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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 29

    Carter Coal Live

    Carter Coal Live
    The DC Circuit issued a major separation of powers ruling today in Ass’n of American Railroads v. DOT. The main part of the opinion adopts a view of the non-delegation doctrine that I explained and relied on as part of … Continue…
  • Apr 29

    Mysteries of Twitter (II)

    Mysteries of Twitter (II)
    Each section of JOTWELL is set up with a basically identical wordpress blog. (Don’t ask why, there were good reasons to do it that way when we started.) Each section forwards posts to twitter via Twitter Feed. The tweets appear ……
  • Apr 29

    Mysteries of Twitter

    Mysteries of Twitter
    Something is duplicating my blog posts on Twitter. Or rather, two somethings. Doubtlessly, they are both things I set up myself some time long in the past, set and forgot. Now I have to reverse engineer it to figure out … Continue…
Rank this Week: 6

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/
  • Apr 28

    Clemency from the Prez.

    Clemency from the Prez.
    This week, the Combat Clemency Project at the University of Chicago Law School petitioned for a Presidential Pardon on behalf of Corey R. Clagett, a former Army PFC released on March 31, 2016 from the US military prison at Fort Leavenworth,…
  • Apr 17

    Prosecutorial practice

    Prosecutorial practice
    In United States v. Mercier, __ M.J. __, No. 20160318 (C.G. Ct. Crim. App. Mar. 18, 2016) the court denied a Government interlocutory appeal of a military judge’s ruling that found that a specification was improperly referred and…
  • Apr 8

    A powerful reminder

    A powerful reminder
    It should go without saying that a court-martial is a most serious matter, and the requirement for proof beyond a reasonable doubt plays a vital role in the legitimacy of the military justice system. A “society that values the good name…
Rank this Week: 82

Lawfare

Lawfare

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

http://www.lawfareblog.com/
Rank this Week: 90

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: 195

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/
  • Apr 29

    Whistleblowers Win Big in the Defend Trade Secrets Act

    Whistleblowers Win Big in the Defend Trade Secrets Act
    Washington, D.C. On April 27, 2016 Congress passed the Defend Trade Secrets Act, a bill supported by the White House and for which President Obama is expected to sign shortly. The bill included a whistleblower protection amendment, offered by…
  • Apr 29

    False Claims Act Hearing a Succe

    False Claims Act Hearing a Succe
    Yesterday, the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice held a hearing entitled “Oversight of the False Claims Act,” in which corporate lobbyists organized by the Chamber of Commerce worked to advance…
  • Apr 28

    Senator Grassley Blasts Efforts to Undermine the False Claims Act

    Senator Grassley Blasts Efforts to Undermine the False Claims Act
    In a statement before the House Judiciary Committee, Senator Charles Grassley strongly opposed efforts by high-powered corporate lobbyists to undermine the False Claims Act.  This Act has proven to be the most effective whistleblower law…
Rank this Week: 178

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: 184

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: 4055

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: 4704

Infra Insight Blog

Infra Insight Blog

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

http://www.infrainsightblog.com
  • Apr 29

    Lower Fuel Prices Take a Toll on California’s Transportation Funding

    Lower Fuel Prices Take a Toll on California’s Transportation Funding
    Lower gas prices and decreased revenue from California’s Price Based Excise Tax (PBET) on gasoline are taking their toll on the state’s transportation funding.  California Transportation Commission (CTC) staff recently…
  • Apr 27

    InfraAmericas and PBBC P3 Awards Gala Call for Nominations is Open

    InfraAmericas and PBBC P3 Awards Gala Call for Nominations is Open
    Voting and registration are officially open for the P3 Awards Gala hosted by InfraAmericas and The Performance Based Building Coalition (PBBC) which takes place on Monday, June 13 in New York City prior to the annual US P3 Forum held on June…
  • Apr 22

    Automated People Mover at LAX – Submittal Instructions Issued for Operating System Supplier

    Automated People Mover at LAX – Submittal Instructions Issued for Operating System Supplier
    On April 18, 2016, Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) reached an initial milestone in its Landside Access Modernization Program (LAMP) by issuing instructions for how automated people mover operating system suppliers can request a…
Rank this Week: 3660

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 29

    SmallGovCon Week In Review: April 25-29, 2016

    SmallGovCon Week In Review: April 25-29, 2016
    As a North Dakota native, I was excited to see a NDSU graduate picked second overall in last night’s NFL draft.  With the draft complete, my focus is back to government contracts news and notes from around the country. In this…
  • Apr 28

    SBA OHA Sets Low Bar For Common Investments Affiliation

    SBA OHA Sets Low Bar For Common Investments Affiliation
    As few as two common outside investments can result in a presumption of identity of interest, and therefore likely affiliation, according to a recent decision by the Small Business Administration Office of Hearings and Appeals.…
  • Apr 27

    Thank You, Texas!

    Thank You, Texas!
    I am back in Lawrence after a great trip to the Dallas-Fort Worth area for the Alliance Texas procurement conference.  At the conference, I was part of a panel discussion on the legal aspects of joint venturing and teaming for small…
Rank this Week: 3294

Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • Apr 29

    This Week in EPA Science

    This Week in EPA Science
    By Kacey Fitzpatrick Today is Arbor Day—a day to plant, care for, and celebrate trees! Don’t have a shovel handy? Well you can still read about the latest in EPA science to get your environmental fix. Visualize Your Water…
  • Apr 29

    Don’t Flush! Why Your Drug Disposal Method Matter

    Don’t Flush! Why Your Drug Disposal Method Matter
    By Sara Ernst Have you ever participated in a drug take-back program?  If not, what do you typically do with leftover medications after you defeat a bacterial infection or find an old bottle of Tylenol?  Many people may flush…
  • Apr 29

    This Spring, Show How You Care About the Air

    This Spring, Show How You Care About the Air
    By Jenny Noonan What do our kids need to know about air quality? How can we teach them about the links between health and air pollution?  With a pre-kindergartener and a 3rd grader at home, my husband and I are always looking for ways to…
Rank this Week: 4056

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 29

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 4/28

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 4/28
    U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2015-2016update.htmlPetitions for certiorari were denied in Crow Allottees v. U.S. (Individual Tribal Water Rights) and Zepeda v. U.S. (Indian Major Crimes Act - Indian Blood)…
  • Apr 21

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 4/21

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 4/21
    U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/2016cta.htmlU.S. v. Harlan (Domestic Assault - Prior Tribal Court Convictions) U.S. Federal Trial Courts Bulletin…
  • Apr 15

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 4/15

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 4/15
    U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/2016cta.htmlOklevueha Native American Church Of Hawaii, Inc. v. Lynch (Religious Freedom; Controlled Substances)Navajo Nation v. Department of Interior (Native American…
Rank this Week: 1198

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 29

    No Double-Dipping: Board Lacks Jurisdiction Over New Theories Asserted in Government’s Amended Answer

    No Double-Dipping: Board Lacks Jurisdiction Over New Theories Asserted in Government’s Amended Answer
    In AeroVironment, Inc. (Mar. 30, 2016), following an apparent settlement of the government’s cost disallowance claim, the ASBCA denied the government’s request to amend its answer (in order to “clarify” entitlement to…
  • Apr 26

    DoD And NASA Again Seek Changes to the Program Fraud Civil Remedies Act

    DoD And NASA Again Seek Changes to the Program Fraud Civil Remedies Act
    In this year’s set of legislative proposals forwarded to Capitol Hill, DoD and NASA have again requested changes to the Program Fraud Civil Remedies Act (“PFCRA”) to create, in the government’s view, a more viable…
  • Apr 25

    Seismic Shift in VA Trade Agreements Act Policy

    Seismic Shift in VA Trade Agreements Act Policy
    Earlier this week, the Department of Veterans Affairs (“VA”) announced a seismic shift in policy that opens VA Schedule 65 IB to covered drugs that do not comply with the Trade Agreements Act (19 U.S.C. §2501 et seq.)…
Rank this Week: 4954

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Whistleblower Lawyer News

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

http://www.whistleblowerlawyernews.com/
Rank this Week: 1896

Lobby Comply Blog

Lobby Comply Blog

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

http://stateandfed.com/lobbycomply/
Rank this Week: 3127

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • Apr 28

    Industry trade groups’ renewed challenge to HUD disparate impact rule could yield helpful precedent for ECOA case

    Industry trade groups’ renewed challenge to HUD disparate impact rule could yield helpful precedent for ECOA case
    Barbara S. Mishkin The D.C. district court recently granted two industry trade associations whose members sell homeowners insurance leave to file an amended complaint in their lawsuit challenging the Fair Housing Act (FHA) disparate impact…
  • Apr 28

    CFPB seeking comment on new repayment plan disclosures for federal student loan borrower

    CFPB seeking comment on new repayment plan disclosures for federal student loan borrower
    John L. Culhane, Jr. The CFPB has issued a Request for Information (RFI) seeking comment on a set of prototype disclosures to assist federal student loan borrowers in selecting between alternative repayment plans.  Comments are due…
  • Apr 28

    CFPB To Reopen TRID Rulemaking

    CFPB To Reopen TRID Rulemaking
    Matthew Smith In a letter dated April 28, 2016, addressed to Industry Trades and their Members and signed by Director Cordray, the CFPB announced its intention to reopen the rulemaking for the TILA/RESPA Integrated Disclosure (TRID) rule. The…
Rank this Week: 3486

Corruption Chronicles

Corruption Chronicles

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

http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/
Rank this Week: 1885

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 28

    Politics is a Full Contact Sport. And that is good.

    Politics is a Full Contact Sport. And that is good.
    Every now and then I enjoy breaking away, far away, from the belly of the beast. The farther from the Washington, DC Metro area the better. It is an added bonus if you can be with people in fields and socio-economic backgrounds other…
  • Apr 23

    US Companies: Beware of Cuba’s “Gusanos” Discriminatory Policie

    US Companies: Beware of Cuba’s “Gusanos” Discriminatory Policie
    Officials with the cash-strapped, Stalinist police state Cuba, were forced to change a long-standing of prohibiting Cuban-born foreign nationals from arriving at Cuba by sea. Why now? Because the Cuban regime needs the money. If someone…
  • Apr 8

    Carnival Cruise Lines Engaging in Tourism Apartheid?

    Carnival Cruise Lines Engaging in Tourism Apartheid?
    As we’ve discussed in this blog in various posts, for many reasons, President Obama’s trip to Cuba was a colossal foreign policy blunder. It builds upon several years of secret maneuverings that include changes to US regulations…
Rank this Week: 4877

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
  • Apr 27

    New York company pays $5 million to settle service-disabled veteran fraud case

    New York company pays $5 million to settle service-disabled veteran fraud case
    New York-based Hayner Hoyt Corp. agreed to pay $5 million to settle a whistleblower’s allegations that the company defrauded the government by fraudulently obtaining contracts set aside for service-disabled veteran-owned businesses, the…
  • Apr 27

    Oncology parent company settles following subsidiary’s agreement in whistleblower case

    Oncology parent company settles following subsidiary’s agreement in whistleblower case
    On March 8, the Department of Justice announced that 21st Century Oncology, Inc., the parent of 21st Century Oncology, LLC (which paid nearly $20 million to DOJ in December 2015), and another subsidiary have agreed to pay $34.7 million to…
  • Apr 27

    Combat helmet maker pays $3 million to settle whistleblowers’ allegations.

    Combat helmet maker pays $3 million to settle whistleblowers’ allegations.
    On March 7, the Department of Justice announced that Ohio-based Armorsource, LLC, had agreed to pay $3 million to resolve a whistleblower’s allegations that the company provided defective combat helmets to the U.S. Army. According to…
Rank this Week: 3814

Oregon Legal Research

Oregon Legal Research

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

http://blog.oregonlegalresearch.com/
  • Apr 27

    Misprision is Not a Misspelling

    Misprision is Not a Misspelling
    Do you ever notice that new words come to one’s attention in waves? I’ve run across this word several times in the past few weeks – and it’s not one to trip off the tongue, so to speak, with any regularity, although…
  • Apr 14

    Internet Archivists: When Links Rot, Data Disintegrates, and Files Vanish, Find a Friend

    Internet Archivists: When Links Rot, Data Disintegrates, and Files Vanish, Find a Friend
    The Internet Archive is partnering with the Council of State Archivists (CoSA) and Society of American Archivists (SAA) at the: Archive-It’s 2016 Partner Meeting, Tuesday, August 2, 2016, in Atlanta, Georgia Previous OLR blog post about…
  • Apr 5

    Equal Justice Library at Georgetown Law School

    Equal Justice Library at Georgetown Law School
    The Equal Justice Library is now located at the Georgetown Law School Library: “The National Equal Justice Library (NEJL) is the first and only institution dedicated to documenting and preserving the legal profession’s…
Rank this Week: 1636

Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Covers government law. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.uaslawblog.com/
  • Apr 27

    U.S. Senate Passes Bipartisan FAA Bill Marking First Step to UAS Regulation

    U.S. Senate Passes Bipartisan FAA Bill Marking First Step to UAS Regulation
    On April 19, the United States Senate passed bipartisan legislation that would reauthorize federal funding for the Federal Aviation Administration for the next two fiscal years. The Senate-passed bill, which will not take effect until the…
  • Apr 26

    Flying into Darkness – Commercial Drone Night Flights Approved by the FAA

    Flying into Darkness – Commercial Drone Night Flights Approved by the FAA
    Last week, the FAA issued an historic authority to Industrial Skyworks for nighttime commercial UAS operations.  The Section 333 exemption, obtained with the help of Kenneth Quinn, Jennifer Trock, and Graham Keithley of Pillsbury…
  • Apr 21

    Drone Collision Results in Calls for Increased Regulation

    Drone Collision Results in Calls for Increased Regulation
    A British Airways pilot believes that a drone, also known as a small unmanned aircraft system (sUAS), struck the front of the Airbus A320 during landing at London’s Heathrow Airport on Sunday, April 17. The aircraft landed safely and no…
Rank this Week: 510

Subject to Inquiry

Subject to Inquiry

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

http://www.subjecttoinquiry.com/
  • Apr 27

    Buyer Beware: Noncompliant Electronic I-9 Software Risks Customer Company Fine

    Buyer Beware: Noncompliant Electronic I-9 Software Risks Customer Company Fine
    Electronic I-9 software can be very attractive to companies looking for efficiency and ensuring compliance. Not to mention the elimination of file drawers that once housed these voluminous paper I-9 files. However, buyers beware, not all…
  • Apr 14

    Oral Arguments in PHH Case Signal Trouble for CFPB

    Oral Arguments in PHH Case Signal Trouble for CFPB
    The D.C. Circuit held oral arguments on April 12, 2016 in the case PHH Corp v. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), a case challenging the CFPB’s constitutionality as well as its interpretations of the Real Estate Procedures…
  • Apr 7

    Split Supreme Court Affirms Eighth Circuit Equal Credit Opportunity Act Ruling

    Split Supreme Court Affirms Eighth Circuit Equal Credit Opportunity Act Ruling
    “The judgment is affirmed by an equally divided Court.”  One sentence, published by the United State Supreme Court on March 22, 2016 sealed the fate of two plaintiffs seeking to expand protections under the Equal Credit…
Rank this Week: 1777

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/
  • Apr 27

    Could You Spot Medicare Fraud If You Saw It?

    Could You Spot Medicare Fraud If You Saw It?
    According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, as of February 2016, there were over 56,000,000 beneficiaries enrolled in the original Medicare and Medicare Advantage plans.  Given the number of patients, just imagine how…
  • Apr 22

    Supreme Court Considers “Implied Certifications” Under the False Claims Act

    Supreme Court Considers “Implied Certifications” Under the False Claims Act
    On Tuesday, April 19, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in Universal Health Services v. United States and Massachusetts ex rel. Julio Escobar and Carmen Correa, a case testing the “implied certification” theory used in many…
  • Apr 15

    McCabe Rabin Announces $1.1 Million Qui Tam Settlement

    McCabe Rabin Announces $1.1 Million Qui Tam Settlement
    McCabe Rabin, P.A. announces the settlement of a qui tam case against Florida Pain Medicine Associates, Inc. and its owners Dr. Bart Gatz, Dr. Alexis Renta and Dr. Albert Rodriguez.  Florida Pain Medicine Associates, Inc. is a pain…
Rank this Week: 1881

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: 1403

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: 4840

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

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

http://blog.finkrosnerershow-levenberg.com/
  • Apr 27

    We Respect Our Aging Parents by Helping Them Plan for Future Need

    We Respect Our Aging Parents by Helping Them Plan for Future Need
    Could this be you? You’re in your thirties or forties, with several active children and a busy social and business life. You’ve got volunteer activities and school programs to keep track of. Your parents are in their seventies or…
  • Apr 25

    Taxpayers over 70-1/2 can use their IRA for tax-free charitable gifts now

    Taxpayers over 70-1/2 can use their IRA for tax-free charitable gifts now
    At the end of the year Congress passed and the President signed  HR-637, the Permanent IRA Charitable Contribution Act of 2015, which makes a permanent amendment to the tax code to allow taxpayers older than 70-1/2 to direct a…
  • Apr 19

    More reasons to consult with a lawyer when filing for Medicaid

    More reasons to consult with a lawyer when filing for Medicaid
    The Medicaid program pays for nursing home care for financially eligible people. The program is administered by the State Division of Medical Assistance and Health Care Services (DMAHS), which delegates the application processing to the…
Rank this Week: 2402

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 26

    The Outdated Economics of Conservative Ideologue

    The Outdated Economics of Conservative Ideologue
    Some of you may have been following Shankar Vedantam on NPR or the discoveries of Daniel Kahneman, the Nobel Prize winning psychologist on the Princeton faculty, and their demonstration of the irrational ways that people very naturally and…
  • Apr 19

    It’s Government’s Job to Make Work Available

    It’s Government’s Job to Make Work Available
    Bernie and Hilary argue about trade pacts. We know trade pacts cost some jobs and open up others. That’s not a satisfying trade-off if your skill is suddenly unmarketable and you’ve become unemployed or underemployed. An effective…
  • Apr 12

    Why Neither Party Can Back Down on Garland

    Why Neither Party Can Back Down on Garland
    Why is blocking the Garland nomination to the Supreme Court so important to them that most Republicans won’t even meet with him let alone agree to hold a vote? Many probably think it is about gay rights and abortion. But there is much…
Rank this Week: 4444

Government Contracts Blog

Government Contracts Blog

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

http://www.governmentcontractslawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1387

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: 3476

Fracking Insider

Fracking Insider

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

http://www.frackinginsider.com
Rank this Week: 3738

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 21

    FOIA Federal Advisory Committee Report

    FOIA Federal Advisory Committee Report
    I am pleased to announce that the inaugural Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Advisory Committee, under the direction of the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS), submitted a final report and recommendations regarding FOIA Fees,…
  • Apr 7

    DPLAfest 2016

    DPLAfest 2016
    I have the honor to be co-hosting DPLAfest 2016 in Washington, D.C., next week, April 14-15, 2016. Along with the Smithsonian Institution and the Library of Congress, we will host DPLA’s third annual series of interactive workshops,…
  • Mar 23

    Let’s Talk! Join me for the Open Government Webinar

    Let’s Talk! Join me for the Open Government Webinar
    Since 2010, we have made significant accomplishments in open government at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). We have published 3 plans and accomplished more than 120 commitments. NARA commitments are even featured in…
Rank this Week: 4450

Government Contracts Blog

Government Contracts Blog

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

http://brownrudnick.com/blog/government-contracts/
  • Apr 21

    Proposed Rule Creates Filing Fee for Bid Protest

    Proposed Rule Creates Filing Fee for Bid Protest
    On April 15, GAO proposed a rule in the Federal Register that would impose a $350 fee to file a protest. While $350 will not break the bank for most contractors, the new fee may be a slippery slope. Why not $500 or $1000 or $2000? GAO’s…
  • Apr 1

    Question: When to intervene in a protest? Answer: Almost always and as soon as possible

    Question: When to intervene in a protest? Answer: Almost always and as soon as possible
    When you call an ambulance, you want it to arrive in a timely fashion. Similarly, if you have a contract award to protect against a bid protest, you had better intervene in the protest in a timely fashion. That’s what one ambulance…
  • Mar 3

    Go Directly to Jail. Do Not Take Kickbacks. Do Not Fail to Pay Taxes on Illegal Kickbacks.

    Go Directly to Jail. Do Not Take Kickbacks. Do Not Fail to Pay Taxes on Illegal Kickbacks.
    Taking kickbacks from your subcontractors is a federal crime. Failing to pay income tax on those kickbacks is a separate federal crime. That’s what an Alabama man learned when he was sentenced on February 17, 2016, to four years in…
Rank this Week: 4114

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: 1197

PA Public Contracts

PA Public Contracts

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

http://www.papubliccontracts.com/
  • Apr 21

    Pa. Steel Products Procurement Act, Revisited

    Pa. Steel Products Procurement Act, Revisited
    The Pa. Steel Products Procurement Act became law in 1978 with a stated purpose to protect the U.S. market for steel production and supply. At its core, the Act provides that, if any steel products are to be used or supplied on a…
  • Apr 5

    The U.S. DOT Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program

    The U.S. DOT Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program
    I have posted on numerous occasions about the U.S. Department of Transportation’s disadvantaged business enterprise (DBE) program.  The DBE program is especially relevant to public contractors and subcontractors performing work for…
  • Mar 17

    DBE Pass-Through Scheme Alleged On PennDOT Platt Bridge Project In Phila.

    DBE Pass-Through Scheme Alleged On PennDOT Platt Bridge Project In Phila.
    According to a criminal information filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, still another fraud scheme involving the U.S. Department of Transportation’s disadvantaged business enterprise (DBE)…
Rank this Week: 3248

FERCBlog

FERCBlog

Features reports and analysis of recent happenings at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

http://www.fercblog.com
  • Apr 19

    U.S. Supreme Court Blasts Maryland for Distorting PJM’s Capacity Market

    U.S. Supreme Court Blasts Maryland for Distorting PJM’s Capacity Market
    The U.S. Supreme Court blasts Maryland for distorting PJM’s capacity market, thus affirming the Fourth Circuit’s ruling that the Maryland Public Service Commission’s Generation Order is field preempted by FERC’s…
  • Jan 25

    D.C. Circuit Overturned!

    D.C. Circuit Overturned!
    The Supreme Court has reversed the D.C. Circuit’s opinion in Federal Energy Regulatory Commission v. Electric Power Supply Association, ruling that FERC Order 745 complies with the plain terms of the Federal Power Act. Active demand…
  • Dec 31

    New England Transmission Rates Are Unjust And Unreasonable

    New England Transmission Rates Are Unjust And Unreasonable
      New England transmission rates are unjust and unreasonable, according to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Notably, on December 28, 2015 the FERC found the Independent System Operator-New England (“ISO-NE”) Tariff…
Rank this Week: 1722

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: 4222

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/
  • Apr 18

    CFP: 2016 SALT Teaching Conference this Fall in Chicago!

    CFP: 2016 SALT Teaching Conference this Fall in Chicago!
    Dear colleagues: Below, please see the call for panels and papers for the 2016 Society of American Law Teachers (SALT) Teaching Conference! The CFP is also available online here. Proposals are due by June 15, 2016. We look forward to...
  • Apr 18

    SAVE THE DATE: Central States Law Schools Scholarship Conference

    SAVE THE DATE: Central States Law Schools Scholarship Conference
    SAVE THE DATE: Central States Law Schools Scholarship Conference The Central States Law Schools Association 2016 Scholarship Conference will be held on Friday, September 23 and Saturday, September 24 at the University of North Dakota School…
  • Nov 25

    Going to AALS? Check out the AALS Legislation Section Programs!

    Going to AALS? Check out the AALS Legislation Section Programs!
    If you are attending the AALS meeting in NYC this January, please consider the following announcement about the AALS Legislation Section programs that will occur at AALS! -- Colleagues- Just a quick note on behalf of the Legislation section…
Rank this Week: 1741

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

    HRSA Reopens Comment Period on 340B CMP Proposed Rule

    HRSA Reopens Comment Period on 340B CMP Proposed Rule
    On April 19, 2016, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is publishing a notice reopening for 30 days the comment period on its June 17, 2015 proposed rule entitled “340B Drug Pricing Program Ceiling Price and…
  • Apr 18

    GAO Report Shows Medicare Bearing Largest Burden from Sequestration Cut

    GAO Report Shows Medicare Bearing Largest Burden from Sequestration Cut
    Medicare cuts comprised 58% of all sequestration savings in fiscal year (FY) 2014 — $11.3 billion out of $19.4 billion in total sequestration funds — according to a new GAO report. Under current sequestration law, across-the-board…
  • Apr 18

    Energy & Commerce Committee Hearing to Focus on Physician Preparation for MACRA Reforms (April 19)

    Energy & Commerce Committee Hearing to Focus on Physician Preparation for MACRA Reforms (April 19)
    On April 19, 2016, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health is holding a hearing entitled “Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015: Examining Physician Efforts to Prepare for Medicare Payment…
Rank this Week: 3750

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: 1970

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/
Rank this Week: 2382

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/
  • Apr 1

    SEC Pumps the Breaks on the Adoption of FINRA’s Proposed Pay-to-Play Rule

    SEC Pumps the Breaks on the Adoption of FINRA’s Proposed Pay-to-Play Rule
    We’ve all been there before – charging headlong down the interstate at a few (or more than a few) miles per hour over the speed limit, when we suddenly come upon a speed trap conveniently tucked into a service road in the highway…
  • Mar 25

    Enforcing Pay-to-Play Violation

    Enforcing Pay-to-Play Violation
    I recently had an interesting dialogue with a city attorney in a pay-to-pay state about a new and – from the perspective of candidates everywhere – concerning state trend in pay-to-pay enforcement: mandatory candidate…
  • Jan 4

    FINRA Submits Final Pay-to-Play Provision for SEC Approval

    FINRA Submits Final Pay-to-Play Provision for SEC Approval
    When the average American looks back on the close of another holiday season, they think about all the longstanding traditions that were renewed yet again – the family gatherings, the holiday parties, the celebrations of faith, and the…
Rank this Week: 3479

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/
  • Mar 12

    No necesitamos más BOE sino más decencia

    No necesitamos más BOE sino más decencia
    Así de claro se expresa en una estupenda entrevista en el Diario La Nueva España David Ordoñez Solís, juez de lo contencioso-administrativo, bellísima persona y de portentoso currículum (y amigo…
  • Mar 12

    No necesitamos mas BOE sino mas decencia

    No necesitamos mas BOE sino mas decencia
     Así de claro se expresa en una estupenda entrevista en el Diario La Nueva España David Ordoñez Solís, juez de lo contencioso-administrativo, bellísima persona y de portentoso currículum ( y…
  • Mar 10

    Novedades sobre la acción de regreso contra funcionario

    Novedades sobre la acción de regreso contra funcionario
    El que rompe, paga. Ese es el refrán clásico que encierra la esencia del instituto jurídico de la responsabilidad civil y penal: el causante debe remediar o compensar el daño  causado. En el ámbito de…
Rank this Week: 530

Nexus

Nexus

Chapman's Journal of Law and Public Policy

http://www.lawschoolblog.org/
  • Mar 5

    ARE SPEECH POLICIES PUTTING FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION AT RISK ON COLLEGE CAMPUSES?

    ARE SPEECH POLICIES PUTTING FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION AT RISK ON COLLEGE CAMPUSES?
    Is the First Amendment under attack on college and university campuses? Many free speech advocates and watchdog groups seem to think so. Commentators have recently expressed concern that colleges and universities, instead of serving as havens…
  • Mar 5

    Evening the Scales: The Acceptance of the GRE in Law School Admission

    Evening the Scales: The Acceptance of the GRE in Law School Admission
    Ask any prospective, current, or former law student and they will all say the same thing—an applicant’s score on the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) is the single most important factor in law school admissions. A high score…
  • Mar 5

    Highly Skilled International Students With No Work Visa Option After Graduation

    Highly Skilled International Students With No Work Visa Option After Graduation
    For an International student studying in America, graduation brings difficult questions and decisions. Upon graduation, the International student must decide whether or not to pursue a career in America. America is known as the land of…
Rank this Week: 4604

Colorado Common Law

Colorado Common Law

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

http://cocommonlaw.com
  • Jan 23

    Moving to a New Website

    Moving to a New Website
    Dear Readers, I am moving to a new website: Intermediate Scrutiny.  The change is necessary because I am longer located in Arizona.  Because of life circumstances, I recently moved to Washington State and became a licensed attorney…
  • Apr 11

    Vaughn Index in Colorado Public Record

    Vaughn Index in Colorado Public Record
    A Vaughn index is a tool used in public records disputes where the person requesting documents, will ask the court to compel the records custodian to list all responsive documents and explain why or why not the documents should be released.…
  • Apr 8

    Banning Homelessness in Colorado

    Banning Homelessness in Colorado
    It appears a sad new trend in Colorado is to create policies or laws, treating homelessness as a criminal condition. A new report, “No Right to Rest: Criminalizing Homelessness in Colorado” which details the efforts cities and…
Rank this Week: 2005

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

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

http://dissentingjustice.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 21

    The Voices: Why Do White Male Progressives Hear Things That No One Else Can?

    The Voices: Why Do White Male Progressives Hear Things That No One Else Can?
    Nine years ago, the Democratic presidential primaries had already begun. Hillary Clinton, the presumptive frontrunner, suffered an upset defeat in the Iowa caucuses. Clinton lost the caucuses because... To view the rest of this article,…
  • Oct 30

    DISSENTING JUSTICE IS ON FACEBOOK AND TWITTER!

    DISSENTING JUSTICE IS ON FACEBOOK AND TWITTER!
    Hello. Due to the ease of posting, I update this blog primarily on Facebook (most things) and Twitter. It moves at a rapid pace.  Please join. I have covered a lot of police... To view the rest of this article, please…
  • Aug 23

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

    Cop Swindles Elderly Dementia Victim of $2 Million; Department Does Nothing to Stop It
    In a rather disturbing case of police misconduct, Aaron Goodwin, a Portsmouth, New Hampshire police officer, took advantage of a 91-year-old woman with dementia. She had called 911 for some reason,... To view the rest of this article, please…
Rank this Week: 1263