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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/
  • Mar 17

    She Does it Again

    She Does it Again
    Someone serious really needs to run against Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernández Rundle. Prosecutors say no crime was committed in scalding death of Miami inmate: The corrections officers who locked a schizophrenic man in a…
  • Mar 14

    IRL (R-27) Says No

    IRL (R-27) Says No
    Ros-Lehtinen Announces Her Intention To Vote No On AHCA Bill As Written The post IRL (R-27) Says No appeared first on Discourse.net.
  • Mar 12

    Must be Reform

    Must be Reform
    A friend writes, Gathered with some friends last night to read the Megillah. This year we replaced the name of the villain Haman with “Donald” as we spun our groggers. Most satisfying. The post Must be Reform appeared first on…
Rank this Week: 13

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/
  • Mar 23

    Sleeping on duty

    Sleeping on duty
    Sleeping on duty Click on text highlighted in color  to access the full text of the decisionAdministrative Law Judge Susan J. Pogoda recommended termination of employment for a patient care technician at a hospital.The employee was…
  • Mar 22

    Recent appointments announced by New York State's Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

    Recent appointments announced by New York State's Governor Andrew M. Cuomo
    Recent appointments announced by New York State's Governor Andrew M. Cuomo Source: Officer of the GovernorOn March 21, 2017 Cuomo announced the following appointments to his administration Carolyn Pokorny has been appointed Chief…
  • Mar 21

    Disciplinary hearings held in absentia

    Disciplinary hearings held in absentia
    Disciplinary hearings held in absentiaNYC Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings [OATH], Index No. 728/17A New York City tax auditor was charged with misconduct and incompetence for performing her duties in an inefficient manner, being…
Rank this Week: 26

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/
  • Mar 19

    CAAF personnel move

    CAAF personnel move
    Chief Judge Erdmann is scheduled to leave the court in July 2017. At that point, the next judge in line will fleet up to be chief judge.  Interestingly Judges Stucky and Ryan took the oath on the same day for the same term.…
  • Mar 13

    Backgrounder

    Backgrounder
    As part of due diligence defense counsel want to know as much about a witness as possible–that’s OK and ethical.  Many of us have found helpful information on social media accounts. The gist of Formal Opinion 466 is that,…
  • Mar 13

    “Justice” Gorsuch-Worth-the-Read

    “Justice” Gorsuch-Worth-the-Read
    Sophie J. Hart & Dennis M. Martin, Essay: Judge Gorsuch and the Fourth Amendment, 69 Stan. L. Rev. Online 132 (March 2017).
Rank this Week: 124

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/
Rank this Week: 133

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
Rank this Week: 138

Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • Mar 9

    Traveling Bed Bug Free During Vacation

    Traveling Bed Bug Free During Vacation
    by Marcia Anderson A close friend, Sandra, recently contacted me for advice on a bed bug incident she had in a shore bungalow she had rented for a family vacation. It was not until the family noticed strange bites on the second and third…
  • Mar 2

    Eight Years Later: EPA Assists Iowa City’s Sustainable Recovery After Historic 2008 Flood

    Eight Years Later: EPA Assists Iowa City’s Sustainable Recovery After Historic 2008 Flood
    By David Doyle In June 2008, parts of eastern Iowa were devastated by a 500-year flood, the second such event in 15 years. Total losses from the flooding were estimated at nearly $3.5 billion. The disaster’s greatest impact was on Cedar…
  • Mar 2

    A Scent of Spring Await

    A Scent of Spring Await
    by Jeff Lapp Preparations are almost complete for the 2017 Philadelphia Flower Show, March 11-19! Whether the show team at EPA is ready or not, the time for set-up is once again upon us.  The official day to begin construction of our…
Rank this Week: 139

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 167

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

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: 246

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Covers whistleblower and government law. By JeffreyNewmanLaw.

http://www.whistleblowerlawyernews.com/
Rank this Week: 449

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/
  • Mar 9

    Texas Board of Law Examiners: The Importance of Disclosure When Applying

    Texas Board of Law Examiners: The Importance of Disclosure When Applying
    Prior to being admitted to the Texas Bar, applicants must first demonstrate present good moral character. The agency in charge of making this determination, as well as ensuring applicants meet all other eligibility criteria, is the Texas…
  • Oct 19

    Senate Bill 195 and Changes to DPS Controlled Substances Registration Requirement

    Senate Bill 195 and Changes to DPS Controlled Substances Registration Requirement
      Some notable legislation came out of the 84th Legislative Session, at least as it relates to the practice of medicine in the state, and specifically the state’s efforts to fight prescription abuse. Senate Bill 195, passed in…
  • Oct 2

    Texas Medical Board Turns Its Attention to Testosterone and Hormone Replacement Therapy

    Texas Medical Board Turns Its Attention to Testosterone and Hormone Replacement Therapy
      It should go without saying given the Texas Medical Board’s recent aggressive regulatory stance on the treatment of chronic pain, Texas physicians involved in the practice of testosterone and hormone replacement therapy should be…
Rank this Week: 389

Lobby Comply Blog

Lobby Comply Blog

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

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

    Dallas City Council Approves Ethics Overhaul

    Dallas City Council Approves Ethics Overhaul
    On Wednesday, Dallas City Council voted unanimously to overhaul the city’s ethics laws after months of work to tighten rules Continued on Next Page
  • Mar 23

    Drug Price Relief Act Expected to Appear on Ohio Ballot

    Drug Price Relief Act Expected to Appear on Ohio Ballot
    The Ohio Drug Price Relief Act is expected to appear on the ballot in November, 2017. The proposed initiated statute Continued on Next Page
  • Mar 23

    Thursday’s Government Relations and Ethics New

    Thursday’s Government Relations and Ethics New
    Campaign Finance Massachusetts: “Construction Firm, Owner Pay $150,000 for Campaign Finance Violations” by Frank Phillips for Boston Globe Pennsylvania: “Former Continued on Next Page
Rank this Week: 586

Subject to Inquiry

Subject to Inquiry

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

http://www.subjecttoinquiry.com/
  • Mar 20

    President’s Proposed Budget Increases Healthcare Fraud Enforcement Funding

    President’s Proposed Budget Increases Healthcare Fraud Enforcement Funding
    Much of the discussion surrounding President Trump’s 2018 budget blueprint has focused on cuts, but one proposed budget increase shows the new administration is likely to continue focusing on healthcare fraud enforcement.  Among…
  • Mar 13

    SEC Opens Cease-and-Desist Order Proceeding against Broker-Dealer and Chief Compliance / AML Officer

    SEC Opens Cease-and-Desist Order Proceeding against Broker-Dealer and Chief Compliance / AML Officer
    As we have highlighted in prior posts, regulators of financial institutions, including FinCEN, FINRA and SEC, have increasingly brought actions to bring organizations – and individuals – into compliance with AML / BSA…
  • Mar 9

    Will 2017 Be the Year of Insider Trading Reform?

    Will 2017 Be the Year of Insider Trading Reform?
    For several years running, insider trading has been among the most high-profile enforcement priorities for both DOJ and the SEC. Unlike most federal criminal law, insider trading remains undefined by statute, having instead been largely…
Rank this Week: 649

Oregon Legal Research

Oregon Legal Research

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

http://blog.oregonlegalresearch.com/
  • Mar 16

    Scotland Buys the U.S. Declaration of Independence for a Song: Scoot Your Votey McVoteface

    Scotland Buys the U.S. Declaration of Independence for a Song: Scoot Your Votey McVoteface
    Scotland’s voters in favor of a second vote for independence have purchased the mothballed U.S. Declaration of Independence. A Scottish “man on the street” was heard to say, “they weren’t using it…
  • Mar 16

    Rivers in New Zealand Can Have Legal Status as Persons (NYT)

    Rivers in New Zealand Can Have Legal Status as Persons (NYT)
    In a case that will be of interest for those following the Children’s Trust lawsuit: “In New Zealand, Lands and Rivers Can Be People (Legally Speaking),” by Bryant Rousseau, July 13, 2016 “Can a stretch of land be a…
  • Mar 16

    Yay for the Oxford Comma! (New York Times)

    Yay for the Oxford Comma! (New York Times)
    “Lack of Oxford Comma Costs Maine Company Millions in Overtime Dispute,” by Daniel Victor, March 16, 2017, New York Times. “A class-action lawsuit about overtime pay for truck drivers hinged entirely on a debate that has…
Rank this Week: 857

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/
  • Mar 14

    Trump and Job

    Trump and Job
    Last week I commented that scholars of intolerance tell us that feeling threatened often leads to hate. That’s one reason the economic threat to some American workers matters to all of us. Trump is clearly working with the free…
  • Mar 11

    How Can We Protect American Worker

    How Can We Protect American Worker
    Trump’s power, and his policies on jobs, immigrants, religious and ethnic hatreds and the Alt-wrong are all related. Scholars of intolerance tell us that threat breeds hate. I suspect that all we can say about why immigrants and Muslims…
  • Feb 28

    Choose Life

    Choose Life
    I want to focus on a serious issue that is being ignored in favor of all kinds of fake news and grandstanding. In college, I took a course on demography. That means we were looking at the explosion of population in parts of the world, which…
Rank this Week: 865

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/
Rank this Week: 1109

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 9

    The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming

    The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming
    For those of us who are old enough to have come of political age during the Cold War, Russian meddling in U.S. political, economic, and global business is not news. They’ve been at it for more than 50 plus years, even during World War…
  • Jan 7

    Iran Ally Sworn in As Venezuelan Vice President

    Iran Ally Sworn in As Venezuelan Vice President
    Had enough news or spin on alleged Russia hacking? Well in other news this week, in Venezuela a Hezbollah ally, a supporter of terrorists in the Americas as well as the Middle East, a friend of Communist Cuba, and alleged drug dealer Tareck…
  • Jan 2

    The Cuba Travel Sector is Modern Day Serfdom

    The Cuba Travel Sector is Modern Day Serfdom
    Under US law, Americans, including American corporations or foreign corporations with a US connection, are prohibited from financing transactions in Cuba involving any confiscated property the claim to which is owned by a United States…
Rank this Week: 698

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/
  • Dec 20

    Investigative Reporting Website Creates San Diego Code Enforcement Database and Map

    Investigative Reporting Website Creates San Diego Code Enforcement Database and Map
    “inewsource.org” is a non-profit news-gathering organization in San Diego.  They have put together data regarding complaints and resolutions into a searchable database found here.   This database includes all complaints…
  • Nov 17

    Recount Procedures If Necessary In the Redlands City Council Election November 2016

    Recount Procedures If Necessary In the Redlands City Council Election November 2016
    People are asking about the recount procedure in the Redlands City Council Election. California Elections Code section 15620 et seq. governs recounts requested by voters.  Any voter may file a request for a recount pursuant to Elections…
  • Oct 13

    Filing Late Government Claims (Tort Claims) in California

    Filing Late Government Claims (Tort Claims) in California
    By Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law Generally government claims for personal injury and personal property damage are due with a public entity within six months of an incident, with some notable exceptions. However, if a claimant fails to file…
Rank this Week: 1183

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

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

http://dissentingjustice.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 864

CFTC Law

CFTC Law

Covers futures, commodities and forex regulation. By Shipkevich Law Firm.

http://www.cftclaw.com/
  • Apr 20

    Hello world!

    Hello world!
    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start writing! The post Hello world! appeared first on CFTC Law | Forex, Futures, and Derivatives Regulatory News.
  • Apr 20

    Hello world!

    Hello world!
    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start writing! The post Hello world! appeared first on CFTC Law | forex, futures and derivatives regulatory news.
  • Aug 8

    FIA Sets Forth Five Core Principles in Enhancing CFTC Market Surveillance

    FIA Sets Forth Five Core Principles in Enhancing CFTC Market Surveillance
    In 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 Industry Association (FIA) and the FIA Principal Traders Group submitted a…
Rank this Week: 1185

Public Blawg

Public Blawg

Cover eminent domain, labor and employment, land use, public power, redevelopment and taxation. By Meyers Nave.

http://www.publiclawnews.com/blogs/public-blawg
Rank this Week: 1239

Rulemaking

Rulemaking

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

https://rulemaking.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 599

Equal Vote: Election Law @ Mortiz

Equal Vote: Election Law @ Mortiz

Covers election reform, the Voting Rights Act, the Help America Vote Act, and related topics. Special attention to the voting rights of people of color, non-English proficient citizens, and people with disabilities. Publsihed by Dan Tokaji at Moritz Colle

http://moritzlaw.osu.edu/blogs/tokaji/
  • Dec 18

    The Wrong Approach to Election Reform

    The Wrong Approach to Election Reform
    The Ohio legislature yesterday approved a bill (SB 380) that would eliminate the window for early registration and absentee voting, among other things.
  • Nov 7

    Reforming Registration

    Reforming Registration
    On Monday, I identified four problem areas to watch out for on Election Day: 1) lines at the polls, 2) voting equipment, 3) voter registration lists, and 4) provisional and absentee ballots. While machine breakdowns and polling place lines…
  • Nov 4

    What We Don't Know

    What We Don't Know
    We now know that Barack Obama will be the 44th President of the United States of America. In the enormity of this moment in American history, the gritty details of election administration, upon which my Moritz colleagues and I spend so much…
Rank this Week: 937

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: 4700

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • Mar 23

    CFPB previews 5-year review of mortgage rule

    CFPB previews 5-year review of mortgage rule
    Pavitra Bacon Dovetailing with President Trump’s recent Executive Order requiring a reduction in regulatory burden, on March 21, 2017, a CFPB official remarked at the American Bankers Association Government Relations Summit that the…
  • Mar 22

    Process vs. Outcomes Debated at Hearing on Constitutionality of CFPB Structure

    Process vs. Outcomes Debated at Hearing on Constitutionality of CFPB Structure
    Theodore R. Flo As we had indicated, on March 16, the subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations of the House Financial Services Committee conducted a hearing entitled “The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection’s…
  • Mar 20

    More on Comptroller Curry’s remarks at LendIt USA conference

    More on Comptroller Curry’s remarks at LendIt USA conference
    Barbara S. Mishkin In a recent blog post, Alan Kaplinsky and Scott Pearson wrote about the remarks made by CFPB Director Richard Cordray and Comptroller of the Currency Thomas Curry at the LendIt USA conference in New York City earlier this…
Rank this Week: 3609

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/
  • Mar 23

    GAO: No Set Aside Required Where Offerors’ Prices Too High

    GAO: No Set Aside Required Where Offerors’ Prices Too High
    An agency was justified in canceling a small business set-aside solicitation–and reissuing the solicitation on an unrestricted basis–where the agency determined that the prices offered by small businesses were too high. In a…
  • Mar 21

    Government References Didn’t Complete PPQs? “Too Bad,” Says GAO

    Government References Didn’t Complete PPQs? “Too Bad,” Says GAO
    Federal contractors frequently find themselves in the position of needing to establish their past performance credentials to secure future contracts – the government’s form of a reference check. The government often performs these…
  • Mar 20

    PMO Manager Wasn’t “Key Employee” Under SBA Affiliation Regulation

    PMO Manager Wasn’t “Key Employee” Under SBA Affiliation Regulation
    A Program Management Office manager was not a “key employee” within the definition of the SBA’s affiliation regulations, according to the SBA Office of Hearings and Appeals. In a recent size appeal decision, OHA found that…
Rank this Week: 4377

Corruption Chronicles

Corruption Chronicles

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

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

    Records Show Army Paid for Transgender DOD Official to Speak at West Point Trans Event

    Records Show Army Paid for Transgender DOD Official to Speak at West Point Trans Event
    The U.S. Army had to pay to get a high-ranking transgender Pentagon official to appear at its military academy on Transgender Day of Remembrance, according to records obtained by Judicial Watch from the Department of the Army. The event, held…
  • Mar 21

    Focus on Border Wall as Visa Overstays Create Illegal Immigrant Crisi

    Focus on Border Wall as Visa Overstays Create Illegal Immigrant Crisi
    While the Trump administration focuses on securing the southern border, most illegal immigrants enter the United States legally and stay after their visa expires, a new study reveals. That’s because, incredibly, the U.S. doesn’t…
  • Mar 21

    Focus on Border Wall as Visa Overstays Create Illegal Immigrant Crisi

    Focus on Border Wall as Visa Overstays Create Illegal Immigrant Crisi
    While the Trump administration focuses on securing the southern border, most illegal immigrants enter the United States legally and stay after their visa expires, a new study reveals. That’s because, incredibly, the U.S. doesn’t…
Rank this Week: 2786

Cuba Law Blog

Cuba Law Blog

Covers business law, government law, and immigration law. By Brian Silber, Esq.

http://www.attorneycuba.com/
  • Mar 22

    Cuban Dissident Antonio G. Rodiles Wants Trump to “Treat Cuba Like a Dictatorship”

    Cuban Dissident Antonio G. Rodiles Wants Trump to “Treat Cuba Like a Dictatorship”
    Antonio G. Rodiles, the leader of the Forum for Rights and Freedom, has called for the Trump administration to reset U.S.-Cuba relations. Rodiles and his partner Ailer González told El Nuevo Herald that they want the Trump…
  • Mar 20

    Cuban Families Seek Information on Relatives Who Sailed to U.S.

    Cuban Families Seek Information on Relatives Who Sailed to U.S.
    The families of several Cuban nationals who secretly left the island for Florida aboard two speedboats on the weekend of March 10 are desperately seeking information about the whereabouts of their relatives. According to news sources, some…
  • Mar 17

    Cuban Migrants Detained in Mexico Accuse Mexican Authorities of Abuse

    Cuban Migrants Detained in Mexico Accuse Mexican Authorities of Abuse
    Cuban nationals bound for the U.S. who were detained in Mexican city of Tapachula claim Mexican officials became violent and abused them after they had a hunger strike on March 10 to demand their freedom. According to news sources, the…
Rank this Week: 2283

Lawyers on Tap

Lawyers on Tap

By Verrill Dana LLP. Provides a resource to craft beverage producers interested in keeping abreast of legal developments and navigating the challenges unique to the industry.

http://www.beveragelawupdate.com
  • Mar 21

    Hey That’s Me Drinking That Beer! UGC Rights at Issue in Beer/Photo Lawsuit

    Hey That’s Me Drinking That Beer! UGC Rights at Issue in Beer/Photo Lawsuit
    Kayla Kraft (no known relation to the cheese people) found herself on a Natural Light coaster with a fake handlebar mustache drinking a beer under the heading “Every Natty Has a Story.”  She apparently didn’t like that…
  • Dec 8

    Canadian Company Pursues Moose Trademark: Trouble Brewing for Maine Beer Maker

    Canadian Company Pursues Moose Trademark: Trouble Brewing for Maine Beer Maker
    As brewers and residents of Maine, whose state animal after all is a moose, this recent Bangor Daily News article about a large Canadian corporation chasing U.S. brewers with a trademark for “moose” is cause for concern. I know…
  • Nov 1

    A Bourbon Conundrum

    A Bourbon Conundrum
    The recent week-long strike at two Jim Beam facilities in Kentucky highlights a very interesting tension in the current workplace.   Workers at the Boston and Clermont, Kentucky facilities overwhelmingly rejected the second contract…
Rank this Week: 2207

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/
  • Mar 21

    Atlantic City Firefighters Won’t Face Layoffs — for now

    Atlantic City Firefighters Won’t Face Layoffs — for now
    As reported by Philly.com, a New Jersey judge temporarily blocked the state Friday from laying off firefighters in Atlantic City, but ruled that their work schedules, salaries, and overtime can be changed by former U.S. Sen. Jeffrey S. Chiesa…
  • Mar 16

    NJ Supreme Court Hears Argument Over Government Imposed Salary Freeze

    NJ Supreme Court Hears Argument Over Government Imposed Salary Freeze
      As reported by N.J.com, public employee unions and government officials clashed Monday in a case before the state Supreme Court that could determine whether workers across New Jersey will get pay raises. The state’s highest court…
  • Feb 28

    Sweeney Introduces Bill Seeking to Wrest Control of PFRS Away from State Treasury

    Sweeney Introduces Bill Seeking to Wrest Control of PFRS Away from State Treasury
    As reported by N.J.com, furious after watching pension investment fees triple over the last three years even as their funds lost value, police and firefighter union leaders are seeking to wrest control of their underfunded pensions from…
Rank this Week: 4431

Health Industry Washington Watch

Health Industry Washington Watch

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

http://www.healthindustrywashingtonwatch.com/
Rank this Week: 3719

Fracking Insider

Fracking Insider

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

http://www.frackinginsider.com
  • Mar 20

    Domestic Crude Oil Production Down in 2016

    Domestic Crude Oil Production Down in 2016
    According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, ““Despite increasing crude oil prices throughout most of 2016, total U.S. crude oil production in 2016 was below its 2015 level. However, monthly production began growing in…
  • Mar 3

    Fracking Insider’s Wayne D’Angelo Testifies to Congress on Barriers to Infrastructure

    Fracking Insider’s Wayne D’Angelo Testifies to Congress on Barriers to Infrastructure
    Please check out our Fracking Insider colleague, Wayne D’Angelo, who testified before two House Government Reform Subcommittees on barriers to infrastructure, including energy infrastructure.…
  • Feb 2

    Trump’s SCOTUS Nominee is a Chevron Skeptic

    Trump’s SCOTUS Nominee is a Chevron Skeptic
    On January 31, President Trump introduced Judge Neil Gorsuch as his nominee for the Supreme Court vacancy left by Justice Antonin Scalia.  Gorsuch, who currently sits on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, has been…
Rank this Week: 3815

The Data Driven City

The Data Driven City

Explores technology, data, and laws related to city planning, urban renewal, and government in general.

http://datadrivencity.com/
  • Mar 18

    Trump’s threat to cut legal aid is wrongheaded

    Trump’s threat to cut legal aid is wrongheaded
    Trump’s newly proposed budget eliminates all funding for Legal Services Corp. or “LSC.” This threat to cut legal aid funding is severely wrongheaded. WHO WILL BE HURT I’ve worked for two organizations funded…
  • Mar 8

    Powerful statute of young girl staring down Wall Street bull on the eve of Women’s Day

    Powerful statute of young girl staring down Wall Street bull on the eve of Women’s Day
    A statue of a young girl staring down the Wall Street bull just appeared today in Manhattan from pic
  • Mar 5

    Anti-Trump Facebook pages worth following

    Anti-Trump Facebook pages worth following
    Facebook is a flawed but useful way to keep up on the news about the resistance to President Trump. The problem is that there are so many pages overrun with memes, or disreputable sources, so it can take time to find pages…
Rank this Week: 3594

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/
  • Mar 18

    Well, Jeff now gets to use a Satan emoji to describe me.

    Well, Jeff now gets to use a Satan emoji to describe me.
    Here's why:I was at the Burbank airport earlier this week, returning my rental car, and I heard a running sound.  The next thing I knew, a man (whose weight I've estimated at over 200 lbs--he was a big guy) had tripped, fallen into me,…
  • Mar 5

    How NOT to collect a legal bill.

    How NOT to collect a legal bill.
    We used a friend of ours, Mike Cenatiempo, to update our wills.  Mike used to work at Shannon Gracey, which is now defunct.  We paid our bill in December 2016.  We got a "past due" notice from the defunct Shannon Gracey law…
  • Jan 3

    I have managed to alienate Blogger.

    I have managed to alienate Blogger.
    After I got hacked, I tried to change my administrative login credentials to my new email address, but Blogger doesn't believe me.  Let's just say it's hard to survive a hacking.
Rank this Week: 4500

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: 4757

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/
  • Mar 17

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 3/17

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 3/17
    The Tribal Supreme Court Project has added the following information:* The Nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court of the United States – An Indian Law Perspective* Gorsuch:  Summary of Indian Law CasesFind at the Project…
  • Mar 10

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 3/10

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 3/10
    U.S. Federal Courts Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2017.htmlAgua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians v. Coachella Valley Water District (Tribal Water Rights - Groundwater)Desert Water Agency v. U.S. Department of the…
  • Mar 1

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 3/1

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 3/1
    U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2016-2017update.html Petition was filed in Sun v. Mashantucket Pequot Gaming Enterprise (Jurisdiction; Due Process) on January 3, 2017. Petition was denied in Alto v. Jewell…
Rank this Week: 4501

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/
  • Mar 17

    Fastest 5 Minutes, The Podcast Gov’t Contractors Can’t Do Without

    Fastest 5 Minutes, The Podcast Gov’t Contractors Can’t Do Without
    Crowell & Moring’s “Fastest 5 Minutes” is a biweekly podcast that provides a brief summary of significant government contracts legal and regulatory developments that no government contracts lawyer or executive should be…
  • Mar 6

    Whistle(blowing) While You Work: GAO Recommends Improvements to Whistleblower Protections Pilot Program

    Whistle(blowing) While You Work: GAO Recommends Improvements to Whistleblower Protections Pilot Program
    On March 2, 2017, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) published a report highlighting necessary improvements to effectively implement the Whistleblower Protections Pilot Program (WPPP).  The WPPP, introduced in the National…
  • Mar 3

    Fastest 5 Minutes, The Podcast Gov’t Contractors Can’t Do Without

    Fastest 5 Minutes, The Podcast Gov’t Contractors Can’t Do Without
    Crowell & Moring’s “Fastest 5 Minutes” is a biweekly podcast that provides a brief summary of significant government contracts legal and regulatory developments that no government contracts lawyer or executive should be…
Rank this Week: 4795

Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Covers government law. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.uaslawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2003

Whitcomb Law Blog

Whitcomb Law Blog

Covers government procurement.

http://blog.whitcomblawpc.com
  • Mar 14

    Geographically Descriptive Trademarks–Why Not?

    Geographically Descriptive Trademarks–Why Not?
    Why Can’t I use my home town as my brand? A trademark is part of your branding, a way to... The post Geographically Descriptive Trademarks–Why Not? appeared first on Whitcomb, Selinsky, McAuliffe, PC.
  • Mar 14

    Recovering from the Government for Negligent Estimate

    Recovering from the Government for Negligent Estimate
    Are Agencies Responsible for Their Negligent Estimates? Recently, the U.S. Court of Appeals ruled in favor of Agility Defense and... The post Recovering from the Government for Negligent Estimates appeared first on Whitcomb, Selinsky,…
  • Mar 14

    CVE Proposing to Change Its Reverification Rule

    CVE Proposing to Change Its Reverification Rule
    Open for Comment On February 21, 2017, the VA issued a CVE rule change proposing that Center for Veterans Enterprise (CVE)... The post CVE Proposing to Change Its Reverification Rules appeared first on Whitcomb, Selinsky, McAuliffe, PC.
Rank this Week: 2776

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: 3633

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/
  • Mar 9

    The Forgotten Irish: Irish Emigrant Experiences in America

    The Forgotten Irish: Irish Emigrant Experiences in America
    On the eve of the American Civil War, 1.6 million Irish-born people were living in the United States, most in the major industrialized cities of the North. The stories of 35 Irish families whose lives portray the nature of the ……
  • Mar 2

    Women’s History Month

    Women’s History Month
    Every March, the National Archives proudly observes Women’s History Month. We recognize the vast contributions women have made to our nation’s history as we explore their stories through letters, photographs, films, and other…
  • Feb 15

    Guidance on Presidential and Federal Record

    Guidance on Presidential and Federal Record
    The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) has long had a special relationship with the incoming Presidential Administration, including providing archival and records management guidance and support to the White House upon…
Rank this Week: 3559

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

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

http://blog.finkrosnerershow-levenberg.com/
  • Mar 8

    The Special Needs trust is funded …. now what?

    The Special Needs trust is funded …. now what?
    Funding a first party Special Needs Trust with alimony, an inheritance, or a personal injury settlement can preserve those assets for benefit of a person who is receiving or applying for means-tested government benefits such as SSI, DDD or…
  • Mar 6

    Handwritten Wills may work … maybe

    Handwritten Wills may work … maybe
    A handwritten Will is sometimes called a “holographic Will.” In New Jersey, it is referred to as a writing intended as a Will. The baseline statute for what is a “Will” requires that for something to “be a…
  • Feb 13

    Why would an 18-year old need a Power of Attorney or a Will?

    Why would an 18-year old need a Power of Attorney or a Will?
    “Powers of attorney are for old people.” “I don’t need a Will, I don’t own anything!” Truth be told, signing a basic set of ‘estate plan documents” at age 18 can prevent expensive legal problems…
Rank this Week: 2699

Infra Insight Blog

Infra Insight Blog

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

http://www.infrainsightblog.com
Rank this Week: 3758

Government Contracts Blog

Government Contracts Blog

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

http://www.governmentcontractslawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4393

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/
  • Feb 24

    Second Washington Appellate Court Affirms Broad Standing Requirements Under State's Open Public Meetings Act

    Second Washington Appellate Court Affirms Broad Standing Requirements Under State's Open Public Meetings Act
    Arthur West filed suit under Washington’s Open Public Meetings Act, ch. 42.30 RCW (“OPMA”), against the Pierce County Council and individual Council members based on a series of e-mails between members of the Council and the…
  • Feb 14

    From $37 to $339,000: Why the Price of Public Records Requests Varies So Much

    From $37 to $339,000: Why the Price of Public Records Requests Varies So Much
    The laws about public records differ from one government to the next and are further complicated by some technologies, like police body cameras.  By Liz Farmer from Governing.com In 2015, the editor of a newspaper in Florida filed a…
  • Jan 27

    FOIA and Complaints About Judicial Conduct

    FOIA and Complaints About Judicial Conduct
    Immigration judges are career civil-service employees in the Department of Justice’s executive office. The judges preside over matters such as deportation, exclusion, removal and rescission proceedings for non-citizens charged with…
Rank this Week: 4347