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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/
  • May 25

    Tracking Protection Greatly Speeds Firefox

    Tracking Protection Greatly Speeds Firefox
    Firefox’s optional Tracking Protection reduces load time for top news sites by 44%. How to turn on Tracking Protection: In the Location bar, type about:config and press Enter. The about:config “This might void your…
  • May 24

    No Joke

    No Joke
    As The Wall Street Journal recently reported, “There’s an Uber for everything now. Washio is for having someone do your laundry, Sprig and SpoonRocket cook your dinner and Shyp will mail things out so you don’t have to brave…
  • May 23

    Ireland Embraces Marriage Equality

    Ireland Embraces Marriage Equality
    Videos like this carry the day in Ireland’s referendum: How long before the entire US catches up?
Rank this Week: 41

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: 64

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/
  • May 24

    The Week That Will Be

    The Week That Will Be
    Event Announcements (More details on the Events Calendar) Monday, May 25th: Happy Memorial Day! Tuesday, May 26th at 10 am: The Atlantic Council will host the Ambassadors to the United States from France, Britain, and Germany for a…
  • May 24

    The Foreign Policy Essay: Harnessing Militia Power—Lessons of the Iraqi National Guard

    The Foreign Policy Essay: Harnessing Militia Power—Lessons of the Iraqi National Guard
    Editor’s Note: National governments seem to be failing throughout the Middle East. The United States, unfortunately, does not usually have the luxury of waiting until a strong government returns, and building a strong state is often…
  • May 23

    The Lawfare Podcast, Episode #124: The Modi Government in India Turns One

    The Lawfare Podcast, Episode #124: The Modi Government in India Turns One
    Last May, the Bharatiya Janata Party won the first majority government in India in 25 years, giving newly minted Prime Minister Narendra Modi a broad mandate to initiate much needed reforms in the country. The question is, how is Modi…
Rank this Week: 69

Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • May 22

    It’s Don’t Fry Day– Protect Your Skin Today and Every Day

    It’s Don’t Fry Day– Protect Your Skin Today and Every Day
    Today is Don’t Fry Day, a day designated to remind Americans about the dangers of skin cancer and how to protect themselves. As we enter the summer season, we join with the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention to remind Americans…
  • May 22

    This Week in EPA Science

    This Week in EPA Science
    By Kacey Fitzpatrick While astronomical summer doesn’t start for a few weeks,  I consider it summer as soon as I make the switch to iced coffee. For many, the season kicks off this weekend with pool parties, barbecues, and trips to…
  • May 22

    Building Community Resiliency by Training the Next Generation

    Building Community Resiliency by Training the Next Generation
    by Patrick A. Barnes In 2011, the first of the baby boomers reached retirement age.  And for the foreseeable future, boomers will be retiring at a rate of 10,000 a day, nearly a quarter million a month. In an effort to help compensate…
Rank this Week: 233

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
  • Apr 12

    Government moves against testing laboratories, settles with two for $48 million

    Government moves against testing laboratories, settles with two for $48 million
    On April 9, the Department of Justice announced that it was settling kickback allegations with two cardiovascular disease testing laboratories, and was intervening in qui tam suits against two others and against three individuals for similar…
  • Mar 13

    Export-Import Bank lender settles False Claims Act allegations for $3.8 million

    Export-Import Bank lender settles False Claims Act allegations for $3.8 million
    On March 12, the Department of Justice announced that Miami-based Hencorp Becstone Capital, LC had agreed to pay $3.8 million to settle civil charges, brought by two whistleblowers, that the firm submitted false documents for…
  • Mar 11

    Committee member of National Quality Forum settles False Claims Act case, paying $1 million

    Committee member of National Quality Forum settles False Claims Act case, paying $1 million
    On March 2, the Department of Justice announced that a Laguna Beach, California-based physician, Dr. Charles Denham, had agreed to pay $1 million to settle civil claims that he accepted kickbacks from CareFusion, Inc., to recommend the use of…
Rank this Week: 249

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

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

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

    FACTS: President Obama's Immigration Policies Are Absolutely LEGAL.

    FACTS: President Obama's Immigration Policies Are Absolutely LEGAL.
    Mainstream and rightwing media have done an atrocious job discussing the legal issues implicated by President Obama's immigration policy. While rightwingers clearly believe the president's policies... To view the rest of this article, please…
  • Aug 25

    Obamacare v. Affordable Care Act

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

    Election Day Tomorrow - Florida Democratic Governor's Primary

    Election Day Tomorrow - Florida Democratic Governor's Primary
    Tomorrow, Florida Democrats will choose a candidate to challenge incumbent Governor Rick Scott. Although Scott's first term was plagued with corruption, constitutional violations, and widespread... To view the rest of this article, please…
Rank this Week: 279

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/
  • May 21

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 5/21

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 5/21
    U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin See the May 21, 2015, Update Memoranda at the Tribal Supreme Court Project website.U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/2015cta.htmlQuechan Tribe of Fort Yuma Indian Reservation v.…
  • May 21

    Bloomberg BNA publishes a new Tax Management Portfolio

    Bloomberg BNA publishes a new Tax Management Portfolio
    Bloomberg BNA recently released a new State Tax Portfolio entitled State Taxation of American Indians, the Tribes, and Those Doing Business With Them: Sovereignty, Indian Commerce Clause, Treaties and Statutes (Multistate 1440, ISSN…
  • May 15

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 5/15

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 5/15
    * U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/2015cta.htmlColbert v. United States (Self-Determination Contract; Wrongful Death)City of Duluth v. Fond Du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa (Indian Gaming -…
Rank this Week: 282

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/
  • May 20

    FCA Settlements Bring In Millions From Medicare Fraud

    FCA Settlements Bring In Millions From Medicare Fraud
    The Department of Justice recently announced the settlements, listed below, in False Claims Act cases. The False Claims Act permits private parties to sue on behalf of the government those who falsely claim federal funds or avoid paying funds…
  • May 19

    Breakthrough in Protecting International Whistleblowers who Report Bribery and Corruption

    Breakthrough in Protecting International Whistleblowers who Report Bribery and Corruption
    PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT LIVE INTERNATIONAL WHISTLEBLOWER SEMINAR  26 MAY 2015 The Luna-Centre for Responsible Democracy is co-sponsoring an important international seminar on how whistleblowers from around the world can use U.S. laws…
  • May 19

    Decisions of the DOL Administrative Review Board – April 2015

    Decisions of the DOL Administrative Review Board – April 2015
    USDOL/OALJ Reporter Decisions of the Administrative Review Board April 2015 Associated General Contractors of Maine, ARB No. 13-043 (ARB Apr. 30, 2015) Final Decision and Order PDF Summary: ARB summarily affirmed the Administrator’s…
Rank this Week: 283

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/
  • May 13

    Interesting new scholarship on academic freedom and social media.

    Interesting new scholarship on academic freedom and social media.
    See here.  My buddy Michael LeRoy, who does very cool work, wrote it. 
  • May 4

    The Dave Goldbergs of the world may be rare, but they're out there.

    The Dave Goldbergs of the world may be rare, but they're out there.
    Everything I've read about Dave Goldberg, including this New York Times obituary, indicates that he was an extraordinary person, and my heart goes out to his family.  Equal relationships should be the norm, but I hear that they're…
  • May 1

    Best managerial advice ever.

    Best managerial advice ever.
    There's a great article by Paula Krebs in this week's Chronicle of Higher Education's Vitae section (here).  In it, she talks about the importance of working on difficult issues by first imagining why the person sitting across the table…
Rank this Week: 306

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/
Rank this Week: 334

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: 469

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: 482

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: 525

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: 546

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/
  • May 20

    Another one bites the dust`

    Another one bites the dust`
    Listen up:  “Every occasion of a proved false allegation has an insidious effect on public confidence, sometimes allowing doubts to creep into when one shouldn’t exist.”  Said the judge on sentencing. That’s…
  • May 6

    How extensive is the Brady obligation

    How extensive is the Brady obligation
    Ask the prosecutor in this case. In re Kline. Military prosecutors are bound by Service rules of professional responsibility.  Those rules are based on the ABA Model Rules. The ethical rule regarding prosecutorial disclosure in the…
  • May 3

    False reports and false claim

    False reports and false claim
    1 May 2015 saw the release of a number of reports and memorandums regarding military sexual assault.  Some initial takeaways (which in my view certain people are either deliberately ignoring or misreporting). No POD, the conviction rate…
Rank this Week: 618

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/
  • May 21

    Trafficking With the Enemy, American Taxpayers Deserve Better

    Trafficking With the Enemy, American Taxpayers Deserve Better
    Do Your Due Diligence Before Engaging in Authorized Transactions in Cuba, Especially When it Comes to the Confiscated Lands Issue The idea that travel by U.S. persons to Cuba will result in meaningful political and economic reform on the…
  • May 19

    El Salvador Needs Economic Development, Rule of Law

    El Salvador Needs Economic Development, Rule of Law
    Latin America is a policy backwater in this town, but that needs to change. Really change. It is one of many important, yet seemingly not significant enough regions in the world that, for some odd reason, fails to garner much-needed…
  • May 12

    Raul Castro Is On a Road Alright, To the Netherworld

    Raul Castro Is On a Road Alright, To the Netherworld
    Over at the American Spectator, William Murchison asks: A ‘Damascus Road’ Vision for Castro? It’s a good read. Murchison poses the question after Cuban Communist dictator Raul Castro’s Sunday visit to the Holy See and…
Rank this Week: 682

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: 692

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • May 25

    58 members of Congress urge CFPB to ban consumer arbitration

    58 members of Congress urge CFPB to ban consumer arbitration
    Barbara S. Mishkin Senator Al Franken and 57 other members of Congress signed a letter sent to Director Cordray last week urging the CFPB “to move forward quickly to use its authority under the Dodd-Frank Act to issue strong rules to…
  • May 21

    Senator Perdue renews attempt to change CFPB funding

    Senator Perdue renews attempt to change CFPB funding
    Barbara S. Mishkin Republican Senator David Perdue has introduced a bill, S.1383 entitled the ‘‘Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Accountability Act of 2015,” that would make the CFPB subject to the congressional…
  • May 21

    U.S. Dept. of Education proposes new restrictions on campus financial product

    U.S. Dept. of Education proposes new restrictions on campus financial product
    John L. Culhane, Jr. The U.S. Department of Education has issued proposed revisions to its Title IV Higher Education Act (HEA) cash management rules that include significant new restrictions on financial products used to disburse credit…
Rank this Week: 696

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/
  • May 25

    El amparo frente al desamparo del Tribunal Constitucional

    El amparo frente al desamparo del Tribunal Constitucional
    El pasado jueves publicó diario El Mundo un brillante artículo titulado “Cuando no hay amparo judicial” a cargo de D. Jesús-María Silva Sánchez, Catedrático de Derecho Penal y abogado. Me…
  • May 22

    De cazatalentos y de talentos para cazar o cacear

    De cazatalentos y de talentos para cazar o cacear
    Bien está que con el sudor de la frente se gane dinero y cuanto más mejor. Y si además lo que se gana se utiliza con generosidad, estupendo. Pero reconozco que no se alcanza a mi “talento” la noticia de que la…
  • May 22

    Hablando alto y claro sobre investigación y Universidad

    Hablando alto y claro sobre investigación y Universidad
    En el marco de las Píldoras del conocimiento que auspicia la Oficina de Cooperación Universitaria aquí tenéis una entrevista realizada por el síndico Antonio Arias al letrado Juan Manuel del Valle Pascual…
Rank this Week: 715

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/
  • May 21

    CMS Schedules August 24-25, 2015 OPPS Advisory Panel Meeting

    CMS Schedules August 24-25, 2015 OPPS Advisory Panel Meeting
    CMS has announced that it is holding a meeting of the Advisory Panel on Hospital Outpatient Payment on August 24-25, 2015. The purpose of the Panel is to advise HHS and CMS on the clinical integrity of the Ambulatory Payment Classification…
  • May 21

    House Energy and Commerce Committee Unanimously Approves 21st Century Cures Bill

    House Energy and Commerce Committee Unanimously Approves 21st Century Cures Bill
    Today the House Energy and Commerce Committee approved H.R. 6, the “21st Century Cures Act,” by a bipartisan, unanimous 51-0 vote. This major legislation is intended to accelerate the pace of medical cures in the United States…
  • May 20

    CMS Call: Potential Elimination of CMS and DIF Forms (May 27)

    CMS Call: Potential Elimination of CMS and DIF Forms (May 27)
    CMS is hosting a Special Open Door Forum call on May 27, 2015 to discuss eliminating the Certificate of Medical Necessity (CMN) and Durable Medical Equipment (DME) Information (DIF) forms.  Comments on the forms also can be sent to…
Rank this Week: 775

The Justice Blog

The Justice Blog

The Official Blog of the United States Department of Justice.

http://blogs.justice.gov/main/
Rank this Week: 788

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: 866

Lobby Comply Blog

Lobby Comply Blog

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

http://stateandfed.com/lobbycomply/
  • May 22

    Suffolk County Legislature Passes Lobbying Resolution

    Suffolk County Legislature Passes Lobbying Resolution
    The Suffolk County Legislature passed a resolution on May 12, 2015, to strengthen county lobbying law. Resolution 356 amends the Continued on Next Page
  • May 22

    Minnesota Legislature Likely to Convene Special Session

    Minnesota Legislature Likely to Convene Special Session
    The Minnesota Legislature will likely convene a special session after Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed the state’s education budget. Unless law Continued on Next Page
  • May 22

    News You Can Use Digest – May 22,2015

    News You Can Use Digest – May 22,2015
    National: Albany Corruption Inquiry Hurts Arizona Company That Hired Dean Skelos’s Son New York Times – Susanne Craig | Published: 5/18/2015 Continued on Next Page
Rank this Week: 871

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 13

    NJ Unions Protest Cuts To Pensions In Big Statehouse Rally

    NJ Unions Protest Cuts To Pensions In Big Statehouse Rally
    As reported by NJ.com, from behind a podium on the Statehouse steps, Hetty Rosenstein briefly subdued a big crowd of public employees with the personal story of how her late father’s pension, earned over decades as head librarian of the…
  • May 6

    NJ Pension Reform Fight Hit NJ Supreme Court

    NJ Pension Reform Fight Hit NJ Supreme Court
    As reported by NJ.com, nearly a year after Governor Chris Christie responded to a sudden budget crisis by slashing payments into the State pension system, New Jersey’s public labor unions will fight for their right to that money before…
  • Apr 20

    NJ Pension Funds to Investigate the Payment of Exorbitant Management Fee

    NJ Pension Funds to Investigate the Payment of Exorbitant Management Fee
    As reported in NJ.Com, The Boards of Trustees of New Jersey’s largest pension funds plan to launch a probe into how the state awards fees incurred in managing pension fund investments.  The Public Employees Retirement System Board…
Rank this Week: 909

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: 962

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: 1037

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: 1173

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: 1184

Government Contracts Blog

Government Contracts Blog

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

http://www.governmentcontractslawblog.com/
  • Apr 30

    When it Comes to Crop Insurance, the FCA Bears Fruit

    When it Comes to Crop Insurance, the FCA Bears Fruit
    The federal crop insurance program is an often overlooked area of potential liability under the False Claims Act (“FCA”).  The program, which is governed by a substantial body of regulatory law, is subject to intense…
  • Apr 30

    Suspensions and Debarments on the Rise – A Brief Review of the ISDC’s FY 2014 Stat

    Suspensions and Debarments on the Rise – A Brief Review of the ISDC’s FY 2014 Stat
    The upward trend of suspensions and debarments continued in FY 2014.  According to the Interagency Suspension and Debarment Committee (“ISDC”) Report to Congress, released March 31, 2015, while referrals to the suspending and…
  • Mar 24

    Those NDAs May Not Be Worth the Paper They Are Written On

    Those NDAs May Not Be Worth the Paper They Are Written On
    It is a given that companies strive to protect their intellectual property.  Over the years, as an instrument of that protection, companies have made increasing use of non-disclosure agreements to advance that objective.  A recent…
Rank this Week: 1188

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/
  • May 16

    One Legal Nonconforming Use Does Not Permit Another Nonconforming Use

    One Legal Nonconforming Use Does Not Permit Another Nonconforming Use
    The Appellate Division upheld a zoning board determination that the existence of a legal nonconforming use did not give the property owner the right to maintain a different nonconforming use. In Bradhurst Site Construction Corp. v Zoning…
  • Apr 30

    Court Reverses Denial of Special Permit

    Court Reverses Denial of Special Permit
    The denial of a special permit was found to be arbitrary when unsupported by empirical evidence. In Matter of 7-Eleven, Inc. v. Incorporated Village of Mineola, the Appellate Division reversed the Village Board and the lower court and…
  • Apr 24

    Uncertified Zoning Board Record is Not Fatal to Defense of Article 78 Proceeding

    Uncertified Zoning Board Record is Not Fatal to Defense of Article 78 Proceeding
    The Appellate Division overturned the lower court reversal of a zoning board of appeals (ZBA) decision for failure to certify the record filed in response to an Article 78 proceeding. In Matter of Robert E. Haveli Revocable Trust v.Zoning…
Rank this Week: 1210

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: 1332

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/
  • May 22

    Crowell & Moring Launches Whistleblower Watch Blog

    Crowell & Moring Launches Whistleblower Watch Blog
    Earlier this year, Crowell & Moring assembled an interdisciplinary team of attorneys to begin reporting on legal developments regarding whistleblowers. The result is the Whistleblower Watch blog (whistleblowerwatch.com), on which more…
  • Apr 9

    OOPS 2015 Conference – Registartion is Now Open!

    OOPS 2015 Conference – Registartion is Now Open!
    Congress v. White House – who will win the fight?  As they duke it out on policies and legislation that will impact government contractors, our legal team will help you identify vulnerabilities as well as possible…
  • Mar 27

    Obama Administration Mandates New Federal Agency Sustainability Objective

    Obama Administration Mandates New Federal Agency Sustainability Objective
    Federal agencies (and their government contractors) are about to embark on a second generation of sustainability upgrades to federal government facilities, procurement and operations.  On March 19, 2015, President Obama released an…
Rank this Week: 1355

Texas Medical Licensing Law Blog

Texas Medical Licensing Law Blog

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

http://www.txmedicallicensinglaw.com/
  • Dec 18

    Recent Changes to the Texas Peer Assistance Program for Nurse

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

    Inappropriate Referrals to the Texas Physician Health Program

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

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

    An Overview of the Physician Peer Review Process and the Importance of Legal Counsel
      A hospital peer review has the potential to seriously disrupt a physician’s medical practice, often bringing with it a cascade of legal consequences that can devastate a health professional's practice and reputation. If you…
Rank this Week: 1373

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/
  • May 19

    Canadian Comparative Religion Case

    Canadian Comparative Religion Case
    I’d like to tell you about a recent decision of the Supreme Court of Canada regarding religious education.[1] Quebec has a “mandatory core curriculum” which includes a Program on Ethics and Religious Culture, to teach…
  • May 12

    Listening, Learning and Law Enforcement

    Listening, Learning and Law Enforcement
    Not long ago, I met the daughter of two of my wife’s high school teachers. Grant and Joyce Banks were legendary in Rutherford County. They traveled to the homes and met the families of every one of their students. Their purpose was to…
  • May 5

    “Free Range Children”

    “Free Range Children”
    It never occurred to me that I’d be talking about “free range children” as if they were a species of fowl and the big question was whether to let them out of the coop. But apparently it’s become an issue.[1] I was…
Rank this Week: 1406

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: 1503

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: 1558

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: 1620

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/
  • Apr 3

    No Privacy Interest In Employee's Identity Connected To Existence Of Investigation When Allegations Are Not Described

    No Privacy Interest In Employee's Identity Connected To Existence Of Investigation When Allegations Are Not Described
    In Predisik v. Spokane School District No. 81, the Washington Supreme Court holds by a 5 justice majority that disclosure of employer investigation records that reveal an employee’s identity do not implicate employee privacy rights…
  • Mar 5

    Washington Supreme Court Grants Petitions to Review Nissen v. Pierce County

    Washington Supreme Court Grants Petitions to Review Nissen v. Pierce County
    On March 3, 2015, the Washington Supreme Court granted two petitions to review Nissen v. Pierce County, 183 Wn. App. 581, 333 P.3d 577 (2014).  In Nissen, the Washington Court of Appeals applied the Washington Public Records Act and held…
  • Mar 3

    Hillary Clinton Defends Use of Personal E-mail

    Hillary Clinton Defends Use of Personal E-mail
    On March 2, 2015, The New York Times reported that Hilary Clinton, during her tenure as Secretary of State, may have violated federal regulations by using her personal e-mail to conduct government business. The report says that Clinton aides…
Rank this Week: 1628

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/
  • May 22

    SmallGovCon Week In Review: May 18-22, 2015

    SmallGovCon Week In Review: May 18-22, 2015
    As we wind down from our big Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony last night and get ready to swing into the long weekend, here are some of this week’s top stories in government contracting. A Senate chairman has asked the SBA to…
  • May 21

    SBA Size Appeals: Notification Of Deadline Not Required

    SBA Size Appeals: Notification Of Deadline Not Required
    Government contractors are expected to be aware of appeal deadlines even if an agency does not mention those deadlines in its decision notifications. As one contractor recently discovered, a size appeal with the SBA Office of Hearings and…
  • May 20

    Sorry, Subcontractor: No SBA Size Appeal For You

    Sorry, Subcontractor: No SBA Size Appeal For You
    When the SBA found a subcontractor to be affiliated with its prime contractor under the ostensible subcontractor rule, the subcontractor could not appeal the SBA’s finding to the SBA Office of Hearings and Appeals. In a recent size…
Rank this Week: 1801

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: 1864

Rulemaking

Rulemaking

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

http://rulemaking.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 1875

Infra Insight Blog

Infra Insight Blog

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

http://www.infrainsightblog.com
Rank this Week: 1953

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/
  • May 22

    TSA Week in Review: 53 Firearms, Inert Tank Projectile, and More

    TSA Week in Review: 53 Firearms, Inert Tank Projectile, and More
    53 Firearms Discovered This Week – Of the 53 firearms, 42 were loaded and 17 had rounds chambered. This firearm was discovered in a carry-on bag at RDU. Inert Ordnance and Grenades etc. – We continue to find inert grenades and other…
  • May 19

    TSA Travel Tips: Memorial Day & Summer Travel 2015

    TSA Travel Tips: Memorial Day & Summer Travel 2015
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  • May 15

    TSA Week in Review: 57 Firearms, Live Smoke Grenades, Bear Mace and More

    TSA Week in Review: 57 Firearms, Live Smoke Grenades, Bear Mace and More
    57 Firearms Discovered This Week – Of the 57 firearms, 49 were loaded and 16 had rounds chambered.  750 rounds of 5.56 caliber ammunition and two military smoke grenades were discovered in a checked-bag at Tucson (TUS). A container…
Rank this Week: 1995

Fracking Insider

Fracking Insider

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

http://www.frackinginsider.com
  • May 11

    Thank You Veterans!

    Thank You Veterans!
    The Kelley Drye team was honored to host a number of veterans and others at our Washington, DC office on Friday to view the Arsenal of Democracy, an antique air armada flyover to mark the 70th anniversary of V-E Day and the end of World War…
  • May 4

    Pa. Toxic Tort Settlement Shows Potential Danger in Benzene Exposure Lawsuit

    Pa. Toxic Tort Settlement Shows Potential Danger in Benzene Exposure Lawsuit
    A settlement recently reached between U.S. Steel Corp. and the widow of a Pennsylvania man allegedly exposed to benzene may fuel use of toxic tort lawsuits to sue over benzene exposures. The plaintiff argued that her husband, who had worked…
  • Apr 27

    Obama Administration Releases First Installment of the Quadrennial Energy Review

    Obama Administration Releases First Installment of the Quadrennial Energy Review
    The Obama Administration released the first installment of its Quadrennial Energy Review (“QER”), which focuses on energy transmission, storage, and distribution (“TS&D”). The QER was first launched in…
Rank this Week: 2082

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: 2235