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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/
  • Apr 21

    Jotwell Conference

    Jotwell Conference
    Legal Scholarship We Like,and Why It Matters University of Miami School of Law November 7-8, 2014 JOTWELL, the Journal of Things We Like (Lots), is an online journal dedicated to celebrating and sharing the best scholarship relating to the…
  • Apr 20

    General Mills Surrender

    General Mills Surrender
    In the face of a huge public backlash, General Mills has removed the abusive contract terms it tried out earlier this week. (See Cereal Wrap?) Only question now is: how long before a modified limited stealth version turns up somewhere…
  • Apr 17

    CerealWrap?

    CerealWrap?
    Really? Firms are going to try to expand browsewrap (or web-wrap) to liking them on Facebook? To opening a cereal box? So claims the NYT in When ‘Liking’ a Brand Online Voids the Right to Sue. From the company’s viewpoint…
Rank this Week: 18

New York Public Personnel Law

New York Public Personnel Law

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

http://publicpersonnellaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 60

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: 152

Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • Apr 23

    Earth Month Tip: Turn off the tap

    Earth Month Tip: Turn off the tap
    Conserving water helps conserve energy and reduce carbon pollution. Just by turning off the tap while you brush your teeth in the morning and before bedtime, you can save up to 8 gallons of water! That adds up to more than 200 gallons a…
  • Apr 23

    “How Does Stuff Get Recycled?  Join Reading Rainbow to Find Out”

    “How Does Stuff Get Recycled?  Join Reading Rainbow to Find Out”
    By Jeffrey Levy It’s important to reduce how much trash we create, and then reuse stuff as much as possible.  But some things you just can’t figure out how to reuse, so recycling is much better than throwing them away.…
  • Apr 22

    Earth Month Tip: Spread the word

    Earth Month Tip: Spread the word
    Happy Earth Day! One of the most powerful things you can do to act on climate is talk to your friends and neighbors about the challenge we face. This Earth Day, talk to five about climate action. Why five? If five of your friends, for…
Rank this Week: 171

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/
  • Apr 23

    Al-Nashiri Motions Hearing: April 23 Session

    Al-Nashiri Motions Hearing: April 23 Session
    As Wells mentioned earlier today, we will be in transcript mode for the remainder of this week’s pre-trial motions proceedings in United States v. Al-Nashiri. Stay tuned for updates on today’s hearing in our…
  • Apr 23

    DHS Unity of Effort

    DHS Unity of Effort
    Big news over at the Department of Homeland Security.  Now in its 11th year, the Department continues to be operationally disaggregated into its component parts, with little of the cross-cutting economies of scale and efficiencies of…
  • Apr 23

    Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast, Episode #16: An Interview with Alex Joel

    Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast, Episode #16: An Interview with Alex Joel
    Our guest for Episode 16 of the Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast is Alex Joel, and he gets plenty of tough questions: Is it a violation of the new Obama administration policy directive for the intelligence community to look for evidence that Vladimir…
Rank this Week: 189

The Justice Blog

The Justice Blog

The Official Blog of the United States Department of Justice.

http://blogs.justice.gov/main/
Rank this Week: 231

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: 261

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

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

http://dissentingjustice.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 392

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/
Rank this Week: 455

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: 527

Lobby Comply Blog

Lobby Comply Blog

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

http://stateandfed.com/lobbycomply/
  • Apr 23

    Wednesday Government Relations New

    Wednesday Government Relations New
    Lobbying “Lobbing World” in The Hill. “Cellphone industry picks new lobby chief” by Megan R. Wilson in The Hill. “Ronald Continued on Next Page
  • Apr 23

    Ohio Lawmakers to Introduce Ethics Reform Legislation

    Ohio Lawmakers to Introduce Ethics Reform Legislation
    Ohio lawmakers plan to introduce legislation next month making significant changes to state ethics rules for the first time in Continued on Next Page
  • Apr 23

    California Senators Take Time for Ethic

    California Senators Take Time for Ethic
    State senators are receiving a refresher in ethics and bills to require tougher ethics rules are advancing following a series Continued on Next Page
Rank this Week: 803

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
  • Apr 22

    First whistleblower not entitled to share in settlement of second one’s case, Fifth Circuit rule

    First whistleblower not entitled to share in settlement of second one’s case, Fifth Circuit rule
    On April 16, the Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, in an unpublished opinion in U.S. ex rel. Smart v. Christus Health rejected the argument of one whistleblower that he was entitled to a share of the proceeds of a settlement received by…
  • Apr 21

    Eighth Circuit affirms $8 million whistleblowers’ award over government’s objection

    Eighth Circuit affirms $8 million whistleblowers’ award over government’s objection
    On April 10, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, in U.S. ex rel. Rille v. PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP rejected the government’s appeal of an Arkansas District Judge’s decision to award whistleblowers a share of two settlements in…
  • Apr 20

    Astellas pays $7.3 million to settle off-label pharma case

    Astellas pays $7.3 million to settle off-label pharma case
    On April 16, the Department of Justice announced that Illinois-based Astellas Pharma US had settled a suit, originally filed by a former sales representative, that the company promoted its drug Mycamine for off-label uses. According to…
Rank this Week: 779

Hot Button Blog

Hot Button Blog

By Cozen O'Connor.

http://www.hotbuttonblog.com
  • Apr 21

    Keystone Pipeline Decision Delayed

    Keystone Pipeline Decision Delayed
     On Friday, the Obama administration extended the review period regarding deciding whether to engage in the Keystone Pipeline project, likely pushing a final decision back to after the Nov. 4 congressional elections.  As…
  • Apr 21

    Health Care Reform Implementation Update - April 21, 2014

    Health Care Reform Implementation Update - April 21, 2014
    On April 14, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) reported their findings that show a smaller rise in insurance premium costs under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) than previously expected.…
  • Apr 14

    Health Care Reform Implementation Update - April 14, 2014

    Health Care Reform Implementation Update - April 14, 2014
    Last Thursday Kathleen Sebelius resigned from her post as Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). On Friday President Obama nominated Sylvia Matthews Burwell, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director.  As…
Rank this Week: 717

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: 810

FDA Lawyers Blog

FDA Lawyers Blog

By Frommer Lawrence & Haug.

http://www.fdalawyersblog.com/
  • 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…
  • Mar 31

    Foodborne Illness: How Do You Find Out If Your Food Might Cause Illness?

    Foodborne Illness: How Do You Find Out If Your Food Might Cause Illness?
    Foodborne illness affects approximately forty-eight million Americans per year, according to recent data from the CDC. Consumers have heard news stories warning of nationwide food recalls. What additional steps can be taken to ensure food…
  • Mar 25

    Bioavailability and Bioequivalence Draft Guidance for NDAs and INDs Issued by FDA

    Bioavailability and Bioequivalence Draft Guidance for NDAs and INDs Issued by FDA
    FDA issued a draft guidance on March 18, 2014 titled, "Bioavailability and Bioequivalence Studies Submitted in NDAs or INDs - General Considerations." This draft guidance seeks to revise and update FDA's March 2003 guidance titled,…
Rank this Week: 759

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/
  • 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…
  • Mar 25

    Christie Retroactively Cuts Pension Payment

    Christie Retroactively Cuts Pension Payment
    This is a very interesting article regarding how Governor Christie employed some "fuzzy math" to reduce the State's legally mandated pension payment. NJSPOTLIGHT
Rank this Week: 696

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: 1014

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: 1106

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: 1036

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/
Rank this Week: 1252

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Whistleblower Lawyer News

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

http://www.whistleblowerlawyernews.com/
  • Apr 23

    Amedisys Home Health pays $150 million settling Medicare Fraud suit

    Amedisys Home Health pays $150 million settling Medicare Fraud suit
      Amedisys Inc. and its affiliates (Amedisys) have agreed to pay $150 million to the federal government to resolve allegations that they violated the False Claims Act by submitting false home healthcare billings to the Medicare program,…
  • Apr 23

    UCLA pays surgeon $10 million in whistleblower retaliation case

    UCLA pays surgeon $10 million in whistleblower retaliation case
    The University of California has agreed to pay $10 million to its former Chairman of Orthopedic surgery Department, who asserted that the renowned medical school let doctors accept industry payments which may have compromised patient care.…
  • Apr 22

    Judges consider definition of insider trading in major case

    Judges consider definition of insider trading in major case
      The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York heard arguments in the case of  a former portfolio manager at the hedge fund is deciding whether recipients of non-public information can be found guilty of insider trading…
Rank this Week: 1378

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/
  • Apr 23

    The Highwayman, a Purse Snatcher, and a Political Disestablishmentarian

    The Highwayman, a Purse Snatcher, and a Political Disestablishmentarian
    Even if you think you’re a fair or, I daresay good, public speaker, a tune-up every now and then is a good thing. I was in need of an overhaul and, because of it and at the recommendation of a friend, found my way the Buckley…
  • Apr 22

    Morning Musing

    Morning Musing
    Congress is away on Week Two of Spring break. Have recess? Will travel. Vice President Joe Biden and Members of Congress are in the Ukraine.  That ringing sound you’re hearing is U.S. taxpayer dollars … let’s hope they…
  • Apr 19

    Dutch Company Fined $6M For Alleged US-Cuba Sanctions Violation

    Dutch Company Fined $6M For Alleged US-Cuba Sanctions Violation
    The U.S. Treasury Department Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced yesterday that Carlson Wagonlit Travel or, CWT B.V. (“CWT”), of the Netherlands has: agreed to pay $5,990,490 to settle potential civil liability…
Rank this Week: 1311

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/
  • Apr 21

    New Addresses for the San Bernardino Justice Center

    New Addresses for the San Bernardino Justice Center
    By Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law As you may know, the courts are going to be reorganized in San Bernardino County. Below is the proposed San Bernardino County Local Rule 130, effective July 1, 2014, which gives the new addresses for the San…
  • Apr 15

    Criminal Assignments in the New San Bernardino Justice Center

    Criminal Assignments in the New San Bernardino Justice Center
    By Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law By popular request, here are the criminal law assignments at the new 247 W. Third Street San Bernardino Justice Center: Courtrooms 1-4 will be unavailable until the fall (on the first floor) S6 will be Judge…
  • Apr 15

    The New San Bernardino Justice Center Assignments (as of April 2014)

    The New San Bernardino Justice Center Assignments (as of April 2014)
    Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law I recently attended a meeting of GIEMLA and Judge Michael Sachs gave an update on the progress of opening the new Justice Center in downtown San Bernardino.  Here are some of the highlights: 15 Civil…
Rank this Week: 1500

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/
  • Apr 21

    C&M Lawyers Conduct Live Webinar on IP Rules on Wednesday, April 23

    C&M Lawyers Conduct Live Webinar on IP Rules on Wednesday, April 23
    On Wednesday, April 23rd at 1 PM Eastern, join our government contracts attorneys for a webinar entitled: “Intellectual Property Rules in Government Contracts Legal Update: Know Your Technical Data and Patent Rights.” During this…
  • Apr 16

    GSA Schedule Contracting: Has Selling to DoD Just Gotten Harder?

    GSA Schedule Contracting: Has Selling to DoD Just Gotten Harder?
    On March 13, 2014, the Department of Defense issued a memorandum titled “Class Deviation – Determination of Fair and Reasonable Prices When Using Federal Supply Schedule Contracts.”  This memorandum directs DoD…
  • Apr 15

    In-Sourcing News – Fisher-Cal Appeal Denied

    In-Sourcing News – Fisher-Cal Appeal Denied
    A little over two years ago, I wrote a blog post about the D.C. District Court decision in Fisher-Cal Indus., Inc. v. United States, 839 F. Supp. 2d 218, 219 (D.D.C. 2012), which held that district courts lack jurisdiction over in-sourcing…
Rank this Week: 1380

Infra Insight Blog

Infra Insight Blog

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

http://www.infrainsightblog.com
  • Apr 18

    Congressional Panel Explores International Experience with Public-Private Partnership

    Congressional Panel Explores International Experience with Public-Private Partnership
    On Tuesday, April 8th, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Panel on Public-Private Partnerships held a hearing on "The International Experience with Public-Private Partnerships".  The Panel focused in particular on the Canadian…
  • Apr 17

    The Regents of the University of California Issues RFQ for UC Merced 2020 Project

    The Regents of the University of California Issues RFQ for UC Merced 2020 Project
    The Regents of the University of California (the "Regents"), on behalf of University of California, Merced ("UC Merced"), issued a Request for Qualifications today for the UC Merced 2020 Project (the "Project"). UC Merced is the newest campus…
  • Apr 9

    Indiana Achieves Commercial Close on its Second Availability Payment P3

    Indiana Achieves Commercial Close on its Second Availability Payment P3
    Indiana closed its second availability payment-based P3 project, the I-69 Section 5 project.  "Section 5" is the fifth of six planned sections to link Evansville, Indiana with Indianapolis.  The RFQ for Section 5 was published on…
Rank this Week: 1202

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/
  • Apr 18

    NILL added new content to 6 Indian Law Bulletins on 4/18

    NILL added new content to 6 Indian Law Bulletins on 4/18
    The Tribal Supreme Court Project has published an updated memorandum on Native American law cases. See the Tribal Supreme Court website for the April 11 memorandum and related materials.* State Courts…
  • Apr 10

    Request for Recommendations on Climate Resilience and Preparedness by April 15th 2014

    Request for Recommendations on Climate Resilience and Preparedness by April 15th 2014
    Tribal leaders on the President’s Climate Preparedness and Resilience Task Force are soliciting input on how the federal government can better support local, state and tribal governments in preparing to protect themselves from extreme…
  • Apr 7

    NILL added new content to 7 Indian Law Bulletins on 4/07

    NILL added new content to 7 Indian Law Bulletins on 4/07
    * U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2013-2014update.html Petition for certiorari was denied in State of Alaska v. Jewell (navigable waters, Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act regulations) as well…
Rank this Week: 1300

CFTC Law

CFTC Law

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

http://www.cftclaw.com/
  • Mar 28

    TeraExchange Announces First Bitcoin Derivative

    TeraExchange Announces First Bitcoin Derivative
    TeraExchange Announces First Bitcoin DerivativeTeraExchange has recently announced that it has created a swap involving the average exchange rate of bitcoin and plans to list it on its Swap Execution Facility.CFTC LAW | Forex, Futures and…
  • Mar 27

    CFTC Public Utilities No-Action Letter Is Welcome Relief

    CFTC Public Utilities No-Action Letter Is Welcome Relief
    CFTC Public Utilities No-Action Letter Is Welcome ReliefThe Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) released a no-action letter recently, offering relief to public utilities that were having trouble finding market participants willing to…
  • Mar 26

    CFTC Struggling to Utilize Current Swap Market Data

    CFTC Struggling to Utilize Current Swap Market Data
    CFTC Struggling to Utilize Current Swap Market DataAmong a list of reasons for this given by CFTC Commissioner Scott O’Malia during an event, O’Malia mentioned inconsistent reporting and technological issues as major pain…
Rank this Week: 1542

Corruption Chronicles

Corruption Chronicles

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

http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/
  • Apr 23

    $90 Mil Later U.S. Failed to Build Enough Housing in Haiti

    $90 Mil Later U.S. Failed to Build Enough Housing in Haiti
    More than four years after an earthquake devastated Haiti, the U.S. government’s costly initiative to build housing on the poverty-stricken Caribbean island has failed miserably even though tens of millions of American taxpayer dollars…
  • Apr 22

    Tens of Millions to “Upgrade” Failed $90 Mil Obamacare Website

    Tens of Millions to “Upgrade” Failed $90 Mil Obamacare Website
    In the latest of many Obamacare boondoggles, one state’s disastrous health insurance exchange is being abandoned after receiving more than $90 million from American taxpayers, who are also being forced to fund a replacement program that…
  • Apr 21

    Merck Dr. Exposes Gardasil Scandal: Ineffective, Deadly, Very Profitable

    Merck Dr. Exposes Gardasil Scandal: Ineffective, Deadly, Very Profitable
    A controversial government-backed cervical cancer vaccine is ineffective, has deadly side effects and serves no other purpose than to generate profit for its manufacturer, according to a physician who worked at the major pharmaceutical…
Rank this Week: 1707

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: 1556

Oregon Legal Research

Oregon Legal Research

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

http://blog.oregonlegalresearch.com/
  • Apr 22

    2014 Winners of Peeps in the Law

    2014 Winners of Peeps in the Law
    Just when you thought The Law couldn’t get any weirder: Peeps in the Law From that webpage you can also link to previous Peeps in the Law galleries: Peeps in Law 2013 The Dark Peep Rises: 2012 Peeps in Law … Continue reading…
  • Apr 22

    Who Makes Model Laws?

    Who Makes Model Laws?
    Thinking beyond the Uniform Law Commission, the American Law Institute, and the American Bar Association:  Who Makes Model Laws? “You’ve heard of the Uniform Commercial Code and the Model Penal Code, but how much do you know…
  • Apr 18

    Which Legal Sites Did Heartbleed Affect?

    Which Legal Sites Did Heartbleed Affect?
    See Robert Ambrogi’s LawSites: Which Legal Sites Did Heartbleed Affect?
Rank this Week: 2178

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/
  • Apr 22

    Ukraine – The Limits of Power

    Ukraine – The Limits of Power
    It’s worth another look at Ukraine. Americans have taken a principled pro-democracy stand. But before we get too self-congratulatory, let’s find a little perspective. In the Cold War, beginning in the Truman Administration, the…
  • Apr 15

    Passover – A Celebration of Freedom

    Passover – A Celebration of Freedom
    This is Passover, a holiday that comes straight out of the Bible, the Almighty commanding us to tell the story of the Exodus to each new generation as well as reminding ourselves. The Exodus, of course, is a story of freedom from slavery. The…
  • Apr 8

    Global Warming and Human Politic

    Global Warming and Human Politic
    I just got back from Chicago where I attended a national meeting of political scientists.  One of them described at length the local, national and international barriers to doing anything about climate change.  His basic point was…
Rank this Week: 1955

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/
  • Apr 22

    GAO Examines Impact of Advanced Diagnostic Imaging Accreditation on Medicare Beneficiary Acce

    GAO Examines Impact of Advanced Diagnostic Imaging Accreditation on Medicare Beneficiary Acce
    The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has issued its second statutorily-mandated report regarding implementation of the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008 (MIPPA) accreditation requirement for Medicare suppliers…
  • Apr 22

    Sebelius Stepping Down from HHS; Burwell Nominated

    Sebelius Stepping Down from HHS; Burwell Nominated
    On April 11, 2014, President Obama formally nominated Sylvia Mathews Burwell to replace Kathleen Sebelius as Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). Burwell currently is the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).…
  • Apr 22

    Individualized Quality Control Plan for CLIA Laboratory Non-Waived Testing (May 19)

    Individualized Quality Control Plan for CLIA Laboratory Non-Waived Testing (May 19)
    CMS is hosting a provider call on May 19, 2014 regarding the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) Individualized Quality Control Plan (IQCP), which is a new, voluntary quality-control option for laboratories performing…
Rank this Week: 2085

Nexus

Nexus

Chapman's Journal of Law and Public Policy

http://www.lawschoolblog.org/
  • Apr 21

    The Test to California’s Tests?

    The Test to California’s Tests?
    The U.S. Department of Education first established the modified academic achievement standards to address a certain group of students who had been struggling under the previous school accountability scheme.[i]  That scheme had allowed…
  • Apr 12

    The Implications of City of Arlington, Texas v. Federal Communication Commission for the Judicial Deference Doctrine

    The Implications of City of Arlington, Texas v. Federal Communication Commission for the Judicial Deference Doctrine
    Judicial deference to agency action is a crucial part of administrative law.  The administrative agencies play an important role in the separation of powers, a foundation of the United States government.  The three branches of…
  • Apr 10

    PHOTOSHOP FRAUD: IS EXCESSIVE DIGITAL PHOTO ALTERATION OF COMMERCIAL PHOTOS DECEPTIVE ADVERTISING?

    PHOTOSHOP FRAUD: IS EXCESSIVE DIGITAL PHOTO ALTERATION OF COMMERCIAL PHOTOS DECEPTIVE ADVERTISING?
    On July 14, 2011 Fiona Geraghty was found hanging in her bedroom by her father.[i]  Fellow classmates had subjected the 14-year-old girl to bullying and harassment about her weight at her school in Somerset, England.[ii] Her parents have…
Rank this Week: 2119

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/
  • Apr 21

    Women 8(a) Applicants Don’t Need “Smoking Gun” Evidence Of Bias, Says SBA OHA

    Women 8(a) Applicants Don’t Need “Smoking Gun” Evidence Of Bias, Says SBA OHA
    A woman does not need to provide the SBA with “smoking gun” evidence of bias in order to be considered socially disadvantaged for purposes of her company’s application to the 8(a) program. In a recent decision, the SBA…
  • Apr 18

    Moving SDVOSB Verification To SBA Would Save $5 Million Annually, Says CBO

    Moving SDVOSB Verification To SBA Would Save $5 Million Annually, Says CBO
    Moving SDVOSB verification from the VA to the SBA would save approximately $5 million annually, according to a recent cost estimate issued by the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office. The CBO concludes that implementing the Improving…
  • Apr 15

    GAO Bid Protests: No Small Business Size Challenges (Usually)

    GAO Bid Protests: No Small Business Size Challenges (Usually)
    To regular SmallGovCon readers this may seem obvious, but protesters keep doing it, so it deserves a post. By “it,” I mean filing small business size challenges as part of GAO bid protests.  As demonstrated once again in a…
Rank this Week: 1669

Rulemaking

Rulemaking

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

http://rulemaking.wordpress.com/
  • 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…
  • Jan 23

    2014 ACR Winter Meeting in Washington D.C.

    2014 ACR Winter Meeting in Washington D.C.
    Administrative Codes and Registers (ACR) will be holding its annual winter meeting in conjunction with the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS), February 12-15, 2014 at the JW Marriott Hotel.  More information about the…
Rank this Week: 1911

Government Contracts Blog

Government Contracts Blog

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

http://brownrudnick.com/blog/government-contracts/
  • Apr 10

    How easy is it to misplace $6 billion?

    How easy is it to misplace $6 billion?
    Recently, the State Department’s Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) made public an internal memorandum stating that over the last six years, the OIG has identified more than $6 billion in State Department contracts…
  • Apr 4

    DOE Introduces Proposed Rule to Supplement Income of Accountants and Consultant

    DOE Introduces Proposed Rule to Supplement Income of Accountants and Consultant
    The Department of Energy (“DOE”) is taking a page from the 2012 playbook of the Department of Defense (“DOD”).  In February 2012, DOD issued a final rule that introduced new Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation…
  • Mar 25

    An Agreement to “Seriously Consider” Paying is Not an Agreement to Pay

    An Agreement to “Seriously Consider” Paying is Not an Agreement to Pay
    What do you get when the Government says you “may submit a request for equitable adjustment” and agrees to “seriously consider” the request?  Not much.  At least that is the lesson from the recent decision in…
Rank this Week: 2232

Local Open Government Blog

Local Open Government Blog

Covers legal issues on open government laws in Washington state and the rest of the nation. By Foster Pepper.

http://www.localopengovernment.com/
Rank this Week: 2002

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: 1940

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: 1925

For the Seventh Generation Blog

For the Seventh Generation Blog

Protecting Native Nations for the Seventh Generation. News, views, and opinions about federal Indian law and tribal governance by law professors who teach in the field.

http://tribal-law.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 24

    Geneva Institute on Indigenous People

    Geneva Institute on Indigenous People
    If you are a law student interested in studying abroad, the University of Tulsa offers a program in Geneva relating to Indigenous people. The 2009 program will run July 4 - August 1, 2009, and the classes offered for the first two weeks are…
  • Apr 14

    Transcript of Argument in Plains Commerce Bank v. Long Family Land & Cattle

    Transcript of Argument in Plains Commerce Bank v. Long Family Land & Cattle
    The transcript of the argument today in Plains Commerce Bank v. Long Family Land & Cattle is available here. Surprisingly, the Court was heavily interested in the idea that a majority Indian-owned corporation might be considered an Indian…
  • Mar 25

    OK AG values Bank over Battered Women

    OK AG values Bank over Battered Women
    This was originally submitted to the Tulsa World as an op-ed piece, but was not published:update as of 4/10/08: The Tulsa World did indeed publish this an op-ed piece, The Native American Times reprinted it and the Cherokee Phoenix plans to…
Rank this Week: 1935

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/
  • Apr 23

    SKILLS: Guest Blogger David Marcello on Teaching Plain Language

    SKILLS: Guest Blogger David Marcello on Teaching Plain Language
    We are excited to have David Marcello as today’s guest blogger to highlight his article on Plain Language titled “Teaching Plain Language Drafting in a Legislative and Administrative Advocacy Clinic,” recently published in…
  • Apr 18

    ADVOCACY: Jim Ryzcek - The Power of Constituent Voice: The Rhode Island Homeless Bill of Right

    ADVOCACY: Jim Ryzcek - The Power of Constituent Voice: The Rhode Island Homeless Bill of Right
    As I've previously posted, I have spent some time researching, writing, teaching, and presenting on homeless bills of rights. Rhode Island has emerged as one of several models, and I recently found this thoughtful and heartfelt post from Jim…
  • Apr 17

    SKILLS: Guest Blogger Ann Schiavone on Teaching Using Legislative Simulation

    SKILLS: Guest Blogger Ann Schiavone on Teaching Using Legislative Simulation
    I'm thrilled to introduce today's guest blogger on the Legislation Law Prof Blog: Ann L. Schiavone. Ann returned to Duquesne University School of Law in 2013 as an assistant professor of legal writing. Prior to joining Duquesne's faculty, she…
Rank this Week: 2536

The CAPS Blog

The CAPS Blog

Highlights interesting cases, legal trends and commentary from around New York state, and beyond, for attorneys practicing law in the public sector context. By the NYSBA's Committee on Attorneys in Public Service.

http://nysbar.com/blogs/CAPS/
  • Apr 23

    Seeking Outside the Box-er

    Seeking Outside the Box-er
    Are you one of those people that's embracing technology and using it in new and creative ways for your legal work? The ABA Journal has an interesting project underway, and it's seeking "legal rebels" who are "leveraging…
  • Mar 31

    Judges and Social Media

    Judges and Social Media
    It's hardly "news" that the legal profession generally is struggling to find ways to use social media for enhancing legal practice. And there certainly has been lots of virtual ink spilled over the issue of judges using social…
  • Mar 17

    Public Service Law Pays in Happiness Dividend

    Public Service Law Pays in Happiness Dividend
    It's probably no surprise to readers of this blog, but now it's confirmed. As reported in the ABA Journal Law News Now, a recent Florida State University University College of Law survey found that lawyers in "prestige" jobs, who…
Rank this Week: 3735

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/
  • Apr 22

    Be Bold: Maximize NARA’s Value to the Nation

    Be Bold: Maximize NARA’s Value to the Nation
    In this goal we recognize that public access to government information creates measurable economic value, which adds to the enduring cultural, historical, and evidentiary value of our records. National Archives Identifier: 196401 When we talk…
  • Apr 17

    Be Bold: Connect with Customer

    Be Bold: Connect with Customer
    State Fair, 10/1972. National Archives Identifier 545457 The second of our new strategic goals is to “Connect with Customers.” Having spent most of my career working with the public, customer service is a passion of mine. In…
  • Apr 15

    Be Bold: Make Access Happen

    Be Bold: Make Access Happen
    Photograph of Women Working at a Bell System Telephone Switchboard. National Archives Identifier 1633445.   The first of our new strategic goals is to “Make Access Happen.”  Increasingly, access means digital, online…
Rank this Week: 4791

The TSA Blog

The TSA Blog

Covers innovations in security, technology and the checkpoint screening process. By the Transportation Security Administration.

http://blog.tsa.gov/
Rank this Week: 4841

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

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

http://legalnewsyoucanuse.com/
  • Apr 22

    Transferring the home? Consider ordering a Title Search

    Transferring the home? Consider ordering a Title Search
    Deeds for real estate are recorded at the county clerk’s office to “put the world on notice” as to who owns the property. If you and your parents are talking about transferring the home, it would be a good idea ……
  • Apr 22

    Save your child’s medical & special education record

    Save your child’s medical & special education record
    Do you have a son or daughter who is unable to work due to disabilities that began before age 22? Your young adult may have begun receiving SSI & Medicaid benefits when they turned 18. However, when you retire and are ……
  • Mar 26

    Ask your elder law attorney to review nursing home admissions agreements before you sign

    Ask your elder law attorney to review nursing home admissions agreements before you sign
    When a person is moving into a nursing home for long-term care, there are many papers that are presented to them by the admissions office. While the resident has many federally-protected rights once they move in, at the time of ……
Rank this Week: 3151