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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/
  • Sep 23

    Debate Hors D’oeuvre

    Debate Hors D’oeuvre
    A Clinton ad to put us in the mood for what will undoubtedly be an edifying debate on Monday night.
  • Sep 21

    Jill Stein is Not the Answer (Especially in Florida!)

    Jill Stein is Not the Answer (Especially in Florida!)
    Commentator “How” (I still have commentators?)  may or may not be a Republican plant.  I prefer to assume he or she is not, and thus thought I would write a reply to this recent contribution “How” writes,…
  • Sep 19

    Stocks Love Democrat

    Stocks Love Democrat
    Source
Rank this Week: 12

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: 43

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/
  • Sep 24

    The Week that Was: All of Lawfare in One Post

    The Week that Was: All of Lawfare in One Post
    Susan Hennessey and Benjamin Wittes argued that President Obama should not pardon Edward Snowden but should consider commuting Chelsea Manning’s sentence. Wittes also responded to critics of the Washington Post editorial page…
  • Sep 23

    Today's Headlines and Commentary

    Today's Headlines and Commentary
    Efforts to revitalize U.S.-Russian cooperation have stalled after the collapse of the Syrian ceasefire, reports the Washington Post. American officials have confirmed that, despite previous hopes, there are no plans for intelligence-sharing…
  • Sep 23

    The Biggest Internet Attack in History

    The Biggest Internet Attack in History
    If you don’t already, all Lawfare readers interested in cybersecurity issues should be regularly reading  Krebs on Security, a blog run by the estimable researcher Brian Krebs. (Disclaimer: I consider Brian a friend and…
Rank this Week: 90

Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • Sep 23

    Working to Make a Visible Difference in Newport New

    Working to Make a Visible Difference in Newport New
    by Jonathan Essoka Our months of planning paid off last week with an all-day forum that brought EPA together with a host of other government agencies and partners to address the revitalization needs of Newport News, Virginia. Newport News is…
  • Sep 23

    This Week in EPA Science

    This Week in EPA Science
    By Kacey Fitzpatrick Happy fall! Here’s the latest in EPA science. Testing Salt-Tolerant Algae as a Desalination Method There is a large volume of brackish water (salt water and fresh water mixed together) in many arid areas of the…
  • Sep 22

    EPA Grant to Schools Helps Bring Green Thumbs and Healthy Eating to Kirksville, Mo.

    EPA Grant to Schools Helps Bring Green Thumbs and Healthy Eating to Kirksville, Mo.
    Introduction by Kathleen L. Fenton EPA Region 7 awarded an Environmental Education grant in late 2015 that is funding gardening lessons and nutrition classes in the Kirksville School District in Kirksville, Mo. Karen Keck, project manager,…
Rank this Week: 121

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: 136

The Justice Blog

The Justice Blog

The Official Blog of the United States Department of Justice.

http://blogs.justice.gov/main/
Rank this Week: 143

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/
  • Sep 23

    No surprise here

    No surprise here
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  • Sep 23

    Continuance denied

    Continuance denied
    Please don’t do this. [T]he defense counsels did not respect the judge’s ruling. [I]n an astounding show of contempt, [they] tried to force the judge to reverse himself by their unilateral withdrawal from the proceedings, on the…
  • Sep 18

    Check the post-trial victim impact statement

    Check the post-trial victim impact statement
    The recent Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals case illustrates why defense counsel, and staff judge advocates, should exercise care with victim impact statements submitted post trial. In United States v. Goss, the court reminds us that:…
Rank this Week: 261

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/
  • Sep 22

    Encouraging Whistleblower Legislation in West African State

    Encouraging Whistleblower Legislation in West African State
    The Economic Community of West African States’, or ECOWAS, recently held a weeklong anti-corruption meeting in Monrovia, Liberia. Attendees included 13 West African countries, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Arms, and…
  • Sep 19

    House Intel Claim that Snowden Had Whistleblower Protection Is False and Misleading

    House Intel Claim that Snowden Had Whistleblower Protection Is False and Misleading
    In a brief 3-page report dated September 15, 2016, the House Intelligence Committee concluded that Edward Snowden “was not a whistleblower” because there were “laws and regulations in effect at the time” that…
  • Sep 19

    NWC Files Amicus in State Farm Ex Rel. Rigsby

    NWC Files Amicus in State Farm Ex Rel. Rigsby
    Today, the National Whistleblower Center filed an Amicus (friend of the court) brief in State Farm Fire and Casualty Company v. U.S. ex rel. Rigsby. Having suffered a 758-million-dollar jury verdict for defrauding the Government following…
Rank this Week: 293

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: 405

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 419

RegBlog

RegBlog

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

http://www.regblog.org/
  • Sep 22

    The Regulatory Week in Review: September 23, 2016

    The Regulatory Week in Review: September 23, 2016
    The Department of Transportation releases guidelines for autonomous vehicles, the Department of Labor's overtime rule faces multiple legal challenges, and more...
  • Sep 21

    LA Cracks Down on “Unreasonable” Water Use

    LA Cracks Down on “Unreasonable” Water Use
    City ordinance amendment institutes harsher penalties for those who flout water restrictions amid drought.
  • Sep 20

    Reforming the Federal Reserve System

    Reforming the Federal Reserve System
    Penn scholar explains the role, structure, and possible changes to the Federal Reserve System.
Rank this Week: 574

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

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

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

    The Voices: Why Do White Male Progressives Hear Things That No One Else Can?

    The Voices: Why Do White Male Progressives Hear Things That No One Else Can?
    Nine years ago, the Democratic presidential primaries had already begun. Hillary Clinton, the presumptive frontrunner, suffered an upset defeat in the Iowa caucuses. Clinton lost the caucuses because... To view the rest of this article,…
  • Oct 30

    DISSENTING JUSTICE IS ON FACEBOOK AND TWITTER!

    DISSENTING JUSTICE IS ON FACEBOOK AND TWITTER!
    Hello. Due to the ease of posting, I update this blog primarily on Facebook (most things) and Twitter. It moves at a rapid pace.  Please join. I have covered a lot of police... To view the rest of this article, please…
  • Aug 23

    Cop Swindles Elderly Dementia Victim of $2 Million; Department Does Nothing to Stop It

    Cop Swindles Elderly Dementia Victim of $2 Million; Department Does Nothing to Stop It
    In a rather disturbing case of police misconduct, Aaron Goodwin, a Portsmouth, New Hampshire police officer, took advantage of a 91-year-old woman with dementia. She had called 911 for some reason,... To view the rest of this article, please…
Rank this Week: 640

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/
  • Sep 19

    Lucy Kellaway is correct.

    Lucy Kellaway is correct.
    In today's Financial Times piece:If one employee offends against a bank’s vision and values, it is [his or her] fault. If 5,300 do, it is the bank’s. Wells Fargo has proved that its culture is a hopeless safeguard to anything. The…
  • Sep 14

    Urban Meyer is one of my heroes.

    Urban Meyer is one of my heroes.
    And here's why.
  • Aug 10

    Stephen Fry and depression---a great read.

    Stephen Fry and depression---a great read.
    Here.  For those of us who have lived through depression, it's hard to explain to those who haven't.  Thanks to folks like Stephen Fry, the Bloggess, and Hyperbole and a Half, it's possible to get an inkling of this particular…
Rank this Week: 764

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/
  • Sep 23

    SmallGovCon Week In Review: September 19-23, 2016

    SmallGovCon Week In Review: September 19-23, 2016
    I am wrapping up a great trip to Huntsville, Alabama, where I gave a presentation yesterday the Redstone Edge conference. As I make my way back home, it’s time for our weekly roundup of government contracting news and notes. In this…
  • Sep 23

    Set-Aside Decision Need Not Consider Compliance with Limitation on Subcontracting

    Set-Aside Decision Need Not Consider Compliance with Limitation on Subcontracting
    Before deciding whether to set-aside a solicitation for small businesses under FAR 19.502-2, should the contracting officer first determine whether those small business will be able to provide the needed services while, at the same time,…
  • Sep 20

    Federal Court Protest Causes GAO Dismissal

    Federal Court Protest Causes GAO Dismissal
    When multiple unsuccessful offerors protest a solicitation, the GAO ordinarily will dismiss any and all bid protests associated with the procurement in the event one unsuccessful offeror takes its case to federal court–even if some…
Rank this Week: 1131

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/
  • Sep 16

    Judicial Watch Takes a Close Look at Starwood/Cuba Deal

    Judicial Watch Takes a Close Look at Starwood/Cuba Deal
    Generally speaking, companies exist to make a profit. The more, the better. If you are delivering a good product or service, the market rewards you with, well, money. Profits are used to support or grow the business, pay employees and…
  • Sep 14

    Congressman Don Beyer Donations Exposed in Latest DNC Hack

    Congressman Don Beyer Donations Exposed in Latest DNC Hack
    We live in Northern Virginia and, politically, in one of the most Democratic counties of the Commonwealth: Arlington. It is the very proud home of the Pentagon, as well as home to a large number of the brave men and women who serve our…
  • Sep 8

    The Humanitarian Drop “Exception” to the U.S. Embargo on Cuba

    The Humanitarian Drop “Exception” to the U.S. Embargo on Cuba
    According to the Tampa Bay Times, a Florida man faces up to $100,000 in fines for alleged violations of the U.S. embargo on Cuba. It is a reminder to business travelers to the island to be mindful that despite the political rhetoric, a…
Rank this Week: 1101

CFTC Law

CFTC Law

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

http://www.cftclaw.com/
  • Apr 20

    Hello world!

    Hello world!
    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start writing! The post Hello world! appeared first on CFTC Law | forex, futures and derivatives regulatory news.
  • Aug 8

    FIA Sets Forth Five Core Principles in Enhancing CFTC Market Surveillance

    FIA Sets Forth Five Core Principles in Enhancing CFTC Market Surveillance
    In 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 Industry Association (FIA) and the FIA Principal Traders Group submitted a…
  • 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 Surveillance In 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…
Rank this Week: 1137

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/
Rank this Week: 1095

Rulemaking

Rulemaking

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

https://rulemaking.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 1115

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: 1124

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: 1194

FDA Lawyers Blog

FDA Lawyers Blog

By Frommer Lawrence & Haug.

http://www.fdalawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1417

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: 1254

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: 1304

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/
  • Sep 16

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 9/16

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 9/16
    U.S. Federal Trial Courts Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/dct/2016dct.htmlPoarch Band of Creek Indians v. Moore (Trust Lands - Real Property Taxation)Dakota Access, LLC v. Archambault (Temporary Restraining Order; Oil Pipeline…
  • Sep 9

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

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 9/9
    U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletinhttp://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/2016cta.html Meyers v. Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin (Tribal Sovereign Immunity; Fair and Accurate Transaction Act)U.S. Federal Trial Courts Bulletin…
  • Aug 31

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 8/31

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 8/31
    U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletinhttp://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/2016cta.html Keli'i Akina, et al. v. State of Hawaii, et al. (Elections; Native Hawaiians)Alvarez v. Lopez (Indian Civil Rights Act - Right to a Jury Trial)News…
Rank this Week: 1387

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 12

    No necesitamos más BOE sino más decencia

    No necesitamos más BOE sino más decencia
    Así de claro se expresa en una estupenda entrevista en el Diario La Nueva España David Ordoñez Solís, juez de lo contencioso-administrativo, bellísima persona y de portentoso currículum (y amigo…
  • Mar 12

    No necesitamos mas BOE sino mas decencia

    No necesitamos mas BOE sino mas decencia
     Así de claro se expresa en una estupenda entrevista en el Diario La Nueva España David Ordoñez Solís, juez de lo contencioso-administrativo, bellísima persona y de portentoso currículum ( y…
  • Mar 10

    Novedades sobre la acción de regreso contra funcionario

    Novedades sobre la acción de regreso contra funcionario
    El que rompe, paga. Ese es el refrán clásico que encierra la esencia del instituto jurídico de la responsabilidad civil y penal: el causante debe remediar o compensar el daño  causado. En el ámbito de…
Rank this Week: 1215

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: 1445

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. 
  • 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.  The Treaty on Stability, Coordination and Governance in the Economic and Monetary Union is…
  • Dec 24

    Happy Holidays!

    Happy Holidays!
    Dear friends, I wish you happy holidays and a prosperous New Year!
Rank this Week: 1315

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: 1611

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/
  • Sep 23

    Appellate Division Upholds Officers’ Suspension in Connection with Off-Duty Bar Fight

    Appellate Division Upholds Officers’ Suspension in Connection with Off-Duty Bar Fight
    As reported by N.J.com, the Pennsauken Police Department was right to suspend six officers in 2011 for violating rules and hindering the investigation of a fight that involved two off-duty officers, an appellate court has ruled. The…
  • Sep 21

    NJ Attorney General Announces $550K For Police Body Camera

    NJ Attorney General Announces $550K For Police Body Camera
    As reported by NJ.com, New Jersey’s Attorney General will give out more than half a million dollars in funding for police departments across the State to purchase body-worn cameras.  The announcement marks the second round of…
  • Sep 20

    Bill to Require AG Investigations of Deaths in Police Custody Advance

    Bill to Require AG Investigations of Deaths in Police Custody Advance
    As reported by Observer.com, a bill that would have the New Jersey state Attorney General’s office investigate all civilian deaths at the hands of police advanced in a legislative committee Monday. Against misgivings from a…
Rank this Week: 1645

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • Sep 22

    CFPB announces enforcement actions against auto title lender

    CFPB announces enforcement actions against auto title lender
    Barbara S. Mishkin The CFPB announced that it has filed administrative enforcement actions against five Arizona auto title lenders for alleged violations of Truth in Lending Act advertising requirements.  According to the CFPB, the…
  • Sep 22

    CFPB builds case for ECOA protection for gender identity and sexual orientation; Ballard to conduct Nov. 3 webinar

    CFPB builds case for ECOA protection for gender identity and sexual orientation; Ballard to conduct Nov. 3 webinar
    John L. Culhane, Jr. While CFPB officials have suggested in public remarks that the Equal Credit Opportunity Act’s prohibition against discrimination on the basis of “sex” includes discrimination based on gender identity and…
  • Sep 19

    CFPB highlights impact of student debt on communities of color

    CFPB highlights impact of student debt on communities of color
    John L. Culhane, Jr. In a new blog post, the CFPB states that recent research “underscores the disproportionate impact of student debt on communities of color.”  According to the CFPB, federal government data shows that over…
Rank this Week: 1845

Subject to Inquiry

Subject to Inquiry

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

http://www.subjecttoinquiry.com/
Rank this Week: 1608

Infra Insight Blog

Infra Insight Blog

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

http://www.infrainsightblog.com
Rank this Week: 1739

Government Contracts Blog

Government Contracts Blog

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

http://brownrudnick.com/blog/government-contracts/
  • Aug 31

    Proposing salary cuts for incumbent workers can be (un)realistic

    Proposing salary cuts for incumbent workers can be (un)realistic
    When a solicitation anticipates award of a fixed price contract, the Federal Acquisition Regulation typically doesn’t require the agency to conduct a price realism analysis. But, to assess the risk inherent in an offeror’s…
  • Aug 29

    Bid Protest Mill Shut Down–Maybe

    Bid Protest Mill Shut Down–Maybe
    Deciding whether and when to protest can be challenging. The questions potential protestors need to consider include: Is the protest meritorious? Is it timely? Is the potential protestor an “interested party”? Is it the right…
  • Jul 26

    The CDA Requirement to Give Notice of the Amount of a Claim

    The CDA Requirement to Give Notice of the Amount of a Claim
    Contractors with claims against their government customers sometimes feel stymied by the requirement in the Contract Disputes Act (CDA) that a claim state a “sum certain.” A contractor may know that it has a valid claim but may be…
Rank this Week: 1836

Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law…

Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law Blog

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

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

    Filing Late Government Claims (Tort Claims) in California

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

    Governor Brown Signs Brown Lawn Bill By Assembly Member Brown

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

    Code Enforcement Gone Wild

    Code Enforcement Gone Wild
    I was a Deputy City Attorney for the City of San Bernardino and the Assistant City Attorney for the City of Redlands. Along with another Deputy, I advised what was then the Code Enforcement Department in San Bernardino.  The City of…
Rank this Week: 1753

International Municipal Lawyers…

International Municipal Lawyers Association - Local Government Blog

Covers constitutional, employment, environment, ethics, land use, and telecom law.

http://imlablog.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 1682

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: 1625

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/
  • Sep 23

    TSA Week in Review September 16th - 22nd

    TSA Week in Review September 16th - 22nd
    <!--[if gte mso 9]> <![endif]--> TSA discovered 68 firearms this week in carry-on bags around the nation. Of the 68 firearms discovered, 61 were loaded and 26 had a round chambered. All of the firearms pictured were…
  • Sep 19

    TSA on the Job: Transportation Security Inspector

    TSA on the Job: Transportation Security Inspector
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  • Sep 16

    TSA Week in Review September 9th - 15th

    TSA Week in Review September 9th - 15th
    <!--[if gte mso 9]> Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 …
Rank this Week: 2635

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/
  • Sep 23

    The CFTC Has a Whistleblower Program, Too!

    The CFTC Has a Whistleblower Program, Too!
    While we’ve written about the whistleblower programs administered by the IRS and the SEC on this blog, one has been consistently neglected – the CFTC Whistleblower Program. The Commodities Futures Trading Commission regulates…
  • Sep 14

    Can Whistleblowers Use HIPAA Protected Documents to Support Their Whistleblower Claims?

    Can Whistleblowers Use HIPAA Protected Documents to Support Their Whistleblower Claims?
    Most people in the healthcare industry know that documents covered by HIPAA must be treated with utmost secrecy and care.   Protecting patient privacy is a big deal.  Thus, questions frequently arise when a healthcare worker…
  • Sep 8

    The U.S. Trade War with China – How the False Claims Act Can Help

    The U.S. Trade War with China – How the False Claims Act Can Help
    The United States is currently at war with the People’s Republic of China – a trade war.  The False Claims Act has an important role to play in this battle. Every year foreign countries, but most particularly China, engage in…
Rank this Week: 2188

Corruption Chronicles

Corruption Chronicles

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

http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/
Rank this Week: 2186

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/
  • Sep 20

    The Bully in the Debate

    The Bully in the Debate
    People keep saying that Hilary will destroy Donald in debate. But I’m concerned. I’m bothered by the memory of one exchange between Bush and Gore in one of the presidential debates in 2000. When Gore confronted Bush with the math…
  • Sep 13

    Democracy and Compromise

    Democracy and Compromise
    Since Obama’s election, congressional Republicans and their Tea Party challengers made Obama’s defeat their overriding goal, and when they couldn’t do that, they did everything they could to make him seem like a total…
  • Sep 12

    Moyers on Plutocracy in America

    Moyers on Plutocracy in America
    Here’s a link to Bill Moyers, “Shadows of Plutocracy darken over our Democracy in this Election,” , http://www.juancole.com/2016/09/plutocracy-democracy-election.html. He puts, marvelously, the warning many of us…
Rank this Week: 2598

Whistleblower Attorneys Blog

Whistleblower Attorneys Blog

Covers qui tam and government law. By Greene LLP.

http://www.whistleblowerattorneys-blog.com/
  • Sep 20

    California Beauty School Pays-out $8 Million Dollars to Settle FCA Suit, Close

    California Beauty School Pays-out $8 Million Dollars to Settle FCA Suit, Close
    B&H Education, the operator of a chain of beauty and massage schools known as the “Marinello School of Beauty,” which are located in the state of California, paid over $8 million dollars to settle a False Claims Act…
  • Sep 12

    South Carolina Physical Therapy Centers to Pay $7 Million to Settle False Claims Act Lawsuit

    South Carolina Physical Therapy Centers to Pay $7 Million to Settle False Claims Act Lawsuit
    United States Attorney Beth Drake announced that the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of South Carolina has settled claims of health care fraud with Drayer Physical Therapy Institute, LLC (“Drayer”) for $7.1 million…
  • Sep 6

    Spine Device Manufacturer Settles False Claims Act Lawsuit for $585,000

    Spine Device Manufacturer Settles False Claims Act Lawsuit for $585,000
    Paradigm Spine, a medical device manufacturer, has agreed to pay the United States $585,000 to resolve allegations under the False Claims Act. A former employee of the company turned whistleblower to alert the government of the fraud. Under…
Rank this Week: 2366

Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Covers government law. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.uaslawblog.com/
  • Sep 20

    Save the Date! Royal Aeronautical Society UAS Event – Emerging Global Approaches in the Regulation of Commercial UAS

    Save the Date! Royal Aeronautical Society UAS Event – Emerging Global Approaches in the Regulation of Commercial UAS
    The Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS), DC Branch, is hosting a UAS event entitled “Emerging Global Approaches in the Regulation of Commercial UAS.”  The event will take place on September 22, 2016, at 6pm at the British…
  • Sep 14

    Using Drones for a Bird’s Eye View of Wildlife

    Using Drones for a Bird’s Eye View of Wildlife
    Project applicants and permitting and funding agencies often gather extensive scientific data to support project evaluations under environmental laws such as the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and Endangered Species Act (ESA). With…
  • Sep 8

    From Section 333 Exemptions to Part 107 – The Smooth Transition

    From Section 333 Exemptions to Part 107 – The Smooth Transition
    The FAA’s new rule (or Part 107) for small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (also known as sUAS or drones) took effect on Monday, August 29, 2016. Existing Section 333 Exemption holders may choose to continue operating under the terms and…
Rank this Week: 2059

Fracking Insider

Fracking Insider

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

http://www.frackinginsider.com
  • Sep 19

    Congressional Energy Roundup (Week of September 19, 2016)

    Congressional Energy Roundup (Week of September 19, 2016)
    Fracking Insider Readers: Below, please find this week’s Congressional activity on oil and gas issues: House: “Impacts of the Obama Council on Environmental Quality Final Guidance for GHG Emissions and the Effects of Climate…
  • Sep 12

    Congressional Energy Roundup (Week of September 12, 2016)

    Congressional Energy Roundup (Week of September 12, 2016)
    Fracking Insider Readers: Below, please find this week’s Congressional activity on oil and gas issues: House: “H.R. 5780, the Utah Public Lands Initiative Act.” Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Federal Lands.…
  • Sep 6

    Congressional Energy Roundup (Week of September 6, 2016)

    Congressional Energy Roundup (Week of September 6, 2016)
    Fracking Insider Readers: Below, please find this week’s Congressional activity on oil and gas issues: House: “Eastern Mediterranean Energy: Challenges and Opportunities for U.S. Regional Priorities.” Committee on Foreign…
Rank this Week: 2639

Oregon Legal Research

Oregon Legal Research

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

http://blog.oregonlegalresearch.com/
  • Sep 18

    2016 Oregon Archives Crawl, October 8th

    2016 Oregon Archives Crawl, October 8th
    Every legal researcher needs archived, historic or just plain out of print documents once in a while. Oregon has you covered. If you’re a crypto or an avowed historian, writer, or any other type of bibliographic spelunker, check out the…
  • Aug 29

    70 Year Anniversary of John Hersey’s “Hiroshima”

    70 Year Anniversary of John Hersey’s “Hiroshima”
    “How John Hersey’s Hiroshima revealed the horror of the bomb,” by Caroline Raphael, BBC Magazine, 22 August 2016, The BBC news magazine reports on this anniversary and links to their 1948 radio broadcast recording of the…
  • Aug 22

    Inaugural Stand-Alone SRLN Equal Justice Program Scheduled for February 2017

    Inaugural Stand-Alone SRLN Equal Justice Program Scheduled for February 2017
    The Self-Represented Litigation Network (SRLN) is an organization for Access-to-Justice (A2J) professionals, lawyers, judges, law librarians, law professors, law students, and others who believe that everyone has a right to free or…
Rank this Week: 2230

PA Public Contracts

PA Public Contracts

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

http://www.papubliccontracts.com/
  • Sep 12

    City Of Philadelphia Will Accept E-Bids Starting Fall 2016

    City Of Philadelphia Will Accept E-Bids Starting Fall 2016
    Starting this fall, in a move to make bidding more efficient and competitive, the City of Philadelphia will begin to accept electronic bids and contract proposals. Philadelphia officials hope to make all aspects of City contracting…
  • Aug 17

    Bad Faith Finding Does Not Mandate Award Of Attorney Fees And 1% Penalty

    Bad Faith Finding Does Not Mandate Award Of Attorney Fees And 1% Penalty
    If a public owner breaches its payment obligations to a public contractor and acts in bad faith in doing so, is the public contractor automatically entitled to an award of its attorney’s fees and a 1% penalty under section…
  • Aug 2

    Was Bid Non-Conforming Where Use Of PennBid Was Mandatory?

    Was Bid Non-Conforming Where Use Of PennBid Was Mandatory?
    If a public owner mandates that all bidders use PennBid, an electronic bidding system used by public owners in Pennsylvania, for receipt and tabulation of their bid prices, but also inexplicably requires each bidder to write out its…
Rank this Week: 2346