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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/
  • Feb 2

    Just Got My Advance Copy of ‘Robot Law’!

    Just Got My Advance Copy of ‘Robot Law’!
    This is exciting: just got my first copy of “Robot Law,” a book I edited with Ryan Calo and Ian Kerr. I suppose I might be a little biased, but I think it’s a pretty darn good collection that will … Continue reading…
  • Jan 29

    Celebrating Groundhog Day in Miami?

    Celebrating Groundhog Day in Miami?
    Due to an aside I delivered in class, my Administrative Law students have expressed an interest in celebrating Groundhog Day, which is Feb. 2. My initial reaction was a bit negative: How, living in Florida, can this be anything but ……
  • Jan 23

    Slides from Toronto Big Data Talk

    Slides from Toronto Big Data Talk
    This morning I presented a short talk on the tensions between Big Data and privacy at the University of Toronto’s conference on The Future Frontiers of Online Privacy. Here, in case you care–and for the record–are my slides…
Rank this Week: 36

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: 60

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/
  • Feb 7

    When a Disunited Europe Meets Transnational Terrorism

    When a Disunited Europe Meets Transnational Terrorism
    Editor's Note: The 2015 Islamic State attacks in Paris highlighted not only the terrorist threat to Europe, but also the many European failings in intelligence and border security. Marc Hecker of the French Institute for International…
  • Feb 6

    Army Combat Exercise in Hawaii Plays Down Cyber Threat

    Army Combat Exercise in Hawaii Plays Down Cyber Threat
    In a recent visit to PACOM with other Stanford colleagues, we had the chance to observe an Army brigade combat team exercise.  This exercise involved an opposing force that was operating under free-play conditions—that is, the…
  • Feb 6

    Terrorism Taxonomy: Gil Avriel’s “Civilitary Theory”

    Terrorism Taxonomy: Gil Avriel’s “Civilitary Theory”
    As Jack noted earlier this week, the new issue of the Harvard National Security Law Journal (for which Jack, Bobby, Ben and I serve as advisors) contains a number of ground-breaking articles, including pieces by Lawfare’s own Ashley…
Rank this Week: 69

Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • Feb 5

    This Week in EPA Science

    This Week in EPA Science
    By Kacey Fitzpatrick Not a big Coldplay fan? Here’s some other halftime entertainment: the latest in EPA science. February is Healthy Heart Month Heart disease and stroke are the first and fourth leading causes of death in the United…
  • Feb 4

    See the data, find a solution

    See the data, find a solution
    by Amanda Pruzinsky Ever remember a time when you were in school thinking “why am I learning this?” I sure can. But I can also remember the first time everything just clicked and made complete sense. For me, it was in my high…
  • Feb 3

    Making a Visible Difference through Citizen Science

    Making a Visible Difference through Citizen Science
    By Laura Stewart About the author: Laura Stewart is an Oak Ridge Institute of Science and Education (ORISE) research participant in the EPA Region 10 office. My first citizen science project was in 1999; working on a United Nations-funded…
Rank this Week: 219

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 249

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

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

http://dissentingjustice.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 21

    The Voices: Why Do White Male Progressives Hear Things That No One Else Can?

    The Voices: Why Do White Male Progressives Hear Things That No One Else Can?
    Nine years ago, the Democratic presidential primaries had already begun. Hillary Clinton, the presumptive frontrunner, suffered an upset defeat in the Iowa caucuses. Clinton lost the caucuses because... To view the rest of this article,…
  • Oct 30

    DISSENTING JUSTICE IS ON FACEBOOK AND TWITTER!

    DISSENTING JUSTICE IS ON FACEBOOK AND TWITTER!
    Hello. Due to the ease of posting, I update this blog primarily on Facebook (most things) and Twitter. It moves at a rapid pace.  Please join. I have covered a lot of police... To view the rest of this article, please…
  • Aug 23

    Cop Swindles Elderly Dementia Victim of $2 Million; Department Does Nothing to Stop It

    Cop Swindles Elderly Dementia Victim of $2 Million; Department Does Nothing to Stop It
    In a rather disturbing case of police misconduct, Aaron Goodwin, a Portsmouth, New Hampshire police officer, took advantage of a 91-year-old woman with dementia. She had called 911 for some reason,... To view the rest of this article, please…
Rank this Week: 281

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/
  • Feb 5

    Swiss Bank Whistleblower Calls for Switzerland to Protect Whistleblower

    Swiss Bank Whistleblower Calls for Switzerland to Protect Whistleblower
    Swiss bank whistleblower Bradley Birkenfeld was featured yesterday in an article detailing the extremely hostile environment that exists in Switzerland toward whistleblowers. In the article Birkenfeld states that change is “long…
  • Jan 21

    National Whistleblower Center Wins Wildlife Crime Tech Challenge Award

    National Whistleblower Center Wins Wildlife Crime Tech Challenge Award
    Washington D.C., USA. January 21, 2016—The Wildlife Crime Tech Challenge program, an initiative of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in partnership with the National Geographic Society, the Smithsonian Institution,…
  • Jan 20

    October – December 2015 SEC Whistleblower Awards List

    October – December 2015 SEC Whistleblower Awards List
    The SEC Office of the Whistleblower posts 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: 283

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/
  • Feb 5

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 2/05

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 2/05
    U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/2016cta.htmlHayes v. Delbert Services Corp. (Payday Loans - Debt Collection) U.S. Federal Trial Courts Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/dct/2016dct.htmlWright…
  • Jan 29

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 1/29

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 1/29
    U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2015-2016update.htmlPetition for certiorari in White v. Regents of the University of California, et al. (Federal Rules of Civil Procedure - "Required Party") was denied on…
  • Jan 25

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 1/25

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 1/25
    U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2015-2016update.html Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin v. U.S. (Limitation of Actions) was decided on 1/25/16.
Rank this Week: 287

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: 308

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/
  • 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…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 337

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: 440

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: 478

RegBlog

RegBlog

A regulation blog, in affiliation with the Penn Program on Regulation. From the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

http://www.regblog.org/
  • Feb 4

    The Regulatory Week in Review: February 5, 2016

    The Regulatory Week in Review: February 5, 2016
    U.S. House Representatives introduce a bill requiring women to register for the draft, a U.S. House committee holds a hearing on Flint, Michigan's water contamination, and more...
  • Feb 3

    What Constitutes “Natural” Foods?

    What Constitutes “Natural” Foods?
    The FDA requests information in possible first steps to regulate the term “natural” on food labels.
  • Feb 2

    Reforming Medical Device Regulation

    Reforming Medical Device Regulation
    Researchers argue for reducing FDA involvement in medical device regulation.
Rank this Week: 501

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/
  • Feb 2

    A positive result

    A positive result
    United States v. Plant was a difficult appeal, for a lot of reasons.  Ultimately we were able to get some relief at the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.  The court set-aside a conviction of child endangerment and ordered a…
  • Jan 30

    If

    If
    “If we prioritize conviction rates rather than having just verdicts, and if we vote that way in elections, this problem [of unfair, biased criminal prosecutions] will just continue.” by Todd VanDerWerff on January 11,…
  • Jan 17

    WTR-Military Law Review article

    WTR-Military Law Review article
    Barracks, Dormitories, and Capitol Hill: Finding Justice in the Divergent Politics of Military and College Sexual Assault Rudderless: 15 Years and Still Little Direction on the Boundaries of Military Rule of Evidence 513 Open-Ended…
Rank this Week: 539

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: 543

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/
  • Feb 5

    Regulatory Humility?

    Regulatory Humility?
    The widespread use of encryption technology was one of the major topics trending in technological discussions for 2015. Encryption technology allows a user to protect confidential conversations or information on designated computers by…
  • Feb 2

    Cuban Regime Officials Engage in Criminal Conspiracy That Endangers Americans, Uses US Immigration Laws to Make it So

    Cuban Regime Officials Engage in Criminal Conspiracy That Endangers Americans, Uses US Immigration Laws to Make it So
    When someone breaks the law, they should be punished. And when a foreign government encourages people to do it, that government should be held to account as well.  For decades Cuban regime officials have encouraged Cubans to leave the…
  • Jan 27

    Lawlessness on U.S.-Cuba Policy, the New Normal

    Lawlessness on U.S.-Cuba Policy, the New Normal
    Cuba is far from being an emerging economy; because of political and economic immaturity, they are more akin to an underdeveloped nation. No matter how hard the Obama administration tries to subvert U.S. law through the regulatory process,…
Rank this Week: 677

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: 690

The Justice Blog

The Justice Blog

The Official Blog of the United States Department of Justice.

http://blogs.justice.gov/main/
Rank this Week: 694

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • Feb 4

    CFPB provides insight on treatment of big data

    CFPB provides insight on treatment of big data
    Joseph J. Schuster This will follow up on Barbara Mishkin’s January 14, 2016 blog “FTC warns use of big data may violate federal consumer protection laws.”  At the American Bar Association’s Consumer…
  • Feb 3

    CFPB announces steps to improve checking account acce

    CFPB announces steps to improve checking account acce
    Barbara S. Mishkin As anticipated, in conjunction with its field hearing today, the CFPB announced several steps it has taken to improve consumer access to checking accounts.  These steps consist of a sending a letter to the 25…
  • Feb 1

    CFPB Jan. 2016 complaint report highlights “other financial services complaints,” complaints from NY State/NY metro area consumer

    CFPB Jan. 2016 complaint report highlights “other financial services complaints,” complaints from NY State/NY metro area consumer
    Barbara S. Mishkin The CFPB has issued its January 2016 complaint report which highlights “other financial service” complaints and complaints from consumers in New York State and the New York metro area.  In addition to the…
Rank this Week: 697

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: 706

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/
  • Feb 5

    CMS Proposal Would Expand Medicare/Private Claims Data Available for Care Improvement

    CMS Proposal Would Expand Medicare/Private Claims Data Available for Care Improvement
    CMS has issued a proposed rule that would allow organizations approved as “qualified entities” to confidentially share or sell analyses of Medicare and private-sector claims data to providers, employers, and other groups who can…
  • Feb 5

    House Fails to Override President’s Veto of ACA Repeal Bill

    House Fails to Override President’s Veto of ACA Repeal Bill
    On February 2, 2016, the House failed to muster the votes needed to override President Obama’s veto of H.R. 3762, the “Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act.”  As previously reported, the bill…
  • Feb 5

    CMS Issues Guide on Avoiding Readmissions in Diverse Medicare Population

    CMS Issues Guide on Avoiding Readmissions in Diverse Medicare Population
    The CMS Office of Minority Health has released a “Guide to Preventing Readmissions among Racially and Ethnically Diverse Medicare Beneficiaries.”   The guide highlights data indicating that racial and ethnic minority…
Rank this Week: 774

Lobby Comply Blog

Lobby Comply Blog

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

http://stateandfed.com/lobbycomply/
  • Feb 5

    Campaign Finance Amendment to be Introduced in Minnesota

    Campaign Finance Amendment to be Introduced in Minnesota
    In an effort to repair and modernize Minnesota’s campaign finance system, House Democrats have announced their intention to introduce a Continued on Next Page
  • Feb 5

    Special Election Set for South Carolina Senate Seat

    Special Election Set for South Carolina Senate Seat
    A special election will be held May 17 for South Carolina State Senate District 4. If necessary, a primary election Continued on Next Page
  • Feb 5

    News You Can Use Digest – February 5, 2016

    News You Can Use Digest – February 5, 2016
    National: How Bob McDonnell’s Case Might Help Others Accused of Public Corruption Washington Post – Matt Zapotosky | Published: 1/29/2016 The Continued on Next Page
Rank this Week: 839

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: 842

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/
  • Jan 25

    Investigation Concludes that Brick Police Officers were Justified in Using Deadly Force in 2015 Shooting

    Investigation Concludes that Brick Police Officers were Justified in Using Deadly Force in 2015 Shooting
    As reported by the Brick Patch online, the shooting of a 21-year-old Brick Township man in August 2015 during a confrontation with police has been ruled a justifiable use of deadly force, Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph Coronato announced…
  • Jan 21

    Moody’s Comments on Various NJ Pension Issue

    Moody’s Comments on Various NJ Pension Issue
    As reported by NJ.com, Moody’s Investors Service again sent up a warning flare that a possible New Jersey Supreme Court ruling striking down cuts to public retirees’ pension benefits would soak the struggling retirement system…
  • Jan 11

    NJ Public Unions Defend Mandatory Dues Challenged in U.S. Supreme Court

    NJ Public Unions Defend Mandatory Dues Challenged in U.S. Supreme Court
    As reported by NJ.com, New Jersey’s public labor unions leaders say they are intently watching a case before the U.S. Supreme Court that could strike down compulsory membership dues and threaten how they are funded.  The outcome is…
Rank this Week: 902

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: 967

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: 1029

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: 1165

Government Contracts Blog

Government Contracts Blog

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

http://www.governmentcontractslawblog.com/
  • Jan 27

    Look Before You Leap – Pitfalls and Trip Wires Inherent in Government Contracting

    Look Before You Leap – Pitfalls and Trip Wires Inherent in Government Contracting
    Accepting money from the Government, whether through a contract, grant, or other transaction, does not come for free. In the commercial world, companies typically engage in a cost/benefit analysis when they make major decisions, such as…
  • Jan 27

    Trade Agreements Act Updates for 2016 – New Year, Lower Threshold

    Trade Agreements Act Updates for 2016 – New Year, Lower Threshold
    Every two years, the U.S. Trade Representative updates the dollar values at which certain international trade agreements apply to certain types of U.S. government contracts. This means that certain contracts over the dollar thresholds are…
  • Jan 27

    Human Trafficking Is Forbidden by Government Contracts. But What Is “Human Trafficking”?

    Human Trafficking Is Forbidden by Government Contracts. But What Is “Human Trafficking”?
    FAR 52.222-50 prohibits “human trafficking.” To quote the current GEICO TV commercials, “Everybody knows that.” But do you know exactly what the FAR prohibits? The answer includes some obvious pernicious acts, but it…
Rank this Week: 1183

PA Municipal and Zoning Law Blog

PA Municipal and Zoning Law Blog

Covers municipal, zoning, and land use law in Pennsylvania. Published by Jeff Osmond of Osmond Law.

http://pamunicipallawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 30

    Trip to Arkansa

    Trip to Arkansa
    Well you never know where a municipal law practice may take you. I spent last Monday flying to Arkansas on a chartered jet. The purpose of the trip was to view a housing complex for gas drilling rig workers that Nomac Drilling wishes to…
  • Jun 12

    Right to Know Applies to Volunteer Fire Companie

    Right to Know Applies to Volunteer Fire Companie
    On April 3 of this year the Office of Open Records made a final determination on an appeal under the Right To Know Law. The matter was captioned as Scott Pierce v. Morris Township and Morris Township Volunteer Fire Company In the case, Pierce…
  • May 21

    Marcellus Shale Part 2

    Marcellus Shale Part 2
    The other issue that has recently developed as a result of the Marcellus Shale play stems from the installation of pipelines or transmission lines from the wells. Some municipalities havve been approached by companies to use the…
Rank this Week: 1195

New York Zoning and Municipal Law…

New York Zoning and Municipal Law Blog

Covers adverse possession, environmental law, municipal law, zoning and land use. Published by Silverberg Zalantis.

http://blog.szlawfirm.net/
  • Jan 21

    No Evidence of Legal Nonconforming Use

    No Evidence of Legal Nonconforming Use
    The Appellate Division upheld a Zoning Board of Appeals determination that the owner of property, containing several retail stores, had failed to demonstrate the location at issue was used for retail purposes prior to a zoning amendment.
  • Nov 19

    Standing To Challenge SEQRA Determination Is Not Defeated Because Others Are Also Impacted

    Standing To Challenge SEQRA Determination Is Not Defeated Because Others Are Also Impacted
    The New York Court of Appeals reversed a lower court determination that a petitioner did not have standing to challenge an action because others were also impacted by train noises that formed a basis for his objections. In Matter of Sierra…
  • Oct 1

    Court Vacates SEQRA Findings Statement For Lack Of Support In The Record

    Court Vacates SEQRA Findings Statement For Lack Of Support In The Record
    The Appellate Division upheld a lower court decision vacating findings issued pursuant to the State Environmental Quality Review Act ( SEQRA). In Matter of Falcon Group LTD. Liab. Co. v. Town/Village of Harrison Planning Board, the Court…
Rank this Week: 1217

Parliamentary Blog

Parliamentary Blog

Offers information about parliamentary procedure and Robert's Rules of Order. By Dan Lynch.

http://www.raplyn.com
  • Jan 19

    President of the Ontario Association of Parliamentarian

    President of the Ontario Association of Parliamentarian
    In the summer of 2007, the president of the Ontario Association of Parliamentarians was injured in a serious car accident. Over the past year and a half, in my role as vice-president, I’ve been helping her to carry the load. Tonight,…
  • Jan 18

    The launch of Raplyn Consulting

    The launch of Raplyn Consulting
    As of January 18, my parliamentary consulting business, formerly known as Dan Lynch, Professional Registered Parliamentarian, is now called Raplyn Consulting. This represents the third major change to the business in the last three months. …
  • Dec 18

    New name and branding for my busine

    New name and branding for my busine
    Over the past few months, I have been working to develop a new name and branding strategy for my business. In the coming weeks, this will finally be realized, in both the physical world and here on the Internet.
Rank this Week: 1341

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/
  • Feb 4

    New Guidance Allows Limited Role for DCAA Audit of Non-DOD Contract

    New Guidance Allows Limited Role for DCAA Audit of Non-DOD Contract
    The 2016 National Defense Authorization Act prohibits the Defense Contract Audit Agency from providing “audit support” to any non-DOD agency until the Secretary of Defense certifies that DCAA has reduced its backlog of incurred…
  • Jan 27

    Proposed FAR Rule Targets Restrictive Confidentiality Agreement

    Proposed FAR Rule Targets Restrictive Confidentiality Agreement
    On January 22, 2016, the FAR Council proposed adding a new rule (link here) prohibiting federal dollars from going to companies that require employees to sign confidentiality agreements that could limit the ability of employees to report…
  • Jan 26

    Crowell & Moring’s 2016 Litigation & Regulatory Forecasts: What Corporate Counsel Need to Know for the Coming Year

    Crowell & Moring’s 2016 Litigation & Regulatory Forecasts: What Corporate Counsel Need to Know for the Coming Year
    Crowell & Moring LLP is pleased to release its “2016 Litigation & Regulatory Forecasts: What Corporate Counsel Need to Know for the Coming Year.” The reports examine the trends and developments that will impact government…
Rank this Week: 1351

Texas Medical Licensing Law Blog

Texas Medical Licensing Law Blog

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

http://www.txmedicallicensinglaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1360

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/
  • Feb 3

    Milestones update

    Milestones update
    Unfit for Democracy is now available in book stores, online and on Kindle. COMING UP: Tuesday, February 9, 2016 for broadcast at a later date on WCNY’s Capitol Bureau Thursday, February 11, 2016, at 1 p.m. on WAMC In Conversation with…
  • Jan 26

    What is Limited Government Anyway?

    What is Limited Government Anyway?
    With the presidential primaries underway, the media is choked with talk about getting the government off the people’s backs, restoring limited government, making government let the people alone. But the Koch brothers, the Tea Party,…
  • Jan 21

    Let’s take the Constitution back – from the denier

    Let’s take the Constitution back – from the denier
    Republicans repeat over and over that they want to take back the Constitution. That’s nonsense. Actually they are trying to destroy it. It’s important to understand where it comes from. After the Civil War, generations of Southern…
Rank this Week: 1405

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: 1463

UK Freedom of Information Law…

UK Freedom of Information Law Update

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

http://www.informationlaw.org.uk
Rank this Week: 1555

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: 1609

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/
  • Dec 21

    New records retention schedule for Washington State law enforcement agencie

    New records retention schedule for Washington State law enforcement agencie
    The Local Records Committee was created by Chapter 41.14 RCW and its 3 members are the State Archivist and representatives of the State Auditor and Attorney General offices. The Committee approved on December 3, 2015 a new records retention…
  • Nov 4

    Administrative Agency "Within the Judicial Realm" Not Subject to PRA, According to New Court Decision

    Administrative Agency "Within the Judicial Realm" Not Subject to PRA, According to New Court Decision
    In West v. Washington State Association of District and Municipal Court Judges, a state agency, 2015 WL 6680205 (Div. I, November 2, 2015), Division I held that the Washington State Association of District and Municipal Court Judges (the…
  • Oct 16

    Updated Edition of the Washington Open Government Resource Manual

    Updated Edition of the Washington Open Government Resource Manual
    The Washington State Office of the Attorney General has issued a new addition of its Open Government Resource Manual. The 2015 manual provides information on the Open Public Meetings Act (OPMA), Chapter 42.30 RCW, and the Public Records Act…
Rank this Week: 1621

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/
  • Feb 5

    SmallGovCon Week In Review: February 1-5, 2016

    SmallGovCon Week In Review: February 1-5, 2016
    Hopefully you will have some time to relax this weekend and enjoy the Super Bowl (or at least the commercials if that’s more your thing). Before we know it, March Madness will be here (although at the rate my Duke Blue Devils are…
  • Feb 4

    Army Improperly Extended Contracts, GAO Say

    Army Improperly Extended Contracts, GAO Say
    The Army improperly used FAR 52.217-8 (Option to Extend Services) to extend several contracts for periods much longer than the six-month maximum allowed by the clause. This conclusion comes from a recent GAO study, in which the GAO determined…
  • Feb 3

    EEOC’s Proposed Pay Disclosure Rule Will Impact Larger Contractor

    EEOC’s Proposed Pay Disclosure Rule Will Impact Larger Contractor
    On January 29, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced a proposed modification to its Employer Information Report (EEO-1) form that will impact employers—including federal government contractors—with 100…
Rank this Week: 1759

The Albany Government Law Review…

The Albany Government Law Review Fireplace

The Albany Government Law Review runs this student written and edited law blog engaged in substantive law review-like legal analysis and academic speculation.

http://aglr.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 1819

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: 1823

Infra Insight Blog

Infra Insight Blog

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

http://www.infrainsightblog.com
  • Jan 20

    Recent Buy America Development

    Recent Buy America Development
    At the end of 2015, two modal administrations of the United States Department of Transportation (US DOT) have encountered changes to their Buy America programs.  Both the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and the Federal Highway…
  • Jan 15

    Design Liability and Right of Way Risk Allocation for Design-Build Project

    Design Liability and Right of Way Risk Allocation for Design-Build Project
    Design liability and right-of-way risk allocation are topics addressed in a legal research digest recently published by the Transportation Research Board’s National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP).  The report, which…
  • Dec 14

    Top Public Finance Attorneys Urge Regulatory Changes to Foster More P3’

    Top Public Finance Attorneys Urge Regulatory Changes to Foster More P3’
    We all know how hard it is to change federal statutes these days—you need an Act of Congress and the President to sign the bill.  Last week, a group of the top public finance lawyers in the US offered an approach relating to the…
Rank this Week: 1911

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/
  • Jan 29

    TSA Week in Review: January 22 - 28

    TSA Week in Review: January 22 - 28
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  • Jan 25

    TSA Week in Review: January 15 - 21

    TSA Week in Review: January 15 - 21
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  • Jan 21

    TSA 2015 Year in Review

    TSA 2015 Year in Review
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Rank this Week: 1946

Fracking Insider

Fracking Insider

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

http://www.frackinginsider.com
Rank this Week: 2059

Equal Vote

Equal Vote

Information and insight on the laws governing federal, state and local elections. By Michael E. Moritz College of Law Professor Dan Tokaji.

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: 2211