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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 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…
  • May 3

    Best Use Case for Apple Watch?

    Best Use Case for Apple Watch?
    My phone was confiscated, but it was being held nearby. I was wearing an Apple Watch for product testing, and was able to send Lian a text message over the watch (the whole time we were held I was not … Continue reading →
  • May 2

    Link to My Paper

    Link to My Paper
    I neglected to link to Lessons Learned Too Well: Anonymity in a Time of Surveillance, the paper I’m presenting at #yalefesc. A very very small number of people will recognize this as a partial redraft of a paper I started ……
Rank this Week: 18

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: 24

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 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…
  • May 3

    Worth the read

    Worth the read
    E. Samuel, An Historical Account of the British Army: And of the Law Military, as Declared by the Ancient and Modern Statutes, and Articles of War for Its Government with a Free Commentary on the Mutiny Act, and the Rules and Articles of War;…
  • May 1

    Worth the read

    Worth the read
    There are two items from Canada that are worth the read. Marie Deschamps, C.C. Ad.E., External Review Authority, External Review into Sexual Misconduct and Sexual Harassment in the Canadian Armed Forces, March 27, 2015. Under the…
Rank this Week: 84

The Justice Blog

The Justice Blog

The Official Blog of the United States Department of Justice.

http://blogs.justice.gov/main/
Rank this Week: 142

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 6

    The Increasing State Practice and Opinio Juris on Spying

    The Increasing State Practice and Opinio Juris on Spying
    Ben flagged today that the Germans have been caught out spying on friends and allies. What makes this a story is the way the Germans responded more than a year ago when Snowden’s leaks revealed that the NSA was spying on Angela…
  • May 6

    How (and How Not) to Investigate an Armed Conflict: Reflections on Three Recently Released Gaza Report

    How (and How Not) to Investigate an Armed Conflict: Reflections on Three Recently Released Gaza Report
    In the last two weeks, three new reports have claimed to offer insight into this past summer’s bloody Gaza conflict. Each has been followed by a stream of articles and commentary as pundits rushed to reinforce their own narratives and…
  • May 6

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary
    In response to ISIS’s claims of responsibility for this weekend’s shooting at a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest in Garland, Texas, the White House said yesterday that it was “too early to say” whether there was any…
Rank this Week: 302

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

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

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

    FACTS: President Obama's Immigration Policies Are Absolutely LEGAL.

    FACTS: President Obama's Immigration Policies Are Absolutely LEGAL.
    Mainstream and rightwing media have done an atrocious job discussing the legal issues implicated by President Obama's immigration policy. While rightwingers clearly believe the president's policies... To view the rest of this article, please…
  • Aug 25

    Obamacare v. Affordable Care Act

    Obamacare v. Affordable Care Act
    Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne writes about Arkansas Democratic Senator Mark Pryor's political advertisement that touts his vote for the "Affordable Care Act." As Dionne reports, polls... To view the rest of this article, please…
  • Aug 25

    Election Day Tomorrow - Florida Democratic Governor's Primary

    Election Day Tomorrow - Florida Democratic Governor's Primary
    Tomorrow, Florida Democrats will choose a candidate to challenge incumbent Governor Rick Scott. Although Scott's first term was plagued with corruption, constitutional violations, and widespread... To view the rest of this article, please…
Rank this Week: 290

Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • May 6

    Enhancing the Implementation of Human Rights – the Key Role of NGO

    Enhancing the Implementation of Human Rights – the Key Role of NGO
    by Brielle Green “I’m just going to Geneva, Switzerland to lobby United Nations (UN) member-states on U.S. environmental justice issues,” my friend said mocking me, “I don’t completely understand what that means,…
  • May 6

    The Charge for Our Current Generation

    The Charge for Our Current Generation
    By Virginia Till One thing folks don’t always know about us is that many of our programs are voluntary and proactive, and assist communities. While I do much of my work in the office, I relish opportunities to get out into the public…
  • May 1

    Radium Girls: Unlikely Industrial Pioneer

    Radium Girls: Unlikely Industrial Pioneer
    By Trish Taylor I grew up in a small town and the thought of someday working for the federal government never crossed my mind as a kid. And Superfund? What’s that? Superfund cleanups were something that happened other places. Not…
Rank this Week: 468

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: 760

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 6

    Coletazos de las Escuelas de Derecho Administrativo

    Coletazos de las Escuelas de Derecho Administrativo
    Leyendo las Memorias europeas (Editorial Funambulista,2015) de Francisco Sosa Wagner, que comentaré otro día, me tropiezo con un fragmento delicioso para los que siempre hemos estado próximos a las fuentes del Derecho…
  • May 4

    Silencio positivo: pasitos adelante y pasitos atrá

    Silencio positivo: pasitos adelante y pasitos atrá
    Acaba de publicar el BOE el acuerdo del Pleno del Tribunal Constitucional, de admitir a trámite la primera cuestión de inconstitucionalidad en relación con el blindaje del silencio negativo mediante ley autonómica…
  • Apr 29

    El gran embrollo : Expulsión de extranjeros tras la Sentencia del Tribunal de Justicia de 2015

    El gran embrollo : Expulsión de extranjeros tras la Sentencia del Tribunal de Justicia de 2015
    Hay regulaciones gafadas. Si además afectan a cuestiones humanitarias, la cosa se agrava. Y no digamos cuando además la regulación legal deficiente ha sido completada por una jurisprudencia voluntarista con el…
Rank this Week: 381

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 4

    Family Dermatology, P.C. Agrees to Settle False Claims Act Case

    Family Dermatology, P.C. Agrees to Settle False Claims Act Case
      According the U.S. Department of Justice, Family Dermatology, P.C. (“Family Dermatology”), based in Lilburn, Georgia, has agreed to settle allegations that it violated the Stark Law and False Claims Act.  The…
  • Apr 30

    Texas Hospital Settles False Claims Act and Stark Law Case

    Texas Hospital Settles False Claims Act and Stark Law Case
    According to the Department of Justice, Citizens Medical Center (“Citizens”) located in Victoria, Texas has agreed to pay $21.75 million to settle a qui tam case brought by three whistleblowers alleging violations of the False…
  • Apr 29

    Government Intervenes in HCR ManorCare Qui Tam Suit

    Government Intervenes in HCR ManorCare Qui Tam Suit
    According to the Department of Justice, the federal government has filed a consolidated complaint intervening in three whistleblowers’ qui tam lawsuits alleging that HCR ManorCare and its affiliates violated the False Claims Act.…
Rank this Week: 705

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 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…
  • Apr 24

    Want to change a student's life?

    Want to change a student's life?
    One way to do it is to fund awards like this one, this one, or this one.
Rank this Week: 702

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: 726

Infra Insight Blog

Infra Insight Blog

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

http://www.infrainsightblog.com
  • May 1

    California Needs to Spend $853 Billion for New Infrastructure

    California Needs to Spend $853 Billion for New Infrastructure
    California is the most populous state in the Country; if it were a country it would have the world’s 8th largest economy.  So it’s probably no surprise to hear that a new study has found California needs to spend $853 billion…
  • Apr 30

    Developer Selected to Build U.S.’s Longest Cable Stayed Bridge in Corpus Christi, Texa

    Developer Selected to Build U.S.’s Longest Cable Stayed Bridge in Corpus Christi, Texa
    The Texas Transportation Commission has conditionally awarded a comprehensive development agreement to Flatiron/Dragados for the longest cable stayed bridge in the United States.  The new Corpus Christi Harbor Bridge will allow larger…
  • Apr 1

    Congressman Delaney Talks Infrastructure Funding at IBBTA Conference

    Congressman Delaney Talks Infrastructure Funding at IBBTA Conference
    On March 31, 2015, Congressman John K. Delaney (D-MD) spoke at the Washington Briefing of the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association (IBBTA) in Washington, DC.  At the event, Congressman Delaney provided an update on a…
Rank this Week: 692

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
  • Apr 12

    Government moves against testing laboratories, settles with two for $48 million

    Government moves against testing laboratories, settles with two for $48 million
    On April 9, the Department of Justice announced that it was settling kickback allegations with two cardiovascular disease testing laboratories, and was intervening in qui tam suits against two others and against three individuals for similar…
  • Mar 13

    Export-Import Bank lender settles False Claims Act allegations for $3.8 million

    Export-Import Bank lender settles False Claims Act allegations for $3.8 million
    On March 12, the Department of Justice announced that Miami-based Hencorp Becstone Capital, LC had agreed to pay $3.8 million to settle civil charges, brought by two whistleblowers, that the firm submitted false documents for…
  • Mar 11

    Committee member of National Quality Forum settles False Claims Act case, paying $1 million

    Committee member of National Quality Forum settles False Claims Act case, paying $1 million
    On March 2, the Department of Justice announced that a Laguna Beach, California-based physician, Dr. Charles Denham, had agreed to pay $1 million to settle civil claims that he accepted kickbacks from CareFusion, Inc., to recommend the use of…
Rank this Week: 731

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: 541

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: 627

Whiteford, Taylor & Preston BRAC…

Whiteford, Taylor & Preston BRAC Blog

Covers the challenges and opportunities of Base Realignment and Closure ("BRAC") and its impact on the region's business community from a legal perspective

http://wtpbracblog.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 15

    Where Everyone Live

    Where Everyone Live
    This is where the Maryland BRAC-related job holders live.- Brad Aaron
  • Sep 15

    It's Over and Where We Go from Here

    It's Over and Where We Go from Here
    Well, today is the official end of BRAC 2005 and Maryland, while continuing to face many challenges from the consolidation, was an overall winner, gaining jobs (and a lot more traffic).While we will continue to follow the repercussions of…
  • Sep 9

    Ominous News for the Mark Center

    Ominous News for the Mark Center
    The Mark Center - which has been an ongoing source of controversy due to the projected inability of the surrounding transportation network to handle the additional BRAC traffic - is now the subject of a disturbing report regarding its…
Rank this Week: 457

Pace Law Library

Pace Law Library

Blog about law library, library events, legal writing and research, online legal resources, government documents, digital information, environmental law, courts and decisions, current news, legal trends and more.

http://pacelawlibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 1

    The Pace Law Library Blog Makeover

    The Pace Law Library Blog Makeover
    Dear Readers, We are thrilled to introduce to you our new Pace Law Library Blog.  We have been writing here since June 2008 and so we decided that our blog more than deserved a major makeover.  Thus, in the beginning of 2011, we migrated…
  • Feb 1

    Ms. Lamikanra on Nigerian Law and Legal System

    Ms. Lamikanra on Nigerian Law and Legal System
    Ms. Ufuoma Lamikanra, the Head of Readers' Services Section at the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, at the University of Lagos in Nigeria, gave an excellent presentation titled Conflict of Laws in a Federation: The Nigerian…
  • Jan 13

    Prof. Crawford Reviews Estate and Gift Tax Law Review Articles of 2010

    Prof. Crawford Reviews Estate and Gift Tax Law Review Articles of 2010
    Check out our first 2011 addition to the Pace Law Library Podcasts site titled Estate and Gift Tax Law Articles of 2010.  Prof. Bridget Crawford from Pace Law School reviews interesting estate and gift tax law related articles that were…
Rank this Week: 734

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • May 6

    CFPB Issues Study on Credit Reports; Next Steps are Unknown

    CFPB Issues Study on Credit Reports; Next Steps are Unknown
    Kim Phan The CFPB recently released a report that documents the results of a research project undertaken by the CFPB’s Office of Research to better understand the demographic characteristics of consumers without traditional credit…
  • May 6

    Federal agencies issue final rule on standards for appraisal management companie

    Federal agencies issue final rule on standards for appraisal management companie
    Marc Patterson and Richard J. Andreano, Jr. The CFPB along with five other federal agencies have issued a final rule that establishes minimum state registration and substantive requirements for appraisal management companies (AMCs), as…
  • May 5

    CFPB Announces Final Diversity Standards under Dodd-Frank Section 342 Are Completed

    CFPB Announces Final Diversity Standards under Dodd-Frank Section 342 Are Completed
    Suzanne O. Lufadeju  On April 29, 2014, the Office of Minority and Women Inclusion (OMWI) of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB or Bureau) released its third Annual Report for 2014, as mandated by section 342(e) of the…
Rank this Week: 3609

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 6

    Seattle U School of Law Briefs on the Criminalization of Homelessness Released Today

    Seattle U School of Law Briefs on the Criminalization of Homelessness Released Today
    In February, this Blog posted a comprehensive report from the Berkeley Policy Advocacy Clinic on the problem of the criminalization of homelessness in California. The Berkeley team, the Western Regional Advocacy Project, and Washington state…
  • May 6

    New scholarship on model laws as a means of (conservative) legal innovation

    New scholarship on model laws as a means of (conservative) legal innovation
    This post was written by Nate Ela, of COWS Monday's post described how, at the turn of the twentieth century, the model law emerged as a major new tool of governance in the United States. A hundred years later, model...
  • May 4

    The Rise of the Model Law as a Mode of Governance

    The Rise of the Model Law as a Mode of Governance
    This post was written by Nate Ela, of COWS A while back, we noted a forthcoming article by Alexander Hertel-Fernandez, which asked who passes business’s model laws. We’ve been keeping our eyes out for other writing on model laws,…
Rank this Week: 2021

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
  • May 6

    Connors, Rumpf & Gove Call for Action on Their Illegal Immigration Reform Initiative

    Connors, Rumpf & Gove Call for Action on Their Illegal Immigration Reform Initiative
    Amid intensifying concerns regarding the influx of illegal aliens violating our nation’s sovereign borders, Senator Christopher J. Connors, Assemblyman Brian E. Rumpf and Assemblywoman DiAnne C. Gove have formally requested the posting…
  • May 6

    Bucco Honored for Outstanding Service by Community Hope

    Bucco Honored for Outstanding Service by Community Hope
    Senator Anthony Bucco (R-Morris) stated the following after being honored for outstanding service by Community Hope at the nonprofit’s 30th Anniversary Reception: Pictured with Sen. Bucco are Community Hope Board President Eileen…
  • May 5

    Bucco Bill to Increase Teen Driver Safety, Prevent Road Rage Signed Into Law

    Bucco Bill to Increase Teen Driver Safety, Prevent Road Rage Signed Into Law
    Bipartisan legislation sponsored by Senator Anthony Bucco (R-Morris-Somerset) to educate young drivers about the dangers of aggressive driving, or “road rage” was signed into law Monday. This bill (S-266) will require…
Rank this Week: 3944

Corruption Chronicles

Corruption Chronicles

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

http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/
  • May 6

    Did Clinton Foundation Donor Get Hillary to Delay Boko Haram Terror Designation?

    Did Clinton Foundation Donor Get Hillary to Delay Boko Haram Terror Designation?
    When the U.S. State Department was presented with hard evidence identifying Boko Haram as a growing terrorist threat in Nigeria, the agency failed to take action for several years. Why the delay despite the evidence? That’s a fair…
  • May 5

    Reports, Terrorist Acts Corroborate ISIS in Mexico Story JW Broke Last Month

    Reports, Terrorist Acts Corroborate ISIS in Mexico Story JW Broke Last Month
     A number of reports have surfaced in the last few weeks that corroborate a story Judicial Watch broke in mid-April verifying that ISIS is operating in a Mexican border town just eight miles from El Paso, Texas. This includes the…
  • May 1

    Rep. O’Rourke Touts a Safe Juárez, U.S. Warns of Violence, Drug-Related Murder

    Rep. O’Rourke Touts a Safe Juárez, U.S. Warns of Violence, Drug-Related Murder
     The congressman who tried silencing federal law enforcement sources from exposing terrorist camps in Ciudad Juárez is contradicting the U.S. government’s assessment of the famously crime-infested Mexican city by proclaiming…
Rank this Week: 1682

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 6

    Indiana Governor Signs Ethics Bill into Law

    Indiana Governor Signs Ethics Bill into Law
    Indiana Gov. Mike Pence signed House Bill 1002 into law on Monday, May 4. The ethics bill makes changes in Continued on Next Page
  • May 6

    Chris Christie Vetoes Expansion of New Jersey Pay-to-Play Rule

    Chris Christie Vetoes Expansion of New Jersey Pay-to-Play Rule
    On Monday, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie conditionally vetoed bipartisan legislation designed to expand the state’s pay-to-play rules by requiring Continued on Next Page
  • May 6

    Wednesday Government Relations New

    Wednesday Government Relations New
    Lobbying Connecticut: “Malloy Urged Protection for Pharmaceutical Firms in Trade Pact” by Ana Radelat for CT Mirror Tennessee: “ALEC’s Influence Continued on Next Page
Rank this Week: 3253

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 6

    CFPB PROPOSAL TO END “PAYDAY DEBT TRAPS” MEETS SERIOUS CRITICISM

    CFPB PROPOSAL TO END “PAYDAY DEBT TRAPS” MEETS SERIOUS CRITICISM
    A recently released Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) plan meant to end “payday debt traps” is meeting serious criticism from industry experts who say the rule, as proposed, would seriously limit short-term borrowing…
  • Apr 29

    CFPB Remains Noncommittal Regarding Restrained Enforcement Period for TILA/RESPA Integrated Disclosures Rule

    CFPB Remains Noncommittal Regarding Restrained Enforcement Period for TILA/RESPA Integrated Disclosures Rule
    The TILA/RESPA integrated disclosures (TRID) rule issued by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act takes effect on August 1, 2015. Once effective, the TRID will…
  • Apr 27

    CFPB Fines Military Allotment Processor $3.1 Million

    CFPB Fines Military Allotment Processor $3.1 Million
    Last week, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) filed a consent order with Fort Knox National Co. and its subsidiary Military Assistance Co. (MAC), alleging that the companies duped U.S. military service members into paying…
Rank this Week: 2048

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 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…
  • Apr 16

    Acting NJ Attorney General ‘Pro-Body Camera’ For Police, But Has Privacy Concern

    Acting NJ Attorney General ‘Pro-Body Camera’ For Police, But Has Privacy Concern
    As reported by NJ.com, Acting State Attorney General John Hoffman said Wednesday his “instincts and intuition are certainly pro-body camera” for police in New Jersey, but he has concerns about how their use might infringe on…
Rank this Week: 1342

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 6

    CMS Schedules July 16 Meeting on Medicare Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule Payment

    CMS Schedules July 16 Meeting on Medicare Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule Payment
    CMS has just announced that it is holding a public meeting on July 16, 2015 to discuss Medicare clinical laboratory fee schedule (CLFS) payment for new or substantially revised HCPCS codes for calendar year 2016. At the meeting, the public…
  • May 6

    OMB Reviewing New HRSA 340B Omnibus Guideline

    OMB Reviewing New HRSA 340B Omnibus Guideline
    Today the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) officially requested White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) review of new “omnibus guidelines” on the 340B drug discount program. While the guidelines are…
  • Apr 29

    New Postings on the Reed Smith Health Industry Washington Watch Blog

    New Postings on the Reed Smith Health Industry Washington Watch Blog
    The Reed Smith Health Industry Washington Watch blog has been updated to report on recent health policy developments, including the following: CMS Regulatory Developments. CMS has issued several proposed rules to update Medicare…
Rank this Week: 3874

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 6

    Subcontractor Price Proposals: A Cautionary Tale

    Subcontractor Price Proposals: A Cautionary Tale
    Subcontractors sometimes prefer to submit their cost or price proposals directly to the government, instead of submitting their cost or pricing information through the prime contractor.  In cases where a procuring agency allows it, such…
  • May 1

    WOSB Self-Certification Elimination: The SBA Weighs In

    WOSB Self-Certification Elimination: The SBA Weighs In
    The SBA has acknowledged that Congress eliminated WOSB self-certification in the 2015 NDAA–but suggests that WOSB self-certification may continue until the SBA adopts a regulatory framework for a formal certification program. In a…
  • May 1

    WOSB Sole Source Contracts: One Step Closer

    WOSB Sole Source Contracts: One Step Closer
    Women-Owned Small Business sole source contracts have moved one step closer to becoming a reality. Today, the SBA issued a proposed rule implementing the WOSB sole source authority contained in the 2015 National Defense Authorization Act.…
Rank this Week: 3381

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

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

http://legalnewsyoucanuse.com/
  • May 6

    Americas Oldest Living Veteran is 109 Years Old and Still Smiling

    Americas Oldest Living Veteran is 109 Years Old and Still Smiling
    Every once in a while a general interest story about veterans hits the news and causes me to pause and reflect . . . in a good way.  Last year, it was a historical account of the daughter of a … Continue reading →  A…
  • May 4

    Tips for selecting a facility for post-hospital skilled rehab care

    Tips for selecting a facility for post-hospital skilled rehab care
    When a Medicare patient has been treated for three days or more as an admitted inpatient in a hospital, they may need subacute treatment for maintenance of their fragile condition, or for cognitive or physical rehabilitation. If a physician…
  • Apr 30

    Protect your Occupants with Document

    Protect your Occupants with Document
    Child moves into parent’s home with his family, with no lease, no written agreement. Stays there for decades and at some point, the parent dies.What rights do they have, and what obligations?  Aging parent moves into child’s…
Rank this Week: 2683

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: 4800

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Whistleblower Lawyer News

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

http://www.whistleblowerlawyernews.com/
  • May 5

    DaVita HealthCare to pay $495 million settling whistleblower case for Medicare Fraud

    DaVita HealthCare to pay $495 million settling whistleblower case for Medicare Fraud
    DaVita HealthCare Partners will pay $495 million settling a whistleblower action against the kidney care company in which  a physician and nurse who brought the case observed DaVita was throwing out medicine so that it could bill…
  • May 4

    Hospitals sending patients home in ambulances pay $7.5 million for Medicare fraud

    Hospitals sending patients home in ambulances pay $7.5 million for Medicare fraud
    Hospitals in Jacksonville Florida that have been sending patients home from the hospital by ambulance have agreed to pay $6.25 million to Uncle Sam and the ambulance company another $1.25 as the Government determined that ambulances were not…
  • May 1

    Express Scripts pays $60 million to resolve Novartis kickback arrangement

    Express Scripts pays $60 million to resolve Novartis kickback arrangement
    Express Scripts will pay $60 million to end allegations by The Department of Justice that it participated in a kickback scheme with Novartis that caused federal health care programs to pay for a medicine based on false claims. The U.S.…
Rank this Week: 1767

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 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…
  • Apr 28

    Propensity to violate others – taking checks and balances seriously

    Propensity to violate others – taking checks and balances seriously
    Polls have found that more than 3 American men in 10 would rape or coerce a woman into sexual intercourse if they could get away with it.[i] Those findings have mostly been discussed only in conjunction with the issue of rape. But I think it…
  • Apr 21

    On Corporate Privilege – Have They No Shame?

    On Corporate Privilege – Have They No Shame?
    In a legal system which holds corporations responsible for virtually nothing, corporate power, hypocrisy and the wall of corporate shame keep growing. Corporations put clauses in consumer contracts that make suing them useless and impossible.…
Rank this Week: 4510

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: 4928

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 5

    What’s New in the National Archives Catalog: WWI Photograph

    What’s New in the National Archives Catalog: WWI Photograph
    The National Archives recently embarked upon a large scale digitization project, focused on photographic and moving image records related to World War I and World War II. These public domain records are being digitized through a gift to the…
  • Apr 27

    Thomas Jefferson Prize for Founders Online

    Thomas Jefferson Prize for Founders Online
    On Saturday, wearing my Chair of the National Historical Publications and Records Commission hat, I accepted the Thomas Jefferson Prize from the Society for History in the Federal Government for the NHPRC in creating Founders Online.…
  • Mar 27

    What’s New in the National Archives Catalog: Photographs from the Battle of the Bulge

    What’s New in the National Archives Catalog: Photographs from the Battle of the Bulge
    The National Archives’ Strategic Plan includes the bold initiative to digitize our analog records and make them available for online public access. Our new digitization strategy outlines the many approaches we will use to achieve this…
Rank this Week: 4505

Oregon Legal Research

Oregon Legal Research

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

http://blog.oregonlegalresearch.com/
  • May 4

    Judicial Analytics and Ravel Law (database)

    Judicial Analytics and Ravel Law (database)
    From Dewey B Strategic (“Risk, value, strategy, libraries, knowledge and the legal profession“) “Ravel Law Launches Judges Analytics: Precedential Behaviour Analysis Made Easy.“
  • May 4

    Last Thoughts on Legislative Drafting and Poetry Month (April at the Law Library of Congress)

    Last Thoughts on Legislative Drafting and Poetry Month (April at the Law Library of Congress)
    “The Unacknowledged Legislators of the World,” April 28, 2015 by Jennifer Davis (Law Library of Congress) “…. The centrality of interpretation to law and poetry is also explored by Wallace Stevens, most markedly in…
  • May 4

    California Court Documents: Trial Court Documents and Appellate Court Brief

    California Court Documents: Trial Court Documents and Appellate Court Brief
    California Superior (trial) Court documents note: availability and cost will vary from one Superior Court to another. Visit the California Superior Court website where the case was filed and decided: For example: 1) Alameda County: The…
Rank this Week: 2426

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: 3845

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 3

    An Honest Conversation

    An Honest Conversation
    This post is a follow up to Jason’s posts regarding the Baltimore riots.  In the near future one can expect the media or someone to call for a discussion of race in America. I welcome an honest discussion of race in America, but…
  • May 2

    Baltimore, Mob Rule

    Baltimore, Mob Rule
    What are they trying to hide? There was just a little too much emotion, not enough fact, at the press conference by the state attorney for Baltimore, Marylin Mosby. I admit, most of the time I have a pro prosecution bias. However, Ms. Mosby…
  • Apr 30

    Expect More Riots Unless New Leaders Emerge

    Expect More Riots Unless New Leaders Emerge
    There is no better manifestation of the overwhelming failure of Leftist social engineering than the raw display the past few days of criminal activity in Baltimore. It should really not come as a surprise, at least if you were born after…
Rank this Week: 4970

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: 4076

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: 1549

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 30

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 4/30

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 4/30
    * U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2014-2015update.html Petition for certiorari was filed in Stop the Casino 101 v. Brown (Indian Gaming; Tribal Jurisdiction) and denied in Western Sky Financial v. Jackson…
  • Apr 16

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 4/16

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 4/16
    * U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/2015cta.htmlSchaghitoke Tribal Nation v. Kent School Corp. Inc. (Indian Nonintercourse Act; Lands)* State Courts…
  • Apr 3

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 4/03

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 4/03
    * U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2014-2015update.html Petition for certiorari was file on March 23, 2015 in Oklahoma v. Hobia (Indian Gaming; Tribal Lands) * State Courts…
Rank this Week: 1478

Government Contracts Blog

Government Contracts Blog

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

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

    When it Comes to Crop Insurance, the FCA Bears Fruit

    When it Comes to Crop Insurance, the FCA Bears Fruit
    The federal crop insurance program is an often overlooked area of potential liability under the False Claims Act (“FCA”).  The program, which is governed by a substantial body of regulatory law, is subject to intense…
  • Apr 30

    Suspensions and Debarments on the Rise – A Brief Review of the ISDC’s FY 2014 Stat

    Suspensions and Debarments on the Rise – A Brief Review of the ISDC’s FY 2014 Stat
    The upward trend of suspensions and debarments continued in FY 2014.  According to the Interagency Suspension and Debarment Committee (“ISDC”) Report to Congress, released March 31, 2015, while referrals to the suspending and…
  • Mar 24

    Those NDAs May Not Be Worth the Paper They Are Written On

    Those NDAs May Not Be Worth the Paper They Are Written On
    It is a given that companies strive to protect their intellectual property.  Over the years, as an instrument of that protection, companies have made increasing use of non-disclosure agreements to advance that objective.  A recent…
Rank this Week: 1522

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/
  • 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…
  • Apr 11

    Grant of Use Variance Reversed

    Grant of Use Variance Reversed
    The difficulty of meeting the burden of proof for a use variance was demonstrated again this week. In Matter of Nemeth v. Village of Hancock Zoning Board of Appeals, the Appellate Division reversed the lower court and the Zoning Board of…
Rank this Week: 2597

Government Contracts Blog

Government Contracts Blog

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

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

    Service Contract Act Price Adjustments 101

    Service Contract Act Price Adjustments 101
    A decision of the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals (ASBCA) last month reminds contracting officers and contractors alike that the proper method for calculating a contract price adjustment under FAR 52.222-43, the Fair Labor Standard…
Rank this Week: 4260

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 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…
  • Apr 8

    Dentons & McKenna Long to Merge, Giving Clients a Competitive Edge

    Dentons & McKenna Long to Merge, Giving Clients a Competitive Edge
    Dentons & McKenna partners approve merger. Learn more about how clients inside the US will gain unrivaled access to markets around the world and international clients will enjoy increased strength and reach across the US.…
Rank this Week: 3639

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: 4559

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: 4674