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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/
  • Feb 2

    Just Got My Advance Copy of ‘Robot Law’!

    Just Got My Advance Copy of ‘Robot Law’!
    This is exciting: just got my first copy of “Robot Law,” a book I edited with Ryan Calo and Ian Kerr. I suppose I might be a little biased, but I think it’s a pretty darn good collection that will … Continue reading…
  • Jan 29

    Celebrating Groundhog Day in Miami?

    Celebrating Groundhog Day in Miami?
    Due to an aside I delivered in class, my Administrative Law students have expressed an interest in celebrating Groundhog Day, which is Feb. 2. My initial reaction was a bit negative: How, living in Florida, can this be anything but ……
  • Jan 23

    Slides from Toronto Big Data Talk

    Slides from Toronto Big Data Talk
    This morning I presented a short talk on the tensions between Big Data and privacy at the University of Toronto’s conference on The Future Frontiers of Online Privacy. Here, in case you care–and for the record–are my slides…
Rank this Week: 15

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: 30

Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • Feb 5

    This Week in EPA Science

    This Week in EPA Science
    By Kacey Fitzpatrick Not a big Coldplay fan? Here’s some other halftime entertainment: the latest in EPA science. February is Healthy Heart Month Heart disease and stroke are the first and fourth leading causes of death in the United…
  • Feb 4

    See the data, find a solution

    See the data, find a solution
    by Amanda Pruzinsky Ever remember a time when you were in school thinking “why am I learning this?” I sure can. But I can also remember the first time everything just clicked and made complete sense. For me, it was in my high…
  • Feb 3

    Making a Visible Difference through Citizen Science

    Making a Visible Difference through Citizen Science
    By Laura Stewart About the author: Laura Stewart is an Oak Ridge Institute of Science and Education (ORISE) research participant in the EPA Region 10 office. My first citizen science project was in 1999; working on a United Nations-funded…
Rank this Week: 91

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/
  • Feb 2

    A positive result

    A positive result
    United States v. Plant was a difficult appeal, for a lot of reasons.  Ultimately we were able to get some relief at the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.  The court set-aside a conviction of child endangerment and ordered a…
  • Jan 30

    If

    If
    “If we prioritize conviction rates rather than having just verdicts, and if we vote that way in elections, this problem [of unfair, biased criminal prosecutions] will just continue.” by Todd VanDerWerff on January 11,…
  • Jan 17

    WTR-Military Law Review article

    WTR-Military Law Review article
    Barracks, Dormitories, and Capitol Hill: Finding Justice in the Divergent Politics of Military and College Sexual Assault Rudderless: 15 Years and Still Little Direction on the Boundaries of Military Rule of Evidence 513 Open-Ended…
Rank this Week: 92

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/
  • Feb 7

    When a Disunited Europe Meets Transnational Terrorism

    When a Disunited Europe Meets Transnational Terrorism
    Editor's Note: The 2015 Islamic State attacks in Paris highlighted not only the terrorist threat to Europe, but also the many European failings in intelligence and border security. Marc Hecker of the French Institute for International…
  • Feb 6

    Army Combat Exercise in Hawaii Plays Down Cyber Threat

    Army Combat Exercise in Hawaii Plays Down Cyber Threat
    In a recent visit to PACOM with other Stanford colleagues, we had the chance to observe an Army brigade combat team exercise.  This exercise involved an opposing force that was operating under free-play conditions—that is, the…
  • Feb 6

    Terrorism Taxonomy: Gil Avriel’s “Civilitary Theory”

    Terrorism Taxonomy: Gil Avriel’s “Civilitary Theory”
    As Jack noted earlier this week, the new issue of the Harvard National Security Law Journal (for which Jack, Bobby, Ben and I serve as advisors) contains a number of ground-breaking articles, including pieces by Lawfare’s own Ashley…
Rank this Week: 94

The Justice Blog

The Justice Blog

The Official Blog of the United States Department of Justice.

http://blogs.justice.gov/main/
Rank this Week: 129

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: 269

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: 395

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/
  • Feb 5

    Swiss Bank Whistleblower Calls for Switzerland to Protect Whistleblower

    Swiss Bank Whistleblower Calls for Switzerland to Protect Whistleblower
    Swiss bank whistleblower Bradley Birkenfeld was featured yesterday in an article detailing the extremely hostile environment that exists in Switzerland toward whistleblowers. In the article Birkenfeld states that change is “long…
  • Jan 21

    National Whistleblower Center Wins Wildlife Crime Tech Challenge Award

    National Whistleblower Center Wins Wildlife Crime Tech Challenge Award
    Washington D.C., USA. January 21, 2016—The Wildlife Crime Tech Challenge program, an initiative of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in partnership with the National Geographic Society, the Smithsonian Institution,…
  • Jan 20

    October – December 2015 SEC Whistleblower Awards List

    October – December 2015 SEC Whistleblower Awards List
    The SEC Office of the Whistleblower posts 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: 453

RegBlog

RegBlog

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

http://www.regblog.org/
  • Feb 4

    The Regulatory Week in Review: February 5, 2016

    The Regulatory Week in Review: February 5, 2016
    U.S. House Representatives introduce a bill requiring women to register for the draft, a U.S. House committee holds a hearing on Flint, Michigan's water contamination, and more...
  • Feb 3

    What Constitutes “Natural” Foods?

    What Constitutes “Natural” Foods?
    The FDA requests information in possible first steps to regulate the term “natural” on food labels.
  • Feb 2

    Reforming Medical Device Regulation

    Reforming Medical Device Regulation
    Researchers argue for reducing FDA involvement in medical device regulation.
Rank this Week: 450

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 494

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: 532

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: 634

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Whistleblower Lawyer News

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

http://www.whistleblowerlawyernews.com/
  • Feb 7

    THE BIG SHORT AND HOW MOODY’S DEFEATED A WHISTLEBLOWER LAWSUIT

    THE BIG SHORT AND HOW MOODY’S DEFEATED A WHISTLEBLOWER LAWSUIT
    If you haven’t yet seen the movie THE BIG SHORT, you should. It’s based on actual occurrences during the 2007-2008 financial crisis and part of it focuses on the ratings services which refused to downgrade  the collateralized…
  • Feb 5

    HSBC pays Uncle Sam $470 million settling mortgage origination abuses case

    HSBC pays Uncle Sam $470 million settling mortgage origination abuses case
    The Justice Department, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, along with 49 state attorneys general and the District of Columbia’s attorney general, have reached a $470…
  • Feb 3

    Registered nurse gets 10 years in prison for Medicare Fraud

    Registered nurse gets 10 years in prison for Medicare Fraud
    A federal judge has sentenced a registered nurse in Texas to jail for ten years for her role in a $25 million Medicare scam. Pat Akamnonu of Cedar Hill and her husband Cyprian Akamnonu owned Ultimate Home Health Services Inc. Both plead…
Rank this Week: 748

Lobby Comply Blog

Lobby Comply Blog

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

http://stateandfed.com/lobbycomply/
  • Feb 5

    Campaign Finance Amendment to be Introduced in Minnesota

    Campaign Finance Amendment to be Introduced in Minnesota
    In an effort to repair and modernize Minnesota’s campaign finance system, House Democrats have announced their intention to introduce a Continued on Next Page
  • Feb 5

    Special Election Set for South Carolina Senate Seat

    Special Election Set for South Carolina Senate Seat
    A special election will be held May 17 for South Carolina State Senate District 4. If necessary, a primary election Continued on Next Page
  • Feb 5

    News You Can Use Digest – February 5, 2016

    News You Can Use Digest – February 5, 2016
    National: How Bob McDonnell’s Case Might Help Others Accused of Public Corruption Washington Post – Matt Zapotosky | Published: 1/29/2016 The Continued on Next Page
Rank this Week: 901

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: 982

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

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

http://blog.finkrosnerershow-levenberg.com/
  • Feb 5

    Support the Special Needs Trust Fairness Act

    Support the Special Needs Trust Fairness Act
    The Special Needs Trust Fairness Act of 2015 ( S-349) would correct an error in OBRA ’93, which was a major revision to the Medicaid Act that allowed Medicaid applicants or recipients under age 65 to make penalty-free transfers of…
  • Feb 4

    Governor Christie vetoes bill allowing Medicaid payment for end-of-life counselling

    Governor Christie vetoes bill allowing Medicaid payment for end-of-life counselling
    Governor Chris Christie has vetoed A-4233/ S-2435 , which means that NJ doctors treating Medicaid can’t get paid for counselling their patients on end of life planning. Perhaps he’s pandering to the absurd claims made in the 2008…
  • Feb 3

    MSPB Decisions (Uploaded), VA SES Employees Kimberly Graves and Diana Ruben

    MSPB Decisions (Uploaded), VA SES Employees Kimberly Graves and Diana Ruben
    Countless news organizations have published articles concerning the Merit Systems Protection Board’s (MSPB) decisions reversing the demotions of Department of Veterans Affairs’ Senior Executive Service (SES) employees,…
Rank this Week: 1006

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: 1046

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/
Rank this Week: 1081

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/
  • Feb 5

    SmallGovCon Week In Review: February 1-5, 2016

    SmallGovCon Week In Review: February 1-5, 2016
    Hopefully you will have some time to relax this weekend and enjoy the Super Bowl (or at least the commercials if that’s more your thing). Before we know it, March Madness will be here (although at the rate my Duke Blue Devils are…
  • Feb 4

    Army Improperly Extended Contracts, GAO Say

    Army Improperly Extended Contracts, GAO Say
    The Army improperly used FAR 52.217-8 (Option to Extend Services) to extend several contracts for periods much longer than the six-month maximum allowed by the clause. This conclusion comes from a recent GAO study, in which the GAO determined…
  • Feb 3

    EEOC’s Proposed Pay Disclosure Rule Will Impact Larger Contractor

    EEOC’s Proposed Pay Disclosure Rule Will Impact Larger Contractor
    On January 29, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced a proposed modification to its Employer Information Report (EEO-1) form that will impact employers—including federal government contractors—with 100…
Rank this Week: 1109

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/
  • Feb 5

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 2/05

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 2/05
    U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/2016cta.htmlHayes v. Delbert Services Corp. (Payday Loans - Debt Collection) U.S. Federal Trial Courts Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/dct/2016dct.htmlWright…
  • Jan 29

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 1/29

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 1/29
    U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2015-2016update.htmlPetition for certiorari in White v. Regents of the University of California, et al. (Federal Rules of Civil Procedure - "Required Party") was denied on…
  • Jan 25

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 1/25

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 1/25
    U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2015-2016update.html Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin v. U.S. (Limitation of Actions) was decided on 1/25/16.
Rank this Week: 1175

Infra Insight Blog

Infra Insight Blog

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

http://www.infrainsightblog.com
  • Jan 20

    Recent Buy America Development

    Recent Buy America Development
    At the end of 2015, two modal administrations of the United States Department of Transportation (US DOT) have encountered changes to their Buy America programs.  Both the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and the Federal Highway…
  • Jan 15

    Design Liability and Right of Way Risk Allocation for Design-Build Project

    Design Liability and Right of Way Risk Allocation for Design-Build Project
    Design liability and right-of-way risk allocation are topics addressed in a legal research digest recently published by the Transportation Research Board’s National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP).  The report, which…
  • Dec 14

    Top Public Finance Attorneys Urge Regulatory Changes to Foster More P3’

    Top Public Finance Attorneys Urge Regulatory Changes to Foster More P3’
    We all know how hard it is to change federal statutes these days—you need an Act of Congress and the President to sign the bill.  Last week, a group of the top public finance lawyers in the US offered an approach relating to the…
Rank this Week: 1221

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/
Rank this Week: 1176

The Albany Government Law Review…

The Albany Government Law Review Fireplace

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

http://aglr.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 1181

Nexus

Nexus

Chapman's Journal of Law and Public Policy

http://www.lawschoolblog.org/
  • Dec 28

    Suppressing Patent Suppression

    Suppressing Patent Suppression
    In the 1960s there was a story of a carburetor that allowed full-sized trucks to get 50 to 100 miles per gallon but was quickly and unscrupulously suppressed by oil companies in fear of lost profits.1 Although it is doubtful...
  • Dec 28

    Is Tesla All It Is Made Out to Be?

    Is Tesla All It Is Made Out to Be?
    Tesla is a manufacturer of only electric vehicles. It currently has only one new model available for sale, the Model S. Tesla is different from almost all other electric and hybrid vehicles that can be seen on the road today...
  • Dec 28

    Obama’s Clean Power Plan

    Obama’s Clean Power Plan
    On August 3, 2015, President Obama and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) took a step to cut carbon pollution and combat climate change when they announced the Clean Power Plan. In the United States, the largest single source of…
Rank this Week: 1438

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: 1332

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: 1670

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/
  • Feb 4

    New Guidance Allows Limited Role for DCAA Audit of Non-DOD Contract

    New Guidance Allows Limited Role for DCAA Audit of Non-DOD Contract
    The 2016 National Defense Authorization Act prohibits the Defense Contract Audit Agency from providing “audit support” to any non-DOD agency until the Secretary of Defense certifies that DCAA has reduced its backlog of incurred…
  • Jan 27

    Proposed FAR Rule Targets Restrictive Confidentiality Agreement

    Proposed FAR Rule Targets Restrictive Confidentiality Agreement
    On January 22, 2016, the FAR Council proposed adding a new rule (link here) prohibiting federal dollars from going to companies that require employees to sign confidentiality agreements that could limit the ability of employees to report…
  • Jan 26

    Crowell & Moring’s 2016 Litigation & Regulatory Forecasts: What Corporate Counsel Need to Know for the Coming Year

    Crowell & Moring’s 2016 Litigation & Regulatory Forecasts: What Corporate Counsel Need to Know for the Coming Year
    Crowell & Moring LLP is pleased to release its “2016 Litigation & Regulatory Forecasts: What Corporate Counsel Need to Know for the Coming Year.” The reports examine the trends and developments that will impact government…
Rank this Week: 1518

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/
  • Jan 25

    Investigation Concludes that Brick Police Officers were Justified in Using Deadly Force in 2015 Shooting

    Investigation Concludes that Brick Police Officers were Justified in Using Deadly Force in 2015 Shooting
    As reported by the Brick Patch online, the shooting of a 21-year-old Brick Township man in August 2015 during a confrontation with police has been ruled a justifiable use of deadly force, Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph Coronato announced…
  • Jan 21

    Moody’s Comments on Various NJ Pension Issue

    Moody’s Comments on Various NJ Pension Issue
    As reported by NJ.com, Moody’s Investors Service again sent up a warning flare that a possible New Jersey Supreme Court ruling striking down cuts to public retirees’ pension benefits would soak the struggling retirement system…
  • Jan 11

    NJ Public Unions Defend Mandatory Dues Challenged in U.S. Supreme Court

    NJ Public Unions Defend Mandatory Dues Challenged in U.S. Supreme Court
    As reported by NJ.com, New Jersey’s public labor unions leaders say they are intently watching a case before the U.S. Supreme Court that could strike down compulsory membership dues and threaten how they are funded.  The outcome is…
Rank this Week: 1598

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: 1655

Whistleblower Attorneys Blog

Whistleblower Attorneys Blog

Covers qui tam and government law. By Greene LLP.

http://www.whistleblowerattorneys-blog.com/
  • Oct 19

    Greene LLP False Claims Act Suit Resolved with Millennium Health, LLC Settlement of $227 Million

    Greene LLP False Claims Act Suit Resolved with Millennium Health, LLC Settlement of $227 Million
    On October 19, 2015, Greene LLP announced the resolution of False Claims Act claims against Millennium Health, LLC in a settlement reached with the United States. The settlement, likely to exceed $231 million once interest is calculated,…
  • Oct 6

    PharMerica Whistleblower Collects $1 Million from Drug Kickback Settlement

    PharMerica Whistleblower Collects $1 Million from Drug Kickback Settlement
    PharMerica Corporation has settled False Claims Act (FCA) allegations agreeing to pay the United States $9.25 million. The allegations had accused PharMerica of taking kickbacks from Abbott Laboratories Inc. in order to increase the use of…
  • Sep 29

    New York District Court Closes the Door on Decade Long Schindler FCA Litigation

    New York District Court Closes the Door on Decade Long Schindler FCA Litigation
    Earlier this month, the U.S District Court for the Southern District of New York decided for Schindler Elevator Corporation after more than a decade of prolonged litigation. The ten years of back and forth litigation included both a trip to…
Rank this Week: 1656

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: 1651

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/
  • Feb 5

    CMS Proposal Would Expand Medicare/Private Claims Data Available for Care Improvement

    CMS Proposal Would Expand Medicare/Private Claims Data Available for Care Improvement
    CMS has issued a proposed rule that would allow organizations approved as “qualified entities” to confidentially share or sell analyses of Medicare and private-sector claims data to providers, employers, and other groups who can…
  • Feb 5

    House Fails to Override President’s Veto of ACA Repeal Bill

    House Fails to Override President’s Veto of ACA Repeal Bill
    On February 2, 2016, the House failed to muster the votes needed to override President Obama’s veto of H.R. 3762, the “Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act.”  As previously reported, the bill…
  • Feb 5

    CMS Issues Guide on Avoiding Readmissions in Diverse Medicare Population

    CMS Issues Guide on Avoiding Readmissions in Diverse Medicare Population
    The CMS Office of Minority Health has released a “Guide to Preventing Readmissions among Racially and Ethnically Diverse Medicare Beneficiaries.”   The guide highlights data indicating that racial and ethnic minority…
Rank this Week: 1775

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/
  • Feb 5

    Regulatory Humility?

    Regulatory Humility?
    The widespread use of encryption technology was one of the major topics trending in technological discussions for 2015. Encryption technology allows a user to protect confidential conversations or information on designated computers by…
  • Feb 2

    Cuban Regime Officials Engage in Criminal Conspiracy That Endangers Americans, Uses US Immigration Laws to Make it So

    Cuban Regime Officials Engage in Criminal Conspiracy That Endangers Americans, Uses US Immigration Laws to Make it So
    When someone breaks the law, they should be punished. And when a foreign government encourages people to do it, that government should be held to account as well.  For decades Cuban regime officials have encouraged Cubans to leave the…
  • Jan 27

    Lawlessness on U.S.-Cuba Policy, the New Normal

    Lawlessness on U.S.-Cuba Policy, the New Normal
    Cuba is far from being an emerging economy; because of political and economic immaturity, they are more akin to an underdeveloped nation. No matter how hard the Obama administration tries to subvert U.S. law through the regulatory process,…
Rank this Week: 1995

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/
  • Jan 29

    TSA Week in Review: January 22 - 28

    TSA Week in Review: January 22 - 28
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  • Jan 25

    TSA Week in Review: January 15 - 21

    TSA Week in Review: January 15 - 21
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  • Jan 21

    TSA 2015 Year in Review

    TSA 2015 Year in Review
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Rank this Week: 1754

Oregon Legal Research

Oregon Legal Research

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

http://blog.oregonlegalresearch.com/
  • Jan 29

    Oregon Commission on Judicial Fitness and Disability: Report on Judge Vance Day

    Oregon Commission on Judicial Fitness and Disability: Report on Judge Vance Day
    The Oregonian has posted the Oregon  Commission on Judicial Fitness and Disability report to the Oregon Supreme Court on Marion County Circuit Court Judge Vance Day. You can find the report’s link at their 1/25/16 article:…
  • Jan 29

    The 2015 Oregon Revised Statutes are (almost) Now Online

    The 2015 Oregon Revised Statutes are (almost) Now Online
    Legislative Counsel just reported that the 2015 ORS will become available on Sunday, January 30 (I think they mean Sunday the 31st – or maybe Saturday the 30th?): “Note: The Oregon Revised Statutes will be unavailable Sunday,…
  • Jan 28

    Oregon House and Senate 2016 Bill

    Oregon House and Senate 2016 Bill
    The short session Oregon Legislative 2016 bills are now online. As of this moment, however, the 2015 Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS) are still NOT online, but if you’re very lucky you may click on that link one day, even one moment from…
Rank this Week: 1943

Government Contracts Blog

Government Contracts Blog

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

http://www.governmentcontractslawblog.com/
  • Jan 27

    Look Before You Leap – Pitfalls and Trip Wires Inherent in Government Contracting

    Look Before You Leap – Pitfalls and Trip Wires Inherent in Government Contracting
    Accepting money from the Government, whether through a contract, grant, or other transaction, does not come for free. In the commercial world, companies typically engage in a cost/benefit analysis when they make major decisions, such as…
  • Jan 27

    Trade Agreements Act Updates for 2016 – New Year, Lower Threshold

    Trade Agreements Act Updates for 2016 – New Year, Lower Threshold
    Every two years, the U.S. Trade Representative updates the dollar values at which certain international trade agreements apply to certain types of U.S. government contracts. This means that certain contracts over the dollar thresholds are…
  • Jan 27

    Human Trafficking Is Forbidden by Government Contracts. But What Is “Human Trafficking”?

    Human Trafficking Is Forbidden by Government Contracts. But What Is “Human Trafficking”?
    FAR 52.222-50 prohibits “human trafficking.” To quote the current GEICO TV commercials, “Everybody knows that.” But do you know exactly what the FAR prohibits? The answer includes some obvious pernicious acts, but it…
Rank this Week: 1792

The Data Driven City

The Data Driven City

Explores technology, data, and laws related to city planning, urban renewal, and government in general.

http://datadrivencity.com/
  • Sep 21

    Lessig on the charges against Dotcom and Megaupload

    Lessig on the charges against Dotcom and Megaupload
    This morning, Kim Dotcom, accused by the Department of Justice of criminal copyright infringement, is in a New Zealand court to see if he will be extradited to the United States. One of the things in Dotcom’s corner is testimony from…
  • Sep 19

    Last Week Tonight on Criminal Justice

    Last Week Tonight on Criminal Justice
    John Oliver has been on a role this summer addressing criminal justice issues on his HBO show Last Week Tonight. Below, check out his recent segments  on the bail system, mandatory minimums, and under-funding of public…
  • Sep 18

    Shelterforce Interview with HUD Secretary

    Shelterforce Interview with HUD Secretary
    There is a great interview up this week on Shelterforce with HUD Secretary  Julián Castro. I think the parts of the interview that dive into some of the details about the solutions for low-income housing problems, and…
Rank this Week: 1859

Whitcomb Law Blog

Whitcomb Law Blog

Covers government procurement.

http://blog.whitcomblawpc.com
Rank this Week: 1828

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: 1937

Procurement Law Blog

Procurement Law Blog

Covers Canadian private and public sector procurement. By Davis LLP.

http://www.davis.ca/en/blog/procurement-law/
Rank this Week: 1966

Stephen Waqué

Stephen Waqué

Covers expropriation and environmental law issues in Canada.

http://www.stephenwaque.com/
  • Feb 11

    February 7, 2013 Decision of the Board

    February 7, 2013 Decision of the Board
    This is a decision of the Board relating to an October 23, 2012 motion for party status brought by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (“CMHC”).  The Board denied CMHC’s motion and its reasons include that CMHC…
  • Jan 31

    December 13, 2012 Order of the Board

    December 13, 2012 Order of the Board
    This December 13, 2012 Order of the OMB is a consent order approving an amended modified boundary map, for Amendment 1 to the York Region Official Plan (“ROPA 1”), having received Minutes of Settlement between York Region and 3…
  • Jan 29

    January 17, 2013 Decision of the Board, S.W. Lee and K. Hussey

    January 17, 2013 Decision of the Board, S.W. Lee and K. Hussey
    The Ontario Municipal Board issued a partial approval order bringing into force and effect certain sections and policies of the York Regional Official Plan – 2010 as modified and as  set out in an August 23, 2012 order then…
Rank this Week: 2175

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: 1844

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: 1803

Corruption Chronicles

Corruption Chronicles

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

http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/
  • Feb 5

    “Significant Immigrant Populations from Central America” Fueling Violent Gang MS-13

    “Significant Immigrant Populations from Central America” Fueling Violent Gang MS-13
    A major bust involving the nation’s most violent street gang reveals that the criminal enterprise—known as Mara Salvatrucha or MS-13—continues to be energized with new recruits provided by the steady flow of illegal…
  • Feb 4

    DOD Diversity Chief Violates Rules, Gives Leftist Groups $300k to Promote Agenda

    DOD Diversity Chief Violates Rules, Gives Leftist Groups $300k to Promote Agenda
    To meet the Obama administration’s goal of “implementing a robust diversity strategy” at the Department of Defense (DOD), the agency’s director of diversity violated government rules by distributing hundreds of…
  • Feb 1

    U.S. Rescues Illegal Alien Minors Then Puts Them in Abusive Home

    U.S. Rescues Illegal Alien Minors Then Puts Them in Abusive Home
    It’s ironic that some of the illegal immigrant minors that the Obama administration claims to have rescued from “persistent violence in Central America” have been placed in abusive homes by the U.S. government. Some have…
Rank this Week: 2750