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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 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…
  • Nov 20

    Why Obama’s Immigration Plan is Legal

    Why Obama’s Immigration Plan is Legal
    Here, via Marty Lederman, is the opinion of the Office of Legal Counsel underlying President Obama’s new ‘deferred action policy’ on certain classes of undocumented immigrants. Spoiler alert: the President is exercising…
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: 20

Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • 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…
  • Nov 6

    Know What Comes From Your Tap!

    Know What Comes From Your Tap!
    By Adrienne Harris “Is my tap water safe?” I get this question from friends and family a lot because I work in EPA’s Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water. Just recently, my parents moved to a new city and asked me if…
Rank this Week: 59

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 21

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary
    The fight over immigration in Washington is underway. Last night, President Obama gave a prime time speech outlining his plan to act unilaterally on immigration, which would allow up to five million undocumented immigrants to remain in the…
  • Nov 21

    Executive Discretion and Immigration Law

    Executive Discretion and Immigration Law
    Earlier this week Ben posted his own thoughts on the President’s exercise of prosecutorial discretion in the enforcement of our immigration laws.  Now, we have the DOJ OLC opinion justifying the President’s actions, and a…
  • Nov 21

    Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast, Episode #43: An Interview with Ambassador Daniel Sepulveda

    Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast, Episode #43: An Interview with Ambassador Daniel Sepulveda
    Our guest this week is Amb. Daniel Sepulveda, the man charged with managing the U.S. relationship with the International Telecommunications Union.  The ambassador helps us make sense of the recent ITU meeting in Busan, South Korea, where…
Rank this Week: 128

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 21

    Test

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  • Nov 19

    Military justice changes coming?

    Military justice changes coming?
    From DefenseNews:  Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., told reporters on Tuesday that Senate and House Armed Services Committee leaders want to finish the compromise version of the 2015 National Defense…
  • Nov 19

    Light-heavy-worth the read

    Light-heavy-worth the read
    I came across a piece entitled, “We Love the Pentagon’s ‘Encylopedia of Ethical Failure’” which is on medium.com. The piece notes what we have all seen that the last few years have seen many ethical challenges…
Rank this Week: 148

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 18

    Advisory: Allen to Lead National Foundation for Women Legislators’ Conference in Philadelphia

    Advisory: Allen to Lead National Foundation for Women Legislators’ Conference in Philadelphia
    Senator Diane Allen, Chair of the National Foundation for Women Legislators, will be heading up the non-partisan foundation’s 76th annual conference in Philadelphia this week. Sen. Diane Allen (center) was installed as Chair of the…
  • Nov 17

    Kyrillos Renews Push to Allow Hunting for Working People

    Kyrillos Renews Push to Allow Hunting for Working People
    With a prime hunting season now underway in New Jersey, Senator Joe Kyrillos (R-Monmouth) renewed his push for the passage of legislation that he sponsors to allow hunting on every day of the week, during established hunting…
  • Nov 14

    Transportation Commissioner Visits District 11 to Discuss Local Prioritie

    Transportation Commissioner Visits District 11 to Discuss Local Prioritie
    Senator Jennifer Beck, Assemblywoman Caroline Casagrande and Assemblywoman Mary Pat Angelini brought Department of Transportation Commissioner Jamie Fox to their district to meet with local officials about transportation priorities in their…
Rank this Week: 278

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: 297

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: 329

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: 330

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: 427

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 421

The Justice Blog

The Justice Blog

The Official Blog of the United States Department of Justice.

http://blogs.justice.gov/main/
Rank this Week: 410

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: 610

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: 637

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Whistleblower Lawyer News

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

http://www.whistleblowerlawyernews.com/
  • 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…
  • Nov 20

    President Obama’s executive order on immigration begins constitutional war

    President Obama’s executive order on immigration begins constitutional war
    President Barack Obama is about to invoke his executive authority  to spare nearly 5 million people in the U.S. illegally from deportation. Millions more will remain in limbo. This action is expected to start a constitutional battle in…
  • Nov 19

    Justice Department collects more than $24 Billion most from whistleblower case

    Justice Department collects more than $24 Billion most from whistleblower case
    The Justice Department collected $24.7 billion in civil and criminal actions in the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2014. The more than $24 billion in collections in FY 2014 represents nearly eight and a half times the appropriated $2.91 billion…
Rank this Week: 652

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: 679

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 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…
  • Nov 17

    Tax Whistleblowers Alert: Protecting Tax Whistleblower Rights If You Get a Denial Letter

    Tax Whistleblowers Alert: Protecting Tax Whistleblower Rights If You Get a Denial Letter
    The National Whistleblower Center’s (NWC) Senior Policy Advisor – Dean Zerbe and his law firm ZFF&J – were recently in Tax Court as the first lawyers to litigate in a hearing whether a whistleblower meets the three-part…
Rank this Week: 761

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: 852

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • Nov 21

    CFPB Director Cordray Issues Warning to Banker

    CFPB Director Cordray Issues Warning to Banker
    Jeremy T. Rosenblum Director Cordray’s remarks to the Clearing House yesterday should unsettle bankers and payday lenders alike. In his talk, Director Cordray challenged bankers to bow to the inevitable. He suggested that sooner, rather…
  • Nov 21

    CFPB gives guidance and answers FAQ on the new Closing Disclosure

    CFPB gives guidance and answers FAQ on the new Closing Disclosure
    Marc Patterson On November 18, 2014, the CFPB staff and Federal Reserve Board co-hosted a webinar that addressed questions about the Final TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure Rule that will be effective for applications received by creditors or…
  • Nov 21

    CFPB issues FY 2014 financial report; GAO finds material weakness in CFPB reporting control

    CFPB issues FY 2014 financial report; GAO finds material weakness in CFPB reporting control
    Barbara S. Mishkin The CFPB has issued its financial report for its 2014 fiscal year, which ended on September 30, 2014.  Perhaps most illustrative of the CFPB’s growth are the report’s statistics on the CFPB’s…
Rank this Week: 911

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: 976

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 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…
  • Nov 16

    New Book: Blood on His Hands, The True Story of Edward Snowden

    New Book: Blood on His Hands, The True Story of Edward Snowden
    There are many issues competing for Congressional attention. This is true just about at any given time. But there are matters that require serious Congressional scrutiny that require Members of Conrgess and staff to, literally, stop what they…
Rank this Week: 936

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: 945

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: 853

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: 833

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: 1350

Corruption Chronicles

Corruption Chronicles

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

http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/
  • 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…
  • Nov 19

    Obama Gives $3 Bil to U.N. Climate Fund Run by Communist, Terrorist Nation

    Obama Gives $3 Bil to U.N. Climate Fund Run by Communist, Terrorist Nation
    President Obama has committed a mind-boggling $3 billion to a new United Nations Green Climate Fund run by officials from Communist nations, a country that appears on the State Department’s list of terrorism-sponsors and an Arab…
Rank this Week: 1133

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: 1224

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: 1099

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: 1184

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: 1466

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: 1872

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: 2045

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: 1615

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/
  • Nov 18

    War on What – Crime or the Poor?

    War on What – Crime or the Poor?
    Many of us realize that sending troops abroad can be counter-productive. Our boots on the ground in Iraq and Afghanistan led many to take up arms against us. To them, we were the invaders. See if this analogy fits. We don’t have data…
  • Nov 18

    War on What – Crime or the Poor?

    War on What – Crime or the Poor?
    Many of us realize that sending troops abroad can be counter-productive. Our boots on the ground in Iraq and Afghanistan led many to take up arms against us. To them, we were the invaders. See if this analogy fits. We don’t have data…
  • Nov 11

    I don’t get it

    I don’t get it
    I don’t get it. Political scientists tell us that the advantage of democracy is that the elected officials have to act for the benefit of most of the people. And if they don’t, they lose. So the Republican Administration of George…
Rank this Week: 2040

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 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…
  • Nov 13

    Extreme Weather Didn’t Excuse Late Proposal

    Extreme Weather Didn’t Excuse Late Proposal
    With winter weather descending on much of the country, it is all the more important for contractors to ensure that their proposals are submitted with time to spare. In a recent bid protest decision, the Court of Federal Claims held that…
Rank this Week: 2167

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: 1617

Whistleblower Attorneys Blog

Whistleblower Attorneys Blog

Covers qui tam and government law. By Greene LLP.

http://www.whistleblowerattorneys-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 1649

Fracking Insider

Fracking Insider

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

http://www.frackinginsider.com
  • Nov 12

    Inhofe Calls on EPA to Drop Fracking Review, But Agency IG Decline

    Inhofe Calls on EPA to Drop Fracking Review, But Agency IG Decline
    The EPA’s inspector general, Arthur Elkins, Jr., has rejected Sen. Jim Inhofe’s (R-OK) appeal for the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) to drop its review of the agency and the states’ ability to manage potential threats…
  • Nov 11

    Thank You Veterans!

    Thank You Veterans!
    The team at Fracking Insider is honored to work alongside a number of distinguished veterans, including our own fearless leader, John Wittenborn (USAF Ret.), and we are proud of the veterans in our families as well (Thanks Pop!). In honor of…
  • Oct 31

    Hydraulic Fracturing: State Regulatory Roundup Vol. 37

    Hydraulic Fracturing: State Regulatory Roundup Vol. 37
    Fracking Insider Readers: We are pleased to bring you Volume 37 of our State Regulatory Roundup, including updates in Colorado, Pennsylvania, and Texas. As we explained in earlier volumes, we designed the Roundup to provide quick overviews on…
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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: 1790

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/
  • Oct 23

    Army Office of Energy Initiatives Releases RFP for New Renewable Energy Project at Fort Hood

    Army Office of Energy Initiatives Releases RFP for New Renewable Energy Project at Fort Hood
    On October 17, 2014, the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) issued a solicitation for the construction and operation of large-scale solar and wind projects at the Fort Hood military base. Fort Hood is the largest active military duty post in…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2154

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: 1637

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: 1703

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: 1809

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: 1625

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: 1595