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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/
  • Sep 18

    Patrick Gudridge ALS Ice Bucket

    Patrick Gudridge ALS Ice Bucket
    Patrick Gudridge is our Vice Dean and a really smart legal academic. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcV1hWfYKmM Several years ago I suggested we dress up the faculty in Halloween costumes, take a group photo, and publish it online with the caption…
  • Sep 9

    Business as Usual During Alteration

    Business as Usual During Alteration
    In order to debug some very odd behavior under the hood, I’ll be doing odd things to the site theme in the next day or two. While it may temporarily change the looks, it shouldn’t change the content.
  • Sep 8

    The Rumors Were True

    The Rumors Were True
    Donna Shalala will ‘step down’ as U.Miami President at the end of the school year. It is with gratitude and affection for the University that I share with you my decision to step down at the end of the 2014-2015 … Continue…
Rank this Week: 25

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: 26

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/
  • Sep 19

    Breaking News: Government Agency Bulk Collecting Twitter Data

    Breaking News: Government Agency Bulk Collecting Twitter Data
    I was at the National Security Agency yesterday giving a Constitution Day speech and I learned details of a shocking collection program: The government is bulk collecting all traffic on Twitter. Under a program menacingly called…
  • Sep 19

    Honorable Mention: Sen. Tim Kaine

    Honorable Mention: Sen. Tim Kaine
    I have spent a lot of time over the past several years—as have many Americans—marveling at the horribleness of the United States Congress. And like many people of a romantically historical bent, I have often wondered how political…
  • Sep 18

    At Last, a Legal Adviser Nominee!

    At Last, a Legal Adviser Nominee!
    This afternoon, President Obama finally nominated a new State Department Legal Adviser — Brian Egan, who currently serves as Deputy Counsel to the President and NSC Legal Adviser.  Here is Brian’s bio: Brian James Egan…
Rank this Week: 129

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/
  • Sep 14

    A mixed but really good result?

    A mixed but really good result?
    So, client is a medical provider initially accused of committing sexual contact by a, “fraudulent representation that the sexual contact served a professional purpose.” Six former patients alleged that when the client gave…
  • Sep 4

    CP distribution?

    CP distribution?
    Prof. Berman at sentecing law and policy invites our attention to an interesting new decision from the Third. US v. Husmann, No. 13-2688 (3d Cir. Sept 3, 2014) (available here) . We all of us have an a client who is charged with distribution…
  • Sep 1

    They’ve already made up their mind

    They’ve already made up their mind
    How many times during a trial do you try to guess what the members are thinking, and what their decision is – I would suggest we do that many times throughout a trial.  We do this because we are responding to a client’s…
Rank this Week: 178

Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • Sep 9

    Do You Choose Clean Water?

    Do You Choose Clean Water?
    By Travis Loop Do you choose clean water? If so, we need your voice. And the voices of your friends. Clean water is important – for drinking, swimming, and fishing. We need it for our communities, farms, and businesses. But right now,…
  • Aug 27

    Bagasse to the Rescue!

    Bagasse to the Rescue!
    By Kristine Edwards When I first visited the Crystal Mine site (part of the Basin Mining Area Superfund Site in Jefferson County, Montana) back in 2006, I was so shocked by how bad it looked that I vowed to myself to get it cleaned up before…
  • Aug 26

    (A Student’s) Green Shopping Guide

    (A Student’s) Green Shopping Guide
    By Stephanie Businelli Congratulations! You fought through your SATs, got your diploma, and are now heading towards “the best four years of your life,” more commonly known as college. If you’re a student who plans to live on…
Rank this Week: 256

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
  • Sep 17

    Illinois pain practice pays nearly $600,000 to settle false claims with OIG-HHS

    Illinois pain practice pays nearly $600,000 to settle false claims with OIG-HHS
    On September 10, the Office of Inspector General of HHS announced that an Illinois physician practice specializing in the treatment of pain had paid over $590,000 to resolve allegations that it submitted false claims to Medicare. According to…
  • Sep 17

    DOJ settles with two doctors and clinic in sleep disorder case, proceeds against other provider

    DOJ settles with two doctors and clinic in sleep disorder case, proceeds against other provider
    On September 9, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida announced that it had reached a settlement with two sleep specialists and a clinic in Jacksonville, and had intervened in a whistleblower’s suit against…
  • Sep 14

    DOJ intervenes in whistleblowers’ spinal device kickback suit in Michigan

    DOJ intervenes in whistleblowers’ spinal device kickback suit in Michigan
    On September 8, the Department of Justice announced that it was filing two complaints in Michigan, intervening in two physician whistleblowers’ lawsuit against several health care providers for paying or receiving kickbacks for devices…
Rank this Week: 325

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
  • Sep 18

    Beck Statement on National Hispanic Heritage Month

    Beck Statement on National Hispanic Heritage Month
    Senator Jennifer Beck (R-11) issued the following statement in honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from September 15 to October 15. “National Hispanic Heritage Month commemorates the many important contributions of…
  • Sep 18

    Allen Legislation Allocating Funding for Preservation of McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst Advanced

    Allen Legislation Allocating Funding for Preservation of McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst Advanced
    Legislation sponsored by Senator Diane Allen (R-Burlington) to allocate funding for the preservation of Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst advanced from the Senate Military and Veterans Affairs Committee. Under Sen. Allen’s legislation, a…
  • Sep 18

    Thompson: Kids Deserve the Safety of Seat Belts & Harnesses in All Vehicle

    Thompson: Kids Deserve the Safety of Seat Belts & Harnesses in All Vehicle
    Senator Sam Thompson (R-12) said that the New Jersey Senate is sending conflicting messages regarding its concern for the safety of children riding on Garden State roads and highways. Sen. Sam Thompson has expressed concern that the New…
Rank this Week: 418

The Justice Blog

The Justice Blog

The Official Blog of the United States Department of Justice.

http://blogs.justice.gov/main/
Rank this Week: 406

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/
  • Sep 17

    Attorney General Supports Increased Whistleblower Protections Under Federal Banking Laws FIRREA

    Attorney General Supports Increased Whistleblower Protections Under Federal Banking Laws FIRREA
    New York City, New York. September 17, 2014.  In a speech delivered today at New York University School of Law, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder publicly endorsed enlarging U.S. whistleblower reward laws to include expanded…
  • Sep 5

    Recent SEC Whistleblower Award

    Recent SEC Whistleblower Award
    Compliance Professional Awarded $3000,000 by SEC Whistleblower Came to SEC After Reporting Fraud Internally and Company Failed to Take Action On August 29, 2014, The Securities and Exchange Commission announced a whistleblower award of more…
  • Aug 26

    SEC Whistleblower Awards List August 2014

    SEC Whistleblower Awards List August 2014
    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…
Rank this Week: 486

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: 605

New Jersey Public Safety Officers…

New Jersey Public Safety Officers Law Blog

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

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

    Qualifying For Accidental Disability Retirement Benefits: The Facts Matter

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

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

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

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

    Legislature To Vote On Extension Of Arbitration Cap for Police, Fire
    As reported by northjersey.com, top Democratic lawmakers are rushing to extend the cap on police and firefighter pay raises that some say has helped keep property tax bills in check. But local officials say the bill expected to be voted on…
Rank this Week: 641

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: 796

Lobby Comply Blog

Lobby Comply Blog

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

http://stateandfed.com/lobbycomply/
  • Sep 19

    News You Can Use Digest – September 19, 2014

    News You Can Use Digest – September 19, 2014
    National: Wealthy Citizens Have More Clout in State Government, but Stricter Lobbying Rules Can Help Close the Gap, Baylor Study Continued on Next Page
  • Sep 18

    Vermont Attorney General Asked to Clarify Campaign Finance Law

    Vermont Attorney General Asked to Clarify Campaign Finance Law
    The pro-life group Vermont Right to Life Committee filed a complaint with the state’s attorney general’s office against Vermont Leads Continued on Next Page
  • Sep 18

    FEC Working to Improve Its Website

    FEC Working to Improve Its Website
    The Federal Election Commission (FEC) is seeking input on the redesign of its website and access to its campaign finance Continued on Next Page
Rank this Week: 884

El Blog de Derecho Publico de…

El Blog de Derecho Publico de Sevach

Covers public law and legislation. By Professor J.R. Chaves.

http://contencioso.es/
Rank this Week: 842

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: 880

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: 1074

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • Sep 19

    CFPB Proposes Rule to Supervise Nonbank Auto Finance Companie

    CFPB Proposes Rule to Supervise Nonbank Auto Finance Companie
    Barbara S. Mishkin The CFPB has issued a proposal to supervise nonbank companies that qualify as “larger participants of a market for automobile financing.”  Comments on the proposal will be due 60 days after its publication…
  • Sep 18

    CFPB and FTC file lawsuits against online payday lender

    CFPB and FTC file lawsuits against online payday lender
    Barbara S. Mishkin Earlier this month, the CFPB and FTC filed lawsuits against different groups of interrelated companies and their individual principals for engaging in allegedly unlawful online payday lending schemes. The CFPB’s…
  • Sep 18

    OMB gives go-ahead to CFPB telephone survey of consumers for arbitration study

    OMB gives go-ahead to CFPB telephone survey of consumers for arbitration study
    Mark J. Levin Over the vigorous objections of industry trade groups, on September 4, 2014, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approved the CFPB’s request to conduct a national telephone survey of 1,000 credit card holders as part…
Rank this Week: 1158

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: 1165

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

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

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

    Obamacare v. Affordable Care Act

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

    Election Day Tomorrow - Florida Democratic Governor's Primary

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

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

    Is Florida Governor Rick Scott Controlling the Search for a New President at FAU?
    The Board of Directors of Florida Atlantic University has released the names of 10 finalists for the school's next president. The list contains some interesting demographics. First, only two... To view the rest of this article, please…
Rank this Week: 1072

Government Contracts Blog

Government Contracts Blog

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

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

    DOJ’s FCPA Enforcement Power Gets A Big Boost

    DOJ’s FCPA Enforcement Power Gets A Big Boost
    In 2011, the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) stated that “[i]t’s not necessarily the wisest move for a company” to challenge the definition of “foreign official” under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act…
  • Jul 29

    Federal Register Round Up – June/July 2014

    Federal Register Round Up – June/July 2014
    DOD Proposed Rules Seeking Contractor Business System Rule Self Assessments The Department of Defense issued a proposed rule on July 15th that would revise the DFARS Business Systems Rule by requiring contractors with estimating, accounting,…
  • Jul 29

    Attorney-Client Privilege Protection in Internal Investigations Upheld by D.C. Circuit: Good News for Corporate Counsel

    Attorney-Client Privilege Protection in Internal Investigations Upheld by D.C. Circuit: Good News for Corporate Counsel
    This article was originally published by Bloomberg Law. In a much-anticipated decision, the D.C. Circuit clarified the general test for the applicability of the attorney-client privilege in internal investigations. In re Kellogg Brown &…
Rank this Week: 1062

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/
  • Jun 5

    What’s The Construction At Alabama Street, Redlands Boulevard and Colton Avenue in the City of Redlands?

    What’s The Construction At Alabama Street, Redlands Boulevard and Colton Avenue in the City of Redlands?
    By Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law My office is on Colton Avenue between Tennessee and Redlands Boulevard. That is confusing to people, because Colton Avenue dead-ends into Redlands Boulevard.  I tell visitors to exit the 10 at Tennessee…
  • Jun 4

    More On Constitutionalist Nonsense

    More On Constitutionalist Nonsense
    By Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law One of the more relatively popular posts on this website is this post on  Constitutionalists. From time to time, I run across them in either my Code Enforcement or my Civil Rights practices. However, I…
  • Apr 21

    New Addresses for the San Bernardino Justice Center

    New Addresses for the San Bernardino Justice Center
    By Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law As you may know, the courts are going to be reorganized in San Bernardino County. Below is the proposed San Bernardino County Local Rule 130, effective July 1, 2014, which gives the new addresses for the San…
Rank this Week: 1194

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: 1218

Oregon Legal Research

Oregon Legal Research

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

http://blog.oregonlegalresearch.com/
Rank this Week: 1320

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: 1245

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/
  • Sep 15

    Affiliate’s Schedule Contract Didn’t Count, Says Court

    Affiliate’s Schedule Contract Didn’t Count, Says Court
    An offeror was not entitled to hold itself out as having a Federal Supply Schedule contract by virtue of its relationship with an affiliated company that held the FSS contract. In a recent bid protest decision, the Court of Federal Claims…
  • Sep 12

    SAM Registration: What The Heck Is An “Immediate Owner?”

    SAM Registration: What The Heck Is An “Immediate Owner?”
    Government contractors who have attempted to recently register or re-register in the SAM database have been confronted with new questions asking about an “immediate owner” and a “higher-level owner.”  These new…
  • Sep 9

    GSA Contractor Team Arrangement: Single-SIN Restriction Was Appropriate

    GSA Contractor Team Arrangement: Single-SIN Restriction Was Appropriate
    A procuring agency reasonably required all members of a SDVOSB set-aside GSA Contractor Team Arrangement to possess a certain Federal Supply Schedule contract and Special Item Number. In a recent bid protest decision, the GAO held that…
Rank this Week: 1332

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/
  • Sep 13

    Sunday Talk Shows Stink. Here is Why

    Sunday Talk Shows Stink. Here is Why
    Have you ever given any thought as to why do you read, listen, or watch the news? Entertainment? Information? Maybe it’s a little of both. Family and friends who live more than 200 miles from the Washington, DC metro area are in shock…
  • Sep 11

    Iranian Adventurism in North America

    Iranian Adventurism in North America
    Iranian adventurism in the Western Hemisphere is real and has been on the uptick for decades. If there was ever a case for increased economic sanctions on places such as Venezuela or Cuba, this is just as good as any an issue to start…
  • Sep 11

    President Obama’s “Oops” Speech

    President Obama’s “Oops” Speech
    It was an exercise in a political distraction, one that interrupted an otherwise good episode of Hell’s Kitchen. We could have watched a few of our recorded program, but we opted to watch the President Obama’s remarks.…
Rank this Week: 1267

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/
  • Sep 9

    C&M Lawyers Conduct Live Webinar on TAA Risks on Wednesday, September 10

    C&M Lawyers Conduct Live Webinar on TAA Risks on Wednesday, September 10
    On Wednesday, September 9th at 12 PM Eastern, join our government contracts attorneys for a webinar entitled: “Mitigating Trade Agreements Act Risks for GSA Schedule Holders.” During this 60-minute webinar, we will provide an…
  • Sep 8

    Not Our Problem: ASBCA Has No Say in Prime-Sub Sponsorship Dispute

    Not Our Problem: ASBCA Has No Say in Prime-Sub Sponsorship Dispute
    In Appeal of Binghamton Simulator Co. (ASBCA, Aug. 21), the board held that it had no jurisdiction to hear a subcontractor’s appeal in which the prime contractor declined to sponsor the sub’s appeal. Despite the…
  • Sep 4

    Another Primer on the New “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces” Executive Order

    Another Primer on the New “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces” Executive Order
    On September 3rd, I had the pleasure of presenting on the “Fair Play and Safe Work Places” Executive Order (previously discussed here and here) at the Professional Services Council’s Labor Policy Committee Meeting. This EO,…
Rank this Week: 1233

Hot Button Blog

Hot Button Blog

By Cozen O'Connor.

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

    Health Care Reform Implementation Update September 5, 2014

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

    Health Care Reform Implementation Update August 21, 2014

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

    Health Care Reform Implementation Update August 12, 2014

    Health Care Reform Implementation Update August 12, 2014
    August recess has begun on Capitol Hill. Congressmen and women and senators are home in their districts and states, and Capitol Hill staffers are catching up on piled up work. Nonetheless, last week Congressman Kevin Brady (R-Texas) released…
Rank this Week: 1401

Pace Law Library

Pace Law Library

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

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

    The Pace Law Library Blog Makeover

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

    Ms. Lamikanra on Nigerian Law and Legal System

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

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

    Prof. Crawford Reviews Estate and Gift Tax Law Review Articles of 2010
    Check out our first 2011 addition to the Pace Law Library Podcasts site titled Estate and Gift Tax Law Articles of 2010.  Prof. Bridget Crawford from Pace Law School reviews interesting estate and gift tax law related articles that were…
Rank this Week: 1382

Politics, Law and Policy Blog

Politics, Law and Policy Blog

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

http://www.politicsandlawblog.com
  • Sep 18

    Cindy Gillespie Quoted in Bloomberg

    Cindy Gillespie Quoted in Bloomberg
    MLA’s Cindy Gillespie was quoted in the Bloomberg article, “U.S. Health System Among Least Efficient Before Obamacare.” U.S. Health System Among Least Efficient Before Obamacare The U.S. health-care system was among the…
  • Sep 17

    Thurbert Baker and Robin Conrad to Present on Litigation Funding at PLAC Conference on October 16

    Thurbert Baker and Robin Conrad to Present on Litigation Funding at PLAC Conference on October 16
    MLA’s Thurbert Baker (retired Attorney General for the State of Georgia) and Robin Conrad (retired Executive Vice President of the National Chamber Litigation Center) will present at the October 16-17 Product Liability Advisory…
  • Sep 16

    Scotty Greenwood to Moderate CABC Panel on September 17

    Scotty Greenwood to Moderate CABC Panel on September 17
    MLA’s Scotty Greenwood will serve as moderator at the September 17 Canadian American Business Council (CABC) event with Industry Minister James Moore. The event will be streamed on YouTube and at cabc.co/live tomorrow (9/17)…
Rank this Week: 1996

Corruption Chronicles

Corruption Chronicles

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

http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/
  • Sep 17

    Feds in El Paso: Rep. O’Rourke Called to Ban Contact with Judicial Watch

    Feds in El Paso: Rep. O’Rourke Called to Ban Contact with Judicial Watch
    Federal law enforcement sources in El Paso say that a United States congressman called their office to prohibit contact with Judicial Watch in the aftermath of a disturbing story confirming that Islamic terrorists are operating in the Mexican…
  • Sep 16

    2 Standards of Justice: DOJ Doesn’t Punish Crime Among Its Rank

    2 Standards of Justice: DOJ Doesn’t Punish Crime Among Its Rank
    The Department of Justice (DOJ) is responsible for enforcing the law, providing federal leadership in preventing crime and punishing those guilty of illegal behavior yet it allows its own officials to get away with all sorts of appalling…
  • Sep 16

    2 Standards of Justice: DOJ Doesn’t Punish Crime Among Its Rank

    2 Standards of Justice: DOJ Doesn’t Punish Crime Among Its Rank
    The Department of Justice (DOJ) is responsible for enforcing the law, providing federal leadership in preventing crime and punishing those guilty of illegal behavior yet it allows its own officials to get away with all sorts of appalling…
Rank this Week: 2049

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/
  • Sep 16

    ISL and US Foreign Policy

    ISL and US Foreign Policy
    America decided to deal with the Native Americans by war and exile. It took three centuries, as succeeding generations of Indians realized that the White Man would honor no treaty and give them no peace. Israel has tried since the 1960s to…
  • Sep 15

    A View of the Ballot

    A View of the Ballot
    I got on line the other night to see what to expect at the voting booth today. We have all been hearing about the primary races for Governor and Lieutenant Governor, although polls tell us that lots of people haven’t heard of Zephyr…
  • Sep 2

    Forcing us to Live in an Immoral World

    Forcing us to Live in an Immoral World
    We are increasingly being forced to live in an immoral world. The radical wrong has hijacked the very idea of morality so that it no longer has anything to do with helping our neighbor. We’re not supposed to lift a collective finger for…
Rank this Week: 2166

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/
  • Sep 16

    Florida Sleep Clinic Settles False Claims Act Case

    Florida Sleep Clinic Settles False Claims Act Case
    The Sleep Medicine Center, Inc. (“Sleep Medicine”) and two physicians, Hubert Zachary and George Restea, have agreed with the federal government to settle allegations initiated by a whistleblower in a qui tam complaint that the…
  • Sep 10

    U.S. Joins Whistleblowers’ Case Involving Spinal Implant

    U.S. Joins Whistleblowers’ Case Involving Spinal Implant
    The Justice Department announced that the U.S. has intervened in a qui tam lawsuit brought by two whistleblowers alleging violations of the False Claims Act and filed its own lawsuit alleging violations of the Anti-Kickback Statute against…
  • Sep 4

    US Intervenes in False Claims Act Case Against Hospice Provider

    US Intervenes in False Claims Act Case Against Hospice Provider
    The United States has partially intervened in two qui tam lawsuits by three whistleblowers alleging violations of the False Claims Act by Evercare Hospice and Palliative Care (“Evercare”) now known as Optum Palliative and Hospice…
Rank this Week: 1865

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/
  • Sep 12

    NILL added new content to 6 Indian Law Bulletins on 9/11

    NILL added new content to 6 Indian Law Bulletins on 9/11
    * U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletinhttp://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/2014cta.htmlThlopthlocco Tribal Town v. Stidham (tribal election dispute, jurisdiction)    * United States Federal Trial Courts…
  • Sep 5

    NILL added new content to 4 Indian Law Bulletins on 9/05

    NILL added new content to 4 Indian Law Bulletins on 9/05
    * U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/2014cta.htmlMenominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin v. United States (breach of self-determination contract, U.S. Health & Human Services)    * United States…
  • Sep 4

    Arizona Conference on Energy and Mineral Development in Indian Country

    Arizona Conference on Energy and Mineral Development in Indian Country
    The Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation will host a Special Institute on Energy and Mineral Development in Indian Country in Tucson, AZ on November 6-7, 2014. The conference is divided into three parts: Setting the Stage; The Legal…
Rank this Week: 1561

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/
  • Sep 11

    CMS Updates Medicare Part B Drug Pricing File

    CMS Updates Medicare Part B Drug Pricing File
    CMS has posted its October 2014 update to the Medicare average sales price (ASP) drug pricing files, which contain the payment amounts that CMS will use to pay for Part B covered drugs for the fourth quarter of 2014. CMS notes that prices for…
  • Sep 8

    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. Recent CMS regulations have addressed the EHR meaningful use timeline…
  • Sep 8

    OMB Clears OIG Proposed Rule on Anti-Kickback Safe Harbors, CMPs for Beneficiary Inducements & Gainsharing

    OMB Clears OIG Proposed Rule on Anti-Kickback Safe Harbors, CMPs for Beneficiary Inducements & Gainsharing
    The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has cleared an HHS Office of Inspector General (OIG) proposed rule that would expand the OIG’s Medicare and state health care program fraud and abuse authorities. Specifically, on September 4,…
Rank this Week: 1969

PA Public Contracts

PA Public Contracts

Covers public bidding and contracting in Pennsylvania. By Christopher I. McCabe.

http://www.papubliccontracts.com/
  • Aug 26

    Commonwealth Court: Bidder Qualification Criteria Can Be Waived Under Gaeta Decision

    Commonwealth Court: Bidder Qualification Criteria Can Be Waived Under Gaeta Decision
    If a public entity issues a bid and specifies that bidders must have certain minimum experience, can the public entity waive those requirements for the low bidder?  In my view, the answer is no. Ordinarily, specified qualification…
  • Jul 17

    Commonwealth Court Reaffirms No Right To Hearing On Protest Filed Under Pa. Procurement Code

    Commonwealth Court Reaffirms No Right To Hearing On Protest Filed Under Pa. Procurement Code
    Is there a right to a hearing on a bid protest filed under the Pa. Procurement Code? The answer is no. In a recent, unreported decision involving a contract issued by the Philadelphia Parking Authority for a new red light camera system in the…
  • Jul 10

    Public Bidding 101: Are Proprietary Specifications Permissible?

    Public Bidding 101: Are Proprietary Specifications Permissible?
    On a public bid can a public entity direct a contractor to furnish and install equipment made by only one manufacturer?  This question is raised often by clients who complain when the specifications they are bidding against are…
Rank this Week: 1961

Rulemaking

Rulemaking

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

http://rulemaking.wordpress.com/
  • Jun 17

    SCOTUS to decide whether rulemaking required when agencies change established guidance on statutes & regulation

    SCOTUS to decide whether rulemaking required when agencies change established guidance on statutes & regulation
    The following article was posted today by Leland Beck, who will be speaking on a panel at the ACR meeting in Baltimore.…
  • Apr 21

    Accepting Nominations for the 2014 Robert J. Colborn Innovation Award

    Accepting Nominations for the 2014 Robert J. Colborn Innovation Award
    The Administrative Codes and Registers’ Awards Committee is taking nominations for the 2014 Colborn Award.  This year, the committee consists of Ken Hansen (UT; chair), Kerry Radcliff (WA) and Liz Cloud (FL).  The Colborn…
  • Jan 28

    ACR Founder Passe

    ACR Founder Passe
    Robert J. Colborn, former administrator of the Maryland Division of State Documents, the founder of Administrative Codes and Registers, a generous and kind spirit, and a dear friend passed away on January 23, 2014.  Bob’s obituary…
Rank this Week: 1685

Nexus

Nexus

Chapman's Journal of Law and Public Policy

http://www.lawschoolblog.org/
  • Apr 24

    The First Amendment & Commercial Speech: What Does that Even Mean?

    The First Amendment & Commercial Speech: What Does that Even Mean?
    The right to free speech guaranteed by the First Amendment[i] is an extremely popular topic in academia, the legal field, and general public discourse. This right can be conceptually compartmentalized or broken down into subsets such as…
  • Apr 23

    GRAY AREA, GRAY AEREO

    GRAY AREA, GRAY AEREO
    In recent years, the time-shifting capabilities of digital video recorders (colloquially “DVRs”) and the rising availability of cloud storage have dramatically altered the definition of watching TV. The average television viewer…
  • Apr 21

    The Test to California’s Tests?

    The Test to California’s Tests?
    The U.S. Department of Education first established the modified academic achievement standards to address a certain group of students who had been struggling under the previous school accountability scheme.[i]  That scheme had allowed…
Rank this Week: 2148

For the Seventh Generation Blog

For the Seventh Generation Blog

Protecting Native Nations for the Seventh Generation. News, views, and opinions about federal Indian law and tribal governance by law professors who teach in the field.

http://tribal-law.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 24

    Geneva Institute on Indigenous People

    Geneva Institute on Indigenous People
    If you are a law student interested in studying abroad, the University of Tulsa offers a program in Geneva relating to Indigenous people. The 2009 program will run July 4 - August 1, 2009, and the classes offered for the first two weeks are…
  • Apr 14

    Transcript of Argument in Plains Commerce Bank v. Long Family Land & Cattle

    Transcript of Argument in Plains Commerce Bank v. Long Family Land & Cattle
    The transcript of the argument today in Plains Commerce Bank v. Long Family Land & Cattle is available here. Surprisingly, the Court was heavily interested in the idea that a majority Indian-owned corporation might be considered an Indian…
  • Mar 25

    OK AG values Bank over Battered Women

    OK AG values Bank over Battered Women
    This was originally submitted to the Tulsa World as an op-ed piece, but was not published:update as of 4/10/08: The Tulsa World did indeed publish this an op-ed piece, The Native American Times reprinted it and the Cherokee Phoenix plans to…
Rank this Week: 1613

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: 4457

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: 4939

Maryland Social Security…

Maryland Social Security Disability Lawyers Blog

Covers workers' compensation, injury, and government law. By Steinhardt, Siskind and Associates, LLC.

http://www.marylandsocialsecuritydisabilitylawyers.com/
  • Sep 18

    New Dog Bite Law in Maryland

    New Dog Bite Law in Maryland
    Up until last spring, Maryland loosely followed what is sometimes called the “one bite rule.” This meant the owner of a dog that bites someone might not be held liable if the bite was the dog’s first bite. An otherwise…
  • Sep 18

    Maryland Workplace Injury Involving Product Defect

    Maryland Workplace Injury Involving Product Defect
    Some Maryland cases involving workplace injury can be complex because they require more analysis than a simple workers’ compensation claim. If a worker is injured while using a defective machine, there may be a product liability…
  • Sep 8

    Motorcycle Accidents in Maryland

    Motorcycle Accidents in Maryland
    If you are injured in a motorcycle accident in Maryland, injuries are more likely to be severe than if you were operating an automobile. You can sue the driver who is at fault for the crash to recover compensation. Most often,…
Rank this Week: 2437

White Collar Alert

White Collar Alert

Provides news and insight to counsel and legal observers concerning white collar criminal defense, internal investigations, government litigation and regulatory compliance. By Montgomery McCracken.

http://whitecollarblog.mmwr.com
  • Sep 18

    DOJ Hopes to Prosecute More Criminal Cases Arising Out of False Claims Act

    DOJ Hopes to Prosecute More Criminal Cases Arising Out of False Claims Act
    On Wednesday, Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division Leslie R. Caldwell spoke at the Taxpayers Against Fraud Education Fund annual conference in Washington D.C., and announced that the DOJ is closely examining civil False Claims…
  • Sep 10

    Goldman Sachs Case: Know and Understand Your Corporate By-Laws Concerning Legal Fee

    Goldman Sachs Case: Know and Understand Your Corporate By-Laws Concerning Legal Fee
    Goldman Sachs Group Inc. has recently garnered a lot of press on the ongoing litigation on former Goldman programmer and vice president Sergey Aleynikov’s demands for indemnification and advancement of attorneys’ fees. These fees…
  • Sep 8

    Criminal Plea, Civil Liability: Aftermath of the BP Deepwater Horizon Catastrophe

    Criminal Plea, Civil Liability: Aftermath of the BP Deepwater Horizon Catastrophe
    Perhaps the most infamous environmental litigation case in history, the 2010 Deepwater Horizon catastrophe has resulted in approximately 3,000 lawsuits (both criminal and civil) and over 100,000 named claimants in federal and state courts…
Rank this Week: 2640

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

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

http://legalnewsyoucanuse.com/
  • Sep 18

    Camp Lejeune Claim Favorably Resolved – After Action Report

    Camp Lejeune Claim Favorably Resolved – After Action Report
    This week, we had the good fortune of discussing ancillary benefits for a Marine Corps veteran who was granted service connection and 100% P&T for disabilities related to Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) exposure while…
  • Sep 18

    National Panel Encourages Greater Use of Palliative Care at End of Life

    National Panel Encourages Greater Use of Palliative Care at End of Life
    Today it was reported that a nonpartisan 21-member committee appointed by the federal Institute of Medicine, which is the independent research arm of the National Academy of Sciences, has issued the results of its investigation into…
  • Sep 15

    Myth: “Medicaid doesn’t count the annual exclusion gifts”

    Myth: “Medicaid doesn’t count the annual exclusion gifts”
    A few days ago I met with a new client whose elderly relative had given out $12,000 gifts per person to a set of favorite relatives about 4 years ago because someone at the bank told her that if the … Continue reading →  A…
Rank this Week: 2928

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Whistleblower Lawyer News

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

http://www.whistleblowerlawyernews.com/
  • Sep 18

    Justice Department looking at whistleblower cases for possible criminal prosecution of healthcare fraud

    Justice Department looking at whistleblower cases for possible criminal prosecution of healthcare fraud
    The Justice Department’s Criminal Division will be increasing its scrutiny of whistleblower complaints alleging fraud against the government. An announcement today by Assistant Attorney General Leslie Caldwell that her team will be…
  • Sep 16

    AgFeed hog production company pays $18 mill to settle SEC probe

    AgFeed hog production company pays $18 mill to settle SEC probe
    AgFeed, a Tennessee based hog production company, which was based in China, will pay $18 million to settle a Securities and Exhange Commission investigation which alleged that it reported false revenues to boost its stock price the SEC has…
  • Sep 15

    First compliance auditor whistleblower awarded $300,000 by S.E.C.

    First compliance auditor whistleblower awarded $300,000 by S.E.C.
    The Securities and Exchange Commission has issued its first whistleblower award of $300,000 to a compliance auditor for a company. The whistleblower reported financial wrongdoing to the SEC after the company failed to take action after the…
Rank this Week: 2251