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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/
  • Jun 22

    Monster Mashup

    Monster Mashup
    I’m guessing that most of the readers of this blog won’t care, and some others won’t agree, but I think it’s a shame that this piece of mashup brilliance by the Kleptones has only had fewer than 62000 views on ……
  • Jun 20

    Iron Man to Challenge Paul Ryan

    Iron Man to Challenge Paul Ryan
    Paul Ryan is more unpopular nationally than Donald Trump: a recent Pew Research study found only 29% of Americans approve of Ryan’s performance. Yet what matters most to a Congressman is how he is viewed in his district. I haven’t…
  • Jun 20

    Horrible

    Horrible
    19 kids are shot every day in the United States. I start from the view that the 2nd Amendment should be interpreted liberally, just like the 1st, 4th, 5th, or any amendment in the Bill of Rights should be. On … Continue reading…
Rank this Week: 7

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: 103

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: 233

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/
  • Jun 22

    Don’t Forget Non-Syrian Refugees in Turkey

    Don’t Forget Non-Syrian Refugees in Turkey
    Editor’s Note: This piece originally appeared on Order from Chaos. As is well known, Turkey has for several years hosted large numbers of Syrian refugees fleeing civil war. According to the latest United Nations High Commissioner for…
  • Jun 22

    Soldier Self-Defense and the Strikes in Syria

    Soldier Self-Defense and the Strikes in Syria
    On Tuesday, U.S. forces shot down an armed Iranian drone in southern Syria, a few days after a similarly justified strike on a Syrian aircraft that dropped a bomb near a U.S. training outpost. Combined with the U.S. decision to ramp up…
  • Jun 22

    Trump Claims No Recordings of Conversations with Comey

    Trump Claims No Recordings of Conversations with Comey
    On May 12, following the dismissal of FBI Director James Comey, President Trump tweeted: James Comey better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump)…
Rank this Week: 320

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 194

Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • May 25

    A Record Investment

    A Record Investment
    by Tom Damm  3…2…1…  On cue, EPA, state and local officials dug their shovels into the softened dirt to formally kick off major upgrades to the wastewater treatment plant in Reading, Pennsylvania. There was…
  • May 16

    Historias exitosas del Programa de Capacitación de Empleos y Desarrollo de la Fuerza Laboral Ambiental

    Historias exitosas del Programa de Capacitación de Empleos y Desarrollo de la Fuerza Laboral Ambiental
    Tacoma, Washington El Programa de Capacitación de Empleos y Desarrollo de la Fuerza Laboral Ambiental de la EPA (EWDJT, por sus siglas en inglés) está destinado a mejorar la salud ambiental de las comunidades a nivel…
  • May 16

    Brownfields Job Training is a Win-Win for Job Creation and Environmental Protection

    Brownfields Job Training is a Win-Win for Job Creation and Environmental Protection
    For nearly two decades, our Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training program has helped put people to work by building a skilled, local environmental workforce equipped to take advantage of the job opportunities created when…
Rank this Week: 126

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

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

http://dissentingjustice.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 148

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
Rank this Week: 3662

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Covers whistleblower and government law. By JeffreyNewmanLaw.

http://www.whistleblowerlawyernews.com/
Rank this Week: 2603

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/
  • Jun 22

    Whistleblowers: Our Secret Weapon in the Fight Against Wildlife Trafficking

    Whistleblowers: Our Secret Weapon in the Fight Against Wildlife Trafficking
    The illegal wildlife trade is wiping entire species from our planet, and causing irreparable damage to our biological ecosystems. Despite all of the national and international government regulations and anti-poaching measures by nonprofit…
  • Jun 22

    Rule 3: Follow the Money

    Rule 3: Follow the Money
    Part of the “Quick Peek” Series, exploring the NEW edition of Stephen Kohn‘s Whistleblower’s Handbook. Stephen Kohn, Executive Director of the National Whistleblower Center (NWC), underscores that “the single…
  • Jun 6

    Against the Tide: Whistleblowers and Illegal Fishing

    Against the Tide: Whistleblowers and Illegal Fishing
    World Ocean Day (June 8th), is a global celebration of the vast, and largely unexplored, underwater world that makes up the majority of our planet. It’s also an annual opportunity to highlight the action needed to preserve the…
Rank this Week: 1015

Whitcomb Law Blog

Whitcomb Law Blog

Covers government procurement.

http://blog.whitcomblawpc.com
  • Jun 22

    New Rules for Federal Acquisition Regulation

    New Rules for Federal Acquisition Regulation
    New Rules for Federal Acquisition Regulation Federal Government contractors must comply with new privacy training procedures related to federal acquisition regulation due to a final rule passed by the United States Department of Defense,…
  • Jun 21

    Intent to Use Application

    Intent to Use Application
    Intent to Use Applications Trademark owners who apply for “intent to use applications” are at risk of losing trademark rights if the identification of goods and services with the intent to use application are broader than the…
  • Jun 16

    Protecting Trademarks in the Healthcare Industry

    Protecting Trademarks in the Healthcare Industry
    Advice on Protecting Trademarks in the Healthcare Industry 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 healthcare companies try to…
Rank this Week: 2360

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/
  • Jun 22

    Past Performance Reference From Sister Company Was “Inherently Biased”

    Past Performance Reference From Sister Company Was “Inherently Biased”
    In its evaluation of past performance, an agency was permitted to disregard a past performance reference prepared by an offeror’s sister company–which also happened to be in line for a subcontracting role. In a recent bid protest…
  • Jun 21

    Eagle Eye: Government May Slip a Sole-Source Award Past an Unaware Contractor

    Eagle Eye: Government May Slip a Sole-Source Award Past an Unaware Contractor
    Contractors would be wise to keep a close watch on FedBizOpps.gov, otherwise they run the risk missing the chance to protest a sole source award. When an agency decides to make an award without competition, it often must publish a…
  • Jun 20

    Contractor’s Lackadaisical Proposal Preparation Sinks Its Claim for Cost

    Contractor’s Lackadaisical Proposal Preparation Sinks Its Claim for Cost
    To federal construction contractors, the true legwork may seem to begin only after the government has accepted a proposal and performance has begun. However, a recent Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals decision reinforces that federal…
Rank this Week: 3329

Wiemelt Knechtel Weblog

Wiemelt Knechtel Weblog

Covers cases, legislation, and developments regarding patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, FDA regulatory, life science, Paragraph IV, ANDA, Hatch-Waxman, pharma, branded & generic drugs, Lanham Act, unfair competition, false advertising, Internet, domain name, and e-commerce law.

http://www.wiemeltlaw.com/id46.html
Rank this Week: 3351

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: 777

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: 5055

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/
  • Jun 21

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 6/21

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 6/21
    U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2016-2017update.htmlOpinion was issued in Matal v. Tam (Trademarks; Free Speech) on 6/19/17. U.S. Federal Courts Bulletin…
  • Jun 16

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 6/16

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 6/16
    U.S. Federal Courts Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2017.htmlStanding Rock Sioux Tribe v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Oil Pipeline - Environmental Impacts)United States v. Gila Valley Irrigation District (Indian Water…
  • Jun 7

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 6/9

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 6/9
    U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2016-2017update.htmlRead the latest Tribal Supreme Court Project update published on 6/6/17. U.S. Federal Courts Bulletin…
Rank this Week: 806

Corruption Chronicles

Corruption Chronicles

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

http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/
Rank this Week: 2613

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
  • Jun 21

    FOIA News: Enviros Hit DOI With FOIA Suit Over Coal Communication

    FOIA News: Enviros Hit DOI With FOIA Suit Over Coal Communication
    Enviros Hit DOI With FOIA Suit Over Coal CommunicationsBy Kat Sieniuc, Law360, June 20, 2017The Center for Biological Diversity on Tuesday hit the federal government with a lawsuit in D.C. district court, accusing the U.S. Bureau of Land…
  • Jun 21

    Court opinion issued June 19, 2017

    Court opinion issued June 19, 2017
    Facebook, Inc. v. IRS (N.D. Cal.) -- dismissing plaintiff's claim seeking production of agency documents in electronic, native-file format with metadata because plaintiff's FOIA request did not specify format of production.…
  • Jun 20

    FOIA News: Veterans Affairs official files FOIA request on whistle-blower

    FOIA News: Veterans Affairs official files FOIA request on whistle-blower
    Veterans Affairs official files FOIA request to spy on whistle-blowerBy Pete Kasperowicz, Washington Examiner, June 20, 2017A Department of Veterans Affairs official has taken the novel step of filing a Freedom of Information Act request…
Rank this Week: 1509

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: 1801

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/
  • Jun 21

    Government Contracts Mergers & Acquisitions in 2017: Challenges and Opportunities on the Horizon

    Government Contracts Mergers & Acquisitions in 2017: Challenges and Opportunities on the Horizon
    Please join us on June 27, 2017 for a lunchtime panel discussion regarding “Government Contracts M&A in 2017: Challenges and Opportunities on the Horizon.” During this program, moderated by Peter Eyre,  a panel of…
  • Jun 19

    Government Contracts Recovery Webinar

    Government Contracts Recovery Webinar
    On June 14, we presented a webinar titled “Frequently Asked Questions About Requests for Equitable Adjustment and Contract Disputes Act Claims.” The webinar featured some of the most common questions we encounter in the field…
  • Jun 9

    Fastest 5 Minutes, The Podcast Gov’t Contractors Can’t Do Without

    Fastest 5 Minutes, The Podcast Gov’t Contractors Can’t Do Without
    Crowell & Moring’s “Fastest 5 Minutes” is a biweekly podcast that provides a brief summary of significant government contracts legal and regulatory developments that no government contracts lawyer or executive should be…
Rank this Week: 5079

von Briesen Legal News

von Briesen Legal News

By von Briesen & Roper, s.c.

http://www.vonbriesen.com/legal-news
Rank this Week: 1813

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/
  • Jun 20

    Is America For Sale? Is Trump Motivated to Sell Us Out?

    Is America For Sale? Is Trump Motivated to Sell Us Out?
    Two lawsuits have now been filed over Trump’s violation of the emoluments clause.[1] Emoluments is an eighteenth-century word rarely heard before Trump became president. It’s a rare president who ever came into office with assets…
  • Jun 13

    Can American Democracy Survive Trump?

    Can American Democracy Survive Trump?
    Will democracy in America survive? First remember that democracy matters. No human institutions are perfect but democracy makes it possible to remove officials without going to war. Democracy doesn’t mean anyone alone can make good…
  • Jun 6

    Trump and the Swamp

    Trump and the Swamp
    Trump promised to drain the swamp. We can agree that the swamp is the predominance of special interests over Americans of ordinary means. Bernie Sanders won many hearts and minds by refusing to take big money. Trump claimed independence from…
Rank this Week: 4754

Fracking Insider

Fracking Insider

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

http://www.frackinginsider.com
  • Jun 20

    EIA: U.S. Refineries Are Running at Record-High Level

    EIA: U.S. Refineries Are Running at Record-High Level
    According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, “Gross inputs to U.S. petroleum refineries, also referred to as refinery runs, averaged a record high 17.7 million barrels per day (b/d) for the week ending May 26, before…
  • Jun 19

    Energy Hearings this Week

    Energy Hearings this Week
    House Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development hearing on the budget for the Energy Department. Date: Tuesday, June 20, 1 p.m. Place: 2359 Rayburn Bldg. Agenda and Witnesses    Draft Bill — Fiscal 2018…
  • Jun 12

    Hearings This Week

    Hearings This Week
    Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing on the nominations of Kristine Svinicki to be a member of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission; Annie Caputo to be a member of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission; David Wright to be…
Rank this Week: 3892

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

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

https://blog.finkrosnerershow-levenberg.com
  • Jun 20

    There’s no “income cap” anymore for Medicaid long term benefit

    There’s no “income cap” anymore for Medicaid long term benefit
    When I first started filing Medicaid applications for my clients back in 1995, a person who needed long-term care services in the home or assisted living but had run out of money could not even apply for Medicaid if their … Continue…
  • Jun 16

    Feeding the Patient is Part of the Plan of Care

    Feeding the Patient is Part of the Plan of Care
    What can you do if your loved one can’t feed himself but the nursing home staff just keep leaving the tray on his table? The Nursing Home Reform Act Residents’ Rights 42 CFR Ä 483 requires that provision of adequate ……
  • Jun 13

    Don’t count on the Medicaid representative at the County Board to remind you to Spend Down

    Don’t count on the Medicaid representative at the County Board to remind you to Spend Down
    An application for Medicaid benefits cannot be approved before the applicant (and spouse, if any) has completed the spend-down, because benefits are not payable unless the applicant is financially eligible. It is not uncommon for someone to…
Rank this Week: 2296

Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Covers government law. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.uaslawblog.com/
  • Jun 20

    ATC Privatization: What’s Drones Got to Do With It?

    ATC Privatization: What’s Drones Got to Do With It?
    The Trump Administration has proposed that Air Traffic Control (ATC) functions be shifted away from the FAA to a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization, arguing that the move would allow for increased efficiency particularly in terms of…
  • Jun 20

    ATC Privatization: What’s Drones Got to Do With It?

    ATC Privatization: What’s Drones Got to Do With It?
    The Trump Administration has proposed that Air Traffic Control (“ATC”) functions be shifted away from the FAA to a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization, arguing that the move would allow for increased efficiency particularly in…
  • May 24

    “Statutory Interpretation Does Not Get Much Simpler”–the FAA’s Registration Rule Gets its Wings Clipped

    “Statutory Interpretation Does Not Get Much Simpler”–the FAA’s Registration Rule Gets its Wings Clipped
    On May 19, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued its opinion in John Taylor v. Michael Huerta striking down the Federal Aviation Administration’s Registration Rule, which required the owners of small unmanned…
Rank this Week: 1531

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/
  • Jun 19

    Supreme Court invalidates ban on social media for sex offender

    Supreme Court invalidates ban on social media for sex offender
    In 2002, Lester Packingham became a convicted sex offender at the age of 21, after he pleaded guilty to taking indecent liberties with a child – having sex with a 13-year-old girl. Packingham got into hot water with the law again in…
  • Jun 17

    How difficult is it to get a federal court to overturn a court-martial conviction

    How difficult is it to get a federal court to overturn a court-martial conviction
    I have discussed before how very difficult it is for an appellant to get a federal court to review and overturn a court-martial conviction. Here is Randolph v. United States, a federal circuit case reviewing an attempt to get relief via the…
  • Jun 17

    No, sorry

    No, sorry
    The CAAF daily journal for 15 June 2017 has this entry:  No. 17-0003/AR. U.S. v. Christopher B. Hukill. CCA 20140939. On consideration of Appellee’s petition for reconsideration of this Court’s decision, United States v.…
Rank this Week: 861

Subject to Inquiry

Subject to Inquiry

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

http://www.subjecttoinquiry.com/
  • Jun 19

    Debt Collector Defined: Supreme Court Exempts Debt Purchaser

    Debt Collector Defined: Supreme Court Exempts Debt Purchaser
    On behalf of a unanimous Supreme Court, Justice Neil Gorsuch delivered his first opinion on June 12 to determine whether debt purchasers fall within the statutory language under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) as debt…
  • Jun 7

    U.S. Supreme Court Indirectly Limits Important Component of DOJ’s FCPA Pilot Program

    U.S. Supreme Court Indirectly Limits Important Component of DOJ’s FCPA Pilot Program
    On June 5, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously held in Kokesh v. Securities and Exchange Commission, No. 16-529, that the SEC may not reach beyond the general five year statute of limitations period in order to obtain “ill-gotten…
  • Jun 6

    U.S. Supreme Court Rules Time Limits Apply to SEC Disgorgement Order

    U.S. Supreme Court Rules Time Limits Apply to SEC Disgorgement Order
    A unanimous United States Supreme Court held Monday, in Kokesh v. Securities and Exchange Commission, that the five-year statute of limitations under 28 U.S.C. § 2462 applies to disgorgement sought by the Securities and Exchange…
Rank this Week: 2025

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/
  • Jun 19

    Portion of Former Shea Stadium Site May Not Be Converted To Retail And Other Non-Park Use

    Portion of Former Shea Stadium Site May Not Be Converted To Retail And Other Non-Park Use
    The New York Court of Appeals held, the legislation permitting the development of Shea Stadium and related facilities on park land does not extend to development of retail businesses and other uses not related to a stadium.
  • May 22

    Replacement Water Tank By Water District Is Not Subject to Village Zoning

    Replacement Water Tank By Water District Is Not Subject to Village Zoning
    Construction of a replacement water tank by the local water district was found to be a SEQRA Type II Action and not subject to the zoning of the Village in which the property is locted.
  • 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.
Rank this Week: 2277

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/
  • Jun 17

    Lia Fowler: Colombia-US Engagement and the Danger of Peace Propaganda

    Lia Fowler: Colombia-US Engagement and the Danger of Peace Propaganda
    The following Guest Dispatch was written by Ms. Lia Fowler, a journalist and former FBI Special Agent. Fowler is a columnist for Periodismo Sin Fronteras and writes for other publications in the U.S. and Latin America. Be sure to follow…
  • Jun 15

    Trump Walking in Reagan’s Footstep

    Trump Walking in Reagan’s Footstep
    For decades Republican and Democratic presidents make perfunctory political pilgrimages to South Florida, Havana North, the political home of the Cuban Diaspora. With the exception, I think, of Jimmy Carter, every American President since…
  • May 29

    Is Lebanon Properly Safeguarding U.S. Defense Articles from Iran Proxy Hezbollah?

    Is Lebanon Properly Safeguarding U.S. Defense Articles from Iran Proxy Hezbollah?
    On December 22, 2016, I posted a short blog post on curious, albeit anonymous comments made by an Israeli defense ministry official who was expressing concern about U.S. defense articles falling into the wrong hands in…
Rank this Week: 4682

Oregon Legal Research

Oregon Legal Research

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

http://blog.oregonlegalresearch.com/
  • Jun 16

    Oregon Law Librarian Wins National Award for 1953-1993 Oregon Revised Statutes Digitization Project

    Oregon Law Librarian Wins National Award for 1953-1993 Oregon Revised Statutes Digitization Project
    The American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) awarded their 2017 Public Access to Government Information (PAGI) Award to Laura Orr, the former Washington County Law Librarian (2002-2015). AALL Press Release, excerpt: “AMERICAN…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2157

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: 5111

CFTC Law

CFTC Law

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

http://www.cftclaw.com/
  • Jun 16

    CFTC Banned David Liew from Trading

    CFTC Banned David Liew from Trading
    Washington, DC – Earlier this June, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) charged David Liew for illegal practices in the precious metals futures contracts. CFTC banned David Liew from trading, because of…
  • Jun 15

    This is the Title Page of the Article

    This is the Title Page of the Article
      The post This is the Title Page of the Article appeared first on CFTC Law.
  • May 30

    CFTC Extends No-Act SEFs and DCMs from Certain CFTC Regulations for Correction of Error

    CFTC Extends No-Act SEFs and DCMs from Certain CFTC Regulations for Correction of Error
    Washington, DC — Today, a no-action letter issued by the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (CFTC) Division of Market Oversight and Division of Clearing and Risk (Divisions) will serve as an extension to the relief... The…
Rank this Week: 2804

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/
  • Jun 15

    OIG Targets Additional Medicare/Medicaid Policy Areas for Review

    OIG Targets Additional Medicare/Medicaid Policy Areas for Review
    The OIG has added 18 reviews to its FY 2017 Work Plan – most of which target CMS programs, with a particular emphasis on prescription drug policies. For instance, the OIG now intends to examine the following Medicare and Medicaid topics…
  • Jun 15

    Congressional Hearings, Markups Focus on Chronic Care, Drug Pricing, HHS Budget, Other Health Program

    Congressional Hearings, Markups Focus on Chronic Care, Drug Pricing, HHS Budget, Other Health Program
    House and Senate committees have held a number of hearings recently to focus on health policy topics, including the following: A Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee hearing on “The Cost of Prescription Drugs: How…
  • Jun 15

    First Look at OIG’s FY 2017 Fraud Recoveries/Enforcement Activitie

    First Look at OIG’s FY 2017 Fraud Recoveries/Enforcement Activitie
    The HHS Office of Inspector General (OIG) expects its investigative recoveries during the first half of fiscal year (FY) 2017 to top $2.04 billion – which is down from $2.77 billion for the first half of FY 2016. During this period, the…
Rank this Week: 3775

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/
  • Jun 15

    Improving Customer Experience with Digital Persona

    Improving Customer Experience with Digital Persona
    Keeping the customer’s needs front and center is important when developing new digital tools. We recently developed a set of user personas as part of our work to establish a more robust—and data informed—understanding of the…
  • May 23

    JFK 100 Centennial Celebration

    JFK 100 Centennial Celebration
    This year marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of President John F. Kennedy. In commemoration of this centennial, the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum will be hosting a series of events and activities throughout the year.…
  • May 11

    Celebrating Public Service Recognition Week

    Celebrating Public Service Recognition Week
    Today we celebrated Public Service Recognition Week with our annual 2017 Archivist’s Achievement Awards Program. Since 1985, the first week of May has been set aside to honor the men and women who serve our nation as Federal, state,…
Rank this Week: 4847

Maryland Social Security…

Maryland Social Security Disability Lawyers Blog

Covers workers' compensation, injury, and government law. By Steinhardt, Siskind and Associates, LLC.

http://www.marylandsocialsecuritydisabilitylawyers.com/
  • Jun 15

    DISABILITY INSURANCE CLAIMS

    DISABILITY INSURANCE CLAIMS
    Attorney, Keith R. Siskind of the Law Offices of Steinhardt, Siskind and Associates, LLC, attended the American Bar Association ERISA Litigation Seminar held in Chicago from June 7th through June 9th, 2017.   This seminar explored a…
  • Nov 7

    PURSUING A DISABILITY INSURANCE CLAIM REQUIRES AN EXPERIENCED DISABILITY ATTORNEY

    PURSUING A DISABILITY INSURANCE CLAIM REQUIRES AN EXPERIENCED DISABILITY ATTORNEY
    Attorney, Keith R. Siskind of the Law Offices of Steinhardt, Siskind and Associates, LLC, attended the American Conference Institute seminar on Litigating Disability Insurance Claims held in Boston on September 14 and 15, 2016.  The…
  • Nov 7

    PURSUING A DISABILITY INSURANCE CLAIM REQUIRES AN EXPERIENCED DISABILITY ATTORNEY

    PURSUING A DISABILITY INSURANCE CLAIM REQUIRES AN EXPERIENCED DISABILITY ATTORNEY
    Attorney, Keith R. Siskind of the Law Offices of Steinhardt, Siskind and Associates, LLC, attended the American Conference Institute seminar on Litigating Disability Insurance Claims held in Boston on September 14 and 15, 2016.  The…
Rank this Week: 2482

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/
  • Jun 14

    Christie Banking that Lottery will Save Pension

    Christie Banking that Lottery will Save Pension
    As reported by Philly.com, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is betting that the lottery is the ticket to shoring up one of the state’s most vexing money problems: ever-growing obligations to the pensions for public employees. The idea of…
  • May 24

    Judge Halts Christie’s Atlantic City Police Layoff

    Judge Halts Christie’s Atlantic City Police Layoff
    As reported by Philly.com, a Superior Court judge has temporarily blocked the State of New Jersey from unilaterally imposing layoffs and schedule changes on the Atlantic City Police Department. The ruling is the second time Judge Julio…
  • May 2

    Police Call Layoffs a Union-Busting Tactic

    Police Call Layoffs a Union-Busting Tactic
    As reported by northjersey.com, members of the Bergen County Bureau of Police Services police union on Monday protested more than two dozen impending layoffs and about a dozen demotions…
Rank this Week: 1037

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://beveragelawupdate.com
  • Jun 13

    PODCAST: What’s Brewing in Real Estate Development: An Interview with Bob Gaudreau

    PODCAST: What’s Brewing in Real Estate Development: An Interview with Bob Gaudreau
    In this episode of Verrill Voices: What’s Brewing in Real Estate, Spencer Thibodeau interviews Bob Gaudreau of Hardypond Construction, about one of the construction company’s recent, and unique, projects. The discussion takes…
  • Jun 8

    78 Taps of Beer on the – Shipping Container?

    78 Taps of Beer on the – Shipping Container?
    On June 24, the people of Reykjavik, Iceland will get a taste of Maine in their hometown – 78 taps of beer to be exact. After years of planning and a great deal of collaboration between the Maine Brewers Guild and various brewers and…
  • May 30

    Brewing Up a Small Business: Legal Issues Affecting Maine’s Craft Brewerie

    Brewing Up a Small Business: Legal Issues Affecting Maine’s Craft Brewerie
    On June 8, Verrill Dana attorney, Tawny Alvarez, will participate in a panel discussion entitled, “Brewing Up a Small Business: Legal Issues Affecting Maine’s Craft Breweries,” hosted by the Cumberland Bar Association at…
Rank this Week: 1761

PA Public Contracts

PA Public Contracts

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

http://www.papubliccontracts.com/
  • Jun 13

    Is The Separations Act In Danger Of Repeal?

    Is The Separations Act In Danger Of Repeal?
    In Pennsylvania, public construction projects are nearly always governed by the Separations Act, a law that was passed in 1913, more than 100 years ago. The Separations Act (variations of which also appear in statutes governing Boroughs,…
  • May 18

    Philadelphia Voters Approve Best Value Contracting

    Philadelphia Voters Approve Best Value Contracting
    It’s official! Philadelphia voters have voted in favor of the best value ballot question. The Philadelphia City Charter will now be amended to add the following new subsection at section 8-200: (5) In lieu of awarding a…
  • May 9

    Committee of Seventy Throws Its Weight Behind City Of Philadelphia Best Value Initiative

    Committee of Seventy Throws Its Weight Behind City Of Philadelphia Best Value Initiative
    On Tuesday, May 16, Philadelphia voters will be asked to vote YES or NO to the following ballot question: “Shall The Philadelphia Home Rule Charter be amended to allow for the award of certain contracts based on best…
Rank this Week: 3440

Infra Insight Blog

Infra Insight Blog

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

http://www.infrainsightblog.com
  • Jun 12

    Air Traffic Control Reform – Is It an Idea Whose Time Has Finally Come?

    Air Traffic Control Reform – Is It an Idea Whose Time Has Finally Come?
    President Trump kicked off “infrastructure week” on Monday, June 5th, by proposing to “corporatize” the U.S. air traffic control system, shifting about 35,000 workers, including unionized traffic controllers,…
  • May 30

    Recycling an Idea to Fund Infrastructure Improvement

    Recycling an Idea to Fund Infrastructure Improvement
    Among other policy initiatives, the Trump Administration has advocated for the need to improve the nation’s infrastructure in order to maintain America’s economic competitiveness. In its recently released 2018 proposed budget, the…
  • May 15

    U.S. Senate Subcommittee to Hold Hearing on Innovative Solutions for Infrastructure

    U.S. Senate Subcommittee to Hold Hearing on Innovative Solutions for Infrastructure
    On Tuesday, May 16, 2017 the Senate’s Committee on Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure will hold a hearing titled “Leveraging Federal Funding; Innovative Solutions for…
Rank this Week: 3837

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/
  • Jun 8

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    The TSA Blog has moved! All posts and comments will be available at the new Blog.  This page will redirect in 10-seconds. If it does not redirect, please visit: https://www.tsa.gov/blog Thanks! Bob Burns - TSA Social Media
  • May 25

    TSA Week in Review May 15th - 21st: Record 82 Firearms Discovered Last Week

    TSA Week in Review May 15th - 21st: Record 82 Firearms Discovered Last Week
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  • May 25

    TSA’s 2017 Summer Travel Tip

    TSA’s 2017 Summer Travel Tip
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Rank this Week: 5011

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
  • Jun 7

    Supreme Court Limits SEC Ability to Seek Disgorgement

    Supreme Court Limits SEC Ability to Seek Disgorgement
    This guest post was authored by our colleague Ernest D. Holtzheimer, an associate in the firm’s Litigation Department, where he combines an active litigation practice with a transactional and business advisory practice. He also…
  • Dec 7

    Insider Trading and Brotherly Love at the Supreme Court

    Insider Trading and Brotherly Love at the Supreme Court
    Yesterday, the Supreme Court of the United States decided Salman v. United States, wading into the “personal benefit” requirement necessary to establish criminal insider trading liability.  Justice Alito, writing for a…
  • Dec 7

    Insider Trading and Brotherly Love at the Supreme Court

    Insider Trading and Brotherly Love at the Supreme Court
    Yesterday, the Supreme Court of the United States decided Salman v. United States, wading into the “personal benefit” requirement necessary to establish criminal insider trading liability.  Justice Alito, writing for a…
Rank this Week: 2387

Government Contracts Blog

Government Contracts Blog

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

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

    House Armed Services Committee Takes Aim at GSA with Proposed Legislation

    House Armed Services Committee Takes Aim at GSA with Proposed Legislation
    On May 18, 2017, House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry introduced H.R. 2511, titled “The Defense Acquisition Streamlining and Transparency Act.” The bill drastically would change how commercial off-the-shelf…
  • May 30

    House Armed Services Committee Takes Aim at GSA with Proposed Legislation

    House Armed Services Committee Takes Aim at GSA with Proposed Legislation
    On May 18, 2017, House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry introduced H.R. 2511, titled “The Defense Acquisition Streamlining and Transparency Act.” The bill drastically would change how commercial off-the-shelf…
  • May 30

    Presidential Executive Order on Cybersecurity: No More Antiquated IT

    Presidential Executive Order on Cybersecurity: No More Antiquated IT
    On May 11, President Donald Trump issued his long-awaited Executive Order on cybersecurity, the ‘‘Presidential Executive Order on Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure.’’ It…
Rank this Week: 847

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: 3673

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/
  • May 15

    Governor Abbott Appoints Six New Members to the Texas Medical Board

    Governor Abbott Appoints Six New Members to the Texas Medical Board
    Since the start of the new year, Governor Abbott has appointed six new members to the Texas Medical Board. The new members, whose terms are set to expire in April 2021, include five physicians and one public member. One of the new appointees,…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1013

Legistative History and Intent

Legistative History and Intent

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

http://www.legintent.com/news/
  • May 3

    California Legislative Update: May is Bike Month

    California Legislative Update: May is Bike Month
    “Life is like riding a bicycle: you don’t fall off unless you stop pedaling.” — Claude Pepper Given that our offices here at Legislative Intent Service, Inc. in Woodland, California are located next door to the…
  • May 2

    We Love Law Librarians!

    We Love Law Librarians!
    We attended all three California Law Librarian annual meetings this year and enjoyed meeting and catching up with our librarian friends from private practice, government and academia.  These meetings provide a fascinating glimpse into…
  • Apr 24

    What Is A Government Shutdown?

    What Is A Government Shutdown?
    With congress grappling over a new federal budget, you may have heard that a government shutdown could be on the horizon. Opinions vary over whether this could actually happen, with many Republican leaders assuring constituents that they will…
Rank this Week: 2109