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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/
  • Jul 29

    Win 10 GIF

    Win 10 GIF
    Cute.
  • Jul 29

    We’re #1 (in Fraud)

    We’re #1 (in Fraud)
    By nearly any measure, sunny South Florida is tops in fraud (AP): Since the first settlers hacked their way into the mangrove tangles and drained much of the swampland, sunny South Florida has been virtually synonymous with shady deals and…
  • Jul 27

    Juan Cole Says ISIL is Doomed

    Juan Cole Says ISIL is Doomed
    Juan Cole identifies the Top Six Signs ISIL/ Daesh is Doomed. His blog, Informed Comment, has a good track record on the Middle East, so I tend to think it’s more reliable than my daily scare sheet. Here’s how he … 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: 25

Lawfare

Lawfare

Coveres actions taken or contemplated to protect the nation interact with the nation’s laws and legal institutions, including cybersecurity, Guantánamo habeas litigation, targeted killing, biosecurity, universal jurisdiction, the Alien Tort Statute, and the state secrets privilege. By Benjamin Wittes, Jack Goldsmith and Robert Chesney.

http://www.lawfareblog.com/
  • Jul 29

    Today's Headlines and Commentary

    Today's Headlines and Commentary
    Reports indicate that longtime Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar is dead… yet again. The initial reports came from the Wall Street Journal, where three anonymous Afghan officials and two individuals “close to the…
  • Jul 29

    Defending Broadened U.S. Strikes Against al Shabaab?

    Defending Broadened U.S. Strikes Against al Shabaab?
    A few days ago, Paul McCleary at Foreign Policy reported on U.S. airstrikes against al Shabaab, undertaken in defense of AMISOM forces.  McCleary asked, “Is there a new U.S. airstrike policy in East Africa?”  My…
  • Jul 29

    Disappearing “Legal Black Holes”

    Disappearing “Legal Black Holes”
    It has been quite common in the last decade, when difficult legal questions were raised about individual rights and judicial review—the rights, for example, of noncitizen military detainees at Guantanamo, or of U.S. citizens targeted…
Rank this Week: 44

Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • Jul 28

    Cooking Up Solutions to Climate Change

    Cooking Up Solutions to Climate Change
    By Natalie Liller June 15-19th, 2015 marked EPA’s 5th annual Science of Climate Change Workshop—and even more importantly, it summoned the latest group of talented high-school-aged students to learn about the science behind taking…
  • Jul 27

    Excavation Experts: Are Moles or Voles Ruining your Lawn? (Part 1)

    Excavation Experts: Are Moles or Voles Ruining your Lawn? (Part 1)
    By Marcia Anderson It’s Summertime! Time to get outside and enjoy the great outdoors. Imagine you are strolling across your lawn on a beautiful day assessing your maintenance routines, when you notice something amiss. It appears as if…
  • Jul 24

    This Week in EPA Science

    This Week in EPA Science
    By Kacey Fitzpatrick The dog days of summer are upon us. Need a break from the heat? Check out some of our cool EPA science! Here’s what we are highlighting this week. A Small Program with a Big Mission EPA’s Small Business…
Rank this Week: 145

The Justice Blog

The Justice Blog

The Official Blog of the United States Department of Justice.

http://blogs.justice.gov/main/
Rank this Week: 181

Whistleblower Protection Blog

Whistleblower Protection Blog

Covers legal issues related to corporate malfeasance and protection of whistleblowers. Published by the National Whistleblower Legal Defense and Education Fund.

http://www.whistleblowersblog.org/
  • Jul 29

    May 2015 SEC Whistleblower Awards List

    May 2015 SEC Whistleblower Awards List
    The SEC Office of the Whistleblower post Notices of Covered Action where a final judgment or order, by itself or together with other prior judgments or orders in the same action issued after July 21, 2010, results in monetary…
  • Jul 28

    Senators Set to Speak at First Congressional Celebration for Whistleblower

    Senators Set to Speak at First Congressional Celebration for Whistleblower
    Washington, D.C. July 28, 2015. On July 30th, seven senators will come together for the first time to publicly celebrate our nation’s whistleblowers. The celebration, hosted by the National Whistleblower Center, is being held on…
  • Jul 28

    The FCA Does Not Permit Recovery for Violations of “Any Fine-Print Regulatory Requirement”

    The FCA Does Not Permit Recovery for Violations of “Any Fine-Print Regulatory Requirement”
    The Chamber of Commerce has commenced a well-financed and aggressive lobbying campaign to undermine America’s most effective whistleblower law, the False Claims Act. To justify its anti-whistleblower campaign the Chamber published a…
Rank this Week: 220

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: 374

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/
  • Jul 14

    Governor Brown Signs Brown Lawn Bill By Assembly Member Brown

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

    Code Enforcement Gone Wild

    Code Enforcement Gone Wild
    I was a Deputy City Attorney for the City of San Bernardino and the Assistant City Attorney for the City of Redlands. Along with another Deputy, I advised what was then the Code Enforcement Department in San Bernardino.  The City of…
  • Feb 20

    Byron Waters, Pioneering San Bernardino County Attorney and the First President of the San Bernardino County Bar Association

    Byron Waters, Pioneering San Bernardino County Attorney and the First President of the San Bernardino County Bar Association
    By Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law As a Director-At-Large of the San Bernardino County Bar Association, President Jack Osborn asked me to serve on the San Bernardino County Bar Association Bulletin Committee.  As such, I will be writing…
Rank this Week: 394

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

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

http://dissentingjustice.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 9

    What the Reaction to Bill Cosby Reveals About Society's Construction of Men Who Rape

    What the Reaction to Bill Cosby Reveals About Society's Construction of Men Who Rape
    I have not said much on Cosby and the numerous rape allegations against him. I think the last time I mentioned him was after Beverly Johnson came made her accusation. I found it powerful and, given... To view the rest of this article, please…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 425

Court-Martial Trial Practice

Court-Martial Trial Practice

Covers military law for trial practitioners and military members. By The Law Office of Philip D. Cave.

http://www.court-martial-ucmj.com/
  • Jul 27

    Quote of the day-week-year

    Quote of the day-week-year
    Sixty years after Congress created the UCMJ to protect accused servicemembers from abusive and arbitrary punishment, a significant faction in Congress now believes it must be almost completely dismantled and restructured because is is not…
  • Jul 27

    Worth the Read from Military Law Review

    Worth the Read from Military Law Review
    There are some interesting articles for military justice practitioners in the Summer 2015, MLR. Barracks, Dormitories, and Capitol Hill: Finding Justice in the Divergent Politics of Military and College Sexual Assault Rudderless: 15 Years and…
  • Jul 25

    I thought prosecutors knew they couldn’t comment on exercise of right to silence

    I thought prosecutors knew they couldn’t comment on exercise of right to silence
    At trial, the Government repeatedly sought to use Edwards’s silence after he was Mirandized as substantive proof of guilt as well as for impeachment purposes. Over Edwards’s objection, the Government emphasized in its closing that…
Rank this Week: 644

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: 589

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/
  • Jul 29

    Sweeney Wants Federal Loan Program To Rescue Public Worker Pension

    Sweeney Wants Federal Loan Program To Rescue Public Worker Pension
    As reported by NJ.com, State Senate President Stephen Sweeney said the answer to New Jersey’s rising public employee pension debt lies in creating a trillion dollar federal loan program that will help states avoid insolvency, spare…
  • Jul 28

    NJ Pledges Millions To Equip Officers With Body Cam

    NJ Pledges Millions To Equip Officers With Body Cam
    As reported by NJ.com, New Jersey has pledged $4 million to equip every New Jersey State Trooper and thousands more local police officers with body cameras as demand for the technology rises in the wake of several high-profile…
  • Jul 15

    Crivelli & Barbati, L.L.C. Files Suit Against the State of NJ for Christie’s Refusal To Pay Step Increment

    Crivelli & Barbati, L.L.C. Files Suit Against the State of NJ for Christie’s Refusal To Pay Step Increment
    As reported in NJ.Com as well as NJSpotlight, the State of New Jersey recently told thousands of union members whose contracts expired June 30, 2015, that they won’t be receiving annual incremental pay increases while there’s…
Rank this Week: 788

Lobby Comply Blog

Lobby Comply Blog

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

http://stateandfed.com/lobbycomply/
  • Jul 29

    Third Special Session Announced for Florida Lawmaker

    Third Special Session Announced for Florida Lawmaker
    A third special session of the year has been called in Florida so lawmakers can redraw potentially unconstitutional Senate district Continued on Next Page
  • Jul 29

    Proposal to Change Federal Lobbying Law

    Proposal to Change Federal Lobbying Law
    On July 28, proposals to reform federal lobbying laws were issued by an American Bar Association task force. The proposals Continued on Next Page
  • Jul 29

    Philadelphia Congressman Indicted on Political Corruption Charge

    Philadelphia Congressman Indicted on Political Corruption Charge
    The U.S. Department of Justice announced the indictment of Rep. Chaka Fattah on several charges including bribery; conspiracy to commit Continued on Next Page
Rank this Week: 775

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/
  • Jul 29

    Vacaciones con humor jurídico

    Vacaciones con humor jurídico
    Merecidas o no, las vacaciones están ahí. Así que me complace comunicar a los seguidores del blog que, aunque puede visitarse respecto de los post de los últimos ocho años, en el mes de Agosto quedará…
  • Jul 27

    No puede exonerarse del idioma solamente a la promoción interna

    No puede exonerarse del idioma solamente a la promoción interna
    El Supremo acaba de resolver por sentencia con claridad y contundencia un supuesto no infrecuente. Se trata de una convocatoria para ingreso en el cuerpo de funcionarios de la escala superior, en que los aspirantes por promoción…
  • Jul 22

    Luis Díez-Picazo, nuevo Presidente de la Sala Tercera del Tribunal Supremo

    Luis Díez-Picazo, nuevo Presidente de la Sala Tercera del Tribunal Supremo
    Acaba de ser nombrado D. Luis Díez-Picazo como Presidente de la Sala Tercera del Tribunal Supremo. Mas allá del papel de la jurisprudencia como “complemento” del Ordenamiento Jurídico, la Sala de lo…
Rank this Week: 757

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: 939

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Covers governance in higher education and in law firms, bankruptcy ethics, popular culture and the law, Enron and other corporate fiascos, and professional responsibility generally. By Nancy Rapoport, a law professor at UNLV's Boyd School of Law.

http://nancyrapoport.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 16

    The world lost a mensch.

    The world lost a mensch.
    My old friend, Seymour Serebnick, just passed away.  I loved his boundless curiosity and his deep generosity of spirit.  He knew of my love of Disney and was always finding me rare surprises.  And he and I loved to talk about…
  • Jun 16

    Just a couple of thoughts on ASARCO.

    Just a couple of thoughts on ASARCO.
    I think that the dissent was closer to being right than the majority opinion was (of course I think so:  I was one of four folks on this amicus brief), and that Congress should fix the problem by adopting the test that we proposed in our…
  • Jun 10

    BRAVO, Team DRC-Hubo @UNLV!

    BRAVO, Team DRC-Hubo @UNLV!
    Taken directly from our announcement--couldn't have written it better myself:On behalf of Dean Rama Venkat, the Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering is proud to announce that our team DRC-Hubo @UNLV finished in eighth place among the…
Rank this Week: 805

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/
  • Dec 18

    Recent Changes to the Texas Peer Assistance Program for Nurse

    Recent Changes to the Texas Peer Assistance Program for Nurse
    In the past year-and-a-half there have been several changes to the Texas Peer Assistance Program for Nurses (TPAPN). First, the length of participation has been increased from two years to three years for RNs and LVNs and three to five years…
  • Dec 17

    Inappropriate Referrals to the Texas Physician Health Program

    Inappropriate Referrals to the Texas Physician Health Program
      Since its inception several years ago, the Texas Physician Health Program has provided a valuable option for physicians suffering from chemical dependency, serious mental illness, or physical impairment. For appropriate Texas…
  • Feb 28

    An Overview of the Physician Peer Review Process and the Importance of Legal Counsel

    An Overview of the Physician Peer Review Process and the Importance of Legal Counsel
      A hospital peer review has the potential to seriously disrupt a physician’s medical practice, often bringing with it a cascade of legal consequences that can devastate a health professional's practice and reputation. If you…
Rank this Week: 808

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: 857

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: 781

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
  • Jul 29

    Connors, Rumpf & Gove: Time to Take the Fight to Heroin Dealer

    Connors, Rumpf & Gove: Time to Take the Fight to Heroin Dealer
    Heroin dealers must face harsher sentencing in light of the devastating consequences of their criminality activity, says the 9th District Legislative Delegation. Senator Christopher J. Connors, Assemblyman Brian E. Rumpf and Assemblywoman…
  • Jul 28

    Oroho: Restoring State’s Horse Racing Industry Starts With Expansion of Gaming

    Oroho: Restoring State’s Horse Racing Industry Starts With Expansion of Gaming
    Following the announced closure of one of the state’s preeminent horse racing training facilities, Senator Oroho today reiterated his call for a referendum to expand gaming beyond Atlantic City. Last week it was announced that after 36…
  • Jul 24

    Addiego Joins Fight to Keep Cruel and Inhumane Animal Traps Out of New Jersey

    Addiego Joins Fight to Keep Cruel and Inhumane Animal Traps Out of New Jersey
    Senator Dawn Addiego has signed on as a co-prime sponsor of a resolution (SCR-175) opposing the New Jersey Fish and Game Council’s proposal to allow the use of enclosed foothold traps, as the new policy is in violation of the plain…
Rank this Week: 1000

The Poblete DC Dispatches

The Poblete DC Dispatches

Features updates on regulatory and public policy matters in Washington, DC in national security, trade, and international law.

http://jasonpoblete.com/
  • Jul 28

    Iran Nuclear Agreement: A Weapon of Mass Destruction for U.S. and Global Nonproliferation Effort

    Iran Nuclear Agreement: A Weapon of Mass Destruction for U.S. and Global Nonproliferation Effort
    Announcing the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) regarding Iranian nuclear activities, President Obama claimed it would make “our country and the world safer and more secure.” On the contrary, what the agreement allows;…
  • Jul 28

    Planned Parenthood Must Go Private, No More Taxpayer Money

    Planned Parenthood Must Go Private, No More Taxpayer Money
    When a Leftist organization’s leader finds him or herself politically cornered because the facts of an argument do not advance their cause, he or she will eventually engage in the politics of personal destruction. That is exactly…
  • Jul 23

    Cuba’s Next Pipe Dream: Oil Drilling Off Florida’s Coast

    Cuba’s Next Pipe Dream: Oil Drilling Off Florida’s Coast
    At a briefing at the White House yesterday with close to 80 Cuban-American Democrat Party donors and activists, senior administration officials supposedly briefed the group about the week in US-Cuba policy as well as what may lay…
Rank this Week: 1225

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/
  • Jul 24

    TSA Week in Review: 38 Loaded Firearms, Hatchets, Flares, Tomahawk, Propane Tanks and More

    TSA Week in Review: 38 Loaded Firearms, Hatchets, Flares, Tomahawk, Propane Tanks and More
    41 Firearms Discovered Over the Last Eight Days – Of the 41 firearms discovered, 38 were loaded and 16 had a round chambered. The firearm pictured above was discovered in a carry on bag at HOU. Inert Ordnance and Grenades etc. – We…
  • Jul 17

    TSA Week in Review: 48 Firearms, 27 Stun Guns, Batarangs and More

    TSA Week in Review: 48 Firearms, 27 Stun Guns, Batarangs and More
    48 Firearms Discovered This Week – Of the 48 firearms discovered, 37 were loaded and 19 had a round chambered. The firearm pictured above was discovered in a carry-on bag at Sacramento (SMF).  Inert Ordnance and Grenades etc. – We…
  • Jul 10

    TSA Week in Review: 63 Firearms, a Cannon Ball and More

    TSA Week in Review: 63 Firearms, a Cannon Ball and More
    “Due to the Fourth of July holiday, this report reflects the last eight days (7/2 - 7/9).”  63 Firearms Discovered Over the Last Eight Days – Of the 63 firearms discovered, 47 were loaded and 16 had a round chambered. The firearm…
Rank this Week: 1038

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: 1222

Whitcomb Law Blog

Whitcomb Law Blog

Covers government procurement.

http://whitcomblawpc.com/legal-blogs/
  • May 12

    Clearly Unreasonable Contracting Officer = Attorney’s Fees, Overhead, Profit and Interest

    Clearly Unreasonable Contracting Officer = Attorney’s Fees, Overhead, Profit and Interest
    What Should I Do If Faced with a Clearly Unreasonable Contracting Officer? Federal contracting officers have broad discretion – within the limitations and allowances of the FAR. But, contracting officers must respond in…
  • May 12

    Equitable Estoppel Defense to Intellectual Property Infringement Claims in International Trade

    Equitable Estoppel Defense to Intellectual Property Infringement Claims in International Trade
    Can an Equitable Estoppel Defense Win the Day in Intellectual Property Infringement Cases This blog post will be the first of a series dealing with this subject.  In completing my LLC (Master of Laws) in International Business…
  • May 12

    Copyrights and Work Done for Hire

    Copyrights and Work Done for Hire
    Work Created for My Employer Eligible for Copyrights? When you create a work that is normally protected by U.S. copyrights law, you normally assume that protection yourself, as the creator. But this is not always true. In the case of a…
Rank this Week: 1701

Nexus

Nexus

Chapman's Journal of Law and Public Policy

http://www.lawschoolblog.org/
  • Apr 23

    RUNNING ON EMPTY: CALIFORNIA IMPOSES FIRST EVER MANDATORY WATER RESTRICTIONS

    RUNNING ON EMPTY: CALIFORNIA IMPOSES FIRST EVER MANDATORY WATER RESTRICTIONS
    On Wednesday, April 1, 2015, Governor Jerry Brown issued Executive Order B-29-15[1], the first action to mandate mandatory water restrictions in California’s history[2]. The order directs the State Water Resources Control Board to…
  • Apr 23

    GIBSON V. AMERICAN CYANAMID: HOW WISCONSIN’S RISK CONTRIBUTION RULE OPENS THE DOOR TO LIMITLESS RETROACTIVE LIABILITY FOR LEAD PAINT MANUFACTURERS

    GIBSON V. AMERICAN CYANAMID: HOW WISCONSIN’S RISK CONTRIBUTION RULE OPENS THE DOOR TO LIMITLESS RETROACTIVE LIABILITY FOR LEAD PAINT MANUFACTURERS
    In 1997, Ernest Gibson and his family moved into a rental home in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.[1] The home, built in 1919, contained deteriorated paint comprised of white lead carbonate pigment[2]—a toxic chemical compound that can impair a…
  • Apr 21

    THE BAR EXAM DEBATE

    THE BAR EXAM DEBATE
    Every aspiring lawyer knows that in order to become a licensed and practicing attorney (in every state but Wisconsin), they must endure three long and tedious years of law school, and then face their greatest, most daunting challenge yet-…
Rank this Week: 1080

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: 1003

Corruption Chronicles

Corruption Chronicles

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

http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/
  • Jul 29

    Mexican Cartels Smuggle Terrorists into U.S. Through Rural Texas Border Region

    Mexican Cartels Smuggle Terrorists into U.S. Through Rural Texas Border Region
    Mexican drug cartels are smuggling foreigners from countries with terrorist links into a small Texas rural town near El Paso and they’re using remote farm roads—rather than interstates—to elude the Border Patrol and other…
  • Jul 28

    Kuwaiti Officials in U.S. to Help Free Gitmo Captive Denied Release by Obama’s Parole Board

    Kuwaiti Officials in U.S. to Help Free Gitmo Captive Denied Release by Obama’s Parole Board
    Will the U.S. cave into an Arab nation’s pressure—witnessed firsthand by Judicial Watch—to release a senior Al Qaeda operative and Osama bin Laden advisor who has already been refused discharge by President Obama’s…
  • Jul 27

    HUD Staffer Fraudulently Charges $12k on Govt. Credit Card

    HUD Staffer Fraudulently Charges $12k on Govt. Credit Card
    During the government shutdown a couple of years ago, an employee at a cabinet-level agency long embroiled in scandal fraudulently charged thousands of dollars in personal items on his work-issued credit card. Enraging as it may seem,…
Rank this Week: 2275

Small Government Contracts Blog

Small Government Contracts Blog

Offers legal news, notes and commentary of interest to small government contractors. By Steven Koprince.

http://smallgovcon.com/
  • Jul 29

    GAO: “Rule of Two” Market Research Must Examine Capabilitie

    GAO: “Rule of Two” Market Research Must Examine Capabilitie
    When conducting market research to determine whether a small business set-aside is appropriate under the “rule of two,” a procuring agency must do more than determine whether multiple small businesses are likely to submit…
  • Jul 27

    Agency’s Discussions Only With Awardee Were Improper, Says GAO

    Agency’s Discussions Only With Awardee Were Improper, Says GAO
    When a procurement agency opens discussions with one offeror, it must open discussions with all offerors within the competitive range. In a recent bid protest decision, the GAO held that a procuring agency conducted improper discussions when…
  • Jul 27

    SmallGovCon Week In Review: July 20-24, 2015

    SmallGovCon Week In Review: July 20-24, 2015
    I was on the road during the latter half of last week–first a stop in Columbia, Missouri for a workshop with the Missouri PTAC, and then on to the greater Chicago area, where I gave a presentation at a procurement conference.  My…
Rank this Week: 3674

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • Jul 29

    CFPB issues Spanish edition of “Your Home Loan Toolkit”

    CFPB issues Spanish edition of “Your Home Loan Toolkit”
    Marc Patterson The CFPB has issued a Spanish version of “Your Home Loan Toolkit” (“Toolkit”), that is designed to be used with disclosures provided under the TILA/RESPA Integrated Disclosure (“TRID”)…
  • Jul 27

    Auto finance company agrees to change dealer compensation policy to settle CFPB and DOJ fair lending claim

    Auto finance company agrees to change dealer compensation policy to settle CFPB and DOJ fair lending claim
    Barbara S. Mishkin Earlier this month, American Honda Finance Corporation (AHFC) entered into a settlement with the CFPB and the Department of Justice to resolve charges that it engaged in unlawful discrimination in violation of the Equal…
  • Jul 27

    Defense Department dramatically expands scope of Military Lending Act

    Defense Department dramatically expands scope of Military Lending Act
    Barbara S. Mishkin The Department of Defense (DoD) dramatically expanded the scope of the Military Lending Act (MLA) on July 22, 2015, publishing its Final Rule amending the MLA’s implementing regulation.  The DoD consulted with…
Rank this Week: 3832

Subject to Inquiry

Subject to Inquiry

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

http://www.subjecttoinquiry.com/
  • Jul 29

    Possible Life Sentence in Salmonella Case Raises Stakes for Food and Beverage Industry Compliance

    Possible Life Sentence in Salmonella Case Raises Stakes for Food and Beverage Industry Compliance
    Last week, federal prosecutors in Georgia filed papers supporting the local probation office’s U.S. Sentencing Guidelines calculation calling for a sentence of life in prison for Stewart Parnell, the one-time CEO of Peanut Corporation…
  • Jul 29

    FFIEC Assessment Helps Financial Institutions Prevent Cyber Attack

    FFIEC Assessment Helps Financial Institutions Prevent Cyber Attack
    The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) recently issued an assessment tool meant to assist financial institutions in the detection of cybersecurity vulnerabilities and the prevention of cyber attacks. The FFIEC is an…
  • Jul 28

    White House Hostage Policy Leaves Risk on Table for Third Partie

    White House Hostage Policy Leaves Risk on Table for Third Partie
    Last month, the White House announced a change in its policy toward overseas hostage-takings of U.S. citizens. The new policy, accompanied by an Executive Order, aims to effect policy changes at home and overseas, including a focus on…
Rank this Week: 2109

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Whistleblower Lawyer News

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

http://www.whistleblowerlawyernews.com/
  • Jul 29

    Info searches of social network sites uncovers massive Medicare fraud

    Info searches of social network sites uncovers massive Medicare fraud
    New and advancing technology in social network analytics is helping to identify major Medicare fraud by examining data on major social networking sites including Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.  The technology uses computing and…
  • Jul 27

    CIA, Pentagon ordered to re-investigate whistleblower retaliation

    CIA, Pentagon ordered to re-investigate whistleblower retaliation
      The intelligence community inspector general, a government watchdog has ordered the CIA and the Pentagon to re-investigate retaliation allegations of intelligence employees who accused their agencies of major institutional failings.…
  • Jul 24

    SEC investigating Smirnoff maker for excess inventory to distributor

    SEC investigating Smirnoff maker for excess inventory to distributor
    The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is looking to see whether  Diageo PLC, maker of Smirnoff Vodka,  and Johnny Walker has been shipping excess inventory to distributors to make the company bottom line look better than it…
Rank this Week: 2179

Government Contracts Legal Forum

Government Contracts Legal Forum

Covers government contract issues including contract formation, strategies, bid protests and contract interpretation. By Crowell Moring.

http://www.governmentcontractslegalforum.com/
Rank this Week: 4969

Constitutionalism & Democracy

Constitutionalism & Democracy

A law blog by Albany Law School Professor Stephen Gottlieb and Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship James Gathii

http://constitutionalismanddemocracy.wordpress.com/
  • Jul 28

    Environmental Time Wasted

    Environmental Time Wasted
    A news director at this station, about a decade ago, wanted me to engage in what some call pack journalism, to talk about whatever was occupying the press’s attention. I understood his point; people’s interest was already peaked.…
  • Jul 22

    Future Oriented Diplomacy Toward Iran

    Future Oriented Diplomacy Toward Iran
    We did something that infuriated Iranians in 1953 by organizing a coup removing their democratically selected Prime Minister. They did something that properly infuriated us in 1979 by taking our embassy staff hostage. George Bush announced…
  • Jul 16

    Link to Beeman on the Iran deal

    Link to Beeman on the Iran deal
    Here is a link to an article by Bill Beeman, Iran specialist and U. Minnesota anthropologist just back from a trip to Iran, that I think well worth reading: Iran Won the Vienna Accords By Agreeing to Stop What It Never Was Doing…
Rank this Week: 4775

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

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

http://legalnewsyoucanuse.com/
Rank this Week: 2952

Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Covers government law. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.uaslawblog.com/
  • Jul 28

    The International sUAS Regulatory Landscape is Rapidly Changing

    The International sUAS Regulatory Landscape is Rapidly Changing
    International laws and regulations regarding small unmanned aircraft systems (“sUAS”) are rapidly changing. Singapore’s new sUAS laws became effective on June 1, 2015, New Zealand’s new regulations come into effect…
  • Jul 22

    NTSB Issues “See and Be Seen” Safety Alert and FAA Addresses UAS “See-and-Avoid” Concern

    NTSB Issues “See and Be Seen” Safety Alert and FAA Addresses UAS “See-and-Avoid” Concern
    In May, the National Transportation Safety Board (“NTSB”) issued a Safety Alert, “See and Be Seen: Your Life Depends on It; Maintaining Separation from Other Aircraft,” urging pilots to constantly and vigilantly scan…
  • Jul 16

    FAA Permits Testing of Drone Package Delivery

    FAA Permits Testing of Drone Package Delivery
    Tomorrow, July 17, 2015, the first testing of small unmanned aircraft system (“sUAS”) package deliveries is expected to start in Wise County, West Virginia, through a collaborative group of Federal Aviation Administration…
Rank this Week: 2362

Health Industry Washington Watch

Health Industry Washington Watch

Covers U.S. legislative and regulatory developments affecting the life sciences and health care industry. By Reed Smith LLP.

http://www.healthindustrywashingtonwatch.com/
  • Jul 27

    CMS Proposes Revisions to Stark Law Rules: Will they Provide Flexibility to Achieve Health Reform Goals?

    CMS Proposes Revisions to Stark Law Rules: Will they Provide Flexibility to Achieve Health Reform Goals?
    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has proposed regulations “to reduce burden and to facilitate compliance” under the physician self-referral law known as the Stark Law.  The proposed changes, which are…
  • Jul 27

    CMS Call: Countdown to ICD-10 (Aug. 27)

    CMS Call: Countdown to ICD-10 (Aug. 27)
    On August 27, 2015, CMS is hosting a call to help health care providers prepare for ICD-10 implementation on October 1, 2015. CMS staff will be joined by representatives of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and…
  • Jul 27

    CMS Call on Proposed Reform of LTC Facility Requirements (Aug.11)

    CMS Call on Proposed Reform of LTC Facility Requirements (Aug.11)
    On August 11, 2015, CMS is hosting a provider call to discuss its proposed rule to reform the Medicare and Medicaid participation requirements for long-term care (LTC) facilities. A question and answer session will follow the CMS…
Rank this Week: 4034

Whistleblower Attorneys Blog

Whistleblower Attorneys Blog

Covers qui tam and government law. By Greene LLP.

http://www.whistleblowerattorneys-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 2473

Infra Insight Blog

Infra Insight Blog

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

http://www.infrainsightblog.com
  • Jul 23

    Presidio Parkway Opens in San Francisco

    Presidio Parkway Opens in San Francisco
    The long-awaited Presidio Parkway opened for the first time to Bay Area motorists on July 12th, ahead of schedule and to local and national praises. The $1.1 billion Presidio Parkway replaces Doyle Drive – an outdated and seismically…
  • Jul 21

    Toll Road Use on the Rise

    Toll Road Use on the Rise
    Drivers in the U.S. are seeing the benefits of toll roads, according to a new report published by the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association (IBTTA).   The 2015 Report on Tolling in the United States (June 30, 2015),…
  • Jul 17

    Procurement Issues: One-on-One Meeting Procedure

    Procurement Issues: One-on-One Meeting Procedure
    Experience with innovative procurements indicates that holding one-on-one meetings with proposers is beneficial whenever selection is based on a “best value” evaluation of competitive proposals—whether the procurement…
Rank this Week: 4061

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: 5054

Whistleblower Qui Tam Lawyer Blog

Whistleblower Qui Tam Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.whistleblowerquitamlawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 23

    Whistleblowers and HIPAA

    Whistleblowers and HIPAA
    Whistleblowers often face a difficult decision when they suspect fraud at their place of employment.   The whistleblower knows that fraud is being committed, but he or she will never be able to prove it without keeping or retaining…
  • Jul 15

    Contractor Settles Suit Related to Set Aside Contract

    Contractor Settles Suit Related to Set Aside Contract
    According to the Department of Justice, LB&B Associates, Inc. (“LB&B”) has agreed to settle a qui tam lawsuit alleging it violated the False Claims Act by claiming it qualified as a Small Disadvantaged Business when it did…
  • Jul 7

    IRS places Captive Insurance Companies on the list of the “Dirty Dozen”

    IRS places Captive Insurance Companies on the list of the “Dirty Dozen”
    Each year the IRS publishes a list of the “Dirty Dozen” tax scams.   The list is intended to warn taxpayers against common and trending tax scams.  The complete list for 2015 can be found by clicking here. The 2015…
Rank this Week: 2217

AOTUS - Collector in Chief

AOTUS - Collector in Chief

Covers National Archives news. By David S. Ferriero of the National Archives.

http://blogs.archives.gov/aotus/
  • Jul 20

    If You Build It, They Will Come

    If You Build It, They Will Come
    “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did.  So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails.  Explore. …
  • Jul 17

    25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

    25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act
    The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. Signed on July 26, 1990 by President George H.W. Bush, the ADA was the world’s first comprehensive civil rights law for people with disabilities. The…
  • Jul 15

    What’s in Your Attic?

    What’s in Your Attic?
    Recently I came across a story about an archives in a box of Corn Flakes. A woman in Tennessee had stored some 400 letters written by former German prisoners-of-war who had lived in camp near the state’s southern border. After ……
Rank this Week: 4788

Legislation Law Prof Blog

Legislation Law Prof Blog

Edited by Sara K. Rankin, Joel Rogers, Kevin Barry and Emily Benfer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legislation_law/
  • Jul 20

    Miller v. Alabama Roundup 2015: Three More States Eliminate LWOP for Juvenile

    Miller v. Alabama Roundup 2015: Three More States Eliminate LWOP for Juvenile
    From Tracy L. Denholtz, a fellow in the Juvenile Sentencing Project at Quinnipiac University School of Law: In 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court held in Miller v. Alabama that mandatory life-without-parole sentences for juveniles violate the…
  • Jul 17

    An Increased Elderly Population Calls for Modernizing Nursing Home Care

    An Increased Elderly Population Calls for Modernizing Nursing Home Care
    With an increasing elderly population and a predicted need for continuous care facilities there will be an increased cost associated with these facilities. On average the cost of a nursing home private room exceeds $83,000 per year and…
  • Jul 3

    Is a win for direct democracy necessarily a loss for legislatures – or a win for the people?

    Is a win for direct democracy necessarily a loss for legislatures – or a win for the people?
    This post was written by Nate Ela, of COWS If you were following news earlier this week about the end of the Supreme Court term, you probably read that Arizona State Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission was a win...
Rank this Week: 2091

Oregon Legal Research

Oregon Legal Research

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

http://blog.oregonlegalresearch.com/
  • Jul 17

    Oregon Lawyer Ethics: When Lawyers Sue Lawyers for Ethical Breaches (The Bee, Editorial)

    Oregon Lawyer Ethics: When Lawyers Sue Lawyers for Ethical Breaches (The Bee, Editorial)
    “Ethics and the Law in Oregon, spotlighted by a local lawyer,” editorial, The Bee, July 2015 (Vol. 109, No. 11) Excerpt: “We have heard comments for quite some time, from folks in the legal profession, suggesting that large…
  • Jul 16

    Oregon U.S.D.Ct. Chief Judge Ann Aiken a 2015 Fastcase 50 Winner

    Oregon U.S.D.Ct. Chief Judge Ann Aiken a 2015 Fastcase 50 Winner
    “The Fastcase 50 for 2015 highlights entrepreneurs, innovators, and trailblazers — people who have charted a new course for the delivery of legal services….“
  • Jul 10

    Bubbles in MOOC-land

    Bubbles in MOOC-land
    “Understanding the MOOC moment,“ by Prof. Randal Picker (guest-blogging) July 10 at Volokh Conspiracy. (Professor Picker’s website, or maybe this website.) Excerpt: “Next Monday, I am launching a new free…
Rank this Week: 2995

National Indian Law Library --…

National Indian Law Library -- News

Covers Native American legal issues, published by the National Indian Law Library, a public law library devoted to federal Indian and tribal law.

http://nilllibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 16

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 7/16

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 7/16
    U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2014-2015update.htmlPetition for certiorari was filed in Torres v. Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians (Sovereign Immunity, Liability of Tribal Officers) on 6/22/15. See also…
  • Jul 2

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 7/02

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 7/02
    U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2014-2015update.htmlPetition for certiorari was granted on June 30, 2015 for Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin v. U.S. (Self-determination Contract) U.S. Courts of Appeals…
  • Jun 26

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 6/26

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 6/26
    United States Federal Trial Courts Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/dct/2015dct.htmlBorrichio v. Casino (Employment Discrimination, Casinos)In re Curtis Vale Womelsdorf and Lavonne Mae Womelsdorf, Debtors (Bankruptcy)United…
Rank this Week: 1814

Fracking Insider

Fracking Insider

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

http://www.frackinginsider.com
  • Jul 16

    Hydraulic Fracturing: State Regulatory Roundup Vol. 43

    Hydraulic Fracturing: State Regulatory Roundup Vol. 43
    Fracking Insider Readers: We are pleased to bring you Volume 43 of our State Regulatory Roundup, including updates in California, New York, and Ohio. As we explained in earlier volumes, we designed the Roundup to provide quick overviews on…
  • Jul 7

    OSHA Intensifies Its Focus On the Upstream Oil & Gas Industry

    OSHA Intensifies Its Focus On the Upstream Oil & Gas Industry
    Partner Wayne D’Angelo and associate Catherine Wilmarth authored the IPAA Access Magazine Summer 2015 article “Workplace Safety: OSHA Ramps Up Investigations and Enforcement in the Upstream Industry.” The article discusses…
  • Jun 17

    Fish & Wildlife Service Issues Notice of Intent to Regulate Incidental Take of Migratory Bird

    Fish & Wildlife Service Issues Notice of Intent to Regulate Incidental Take of Migratory Bird
    On May 26, 2015, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (“FWS”) published a notice of its intent to evaluate potential ways to regulate incidental takes of migratory birds under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (“MBTA”). The…
Rank this Week: 4022