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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: 21

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/
  • Aug 29

    Could Be A Long Weekend

    Could Be A Long Weekend
    Gonna do radical stuff under the hood of the blog. Expect flaky behavior until I sound the all clear. Best case: all goes smoothly tomorrow and blog stops crashing. Worst case: on Monday I’m back where I started.
  • Aug 29

    I’m Live on Twit.tv

    I’m Live on Twit.tv
    Live link to twit.tv Update: I’m archived now on This Week In Law.
  • Aug 25

    Downballot Guide – Miami-Dade 2014

    Downballot Guide – Miami-Dade 2014
    Lots of ink gets spilled on the Governor’s race. But the ballot we face in the election on Aug. 26 is complex, and has a lot of important races on it. This post covers the downballot – the judicial elections. … Continue…
Rank this Week: 42

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/
  • Aug 30

    Lawfare Podcast, Episode #89: Bone-Crushing Zombie Action

    Lawfare Podcast, Episode #89: Bone-Crushing Zombie Action
    Here at Lawfare, we try to spot critical legal issues impacting national security before they’re really upon us . . . and eating our brains. Too often, American policymakers have not taken emerging threats seriously, only to find…
  • Aug 30

    The Week That Was: All of Lawfare in One Post

    The Week That Was: All of Lawfare in One Post
    As the debate in Washington over how to deal with ISIS intensifies, Jack outlined how to make an authorization of force against the militant group politically palatable for both the President and Congress. His answer? Narrow it…
  • Aug 29

    Second Circuit Affirms Official Acts Immunity for Pakistani ISI Chiefs; Rejects Jus Cogens Exception

    Second Circuit Affirms Official Acts Immunity for Pakistani ISI Chiefs; Rejects Jus Cogens Exception
    In a summary order yesterday, a panel of the Second Circuit affirmed the dismissal by EDNY Judge Dora Irizarry of an Alien Tort Statute suit against two former directors of the Pakistani Inter-Services Intelligence Directorate alleged to have…
Rank this Week: 117

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/
  • Aug 30

    Prosecutors favorite-we’ve always done it that way

    Prosecutors favorite-we’ve always done it that way
    Friend Christian Capece liked a post on Linked-In “The most dangerous phrase is, “we’ve always done it that way.”” That amused me because it immediately brought to mind United States v. Fosler. And Fosler came to…
  • Aug 29

    The ambiguity of consent or lack of consent in sexual assault case

    The ambiguity of consent or lack of consent in sexual assault case
    The title of the article which is a must read: Honest False Testimony in Allegations of Sexual Offences.
  • Aug 29

    An interesting military medical benefits case

    An interesting military medical benefits case
    Cronin v. United States, __ F.3d ___ (Fed. Cir. Aug. 28, 2014), deals with claims for injuries sustained during or aggravated by conditions of service.  It is noteworthy to me because, among a number of significant claims of physical…
Rank this Week: 328

Lobby Comply Blog

Lobby Comply Blog

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

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

    See You Next Week

    See You Next Week
      Lobby Comply will be taking a one-week break. We’ll be back on Friday, September 5 with our weekly News Continued on Next Page
  • Aug 29

    NYT Declines to Endorse Cuomo in Primary

    NYT Declines to Endorse Cuomo in Primary
    The New York Times Editorial Board has declined to endorse Gov. Andrew Cuomo in the New York gubernatorial primary election. Continued on Next Page
  • Aug 29

    Maine Ethics Commission Eliminates Per-Election Limit for 2014 Election

    Maine Ethics Commission Eliminates Per-Election Limit for 2014 Election
    The Maine Ethics Commission voted unanimously on August 27, 2014, to no longer enforce certain provisions of Maine’s campaign finance Continued on Next Page
Rank this Week: 254

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: 245

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: 514

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 371

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: 462

The Justice Blog

The Justice Blog

The Official Blog of the United States Department of Justice.

http://blogs.justice.gov/main/
Rank this Week: 490

Corruption Chronicles

Corruption Chronicles

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

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

    Imminent Terrorist Attack Warning By Feds on US Border

    Imminent Terrorist Attack Warning By Feds on US Border
    Islamic terrorist groups are operating in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez and planning to attack the United States with car bombs or other vehicle born improvised explosive devices (VBIED). High-level federal law enforcement,…
  • Aug 28

    DOJ to Give Leftist Groups Cut of B of A Settlement

    DOJ to Give Leftist Groups Cut of B of A Settlement
    The Department of Justice (DOJ) keeps giving radical leftist groups that support President Obama huge amounts of cash collected from big banks to settle discrimination and mortgage abuse lawsuits filed by the government. Judicial Watch first…
  • Aug 26

    Muslim Activists Demand Overhaul of All U.S. Law Enforcement Training

    Muslim Activists Demand Overhaul of All U.S. Law Enforcement Training
    Islamic activists that strong-armed the FBI to purge anti-terrorism training material considered “offensive” to Muslims have made their next wave of demands, which include an overhaul in the way all law enforcement officers are…
Rank this Week: 996

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/
  • Aug 29

    NILL added new content to 6 Indian Law Bulletins on 8/29

    NILL added new content to 6 Indian Law Bulletins on 8/29
    * U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/2014cta.htmlWhite v. University of California (Native American Graves and Repatriation Act) McAllen Grace Brethren Church v. Salazar (Religious Freedom Restoration Act,…
  • Aug 21

    NILL added new content to 5 Indian Law Bulletins on 8/21

    NILL added new content to 5 Indian Law Bulletins on 8/21
    * State Courts Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/2014state.htmlCases featured: In re Alexandria P. (Indian Child Welfare Act, placement) Grace L. v. State, Dept. of Health & Social Services, Office of Children's Services…
  • Aug 14

    NILL added new content to 5 Indian Law Bulletins on 8/14

    NILL added new content to 5 Indian Law Bulletins on 8/14
    * State Courts Bulletinhttp://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/2014state.htmlCases featured: South v. Lujan (sovereign immunity, application of state law) In re Isaiah W. (Indian Child Welfare Act, timely appeal) * United States Federal…
Rank this Week: 786

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
  • Aug 29

    Allen Announces Legislation, Photo Contest to Save Animals in Need of a Home

    Allen Announces Legislation, Photo Contest to Save Animals in Need of a Home
    Senator Diane Allen, joined by her colleagues Senators Jennifer Beck, Joe Kyrillos, Anthony Bucco, Robert Singer, Dawn Addiego, Joe Pennacchio, Steven Oroho and Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean Jr., announced legislation and a photo contest…
  • Aug 28

    Singer, Kean, Rible Statement on Passing of Aaron Sofer

    Singer, Kean, Rible Statement on Passing of Aaron Sofer
    Senator Robert Singer and Assemblymen Sean Kean and David Rible (R-30) issued the following statement today regarding the death of Lakewood’s Aaron Sofer. The body of Lakewood resident Aaron Sofer was found in the Jerusalem Forest on…
  • Aug 28

    NJ State PBA and NJFMBA Back Pennacchio’s Plan to Allow Slots at Racetrack

    NJ State PBA and NJFMBA Back Pennacchio’s Plan to Allow Slots at Racetrack
    Two of the state’s largest public sector unions have endorsed SCR-134, a constitutional amendment proposed by New Jersey State Senator Joe Pennacchio (R-Morris/Essex/Passaic) that would give the Legislature the authority to…
Rank this Week: 860

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: 693

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
  • Aug 27

    Ninth Circuit Upholds Reasonable Restrictions on Solicitation of Funds at LAX

    Ninth Circuit Upholds Reasonable Restrictions on Solicitation of Funds at LAX
    August 27, 2014, by Jennifer E. Faught, Margaret Rosequist Last week, the Ninth Circuit decided the final piece of a decades-old solicitation case, International Society for Krishna Consciousness of California,…
  • Aug 27

    Ninth Circuit Upholds Reasonable Restrictions on Solicitation at LAX

    Ninth Circuit Upholds Reasonable Restrictions on Solicitation at LAX
    August 27, 2014, by Jennifer E. Faught, Margaret Rosequist Last week, the Ninth Circuit decided the final piece in a decades-old solicitation case, International Society for Krishna Consciousness of California,…
  • Aug 8

    Ninth Circuit Expands Judicial Scrutiny of CERCLA Settlement

    Ninth Circuit Expands Judicial Scrutiny of CERCLA Settlement
    August 8, 2014, by Gregory J. Newmark, Sarah N. Quiter The Ninth Circuit recently issued an opinion that emphasizes the obligation of district courts to independently review the adequacy of proposed consent…
Rank this Week: 623

Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • 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…
  • Aug 25

    Green Your Dorm (or Home!) with Our Back to School Pinterest Board

    Green Your Dorm (or Home!) with Our Back to School Pinterest Board
    By Stephanie Businelli It’s that time of year again! The summer is slowing down and if you are a high school graduate heading to college, chances are you are frantically buying items from that (never-ending) list of dorm essentials.…
Rank this Week: 760

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: 941

Subject to Inquiry

Subject to Inquiry

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

http://www.subjecttoinquiry.com/
Rank this Week: 628

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: 711

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/
  • Aug 19

    Am I a bit OCD about writing? Why, yes. Yes, I am.

    Am I a bit OCD about writing? Why, yes. Yes, I am.
    Proof?  My latest proofreading affidavit for my students (here).
  • Aug 19

    Dear Apple: fool me once, shame on you; fool me EIGHT TIMES, shame on me.

    Dear Apple: fool me once, shame on you; fool me EIGHT TIMES, shame on me.
    I give up.  I have owned eight of your Airport Time Machines.  Eight.  And the number of them that have failed catastrophically?  EIGHT, including the replacement one that the Apple Genius gave me yesterday (w/o a receipt,…
  • Aug 18

    Bravo, Steven Lubet!

    Bravo, Steven Lubet!
    His post over at The Faculty Lounge is superb in its dissection of the Salaita issues.  My only tiny quibble is that I'm totally ok with Illinois's decision not to hire Salaita.
Rank this Week: 787

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: 545

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: 825

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: 586

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: 818

Legislation Law Prof Blog

Legislation Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legislation_law/
  • Aug 30

    Homelessness as a Protected Class?

    Homelessness as a Protected Class?
    According to the National Coalition for the Homeless (NCH), in 2013 there was a 23.8% increase in number of violent attacks on people experiencing homelessness. Of the 2013 attacks, 16% resulted in the death of the homeless individual.…
  • Aug 28

    NYC’s Poor Door and the Future of Affordable Housing Policy

    NYC’s Poor Door and the Future of Affordable Housing Policy
    Advocates often discuss our two-tiered society and nowhere is this more apparent than in New York City. The City recently approved a plan for a luxury building on the Upper West Side. The property will have 219 market-rate units with...
  • Aug 27

    BREAKING NEWS Highest U.S. Immigration Tribunal Recognizes Domestic Violence as a Basis for Asylum

    BREAKING NEWS Highest U.S. Immigration Tribunal Recognizes Domestic Violence as a Basis for Asylum
    The Legislation Law Prof Blog continues to reflect on Women's Equality Day by sharing a breaking news announcement from our friends at the UC Hasting's Center for Gender & Refugee Studies (CGRS): the highest U.S. Immigration Tribunal…
Rank this Week: 1760

The TSA Blog

The TSA Blog

Covers innovations in security, technology and the checkpoint screening process. By the Transportation Security Administration.

http://blog.tsa.gov/
Rank this Week: 4080

Politics, Law and Policy Blog

Politics, Law and Policy Blog

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

http://www.politicsandlawblog.com
  • Aug 29

    Health Insurance Exchanges: State of the State

    Health Insurance Exchanges: State of the State
    By Cindy Gillespie Health Insurance Exchanges: State of the States update is our weekly report on Health Insurance Exchange developments. This week, HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell announced that Access Health CT CEO Kevin Counihan will fill the…
  • Aug 29

    Weekly Health Care Wrap-Up

    Weekly Health Care Wrap-Up
    By Cindy Gillespie Weekly Health Care Wrap-Up  is our weekly look at developments affecting health care at the federal and state levels. This week, the Congressional Budget Office released an update of its Budget and Economic Outlook,…
  • Aug 22

    Health Insurance Exchanges: State of the State

    Health Insurance Exchanges: State of the State
    By Cindy Gillespie Health Insurance Exchanges: State of the States update is our weekly report on Health Insurance Exchange developments. This week, Covered California disclosed that it was reaching out to 100,000 California enrollees to have…
Rank this Week: 3713

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Whistleblower Lawyer News

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

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

    Pharma companies investing in Cannabis related treatment

    Pharma companies investing in Cannabis related treatment
    Pharmaceutical companies are starting to take notice of some of the potential health benefits to the components of Cannabis treatments. The initial findings are quite interesting. For example an Arizona-based specialty pharmaceutical…
  • Aug 28

    Uncle Sam joins Medicare fraud suit against Optum hospice care provider

    Uncle Sam joins Medicare fraud suit against Optum hospice care provider
    The United States has  intervened against defendants in two whistleblower lawsuits  alleging Evercare Hospice and Palliative Care (Evercare) submitted false claims for the Medicare hospice benefit.  Evercare is now known as…
  • Aug 27

    Consumers should use boycott power to punish U.S. corporate deserter

    Consumers should use boycott power to punish U.S. corporate deserter
    U.S. corporations including Burger King, Medtronic Medical Devices and Chiquita Banana  and many others that  have merged with foreign firms and shifted their headquarters to avoid U.S. taxes, may not only come under scrutiny by the…
Rank this Week: 2346

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • Aug 29

    HMDA proposed rule published in Federal Register

    HMDA proposed rule published in Federal Register
    Jared Kelly The proposed rule amending the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act and its implementing regulation, Regulation C, was published in the Federal Register today. As such, the official comment deadline will be October 29, 2014. We previously…
  • Aug 28

    CFPB announces higher education memorandum of understanding

    CFPB announces higher education memorandum of understanding
    John L. Culhane, Jr. The CFPB announced that it has entered into a “Joint Higher Education Memorandum of Understanding” with the Departments of Veterans Affairs (VA), Defense (DOD), and Education (ED) as part of a joint effort by…
  • Aug 28

    CFPB announces September 18 auto finance field hearing

    CFPB announces September 18 auto finance field hearing
    Peter N. Cubita The CFPB has announced that it will be holding a field hearing on auto finance on September 18 in Indianapolis.  The announcement indicates that the hearing will feature remarks from Director Richard Cordray, as well as…
Rank this Week: 3708

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/
  • Aug 29

    Nevada Question 1: Arguments against

    Nevada Question 1: Arguments against
    Nevada’s official voters guide provides proponents and opponents of the creation of an intermediate appellate court for Nevada space for their arguments. Yesterday I looked at proponents. Today, opponents. Details below the fold.…
  • Aug 29

    Virginia: House member wants ban on election of judges whose relatives were current or recent members of the legislature

    Virginia: House member wants ban on election of judges whose relatives were current or recent members of the legislature
    As I’ve noted in the past Virginia stands virtually alone (South Carolina is the other state) in granting the legislature alone the power to appoint judges to office. As a matter of recent practice the Virginia Senate has declined to…
  • Aug 28

    Nevada Question 1: Arguments in favor

    Nevada Question 1: Arguments in favor
    Nevada’s official voters guide provides proponents and opponents of the creation of an intermediate appellate court for Nevada space for their arguments. Today I’ll be providing the official arguments in favor, tomorrow those…
Rank this Week: 4041

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/
  • Aug 29

    GAO: Agency Reasonably Considered Subcontractor’s Experience

    GAO: Agency Reasonably Considered Subcontractor’s Experience
    Absent an express prohibition in the solicitation, the experience of a proposed subcontractor may be considered by an agency in determining whether an offeror meets the solicitation’s experience requirements. In a recent bid protest…
  • Aug 29

    Thank You, Indian Country!

    Thank You, Indian Country!
    I am back in Kansas after spending two days at the Indian Country Business Summit in Norman, Oklahoma.  On the first day of the summit, I gave a luncheon keynote on legal updates in government contracting.  The second day, I gave a…
  • Aug 26

    Prime Doesn’t Submit Teaming Agreement, Loses Evaluation Credit

    Prime Doesn’t Submit Teaming Agreement, Loses Evaluation Credit
    A prime contractor submitting a proposal for a design-build project was not entitled to take advantage of the experience of its designer because the prime failed to submit a teaming agreement between itself and the designer. In a recent bid…
Rank this Week: 3431

AOTUS - Collector in Chief

AOTUS - Collector in Chief

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

http://blogs.archives.gov/aotus/
  • Aug 29

    Happy Labor Day!

    Happy Labor Day!
    “A truly American sentiment recognizes the dignity of labor and the fact that honor lies in honest toil.” -Grover Cleveland Public Law 53-95: An Act Making Labor Day a Legal Holiday, June 28, 1894 General Records of the U.S.…
  • Aug 22

    Happy Birthday, Annie Oakley!

    Happy Birthday, Annie Oakley!
    Letter to William McKinley offering to raise a troop of 50 lady sharpshooters to fight the Spanish American War.  They would provide their own rifles and ammunition.  Unfortunately, women were not allowed to serve at that point in…
  • Aug 18

    Special Visitor

    Special Visitor
    Tracy Bray contacted us recently and wondered if she could bring her father and family for a special visit to the National Archives in Washington.  It was a surprise for her father, Harry Edward Neal Jr.  The documents have special…
Rank this Week: 4498

Oregon Legal Research

Oregon Legal Research

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

http://blog.oregonlegalresearch.com/
  • Aug 28

    Federal Circuit Court Oral Argument Feed

    Federal Circuit Court Oral Argument Feed
    A Fastcase blog post alerts us to this high cool-factor federal circuit court oral argument feed: Arguments: An index of oral arguments from federal courts, updated every 15 minutes. Fastcase blog homepage.
  • Aug 28

    Mandatory eFiling for Oregon Attorneys, December 1, 2014

    Mandatory eFiling for Oregon Attorneys, December 1, 2014
    Excerpt from the CJ announcement (link from Oregon LPM blog): “Mandatory eFiling Plan for Attorneys Filing in Oregon State Courts Chief Justice Thomas A. Balmer, Oregon Supreme Court, has approved a plan for the move to a mandatory…
  • Aug 28

    PI Buzz Skip-Tracing Tips: Yelp & Craig’s List

    PI Buzz Skip-Tracing Tips: Yelp & Craig’s List
    PI Buzz is always worth reading. The latest tips include these: Background People Using Yelp How do I search Craig’s List
Rank this Week: 2099

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/
  • Aug 28

    More Changes to Sunshine Act "Open Payments" Timeline

    More Changes to Sunshine Act "Open Payments" Timeline
    On August 28, 2014, CMS announced the latest changes to the deadlines associated with the Sunshine Act “Open Payments" System review and dispute process resulting from additional system down-time. Specifically, because the system…
  • Aug 26

    FDA Seeks Comments to Updated Guidance on Informed Consent in Clinical Trial

    FDA Seeks Comments to Updated Guidance on Informed Consent in Clinical Trial
    This post was written by Jennifer Pike and Vicki Morris. Earlier this summer, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a draft 42-page "Informed Consent Information Sheet" that provides guidance for institutional review boards (IRBs),…
  • Aug 21

    CMS Fingerprint-Based Background Checks are Underway - Impacting "High-Risk" Providers and Supplier

    CMS Fingerprint-Based Background Checks are Underway - Impacting "High-Risk" Providers and Supplier
    CMS's long-awaited fingerprint-based background check screening process is underway for certain “high-risk” providers and suppliers participating in federal health care programs (specifically, Medicare, Medicaid, and the…
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Infra Insight Blog

Infra Insight Blog

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

http://www.infrainsightblog.com
  • Aug 28

    FTA Publishes Guidance on Joint Development

    FTA Publishes Guidance on Joint Development
    Earlier this week, on August 25, 2014, the Federal Transit Administration (“FTA”) published Circular 7050.1, providing much anticipated guidance for grantees interested in pursuing joint development projects within FTA’s…
  • Aug 22

    The Texas Department of Transportation and Abrams-Kiewit Joint Venture Reach Agreement on the Loop 375 Border Highway West Extension Project

    The Texas Department of Transportation and Abrams-Kiewit Joint Venture Reach Agreement on the Loop 375 Border Highway West Extension Project
    On August 22, 2014, the Texas Department of Transportation and Abrams-Kiewit Joint Venture (Developer) reached commercial close on the Loop 375 Border Highway West Extension Project (Project).  The contract, which includes design-build…
  • Aug 7

    OCTA 91 Express Lanes Bonds Get 2 A's from S&P

    OCTA 91 Express Lanes Bonds Get 2 A's from S&P
    In an historic move, Standard & Poor’s upgraded the Orange County Transportation Agency SR91 Express Lanes Toll Revenue Bonds to “AA-”, making it one the highest rated managed lanes projects in the world.  The bonds…
Rank this Week: 3845

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

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

http://legalnewsyoucanuse.com/
  • Aug 28

    When parents retire, SSI recipients should update look at their beneit

    When parents retire, SSI recipients should update look at their beneit
    Are you thinking about starting to collect your Social Security retirement benefits soon?  When the parent of an SSI recipient retires, there may be an opportunity for the child to apply for Social Security Disabled Adult Child Benefits…
  • Aug 27

    VA Form 21-0958 (Notice of Disagreement) Compatibility Issues and Simple Solution

    VA Form 21-0958 (Notice of Disagreement) Compatibility Issues and Simple Solution
    Since the Department of Veterans Affairs released the standardized Notice of Disagreement (VA Form 21-0958) in February 2013, hundreds of veterans have contacted me because they have been unable to download the form through the VA website at…
  • Aug 27

    Not all Discretionary Trusts are Special Needs Trust

    Not all Discretionary Trusts are Special Needs Trust
    Over the years in my practice I have encountered many situations in which a discretionary trust was written into a Will to receive the inheritance of a person who had disabilities. Often the testator (person who was signing the Will) ……
Rank this Week: 2058

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
  • Aug 27

    Third Circuit Issues Cautionary Tale for Appellate Waiver

    Third Circuit Issues Cautionary Tale for Appellate Waiver
    As we’ve written about before, federal prosecutors generally require a waiver of certain appellate rights in connection with a plea deal.  Yesterday, the Third Circuit issued an opinion that explores what happens when a criminal…
  • Aug 18

    The Gov. Rick Perry Indictment: Another Weak Case that Shouldn’t Have Been Charged

    The Gov. Rick Perry Indictment: Another Weak Case that Shouldn’t Have Been Charged
    The news outlets exploded this weekend with commentary on the Gov. Rick Perry indictment, and the criticism was fast and swift to deem it a very weak case. On Friday, Perry was indicted on two felony counts that arose from … Continue…
  • Aug 14

    Federal Lawsuit Highlights Powerful Civil Forfeiture Tool

    Federal Lawsuit Highlights Powerful Civil Forfeiture Tool
    This post was co-authored by White Collar Alert contributor, Erin Dougherty. In a federal complaint filed on Monday, three Philadelphia homeowners whose homes have been targeted for state civil forfeiture have sued the city of Philadelphia,…
Rank this Week: 2415

Hot Button Blog

Hot Button Blog

By Cozen O'Connor.

http://www.hotbuttonblog.com
  • 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…
  • Aug 4

    Health Care Reform Implementation Update August 4, 2014

    Health Care Reform Implementation Update August 4, 2014
    Congress begins its summer recess this week, but last week legislators were busy holding hearings on management issues regarding HealthCare.gov, introducing legislation to increase payments to primary care doctors under Medicaid, and voting…
Rank this Week: 3695

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/
  • Aug 26

    Regionalism vs. the Environment

    Regionalism vs. the Environment
    There’s been news recently about a decline in gas prices. Hallelujah? Or oh my God! Decline in prices means more people will build energy inefficient homes and invest in gas guzzling machinery or businesses. Some will benefit, but the…
  • Aug 19

    American scientific capital

    American scientific capital
    A panel at a national meeting of historians I attended was devoted to the relation between the study of history and STEM – science, technology, engineering and mathematics. One speaker explained that practical skills were widespread…
  • Aug 12

    Misunderstanding Iran

    Misunderstanding Iran
    For the last few days my wife and I attended the semi-annual meeting of the International Society for Iranian Studies. It was held in Montreal this time. Several panels were devoted to Iranian foreign policy. At one of them, scholars outlined…
Rank this Week: 4553

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/
  • 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…
  • Aug 21

    IRS Whistleblower Office New

    IRS Whistleblower Office New
    IRS Commissioner John Koskinen issued an August 2014 policy statement expressing his strong support for the work the IRS Whistleblower Office.  We hope that the IRS will act in conformance with this policy statement and…
  • Aug 20

    WMATA Pays $5.6 Million to Settle False Claims Act and Whistleblower Retaliation Suit

    WMATA Pays $5.6 Million to Settle False Claims Act and Whistleblower Retaliation Suit
    Washington, D.C. August 20, 2014.  The Washington Area Metropolitan Transit Authority (WMATA) has paid $5.6 million to the United States, the District of Columbia, and Shahiq Khwaja to resolve whistleblower claims brought by…
Rank this Week: 1732

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/
  • Aug 26

    Health System Settles False Claims Act Case for $98.15 Million

    Health System Settles False Claims Act Case for $98.15 Million
    Community Health Systems, Inc. (“CMS”) has agreed to settle several whistleblowers’ qui tam lawsuits  that it violated the False Claims Act and the Stark Law. According to its website, CMS is one the nation’s…
  • Aug 21

    US Intervenes in False Claims Case Against Military Contractor

    US Intervenes in False Claims Case Against Military Contractor
    The United States government has intervened in a whistleblower’s qui tam lawsuit alleging that military contractors Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation (“Sikorsky”), Sikorsky Support Services, Inc. (“Sikorsky…
  • Aug 13

    Do I Have a Whistleblower Claim?

    Do I Have a Whistleblower Claim?
    In order to determine if you have a whistleblower claim, you should ask yourself these 5 basic questions.
Rank this Week: 2471

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: 3758

Legistative History and Intent

Legistative History and Intent

Covers important state and federal legislative history. From Legislative Intent Service, Inc.

http://www.legintent.com/news/
  • Aug 22

    Are You Breaking These Weird Laws?

    Are You Breaking These Weird Laws?
    People all over the world seek help from law professionals to interpret and understand legal statutes and legislative history — and with good reason. Legal English is very different from standard English, with its own dictionary and a…
  • Aug 21

    Three Laws So Weird You Almost Want to Break Them

    Three Laws So Weird You Almost Want to Break Them
    It can be pretty difficult to understand the legislative intent of any particular legal statute for a variety of reasons. First of all, many legal statutes are written in Legal English, a dialect of lawyers in English-speaking countries…
  • Jul 29

    Dividing the state: An old idea is new again

    Dividing the state: An old idea is new again
        You may have heard about it: Silicon Valley billionaire Tim Draper wants to divide California into six separate states, and he wants Californians to vote on the issue. Earlier this year, supporters of the proposed ballot measure…
Rank this Week: 2172

Pay to Play Law Blog

Pay to Play Law Blog

Covers pay-to-play legislative developments. By McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP.

http://www.paytoplaylawblog.com/
  • Aug 22

    MSRB Looks to Extend Pay-to-Play Regulation to Municipal Advisor

    MSRB Looks to Extend Pay-to-Play Regulation to Municipal Advisor
    This week, the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) requested public comment on draft amendments it is proposing to its rules regulating pay-to-play practices. Here, the MSRB is proposing a revision to Rule G-37 so as to extend its…
  • Aug 11

    State Party Committees Challenge Constitutionality of SEC Pay-to-Play Rule 206(4)-5

    State Party Committees Challenge Constitutionality of SEC Pay-to-Play Rule 206(4)-5
    And so it begins… On Friday, the New York and Tennessee state Republican parties, led by the very able Jason Torchinsky, filed a complaint in District of Columbia federal court challenging both the constitutionality and administrative…
  • Jul 1

    “It’s About to Get Real Up in Here”

    “It’s About to Get Real Up in Here”
    Former CalPERS CEO to Plead Guilty in Pay-to-Play Case Last week we highlighted the case of TL Ventures to warn of the large enforcement claim staked by the SEC in connection with Rule 206(4)-5 of the Advisers Act. Not to be outdone by a…
Rank this Week: 3701

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/
  • Aug 21

    Right Now the Cuban People Need Tor, Twitter, Not Google Chrome

    Right Now the Cuban People Need Tor, Twitter, Not Google Chrome
    For more close to thirty years, Yleem and I have studied, and in some cases lived, the U.S.-Cuba policy and political process. We’ve seen more highs than lows, as well as a good share of amusing moments. And, at times,…
  • Aug 20

    Gaza, Hamas, North Korea and Beyond

    Gaza, Hamas, North Korea and Beyond
    The Times of Israel ran an op-ed today by DC Dispatches author Dr. Yleem Poblete. The former Staff Director of the House Foreign Affairs Committee discusses how the Gaza conflict impacts beyond the greater Middle East region and why the…
  • Aug 20

    Radical Islamist Jihadists, The Energizer Bunnies of Terror

    Radical Islamist Jihadists, The Energizer Bunnies of Terror
    An American journalist – James Wright Foley – was beheaded by people that the Obama Administration refuses to call radical Islamist jihadists. This episode, and others like it the past few weeks in that part of the world, reminds…
Rank this Week: 4923