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28 Jun 2013, 2:16 pm by Rick
This morning, I awoke in the middle of a speech — obviously, I mean “a dream of a speech.” I was at a carnival — which I consider to be totally appropriate under the circumstances — and I was the speechmaker. The speech itself was made in response to statements of people who were confused. They were talking about “rights” being “granted” to citizens “by the government.” This, of course, is totally ass-backwards from how… [read post]
17 Dec 2009, 6:50 am by Lucie
One of sites dedicated to Laws and Regulations has been updated with a link titled Open Congress.Open Congress brings together official government data with news coverage, blog posts, public comments, and more.Open Congress is a free, open-source, not-for-profit, and non-partisan web resource with a mission to make Congress more transparent and to encourage civic engagement. Open Congress [read post]
14 Apr 2011, 4:31 pm by Sergio Stone
Accessing and Reusing Copyright Government Records John Gilchrist 10 Law and Justice Journal 213 (2010) Full text available at: Abstract The common policy objectives in modern liberal democracies of promoting open and accountable government and of preserving national culture and heritage are reflected in the provision of access to, and the preservation of unpublished and [...] [read post]
7 Jul 2011, 8:46 am by Emily Kesler
As the federal government is utilizing the internet in more and more ways to connect with the public, members of the U.S. House of Representatives are following suit by displaying official letters between themselves, President Obama, and other colleagues on Facebook. Such House members such as Pete Olson from Texas, Cathy McMorris Rodgers from Washington, and Justin Amash from Michigan have posted letters sharing their concern about actions committed by Senator John Rockefeller of West Virginia,… [read post]
21 Sep 2011, 6:53 am by admin
Many of the new job creation plans discussed in Washington discuss an increased focus on federal government construction projects and other federal business opportunities.  Not surprisingly, as seen at, North Carolina has many active federal opportunities and construction project solicitations.  The government contract and construction attorneys of Maginnis Law, PLLC can assist businesses with [...] [read post]
14 May 2012, 11:48 am by Andis Kaulins
This is such trite wisdom that it is always remarkable that only a handful of people seem to understand it, among them Paul Krugman at The New York Times in Why We Regulate, writing inter alia: "Just to be clear, businessmen are human — although the lords of finance have a tendency to forget that — and they make money-losing mistakes all the time. That in itself is no reason for the government to get involved. But banks are special, because the risks they take are borne, in large part, by… [read post]
16 Jan 2014, 2:52 pm by andrewbartholomew
By: Andrew Bartholomew Government agencies frequently impose e-discovery demands on corporations through regulatory inquiries, investigations and a host of other actions. It’s easy to forget that these same government agencies have their own responsibilities in the e-discovery arena and many are struggling to get their electronically stored information (ESI) houses in order. That’s according to... [read post]
2 Aug 2010, 2:02 pm by Stephen Kohn
We are deeply disappointed at the letter from Darshan A. Sheth, Acting Director of Public Affairs for the Office of Special Counsel (letter to the editor, Washington Post on Monday, July 26, 2010). There is bipartisan consensus that the Office of Special Counsel (OSC) is dysfunctional, and instead of suggesting reforms, the OSC responded to this criticism by obfuscating its record. This is a bureaucracy that has failed to protect whistleblowers for the past ten years. The letter from the OSC fails… [read post]
1 Jun 2011, 11:59 am by George Ticoras
A proposed executive order requiring vendors submitting offers for federal contracts to disclose political contributions and expenditures has sparked a legislative response. An amendment was added to HR1540, a fiscal national defense authorization bill, which passed last week, precluding an executive agency from requiring a vendor to disclose political contributions as a condition of contract participation. Additionally, two companion bills opposing the proposed executive order were also introduced… [read post]
1 Feb 2011, 11:40 am by George Wilson
The Strategic Studies Institute at the U.S. Army War College at Carlisle Barracks in Carlisle, Pennsylvania has recently published a 183-page paper: Lessons Learned from U.S. Government Law Enforcement in International Operations The paper, which — among other things — considers 3 case studies — of Panama, Columbia and Kosovo –  is available for free [...] [read post]
12 May 2010, 6:29 am by Amy Bray
Our own Michael Sullivan , head of our government relations group at ATC, assisted in the push for the passage of Georgia’s recent historic transportation funding bill which passed by overwhelming bi-partisan margins of 141 to 29 in the House, and 43 to 8 in the Senate. The legislation creates 12 regional districts across the state (including Gwinnett in the ARC region). “Regional roundtables” comprised of local elected officials (Chairs and a Mayor from each county) will develop a project… [read post]
3 Feb 2010, 4:21 am by Cary Coglianese
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which manages the U.S. interagency eRulemaking Program, announced yesterday that it has implemented several new upgrades to, the government-wide portal for regulatory docket information.  Some of the changes include:a new rotating panel of images and video clips offering a preview to the latest Web site changesa dashboard of regulatory documents housed on Regulations.gova new A-Z index of rules and proposed rules categorized by… [read post]
23 Jan 2013, 7:10 am by Robert Brammer
Every four years, just after the Presidential election, the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs and the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform (alternately) release a compilation called The United States Government Policy and Supporting Positions, better known as the “Plum Book.” This compilation features a list of over 7,000 civil service leadership and support positions within the legislative and executive branches. Many of these… [read post]
2 Sep 2011, 8:47 am by Emily Kesler
For those of you who may have missed some of today’s relevant social media articles, here’s a few for you to check out! A platform called Change By Us allows anyone from a city agency, not-for-profit, business, community-based organization, block association, and just normal citizens to start a project to improve his or her city. ‘Change by Us’ Connects Citizens to Government You can post and vote for questions that will be asked at the GOP debate that will be held in Orlando, Florida on… [read post]
6 Apr 2011, 1:57 pm by Sheri Abrams
The Federal Government may shut down this Friday 4/8/2011, which will probably cause disruptions in all government programs and events. In regards to Social Security, based on what happened the last time the Government shut down in 1995, all social security checks should continue to arrive on schedule. This includes Social Security Disability checks. However in the last shutdown, there were no Social Security Disability hearings, no Social Security Disability decisions issued, no back Social… [read post]
9 Mar 2011, 4:07 am by thejaghunter
Click on Robert Hefner's illustration for the full report Obama Instructs DOJ To Refuse DOMA Defense: An Impeachable Offense? by Jerry Watson (Email: “While unlikely that a case can be made for treason or bribery and possibly not for high crimes in this case, certainly a case can be made for President Obama being guilty of a misdemeanor—that being defined as a crime less serious than a felony and resulting in a less severe punishment.” Read the rest:… [read post]
14 Mar 2012, 11:37 am by Joe May
Take a tour of our site and click on the “Free Live Online Demo” on the middle of the left column of the home page. You will open a page with three blue links, located in the middle of the page: •Executive Source Guide on Lobbying Laws •Executive Source Guide on Political Contributions •Executive Source Guide on Procurement Lobbying Click on any one – or all three – to view the state of Alaska compliance information we provide to clients. This comprehensive and vital compliance… [read post]
19 Oct 2012, 3:16 pm by Laura Orr
State Regulations Online Guidelines for Open Data Policies (and more from the Sunlight Foundation and Open Congress) Everyone likes open data, government transparency, consumer protections, and life online, but do you ever think about what it costs to make these happen? Do you want to learn about potentially deadly food, airplanes, and cars, before you eat, fly, and drive? Do you want to redress your grievances in court in front of an impartial judge? Do you want to protect your property interests… [read post]
26 Sep 2011, 5:22 am by Jim Sedor
      National: Election Spending to Exceed $6 Billion Thanks Partly to Jim Bopp Twitter to Launch Political Advertising Federal: K Street Cool to Obama Lobbying Plan Watchdog Spotlights Lawmaker Ethics in ‘Most Corrupt’ Report From the States and Municipalities: Alabama Former Governor Riley Gets Ethics Training He Pushed California California Pension Managers Fined for Unreported Gifts Connecticut ‘Shock Jock’ Hal Turner Acquitted in Connecticut Threats Case District of Columbia Wells… [read post]
15 Apr 2012, 10:46 am by legalinformatics
Dr. Joshua Tauberer of GovTrack has published Open Government Data: The Book (Civic Impulse LLC, 2012). The book is available in a free Web version, as a for-fee Kindle ebook, and as a for-fee print book from Lulu. Here is the abstract: This book is about the principles behind the open government data movement and its development in the United States. The movement is framed as the application of Big Data to civics, where Big Data is not just the size of data but the ability for data to change the… [read post]