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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/
  • Jul 18

    Time to Buy or Sell Stocks?

    Time to Buy or Sell Stocks?
    Not that I have much choice in my 403(b) – it’s stocks or bonds, no cash option. The post Time to Buy or Sell Stocks? appeared first on Discourse.net.
  • Jul 9

    Can You Imagine Anything Like this on US TV?

    Can You Imagine Anything Like this on US TV?
    An Australian reporter explains what we learned about Donald Trump from the G20 meeting. Unfortunately I cannot embed the video for copyright reasons, but click through and page down a bit. The stuff about North Korea is especially apt. Was…
  • Jun 28

    30M Day

    30M Day
    Sometime today I will have been alive 30,000,000 minutes. Some of them counted more than others. The post 30M Day appeared first on Discourse.net.
Rank this Week: 10

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

Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • Jul 3

    Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund Success Stories: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

    Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund Success Stories: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
    By: Barry N. Breen, Acting Assistant Administrator, Office of Land and Emergency Management. We are proud of the environmental and economic accomplishments made by local communities who use EPA resources provided through our Brownfields…
  • May 25

    A Record Investment

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

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

    Historias exitosas del Programa de Capacitación de Empleos y Desarrollo de la Fuerza Laboral Ambiental
    Tacoma, Washington El Programa de Capacitación de Empleos y Desarrollo de la Fuerza Laboral Ambiental de la EPA (EWDJT, por sus siglas en inglés) está destinado a mejorar la salud ambiental de las comunidades a nivel…
Rank this Week: 113

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/
  • Jul 20

    The Impeachable Offense

    The Impeachable Offense
    Editor's Note: In 1974, a law professor named Charles L. Black published an extraordinary brief volume, entitled, Impeachment: A Handbook. It is the finest text on the subject I have ever read. With the subject of impeachment on…
  • Jul 20

    To Impeach a President: Applying the Authoritative Guide from Charles Black

    To Impeach a President: Applying the Authoritative Guide from Charles Black
    The most important book ever written on presidential impeachment is only 69 pages long. Charles Black, Jr.,’s Impeachment: A Handbook was published in the summer of 1974, at the height of the Watergate crisis, and reissued in October…
  • Jul 20

    Today's Headlines and Commentary

    Today's Headlines and Commentary
    U.S. satellite intelligence indicates that North Korea is testing elements and control facilities for a possible successor ICBM or intermediate range missile launch within two weeks, CNN reports. The anticipated test would be the first since…
Rank this Week: 119

The Justice Blog

The Justice Blog

The Official Blog of the United States Department of Justice.

http://blogs.justice.gov/main/
Rank this Week: 182

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

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

http://dissentingjustice.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 223

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/
  • Jul 20

    Can You Go to Jail for Not Getting a Building Permit?

    Can You Go to Jail for Not Getting a Building Permit?
    Building a structure without a permit (with exceptions on the meaning of structure under the California Building Code) is a misdemeanor in most California local entities. Usually, the punishment for a misdemeanor under most municipal codes…
  • Jul 12

    Neighbors, Google Maps and Dispute

    Neighbors, Google Maps and Dispute
    By Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law I have been involved in a number of neighbor disputes, long-running and costly.  But this is a new one. You should definitely click on the article, but a neighbor in Washington State mowed the shortened…
  • Dec 20

    Investigative Reporting Website Creates San Diego Code Enforcement Database and Map

    Investigative Reporting Website Creates San Diego Code Enforcement Database and Map
    “inewsource.org” is a non-profit news-gathering organization in San Diego.  They have put together data regarding complaints and resolutions into a searchable database found here.   This database includes all complaints…
Rank this Week: 260

New Jersey Senate Republicans

New Jersey Senate Republicans

Provides legislative support to the Republican senators in the Legislature of the State of New Jersey.

http://www.senatenj.com/
Rank this Week: 366

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Covers whistleblower and government law. By JeffreyNewmanLaw.

http://www.whistleblowerlawyernews.com/
Rank this Week: 390

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: 481

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: 492

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 466

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/
  • Jul 20

    Challenge to sex offender registration in Pennsylvania

    Challenge to sex offender registration in Pennsylvania
    As I have argued, for some time in courts-martial, sex offender registration is effectively a punishment in today’s society–despite what legislators and courts say.  Well, now we have an interesting decision from the…
  • Jul 2

    UCMJ and MCM changes coming

    UCMJ and MCM changes coming
    The DoD Joint Service Committee on Military Justice has some new “publications” on its website.  But more importantly, there are a number of proposed changes not yet on their site (but which are available on CAAFLog). A draft…
  • Jun 24

    Copious rations and heaping serving

    Copious rations and heaping serving
    The military does not have Alford pleas. In an Alford Plea, the criminal defendant does not admit the act but admits that the prosecution could likely prove the charge. The court will pronounce the defendant guilty. The defendant may plead…
Rank this Week: 530

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/
  • Jul 17

    Rule 30 – Never Forget: Whistleblowing Work

    Rule 30 – Never Forget: Whistleblowing Work
    Part of the “Quick Peek” Series, exploring the NEW edition of Stephen Kohn‘s Whistleblower’s Handbook. One mental hurdle that prevents employees who want to blow the whistle from doing so “is a nagging doubt that…
  • Jul 5

    Updated Version of the Premier Consumer’s Guide to Whistleblower Protection Released

    Updated Version of the Premier Consumer’s Guide to Whistleblower Protection Released
    Today the National Whistleblower Center (NWC)  announced the release of The New Whistleblower’s Handbook: A Step-by-Step Guide to Doing What’s Right and Protecting Yourself (Lyons Press 2017). This updated resource, authored…
  • Jun 30

    Rule 12: Get a Reward! End Wildlife Trafficking.

    Rule 12: Get a Reward! End Wildlife Trafficking.
    Part of the “Quick Peek” Series, exploring the NEW edition of Stephen Kohn‘s Whistleblower’s Handbook. Whistleblowers are the key to ending wildlife trafficking and Stephen Kohn, the executive director of the National…
Rank this Week: 509

CFTC Law

CFTC Law

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

http://www.cftclaw.com/
  • Jul 5

    CFTC Seeking for Federal Resources to Oversee Trading Involved with Blockchain Technology

    CFTC Seeking for Federal Resources to Oversee Trading Involved with Blockchain Technology
    Washington, D.C. – In a Congressional testimony, the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) intimated an increase of the agency’s budget to oversee trading involved with blockchain technology. An additional $31 million…
  • Jun 16

    CFTC Banned David Liew from Trading

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

    This is the Title Page of the Article

    This is the Title Page of the Article
      The post This is the Title Page of the Article appeared first on CFTC Law.
Rank this Week: 508

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: 685

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
Rank this Week: 975

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

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

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

    Upcoming Live Seminar: Protecting Assets While Qualifying for Medicaid

    Upcoming Live Seminar: Protecting Assets While Qualifying for Medicaid
    Lauren Marinaro will present at an upcoming National Business Institute live seminar: Protecting Assets While Qualifying for Medicaid Date: Tuesday, August 15, 2017 Time: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM Location: Molly Pitcher Inn 88 Riverside Ave…
  • Jul 18

    Estate plan can include designation of funeral arranger

    Estate plan can include designation of funeral arranger
    There can be times that a dispute will break out among the members of a deceased person’s family on the subject of where and how to dispose of the body. Burial or cremation? This cemetery or that cemetery? Next to … Continue…
  • Jun 23

    More formality may be better with intergenerational household

    More formality may be better with intergenerational household
    As elder law attorneys, our clients have presented us with many difficult situations involving adult children or grandchildren who live in their houses. Sometimes a child has run into some hard times and sees the parent’s home as an…
Rank this Week: 1011

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/
  • Jul 15

    Venezuela Inks MOU with American Oil Drilling Company

    Venezuela Inks MOU with American Oil Drilling Company
    For colleagues who follow matters in Venezuela, it seems as if the Venezuela regime is supposedly inking contracts with American companies. According to an article that appeared in the government-owned Telesur media outlet, officials…
  • Jul 13

    America Needs More Patriots, Less D.C. Conspiracy Theorist

    America Needs More Patriots, Less D.C. Conspiracy Theorist
    What certain Democrats and #NeverTrump Republicans are doing is unpatriotic. They are engaging in political malpractice, conflating issues, and, in some cases they are, hopefully unwittingly, helping Russian intelligence do what it wants to…
  • Jul 8

    Breaking Up the D.C. Latin America Policy Cartel

    Breaking Up the D.C. Latin America Policy Cartel
    It was Fourth of July recess week in Washington, D.C. this week. A good time of the year to catch up with colleagues, especially those working on Capitol Hill. One of the many meetings I had this week focused on recent developments in…
Rank this Week: 1026

Subject to Inquiry

Subject to Inquiry

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

http://www.subjecttoinquiry.com/
  • Jul 11

    CFPB Issues Game-Changing Rule On Arbitration Clause

    CFPB Issues Game-Changing Rule On Arbitration Clause
    On Monday, July 10, 2017, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued a game-changing final rule regarding the use of arbitration clauses in consumer contracts.  The Rule is effective 60 days following its publication in the…
  • Jul 6

    Treasury Department Recommends Broad Reforms to CFPB

    Treasury Department Recommends Broad Reforms to CFPB
    The Department of the Treasury recently cited the CFPB’s “unaccountable structure and unduly broad regulatory powers,” in suggesting reforms to address the CFPB’s “regulatory abuses and excesses.” The…
  • Jun 26

    CFPB Provides Updated Guidance Related to Loan Forgiveness Program

    CFPB Provides Updated Guidance Related to Loan Forgiveness Program
    On Thursday, June 22, 2017, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) provided updated guidance for supervisory examinations of student loan servicers.  Richard Cordray, the Director of the CFPB, gave prepared remarks in Washington…
Rank this Week: 907

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/
  • Feb 10

    What Should You Not Do as a Whistleblower?  Tell the Defendant

    What Should You Not Do as a Whistleblower?  Tell the Defendant
    Qui Tam Whistleblower One thing we cannot stress enough as attorneys for relators in False Claims Act cases is to respect the seal.  As you may know from reading this blog, the False Claims Act requires that any case filed by a qui tam…
  • Feb 10

    What Should You Not Do as a Whistleblower?  Tell the Defendant

    What Should You Not Do as a Whistleblower?  Tell the Defendant
     One thing we cannot stress enough as attorneys for relators in False Claims Act cases is to respect the seal.  As you may know from reading this blog, the False Claims Act requires that any case filed by a qui tam whistleblower has…
  • Jan 27

    How do I blow the whistle on tax fraud?

    How do I blow the whistle on tax fraud?
    Tax Fraud Whistleblower Every year, people and companies in the United States cheat on their taxes.  The IRS has a special term for the amount of taxes that go unpaid each year.  It’s called the “Tax Gap,” which…
Rank this Week: 851

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: 1127

Corruption Chronicles

Corruption Chronicles

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

http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/
Rank this Week: 1240

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/
  • Jul 19

    Recent SBA OIG Report Reveals Continuing Concerns With 8(a) Approval

    Recent SBA OIG Report Reveals Continuing Concerns With 8(a) Approval
    To be eligible to participate in the 8(a) Business Development Program, an applicant firm must be a small business that is at least 51% owned and controlled by a socially- and economically-disadvantaged individual (or individuals) who are of…
  • Jul 18

    GAO: Exception To Protest Timeliness Rules Didn’t Apply To NASA SBIR Competition

    GAO: Exception To Protest Timeliness Rules Didn’t Apply To NASA SBIR Competition
    This story is about a glider, a balloon, the planet Venus, and Titan, the largest moon of Saturn. This subject matter is the fabric of the universe, but the lesson it teaches is as mundane as linen sheets. A NASA Small Business Innovation…
  • Jul 18

    GAO: Procuring Agency Needn’t Disclose Inter-Agency Consultation

    GAO: Procuring Agency Needn’t Disclose Inter-Agency Consultation
    As many contractors and attorneys can attest, federal acquisitions sometimes seek items that are federally regulated, which can result in some complex compliance issues. A classic example of this interaction is the procurement of aircraft.…
Rank this Week: 1482

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/
  • Jul 18

    Super Precedent or Too Big to Lose

    Super Precedent or Too Big to Lose
    It was difficult to sit through all the sanctimonious claims of doing law by adhering to precedent by a succession of Supreme Court nominees and then read its decision in BNSF R. CO. v. Tyrrell in which the Court overruled International Shoe…
  • Jul 11

    Should We Have a New National Constitutional Convention?

    Should We Have a New National Constitutional Convention?
    There have been calls for a new national constitutional convention. They are generally cast as calls for a convention to do something specific, rather than open-ended authority to propose changes. There is an argument about whether those…
  • Jun 27

    The Courts Stand Up for Impunity

    The Courts Stand Up for Impunity
    In one of the last cases to be decided this term of Court, the Supreme Court described the death of Sergio Hernandez as “a tragic cross-border incident.”[1] Indeed. I want to make clear that I care deeply about this case. Several…
Rank this Week: 1427

Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Covers government law. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.uaslawblog.com/
  • Jun 29

    The Safe DRONE Act of 2017: The Newest Drone Bill on the Block

    The Safe DRONE Act of 2017: The Newest Drone Bill on the Block
    On June 22, 2017, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner (D-VA), John Hoeven (R-ND), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) and Dean Heller (R-NV) introduced bi-partisan legislation designed to advance the development of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and…
  • Jun 20

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

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

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

    ATC Privatization: What’s Drones Got to Do With It?
    The Trump Administration has proposed that Air Traffic Control (“ATC”) functions be shifted away from the FAA to a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization, arguing that the move would allow for increased efficiency particularly in…
Rank this Week: 1209

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: 1342

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: 1137

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: 1165

Johnny California

Johnny California

Analysis, explanation of of California law, government, and politics (with a special focus on the epic mess known as the California ballot proposition system).

http://johnnycalifornia.com/
Rank this Week: 1461

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/
  • Jul 20

    Information Security Oversight Office Annual Report to the President

    Information Security Oversight Office Annual Report to the President
    The Information Security Oversight Office (ISOO), established in 1978, is responsible to the President for overseeing the Government-wide security classification program, and receives policy and program guidance from the National Security…
  • Jul 20

    Discovering the “Sussex Declaration”

    Discovering the “Sussex Declaration”
    Only two parchment manuscripts of the Declaration of Independence dating back to the 18th century are known in the world. One is held by the National Archives and displayed to the public in the National Archives Rotunda in Washington, DC.…
  • Jul 7

    Searching for Amelia

    Searching for Amelia
    On July 2, 1937, famed aviatrix Amelia Earhart went missing during an attempt at a round-the-world flight along with her navigator, Fred Noonan. Following the report of her disappearance, U.S. Navy and Coast Guard vessels, including the…
Rank this Week: 2406

Fracking Insider

Fracking Insider

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

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

    Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals Overturns West Virginia District Court’s Order Requiring EPA to Evaluate Clean Air Act Employment Impact

    Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals Overturns West Virginia District Court’s Order Requiring EPA to Evaluate Clean Air Act Employment Impact
    On June 29, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit (“the Fourth Circuit”) ruled that a West Virginia federal district court had erred in concluding that it had jurisdiction to consider a lawsuit filed by Murray Energy…
  • Jul 17

    Hearings This Week

    Hearings This Week
    House Rules Committee meets to formulate a rule on H.R.806, the “Ozone Standards Implementation Act of 2017.” Date: Monday, July 17, 5 p.m. Place: H-313, U.S. Capitol HR 806 — Ozone Standards Implementation Act House Energy…
  • Jul 14

    Comprehensive Study of Impacts of Shale Development in Texas Released

    Comprehensive Study of Impacts of Shale Development in Texas Released
    On June 19, 2017, the Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas (AMEST) released a report, Environmental and Community Impacts of Shale Development in Texas.  TAMEST is a nonprofit organization and brain trust composed of…
Rank this Week: 2031

New Jersey Public Safety Officers…

New Jersey Public Safety Officers Law Blog

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

http://www.njpublicsafetyofficers.com/
Rank this Week: 1836

Infra Insight Blog

Infra Insight Blog

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

http://www.infrainsightblog.com
  • Jul 17

    STB Jurisdiction Over Intrastate Passenger Rail

    STB Jurisdiction Over Intrastate Passenger Rail
    In Florida, All Aboard Florida, a private entity, is about to launch passenger rail service from Miami to West Palm Beach, with future service extending to Orlando. In California, the California High-Speed Rail Authority is currently…
  • Jun 12

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

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

    Recycling an Idea to Fund Infrastructure Improvement

    Recycling an Idea to Fund Infrastructure Improvement
    Among other policy initiatives, the Trump Administration has advocated for the need to improve the nation’s infrastructure in order to maintain America’s economic competitiveness. In its recently released 2018 proposed budget, the…
Rank this Week: 2392

Texas Medical Licensing Law Blog

Texas Medical Licensing Law Blog

Covers professional licensing matters and related regulatory issues for health care professionals. By the Leichter Law Firm.

http://www.txmedicallicensinglaw.com/
  • May 15

    Governor Abbott Appoints Six New Members to the Texas Medical Board

    Governor Abbott Appoints Six New Members to the Texas Medical Board
    Since the start of the new year, Governor Abbott has appointed six new members to the Texas Medical Board. The new members, whose terms are set to expire in April 2021, include five physicians and one public member. One of the new appointees,…
  • Mar 9

    Texas Board of Law Examiners: The Importance of Disclosure When Applying

    Texas Board of Law Examiners: The Importance of Disclosure When Applying
    Prior to being admitted to the Texas Bar, applicants must first demonstrate present good moral character. The agency in charge of making this determination, as well as ensuring applicants meet all other eligibility criteria, is the Texas…
  • Oct 19

    Senate Bill 195 and Changes to DPS Controlled Substances Registration Requirement

    Senate Bill 195 and Changes to DPS Controlled Substances Registration Requirement
      Some notable legislation came out of the 84th Legislative Session, at least as it relates to the practice of medicine in the state, and specifically the state’s efforts to fight prescription abuse. Senate Bill 195, passed in…
Rank this Week: 1844

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/
  • Apr 28

    Why the Westin Cincinnati is likely the very worst Westin in the country.

    Why the Westin Cincinnati is likely the very worst Westin in the country.
    How do we count the ways in which the Westin Cincinnati is a very, very bad hotel?First, the good news:  friendly staff and great location.  That, however, is the only good news.1.  Let's start with safety.  There should…
  • Apr 20

    Predicted this in 2012.

    Predicted this in 2012.
    The story on Whittier in the NYT is here.As I said in 2012, "[t]he world doesn’t need as many ABA-accredited law schools as it has already, just as the world has figured out that it doesn’t need as many U.S.-based BigLaw firms as…
  • Mar 18

    Well, Jeff now gets to use a Satan emoji to describe me.

    Well, Jeff now gets to use a Satan emoji to describe me.
    Here's why:I was at the Burbank airport earlier this week, returning my rental car, and I heard a running sound.  The next thing I knew, a man (whose weight I've estimated at over 200 lbs--he was a big guy) had tripped, fallen into me,…
Rank this Week: 1825

Nexus

Nexus

Chapman's Journal of Law and Public Policy

http://www.lawschoolblog.org/
  • Jan 10

    How to Choose a Law School

    How to Choose a Law School
    How to Choose a Law School So by now you’ve wrapped up your undergrad and passed your LSAT. Now it’s time to find a law school, which in and of itself is a daunting task. Everyone and their mother is still clawing their way to an…
  • Jan 10

    The Supreme Court

    The Supreme Court
    The Supreme Court…
  • Jan 10

    All about Law School

    All about Law School
    Here is where I will be writing all about law school.
Rank this Week: 2114

Legislation Law Prof Blog

Legislation Law Prof Blog

Edited by Sara K. Rankin, Joel Rogers, Kevin Barry and Emily Benfer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legislation_law/
  • Jul 20

    REGISTRATION OPEN FOR CENTRAL STATES LAW SCHOOLS ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE

    REGISTRATION OPEN FOR CENTRAL STATES LAW SCHOOLS ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE
    REGISTRATION OPEN FOR CENTRAL STATES LAW SCHOOLS ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE Registration is now open for the Central States Law Schools Association 2016 Scholarship Conference, which will be held on Friday, September 23 and Saturday, September 24…
  • May 12

    Drafting Statutes and Rules: Pedagogy, Practice, and Politic

    Drafting Statutes and Rules: Pedagogy, Practice, and Politic
    The Fifth “Colonial Frontier” Legal Writing Conference Saturday, December 3, 2016 Hosted by Duquesne University School of Law Drafting Statutes and Rules: Pedagogy, Practice, and Politics The least common, but perhaps one of the…
  • May 12

    AALS Section on Legislation and Law of the Political Process- New Voices in Legislation Program at 2017 AALS

    AALS Section on Legislation and Law of the Political Process- New Voices in Legislation Program at 2017 AALS
    The AALS Section on Legislation and Law of the Political Process is pleased to announce that it will host a "New Voices in Legislation" program during the 2017 AALS Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA. This works-in-progress program will…
Rank this Week: 1542

Corporate Law and Democracy

Corporate Law and Democracy

A repository of ideas, comments and papers on a range of issues related to corporate law and democracy. By Boston College Law School Professor Renee Jones.

http://reneejones.wordpress.com/
  • Nov 18

    Whither State Securities Enforcement?

    Whither State Securities Enforcement?
    Susan Antilla of Bloomberg news published a recent column  revisiting the question of the continued viability of state securities regulators’ enforcement authority.  I spoke to Susan about my research  on the issue and I am quoted in…
  • Nov 18

    Whither State Securities Enforcement?

    Whither State Securities Enforcement?
    Susan Antilla of Bloomberg news published a recent column  revisiting the question of the continued viability of state securities regulators’ enforcement authority.  I spoke to Susan about my research  on the issue…
  • Sep 19

    Bailout-palooza

    Bailout-palooza
    The federal goverment’s proposal for a bailout of the financial industry sounded somewhat familiar to me.  I remembered that I had blogged about a similar proposal about a year ago on Conglomerate.
Rank this Week: 2115

White Collar Alert

White Collar Alert

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

http://whitecollarblog.mmwr.com
Rank this Week: 3245

FOIA Advisor

FOIA Advisor

Freedom of information resource for both experienced practitioners and new FOIA requesters. Visitors have free access to court decisions and summaries, links to reference material and how-to-guides, FOIA news, and can participate in a Q&A forum with FOIA experts.

http://www.foiaadvisor.com
  • Jul 19

    FOIA News: FOIA tips at D.C. event on July 27, 2017

    FOIA News: FOIA tips at D.C. event on July 27, 2017
    Join SPJ-DC and MuckRock in the nation’s capital to learn new FOIA tacticsFOIA expert Michael Ravnitzky shares new tactics to obtain useful records from agenciesBy Michael Morisy, MuckRock, July 18, 2017In the D.C. area and want to…
  • Jul 18

    FOIA News: Oral arguments held on OLC 's legal opinion

    FOIA News: Oral arguments held on OLC 's legal opinion
    DOJ Says FOIA Suit For Legal Advice Is Too BroadBy Bryan Koenig, Law360, July 18, 2017The U.S. Department of Justice urged a D.C. federal judge in oral arguments Tuesday to dismiss as too expansive and unspecified a suit accusing the Office…
  • Jul 18

    FOIA News: TIGTA Releases Report on IRS Record Management

    FOIA News: TIGTA Releases Report on IRS Record Management
    Summary courtesy of Cause of Action Institute:The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (“TIGTA”) released an important report yesterday that detailed the Internal Revenue Service’s (“IRS”)…
Rank this Week: 2894

Cuba Law Blog

Cuba Law Blog

Covers business law, government law, and immigration law. By Brian Silber, Esq.

http://www.attorneycuba.com/
  • Jul 19

    Trump to Continue Tradition of Suspending Lawsuit Provision of Helms-Burton Act

    Trump to Continue Tradition of Suspending Lawsuit Provision of Helms-Burton Act
    President Donald Trump plans to continue the biannual suspension of the Title III provision of the Helms-Burton Act that permits the owners of property confiscated in Cuba to sue the Cuban government and foreign governments for using those…
  • Jul 17

    Raul Castro Dismisses Trump’s Tougher Line on Relations with Havana

    Raul Castro Dismisses Trump’s Tougher Line on Relations with Havana
    Cuban President Raul Castro dismissed President Donald Trump’s harder line on relations with Havana to Cuba’s National Assembly on Friday, calling it a setback. “Any strategy that seeks to destroy the revolution either…
  • Jul 12

    Cruises Bring the Next Wave of Tourism to Cuba

    Cruises Bring the Next Wave of Tourism to Cuba
    The wave of tourism brought by the 700 Americans who arrived in Havana by sea in May 2016 is showing no signs of abating more than one year later, even with the new restrictions placed on American travelers to the island by President Donald…
Rank this Week: 2985

Sanctions Sound-Off: A National…

Sanctions Sound-Off: A National Security & Trade Compliance Blog

Covers government and international law. By OFAC Lawyer.

https://www.ofaclawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 18

    Trump administration unveils new Iran sanction

    Trump administration unveils new Iran sanction
    The U.S. Treasury Department designated 16 entities and individuals for supporting “illicit Iranian actors or transnational criminal activity.” Read more here.
  • Jul 12

    Amendment to Executive Order 13761 with Respect to Sudan

    Amendment to Executive Order 13761 with Respect to Sudan
    Today, President Trump issued an amendment to the E.O. easing sanctions against Sudan. The amendment extends the probationary review period allotted to the U.S. government,  giving the U.S. more time to determine whether the…
  • Jul 6

    The E.U.-Japan Trade Deal: What’s in It and Why It Matter

    The E.U.-Japan Trade Deal: What’s in It and Why It Matter
    Today the European Union and Japan announced an expansive agreement lowering barriers on virtually all the goods traded between them, including cars and dairy. Read more here.    
Rank this Week: 3063

von Briesen Legal News

von Briesen Legal News

By von Briesen & Roper, s.c.

http://www.vonbriesen.com/legal-news
Rank this Week: 3066

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/
  • Jul 14

    TSA Week in Review: July 3rd - 9th: 78 Firearms Discovered Last Week in Carry-on Bags (62 Loaded)

    TSA Week in Review: July 3rd - 9th: 78 Firearms Discovered Last Week in Carry-on Bags (62 Loaded)
    TSA discovered 78 firearms over the last week in carry-on bags around the nation. Of the 78 firearms discovered, 62 were loaded and 32 had a round chambered. Firearm possession laws vary by state and locality. Travelers bringing firearms to…
  • Jul 10

    TSA on the Job: Innovation Task Force Manager

    TSA on the Job: Innovation Task Force Manager
    As a branch manager with TSA’s Innovation Task Force, I work with a great team to identify security challenges at an airport or transportation hub. We take our findings to our industry partners and ask what they can create to address…
  • Jul 7

    TSA Week in Review - 82 Firearms Discovered Last Week in Carry-on Bags (73 Loaded)

    TSA Week in Review - 82 Firearms Discovered Last Week in Carry-on Bags (73 Loaded)
    TSA discovered 82 firearms over the last week in carry-on bags around the nation. Of the 82 firearms discovered, 73 were loaded and 27 had a round chambered. Firearm possession laws vary by state and locality. Travelers bringing firearms to…
Rank this Week: 4188