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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/
  • Jan 21

    It’s Working!

    It’s Working!
    Ebola Outbreak Finally Receding in Sierra Leone; CDC Modeling Was Incredibly Accurate
  • Jan 20

    Help Identify Miami’s Totemic Animal

    Help Identify Miami’s Totemic Animal
    Miami’s a tough challenge for a totemic animal – this place is a melting pot of not-very-melted elements. It’s South but not Southern. Cosmopolitan but, as the joke says, ‘so close to the United States’. Urban…
  • Jan 16

    Eric Holder’s Finest Hour

    Eric Holder’s Finest Hour
    Goodbye to most civil forfeiture. I have never been much of a fan of Holder’s — indeed I thought he was one of the most destructive members of the Cabinet in large part for his failure to prosecute torturers, but … Continue…
Rank this Week: 14

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: 16

Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • Jan 12

    Radon Risk? You Don’t Know Until You Test

    Radon Risk? You Don’t Know Until You Test
    By Henry Slack My neighbors Pete and Beth (not their real names) met while in their twenties, and got married. A great couple. Had two beautiful girls, who grew up in no time at all – field trips and soccer, high school sports, college,…
  • Dec 23

    I’m Dreaming of Green Holiday

    I’m Dreaming of Green Holiday
    By Stephanie Businelli Greeting cards have all been sent, the holiday rush is through. Not quite? With the beginning of the holiday season comes the beginning of the holiday stress. And, if you’re like me and want to have a green…
  • Dec 16

    Home Page Going Mobile

    Home Page Going Mobile
    By Danny Hart Did you know we have a mobile website? For the last several years, this small version of our full site has provided a limited set of resources that work well on small screens. But it’s always been missing many features we…
Rank this Week: 86

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/
  • Jan 24

    UNCLOS on Trial in the South China Sea

    UNCLOS on Trial in the South China Sea
    The latest installation of the Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative covers several recent developments in the region, including China and Japan’s progress towards an East China Sea crisis mechanism, Japan’s new record defense…
  • Jan 24

    New Addition to Lawfare’s Roster: Herb Lin

    New Addition to Lawfare’s Roster: Herb Lin
    I’m delighted to announce that Herb Lin has joined Lawfare as a contributing editor. Herb has actually been writing for us for a while, so he needs little introduction to Lawfare reader. He is currently a senior research…
  • Jan 24

    The Lawfare Podcast, Episode #107: Tanvi Madan on the Future of the US-India Relationship

    The Lawfare Podcast, Episode #107: Tanvi Madan on the Future of the US-India Relationship
    With President Barack Obama on his way to India early next week, we asked Tanvi Madan, Fellow and Director of the India Project here at Brookings, onto the podcast to preview Obama’s trip and discuss what we can expect from the…
Rank this Week: 157

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/
  • Jan 24

    Prosecutor discipline?

    Prosecutor discipline?
    Remember Napue v. Illinois, 360 U.S. 264 (1959)?  Here’s the Justia summary. At petitioner’s trial in a state court in which he was convicted of murder, the principal state witness, an accomplice then serving a 199-year…
  • Jan 24

    Worth your read-pretrial agreement

    Worth your read-pretrial agreement
    Military law and practice requires that any pretrial agreement discussions be conducted between the defense, the prosecutors, and the convening authority.  The military judge is not allowed to be involved.  The military…
  • Jan 22

    Worth the watch –

    Worth the watch –
Rank this Week: 169

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
  • Jan 22

    Singer Announces Legislation to Increase, Streamline Organ Donor Registration

    Singer Announces Legislation to Increase, Streamline Organ Donor Registration
    Senator Robert Singer announced today he will introduce legislation to streamline and enhance the state’s organ donor registry system to make it easier for residents to sign up as donors and to ensure the state’s registry system…
  • Jan 20

    Kean: Tax Breaks Would Be a Boon for NJ

    Kean: Tax Breaks Would Be a Boon for NJ
    The following editorial by Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean was published in the Daily Record and Asbury Park Press: New Jersey leaders have a responsibility to the people to improve Atlantic City along with the entire state. Atlantic City…
  • Jan 16

    Connors, Rumpf & Gove: Galloway & Port Republic Taxpayers Are Our Primary Consideration on Atlantic City Bill Package

    Connors, Rumpf & Gove: Galloway & Port Republic Taxpayers Are Our Primary Consideration on Atlantic City Bill Package
    With alarming frequency, taxpayers are being forced to pay dearly for the irresponsible acts others, from massively wealthy banks that are too big to poorly managed municipalities. Bailout has become the new term for already overburdened…
Rank this Week: 183

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: 209

The Justice Blog

The Justice Blog

The Official Blog of the United States Department of Justice.

http://blogs.justice.gov/main/
Rank this Week: 276

Rulemaking

Rulemaking

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

http://rulemaking.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 306

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: 325

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/
  • Jan 23

    OSC Proposed Rule For Federal Contractor Employees May Cause Confusion

    OSC Proposed Rule For Federal Contractor Employees May Cause Confusion
    Washington, D.C. January 22, 2015. Today the U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) proposed a rule that it claims would extend protections under the Civil Service Reform Act and the Whistleblower Protection Act to employees of Federal…
  • Jan 21

    TSA Whistleblower Wins At Supreme Court

    TSA Whistleblower Wins At Supreme Court
    Washington, D.C.  January 21, 2015.  Today the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that former Air Marshall Robert MacLean was not “specifically prohibited by law” from disclosing information to the press about TSA’s plan to…
  • Jan 21

    NWC Issues Statement On Canada’s Offshore Tax Informant Program

    NWC Issues Statement On Canada’s Offshore Tax Informant Program
    Washington, D.C. January 21, 2015. The National Whistleblower Center issued a statement today highly critical of the Canadian Offshore Tax Informant Program. “Unfortunately it is likely to fail,” stated Stephen M. Kohn, the…
Rank this Week: 473

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: 439

Lobby Comply Blog

Lobby Comply Blog

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

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

    2015 PAC Grassroots Pre-Conference Luncheon

    2015 PAC Grassroots Pre-Conference Luncheon
      What grassroots activities are you involved in? Are you registered as a lobbyist? Could your activities trigger registration and Continued on Next Page
  • Jan 23

    News You Can Use Digest – January 23, 2015

    News You Can Use Digest – January 23, 2015
    National: ‘Competitive Disadvantage’?: Pay-to-pay rules and the 2016 stakes NBC News – Carrie Dunn | Published: 1/15/2015 Governors may face a Continued on Next Page
  • Jan 22

    AZ SOS Encourages Campaign Finance Compliance While Court Case Continue

    AZ SOS Encourages Campaign Finance Compliance While Court Case Continue
    In a statement regarding the impact of a recent district court order, the Arizona Office of the Secretary of State Continued on Next Page
Rank this Week: 532

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: 564

Whiteford, Taylor & Preston BRAC…

Whiteford, Taylor & Preston BRAC Blog

Covers the challenges and opportunities of Base Realignment and Closure ("BRAC") and its impact on the region's business community from a legal perspective

http://wtpbracblog.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 15

    Where Everyone Live

    Where Everyone Live
    This is where the Maryland BRAC-related job holders live.- Brad Aaron
  • Sep 15

    It's Over and Where We Go from Here

    It's Over and Where We Go from Here
    Well, today is the official end of BRAC 2005 and Maryland, while continuing to face many challenges from the consolidation, was an overall winner, gaining jobs (and a lot more traffic).While we will continue to follow the repercussions of…
  • Sep 9

    Ominous News for the Mark Center

    Ominous News for the Mark Center
    The Mark Center - which has been an ongoing source of controversy due to the projected inability of the surrounding transportation network to handle the additional BRAC traffic - is now the subject of a disturbing report regarding its…
Rank this Week: 518

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/
  • Jan 23

    Argentine Prosecutor’s Death May Warrant U.S. Economic Sanctions, More

    Argentine Prosecutor’s Death May Warrant U.S. Economic Sanctions, More
    Terrorism in Latin America. Que? Yes, it’s there. It is exists and it is fueled by the likes of Iran, Venezuela, Cuba, and many others in the Americas and the Middle East. Yet media pays little, if any, attention to it. Equally…
  • Jan 19

    Day Before Congressional Testimony on Iran Terror, Argentine Prosecutor “Dies”

    Day Before Congressional Testimony on Iran Terror, Argentine Prosecutor “Dies”
    Supporters of freedom and rule of law lost a staunch supporter in Argentina this weekend. According to several credible news outlets in Argentina and Israel, one of the Iranian regime’s biggest nemesis in the Western Hemisphere –…
  • Jan 18

    Cuba’s Debt Problem, Caveat Emptor

    Cuba’s Debt Problem, Caveat Emptor
    The following excerpt is from a piece posted on LinkedIn’s commentary page: Whatever the reason, none of them good at this juncture because the Cubans are not ready for it, normalization of relations with Cuba will come at a price, a…
Rank this Week: 728

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
Rank this Week: 808

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: 780

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/
  • Jan 21

    The Galleon On The Back of Redlands City Hall

    The Galleon On The Back of Redlands City Hall
    By Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law Frank E. Moore, in Redlands, Our Town, mocks this galleon on the back of (old) City Hall because it has oars.   I decided to check it out in person today on my way to the library. Here’s…
  • Jan 12

    The Process in 2006 for the Redlands Council Vacancy That Resulted in The Appointment of Pete Aguilar

    The Process in 2006 for the Redlands Council Vacancy That Resulted in The Appointment of Pete Aguilar
    The City of Redlands is appointing a new Council Member on January 20, 2015.  I am one of the candidates.   In 2006, when Susan Peppler resigned, the Council had a similar appointment process.  I remember being in the audience…
  • Dec 22

    Downtown Redlands and Walkability

    Downtown Redlands and Walkability
    By Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law When I moved from West Redlands to Downtown Redlands, I found that it was much easier to walk to lunch.  The Walk Score is listed as 84 Very Walkable Most errands can be accomplished on foot. Today, on…
Rank this Week: 702

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Whistleblower Lawyer News

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

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

    Tax evasion and avoidance cost Uncle Sam $100 billion per year says new report

    Tax evasion and avoidance cost Uncle Sam $100 billion per year says new report
    U.S. taxpayers and U.S. companies shifting profits and come to other countries robs the Government of more than $100 billion in tax revenue each year according to a report by a congressional research group the Congressional Research Service.…
  • Jan 23

    Wells Fargo and JP Morgan to pay $35.7 million for involvement in kickback scheme

    Wells Fargo and JP Morgan to pay $35.7 million for involvement in kickback scheme
    Wells Fargo and JP Morgan have been ordered to pay $35.7 million to settle charges that they participated in an illegal marketing kickback scheme in which a former title company, Genuine Title, would give banks’ loan officers cash,…
  • Jan 22

    South Shore Hospital Massachusetts pays $1.8 million in doctor kickback case

    South Shore Hospital Massachusetts pays $1.8 million in doctor kickback case
    The South Shore Hospital of Weymouth Massachusetts will pay  $1.8 million to settle  state and federal investigations alleging that it was engaged in an illegal kickback scheme, paying doctors to refer patients to services within…
Rank this Week: 1074

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/
  • Jan 23

    El graduado en Derecho no tiene quien le convoque la prueba de acceso a la abogacía

    El graduado en Derecho no tiene quien le convoque la prueba de acceso a la abogacía
     Así como el coronel de la obra de García Márquez esperaba la carta que no llegaba, durante mas de quince años, concediéndole la pensión a que tenía derecho, una legión de flamantes…
  • Jan 21

    El Tribunal europeo extiende al cliente del abogado la protección de los consumidore

    El Tribunal europeo extiende al cliente del abogado la protección de los consumidore
     La Directiva 93/13/CEE del Consejo de 5 de Abril de 1993 se ocupó de las cláusulas abusivas en los contratos celebrados entre profesionales y consumidores y ha cumplido veinte años largos con un amplio reguero de…
  • Jan 20

    Jaque judicial al Rey Juan Carlo

    Jaque judicial al Rey Juan Carlo
    Parece que el Rey Don Juan Carlos (conserva el cargo a “título honorífico”) se ha buscado un abogado para un litigio de filiación. Y además parecer ser que el zascandil coronel Martínez…
Rank this Week: 1028

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/
  • Jan 20

    Whistleblowers Claim Boca Raton Company Committed Fraud

    Whistleblowers Claim Boca Raton Company Committed Fraud
    Three whistleblowers allege that Med-Care Diabetic & Medical Supplies, Inc. (“Med-Care”) committed Medicare fraud in violation of the False Claims Act.  Med-Care is a durable medical equipment supply company based in Boca…
  • Dec 22

    Record Management Company Settles False Claims Act Case

    Record Management Company Settles False Claims Act Case
    Iron Mountain Incorporated and Iron Mountain Information Management LLC (collectively “Iron Mountain”) has agreed to settle allegations by two whistleblowers in a qui tam lawsuit that it overcharged the government in violation of…
  • Dec 16

    Research Foundation Agrees to Settle False Claims Act Case

    Research Foundation Agrees to Settle False Claims Act Case
    The State University of New York’s Research Foundation (“Research Foundation”) has agreed to settle claims brought by five whistleblowers in a qui tam lawsuit filed in 2010 under the False Claims Act that it knowingly…
Rank this Week: 1043

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 1155

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/
  • Dec 2

    Office Depot Agrees to Pay $43 Million to Resolve Allegations Under the California False Claims Act

    Office Depot Agrees to Pay $43 Million to Resolve Allegations Under the California False Claims Act
    Office Depot will reportedly pay $43 million to resolve allegations that the company violated the California False Claims Act by “systematically” violating the terms of its contracts with various California governmental…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1059

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: 1134

Whistleblower Legal Update Blog

Whistleblower Legal Update Blog

A forum for thoughts, analysis, and ideas on the pressing issues facing whistleblowers today. By Stone & Magnanini, L.L.P.

http://www.whistleblowerlegalupdate.com/
  • Jan 23

    The First-to-File Fight

    The First-to-File Fight
    David Stone, of Stone & Magnanini LLP, argued an important civil war fraud False Claims Act case on behalf of whistleblowers in the United States Supreme Court on January 13, 2015. The Solicitor General joined the argument with Stone…
  • Jan 20

    Better Know a Fraud: DaVita Healthcare Partners, Inc. Kickback

    Better Know a Fraud: DaVita Healthcare Partners, Inc. Kickback
    DaVita Kidney Care is known for two things: first, for it's "Core Values" which include aspirational terms such as "Service...Excellence...Integrity...[and] Accountability," and second, for engaging in a sophisticated kickback scheme…
  • Jan 15

    The False Claims Act in 2014: A Year in Review

    The False Claims Act in 2014: A Year in Review
    As a new year begins, it's worth taking a look back at 2014 to see how the False Claims Act (FCA) has performed. Thanks to the brave actions of whistleblowers, the Justice Department was able to recover nearly $6 billion this year from FCA…
Rank this Week: 1776

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/
  • Jan 23

    SBA “Adverse Impact” Analysis Not Required For Large Busine

    SBA “Adverse Impact” Analysis Not Required For Large Busine
    The SBA was not required to conduct an “adverse impact” analysis before placing a procurement under the 8(a) program because the company requesting the adverse impact analysis was not a small business under the incumbent contract.…
  • Jan 20

    Subcontracting Plans: SBA Proposes Stronger Enforcement

    Subcontracting Plans: SBA Proposes Stronger Enforcement
    Large businesses’ subcontracting plans would be subject to stricter compliance standards under a SBA proposed rule introduced December 29. The intent of the new regulations is to compel prime contractors to make good…
  • Jan 14

    FedBizOpps Searches: Be Thorough (Or Be Out Of Luck)

    FedBizOpps Searches: Be Thorough (Or Be Out Of Luck)
    If one type of FedBizOpps search does not turn up a solicitation, try a different search–or run the risk of missing the solicitation. That is the message to contractors from a recent GAO bid protest decision, in which an offeror was…
Rank this Week: 1694

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: 1430

Government Contracts Blog

Government Contracts Blog

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

http://www.governmentcontractslawblog.com/
  • Jan 22

    The Changing Landscape for Services Contractor

    The Changing Landscape for Services Contractor
    Two recent developments have the potential to change the landscape for contractors providing services to the Government.  Government contractors and subcontractors are required to comply with a host of regulations governing their hiring…
  • Jan 22

    Department of Defense Updates Its Instruction for Acquisitions of Software and Weapons System

    Department of Defense Updates Its Instruction for Acquisitions of Software and Weapons System
    On January 7, 2015, the U.S. Department of Defense (“DoD” or “the Department”) released an update for DoD Instruction 5000.02, on the “Operation of the Defense Acquisition Service.”  The new…
  • Jan 22

    First Circuit Reaffirms FCA’s “First-to-File” Bar as a Broad Jurisdictional Limit

    First Circuit Reaffirms FCA’s “First-to-File” Bar as a Broad Jurisdictional Limit
    In early December 2014, the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit reaffirmed that circuit’s broad interpretation of the False Claims Act’s “first-to-file” bar, 31 U.S.C. § 3730(b)(5), in United…
Rank this Week: 1349

Oregon Legal Research

Oregon Legal Research

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

http://blog.oregonlegalresearch.com/
  • Jan 22

    Multnomah County Circuit Courthouse Project: Public Meetings (Jan & Feb 2015)

    Multnomah County Circuit Courthouse Project: Public Meetings (Jan & Feb 2015)
    The Oregonian reports that: Multnomah County wants input for new courthouse project This information is not yet posted at the Multnomah County Circuit Court website, but you can contact the Court if you have questions. From their Contact Us…
  • Jan 20

    Oregon Attorney General’s 2014 Public Records and Meetings Manual

    Oregon Attorney General’s 2014 Public Records and Meetings Manual
    The  Oregon Attorney General’s 2014 Public Records and Meetings Manual is available for viewing and purchase.  (The last edition was published in 2011.) Please visit the ODOJ website for information on downloading and ordering…
  • Jan 20

    CLEs for Oregon Solo and Small Firm Practitioners: Legal Lunchbox Serie

    CLEs for Oregon Solo and Small Firm Practitioners: Legal Lunchbox Serie
    The OSB Sole and Small Firm Practitioners’ Section executive committee is starting a series of free or low-cost (for non-SSFP members) CLEs that may be of interest to solos or small firm practitioners. The series starts Wednesday,…
Rank this Week: 1697

Subject to Inquiry

Subject to Inquiry

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

http://www.subjecttoinquiry.com/
  • Jan 22

    White House Proposes Expansive Data Breach Notification Bill

    White House Proposes Expansive Data Breach Notification Bill
    Last week, President Obama proposed wide-reaching legislation to establish a uniform, nationwide standard for data breach notifications that envisions a significant enforcement role for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). The…
  • Jan 16

    House Takes Action to Delay Volcker Rule

    House Takes Action to Delay Volcker Rule
    On Wednesday, the House passed a bill that would further delay the full implementation of the Volcker Rule – a highly controversial rule introduced under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act that prohibits banks…
  • Jan 14

    CFPB Director Cordray Touts Mortgage Servicing Progress, New Consumer Tool

    CFPB Director Cordray Touts Mortgage Servicing Progress, New Consumer Tool
    At a January 13 Brookings Institution event, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Richard Cordray delivered remarks on the current state of the mortgage market.Touting the recently enacted CFPB mortgage rules as evidence of…
Rank this Week: 1700

Infra Insight Blog

Infra Insight Blog

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

http://www.infrainsightblog.com
  • Jan 21

    California Launches Road User Charge Pilot Study

    California Launches Road User Charge Pilot Study
    This Friday, January 23, 2015, California will take the first step in investigating a road user charge pilot program as an alternative to the gas tax when the CTC convenes the Road User Charge Advisory Committee meeting.  The committee…
  • Jan 13

    University of California Shortlists Three Teams for UC Merced 2020 Project

    University of California Shortlists Three Teams for UC Merced 2020 Project
    The Regents of the University of California (the “Regents”), on behalf of the University of California, Merced (UC Merced), announced today that three teams have been shortlisted to submit detailed proposals for the Request for…
  • Jan 13

    New President Ready to Take the Reins of International Bridge, Tunnel & Turnpike Association

    New President Ready to Take the Reins of International Bridge, Tunnel & Turnpike Association
    Javier Rodriguez, P.E., Executive Director of the Miami-Dade Expressway Authority (MDX), is ready to begin his role as president of the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association (IBTTA) for 2015.  Rodriguez was elected during…
Rank this Week: 1629

Medical Marijuana Law Illinois

Medical Marijuana Law Illinois

Covers issues under Illinois' new Medical Cannabis Pilot Program. Explores local issues for city, county and village governments and the competitive application process for cultivation center and dispensary licenses. Also highlights the effects of evolving legal and social norms on employers, physicians and other health care professionals.

http://medicalmarijuanalawillinois.com/blog/
  • Jan 19

    Foxbarry Farms, United Cannabis Corp plan with California Tribe

    Foxbarry Farms, United Cannabis Corp plan with California Tribe
    Foxbarry Farms consulting, licensing deal with United Cannabis Corp. could build cultivation, processing facilities on tribal territory; New York Times Magazine gives vivid, intriguing profile of Cheryl Shuman. United Cannabis Corp. profile…
  • Jan 18

    Quinn pardon makes patient eligible for medical cannabis card

    Quinn pardon makes patient eligible for medical cannabis card
    One of former Governor Quinn’s final acts was to pardon Michelle DiGiacomo, whose conviction of a controlled substances felony had barred her from registering for a medical cannabis card under Illinois law, despite her suffering from…
  • Jan 18

    Lobbying big Organic Leaf expense; Weems talks minority participation

    Lobbying big Organic Leaf expense; Weems talks minority participation
    Green Value Care’s Jerry Weems says minority ownership, employment in medical cannabis industry vital to compassionate care; Organic Leaf spent more on lobbying than legal and everything else combined. Organic Leaf expenses…
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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: 1361

Whistleblower Attorneys Blog

Whistleblower Attorneys Blog

Covers qui tam and government law. By Greene LLP.

http://www.whistleblowerattorneys-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 1655

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: 1875

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. 
  • 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.  The Treaty on Stability, Coordination and Governance in the Economic and Monetary Union is…
  • Dec 24

    Happy Holidays!

    Happy Holidays!
    Dear friends, I wish you happy holidays and a prosperous New Year!
Rank this Week: 1311

Johnny California

Johnny California

Analysis, explanation of of California law, government, and politics (with a special focus on the epic mess known as the California ballot proposition system).

http://johnnycalifornia.com/
Rank this Week: 1890

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

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

http://legalnewsyoucanuse.com/
  • Jan 24

    Understanding Alzheimers Disease and Creating a safe environment for aging

    Understanding Alzheimers Disease and Creating a safe environment for aging
    I just came across a great article in the Journal of Family Practice (January 2015) by Marisa Mendola PhD and Barry D. Weiss, MD, called “Addressing Alzheimers: A pragmatic approach.”      …
  • Jan 22

    State of NJ issues MedCom to Medicaid Supervisors on use of Qualified Income trusts (QITs)

    State of NJ issues MedCom to Medicaid Supervisors on use of Qualified Income trusts (QITs)
    On December 19th, 2014, the NJ Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services (DMAHS) issued Medicaid Communication No. 14-15  to the County Welfare (CWA) Directors, explaining the necessity for certain higher-income Medicaid…
  • Jan 20

    The 1.7% COLA increase in Social Security will be disregarded by SSI

    The 1.7% COLA increase in Social Security will be disregarded by SSI
    Some people who are disabled receive a modest amount of Social Security Disability benefits and also receive Supplemental Security income (SSI). To be eligible for SSI, the total countable income in a given month must not exceed certain…
Rank this Week: 2542

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: 4852

Politics, Law and Policy Blog

Politics, Law and Policy Blog

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

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

    Health Care Weekly Wrap-Up

    Health Care Weekly Wrap-Up
    By Cindy Gillespie Health Care Weekly Wrap-Up  is our weekly look at developments affecting health care at the federal and state levels. This week, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health held two hearings to discuss…
  • Jan 23

    Health Insurance Exchanges: State of the State

    Health Insurance Exchanges: State of the State
    By Cindy Gillespie Health Insurance Exchanges: State of the States update is our weekly report on Health Insurance Exchange developments. This week, the Washington Health Benefit Exchange released the results of a Consumer Satisfaction survey…
  • Jan 22

    Mike Klein Authors Article in City & State on Governor Mario Cuomo

    Mike Klein Authors Article in City & State on Governor Mario Cuomo
    McKenna Long’s Mike Klein authored an article in City & State on the late Governor Mario Cuomo entitled, “Success in Life and Basketball.” “I had the privilege of working for Gov. Mario Cuomo during his third term…
Rank this Week: 4049

Corruption Chronicles

Corruption Chronicles

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

http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/
  • Jan 23

    Feinstein Shows How “Lowly Paid Lawmakers Leave Office Filthy Rich”

    Feinstein Shows How “Lowly Paid Lawmakers Leave Office Filthy Rich”
    California Senator Dianne Feinstein, vice chairman of the powerful Senate Intelligence Committee, is demonstrating how lowlypaid lawmakers leave office filthy rich, according to a newspaper columnist that writes about the senior…
  • Jan 22

    Conservatives Ask New Congress to End Obama’s Abuse of Power

    Conservatives Ask New Congress to End Obama’s Abuse of Power
    Demanding action on the rule of law, conservative leaders around the United States have issued a decree ordering the new Republican-led Congress to stop President Obama’s “fundamental transformation of America” and put an…
  • Jan 20

    State Gives Illegal Aliens $35 Mil in Healthcare, Meds, Physical Therapy

    State Gives Illegal Aliens $35 Mil in Healthcare, Meds, Physical Therapy
    Though it violates both state and federal law, Massachusetts spent tens of millions of dollars to give illegal immigrants medical care—including prescription drugs, physical therapy and dental services—through its taxpayer-funded…
Rank this Week: 2121

Government Contracts Blog

Government Contracts Blog

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

http://brownrudnick.com/blog/government-contracts/
  • Jan 23

    A Refresher Course on Affirmative Responsibility Determination

    A Refresher Course on Affirmative Responsibility Determination
    True or false?  What the contracting officer saw on the 11 PM news is irrelevant to her award decision. True or false?  There’s nothing an offeror can do to counter bad publicity relating to an affiliated company. For answers,…
  • Jan 22

    Contract awards should not be based on work that an agency knows will not be performed.

    Contract awards should not be based on work that an agency knows will not be performed.
    Question:  The VA issues a solicitation for construction of a building, plus nine additive construction options (think: signage, landscaping, connecting walkways) and says that award will go to the lowest-priced bidder.  Under those…
  • Dec 10

    Small Business Size Status is a Big Deal

    Small Business Size Status is a Big Deal
    Large and small contractors who think they don’t need to understand the Small Business Administration’s complex “affiliation” rules have a new reason to think again. On November 26, 2014, a company called JGB…
Rank this Week: 4202

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/
  • Jan 23

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 1/23

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 1/23
    * U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/2015cta.htmlRancheria v. Jewell (land into trust; gaming)* State Courts Bulletinhttp://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/2015state.htmlMiccosukee Tribe of Indians of…
  • Jan 16

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 1/16

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 1/16
    * U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2014-2015update.htmlSee the Tribal Supreme Court Project's Update Memoranda for January 15, 2015.* State Courts…
  • Jan 12

    NILL added new content to the U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin on 1/11

    NILL added new content to the U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin on 1/11
    * U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2014-2015update.htmlPetition for certiorari was filed in Wisconsin v. Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin (enforcement of judgment,…
Rank this Week: 2251

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/
  • Jan 22

    Medicare DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Window is Now Open

    Medicare DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Window is Now Open
    The bidding window is now open for the Medicare Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics and Supplies (DMEPOS) Competitive Bidding Program Round 2 Recompete and the National Mail-Order Recompete for diabetic testing supplies.…
  • Jan 16

    MedPAC Voices Concerns about Growing Volume, Burden of Medicare Quality Measure

    MedPAC Voices Concerns about Growing Volume, Burden of Medicare Quality Measure
    In December 2014, CMS released a 329-page list of quality measures under consideration for the Medicare program. In a January 13, 2015 comment letter, MedPAC observes that volume of measures under consideration “reinforces our…
  • Jan 14

    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. The Obama Administration has issued proposed rules on Affordable Care Act…
Rank this Week: 4042