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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: 84

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Covers whistleblower and government law. By JeffreyNewmanLaw.

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

The Justice Blog

The Justice Blog

The Official Blog of the United States Department of Justice.

http://blogs.justice.gov/main/
Rank this Week: 42

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

    Thwarted by HIPPA rules? Persevere.

    Thwarted by HIPPA rules? Persevere.
    Protected health information can’t be  disclosed to anyone but the patient or the patient’s authorized recipients.  If you are the court-appointed Guardian of an incapacitated person, or you are a designated Agent under…
  • Apr 24

    Court limits ability of Adult Protective Services to enter a home without court order

    Court limits ability of Adult Protective Services to enter a home without court order
    In a recent decision involving a lawsuit against the Adult Protective Services (APS)  office of the Bergen County Board of Social Services, the Appellate Division held that without a court order or warrant for entry, or “exigent…
  • Apr 20

    Can you Change a Will without a Writing?

    Can you Change a Will without a Writing?
    I cannot tell you how many times over the years a client has told me that despite what is written in the Last Will and Testament of their parent or grandparent or Aunt or Uncle, “s/he said that s/he was … Continue reading…
Rank this Week: 175

Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • Apr 26

    Lawyer, Scientist, Mom- The Lenses I Use To Protect The Environment

    Lawyer, Scientist, Mom- The Lenses I Use To Protect The Environment
    I have worked as an International Environmental Program Specialist in EPA’s Office of International and Tribal Affairs since 2003. For the last 8 years, I have been the project manager for international environmental cooperation with…
  • Apr 24

    Photo Essay: Back to Basics Agenda

    Photo Essay: Back to Basics Agenda
    The EPA just concluded two weeks of visits to Appalachia and the urban and rural mid-west. Here are some of the things we saw through the lens of our award winning photographer Eric Vance.
  • Apr 18

    How One Bus Ride Led Me To Public Service

    How One Bus Ride Led Me To Public Service
    By Elle Chang “If you look to the right, you’ll see power plants and waste incinerators have been positioned next to elementary school playgrounds, where mercury and lead exposure are harming children, and little is being done to…
Rank this Week: 301

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

    JOTWELL Summer Job for UM Law Student

    JOTWELL Summer Job for UM Law Student
    Jotwell, the online journal of reviews of recent faculty scholarship relating to the law (http://jowell.com), needs a UMiami Law Student Editor for 25-30 hours per week during the summer. The student editor is a blend of a substantive editor…
  • Apr 16

    The (Rare?) Case of a Regulation that Does the Opposite of a Statute

    The (Rare?) Case of a Regulation that Does the Opposite of a Statute
    US personal tax returns are normally due on April 15; because the 15th fell on a Saturday this year, the IRS extended the date to April 18. That date got a lot of publicity. What got almost no publicity, however, … Continue reading…
  • Apr 5

    Phenomenal

    Phenomenal
    Perfect The post Phenomenal appeared first on Discourse.net.
Rank this Week: 119

FOIA Advisor

FOIA Advisor

Freedom of information resource for both experienced practitioners and new FOIA requesters. Visitors have free access to court decisions and summaries, links to reference material and how-to-guides, FOIA news, and can participate in a Q&A forum with FOIA experts.

http://www.foiaadvisor.com
Rank this Week: 115

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
Rank this Week: 3696

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 27

    The National Security Law Podcast, Episode 14: Potential Assange Charges, and More From Some Island in the Pacific

    The National Security Law Podcast, Episode 14: Potential Assange Charges, and More From Some Island in the Pacific
    [Note: we are working to sort out a challenge with the embed code, so for now we are simply linking to the NSL Podcast home page.  For Episode 14, please just click here.] In this episode, Professors Chesney and Vladeck run through the…
  • Apr 27

    Rational Security: The "SF-86’ed" Edition

    Rational Security: The "SF-86’ed" Edition
    Mike Flynn is back in hot water over money he took from foreign sources. The Senate Intelligence Committee is beefing up for a long investigation of Russian meddling in the election. And FBI Director Jim Comey is back in the spotlight again…
  • Apr 27

    Today's Headlines and Commentary

    Today's Headlines and Commentary
    The United States will pursue a strategy of enhanced regional diplomacy and economic sanctions to rein in North Korea’s nuclear program, according to a Joint Statement released yesterday by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Defense…
Rank this Week: 4888

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: 4121

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 27

    Agency Faces Sanctions For Backdating Market Research

    Agency Faces Sanctions For Backdating Market Research
    An agency backdated a market research memorandum to justify its set-aside decision–and when the backdating came to light, the Court of Federal Claims was none too pleased. In a recent decision, the Court held that the backdated…
  • Apr 26

    8(a) Program: Will Supreme Court Take Rothe’s Constitutionality Case?

    8(a) Program: Will Supreme Court Take Rothe’s Constitutionality Case?
    The continuing legal battle over the constitutionality of the 8(a) program’s “socially disadvantaged” criteria may be on its way to the Supreme Court of the United States. Last September, we covered the decision of the…
  • Apr 24

    SDVOSB Fraud: Indictment In “Secret Side Agreement” JV Case

    SDVOSB Fraud: Indictment In “Secret Side Agreement” JV Case
    SDVOSB fraud allegations, stemming from a “secret side agreement” between two joint venture partners, have resulted in a grand jury indictment against the companies and their owners. According to a Department of Justice press…
Rank this Week: 3356

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 27

    West Virginia Special Session Called to Address Budget

    West Virginia Special Session Called to Address Budget
    On April 26, Gov. Jim Justice called for a special session set to convene May 4 to approve a budget Continued on Next Page
  • Apr 27

    Virginia Governor Approves Changes to Gift Rule

    Virginia Governor Approves Changes to Gift Rule
    Gov. Terry McAuliffe approved changes to Virginia’s gift rules this week, marking the fourth consecutive year lawmakers have adjusted ethics Continued on Next Page
  • Apr 27

    Iowa Adjourns Sine Die

    Iowa Adjourns Sine Die
    The Iowa General Assembly adjourned sine die on April 22, 2017.  Legislators approved a state budget of $7.293 billion, effective Continued on Next Page
Rank this Week: 3167

Government Contracts Blog

Government Contracts Blog

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

http://brownrudnick.com/blog/government-contracts/
  • Apr 27

    Best Recipes for a Bid Protest

    Best Recipes for a Bid Protest
    Most Government contracting officers are dedicated, hard-working and honest. The same is true of most Government proposal evaluators. As a result, arguments in bid protests that Government personnel were biased against the protestor or in…
  • Apr 19

    A new tool for DOJ to deal with Bid Protests?

    A new tool for DOJ to deal with Bid Protests?
    GAO will dismiss protests once they become the subject of litigation at the US Court of Federal Claims. Sometimes protesters file at GAO, test the waters, and, when they don’t like what’s in the water, they voluntarily dismiss the…
  • Dec 28

    Ten Chief Characterization amidst a High-quality Virtual Information

    Ten Chief Characterization amidst a High-quality Virtual Information
    Virtual data rooms are becoming more and more popular in the business realm worldwide. Investment bankers, lawyers and top managers of firms feel the need for the functional and secure environment to store their information and to complete…
Rank this Week: 4468

Corruption Chronicles

Corruption Chronicles

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

http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/
  • Apr 27

    El Paso Sheriff Chief Deputy Ousted for Embezzlement Sacked from Another Police Job

    El Paso Sheriff Chief Deputy Ousted for Embezzlement Sacked from Another Police Job
    A Texas senior law enforcement official whose corrupt acts Judicial Watch reported to the feds years ago, has been ousted from yet another job. His name is Jesus “Eddie” Campa and back in 2014 federal, state and municipal law…
  • Apr 26

    Hundreds Vote Illegally in North Carolina after Court Bans Election Integrity Law

    Hundreds Vote Illegally in North Carolina after Court Bans Election Integrity Law
    Less than a year after a federal appellate court sided with the Obama administration to strike down North Carolina’s election integrity reforms, a state audit reveals that hundreds of votes were illegally cast by felons and non-citizens…
  • Apr 26

    Hundreds Vote Illegally in North Carolina after Court Bans Election Integrity Law

    Hundreds Vote Illegally in North Carolina after Court Bans Election Integrity Law
    Less than a year after a federal appellate court sided with the Obama administration to strike down North Carolina’s election integrity reforms, a state audit reveals that hundreds of votes were illegally cast by felons and non-citizens…
Rank this Week: 1774

Lawyers on Tap

Lawyers on Tap

By Verrill Dana LLP. Provides a resource to craft beverage producers interested in keeping abreast of legal developments and navigating the challenges unique to the industry.

http://www.beveragelawupdate.com
Rank this Week: 466

Government Contracts Legal Forum

Government Contracts Legal Forum

Covers government contract issues including contract formation, strategies, bid protests and contract interpretation. By Crowell Moring.

http://www.governmentcontractslegalforum.com/
Rank this Week: 5078

PA Public Contracts

PA Public Contracts

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

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

    E-Verify, Revisited

    E-Verify, Revisited
    The Pennsylvania Public Works Employment Verification – Act 127 of 2012 but better known as E-verify – has now been the law in Pennsylvania for more than four years, since January 1, 2013. E-verify requires…
  • Apr 11

    Public Works Payment 101: Final Payment

    Public Works Payment 101: Final Payment
    Payment issues dominate the world of the public works contractor in Pennsylvania.  When must progress payments be made?  When can the government withhold payment? Is interest due on late payments? When is final…
  • Feb 21

    How To Obtain A Copy Of A Payment Bond On A Public Project

    How To Obtain A Copy Of A Payment Bond On A Public Project
    Let’s assume you are a first- or second-tier subcontractor on a public project and you’ve been stiffed by the prime contractor. You qualify as a claimant under the Pa. Public Works Contractors Bond Law of 1967, but,…
Rank this Week: 3466

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: 5205

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: 1048

CFTC Law

CFTC Law

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

http://www.cftclaw.com/
Rank this Week: 2836

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/
  • Apr 26

    TSA Week in Review April 17th - 23rd: 80 Firearms, Live Anti-Tank Round, and More

    TSA Week in Review April 17th - 23rd: 80 Firearms, Live Anti-Tank Round, and More
    TSA discovered 80 firearms last week in carry-on bags around the nation. Of the 80 firearms discovered, 70 were loaded and 24 had a round chambered. All of the firearms pictured were discovered last week. See a complete list below. A live…
  • Apr 22

    Earth Day 2017: TSA Environmental Initiative

    Earth Day 2017: TSA Environmental Initiative
    The mission of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is to protect the nation’s transportation systems, ensuring freedom of movement for people and commerce.  With this mission comes a responsibility to the communities and…
  • Apr 21

    TSA 2-Weeks in Review: April 3rd - 16th -- 133 Firearms, Cane Swords & More

    TSA 2-Weeks in Review: April 3rd - 16th -- 133 Firearms, Cane Swords & More
    <!--[if gte mso 9]> <![endif]--> TSA discovered 133 firearms over the last 2-weeks in carry-on bags around the nation. Of the 133 firearms discovered, 118 were loaded and 48 had a round chambered. All of the firearms…
Rank this Week: 5000

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 4145

Fracking Insider

Fracking Insider

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

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

    EIA: Permian Basin Oil Production and Resource Assessments Continue to Increase

    EIA: Permian Basin Oil Production and Resource Assessments Continue to Increase
    According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, “Crude oil production in the Permian Basin is expected to increase to an estimated 2.4 million barrels per day (b/d) in May, based on estimates from EIA’s Drilling…
  • Apr 24

    Federal Court Defers to Oklahoma Oil and Gas Oversight, Rejects Sierra Club Bid for Federal Regulation

    Federal Court Defers to Oklahoma Oil and Gas Oversight, Rejects Sierra Club Bid for Federal Regulation
    This post was originally posted on WLF Legal Pulse. In 2016, the Sierra Club filed suit in Oklahoma alleging that use of state-permitted deep wastewater injection wells was causing increased seismic activity—both in frequency and…
  • Apr 24

    Hearings This Week

    Hearings This Week
      Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing on “A Review of the Technical, Scientific, and Legal Basis of the WOTUS (Waters of the United States) Rule.” Wednesday, April 26, 10 a.m. 406 Dirksen Bldg.   House…
Rank this Week: 3921

Cuba Law Blog

Cuba Law Blog

Covers business law, government law, and immigration law. By Brian Silber, Esq.

http://www.attorneycuba.com/
Rank this Week: 1174

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 25

    Brotherhood

    Brotherhood
    In the height of the Civil Rights Movement we used “brotherhood” to express our quest for more than tolerance, but for closeness as one human family. I’ve never found a gender-neutral term for that feeling, so I continue to…
  • Apr 18

    The Future of Job

    The Future of Job
    Automation is changing the workforce. It creates some highly skilled jobs but eliminates many others, from service jobs like taxis to previously professional tasks like document review. Factory jobs are decimated by automation. The industrial…
  • Apr 11

    Peace Corps and Legal Service

    Peace Corps and Legal Service
    The Trump Administration hasn’t included the Peace Corps in its proposal for fiscal year 2018. It proposed cutting the international affairs budget by nearly a third.[1] It struck funding for the Legal Services Corporation which…
Rank this Week: 4828

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: 5171

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 25

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 4/25

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 4/25
    U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2016-2017update.htmlOpinion was issued in Lewis v. Clarke (Tribal Sovereign Immunity) on 4/25/17.
  • 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. Supreme Court Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2016-2017update.html Petition was denied in Sun v. Mashantucket Pequot Gaming Enterprise (Jurisdiction) on 4/17/17. U.S. Federal Courts Bulletin…
  • Apr 14

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 4/14

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 4/14
    U.S. Federal Courts Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2017.htmlMassachusetts v. Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) (Indian Gaming Regulatory Act - Tribal Governmental Power)U.S. Regulatory…
Rank this Week: 1004

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 24

    CMS Signals Potentially Big Changes Ahead for Medicare SNF Payment Policy

    CMS Signals Potentially Big Changes Ahead for Medicare SNF Payment Policy
    Using unusually blunt language, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC)  recently noted that it “is increasingly frustrated with the lack of statutory or regulatory action” to lower Medicare skilled nursing facility…
  • Apr 14

    Coming Soon: Proposed 2018 Medicare Payment Rule

    Coming Soon: Proposed 2018 Medicare Payment Rule
    CMS has sent several major proposed Medicare 2018 payment rules to the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for regulatory clearance before publication in the Federal Register. OMB has already cleared the proposed fiscal year…
  • Apr 14

    CMS Issues Final Rule to Stabilize ACA Insurance Markets, While Emphasizing Marketplace Woe

    CMS Issues Final Rule to Stabilize ACA Insurance Markets, While Emphasizing Marketplace Woe
    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has published a final rule intended to help improve the risk pool and stabilize the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Insurance Exchanges for 2018 – even as CMS contends that consumers…
Rank this Week: 3829

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: 3707

Whitcomb Law Blog

Whitcomb Law Blog

Covers government procurement.

http://blog.whitcomblawpc.com
  • Apr 23

    Protecting Your Healthcare Trademark

    Protecting Your Healthcare Trademark
    Due to a growing need for medical care, the healthcare industry is one of the most rapidly expanding areas of business in the United States. As old companies try to maintain a secure healthcare trademark in the industry, newer healthcare…
  • Apr 16

    Your Bundle of Patent Right

    Your Bundle of Patent Right
    Bundled Patent Rights Patents are one of the most valuable forms of intellectual property because a patent is not just a single right – a patent actually consists of a bundle of rights. The bundle of rights can be broken down or…
  • Mar 14

    Geographically Descriptive Trademarks–Why Not?

    Geographically Descriptive Trademarks–Why Not?
    Why Can’t I use my home town as my brand? A trademark is part of your branding, a way to... The post Geographically Descriptive Trademarks–Why Not? appeared first on Whitcomb, Selinsky, McAuliffe, PC.
Rank this Week: 1764

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/
  • Apr 20

    Predicted this in 2012.

    Predicted this in 2012.
    The story on Whittier in the NYT is here.As I said in 2012, "[t]he world doesn’t need as many ABA-accredited law schools as it has already, just as the world has figured out that it doesn’t need as many U.S.-based BigLaw firms as…
  • Mar 18

    Well, Jeff now gets to use a Satan emoji to describe me.

    Well, Jeff now gets to use a Satan emoji to describe me.
    Here's why:I was at the Burbank airport earlier this week, returning my rental car, and I heard a running sound.  The next thing I knew, a man (whose weight I've estimated at over 200 lbs--he was a big guy) had tripped, fallen into me,…
  • Mar 5

    How NOT to collect a legal bill.

    How NOT to collect a legal bill.
    We used a friend of ours, Mike Cenatiempo, to update our wills.  Mike used to work at Shannon Gracey, which is now defunct.  We paid our bill in December 2016.  We got a "past due" notice from the defunct Shannon Gracey law…
Rank this Week: 1003

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 19

    The CFPB’s Alternative Data RFI: Making Your Response Count

    The CFPB’s Alternative Data RFI: Making Your Response Count
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recently issued a Request for Information (RFI) Regarding Use of Alternative Data and Modeling Techniques in the Credit Process, available here.  The deadline for response is May 19. …
  • Apr 18

    H-1B Employers Face Increased Site Visit

    H-1B Employers Face Increased Site Visit
    Employers using the H-1B visa program should take note as additional site visits may be on the horizon.  U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”), part of the Department of Homeland Security, recently announced a…
  • Mar 27

    CFPB Fails to State Case Against Payment Processor

    CFPB Fails to State Case Against Payment Processor
    The United States District Court for the District of North Dakota recently dismissed the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) complaint against a payment processor, Intercept, in a case McGuireWoods has been monitoring. …
Rank this Week: 1593

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 17

    NWC Speaking at EDTx 2017

    NWC Speaking at EDTx 2017
    Earth Day Texas, or EDTx 2017, will take place Friday, April 21st – Sunday, April 23rd, 2017, in Dallas, Texas.  EDTx is notably “the world’s largest annual forum for sharing the latest initiatives, discoveries,…
  • Apr 7

    An Uncertain Future for South Africa’s Rhino

    An Uncertain Future for South Africa’s Rhino
    On April 5, 2017, South Africa’s Constitutional Court legalized domestic trade in rhino horn against the South African government’s desire to keep the ban in place.  South Africa is home to 70% of the world’s dwindling…
  • Apr 3

    Tackling Wildlife Trafficking: Legal Tools and Tactic

    Tackling Wildlife Trafficking: Legal Tools and Tactic
    The National Whistleblower Center (NWC) and the Environmental Law Institute (ELI) hosted the second part of its seminar series on wildlife crime whistleblowers on March 28th, 2017.  “Representing Wildlife Whistleblowers: Technical…
Rank this Week: 970

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 14

    The title: Strengthening Children’s Safety Act closes loophole

    The title: Strengthening Children’s Safety Act closes loophole
    So goes the post of Rep. Ratcliffe (R-TX). Similarly, the second portion of my bill addresses enhanced sentences for individuals with prior sex offenses. Our child exploitation laws consistently call for higher sentences when a defendant has…
  • Mar 19

    CAAF personnel move

    CAAF personnel move
    Chief Judge Erdmann is scheduled to leave the court in July 2017. At that point, the next judge in line will fleet up to be chief judge.  Interestingly Judges Stucky and Ryan took the oath on the same day for the same term.…
  • Mar 19

    CAAF personnel move

    CAAF personnel move
    Chief Judge Erdmann is scheduled to leave the court in July 2017. At that point, the next judge in line will fleet up to be chief judge.  Interestingly Judges Stucky and Ryan took the oath on the same day for the same term.…
Rank this Week: 1377

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 14

    Tie Vote By Zoning Board Members Was Not An Automatic Denial

    Tie Vote By Zoning Board Members Was Not An Automatic Denial
    The Appellate Division held that a 2-2 vote by members of a Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) regarding a special permit application, unlike a tie vote for other applications, was not an automatic denial of the special permit application.
  • Feb 9

    DEC Proposes New SEQRA Regulation

    DEC Proposes New SEQRA Regulation
    The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has proposed the first major changes in the implementing regulations for the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) in two decades.
  • Jan 30

    Zoning Violations Preclude Property Tax Exemption for Religious Corporation

    Zoning Violations Preclude Property Tax Exemption for Religious Corporation
    The Appellate Division upheld a Supreme Court determination granting summary judgment against a not for profit religious corporation seeking a real property tax exemption on property it owns and uses for religious purposE.
Rank this Week: 2577

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 6

    Commemorating the Great War

    Commemorating the Great War
    April 6, 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the U.S. entry into World War I. As the largest repository of American World War I records, the National Archives holds a wealth of content and information documenting the U.S. experience in…
  • Mar 9

    The Forgotten Irish: Irish Emigrant Experiences in America

    The Forgotten Irish: Irish Emigrant Experiences in America
    On the eve of the American Civil War, 1.6 million Irish-born people were living in the United States, most in the major industrialized cities of the North. The stories of 35 Irish families whose lives portray the nature of the ……
  • Mar 2

    Women’s History Month

    Women’s History Month
    Every March, the National Archives proudly observes Women’s History Month. We recognize the vast contributions women have made to our nation’s history as we explore their stories through letters, photographs, films, and other…
Rank this Week: 4873

Oregon Legal Research

Oregon Legal Research

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

http://blog.oregonlegalresearch.com/
  • Apr 3

    U.S. Supreme Court Web Citation Link Rot Fix (UC Berkeley)

    U.S. Supreme Court Web Citation Link Rot Fix (UC Berkeley)
    If you think the U.S. Supreme Court posts official versions of their opinions on their website … hahaha … I have a virtual bridge and an inside WH or Congressional source to sell you for $1B dollars. (Tip: Beware of any source…
  • Apr 3

    More Sources of Free Full-text Versions of Article

    More Sources of Free Full-text Versions of Article
    People like “free.’ People like getting free content from other people who paid for the content. Long live the free-loader, long live the person who spends $20 in time and gas looking for a free parking spot instead of paying $10…
  • Mar 27

    Oregon Judicial Branch Online Records: Free, Public Access to Selected Court Document

    Oregon Judicial Branch Online Records: Free, Public Access to Selected Court Document
    Oregon Judicial Department Online Records Search: Free, Public Access: “The Oregon Judicial Department is pleased to provide free online access to limited case information in the circuit courts and Tax Court of this state. The displayed…
Rank this Week: 2634

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/
  • Mar 21

    Atlantic City Firefighters Won’t Face Layoffs — for now

    Atlantic City Firefighters Won’t Face Layoffs — for now
    As reported by Philly.com, a New Jersey judge temporarily blocked the state Friday from laying off firefighters in Atlantic City, but ruled that their work schedules, salaries, and overtime can be changed by former U.S. Sen. Jeffrey S. Chiesa…
  • Mar 16

    NJ Supreme Court Hears Argument Over Government Imposed Salary Freeze

    NJ Supreme Court Hears Argument Over Government Imposed Salary Freeze
      As reported by N.J.com, public employee unions and government officials clashed Monday in a case before the state Supreme Court that could determine whether workers across New Jersey will get pay raises. The state’s highest court…
  • Feb 28

    Sweeney Introduces Bill Seeking to Wrest Control of PFRS Away from State Treasury

    Sweeney Introduces Bill Seeking to Wrest Control of PFRS Away from State Treasury
    As reported by N.J.com, furious after watching pension investment fees triple over the last three years even as their funds lost value, police and firefighter union leaders are seeking to wrest control of their underfunded pensions from…
Rank this Week: 991

The Data Driven City

The Data Driven City

Explores technology, data, and laws related to city planning, urban renewal, and government in general.

http://datadrivencity.com/
  • Mar 18

    Trump’s threat to cut legal aid is wrongheaded

    Trump’s threat to cut legal aid is wrongheaded
    Trump’s newly proposed budget eliminates all funding for Legal Services Corp. or “LSC.” This threat to cut legal aid funding is severely wrongheaded. WHO WILL BE HURT I’ve worked for two organizations funded…
  • Mar 8

    Powerful statute of young girl staring down Wall Street bull on the eve of Women’s Day

    Powerful statute of young girl staring down Wall Street bull on the eve of Women’s Day
    A statue of a young girl staring down the Wall Street bull just appeared today in Manhattan from pic
  • Mar 5

    Anti-Trump Facebook pages worth following

    Anti-Trump Facebook pages worth following
    Facebook is a flawed but useful way to keep up on the news about the resistance to President Trump. The problem is that there are so many pages overrun with memes, or disreputable sources, so it can take time to find pages…
Rank this Week: 3675

Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Covers government law. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.uaslawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1878

Texas Medical Licensing Law Blog

Texas Medical Licensing Law Blog

Covers professional licensing matters and related regulatory issues for health care professionals. By the Leichter Law Firm.

http://www.txmedicallicensinglaw.com/
  • Mar 9

    Texas Board of Law Examiners: The Importance of Disclosure When Applying

    Texas Board of Law Examiners: The Importance of Disclosure When Applying
    Prior to being admitted to the Texas Bar, applicants must first demonstrate present good moral character. The agency in charge of making this determination, as well as ensuring applicants meet all other eligibility criteria, is the Texas…
  • Oct 19

    Senate Bill 195 and Changes to DPS Controlled Substances Registration Requirement

    Senate Bill 195 and Changes to DPS Controlled Substances Registration Requirement
      Some notable legislation came out of the 84th Legislative Session, at least as it relates to the practice of medicine in the state, and specifically the state’s efforts to fight prescription abuse. Senate Bill 195, passed in…
  • Oct 2

    Texas Medical Board Turns Its Attention to Testosterone and Hormone Replacement Therapy

    Texas Medical Board Turns Its Attention to Testosterone and Hormone Replacement Therapy
      It should go without saying given the Texas Medical Board’s recent aggressive regulatory stance on the treatment of chronic pain, Texas physicians involved in the practice of testosterone and hormone replacement therapy should be…
Rank this Week: 973

Infra Insight Blog

Infra Insight Blog

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

http://www.infrainsightblog.com
Rank this Week: 3811

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/
  • Feb 24

    Second Washington Appellate Court Affirms Broad Standing Requirements Under State's Open Public Meetings Act

    Second Washington Appellate Court Affirms Broad Standing Requirements Under State's Open Public Meetings Act
    Arthur West filed suit under Washington’s Open Public Meetings Act, ch. 42.30 RCW (“OPMA”), against the Pierce County Council and individual Council members based on a series of e-mails between members of the Council and the…
  • Feb 14

    From $37 to $339,000: Why the Price of Public Records Requests Varies So Much

    From $37 to $339,000: Why the Price of Public Records Requests Varies So Much
    The laws about public records differ from one government to the next and are further complicated by some technologies, like police body cameras.  By Liz Farmer from Governing.com In 2015, the editor of a newspaper in Florida filed a…
  • Jan 27

    FOIA and Complaints About Judicial Conduct

    FOIA and Complaints About Judicial Conduct
    Immigration judges are career civil-service employees in the Department of Justice’s executive office. The judges preside over matters such as deportation, exclusion, removal and rescission proceedings for non-citizens charged with…
Rank this Week: 4523

Whistleblower Attorneys Blog

Whistleblower Attorneys Blog

Covers qui tam and government law. By Greene LLP.

http://www.whistleblowerattorneys-blog.com/
  • Feb 15

    TeamHealth Settles False Claims Act Case for $60 Million

    TeamHealth Settles False Claims Act Case for $60 Million
    A U.S. hospital chain, TeamHealth, agreed to settle allegations that a recently acquired subsidiary, IPC, violated the False Claims Act by “up-coding” Medicare and Medicaid for services that were not performed, or were…
  • Feb 15

    TeamHealth Settles False Claims Act Case for $60 Million

    TeamHealth Settles False Claims Act Case for $60 Million
    A U.S. hospital chain, TeamHealth, agreed to settle allegations that a recently acquired subsidiary, IPC, violated the False Claims Act by “up-coding” Medicare and Medicaid for services that were not performed, or were…
  • Feb 8

    Midwest Provider to Pay $18 Million to Settle False Claims Act Suit

    Midwest Provider to Pay $18 Million to Settle False Claims Act Suit
    A midwest healthcare provider agreed to resolve False Claims Act allegations brought by two whistleblowers for $18 million dollars. The plaintiffs in the qui tam case were former employees of the company. Evercare, now known as Optum…
Rank this Week: 2062

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/
  • Feb 10

    What Should You Not Do as a Whistleblower?  Tell the Defendant

    What Should You Not Do as a Whistleblower?  Tell the Defendant
    Qui Tam Whistleblower One thing we cannot stress enough as attorneys for relators in False Claims Act cases is to respect the seal.  As you may know from reading this blog, the False Claims Act requires that any case filed by a qui tam…
  • Feb 10

    What Should You Not Do as a Whistleblower?  Tell the Defendant

    What Should You Not Do as a Whistleblower?  Tell the Defendant
     One thing we cannot stress enough as attorneys for relators in False Claims Act cases is to respect the seal.  As you may know from reading this blog, the False Claims Act requires that any case filed by a qui tam whistleblower has…
  • Jan 27

    How do I blow the whistle on tax fraud?

    How do I blow the whistle on tax fraud?
    Tax Fraud Whistleblower Every year, people and companies in the United States cheat on their taxes.  The IRS has a special term for the amount of taxes that go unpaid each year.  It’s called the “Tax Gap,” which…
Rank this Week: 1744