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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: 12

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/
  • Aug 18

    Life in South Florida (II)

    Life in South Florida (II)
    I see this ad frequently in the Miami Herald too — oddly it’s often near the car ads; even stranger, the link takes you to an all-Spanish-language site. Haven’t been tempted to try it, though. The post Life in South Florida…
  • Aug 16

    Life In South Florida (I)

    Life In South Florida (I)
    Do you get one of these ads every day in your paper? The post Life In South Florida (I) appeared first on Discourse.net.
  • Aug 14

    That’s How You Do It

    That’s How You Do It
    Statement on Violence in Charlottesville from University of Miami President Julio Frenk As universities across the country prepare to welcome students for a new academic year, we are faced with an attack on our core values. The University of…
Rank this Week: 15

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/
  • Aug 21

    Statement of Chief Prosecutor Mark Martins for August 19

    Statement of Chief Prosecutor Mark Martins for August 19
    Military Commissions Chief Prosecutor Brigadier General Mark Martins released the following statement on Saturday on the occasion of this week's military commissions hearings in the case of Abd al Hadi al-Iraqi.      …
  • Aug 20

    Taking China Seriously on a North Korea Deal

    Taking China Seriously on a North Korea Deal
    With biannual joint U.S.-South Korea military exercises set to begin on Monday, the temperature on the Korean Peninsula has cooled, if only slightly, following a recent escalation in rhetoric between President Donald Trump and North Korean…
  • Aug 20

    How Should the Trump Administration Respond to Right-Wing Extremism?

    How Should the Trump Administration Respond to Right-Wing Extremism?
    Editor’s Note: The neo-Nazi protests in Charlottesville and the killing of a counter-protester highlighted to Americans what terrorism watchers have long known: Right-wing extremism in the United States is alive and dangerous. Trump's…
Rank this Week: 64

Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • Aug 16

    Release of 2017 EJSCREEN Update

    Release of 2017 EJSCREEN Update
    By Matthew Tejada One of the best parts about working for environmental justice at EPA is that we constantly have the opportunity to engage with people from all walks of life across the United States. We hear from county commissioners,…
  • Jul 27

    From Bugs To Breakthroughs- My Path To Environmental Conflict Resolution  

    From Bugs To Breakthroughs- My Path To Environmental Conflict Resolution  
    By Deborah Dalton Imagine a typical public meeting about a controversial local environmental issue, like a recycling center transfer station or preparation for coastal flooding– how did it go? Were people civil? Did they speak their…
  • Jul 3

    Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund Success Stories: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

    Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund Success Stories: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
    By: Barry N. Breen, Acting Assistant Administrator, Office of Land and Emergency Management. We are proud of the environmental and economic accomplishments made by local communities who use EPA resources provided through our Brownfields…
Rank this Week: 84

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/
  • Aug 10

    Four Ways Whistleblower Rewards Can Save Lions From Extinction

    Four Ways Whistleblower Rewards Can Save Lions From Extinction
    Lion populations worldwide have been in consistent decline, initially classified as vulnerable and more recently added to the Endangered Species Act. Whether killed for sale in the wildlife trafficking trade, as a hunting trophy, or in…
  • Aug 7

    Tanzania’s Biggest Whistleblower Visits National Whistleblower Center

    Tanzania’s Biggest Whistleblower Visits National Whistleblower Center
    The Human Rights Defenders’ 2015 Whistleblower Award recipient, David Kafulila, recently visited the National Whistleblower Center (NWC) in Washington, DC, with a group of business and government professionals from countries across…
  • Aug 1

    Senator Grassley: “Whistleblowers are Heroes and Patriots”

    Senator Grassley: “Whistleblowers are Heroes and Patriots”
    Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) has been a stalwart champion for whistleblowers since he joined the Senate in the early 1980s. Grassley iniated and supported many of the incredible advances we have seen in whistleblower law over the past three…
Rank this Week: 215

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 168

Nexus

Nexus

Chapman's Journal of Law and Public Policy

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

    How to Choose a Law School

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

    The Supreme Court

    The Supreme Court
    The Supreme Court…
  • Jan 10

    All about Law School

    All about Law School
    Here is where I will be writing all about law school.
Rank this Week: 204

The Justice Blog

The Justice Blog

The Official Blog of the United States Department of Justice.

http://blogs.justice.gov/main/
Rank this Week: 216

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: 300

Corruption Chronicles

Corruption Chronicles

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

http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/
  • Aug 18

    HUD Director Goes on $336,000 Shopping Spree with Low-Income Housing Fund

    HUD Director Goes on $336,000 Shopping Spree with Low-Income Housing Fund
    A high-ranking public housing official charged with providing government-subsidized homes to the poor stole hundreds of thousands of dollars from the agency and used it to buy furniture, alcohol, clothes, makeup and other personal items. The…
  • Aug 16

    U.S. Pays $50 Mil for Luxury Cars, Weapons, Booze to Mentor Afghan Intel Officer

    U.S. Pays $50 Mil for Luxury Cars, Weapons, Booze to Mentor Afghan Intel Officer
    A foreign company hired by the U.S. government to mentor and train Afghan intelligence officers billed Uncle Sam for more than $50 million in luxury cars — including Porsches, an Aston Martin, and a Bentley — and the lucrative…
  • Aug 16

    U.S. Pays $50 Mil for Luxury Cars, Weapons, Booze to Mentor Afghan Intel Officer

    U.S. Pays $50 Mil for Luxury Cars, Weapons, Booze to Mentor Afghan Intel Officer
    A foreign company hired by the U.S. government to mentor and train Afghan intelligence officers billed Uncle Sam for more than $50 million in luxury cars — including Porsches, an Aston Martin, and a Bentley — and the lucrative…
Rank this Week: 332

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • Aug 17

    Minnesota AG files lawsuit against pension advance companie

    Minnesota AG files lawsuit against pension advance companie
    The Minnesota Attorney General announced that she has filed a lawsuit in state court against two pension advance companies. According to the AG’s press release, the companies often solicited borrowers through their own websites or…
  • Aug 17

    CFPB creates online form for regulatory question

    CFPB creates online form for regulatory question
    The CFPB has created a new online form for obtaining informal staff guidance on questions about CFPB regulations.  A link to the new form appears on the CFPB’s website on the “Compliance and guidance” page. It is…
  • Aug 17

    CFPB issues reports on student loan repayment and repayment assistance program

    CFPB issues reports on student loan repayment and repayment assistance program
    The CFPB has issued two new reports concerning student loans.  The first report, “CFPB Data Point: Student Loan Repayment,” examines how the payment patterns of student loan borrowers have changed over the last 14…
Rank this Week: 263

The Federal Government Contracts &…

The Federal Government Contracts & Procurement Blog

By Fox Rothschild LLP.

https://governmentcontracts.foxrothschild.com/
  • Jul 31

    House Bill Seeks LPTA Reform; Focus on Best Value Procurement

    House Bill Seeks LPTA Reform; Focus on Best Value Procurement
    For government contractors frustrated by Federal agencies’ use of Lowest-Price Technically-Acceptable solicitations on complex services contracts – help may be on the way. As I’ve discussed before, LPTA procurements can have…
  • Jul 31

    Government Contracting 101: GAO Requests for Reconsideration

    Government Contracting 101: GAO Requests for Reconsideration
    Government contractors usually find themselves appearing before the Government Accountability Office (GAO) on a bid protest for one of two reasons:  (1) you believe that the government erroneously did not award a contract to your…
  • Jul 28

    Fox Speaks: Unpacking the SBA’s All Small Mentor-Protégé Program

    Fox Speaks: Unpacking the SBA’s All Small Mentor-Protégé Program
    Join me on Thursday, August 24, 2017 for lunch (11:30 am to 1:30 pm) and learn about the Small Business Administration’s All Small Mentor Protégé Program. The event is sponsored by Design-Build Institute of American…
Rank this Week: 390

Whistleblower Qui Tam Lawyer Blog

Whistleblower Qui Tam Lawyer Blog

Provides updates and commentary on whistleblower cases. By McCabe Rabin, P.A.

http://www.whistleblowerquitamlawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 10

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

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

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

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

    How do I blow the whistle on tax fraud?

    How do I blow the whistle on tax fraud?
    Tax Fraud Whistleblower Every year, people and companies in the United States cheat on their taxes.  The IRS has a special term for the amount of taxes that go unpaid each year.  It’s called the “Tax Gap,” which…
Rank this Week: 326

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/
  • Aug 19

    Left Wing Dictatorship Smothered Venezuela Democracy Yesterday

    Left Wing Dictatorship Smothered Venezuela Democracy Yesterday
    The political situation in Venezuela continues to go from bad to worse. If you’re in the camp that believes saving democratic institutions stood a chance in Venezuela, yesterday should serve as your last wake up call. Stop hitting the…
  • Aug 18

    Hizbollah in Latin America, Congress Should OK New Sanction

    Hizbollah in Latin America, Congress Should OK New Sanction
    On this blog, since at least 2008 (a few posts here, here, and here), we’ve published several posts about Hezbollah in Latin America and the threats posed by other radical terrorists groups in Latin America. I started studying the…
  • Jul 15

    Venezuela Inks MOU with American Oil Drilling Company

    Venezuela Inks MOU with American Oil Drilling Company
    For colleagues who follow matters in Venezuela, it seems as if the Venezuela regime is supposedly inking contracts with American companies. According to an article that appeared in the government-owned Telesur media outlet, officials…
Rank this Week: 601

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/
  • Aug 18

    Agency Insists On Subcontract With OEM; GAO Agree

    Agency Insists On Subcontract With OEM; GAO Agree
    Subcontracting is a way of life for many federal government contractors; however, the identification and selection of such subcontractors is usually left up to the reasonable discretion of the prime contractor. So what happens when a…
  • Aug 18

    SmallGovCon Week In Review: August 14-18, 2017

    SmallGovCon Week In Review: August 14-18, 2017
    With what is being deemed “The Great American Eclipse” ready to hit the skies on Monday, there is a lot of excitement in the air here in Lawrence. We are just off the path of totality and are expecting 99.3% coverage. My…
  • Aug 17

    5 Things You Should Know: Bid Protest

    5 Things You Should Know: Bid Protest
    You’ve poured precious time and resources into a proposal, only to lose out on the award. Making matters worse, the agency’s explanation of the award shows that it didn’t reasonably evaluate your proposal. What can you do?…
Rank this Week: 430

Infra Insight Blog

Infra Insight Blog

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

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

    Denver City Council Approves Great Hall Project Development Agreement

    Denver City Council Approves Great Hall Project Development Agreement
    In the early hours of August 15, 2017, the Denver City Council approved a $1.8 billion development agreement between the City and County of Denver’s Department of Aviation and Denver Great Hall, LLC, a consortium led by Madrid-based…
  • Aug 4

    FTA Proposes New Rule to Encourage P3

    FTA Proposes New Rule to Encourage P3
    As part of an effort to facilitate the use of public-private partnerships (P3s) in public transportation capital projects, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) issued on Monday a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that aims to…
  • Aug 1

    LAWA’s APM Makes Track

    LAWA’s APM Makes Track
    Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) released the Final Request for Proposals (Final RFP) for the procurement of the elevated 2.25-mile Automated People Mover train (APM) at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on July 28, 2017. The Final RFP…
Rank this Week: 785

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Covers whistleblower and government law. By JeffreyNewmanLaw.

http://www.whistleblowerlawyernews.com/
Rank this Week: 423

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/
  • Aug 7

    The New Face of Telemedicine in Texa

    The New Face of Telemedicine in Texa
    One of the most important healthcare bills to come out of the 85th regular Texas legislative session is Senate Bill 1107. This bill, which has been signed by Governor Abbott, resets the playing field for telemedicine and brings Texas law more…
  • May 15

    Governor Abbott Appoints Six New Members to the Texas Medical Board

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

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

    Texas Board of Law Examiners: The Importance of Disclosure When Applying
    Prior to being admitted to the Texas Bar, applicants must first demonstrate present good moral character. The agency in charge of making this determination, as well as ensuring applicants meet all other eligibility criteria, is the Texas…
Rank this Week: 720

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: 689

White Collar Alert

White Collar Alert

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

http://whitecollarblog.mmwr.com
  • Aug 1

    Will the Rise of the Cell Phone Mean the Death of the Third-Party Doctrine?

    Will the Rise of the Cell Phone Mean the Death of the Third-Party Doctrine?
    This guest post was authored by Molly Dolinger, a summer associate with Montgomery McCracken. There are currently more cell phones in the U.S. than there are people. Given the increasingly mobile-dependent state of our society, it should…
  • Jul 28

    SCOTUS to Clarify Protections for Securities Fraud Whistleblower

    SCOTUS to Clarify Protections for Securities Fraud Whistleblower
    This guest post was authored by Bianca Valcarce, a summer associate with Montgomery McCracken. The Supreme Court of the United States has agreed to review the Ninth Circuit’s decision in Digital Realty Trust, Inc. v. Somers and…
  • Jul 20

    Fifth Amendment Concerns Result in Overturned Convictions in First Criminal LIBOR Appeal

    Fifth Amendment Concerns Result in Overturned Convictions in First Criminal LIBOR Appeal
    The Second Circuit yesterday became the first court of appeals to address a criminal appeal regarding the government’s investigation into the manipulation of the London Interbank Offered Rate (“LIBOR”). Its decision in…
Rank this Week: 582

Government Contracts Blog

Government Contracts Blog

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

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

    Achieving Cyber-Fitness In 2017: Part 4—Subcontracts, Joint Ventures And Teaming Agreement

    Achieving Cyber-Fitness In 2017: Part 4—Subcontracts, Joint Ventures And Teaming Agreement
    Reprinted from The Government Contractor, with permission of Thomson Reuters. Copyright © 2017. Further use without the permission of West is prohibited. For further information about this publication, please…
  • Jul 27

    FINRA Fetes Emerging Blockchain Technology at Industry Conference

    FINRA Fetes Emerging Blockchain Technology at Industry Conference
    Blockchain technology (“Blockchain”), also known as Distributed Ledger Technology, stands poised to transform the future of the financial industry. Generally speaking, Blockchain enables the creation of a continuously growing…
  • Jul 27

    The Travel Ban – A Quick Update

    The Travel Ban – A Quick Update
    The Supreme Court’s decision on June 26 to take up the travel ban cases this fall, and in the meantime partially lift the injunction on the President’s travel ban, has created renewed uncertainty for certain travelers. Statements…
Rank this Week: 628

Lawyers on Tap

Lawyers on Tap

By Verrill Dana LLP. Provides a resource to craft beverage producers interested in keeping abreast of legal developments and navigating the challenges unique to the industry.

http://beveragelawupdate.com
  • Jul 21

    B as in “Benefit”: The “New Kid on the Block” of Corporate Governance

    B as in “Benefit”: The “New Kid on the Block” of Corporate Governance
    With an alphabet soup of corporate structures available to U.S. businesses (think C-corp, S-corp, LLC, LLP, etc.) you might guess that creating another would be the last thing on the minds of new business owners.  However, the success of…
  • Jul 19

    Tips on Tap for Breweries on the Journey from Passion to Profit

    Tips on Tap for Breweries on the Journey from Passion to Profit
    As the number of craft breweries across the country continues to grow, Verrill Dana’s Breweries, Distilleries & Wineries Group presents Tap Tips Podcast Miniseries to help brewers on the journey from passion to profit. The…
  • Jul 7

    No New COLA Required to Add Brewers Association’s Independent Craft Brewer Seal to Label

    No New COLA Required to Add Brewers Association’s Independent Craft Brewer Seal to Label
    The Brewers Association continues to streamline the process for eligible brewers to adopt the new independent craft brewers seal. Obtaining a license to use the new seal is relatively straightforward and only requires (1) a valid Tax and…
Rank this Week: 546

Whitcomb Law Blog

Whitcomb Law Blog

Covers government procurement.

http://blog.whitcomblawpc.com
  • Jun 23

    Colorado’s End of Life Law

    Colorado’s End of Life Law
    Colorado’s End of Life Law ~ Death With Dignity  How the state of Colorado treats terminal illness with the new end of life law is about to change significantly which results in a substantial change to estate planning. The End of…
  • Jun 23

    Abusing Power of Attorney

    Abusing Power of Attorney
    Cases of Abusing Power of Attorney In a recent case of severe abuse of power of attorney against a vulnerable adult, a man was sentenced to four years in prison. The individual pleaded guilty to stealing more than $600,000 from his mother who…
  • Jun 22

    New Rules for Federal Acquisition Regulation

    New Rules for Federal Acquisition Regulation
    New Rules for Federal Acquisition Regulation Federal Government contractors must comply with new privacy training procedures related to federal acquisition regulation due to a final rule passed by the United States Department of Defense,…
Rank this Week: 573

The Albany Government Law Review…

The Albany Government Law Review Fireplace

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

http://aglr.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 694

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: 912

Cuba Law Blog

Cuba Law Blog

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

http://www.attorneycuba.com/
  • Aug 21

    Cuba Cruise News – What’s Going on and Why You Should Go

    Cuba Cruise News – What’s Going on and Why You Should Go
    Good news for Cuba-bound cruisers – your options for a Cuban cruise vacation are increasing by the day. As demand for cruises to the Caribbean’s largest island increases, more and more companies are adding tours of Cuba to their…
  • Aug 18

    Maduro visits Cuba

    Maduro visits Cuba
    In a surprise visit to Cuba, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro paid homage to the late Fidel Castro just after the 91st anniversary of his birth on August 13, 1926. Maduro met with Cuban President Raul Castro for a visit to the cemetery in…
  • Aug 16

    Private Enterprise in Cuba – Two Stories and Why They Matter

    Private Enterprise in Cuba – Two Stories and Why They Matter
    Professionals in Cuba are in limbo – the Castro government is still deciding how much to loosen its firm grip on private enterprise. The private sector has seen tremendous growth over the past decade, with private employment rising…
Rank this Week: 1882

Lobby Comply Blog

Lobby Comply Blog

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

http://stateandfed.com/lobbycomply/
  • Aug 21

    State Government and Ethics News Will Return!

    State Government and Ethics News Will Return!
    We’re taking a short break. Don’t worry, all your state government and ethics news from LobbyComply Will Return! Thank you Continued on Next Page
  • Aug 18

    Oklahoma Governor Considering Special Legislative Session

    Oklahoma Governor Considering Special Legislative Session
    Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin wants a special legislative session to address a budget shortfall caused by a recent Oklahoma Supreme Continued on Next Page
  • Aug 18

    New FINRA Pay-to-Play Rules Effective August 20

    New FINRA Pay-to-Play Rules Effective August 20
    On August 20, new pay-to-play regulations of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) take effect. FINRA Rule 2030 restricts contributions Continued on Next Page
Rank this Week: 2807

FOIA Advisor

FOIA Advisor

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

http://www.foiaadvisor.com
  • Aug 20

    Court opinions issued Aug. 17-Aug. 18, 2017

    Court opinions issued Aug. 17-Aug. 18, 2017
    Aug. 18, 2017Carlson v. USPS (N.D. Cal.) -- determining that Postal Service improperly withheld names, titles and email addresses of certain agency employees pursuant to Exemptions 5 and 6.Elec. Privacy Info. Ctr. v. IRS (D.D.C.) --…
  • Aug 18

    FOIA News: Court dismisses futile request for Trump's tax return

    FOIA News: Court dismisses futile request for Trump's tax return
    Federal court can't force IRS to release Trump's tax returnsBy Megan R. Wilson, The Hill, August 18, 2017A federal judge on Friday said that the court could not compel the IRS to turn over President Trump’s tax…
  • Aug 18

    FOIA News: Court dismisses futile request for Trump's tax return

    FOIA News: Court dismisses futile request for Trump's tax return
    Federal court can't force IRS to release Trump's tax returnsBy Megan R. Wilson, The Hill, August 18, 2017A federal judge on Friday said that the court could not compel the IRS to turn over President Trump’s tax…
Rank this Week: 1609

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/
  • Aug 18

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 8/18

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 8/18
    U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2017-2018update.htmlPetition for certiorari was filed in Town of Aquinnah v. Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head and Massachusetts v. Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Indian Gaming…
  • Aug 11

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 8/11

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 8/11
    U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2017-2018update.htmlPetition for certiorari was filed in Great Plains Lending, LLC, et al., Petitioners v. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Application of Federal…
  • Aug 4

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 8/4

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 8/4
    U.S. Federal Courts Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2017.htmlEnerplus Resources Corporation v. Wilkinson (Jurisdiction - Settlement Agreements)Tribal Courts Bulletinhttp://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/tribal/2017.htmlHoopa…
Rank this Week: 4162

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: 4818

Whistleblower Attorneys Blog

Whistleblower Attorneys Blog

Covers qui tam and government law. By Greene LLP.

http://www.whistleblowerattorneys-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 1716

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/
  • Aug 18

    TSA Week in Review: Aug 7th - 13th - 77 Firearms Discovered (65 Loaded)

    TSA Week in Review: Aug 7th - 13th - 77 Firearms Discovered (65 Loaded)
    TSA discovered 77 firearms over the last week in carry-on bags around the nation. Of the 77 firearms discovered, 65 were loaded and 12 had a round chambered. Firearm possession laws vary by state and locality. Travelers bringing firearms to…
  • Aug 11

    Administrator David Pekoske is Officially on the Job!

    Administrator David Pekoske is Officially on the Job!
    David P. Pekoske was confirmed on Aug. 3, 2017, by the U.S. Senate as TSA's seventh Administrator. Today, Administrator Pekoske kicked-off his tenure with a busy first 24 hours on the job.  Learn more about our new Administrator below…
  • Aug 10

    TSA Week in Review: 69 Firearms, Live Flashbang Grenade and More

    TSA Week in Review: 69 Firearms, Live Flashbang Grenade and More
    TSA discovered 69 firearms over the last week in carry-on bags around the nation. Of the 69 firearms discovered, 58 were loaded and 16 had a round chambered. Firearm possession laws vary by state and locality. Travelers bringing firearms to…
Rank this Week: 4858

CFTC Law

CFTC Law

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

http://www.cftclaw.com/
  • Aug 18

    CFTC Approves LedgerX to Deal Bitcoin Option

    CFTC Approves LedgerX to Deal Bitcoin Option
    LedgerX Approved to Trade Bitcoin Futures LedgerX, a trading and clearing platform for Bitcoin, became the first company to be approved by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) to trade Bitcoin futures. This is one of a few of…
  • Aug 4

    Senate Confirmed Christopher Giancarlo as Chairman of CFTC

    Senate Confirmed Christopher Giancarlo as Chairman of CFTC
    Christopher Giancarlo was nominated by the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) as the Chairman of the regulatory agency. Moreover, Brian Quintenz and Rostin Behnam, both of who are Republican nominees, were confirmed as CFTC…
  • Jul 5

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

    CFTC Seeking for Federal Resources to Oversee Trading Involved with Blockchain Technology
    Washington, D.C. – In a Congressional testimony, the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) intimated an increase of the agency’s budget to oversee trading involved with blockchain technology. An additional $31 million…
Rank this Week: 2766

Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Covers government law. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.uaslawblog.com/
  • Aug 18

    What an FAA Extension Could Mean for the Drone Industry

    What an FAA Extension Could Mean for the Drone Industry
    In late June, both chambers of Congress introduced their own versions of a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization bill. With Congress in recess for the remainder of August and the current FAA extension expiring at the end of…
  • Jun 29

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

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

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

    ATC Privatization: What’s Drones Got to Do With It?
    The Trump Administration has proposed that Air Traffic Control (ATC) functions be shifted away from the FAA to a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization, arguing that the move would allow for increased efficiency particularly in terms of…
Rank this Week: 1602

New Jersey Senate Republicans

New Jersey Senate Republicans

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

http://www.senatenj.com/
Rank this Week: 4641

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/
  • Aug 17

    Federal incarceration Costs Significantly More than Supervision

    Federal incarceration Costs Significantly More than Supervision
    The annual cost of detaining federal prisoners before trial and after sentencing is significantly higher than the cost of supervision in the community, according to figures compiled by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts. The annual…
  • Aug 16

    Can there be a foul but no harm

    Can there be a foul but no harm
    In British football, a player can commit a foul which is technical and the other team gets a free kick, and everyone keeps playing.  More serious fouls can result in a yellow card (two in a game and you are off the field) or a red card…
  • Aug 14

    More cases coming?

    More cases coming?
    The military already has rules and regulations about membership in certain hate groups.  The tragic events at Charlottesville are likely to garner more attention to the issue of military personnel and hate groups. From Task &…
Rank this Week: 1198

PA Public Contracts

PA Public Contracts

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

http://www.papubliccontracts.com/
  • Aug 17

    Pennsylvania Initiates Disparity Study For Small Diverse Business Program

    Pennsylvania Initiates Disparity Study For Small Diverse Business Program
    In June 2017, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania initiated a disparity study that will provide information to help the Department of General Services (DGS) implement the Pennsylvania’s Small Diverse Business Program. The expected…
  • Aug 10

    Commonwealth Court: Laches Requires Reversal Of Injunction Issued For Violation Of Separations Act

    Commonwealth Court: Laches Requires Reversal Of Injunction Issued For Violation Of Separations Act
    A recent decision by the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania illustrates the extreme perils of waiting too long to challenge a violation of the public bidding laws. In December 2015, the West Jefferson Hill School District solicited bids for a…
  • Aug 3

    Regulations Issued For City of Philadelphia Best Value Contracting

    Regulations Issued For City of Philadelphia Best Value Contracting
    On July 27, the regulations governing the City of Philadelphia’s purchase of goods and non-professional services under the “best value” standard became official. Under the regulations, the Procurement Commissioner can permit…
Rank this Week: 3392

FERCBlog

FERCBlog

Features reports and analysis of recent happenings at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

http://www.fercblog.com
  • Aug 16

    CPV Towantic Change in Upstream Ownership

    CPV Towantic Change in Upstream Ownership
    CPV Towantic change in upstream ownership made prior to the 785 MW combined cycle natural gas-fired electric generating facility begins commercial operation. The facility is expected to begin generating electricity in the second quarter of…
  • Jul 9

    FERC Modifications to PJM’s Capacity Market Proposal Violate Section 205

    FERC Modifications to PJM’s Capacity Market Proposal Violate Section 205
    FERC modifications to PJM’s capacity market proposal violate Section 205. On July 7, 2017, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals concluded that FERC exceeded its authority under Section 205 of the Federal Power Act (FPA) because its…
  • Jun 26

    New York Waived its Right to Permit Gas Pipeline

    New York Waived its Right to Permit Gas Pipeline
      New York waived its right to permit gas pipeline. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) waived its right to approve or deny Millennium Pipeline Company’s (Millennium) water quality certificate…
Rank this Week: 2544

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/
Rank this Week: 3730

von Briesen Legal News

von Briesen Legal News

By von Briesen & Roper, s.c.

http://www.vonbriesen.com/legal-news
  • Aug 15

    New Partnership Tax Audit Rules Coming

    New Partnership Tax Audit Rules Coming
    Significant changes to the way entities taxed as partnerships are audited by the Internal Revenue Service, and to the way any resulting tax is collected, will become effective January 1, 2018. The new rules will affect most businesses…
  • Aug 14

    To Disclose or Not To Disclose, That is the Question

    To Disclose or Not To Disclose, That is the Question
    Health care providers and suppliers face a dilemma when they identify that potentially problematic claims have been submitted to a federal health care program. To disclose or not to disclose, that is the question. Balancing legal disclosure…
  • Aug 13

    Is Your Proportionate Share A "Fair Share"?

    Is Your Proportionate Share A "Fair Share"?
    Retail leases are typically net leases - requiring the tenant to pay as additional rent a share of the landlord's operating expenses. The allocation of operating expenses to be paid by a tenant under a net lease is generally determined by…
Rank this Week: 1990

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/
  • Aug 15

    Shots Fired – The Tragedy of Policy Shooting

    Shots Fired – The Tragedy of Policy Shooting
    Last night I heard an episode of Radio Lab, which they call “Shots Fired,” that is far and away the best presentation I have heard about the persistent tragedy of police shootings. They were very blunt about the part that racial…
  • Aug 15

    The Dagger in the Heart of Labor

    The Dagger in the Heart of Labor
    Last week I spoke about labor. Next week is the anniversary of Martin Luther King’s speech at the 1963 March on Washington. I intended to connect the two. After hate intervened in Charlottesville, that’s even more urgent. In the…
  • Aug 12

    On the Effects of Brown

    On the Effects of Brown
    To make it available on the web, I am posting this commentary originally aired on Dec. 10, 2003 together with a footnote describing the literature: ON THE EFFECTS OF BROWN Steve Gottlieb It is easy to forget how recent are the pathologies…
Rank this Week: 3060

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

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

https://blog.finkrosnerershow-levenberg.com
  • Aug 13

    Please! Set up that QIT before filing the Medicaid application!

    Please! Set up that QIT before filing the Medicaid application!
    “What on earth is a QIT?” Under the New Jersey Medicaid program, there are some extra hoops to jump through when the applicant’s gross monthly income from all sources exceeds $2,205.00. This number is colloquially referred…
  • Aug 8

    Estate Recovery and Medicaid Lien

    Estate Recovery and Medicaid Lien
    “If I go into a nursing home, will the State take my house?” This is a commonly-asked question. The answer is “No, but …” If a person applies for long-term care Medicaid benefits, his available assets have to be…
  • Jul 20

    Upcoming Live Seminar: Protecting Assets While Qualifying for Medicaid

    Upcoming Live Seminar: Protecting Assets While Qualifying for Medicaid
    Lauren Marinaro will present at an upcoming National Business Institute live seminar: Protecting Assets While Qualifying for Medicaid Date: Tuesday, August 15, 2017 Time: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM Location: Molly Pitcher Inn 88 Riverside Ave…
Rank this Week: 2366

Oregon Legal Research

Oregon Legal Research

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

http://blog.oregonlegalresearch.com/
  • Aug 10

    Free Access to Nolo Legal Self-Help Publications for ALL Oregonians (Fastcase, too)

    Free Access to Nolo Legal Self-Help Publications for ALL Oregonians (Fastcase, too)
    Your State of Oregon Law Library give you FREE access to NOLO publications and the FASTCASE legal research database: NOLO (aka Nolo Press): “NOLO provides access to full-text legal reference publications written for consumers that allow…
  • Aug 10

    Revisionist History (Malcolm Gladwell) and the Law

    Revisionist History (Malcolm Gladwell) and the Law
    Gladwell’s podcasts (now in their 2nd season) are entertaining, enlightening, and law-full (i.e. full of legal history, stories, and “well, that was seriously interesting!” moments). Don’t be lead astray by podcast…
  • Jul 8

    Small Claims Court in Oregon: Advice and Tips for Plaintiffs and Defendant

    Small Claims Court in Oregon: Advice and Tips for Plaintiffs and Defendant
    You can’t (CANNOT) waltz into an Oregon Small Claims Court and expect to win your case. You have to do your homework: 1) You have to read the book (in public and law libraries and bookstores): “Using Small Claims Court in…
Rank this Week: 2141

Subject to Inquiry

Subject to Inquiry

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

http://www.subjecttoinquiry.com/
  • Aug 7

    Recent Privilege Decision Raises Questions for Internal Investigation

    Recent Privilege Decision Raises Questions for Internal Investigation
    A recent federal district court case raises significant issues regarding privilege that should be on the radar of any in-house or outside counsel conducting an internal investigation with the goal of producing a public report. As discussed in…
  • Jul 28

    Ninth Circuit Ruling Weakens Materiality Standard under the FCA

    Ninth Circuit Ruling Weakens Materiality Standard under the FCA
    Last year in Universal Health Services, Inc. v. United States ex rel. Escobar et al. (discussed on this blog), the Supreme Court reminded litigants that the False Claims Act “is not an all-purpose antifraud statute.” In that case,…
  • Jul 21

    DOJ Takes Down AlphaBay, the World’s Largest Dark Web Marketplace

    DOJ Takes Down AlphaBay, the World’s Largest Dark Web Marketplace
    The U.S. Department of Justice has announced the seizure of AlphaBay, the largest criminal marketplace on the Internet, which was used to sell stolen financial information, identification documents and other personal data, computer hacking…
Rank this Week: 2564

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/
  • Aug 4

    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…
  • Jul 21

    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…
  • Jul 14

    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: 4390