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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/
  • Oct 30

    Unicorn Sighting: I Agree With Judge Silberman

    Unicorn Sighting: I Agree With Judge Silberman
    Silberman says he has long thought FISA court was unconstitutional b/c judges shouldn’t make policy #privacyact & they become rubber-stamps — Dan Froomkin (@froomkin) October 30, 2014
  • Oct 25

    Links to My Miami-Dade Voter’s Guide

    Links to My Miami-Dade Voter’s Guide
    Part One on People Part Two on Amendments and Propositions (Sticky until election day).
  • Oct 24

    Looking for a Good Student Note Topic?

    Looking for a Good Student Note Topic?
    I think this qualifies: FTDI Removes Driver From Windows Update That Bricked Cloned Chips (via Slashdot). As Ars Technica explains: Hardware hackers building interactive gadgets based on the Arduino microcontrollers are finding that a recent…
Rank this Week: 19

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: 38

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/
  • Oct 30

    McKeon Calls on Hagel to Suspend All Detainee Transfer

    McKeon Calls on Hagel to Suspend All Detainee Transfer
    House Armed Services Committee Chairman Buck McKeon (R-CA) today sent a letter to Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, calling for the immediate suspension of all transfers of detainees from Guantanamo. You can read the full letter here or…
  • Oct 30

    Dronestagram

    Dronestagram
    Stumbling around the internet last night, I found this gem: Dronestagram. It’s exactly what you would think; a free, user-built collection of videos and pictures shot by drones from all around the world. In this great little project you…
  • Oct 30

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary
    As Israeli paper Yediot Achronot noted in a headline yesterday, “Jerusalem continues to burn.” The instability wracking the disputed, holy city reached new heights yesterday with the attempted assassination by a Palestinian of a…
Rank this Week: 97

Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • Oct 30

    Getting an Education on Septic System

    Getting an Education on Septic System
    By Leslie Corcelli Most of us don’t think or talk about where things go when we flush. Let’s face it, it’s a little awkward. However, I’m fortunate enough to be an Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education…
  • Oct 28

    Climate Change and the Dry, Wild West Part 2

    Climate Change and the Dry, Wild West Part 2
    Welcome to part two of my blog on the California drought. In my last blog, I discussed how low rainfall and higher-than-average temperatures are worsening the drought and causing severe water shortages. The changes that are affecting the…
  • Oct 28

    Pediatricians’ Perspective: Ensuring Clean Air, Protecting Children’s Health

    Pediatricians’ Perspective: Ensuring Clean Air, Protecting Children’s Health
    By Jerome Paulson, MD, FAAP, and Samantha Ahdoot, MD, FAAP When we recognize October as Children’s Health Month, bringing awareness to children’s unique health needs, it can be easy to overlook one variable that impacts each one…
Rank this Week: 122

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/
  • Oct 29

    Prosecutorial error and best practice

    Prosecutorial error and best practice
    It’s never too early to plan for interesting upcoming events.  So, you ought to set-aside 12-13 June 2015, especially if you will be in the Arlington, VA area on those days. The Center for Prosecutorial Integrity will have its…
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  • Oct 18

    IAC by not filing motion

    IAC by not filing motion
    Can a failure to file a pretrial motion equal ineffective assistance of counsel?  The BLUF is yes in some cases.  In some instances I have argued IAC on appeal for failing to make a meritorious motion.  The NMCCA has…
Rank this Week: 152

The Justice Blog

The Justice Blog

The Official Blog of the United States Department of Justice.

http://blogs.justice.gov/main/
Rank this Week: 220

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
  • Oct 30

    Senate Passes Connors-Rumpf-Gove Measure That Would Assist First-Time Home Buying Veteran

    Senate Passes Connors-Rumpf-Gove Measure That Would Assist First-Time Home Buying Veteran
    With overwhelming bipartisan support, the State Senate passed legislation introduced by Senator Christopher J. Connors, Assemblyman Brian E. Rumpf and Assemblywoman DiAnne C. Gove that would allow municipalities to use a portion of certain…
  • Oct 29

    Statement from Sen. Beck on 2nd Anniversary of Superstorm Sandy’s Landfall in New Jersey

    Statement from Sen. Beck on 2nd Anniversary of Superstorm Sandy’s Landfall in New Jersey
    Senator Jennifer Beck (R-Monmouth) issued the following statement on the second anniversary of the landfall of Superstorm Sandy on the Jersey Shore: This image of Sandy approaching the New Jersey coastline was taken on October 29, 2012 from…
  • Oct 27

    Panel Passes Bucco Bill to Expedite Jobs, Cut Local Spending

    Panel 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 Senate Community & Urban Affairs Committee. Legislation sponsored by…
Rank this Week: 260

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 278

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: 360

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/
  • Oct 29

    Senators advise IRS to be more receptive to whistleblower

    Senators advise IRS to be more receptive to whistleblower
    In an editorial published yesterday in Politico Magazine, Senators Ron Wyden and Chuck Grassley criticize the IRS whistleblower program. The editorial, “Will the IRS Ever Listen?” states that the backlog on cases is too long and…
  • Oct 29

    The False Claims Act Work

    The False Claims Act Work
    The Chamber of Commerce has commenced a well-financed and aggressive lobbying campaign to undermine America’s most effective whistleblower law, the False Claims Act. To justify its anti-whistleblower campaign the Chamber published a…
  • Oct 27

    September/October SEC Whistleblower Award List

    September/October SEC Whistleblower Award List
    The SEC Office of the Whistleblower post Notices of Covered Action where a final judgment or order, by itself or together with other prior judgments or orders in the same action issued after July 21, 2010, results in monetary…
Rank this Week: 364

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: 379

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

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

http://dissentingjustice.blogspot.com/
  • 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…
  • Jan 7

    Is Florida Governor Rick Scott Controlling the Search for a New President at FAU?

    Is Florida Governor Rick Scott Controlling the Search for a New President at FAU?
    The Board of Directors of Florida Atlantic University has released the names of 10 finalists for the school's next president. The list contains some interesting demographics. First, only two... To view the rest of this article, please…
Rank this Week: 451

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: 518

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: 641

Rulemaking

Rulemaking

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

http://rulemaking.wordpress.com/
  • Jun 17

    SCOTUS to decide whether rulemaking required when agencies change established guidance on statutes & regulation

    SCOTUS to decide whether rulemaking required when agencies change established guidance on statutes & regulation
    The following article was posted today by Leland Beck, who will be speaking on a panel at the ACR meeting in Baltimore.…
  • Apr 21

    Accepting Nominations for the 2014 Robert J. Colborn Innovation Award

    Accepting Nominations for the 2014 Robert J. Colborn Innovation Award
    The Administrative Codes and Registers’ Awards Committee is taking nominations for the 2014 Colborn Award.  This year, the committee consists of Ken Hansen (UT; chair), Kerry Radcliff (WA) and Liz Cloud (FL).  The Colborn…
  • Jan 28

    ACR Founder Passe

    ACR Founder Passe
    Robert J. Colborn, former administrator of the Maryland Division of State Documents, the founder of Administrative Codes and Registers, a generous and kind spirit, and a dear friend passed away on January 23, 2014.  Bob’s obituary…
Rank this Week: 804

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/
  • Oct 30

    No son las tasas, Ministro ¡ Son las costas!

    No son las tasas, Ministro ¡ Son las costas!
    Las costas procesales y no las tasas son la gran barrera para la jurisdicción contencioso-administrativa y que podría solventarse con sencillas reformas legales.
  • Oct 29

    Del mobbing de los contratistas por Administraciones Pública

    Del mobbing de los contratistas por Administraciones Pública
    La reciente Sentencia del Tribunal Constitucional de 6 de Octubre de 2014 (160/2014) aborda una situación tristemente prodigada en las últimas décadas. Se trata de la exclusión por autoridades sin escrúpulos…
  • Oct 24

    El Supremo extiende la malversación al mundo de las sociedades pública

    El Supremo extiende la malversación al mundo de las sociedades pública
    La Sala de lo Penal del Tribunal Supremo frena la huida del Derecho Administrativo a fuerza de extender la figura de la malversación a las apropiaciones de fondos de sociedades y entidades públicas.
Rank this Week: 874

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/
  • Oct 28

    GAO: State Department Fails to Produce Reports on Iranian Adventurism in Latin America

    GAO: State Department Fails to Produce Reports on Iranian Adventurism in Latin America
    The Government Accountability Office (GAO) said last week that the Secretary of State needs to give Congress reports on Iranian activities in the Americas. The GAO report, Strategy to Counter Iran in the Western Hemisphere Has…
  • Oct 27

    Watching the Watchers, Modernizing Needed

    Watching the Watchers, Modernizing Needed
    When I worked on the Hill, securing information from a federal agency on about just anything was easy enough. Every now and then a Congressional request could hit a snag, however, produce they would eventually because the alternative…
  • Oct 22

    Cuban Docs Should be Banned from Ebola Fight, Restrict US-Cuba Flight

    Cuban Docs Should be Banned from Ebola Fight, Restrict US-Cuba Flight
    A nation that can barely keep up with public health emergencies within its own borders must not be allowed to engage in global efforts to contain Ebola. I’m talking about Cuba and the rather odd series of comments from…
Rank this Week: 902

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: 921

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/
  • Oct 27

    Happy birthday, John Cleese!

    Happy birthday, John Cleese!
    And here is his lecture on how to be creative.
  • Oct 27

    A nice shout-out in a book review.

    A nice shout-out in a book review.
    See here.  Thanks, Sue Liemer!
  • Oct 16

    Congratulations to the wonderful Kathleen Lyon!

    Congratulations to the wonderful Kathleen Lyon!
    Full story here, but here's my favorite paragraph:The 10th and final Distinguished Service Award is presented to Tax Division Office of the Assistant Attorney General Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General Kathleen E.…
Rank this Week: 1028

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/
  • Oct 24

    DaVita to Pay $389 Million to Resolve Kickback Allegation

    DaVita to Pay $389 Million to Resolve Kickback Allegation
    The Department of Justice announced that DaVita Healthcare Partners, Inc. (“DaVita”) has agreed to settle allegations that it violated the False Claims Act and the Anti-Kickback Statute for $350 million, plus the civil forfeiture…
  • Oct 17

    Boeing Settles False Claims Act Case for $23 Million

    Boeing Settles False Claims Act Case for $23 Million
    The Justice Department announced that the Boeing Company has agreed to settle four whistleblowers’ qui tam claims alleging violations of the False Claims Act.  Boeing has agreed to pay the federal government $23 million to resolve…
  • Oct 13

    Extendicare Health Services Settles False Claims Act Case

    Extendicare Health Services Settles False Claims Act Case
    Extendicare Health Services, Inc. (“Extendicare”) and its subsidiary Progressive Step Corporation (“ProStep”) have agreed to settle two whistleblowers’ qui tam claims that they violated the False Claims Act…
Rank this Week: 981

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
Rank this Week: 1099

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: 1109

Infra Insight Blog

Infra Insight Blog

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

http://www.infrainsightblog.com
Rank this Week: 1229

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: 1318

Corruption Chronicles

Corruption Chronicles

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

http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/
  • Oct 29

    State Dept. Doc Affirms JW’s Report on Obama Plan to Bring Foreign Ebola Patients to U.S.

    State Dept. Doc Affirms JW’s Report on Obama Plan to Bring Foreign Ebola Patients to U.S.
    A shocking government document outlining the Obama administration’s outrageous plan to admit Ebola-infected non-U.S. citizens into the United States for treatment has surfaced, confirming a story that Judicial Watch broke almost two…
  • Oct 28

    Obama May Have Been Elected With Illegal Vote

    Obama May Have Been Elected With Illegal Vote
    A large number of non-citizens cast ballots in U.S. elections and it’s possible that the illegal votes were responsible for President Obama’s 2008 victory, according to an in-depth academic study that confirms Judicial…
  • Oct 24

    Valerie Jarrett Key Player in Fast and Furious Cover-Up After Holder Lied to Congre

    Valerie Jarrett Key Player in Fast and Furious Cover-Up After Holder Lied to Congre
    President Obama’s trusted senior advisor, Valerie Jarrett, was a key player in the effort to cover up that Attorney General Eric Holder lied to Congress about the Fast and Furious scandal, according to public records obtained by…
Rank this Week: 1325

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/
  • Oct 23

    Army Office of Energy Initiatives Releases RFP for New Renewable Energy Project at Fort Hood

    Army Office of Energy Initiatives Releases RFP for New Renewable Energy Project at Fort Hood
    On October 17, 2014, the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) issued a solicitation for the construction and operation of large-scale solar and wind projects at the Fort Hood military base. Fort Hood is the largest active military duty post in…
  • Sep 9

    C&M Lawyers Conduct Live Webinar on TAA Risks on Wednesday, September 10

    C&M Lawyers Conduct Live Webinar on TAA Risks on Wednesday, September 10
    On Wednesday, September 9th at 12 PM Eastern, join our government contracts attorneys for a webinar entitled: “Mitigating Trade Agreements Act Risks for GSA Schedule Holders.” During this 60-minute webinar, we will provide an…
  • Sep 8

    Not Our Problem: ASBCA Has No Say in Prime-Sub Sponsorship Dispute

    Not Our Problem: ASBCA Has No Say in Prime-Sub Sponsorship Dispute
    In Appeal of Binghamton Simulator Co. (ASBCA, Aug. 21), the board held that it had no jurisdiction to hear a subcontractor’s appeal in which the prime contractor declined to sponsor the sub’s appeal. Despite the…
Rank this Week: 1275

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: 1340

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/
  • 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…
  • Jul 28

    Shipping Company To Pay $9 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegation

    Shipping Company To Pay $9 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegation
    Hawaiian cargo container shipping company, Matson Navigation Co., has agreed to pay the United States $9 million to resolve allegations that the company violated the False Claims Act (FCA). The lawsuit, filed in 2010 by a freight consultant,…
Rank this Week: 1423

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 28

    The Last Two Posts Were Written in 2013, but Unpublished Until Now

    The Last Two Posts Were Written in 2013, but Unpublished Until Now
    The last two posts were written in 2013.  The first, regarding the 2013 recall, was intended to be published, and was inadvertently not published. The second one on former City Attorney Waldo Wilhoft was unfinished.  Sorry for…
  • Oct 28

    Waldo Willhoft, City Attorney of San Bernardino

    Waldo Willhoft, City Attorney of San Bernardino
    This post was originally written in October 2013, but never published. Last night was the San Bernardino County Bar Association’s Annual Installation & Awards Banquet at the National Orange Show in San Bernardino.  The back of…
  • Oct 28

    An Update: The Notices of Intention to Circulate Recall Petitions in the Proposed San Bernardino Recall 2013

    An Update: The Notices of Intention to Circulate Recall Petitions in the Proposed San Bernardino Recall 2013
    I’m not sure why this was not posted at the time, but for historical interest, here is a post that supposed to appear in 2013. By Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law San Bernardino Residents For Responsible Government, the political action…
Rank this Week: 1525

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

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

http://legalnewsyoucanuse.com/
  • Oct 27

    Veterans History Project – Library of Congre

    Veterans History Project – Library of Congre
    In 2000, Congress created the Veterans History Project, a initiative through the Library of Congress to collect, record, and preserve information pertaining to veterans of past and current conflicts.  It is often that I’ll see…
  • Oct 24

    VA Press Release – Expansion of Educational Benefits and the Role of the VA in 20th Century History

    VA Press Release – Expansion of Educational Benefits and the Role of the VA in 20th Century History
    On October 20, 2014, the Department of Veterans Affairs issued the following VA Press Release explaining the expansion of Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits to surviving spouses of servicemembers killed while on active duty.  This announcement…
  • Oct 23

    There’s help available for elderly victims of Domestic Violence

    There’s help available for elderly victims of Domestic Violence
    Today is “Purple Thursday” within Domestic Violence Awareness month. It’s been about 40 years since the taboo subject of conjugal crime and battering were brought out of the shadows and onto the table for public discussion.…
Rank this Week: 1535

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/
  • May 6

    Qualifying For Accidental Disability Retirement Benefits: The Facts Matter

    Qualifying For Accidental Disability Retirement Benefits: The Facts Matter
    Unfortunately, during the course of a law enforcement officer's career, "on and off the many officers become job" and "off the job" injuries and illnesses occured and, which ultimately lead to, disabled both on and off the job one's…
  • Apr 1

    The Current State of the Interest Arbitration Process: A Fractured System

    The Current State of the Interest Arbitration Process: A Fractured System
    In accordance with a report issued by NJ.Com, more than 40 towns and counties filed petitions to compel compulsory interest arbitration in anticipation of the expiration of what is commonly referred to as the "2% cap" law. Today, April 1,…
  • Mar 27

    Legislature To Vote On Extension Of Arbitration Cap for Police, Fire

    Legislature To Vote On Extension Of Arbitration Cap for Police, Fire
    As reported by northjersey.com, top Democratic lawmakers are rushing to extend the cap on police and firefighter pay raises that some say has helped keep property tax bills in check. But local officials say the bill expected to be voted on…
Rank this Week: 1499

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: 1595

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/
  • Oct 30

    GovConChat: The CVE, WOSB Sole Sources, GSA Schedule, & More

    GovConChat: The CVE, WOSB Sole Sources, GSA Schedule, & More
    My friend Guy Timberlake of the American Small Business Coalition has launched GovConChat, which Guy described as a “candid and informative conversation with movers, shakers and thought-leaders from around the federal contracting…
  • Oct 29

    8(a) Fraud: Guilty Plea In Pass-Through Case

    8(a) Fraud: Guilty Plea In Pass-Through Case
    A California man faces up to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to 8(a) fraud charges. According to a Department of Justice press release, Wesley Burnett admitted that his non-8(a) companies performed all of the work required under…
  • Oct 27

    VA CVE Improperly Disqualified SDVOSB, Says Federal Court

    VA CVE Improperly Disqualified SDVOSB, Says Federal Court
    SDVOSBs—and basic fairness and common sense—were big winners in a recent decision issued by the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. In its decision, the Court held that the VA’s Center for Verification and Evaluation violated…
Rank this Week: 1798

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: 1799

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/
  • Oct 29

    OIG Extends Comment Deadline on Permissive Exclusion Criteria

    OIG Extends Comment Deadline on Permissive Exclusion Criteria
    The OIG published a notice today announcing that it is extending the public comment period on its July 11, 2014 notice soliciting recommendations for revising OIG's non-binding criteria for implementing its permissive exclusion…
  • Oct 28

    Final CY 2015 Medicare Payment Rules in the Pipeline

    Final CY 2015 Medicare Payment Rules in the Pipeline
    CMS is expected to publish several major final Medicare payment rules for 2015 in the coming days. The agency has already submitted to the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for regulatory clearance the final 2015 rules…
  • Oct 28

    CMS Seeking Nominations for New Advisory Panel on Clinical Diagnostic Lab Test

    CMS Seeking Nominations for New Advisory Panel on Clinical Diagnostic Lab Test
    On October 27, 2014, CMS published a notice announcing that it is establishing an Advisory Panel on Clinical Diagnostic Laboratory Tests, as authorized by the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 (PAMA). The Panel will provide…
Rank this Week: 1946

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: 1882

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: 1836

Fracking Insider

Fracking Insider

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

http://www.frackinginsider.com
  • Oct 29

    Presidential Monument Power May Allow Obama to Unilaterally Restrict Access to Public Land

    Presidential Monument Power May Allow Obama to Unilaterally Restrict Access to Public Land
    The final mid-term election of a presidency typically represents the last election of consequence for the President, and the point where Presidents demonstrate an increased willingness to take actions that are politically unpopular or…
  • Oct 13

    Virginia Announces New Joint Fracking Review Proce

    Virginia Announces New Joint Fracking Review Proce
    Virginia recently announced a special joint review process between the Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy (“DMME”) and Department of Environmental Quality (“DEQ”) of applications to use hydraulic fracturing in…
  • Oct 10

    Department of Energy No Longer Issuing Conditional Approvals of LNG Export License

    Department of Energy No Longer Issuing Conditional Approvals of LNG Export License
    The Department of Energy (“DOE”) has announced that it will no longer be issuing conditional approvals of export licenses for liquefied natural gas (“LNG”).  DOE will instead wait until the Federal Energy…
Rank this Week: 2408

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: 2199

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/
  • Oct 28

    Guns v. PR in Palestine

    Guns v. PR in Palestine
    Whenever I speak about Israel and Palestine, I get angry and anguished letters from both sides. I understand. The world is going to heck in so many ways – growing population, destroying our environment, killing each other – why…
  • Oct 21

    Reactions to Obama and African-American

    Reactions to Obama and African-American
    Several people recently hopped the White House fence and were caught with weapons. Many treat Obama as if he can’t do anything right. Some insist they want him to lead while making it impossible to do that. From the beginning of…
  • Oct 14

    War on What – Crime or the Poor?

    War on What – Crime or the Poor?
    Many of us have realized that sending troops into some areas can be counter-productive. No matter how many the Israelis kill, more Palestinians prepare to fight them. Our boots on the ground in Iraq and Afghanistan led many to take up arms…
Rank this Week: 2261

Hot Button Blog

Hot Button Blog

By Cozen O'Connor.

http://www.hotbuttonblog.com
  • Sep 5

    Health Care Reform Implementation Update September 5, 2014

    Health Care Reform Implementation Update September 5, 2014
    As summer rolls to a close, the agencies continue to make announcements and roll out additional regulations. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) introduced the new CEO of Healthcare.gov, awarded grants to 147 health centers…
  • Aug 27

    Health Care Reform Implementation Update August 21, 2014

    Health Care Reform Implementation Update August 21, 2014
    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) made announcements this week regarding the Open Payments system and the availability of Affordable Care Act (ACA) Consumer Assistance Program grant funds, issued a request for additional…
  • Aug 12

    Health Care Reform Implementation Update August 12, 2014

    Health Care Reform Implementation Update August 12, 2014
    August recess has begun on Capitol Hill. Congressmen and women and senators are home in their districts and states, and Capitol Hill staffers are catching up on piled up work. Nonetheless, last week Congressman Kevin Brady (R-Texas) released…
Rank this Week: 2411

UK Freedom of Information Law…

UK Freedom of Information Law Update

A discussion of the latest Freedom of Information Act decisions of the United Kingdom's Information Commissioner and the Information Tribunal.

http://www.informationlaw.org.uk
Rank this Week: 2322

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/
  • Oct 24

    By the Number

    By the Number
    The holdings of the National Archives are vast. With more than 12 billion pages of textual records alone, it is essential that we continue to explore and employ innovative strategies to provide effective access. By understanding how you…
  • Oct 20

    Happy American Archives Month

    Happy American Archives Month
    Beverly (MA) High School is a happening place!  Last week BHS graduate Angie Miller, an American Idol finalist visited.  And the day after, AOTUS spent the day—the first time since June of 1963! As I said many times during the…
  • Oct 9

    The Scan Plan: Our Strategy to Digitize the Vast Holdings of the National Archive

    The Scan Plan: Our Strategy to Digitize the Vast Holdings of the National Archive
    The National Archives’ Strategic Plan includes a simple, but audacious initiative: to digitize our analog records and make them available for online public access. We have over 12 billion pages of records, so yes, this is our moon…
Rank this Week: 2812

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/
  • Oct 24

    NILL added new content to 6 Indian Law Bulletins on 10/24

    NILL added new content to 6 Indian Law Bulletins on 10/24
    * U.S. Supreme Court Bulletinhttp://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2014-2015update.htmlPetition for certiorari was denied in Hicks v. Hudson (sovereign immunity) on 10/14/14 and filed in MM&A Productions v. Yavapai-Apache Nation…
  • Oct 10

    NILL added new content to 6 Indian Law Bulletins on 10/10

    NILL added new content to 6 Indian Law Bulletins on 10/10
    * U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/2014cta.htmlUnited States v. Bryant (uncounselled tribal court domestic abuse convictions, domestic abuse)Inetianbor v. Cashcall, Inc. (arbitration agreement,…
  • Oct 6

    NILL added new content to the U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin on 10/06

    NILL added new content to the U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin on 10/06
    * U.S. Supreme Court Bulletinhttp://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2014-2015update.htmlPetition for certiorari was denied in Yowell v. Abbey (tribal cattle grazing rights) and Marcussen v. Burwell (enforcement of federal laws in state…
Rank this Week: 2517

Whitcomb Law Blog

Whitcomb Law Blog

Covers government procurement.

http://whitcomblawpc.com/legal-blogs/
  • Aug 15

    Copyright and a Monkey “SELFIE”

    Copyright and a Monkey “SELFIE”
    Complicated Copyright? Imagine this: a man is on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi taking photos of crested black macaques, when one of the monkeys takes the man’s camera and snaps a couple hundred photos. This isn’t the…
  • Aug 7

    Government Contracts Buzz

    Government Contracts Buzz
    Are Government Contracts Worth the Hype? This week brought with it two notable news stories in the world of government contracts and procurement.  The first ties into an ongoing international tax law issue and the second…
  • Jul 31

    Trademark Trolls: Two Countries…One Tesla Trademark

    Trademark Trolls: Two Countries…One Tesla Trademark
    It is without a doubt that Tesla Motors Inc. has taken over the electric car market. Being the first fully electric spots car with an IPO that raised $226 million for the company when it launched its initial public offering on the NASDAQ, it…
Rank this Week: 2498