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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 18

    Song du Jour

    Song du Jour
    Alternative Facts The post Song du Jour appeared first on Discourse.net.
  • Feb 12

    Jobs for the Boy

    Jobs for the Boy
    Click for a bigger one; source: NYT The post Jobs for the Boys appeared first on Discourse.net.
  • Feb 9

    9th Cir Declines to Strike Down EO TRO

    9th Cir Declines to Strike Down EO TRO
    A sensible, cautious, and careful opinion. It will probably drive Trump nuts. The post 9th Cir Declines to Strike Down EO TRO appeared first on Discourse.net.
Rank this Week: 24

New York Public Personnel Law

New York Public Personnel Law

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

http://publicpersonnellaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 43

Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • Jan 19

    Zero Waste is Within Our Reach, But….

    Zero Waste is Within Our Reach, But….
    By Sarah Levinson I would have guessed that my fellow EPA employees would be leaders when it comes to recycling and reducing wastes. Turns out we are leaders, but not quite as far out front as I had hoped. In 2015, a presidential Executive…
  • Jan 19

    EPA Regulations and Court Victories Translate Directly into Wins for the American People

    EPA Regulations and Court Victories Translate Directly into Wins for the American People
    Over the past few years we have heard a pretty constant refrain about “EPA overreach” which is shorthand for saying EPA has gone beyond the authority given to it by Congress.   Even though as Administrator both Lisa…
  • Jan 19

    Innovation in Government

    Innovation in Government
    By Kacey Fitzpatrick EPA and other federal agencies are tasked with finding solutions to some of the world’s most pressing and complicated problems. These problems require innovative solutions, which EPA supports through use of…
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/
  • Feb 18

    “It Wasn’t Me; It Was John Kelly”: Some Themes from Trump’s Press Conference

    “It Wasn’t Me; It Was John Kelly”: Some Themes from Trump’s Press Conference
    From Fox News to MSNBC, the press has panned President Trump’s Thursday solo press conference. Predictably, most of the attention has centered on (1) his statements about the Michael Flynn investigation and the Russia…
  • Feb 18

    The Lawfare Podcast: Edward Jay Epstein on “How America Lost Its Secrets”

    The Lawfare Podcast: Edward Jay Epstein on “How America Lost Its Secrets”
    Amidst the chaos surrounding Michael Flynn’s departure as national security advisor and the slowly unspooling news story on the Trump team’s reported contacts with the Russian government, it’s worth taking a step back…
  • Feb 18

    The Week that Was: All of Lawfare in One Post

    The Week that Was: All of Lawfare in One Post
    General Michael T. Flynn was forced to resign this week because of his discussion of U.S. sanctions on Russia with Russian ambassador to the United States Sergey Kislyak—discussions he earlier denied. The Rational Security gang saw…
Rank this Week: 130

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 12

    A court-martial is not a gymkana

    A court-martial is not a gymkana
    We caution trial counsel…[as to] how difficult this area of the law can be. There are still issues to be resolved in this arena…. With precedents far from settled, only the bravest of advocacy acrobats ought to tempt fate. (They…
  • Feb 11

    Case to watch–jury nullification

    Case to watch–jury nullification
    The SCOTUS might soon give us an idea on the subject of jury nullification in Lee v. United States. Issue: Whether it is always irrational for a noncitizen defendant with longtime legal resident status and extended familial and business ties…
  • Feb 10

    Finally, ACCA agrees that MRE 412 applies to the prosecution as well

    Finally, ACCA agrees that MRE 412 applies to the prosecution as well
    Today we take up the defense’s assignment of error and address the application of Mil. R. Evid. 412 to the government. Does Mil. R. Evid. 412 apply to the government? Yes. Must the government follow the procedural requirements…
Rank this Week: 137

The Justice Blog

The Justice Blog

The Official Blog of the United States Department of Justice.

http://blogs.justice.gov/main/
Rank this Week: 207

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 17

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 2/17

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 2/17
    U.S. Federal Courts Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2017.htmlKnighton v. Cedarville Rancheria of Northern Paiute Indians (Tribal Court Jurisdiction; Tribal Government - Fraud) Tribal Courts…
  • Feb 1

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 2/1

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 2/1
    U.S. Federal Courts Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2017.htmlJones v. United States (Bad Men Treaty Provision)United States v. Barnes (Oklevueha Native American Church; Marijuana Manufacturing)Consumer Financial Protection…
  • Jan 24

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 1/24

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 1/24
    U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2016-2017update.htmlPetitions were denied on January 9, 2017 in:Mackinac Tribe v. Jewell (Federal Acknowledgment Process - Timeliness) Nisenan Tribe of Nevada City Rancheria…
Rank this Week: 349

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: 515

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: 400

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 17

    SmallGovCon Week In Review: February 13-17, 2017

    SmallGovCon Week In Review: February 13-17, 2017
    Spring seems to have sprung here in Lawrence, even though the calendar still says February. These past few days we have been treated to 70+ degree weather. For me, the early spring temps have meant playing outside with the kids and,…
  • Feb 16

    GovConVoices: Women-Owned Small Businesses Still Underrepresented On Government’s Biggest Contract

    GovConVoices: Women-Owned Small Businesses Still Underrepresented On Government’s Biggest Contract
    Taken as a whole, the Government-wide performance metrics for small business utilization are encouraging. The Small Business Administration’s FY2015 report card shows that the Government exceeded its prime contracting goals across four…
  • Feb 14

    Ostensible Subcontractor Rule: SBA OHA Confirms “Four Key Factors” To Avoid

    Ostensible Subcontractor Rule: SBA OHA Confirms “Four Key Factors” To Avoid
    In determining whether a prime contractor and subcontractor are affiliated under the ostensible subcontractor rule, the SBA is supposed to consider the totality of the relationship between the parties.  But when it comes to determining…
Rank this Week: 1029

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 863

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Covers whistleblower and government law. By JeffreyNewmanLaw.

http://www.whistleblowerlawyernews.com/
  • Feb 16

    Government of Bermuda sues Lahey for racketeering and bribe

    Government of Bermuda sues Lahey for racketeering and bribe
    The Government of Bermuda has filed a lawsuit against Lahey Clinic asserting that the Lahey and the former Premier of Bermuda, Dr. Ewart Brown created scheme to assure that Lahey would become the healthcare provider of choice for Bermudians.…
  • Jan 24

    Texas attorney general lawsuit charges CVS with cheating Medicaid by exaggerating prices on med

    Texas attorney general lawsuit charges CVS with cheating Medicaid by exaggerating prices on med
    CVS and Walgreens, the two largest pharmacies in Texas have been charged with cheating the Medicaid program by exagerrating prices on medications and raking in larger reimbursements than they would be allowed. CVS’ filed a lawsuit in…
  • Jan 21

    Walgreen’s pays $50 million to settle kickbacks charge

    Walgreen’s pays $50 million to settle kickbacks charge
    Walgreen’s has agreed to pay $50 million to settle  a civil fraud lawsuit against it which alleged it  violated the federal Anti-Kickback Statute (“AKS”) and False Claims Act (“FCA”) by enrolling…
Rank this Week: 1076

Whistleblower Attorneys Blog

Whistleblower Attorneys Blog

Covers qui tam and government law. By Greene LLP.

http://www.whistleblowerattorneys-blog.com/
  • Feb 15

    TeamHealth Settles False Claims Act Case for $60 Million

    TeamHealth Settles False Claims Act Case for $60 Million
    A U.S. hospital chain, TeamHealth, agreed to settle allegations that a recently acquired subsidiary, IPC, violated the False Claims Act by “up-coding” Medicare and Medicaid for services that were not performed, or were…
  • Feb 8

    Midwest Provider to Pay $18 Million to Settle False Claims Act Suit

    Midwest Provider to Pay $18 Million to Settle False Claims Act Suit
    A midwest healthcare provider agreed to resolve False Claims Act allegations brought by two whistleblowers for $18 million dollars. The plaintiffs in the qui tam case were former employees of the company. Evercare, now known as Optum…
  • Feb 1

    Boston Ambulance Company to Pay $12.7 Million to Settle False Claims Act Case

    Boston Ambulance Company to Pay $12.7 Million to Settle False Claims Act Case
    MedStar Ambulance Inc., a large Massachusetts ambulance company, will pay $12,700,000 dollars to settle False Claims Act (“FCA”) allegations brought by a corporate “whistleblower.” The False Claims Act allows…
Rank this Week: 629

Oregon Legal Research

Oregon Legal Research

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

http://blog.oregonlegalresearch.com/
  • Feb 13

    Is Online Information Ever “Permanent?”

    Is Online Information Ever “Permanent?”
    Your digital photos, letters, books, articles, documents, messages, etc. have no existence unless you pay attention to their preservation – or without electricity, for that matter. (You can’t really hold Zeros and Ones,…
  • Feb 13

    Foreign Language Services for non-English Speakers at Oregon Public Librarie

    Foreign Language Services for non-English Speakers at Oregon Public Librarie
    Multnomah County Library (MCL) patrons know that materials, signs, events, and librarians bring multi-lingual expertise to their patrons, but did you know that the Multnomah County Library and other public libraries around Oregon (and likely…
  • Feb 13

    Database Access for Researchers Affected by Travel Bans: ProQuest

    Database Access for Researchers Affected by Travel Bans: ProQuest
    Other databases (Lexis, Westlaw, maybe, who knows) may start doing this too for students, scientists, and other researchers, but in the meantime: ProQuest launches free access to its databases for researchers affected by travel ban
Rank this Week: 660

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: 975

Infra Insight Blog

Infra Insight Blog

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

http://www.infrainsightblog.com
Rank this Week: 843

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/
  • Jan 3

    I have managed to alienate Blogger.

    I have managed to alienate Blogger.
    After I got hacked, I tried to change my administrative login credentials to my new email address, but Blogger doesn't believe me.  Let's just say it's hard to survive a hacking.
  • Dec 4

    Lessons from being hacked.

    Lessons from being hacked.
    Criminals are smarter than I am.Criminals are more dedicated to their jobs than I am--and I'm pretty darn dedicated.Computers can be used for E-VIL as well as for good.I have very smart, computer-savvy friends.People who have been hacked…
  • Nov 28

    I love the First Amendment (and I can still deplore hateful speech).

    I love the First Amendment (and I can still deplore hateful speech).
    Of course I'm angered and saddened about the increase in hateful speech across campuses (see today's latest story here).  I don't respect the people who say such awful things.  But I respect their right to say them.  Such…
Rank this Week: 1041

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/
  • 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…
  • Nov 17

    Recount Procedures If Necessary In the Redlands City Council Election November 2016

    Recount Procedures If Necessary In the Redlands City Council Election November 2016
    People are asking about the recount procedure in the Redlands City Council Election. California Elections Code section 15620 et seq. governs recounts requested by voters.  Any voter may file a request for a recount pursuant to Elections…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1110

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: 881

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: 1126

Pace Law Library

Pace Law Library

Blog about law library, library events, legal writing and research, online legal resources, government documents, digital information, environmental law, courts and decisions, current news, legal trends and more.

http://pacelawlibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 1

    The Pace Law Library Blog Makeover

    The Pace Law Library Blog Makeover
    Dear Readers, We are thrilled to introduce to you our new Pace Law Library Blog.  We have been writing here since June 2008 and so we decided that our blog more than deserved a major makeover.  Thus, in the beginning of 2011, we migrated…
  • Feb 1

    Ms. Lamikanra on Nigerian Law and Legal System

    Ms. Lamikanra on Nigerian Law and Legal System
    Ms. Ufuoma Lamikanra, the Head of Readers' Services Section at the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, at the University of Lagos in Nigeria, gave an excellent presentation titled Conflict of Laws in a Federation: The Nigerian…
  • Jan 13

    Prof. Crawford Reviews Estate and Gift Tax Law Review Articles of 2010

    Prof. Crawford Reviews Estate and Gift Tax Law Review Articles of 2010
    Check out our first 2011 addition to the Pace Law Library Podcasts site titled Estate and Gift Tax Law Articles of 2010.  Prof. Bridget Crawford from Pace Law School reviews interesting estate and gift tax law related articles that were…
Rank this Week: 685

Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Covers government law. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.uaslawblog.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 17

    Fastest 5 Minutes, The Podcast Gov’t Contractors Can’t Do Without

    Fastest 5 Minutes, The Podcast Gov’t Contractors Can’t Do Without
    Crowell & Moring’s “Fastest 5 Minutes” is a biweekly podcast that provides a brief summary of significant government contracts legal and regulatory developments that no government contracts lawyer or executive should be…
  • Feb 7

    Employee’s Acceptance of Gratuities Subjects Company to Heightened Liability Under Anti-Kickback Act

    Employee’s Acceptance of Gratuities Subjects Company to Heightened Liability Under Anti-Kickback Act
    In United States ex rel. Vavra v. Kellogg Brown & Root, Inc. (Feb. 3, 2017), the Fifth Circuit held that under Section 8706(a)(1) of the Anti-Kickback Act — permitting recovery of twice the amount of each kickback plus $11,000 for…
  • Feb 3

    Fastest 5 Minutes, The Podcast Gov’t Contractors Can’t Do Without

    Fastest 5 Minutes, The Podcast Gov’t Contractors Can’t Do Without
    Crowell & Moring’s “Fastest 5 Minutes” is a biweekly podcast that provides a brief summary of significant government contracts legal and regulatory developments that no government contracts lawyer or executive should be…
Rank this Week: 4632

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: 5087

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: 3325

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: 4905

Corruption Chronicles

Corruption Chronicles

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

http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/
  • Feb 17

    U.S. Mosque Honors Radical Islamist who Murdered Liberal Pakistani Governor

    U.S. Mosque Honors Radical Islamist who Murdered Liberal Pakistani Governor
    A mosque situated about an hour’s drive from the nation’s capital recently held a ceremony to honor a radical Islamist who murdered a beloved political figure in Pakistan for publicly chastising the Muslim country’s…
  • Feb 16

    Fed Appeals Court: Immigrant Who Voted Illegally Can be Deported

    Fed Appeals Court: Immigrant Who Voted Illegally Can be Deported
    Weeks after the House Minority leader blasted President Donald Trump for pledging to investigate voter fraud, a federal appellate court has ruled that a Peruvian immigrant can be deported from the U.S. for illegally voting in a federal…
  • Feb 9

    $8.5 Billion U.S. Counter Narcotics Effort in Afghanistan Boosts Opium Production

    $8.5 Billion U.S. Counter Narcotics Effort in Afghanistan Boosts Opium Production
    The U.S. government’s multi-billion-dollar effort to counter narcotics in Afghanistan is a humiliating failure that’s resulted in a huge increase in poppy cultivation and opium production. Despite the free-flow of American tax…
Rank this Week: 2249

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
Rank this Week: 3730

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/
  • Feb 15

    Guidance on Presidential and Federal Record

    Guidance on Presidential and Federal Record
    The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) has long had a special relationship with the incoming Presidential Administration, including providing archival and records management guidance and support to the White House upon…
  • Feb 13

    African American History at the National Archive

    African American History at the National Archive
    February is Black History Month. This month and every day, the National Archives celebrates the extraordinary contributions of African Americans to our history and culture. The National Archives holds a wealth of material documenting the…
  • Dec 20

    Reaching Out with RDA

    Reaching Out with RDA
    This week, the National Archives took yet another step toward the Open Government goals of transparency, participation and collaboration, by joining the wider archival community in adopting the Resource Description and Access (RDA) standard…
Rank this Week: 4699

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: 1332

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/
  • Feb 14

    TSA Week in Review Feb 6th - 12th

    TSA Week in Review Feb 6th - 12th
    TSA discovered 52 firearms last week in carry-on bags around the nation. Of the 52 firearms discovered, 44 were loaded and 18 had a round chambered. All of the firearms pictured were discovered last week. See a complete list below.…
  • Feb 7

    TSA Week in Review Jan 30th - Feb 5th

    TSA Week in Review Jan 30th - Feb 5th
    TSA discovered 56 firearms last week in carry-on bags around the nation. Of the 56 firearms discovered, 51 were loaded and 19 had a round chambered. All of the firearms pictured were discovered last week. See a complete list below.…
  • Feb 6

    TSA on the Job: TSA Academy Instructor

    TSA on the Job: TSA Academy Instructor
    As a TSA Academy master security training instructor at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, Georgia, I provide training and motivation to seasoned and new officers daily to ensure they are prepared and confident as they…
Rank this Week: 4881

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/
  • Feb 14

    Labor Economic

    Labor Economic
    The White House isn’t explaining what’s happening to jobs. I once taught labor economics, an issue close to my heart. To some extent, labor is like any other commodity and that’s the problem. Jobs go wherever business can…
  • Feb 7

    Pledge Drive and Public Radio

    Pledge Drive and Public Radio
    I wrote this commentary assuming it would be extra incentive to contribute. Instead it is a time for celebration and appreciation. A one-day fund drive – WOW. So let me say a bit about some of the things that your contributions…
  • Jan 31

    Polarizing America

    Polarizing America
    I’d like to give my spleen a break for a week and talk about some of the dynamics that are polarizing  America, that neither side can solve because the problem is structural. Law has contributed with crucial changes regarding…
Rank this Week: 4698

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/
  • Feb 14

    From $37 to $339,000: Why the Price of Public Records Requests Varies So Much

    From $37 to $339,000: Why the Price of Public Records Requests Varies So Much
    The laws about public records differ from one government to the next and are further complicated by some technologies, like police body cameras.  By Liz Farmer from Governing.com In 2015, the editor of a newspaper in Florida filed a…
  • Jan 27

    FOIA and Complaints About Judicial Conduct

    FOIA and Complaints About Judicial Conduct
    Immigration judges are career civil-service employees in the Department of Justice’s executive office. The judges preside over matters such as deportation, exclusion, removal and rescission proceedings for non-citizens charged with…
  • Jan 13

    Washington Supreme Court Holds Nonprofit Zoo Operator Not a Public Agency for Public Records Act Compliance

    Washington Supreme Court Holds Nonprofit Zoo Operator Not a Public Agency for Public Records Act Compliance
    The City of Seattle owns, and for many years operated, the Woodland Park Zoo. Acting under statutory authorization, the City contracted with the Woodland Park Zoo Society, a privately formed not-for-profit corporation to manage and operate…
Rank this Week: 4446

Subject to Inquiry

Subject to Inquiry

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

http://www.subjecttoinquiry.com/
  • Feb 13

    Pending Senate Bill Would Restructure CFPB Leadership

    Pending Senate Bill Would Restructure CFPB Leadership
    On January 11, 2017, a trio of Republican Senators introduced a bill that would change the leadership structure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) from a single director to a five-member bipartisan “Board…
  • Feb 8

    Will Cryptocurrency Abuse be an Enforcement Focus for the IRS this Tax Season?

    Will Cryptocurrency Abuse be an Enforcement Focus for the IRS this Tax Season?
    Tax filing season began January 23rd, and with its arrival the IRS began rolling out its annual list of the so-called “Dirty Dozen.” The Dirty Dozen list is an educational effort to inform the public about scams, but it also…
  • Feb 7

    Trump Signals Beginning of Efforts to Curtail Dodd-Frank

    Trump Signals Beginning of Efforts to Curtail Dodd-Frank
    On February 3, President Donald J. Trump signed an executive order that signaled the beginning of the Trump Administration’s efforts to dismantle parts of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act…
Rank this Week: 2190

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: 4348

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 13

    CMS Provides Sneak Preview of Future DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Plans Before Retracting Announcement

    CMS Provides Sneak Preview of Future DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Plans Before Retracting Announcement
    One week after unveiling the next round of Medicare durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics and supplies (DMEPOS) competitive bidding, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced a “temporary…
  • Feb 13

    With Trump’s HHS Secretary in Place, Congress Turns to CMS Nominee

    With Trump’s HHS Secretary in Place, Congress Turns to CMS Nominee
    The Senate voted early on February 10, 2017 to confirm Thomas Price to be Secretary of Health and Human Services, on a party-line vote of 52 to 47. The Senate will now turn to the nomination of Seema Verma to be CMS Administrator, with a…
  • Feb 13

    House Panel Votes to Tighten Medicaid Income Standard

    House Panel Votes to Tighten Medicaid Income Standard
    The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health has approved two bills that would modify Medicaid eligibility rules to consider additional sources of income. First, HR 829 would establish standards for states to consider lottery winnings…
Rank this Week: 3835

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 13

    Why would an 18-year old need a Power of Attorney or a Will?

    Why would an 18-year old need a Power of Attorney or a Will?
    “Powers of attorney are for old people.” “I don’t need a Will, I don’t own anything!” Truth be told, signing a basic set of ‘estate plan documents” at age 18 can prevent expensive legal problems…
  • Feb 9

    Protective arrangements may be necessary for individuals impaired due to drug addiction

    Protective arrangements may be necessary for individuals impaired due to drug addiction
    When one thinks about “guardianship,” one usually thinks about cases involving dementia or severe developmental/intellectual disabilities, or perhaps the residuals of traumatic brain injury. The definition of…
  • Feb 7

    “Need for skilled care” is the Medicare standard for rehab payment

    “Need for skilled care” is the Medicare standard for rehab payment
    We are seeing an uptick in the number of fragile elderly patients whose post-hospital subacute Medicare benefits are being prematurely terminated due to lack of improvement. Before 2013, the insurance companies that were processing the…
Rank this Week: 2691

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
     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?
       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 means the…
  • Jan 3

    Billing for Medically Unnecessary Service

    Billing for Medically Unnecessary Service
     In the world of False Claims Act qui tam cases, the concept of medical necessity is a very big issue. This is because Medicare requires, as a condition of coverage, that services delivered to a patient be “reasonable and necessary…
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New York Zoning and Municipal Law…

New York Zoning and Municipal Law Blog

Covers adverse possession, environmental law, municipal law, zoning and land use. Published by Silverberg Zalantis.

http://blog.szlawfirm.net/
  • Feb 9

    DEC Proposes New SEQRA Regulation

    DEC Proposes New SEQRA Regulation
    The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has proposed the first major changes in the implementing regulations for the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) in two decades.
  • Jan 30

    Zoning Violations Preclude Property Tax Exemption for Religious Corporation

    Zoning Violations Preclude Property Tax Exemption for Religious Corporation
    The Appellate Division upheld a Supreme Court determination granting summary judgment against a not for profit religious corporation seeking a real property tax exemption on property it owns and uses for religious purposE.
  • Dec 22

    Challenge to Approval of Telecommunications Tower Held Moot

    Challenge to Approval of Telecommunications Tower Held Moot
    The Appellate Division found the challenge to the approval of a 150 foot tall wireless telecommunications tower had been rendered moot due to completion of construction.
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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/
  • Feb 6

    Throw-back: Politicians using Twitter…

    Throw-back: Politicians using Twitter…
    This post from 2012 already seems woefully quaint: Politicians using social media
  • Feb 6

    Trump’s judicial criticism is dangerously reckle

    Trump’s judicial criticism is dangerously reckle
    This is Donald Trump’s tweet from Saturday, mocking a federal judge who halted his travel ban for refugees: The opinion of this so-called judge, which essentially takes law-enforcement away from our country, is ridiculous and will be…
  • Jan 31

    The data doesn’t back up the refugee ban

    The data doesn’t back up the refugee ban
    Lately, I’m a Facebook junkie. I can’t stop reading everyone’s passionate posting, pro and con, about this refugee ban. I think it is worthwhile to share some of the best research on this topic I’ve discovered. Cato…
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Fracking Insider

Fracking Insider

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

http://www.frackinginsider.com
  • Feb 2

    Trump’s SCOTUS Nominee is a Chevron Skeptic

    Trump’s SCOTUS Nominee is a Chevron Skeptic
    On January 31, President Trump introduced Judge Neil Gorsuch as his nominee for the Supreme Court vacancy left by Justice Antonin Scalia.  Gorsuch, who currently sits on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, has been…
  • Feb 1

    Chevron Deference and the Proposed “Separation of Powers Restoration Act of 2017”

    Chevron Deference and the Proposed “Separation of Powers Restoration Act of 2017”
    During its first month in session, Congress has proposed several pieces of legislation designed to reverse the dramatic shift in power over the last 50 years from Congress to the Executive.  The Regulatory Accountability Act of 2017 is…
  • Jan 24

    EIA – Energy Royalty and Rental Revenue on Federal Lands Declined Again in 2016

    EIA – Energy Royalty and Rental Revenue on Federal Lands Declined Again in 2016
    According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (“EIA”) “In fiscal year (FY) 2016, the U.S. government collected almost $6 billion in revenues from royalties, rental costs, and other fees from activities related to…
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Government Contracts Blog

Government Contracts Blog

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

http://www.governmentcontractslawblog.com/
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Whitcomb Law Blog

Whitcomb Law Blog

Covers government procurement.

http://blog.whitcomblawpc.com
  • Jan 18

    Maximum Competition in Government Contracting to the Extent Practicable

    Maximum Competition in Government Contracting to the Extent Practicable
    Head Scratcher – They Thought They Could Get Away with This? The FAR requires maximum competition in government contracting to the extent practicable. A small business from Nevada has made the Department of the Interior look foolish by…
  • Jan 17

    The Pink Trademark Dispute- Not Just a Color Anymore

    The Pink Trademark Dispute- Not Just a Color Anymore
    Trademark Dispute Who would’ve imagined that pink would become a disputed international trademark dispute?  The international trademark dispute over “Pink” revolves around a clothing trademark.  The two companies…
  • Jan 17

    New Rule Designed to Enforce Prime Contractor Payments Accountability

    New Rule Designed to Enforce Prime Contractor Payments Accountability
    Prime Contractor Payments Responsibilities A new rule goes into effect on January 19, 2017 that amends the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and requires contractors to notify the contracting officer if the prime contractor payments are…
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PA Public Contracts

PA Public Contracts

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

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

    Public Bidding 101: Emergency Bidding

    Public Bidding 101: Emergency Bidding
    Emergency contracting for repairs, maintenance, and public safety are a routine occurrence with public owners across the Commonwealth. A building in danger of collapse needs to be torn down on an immediate basis to…
  • Dec 27

    Losing Bids Under Public-Private Transportation Partnership Law Not Subject To Disclosure Under Right-To-Know Law

    Losing Bids Under Public-Private Transportation Partnership Law Not Subject To Disclosure Under Right-To-Know Law
    While the Pennsylvania Right-To-Know Law (RTKL) generally provides that, after the conclusion of public bidding, all bids are potential public records subject to disclosure, this is not always the case in all public procurements.  A…
  • Dec 13

    Is Best Value Contracting The Future For The City Of Philadelphia?

    Is Best Value Contracting The Future For The City Of Philadelphia?
    Is “best value” contracting the next, new thing for the City of Philadelphia? The Philadelphia City Council recently passed a resolution proposing an amendment to the Philadelphia Home Rule Charter that would give…
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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.
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