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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/
  • Dec 21

    My Congressperson Calls Americans “Pigs”

    My Congressperson Calls Americans “Pigs”
    Ileana Ros-Lehtinen thinks we are Yankee imperialist pigs? This is what my my Representative said after we normalized relations with Cuba: “We are saying to the Yankee imperialist pigs, come and own a piece of Cuba, we are for sale,…
  • Dec 19

    Heidelberg Talk Video Posted

    Heidelberg Talk Video Posted
    From Anonymity to Identification: Online Communication in a Time of Surveillance | Prof. Michael Froomkin (Audio: MP3) (Video: MP4 / OGV) I can’t thank my hosts in Heidelberg enough for the warmth of their welcome and their kindness…
  • Dec 17

    Cuba

    Cuba
    The US approach to Cuba stopped making sense decades ago. Opening exchanges with Poland helped dislodge the Communist regime; the same is likely to happen to Cuba in the future. Maintaining the embargo with Cuba has done more to empower…
Rank this Week: 18

New York Public Personnel Law

New York Public Personnel Law

Provides summary and commentary on selected court and administrative decisions and related matters affecting public employers and employees in New York State. By Harvey Randall, Esq.

http://publicpersonnellaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 22

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/
  • Dec 21

    On Sovereignty, Antarctica, Talmud and the Status of Jerusalem

    On Sovereignty, Antarctica, Talmud and the Status of Jerusalem
    It is always fascinating to watch someone see Jerusalem for the first time. Yesterday, I took a long walk through the Old City with an archeologist and the wonderful group of scholars that Academic Exchange and the Yitzhak Rabin Center have…
  • Dec 20

    USG Seems Befuddled About How to Respond to Sony Hack

    USG Seems Befuddled About How to Respond to Sony Hack
    David Sanger, Nicole Perlroth, and Eric Schmitt have a must-read NYT story on USG thinking about a response to the Sony hack, allegedly carried by the North Korean government.  The story is jaw-dropping because, after many years of USG…
  • Dec 20

    The Lawfare Podcast, Episode #104: Rose Gottemoeller on US Nuclear Arms Control Policy

    The Lawfare Podcast, Episode #104: Rose Gottemoeller on US Nuclear Arms Control Policy
    This week, Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Rose Gottemoeller gave a keynote address at Brookings on US Nuclear Arms Control Policy. In her address, Under Secretary Gottemoeller discussed how the…
Rank this Week: 76

Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • Dec 16

    Home Page Going Mobile

    Home Page Going Mobile
    By Danny Hart Did you know we have a mobile website? For the last several years, this small version of our full site has provided a limited set of resources that work well on small screens. But it’s always been missing many features we…
  • Dec 12

    Let’s Talk About 40 Years of Safe Drinking Water

    Let’s Talk About 40 Years of Safe Drinking Water
    By Peter Grevatt This month marks the 40th anniversary of the Safe Drinking Water Act. We’ve made such incredible progress in improving the safety of the water we drink over the past 40 years that today we almost take it for granted.…
  • Dec 10

    Food Waste Diversion is Key to a Sustainable Community

    Food Waste Diversion is Key to a Sustainable Community
    By Lillianne Brown Editor’s note: We’re happy to have this blog post from one of this year’s President’s Environmental Youth Award winners. Over 20% of our country’s landfills consist of food we throw away. When…
Rank this Week: 86

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/
Rank this Week: 124

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/
  • Dec 18

    Sexual misconduct in the Brig

    Sexual misconduct in the Brig
    The Marine Corps Times reports the court-martial conviction of a female guard at Miramar Naval Consolidated Brig, CA. Kohlman’s misconduct came to light when the prisoner, Shane Bardes, came forward last year with a detailed…
  • Dec 17

    Military justice humour

    Military justice humour
  • Dec 15

    For your calendar

    For your calendar
    At the 2015 Innocence Summit, the nation’s leading prosecutors, researchers, defense attorneys, citizen activists, exonerees, and others will come together to debate how the Innocence Movement can overcome old…
Rank this Week: 181

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
  • Dec 19

    Senate Passes Bucco Bill to Expedite Jobs, Cut Local Spending

    Senate Passes Bucco Bill to Expedite Jobs, Cut Local Spending
    Legislation sponsored by Senate Republican Budget Officer Anthony Bucco to authorize local governments to email permits, receipts and bills was unanimously passed by the state Senate. “This legislation will modernize the way local…
  • Dec 19

    Senate Passes Kean’s Bipartisan Jobs Bill to Foster Innovation

    Senate Passes Kean’s Bipartisan Jobs Bill to Foster Innovation
    Legislation is a key part of Senate Republican’s New Package of Jobs Bills Being Rolled Out Across NJ The state Senate unanimously passed legislation sponsored by Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean to create a post-doctoral fellowship…
  • Dec 18

    Senate Passes Kean Bill to Make NJ a Hub for Driverless Vehicle

    Senate Passes Kean Bill to Make NJ a Hub for Driverless Vehicle
    The state Senate passed legislation sponsored by Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean to make New Jersey a hub for the development, testing and implementation of driverless vehicles. “The people of New Jersey, our workforce and economy…
Rank this Week: 243

The Justice Blog

The Justice Blog

The Official Blog of the United States Department of Justice.

http://blogs.justice.gov/main/
Rank this Week: 244

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: 317

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: 403

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

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

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

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

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

    Obamacare v. Affordable Care Act

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

    Election Day Tomorrow - Florida Democratic Governor's Primary

    Election Day Tomorrow - Florida Democratic Governor's Primary
    Tomorrow, Florida Democrats will choose a candidate to challenge incumbent Governor Rick Scott. Although Scott's first term was plagued with corruption, constitutional violations, and widespread... To view the rest of this article, please…
Rank this Week: 411

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: 419

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/
  • Dec 18

    KBR Ordered to Release Documents in Crucial Whistleblower Case

    KBR Ordered to Release Documents in Crucial Whistleblower Case
    The Legal Times reported Thursday that the judge in the case of United States ex rel. Barko v. Halliburton Co. et al, ordered the release of documents to a whistleblower. The case, which arose under the False Claims Act, concerns the largest…
  • Dec 18

    NWC Joins Amicus in SOX Whistleblower Retaliation Case

    NWC Joins Amicus in SOX Whistleblower Retaliation Case
    Yesterday, the National Whistleblower Center joined other groups in filing an amici curiae brief with the Department of Labor Administrative Review Board (ARB) in Powers v. Union Pacific Railroad Company, ARB Case No. 13-034.  Joining…
  • Dec 17

    NWC Reports 2014 Successes in Year End Review

    NWC Reports 2014 Successes in Year End Review
    In a review posted today on the National Whistleblower Center website, the whistleblower protection advocacy group thanked it’s supporters and gave a report of the work it accomplished in 2014. The review thanks the members of the…
Rank this Week: 441

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
  • Dec 7

    Rite-Aid pays nearly $3 million over gift card kickback allegation

    Rite-Aid pays nearly $3 million over gift card kickback allegation
    On December 3, the Department of Justice announced that Rite-Aid Corp. had agreed to pay $2.99 million to settle a whistleblower’s allegations that the company violated the antikickback statute and submitted false claims by handing out…
  • Dec 7

    Georgia hospice settles whistleblower suit for nearly $600,000

    Georgia hospice settles whistleblower suit for nearly $600,000
    On December 2, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia announced that a Dublin, Georgia hospice, had agreed to pay nearly $600,000 to settle allegations, originally brought by a whistleblower, of false Medicare claims…
  • Dec 7

    Texas ear, nose, and throat practice settles false claims allegations with OIG-HHS for over $200k

    Texas ear, nose, and throat practice settles false claims allegations with OIG-HHS for over $200k
    On December 3, the Office of Inspector General of HHS announced (no permalink available) that a Texas otolaryngology practice had paid over $200,000 to resolve allegations that it had submitted false claims to federal health care programs.…
Rank this Week: 443

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/
  • Dec 18

    Bad customer service winner of the week--Ulta.com.

    Bad customer service winner of the week--Ulta.com.
    Apparently, Ulta, "we promise to answer your question in 24 hours" does not mean what you think it does.  Ten days and waiting, and you already shipped the order for which I had questions without first answering the questions.  BAD…
  • Dec 11

    Our amicus brief in ASARCO was filed yesterday.

    Our amicus brief in ASARCO was filed yesterday.
    And it's here.
  • Dec 4

    Why doesn't Fitbit trust its customers?

    Why doesn't Fitbit trust its customers?
    I have a Fitbit Charge.  I have that, instead of the Jawbone, because my Jawbone broke repeatedly and had to have a soft restart about once every two weeks.  Now I have the Charge, which would be better, if it held a charge longer…
Rank this Week: 465

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/
  • Dec 21

    US-Cuba Talks? Give Cuban Civil Society a Voice As Well

    US-Cuba Talks? Give Cuban Civil Society a Voice As Well
    Borrowing from a page of the Carter Administration’s failed Cuba policy, the President wants closer relations with Cuba and he has tasked his team with that goal. Part of this effort includes re-establishing diplomatic…
  • Dec 21

    Revenge Killing of NYPD Cops: The Left Reaps What it Sow

    Revenge Killing of NYPD Cops: The Left Reaps What it Sow
    It was very refreshing to see the NYPD send a clear signal to New York City Mayor DeBlasio that they are not happy with his leadership: Why do I single out the Left? Because the politics of hyphenation and tyranny of the minority, are just a…
  • Dec 21

    If Jeb Bush Runs, Will The Republic Implode?

    If Jeb Bush Runs, Will The Republic Implode?
    Recently, former Florida governor, Jeb Bush announced that he is forming an exploratory committee to determine if he will run for president. The moment he announced his committee, conservative pundits and columnists wrote articles and…
Rank this Week: 536

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/
  • Dec 20

    Obra impresionante y gratuita: el Tratado de Derecho Administrativo de Agustín Gordillo

    Obra impresionante y gratuita: el Tratado de Derecho Administrativo de Agustín Gordillo
    Fin de semana y en vísperas de Navidad es tiempo de lectura, ocio y regalos, así que ahí os ofrezco (al hilo de la Sección de Libros de fin de semana de este blog) como regalo en pdf el Tratado de Derecho…
  • Dec 19

    Cuento burocrático de Navidad, Chaves Dicken

    Cuento burocrático de Navidad, Chaves Dicken
    Ya me ocupé hace tiempo de un día cualquiera de un ciudadano cualquiera sometido al Derecho Administrativo, pero hoy toca una anécdota burocrática más cercana. Tengo un “amigo” ( y ya se sabe el…
  • Dec 17

    Falta del trámite de audiencia : ¿tarjeta amarilla o roja?

    Falta del trámite de audiencia : ¿tarjeta amarilla o roja?
    El principio de audiencia (como sus hermanos gemelos: los principios de defensa y el de contradicción) se alza en la espina dorsal de toda la actuación administrativa pues escuchar al interesado antes de decidir asegura el mayor…
Rank this Week: 576

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: 828

Air Force General Counsel Blog

Air Force General Counsel Blog

Covers legal issues faced by military lawyers, including the law of armed conflict, cyberlaw, military justice, and international law.

http://afgeneralcounsel.dodlive.mil/
  • Apr 2

    Signing Off

    Signing Off
    As our readers are no doubt aware, in recent months the Air Force has announced significant reductions to manpower and personnel, and our office is not exempt from these reductions. Due to reduced resources, the General Counsel's office is…
  • Apr 1

    And the Band Played On – Climate Change and Climate Adaptation

    And the Band Played On – Climate Change and Climate Adaptation
    Two public events involving climate change and national defense coincided this week. The first involves Secretary of Defense Hagel and USAID Administrator Shah highlighting climate change's role in increasing regional political instability…
  • Mar 28

    “milCloud” – Competing against the Private Sector?

    “milCloud” – Competing against the Private Sector?
    On March 18, the Defense Information Systems Agency (“DISA”) announced the milCloud service, a government-operated cloud tailored to DoD needs. Two computing centers have implemented milCloud for DoD’s unclassified network…
Rank this Week: 871

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/
  • Dec 9

    Open Letter from NJ State PBA President Patrick Colligan on the Recent Unrest Against Police

    Open Letter from NJ State PBA President Patrick Colligan on the Recent Unrest Against Police
    Given the unrest that has erupted throughout our country in response to two Grand Jury decisions that failed to return True Bill’s of Indictment, we came across this letter from PBA President Patrick Colligan that offers an opinion from…
  • Dec 5

    Will New Jersey’s Pension Fund Run Dry in Four Years?

    Will New Jersey’s Pension Fund Run Dry in Four Years?
    As reported in NJ.COM, New Jersey’s unfunded public employee pension liabilities have soared to $83 billion, more than double previous estimates, as the state comes into compliance with new accounting rules, according to a report…
  • Dec 3

    South Hunterdon County Municipalities to Discuss the Consolodation of Public Safety Service

    South Hunterdon County Municipalities to Discuss the Consolodation of Public Safety Service
    As reported in NJ.Com. the Mayors of the three South Hunterdon municipalities with local police forces are talking about a regionalized department and are moving forward with the support of county Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns III and…
Rank this Week: 1390

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: 1436

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: 1491

European Union Law

European Union Law

Covers legal issues in the European Union. By Vihar Georgiev.

http://eulaw.wordpress.com
  • Jan 28

    The EU Fiscal Stability Treaty: Summary and Analysi

    The EU Fiscal Stability Treaty: Summary and Analysi
     UPDATE: the approved text of the Treaty on Stability, Coordination and Governance in the Economic and Monetary Union is available here. 
  • Dec 24

    Happy Holidays!

    Happy Holidays!
    Dear friends, I wish you happy holidays and a prosperous New Year!
  • Dec 9

    What’s Behind the New Eurozone Fiscal Stability Union?

    What’s Behind the New Eurozone Fiscal Stability Union?
    This European Council meeting was quite tumultuous, it appears. But we do have an outcome – a “fiscal stability union”. Below I present a preliminary critical assessment of the proposal, as well as a comment on the toxic role of the…
Rank this Week: 1547

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/
  • Dec 19

    WOSB Program: Sole Source Contracts are Coming!

    WOSB Program: Sole Source Contracts are Coming!
    Just in time for the holidays, there is good news for WOSBs–sole source contracts are coming! If you have followed SmallGovCon over the past week, you have seen a few posts about changes made to the 2015 National Defense Authorization…
  • Dec 17

    WOSB Program: 2015 NDAA Eliminates Self-Certification

    WOSB Program: 2015 NDAA Eliminates Self-Certification
    With little fanfare, Congress just passed legislation eliminating the ability of WOSBs to self-certify for purposes of WOSB set-aside contracts. The 2015 National Defense Authorization Act rewrites the portion of the Small Business Act…
  • Dec 15

    Thank You, Veterans!

    Thank You, Veterans!
    I am back in the Midwest after traveling to Atlanta last week for the National Veterans Small Business Engagement.  This annual event was everything it was cracked up to be, featuring an incredible array of government officials,…
Rank this Week: 1676

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Whistleblower Lawyer News

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

http://www.whistleblowerlawyernews.com/
  • Dec 18

    Hospital acquired conditions results in Medicare sanctions for 700+ hospital

    Hospital acquired conditions results in Medicare sanctions for 700+ hospital
    The Center for Medicare Services (CMS) has announced that 724 hospitals on the bottom score concerning patients that have adverse events during hospital stays will suffer financial penalties, the amount of which will vary based on…
  • Dec 17

    Countrywide whistleblower awarded more than $57 million for helping Uncle Sam

    Countrywide whistleblower awarded more than $57 million for helping Uncle Sam
      Edward O’Donnell, a former Countrywide Financial executive turned financial crisis whistle-blower is collecting more than $57 million for his role in forcing Bank of America to pay $16.65 billion penalty in connection with its…
  • Dec 16

    Harvard Business School grad Waltham financial advisor charged with securities fraud

    Harvard Business School grad Waltham financial advisor charged with securities fraud
    Harvard Business School grad Daniel Thibeault Founder of Waltham Massachusetts company Graduate Leverage LLC  was charged on a securities fraud charge in connection with an alleged scheme to use his mutual fund’s money to issue…
Rank this Week: 1718

FDA Lawyers Blog

FDA Lawyers Blog

By Frommer Lawrence & Haug.

http://www.fdalawyersblog.com/
  • Jul 7

    FDA Takes Aim at Wood-Aged Cheese

    FDA Takes Aim at Wood-Aged Cheese
    FDA has recently challenged the use of wooden planks (shelving) to age certain cheeses, a practice that has been going on for centuries. The Agency is concerned that wood absorbs and retains certain bacteria, such as listeria, that can…
  • Apr 24

    Proposed Rule Deems E-Cigarettes "Tobacco Products" Under the Family Smoking Prevening and Tobacco Control Act

    Proposed Rule Deems E-Cigarettes "Tobacco Products" Under the Family Smoking Prevening and Tobacco Control Act
    The Food and Drug Administration introduced a proposed rule yesterday that would extend its existing authority over certain tobacco products. Under the proposed rule, FDA would now oversee electronic/e-cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco,…
  • Apr 14

    Zogenix Sues Massachusetts to Overturn Ban of Opioid Pain Drug

    Zogenix Sues Massachusetts to Overturn Ban of Opioid Pain Drug
    Zogenix, Inc., the San Diego-based manufacturer of the extended-release hydrocodone drug Zohydro ER, has sued the Governor of Massachusetts in U.S. District Court in Boston to overturn as unconstitutional the state's recent prohibition…
Rank this Week: 1771

Freedom of Information & Open…

Freedom of Information & Open Government Blog

News, views and updates on the UK Freedom of Information Act, worldwide Freedom of Information and open government. Maintained by Steve Wood, Lecturer at Liverpool John Moores University.

http://foia.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 11

    FOI case law update - 28 November 2013

    FOI case law update - 28 November 2013
    The Campaign for Freedom of Information's next course on 'Information Commissioner & Tribunal Decisions - what do they mean in practice?' is taking place in London on 28th November 2013.This course, now in its 8th year, aims to help…
  • Oct 29

    76 organisations call on government to drop proposed FOI restriction

    76 organisations call on government to drop proposed FOI restriction
    76 campaign groups, charities and press bodies have written to the prime minister urging him to drop proposals to restrict the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act. They say the proposals are not compatible with the prime minister's stated aim of…
  • Oct 24

    MPs call for extension of the FOI Act to cover contracted out public service

    MPs call for extension of the FOI Act to cover contracted out public service
    An Early Day Motion calling for the extension of the FOI Act to cover contracted out public services has been tabled by Labour MP Grahame Morris and co-sponsored by Caroline Lucas (Green), Mark Durkan (SDLP), John McDonnell (Lab), Margaret…
Rank this Week: 1584

Politics, Law and Policy Blog

Politics, Law and Policy Blog

Covers policy and political intelligence. By McKenna Long & Aldridge, LLP.

http://www.politicsandlawblog.com
  • Dec 19

    Health Insurance Exchanges: State of the State

    Health Insurance Exchanges: State of the State
    By Cindy Gillespie Health Insurance Exchanges: State of the States update is our weekly report on Health Insurance Exchange developments. This week, CMS released its Draft 2016 Letter to Issuers in the Federally-facilitated Marketplaces and…
  • Dec 19

    Health Care Weekly Wrap-Up

    Health Care Weekly Wrap-Up
    By Cindy Gillespie Health Care Weekly Wrap-Up  is our weekly look at developments affecting health care at the federal and state levels. This week, an analysis by PricewaterhouseCoopers for the Medicaid Health Plans of America found that…
  • Dec 18

    WATCH: Lisa Ellman and Mark McKinnon at LA Drone Expo

    WATCH: Lisa Ellman and Mark McKinnon at LA Drone Expo
    Watch the McKenna Long UAS team of Lisa Ellman and Mark McKinnon at the LA Drone Expo speaking on “UAV Policy in the United States.” Drone Expo UAS policy panel from trevor fulks on Vimeo.
Rank this Week: 1953

Government Contracts Blog

Government Contracts Blog

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

http://www.governmentcontractslawblog.com/
  • Dec 16

    Happy Holidays!

    Happy Holidays!
    Sheppard Mullin’s Government Contracts, Investigations & International Trade Group Wishes You And Yours The Happiest Of Holidays In 2014 And Much Success In 2015.… Continue Reading
  • Nov 21

    Cyber-Breach & NISPOM Conforming Change 2 – It’s What’s on the Inside That Count

    Cyber-Breach & NISPOM Conforming Change 2 – It’s What’s on the Inside That Count
    Most companies are worried about external threats – things that are coming at their people, their group, their company, their government, all from an outside actor.  Like government’s with an eye on counter-intelligence,…
  • Nov 21

    “How Dare You Charge That for a Spare Part!” – The Untold Story of the X27 Interface Assembly

    “How Dare You Charge That for a Spare Part!” – The Untold Story of the X27 Interface Assembly
    The pricing of spare parts has been a subject of Government criticism for decades.  Pick up any DCAA or IG audit report relating to spare parts or any intra-agency memorandum on the topic and you will sense the dudgeon with which the…
Rank this Week: 1818

Infra Insight Blog

Infra Insight Blog

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

http://www.infrainsightblog.com
  • Dec 16

    Benefits of P3 Model – Rebuttal of Ontario Auditor General’s Report

    Benefits of P3 Model – Rebuttal of Ontario Auditor General’s Report
    Posted by Mark Romoff, President and CEO, The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships On December 9, 2014, Ontario’s Auditor General released her 2014 Annual Report, sharply criticizing Ontario’s Alternative Financing and…
  • Dec 15

    Emerging Trends in Project Delivery: Design-Build-Maintain Contracting for Surface Transportation Project

    Emerging Trends in Project Delivery: Design-Build-Maintain Contracting for Surface Transportation Project
    In the modern U.S. history of public-private partnerships, the prevailing project delivery models have been the toll concession and the availability payment contract.  In both cases, the private party raises equity and debt financing and…
  • Dec 15

    AASHTO Accepting Applications for Director, Project Finance Institute

    AASHTO Accepting Applications for Director, Project Finance Institute
    AASHTO is now accepting applications for the position of Director, AASHTO Project Finance Institute. The application deadline is Friday, January 2, 2015, and the full position description can be found in this AASHTO Journal entry.
Rank this Week: 1849

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/
  • Dec 16

    Research Foundation Agrees to Settle False Claims Act Case

    Research Foundation Agrees to Settle False Claims Act Case
    The State University of New York’s Research Foundation (“Research Foundation”) has agreed to settle claims brought by five whistleblowers in a qui tam lawsuit filed in 2010 under the False Claims Act that it knowingly…
  • Dec 12

    Defense Contractor Agrees to Settle False Claims Act Case

    Defense Contractor Agrees to Settle False Claims Act Case
    The Justice Department announced that defense contractors Supreme Foodservice GmbH, Supreme Foodservice FZE, and their subsidiaries (collectively “Supreme”) have agreed to settle criminal and civil allegations by a whistleblower…
  • Dec 9

    OtisMed Agrees to Settle False Claims Act Allegation

    OtisMed Agrees to Settle False Claims Act Allegation
    OtisMed Corporation (“OtisMed”) has agreed to pay over $80 million to resolve criminal and civil allegations by a whistleblower in a qui tam suit that it and one of its former executives violated the False Claims Act and Food,…
Rank this Week: 1939

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: 1894

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: 2264

Oregon Legal Research

Oregon Legal Research

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

http://blog.oregonlegalresearch.com/
  • Dec 19

    CLEs and Books for Oregon Contract Attorneys, and the Lawyers who Hire Them

    CLEs and Books for Oregon Contract Attorneys, and the Lawyers who Hire Them
    PLF has this contract attorney CLE at their website, in CD, DVD, Streaming video, and MP3 formats. We have the CD & print coursebook in our collection (Washington County Law Library). Contract Attorneys: Managing Expectations and Getting…
  • Dec 18

    Multnomah County Circuit Court 2014 Report on the Multnomah Law Library

    Multnomah County Circuit Court 2014 Report on the Multnomah Law Library
    You can read the Multnomah Law Library Report at the PSU CPS website: “This report reviews the current operations of the Multnomah Law Library and makes recommendations, based on best practices, for ways to restructure the Multnomah Law…
  • Dec 18

    U.S. 19th out of 99 in Latest Access to Justice Ranking

    U.S. 19th out of 99 in Latest Access to Justice Ranking
    “Too many shut out of justice, ABA president says: Wlliam C. Hubbard, president of the American Bar Association, calls it “the justice gap.” Deep down, all Americans believe they have a right to their day in court. They…
Rank this Week: 2184

Corruption Chronicles

Corruption Chronicles

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

http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/
  • Dec 19

    Gannett Reporter Simultaneously Promotes Obama Policy While Covering it “Objectively”

    Gannett Reporter Simultaneously Promotes Obama Policy While Covering it “Objectively”
    In a scandalous example of corrupt media supporting the Obama agenda, a mainstream newspaper reporter simultaneously wrote “objective news” about the First Lady’s contentious public school lunch program while secretly…
  • Dec 16

    HHS Violates ACORN Funding Ban to Pay for Obamacare Navigator

    HHS Violates ACORN Funding Ban to Pay for Obamacare Navigator
    Despite a 5-year-old congressional ban on federal funding for the notably corrupt Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), Judicial Watch has obtained documents that show a chunk of taxpayer money went to an affiliate…
  • Dec 16

    HHS Violates ACORN Funding Ban to Pay for Obamacare Navigator

    HHS Violates ACORN Funding Ban to Pay for Obamacare Navigator
    Despite a 5-year-old congressional ban on federal funding for the notably corrupt Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), Judicial Watch has obtained documents that show a chunk of taxpayer money went to an affiliate…
Rank this Week: 2151

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • Dec 19

    CFPB settles with military base retailer and related companies for alleged unlawful debt collection practice

    CFPB settles with military base retailer and related companies for alleged unlawful debt collection practice
    Barbara S. Mishkin As part of this week’s flurry of enforcement-related announcements, the CFPB announced the settlement of a lawsuit filed jointly with the Attorneys General of North Carolina and Virginia  against Freedom Stores,…
  • Dec 18

    CFPB soliciting suggestions for its amicus brief program

    CFPB soliciting suggestions for its amicus brief program
    Alan S. Kaplinsky The Consumer Law & Policy Blog has reproduced a copy of a letter sent yesterday by the CFPB seeking suggested cases for the CFPB’s amicus brief program.  The letter indicates that the amicus program has…
  • Dec 18

    CFPB report highlights inadequate disclosure of campus financial product

    CFPB report highlights inadequate disclosure of campus financial product
    John L. Culhane, Jr. In its fifth annual report on college credit card agreements, the CFPB takes financial institutions as well as colleges and universities to task for failing to adequately disclose their marketing agreements for campus…
Rank this Week: 2391

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: 2318

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/
  • Nov 9

    MOOCs Shake Up Intellectual Property Rights for Professor

    MOOCs Shake Up Intellectual Property Rights for Professor
    By: Gregory T. Myers, Albany Government Law Review A MOOC—a massive open online course—is a free or near-free, credit-less, online course[1] that is creating substantial buzz in the academic and technical communities.  The…
  • Nov 9

    MOOCs Shake Up Intellectual Property Rights for Professor

    MOOCs Shake Up Intellectual Property Rights for Professor
    By: Gregory T. Myers, Albany Government Law Review A MOOC—a massive open online course—is a free or near-free, credit-less, online course[1] that is creating substantial buzz in the academic and technical communities.  The…
  • Oct 19

    Man’s Best Friend? New York’s Antiquated Approach to Animal Cruelty Law

    Man’s Best Friend? New York’s Antiquated Approach to Animal Cruelty Law
    By: Kelly Maloney, Albany Government Law Review Studies show that many health benefits are derived from relationships between companion animals and their owners.[1] Animals have been shown “to improve cardiovascular health, reduce…
Rank this Week: 2333

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: 2783

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/
  • Dec 17

    “Enhanced Interrogation”

    “Enhanced Interrogation”
    We’ve been hearing people talk about “enhanced interrogation” for quite a while. Then the Senate Intelligence Committee Report on the CIA’s use of torture was released this week. And we got another dose of…
  • Dec 9

    Killing Garner

    Killing Garner
    Are we safer with or without the police around? When juries, grand juries and prosecutors regularly decide that plain, on camera, evidence doesn’t show murder, what protects people? It’s too dangerous to put your key in your front…
  • Dec 2

    Libertarians on and off the Court

    Libertarians on and off the Court
    Most Supreme Court justices are libertarians in some sense. But what kind and for whom varies widely. We all believe we have rights to decide lots of things for ourselves. But what are the limits? The more “conservative” the…
Rank this Week: 2814

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/
Rank this Week: 2920

National Whistleblower

National Whistleblower

Provides commentary on current issues and developments in the field of whistleblower law and False Claims Act litigation. By the Rabon Law Firm, PLLC.

http://www.nationalwhistleblower.com/
  • Dec 2

    Office Depot Agrees to Pay $43 Million to Resolve Allegations Under the California False Claims Act

    Office Depot Agrees to Pay $43 Million to Resolve Allegations Under the California False Claims Act
    Office Depot will reportedly pay $43 million to resolve allegations that the company violated the California False Claims Act by “systematically” violating the terms of its contracts with various California governmental…
  • Oct 20

    Ten Largest False Claims Act Settlements By Pharmaceutical Companie

    Ten Largest False Claims Act Settlements By Pharmaceutical Companie
    Pharmaceutical companies have been a part of some of the largest settlements in the history of the FCA.  Below is a list of the ten largest FCA settlements by members of the pharmaceutucal industry: 1. GlaxoSmithKline – $2 billion…
  • Aug 6

    Hospital System Pays Over $98 Million to Resolve FCA Allegation

    Hospital System Pays Over $98 Million to Resolve FCA Allegation
    The Department of Justice announced that Community Health Systems (CHS) agreed to pay $98.15 million to settle allegations that the company violated the False Claims Act by billing Medicare, Medicaid, and TRICARE for medically unnecessary…
Rank this Week: 2874

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/
Rank this Week: 2715

Pace Law Library

Pace Law Library

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

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

    The Pace Law Library Blog Makeover

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

    Ms. Lamikanra on Nigerian Law and Legal System

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

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

    Prof. Crawford Reviews Estate and Gift Tax Law Review Articles of 2010
    Check out our first 2011 addition to the Pace Law Library Podcasts site titled Estate and Gift Tax Law Articles of 2010.  Prof. Bridget Crawford from Pace Law School reviews interesting estate and gift tax law related articles that were…
Rank this Week: 2774

Equal Vote: Election Law @ Mortiz

Equal Vote: Election Law @ Mortiz

Covers election reform, the Voting Rights Act, the Help America Vote Act, and related topics. Special attention to the voting rights of people of color, non-English proficient citizens, and people with disabilities. Publsihed by Dan Tokaji at Moritz Colle

http://moritzlaw.osu.edu/blogs/tokaji/
  • Dec 18

    The Wrong Approach to Election Reform

    The Wrong Approach to Election Reform
    The Ohio legislature yesterday approved a bill (SB 380) that would eliminate the window for early registration and absentee voting, among other things.
  • Nov 7

    Reforming Registration

    Reforming Registration
    On Monday, I identified four problem areas to watch out for on Election Day: 1) lines at the polls, 2) voting equipment, 3) voter registration lists, and 4) provisional and absentee ballots. While machine breakdowns and polling place lines…
  • Nov 4

    What We Don't Know

    What We Don't Know
    We now know that Barack Obama will be the 44th President of the United States of America. In the enormity of this moment in American history, the gritty details of election administration, upon which my Moritz colleagues and I spend so much…
Rank this Week: 2630