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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/
  • Apr 17

    CerealWrap?

    CerealWrap?
    Really? Firms are going to try to expand browsewrap (or web-wrap) to liking them on Facebook? To opening a cereal box? So claims the NYT in When ‘Liking’ a Brand Online Voids the Right to Sue. From the company’s viewpoint…
  • Apr 15

    Tax Day

    Tax Day
    “Taxes are what we pay for civilized society,” wrote Justice Oliver Wendel Holmes (in dissent); it seems I’ve been misquoting it for decades as “taxes are the price of civilization.” They’ve even got the…
  • Apr 11

    Gamification

    Gamification
    Reprinted with kind permission of Mike Stanfill
Rank this Week: 16

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: 65

Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • Apr 19

    Earth Month Tip: Clean the area around the outdoor components of your HVAC system.

    Earth Month Tip: Clean the area around the outdoor components of your HVAC system.
    Did you know as much as half of your household energy use goes to heating and cooling? Airflow problems can reduce your HVAC system’s efficiency by up to 15% and contribute to carbon pollution. In fact, dirt and neglect are the top…
  • Apr 18

    Earth Month Tip: Check your tire pressure

    Earth Month Tip: Check your tire pressure
    You can improve your gas mileage by up to 3.3% by keeping your tires inflated to the proper pressure. Under-inflation increases tire wear, reduces your fuel economy, and leads to higher carbon pollution emissions. Properly inflated tires are…
  • Apr 17

    Earth Month Tip: Reduce food waste

    Earth Month Tip: Reduce food waste
    Thirteen percent of carbon pollution emissions in the United States are associated with the growing, manufacturing, transporting, and disposing of food. More food reaches landfills and incinerators than any other single material in municipal…
Rank this Week: 86

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/
  • Apr 19

    Readings: NSA Report on the 702 Program

    Readings: NSA Report on the 702 Program
    Below is the text of a Report/public comment on the 702 program submitted by the NSA Civil Liberties and Privacy Office to the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB), dated April 16, 2014. It doesn’t appear to have…
  • Apr 19

    Radiolab on the History and Problems of the AUMF

    Radiolab on the History and Problems of the AUMF
    This is a very impressive hour of radio based on this excellent story by Gregory Johnsen. John Bellinger and I both show up at various points in the discussion. It’s neat what you can do on national security law in broadcast media if…
  • Apr 19

    The Reality of Russian Surveillance

    The Reality of Russian Surveillance
    James Lewis of CSIS has an excellent post on the reality of the Russian surveillance system, a reality that is quite different from the impression created by Vladimir Putin during his recent televised exchange with Edward Snowden.  The…
Rank this Week: 213

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/
Rank this Week: 319

CFTC Law

CFTC Law

Covers futures, commodities and forex regulation. By Shipkevich Law Firm.

http://www.cftclaw.com/
  • Mar 28

    TeraExchange Announces First Bitcoin Derivative

    TeraExchange Announces First Bitcoin Derivative
    TeraExchange Announces First Bitcoin DerivativeTeraExchange has recently announced that it has created a swap involving the average exchange rate of bitcoin and plans to list it on its Swap Execution Facility.CFTC LAW | Forex, Futures and…
  • Mar 27

    CFTC Public Utilities No-Action Letter Is Welcome Relief

    CFTC Public Utilities No-Action Letter Is Welcome Relief
    CFTC Public Utilities No-Action Letter Is Welcome ReliefThe Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) released a no-action letter recently, offering relief to public utilities that were having trouble finding market participants willing to…
  • Mar 26

    CFTC Struggling to Utilize Current Swap Market Data

    CFTC Struggling to Utilize Current Swap Market Data
    CFTC Struggling to Utilize Current Swap Market DataAmong a list of reasons for this given by CFTC Commissioner Scott O’Malia during an event, O’Malia mentioned inconsistent reporting and technological issues as major pain…
Rank this Week: 340

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: 472

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 602

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: 733

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/
  • Apr 1

    The Current State of the Interest Arbitration Process: A Fractured System

    The Current State of the Interest Arbitration Process: A Fractured System
    In accordance with a report issued by NJ.Com, more than 40 towns and counties filed petitions to compel compulsory interest arbitration in anticipation of the expiration of what is commonly referred to as the "2% cap" law. Today, April 1,…
  • Mar 27

    Legislature To Vote On Extension Of Arbitration Cap for Police, Fire

    Legislature To Vote On Extension Of Arbitration Cap for Police, Fire
    As reported by northjersey.com, top Democratic lawmakers are rushing to extend the cap on police and firefighter pay raises that some say has helped keep property tax bills in check. But local officials say the bill expected to be voted on…
  • Mar 25

    Christie Retroactively Cuts Pension Payment

    Christie Retroactively Cuts Pension Payment
    This is a very interesting article regarding how Governor Christie employed some "fuzzy math" to reduce the State's legally mandated pension payment. NJSPOTLIGHT
Rank this Week: 390

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: 675

Rulemaking

Rulemaking

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

http://rulemaking.wordpress.com/
  • Jan 28

    ACR Founder Passe

    ACR Founder Passe
    Robert J. Colborn, former administrator of the Maryland Division of State Documents, the founder of Administrative Codes and Registers, a generous and kind spirit, and a dear friend passed away on January 23, 2014.  Bob’s obituary…
  • Jan 23

    2014 ACR Winter Meeting in Washington D.C.

    2014 ACR Winter Meeting in Washington D.C.
    Administrative Codes and Registers (ACR) will be holding its annual winter meeting in conjunction with the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS), February 12-15, 2014 at the JW Marriott Hotel.  More information about the…
  • Jul 3

    2013 ACR Summer Conference in Anchorage, AK

    2013 ACR Summer Conference in Anchorage, AK
    Administrative Codes and Registers (ACR) will hold its 35th annual summer conference in Anchorage, Alaska, July 18 through July 21, 2013.  Information about conference, including an agenda, is available on the ACR web site at…
Rank this Week: 692

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

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

http://dissentingjustice.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 485

The Justice Blog

The Justice Blog

The Official Blog of the United States Department of Justice.

http://blogs.justice.gov/main/
Rank this Week: 705

International Municipal Lawyers…

International Municipal Lawyers Association - Local Government Blog

Covers constitutional, employment, environment, ethics, land use, and telecom law.

http://imlablog.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 637

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Whistleblower Lawyer News

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

http://www.whistleblowerlawyernews.com/
  • Apr 19

    Physical Therapy clinic pays $2.78 million to settle false Medicare claim

    Physical Therapy clinic pays $2.78 million to settle false Medicare claim
      Alliance Rehabilitation LLC and Active Physical Therapy Services have agreed to pay Uncle Sam $2.78 million for submitting claims for services not rendered. Two former Alliance employees filed a lawsuit using whistleblower provisions…
  • Apr 18

    Global warming a serious and severe threat to the world coffee culture

    Global warming a serious and severe threat to the world coffee culture
    Coffee production has taken a major turn for the worse due to global warming resulting in climate changes in growing regions. If the trend continues, the coffee available to feed the world’s increasing coffee fix will not meet the…
  • Apr 17

    GSK marketing exec turns whistleblower says doctors bribed to boost sale

    GSK marketing exec turns whistleblower says doctors bribed to boost sale
    A former marketing exec for Britain’s biggest drug company, GlaxoSmithKline, alleges that the company  bribed doctors in Poland using money that was meant to be spent on educating patients.The whistleblower Jarek…
Rank this Week: 2088

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/
  • Apr 19

    Dutch Company Fined $6M For Alleged US-Cuba Sanctions Violation

    Dutch Company Fined $6M For Alleged US-Cuba Sanctions Violation
    The U.S. Treasury Department Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced yesterday that Carlson Wagonlit Travel or, CWT B.V. (“CWT”), of the Netherlands has: agreed to pay $5,990,490 to settle potential civil liability…
  • Apr 19

    Morning Musings, Weekend Edition

    Morning Musings, Weekend Edition
    The GOP wishes the Tea Party movement would simply, go away. Good luck. Another Tea Party group has formed, The Black Conservatives Fund. “The lock that liberals have held on the black vote is slowly but surely breaking,” it…
  • Apr 18

    Mexico and Other Nations Owe the United State

    Mexico and Other Nations Owe the United State
    When a child is bullied, sooner or later, that child instinctively knows that he or she must put a stop to it or it will continue and escalate. Parents or school officials can do little to stop it. As soon as the child take a stand,…
Rank this Week: 4757

Infra Insight Blog

Infra Insight Blog

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

http://www.infrainsightblog.com
  • Apr 18

    Congressional Panel Explores International Experience with Public-Private Partnership

    Congressional Panel Explores International Experience with Public-Private Partnership
    On Tuesday, April 8th, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Panel on Public-Private Partnerships held a hearing on "The International Experience with Public-Private Partnerships".  The Panel focused in particular on the Canadian…
  • Apr 17

    The Regents of the University of California Issues RFQ for UC Merced 2020 Project

    The Regents of the University of California Issues RFQ for UC Merced 2020 Project
    The Regents of the University of California (the "Regents"), on behalf of University of California, Merced ("UC Merced"), issued a Request for Qualifications today for the UC Merced 2020 Project (the "Project"). UC Merced is the newest campus…
  • Apr 9

    Indiana Achieves Commercial Close on its Second Availability Payment P3

    Indiana Achieves Commercial Close on its Second Availability Payment P3
    Indiana closed its second availability payment-based P3 project, the I-69 Section 5 project.  "Section 5" is the fifth of six planned sections to link Evansville, Indiana with Indianapolis.  The RFQ for Section 5 was published on…
Rank this Week: 3823

Government Contracts Blog

Government Contracts Blog

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

http://www.governmentcontractslawblog.com/
  • Apr 18

    The Cybersecurity Race: Executive Branch Takes The Lead While Congress Watches From The Bleacher

    The Cybersecurity Race: Executive Branch Takes The Lead While Congress Watches From The Bleacher
    The federal government sector has been abuzz lately with whispers and shouts about pending cybersecurity regulations, frameworks, and requirements. This attention is not particularly surprising, especially given the recent high-profile data…
  • Apr 18

    Executive Orders and New Employment Requirements for Federal Contractor

    Executive Orders and New Employment Requirements for Federal Contractor
    As promised in his 2014 State of the Union Address, President Obama has turned to executive action to advance his agenda, which includes increasing the minimum wage and creating improved tools to ensure equal pay for women and…
  • Apr 18

    What’s New Out There? Highlights from the April 2014 Federal Register

    What’s New Out There? Highlights from the April 2014 Federal Register
    This month’s Federal Register Updates include four important changes that will impact the day-to-day activities of Government Contractors and Agencies alike.  The first, a final DFARS rule on Performance-Based Payments, provides…
Rank this Week: 1290

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: 3898

Politics, Law and Policy Blog

Politics, Law and Policy Blog

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

http://www.politicsandlawblog.com
  • Apr 18

    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, President Obama announced that more than 8 million people had signed up for coverage through…
  • Apr 18

    Weekly Health Care Wrap-Up

    Weekly Health Care Wrap-Up
    By Cindy Gillespie Weekly Health Care Wrap-Up  is our weekly look at developments affecting health care at the federal and state levels. This week, the Congressional Budget Office released an update to its baseline projections for…
  • Apr 11

    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 DC Health Benefit Exchange Authority board discussed the exchange’s proposed…
Rank this Week: 3796

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/
  • Apr 18

    CMS to Host Calls on Electronic Clinical Template for Home Health Order

    CMS to Host Calls on Electronic Clinical Template for Home Health Order
    CMS is hosting a series of Special Open Door Forum calls to solicit feedback on data elements for a new “Suggested Electronic Clinical Template for Home Health.” Specifically, CMS seeks input on a list of clinical elements within…
  • Apr 17

    Highlights from Reed Smith's Post-Acute Care Conference

    Highlights from Reed Smith's Post-Acute Care Conference
    In early April, Reed Smith hosted an enlightening, industry-leading conference on post-acute care in Washington, D.C. The conference, entitled “Reed Smith 2014 Washington Health Care Conference: Focus on Post-Acute Care," brought…
  • Apr 16

    CMS to Implement Fingerprint-Based Background Checks for High-Risk Providers and Suppliers in 2014

    CMS to Implement Fingerprint-Based Background Checks for High-Risk Providers and Suppliers in 2014
    Fingerprint-based background checks intended to “detect bad actors” enrolled or attempting to enroll in federal health programs This post was authored by Elizabeth Carder-Thompson and Debra McCurdy. More than three years…
Rank this Week: 3805

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/
Rank this Week: 1923

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/
  • Apr 18

    NILL added new content to 6 Indian Law Bulletins on 4/18

    NILL added new content to 6 Indian Law Bulletins on 4/18
    The Tribal Supreme Court Project has published an updated memorandum on Native American law cases. See the Tribal Supreme Court website for the April 11 memorandum and related materials.* State Courts…
  • Apr 10

    Request for Recommendations on Climate Resilience and Preparedness by April 15th 2014

    Request for Recommendations on Climate Resilience and Preparedness by April 15th 2014
    Tribal leaders on the President’s Climate Preparedness and Resilience Task Force are soliciting input on how the federal government can better support local, state and tribal governments in preparing to protect themselves from extreme…
  • Apr 7

    NILL added new content to 7 Indian Law Bulletins on 4/07

    NILL added new content to 7 Indian Law Bulletins on 4/07
    * U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2013-2014update.html Petition for certiorari was denied in State of Alaska v. Jewell (navigable waters, Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act regulations) as well…
Rank this Week: 1389

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/
  • Apr 18

    Moving SDVOSB Verification To SBA Would Save $5 Million Annually, Says CBO

    Moving SDVOSB Verification To SBA Would Save $5 Million Annually, Says CBO
    Moving SDVOSB verification from the VA to the SBA would save approximately $5 million annually, according to a recent cost estimate issued by the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office. The CBO concludes that implementing the Improving…
  • Apr 15

    GAO Bid Protests: No Small Business Size Challenges (Usually)

    GAO Bid Protests: No Small Business Size Challenges (Usually)
    To regular SmallGovCon readers this may seem obvious, but protesters keep doing it, so it deserves a post. By “it,” I mean filing small business size challenges as part of GAO bid protests.  As demonstrated once again in a…
  • Apr 14

    SBA OHA Size Appeals: Request To Reopen Does Not Extend Filing Deadline

    SBA OHA Size Appeals: Request To Reopen Does Not Extend Filing Deadline
    A company on the losing end of a SBA size protest can ask the SBA Area Office that issued the decision to consider reopening the size determination case.  However, the 15-day window in which to file a size appeal with the SBA Office of…
Rank this Week: 3397

Oregon Legal Research

Oregon Legal Research

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

http://blog.oregonlegalresearch.com/
  • Apr 18

    Which Legal Sites Did Heartbleed Affect?

    Which Legal Sites Did Heartbleed Affect?
    See Robert Ambrogi’s LawSites: Which Legal Sites Did Heartbleed Affect?
  • Apr 16

    Oregon and Portland-metro Legal Assistance Resources: April 2014 Update

    Oregon and Portland-metro Legal Assistance Resources: April 2014 Update
    We have updated our Oregon and Portland-metro Legal Assistance Resources guide. We have expanded its reach beyond the Portland-metro area so new resources may be added – and you are welcome to suggest additions. Link to the PDF or link…
  • Apr 10

    Updated (2014) Oregon & Portland-metro Legal Assistance Resources Guide

    Updated (2014) Oregon & Portland-metro Legal Assistance Resources Guide
    Direct link to a PDF of the guide: OREGON AND PORTLAND METRO-AREA LEGAL ASSISTANCE RESOURCES You can also link to the guide from our Document Index, under “Oregon and Portland Metro ...“: Additions and corrections to the guide are…
Rank this Week: 1780

Corruption Chronicles

Corruption Chronicles

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

http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/
  • Apr 18

    FAA Fails to Follow Up on Safety Violations Even When Carriers Self Report

    FAA Fails to Follow Up on Safety Violations Even When Carriers Self Report
    Six years after Congress learned that the federal agency in charge of aviation safety ignores serious violations that endanger the public, the culture continues and the details are documented in a distressing government audit released this…
  • Apr 17

    $3 Mil for Philippine Project to Combat Global Warming in Pacific Rim

    $3 Mil for Philippine Project to Combat Global Warming in Pacific Rim
    As if it weren’t bad enough that the U.S. has already wasted billions of taxpayer dollars to save the developing world from the presumed ills of global warming, millions more will go to a Philippines-based project that aims to combat…
  • Apr 15

    Overlap in Govt. Programs Blasted: 10 HHS Offices to Help Minorities With AIDS

    Overlap in Govt. Programs Blasted: 10 HHS Offices to Help Minorities With AIDS
    Here’s a shocker; countless programs operated by the bloated U.S. government overlap or are needlessly duplicated across a number of federal agencies, translating into huge losses of American taxpayer dollars. This is nothing new and…
Rank this Week: 2046

Lobby Comply Blog

Lobby Comply Blog

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

http://stateandfed.com/lobbycomply/
  • Apr 18

    California Governor Calls Special Session

    California Governor Calls Special Session
    Gov. Jerry Brown has called a special session of the Legislature to convene on April 24, 2014. Brown wants lawmakers Continued on Next Page
  • Apr 18

    RI Board of Elections Votes to Eliminate Aggregate Contribution Limit

    RI Board of Elections Votes to Eliminate Aggregate Contribution Limit
    On April 16, the Rhode Island Board of Elections voted to support the creation of legislation eliminating aggregate political contribution Continued on Next Page
  • Apr 18

    News You Can Use Digest – April 18, 2014

    News You Can Use Digest – April 18, 2014
      National: G.O.P. Campaign Outreach Tool: Gun sweepstakes New York Times – Jeremy Peters | Published: 4/17/2014 Online gun sweepstakes are Continued on Next Page
Rank this Week: 2973

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: 4019

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • Apr 18

    CFPB publishes guidance regarding RESPA-TILA integrated disclosure form

    CFPB publishes guidance regarding RESPA-TILA integrated disclosure form
    Jared KellyThe CFPB recently published guidance (the Guide) to assist mortgage originators and settlement service providers in completing the Loan Estimate and Closing Disclosure forms required under the RESPA-TILA Integrated Disclosure Rule…
  • Apr 17

    CFPB proposes extension of remittance transfer rule depository institution exception and other revision

    CFPB proposes extension of remittance transfer rule depository institution exception and other revision
    Barbara S. MishkinThe CFPB has issued a proposal to extend for five years the temporary exception in its remittance transfer rule that allows insured depository institutions to estimate fees and exchange rates in certain circumstances. …
  • Apr 17

    Bill introduced to limit CFPB smaller bank supervisory authority

    Bill introduced to limit CFPB smaller bank supervisory authority
    Barbara S. MishkinA bill introduced by Republican Senator Dan Coats would further limit the CFPB’s supervisory authority as to insured depository institutions and credit unions with total assets of $10 billion or less. Under Dodd-Frank,…
Rank this Week: 3674

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/
Rank this Week: 1968

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: 3920

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/
  • Apr 17

    Be Bold: Connect with Customer

    Be Bold: Connect with Customer
    State Fair, 10/1972. National Archives Identifier 545457 The second of our new strategic goals is to “Connect with Customers.” Having spent most of my career working with the public, customer service is a passion of mine. In…
  • Apr 15

    Be Bold: Make Access Happen

    Be Bold: Make Access Happen
    Photograph of Women Working at a Bell System Telephone Switchboard. National Archives Identifier 1633445.   The first of our new strategic goals is to “Make Access Happen.”  Increasingly, access means digital, online…
  • Mar 31

    Creating The Best Commencement Speech Ever

    Creating The Best Commencement Speech Ever
    Commencement Season is fast approaching and I am honored to have been selected to deliver the address at North Carolina State University in May.  I don’t know about you, but I don’t remember who my commencement speaker was or…
Rank this Week: 4529

Legistative History and Intent

Legistative History and Intent

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

http://www.legintent.com/news/
  • Apr 16

    California to hold special legislative session for “rainy day fund” amendment

    California to hold special legislative session for “rainy day fund” amendment
    Governor Jerry Brown called a special session of the state Legislature to replace the “Rainy Day Fund” on the November, 2014 ballot with a dedicated reserve to allow the state to pay down its debts and unfunded liabilities. …
  • Mar 19

    Massachusetts High Court Ruling Shocks Public

    Massachusetts High Court Ruling Shocks Public
    What is legislative intent? Legislative intent, or the interpretation of legislation based on legal precedence and what is — and isn’t — written in current laws, can make all the difference, especially in unique cases. The…
  • Mar 10

    Precedents in California Legislation, and Current Legislative New

    Precedents in California Legislation, and Current Legislative New
    If you’re doing law research in California, you might come across this interesting legislative gem: in Los Angeles County, you can only throw a frisbee when you have the permission of the lifeguard. Like any state, California has many…
Rank this Week: 1558

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/
  • Apr 16

    GSA Schedule Contracting: Has Selling to DoD Just Gotten Harder?

    GSA Schedule Contracting: Has Selling to DoD Just Gotten Harder?
    On March 13, 2014, the Department of Defense issued a memorandum titled “Class Deviation – Determination of Fair and Reasonable Prices When Using Federal Supply Schedule Contracts.”  This memorandum directs DoD…
  • Apr 15

    In-Sourcing News – Fisher-Cal Appeal Denied

    In-Sourcing News – Fisher-Cal Appeal Denied
    A little over two years ago, I wrote a blog post about the D.C. District Court decision in Fisher-Cal Indus., Inc. v. United States, 839 F. Supp. 2d 218, 219 (D.D.C. 2012), which held that district courts lack jurisdiction over in-sourcing…
  • Mar 31

    Suspension and Debarments on the Rise and Likely to Increase Further, ISDC Reports to Congre

    Suspension and Debarments on the Rise and Likely to Increase Further, ISDC Reports to Congre
    On March 5, the Interagency Suspension and Debarment Committee (“ISDC”) released a consolidated report to Congress on suspension and debarment developments for FY12 and FY13. Issued in the face of continued legislative pressure to…
Rank this Week: 4835

Procurement Law Blog

Procurement Law Blog

Covers Canadian private and public sector procurement. By Davis LLP.

http://www.davis.ca/en/blog/procurement-law/
Rank this Week: 1959

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/
  • Apr 15

    Criminal Assignments in the New San Bernardino Justice Center

    Criminal Assignments in the New San Bernardino Justice Center
    By Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law By popular request, here are the criminal law assignments at the new 247 W. Third Street San Bernardino Justice Center: Courtrooms 1-4 will be unavailable until the fall (on the first floor) S6 will be Judge…
  • Apr 15

    The New San Bernardino Justice Center Assignments (as of April 2014)

    The New San Bernardino Justice Center Assignments (as of April 2014)
    Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law I recently attended a meeting of GIEMLA and Judge Michael Sachs gave an update on the progress of opening the new Justice Center in downtown San Bernardino.  Here are some of the highlights: 15 Civil…
  • Mar 25

    Update: Why Were The States in the Streets Named After States in Redlands Chosen?

    Update: Why Were The States in the Streets Named After States in Redlands Chosen?
    By Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law. As an update to this post: I saw retired A.K. Smiley Public Library Director Larry Burgess at Eureka Burger last night, and I decided to ask him how the state-named streets in Redlands got their name. Mr.…
Rank this Week: 3230

El Blog de Derecho Publico de…

El Blog de Derecho Publico de Sevach

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

http://contencioso.es/
Rank this Week: 936

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/
  • Apr 15

    Passover – A Celebration of Freedom

    Passover – A Celebration of Freedom
    This is Passover, a holiday that comes straight out of the Bible, the Almighty commanding us to tell the story of the Exodus to each new generation as well as reminding ourselves. The Exodus, of course, is a story of freedom from slavery. The…
  • Apr 8

    Global Warming and Human Politic

    Global Warming and Human Politic
    I just got back from Chicago where I attended a national meeting of political scientists.  One of them described at length the local, national and international barriers to doing anything about climate change.  His basic point was…
  • Apr 1

    Economics, Lawyers and the Risk to American Democracy

    Economics, Lawyers and the Risk to American Democracy
    Ever notice that I frequently talk about economics. What’s a lawyer doing talking about economics? I did read and study economics but there are other reasons why economic issues are dear to this heart. Lawyers do lots of different…
Rank this Week: 4517

FDA Lawyers Blog

FDA Lawyers Blog

By Frommer Lawrence & Haug.

http://www.fdalawyersblog.com/
  • Apr 14

    Zogenix Sues Massachusetts to Overturn Ban of Opioid Pain Drug

    Zogenix Sues Massachusetts to Overturn Ban of Opioid Pain Drug
    Zogenix, Inc., the San Diego-based manufacturer of the extended-release hydrocodone drug Zohydro ER, has sued the Governor of Massachusetts in U.S. District Court in Boston to overturn as unconstitutional the state's recent prohibition…
  • Mar 31

    Foodborne Illness: How Do You Find Out If Your Food Might Cause Illness?

    Foodborne Illness: How Do You Find Out If Your Food Might Cause Illness?
    Foodborne illness affects approximately forty-eight million Americans per year, according to recent data from the CDC. Consumers have heard news stories warning of nationwide food recalls. What additional steps can be taken to ensure food…
  • Mar 25

    Bioavailability and Bioequivalence Draft Guidance for NDAs and INDs Issued by FDA

    Bioavailability and Bioequivalence Draft Guidance for NDAs and INDs Issued by FDA
    FDA issued a draft guidance on March 18, 2014 titled, "Bioavailability and Bioequivalence Studies Submitted in NDAs or INDs - General Considerations." This draft guidance seeks to revise and update FDA's March 2003 guidance titled,…
Rank this Week: 4450

Hot Button Blog

Hot Button Blog

By Cozen O'Connor.

http://www.hotbuttonblog.com
  • Apr 14

    Health Care Reform Implementation Update - April 14, 2014

    Health Care Reform Implementation Update - April 14, 2014
    Last Thursday Kathleen Sebelius resigned from her post as Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). On Friday President Obama nominated Sylvia Matthews Burwell, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director.  As…
  • Apr 11

    Secretary Sebelius Steps Down

    Secretary Sebelius Steps Down
     HHS Secretary Sebelius announced that she will step down from her post on Thursday night.  President Obama intends to nominate the current director for the Office of Management and Budget, Sylvia Mathews Burwell.  Sebelius'…
  • Apr 9

    Paycheck Fairness Act Blocked

    Paycheck Fairness Act Blocked
    For the third time, Senate Republicans voted to block open debate of the Paycheck Fairness Act, which tries to address and find a solution for the fact that women who work full time earn an average of  77 cents to every dollar that men…
Rank this Week: 3572

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
  • Apr 14

    The Quagmire of “Unauthorized Access” Remain

    The Quagmire of “Unauthorized Access” Remain
    This guest post was authored by our colleague Jeremy D. Mishkin, partner and chair of the firm’s Litigation practice. His practice emphasizes complex commercial matters, technology, the Internet and First Amendment/Media Law issues. He…
  • Apr 10

    Crisis Management: Law and PR

    Crisis Management: Law and PR
    As readers of this blog know by now, my colleagues and I were members of the defense team that represented U.S. Army Brigadier General Jeffrey Sinclair. Our client faced a rare court-martial of a general officer at Fort Bragg, NC ……
  • Mar 20

    Vindication: General Sinclair Sentenced to a Reprimand and $20K Fine

    Vindication: General Sinclair Sentenced to a Reprimand and $20K Fine
    Today marks the end of what The New York Times recently called “a textbook example of justice gone awry.”  Thankfully, justice was not completely absent from the courtroom this morning. During yesterday’s closing…
Rank this Week: 1881

Nexus

Nexus

Chapman's Journal of Law and Public Policy

http://www.lawschoolblog.org/
Rank this Week: 4665

The Albany Government Law Review…

The Albany Government Law Review Fireplace

The Albany Government Law Review runs this student written and edited law blog engaged in substantive law review-like legal analysis and academic speculation.

http://aglr.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 4513

Legislative Blog

Legislative Blog

The official Americans United blog on legislation and activities of lawmakers.

https://www.au.org/blogs/legislative
  • Apr 10

    Different Names, Same Problem

    Different Names, Same Problem
    Vanessa WolbrinkLegislativeThese voucher schemes are growing fast: five new programs were enacted last year, six programs were expanded, and taxpayers in 14 states will lose $1 billion this year to unaccountable school voucher…
  • Mar 12

    Government Endorsed Religion in State Bill

    Government Endorsed Religion in State Bill
    Vanessa WolbrinkLegislativeSeveral bills moved in state legislatures last week that encourage government-sanctioned prayer under the guise of “protecting” religious freedoms. In reality, these bills merely make it easier to…
  • Feb 20

    Religion in Alabama Public School

    Religion in Alabama Public School
    Vanessa WolbrinkLegislativeThe bills push for government sponsored and promoted prayer in the public school classrooms, which is not only unconstitutional, but would lead to many students feeling uncomfortable and excluded because of their…
Rank this Week: 1873