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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/
  • Mar 22

    Legitimation Crisis?

    Legitimation Crisis?
    Looks like a duck…
  • Mar 17

    Group IV Debate Is On YouTube

    Group IV Debate Is On YouTube
    Coral Gables Commission Candidates Group IV debate held March 16 at 7pm, as recorded by Coral Gables TV.
  • Mar 16

    News Flash: Agave Development to be Rushed Before Coral Gables Commission

    News Flash: Agave Development to be Rushed Before Coral Gables Commission
    Rather than the schedule I and (judging from the campaign talk) others expected, the Agave project — a big, big issue in this election — is going before the current, pre-election Commission, at a meeting on on March 25 at ……
Rank this Week: 17

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: 20

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/
  • Mar 30

    “The Future of Violence” on Diane Rehm

    “The Future of Violence” on Diane Rehm
    This morning, Gabriella Blum and I had the pleasure of appearing on the Diane Rehm Show to discuss The Future of Violence: Robots and Germs, Hackers and Drones——Confronting A New Age of Threat. It was a good discussion for those…
  • Mar 30

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary
    Shots were fired this morning at Fort Meade after two people in a vehicle attempted to ram a gate leading to the National Security Agency. The Washington Post reports that one person was killed and at least one other injured. According to…
  • Mar 30

    International Legal Justification for the Yemen Intervention: Blink and Miss It

    International Legal Justification for the Yemen Intervention: Blink and Miss It
    There has been surprisingly little discussion about the international legal justification for the airstrikes in Yemen that are being led by the Saudis. Other than a Just Security post that tackles some of the legal issues, the media and those…
Rank this Week: 97

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: 96

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/
  • Mar 30

    Heads up on soliciting donations-recruiters-instructors beware

    Heads up on soliciting donations-recruiters-instructors beware
    On 28 January 2015, DoD issued an instruction (DODI 1304.33) protecting against inappropriate relationships during recruiting and entry level training. Paragraph 1.a.(1)(k) of Enclosure (3) of this instruction expressly prohibits recruiters…
  • Mar 29

    Is there an SVC crisis?

    Is there an SVC crisis?
    I am for (and against) the SVC program.  I am mostly for it because it is necessary.  Over the years and prior to the Air Force start there were regulations in place that required the trial counsel to inform the “victim”…
  • Mar 10

    Worth the read

    Worth the read
    A couple of items have come across the transom today which are worth the read to military practitioners. James E. Baker, Is Military Justice Sentencing on the March? Should it be? And if so, Where should it Head? Court-Martial Sentencing…
Rank this Week: 159

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: 170

Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • Mar 30

    Calming Fears and Dealing with Bed Bugs in School

    Calming Fears and Dealing with Bed Bugs in School
    By Marcia Anderson Parents, teachers and students all worry when bed bugs are spotted at school because they are a public health concern.  No bigger than an apple seed, bed bugs can hide in tiny cracks or hitch a ride to school or home…
  • Mar 25

    Just Released: Top 25 U.S. Cities with Most Energy Star Building

    Just Released: Top 25 U.S. Cities with Most Energy Star Building
    By Jean Lupinacci Did you know energy use in commercial buildings accounts for 17 percent of greenhouse gas emissions that fuel climate change, at a cost of more than $100 billion per year? That’s significant. That’s why…
  • Mar 23

    Protecting our Drinking Water for Everyone

    Protecting our Drinking Water for Everyone
    By Dr. Peter Grevatt Like families in almost every city and town across the U.S., everyone in my house counts on the idea that we can just reach for the tap any time we’re thirsty or need some water to cook dinner.  And, there…
Rank this Week: 291

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: 213

El Blog de Derecho Publico de…

El Blog de Derecho Publico de Sevach

Covers public law and legislation. By Professor J.R. Chaves.

http://contencioso.es/
  • Mar 28

    Lo bueno del espantoso accidente aéreo en Los Alpe

    Lo bueno del espantoso accidente aéreo en Los Alpe
    Originalmente publicado en Vivo y Coleando: El ser humano a diferencia de los animales tiene la posibilidad y el deber de reflexionar sobre los sucesos que impactan en la vida. El espantoso accidente de un avión estrellado en los…
  • Mar 26

    La tradición como fuente del derecho a ocupar dominio público

    La tradición como fuente del derecho a ocupar dominio público
    Caracoles. Leo la Sentencia de la Sala de lo Contencioso-Administrativo del Tribunal Supremo de 24 de Febrero de 2015 (rec. 467/2013) y me entero que para otorgar autorizaciones temporales de dominio público municipal es criterio…
  • Mar 24

    Lo que hay que saber sobre oposiciones ante la Oferta de empleo 2015

    Lo que hay que saber sobre oposiciones ante la Oferta de empleo 2015
      Acaba de publicarse el   R.D. 196/2015, de 22 de Marzo (BOE del 23) , por el que se aprueba la oferta de empleo público para el año 2015. ¡ Por fin parece que el letargo del invierno de las…
Rank this Week: 341

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/
  • Mar 5

    Washington Supreme Court Grants Petitions to Review Nissen v. Pierce County

    Washington Supreme Court Grants Petitions to Review Nissen v. Pierce County
    On March 3, 2015, the Washington Supreme Court granted two petitions to review Nissen v. Pierce County, 183 Wn. App. 581, 333 P.3d 577 (2014).  In Nissen, the Washington Court of Appeals applied the Washington Public Records Act and held…
  • Mar 3

    Hillary Clinton Defends Use of Personal E-mail

    Hillary Clinton Defends Use of Personal E-mail
    On March 2, 2015, The New York Times reported that Hilary Clinton, during her tenure as Secretary of State, may have violated federal regulations by using her personal e-mail to conduct government business. The report says that Clinton aides…
  • Feb 24

    City Investigation of Law Enforcement Whistleblower Allegations Subject to Disclosure; No Redaction of Witness Identification

    City Investigation of Law Enforcement Whistleblower Allegations Subject to Disclosure; No Redaction of Witness Identification
    In early 2011, City of Fife police officers submitted a whistleblower complaint to the City Manager.  The complaint covered a range of topics including discrimination, misappropriation of public funds and improper workplace…
Rank this Week: 302

The Justice Blog

The Justice Blog

The Official Blog of the United States Department of Justice.

http://blogs.justice.gov/main/
Rank this Week: 292

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/
  • Mar 30

    Obama Administration Announces Plan to Combat Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria

    Obama Administration Announces Plan to Combat Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria
    On March 27, 2015, the Obama Administration released its National Action Plan for Combating Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria (NAP), a five-year, government-wide plan to address the spread of resistant bacteria. The main components of the…
  • Mar 30

    CMS Launches Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network

    CMS Launches Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network
    On March 25, 2015, CMS formally launched the Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network, a public-private partnership intended to support HHS’s goal of moving Medicare and the broader health industry from a fee-for-service model…
  • Mar 30

    OIG Issues 2015 Compendium of Unimplemented Recommendation

    OIG Issues 2015 Compendium of Unimplemented Recommendation
    The OIG has released its March 2015 “Compendium of Unimplemented Recommendations,” which highlights the OIG’s top 25 recommendations for cost savings and/or quality improvements in HHS programs, along with other significant…
Rank this Week: 806

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Whistleblower Lawyer News

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

http://www.whistleblowerlawyernews.com/
Rank this Week: 842

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: 586

Whitcomb Law Blog

Whitcomb Law Blog

Covers government procurement.

http://whitcomblawpc.com/legal-blogs/
  • Mar 27

    Whitcomb Law to Represent Colorado Springs on Legal Ethics Issue

    Whitcomb Law to Represent Colorado Springs on Legal Ethics Issue
    Whitcomb Law, PC is very pleased and proud that the City of Colorado Springs Independent Ethics Commission recently selected our firm as one of nine in the State of Colorado to represent the Commission on legal ethics issues.…
  • Mar 17

    Fresh Fruits and Vegetables and a Federal Bid Protest

    Fresh Fruits and Vegetables and a Federal Bid Protest
    How did fresh fruits and vegetables become the ingredients of a federal bid protest? Raymond Express International, LLC, V. The United States Pre-award federal bid protest Plaintiff Raymond Express Int’l, LLC (REI) filed a pre-award…
  • Mar 17

    Should We Get involved in the Government Marketplace?

    Should We Get involved in the Government Marketplace?
    Contributed by: Richard F. Busch, II Busch Law Firm L.L.C. 303-904-9439 rich@rbuschlaw.com www.rbuschlaw.com Why Go GovCon? The Federal government spends trillions of dollars annually for a wide range of goods and services to meet mission…
Rank this Week: 864

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: 718

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/
  • Mar 23

    Odds & End

    Odds & End
    Welcome to this week’s edition of odds and ends. This week’s post will be a potpourri of political stories coming out of Washington. Senator Ted Cruz (R-Tx) will declare himself a candidate for U.S. President. His announcement…
  • Mar 18

    Venezuelan Regime Keeps Going for Broke, And Will Lose

    Venezuelan Regime Keeps Going for Broke, And Will Lose
    Venezuela’s socialist dictator Nicolas Maduro took out a full page ad in the New York Times to denounce targeted U.S. economic sanctions against seven of his henchmen that have engaged in human rights abuses against political opposition…
  • Mar 16

    Brazilian Intellectual Outlines the Triumph of Cultural Marxism

    Brazilian Intellectual Outlines the Triumph of Cultural Marxism
    Cliff Kincaid, the Director of the Accuracy in Media’s Center for Investigative Journalism, recently interviewed anti-communist Brazilian writer and philosopher Olavo de Carvalho. It is a great history lesson on cultural…
Rank this Week: 581

Government Contracts Blog

Government Contracts Blog

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

http://brownrudnick.com/blog/government-contracts/
  • Mar 12

    Avoiding Wage and Hour Lawsuit

    Avoiding Wage and Hour Lawsuit
    The Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts has released its annual report on the number and types of lawsuits filed in the last year, and, once again, employee lawsuits under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) are among the most frequently…
  • Mar 9

    Subcontractors usually cannot look to the Government for payment

    Subcontractors usually cannot look to the Government for payment
    A decision issued last week by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit provides a painful reminder to subcontractors on U.S. Government contracts that their client is the prime contractor, not the Government, and that the prime…
  • Mar 2

    Government claims under wage and hour laws are not going away.

    Government claims under wage and hour laws are not going away.
    On February 26, 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced the following enforcement statistics on its blog: During fiscal year 2014, DOL’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) investigations found more than $240 million owed to more…
Rank this Week: 468

Public Blawg

Public Blawg

Cover eminent domain, labor and employment, land use, public power, redevelopment and taxation. By Meyers Nave.

http://www.publiclawnews.com/blogs/public-blawg
Rank this Week: 384

Rulemaking

Rulemaking

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

http://rulemaking.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 742

CFTC Law

CFTC Law

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

http://www.cftclaw.com/
  • Aug 8

    FIA Sets Forth Five Core Principles in Enhancing CFTC Market Surveillance

    FIA Sets Forth Five Core Principles in Enhancing CFTC Market Surveillance
    FIA Sets Forth Five Core Principles in Enhancing CFTC Market SurveillanceIn a response to a request by the CFTC’s Technology Advisory Committee for comment on how best to develop a 21st century surveillance system, the Financial…
  • Aug 6

    Massad Says CFTC Hampered by Budget Constraint

    Massad Says CFTC Hampered by Budget Constraint
    Massad Says CFTC Hampered by Budget ConstraintsRecently appointed CFTC Chairman Tim Massad announced last week that there were “a lot of things” he would like to do to continue the CFTC’s goal of regulating financial…
  • Jul 28

    O’Malia Urges Regulators to “Do No Harm”

    O’Malia Urges Regulators to “Do No Harm”
    O’Malia Urges Regulators to “Do No Harm”CFTC Commissioner Scott O’Malia issued a stern warning to financial regulators in the United States and abroad that market fragmentation could have grave consequences on the…
Rank this Week: 460

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • Mar 30

    CFPB issues FDCPA 2015 report

    CFPB issues FDCPA 2015 report
    Barbara S. Mishkin The CFPB has issued its fourth annual FDCPA report covering the CFPB’s activities in 2014.  The section of the report that reviews consumer complaints about debt collection received by the CFPB in 2014 recycles…
  • Mar 30

    CFPB holds hearing on payday and auto title loans in Richmond, VA

    CFPB holds hearing on payday and auto title loans in Richmond, VA
    Theodore R. Flo On March 26, the CFPB held a public hearing on payday and auto title lending, the same day that it released proposed regulations for short-term small-dollar loans. Virginia Attorney General, Mark Herring gave opening remarks,…
  • Mar 30

    CFPB 2014 complaints report shows large increase in debt collection and credit reporting complaint

    CFPB 2014 complaints report shows large increase in debt collection and credit reporting complaint
    Barbara S. Mishkin The CFPB’s Consumer Response Annual Report analyzing complaints handled in 2014 indicates that volume rose 53% from 163,700 complaints in 2013 to 250,200 in 2014. The report provides data on the most common types of…
Rank this Week: 3620

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: 4902

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/
  • Mar 30

    Whistleblower Allegations Trigger TransCanada Investigation

    Whistleblower Allegations Trigger TransCanada Investigation
    A March 18, 2015 report by Reuters New Agency reveals Canada’s energy regulator , National Energy Board (NEB) is investigating up to a dozen new allegations of natural gas pipeline safety-code violations at TransCanada.…
  • Mar 27

    Maryland Senate Broadens Whistleblower Proctection

    Maryland Senate Broadens Whistleblower Proctection
    On March 24 the Maryland State Senate passed the Maryland False Claims Act.  The Act, if passed by the House, would widen Maryland’s current protections to include state and local government contractors.  The currently…
  • Mar 25

    Whistleblower Advocacy Group Warns OSC Proposed Rule for Federal Contractors May Cause Harm

    Whistleblower Advocacy Group Warns OSC Proposed Rule for Federal Contractors May Cause Harm
    In January the U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) proposed a rule that it claims would extend protections under the Civil Service Reform Act and the Whistleblower Protection Act to employees of federal contractors.  However, as my…
Rank this Week: 1783

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/
  • Mar 30

    GAO: 28-Day Proposal Period Was Reasonable

    GAO: 28-Day Proposal Period Was Reasonable
    A 28-day period was sufficient time for offerors to prepare proposals in response to a solicitation for janitorial and mechanical services. In a recent decision, the GAO held that, under the circumstances of the procurement, it was…
  • Mar 27

    Introducing Koprince Law LLC

    Introducing Koprince Law LLC
    If you are a regular SmallGovCon reader, you might notice a few small changes on our blog–those dealing with our contact information.  I am pleased to announce the formation of Koprince Law LLC, which officially opens its doors for…
  • Mar 24

    SBA OHA: Providing Specifications & Funding Is Not “Manufacturing”

    SBA OHA: Providing Specifications & Funding Is Not “Manufacturing”
    A business was not engaged in “manufacturing” within the meaning of the SBA’s regulations where the firm provided another entity with specifications and financing, and the second entity produced the end item being acquired…
Rank this Week: 3438

Corruption Chronicles

Corruption Chronicles

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

http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/
  • Mar 30

    Corruption Scandals Led to Harry Reid’s Abrupt “Retirement”

    Corruption Scandals Led to Harry Reid’s Abrupt “Retirement”
    You’d never know it from the mainstream media puff pieces of Harry Reid’s sudden retirement, but it was a long string of corruption scandals—including a recent one involving his attorney son—that drove the veteran…
  • Mar 27

    Obamacare Website Still Insecure, Subject to Attack

    Obamacare Website Still Insecure, Subject to Attack
    More than a year after egregious security failures in the government’s healthcare website were exposed in congressional hearings, data remains compromised and the ill-fated site is still subject to cyberattacks and vulnerable to massive…
  • Mar 25

    U.S. Honors Sen. Who Met With Communists, Rented Brothel, Let Mistress Drown

    U.S. Honors Sen. Who Met With Communists, Rented Brothel, Let Mistress Drown
    A veteran senator who let his mistress drown in a car he recklessly drove into a pond, rented a brothel for an entire night in Chile and sought meetings with communists is being honored by the Obama administration this month. Ted Kennedy…
Rank this Week: 2285

Lobby Comply Blog

Lobby Comply Blog

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

http://stateandfed.com/lobbycomply/
  • Mar 30

    Monday News Roundup

    Monday News Roundup
    Lobbying “Buying Government with Lobbying Money” by Mike Collins in Forbes “Ed Whitfield’s Ties to Lobbyist Wife Subject of House Ethics Continued on Next Page
  • Mar 30

    San Diego, California Clerk Advocating for Increasing Lobbying Fee

    San Diego, California Clerk Advocating for Increasing Lobbying Fee
    The Office of the City Clerk will make a presentation at the next meeting of the Ethics Commission to advocate Continued on Next Page
  • Mar 30

    Virginia Governor Proposing Changes to Ethics Reform Bill

    Virginia Governor Proposing Changes to Ethics Reform Bill
    Gov. Terry McAuliffe plans to offer amendments to the ethics reform bill passed last month. HB 2070 creates a $100 Continued on Next Page
Rank this Week: 3268

The Albany Government Law Review…

The Albany Government Law Review Fireplace

The Albany Government Law Review runs this student written and edited law blog engaged in substantive law review-like legal analysis and academic speculation.

http://aglr.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 4561

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

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

http://legalnewsyoucanuse.com/
  • Mar 29

    Medicaid estate recovery liens often take people by surprise

    Medicaid estate recovery liens often take people by surprise
    On March 24th, PBS news hour had a segment called “The Medicaid Bill that doesn’t go away when you die.” www.pbs.org. The program described the impact of estate recovery liens which are pursued by State Medicaid Programs.…
  • Mar 27

    Special Needs Trust can’t be created by beneficiary’s agent under power of attorney

    Special Needs Trust can’t be created by beneficiary’s agent under power of attorney
    Federal law allows a person who receives or is applying for Medicaid or Supplemental Security Income (SSI), which are means-tested programs, to transfer their excess resources into a Special Needs Trust that was “established for the…
  • Mar 26

    VA Updates VA Form 10-10EZ and VA Form 10-10EZR

    VA Updates VA Form 10-10EZ and VA Form 10-10EZR
    A few days ago, we blogged about the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) eliminating net worth in determinations of eligibility and assignment of priority group.   I commented that the VA Form 10-10EZ would need to be…
Rank this Week: 2044

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: 5032

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/
  • Mar 27

    Bipartisan Agreement to Make Massive Changes to Medicare

    Bipartisan Agreement to Make Massive Changes to Medicare
    A bipartisan bill, H.R. 2, Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization ACT, would repeal the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula, which sets a cap on physician spending, and would revamp payment of physicians under Medicare. On March 26, 2015…
  • Mar 26

    Republicans Propose to Block Funding for Critical Benefit

    Republicans Propose to Block Funding for Critical Benefit
    Since the 1900s, Congressional Republicans have proposed block grant style funding for Medicaid. A block grant is a fixed amount of money allocated from the federal government to states in order to support social assistance programs. On…
  • Mar 23

    Oregon’s “Motor Voter” Bill Becomes Nation’s First Automatic Voter Registration Law

    Oregon’s “Motor Voter” Bill Becomes Nation’s First Automatic Voter Registration Law
    Amidst the passage of increasingly restrictive voter ID laws, Oregon’s current governor, Kate Brown, recently signed a groundbreaking piece of voting legislation for the state. House Bill 2177 was passed on Monday, and is the first of…
Rank this Week: 1215

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/
  • Mar 27

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 3/27

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 3/27
    * U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/2015cta.htmlCrow Tribal Housing Authority v. U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act of 1996;…
  • Mar 20

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 3/20

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 3/20
    * U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/2015cta.htmlCloverdale Rancheria v. Jewell (Federal Recognition; Self-determination Contracts)Allen v. Smith (Disenrollment)* State Courts…
  • Mar 13

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 3/13

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 3/13
    * U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2014-2015update.htmlPetition for certiorari was denied in Stockbridge-Munsee Cmty. v. New York (Indian Land Claims; Limitation of Action) and in Confederated Tribes and…
Rank this Week: 1621

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/
  • Mar 27

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

    What’s New in the National Archives Catalog: Photographs from the Battle of the Bulge
    The National Archives’ Strategic Plan includes the bold initiative to digitize our analog records and make them available for online public access. Our new digitization strategy outlines the many approaches we will use to achieve this…
  • Mar 16

    Participate in the #1000pages Transcription Challenge

    Participate in the #1000pages Transcription Challenge
    Calling all history enthusiasts and citizen archivists! Participate in the Transcription Challenge this week and help us meet — and surpass! — our goal of transcribing more than 1000 pages. Join us in celebrating Sunshine Week and…
  • Feb 5

    What have you found in Founders Online?

    What have you found in Founders Online?
    Founders Online, a tool for seamless searching across the papers of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, and Alexander Hamilton, launched in 2013. Since then, the tool has grown to a fully…
Rank this Week: 4508

Fracking Insider

Fracking Insider

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

http://www.frackinginsider.com
  • Mar 27

    Federal Government Releases Regulations for Fracking on Federal Land

    Federal Government Releases Regulations for Fracking on Federal Land
    Last Friday, the Department of Interior released its final rule updating the regulations that govern hydraulic fracturing on federal public and American Indian lands. It covers standards for wells and well construction, disposal of…
  • Mar 12

    Hydraulic Fracturing: State Regulatory Roundup Vol. 40

    Hydraulic Fracturing: State Regulatory Roundup Vol. 40
    Fracking Insider Readers: We are pleased to bring you Volume 40 of our State Regulatory Roundup, including updates in California, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. As we explained in earlier volumes, we designed the Roundup to provide quick overviews…
  • Feb 16

    Critical Habitat Designations Pose Substantial Threat to Oil and Gas Development

    Critical Habitat Designations Pose Substantial Threat to Oil and Gas Development
    The federal government can restrict access to public lands for oil and gas drilling purposes through a number of means. Recently, President Obama’s proposal to designate millions of acres of land in Alaska as wilderness made the…
Rank this Week: 3842

Subject to Inquiry

Subject to Inquiry

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

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

    CFPB Launches Inquiry into the Credit Card Industry

    CFPB Launches Inquiry into the Credit Card Industry
    Last week, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced it is seeking public comment from consumers on how the credit card market is functioning following several initiatives imposed by the Credit Card Accountability…
  • Mar 26

    Biomet FCPA Announcement Highlights Distributor-Related Risk

    Biomet FCPA Announcement Highlights Distributor-Related Risk
    Last week, Biomet Inc. announced in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that instead of its 2012 deferred prosecution agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) regarding violations of the U.S. Foreign…
  • Mar 23

    The FCPA Implications of China’s Plan to Consolidate State-Owned Enterprise

    The FCPA Implications of China’s Plan to Consolidate State-Owned Enterprise
    China’s recently announced plan to restructure and consolidate its state-owned enterprises (SOEs) focuses on bolstering the private sector of its economy and creating economies of scale to allow Chinese companies to better compete…
Rank this Week: 1225

New Jersey Public Safety Officers…

New Jersey Public Safety Officers Law Blog

Covers employment issues related to corrections officers, firefighters, and police officers in New Jersey. By Frank M. Crivelli of Arpaia and Crivelli.

http://www.njpublicsafetyofficers.com/
Rank this Week: 1747

Oregon Legal Research

Oregon Legal Research

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

http://blog.oregonlegalresearch.com/
  • Mar 26

    My, My, My: Auntie Mame Would Have Made a Hoot of a Law Librarian

    My, My, My: Auntie Mame Would Have Made a Hoot of a Law Librarian
    Every working stiff needs a laugh and a boost on Friday-Eve morning (better known as Thursday morning) and we are no exception to that truth. So, we often turn to the Legal Research is Easy blogger who never fails to tickle ……
  • Mar 25

    Dockets and other Court Records Databases in Oregon Public Law Libraries: Update

    Dockets and other Court Records Databases in Oregon Public Law Libraries: Update
    This is an update to the previous 10/14 blog post: OJIN and OECI Access in Oregon County Law Libraries The following Oregon public law libraries have in-library public, or staff-assisted, access to OJIN, OECI, or ACMS (court dockets).…
  • Mar 23

    Law Practice: Ethical Duty of Technology Competence

    Law Practice: Ethical Duty of Technology Competence
    “13 States Have Adopted Ethical Duty of Technology Competence,” by Robert Ambrogi, 3/16/15: “In 2012, something happened that I called a sea change in the legal profession: The American Bar Association formally approved a…
Rank this Week: 2234

White Collar Alert

White Collar Alert

Provides news and insight to counsel and legal observers concerning white collar criminal defense, internal investigations, government litigation and regulatory compliance. By Montgomery McCracken.

http://whitecollarblog.mmwr.com
Rank this Week: 2484

Infra Insight Blog

Infra Insight Blog

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

http://www.infrainsightblog.com
Rank this Week: 3883

Legislative Blog

Legislative Blog

The official Americans United blog on legislation and activities of lawmakers.

https://www.au.org/blogs/legislative
  • Mar 25

    Discriminatory “Religious Freedom” Bills: Marriage Refusal Edition

    Discriminatory “Religious Freedom” Bills: Marriage Refusal Edition
    Vanessa WolbrinkLegislativeThese bills are especially troublesome because they would allow government employees to discriminate in the name of religion. We’ve been blogging a lot about state Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA)…
  • Mar 12

    “Religious Freedom” Bills in the States and RFRA on the Hill

    “Religious Freedom” Bills in the States and RFRA on the Hill
    Vanessa WolbrinkLegislative“The worst kind of discrimination... is when the government is the discriminator.” - Colorado Rep. Patrick Neville (R-Castle Rock)In the StatesMany so-called “religious freedom” bills are…
  • Mar 3

    AU and the Elementary and Secondary Education Act: This Year’s Fight Had a Few Surprise

    AU and the Elementary and Secondary Education Act: This Year’s Fight Had a Few Surprise
    Elise Helgesen AguilarLegislativeIn our last update on the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), we asked all of our members and supporters to reach out to their legislators and tell them to reject any amendment that would create…
Rank this Week: 2456

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/
  • Mar 24

    Is it Still the Pledge in Arabic?

    Is it Still the Pledge in Arabic?
    You’ve heard that high school administrators in the Hudson Valley apologized for having the Pledge of Allegiance recited in Arabic for one morning during National Foreign Language Week. Americans are funny about language. The Founders…
  • Mar 17

    Radicalization of Jihadi John

    Radicalization of Jihadi John
    Identification of Jihadi John as a British citizen and college graduate has given rise to discussion about what radicalizes young people. There is no single answer but one aspect is to provide alternatives to the choice between deep…
  • Mar 10

    Alzheimers versus Iran

    Alzheimers versus Iran
    No it wasn’t treason. The Constitution defines treason as “levying War against [the United States], or in adhering to their enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort.” The letter from forty-seven senators addressed to “the…
Rank this Week: 4556

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/
  • Mar 24

    Denial of Area Variances Upheld

    Denial of Area Variances Upheld
    The Appellate Division reversed the lower court and upheld the denial of an application for area variances to construct an apartment building in a neighborhood largely consisting of single family homes.
  • Feb 22

    Involved Agency Limited to SEQRA Record Developed by Lead Agency

    Involved Agency Limited to SEQRA Record Developed by Lead Agency
    An involved agency, while making its own SEQRA findings, is limited to the record developed by the lead agency.
  • Jan 30

    Court Upholds Denial of Area Variance

    Court Upholds Denial of Area Variance
    The Appellate Division upheld the denial of area variances to permit the legalization of an addition to an accessory structure.
Rank this Week: 2078

PA Public Contracts

PA Public Contracts

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

http://www.papubliccontracts.com/
Rank this Week: 3424

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/
  • Mar 22

    Aha! A new problem w/Congressional politics--or is it?

    Aha! A new problem w/Congressional politics--or is it?
    I like what Crescent Hardy is saying about Yucca Mountain ("let's explore if there's any scenario in which having Yucca Mountain be the nuclear waste repository might make sense for Nevada"), but I can't reach him via email because I don't…
  • Mar 14

    Another news clip about my talk(s) in Bogota.

    Another news clip about my talk(s) in Bogota.
    Here, and here's the original post.  I'm still just amazed that I was asked to speak, and I'm so grateful to Superintendent Reyes!
  • Mar 14

    Congrats to Randy Gordon and Maks Del Mar!

    Congrats to Randy Gordon and Maks Del Mar!
    Maks's new book (co-edited with William Twining), which has an essay by my buddy Randy Gordon in it.  You can get the book here.
Rank this Week: 1616

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: 3389