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Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • Aug 31

    Making Hazardous Waste Regulations Work for Today’s Marketplace

    Making Hazardous Waste Regulations Work for Today’s Marketplace
    The pace of technology and change in the modern world can be dizzying. As new medicines and treatments are developed, new types of waste emerge. However, our hazardous waste generator regulations were written in the 1980s and haven’t…
  • Aug 31

    A Plug for Trash Free Water

    A Plug for Trash Free Water
    By Annette Poliwka My love of recycling, or better said, my hatred of trash led me to a research expedition through the North Atlantic Subtropical Gyre, a portion of the Atlantic Ocean that traps man-made debris. My interest in recycling…
  • Aug 28

    This Week in EPA Science

    This Week in EPA Science
    By Kacey Fitzpatrick Happy birthday Research Recap! This weekly blog series turned 1 today—celebrate by reading below for the latest in EPA science. Air Sensor Toolbox for Citizen Scientists Small, hand-held air quality sensors are…
Rank this Week: 15

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

By University of Miami law professor Michael Froomkin. Covers civil liberties, the Internet, Guantanamo, Iraq attrocities, politics and more.

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Sep 1

    MiamiLaw Enrollments Jump 30+%

    MiamiLaw Enrollments Jump 30+%
    Our first year class is up about 30% and LSATs are (officially) the same as last year. In fact, they look a bit stronger, but not enough to move the US News needle. If the trend were to continue, however, … Continue reading →
  • Aug 30

    Something-ization of Society Continues (Luxe)

    Something-ization of Society Continues (Luxe)
    Luxe. Should I call this phenomenon “Uberization” or “TaskRabbitization”? The first is catchier, the second maybe more accurate. Whatever it is, it’s deeply classist and to some apparently devilishly useful.…
  • Aug 22

    Bingo

    Bingo
    “If you think privacy is unimportant for you because you have nothing to hide, you might as well say free speech is unimportant for you because you have nothing useful to say.” (source) I have seen this attributed to Edward…
Rank this Week: 31

Lawfare

Lawfare

Coveres actions taken or contemplated to protect the nation interact with the nation’s laws and legal institutions, including cybersecurity, Guantánamo habeas litigation, targeted killing, biosecurity, universal jurisdiction, the Alien Tort Statute, and the state secrets privilege. By Benjamin Wittes, Jack Goldsmith and Robert Chesney.

http://www.lawfareblog.com/
Rank this Week: 96

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/
  • Sep 2

    Audits for certain governmental entities posted on September 1, 2015

    Audits for certain governmental entities posted on September 1, 2015
    Audits for certain governmental entities posted on September 1, 2015Source: Office of the State ComptrollerOn September 1, 2015 New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced his office completed audits of the governmental entities…
  • Sep 1

    Proper and timely service of an action critical to going forward with the lawsuit

    Proper and timely service of an action critical to going forward with the lawsuit
    Proper and timely service of an action critical to going forward with the lawsuitAngletti v Morreale, 2015 NY Slip Op 06647, Court of AppealsMarcus Morreale initially declined to be designated as a candidate for the County Legislature,…
  • Sep 1

    The five most read NYPPL cases summaries as of August 31, 2015

    The five most read NYPPL cases summaries as of August 31, 2015
    The five most read NYPPL cases summaries as of August 31, 2015[Click on text highlighted in colorto access the post] More than 4,000 case summaries have been posted on NYPPL as of August 31, 2015. Google Statistics reports that of…
Rank this Week: 113

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: 196

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 26

    A not uncommon question

    A not uncommon question
    Military and civilian counsel military cases is bound by Service rules of professional responsibility as well as their bar.  The military RPC are based on the ABA Model Rules.  Thus, ABA interpretations can be meaningful and…
  • Aug 22

    Worth-the-read

    Worth-the-read
    Several relevant items for you this weekend. Orin Kerr has this post at The Volokh Conspiracy. In part: Computer searches usually happen in two stages. Agents take the computer, make a mirror image copy of its hard drive on a government…
  • Aug 21

    Spousal privilege

    Spousal privilege
    The NMCCA has issued an interesting published opinion on a government appeal. United States v. Rios.  From the opinion. The appellee is currently facing trial by special court-martial on numerous charges regarding larceny from the Marine…
Rank this Week: 150

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: 390

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 319

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: 407

Government Contracts Blog

Government Contracts Blog

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

http://www.governmentcontractslawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 305

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/
  • Dec 17

    Lawmakers eye University of California fee

    Lawmakers eye University of California fee
    Late last month, news that the University of California planned to increase tuition by up to 28 percent over the next five years sparked waves of walkouts and protests throughout the UC system. At the time, the California Legislature was in…
  • Dec 11

    Three Unconventional Laws That Allow People to Make Liberal, Wardrobe Choice

    Three Unconventional Laws That Allow People to Make Liberal, Wardrobe Choice
    Most people in the United States don’t need to dig in and do a whole ton of law research to know that they’re supposed to wear pants and other clothes in public. What might surprise you, though, is that there are tons of legal…
  • Nov 14

    Three Seemingly Pointless Laws Still on the Books Today

    Three Seemingly Pointless Laws Still on the Books Today
    Any legal professional who’s ever done even the smallest amount of law research has more than likely encountered a legal statute or two that seems devoid of any legislative intent at all. Unbelievably, the U.S. legal system is rife with…
Rank this Week: 460

The Justice Blog

The Justice Blog

The Official Blog of the United States Department of Justice.

http://blogs.justice.gov/main/
Rank this Week: 240

Constitutionalism & Democracy

Constitutionalism & Democracy

A law blog by Albany Law School Professor Stephen Gottlieb and Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship James Gathii

http://constitutionalismanddemocracy.wordpress.com/
  • Sep 2

    Support the Iranian-American Nuclear Bargain

    Support the Iranian-American Nuclear Bargain
    I have been very disappointed with Sen. Schumer and those of his colleagues in both houses of Congress who will not support the agreement with Iran. I’m sure they have convinced themselves that their stand is good for America, good for…
  • Aug 25

    Amtrak Subsidy

    Amtrak Subsidy
    I’d like to talk about an issue that has been below the surface of the news but reflects a constant disagreement in our politics. Economic conservatives would displace almost everything in favor of the marketplace. But when you decide…
  • Aug 18

    Regression to the Mean

    Regression to the Mean
    Social scientists have a phrase, “regression to the mean.” What they mean is that the law of averages eventually fells families, companies or countries that are doing better than average, and eventually lift those doing much worse…
Rank this Week: 4536

Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Covers government law. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.uaslawblog.com/
  • Sep 2

    FAA Names UAS Executive

    FAA Names UAS Executive
    Today, the FAA announced its selection of the FAA’s new unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) executives that “will guide the agency’s approach to safe, timely and efficient integration” of UAS into U.S. airspace. Marke…
  • Aug 7

    FAA Announces 1,000 Section 333 Exemptions Granted

    FAA Announces 1,000 Section 333 Exemptions Granted
    This week, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (“FAA”) announced that it has granted over 1,000 Section 333 exemptions to allow commercial operations of small unmanned aircraft systems (“sUAS”).  The press…
  • Jul 28

    The International sUAS Regulatory Landscape is Rapidly Changing

    The International sUAS Regulatory Landscape is Rapidly Changing
    International laws and regulations regarding small unmanned aircraft systems (“sUAS”) are rapidly changing. Singapore’s new sUAS laws became effective on June 1, 2015, New Zealand’s new regulations come into effect…
Rank this Week: 1819

Small Government Contracts Blog

Small Government Contracts Blog

Offers legal news, notes and commentary of interest to small government contractors. By Steven Koprince.

http://smallgovcon.com/
  • Sep 2

    Agency’s “Cut-And-Paste” Proposal Evaluation Upheld

    Agency’s “Cut-And-Paste” Proposal Evaluation Upheld
    An agency’s evaluation of proposals was not improper even though the Source Selection Authority “cut and paste” portions of a selection document used in a similar procurement–including typographical errors and a…
  • Aug 28

    Kingdomware SDVOSB Supreme Court Case: Read Our Amicus Brief

    Kingdomware SDVOSB Supreme Court Case: Read Our Amicus Brief
    In Kingdomware Technologies, Inc. v. United States, the U.S. Supreme Court will answer a critical question: does the VA have to prioritize SDVOSBs and VOSBs in federal contracting? As SmallGovCon readers know, I have been critical of the…
  • Aug 28

    SmallGovCon Week In Review: August 24-28, 2015

    SmallGovCon Week In Review: August 24-28, 2015
    After spending the majority of the week in Norman, Oklahoma for the ICBS Show, I am back in the office, and ready for our weekly dose of government contracts news and commentary. This week, a large corporation gets busted for misusing…
Rank this Week: 3384

Lobby Comply Blog

Lobby Comply Blog

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

http://stateandfed.com/lobbycomply/
  • Sep 2

    Missouri Lobbyists Must Amend Expenditure Reporting for State Night Dinner

    Missouri Lobbyists Must Amend Expenditure Reporting for State Night Dinner
    The Missouri Ethics Commission recently found a group of lobbyists improperly reported food and drink expenditures made during a 2014 Continued on Next Page
  • Sep 2

    Wednesday Government Relations New

    Wednesday Government Relations New
    Lobbying “Hillary Clinton Sides with Liberals on Anti-Lobbying Bill” by Sam Frizell for Time Missouri: “Ethics Commission Rules Dinner Violated Continued on Next Page
  • Sep 1

    Our September Photo Scrapbook

    Our September Photo Scrapbook
    Enjoy these fun photos from the 2015 NCSL Legislative Forum in Seattle, Washington!
Rank this Week: 3200

Whistleblower Protection Blog

Whistleblower Protection Blog

Covers legal issues related to corporate malfeasance and protection of whistleblowers. Published by the National Whistleblower Legal Defense and Education Fund.

http://www.whistleblowersblog.org/
  • Sep 2

    June 2015 False Claims Act Settlements, Part 2

    June 2015 False Claims Act Settlements, Part 2
    The Department of Justice announced settlements in the following False Claims Act lawsuits: For-Profit Education Company to Pay $13 Million to Resolve Several Cases Alleging Submission of False Claims for Federal Student Aid Education…
  • Aug 31

    Press Statement – Tax Whistleblower Receives $11.6 Million Dollar Award

    Press Statement – Tax Whistleblower Receives $11.6 Million Dollar Award
    Attorneys Stephen Kohn and Dean Zerbe are pleased to announce today that a joint client – who wishes to remain anonymous – received a whistleblower award under the new IRS whistleblower award program of $11.6 million dollars.…
  • Aug 31

    International Visitors Learn Importance of Protecting Whistleblower

    International Visitors Learn Importance of Protecting Whistleblower
    On July 16, 2015, the National Whistleblower Center’s Executive Director Stephen Kohn was a presenter at a round table discussion on the important role whistleblowers play in good governance, as well as whistleblower protections.…
Rank this Week: 909

The Poblete DC Dispatches

The Poblete DC Dispatches

Features updates on regulatory and public policy matters in Washington, DC in national security, trade, and international law.

http://jasonpoblete.com/
  • Sep 2

    e-Mailgate Is a Symptom of a Larger Problem

    e-Mailgate Is a Symptom of a Larger Problem
    The Hillary Clinton e-mail debacle makes for great fodder for the chattering class, political operatives, and, even foreign governments. For an overwhelming majority of Americans, however, the former Secretary of State is, at best, a…
  • Aug 26

    Trump vs. Univision (Trump Will Win)

    Trump vs. Univision (Trump Will Win)
    Whether you like Donald Trump or not, I’ve never seen a political or business figure in recent times that take command of press events like only Trump can’t do. We’re not used to seeing this because our political elite, over…
  • Aug 23

    Has Liberalism Won?

    Has Liberalism Won?
      “Force the other team to play to our style. Do not play to their style.” That is the advice our football coaches gave us when I was playing high school football many years ago. The gist of that point was that if we played…
Rank this Week: 4954

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Whistleblower Lawyer News

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

http://www.whistleblowerlawyernews.com/
Rank this Week: 1723

National Indian Law Library --…

National Indian Law Library -- News

Covers Native American legal issues, published by the National Indian Law Library, a public law library devoted to federal Indian and tribal law.

http://nilllibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 1

    Free Indian Law Webinar Exploring the BIA website

    Free Indian Law Webinar Exploring the BIA website
    Registration is open for a free, 60-minute webinar entitled, “Introduction to the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs Website.” Participants will get an overview of the BIA website and learn to locate popular materials. While the…
  • Aug 27

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 8/27

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 8/27
    U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2014-2015update.htmlThe Supreme Court Bulletin was updated to include the Tribal Supreme Court Project's August 27, 2015 Update Memorandum.  U.S. Courts of Appeals…
  • Aug 21

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

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 8/21
    U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/2015cta.htmlUnited States v. Escalanti (Proof of Tribal Enrollment, Major Crimes Act)Harvey v. Ute Indian tribe of the Uintah and Ouray reservation (Civil…
Rank this Week: 1300

Health Industry Washington Watch

Health Industry Washington Watch

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

http://www.healthindustrywashingtonwatch.com/
  • Sep 1

    340B Drug Pricing Program Omnibus Guidance Notice Published by HRSA

    340B Drug Pricing Program Omnibus Guidance Notice Published by HRSA
    On August 28, 2015, the Health Services Resources Administration (HRSA) published long-awaited 340B Drug Pricing Program Omnibus Guidance.  Although many aspects of the notice reiterate previous HRSA guidance, several elements will…
  • Sep 1

    OMB Reviewing CMS Proposed Rule on PAMA Clinical Lab Test Payment Policy

    OMB Reviewing CMS Proposed Rule on PAMA Clinical Lab Test Payment Policy
    CMS is finally taking steps to implement the Medicare clinical laboratory payment reforms mandated by the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 (PAMA).  Under PAMA, CMS must base Medicare payment rates for clinical laboratory tests…
  • Sep 1

    FDA Issues New Draft Guidance and Related Proposed Rule on Naming Biological Product

    FDA Issues New Draft Guidance and Related Proposed Rule on Naming Biological Product
    On August 28, 2015 the federal Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) issued two important policies regarding naming biological products, including biosimilars. First, FDA released a notice announcing the availability of draft…
Rank this Week: 3838

Corruption Chronicles

Corruption Chronicles

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

http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/
  • Sep 1

    Govt. Covers Up Rampant Crime in $1.6 Bil Antipoverty Job Program

    Govt. Covers Up Rampant Crime in $1.6 Bil Antipoverty Job Program
    The U.S. government’s $1.6 billion vocational program for at-risk youth was created decades ago to end poverty by offering poor teenagers free job training, but it’s a seriously mismanaged hotbed of violence rife with violent…
  • Aug 27

    5 Yrs. after Earthquake U.S. Extends “Temporary” Amnesty for Haitian Illegal Alien

    5 Yrs. after Earthquake U.S. Extends “Temporary” Amnesty for Haitian Illegal Alien
    In yet another depiction of the nation’s flawed immigration policies, the Obama administration is extending a humanitarian measure designed to temporarily shield illegal immigrants from deportation during emergencies for the fifth time…
  • Aug 26

    $335 Mil Afghan Power Plant Funded by U.S. Ruined Due to Lack of Use

    $335 Mil Afghan Power Plant Funded by U.S. Ruined Due to Lack of Use
    A $335 million Afghan power plant funded by American taxpayers is “severely underutilized” and the intermittent use of the costly facility has resulted in damage and premature failure, according to a federal audit. It marks the…
Rank this Week: 1687

Subject to Inquiry

Subject to Inquiry

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

http://www.subjecttoinquiry.com/
  • Sep 1

    CFPB Announces Results of eClosing Pilot Project

    CFPB Announces Results of eClosing Pilot Project
    On August 5, 2015, the CFPB published a report titled “Leveraging technology to empower mortgage consumers at closing,” which concluded that borrowers can benefit from electronic closings or “eClosings” – that…
  • Aug 28

    SEC Issues Wells Notice to Pimco Over Fund Valuation

    SEC Issues Wells Notice to Pimco Over Fund Valuation
    On Monday, August 3, 2015, Pacific Investment Management Co. LLC (Pimco) announced that it had received a Wells notice from the Securities and Exchange Commission concerning the valuation of certain nonagency mortgage-backed securities in its…
  • Aug 25

    FinCEN Proposes Rule Requiring Investment Advisor AML Compliance

    FinCEN Proposes Rule Requiring Investment Advisor AML Compliance
    Investment advisors may soon face increased costs and scrutiny thanks to a proposed rule issued by the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN).  On Tuesday, August 25, FinCEN proposed a rule that would require many…
Rank this Week: 1935

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/
  • Sep 1

    Con la libertad religiosa hemos topado, opositore

    Con la libertad religiosa hemos topado, opositore
     La reciente Sentencia de la Sala de lo Contencioso-Administrativo del Tribunal Supremo de 6 de Julio de 2015 (rec.1851/2014) reconoce el derecho de una opositora, aspirante a plaza de cuerpo docente de la Xunta de Galicia, miembro de la…
  • Aug 31

    Iuris Lag: la desorientación del jurista tras las vacacione

    Iuris Lag: la desorientación del jurista tras las vacacione
    Al finalizar las vacaciones, ya sea por el ocio activo o ya sea por el obligado parón del mes inhábil de Agosto, los sinsabores aguardan al retornar al despacho.   Al profesional del derecho (abogado, funcionario o…
  • Aug 28

    El Abogado 3.0: la senda del marketing digital

    El Abogado 3.0: la senda del marketing digital
    Al finalizar las vacaciones, y deseando que los lectores del blog las hayan disfrutado, me he zambullido en la lectura del estupendo libro de la infatigable y joven abogada Sara Molina Pérez-Tomé, prologado por Laura…
Rank this Week: 1208

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Covers governance in higher education and in law firms, bankruptcy ethics, popular culture and the law, Enron and other corporate fiascos, and professional responsibility generally. By Nancy Rapoport, a law professor at UNLV's Boyd School of Law.

http://nancyrapoport.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1299

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • Aug 31

    Federal appeals court confirms FTC authority to regulate cybersecurity policies and procedure

    Federal appeals court confirms FTC authority to regulate cybersecurity policies and procedure
    Barbara S. Mishkin Banks and other companies subject to the CFPB’s jurisdiction face the possibility that the CFPB could begin using its authority under Sections 1031 and 1036 of the Dodd-Frank Act (which proscribe unfair, deceptive or…
  • Aug 31

    84 House members urge expedited CFPB action on small business lending data collection rule

    84 House members urge expedited CFPB action on small business lending data collection rule
    Barbara S. Mishkin 84 House members recently wrote to the CFPB to urge it to expedite rulemaking to implement the small business lending data requirements of Dodd-Frank Section 1071.  Section 1071 amended the ECOA to require financial…
  • Aug 27

    No deference for CFPB amicus brief from Ninth Circuit

    No deference for CFPB amicus brief from Ninth Circuit
    Barbara S. Mishkin Many readers probably remember Edwards v. First American Financial Corp. for its ill-fated journey to the U.S. Supreme Court.  The Supreme Court had granted certiorari to decide the issue of whether a plaintiff…
Rank this Week: 3567

Oregon Legal Research

Oregon Legal Research

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

http://blog.oregonlegalresearch.com/
Rank this Week: 2347

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: 3599

Whistleblower Attorneys Blog

Whistleblower Attorneys Blog

Covers qui tam and government law. By Greene LLP.

http://www.whistleblowerattorneys-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 1968

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: 4095

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

    Ideas for transition plan for orphaned adult children with intellectual disabilitie

    Ideas for transition plan for orphaned adult children with intellectual disabilitie
    There was a time when people who had developmental intellectual disabilities such as Down Syndrome rarely lived past their 20’s. With medical progress, many of these individuals will be blessed with a reasonably normal full life span.…
  • Aug 28

    Ideas for transition plan for orphaned adult children with intellectual disabilitie

    Ideas for transition plan for orphaned adult children with intellectual disabilitie
    There was a time when people who had developmental intellectual disabilities such as Down Syndrome rarely lived past their 20’s. With medical progress, many of these individuals will be blessed with a reasonably normal full life span.…
  • Aug 26

    Learn about dementia: seek the diagnosis, then develop a care plan

    Learn about dementia: seek the diagnosis, then develop a care plan
    “Dementia” is a descriptive diagnosis, but by itself is not a specific diagnosis of the cause of the condition. There is some underlying disease process that is causing death of brain cells, and the type of process explains just…
Rank this Week: 2617

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/
  • Aug 28

    Obama Administration Not Done With Executive Orders Aimed at Federal Contractor

    Obama Administration Not Done With Executive Orders Aimed at Federal Contractor
    In a recent interview with Bloomberg BNA’s Daily Labor Report, I discussed the recent deluge of Executive Orders targeting federal contractors, and the new regulations arising from those EOs (link to the article here).  ……
  • Aug 27

    DoD White Paper Takes Aim at IR&D Cost

    DoD White Paper Takes Aim at IR&D Cost
    While DOD’s August 26 white paper “Enhancing the Effectiveness of Independent Research and Development” explains that the intent of new requirements announced in the white paper is “not to reduce the…
  • Aug 27

    DoD Releases Interim Rule on Cloud Service Acquisition

    DoD Releases Interim Rule on Cloud Service Acquisition
    On August 26, 2015, the DoD published an Interim Rule to implement DoD policy on the acquisition of cloud services.  This Interim Rule provides a list of terms and conditions regarding cloud computing services to be used in DoD contracts…
Rank this Week: 4932

Infra Insight Blog

Infra Insight Blog

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

http://www.infrainsightblog.com
  • Aug 27

    P3 Turns the Lights On in Detroit, Michigan

    P3 Turns the Lights On in Detroit, Michigan
    The first freeway lighting system public-private-partnership (P3) in the U.S. closed on August 24, 2015, with the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) and Freeway Lighting Partners, LLC, (FLP) reaching simultaneous commercial and…
  • Aug 27

    TxDOT Shortlists Five Proposer Teams for the SH 249 Extension Project

    TxDOT Shortlists Five Proposer Teams for the SH 249 Extension Project
    Three months after the May 15, 2015 issuance of a Request for Qualifications (RFQ), the SH 249 Extension Project is another step closer to development.  The RFQ solicited qualifications from teams interested in entering into a…
  • Aug 25

    Gold Line Foothill Extension to Open in Spring 2016

    Gold Line Foothill Extension to Open in Spring 2016
    At the dedication celebration for the Gold Line’s Arcadia Station last weekend, Phil Washington, the CEO of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, said he expects passenger service on the Gold Line to begin next…
Rank this Week: 3735

Local Open Government Blog

Local Open Government Blog

Covers legal issues on open government laws in Washington state and the rest of the nation. By Foster Pepper.

http://www.localopengovernment.com/
Rank this Week: 4315

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/
  • Aug 27

    More Employee Misconduct at Bo Robinson Private Halfway House

    More Employee Misconduct at Bo Robinson Private Halfway House
    As reported by The Trentonian.com, an employee at private halfway house Albert “Bo” Robinson Assessment and Treatment Center, better known simply as Bo Robinson, is again being accused of having inappropriate sexual relations…
  • Aug 21

    New Jersey’s Credit Rating May Fall Yet Again Based on the Outcome of The COLA Pension Suit

    New Jersey’s Credit Rating May Fall Yet Again Based on the Outcome of The COLA Pension Suit
    In accordance with an article published on NJ.Com this past week, New Jersey’s low-end credit rating could fall again if the state Supreme Court rules that retired public workers are entitled to yearly increases (COLA) in their…
  • Aug 12

    More NJ Public Employee Unions Join Lawsuit Against Christie Over Pay Freeze

    More NJ Public Employee Unions Join Lawsuit Against Christie Over Pay Freeze
    As reported by NJ.com, the State’s largest state workers union and three others have joined the lawsuit filed by our office against the Christie administration over its decision to freeze wages for state employees.   …
Rank this Week: 930

PA Public Contracts

PA Public Contracts

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

http://www.papubliccontracts.com/
Rank this Week: 3341

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/
  • Aug 24

    Supreme Court Sign Decision Widens the Limitations on Government Regulation

    Supreme Court Sign Decision Widens the Limitations on Government Regulation
    The decision in Reed v. Town of Gilbert, in which the Supreme Court applied a strict scrutiny test to local sign laws, initially drew little notice but it is already having far reaching implications. Sandwiched between high profile decisions…
  • Jul 31

    U.S. Supreme Court Ruling on Local Sign Law

    U.S. Supreme Court Ruling on Local Sign Law
    At the end of June, lost among the headlines about other rulings, the U.S. Supreme Court held that a local sign law was unconstitutional. In Reed v. Town of Gilbert, 135 S.Ct. 2218 (2015) the Court broke new ground in interpreting permissible…
  • Jun 30

    City Did Not Impliedly Dedicate Land as Parkland

    City Did Not Impliedly Dedicate Land as Parkland
    The New York Court of Appeals held that the use of certain lands for park purposes under a memorandum of agreement or license/lease was not an implied permanent dedication for park purposes. In Matter of Glick v. Harvey the Court rejected the…
Rank this Week: 2520

Fracking Insider

Fracking Insider

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

http://www.frackinginsider.com
Rank this Week: 3801

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

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

http://dissentingjustice.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 23

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

    Cop Swindles Elderly Dementia Victim of $2 Million; Department Does Nothing to Stop It
    In a rather disturbing case of police misconduct, Aaron Goodwin, a Portsmouth, New Hampshire police officer, took advantage of a 91-year-old woman with dementia. She had called 911 for some reason,... To view the rest of this article, please…
  • Jul 9

    What the Reaction to Bill Cosby Reveals About Society's Construction of Men Who Rape

    What the Reaction to Bill Cosby Reveals About Society's Construction of Men Who Rape
    I have not said much on Cosby and the numerous rape allegations against him. I think the last time I mentioned him was after Beverly Johnson came made her accusation. I found it powerful and, given... To view the rest of this article, please…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1390

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 19

    Using Company Documents to Prove the Fraud

    Using Company Documents to Prove the Fraud
    A recent case in Illinois highlights a common battleground in qui tam whistleblower cases namely, the whistleblower who keeps and relies upon company documents to prove the fraud allegations of his or her complaint. In Shmushkovich v. Home…
  • Aug 6

    Compounded Pain Creams and Gel

    Compounded Pain Creams and Gel
    As recently reported by CBS News, federal authorities are currently investigating widespread fraud occurring in the area of compounded pharmaceuticals and compounding pharmacies. Compounding refers to the process by which medications can…
  • Jul 23

    Whistleblowers and HIPAA

    Whistleblowers and HIPAA
    Whistleblowers often face a difficult decision when they suspect fraud at their place of employment.   The whistleblower knows that fraud is being committed, but he or she will never be able to prove it without keeping or retaining…
Rank this Week: 1468

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 18

    Introducing SNAC

    Introducing SNAC
    When I first learned of the Social Networks and Archival Context (SNAC) Project, I knew that we had to be involved and assume some leadership. Why? Because the driving force of SNAC is collaboration within the archival and library communities…
  • Aug 14

    Historical Cat

    Historical Cat
    We may have just missed #MuseumCats day, but you might still enjoy some stories of historic felines in our holdings. We recently received feedback on our archives.gov website survey asking for historical photos of cats in the…
  • Jul 20

    If You Build It, They Will Come

    If You Build It, They Will Come
    “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did.  So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails.  Explore. …
Rank this Week: 4490

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 17

    The Energy Efficiency Divide: Hidden Costs of Poverty

    The Energy Efficiency Divide: Hidden Costs of Poverty
    In public housing, energy costs amount to about 40% more per square foot than in private or market rate housing. While differences in occupant behavior may account for some of this disparity, a large portion has been attributed to…
  • Aug 13

    New Legislation Increases Access to Healthy Foods for Families in Illinoi

    New Legislation Increases Access to Healthy Foods for Families in Illinoi
    On Tuesday, July 28, 2015 Governor Rauner signed a bill that will award an additional 40,000 working households, about 100,000 individuals, access to the nutritious foods through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Senate…
  • Aug 7

    The Voting Rights Act, in cases and in comic

    The Voting Rights Act, in cases and in comic
    From the New York Times, an interesting Voting Rights Act decision out of the Fifth Circuit: “A federal appeals panel ruled Wednesday that a strict voter identification law in Texas discriminated against blacks and Hispanics and…
Rank this Week: 1531

The Data Driven City

The Data Driven City

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

http://datadrivencity.com/
  • Aug 11

    Interactive Tool for Criminal Justice Reform: The Prison Population Forecaster

    Interactive Tool for Criminal Justice Reform: The Prison Population Forecaster
    Check out this interesting new feature produced by the Urban Institute to showcase the potential effect of different types of reforms for decreasing mass incarceration. The Urban Institute explains: The tool currently uses data from 15…
  • Jun 25

    Land Banks and Land Banking

    Land Banks and Land Banking
    My former professor, Frank Alexander, has published the second edition of his excellent guidebook on land banking. According to the Center for Community Progress, the publication “combines research on land banks with practical…
  • Jun 9

    Excellent Profile of Cook County Jail as Mental Health Facility

    Excellent Profile of Cook County Jail as Mental Health Facility
    There is an excellent article about Cook County Jail in the Atlantic this week entitled “America’s Largest Mental Hospital Is a Jail.” The article hits on some of the same points I made in this post from 2012 on the…
Rank this Week: 3699

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 4

    Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton Indicted

    Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton Indicted
    Last Tuesday, a Texas grand jury indicted 52-year-old Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on three counts of securities fraud. Paxton, sworn in on January 1, 2015, was previously a member of the Texas House of Representatives. The alleged…
  • Jul 31

    U.S. Government Appeals Landmark Insider Trading Decision to the Supreme Court

    U.S. Government Appeals Landmark Insider Trading Decision to the Supreme Court
    This guest post was authored by our colleague Rimma Tsvasman, an associate in the firm’s Litigation Department in New York. Rimma concentrates her practice on corporate and securities transactions, investment management…
  • Jul 30

    Attorney General Kane Files Wiretap Charges Against Two Lawyer

    Attorney General Kane Files Wiretap Charges Against Two Lawyer
    This post was co-authored by David F. Herman, an associate in Montgomery McCracken’s Litigation Department. He serves an editor of the firm’s Data Privacy Alert blog, which focuses on data privacy and cybersecurity issues. David…
Rank this Week: 1487

Government Contracts Blog

Government Contracts Blog

Covers government contracts, bid protests, and contract disputes. By Brown Rudnick.

http://brownrudnick.com/blog/government-contracts/
  • Aug 3

    Investigators Zero In On Allegations Of Widespread Corruption In Federal Disability Employment Program

    Investigators Zero In On Allegations Of Widespread Corruption In Federal Disability Employment Program
    Over the last week, allegations of corruption have rocked the federal disability employment agency, AbilityOne, and the SourceAmerica program it administers.  As a sign of how serious the allegations are, no less than four federal agency…
  • Jul 8

    Failure to exhaust administrative remedies may doom claim

    Failure to exhaust administrative remedies may doom claim
    Americans like to sue. But, there are many laws that require the aggrieved party to follow certain procedures before heading to court against a government agency. This process of jumping through agency hoops is known called “exhausting…
  • Jul 7

    A “No” By Any Other Name

    A “No” By Any Other Name
    A recent decision by the Court of Federal Claims (“COFC”) has held that, where the Government asks offerors to extend the acceptance period for their offers, a softly whispered “no” is still a “no”. In WIT…
Rank this Week: 4173