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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/
  • Aug 3

    I Went to the ‘Beach’

    I Went to the ‘Beach’
    Me, yesterday, at the Beach at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C.. Although it wasn’t that deep, it was actually very hard to get get traction and stand up…
  • Aug 1

    Clinton Monster Movie

    Clinton Monster Movie
    I guess this is what yukked them up in Hilary Clinton campaign HQ.
  • Jul 29

    Win 10 GIF

    Win 10 GIF
    Cute.
Rank this Week: 13

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 3

    A prosecutor’s duty

    A prosecutor’s duty
    Amici are former federal prosecutors and senior Justice Department and government officials who have dedicated many years of service to the criminal justice system and have a continuing interest in preserving the fair and effective…
  • Jul 27

    Quote of the day-week-year

    Quote of the day-week-year
    Sixty years after Congress created the UCMJ to protect accused servicemembers from abusive and arbitrary punishment, a significant faction in Congress now believes it must be almost completely dismantled and restructured because is is not…
  • Jul 27

    Worth the Read from Military Law Review

    Worth the Read from Military Law Review
    There are some interesting articles for military justice practitioners in the Summer 2015, MLR. Barracks, Dormitories, and Capitol Hill: Finding Justice in the Divergent Politics of Military and College Sexual Assault Rudderless: 15 Years and…
Rank this Week: 62

Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • Aug 3

    6 Things Every American Should Know About the Clean Power Plan

    6 Things Every American Should Know About the Clean Power Plan
    By EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy Today, President Obama will unveil the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Clean Power Plan—a historic step to cut the carbon pollution driving climate change. Here are six key…
  • Jul 31

    Student Intern Looks to Make a Big Difference at EPA This Summer

    Student Intern Looks to Make a Big Difference at EPA This Summer
    Every summer, EPA brings in students to work, learn practical environmental skills, and enhance their educational experience through our Pathways Intern Program. The Big Blue Thread is proud to feature several blogs written by these summer…
  • Jul 31

    Implementation of the Clean Water Rule Brings Opportunitie

    Implementation of the Clean Water Rule Brings Opportunitie
    When the Clean Water Rule goes into effect on August 28, it marks a new era of protection for our nation’s streams and wetlands. We are enthusiastic about the opportunities provided by the rule to improve the process of identifying…
Rank this Week: 65

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 3

    3 Accidental Whistleblowers (Fired for Doing their Jobs Well)

    3 Accidental Whistleblowers (Fired for Doing their Jobs Well)
    Originally published at Corporate Compliance Insights on June 3, 2014 by Guest Columnist Donna Boehme.   Recently I’ve had a few epiphanies about corporate whistleblowers (are we ever going to find a better term for…
  • Jul 31

    Inspector General Failed to Protect VA Whistleblower

    Inspector General Failed to Protect VA Whistleblower
    Yesterday, U.S. Senator Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) held a hearing with Veterans Affairs whistleblowers, the current Acting Inspector General and Special Counsel for the U.S. Office of Special Counsel to investigate claims of veteran abuse and…
  • Jul 31

    Decisions of the DOL Administrative Review Board – May 2015

    Decisions of the DOL Administrative Review Board – May 2015
    USDOL/OALJ Reporter Decisions of the Administrative Review Board May 2015   Graves v. MV Transportation, Inc., ARB No. 15-058, ALJ No. 2015-NTS-1 (ARB May 29, 2015) Order Denying Interlocutory Appeal PDF Summary: INTERLOCUTORY…
Rank this Week: 438

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: 209

Infra Insight Blog

Infra Insight Blog

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

http://www.infrainsightblog.com
  • Jul 31

    “DRIVE, He Said[1] ”—But When?? Congress ducks new long term transportation funding bill and adopts a three-month extension of MAP-21 instead

    “DRIVE, He Said[1] ”—But When?? Congress ducks new long term transportation funding bill and adopts a three-month extension of MAP-21 instead
    Hopes  that that the Congress would pass S. 1647, the Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act (DRIVE Act),  a six-year, $478 billion transportation funding reauthorization bill before the August recess have,…
  • Jul 23

    Presidio Parkway Opens in San Francisco

    Presidio Parkway Opens in San Francisco
    The long-awaited Presidio Parkway opened for the first time to Bay Area motorists on July 12th, ahead of schedule and to local and national praises. The $1.1 billion Presidio Parkway replaces Doyle Drive – an outdated and seismically…
  • Jul 21

    Toll Road Use on the Rise

    Toll Road Use on the Rise
    Drivers in the U.S. are seeing the benefits of toll roads, according to a new report published by the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association (IBTTA).   The 2015 Report on Tolling in the United States (June 30, 2015),…
Rank this Week: 328

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/
  • Jul 30

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 7/30

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 7/30
    U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2014-2015update.htmlPetition was filed in Jensen v. EXC, Inc. (Jurisdiction, Non-Indian Fee Land) and in Wisconsin v. Ho-Chunk Nation (Indian Gaming Regulatory Act,…
  • Jul 16

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 7/16

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 7/16
    U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2014-2015update.htmlPetition for certiorari was filed in Torres v. Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians (Sovereign Immunity, Liability of Tribal Officers) on 6/22/15. See also…
  • Jul 2

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 7/02

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 7/02
    U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2014-2015update.htmlPetition for certiorari was granted on June 30, 2015 for Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin v. U.S. (Self-determination Contract) U.S. Courts of Appeals…
Rank this Week: 206

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/
  • Jul 16

    The world lost a mensch.

    The world lost a mensch.
    My old friend, Seymour Serebnick, just passed away.  I loved his boundless curiosity and his deep generosity of spirit.  He knew of my love of Disney and was always finding me rare surprises.  And he and I loved to talk about…
  • Jun 16

    Just a couple of thoughts on ASARCO.

    Just a couple of thoughts on ASARCO.
    I think that the dissent was closer to being right than the majority opinion was (of course I think so:  I was one of four folks on this amicus brief), and that Congress should fix the problem by adopting the test that we proposed in our…
  • Jun 10

    BRAVO, Team DRC-Hubo @UNLV!

    BRAVO, Team DRC-Hubo @UNLV!
    Taken directly from our announcement--couldn't have written it better myself:On behalf of Dean Rama Venkat, the Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering is proud to announce that our team DRC-Hubo @UNLV finished in eighth place among the…
Rank this Week: 207

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/
Rank this Week: 4839

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: 1909

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Whistleblower Lawyer News

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

http://www.whistleblowerlawyernews.com/
  • Aug 3

    Pediatric Services of America pays $6.88 million settling False Claims Act case

    Pediatric Services of America pays $6.88 million settling False Claims Act case
    Pediatric Services of America  will pay $6.88 million to resolve allegations it failed to disclose and return overpayments received from federal health-care programs.Norcross, Ga.-based Pediatric Services of America Healthcare, Pediatric…
  • Aug 2

    Massachusetts technology exec Pres of AVC Technology charged with tax evasion

    Massachusetts technology exec Pres of AVC Technology charged with tax evasion
    Robert P. Benefant, President of AVC Technology Systems has been charged by federal prosecutors with filing a false tax return and bankruptcy fraud. He allegedly used companies he owns or partially owns to hide income so he…
  • Jul 30

    The ultimate environmental whistleblower: Google street cars measuring pollution

    The ultimate environmental whistleblower: Google street cars measuring pollution
    Google and Aclima a San Francisco startup are equipping Google’s Street view cars with environmental sensors to measure pollution and its sources. Google drives the Street View cars around the streets of the world to collect data…
Rank this Week: 1649

Lobby Comply Blog

Lobby Comply Blog

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

http://stateandfed.com/lobbycomply/
Rank this Week: 3173

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • Aug 3

    CFPB issues 2015 Plain Writing Act Compliance Report

    CFPB issues 2015 Plain Writing Act Compliance Report
    Barbara S. Mishkin The CFPB has issued its 2015 Plain Writing Act Compliance Report.  Under the PWA, federal “executive agencies,” including the CFPB, are required to use plain language in documents that: are necessary for…
  • Aug 3

    CFPB sends debt collection questionnaire

    CFPB sends debt collection questionnaire
    Barbara S. Mishkin The CFPB has sent a questionnaire which, according to the CFPB’s accompanying cover letter, is intended to help the CFPB “better understand operational costs and other factors associated with debt…
  • Aug 3

    CFPB to hold event on financial management for senior

    CFPB to hold event on financial management for senior
    Barbara S. Mishkin The CFPB has announced that it will hold an event in Springfield, Virginia on August 17, 2015 about financial management for seniors and their caregivers.  The event will feature remarks from Director Cordray and…
Rank this Week: 3571

Corruption Chronicles

Corruption Chronicles

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

http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/
Rank this Week: 1454

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: 4197

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 3

    Today's Headlines and Commentary

    Today's Headlines and Commentary
    New Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour has called for Taliban unity in the wake of Mullah Omar’s death, the BBC reports: “division in our ranks will only please our enemies.” Mullah Mansour also appeared to…
  • Aug 3

    Bits and Byte

    Bits and Byte
    Hacking the hackers.  Companies are getting more aggressive in responding to attacks, but the law limits how far they can go. Remedying flaws in the ECPA.  Viet Dinh, former AAG at DOJ looks at updating the ECPA and bringing it into…
  • Aug 3

    Kyiv Dispatch: Displaced!

    Kyiv Dispatch: Displaced!
    Vladymyr Khlepitko and his fiancée Yana Marek look like a normal couple sitting outside the Boulangerie Artisan café in downtown Kyiv. Two trendy young Ukrainians sipping lemonades in the hot summer sun, discussing chess and…
Rank this Week: 4479

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

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

http://legalnewsyoucanuse.com/
Rank this Week: 2625

RegBlog

RegBlog

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

http://www.regblog.org/
  • Aug 2

    Getting Defective Vehicles Off the Road

    Getting Defective Vehicles Off the Road
    In this three-part series, Eric Schlabs examines recent vehicle recalls and what they reveal about federal oversight of automobile safety.
  • Aug 2

    A Guide to Recent Automotive Industry Fines and Recall

    A Guide to Recent Automotive Industry Fines and Recall
    A decade of missed opportunities have led to increased enforcement calls for change.
  • Jul 30

    The Regulatory Week in Review: July 31, 2015

    The Regulatory Week in Review: July 31, 2015
    The House passes the REINS Act requiring Congressional approval of major regulations, the FWS investigates the alleged killing of a lion by a trophy hunter, and more...
Rank this Week: 4818

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: 3573

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 1

    Government and Our Trip South

    Government and Our Trip South
    Many people in this country believe that the Founding Fathers established our Constitution to get government off of people’s backs. My wife and I just traveled to North Carolina where that idea is big. They expect people to take care of…
  • Jul 28

    Environmental Time Wasted

    Environmental Time Wasted
    A news director at this station, about a decade ago, wanted me to engage in what some call pack journalism, to talk about whatever was occupying the press’s attention. I understood his point; people’s interest was already peaked.…
  • Jul 22

    Future Oriented Diplomacy Toward Iran

    Future Oriented Diplomacy Toward Iran
    We did something that infuriated Iranians in 1953 by organizing a coup removing their democratically selected Prime Minister. They did something that properly infuriated us in 1979 by taking our embassy staff hostage. George Bush announced…
Rank this Week: 4535

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 1

    Celebrity Chefs Should Stay Out of Politic

    Celebrity Chefs Should Stay Out of Politic
    Celebrity chef José Andrés should stay out of politics. Focus on your business. It needs it. And because of his dumb comments about Donald Trump, as well as his backing out of a business deal, I have no interest eating…
  • Jul 28

    Iran Nuclear Agreement: A Weapon of Mass Destruction for U.S. and Global Nonproliferation Effort

    Iran Nuclear Agreement: A Weapon of Mass Destruction for U.S. and Global Nonproliferation Effort
    Announcing the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) regarding Iranian nuclear activities, President Obama claimed it would make “our country and the world safer and more secure.” On the contrary, what the agreement allows;…
  • Jul 28

    Planned Parenthood Must Go Private, No More Taxpayer Money

    Planned Parenthood Must Go Private, No More Taxpayer Money
    When a Leftist organization’s leader finds him or herself politically cornered because the facts of an argument do not advance their cause, he or she will eventually engage in the politics of personal destruction. That is exactly…
Rank this Week: 4965

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: 4149

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/
  • 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…
  • May 31

    Town Violated SEQRA by Segmenting Review of Drainage From Larger Project

    Town Violated SEQRA by Segmenting Review of Drainage From Larger Project
    The Appellate Division granted a petition challenging condemnation of property on the grounds that the Town segmented the review of the project in violation of the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA). In Matter of J. Owens Building…
Rank this Week: 2605

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
  • Jul 31

    Oroho Bills Protecting Honeybee population, Strengthening Beekeeping Industry Signed Into Law

    Oroho Bills Protecting Honeybee population, Strengthening Beekeeping Industry Signed Into Law
    Legislation sponsored by Senator Steven Oroho designed to protect and grow the state’s commercial and recreational bee industry was signed into law by Acting Governor Kim Guadagno. Legislation sponsored by Senator Steven Oroho designed…
  • Jul 30

    Pennacchio: Questionable DRPA Appointee Proves Immediate Need to Pass Bi-State Reform Bill

    Pennacchio: Questionable DRPA Appointee Proves Immediate Need to Pass Bi-State Reform Bill
    Assistant Senate Republican Leader Joe Pennacchio stated the following about a troubling unilateral appointment by Pennsylvania’s governor to the Delaware River Port Authority board, which was exposed by the Philadelphia Daily…
  • Jul 29

    Connors, Rumpf & Gove: Time to Take the Fight to Heroin Dealer

    Connors, Rumpf & Gove: Time to Take the Fight to Heroin Dealer
    Heroin dealers must face harsher sentencing in light of the devastating consequences of their criminality activity, says the 9th District Legislative Delegation. Senator Christopher J. Connors, Assemblyman Brian E. Rumpf and Assemblywoman…
Rank this Week: 3879

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: 4873

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/
  • Jul 31

    SmallGovCon Week In Review: July 27-31, 2015

    SmallGovCon Week In Review: July 27-31, 2015
    With July almost over, we are looking forward to the remainder of the summer.  But even in the hottest weather, government contracting news never stops.  In this week’s SmallGovCon Week In Review, a new study pushes back at…
  • Jul 31

    Procurement Fraud: Couple Pleads Guilty to $30 Million Scheme (And More)

    Procurement Fraud: Couple Pleads Guilty to $30 Million Scheme (And More)
    A Maryland couple has pleaded guilty to defrauding the government in connection with more than $30 million in set-aside contracts. And, apparently not content with “mere” procurement fraud, the couple has also entered guilty pleas…
  • Jul 29

    GAO: “Rule of Two” Market Research Must Examine Capabilitie

    GAO: “Rule of Two” Market Research Must Examine Capabilitie
    When conducting market research to determine whether a small business set-aside is appropriate under the “rule of two,” a procuring agency must do more than determine whether multiple small businesses are likely to submit…
Rank this Week: 3375

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
  • 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…
  • Jul 14

    Seventh Circuit Upholds Non-Incarceration Sentence for Beanie Baby Creator

    Seventh Circuit Upholds Non-Incarceration Sentence for Beanie Baby Creator
    This guest post was authored by Mara Smith, a summer associate with Montgomery McCracken. On Friday, the Seventh Circuit upheld what it determined to be a substantively reasonable sentence for billionaire Ty Warner, the creator of Beanie…
Rank this Week: 1420

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
  • Jul 30

    Spinal device maker pays $13.5 million to settle qui tam suit

    Spinal device maker pays $13.5 million to settle qui tam suit
    On July 30, the Department of Justice announced that San Diego-based spinal device manufacturer NuVasive, Inc., had agreed to pay $13.5 million to settle civil claims, originally brought by a former employee turned whistleblower, that the…
  • Jun 16

    Miami-based nursing home chain pays $17 million to settle former CFO’s whistleblower case

    Miami-based nursing home chain pays $17 million to settle former CFO’s whistleblower case
    On June 16, the Department of Justice announced that it had reached a settlement with Florida-based Hebrew Homes Health Network, and its CEO, in a suit originally brought by the company’s former CFO as a whistleblower. According to…
  • Jun 16

    Vernia Law Firm publishes 2015 edition of the False Claims Act and Government Fraud Deskbook

    Vernia Law Firm publishes 2015 edition of the False Claims Act and Government Fraud Deskbook
    The sponsor of this blog, The Vernia Law Firm, has arranged the publication of Volume I (Federal Laws) of the 2015 edition of the False Claims Act and Government Fraud Deskbook, a compilation of federal civil and criminal statutes,…
Rank this Week: 3866

Whistleblower Attorneys Blog

Whistleblower Attorneys Blog

Covers qui tam and government law. By Greene LLP.

http://www.whistleblowerattorneys-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 1973

Government Contracts Blog

Government Contracts Blog

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

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

    Supreme Court to Hear VA Procurement Controversy This Fall

    Supreme Court to Hear VA Procurement Controversy This Fall
    In a matter of keen interest to the small business community, last month the Supreme Court, granted certiorari in Kingdomware Technologies, Inc. v. United States. The Court’s decision will hopefully bring some closure to the…
  • Jul 30

    Heads up! Inflation Adjustments To Acquisition Thresholds Are Just Around The Corner

    Heads up! Inflation Adjustments To Acquisition Thresholds Are Just Around The Corner
    On July 2, 2015, the FAR Council issued a Final Rule that amends the FAR, effective October 1, 2015, to implement inflation-based adjustments to certain acquisition-related monetary thresholds. 80 Fed. Reg. 38293. The modifications will be…
  • Jul 30

    As GSA FAS Struggles To Reinvent Itself; Contractors Suffer

    As GSA FAS Struggles To Reinvent Itself; Contractors Suffer
    Note: The following post is adapted from the forthcoming 2015/2016 GSA Schedule Handbook, published by ThompsonWest, due out later this year. The last year has been a tough one for the GSA Multiple Award Schedules (“MAS”)…
Rank this Week: 1151

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/
  • Jul 29

    Sweeney Wants Federal Loan Program To Rescue Public Worker Pension

    Sweeney Wants Federal Loan Program To Rescue Public Worker Pension
    As reported by NJ.com, State Senate President Stephen Sweeney said the answer to New Jersey’s rising public employee pension debt lies in creating a trillion dollar federal loan program that will help states avoid insolvency, spare…
  • Jul 28

    NJ Pledges Millions To Equip Officers With Body Cam

    NJ Pledges Millions To Equip Officers With Body Cam
    As reported by NJ.com, New Jersey has pledged $4 million to equip every New Jersey State Trooper and thousands more local police officers with body cameras as demand for the technology rises in the wake of several high-profile…
  • Jul 15

    Crivelli & Barbati, L.L.C. Files Suit Against the State of NJ for Christie’s Refusal To Pay Step Increment

    Crivelli & Barbati, L.L.C. Files Suit Against the State of NJ for Christie’s Refusal To Pay Step Increment
    As reported in NJ.Com as well as NJSpotlight, the State of New Jersey recently told thousands of union members whose contracts expired June 30, 2015, that they won’t be receiving annual incremental pay increases while there’s…
Rank this Week: 1060

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/
  • Jul 29

    Vacaciones con humor jurídico

    Vacaciones con humor jurídico
    Merecidas o no, las vacaciones están ahí. Así que me complace comunicar a los seguidores del blog que, aunque puede visitarse respecto de los post de los últimos ocho años, en el mes de Agosto quedará…
  • Jul 27

    No puede exonerarse del idioma solamente a la promoción interna

    No puede exonerarse del idioma solamente a la promoción interna
    El Supremo acaba de resolver por sentencia con claridad y contundencia un supuesto no infrecuente. Se trata de una convocatoria para ingreso en el cuerpo de funcionarios de la escala superior, en que los aspirantes por promoción…
  • Jul 22

    Luis Díez-Picazo, nuevo Presidente de la Sala Tercera del Tribunal Supremo

    Luis Díez-Picazo, nuevo Presidente de la Sala Tercera del Tribunal Supremo
    Acaba de ser nombrado D. Luis Díez-Picazo como Presidente de la Sala Tercera del Tribunal Supremo. Mas allá del papel de la jurisprudencia como “complemento” del Ordenamiento Jurídico, la Sala de lo…
Rank this Week: 1165

Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Covers government law. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.uaslawblog.com/
  • 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…
  • Jul 22

    NTSB Issues “See and Be Seen” Safety Alert and FAA Addresses UAS “See-and-Avoid” Concern

    NTSB Issues “See and Be Seen” Safety Alert and FAA Addresses UAS “See-and-Avoid” Concern
    In May, the National Transportation Safety Board (“NTSB”) issued a Safety Alert, “See and Be Seen: Your Life Depends on It; Maintaining Separation from Other Aircraft,” urging pilots to constantly and vigilantly scan…
  • Jul 16

    FAA Permits Testing of Drone Package Delivery

    FAA Permits Testing of Drone Package Delivery
    Tomorrow, July 17, 2015, the first testing of small unmanned aircraft system (“sUAS”) package deliveries is expected to start in Wise County, West Virginia, through a collaborative group of Federal Aviation Administration…
Rank this Week: 1817

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/
  • Jul 27

    CMS Proposes Revisions to Stark Law Rules: Will they Provide Flexibility to Achieve Health Reform Goals?

    CMS Proposes Revisions to Stark Law Rules: Will they Provide Flexibility to Achieve Health Reform Goals?
    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has proposed regulations “to reduce burden and to facilitate compliance” under the physician self-referral law known as the Stark Law.  The proposed changes, which are…
  • Jul 27

    CMS Call: Countdown to ICD-10 (Aug. 27)

    CMS Call: Countdown to ICD-10 (Aug. 27)
    On August 27, 2015, CMS is hosting a call to help health care providers prepare for ICD-10 implementation on October 1, 2015. CMS staff will be joined by representatives of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and…
  • Jul 27

    CMS Call on Proposed Reform of LTC Facility Requirements (Aug.11)

    CMS Call on Proposed Reform of LTC Facility Requirements (Aug.11)
    On August 11, 2015, CMS is hosting a provider call to discuss its proposed rule to reform the Medicare and Medicaid participation requirements for long-term care (LTC) facilities. A question and answer session will follow the CMS…
Rank this Week: 3834

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/
  • 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…
  • Jul 15

    Contractor Settles Suit Related to Set Aside Contract

    Contractor Settles Suit Related to Set Aside Contract
    According to the Department of Justice, LB&B Associates, Inc. (“LB&B”) has agreed to settle a qui tam lawsuit alleging it violated the False Claims Act by claiming it qualified as a Small Disadvantaged Business when it did…
  • Jul 7

    IRS places Captive Insurance Companies on the list of the “Dirty Dozen”

    IRS places Captive Insurance Companies on the list of the “Dirty Dozen”
    Each year the IRS publishes a list of the “Dirty Dozen” tax scams.   The list is intended to warn taxpayers against common and trending tax scams.  The complete list for 2015 can be found by clicking here. The 2015…
Rank this Week: 1475

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/
  • 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. …
  • Jul 17

    25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

    25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act
    The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. Signed on July 26, 1990 by President George H.W. Bush, the ADA was the world’s first comprehensive civil rights law for people with disabilities. The…
  • Jul 15

    What’s in Your Attic?

    What’s in Your Attic?
    Recently I came across a story about an archives in a box of Corn Flakes. A woman in Tennessee had stored some 400 letters written by former German prisoners-of-war who had lived in camp near the state’s southern border. After ……
Rank this Week: 4486

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/
  • Jul 20

    Miller v. Alabama Roundup 2015: Three More States Eliminate LWOP for Juvenile

    Miller v. Alabama Roundup 2015: Three More States Eliminate LWOP for Juvenile
    From Tracy L. Denholtz, a fellow in the Juvenile Sentencing Project at Quinnipiac University School of Law: In 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court held in Miller v. Alabama that mandatory life-without-parole sentences for juveniles violate the…
  • Jul 17

    An Increased Elderly Population Calls for Modernizing Nursing Home Care

    An Increased Elderly Population Calls for Modernizing Nursing Home Care
    With an increasing elderly population and a predicted need for continuous care facilities there will be an increased cost associated with these facilities. On average the cost of a nursing home private room exceeds $83,000 per year and…
  • Jul 3

    Is a win for direct democracy necessarily a loss for legislatures – or a win for the people?

    Is a win for direct democracy necessarily a loss for legislatures – or a win for the people?
    This post was written by Nate Ela, of COWS If you were following news earlier this week about the end of the Supreme Court term, you probably read that Arizona State Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission was a win...
Rank this Week: 1917

Oregon Legal Research

Oregon Legal Research

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

http://blog.oregonlegalresearch.com/
  • Jul 17

    Oregon Lawyer Ethics: When Lawyers Sue Lawyers for Ethical Breaches (The Bee, Editorial)

    Oregon Lawyer Ethics: When Lawyers Sue Lawyers for Ethical Breaches (The Bee, Editorial)
    “Ethics and the Law in Oregon, spotlighted by a local lawyer,” editorial, The Bee, July 2015 (Vol. 109, No. 11) Excerpt: “We have heard comments for quite some time, from folks in the legal profession, suggesting that large…
  • Jul 16

    Oregon U.S.D.Ct. Chief Judge Ann Aiken a 2015 Fastcase 50 Winner

    Oregon U.S.D.Ct. Chief Judge Ann Aiken a 2015 Fastcase 50 Winner
    “The Fastcase 50 for 2015 highlights entrepreneurs, innovators, and trailblazers — people who have charted a new course for the delivery of legal services….“
  • Jul 10

    Bubbles in MOOC-land

    Bubbles in MOOC-land
    “Understanding the MOOC moment,“ by Prof. Randal Picker (guest-blogging) July 10 at Volokh Conspiracy. (Professor Picker’s website, or maybe this website.) Excerpt: “Next Monday, I am launching a new free…
Rank this Week: 2356

Fracking Insider

Fracking Insider

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

http://www.frackinginsider.com
  • Jul 16

    Hydraulic Fracturing: State Regulatory Roundup Vol. 43

    Hydraulic Fracturing: State Regulatory Roundup Vol. 43
    Fracking Insider Readers: We are pleased to bring you Volume 43 of our State Regulatory Roundup, including updates in California, New York, and Ohio. As we explained in earlier volumes, we designed the Roundup to provide quick overviews on…
  • Jul 7

    OSHA Intensifies Its Focus On the Upstream Oil & Gas Industry

    OSHA Intensifies Its Focus On the Upstream Oil & Gas Industry
    Partner Wayne D’Angelo and associate Catherine Wilmarth authored the IPAA Access Magazine Summer 2015 article “Workplace Safety: OSHA Ramps Up Investigations and Enforcement in the Upstream Industry.” The article discusses…
  • Jun 17

    Fish & Wildlife Service Issues Notice of Intent to Regulate Incidental Take of Migratory Bird

    Fish & Wildlife Service Issues Notice of Intent to Regulate Incidental Take of Migratory Bird
    On May 26, 2015, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (“FWS”) published a notice of its intent to evaluate potential ways to regulate incidental takes of migratory birds under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (“MBTA”). The…
Rank this Week: 3798

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: 4248

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/
  • Jul 14

    Governor Brown Signs Brown Lawn Bill By Assembly Member Brown

    Governor Brown Signs Brown Lawn Bill By Assembly Member Brown
    By Michael Reiter Attorney at Law You may have seen the articles about the new California law that permits dead lawns during the drought. Here is the text of AB1, introduced by Assembly Member Cheryl Brown (D-San Bernardino):…
  • Apr 6

    Code Enforcement Gone Wild

    Code Enforcement Gone Wild
    I was a Deputy City Attorney for the City of San Bernardino and the Assistant City Attorney for the City of Redlands. Along with another Deputy, I advised what was then the Code Enforcement Department in San Bernardino.  The City of…
  • Feb 20

    Byron Waters, Pioneering San Bernardino County Attorney and the First President of the San Bernardino County Bar Association

    Byron Waters, Pioneering San Bernardino County Attorney and the First President of the San Bernardino County Bar Association
    By Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law As a Director-At-Large of the San Bernardino County Bar Association, President Jack Osborn asked me to serve on the San Bernardino County Bar Association Bulletin Committee.  As such, I will be writing…
Rank this Week: 3138

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: 2084

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/
Rank this Week: 3574

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

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

http://dissentingjustice.blogspot.com/
  • 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…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 926

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/
  • 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…
  • Jun 3

    New Article on “Eradicating Zombie Mortgages”

    New Article on “Eradicating Zombie Mortgages”
    Andrea Clark has posted an interesting article on SSRN entitled “Amidst the Walking Dead: Judicial and Nonjudicial Approaches for Eradicating Zombie Mortgages.” A version of the article will be published in an upcoming edition of…
Rank this Week: 3700