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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/
  • Jan 25

    Salacious?

    Salacious?
    Today’s Miami Herald leads with a big article about Jeb! Bush’s $570,000 haul as a director and consultant with InnoVida. The gig lasted until shortly before the firm’s CEO got arrested and eventually sent away for almost 13…
  • Jan 21

    It’s Working!

    It’s Working!
    Ebola Outbreak Finally Receding in Sierra Leone; CDC Modeling Was Incredibly Accurate
  • Jan 20

    Help Identify Miami’s Totemic Animal

    Help Identify Miami’s Totemic Animal
    Miami’s a tough challenge for a totemic animal – this place is a melting pot of not-very-melted elements. It’s South but not Southern. Cosmopolitan but, as the joke says, ‘so close to the United States’. Urban…
Rank this Week: 37

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: 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/
  • Jan 26

    A Reply to Steve Vladeck and Raha Wala

    A Reply to Steve Vladeck and Raha Wala
    Both Steve Vladeck and Raha Wala have penned responses to my post of last week complaining of the quality of the “Close Guantanamo” debate. I will react very briefly to each. I am, I confess, not sure how to…
  • Jan 26

    Two Pieces of Spy New

    Two Pieces of Spy New
    (Another) Russian Spy Ring Busted in New York City Earlier today, the Department of Justice announced charges against a New York-based Russian spy ring. Although three defendants have been charged, only one, Evgeny Buryakov, aka…
  • Jan 26

    What the Detention Policy Debate Really Is About

    What the Detention Policy Debate Really Is About
    Ben bemoans the state our nation’s current debate over Guantanamo as “terrible,” observing that “the arguments about Guantanamo are nearly all wrong, disingenuous, irrelevant, or just plain dumb.” …
Rank this Week: 185

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/
  • Jan 26

    The Burris trial

    The Burris trial
    The Army JAG Corps has been rocked with some significant sexual assault allegations.  One of them involved Major Erik Burris, who until last year was the Chief of Justice (senior prosecutor) at Fort Bragg, NC.  He has now been…
  • Jan 26

    Less rapes nationwide

    Less rapes nationwide
    The FBI reports that allegation of  rapes (revised definition) declined 10.1 percent, in the first half of 2014.
  • Jan 26

    A reminder to appellate counsel

    A reminder to appellate counsel
    No. 14-0660/AR. U.S. v. Michael C. Budka. CCA 20120435.  On further consideration of the granted issues (74 M.J. __ (C.A.A.F. Oct. 23, 2014)), and the briefs of the parties, we first conclude that the United States Army Court of Criminal…
Rank this Week: 137

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: 152

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: 208

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/
Rank this Week: 222

Rulemaking

Rulemaking

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

http://rulemaking.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 216

Lobby Comply Blog

Lobby Comply Blog

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

http://stateandfed.com/lobbycomply/
  • Jan 26

    North Dakota Bills Would Create Annual Legislative Session

    North Dakota Bills Would Create Annual Legislative Session
    Bills have been filed in both chambers of the North Dakota Legislature advocating for annual legislative sessions. Senate Bill 2247 Continued on Next Page
  • Jan 26

    Government Tech and Social Media Report

    Government Tech and Social Media Report
    “Google Reveals its Innovation Lab for Government” by Jason Shueh in Government Technology. “The Federal Government May be Unpopular, but Continued on Next Page
  • Jan 26

    Monday News Roundup

    Monday News Roundup
    Lobbying “K Street: We’re not the ‘boogeyman’” by Megan Wilson for The Hill “Out of Jack Abramoff’s Ashes” by Anna Continued on Next Page
Rank this Week: 338

Oregon Legal Research

Oregon Legal Research

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

http://blog.oregonlegalresearch.com/
  • Jan 26

    Public Records Argle-Bargle at the University of Oregon Archives: Librarians on Hot Seat?

    Public Records Argle-Bargle at the University of Oregon Archives: Librarians on Hot Seat?
    If you’ve not been following the news about the University of Oregon archives “leak,” now is the time to start catching up. “Library workers under scrutiny for leak of 22,000 UO documents: Meanwhile, documents leaked…
  • Jan 22

    Multnomah County Circuit Courthouse Project: Public Meetings (Jan & Feb 2015)

    Multnomah County Circuit Courthouse Project: Public Meetings (Jan & Feb 2015)
    The Oregonian reports that: Multnomah County wants input for new courthouse project This information is not yet posted at the Multnomah County Circuit Court website, but you can contact the Court if you have questions. From their Contact Us…
  • Jan 20

    Oregon Attorney General’s 2014 Public Records and Meetings Manual

    Oregon Attorney General’s 2014 Public Records and Meetings Manual
    The  Oregon Attorney General’s 2014 Public Records and Meetings Manual is available for viewing and purchase.  (The last edition was published in 2011.) Please visit the ODOJ website for information on downloading and ordering…
Rank this Week: 280

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: 571

Government Contracts Blog

Government Contracts Blog

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

http://www.governmentcontractslawblog.com/
  • Jan 22

    The Changing Landscape for Services Contractor

    The Changing Landscape for Services Contractor
    Two recent developments have the potential to change the landscape for contractors providing services to the Government.  Government contractors and subcontractors are required to comply with a host of regulations governing their hiring…
  • Jan 22

    Department of Defense Updates Its Instruction for Acquisitions of Software and Weapons System

    Department of Defense Updates Its Instruction for Acquisitions of Software and Weapons System
    On January 7, 2015, the U.S. Department of Defense (“DoD” or “the Department”) released an update for DoD Instruction 5000.02, on the “Operation of the Defense Acquisition Service.”  The new…
  • Jan 22

    First Circuit Reaffirms FCA’s “First-to-File” Bar as a Broad Jurisdictional Limit

    First Circuit Reaffirms FCA’s “First-to-File” Bar as a Broad Jurisdictional Limit
    In early December 2014, the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit reaffirmed that circuit’s broad interpretation of the False Claims Act’s “first-to-file” bar, 31 U.S.C. § 3730(b)(5), in United…
Rank this Week: 396

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/
  • Jan 21

    The Galleon On The Back of Redlands City Hall

    The Galleon On The Back of Redlands City Hall
    By Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law Frank E. Moore, in Redlands, Our Town, mocks this galleon on the back of (old) City Hall because it has oars.   I decided to check it out in person today on my way to the library. Here’s…
  • Jan 12

    The Process in 2006 for the Redlands Council Vacancy That Resulted in The Appointment of Pete Aguilar

    The Process in 2006 for the Redlands Council Vacancy That Resulted in The Appointment of Pete Aguilar
    The City of Redlands is appointing a new Council Member on January 20, 2015.  I am one of the candidates.   In 2006, when Susan Peppler resigned, the Council had a similar appointment process.  I remember being in the audience…
  • Dec 22

    Downtown Redlands and Walkability

    Downtown Redlands and Walkability
    By Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law When I moved from West Redlands to Downtown Redlands, I found that it was much easier to walk to lunch.  The Walk Score is listed as 84 Very Walkable Most errands can be accomplished on foot. Today, on…
Rank this Week: 301

Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • Jan 12

    Radon Risk? You Don’t Know Until You Test

    Radon Risk? You Don’t Know Until You Test
    By Henry Slack My neighbors Pete and Beth (not their real names) met while in their twenties, and got married. A great couple. Had two beautiful girls, who grew up in no time at all – field trips and soccer, high school sports, college,…
  • Dec 23

    I’m Dreaming of Green Holiday

    I’m Dreaming of Green Holiday
    By Stephanie Businelli Greeting cards have all been sent, the holiday rush is through. Not quite? With the beginning of the holiday season comes the beginning of the holiday stress. And, if you’re like me and want to have a green…
  • Dec 16

    Home Page Going Mobile

    Home Page Going Mobile
    By Danny Hart Did you know we have a mobile website? For the last several years, this small version of our full site has provided a limited set of resources that work well on small screens. But it’s always been missing many features we…
Rank this Week: 390

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: 300

The Justice Blog

The Justice Blog

The Official Blog of the United States Department of Justice.

http://blogs.justice.gov/main/
Rank this Week: 389

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/
  • Jan 26

    Poblete & Poblete: U.S.-Cuba Policy, A little history and clarification are in order

    Poblete & Poblete: U.S.-Cuba Policy, A little history and clarification are in order
    The following op-ed was published in The Hill newspaper’s website this afternoon: In announcing the move to “normalize” relations with the Cuban regime, President Obama referred to U.S. policy as an “outdated…
  • Jan 25

    The Price of Citizenship?

    The Price of Citizenship?
      “…The Huguenins are free to think, to say, to believe, as they wish; they may even pray to the same God of their choice and follow those commandments in their personal lives wherever they lead…But there is a price,…
  • Jan 23

    Argentine Prosecutor’s Death May Warrant U.S. Economic Sanctions, More

    Argentine Prosecutor’s Death May Warrant U.S. Economic Sanctions, More
    Terrorism in Latin America. Que? Yes, it’s there. It is exists and it is fueled by the likes of Iran, Venezuela, Cuba, and many others in the Americas and the Middle East. Yet media pays little, if any, attention to it. Equally…
Rank this Week: 5015

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/
  • Jan 26

    Supreme Court Set to Rule on Historic Fair Housing Case

    Supreme Court Set to Rule on Historic Fair Housing Case
    Nearly 50 years after the passage of the 1968 Fair Housing Act, in Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. The Inclusive Communities Project the Supreme Court recently addressed the interpretation of this law and whether the law…
  • Jan 9

    Maryland Makes the Death Penalty History. Will Connecticut and New Mexico?

    Maryland Makes the Death Penalty History. Will Connecticut and New Mexico?
    On May 2, 2013, Governor Martin O’Malley signed a death penalty repeal bill that abolished the death penalty for future crimes, leaving Maryland’s death row intact. Maryland is not alone in its prospective abolition of the death…
  • Dec 17

    Breaking Policy News: US and Cuba Seek to Normalize Relation

    Breaking Policy News: US and Cuba Seek to Normalize Relation
    In the most significant change in US policy toward Cuba since the 1960s, President Obama and Raul Castro spoke Tuesday (the first direct communication between a US and Cuban leader since 1961) about normalizing relations. This announcement…
Rank this Week: 1036

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: 2499

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/
  • Jan 26

    Wyoming: increase to mandatory judicial retirement age advances; judicial term limits amendment fail

    Wyoming: increase to mandatory judicial retirement age advances; judicial term limits amendment fail
    For the last decade Wyoming’s legislature (which only meets every two years) has been attempting to increase or eliminate the state’s mandatory judicial retirement age of 70 for most judges. In short, the House continued to insist…
  • Jan 26

    Week ahead: 1/26/15

    Week ahead: 1/26/15
    January 26, 2015 January 27, 2015 New Hampshire Senate Judiciary Committee CACR 3 (Constitutional Amendment) Provides legislature alone shall have the authority and full discretion to define reasonable standards for elementary and secondary…
  • Jan 23

    Montana: Post Bill of Rights in main entrance of every courthouse

    Montana: Post Bill of Rights in main entrance of every courthouse
    Many states have requirements that certain documents be posted in the entrances of public buildings in general or courthouse in particular. Montana’s 2005 law on the subject, MCA 1-1-540, currently permits and encourages, but…
Rank this Week: 4064

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/
  • Jan 26

    HHS Sets Ambitious Goals for Medicare Quality/Value-Based Purchasing, Alternative Payment Model

    HHS Sets Ambitious Goals for Medicare Quality/Value-Based Purchasing, Alternative Payment Model
    Today HHS Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced ambitious plans to move from “volume to value in Medicare payments” by accelerating the share of Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) payments that are tied to quality and value and…
  • Jan 22

    Medicare DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Window is Now Open

    Medicare DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Window is Now Open
    The bidding window is now open for the Medicare Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics and Supplies (DMEPOS) Competitive Bidding Program Round 2 Recompete and the National Mail-Order Recompete for diabetic testing supplies.…
  • Jan 16

    MedPAC Voices Concerns about Growing Volume, Burden of Medicare Quality Measure

    MedPAC Voices Concerns about Growing Volume, Burden of Medicare Quality Measure
    In December 2014, CMS released a 329-page list of quality measures under consideration for the Medicare program. In a January 13, 2015 comment letter, MedPAC observes that volume of measures under consideration “reinforces our…
Rank this Week: 3833

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/
  • Jan 26

    The FCA Strongly Encourages Businesses to Maintain Effective Internal Compliance Program

    The FCA Strongly Encourages Businesses to Maintain Effective Internal Compliance Program
    The Chamber of Commerce has commenced a well-financed and aggressive lobbying campaign to undermine America’s most effective whistleblower law, the False Claims Act. To justify its anti-whistleblower campaign the Chamber published a…
  • Jan 23

    OSC Proposed Rule For Federal Contractor Employees May Cause Confusion

    OSC Proposed Rule For Federal Contractor Employees May Cause Confusion
    Washington, D.C. January 22, 2015. Today the U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) proposed a rule that it claims would extend protections under the Civil Service Reform Act and the Whistleblower Protection Act to employees of Federal…
  • Jan 21

    TSA Whistleblower Wins At Supreme Court

    TSA Whistleblower Wins At Supreme Court
    Washington, D.C.  January 21, 2015.  Today the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that former Air Marshall Robert MacLean was not “specifically prohibited by law” from disclosing information to the press about TSA’s plan to…
Rank this Week: 1415

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
  • Jan 26

    Bateman, Van Drew, Gordon Bill Exempting Certain Developmentally Disabled Individuals From Transfer Into NJ Facilities Advanced

    Bateman, Van Drew, Gordon Bill Exempting Certain Developmentally Disabled Individuals From Transfer Into NJ Facilities Advanced
    Legislation sponsored by Senators Christopher “Kip” Bateman, Bob Gordon and Jeff Van Drew establishing a comprehensive plan for when individuals with disabilities who have been receiving care at out-of-state facilities would be…
  • Jan 22

    Singer Announces Legislation to Increase, Streamline Organ Donor Registration

    Singer Announces Legislation to Increase, Streamline Organ Donor Registration
    Senator Robert Singer announced today he will introduce legislation to streamline and enhance the state’s organ donor registry system to make it easier for residents to sign up as donors and to ensure the state’s registry system…
  • Jan 20

    Kean: Tax Breaks Would Be a Boon for NJ

    Kean: Tax Breaks Would Be a Boon for NJ
    The following editorial by Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean was published in the Daily Record and Asbury Park Press: New Jersey leaders have a responsibility to the people to improve Atlantic City along with the entire state. Atlantic City…
Rank this Week: 3938

Government Contracts Blog

Government Contracts Blog

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

http://brownrudnick.com/blog/government-contracts/
  • Jan 26

    You can fight DCAA and Win

    You can fight DCAA and Win
    Some contractors dread audits by the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA).  But remember, DCAA does not have the final word.  The contracting officer can reject DCAA recommendations. You can contest DCAA findings. And in some cases…
  • Jan 23

    A Refresher Course on Affirmative Responsibility Determination

    A Refresher Course on Affirmative Responsibility Determination
    True or false?  What the contracting officer saw on the 11 PM news is irrelevant to her award decision. True or false?  There’s nothing an offeror can do to counter bad publicity relating to an affiliated company. For answers,…
  • Jan 22

    Contract awards should not be based on work that an agency knows will not be performed.

    Contract awards should not be based on work that an agency knows will not be performed.
    Question:  The VA issues a solicitation for construction of a building, plus nine additive construction options (think: signage, landscaping, connecting walkways) and says that award will go to the lowest-priced bidder.  Under those…
Rank this Week: 4313

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • Jan 26

    CFPB announces leadership additions and change

    CFPB announces leadership additions and change
    Barbara S. Mishkin Last Friday, the CFPB announced the following additions to its senior leadership team: Leandra English will serve as the CFPB’s Deputy Chief Operating Officer.  Ms. English previously served as a senior advisor…
  • Jan 22

    CFPB finalizes amendments to TILA/RESPA integrated disclosures rule and loan originator rule

    CFPB finalizes amendments to TILA/RESPA integrated disclosures rule and loan originator rule
    Richard J. Andreano, Jr. and Ryan J. Richardson On Tuesday, January 20, the CFPB promulgated its first final rule of 2015, a series of minor amendments to the TILA/RESPA integrated disclosures (TRID) rule.  The substantive changes to…
  • Jan 22

    FTC continues to press concerns about credit report accuracy in follow-up report

    FTC continues to press concerns about credit report accuracy in follow-up report
    John L. Culhane, Jr. A follow-up report on credit report accuracy issued this week by the Federal Trade Commission is likely to be cited by the CFPB as additional support for the CFPB’s concerns about inaccurate credit reporting. …
Rank this Week: 3590

Fracking Insider

Fracking Insider

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

http://www.frackinginsider.com
  • Jan 26

    EPA’s National Enforcement Initiative Data Tracks Agency Action in the Energy Industry

    EPA’s National Enforcement Initiative Data Tracks Agency Action in the Energy Industry
    Recently released data from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s National Enforcement Initiative demonstrate how intensely EPA’s enforcement program is focused on the oil and gas industry, especially within key shale plays…
  • Jan 19

    National Hydraulic Fracturing and Energy Issues to Watch in 2015

    National Hydraulic Fracturing and Energy Issues to Watch in 2015
    Hydraulic fracturing and energy policy promise to be an interesting area to watch in 2015 as many competing political forces push to control the agenda. The new Republican Congress was sworn in last week, and has promptly sought changes in…
  • Jan 14

    Hydraulic Fracturing: State Regulatory Roundup Vol. 38

    Hydraulic Fracturing: State Regulatory Roundup Vol. 38
    Fracking Insider Readers: We are pleased to bring you Volume 38 of our State Regulatory Roundup, including updates in Florida, Ohio, and Texas. As we explained in earlier volumes, we designed the Roundup to provide quick overviews on state…
Rank this Week: 3795

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/
  • Jan 26

    De administrativistas, civilistas y percebeiro

    De administrativistas, civilistas y percebeiro
           Me pregunta un preocupado padre si su hijo que acaba de ultimar el grado de Derecho debiera ser administrativista o civilista, y si eso le permitiría cumplir los dos sueños de todo homínido:…
  • Jan 23

    El graduado en Derecho no tiene quien le convoque la prueba de acceso a la abogacía

    El graduado en Derecho no tiene quien le convoque la prueba de acceso a la abogacía
     Así como el coronel de la obra de García Márquez esperaba la carta que no llegaba, durante mas de quince años, concediéndole la pensión a que tenía derecho, una legión de flamantes…
  • Jan 21

    El Tribunal europeo extiende al cliente del abogado la protección de los consumidore

    El Tribunal europeo extiende al cliente del abogado la protección de los consumidore
     La Directiva 93/13/CEE del Consejo de 5 de Abril de 1993 se ocupó de las cláusulas abusivas en los contratos celebrados entre profesionales y consumidores y ha cumplido veinte años largos con un amplio reguero de…
Rank this Week: 1082

Medical Marijuana Law Illinois

Medical Marijuana Law Illinois

Covers issues under Illinois' new Medical Cannabis Pilot Program. Explores local issues for city, county and village governments and the competitive application process for cultivation center and dispensary licenses. Also highlights the effects of evolving legal and social norms on employers, physicians and other health care professionals.

http://medicalmarijuanalawillinois.com/blog/
  • Jan 25

    Quinn Admin projected Illinois dispensary, cultivation license winner

    Quinn Admin projected Illinois dispensary, cultivation license winner
    Chicago Sun-Times obtained the list of licensees as finalized by Quinn’s Administration. Governor Rauner reportedly says he is not yet prepared to act on this list. Sun-Times says former Governor Quinn’s office was still working…
  • Jan 19

    Foxbarry Farms, United Cannabis Corp plan with California Tribe

    Foxbarry Farms, United Cannabis Corp plan with California Tribe
    Foxbarry Farms consulting, licensing deal with United Cannabis Corp. could build cultivation, processing facilities on tribal territory; New York Times Magazine gives vivid, intriguing profile of Cheryl Shuman. United Cannabis Corp. profile…
  • Jan 18

    Quinn pardon makes patient eligible for medical cannabis card

    Quinn pardon makes patient eligible for medical cannabis card
    One of former Governor Quinn’s final acts was to pardon Michelle DiGiacomo, whose conviction of a controlled substances felony had barred her from registering for a medical cannabis card under Illinois law, despite her suffering from…
Rank this Week: 1482

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/
  • Jan 25

    Exploring Whether Hobby Lobby Will Protect Christians and Satanists Alike

    Exploring Whether Hobby Lobby Will Protect Christians and Satanists Alike
    Whither Thou Goest, I Will Go:[1] by Kimberly Waldin, Albany Government Law Review I. Introduction The Federal Health Resources and Services Administration through the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA) requires that…
  • Nov 9

    MOOCs Shake Up Intellectual Property Rights for Professor

    MOOCs Shake Up Intellectual Property Rights for Professor
    By: Gregory T. Myers, Albany Government Law Review A MOOC—a massive open online course—is a free or near-free, credit-less, online course[1] that is creating substantial buzz in the academic and technical communities.  The…
  • Nov 9

    MOOCs Shake Up Intellectual Property Rights for Professor

    MOOCs Shake Up Intellectual Property Rights for Professor
    By: Gregory T. Myers, Albany Government Law Review A MOOC—a massive open online course—is a free or near-free, credit-less, online course[1] that is creating substantial buzz in the academic and technical communities.  The…
Rank this Week: 4497

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

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

http://legalnewsyoucanuse.com/
  • Jan 24

    Understanding Alzheimers Disease and Creating a safe environment for aging

    Understanding Alzheimers Disease and Creating a safe environment for aging
    I just came across a great article in the Journal of Family Practice (January 2015) by Marisa Mendola PhD and Barry D. Weiss, MD, called “Addressing Alzheimers: A pragmatic approach.”      …
  • Jan 22

    State of NJ issues MedCom to Medicaid Supervisors on use of Qualified Income trusts (QITs)

    State of NJ issues MedCom to Medicaid Supervisors on use of Qualified Income trusts (QITs)
    On December 19th, 2014, the NJ Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services (DMAHS) issued Medicaid Communication No. 14-15  to the County Welfare (CWA) Directors, explaining the necessity for certain higher-income Medicaid…
  • Jan 20

    The 1.7% COLA increase in Social Security will be disregarded by SSI

    The 1.7% COLA increase in Social Security will be disregarded by SSI
    Some people who are disabled receive a modest amount of Social Security Disability benefits and also receive Supplemental Security income (SSI). To be eligible for SSI, the total countable income in a given month must not exceed certain…
Rank this Week: 2015

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: 4097

Politics, Law and Policy Blog

Politics, Law and Policy Blog

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

http://www.politicsandlawblog.com
  • Jan 23

    Health Care Weekly Wrap-Up

    Health Care Weekly Wrap-Up
    By Cindy Gillespie Health Care Weekly Wrap-Up  is our weekly look at developments affecting health care at the federal and state levels. This week, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health held two hearings to discuss…
  • Jan 23

    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, the Washington Health Benefit Exchange released the results of a Consumer Satisfaction survey…
  • Jan 22

    Mike Klein Authors Article in City & State on Governor Mario Cuomo

    Mike Klein Authors Article in City & State on Governor Mario Cuomo
    McKenna Long’s Mike Klein authored an article in City & State on the late Governor Mario Cuomo entitled, “Success in Life and Basketball.” “I had the privilege of working for Gov. Mario Cuomo during his third term…
Rank this Week: 3804

Whistleblower Legal Update Blog

Whistleblower Legal Update Blog

A forum for thoughts, analysis, and ideas on the pressing issues facing whistleblowers today. By Stone & Magnanini, L.L.P.

http://www.whistleblowerlegalupdate.com/
  • Jan 23

    The First-to-File Fight

    The First-to-File Fight
    David Stone, of Stone & Magnanini LLP, argued an important civil war fraud False Claims Act case on behalf of whistleblowers in the United States Supreme Court on January 13, 2015. The Solicitor General joined the argument with Stone…
  • Jan 20

    Better Know a Fraud: DaVita Healthcare Partners, Inc. Kickback

    Better Know a Fraud: DaVita Healthcare Partners, Inc. Kickback
    DaVita Kidney Care is known for two things: first, for it's "Core Values" which include aspirational terms such as "Service...Excellence...Integrity...[and] Accountability," and second, for engaging in a sophisticated kickback scheme…
  • Jan 15

    The False Claims Act in 2014: A Year in Review

    The False Claims Act in 2014: A Year in Review
    As a new year begins, it's worth taking a look back at 2014 to see how the False Claims Act (FCA) has performed. Thanks to the brave actions of whistleblowers, the Justice Department was able to recover nearly $6 billion this year from FCA…
Rank this Week: 2099

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/
  • Jan 23

    SBA “Adverse Impact” Analysis Not Required For Large Busine

    SBA “Adverse Impact” Analysis Not Required For Large Busine
    The SBA was not required to conduct an “adverse impact” analysis before placing a procurement under the 8(a) program because the company requesting the adverse impact analysis was not a small business under the incumbent contract.…
  • Jan 20

    Subcontracting Plans: SBA Proposes Stronger Enforcement

    Subcontracting Plans: SBA Proposes Stronger Enforcement
    Large businesses’ subcontracting plans would be subject to stricter compliance standards under a SBA proposed rule introduced December 29. The intent of the new regulations is to compel prime contractors to make good…
  • Jan 14

    FedBizOpps Searches: Be Thorough (Or Be Out Of Luck)

    FedBizOpps Searches: Be Thorough (Or Be Out Of Luck)
    If one type of FedBizOpps search does not turn up a solicitation, try a different search–or run the risk of missing the solicitation. That is the message to contractors from a recent GAO bid protest decision, in which an offeror was…
Rank this Week: 3386

Corruption Chronicles

Corruption Chronicles

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

http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/
  • Jan 23

    Feinstein Shows How “Lowly Paid Lawmakers Leave Office Filthy Rich”

    Feinstein Shows How “Lowly Paid Lawmakers Leave Office Filthy Rich”
    California Senator Dianne Feinstein, vice chairman of the powerful Senate Intelligence Committee, is demonstrating how lowlypaid lawmakers leave office filthy rich, according to a newspaper columnist that writes about the senior…
  • Jan 22

    Conservatives Ask New Congress to End Obama’s Abuse of Power

    Conservatives Ask New Congress to End Obama’s Abuse of Power
    Demanding action on the rule of law, conservative leaders around the United States have issued a decree ordering the new Republican-led Congress to stop President Obama’s “fundamental transformation of America” and put an…
  • Jan 20

    State Gives Illegal Aliens $35 Mil in Healthcare, Meds, Physical Therapy

    State Gives Illegal Aliens $35 Mil in Healthcare, Meds, Physical Therapy
    Though it violates both state and federal law, Massachusetts spent tens of millions of dollars to give illegal immigrants medical care—including prescription drugs, physical therapy and dental services—through its taxpayer-funded…
Rank this Week: 2642

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/
  • Jan 23

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 1/23

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 1/23
    * U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/2015cta.htmlRancheria v. Jewell (land into trust; gaming)* State Courts Bulletinhttp://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/2015state.htmlMiccosukee Tribe of Indians of…
  • Jan 16

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 1/16

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 1/16
    * U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2014-2015update.htmlSee the Tribal Supreme Court Project's Update Memoranda for January 15, 2015.* State Courts…
  • Jan 12

    NILL added new content to the U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin on 1/11

    NILL added new content to the U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin on 1/11
    * U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2014-2015update.htmlPetition for certiorari was filed in Wisconsin v. Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin (enforcement of judgment,…
Rank this Week: 769

Colorado Common Law

Colorado Common Law

Covers state public record law, civil rights, and obscenity. By Joe Thomas.

http://cocommonlaw.com
  • Jan 22

    Colorado, A Fracking Me

    Colorado, A Fracking Me
    There does not seem to be a lot of agreed upon information about the effects of fracking.  A lurking culprit for this is the nondisclosure agreements signed between companies and individuals.  Because of this, it can be difficult to…
  • Jan 5

    Denver Sheriff Case Study – Taser Use Against the Mentally Ill

    Denver Sheriff Case Study – Taser Use Against the Mentally Ill
    Should the Denver Sheriff use a Taser on an individual who is inflicting harm to him/herself? It increasingly appears the Denver Sheriff at least tolerates the practice if there is a physical violation jeopardizing the lawful order.1…
  • Dec 4

    Denver Sheriff and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act

    Denver Sheriff and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act
    The Denver Sheriff Department is not completely blind to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as it appears the agency could be with some of the abuse allegations lately. Responding to my public records request under the Colorado…
Rank this Week: 1158

Subject to Inquiry

Subject to Inquiry

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

http://www.subjecttoinquiry.com/
  • Jan 22

    White House Proposes Expansive Data Breach Notification Bill

    White House Proposes Expansive Data Breach Notification Bill
    Last week, President Obama proposed wide-reaching legislation to establish a uniform, nationwide standard for data breach notifications that envisions a significant enforcement role for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). The…
  • Jan 16

    House Takes Action to Delay Volcker Rule

    House Takes Action to Delay Volcker Rule
    On Wednesday, the House passed a bill that would further delay the full implementation of the Volcker Rule – a highly controversial rule introduced under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act that prohibits banks…
  • Jan 14

    CFPB Director Cordray Touts Mortgage Servicing Progress, New Consumer Tool

    CFPB Director Cordray Touts Mortgage Servicing Progress, New Consumer Tool
    At a January 13 Brookings Institution event, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Richard Cordray delivered remarks on the current state of the mortgage market.Touting the recently enacted CFPB mortgage rules as evidence of…
Rank this Week: 1035

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
Rank this Week: 2157

Infra Insight Blog

Infra Insight Blog

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

http://www.infrainsightblog.com
  • Jan 21

    California Launches Road User Charge Pilot Study

    California Launches Road User Charge Pilot Study
    This Friday, January 23, 2015, California will take the first step in investigating a road user charge pilot program as an alternative to the gas tax when the CTC convenes the Road User Charge Advisory Committee meeting.  The committee…
  • Jan 13

    University of California Shortlists Three Teams for UC Merced 2020 Project

    University of California Shortlists Three Teams for UC Merced 2020 Project
    The Regents of the University of California (the “Regents”), on behalf of the University of California, Merced (UC Merced), announced today that three teams have been shortlisted to submit detailed proposals for the Request for…
  • Jan 13

    New President Ready to Take the Reins of International Bridge, Tunnel & Turnpike Association

    New President Ready to Take the Reins of International Bridge, Tunnel & Turnpike Association
    Javier Rodriguez, P.E., Executive Director of the Miami-Dade Expressway Authority (MDX), is ready to begin his role as president of the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association (IBTTA) for 2015.  Rodriguez was elected during…
Rank this Week: 3786

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/
  • Jan 20

    Dr. King’s Message of Love

    Dr. King’s Message of Love
    Yesterday we celebrated Martin Luther King Day. We are still much too far from a post-racial society. For the big victories of the Civil Rights Movement, we think of Brown v. Board, and the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which the Rehnquist Court…
  • Jan 13

    Reactions to the Charlie Hebdo bombings – Was it just about France?

    Reactions to the Charlie Hebdo bombings – Was it just about France?
    In what other country do world leaders march with arms linked against terrorism? Terrorism goes on in every continent but we mourn and gather in Europe. Terrorism happens in Haifa, Jerusalem and the West Bank – in both directions…
  • Jan 6

    Police Accountability

    Police Accountability
    I’ve been reading a case decided in the European Court of Human Rights. It involved opposing libel suits arising out of claims of police brutality in Bergen, Norway.[1] The opinion of four judges, whose names I will not try to…
Rank this Week: 4491

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/
  • Jan 20

    Whistleblowers Claim Boca Raton Company Committed Fraud

    Whistleblowers Claim Boca Raton Company Committed Fraud
    Three whistleblowers allege that Med-Care Diabetic & Medical Supplies, Inc. (“Med-Care”) committed Medicare fraud in violation of the False Claims Act.  Med-Care is a durable medical equipment supply company based in Boca…
  • Dec 22

    Record Management Company Settles False Claims Act Case

    Record Management Company Settles False Claims Act Case
    Iron Mountain Incorporated and Iron Mountain Information Management LLC (collectively “Iron Mountain”) has agreed to settle allegations by two whistleblowers in a qui tam lawsuit that it overcharged the government in violation of…
  • Dec 16

    Research Foundation Agrees to Settle False Claims Act Case

    Research Foundation Agrees to Settle False Claims Act Case
    The State University of New York’s Research Foundation (“Research Foundation”) has agreed to settle claims brought by five whistleblowers in a qui tam lawsuit filed in 2010 under the False Claims Act that it knowingly…
Rank this Week: 2570

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: 4786

The CAPS Blog

The CAPS Blog

Highlights interesting cases, legal trends and commentary from around New York state, and beyond, for attorneys practicing law in the public sector context. By the NYSBA's Committee on Attorneys in Public Service.

http://nysbar.com/blogs/CAPS/
  • Jan 16

    Law "In the Spirit of Public Service"

    Law "In the Spirit of Public Service"
    Who practices law "in the public service?" According to this inspiring speech given by SEC Chair Mary Jo White at the Association of American Law Schools Annual Meeting earlier this month, all lawyers have an ethical responsibility…
  • Dec 30

    Are These Really the "Worst Policy Ideas of 2014?"

    Are These Really the "Worst Policy Ideas of 2014?"
    If you believe that the best way to move forward is to learn from history, make sure you take a look at the Washington Post's blog post called, 11 of the Worst Policy Ideas of 2014. You may not agree...
  • Nov 13

    Happy Birthday FOIL!

    Happy Birthday FOIL!
    Unlike some of us, FOIL continues to thrive and grow as it ages. Remarkably, 40 years has passed and the "Open Records Law" continues to benefit many, not to mention its impressive ability to adapt and continue to work with...
Rank this Week: 3271

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: 4262