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Discourse.net

Discourse.net

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

http://www.discourse.net/
  • May 12

    Link to Firefox 38 Without DRM

    Link to Firefox 38 Without DRM
    Keep DRM off your computer. Firefox updated to version 38 today, and it comes with DRM built in (without which, I’m told, you can’t watch Neflix). The link above is to the US-English version of Firefox. Here’s the…
  • May 7

    A New Online Dating Scam

    A New Online Dating Scam
    Bentham’s Gaze: We identified three types of scams happening on [Chinese dating site] Jiayuan. … Another interesting type of scams that we identified are what we call dates for profit. In this scheme, attractive young ladies are…
  • May 5

    Self-Licking Ice Cream Cone

    Self-Licking Ice Cream Cone
    Naked Capitalism brings you the debate. Is a SLICC better understood as A military doctrine or political process that appears to exist in order to justify its own existence, often producing irrelevant indicators of its own success. or…
Rank this Week: 10

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: 32

Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • May 21

    Experts Agree: Planning is the Key to Succe

    Experts Agree: Planning is the Key to Succe
    By Lahne Mattas-Curry Last week, researchers from all over the world descended upon EPA’s Research Triangle Park campus in Durham, NC for the International Decontamination Conference. Decontamination is one of the critical challenges…
  • May 20

    Wetlands Wednesday: Share My Surprising Trip Across Iowa

    Wetlands Wednesday: Share My Surprising Trip Across Iowa
    By Cynthia Cassel The third leg of our journey to the fascinating wetlands of the four Region 7 states has surprises in store, as we continue our May series to celebrate the 25th anniversary of National Wetlands Month. After my trip to…
  • May 20

    EPA: Launching a New Era of State, Tribal, Local and International Partnership

    EPA: Launching a New Era of State, Tribal, Local and International Partnership
    Our work with state, tribal, local and international partners forms an “environmental enterprise” that is critical to advancing environmental and human health protection across the country and the globe.  As captured in our…
Rank this Week: 38

Lawfare

Lawfare

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

http://www.lawfareblog.com/
  • May 21

    With Friends Like These

    With Friends Like These
    Rand Paul and Mitch McConnell – both Republican Senators from Kentucky – despise the USA Freedom Act for different reasons.  As readers know, the Freedom Act ends bulk collection while giving the NSA the ability quickly to…
  • May 21

    DOJ’s Inspector General Releases New Review of FBI Use of Section 215 Order

    DOJ’s Inspector General Releases New Review of FBI Use of Section 215 Order
    The Office of the Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Justice has released a new unclassified report reviewing the FBI’s use of Section 215 orders from 2007 through 2009. Specifically, the review examines the progress of the…
  • May 21

    Hard Financial Crisis Choice

    Hard Financial Crisis Choice
    Providing physical security to its citizens is undoubtedly the core function of the state. As readers of Lawfare well know, it is hard work to figure out how that security function should be reconciled with sometimes-conflicting…
Rank this Week: 77

The Justice Blog

The Justice Blog

The Official Blog of the United States Department of Justice.

http://blogs.justice.gov/main/
Rank this Week: 91

The Poblete DC Dispatches

The Poblete DC Dispatches

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

http://jasonpoblete.com/
  • May 21

    Trafficking With the Enemy, American Taxpayers Deserve Better

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

    El Salvador Needs Economic Development, Rule of Law

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

    Raul Castro Is On a Road Alright, To the Netherworld

    Raul Castro Is On a Road Alright, To the Netherworld
    Over at the American Spectator, William Murchison asks: A ‘Damascus Road’ Vision for Castro? It’s a good read. Murchison poses the question after Cuban Communist dictator Raul Castro’s Sunday visit to the Holy See and…
Rank this Week: 131

Court-Martial Trial Practice

Court-Martial Trial Practice

Covers military law for trial practitioners and military members. By The Law Office of Philip D. Cave.

http://www.court-martial-ucmj.com/
  • May 20

    Another one bites the dust`

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

    How extensive is the Brady obligation

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

    False reports and false claim

    False reports and false claim
    1 May 2015 saw the release of a number of reports and memorandums regarding military sexual assault.  Some initial takeaways (which in my view certain people are either deliberately ignoring or misreporting). No POD, the conviction rate…
Rank this Week: 127

Lobby Comply Blog

Lobby Comply Blog

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

http://stateandfed.com/lobbycomply/
  • May 21

    Nevada Lobbyist Revolving Door Bill Heads to Governor

    Nevada Lobbyist Revolving Door Bill Heads to Governor
    On May 20, Assembly Bill 273, which would require a cooling-off period before Nevada state legislators can act as paid Continued on Next Page
  • May 21

    Connecticut Legislature Passes Bill to Raise Lobbyist Registration Threshold

    Connecticut Legislature Passes Bill to Raise Lobbyist Registration Threshold
    The state’s legislature has agreed to a bill amending the code of ethics. Senate Bill 850, now known as Public Continued on Next Page
  • May 21

    Thursday New Roundup

    Thursday New Roundup
    Lobbying “Much of Northrop Grumman’s Washington Influence Flies under the Radar” by Peter Olsen-Phillips for Sunlight Foundation Maine: “Senator Accepted Continued on Next Page
Rank this Week: 251

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: 227

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: 174

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

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

http://nancyrapoport.blogspot.com/
  • May 13

    Interesting new scholarship on academic freedom and social media.

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

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

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

    Best managerial advice ever.

    Best managerial advice ever.
    There's a great article by Paula Krebs in this week's Chronicle of Higher Education's Vitae section (here).  In it, she talks about the importance of working on difficult issues by first imagining why the person sitting across the table…
Rank this Week: 241

Health Industry Washington Watch

Health Industry Washington Watch

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

http://www.healthindustrywashingtonwatch.com/
  • May 21

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

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

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

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

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

    CMS Call: Potential Elimination of CMS and DIF Forms (May 27)
    CMS is hosting a Special Open Door Forum call on May 27, 2015 to discuss eliminating the Certificate of Medical Necessity (CMN) and Durable Medical Equipment (DME) Information (DIF) forms.  Comments on the forms also can be sent to…
Rank this Week: 727

Whistleblower Protection Blog

Whistleblower Protection Blog

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

http://www.whistleblowersblog.org/
  • May 20

    FCA Settlements Bring In Millions From Medicare Fraud

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

    Breakthrough in Protecting International Whistleblowers who Report Bribery and Corruption

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

    Decisions of the DOL Administrative Review Board – April 2015

    Decisions of the DOL Administrative Review Board – April 2015
    USDOL/OALJ Reporter Decisions of the Administrative Review Board April 2015 Associated General Contractors of Maine, ARB No. 13-043 (ARB Apr. 30, 2015) Final Decision and Order PDF Summary: ARB summarily affirmed the Administrator’s…
Rank this Week: 768

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: 635

Nexus

Nexus

Chapman's Journal of Law and Public Policy

http://www.lawschoolblog.org/
  • Apr 23

    RUNNING ON EMPTY: CALIFORNIA IMPOSES FIRST EVER MANDATORY WATER RESTRICTIONS

    RUNNING ON EMPTY: CALIFORNIA IMPOSES FIRST EVER MANDATORY WATER RESTRICTIONS
    On Wednesday, April 1, 2015, Governor Jerry Brown issued Executive Order B-29-15[1], the first action to mandate mandatory water restrictions in California’s history[2]. The order directs the State Water Resources Control Board to…
  • Apr 23

    GIBSON V. AMERICAN CYANAMID: HOW WISCONSIN’S RISK CONTRIBUTION RULE OPENS THE DOOR TO LIMITLESS RETROACTIVE LIABILITY FOR LEAD PAINT MANUFACTURERS

    GIBSON V. AMERICAN CYANAMID: HOW WISCONSIN’S RISK CONTRIBUTION RULE OPENS THE DOOR TO LIMITLESS RETROACTIVE LIABILITY FOR LEAD PAINT MANUFACTURERS
    In 1997, Ernest Gibson and his family moved into a rental home in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.[1] The home, built in 1919, contained deteriorated paint comprised of white lead carbonate pigment[2]—a toxic chemical compound that can impair a…
  • Apr 21

    THE BAR EXAM DEBATE

    THE BAR EXAM DEBATE
    Every aspiring lawyer knows that in order to become a licensed and practicing attorney (in every state but Wisconsin), they must endure three long and tedious years of law school, and then face their greatest, most daunting challenge yet-…
Rank this Week: 566

PA Public Contracts

PA Public Contracts

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

http://www.papubliccontracts.com/
Rank this Week: 700

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: 699

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: 615

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: 550

For the Seventh Generation Blog

For the Seventh Generation Blog

Protecting Native Nations for the Seventh Generation. News, views, and opinions about federal Indian law and tribal governance by law professors who teach in the field.

http://tribal-law.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 24

    Geneva Institute on Indigenous People

    Geneva Institute on Indigenous People
    If you are a law student interested in studying abroad, the University of Tulsa offers a program in Geneva relating to Indigenous people. The 2009 program will run July 4 - August 1, 2009, and the classes offered for the first two weeks are…
  • Apr 14

    Transcript of Argument in Plains Commerce Bank v. Long Family Land & Cattle

    Transcript of Argument in Plains Commerce Bank v. Long Family Land & Cattle
    The transcript of the argument today in Plains Commerce Bank v. Long Family Land & Cattle is available here. Surprisingly, the Court was heavily interested in the idea that a majority Indian-owned corporation might be considered an Indian…
  • Mar 25

    OK AG values Bank over Battered Women

    OK AG values Bank over Battered Women
    This was originally submitted to the Tulsa World as an op-ed piece, but was not published:update as of 4/10/08: The Tulsa World did indeed publish this an op-ed piece, The Native American Times reprinted it and the Cherokee Phoenix plans to…
Rank this Week: 739

National Indian Law Library --…

National Indian Law Library -- News

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

http://nilllibrary.blogspot.com/
  • May 21

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

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

    Bloomberg BNA publishes a new Tax Management Portfolio

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

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

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 5/15
    * U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/2015cta.htmlColbert v. United States (Self-Determination Contract; Wrongful Death)City of Duluth v. Fond Du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa (Indian Gaming -…
Rank this Week: 1466

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: 1820

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: 4880

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • May 21

    Senator Perdue renews attempt to change CFPB funding

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

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

    U.S. Dept. of Education proposes new restrictions on campus financial product
    John L. Culhane, Jr. The U.S. Department of Education has issued proposed revisions to its Title IV Higher Education Act (HEA) cash management rules that include significant new restrictions on financial products used to disburse credit…
  • May 20

    FDIC to hold teleconference on CFPB mortgage rule

    FDIC to hold teleconference on CFPB mortgage rule
    Barbara S. Mishkin The FDIC’s Division of Depositor and Consumer Protection will hold a teleconference on May 21, 2015 on implementation of the CFPB’s mortgage rules.  FDIC staff will share observations made by FDIC examiners…
Rank this Week: 3642

Corruption Chronicles

Corruption Chronicles

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

http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/
  • May 21

    JW Confirms: 154 lbs. of Heroin in NY Bust Came Via El Paso

    JW Confirms: 154 lbs. of Heroin in NY Bust Came Via El Paso
    A federal law enforcement official with first-hand knowledge of the case tells Judicial Watch that the record-breaking 154 pounds of heroin seized in New York this week entered the United States from Mexico through El Paso, Texas. The El Paso…
  • May 19

    DHS Fails to Remove Aliens Who Pose National Security, Public Safety Threat

    DHS Fails to Remove Aliens Who Pose National Security, Public Safety Threat
    The monstrous agency created after 9/11 to protect the United States from more terrorist attacks instead compromises national security by failing to track how many unauthorized foreigners—some felons in their native country—it…
  • May 15

    U.S. Spends $250,000 to Make Morocco “Green”

    U.S. Spends $250,000 to Make Morocco “Green”
    It’s not enough that President Obama’s disastrous green energy agenda has blown hundreds of millions of dollars on ventures that have failed miserably in the U.S., American taxpayers are also bankrolling similar boondoggles…
Rank this Week: 1806

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/
  • May 21

    Blogging at new website

    Blogging at new website
    I recently started a new position and will be blogging for the Sixth Circuit Blog, which summarizes opinions in selected criminal cases from the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. Please check out my first posts on that site, which address…
  • Sep 25

    Advertising on Chicago Architecture, Round II

    Advertising on Chicago Architecture, Round II
    There is continuing hubbub about the Trump towers sign in Chicago. As Emily Badger explains on Wonk Blog today, a lot of outspoken folks seems to hate it: When the sign first took shape, one letter at a time over the course of several…
  • Sep 24

    Help Chicago Zoo Track Animals!

    Help Chicago Zoo Track Animals!
    Here’s a bit of city/data news, from CityLab, that you (and I) can actually help with. The Urban Wildlife Institute at the Lincoln Park Zoo has created an interactive website, Chicago Wildlife Watch, “to…
Rank this Week: 3775

Small Government Contracts Blog

Small Government Contracts Blog

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

http://smallgovcon.com/
  • May 21

    SBA Size Appeals: Notification Of Deadline Not Required

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

    Sorry, Subcontractor: No SBA Size Appeal For You

    Sorry, Subcontractor: No SBA Size Appeal For You
    When the SBA found a subcontractor to be affiliated with its prime contractor under the ostensible subcontractor rule, the subcontractor could not appeal the SBA’s finding to the SBA Office of Hearings and Appeals. In a recent size…
  • May 19

    SDVOSB Fraud: Company Dissolves To Settle “Rent-A-Vet” Allegation

    SDVOSB Fraud: Company Dissolves To Settle “Rent-A-Vet” Allegation
    A contractor has agreed to pay the government $1 million–and to dissolve as an ongoing entity–to resolve allegations that it falsely claimed SDVOSB status in order to receive VA SDVOSB set-aside contracts. According to a…
Rank this Week: 3459

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/
  • May 21

    UPS Agrees to Settle False Claims Act Lawsuit

    UPS Agrees to Settle False Claims Act Lawsuit
    According to the Department of Justice, United Parcel Service, Inc. (“UPS”) has agreed to settle allegations that it submitted false claims to the United States in connection with contracts to deliver packages for next day…
  • May 19

    Hospital Agrees to Settle Kickback Claim

    Hospital Agrees to Settle Kickback Claim
    The U.S. Department of Justice announced that Westchester County Health Care Corporation d/b/a Westchester Medical Center (“WMC”) has agreed to settle allegations first raised by a whistleblower that it violated the Anti-Kickback…
  • May 18

    PharMerica Will Pay $31.5 Million to Settle Qui Tam Suit

    PharMerica Will Pay $31.5 Million to Settle Qui Tam Suit
    The Department of Justice announced that PharMerica Corporation, headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, will pay $31.5 million to settle allegations in a qui tam suit that PharMerica violated the Controlled Substances Act and the False Claims…
Rank this Week: 1614

Subject to Inquiry

Subject to Inquiry

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

http://www.subjecttoinquiry.com/
  • May 21

    CFPB Enforcement Action Appeals: Quick Resolution with Unchecked Discretion

    CFPB Enforcement Action Appeals: Quick Resolution with Unchecked Discretion
    On March 9, 2015, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Richard Cordray presided over oral argument in the first appeal hearing of an administrative enforcement action.   The appeal involves two companies that…
  • May 20

    The Department of Justice Hammers Away at Corporate Cooperation

    The Department of Justice Hammers Away at Corporate Cooperation
    For at least the second time in recent weeks, the Justice Department’s criminal division chief delivered lengthy public remarks on what the department expects from companies choosing to cooperate with federal investigators. In a speech…
  • May 14

    SEC Division of Investment Management Issues Cybersecurity Guidance for Investment Funds and Adviser

    SEC Division of Investment Management Issues Cybersecurity Guidance for Investment Funds and Adviser
    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (“SEC”) Division of Investment Management (“Division”) recently released a Guidance Update (“Guidance”) highlighting the importance of cybersecurity for…
Rank this Week: 2075

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

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

http://legalnewsyoucanuse.com/
  • May 21

    HOPE for Alzheimer’s bill is pending in Congre

    HOPE for Alzheimer’s bill is pending in Congre
    Some members of Congress are taking an interest in the need to provide care planning services for patients who have Alzheimers’ dementia. This proposal could be of tremendous benefit to patients and their family caregivers. S.…
  • May 20

    “Still Alice” — a compassionate film about Alzheimer’s Disease

    “Still Alice” — a compassionate film about Alzheimer’s Disease
    On a very long flight back from Vietnam last week, I had a chance to see the film “Still Alice” starring Kate Bosworth. What a sympathetic and genuine depiction of the distress experienced by Alice, an accomplished university…
  • May 20

    Petition for Class Action/Aggregate Relief Denied in Monk v. McDonald by CAVC

    Petition for Class Action/Aggregate Relief Denied in Monk v. McDonald by CAVC
    In previous blogs, I had commented on Yale Veterans Clinic’s Petition for Mandamus and Request for Aggregate Relief/Class Action Status in Monk v. McDonald.  Our prior blog can be accessed at Monk v. McDonald.  The…
Rank this Week: 2718

El Blog de Derecho Publico de…

El Blog de Derecho Publico de Sevach

Covers public law and legislation. By Professor J.R. Chaves.

http://contencioso.es/
  • May 21

    Cuestiones prejudiciales a escena

    Cuestiones prejudiciales a escena
       La jurisdicción contencioso-administrativa tiene una vocación expansiva y gran voracidad para superar la vieja concepción de jurisdicción revisora (ej. combatir inactividades y vías de hecho,…
  • May 19

    Reloj, no marques las horas … administrativa

    Reloj, no marques las horas … administrativa
    En el BOE de 14 de Mayo de 2015 figura una curiosa publicación. Reto a los lectores a descifrarlo: Se trata de una errata, y como dice la amable lectora que me la ha indicado, es una joya para el Museo de los horrores administrativos…
  • May 18

    Bing-Bang : XIII Curso sobre Régimen de Universidades en Toledo e impulso de la Red Iberoamericana de Derecho Universitario (RIDU)

    Bing-Bang : XIII Curso sobre Régimen de Universidades en Toledo e impulso de la Red Iberoamericana de Derecho Universitario (RIDU)
    El Derecho universitario es una disciplina que arrancó con fuerza de la mano de la autonomía universitaria reconocida por la Constitución de 1978. Tras ese bing-bang, las Universidades públicas fueron protagonista…
Rank this Week: 1160

Oregon Legal Research

Oregon Legal Research

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

http://blog.oregonlegalresearch.com/
  • May 20

    Searching Case Law with Google Scholar: New and Improved

    Searching Case Law with Google Scholar: New and Improved
    “Google Scholar Case Law Evolves“ by Mark Giangrande, Law Librarian blog: Excerpt: “…. Google is hardly a substitute for any of the commercial databases as it does not have the value-added features such as…
  • May 12

    Alternative Legal Research Databases for New and Experienced Lawyer

    Alternative Legal Research Databases for New and Experienced Lawyer
    From the Gallagher Law Library Blog: Alternative Legal Research Databases “When you think of online legal research, LexisAdvance, WestlawNext, or BloombergLaw probably spring to mind. With summer fast approaching, it may be worthwhile…
  • May 12

    When Lawyers Go Bad: Law Library Book Thieves: Law and Ethic

    When Lawyers Go Bad: Law Library Book Thieves: Law and Ethic
    The Law Librarian, the Washington County Bar Association, the Law Library Committee, and the Oregon State Bar consider it a serious matter when attorneys do not return borrowed Law Library materials. Please note OSB Rule of Professional…
Rank this Week: 2458

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/
  • May 20

    The Perpetuation of Poverty through Racial Segregation

    The Perpetuation of Poverty through Racial Segregation
    Last month, protests erupted in Baltimore after the death of Freddie Gray and in response to the larger issues of police brutality, racial profiling, and mass incarceration. These protests have furthered conversations surrounding police…
  • May 16

    Nebraska Poised to Become 19th State to Abolish Death Penalty

    Nebraska Poised to Become 19th State to Abolish Death Penalty
    On the same day that jurors in Massachusetts returned a verdict in favor of the federal death penalty for Tsarnaev, Nebraska lawmakers voted 30-16 in favor of advancing a bill to repeal their state’s death penalty. The bill faces one...
  • May 8

    Two new articles on factors that influence the enactment of model law

    Two new articles on factors that influence the enactment of model law
    This post was written by Nate Ela, of COWS To wrap up this week’s posts on the model law as a mode of governance, let’s look at a couple recent articles examining factors that could influence whether state legislators decide...
Rank this Week: 2048

Infra Insight Blog

Infra Insight Blog

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

http://www.infrainsightblog.com
Rank this Week: 3800

Constitutionalism & Democracy

Constitutionalism & Democracy

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

http://constitutionalismanddemocracy.wordpress.com/
  • May 19

    Canadian Comparative Religion Case

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

    Listening, Learning and Law Enforcement

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

    “Free Range Children”

    “Free Range Children”
    It never occurred to me that I’d be talking about “free range children” as if they were a species of fowl and the big question was whether to let them out of the coop. But apparently it’s become an issue.[1] I was…
Rank this Week: 4554

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/
  • May 19

    Paying Homage to Margaret Cross Norton

    Paying Homage to Margaret Cross Norton
    Last week I had an opportunity to visit with Dave Joens and his staff at the Illinois State Archives—the first AOTUS to visit since Wayne Grover was there in 1952.  Dave and I were able to reenact the original photo ……
  • May 8

    Meeting the Government’s Email Challenge

    Meeting the Government’s Email Challenge
    Free and equal access to government records is essential to this country’s democracy.  Citizens have the right to see, examine, and learn from the records that guarantee their rights, document government actions, and tell the story…
  • May 8

    Meeting the Government’s Email Challenge

    Meeting the Government’s Email Challenge
    Free and equal access to government records is essential to this country’s democracy.  Citizens have the right to see, examine, and learn from the records that guarantee their rights, document government actions, and tell the story…
Rank this Week: 4578

The TSA Blog

The TSA Blog

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

http://blog.tsa.gov/
  • May 19

    TSA Travel Tips: Memorial Day & Summer Travel 2015

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

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

    TSA Week in Review: 57 Firearms, Live Smoke Grenades, Bear Mace and More
    57 Firearms Discovered This Week – Of the 57 firearms, 49 were loaded and 16 had rounds chambered.  750 rounds of 5.56 caliber ammunition and two military smoke grenades were discovered in a checked-bag at Tucson (TUS). A container…
  • May 13

    Response To Judicial Watch Press Release

    Response To Judicial Watch Press Release
    Earlier this year, when a Transportation Security Officer noticed something did not seem right with the passenger screening process at an airport checkpoint in Denver, supervisors were notified and an investigation was initiated.  At the…
Rank this Week: 4135

New York Zoning and Municipal Law…

New York Zoning and Municipal Law Blog

Covers adverse possession, environmental law, municipal law, zoning and land use. Published by Silverberg Zalantis.

http://blog.szlawfirm.net/
  • May 16

    One Legal Nonconforming Use Does Not Permit Another Nonconforming Use

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

    Court Reverses Denial of Special Permit

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

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

    Uncertified Zoning Board Record is Not Fatal to Defense of Article 78 Proceeding
    The Appellate Division overturned the lower court reversal of a zoning board of appeals (ZBA) decision for failure to certify the record filed in response to an Article 78 proceeding. In Matter of Robert E. Haveli Revocable Trust v.Zoning…
Rank this Week: 2639

Whistleblower Attorneys Blog

Whistleblower Attorneys Blog

Covers qui tam and government law. By Greene LLP.

http://www.whistleblowerattorneys-blog.com/
  • May 14

    Government Challenges Damages Calculation in an Export-Import Bank Fraud Case

    Government Challenges Damages Calculation in an Export-Import Bank Fraud Case
    Moving Water Industries Corporation (“MWI”) has asked the D.C. Circuit to reverse a finding that it violated the False Claims Act in connection with its securing of $74.3 million in loans to fund Nigeria’s purchase of its…
  • May 6

    Relator Alleges that CVS ExtraBucks are Illegal Kickback

    Relator Alleges that CVS ExtraBucks are Illegal Kickback
    CVS Caremark Corporation (“CVS”) allegedly used $5 discount coupons to attract Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries to fill prescriptions at its stores in violation of the Anti-Kickback Statute. Relator Richard Carmel is arguing…
  • Apr 28

    Two Relators Terminated for Reporting Significant Violations of the False Claims Act

    Two Relators Terminated for Reporting Significant Violations of the False Claims Act
    Two former employees of Dallas-based South Hampton Community Hospital were allegedly terminated for reporting violations of the False Claims Act to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Inspector General. The…
Rank this Week: 2102

New Jersey Public Safety Officers…

New Jersey Public Safety Officers Law Blog

Covers employment issues related to corrections officers, firefighters, and police officers in New Jersey. By Frank M. Crivelli of Arpaia and Crivelli.

http://www.njpublicsafetyofficers.com/
  • May 13

    NJ Unions Protest Cuts To Pensions In Big Statehouse Rally

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

    NJ Pension Reform Fight Hit NJ Supreme Court

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

    NJ Pension Funds to Investigate the Payment of Exorbitant Management Fee

    NJ Pension Funds to Investigate the Payment of Exorbitant Management Fee
    As reported in NJ.Com, The Boards of Trustees of New Jersey’s largest pension funds plan to launch a probe into how the state awards fees incurred in managing pension fund investments.  The Public Employees Retirement System Board…
Rank this Week: 1367

Whitcomb Law Blog

Whitcomb Law Blog

Covers government procurement.

http://whitcomblawpc.com/legal-blogs/
  • May 12

    Clearly Unreasonable Contracting Officer = Attorney’s Fees, Overhead, Profit and Interest

    Clearly Unreasonable Contracting Officer = Attorney’s Fees, Overhead, Profit and Interest
    What Should I Do If Faced with a Clearly Unreasonable Contracting Officer? Federal contracting officers have broad discretion – within the limitations and allowances of the FAR. But, contracting officers must respond in…
  • May 12

    Equitable Estoppel Defense to Intellectual Property Infringement Claims in International Trade

    Equitable Estoppel Defense to Intellectual Property Infringement Claims in International Trade
    Can an Equitable Estoppel Defense Win the Day in Intellectual Property Infringement Cases This blog post will be the first of a series dealing with this subject.  In completing my LLC (Master of Laws) in International Business…
  • May 12

    Copyrights and Work Done for Hire

    Copyrights and Work Done for Hire
    Work Created for My Employer Eligible for Copyrights? When you create a work that is normally protected by U.S. copyrights law, you normally assume that protection yourself, as the creator. But this is not always true. In the case of a…
Rank this Week: 1569

Government Contracts Blog

Government Contracts Blog

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

http://brownrudnick.com/blog/government-contracts/
  • May 11

    How to turn a winning protest into a losing protest

    How to turn a winning protest into a losing protest
    Here’s a test. If a Government solicitation contains an ambiguity, you should– (a) Hope no one notices; (b) Point it out to the contracting officer; (c) Wait until you lose the procurement, then file a protest. If you chose (a),…
  • Apr 28

    GAO recognizes that protest attorneys can add value

    GAO recognizes that protest attorneys can add value
    After spending a significant amount of money on preparing a proposal, a disappointed bidder may sometimes think twice about spending still more money on protest attorneys. However, a recent Government Accountability Office (GAO) decision…
  • Apr 23

    Intervene in legal actions or risk being shut out

    Intervene in legal actions or risk being shut out
    Contractors don’t always realize that they have the right to intervene in lawsuits and administrative proceedings brought by their competitors and that the failure to intervene could mean losing one’s rights. A recent case in…
Rank this Week: 4461

Fracking Insider

Fracking Insider

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

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

    Thank You Veterans!

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

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

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

    Obama Administration Releases First Installment of the Quadrennial Energy Review

    Obama Administration Releases First Installment of the Quadrennial Energy Review
    The Obama Administration released the first installment of its Quadrennial Energy Review (“QER”), which focuses on energy transmission, storage, and distribution (“TS&D”). The QER was first launched in…
Rank this Week: 3867

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/
  • May 10

    Big Bond Firms Test the MSRB’s Compliance Line

    Big Bond Firms Test the MSRB’s Compliance Line
    Readers of this blog know that MSRB Rule G-37 regulates the political contribution activities of banks and other entities which initiate the principal sales of municipal bonds. Specifically, Rule G-37 provides that any broker, dealer or…
  • Apr 27

    April Showers Bring… Another Round of Pay-to-Play Changes in the State of Maryland

    April Showers Bring… Another Round of Pay-to-Play Changes in the State of Maryland
    Spring may have sprung in the mid-Atlantic, but those contracting and doing business with the State of Maryland don’t feel like they’re receiving anything close to a flowery reception from the Maryland General Assembly this April.…
  • Apr 15

    Pay-to-Play Law Blog Makes The Law Review!

    Pay-to-Play Law Blog Makes The Law Review!
    It had to happen eventually.  It was inevitable.  Sooner or later, an intelligent, articulate legal scholar was bound to apply legitimate intellectual rigor and research to this blog’s musings.  That scholar is…
Rank this Week: 3652

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
  • May 1

    Confidentiality Shouldn’t End When the Lawyer Walks Through the Nonprofit’s Door

    Confidentiality Shouldn’t End When the Lawyer Walks Through the Nonprofit’s Door
    Yesterday, the Association of Corporate Counsel (“ACC”) filed an amicus curiae brief requesting that the Pennsylvania Supreme Court uphold the Commonwealth Court’s decision that there is no fiduciary duty for attorneys of…
  • Apr 24

    General Petraeus Avoids Jail for Leaking Classified Information to Girlfriend

    General Petraeus Avoids Jail for Leaking Classified Information to Girlfriend
    Yesterday, former CIA head and retired General David H. Petraeus was sentenced for leaking classified information about the war in Afghanistan to his biographer/mistress, Paula Broadwell. Broadwell published a biography about him in 2012,…
  • Mar 25

    More Puritanical Punishment Courtesy of Utah: “White Collar Crime Registry”

    More Puritanical Punishment Courtesy of Utah: “White Collar Crime Registry”
    This post was co-authored by White Collar Alert contributor, Erin Dougherty. Yesterday, Utah Governor Gary Herbert signed a new bill into law that creates a “Utah White Collar Crime Offender Registry” (the “Registry”).…
Rank this Week: 1571