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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/
  • Jun 20

    Saturday March on Homestead Temporary Shelter for Unaccompanied Children

    Saturday March on Homestead Temporary Shelter for Unaccompanied Children
    There will be a march on the so-called Homestead Temporary Shelter for Unaccompanied Children this Saturday afternoon. Here are the details I received in an email from a local organizing group: When: Saturday June 23 Time: 4pm Where: CORNER…
  • Jun 15

    Also Not the Onion

    Also Not the Onion
    Ford’s “Driverless” Food-Delivery Vehicles in Miami Aren’t Actually Driverless (New Times) “Research vehicles for our business pilots are designed to appear as self-driving, however, they are manually driven by…
  • Jun 5

    Got Me

    Got Me
    I added The Onion to my RSS feed a bit over a week ago. Since then there have been a couple headlines where I had to check just to make sure they were fakes, but I haven’t actually been caught … Continue reading → The post…
Rank this Week: 12

Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • Jun 13

    Inspection Video Promotes Clean Water, Healthy Farm

    Inspection Video Promotes Clean Water, Healthy Farm
    by Tom Damm Spoiler alert!  Everyone wins. A new video is benefiting farmers and regulators alike by taking the mystery out of farm inspections. The U.S. Poultry & Egg Association collaborated with EPA employees to produce a video…
  • May 16

    Soaking in Another Victory

    Soaking in Another Victory
    by Tom Damm It’s a four-peat. For the fourth consecutive year, the University of Maryland, College Park has won high honors in EPA’s Campus RainWorks Challenge, a national collegiate competition to design the best ideas for…
  • May 4

    Hope in Kentucky Farm Country

    Hope in Kentucky Farm Country
    Jeremy Hinton is an eighth-generation Kentucky farmer. He and his wife Joanna own Hinton’s Orchard and Farm Market in Hodgenville, Kentucky – the birthplace of Abraham Lincoln. “Our family came to LaRue County the same year…
Rank this Week: 27

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/
  • Jun 23

    The Lawfare Podcast: Michael Hayden on 'The Assault on Intelligence'

    The Lawfare Podcast: Michael Hayden on 'The Assault on Intelligence'
    Gen. Michael Hayden has served as the head of both the Central Intelligence Agency and National Security Agency—and he says that intelligence is under attack. In his latest book, “The Assault on Intelligence: American National…
  • Jun 23

    Summary: The Supreme Court Rules in Ortiz v. United State

    Summary: The Supreme Court Rules in Ortiz v. United State
    On Friday, in a 7–2 decision written by Justice Kagan, the Supreme Court held in Ortiz v. United States that Judge Martin Mitchell could simultaneously serve as a judge on the Court of Military Commission Review (CMCR) and the Air…
  • Jun 23

    The Week That Was: All of Lawfare in One Post

    The Week That Was: All of Lawfare in One Post
    The Justice Department Inspector General’s report on the FBI’s handling of the Clinton email investigation continued to make headlines this week. On Saturday, Carrie Cordero, Quinta Jurecic, Marty Lederman, and Benjamin…
Rank this Week: 55

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.

https://publicpersonnellaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 106

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/
  • Dec 7

    Trump Administration Imposes Sanctions Jamaica-based ISIS Recruiter

    Trump Administration Imposes Sanctions Jamaica-based ISIS Recruiter
    The Trump administration on Tuesday designated a Jamaican-based Islamic cleric for his ties to numerous terrorist attacks carried out in the United States and the United Kingdom. According to the Treasury Department, Abdullah…
  • Dec 4

    Russia May Be Helping Venezuela Undermine U.S. Sanctions With a Virtual Currency Scheme

    Russia May Be Helping Venezuela Undermine U.S. Sanctions With a Virtual Currency Scheme
    The Cuba/Russia-backed Venezuela regime of Nicolas Maduro claims it is going to create a virtual currency to get around U.S. and E.U. economic sanctions. During his weekly Saturday evening television specials, that according to Reuters…
  • Dec 3

    EU Sanctions Map: The US Could Learn Something from Tiny Estonia

    EU Sanctions Map: The US Could Learn Something from Tiny Estonia
    A few weeks ago the European Union (EU) published a web-based mapping and visualization tool of current EU and United Nations sanctions. Created by the government of Estonia, with a few clicks users will have a better sense whether additional…
Rank this Week: 157

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Covers whistleblower and government law. By JeffreyNewmanLaw.

http://www.whistleblowerlawyernews.com/
Rank this Week: 230

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 332

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/
  • Jun 22

    Brady-Urinalysis (220618)

    Brady-Urinalysis (220618)
    BS11 AFDTL Shipment Leakage Study BS12 Notification Urinalysis Cases BS13 NDSL Shipment Leakage Study
  • Jun 22

    Good news from SCOTUS today

    Good news from SCOTUS today
    The Supreme Court decided Ortiz v. United States, an appeal from CAAF, today.  Bottom line, This Court has jurisdiction to review the CAAF’s decisions. The judicial character and constitutional pedigree of the court-martial system…
  • Jun 18

    Who controls, you or the client

    Who controls, you or the client
    Crime & Consequences blog has this story. The U.S. Supreme Court today took up Garza v. Idaho, No. 17-1026, involving the intersection of two recurring themes: lawyer decisions v. client decisions in the conduct of a…
Rank this Week: 913

RegBlog

RegBlog

A regulation blog, in affiliation with the Penn Program on Regulation. From the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

http://www.regblog.org/
  • Jun 21

    Week in Review

    Week in Review
    President Trump instructs DHS to detain families together, Supreme Court rules SEC's administrative law judges must be appointed, and more...
  • Jun 20

    How to Regulate During a Financial Crisi

    How to Regulate During a Financial Crisi
    Scholar argues that financial regulators must be decisive yet agile when using imperfect information.
  • Jun 19

    Science and Democratic Policy in a Data-Driven World

    Science and Democratic Policy in a Data-Driven World
    Public access to data behind regulations should not be a political question.
Rank this Week: 707

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/
  • Jun 20

    H.R. 5697—Part V: The Power of RICO

    H.R. 5697—Part V: The Power of RICO
    This is a multi-part series on the Whistleblower Protection Blog covering the Wildlife Conservation and Anti-Trafficking Act of 2018.  What do Atlanta teachers, crooked investors, mafiosos, and Mexican cartel members all have in common?…
  • Jun 20

    National Whistleblower Center Requests Bank of England Withdraw ‘Deleterious’ Whistleblower Report

    National Whistleblower Center Requests Bank of England Withdraw ‘Deleterious’ Whistleblower Report
    Concern expressed over Report’s impact on pending EU whistleblower directive WASHINGTON, D.C. | June 20, 2018—The National Whistleblower Center (NWC) and the European Center for Whistleblowers Rights has made a formal request to…
  • Jun 15

    H.R. 5697 Series—Part IV: Utilizing Best Practices To Combat Wildlife Crime

    H.R. 5697 Series—Part IV: Utilizing Best Practices To Combat Wildlife Crime
    This is a multi-part series on the Whistleblower Protection Blog covering the Wildlife Conservation and Anti-Trafficking Act of 2018.  Whistleblowers are a key component of fighting fraud and corruption. From securities to regulations to…
Rank this Week: 888

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/
  • May 30

    New Jersey Lawmakers Advance Bill Capping Sick Leave Payout

    New Jersey Lawmakers Advance Bill Capping Sick Leave Payout
    As reported by Observer.com, lawmakers have resurrected a proposal to cap unused sick time payouts for all New Jersey public workers. Last week, the Assembly State and Local Government Committee advanced a bill that would cap sick leave…
  • May 24

    Governor Signs Law Expanding Public Worker Union Right

    Governor Signs Law Expanding Public Worker Union Right
    As reported by NJ.com, Governor Phil Murphy recently signed a bill strengthening the rights of public worker unions, which could face a big threat from a looming decision by the United States Supreme Court. The bill, A3686, the Workplace…
  • May 16

    Assembly Votes Out Bill Requiring Public Employees Guilty of Sexual Assault, Harassment To Forfeit Pension

    Assembly Votes Out Bill Requiring Public Employees Guilty of Sexual Assault, Harassment To Forfeit Pension
    As reported by NJSpotlight.com, inspired by the nationwide campaign against sexual harassment known as the #MeToo movement, lawmakers in New Jersey are proposing a costly new punishment for elected officials and public workers who use their…
Rank this Week: 920

Government Contracts Blog

Government Contracts Blog

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

http://www.governmentcontractslawblog.com/
  • May 16

    Supreme Court Strikes Down Federal Sports Gambling Law

    Supreme Court Strikes Down Federal Sports Gambling Law
    On Monday, the Supreme Court opened the door for states across the country to authorize sports gambling within their borders—a decision that could have a dramatic effect in the world of sports and potentially weaken the federal…
  • Apr 30

    “Portal of Portals” – GSA’s (Unwritten) Vision for COTS E-Commerce Marketplace

    “Portal of Portals” – GSA’s (Unwritten) Vision for COTS E-Commerce Marketplace
    Last month, the General Services Administration (“GSA”) and the Office of Management and Budget released their Phase 1 Implementation Plan (the “Plan”) for Section 846 of the National Defense Authorization Act…
  • Apr 30

    New Rules for Filing Protests at GAO and New DFARS Debriefing Requirement

    New Rules for Filing Protests at GAO and New DFARS Debriefing Requirement
    GAO’s New Electronic Protest Docketing System GAO finally has unveiled its long-awaited Electronic Protest Docketing System (“EPDS”). Effective May 1, 2018, all new protests (excluding those containing classified material)…
Rank this Week: 949

Government Contracts Blog

Government Contracts Blog

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

http://brownrudnick.com/blog/government-contracts/
  • Apr 28

    Has the Court of Federal Claims Relaxed its Standard for Obtaining TRO’s? Probably not.

    Has the Court of Federal Claims Relaxed its Standard for Obtaining TRO’s? Probably not.
    In Continental Services Group, Inc. v United States (No. 17-449, March 29, 2017), the U.S. Department of Education issued a solicitation for the collection and administrative resolution of debts resulting from non-payment of student…
  • Apr 27

    Best Recipes for a Bid Protest

    Best Recipes for a Bid Protest
    Most Government contracting officers are dedicated, hard-working and honest. The same is true of most Government proposal evaluators. As a result, arguments in bid protests that Government personnel were biased against the protestor or in…
  • Apr 19

    A new tool for DOJ to deal with Bid Protests?

    A new tool for DOJ to deal with Bid Protests?
    GAO will dismiss protests once they become the subject of litigation at the US Court of Federal Claims. Sometimes protesters file at GAO, test the waters, and, when they don’t like what’s in the water, they voluntarily dismiss the…
Rank this Week: 614

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

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

http://dissentingjustice.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 909

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
  • Jun 23

    Court opinion issued June 22, 2018

    Court opinion issued June 22, 2018
    Century Found. v. U.S. Dep't of Education (S.D.N.Y.) -- denying plaintiff's request for attorney's fees after finding that disclosure of records was triggered by APA-related temporary restraining order, and that all of plaintiff's FOIA…
  • Jun 21

    FOIA News: OGIS Attorney Shares FOIA Best Practice

    FOIA News: OGIS Attorney Shares FOIA Best Practice
    OGIS Shares FOIA Tips at IRE ConferenceNat'l Archives & Records Admin., FOIA Ombudsman, June 20, 2018Last week our Attorney Advisor, Sheela Portonovo, attended the 2018 Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) Conference to…
  • Jun 20

    FOIA News: GSA proposes revisions to its FOIA regulation

    FOIA News: GSA proposes revisions to its FOIA regulation
    The General Services Administration ("GSA") published a proposed rule to amend its FOIA regulations in today's issue of the Federal Register.  Among other things, the changes are intended to incorporate changes made by the FOIA…
Rank this Week: 2383

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/
  • Jun 22

    SmallGovCon Week in Review: June 18 – 22, 2018

    SmallGovCon Week in Review: June 18 – 22, 2018
    Summer has officially started! Let’s get it started off with the SmallGovCon Week in Review. This week’s edition includes a new FAR provision relating to the Kaspersky ban, NIH’s CIO-SP3 HUBZone awards, and much more.…
  • Jun 21

    SBA Inspector General: 89% of WOSB Sole Source Contracts Were Improper

    SBA Inspector General: 89% of WOSB Sole Source Contracts Were Improper
    Nearly 90% of women-owned small business sole source contracts reviewed by the SBA Office of Inspector General were improper, according to a startling report issued yesterday. In the study, the SBA OIG concluded that because of pervasive…
  • Jun 20

    GAO: Where RFP Requirements Clearly Not Met, Protest Costs Reimbursable

    GAO: Where RFP Requirements Clearly Not Met, Protest Costs Reimbursable
    As Koprince Law attorneys have discussed in depth, GAO will in some instances award costs for a clearly meritorious protest where an agency does not take corrective action before the due date for the agency report. But what are the…
Rank this Week: 3187

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/
  • Jun 22

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 6/22

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 6/22
    U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2017-2018update.html Read the latest Tribal Supreme Court Project update published on 6/20/18. Law Review & Bar Journal…
  • Jun 15

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 6/14

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 6/14
    U.S. Supreme Court Bulletinhttp://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2017-2018update.htmlPetition for certiorari was filed in Citizen Potawatomi Nation v. Oklahoma (Indian Gaming - Arbitration) on 5/30/18.A Per Curium Opinion was…
  • May 29

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 5/29

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 5/29
    U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2017-2018update.html A decision was published in Upper Skagit Indian Tribe v. Lundgren (Tribal Sovereign Immunity) on 5/21/18. Petition for certiorari was granted in Royal…
Rank this Week: 4021

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: 4529

Corruption Chronicles

Corruption Chronicles

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

http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/
  • Jun 22

    Tom Fitton: Any Discussion of Amnesty Increases Illegal Immigration

    Tom Fitton: Any Discussion of Amnesty Increases Illegal Immigration
    June 21, 2018- JW President Tom Fitton appeared on “Lou Dobbs Tonight” on the Fox Business Network to discuss illegal immigration and how Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) announced that lawmakers will issue subpoenas over the Department…
  • Jun 21

    U.S. Pays for Palestinian School Books that Glorify Terrorism, Promote Extremism

    U.S. Pays for Palestinian School Books that Glorify Terrorism, Promote Extremism
    In a ghastly waste of taxpayer dollars, the U.S. government helps pay for Palestinian school books that glorify terrorism and promote extremism. The Palestinian Authority (PA) and the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) uses the…
  • Jun 20

    Tom Fitton: You can’t Take Anything Comey says at Face Value

    Tom Fitton: You can’t Take Anything Comey says at Face Value
    June 20, 2018- JW President Tom Fitton appeared on “Outnumbered OT” on the Fox News Channel to discuss James Comey’s use of a personal email account. The post Tom Fitton: You can’t Take Anything Comey says at Face…
Rank this Week: 2299

Lobby Comply Blog

Lobby Comply Blog

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

http://stateandfed.com/lobbycomply/
  • Jun 22

    NYCU Video Digest – June 22, 2018

    NYCU Video Digest – June 22, 2018
    A special legislative session, multiple resignations and a new educational video on lobbying and gift laws, all in less than Continued on Next Page
  • Jun 22

    Team Intern: Abigail Siegfried

    Team Intern: Abigail Siegfried
    Abigail Siegfried is a junior at The University of Akron double majoring in music and political science. She plans to Continued on Next Page
  • Jun 22

    Texas special election scheduled

    Texas special election scheduled
    Gov. Greg Abbott called a special election this week to fill a vacancy after the surprise resignation of state senator Continued on Next Page
Rank this Week: 2737

Mackay, Caswell & Callahan Blog

Mackay, Caswell & Callahan Blog

A blog about current tax matters, trends and ideas.

https://mcc4tax.com/blog/
  • Jun 22

    Sole Proprietorships in New York 

    Sole Proprietorships in New York 
    In the past, we’ve discussed “entity selection” in several different contexts. Entity selection is a process which essentially involves determining which entity best suits a given situation for tax and liability…
  • Jun 14

    Stock Purchases Treated as Asset Acquisition

    Stock Purchases Treated as Asset Acquisition
    In the past, we’ve covered complex business transactions which may obtain optimal tax treatment by utilizing particular sections of the tax code. We’ve discussed the numerous variations of tax-deferred reorganizations…
  • Jun 13

    Key Aspects of Fair Debt Collection

    Key Aspects of Fair Debt Collection
    In a previous post, we discussed some of the basic points of debt consolidation. Continuing with this same general theme, in this post we will also examine debt, but we will do so from a different angle. As we mentioned before, debt is a…
Rank this Week: 1808

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
Rank this Week: 3626

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/
  • Jun 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
    This week’s episode covers SAM news, OTA news, and proposed rules, and is hosted by partner Peter Eyre. Crowell & Moring’s “Fastest 5 Minutes” is a biweekly podcast that provides a brief summary of significant…
  • Jun 11

    The End is Near: DCAA Projects End of Incurred Cost Backlog by FY 2018

    The End is Near: DCAA Projects End of Incurred Cost Backlog by FY 2018
    The Defense Contract Audit Agency (“DCAA”) recently made public its Fiscal Year 2017 Report to Congress, which, among other things, provides an update on incurred cost audits.  Specifically, the report explains that DCAA:…
  • Jun 8

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

    Fastest 5 Minutes, The Podcast Gov’t Contractors Can’t Do Without
    This week’s episode covers Supreme Court, NDAA, and ‘Fat Leonard’ news, and is hosted by partners David Robbins and Peter Eyre. Crowell & Moring’s “Fastest 5 Minutes” is a biweekly podcast that provides…
Rank this Week: 4389

Infra Insight Blog

Infra Insight Blog

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

http://www.infrainsightblog.com
  • Jun 20

    Q & A – Rail Infrastructure Needs at Port

    Q & A – Rail Infrastructure Needs at Port
    The American Association of Port Authorities (“AAPA”) recently released its State of Freight III – Rail Access and Port Multimodal Funding Needs Report.  For its report, AAPA surveyed its members to determine what…
  • Jun 19

    Construction Begins on Port of Savannah $125M Rail-Served Logistics Campu

    Construction Begins on Port of Savannah $125M Rail-Served Logistics Campu
    A joint venture lead by Capital Development Partners, an industrial real estate and infrastructure development company, has begun construction on a $125 million logistics campus at the Port of Savannah in Georgia, known as the…
  • Jun 12

    Rail Projects in Chicago and Ohio Receive U.S. Department of Transportation INFRA Grant Funding

    Rail Projects in Chicago and Ohio Receive U.S. Department of Transportation INFRA Grant Funding
    Last week the U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao notified Congress of DOT’s INFRA grant winners.  The Chicago CREATE program will receive over $132 million to reduce congestion where multiple railroads intersect and to…
Rank this Week: 3215

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/
  • Jun 20

    TSA Week in Review - June 4th - 10th

    TSA Week in Review - June 4th - 10th
    This replica Improvised Explosive Device (IED) was in a traveler’s carry-on bag at the Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD). As a result, the checkpoint was closed for a total of 19 minutes before the Chicago Police Bomb…
  • Jun 12

    TSA Week In Review: May 28th - June 3rd

    TSA Week In Review: May 28th - June 3rd
    TSA discovered 97 firearms in carry-on bags around the nation. Of the 97 firearms discovered, 77 were loaded and 36 had a round chambered. Firearm possession laws vary by state and locality. TSA may impose civil penalties of up to $13,066 per…
  • Jun 5

    TSA Week in Review - May 21st - 27th

    TSA Week in Review - May 21st - 27th
    TSA officers discovered 84 firearms in carry-on bags around the nation last week. Of the 84 firearms discovered, 70 were loaded and 31 had a round chambered. Firearm possession laws vary by state and locality. TSA may impose civil penalties…
Rank this Week: 4207

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/
  • Jun 19

    Whitford v. Gill

    Whitford v. Gill
    Commentators have treated the Court’s decision in Whitford v. Gill, the Wisconsin gerrymandering case, as just a technical decision, a delay in getting a substantive decision out of the Court. They’re nuts and I’m furious.…
  • Jun 13

    Stop Dumping All the Risks on Blue Collar Worker

    Stop Dumping All the Risks on Blue Collar Worker
    That commentary was originally scheduled to air on WAMC on June 5. They did post it on their website but the audio was pre-empted by the Pledge Drive. Instead they aired it a week later on June 12. Even though they’d posted it, I wanted…
  • Jun 5

    Stop Dumping All the Risks on Blue Collar Worker

    Stop Dumping All the Risks on Blue Collar Worker
    I have been thinking about all the blue-collar workers who believed that Donald Trump would do a great deal for them. We often talk about the risks that entrepreneurs face but capitalism does its best to outsource risk to blue-collar workers.…
Rank this Week: 2897

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
  • Jun 18

    Who’s doing that Medicaid application?

    Who’s doing that Medicaid application?
    An application for Medicaid to pay for nursing home care can be filed by the individual himself, his spouse, another relative by blood or marriage, a staff member of an agency of which the person is a client, the person’s ……
  • Apr 23

    Questions the Executor should ask the Estate’s Accountant

    Questions the Executor should ask the Estate’s Accountant
    The house is sold, the estate’s debts and bills have all been paid, the accounting has been presented to the beneficiaries, they have signed off on the Release & Refunding Bonds, and now it’s time for the estate’s…
  • Apr 18

    CMS confirms that transfer penalty for Medicaid home care applicants starts to run at time of application

    CMS confirms that transfer penalty for Medicaid home care applicants starts to run at time of application
    Followers of this blog know that when a person applies for Medicaid under the New Jersey MLTSS program or other state programs that pay for nursing homes, assisted living or home health care services, there is a 5-year look-back that ……
Rank this Week: 1102

Pay to Play Law Blog

Pay to Play Law Blog

Covers pay-to-play legislative developments. By McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP.

http://www.paytoplaylawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3586

Fracking Insider

Fracking Insider

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

http://www.frackinginsider.com
  • Jun 18

    Energy Related Hearings This Week

    Energy Related Hearings This Week
    June 20 Senate Finance Committee Hearing to examine current and proposed tariff actions administered by the Department of Commerce. 9:00 AM —  SD-215 Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Hearings to examine the nominations…
  • Jun 11

    Energy Hearings This Week

    Energy Hearings This Week
    June 11 – House Natural Resources Committee FIELD hearing in Alpena, Michigan: Examining Effects of Mismanagement of the Cormorant in the Great Lakes Region.  June 12 – Senate Energy Committee Oversight Hearing of the Federal…
  • May 22

    Energy Hearings This Week

    Energy Hearings This Week
    House Committee on Appropriations Markup: FY 2019 Interior and Environment Appropriations Bill When: 05/22/2018 10:00 AM ET Where: 2118 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C.  House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee…
Rank this Week: 3567

Robbins Ross Alloy Belinfante…

Robbins Ross Alloy Belinfante Littlefield LLC Blog

Covers real estate law.

http://www.robbinsfirm.com/in-the-news/
  • Jun 15

    Big concrete makers mix it up in federal court

    Big concrete makers mix it up in federal court
    Two of the Southeast’s biggest concrete companies are accusing each other in federal lawsuits of illegal or improper business practices. On June 7, Alpharetta-based Argos USA LLC filed a complaint in federal court in Atlanta alleging…
  • Jun 12

    Who’s Repping Chris Carr and Charlie Bailey, Georgia’s AG Candidates?

    Who’s Repping Chris Carr and Charlie Bailey, Georgia’s AG Candidates?
    Over the past 18 months or so, Republican Attorney General Chris Carr has turned to a couple of high-powered political law firms for campaign-related legal work. In contrast, Democratic opponent Charlie Bailey has eschewed outside legal help,…
  • May 18

    Robbins Firm attorneys obtain procurement victory – before documents even produced by government entity

    Robbins Firm attorneys obtain procurement victory – before documents even produced by government entity
    Josh Belinfante recently obtained a victory for a Speech and Rehabilitation Therapy company bidding for work with the a Georgia school district.  The school system initially scored the proposal 5.5 points too low to be considered for…
Rank this Week: 2026

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/
  • Jun 14

    Improving the Administration of FOIA

    Improving the Administration of FOIA
    Just last month the second term of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Advisory Committee wrapped up its two years of work by unanimously approving its Final Report and Recommendations. The Committee brings together FOIA requesters and…
  • Jun 13

    Making Access Happen through the Digital Public Library of America

    Making Access Happen through the Digital Public Library of America
    Providing public access to Federal Government records is central to the mission of the National Archives. Open access to government records strengthens democracy by allowing Americans to claim their rights of citizenship, hold their…
  • Jun 8

    International Archives Day

    International Archives Day
    On Saturday, June 9, the National Archives joins with archives around the world to celebrate International Archives Day, a commemoration of the day the International Council on Archives (ICA) was created in 1948. This day is dedicated to…
Rank this Week: 2887

New York Zoning and Municipal Law…

New York Zoning and Municipal Law Blog

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

http://blog.szlawfirm.net/
  • Jun 14

    Use Extending Into Adjoining Zone Only Required Area Variance

    Use Extending Into Adjoining Zone Only Required Area Variance
    The Appellate Division affirmed the granting of area variances and further affirmed that under the circumstances, a use variance was not required to extend a use into an adjoining zone on lots located in two zoning districts.
  • Apr 12

    Rezoning Single Parcel Was Not Spot Zoning

    Rezoning Single Parcel Was Not Spot Zoning
    The Appellate Division upheld the rezoning of a parcel from commercial to high density residential, despite the provisions of the local comprehensive plan and the failure to prepare an environmental impact statement.
  • Nov 20

    Court Overturns SEQRA Findings And Requires Supplemental EIS

    Court Overturns SEQRA Findings And Requires Supplemental EIS
    After a seven year saga, the Appellate Division overturned the rezoning of a parcel which would have permitted a multi family development in the Town of Ramapo.
Rank this Week: 1074

von Briesen Legal News

von Briesen Legal News

By von Briesen & Roper, s.c.

http://www.vonbriesen.com/legal-news
Rank this Week: 1975

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/
  • Jun 8

    HHS Exploring Ways to Promote Innovation, Investment in Healthcare Sector

    HHS Exploring Ways to Promote Innovation, Investment in Healthcare Sector
    The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is considering forming a workgroup aimed at facilitating “constructive, high-level dialogue between HHS leadership and those focused on innovating and investing in the healthcare…
  • Jun 8

    CMS Finalizes CJR Extreme and Uncontrollable Circumstances Policy

    CMS Finalizes CJR Extreme and Uncontrollable Circumstances Policy
    CMS has finalized an “extreme and uncontrollable circumstances policy” for the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) payment model.  Under this policy, which was prompted by severe hurricanes and wildfires, CMS will…
  • Jun 7

    HHS Delays 340B Ceiling Price/CMP Rule Implementation for Another Year — until July 1, 2019

    HHS Delays 340B Ceiling Price/CMP Rule Implementation for Another Year — until July 1, 2019
    The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is once again delaying the effective date of its January 5, 2017 rule on 340B drug pricing program ceiling price calculation and civil monetary penalties (CMPs). Specifically, under a…
Rank this Week: 3553

PA Public Contracts

PA Public Contracts

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

http://www.papubliccontracts.com/
  • Jun 7

    Bid Protests Upheld Due To Unauthorized Meeting With Bidder

    Bid Protests Upheld Due To Unauthorized Meeting With Bidder
    In three recent, unreported decisions arising out of the same procurement, the Commonwealth Court has held that a meeting between the public entity and a bidder, after bids had been received in response to an RFP, but before the bidder was…
  • May 24

    Separations Act Not Superseded By Guaranteed Energy Savings Act

    Separations Act Not Superseded By Guaranteed Energy Savings Act
    In a recent, unreported opinion, the Commonwealth Court held that the Separations Act is not superseded by the Guaranteed Energy Savings Act (GESA), 62 Pa.C.S. §§ 3751-3758, which allows a public entity to award a single…
  • May 2

    List Of Exempt Steel Products For 2018 Is Unchanged From 2017

    List Of Exempt Steel Products For 2018 Is Unchanged From 2017
    The Pennsylvania Department of General Services (DGS) has finally issued the list of machinery and equipment steel products which will be exempt for calendar year 2018 under the PA Steel Products Procurement Act.  The list was…
Rank this Week: 3198

Oregon Legal Research

Oregon Legal Research

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

http://blog.oregonlegalresearch.com/
  • Jun 5

    Using Small Claims Court in Oregon (Book), New Edition, 2018

    Using Small Claims Court in Oregon (Book), New Edition, 2018
    The 2nd edition of Janay Haas, “Using Small Claims Court in Oregon,” 2018, is now available. Don’t litigate in Oregon Small Claims Court without it. Read our previous blog post, Small Claims Court in Oregon, for links…
  • Apr 14

    Oregon Voter Registration Deadline for May 2018 Primary: April 24, 2018

    Oregon Voter Registration Deadline for May 2018 Primary: April 24, 2018
    You must register to vote by Tuesday, April 24th, 2018, if you want to vote in the Oregon primary. View the 2018 Election Timeline (PDF) at the Oregon Secretary of State’s Election Division website. (If the link to the Timeline PDF…
  • Apr 4

    Law Books Can Be Beautiful (a long time ago, sadly)

    Law Books Can Be Beautiful (a long time ago, sadly)
    The Yale Law Library Rare Books Blog post, Law Books Bright and Beautiful, links to their Flickr photo display. Hat tip to the Justia Law Librarian Blawg Search round-up.
Rank this Week: 1125

CFTC Law

CFTC Law

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

http://www.cftclaw.com/
  • Jun 5

    NFA Board Approves Swaps Proficiency Requirements Program

    NFA Board Approves Swaps Proficiency Requirements Program
    Today the National Futures Association issued a press release announcing that its board approved the formation of a Swaps Proficiency Requirements Advisory Committee which will oversee the development of a Swaps Proficiency program for…
  • May 29

    NFA Fines XFA Introducing Broker $100,000 For Compliance Violation

    NFA Fines XFA Introducing Broker $100,000 For Compliance Violation
    NFA Fines XFA Introducing Broker $100,000 For Compliance Violations Today the National Futures Association announced it ordered X-Change Financial Access, LLC. (XFA) Introducing Broker based in Chicago a $100,000 penalty for lack of…
  • May 16

    CFTC No Action from Including International Swaps for Global Development

    CFTC No Action from Including International Swaps for Global Development
    CFTC No Action from Including International Swaps for Global Development May 16, 2018 CFTC Reduces Marketplace Barriers for Global Development Initiatives Washington, DC — The Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s…
Rank this Week: 2826

Legistative History and Intent

Legistative History and Intent

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

http://www.legintent.com/news/
  • Jun 1

    5 Propositions to Be Voted on in June 5 Primary Ballot

    5 Propositions to Be Voted on in June 5 Primary Ballot
    On June 5, California voters will have the opportunity to vote on the statewide primary ballots. In total, there are five propositions that have been written by the California legislative counsel. Along with these five propositions, there…
  • May 4

    Weird Liquor Laws From Across the U.S.

    Weird Liquor Laws From Across the U.S.
    Legislative history is the foundation for new state laws to be made. While all laws are in place for a reason, there are a few laws that seem strange. Because laws can vary so much from state to state, we’re going to look at a few weird…
  • Apr 5

    The California Senate Joint Resolution 21: What it’s Asking for

    The California Senate Joint Resolution 21: What it’s Asking for
    There exists a significant amount of legislation at the state level, as anyone would surmise. Many of the laws passed at the state level are, for the most part, known by residents. However, there are amendments and resolutions that slightly…
Rank this Week: 2254

The Federal Government Contracts &…

The Federal Government Contracts & Procurement Blog

By Fox Rothschild LLP.

https://governmentcontracts.foxrothschild.com/
Rank this Week: 1980

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
Rank this Week: 2134

Subject to Inquiry

Subject to Inquiry

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

http://www.subjecttoinquiry.com/
  • May 29

    State Regulators Announce Cryptocurrency Crackdown

    State Regulators Announce Cryptocurrency Crackdown
    On May 21, the North American Securities Administrators Association (“NASAA”) announced a massive and coordinated series of enforcement actions by U.S. state and Canadian provincial regulators to combat fraudulent practices…
  • May 25

    Series of DOJ Enforcement Policy Announcements Provides Promising Guidance

    Series of DOJ Enforcement Policy Announcements Provides Promising Guidance
    In a series of key policy announcements between November 2017 and May 2018, the Department of Justice has demonstrated an increasingly coherent perspective on how it will handle key aspects of white collar criminal enforcement. The policies…
  • May 2

    No Changes to CFPB This Year

    No Changes to CFPB This Year
    In a statement on Thursday, April 26, a key House Republican on CFPB issues effectively admitted that despite his own efforts and those of the Trump Administration including Acting CFPB Director, Mick Mulvaney, Congress will almost certainly…
Rank this Week: 2139

Cuba Law Blog

Cuba Law Blog

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

http://www.attorneycuba.com/
  • May 24

    Plane Crash in Cuba Leaves 111 Dead and an Industry in Crisi

    Plane Crash in Cuba Leaves 111 Dead and an Industry in Crisi
    Tragedy hit Cuba last Friday when a plane crashed shortly after taking off from José Martí International Airport killing 111 people on board. Fifty of the dead have been identified, and an investigation into the causes of the…
  • May 17

    American Tourism to Cuba Drops by 40 Percent

    American Tourism to Cuba Drops by 40 Percent
    In the first quarter of 2018, fewer than 100,000 tourists from America visited Cuba according to statistics published by the Cuban government. This represents a 40% drop compared to the first quarter of 2017 and is squeezing the burgeoning…
  • May 9

    Cuban Government Hopes for $2.5 Billion in Foreign Investment Annually

    Cuban Government Hopes for $2.5 Billion in Foreign Investment Annually
    Faced with an increasingly urgent economic situation, Cuba’s government estimates it will need to attract $2.5 billion in direct foreign investment per year to solve the crisis. At the same time, authorities have said only $600 million…
Rank this Week: 1637

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
  • May 22

    Take That Down: Recent Lawsuit on Negative Review

    Take That Down: Recent Lawsuit on Negative Review
    “Beer: The cause and solution to all of life’s problems.” Mr. Homer J. Simpson would love the recent case of a Massachusetts craft beer company that has been trying in federal court to get the employment website Glassdoor to…
  • May 14

    A Guy Unexpectedly Walks into a TSA Bag Inspection: Don’t Let TSA Snag your Swag and Other Promotions Gone Awry

    A Guy Unexpectedly Walks into a TSA Bag Inspection: Don’t Let TSA Snag your Swag and Other Promotions Gone Awry
    With the increasing popularity of beer tourism and the statistics on brand loyalty (or lack thereof) among craft beer lovers, breweries may be looking for ways to promote their brand and keep their brewery’s name on the lips of…
  • May 8

    (PODCAST) Tap Tips for Entity Formation and Taxation

    (PODCAST) Tap Tips for Entity Formation and Taxation
    In this episode of Verrill Voices: Lawyers on Tap, Verrill Dana attorneys Jennifer Green and Jonathan Dunitz discuss the importance of entity formation to the overall success of a brewery business, and the differences between forming an…
Rank this Week: 1763

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: 4154

Government Information Blog

Government Information Blog

Posts from the Government Documents Librarian at Brooklyn Law School Library

https://governmentinfo.wordpress.com/
  • Mar 29

    Congressional Pictorial Directory Available for 115th Congre

    Congressional Pictorial Directory Available for 115th Congre
    The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) has made available the Congressional Pictorial Directory: 115th Congress on GPO’s govinfo website. GPO employees designed and produced the Pictorial Directory, which features a color…
  • Jan 31

    Official Presidential Documents: Selected Source

    Official Presidential Documents: Selected Source
    The first State of the Union address by President Donald J. Trump is already available online and will be available from other sources in the coming days.  For our current president, there are a wealth of resources that give you access…
  • Oct 27

    I recently attended the Federal Depository…

    I recently attended the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) Conference in Arlington, Virginia, October 16 – 18, 2017.  This annual conference brings together federal depository librarians throughout the country, and allows…
Rank this Week: 1526