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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/
  • Aug 24

    Easy Choices on the Ballot for Aug. 30, 2016

    Easy Choices on the Ballot for Aug. 30, 2016
    There are several easy choices on my ballot (not counting the Circuit Court and County Court judicial elections that I already blogged about). Summary US Congress FL-27: Scott Fuhrman (line 33) State Rep., Dist. 114: Daisy Baez (line 66)…
  • Aug 22

    Yike

    Yike
    New Clinton ad doesn’t mince (Trump’s) words:
  • Aug 22

    Yike

    Yike
    New Clinton ad doesn’t mince (Trump’s) words:
Rank this Week: 20

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: 50

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 25

    Rational Security: The "You're Nobody 'til Somebody Hacks You" Edition

    Rational Security: The "You're Nobody 'til Somebody Hacks You" Edition
    The New York Times and maybe the NSA get hacked; you're just not cool anymore unless you're being hacked by Fancy Bear. Is the U.S. turning the tide of the war on ISIS? And October surprises—what could happen between now and the…
  • Aug 25

    Hot Commodities: Making Amend

    Hot Commodities: Making Amend
    August Memories Earlier this month, the six private sector partners in the Nord Stream II pipeline project announced they would withdraw their application to form Nord Stream 2 AG, the joint venture responsible for the project. The companies…
  • Aug 24

    Today's Headlines and Commentary

    Today's Headlines and Commentary
    Turkish forces crossed the border into Syria today in Turkey’s largest yet military involvement in the Syrian conflict, coordinating with US forces to push the Islamic State out of the group’s stronghold in the town of Jarablus.…
Rank this Week: 67

Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • Aug 25

    Explore EPA’s Annual AirTrends Report 2016 Using a New Interactive Web Application

    Explore EPA’s Annual AirTrends Report 2016 Using a New Interactive Web Application
    By Arthur Zuco Imagine standing on the banks of the Hudson River, air so thick with smog you can barely make out the massive pillars of the George Washington Bridge. Cars zoom past you fueled by leaded gasoline. A faint sound of music wafts…
  • Aug 25

    Healing Old Wound

    Healing Old Wound
    by Tom Damm The day’s light was fading along with our chances of spotting a bull elk when out of the tall grass rose a pair of majestic antlers.  We quietly got out of our small caravan of cars, pointing and speaking in hushed…
  • Aug 24

    Being Prepared for Climate Change: A Workbook for Developing Risk-Based Adaptation Plan

    Being Prepared for Climate Change: A Workbook for Developing Risk-Based Adaptation Plan
    By Nicole Tachiki At a conference on climate change adaptation, I found myself eating lunch next to the Planning Administrator of a Maryland county. She told me that her office does not have budget or staff…
Rank this Week: 80

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 23

    Deutsche Bank Whistleblower Should Accept SEC Whistleblower Award

    Deutsche Bank Whistleblower Should Accept SEC Whistleblower Award
    There are more effective ways to protest lax enforcement of financial fraud Last week, it was widely reported that Eric Ben-Artzi, a Deutsche Bank whistleblower stated he will refuse a portion of his whistleblower award from the U.S.…
  • Aug 5

    Four-Year Campaign Results In Historic-Win For Tax Whistleblower

    Four-Year Campaign Results In Historic-Win For Tax Whistleblower
    The  following is an editorial from the National Whistleblower Center: On August 3, 2016 the U.S. Tax Court ruled that tax whistleblowers were entitled to a reward based on monies collected in criminal fines and penalties. This…
  • Aug 4

    Agency Leaders Praise Whistleblowers, Express Need for Reform

    Agency Leaders Praise Whistleblowers, Express Need for Reform
    On Monday, August 1st, four federal agencies celebrated National Whistleblower Day with an event sponsored by the Senate Whistleblower Protection Caucus. This was the first time any federal agencies have ever recognized Whistleblower Day,…
Rank this Week: 221

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: 258

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

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

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

    The Voices: Why Do White Male Progressives Hear Things That No One Else Can?

    The Voices: Why Do White Male Progressives Hear Things That No One Else Can?
    Nine years ago, the Democratic presidential primaries had already begun. Hillary Clinton, the presumptive frontrunner, suffered an upset defeat in the Iowa caucuses. Clinton lost the caucuses because... To view the rest of this article,…
  • Oct 30

    DISSENTING JUSTICE IS ON FACEBOOK AND TWITTER!

    DISSENTING JUSTICE IS ON FACEBOOK AND TWITTER!
    Hello. Due to the ease of posting, I update this blog primarily on Facebook (most things) and Twitter. It moves at a rapid pace.  Please join. I have covered a lot of police... To view the rest of this article, please…
  • Aug 23

    Cop Swindles Elderly Dementia Victim of $2 Million; Department Does Nothing to Stop It

    Cop Swindles Elderly Dementia Victim of $2 Million; Department Does Nothing to Stop It
    In a rather disturbing case of police misconduct, Aaron Goodwin, a Portsmouth, New Hampshire police officer, took advantage of a 91-year-old woman with dementia. She had called 911 for some reason,... To view the rest of this article, please…
Rank this Week: 239

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 25

    Unapproved Addendum Sinks 8(a) Joint Venture’s Bid

    Unapproved Addendum Sinks 8(a) Joint Venture’s Bid
    An 8(a) joint venture failed to obtain SBA’s approval of an addendum to its joint venture agreement—and the lack of SBA approval cost the joint venture an 8(a) contract. In Alutiiq-Banner Joint Venture, B-412952 et al. (July 15,…
  • Aug 25

    Thank you, El Paso!

    Thank you, El Paso!
    I recently had the pleasure to discuss important government contracting legal updates and their effects on small businesses, at the 11th Annual Veterans Business Conference at Fort Bliss (in El Paso). The Contract Opportunities Center did a…
  • Aug 22

    150 Protests And Counting: GAO Suspends “Frequent Protester”

    150 Protests And Counting: GAO Suspends “Frequent Protester”
    Citing an abuse of the protest process, the GAO has suspended a company’s right to file bid protests for a period of one year. The GAO’s unusual action was taken after the contractor in question filed 150 bid protests in the…
Rank this Week: 288

The Justice Blog

The Justice Blog

The Official Blog of the United States Department of Justice.

http://blogs.justice.gov/main/
Rank this Week: 316

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 24

    Why Do We Have No Clue How Often Rape Is Happening

    Why Do We Have No Clue How Often Rape Is Happening
    My title is from the title of a piece in Mother Jones. Federal agencies don’t have a uniform definition of sexual assault, and that has led to dramatically different estimates on the frequency of sexual violence in the United…
  • Aug 21

    Worth the read–false complaint

    Worth the read–false complaint
    Ginny Lefever Answers Your Questions About PTSD and Wrongful Conviction
  • Aug 18

    Worth the read–about UCMJ art. 32

    Worth the read–about UCMJ art. 32
    Not Your Momma’s 32: Explaining the Impetus for Change Behind Key Provisions of the Article 32 Preliminary Hearing By Lieutenant Colonel John Loran Kiel Jr.pdf
Rank this Week: 505

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: 459

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: 462

Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law…

Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law Blog

Covers Inland Empire municipal law, personal injury law, real estate law and small business law.

http://michaelreiterlaw.wordpress.com/
  • Oct 13

    Filing Late Government Claims (Tort Claims) in California

    Filing Late Government Claims (Tort Claims) in California
    By Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law Generally government claims for personal injury and personal property damage are due with a public entity within six months of an incident, with some notable exceptions. However, if a claimant fails to file…
  • Jul 14

    Governor Brown Signs Brown Lawn Bill By Assembly Member Brown

    Governor Brown Signs Brown Lawn Bill By Assembly Member Brown
    By Michael Reiter Attorney at Law You may have seen the articles about the new California law that permits dead lawns during the drought. Here is the text of AB1, introduced by Assembly Member Cheryl Brown (D-San Bernardino):…
  • Apr 6

    Code Enforcement Gone Wild

    Code Enforcement Gone Wild
    I was a Deputy City Attorney for the City of San Bernardino and the Assistant City Attorney for the City of Redlands. Along with another Deputy, I advised what was then the Code Enforcement Department in San Bernardino.  The City of…
Rank this Week: 619

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: 722

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/
  • Aug 10

    Stephen Fry and depression---a great read.

    Stephen Fry and depression---a great read.
    Here.  For those of us who have lived through depression, it's hard to explain to those who haven't.  Thanks to folks like Stephen Fry, the Bloggess, and Hyperbole and a Half, it's possible to get an inkling of this particular…
  • Jul 24

    Dear Hilton Corporation:

    Dear Hilton Corporation:
    Why is it, that at least one Doubletree, you have set the systems running the televisions (according to the repairperson I met yesterday) to change, at random times, from the channel that I want to watch to the Movie Promo channel, thereby…
  • Jul 24

    Last-minute advice for bar exam takers.

    Last-minute advice for bar exam takers.
    On one of our other blogs (here).
Rank this Week: 686

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
  • Aug 10

    Former BATF agent pays $40,000 for false sick-leave claim

    Former BATF agent pays $40,000 for false sick-leave claim
    On August 10, the Department of Justice announced that a former agent of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms has agreed to pay $40,000 to resolve claims that he submitted false claims for sick pay. According to DOJ’s press…
  • Aug 1

    Shipping firms settle whistleblower’s case for nearly $1.1 million

    Shipping firms settle whistleblower’s case for nearly $1.1 million
    On August 1, the Department of Justice announced that two shipping firms had agreed to pay nearly $1.1 million to settle civil charges, initially brought by a whistleblower, that the firms charged ocean carriers – and then passed on to…
  • Jun 23

    On June 22, the Departments of Justice and…

    On June 22, the Departments of Justice and Health and Human Services announced nationwide operations involving charges against a record 301 persons for federal health care program fraud. The takedown, the ninth announced by the Obama…
Rank this Week: 724

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/
  • Aug 5

    U.S. Tax Court Expands the Scope of I.R.S. Whistleblower Award

    U.S. Tax Court Expands the Scope of I.R.S. Whistleblower Award
    The statute governing whistleblower claims, I.R.C. § 7623, grants awards to private citizens who provide information to the IRS that leads to the collection of at least $2 million in taxes, penalties, interest, and “additional…
  • Jul 18

    Government Child Care Fraud Hurts Familie

    Government Child Care Fraud Hurts Familie
    If you are not part of a low-income family with small children, you may not have heard of the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF).  Similar to the Medicaid program, CCDF is a joint program between the federal government and the states…
  • Jul 15

    When is a Whistleblower Case Barred by the Public Disclosure Rule?

    When is a Whistleblower Case Barred by the Public Disclosure Rule?
    The False Claims Act contains a provision commonly known as the public disclosure bar.  This provision, in certain circumstances, prevents whistleblowers from bringing qui tam cases if those cases are based upon facts or fraudulent…
Rank this Week: 876

Politics, Law and Policy Blog

Politics, Law and Policy Blog

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

http://www.politicsandlawblog.com
  • May 15

    Health Care Weekly Wrap-Up

    Health Care Weekly Wrap-Up
    Federal Update Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations Initiates Review into Income Verification Procedures for Tax Credits… The Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, led by Chairman Rob Portman (R-OH), is launching…
  • May 15

    Health Care Weekly Wrap-Up

    Health Care Weekly Wrap-Up
    Federal Update Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations Initiates Review into Income Verification Procedures for Tax Credits… The Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, led by Chairman Rob Portman (R-OH), is launching…
  • May 8

    Health Care Weekly Wrap-Up

    Health Care Weekly Wrap-Up
    Federal Update Senate Passes GOP Budget The Senate has passed the fiscal year 2016 budget conference agreement with a 51-48 vote, marking the first time Congress has passed a budget since 2009. The budget lays out many of the congressional…
Rank this Week: 977

Whitcomb Law Blog

Whitcomb Law Blog

Covers government procurement.

http://blog.whitcomblawpc.com
Rank this Week: 883

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • Aug 25

    CFPB proposes rule expanding disclosure of confidential supervisory information to state AG

    CFPB proposes rule expanding disclosure of confidential supervisory information to state AG
    James Kim Without an announcement, the CFPB has proposed a rule that would expand its discretion to share confidential supervisory information (CSI) with state attorneys general and other agencies that do not have supervisory authority…
  • Aug 25

    CFPB’s proposal for collection of decedent debt: a misguided approach (Part I)

    CFPB’s proposal for collection of decedent debt: a misguided approach (Part I)
    Gary W. Becker This blog post is the first of two on the proposals being considered by the CFPB regarding the collection of decedent debt.  In tomorrow’s blog post, I will share my thoughts on the CFPB’s proposal to…
  • Aug 24

    Student loan complaint update highlights IDR plan application issue

    Student loan complaint update highlights IDR plan application issue
    John L. Culhane, Jr. The CFPB’s Student Loan Ombudsman has released a new “Mid-year update on student loan complaints” that highlights issues related to income-driven repayment plan (IDR) application issues. The update…
Rank this Week: 1216

Oregon Legal Research

Oregon Legal Research

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

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

    Inaugural Stand-Alone SRLN Equal Justice Program Scheduled for February 2017

    Inaugural Stand-Alone SRLN Equal Justice Program Scheduled for February 2017
    The Self-Represented Litigation Network (SRLN) is an organization for Access-to-Justice (A2J) professionals, lawyers, judges, law librarians, law professors, law students, and others who believe that everyone has a right to free or…
  • Aug 22

    Next Big Thing: National Conference on Copyright of State Legal Material

    Next Big Thing: National Conference on Copyright of State Legal Material
    National Conference on Copyright of State Legal Materials If you don’t think it matters, i.e. free access to current and historical local law, then you aren’t paying attention. We can also only hope that any copyright law overhaul…
  • Aug 8

    Access to Justice: ABA Report from Commission on Future of Legal Service

    Access to Justice: ABA Report from Commission on Future of Legal Service
    Read the ABA article and the report: “Can the access-to-justice gap be closed? These recommendations might make it possible,” by Victor Li and James Podgers, ABA Journal, August 06, 2016. And read Bob Ambrogi’s comments on…
Rank this Week: 1151

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. Courts of Appeals Bulletinhttp://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/2016cta.html United States v. Lasley (Sentencing - Guidelines to Major Crimes Act)U.S. Federal Trial Courts Bulletin…
  • 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. Courts of Appeals Bulletinhttp://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/2016cta.html Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation v. Myton (Reservation Boundaries)Bodi v. Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians (Tribal Sovereign Immunity…
  • Aug 5

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 8/5

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 8/5
    U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2015-2016update.htmlPetition for certiorari was filed on 7/13/16 in Jones v. Norton (Wrongful Death)U.S. Courts of Appeals…
Rank this Week: 1474

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/
  • Aug 12

    Behavioral Therapy Techniques Show Promise for Alzheimers’ Patient

    Behavioral Therapy Techniques Show Promise for Alzheimers’ Patient
    If you are caring for a person with Alzheimers’ dementia, you are probably seeing a number of behavioral changes that are difficult to understand and challenging to respond to. These are sometimes called “neuropsychiatric…
  • Aug 9

    Medicaid applicant gets penalty period for cash transaction

    Medicaid applicant gets penalty period for cash transaction
    Followers of this blog know that if a person applies for Medicaid to pay for nursing home care (or assisted living or home care), they have to provide five years’ of financial records and prove to the agency just what … Continue…
  • Jul 20

    When the caregiving ends, new problems to tackle as Executor

    When the caregiving ends, new problems to tackle as Executor
    In our legal practice, we advise  many family caregivers who are managing and supporting the lives of their frail loved ones, and  we also advise executors in the administration of estates. Very often, the person who was our client…
Rank this Week: 1647

Government Contracts Blog

Government Contracts Blog

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

http://brownrudnick.com/blog/government-contracts/
  • Jul 26

    The CDA Requirement to Give Notice of the Amount of a Claim

    The CDA Requirement to Give Notice of the Amount of a Claim
    Contractors with claims against their government customers sometimes feel stymied by the requirement in the Contract Disputes Act (CDA) that a claim state a “sum certain.” A contractor may know that it has a valid claim but may be…
  • Jul 20

    The ASBCA and the Case of the Missing Contract

    The ASBCA and the Case of the Missing Contract
    In most disputes before the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals (“ASBCA”), there is a basic assumption that no one ever thinks about — the existence of a contract. And why would you think about it? After all, it’s…
  • Jun 27

    Will 8(a) Small Businesses Lose Out In SBA’s Planned Expansion of the Mentor-Protégé Program?

    Will 8(a) Small Businesses Lose Out In SBA’s Planned Expansion of the Mentor-Protégé Program?
    There is a lot to celebrate in the pending Small Business Administration (“SBA”) rule that will open up the mentor-protégé program to all small businesses, in contrast to the current rules which apply only to 8(a)…
Rank this Week: 1194

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 12

    No necesitamos más BOE sino más decencia

    No necesitamos más BOE sino más decencia
    Así de claro se expresa en una estupenda entrevista en el Diario La Nueva España David Ordoñez Solís, juez de lo contencioso-administrativo, bellísima persona y de portentoso currículum (y amigo…
  • Mar 12

    No necesitamos mas BOE sino mas decencia

    No necesitamos mas BOE sino mas decencia
     Así de claro se expresa en una estupenda entrevista en el Diario La Nueva España David Ordoñez Solís, juez de lo contencioso-administrativo, bellísima persona y de portentoso currículum ( y…
  • Mar 10

    Novedades sobre la acción de regreso contra funcionario

    Novedades sobre la acción de regreso contra funcionario
    El que rompe, paga. Ese es el refrán clásico que encierra la esencia del instituto jurídico de la responsabilidad civil y penal: el causante debe remediar o compensar el daño  causado. En el ámbito de…
Rank this Week: 1722

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: 1710

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: 1399

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 25

    We’re Lending a Hand to Stuff the Bus!

    We’re Lending a Hand to Stuff the Bus!
      The new school year has arrived and State and Federal Communications is proud to support United Way of Summit Continued on Next Page
  • Aug 25

    Governor Signs New York Ethics Reform Bill

    Governor Signs New York Ethics Reform Bill
    Today, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed Senate Bill 8160, part of his five-point ethics reform package introduced earlier this year. Effective Continued on Next Page
  • Aug 25

    Thursday News Roundup

    Thursday News Roundup
    Campaign Finance “Study: Outside groups, secret money far more prominent than ever before” by Robert Maguire for Center for Responsive Continued on Next Page
Rank this Week: 3442

Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Covers government law. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.uaslawblog.com/
  • Aug 25

    Ready For Takeoff! FAA’s New Commercial Drone Rule Takes Effect on August 29, 2016

    Ready For Takeoff! FAA’s New Commercial Drone Rule Takes Effect on August 29, 2016
    The FAA’s new final rule, which will revolutionize commercial operations of small drones (also known as small Unmanned Aircraft Systems or sUAS), will become effective on Monday, August 29, 2016. The FAA is replacing its previous…
  • Aug 9

    Drone Defenses, Part I: Rely on Local Law Enforcement

    Drone Defenses, Part I: Rely on Local Law Enforcement
    The proliferation of drones, or unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), has resulted in a growing interest in preventing unlawful and potentially dangerous drone operations. Private entities are generally prohibited from taking self-help defensive…
  • Jul 25

    Section 333 Petitions on Hold

    Section 333 Petitions on Hold
    The FAA has stopped processing Section 333 Exemption applications. With thousands of petitions in the queue, the FAA will make applicants that would qualify to operate under Part 107 wait until the new rule is effective in August to…
Rank this Week: 2027

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 25

    Uncle Sam’s Cuba Democracy (Internet) Promotion Program, Classify It or End It

    Uncle Sam’s Cuba Democracy (Internet) Promotion Program, Classify It or End It
    Next month in Miami, the U.S. government will host a Cuba Internet Freedom Conference. It is being billed as a two-day event aiming to bring “together digital innovators and independent journalists from Cuba with other…
  • Aug 23

    Mandatory Denaturalization Should be Considered for Export Control Law Violator

    Mandatory Denaturalization Should be Considered for Export Control Law Violator
    It’s four years in the federal slammer for an American caught conspiring to export to Communist China a very pricey weaponized drone as well as jet fighter engines. In my book, she got off too easy. According to…
  • Aug 12

    The 2016 Political Looking Gla

    The 2016 Political Looking Gla
    ‘More than a dozen national security and foreign policy experts recently signed a letter stating that Donald Trump is unfit to be commander-in-chief, ‘is this not a devastating indictment’? ‘How can he recover…
Rank this Week: 4557

Fracking Insider

Fracking Insider

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

http://www.frackinginsider.com
  • Aug 24

    ESA Mega-Settlement Part II: CBD Files Notice of Intent to Sue Over 417 Specie

    ESA Mega-Settlement Part II: CBD Files Notice of Intent to Sue Over 417 Specie
    The Center for Biological Diversity (“CBD”) filed on August 23, 2016 a Notice of Intent to sue the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (“FWS” or “the Service”) over missed Endangered Species Act…
  • Aug 16

    Hydraulic Fracturing: State Regulatory Roundup Vol. 48

    Hydraulic Fracturing: State Regulatory Roundup Vol. 48
    Fracking Insider Readers: We are pleased to bring you Volume 48 of our State Regulatory Roundup, including updates in California, Colorado, and Kansas. As we explained in earlier volumes, we designed the Roundup to provide quick overviews on…
  • Aug 11

    Shocker from EIA – Lifting the Crude Export Ban Results in More Crude Export

    Shocker from EIA – Lifting the Crude Export Ban Results in More Crude Export
    “Since the removal of restrictions on exporting U.S. crude oil in December 2015, the number of countries receiving exported U.S. crude has risen sharply. These exports have occurred despite a sustained narrow price premium of…
Rank this Week: 3956

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: 4771

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Whistleblower Lawyer News

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

http://www.whistleblowerlawyernews.com/
  • Aug 24

    New law allows people to enter others car to rescue trapped overheated animal

    New law allows people to enter others car to rescue trapped overheated animal
    A new Massachusetts law allows people to enter other people’s cars to rescue trapped, overheated animals, if the owners cannot be found.Governor Charlie Baker signed “An Act Preventing Animal Suffering and Death” on Friday.…
  • Aug 23

    Wells Fargo Bank pays $4 million over faulty student loan processing practice

    Wells Fargo Bank pays $4 million over faulty student loan processing practice
    Wells Fargo Bank will pay $4 million to end allegations by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) that it used illegal payment processing practices which increased costs to borrowers. The CFPB stated that thousands of student-loan…
  • Aug 20

    Army committed $6.5 trillion accounting fraud in one year according to IG’s office

    Army committed $6.5 trillion accounting fraud in one year according to IG’s office
    The Defense Department’s Inspector General has  released a report on the US Army’s accounting, which states  that the Army had made $6.5 trillion in “improper adjustments” ($2.8T in one quarter!) to make its…
Rank this Week: 2323

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: 3966

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 23

    Trump’s Audience

    Trump’s Audience
    Behind Trump’s remarks and his imperviousness to criticism is the audience he’s after. Trump charges that this election is rigged because his audience doesn’t like who can vote. One can respond that elections have been…
  • Aug 16

    Silencing: Pensions, Kurds and Black Lives Matter

    Silencing: Pensions, Kurds and Black Lives Matter
    We watched a Black Lives Matter march pass in front of our house recently. It reminded me of something that happened in 1972, when NBC aired a documentary called “Pensions: The Broken Promise.” It described many instances in which…
  • Aug 9

    Beyond Channeling Money

    Beyond Channeling Money
    This is the sixth and last in a series on Money in Politics Money finds ways to influence the political system despite our efforts to prohibit or replace it. It’s like a balloon that bulges wherever it can, or water that finds any…
Rank this Week: 4694

Corruption Chronicles

Corruption Chronicles

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

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

    Hillary State Dept. Helped Jailed Clinton Foundation Donor Get $10 Mil from U.S. for Failed Haiti Project

    Hillary State Dept. Helped Jailed Clinton Foundation Donor Get $10 Mil from U.S. for Failed Haiti Project
    The new batch of emails showing that the State Department gave special access to top Clinton Foundation donors while Hillary Clinton was secretary of state brings to mind the case of a shady Miami businessman serving a 12-year prison sentence…
  • Aug 19

    Pre-order your copy of Clean House today!

    Pre-order your copy of Clean House today!
    Tom Fitton’s newest book, Clean House, powerfully lays out what Judicial Watch uncovered about the Obama administration during its second term… Hillary Clinton’s secret emails; the Benghazi cover-up; the Obama IRS targeting…
  • Aug 12

    JW Investigates Treasury’s Speedy Approval for U.S. Hotel Co. to do Biz in Cuba

    JW Investigates Treasury’s Speedy Approval for U.S. Hotel Co. to do Biz in Cuba
    Judicial Watch is investigating why the U.S. Treasury Department rushed to give a major American hotel company special permission to operate in Cuba for the first time in nearly three decades, possibly with behind-the-scenes collaboration…
Rank this Week: 2873

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 23

    CFPB’s Proposed Arbitration Rule Prompts Thousands of Comment

    CFPB’s Proposed Arbitration Rule Prompts Thousands of Comment
    The comment period for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)’s proposed arbitration rulemaking ended on Monday, and the Bureau received nearly 11,000 comments both strongly supporting and opposing the proposed rule.  As…
  • Aug 9

    CFPB Proposes Multiple Changes to TRID “Know Before You Owe” Rule

    CFPB Proposes Multiple Changes to TRID “Know Before You Owe” Rule
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) recently issued 293 pages of proposed changes (the “Amendments”) to the federal mortgage disclosure requirements it propounded in October 2015 commonly known as the…
  • Aug 5

    CFPB Issues Final Mortgage Servicing Rule

    CFPB Issues Final Mortgage Servicing Rule
    On August 4, 2016, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued its long-awaited final mortgage servicing rule under the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) and implementing Regulation X, and the Truth in Lending Act…
Rank this Week: 2619

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/
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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/
  • Aug 19

    Sharing the Excitement about Open Government

    Sharing the Excitement about Open Government
    This week I had an opportunity to address the World Library and Information Congress of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) on the work we have been doing here at the National Archives in support of…
  • Aug 5

    Getting Our House in Order: Creating a Diverse and Inclusive Workplace

    Getting Our House in Order: Creating a Diverse and Inclusive Workplace
    Yesterday, I had the privilege to speak to my colleagues in the archival profession at the Joint Annual Meeting of the Council of State Archivists and the Society for American Archivists in Atlanta, Georgia about an important topic to me…
  • Jul 29

    Information Security Oversight Office Releases its Annual Report to the President

    Information Security Oversight Office Releases its Annual Report to the President
    Today, our Information Security Oversight Office (ISOO) released online its Report to the President for Fiscal Year (FY) 2015. This annual report covers government agencies’ security classification activities, shares cost estimates for…
Rank this Week: 4684

Infra Insight Blog

Infra Insight Blog

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

http://www.infrainsightblog.com
Rank this Week: 3982

Whistleblower Attorneys Blog

Whistleblower Attorneys Blog

Covers qui tam and government law. By Greene LLP.

http://www.whistleblowerattorneys-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 1947

FDA Lawyers Blog

FDA Lawyers Blog

By Frommer Lawrence & Haug.

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

    President Obama Signs GMO Labeling Bill into Law

    President Obama Signs GMO Labeling Bill into Law
    On July 29, 2016, President Barack Obama signed S.764 into law. The law amends the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 to require that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (“USDA”) establish and oversee a national bioengineered food…
  • Jul 19

    CREATES Act of 2016: Bipartisan Bill Aimed at Curbing REMS Abuse

    CREATES Act of 2016: Bipartisan Bill Aimed at Curbing REMS Abuse
    Congress passed the Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act of 2007 (“FDAAA”) to give the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) new authority to regulate the safety of marketed drugs. As part of this authority,…
  • Jul 19

    CREATES Act of 2016: Bipartisan Bill Aimed at Curbing REMS Abuse

    CREATES Act of 2016: Bipartisan Bill Aimed at Curbing REMS Abuse
    Congress passed the Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act of 2007 (“FDAAA”) to give the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) new authority to regulate the safety of marketed drugs. As part of this authority,…
Rank this Week: 4718

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/
  • Aug 17

    Correction Officers Union Wants Inmates Moved After Attack, Protest

    Correction Officers Union Wants Inmates Moved After Attack, Protest
    As report by NJ.com, officials from the State’s Corrections Officer’s union say prison administrators reneged on an agreement to relocate inmates who staged a protest following the return of an officer injured in an attack earlier…
  • Aug 9

    State Pension Guarantee Dead For November Ballot

    State Pension Guarantee Dead For November Ballot
    As reported by NJ.com, Senate President Stephen Sweeney rejected calling for a crucial vote Monday on a referendum asking voters to constitutionally guarantee state payments into the government worker pension fund, killing its chances of…
  • Aug 8

    Deadline For NJ Senate To Take Action On Public Worker Pension Amendment

    Deadline For NJ Senate To Take Action On Public Worker Pension Amendment
    As reported by NJ.com, Senate leaders have spent weeks trying to build a supermajority to override Governor Chris Christie’s opposition to a Transportation Trust Fund tax package, a plan that also holds the fate of a voter referendum on…
Rank this Week: 4351

PA Public Contracts

PA Public Contracts

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

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

    Bad Faith Finding Does Not Mandate Award Of Attorney Fees And 1% Penalty

    Bad Faith Finding Does Not Mandate Award Of Attorney Fees And 1% Penalty
    If a public owner breaches its payment obligations to a public contractor and acts in bad faith in doing so, is the public contractor automatically entitled to an award of its attorney’s fees and a 1% penalty under section…
  • Aug 2

    Was Bid Non-Conforming Where Use Of PennBid Was Mandatory?

    Was Bid Non-Conforming Where Use Of PennBid Was Mandatory?
    If a public owner mandates that all bidders use PennBid, an electronic bidding system used by public owners in Pennsylvania, for receipt and tabulation of their bid prices, but also inexplicably requires each bidder to write out its…
  • Jul 19

    Commonwealth Court Affirms Dismissal Of Late-Filed Claim With The Board Of Claim

    Commonwealth Court Affirms Dismissal Of Late-Filed Claim With The Board Of Claim
    In a recent, unreported decision, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania affirmed the dismissal by the Board of Claims (Board) of a late-filed contractor claim.  Under the Board’s jurisdictional statute, 62 Pa. C.S. §…
Rank this Week: 3749

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: 4361