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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/
  • Oct 20

    The New Pictogram

    The New Pictogram
    Google released 750 new icons for phones and tablets that will undoubtedly take over the world. They’re free for anyone to use. (Click above for a larger image of a some of them.) Cory Doctorow thinks this move by Google ……
  • Oct 20

    2014 November Voting Guide (Part Two: Constitutional Amendments, Charter Amendments, and a Bond Issue)

    2014 November Voting Guide (Part Two: Constitutional Amendments, Charter Amendments, and a Bond Issue)
    This is part two of a two-part guide to the ballot in South Florida. Part One covered candidates on the 2014 ballot in Miami-Dade; this part looks at the three state-wide proposals to amend the Florida Constitution, at four proposals ……
  • Oct 20

    2014 November Voting Guide (Part One: People)

    2014 November Voting Guide (Part One: People)
    Absentee ballots are out, early voting begins this week, must be time for a South Florida election guide. (See your personalized sample ballot.) If your mind is made up on the headline races, skip down to the judges. My suggestions ……
Rank this Week: 23

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: 33

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/
  • Oct 23

    Al Qaeda Has Set its Sights on Xinjiang—and China Isn’t Happy About It

    Al Qaeda Has Set its Sights on Xinjiang—and China Isn’t Happy About It
    If you don’t follow the jihadi social media scene, you may not know that the first issue of Al Qaeda’s online English-language magazine, Resurgence, has just hit webstands across the terrorist world. Fortunately for you, we at…
  • Oct 23

    President Obama Is Right

    President Obama Is Right
    President Obama is right. He was right when he said, as a presidential candidate in 2007, that “The President does not have power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not…
  • Oct 23

    Russian Bagram Detainee Set for Federal Prosecution in U.S.

    Russian Bagram Detainee Set for Federal Prosecution in U.S.
    Or so I gather from this Washington Post piece, which opens thusly: A Russian captured fighting with insurgents in Afghanistan and held for years at a detention facility near Bagram air base will be flown to the United States to be…
Rank this Week: 96

Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • Oct 22

    Sharing what I learned about lead – Help spread the word

    Sharing what I learned about lead – Help spread the word
    By Michelle Jang During my summer internship in EPA’s lead program, I got to see how many organizations work together to protect people, especially children, from lead poisoning. This effort includes everyone from Congress and EPA to…
  • Oct 21

    Time for a Change: The DfE Safer Product Label

    Time for a Change: The DfE Safer Product Label
    By David DiFiore Change isn’t easy. Whether it’s starting a new job, moving to a new city, or even something simple like trying a new laundry detergent, change often involves parting with the familiar and embracing the unknown.…
  • Oct 21

    Climate Change and the Dry, Wild West

    Climate Change and the Dry, Wild West
    By Krystal Laymon I grew up in a small town in California called Placerville (population 10,000), located near Lake Tahoe in the Sierra Nevada foothills. There, in the mountains, where snow days were frequent in the winter, and for fun in the…
Rank this Week: 162

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/
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  • Oct 18

    IAC by not filing motion

    IAC by not filing motion
    Can a failure to file a pretrial motion equal ineffective assistance of counsel?  The BLUF is yes in some cases.  In some instances I have argued IAC on appeal for failing to make a meritorious motion.  The NMCCA has…
  • Oct 17

    Erotic asphyxiation-the choking game

    Erotic asphyxiation-the choking game
    Some years ago I represented a Soldier accused of multiple assaults and rapes of his wife, and of his girlfriends.  The rapes allegedly included him choking the complaining witness during the rapes. He told me – and later the…
Rank this Week: 189

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
  • Oct 23

    O’Toole Bill Allowing for Contributions to ALS Association on Tax Returns Passes New Jersey Senate

    O’Toole Bill Allowing for Contributions to ALS Association on Tax Returns Passes New Jersey Senate
    Legislation (S-2396) sponsored by Senator Kevin O’Toole (R-40) that would allow New Jersey residents to make voluntary contributions on their state income tax returns to the ALS Association was approved by the New Jersey Senate in a…
  • Oct 23

    Bateman Bill Banning Microbeads Passed by Senate

    Bateman Bill Banning Microbeads Passed by Senate
    The Senate voted 38-0 to adopt legislation sponsored by Senator Christopher “Kip” Bateman prohibiting personal care products that contain tiny particles known as microbeads from being sold or produced in New Jersey. The New Jersey…
  • Oct 17

    Kyrillos Praises Quick Signing of Sports Betting Bill

    Kyrillos Praises Quick Signing of Sports Betting Bill
    Senator Joe Kyrillos (R-Monmouth) issued the following statement following the signing of legislation that removes state prohibitions on sports wagering at New Jersey’s casinos and racetracks. Legislation sponsored by Sen. Ray Lesniak…
Rank this Week: 201

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

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

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

    Obamacare v. Affordable Care Act

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

    Election Day Tomorrow - Florida Democratic Governor's Primary

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

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

    Is Florida Governor Rick Scott Controlling the Search for a New President at FAU?
    The Board of Directors of Florida Atlantic University has released the names of 10 finalists for the school's next president. The list contains some interesting demographics. First, only two... To view the rest of this article, please…
Rank this Week: 207

The Justice Blog

The Justice Blog

The Official Blog of the United States Department of Justice.

http://blogs.justice.gov/main/
Rank this Week: 212

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: 223

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 258

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/
  • Oct 23

    DOJ Releases Report on FBI Whistleblower Protection

    DOJ Releases Report on FBI Whistleblower Protection
    Yesterday, Senators Chuck Grassley and Ron Wyden expressed optimism that Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) whistleblowers may receive better protection under new guidelines outlined in a proposal to President Barack Obama.  The…
  • Oct 22

    NWC Fights Back Chamber of Commerce/KBR Attack on Whistleblowers at Supreme Court

    NWC Fights Back Chamber of Commerce/KBR Attack on Whistleblowers at Supreme Court
    Washington, D.C. October 22, 2014. Yesterday, the National Whistleblower Center filed a “friend of court” brief in Kellogg Brown & Root Services, Inc. v. United States ex rel. Carter before the U.S. Supreme…
  • Oct 14

    ARB Decision Promotes Clarity And Uniformity In Whistleblower Case

    ARB Decision Promotes Clarity And Uniformity In Whistleblower Case
    In a long-overdue decision issued on October 9, 2014, the Department of Labor Administrative Review Board (ARB) finally clarified the standard of proof for employees to establish the “contributing factor” test in whistleblower…
Rank this Week: 324

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/
  • Oct 22

    Cuban Docs Should be Banned from Ebola Fight, Restrict US-Cuba Flight

    Cuban Docs Should be Banned from Ebola Fight, Restrict US-Cuba Flight
    A nation that can barely keep up with public health emergencies within its own borders must not be allowed to engage in global efforts to contain Ebola. I’m talking about Cuba and the rather odd series of comments from…
  • Oct 18

    Ebola Czar Is a Symptom of a Much More Pressing Challenge, Border Security

    Ebola Czar Is a Symptom of a Much More Pressing Challenge, Border Security
    The President retained a Washington, DC insider, and lobbyist, because his army of advisors failed to coordinate an appropriate response to a potential national public health emergency. This matter goes beyond Ebola, it includes the…
  • Oct 16

    Ebola: Private Sector, States Need to Step Up

    Ebola: Private Sector, States Need to Step Up
    Your federal government cares about you, so in response to a hemorrhagic fever in the U.S., the President offers up a photo up in the White House situation room and makes many promises that we know the Feds cannot keep. Even more bizarre…
Rank this Week: 310

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: 303

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: 621

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: 624

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/
  • Oct 19

    Carta abierta a Sosa Wagner

    Carta abierta a Sosa Wagner
    El retorno del eurodiputado Sosa Wagner a su Cátedra merece una Carta abierta de reconocimiento de su labor y de bienvenida al mundo jurídico y académico.
  • Oct 16

    Ultima vuelta de tuerca del Supremo a las RPT: todas son actos generale

    Ultima vuelta de tuerca del Supremo a las RPT: todas son actos generale
    Según la reciente jurisprudencia del Tribunal Supremo, las Relaciones de Puestos de Trabajo (RPT), procedan de la Administración que sea, son actos administrativos a todos los efectos.
  • Oct 14

    El Tribunal Supremo salta el burladero de la discrecionalidad técnica

    El Tribunal Supremo salta el burladero de la discrecionalidad técnica
    El Tribunal Supremo avanza en el control de la discrecionalidad técnica, abriendo la puerta a la práctica de pruebas periciales para demostrar agravios y exigiendo motivaciones exhaustivas de las calificaciones numéricas.
Rank this Week: 1022

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: 930

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: 844

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • Oct 23

    CFPB updated mortgage servicing transfer guidance published in Federal Register

    CFPB updated mortgage servicing transfer guidance published in Federal Register
    Richard J. Andreano, Jr. In yesterday’s Federal Register, the CFPB published the compliance bulletin and policy guidance (Bulletin 2014-01) regarding mortgage servicing transfers that it previously issued on August 19, 2014 (New…
  • Oct 23

    Defendants file appeal in NY regulator’s lawsuit using Dodd-Frank authority

    Defendants file appeal in NY regulator’s lawsuit using Dodd-Frank authority
    Barbara S. Mishkin The defendants in the lawsuit brought by Benjamin Lawsky, the Superintendent of the New York Department of Financial Services, using his Dodd-Frank enforcement authority have filed an appeal with the U.S. Court of Appeals…
  • Oct 23

    Senator Crapo seeks information on CFPB’s regulatory streamlining effort

    Senator Crapo seeks information on CFPB’s regulatory streamlining effort
    Barbara S. Mishkin In our blog post yesterday about the CFPB’s final rule allowing an alternative online delivery method for annual privacy notices, we commented that the CFPB has made limited progress on its regulatory…
Rank this Week: 1246

Lobby Comply Blog

Lobby Comply Blog

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

http://stateandfed.com/lobbycomply/
  • Oct 23

    Pennsylvania Commission Approves Increase of Lobbyist Registration Fee

    Pennsylvania Commission Approves Increase of Lobbyist Registration Fee
    The Independent Regulatory Review Commission (IRRC) approved an increase of the state’s biennial lobbyist registration fee from $200 to $300. Continued on Next Page
  • Oct 23

    Great Election Insights at 2014 WASRG Summit

    Great Election Insights at 2014 WASRG Summit
    State and Federal Communications was the sole speaker sponsor of the Washington Area State Relations Group (WASRG) Annual Summit on Continued on Next Page
  • Oct 23

    MSRB to Create Gift Limits for Municipal Advisor

    MSRB to Create Gift Limits for Municipal Advisor
    The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) is seeking to create a rule limiting gifts to $100 for municipal advisors giving Continued on Next Page
Rank this Week: 1474

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: 1324

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/
  • 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…
  • Oct 9

    The Scan Plan: Our Strategy to Digitize the Vast Holdings of the National Archive

    The Scan Plan: Our Strategy to Digitize the Vast Holdings of the National Archive
    The National Archives’ Strategic Plan includes a simple, but audacious initiative: to digitize our analog records and make them available for online public access. We have over 12 billion pages of records, so yes, this is our moon…
  • Sep 16

    Additional Guidance on Managing Email Released

    Additional Guidance on Managing Email Released
    I am pleased to announce that the Office of Management and Budget and the National Archives released a memo yesterday afternoon to the heads of executive departments and independent agencies on managing email. Over the past few…
Rank this Week: 1073

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: 1318

Hot Button Blog

Hot Button Blog

By Cozen O'Connor.

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

    Health Care Reform Implementation Update September 5, 2014

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

    Health Care Reform Implementation Update August 21, 2014

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

    Health Care Reform Implementation Update August 12, 2014

    Health Care Reform Implementation Update August 12, 2014
    August recess has begun on Capitol Hill. Congressmen and women and senators are home in their districts and states, and Capitol Hill staffers are catching up on piled up work. Nonetheless, last week Congressman Kevin Brady (R-Texas) released…
Rank this Week: 1222

New Jersey Public Safety Officers…

New Jersey Public Safety Officers Law Blog

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

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

    Qualifying For Accidental Disability Retirement Benefits: The Facts Matter

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

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

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

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

    Legislature To Vote On Extension Of Arbitration Cap for Police, Fire
    As reported by northjersey.com, top Democratic lawmakers are rushing to extend the cap on police and firefighter pay raises that some say has helped keep property tax bills in check. But local officials say the bill expected to be voted on…
Rank this Week: 1391

Texas Medical Licensing Law Blog

Texas Medical Licensing Law Blog

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

http://www.txmedicallicensinglaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1378

UK Freedom of Information Law…

UK Freedom of Information Law Update

A discussion of the latest Freedom of Information Act decisions of the United Kingdom's Information Commissioner and the Information Tribunal.

http://www.informationlaw.org.uk
Rank this Week: 1271

Pace Law Library

Pace Law Library

Blog about law library, library events, legal writing and research, online legal resources, government documents, digital information, environmental law, courts and decisions, current news, legal trends and more.

http://pacelawlibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 1

    The Pace Law Library Blog Makeover

    The Pace Law Library Blog Makeover
    Dear Readers, We are thrilled to introduce to you our new Pace Law Library Blog.  We have been writing here since June 2008 and so we decided that our blog more than deserved a major makeover.  Thus, in the beginning of 2011, we migrated…
  • Feb 1

    Ms. Lamikanra on Nigerian Law and Legal System

    Ms. Lamikanra on Nigerian Law and Legal System
    Ms. Ufuoma Lamikanra, the Head of Readers' Services Section at the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, at the University of Lagos in Nigeria, gave an excellent presentation titled Conflict of Laws in a Federation: The Nigerian…
  • Jan 13

    Prof. Crawford Reviews Estate and Gift Tax Law Review Articles of 2010

    Prof. Crawford Reviews Estate and Gift Tax Law Review Articles of 2010
    Check out our first 2011 addition to the Pace Law Library Podcasts site titled Estate and Gift Tax Law Articles of 2010.  Prof. Bridget Crawford from Pace Law School reviews interesting estate and gift tax law related articles that were…
Rank this Week: 1167

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/
Rank this Week: 2168

Politics, Law and Policy Blog

Politics, Law and Policy Blog

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

http://www.politicsandlawblog.com
  • Oct 23

    Election Update: Senate and Governors Races*

    Election Update: Senate and Governors Races*
    Governors: In Colorado, a new Reuters/Ipsos poll has Gov. John Hickenlooper (D) and challenger Bob Beauprez (R) in a tie, while a Quinnipiac poll has Gov. Hickenlooper  up by a single percentage point. See recent…
  • Oct 22

    Election Update: Senate and Governors Races*

    Election Update: Senate and Governors Races*
    Senate: A number of races continue to be considered too close to call. In Arkansas, a recent Talk Business Poll has Gov. Mark Pryor (D) trailing challenger Tom Cotton (R) by eight percentage points. See analysis here. In…
  • Oct 22

    Ron Kaufman Featured on One America News Network

    Ron Kaufman Featured on One America News Network
    MLA’s Ron Kaufman was featured on One America News Network’s program “On Point with Tomi Lahren 2014 Midterm Election Special.”
Rank this Week: 2218

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: 2393

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

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

http://legalnewsyoucanuse.com/
  • Oct 23

    There’s help available for elderly victims of Domestic Violence

    There’s help available for elderly victims of Domestic Violence
    Today is “Purple Thursday” within Domestic Violence Awareness month. It’s been about 40 years since the taboo subject of conjugal crime and battering were brought out of the shadows and onto the table for public discussion.…
  • Oct 22

    Special Needs Trusts have to be Sole Benefit Trust

    Special Needs Trusts have to be Sole Benefit Trust
    If a person is disabled  and cannot  support themselves, they may  need the support of government benefits over the long term to help with costs of housing, health insurance, transportation, residential services, and home…
  • Oct 21

    Effective Date of Entitlement for DIC Benefits . . . Please File Within One Year of Death

    Effective Date of Entitlement for DIC Benefits . . . Please File Within One Year of Death
    On October 20, 2014, the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (CAVC) issued a single-judge unpublished memorandum opinion in Heredia v. McDonald.  The opinion is not precedential and presents no point of law that is unresolved,…
Rank this Week: 1605

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/
  • Oct 22

    Recent PRA Litigation Missteps: Abandoned Claims, False Start

    Recent PRA Litigation Missteps: Abandoned Claims, False Start
    By Milt Rowland and Lee Marchisio Abandoned Claims.  In West v. Gregoire, Division II of the Court of Appeals held that a PRA requestor who moves for a show cause order under RCW 42.56.550(1) abandons any claims he or she does not either…
  • Sep 18

    Case Law Update: "fullest assistance," redactions for effective law enforcement, disclosure of non-agency phone log

    Case Law Update: "fullest assistance," redactions for effective law enforcement, disclosure of non-agency phone log
    The Washington Court of Appeals issued three notable Public Records Act decisions in the past few days.  In Andrews v. Washington State Patrol, Division III held that an agency that fails to comply with self‑imposed disclosure…
  • Aug 12

    Recommended Reading: Ethics and the Public Disclosure Act

    Recommended Reading: Ethics and the Public Disclosure Act
    Foster Pepper's Regulatory & Government Affairs practice recommends reading, "Does Media Coverage of School Shootings Lead to More School Shootings?" to stay up-to-date on conversation related to the Public Disclosure Act. The Stranger…
Rank this Week: 1861

Infra Insight Blog

Infra Insight Blog

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

http://www.infrainsightblog.com
  • Oct 22

    Federal Court Orders DOT to Respond to Sierra Club’s Unsafe Tank Car Lawsuit

    Federal Court Orders DOT to Respond to Sierra Club’s Unsafe Tank Car Lawsuit
    A Federal Court has ordered the Department of Transportation (DOT) to respond to a lawsuit filed by three environmental organizations—Earthjustice, Sierra Club and ForestEthics—in which the parties asked the court to order DOT to…
  • Oct 15

    Enactment of SB 785 Clears Caltrain Electrification for Design-Build

    Enactment of SB 785 Clears Caltrain Electrification for Design-Build
    California Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr., has signed California Senate Bill (SB) 785. As my colleague Nancy Smith has observed, enactment of SB 785 is a major step forward for the State of California, because now many more state and local…
  • Oct 15

    Enactment of SB 785 Clears Caltrain Electrification for Design-Build

    Enactment of SB 785 Clears Caltrain Electrification for Design-Build
    California Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr., has signed California Senate Bill (SB) 785. As my colleague Nancy Smith has observed, enactment of SB 785 is a major step forward for the State of California, because now many more state and local…
Rank this Week: 2157

Subject to Inquiry

Subject to Inquiry

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

http://www.subjecttoinquiry.com/
  • Oct 21

    A Question of Ethics: Are Members Permitted to Help Companies in Which They Own Stock?

    A Question of Ethics: Are Members Permitted to Help Companies in Which They Own Stock?
    Roll Call October 14, 2014 Q. I heard that Rep. Tom Petri, R-Wis., may face ethics discipline because he assisted companies in which he owned stock. I know that Members are not supposed to use their position for their own personal gain, but I…
  • Oct 20

    Taking Aim – the SEC’s Continued Focus on Hedge Fund

    Taking Aim – the SEC’s Continued Focus on Hedge Fund
    “It is difficult to overstate how much the regulatory landscape for hedge fund managers has changed over the past four years.” So said Norm Champ, director of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Investment…
  • Oct 17

    Update: Supreme Court Declines to Define Instrumentality under FCPA

    Update: Supreme Court Declines to Define Instrumentality under FCPA
    On October 6, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court denied an August 14, 2014, petition for writ of certiorari by Joel Esquenazi and Carlos Rodriquez, former owners of Terra Communications (Terra). The petition asked the court to define who counts as…
Rank this Week: 1676

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
  • Oct 20

    Of Dropbox and Data Breaches: Highlighting the need for increased cyber-security at home and in the workplace

    Of Dropbox and Data Breaches: Highlighting the need for increased cyber-security at home and in the workplace
    This guest post is authored by Michael B. Hayes. Hayes’ practice concentrates on commercial litigation, government and corporate investigations. Hayes is frequently called upon by clients and colleagues to provide legal expertise and…
  • Oct 15

    DOJ Policy Shift: No Waiver for Ineffective Assistance of Counsel Claim

    DOJ Policy Shift: No Waiver for Ineffective Assistance of Counsel Claim
    Back in January, we wrote about the challenge facing counsel when the United States Attorney’s Office requires a defendant to waive his or her Sixth Amendment claims of ineffective assistance of counsel as part of any plea deal. Today,…
  • Oct 14

    Supreme Court Denies Review of “Acquitted Conduct” Sentence

    Supreme Court Denies Review of “Acquitted Conduct” Sentence
    A defendant exercises his constitutional right to a jury trial and is proven guilty by a jury of his peers. The jury, confronted with multiple charges against the defendant, weighs the evidence and acquits on all counts, save one for ……
Rank this Week: 1737

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: 1603

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: 1752

Fracking Insider

Fracking Insider

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

http://www.frackinginsider.com
  • Oct 13

    Virginia Announces New Joint Fracking Review Proce

    Virginia Announces New Joint Fracking Review Proce
    Virginia recently announced a special joint review process between the Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy (“DMME”) and Department of Environmental Quality (“DEQ”) of applications to use hydraulic fracturing in…
  • Oct 10

    Department of Energy No Longer Issuing Conditional Approvals of LNG Export License

    Department of Energy No Longer Issuing Conditional Approvals of LNG Export License
    The Department of Energy (“DOE”) has announced that it will no longer be issuing conditional approvals of export licenses for liquefied natural gas (“LNG”).  DOE will instead wait until the Federal Energy…
  • Sep 8

    Study Finds Artificial Earthquakes Weaker

    Study Finds Artificial Earthquakes Weaker
    A recently released study has found that artificial earthquakes resulting from the use of disposal wells for produced waters and other oil and gas wastewaters are less intense, and in general about sixteen times weaker, than naturally…
Rank this Week: 2223

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: 1899

Pay to Play Law Blog

Pay to Play Law Blog

Covers pay-to-play legislative developments. By McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP.

http://www.paytoplaylawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2103

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: 2224

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: 1958

Wiemelt Knechtel Weblog

Wiemelt Knechtel Weblog

Covers cases, legislation, and developments regarding patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, FDA regulatory, life science, Paragraph IV, ANDA, Hatch-Waxman, pharma, branded & generic drugs, Lanham Act, unfair competition, false advertising, Internet, domain name, and e-commerce law.

http://www.wiemeltlaw.com/id46.html
Rank this Week: 2289

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: 1782