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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: 14

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/
  • Mar 22

    Legitimation Crisis?

    Legitimation Crisis?
    Looks like a duck…
  • Mar 17

    Group IV Debate Is On YouTube

    Group IV Debate Is On YouTube
    Coral Gables Commission Candidates Group IV debate held March 16 at 7pm, as recorded by Coral Gables TV.
  • Mar 16

    News Flash: Agave Development to be Rushed Before Coral Gables Commission

    News Flash: Agave Development to be Rushed Before Coral Gables Commission
    Rather than the schedule I and (judging from the campaign talk) others expected, the Agave project — a big, big issue in this election — is going before the current, pre-election Commission, at a meeting on on March 25 at ……
Rank this Week: 22

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/
  • Mar 30

    “The Future of Violence” on Diane Rehm

    “The Future of Violence” on Diane Rehm
    This morning, Gabriella Blum and I had the pleasure of appearing on the Diane Rehm Show to discuss The Future of Violence: Robots and Germs, Hackers and Drones——Confronting A New Age of Threat. It was a good discussion for those…
  • Mar 30

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary
    Shots were fired this morning at Fort Meade after two people in a vehicle attempted to ram a gate leading to the National Security Agency. The Washington Post reports that one person was killed and at least one other injured. According to…
  • Mar 30

    International Legal Justification for the Yemen Intervention: Blink and Miss It

    International Legal Justification for the Yemen Intervention: Blink and Miss It
    There has been surprisingly little discussion about the international legal justification for the airstrikes in Yemen that are being led by the Saudis. Other than a Just Security post that tackles some of the legal issues, the media and those…
Rank this Week: 49

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

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

http://dissentingjustice.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 21

    FACTS: President Obama's Immigration Policies Are Absolutely LEGAL.

    FACTS: President Obama's Immigration Policies Are Absolutely LEGAL.
    Mainstream and rightwing media have done an atrocious job discussing the legal issues implicated by President Obama's immigration policy. While rightwingers clearly believe the president's policies... To view the rest of this article, please…
  • Aug 25

    Obamacare v. Affordable Care Act

    Obamacare v. Affordable Care Act
    Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne writes about Arkansas Democratic Senator Mark Pryor's political advertisement that touts his vote for the "Affordable Care Act." As Dionne reports, polls... To view the rest of this article, please…
  • Aug 25

    Election Day Tomorrow - Florida Democratic Governor's Primary

    Election Day Tomorrow - Florida Democratic Governor's Primary
    Tomorrow, Florida Democrats will choose a candidate to challenge incumbent Governor Rick Scott. Although Scott's first term was plagued with corruption, constitutional violations, and widespread... To view the rest of this article, please…
Rank this Week: 84

Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • Mar 30

    Calming Fears and Dealing with Bed Bugs in School

    Calming Fears and Dealing with Bed Bugs in School
    By Marcia Anderson Parents, teachers and students all worry when bed bugs are spotted at school because they are a public health concern.  No bigger than an apple seed, bed bugs can hide in tiny cracks or hitch a ride to school or home…
  • Mar 25

    Just Released: Top 25 U.S. Cities with Most Energy Star Building

    Just Released: Top 25 U.S. Cities with Most Energy Star Building
    By Jean Lupinacci Did you know energy use in commercial buildings accounts for 17 percent of greenhouse gas emissions that fuel climate change, at a cost of more than $100 billion per year? That’s significant. That’s why…
  • Mar 23

    Protecting our Drinking Water for Everyone

    Protecting our Drinking Water for Everyone
    By Dr. Peter Grevatt Like families in almost every city and town across the U.S., everyone in my house counts on the idea that we can just reach for the tap any time we’re thirsty or need some water to cook dinner.  And, there…
Rank this Week: 148

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: 177

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/
  • Mar 30

    Whistleblower Allegations Trigger TransCanada Investigation

    Whistleblower Allegations Trigger TransCanada Investigation
    A March 18, 2015 report by Reuters New Agency reveals Canada’s energy regulator , National Energy Board (NEB) is investigating up to a dozen new allegations of natural gas pipeline safety-code violations at TransCanada.…
  • Mar 27

    Maryland Senate Broadens Whistleblower Proctection

    Maryland Senate Broadens Whistleblower Proctection
    On March 24 the Maryland State Senate passed the Maryland False Claims Act.  The Act, if passed by the House, would widen Maryland’s current protections to include state and local government contractors.  The currently…
  • Mar 25

    Whistleblower Advocacy Group Warns OSC Proposed Rule for Federal Contractors May Cause Harm

    Whistleblower Advocacy Group Warns OSC Proposed Rule for Federal Contractors May Cause Harm
    In January the U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) proposed a rule that it claims would extend protections under the Civil Service Reform Act and the Whistleblower Protection Act to employees of federal contractors.  However, as my…
Rank this Week: 199

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/
  • Mar 22

    Aha! A new problem w/Congressional politics--or is it?

    Aha! A new problem w/Congressional politics--or is it?
    I like what Crescent Hardy is saying about Yucca Mountain ("let's explore if there's any scenario in which having Yucca Mountain be the nuclear waste repository might make sense for Nevada"), but I can't reach him via email because I don't…
  • Mar 14

    Another news clip about my talk(s) in Bogota.

    Another news clip about my talk(s) in Bogota.
    Here, and here's the original post.  I'm still just amazed that I was asked to speak, and I'm so grateful to Superintendent Reyes!
  • Mar 14

    Congrats to Randy Gordon and Maks Del Mar!

    Congrats to Randy Gordon and Maks Del Mar!
    Maks's new book (co-edited with William Twining), which has an essay by my buddy Randy Gordon in it.  You can get the book here.
Rank this Week: 210

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/
  • Mar 30

    Heads up on soliciting donations-recruiters-instructors beware

    Heads up on soliciting donations-recruiters-instructors beware
    On 28 January 2015, DoD issued an instruction (DODI 1304.33) protecting against inappropriate relationships during recruiting and entry level training. Paragraph 1.a.(1)(k) of Enclosure (3) of this instruction expressly prohibits recruiters…
  • Mar 29

    Is there an SVC crisis?

    Is there an SVC crisis?
    I am for (and against) the SVC program.  I am mostly for it because it is necessary.  Over the years and prior to the Air Force start there were regulations in place that required the trial counsel to inform the “victim”…
  • Mar 10

    Worth the read

    Worth the read
    A couple of items have come across the transom today which are worth the read to military practitioners. James E. Baker, Is Military Justice Sentencing on the March? Should it be? And if so, Where should it Head? Court-Martial Sentencing…
Rank this Week: 224

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: 277

The Justice Blog

The Justice Blog

The Official Blog of the United States Department of Justice.

http://blogs.justice.gov/main/
Rank this Week: 287

Lobby Comply Blog

Lobby Comply Blog

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

http://stateandfed.com/lobbycomply/
  • Mar 30

    Monday News Roundup

    Monday News Roundup
    Lobbying “Buying Government with Lobbying Money” by Mike Collins in Forbes “Ed Whitfield’s Ties to Lobbyist Wife Subject of House Ethics Continued on Next Page
  • Mar 30

    San Diego, California Clerk Advocating for Increasing Lobbying Fee

    San Diego, California Clerk Advocating for Increasing Lobbying Fee
    The Office of the City Clerk will make a presentation at the next meeting of the Ethics Commission to advocate Continued on Next Page
  • Mar 30

    Virginia Governor Proposing Changes to Ethics Reform Bill

    Virginia Governor Proposing Changes to Ethics Reform Bill
    Gov. Terry McAuliffe plans to offer amendments to the ethics reform bill passed last month. HB 2070 creates a $100 Continued on Next Page
Rank this Week: 534

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: 573

El Blog de Derecho Publico de…

El Blog de Derecho Publico de Sevach

Covers public law and legislation. By Professor J.R. Chaves.

http://contencioso.es/
  • Mar 28

    Lo bueno del espantoso accidente aéreo en Los Alpe

    Lo bueno del espantoso accidente aéreo en Los Alpe
    Originalmente publicado en Vivo y Coleando: El ser humano a diferencia de los animales tiene la posibilidad y el deber de reflexionar sobre los sucesos que impactan en la vida. El espantoso accidente de un avión estrellado en los…
  • Mar 26

    La tradición como fuente del derecho a ocupar dominio público

    La tradición como fuente del derecho a ocupar dominio público
    Caracoles. Leo la Sentencia de la Sala de lo Contencioso-Administrativo del Tribunal Supremo de 24 de Febrero de 2015 (rec. 467/2013) y me entero que para otorgar autorizaciones temporales de dominio público municipal es criterio…
  • Mar 24

    Lo que hay que saber sobre oposiciones ante la Oferta de empleo 2015

    Lo que hay que saber sobre oposiciones ante la Oferta de empleo 2015
      Acaba de publicarse el   R.D. 196/2015, de 22 de Marzo (BOE del 23) , por el que se aprueba la oferta de empleo público para el año 2015. ¡ Por fin parece que el letargo del invierno de las…
Rank this Week: 712

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/
  • Mar 23

    Odds & End

    Odds & End
    Welcome to this week’s edition of odds and ends. This week’s post will be a potpourri of political stories coming out of Washington. Senator Ted Cruz (R-Tx) will declare himself a candidate for U.S. President. His announcement…
  • Mar 18

    Venezuelan Regime Keeps Going for Broke, And Will Lose

    Venezuelan Regime Keeps Going for Broke, And Will Lose
    Venezuela’s socialist dictator Nicolas Maduro took out a full page ad in the New York Times to denounce targeted U.S. economic sanctions against seven of his henchmen that have engaged in human rights abuses against political opposition…
  • Mar 16

    Brazilian Intellectual Outlines the Triumph of Cultural Marxism

    Brazilian Intellectual Outlines the Triumph of Cultural Marxism
    Cliff Kincaid, the Director of the Accuracy in Media’s Center for Investigative Journalism, recently interviewed anti-communist Brazilian writer and philosopher Olavo de Carvalho. It is a great history lesson on cultural…
Rank this Week: 707

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • Mar 30

    CFPB issues FDCPA 2015 report

    CFPB issues FDCPA 2015 report
    Barbara S. Mishkin The CFPB has issued its fourth annual FDCPA report covering the CFPB’s activities in 2014.  The section of the report that reviews consumer complaints about debt collection received by the CFPB in 2014 recycles…
  • Mar 30

    CFPB holds hearing on payday and auto title loans in Richmond, VA

    CFPB holds hearing on payday and auto title loans in Richmond, VA
    Theodore R. Flo On March 26, the CFPB held a public hearing on payday and auto title lending, the same day that it released proposed regulations for short-term small-dollar loans. Virginia Attorney General, Mark Herring gave opening remarks,…
  • Mar 30

    CFPB 2014 complaints report shows large increase in debt collection and credit reporting complaint

    CFPB 2014 complaints report shows large increase in debt collection and credit reporting complaint
    Barbara S. Mishkin The CFPB’s Consumer Response Annual Report analyzing complaints handled in 2014 indicates that volume rose 53% from 163,700 complaints in 2013 to 250,200 in 2014. The report provides data on the most common types of…
Rank this Week: 827

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: 722

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: 811

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/
  • Mar 5

    Washington Supreme Court Grants Petitions to Review Nissen v. Pierce County

    Washington Supreme Court Grants Petitions to Review Nissen v. Pierce County
    On March 3, 2015, the Washington Supreme Court granted two petitions to review Nissen v. Pierce County, 183 Wn. App. 581, 333 P.3d 577 (2014).  In Nissen, the Washington Court of Appeals applied the Washington Public Records Act and held…
  • Mar 3

    Hillary Clinton Defends Use of Personal E-mail

    Hillary Clinton Defends Use of Personal E-mail
    On March 2, 2015, The New York Times reported that Hilary Clinton, during her tenure as Secretary of State, may have violated federal regulations by using her personal e-mail to conduct government business. The report says that Clinton aides…
  • Feb 24

    City Investigation of Law Enforcement Whistleblower Allegations Subject to Disclosure; No Redaction of Witness Identification

    City Investigation of Law Enforcement Whistleblower Allegations Subject to Disclosure; No Redaction of Witness Identification
    In early 2011, City of Fife police officers submitted a whistleblower complaint to the City Manager.  The complaint covered a range of topics including discrimination, misappropriation of public funds and improper workplace…
Rank this Week: 1142

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/
Rank this Week: 1136

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/
  • Dec 18

    Recent Changes to the Texas Peer Assistance Program for Nurse

    Recent Changes to the Texas Peer Assistance Program for Nurse
    In the past year-and-a-half there have been several changes to the Texas Peer Assistance Program for Nurses (TPAPN). First, the length of participation has been increased from two years to three years for RNs and LVNs and three to five years…
  • Dec 17

    Inappropriate Referrals to the Texas Physician Health Program

    Inappropriate Referrals to the Texas Physician Health Program
      Since its inception several years ago, the Texas Physician Health Program has provided a valuable option for physicians suffering from chemical dependency, serious mental illness, or physical impairment. For appropriate Texas…
  • Feb 28

    An Overview of the Physician Peer Review Process and the Importance of Legal Counsel

    An Overview of the Physician Peer Review Process and the Importance of Legal Counsel
      A hospital peer review has the potential to seriously disrupt a physician’s medical practice, often bringing with it a cascade of legal consequences that can devastate a health professional's practice and reputation. If you…
Rank this Week: 1030

European Union Law

European Union Law

Covers legal issues in the European Union. By Vihar Georgiev.

http://eulaw.wordpress.com
  • Jan 28

    The EU Fiscal Stability Treaty: Summary and Analysi

    The EU Fiscal Stability Treaty: Summary and Analysi
     UPDATE: the approved text of the Treaty on Stability, Coordination and Governance in the Economic and Monetary Union is available here. 
  • Jan 28

    The EU Fiscal Stability Treaty: Summary and Analysi

    The EU Fiscal Stability Treaty: Summary and Analysi
     UPDATE: the approved text of the Treaty on Stability, Coordination and Governance in the Economic and Monetary Union is available here.  The Treaty on Stability, Coordination and Governance in the Economic and Monetary Union is…
  • Dec 24

    Happy Holidays!

    Happy Holidays!
    Dear friends, I wish you happy holidays and a prosperous New Year!
Rank this Week: 1112

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: 1355

Fracking Insider

Fracking Insider

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

http://www.frackinginsider.com
  • Mar 27

    Federal Government Releases Regulations for Fracking on Federal Land

    Federal Government Releases Regulations for Fracking on Federal Land
    Last Friday, the Department of Interior released its final rule updating the regulations that govern hydraulic fracturing on federal public and American Indian lands. It covers standards for wells and well construction, disposal of…
  • Mar 12

    Hydraulic Fracturing: State Regulatory Roundup Vol. 40

    Hydraulic Fracturing: State Regulatory Roundup Vol. 40
    Fracking Insider Readers: We are pleased to bring you Volume 40 of our State Regulatory Roundup, including updates in California, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. As we explained in earlier volumes, we designed the Roundup to provide quick overviews…
  • Feb 16

    Critical Habitat Designations Pose Substantial Threat to Oil and Gas Development

    Critical Habitat Designations Pose Substantial Threat to Oil and Gas Development
    The federal government can restrict access to public lands for oil and gas drilling purposes through a number of means. Recently, President Obama’s proposal to designate millions of acres of land in Alaska as wilderness made the…
Rank this Week: 1485

Infra Insight Blog

Infra Insight Blog

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

http://www.infrainsightblog.com
Rank this Week: 1506

Government Contracts Blog

Government Contracts Blog

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

http://www.governmentcontractslawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1348

Government Contracts Blog

Government Contracts Blog

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

http://brownrudnick.com/blog/government-contracts/
  • Mar 12

    Avoiding Wage and Hour Lawsuit

    Avoiding Wage and Hour Lawsuit
    The Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts has released its annual report on the number and types of lawsuits filed in the last year, and, once again, employee lawsuits under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) are among the most frequently…
  • Mar 9

    Subcontractors usually cannot look to the Government for payment

    Subcontractors usually cannot look to the Government for payment
    A decision issued last week by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit provides a painful reminder to subcontractors on U.S. Government contracts that their client is the prime contractor, not the Government, and that the prime…
  • Mar 2

    Government claims under wage and hour laws are not going away.

    Government claims under wage and hour laws are not going away.
    On February 26, 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced the following enforcement statistics on its blog: During fiscal year 2014, DOL’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) investigations found more than $240 million owed to more…
Rank this Week: 1153

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 19

    Medical Device Company Agrees to Settle Lawsuit

    Medical Device Company Agrees to Settle Lawsuit
    According to the Department of Justice, ev3, Inc., formerly known as Fox Hollow Technologies, Inc., has agreed to settle a lawsuit alleging violations of the False Claims Act.    The Justice Department announced that ev3 will…
  • Feb 17

    Drug Company Agrees to Settle Kickback Claim

    Drug Company Agrees to Settle Kickback Claim
    According to the Justice Department, the drug company Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. (“Daiichi”) has agreed to settle allegations that it paid illegal kickbacks to physicians in violation of the False Claims Act and Anti-Kickback…
  • Feb 12

    AstraZeneca Settles Nexium Qui Tam Case

    AstraZeneca Settles Nexium Qui Tam Case
    The Justice Department announced that AstraZeneca has agreed to settle a qui tam lawsuit brought by two whistleblowers concerning the gastrointestinal drug Nexium.  The lawsuit alleged that AstraZeneca caused the submission of false…
Rank this Week: 1243

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: 1255

Rulemaking

Rulemaking

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

http://rulemaking.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 1191

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: 1213

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: 1170

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/
  • Mar 30

    Obama Administration Announces Plan to Combat Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria

    Obama Administration Announces Plan to Combat Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria
    On March 27, 2015, the Obama Administration released its National Action Plan for Combating Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria (NAP), a five-year, government-wide plan to address the spread of resistant bacteria. The main components of the…
  • Mar 30

    CMS Launches Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network

    CMS Launches Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network
    On March 25, 2015, CMS formally launched the Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network, a public-private partnership intended to support HHS’s goal of moving Medicare and the broader health industry from a fee-for-service model…
  • Mar 30

    OIG Issues 2015 Compendium of Unimplemented Recommendation

    OIG Issues 2015 Compendium of Unimplemented Recommendation
    The OIG has released its March 2015 “Compendium of Unimplemented Recommendations,” which highlights the OIG’s top 25 recommendations for cost savings and/or quality improvements in HHS programs, along with other significant…
Rank this Week: 2197

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/
  • Mar 30

    GAO: 28-Day Proposal Period Was Reasonable

    GAO: 28-Day Proposal Period Was Reasonable
    A 28-day period was sufficient time for offerors to prepare proposals in response to a solicitation for janitorial and mechanical services. In a recent decision, the GAO held that, under the circumstances of the procurement, it was…
  • Mar 27

    Introducing Koprince Law LLC

    Introducing Koprince Law LLC
    If you are a regular SmallGovCon reader, you might notice a few small changes on our blog–those dealing with our contact information.  I am pleased to announce the formation of Koprince Law LLC, which officially opens its doors for…
  • Mar 24

    SBA OHA: Providing Specifications & Funding Is Not “Manufacturing”

    SBA OHA: Providing Specifications & Funding Is Not “Manufacturing”
    A business was not engaged in “manufacturing” within the meaning of the SBA’s regulations where the firm provided another entity with specifications and financing, and the second entity produced the end item being acquired…
Rank this Week: 1940

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Whistleblower Lawyer News

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

http://www.whistleblowerlawyernews.com/
Rank this Week: 2027

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

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

http://legalnewsyoucanuse.com/
  • Mar 29

    Medicaid estate recovery liens often take people by surprise

    Medicaid estate recovery liens often take people by surprise
    On March 24th, PBS news hour had a segment called “The Medicaid Bill that doesn’t go away when you die.” www.pbs.org. The program described the impact of estate recovery liens which are pursued by State Medicaid Programs.…
  • Mar 27

    Special Needs Trust can’t be created by beneficiary’s agent under power of attorney

    Special Needs Trust can’t be created by beneficiary’s agent under power of attorney
    Federal law allows a person who receives or is applying for Medicaid or Supplemental Security Income (SSI), which are means-tested programs, to transfer their excess resources into a Special Needs Trust that was “established for the…
  • Mar 26

    VA Updates VA Form 10-10EZ and VA Form 10-10EZR

    VA Updates VA Form 10-10EZ and VA Form 10-10EZR
    A few days ago, we blogged about the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) eliminating net worth in determinations of eligibility and assignment of priority group.   I commented that the VA Form 10-10EZ would need to be…
Rank this Week: 2010

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/
Rank this Week: 2414

Whitcomb Law Blog

Whitcomb Law Blog

Covers government procurement.

http://whitcomblawpc.com/legal-blogs/
  • Mar 27

    Whitcomb Law to Represent Colorado Springs on Legal Ethics Issue

    Whitcomb Law to Represent Colorado Springs on Legal Ethics Issue
    Whitcomb Law, PC is very pleased and proud that the City of Colorado Springs Independent Ethics Commission recently selected our firm as one of nine in the State of Colorado to represent the Commission on legal ethics issues.…
  • Mar 17

    Fresh Fruits and Vegetables and a Federal Bid Protest

    Fresh Fruits and Vegetables and a Federal Bid Protest
    How did fresh fruits and vegetables become the ingredients of a federal bid protest? Raymond Express International, LLC, V. The United States Pre-award federal bid protest Plaintiff Raymond Express Int’l, LLC (REI) filed a pre-award…
  • Mar 17

    Should We Get involved in the Government Marketplace?

    Should We Get involved in the Government Marketplace?
    Contributed by: Richard F. Busch, II Busch Law Firm L.L.C. 303-904-9439 rich@rbuschlaw.com www.rbuschlaw.com Why Go GovCon? The Federal government spends trillions of dollars annually for a wide range of goods and services to meet mission…
Rank this Week: 1993

Subject to Inquiry

Subject to Inquiry

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

http://www.subjecttoinquiry.com/
  • Mar 27

    CFPB Launches Inquiry into the Credit Card Industry

    CFPB Launches Inquiry into the Credit Card Industry
    Last week, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced it is seeking public comment from consumers on how the credit card market is functioning following several initiatives imposed by the Credit Card Accountability…
  • Mar 26

    Biomet FCPA Announcement Highlights Distributor-Related Risk

    Biomet FCPA Announcement Highlights Distributor-Related Risk
    Last week, Biomet Inc. announced in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that instead of its 2012 deferred prosecution agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) regarding violations of the U.S. Foreign…
  • Mar 23

    The FCPA Implications of China’s Plan to Consolidate State-Owned Enterprise

    The FCPA Implications of China’s Plan to Consolidate State-Owned Enterprise
    China’s recently announced plan to restructure and consolidate its state-owned enterprises (SOEs) focuses on bolstering the private sector of its economy and creating economies of scale to allow Chinese companies to better compete…
Rank this Week: 1950

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/
  • Mar 24

    Denial of Area Variances Upheld

    Denial of Area Variances Upheld
    The Appellate Division reversed the lower court and upheld the denial of an application for area variances to construct an apartment building in a neighborhood largely consisting of single family homes.
  • Feb 22

    Involved Agency Limited to SEQRA Record Developed by Lead Agency

    Involved Agency Limited to SEQRA Record Developed by Lead Agency
    An involved agency, while making its own SEQRA findings, is limited to the record developed by the lead agency.
  • Jan 30

    Court Upholds Denial of Area Variance

    Court Upholds Denial of Area Variance
    The Appellate Division upheld the denial of area variances to permit the legalization of an addition to an accessory structure.
Rank this Week: 1948

Wiemelt Knechtel Weblog

Wiemelt Knechtel Weblog

Covers cases, legislation, and developments regarding patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, FDA regulatory, life science, Paragraph IV, ANDA, Hatch-Waxman, pharma, branded & generic drugs, Lanham Act, unfair competition, false advertising, Internet, domain name, and e-commerce law.

http://www.wiemeltlaw.com/id46.html
Rank this Week: 1878

Whistleblower Attorneys Blog

Whistleblower Attorneys Blog

Covers qui tam and government law. By Greene LLP.

http://www.whistleblowerattorneys-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 1988

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 2428

Politics, Law and Policy Blog

Politics, Law and Policy Blog

Covers policy and political intelligence. By McKenna Long & Aldridge, LLP.

http://www.politicsandlawblog.com
  • Jan 23

    Health Care Weekly Wrap-Up

    Health Care Weekly Wrap-Up
    By Cindy Gillespie Health Care Weekly Wrap-Up  is our weekly look at developments affecting health care at the federal and state levels. This week, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health held two hearings to discuss…
  • Jan 23

    Health Insurance Exchanges: State of the State

    Health Insurance Exchanges: State of the State
    By Cindy Gillespie Health Insurance Exchanges: State of the States update is our weekly report on Health Insurance Exchange developments. This week, the Washington Health Benefit Exchange released the results of a Consumer Satisfaction survey…
  • Jan 22

    Mike Klein Authors Article in City & State on Governor Mario Cuomo

    Mike Klein Authors Article in City & State on Governor Mario Cuomo
    McKenna Long’s Mike Klein authored an article in City & State on the late Governor Mario Cuomo entitled, “Success in Life and Basketball.” “I had the privilege of working for Gov. Mario Cuomo during his third term…
Rank this Week: 2194

Legistative History and Intent

Legistative History and Intent

Covers important state and federal legislative history. From Legislative Intent Service, Inc.

http://www.legintent.com/news/
  • Dec 17

    Lawmakers eye University of California fee

    Lawmakers eye University of California fee
    Late last month, news that the University of California planned to increase tuition by up to 28 percent over the next five years sparked waves of walkouts and protests throughout the UC system. At the time, the California Legislature was in…
  • Dec 11

    Three Unconventional Laws That Allow People to Make Liberal, Wardrobe Choice

    Three Unconventional Laws That Allow People to Make Liberal, Wardrobe Choice
    Most people in the United States don’t need to dig in and do a whole ton of law research to know that they’re supposed to wear pants and other clothes in public. What might surprise you, though, is that there are tons of legal…
  • Nov 14

    Three Seemingly Pointless Laws Still on the Books Today

    Three Seemingly Pointless Laws Still on the Books Today
    Any legal professional who’s ever done even the smallest amount of law research has more than likely encountered a legal statute or two that seems devoid of any legislative intent at all. Unbelievably, the U.S. legal system is rife with…
Rank this Week: 2002