asunto C-416/13, de 13 de Noviembre de 2014 elimina el requisito de la edad máxima para el acceso a la condición de policía local, aunque la misma tiene numerosas implicaciones en…
Rank this Week: 459

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: 442

The Justice Blog

The Justice Blog

The Official Blog of the United States Department of Justice.

http://blogs.justice.gov/main/
Rank this Week: 443

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: 564

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: 579

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/
  • Nov 24

    National Whistleblower Center Joins National #GivingTuesday To Encourage Spending With A Purpose

    National Whistleblower Center Joins National #GivingTuesday To Encourage Spending With A Purpose
    Washington, D.C.  November 24, 2014. The National Whistleblower Center is participating in the third annual #GivingTuesday.  #GivingTuesday is a collaborative effort to transform how people think about, talk about and participate in…
  • Nov 19

    SEC Whistleblower program has historic year

    SEC Whistleblower program has historic year
    On November 17, 2014, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of the Whistleblower released its 2014 Annual Report to Congress. According to the report, 2014 was a historic year for the SEC Whistleblower program in terms of…
  • Nov 19

    Employees Are Very Reluctant to Report Fraud to Federal Law Enforcement

    Employees Are Very Reluctant to Report Fraud to Federal Law Enforcement
    The Chamber of Commerce has commenced a well-financed and aggressive lobbying campaign to undermine America’s most effective whistleblower law, the False Claims Act. To justify its anti-whistleblower campaign the Chamber published a…
Rank this Week: 623

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: 667

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/
  • Nov 22

    Encryption Export Controls, More to Come, and Likely Needed

    Encryption Export Controls, More to Come, and Likely Needed
    It had been a while since I had seen a administrative fine imposed on a U.S. company for the unlawful of export of encryption technology. According to the Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security press release posted…
  • Nov 20

    The Staging of Constitutional Crisi

    The Staging of Constitutional Crisi
    I find it somewhat amusing, and at some level disconcerting, that the President took to, of all things … Facebook … to announce that he is about to force a political conflict with a majority of the American people over…
  • Nov 19

    Two-State Solution, A Cruel Diplomatic Tool

    Two-State Solution, A Cruel Diplomatic Tool
    Three Americans were killed by radical Islamists yesterday. The media coverage and official U.S. responses, frankly, has been the equivalent of political tumbleweed. The synagogue attack by axe-wielding Palestinian terrorists, cheered by…
Rank this Week: 649

Infra Insight Blog

Infra Insight Blog

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

http://www.infrainsightblog.com
  • Nov 20

    Maryland Jurisdictions Expanding P3 Strategies Despite Political Uncertainty

    Maryland Jurisdictions Expanding P3 Strategies Despite Political Uncertainty
    Despite perceived uncertainty as to the future of two, prominent transportation P3 projects, it appears that jurisdictions within Maryland are looking to P3 structures to solve a wider array of infrastructure issues in the state. Prince…
  • Nov 17

    VP Biden Calls for Greater Investment in Port Infrastructure

    VP Biden Calls for Greater Investment in Port Infrastructure
    On November 12, during a keynote address at the annual convention of the American Association of Port Authorities in Houston, Vice President Biden issued a call to action for greater investment in U.S. port facilities. “We are investing…
  • Nov 7

    Orange County Toll Agency Successfully Refinances Over $1 Billion of Toll Revenue Debt

    Orange County Toll Agency Successfully Refinances Over $1 Billion of Toll Revenue Debt
    The San Joaquin Hills Transportation Corridor Agency today successfully refinanced $1.4 billion of its $2.2 billion in outstanding debt issued to fund construction of the 73 Toll Road. “This is great news for drivers and the communities…
Rank this Week: 752

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 28

    The Last Two Posts Were Written in 2013, but Unpublished Until Now

    The Last Two Posts Were Written in 2013, but Unpublished Until Now
    The last two posts were written in 2013.  The first, regarding the 2013 recall, was intended to be published, and was inadvertently not published. The second one on former City Attorney Waldo Wilhoft was unfinished.  Sorry for…
  • Oct 28

    Waldo Willhoft, City Attorney of San Bernardino

    Waldo Willhoft, City Attorney of San Bernardino
    This post was originally written in October 2013, but never published. Last night was the San Bernardino County Bar Association’s Annual Installation & Awards Banquet at the National Orange Show in San Bernardino.  The back of…
  • Oct 28

    An Update: The Notices of Intention to Circulate Recall Petitions in the Proposed San Bernardino Recall 2013

    An Update: The Notices of Intention to Circulate Recall Petitions in the Proposed San Bernardino Recall 2013
    I’m not sure why this was not posted at the time, but for historical interest, here is a post that supposed to appear in 2013. By Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law San Bernardino Residents For Responsible Government, the political action…
Rank this Week: 826

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: 824

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • Nov 24

    CFPB’s first criminal referral ends in 9-year sentence

    CFPB’s first criminal referral ends in 9-year sentence
    Barbara S. Mishkin The CFPB’s first publicly announced criminal referral has resulted in a nine-year sentence for the principal of a debt settlement company, who pled guilty to several of the charges.  The referral, which was made…
  • Nov 24

    CFPB praises change in military discretionary allotment system

    CFPB praises change in military discretionary allotment system
    Barbara S. Mishkin CFPB Assistant Director for Servicemember Affairs Holly Petraeus has issued a statement applauding changes to the military discretionary allotment system announced last week by the Department of Defense (DoD). The…
  • Nov 24

    AFSA vehicle sales finance study finds significant flaws in CFPB disparate impact methodology and approach

    AFSA vehicle sales finance study finds significant flaws in CFPB disparate impact methodology and approach
    Peter N. Cubita and John L. Culhane, Jr. A study of indirect auto financing commissioned by the American Financial Services Association found that the CFPB’s proxy methodology for measuring disparities in auto dealer reserve is…
Rank this Week: 1221

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/
  • Nov 21

    NILL added new content to 7 Indian Law Bulletins on 11/21

    NILL added new content to 7 Indian Law Bulletins on 11/21
    * U.S. Supreme Court Bulletinhttp://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2014-2015update.htmlPetition for certiorari was denied in Stockbridge-Munsee Cmty. v. New York (land claims, statute of limitations) on 11/07/14. * U.S. Courts of Appeals…
  • Nov 14

    NILL added new content to 6 Indian Law Bulletins on 11/14

    NILL added new content to 6 Indian Law Bulletins on 11/14
    * U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/2014cta.htmlOklahoma v. Hobia (gaming, construction and operation of facility) Otoe-Missouria Tribe of Indians v. NY State Dep't of Financial Serv. (high interest, short…
  • Nov 7

    NILL added new content to 5 Indian Law Bulletins on 11/07

    NILL added new content to 5 Indian Law Bulletins on 11/07
    * United States Federal Trial Courts Bulletinhttp://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/dct/2014dct.htmlManiilaq Association v. Burwell (self-determination contract, lease)In re McDonald (bankruptcy, chapter 13, per capita payments)* State Courts…
Rank this Week: 994

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: 1182

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: 1069

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: 1142

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Whistleblower Lawyer News

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

http://www.whistleblowerlawyernews.com/
  • Nov 24

    Top choice to replace Sec. of Defense Chuck Hagel is Michele Flournoy but confirmation risky

    Top choice to replace Sec. of Defense Chuck Hagel is Michele Flournoy but confirmation risky
    The front runner to replace outgoing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is Michele Flournoy, 53, presently chief executive officer of the Center for New American Security, a think tank she co-founded in Washington. Her work history at…
  • Nov 22

    Department of Justice collects $2.3 billion in 2014 healthcare fraud recoverie

    Department of Justice collects $2.3 billion in 2014 healthcare fraud recoverie
    The Justice Department recovered $2.3 billion from whistleblower cases alleging healthcare fraud schemes in fiscal 2014. It was the fifth consecutive year the Justice Department recovered more than $2 billion from cases alleging fraud against…
  • Nov 21

    Number of persons from India becoming U.S. whistleblowers spike

    Number of persons from India becoming U.S. whistleblowers spike
    A report from the United States Securities and Exchange Commissions reveals that  there were 69  whistleblower tips from India between October 2013 to September 2014, making it the second largest source of such leads outside of…
Rank this Week: 1587

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: 1288

Corruption Chronicles

Corruption Chronicles

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

http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/
  • Nov 24

    Oops! Obama Realizes Exec. Privilege not Legal to Hide Fast, Furious Doc

    Oops! Obama Realizes Exec. Privilege not Legal to Hide Fast, Furious Doc
    After using executive privilege to withhold Fast and Furious records for two years, the Obama administration has quietly stopped exerting the power to hide information about the disastrous gun-running operation. Judicial Watch attorneys…
  • Nov 21

    Obama Also Issues “Ebola Amnesty”

    Obama Also Issues “Ebola Amnesty”
    Lost in the hoopla of President Obama’s enormous administrative amnesty affecting mostly Mexican and Central American illegal immigrants is that he also implemented a special protective order allowing people from Ebola nations to stay…
  • Nov 20

    DHS Amnesty Memo: More Green Cards, Family Parole, Nix DREAMer Age Cap

    DHS Amnesty Memo: More Green Cards, Family Parole, Nix DREAMer Age Cap
    To prioritize the entry of new illegal immigrants the U.S. government will make it easier to get green cards, remove the age cap on the president’s amnesty for childhood arrivals (DREAMers) and grant parole to family members, according…
Rank this Week: 1626

European Union Law

European Union Law

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

http://eulaw.wordpress.com
  • Jan 28

    The EU Fiscal Stability Treaty: Summary and Analysi

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

    Happy Holidays!

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

    What’s Behind the New Eurozone Fiscal Stability Union?

    What’s Behind the New Eurozone Fiscal Stability Union?
    This European Council meeting was quite tumultuous, it appears. But we do have an outcome – a “fiscal stability union”. Below I present a preliminary critical assessment of the proposal, as well as a comment on the toxic role of the…
Rank this Week: 1323

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/
  • Nov 24

    GAO Bid Protests: Sustains Lower But “Effectiveness” Steady

    GAO Bid Protests: Sustains Lower But “Effectiveness” Steady
    The GAO sustained only 13% of bid protests in Fiscal Year 2014, down from 17% in the previous fiscal year. But although some commentators might interpret the numbers as a sign that more non-meritorious protests were filed, the…
  • Nov 18

    Anti-Kickback Act Settlement Costs Contractor $2.72 Million

    Anti-Kickback Act Settlement Costs Contractor $2.72 Million
    A New York contractor has agreed to pay $2.72 million to resolve claims that it violated the Anti-Kickback Act and False Claims Act in connection with its prime contract work on an EPA facility. According to a Department of Justice press…
  • Nov 14

    Thank You, New Mexico!

    Thank You, New Mexico!
    I am back in Lawrence after a trip to the Southwest, where I spoke at the Holloman Air Force Base Industry Day in Alamogordo, New Mexico.  My morning session addressed communicating with contracting officers, and my afternoon session…
Rank this Week: 2131

Government Contracts Blog

Government Contracts Blog

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

http://www.governmentcontractslawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1908

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: 1963

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/
  • Nov 20

    New Postings on the Reed Smith Health Industry Washington Watch Blog

    New Postings on the Reed Smith Health Industry Washington Watch Blog
    The Reed Smith Health Industry Washington Watch blog has been updated to report on recent health policy developments, including the following: Regulatory Developments. CMS has issued major final rules to update Medicare payment and other…
  • Nov 20

    CMS Town Hall Meeting on FY 2016 New Technology Add-on Payments (Feb. 3)

    CMS Town Hall Meeting on FY 2016 New Technology Add-on Payments (Feb. 3)
    On November 21, 2014, CMS is publishing a notice announcing that it will be holding a town hall meeting on February 3, 2015 to discuss fiscal year (FY) 2016 applications for add-on payments for new medical services and technologies under…
  • Nov 20

    CMS Publishes Final 2015 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Rule for 2015

    CMS Publishes Final 2015 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Rule for 2015
    On November 12, 2014, CMS published its final rule to update the Medicare physician fee schedule (MPFS) for CY 2015. Highlights of the sweeping rule include the following: The Protecting Access to Medicare Act (PAMA) of 2014 provides for a 0%…
Rank this Week: 2162

Legislative Blog

Legislative Blog

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

https://www.au.org/blogs/legislative
  • Nov 18

    The Rise of State “Religious Freedom” Bill

    The Rise of State “Religious Freedom” Bill
    Vanessa WolbrinkLegislativeDespite the fact that these bills claim to protect religious freedom, in reality they could open the door for serious and harmful unintended consequences, including nullifying discrimination, public safety, and…
  • Nov 4

    Church-State Separation in Midterm Election

    Church-State Separation in Midterm Election
    Vanessa WolbrinkLegislativeToday is voting day, and Americans United has been keeping an eye on a couple of ballot initiatives.In Alabama, Amendment 1 would ban foreign laws in Alabama courts. This constitutional amendment is completely…
  • Oct 9

    U.S. Department of Education Report Shows Continued Shortcomings of DC Voucher Program

    U.S. Department of Education Report Shows Continued Shortcomings of DC Voucher Program
    Vanessa WolbrinkLegislativeThe DC voucher program includes mostly religious schools, is unpopular, and doesn't actually reach the students who need it most.The U.S. Department of Education released a report this week entitled,…
Rank this Week: 1696

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/
  • Nov 18

    Tennessee Home Health Company Settles False Claims Suit

    Tennessee Home Health Company Settles False Claims Suit
    A home health agency, CareAll Management LLC, has agreed to settle a whistleblower’s qui tam lawsuit alleging it upcoded patient billings submitted to Medicare and Medicaid in violation of the False Claims Act.   According to…
  • Oct 31

    Hospital System Agrees to Settle False Claims Act Case

    Hospital System Agrees to Settle False Claims Act Case
    Dignity Health (“Dignity”), formerly known as Catholic Healthcare West, has agreed to settle allegations by a whistleblower in a qui tam lawsuit that 13 of its hospitals submitted false claims to Medicare and TRICARE in violation…
  • Oct 24

    DaVita to Pay $389 Million to Resolve Kickback Allegation

    DaVita to Pay $389 Million to Resolve Kickback Allegation
    The Department of Justice announced that DaVita Healthcare Partners, Inc. (“DaVita”) has agreed to settle allegations that it violated the False Claims Act and the Anti-Kickback Statute for $350 million, plus the civil forfeiture…
Rank this Week: 1695

Whistleblower Attorneys Blog

Whistleblower Attorneys Blog

Covers qui tam and government law. By Greene LLP.

http://www.whistleblowerattorneys-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 1738

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: 2087

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/
  • Nov 10

    Second Open Government National Action Plan

    Second Open Government National Action Plan
    The Open Government Partnership, launched in the summer of 2011 can trace its roots to President Obama’s challenge to the members of the United Nations General Assembly in September of 2010—a challenge to work together to make all…
  • Oct 24

    By the Number

    By the Number
    The holdings of the National Archives are vast. With more than 12 billion pages of textual records alone, it is essential that we continue to explore and employ innovative strategies to provide effective access. By understanding how you…
  • Oct 20

    Happy American Archives Month

    Happy American Archives Month
    Beverly (MA) High School is a happening place!  Last week BHS graduate Angie Miller, an American Idol finalist visited.  And the day after, AOTUS spent the day—the first time since June of 1963! As I said many times during the…
Rank this Week: 2279

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/
  • Oct 20

    Ten Largest False Claims Act Settlements By Pharmaceutical Companie

    Ten Largest False Claims Act Settlements By Pharmaceutical Companie
    Pharmaceutical companies have been a part of some of the largest settlements in the history of the FCA.  Below is a list of the ten largest FCA settlements by members of the pharmaceutucal industry: 1. GlaxoSmithKline – $2 billion…
  • 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,…
Rank this Week: 1716

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: 1765

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: 2004

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: 1706

Rulemaking

Rulemaking

Covers administrative rulemaking processes and administrative law issues. For members of the Administrative Codes and Registers (ACR).

http://rulemaking.wordpress.com/
  • Jun 17

    SCOTUS to decide whether rulemaking required when agencies change established guidance on statutes & regulation

    SCOTUS to decide whether rulemaking required when agencies change established guidance on statutes & regulation
    The following article was posted today by Leland Beck, who will be speaking on a panel at the ACR meeting in Baltimore.…
  • Apr 21

    Accepting Nominations for the 2014 Robert J. Colborn Innovation Award

    Accepting Nominations for the 2014 Robert J. Colborn Innovation Award
    The Administrative Codes and Registers’ Awards Committee is taking nominations for the 2014 Colborn Award.  This year, the committee consists of Ken Hansen (UT; chair), Kerry Radcliff (WA) and Liz Cloud (FL).  The Colborn…
  • Jan 28

    ACR Founder Passe

    ACR Founder Passe
    Robert J. Colborn, former administrator of the Maryland Division of State Documents, the founder of Administrative Codes and Registers, a generous and kind spirit, and a dear friend passed away on January 23, 2014.  Bob’s obituary…
Rank this Week: 2051

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: 1682

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: 2347