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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/
  • Feb 13

    Justice Scalia Die

    Justice Scalia Die
    Justice Scalia has died, a fact said to be confirmed by the Governor of Texas. Scalia was on a quail-hunting trip in Texas; although the reports say he died in his sleep. While family and friends mourn, the rest of … Continue reading…
  • Feb 12

    Repeated.donor.miracle

    Repeated.donor.miracle
    That’s the address for the MiamiLaw quadrangle’s center point, as assigned by the exciting new mapping software from What3Words. Our Dean will love that.
  • Feb 11

    Figure

    Figure
    Baby carrots are not baby carrots. I should probably add a category for “stuff everyone else knew.” But, even though I had vaguely wondered how it could be economic to grow so many carrots and harvest them at a tiny ……
Rank this Week: 31

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: 52

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: 110

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/
  • Feb 2

    A positive result

    A positive result
    United States v. Plant was a difficult appeal, for a lot of reasons.  Ultimately we were able to get some relief at the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.  The court set-aside a conviction of child endangerment and ordered a…
  • Jan 30

    If

    If
    “If we prioritize conviction rates rather than having just verdicts, and if we vote that way in elections, this problem [of unfair, biased criminal prosecutions] will just continue.” by Todd VanDerWerff on January 11,…
  • Jan 17

    WTR-Military Law Review article

    WTR-Military Law Review article
    Barracks, Dormitories, and Capitol Hill: Finding Justice in the Divergent Politics of Military and College Sexual Assault Rudderless: 15 Years and Still Little Direction on the Boundaries of Military Rule of Evidence 513 Open-Ended…
Rank this Week: 113

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/
  • Feb 14

    Governance is the Key to Defeating IS: Lessons Learned from Counterterrorism in Yemen

    Governance is the Key to Defeating IS: Lessons Learned from Counterterrorism in Yemen
    Editor's Note: The Islamic State has metastasized beyond Iraq and Syria, establishing so-called “provinces” in many Muslim countries. This spread has alarmed U.S. officials, and Yemen – home of Al Qaeda’s most…
  • Feb 13

    The Lawfare Podcast: Daniel Placek on Darkode

    The Lawfare Podcast: Daniel Placek on Darkode
    Last week as part of the University of Texas at Austin Strauss Center's conference on "The Frontiers of Cybersecurity Policy and Law," Daniel Placek, formerly one of the key figures behind the underground hacker…
  • Feb 12

    Today's Headlines and Commentary

    Today's Headlines and Commentary
    The United States and Russia have announced agreement on a ceasefire in Syria set take effect next week. The plan will move forward the delivery of much needed aid to besieged Syrian cities. The New York Times writes that, if…
Rank this Week: 360

Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • Feb 12

    This Week in EPA Science

    This Week in EPA Science
    By Kacey Fitzpatrick Want to impress your valentine? Share some of these awesome science stories! Here’s the latest in EPA research. Local Environmental Observers Network The Local Environmental Observers (LEO) Network brings together…
  • Feb 11

    South Korea and the Heartland Connected by World Wide Water

    South Korea and the Heartland Connected by World Wide Water
    By Jeffery Robichaud Here in Kansas, we are the EPA Regional Office that is farthest from an international border. But surprisingly, we still get our own share of out-of-town visitors. In August 2015, scientists from our Drinking Water…
  • Feb 11

    The power goes out, but the water flows on

    The power goes out, but the water flows on
    by Patti Kay Wisniewski Have you ever wondered how water continues flowing to your faucet even when your power goes out?  Lots of us take this fact for granted, because losing water service is so rare. That’s no accident.…
Rank this Week: 217

RegBlog

RegBlog

A regulation blog, in affiliation with the Penn Program on Regulation. From the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

http://www.regblog.org/
  • Feb 11

    The Regulatory Week in Review: February 12, 2016

    The Regulatory Week in Review: February 12, 2016
    President Obama releases his final budget proposal, the U.S. Supreme Court issues an order staying the Clean Power Plan, and more...
  • Feb 10

    FCC to Consider Unlocking the Cable Box

    FCC to Consider Unlocking the Cable Box
    Chairman Wheeler seeks to promote competition in the video services market by unlocking the set-top box.
  • Feb 9

    Regulating Self-Driving Car

    Regulating Self-Driving Car
    As the technology for automated cars develops, California regulators consider how best to approach this new challenge.
Rank this Week: 254

Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law…

Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law Blog

Covers Inland Empire municipal law, personal injury law, real estate law and small business law.

http://michaelreiterlaw.wordpress.com/
  • Oct 13

    Filing Late Government Claims (Tort Claims) in California

    Filing Late Government Claims (Tort Claims) in California
    By Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law Generally government claims for personal injury and personal property damage are due with a public entity within six months of an incident, with some notable exceptions. However, if a claimant fails to file…
  • Jul 14

    Governor Brown Signs Brown Lawn Bill By Assembly Member Brown

    Governor Brown Signs Brown Lawn Bill By Assembly Member Brown
    By Michael Reiter Attorney at Law You may have seen the articles about the new California law that permits dead lawns during the drought. Here is the text of AB1, introduced by Assembly Member Cheryl Brown (D-San Bernardino):…
  • Apr 6

    Code Enforcement Gone Wild

    Code Enforcement Gone Wild
    I was a Deputy City Attorney for the City of San Bernardino and the Assistant City Attorney for the City of Redlands. Along with another Deputy, I advised what was then the Code Enforcement Department in San Bernardino.  The City of…
Rank this Week: 186

Rulemaking

Rulemaking

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

https://rulemaking.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 194

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/
  • Feb 14

    Reverse Mortgages – useful, but not the only answer to help you stay home

    Reverse Mortgages – useful, but not the only answer to help you stay home
    Reverse mortgages are non-recourse loans in which the lender provides funds for the homeowner’s use now, but unlike a conventional mortgage, the loan doesn’t have to be repaid until the homeowner dies or vacates the premises. At…
  • Feb 12

    How to create a master plan for the care of your special needs child

    How to create a master plan for the care of your special needs child
    If you’ve been caring for your child who has special needs, you have deep personal knowledge of how your child behaves and responds. You know what they like and what they hate. You know what triggers an anxious or distressed ……
  • Feb 11

    Veteran’s Health Care, Predictive Analytics, and RAND Report

    Veteran’s Health Care, Predictive Analytics, and RAND Report
    Recently, the RAND Corporation released three reports regarding the Veterans Health Administration (VHA).  These reports were previously submitted to the VA and House and Senate Veterans Affairs Committees as mandated by the Veterans…
Rank this Week: 2431

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/
  • Feb 13

    Un funcionario para la eternidad: la cosecha de catorce trienios largo

    Un funcionario para la eternidad: la cosecha de catorce trienios largo
    Ya comenté en su día la vida y obra del legendario jurista Tomás Moro, quien fuere Lord Canciller de Inglaterra (“abogado para todas las horas”), y creo que toca ahora, dando un salto en el tiempo y el…
  • Feb 12

    El Supremo afea por desviación de poder al Tribunal de Cuentas: Diez reflexione

    El Supremo afea por desviación de poder al Tribunal de Cuentas: Diez reflexione
    La Sala de lo Contencioso-Administrativo del Tribunal Supremo ha anulado la convocatoria para la provisión del puesto de Subdirector Técnico del Tribunal de Cuentas por apreciar desviación de poder, esto es, al perseguir…
  • Feb 11

    Ciencia y Derecho: juntos pero no revuelto

    Ciencia y Derecho: juntos pero no revuelto
    Diríase que el Derecho y la Ciencia son distintos reinos y distintos siervos (juristas y científicos), pero mas bien se trataría de siameses unidos por un tronco común del conocimiento racional y organizado. Las…
Rank this Week: 1144

PA Public Contracts

PA Public Contracts

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

http://www.papubliccontracts.com/
Rank this Week: 3246

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/
  • Feb 12

    SmallGovCon Week In Review: February 8-12, 2016

    SmallGovCon Week In Review: February 8-12, 2016
    Love is in the air this weekend as Valentine’s Day approaches.  And even if that special someone isn’t the chocolate-and-flowers type, nothing says true love like giving the gift of the latest government contracting news and…
  • Feb 12

    SBA Affiliation Rules: 4.16% Minority Owner “Controlled” Company

    SBA Affiliation Rules: 4.16% Minority Owner “Controlled” Company
    An owner of a mere 4.16% minority interest nonetheless “controlled” a company within the meaning of the SBA’s affiliation rules because the company’s ownership was split among approximately 20 companies, each with an…
  • Feb 11

    GAO: No Protest Under Omitted FAR Clause

    GAO: No Protest Under Omitted FAR Clause
    A would-be protester had no valid basis to allege agency wrongdoing when the protester’s allegation was that the awardee would violate a FAR performance of work clause–but the clause was not included in the solicitation. In a…
Rank this Week: 3292

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/
  • Feb 12

    IRS Whistleblower Program Continues Improvement

    IRS Whistleblower Program Continues Improvement
    This was a banner year for the Internal Revenue Services’ Whistleblower Program. In its annual report to Congress, released February 10, 2016, the IRS said it paid 99 awards totaling more than $103 million. Stephen M. Kohn, Executive…
  • Feb 10

    National Whistleblower Center Project Wins People’s Choice Award

    National Whistleblower Center Project Wins People’s Choice Award
    Protections for wildlife whistleblowers greatly enhanced Washington, D.C. February 10, 2016.  The Wildlife Crime Tech Challenge announced that the National Whistleblower Center won its People’s Choice competition.  The…
  • Feb 5

    Swiss Bank Whistleblower Calls for Switzerland to Protect Whistleblower

    Swiss Bank Whistleblower Calls for Switzerland to Protect Whistleblower
    Swiss bank whistleblower Bradley Birkenfeld was featured yesterday in an article detailing the extremely hostile environment that exists in Switzerland toward whistleblowers. In the article Birkenfeld states that change is “long…
Rank this Week: 858

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Whistleblower Lawyer News

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

http://www.whistleblowerlawyernews.com/
  • Feb 12

    S.E.C. investigating Boeings accounting method

    S.E.C. investigating Boeings accounting method
    Bloomberg news reports that  the US Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating Boeing’s programme accounting methods on the 787 and 747-8. Boeing uses a standard programme accounting method to book revenues and costs on…
  • Feb 12

    Bloomberg news reports that  the US…

    Bloomberg news reports that  the US Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating Boeing’s programme accounting methods on the 787 and 747-8.   Boeing uses a standard programme accounting method to book revenues and…
  • Feb 12

    Bloomberg news says S.E.C. investigating Boeings Accounting on 787 and 747-8 airliner

    Bloomberg news says S.E.C. investigating Boeings Accounting on 787 and 747-8 airliner
      According to Bloomberg news the United States Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating Boeing’s programme accounting methods on the 787 and 747-8 airliners. Boeing uses a  programme accounting method to book…
Rank this Week: 1625

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
  • Feb 12

    Second Circuit Accepts Rajat Gupta’s Insider Trading Appeal

    Second Circuit Accepts Rajat Gupta’s Insider Trading Appeal
    This week I spoke with Fox Business reporter Serena Elavia about the Second Circuit’s decision to grant a certificate of appealability in the Rajat Gupta insider trading prosecution.  Gupta is the high-profile former McKinsey &…
  • Jan 25

    Supreme Court Holds General Statute of Limitations is Not Jurisdictional Defense

    Supreme Court Holds General Statute of Limitations is Not Jurisdictional Defense
    It appears that not even this weekend’s colossal winter snowstorm could deter the Supreme Court from its business, today deciding several criminal cases on its docket.  In addition to the landmark Montgomery v. Louisiana decision,…
  • Jan 19

    Supreme Court Takes on Insider Trading “Personal Benefit” After All

    Supreme Court Takes on Insider Trading “Personal Benefit” After All
    Just when the Supreme Court appeared to be turning its collective attention away from the standard for insider trading convictions by denying the writ for certiorari in United States v. Newman, the Court today granted cert. in Salman v.…
Rank this Week: 1403

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: 3121

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/
  • Feb 12

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 2/12

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 2/12
    U.S. Federal Trial Courts Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/dct/2016dct.htmlDillon v. BMO Harris Bank, N.A.State Courts Bulletinhttp://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/state/2016state.html In re E.R. (Indian Child Welfare Act -…
  • Feb 5

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 2/05

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 2/05
    U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/2016cta.htmlHayes v. Delbert Services Corp. (Payday Loans - Debt Collection) U.S. Federal Trial Courts Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/dct/2016dct.htmlWright…
  • Jan 29

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 1/29

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 1/29
    U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2015-2016update.htmlPetition for certiorari in White v. Regents of the University of California, et al. (Federal Rules of Civil Procedure - "Required Party") was denied on…
Rank this Week: 1329

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: 1204

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/
  • Feb 12

    Celebrating Black History Month: Hidden Gem

    Celebrating Black History Month: Hidden Gem
    Yesterday we talked about some major projects, supported by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission, documenting the contributions of African Americans to the American Story. While the history of Emancipation and the…
  • Feb 11

    Celebrating Black History Month

    Celebrating Black History Month
    Every day, we celebrate the remarkable contributions of African Americans to the American Story. The National Archives contains millions of records related to the interactions of African Americans with the Federal government—from the…
  • Feb 9

    Remembering Robin Chandler Duke

    Remembering Robin Chandler Duke
    As the University Librarian at Duke one of my favorite duties was talking people into donating their personal collections to the University Library.  My staff had great intelligence about who we should go after to strengthen the…
Rank this Week: 4412

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: 4039

Corruption Chronicles

Corruption Chronicles

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

http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/
  • Feb 12

    U.S. Election Comm. Quietly Lets States Verify U.S. Citizenship

    U.S. Election Comm. Quietly Lets States Verify U.S. Citizenship
    Recognizing that voter identification is not sufficient, the government agency created by Congress to oversee the administration of elections has quietly reversed itself to allow states to verify U.S. citizenship before permitting voters to…
  • Feb 11

    Unaccompanied Alien Children Charged in Execution-Style Murder, Media Calls Them “Baby-Faced Boys”

    Unaccompanied Alien Children Charged in Execution-Style Murder, Media Calls Them “Baby-Faced Boys”
    It appears that the recent execution-style murder of a Massachusetts man was committed by two Central American teens that came to the U.S. as Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) under President Obama’s open border free-for-all. Tens of…
  • Feb 9

    U.S. Blows $5.7 Bil on Cyber Defense System That Doesn’t Work

    U.S. Blows $5.7 Bil on Cyber Defense System That Doesn’t Work
    Reckless government spending is at full throttle with the example du jour a $5.7 billion cyber defense system created to protect computers at federal agencies against hackers. Despite its mind-boggling price tag the system is seriously flawed…
Rank this Week: 1588

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: 4818

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/
  • Feb 12

    Virginia’s Governor Scheduled to Meet with Human Rights Abuser

    Virginia’s Governor Scheduled to Meet with Human Rights Abuser
    For friends in Virginia, look at who “our” governor is meeting with next week: Cuba human rights abuser, Rodrigo Malmierca. Officially, Malmierca Cuba’s Minister of Foreign Trade and Investment. The real story is that…
  • Feb 8

    Should the UK Sever Diplomatic Relations With Ecuador?

    Should the UK Sever Diplomatic Relations With Ecuador?
    The following post about WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was submitted by a colleague and friend in Washington, DC, Ms. Maggie Petito. Ms Petito knows a bit about the antics of the Latin American left in the Andean region and beyond. Ms.…
  • Feb 5

    Regulatory Humility?

    Regulatory Humility?
    The widespread use of encryption technology was one of the major topics trending in technological discussions for 2015. Encryption technology allows a user to protect confidential conversations or information on designated computers by…
Rank this Week: 4864

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/
Rank this Week: 3748

Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Covers government law. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.uaslawblog.com/
  • Feb 11

    The Week in UAS News (2/11/16)

    The Week in UAS News (2/11/16)
    This week’s news includes using drones to find hikers, monitor migrants and prevent overfishing; protecting airports and animals from drones; continued testing by Amazon; and other recent developments in UAV regulations and usage around…
  • Feb 4

    The Week in UAS News (2/4/16)

    The Week in UAS News (2/4/16)
    This week’s news includes discussion of FAA reauthorization, drones that are solar-powered (and others that can swim), drone-capturing eagles, and other recent developments in UAV regulations and usage around the globe. Google is…
  • Jan 28

    The Week in UAS News (1/28/16)

    The Week in UAS News (1/28/16)
    In this week’s news, lobbying heats up on the Hill, the FAA releases an app (that the 300,000 owners now on the agency’s registry can use), drones successfully land on moving cars, and other recent developments in UAV regulations…
Rank this Week: 1800

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/
  • Feb 11

    DoD’s Guerilla War on IR&D

    DoD’s Guerilla War on IR&D
    In a notice published in the Federal Register on February 8 that will almost certainly be unpopular with contractors and their customers, DoD asked for comments on its consideration of adding a requirement to the DFARS that would…
  • Feb 10

    The Top Ten FCA Decisions of 2015

    The Top Ten FCA Decisions of 2015
    “False Claims Act cases have been particularly hot in 2015”—so reads the opening line of an opinion in a FCA decision from the past year. This is an apt description for a year that saw total FCA recoveries exceed $3 billion,…
  • Feb 4

    New Guidance Allows Limited Role for DCAA Audit of Non-DOD Contract

    New Guidance Allows Limited Role for DCAA Audit of Non-DOD Contract
    The 2016 National Defense Authorization Act prohibits the Defense Contract Audit Agency from providing “audit support” to any non-DOD agency until the Secretary of Defense certifies that DCAA has reduced its backlog of incurred…
Rank this Week: 4729

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • Feb 11

    FTC sends 2015 ECOA report to CFPB

    FTC sends 2015 ECOA report to CFPB
    Barbara S. Mishkin The FTC has sent its annual letter to the CFPB reporting on the FTC’s activities related to compliance with the Equal Credit Opportunity Act and Regulation B. The FTC has authority to enforce the ECOA and Reg B as to…
  • Feb 11

    CFPB Consumer Advisory Board to meet on Feb. 25

    CFPB Consumer Advisory Board to meet on Feb. 25
    Barbara S. Mishkin The CFPB will hold a meeting of its Consumer Advisory Board in Washington, D.C. on February 25, 2016.  According to the meeting agenda, there will be morning session on the CFPB’s strategic outlook, with the…
  • Feb 10

    TRID rule technical correction?

    TRID rule technical correction?
    Richard J. Andreano, Jr. In today’s Federal Register the CFPB published a correction to the TILA/RESPA Integrated Disclosure (TRID) rule supplementary information as published on December 31, 2013 with regard to property taxes and…
Rank this Week: 3475

Oregon Legal Research

Oregon Legal Research

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

http://blog.oregonlegalresearch.com/
  • Feb 10

    A2J Words Matter: A Legal Resource Center is Not Always a Law Library (and vice versa)

    A2J Words Matter: A Legal Resource Center is Not Always a Law Library (and vice versa)
    A2J = Access to Justice: Words and Names Matter The Law Librarians at the State Of Wisconsin Law Library know that the difference between a Legal Resource Center or a Legal Information Center and a Law Library matters to Law Library patrons,…
  • Feb 10

    Legal Self-Help Clinic for Appeals (Minnesota)

    Legal Self-Help Clinic for Appeals (Minnesota)
    This a joint initiative of the Minnesota State Law Library and the Appellate Practice Section of the Minnesota State Bar Association. “New self-help clinic helps Minnesotans navigate appeals process,” posted Monday, February 8,…
  • Jan 29

    Oregon Commission on Judicial Fitness and Disability: Report on Judge Vance Day

    Oregon Commission on Judicial Fitness and Disability: Report on Judge Vance Day
    The Oregonian has posted the Oregon  Commission on Judicial Fitness and Disability report to the Oregon Supreme Court on Marion County Circuit Court Judge Vance Day. You can find the report’s link at their 1/25/16 article:…
Rank this Week: 2330

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

    The Ethical Treatment of Animals and Qui Tam Whistleblower

    The Ethical Treatment of Animals and Qui Tam Whistleblower
    The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) spends more than $1.5 billion annually to fund the National School Lunch Program.   The USDA enters into contracts with thousands of vendors to purchase food products ranging from…
  • Jan 29

    Whistleblower Beware: You May Need to Act Quickly

    Whistleblower Beware: You May Need to Act Quickly
    You work for a company that is committing a major fraud against the Government. Maybe it’s Medicare fraud, government contracting fraud, or education fraud.   Most of the people in your workplace know the fraud is happening,…
  • Jan 25

    Seventh Circuit Offers Additional Guidance on the Pre-2010 Public Disclosure Bar

    Seventh Circuit Offers Additional Guidance on the Pre-2010 Public Disclosure Bar
    In an opinion by Judge Richard Posner, the Seventh Circuit recently had an opportunity to revisit the pre-2010 version of the public disclosure bar found in 31 U.S.C. § 3730(e)(4).  In United States ex rel. Bogina v. Medline…
Rank this Week: 1613

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/
  • Feb 9

    For Valentines Day 2016

    For Valentines Day 2016
    It’s the time of year to think about love. I used to think that if you hadn’t heard Cho Cho San sing in Madame Butterfly about that fine day when Lieutenant Pinkerton would return to her, one had never heard a love song.…
  • Feb 8

    Milestones Update, February 8, 2016:

    Milestones Update, February 8, 2016:
    Unfit for Democracy is now available in book stores, online and on Kindle. NEW: Rescheduled for Friday, February 12, 2016, interview by Susan Arbetter for broadcast at a later date on WCNY’s Capitol Bureau Added: Thursday, February 25,…
  • Feb 3

    Milestones update

    Milestones update
    Unfit for Democracy is now available in book stores, online and on Kindle. COMING UP: Tuesday, February 9, 2016 for broadcast at a later date on WCNY’s Capitol Bureau Thursday, February 11, 2016, at 1 p.m. on WAMC In Conversation with…
Rank this Week: 4446

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: 3503

Government Contracts Blog

Government Contracts Blog

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

http://brownrudnick.com/blog/government-contracts/
  • Feb 3

    What To Expect From HHS Inspector General in 2016

    What To Expect From HHS Inspector General in 2016
    The Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) has released its annual Work Plan for FY2016 which summarizes new and ongoing Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) audits and reviews for HHS programs and operations.…
  • Jan 26

    Agency Spam Filter Knocks Contractor out of Procurement

    Agency Spam Filter Knocks Contractor out of Procurement
    Two weeks ago, we wrote on this blog how a contractor was effectively excluded from a procurement when the agency gave it an obsolete email address for submitting proposal revisions. Although GAO criticized the agency soundly for that error,…
  • Jan 20

    Appeal from Virginia court to CBCA? No Way

    Appeal from Virginia court to CBCA? No Way
    Judicial appeals follow a set path.  Much like a zip-line.  Once you’re on a zip-line, you ride it all the way to the end.  There is no deviation to other zip-lines.  Similarly, once a decision is reached in a…
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False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
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Subject to Inquiry

Subject to Inquiry

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

http://www.subjecttoinquiry.com/
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FERCBlog

FERCBlog

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

http://www.fercblog.com
  • 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…
  • Jun 27

    Kern River’s Rate Case Is Halted By FERC And D.C. Circuit

    Kern River’s Rate Case Is Halted By FERC And D.C. Circuit
    Kern River’s rate case is halted by FERC and D.C. Circuit. On Tuesday, June 16th, D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, Judge Sentelle, published the court’s opinion in Aera Energy LLC v. FERC, concluding that the Federal Energy…
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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/
  • Jan 25

    Investigation Concludes that Brick Police Officers were Justified in Using Deadly Force in 2015 Shooting

    Investigation Concludes that Brick Police Officers were Justified in Using Deadly Force in 2015 Shooting
    As reported by the Brick Patch online, the shooting of a 21-year-old Brick Township man in August 2015 during a confrontation with police has been ruled a justifiable use of deadly force, Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph Coronato announced…
  • Jan 21

    Moody’s Comments on Various NJ Pension Issue

    Moody’s Comments on Various NJ Pension Issue
    As reported by NJ.com, Moody’s Investors Service again sent up a warning flare that a possible New Jersey Supreme Court ruling striking down cuts to public retirees’ pension benefits would soak the struggling retirement system…
  • Jan 11

    NJ Public Unions Defend Mandatory Dues Challenged in U.S. Supreme Court

    NJ Public Unions Defend Mandatory Dues Challenged in U.S. Supreme Court
    As reported by NJ.com, New Jersey’s public labor unions leaders say they are intently watching a case before the U.S. Supreme Court that could strike down compulsory membership dues and threaten how they are funded.  The outcome is…
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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…
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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/
  • Jan 21

    No Evidence of Legal Nonconforming Use

    No Evidence of Legal Nonconforming Use
    The Appellate Division upheld a Zoning Board of Appeals determination that the owner of property, containing several retail stores, had failed to demonstrate the location at issue was used for retail purposes prior to a zoning amendment.
  • Nov 19

    Standing To Challenge SEQRA Determination Is Not Defeated Because Others Are Also Impacted

    Standing To Challenge SEQRA Determination Is Not Defeated Because Others Are Also Impacted
    The New York Court of Appeals reversed a lower court determination that a petitioner did not have standing to challenge an action because others were also impacted by train noises that formed a basis for his objections. In Matter of Sierra…
  • Oct 1

    Court Vacates SEQRA Findings Statement For Lack Of Support In The Record

    Court Vacates SEQRA Findings Statement For Lack Of Support In The Record
    The Appellate Division upheld a lower court decision vacating findings issued pursuant to the State Environmental Quality Review Act ( SEQRA). In Matter of Falcon Group LTD. Liab. Co. v. Town/Village of Harrison Planning Board, the Court…
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Infra Insight Blog

Infra Insight Blog

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

http://www.infrainsightblog.com
  • Jan 20

    Recent Buy America Development

    Recent Buy America Development
    At the end of 2015, two modal administrations of the United States Department of Transportation (US DOT) have encountered changes to their Buy America programs.  Both the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and the Federal Highway…
  • Jan 15

    Design Liability and Right of Way Risk Allocation for Design-Build Project

    Design Liability and Right of Way Risk Allocation for Design-Build Project
    Design liability and right-of-way risk allocation are topics addressed in a legal research digest recently published by the Transportation Research Board’s National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP).  The report, which…
  • Dec 14

    Top Public Finance Attorneys Urge Regulatory Changes to Foster More P3’

    Top Public Finance Attorneys Urge Regulatory Changes to Foster More P3’
    We all know how hard it is to change federal statutes these days—you need an Act of Congress and the President to sign the bill.  Last week, a group of the top public finance lawyers in the US offered an approach relating to the…
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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/
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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/
  • 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…
  • Dec 18

    MSRB Formally Proposes Rule Extending Pay-to-Play to Municipal Advisor

    MSRB Formally Proposes Rule Extending Pay-to-Play to Municipal Advisor
    After much deliberation, the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) has filed proposed pay-to-play rules revising Rule G-37 so as to extend its reach to all municipal advisors, including those acting as third-party solicitors. The…
  • Oct 22

    In the Wake of Maryland’s Recent Pay-to-Play Changes … A Chance to Weigh In on Pending State Regulation

    In the Wake of Maryland’s Recent Pay-to-Play Changes … A Chance to Weigh In on Pending State Regulation
      As the reader’s of this blog know well, the State of Maryland has been hard at work over the past few years refining and retooling its pay-to-play framework for those contracting with or otherwise doing business with Annapolis or…
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Nexus

Nexus

Chapman's Journal of Law and Public Policy

http://www.lawschoolblog.org/
  • Dec 28

    Suppressing Patent Suppression

    Suppressing Patent Suppression
    In the 1960s there was a story of a carburetor that allowed full-sized trucks to get 50 to 100 miles per gallon but was quickly and unscrupulously suppressed by oil companies in fear of lost profits.1 Although it is doubtful...
  • Dec 28

    Is Tesla All It Is Made Out to Be?

    Is Tesla All It Is Made Out to Be?
    Tesla is a manufacturer of only electric vehicles. It currently has only one new model available for sale, the Model S. Tesla is different from almost all other electric and hybrid vehicles that can be seen on the road today...
  • Dec 28

    Obama’s Clean Power Plan

    Obama’s Clean Power Plan
    On August 3, 2015, President Obama and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) took a step to cut carbon pollution and combat climate change when they announced the Clean Power Plan. In the United States, the largest single source of…
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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/
  • Dec 21

    New records retention schedule for Washington State law enforcement agencie

    New records retention schedule for Washington State law enforcement agencie
    The Local Records Committee was created by Chapter 41.14 RCW and its 3 members are the State Archivist and representatives of the State Auditor and Attorney General offices. The Committee approved on December 3, 2015 a new records retention…
  • Nov 4

    Administrative Agency "Within the Judicial Realm" Not Subject to PRA, According to New Court Decision

    Administrative Agency "Within the Judicial Realm" Not Subject to PRA, According to New Court Decision
    In West v. Washington State Association of District and Municipal Court Judges, a state agency, 2015 WL 6680205 (Div. I, November 2, 2015), Division I held that the Washington State Association of District and Municipal Court Judges (the…
  • Oct 16

    Updated Edition of the Washington Open Government Resource Manual

    Updated Edition of the Washington Open Government Resource Manual
    The Washington State Office of the Attorney General has issued a new addition of its Open Government Resource Manual. The 2015 manual provides information on the Open Public Meetings Act (OPMA), Chapter 42.30 RCW, and the Public Records Act…
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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/
  • 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…
  • Nov 18

    The Governors' Anti-Refugee Gambit

    The Governors' Anti-Refugee Gambit
    This post was written by Nate Ela, of COWS. Last Sunday, I got into a taxi at Logan airport in Boston. The driver was Somali, a refugee to the United States, and on my way home we got to talking...
  • Nov 5

    Health Justice: A Framework (and Call to Action) for the Elimination of Health Inequity and Social Injustice

    Health Justice: A Framework (and Call to Action) for the Elimination of Health Inequity and Social Injustice
    The Health Justice Project's founder and director Professor Benfer, will have her latest article published in the American University Law Review. The article is an in-depth discussion entitled Health Justice: A Framework (and Call to Action)…
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