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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/
  • Nov 20

    Research Assistant Needed (Spring 2018)

    Research Assistant Needed (Spring 2018)
    Apologies, blog readers, but this announcement is for UM Law 1L & 2L students only: I would like to hire a UM Law student to be my research assistant for 10-15 hours/week during the coming semester. If things work out … Continue…
  • Nov 17

    ‘Trump Bump’ Causes LSAT Takers to Surge

    ‘Trump Bump’ Causes LSAT Takers to Surge
    Via Paul Caron, two linked facts: (1) LSAT Test-Takers Continue To Surge, With 10.7% Increase In Sept/Oct Following June’s 19.8%, and (2)”survey of law school applicants by Blueprint LSAT Preparation revealed that over 52%…
  • Nov 15

    On UMiami Football

    On UMiami Football
    The last time UM had a winning football team both the team and the fans behaved badly. They called it ‘swagger’ but it was mostly rudeness. I was embarrassed for all of us. Now the U’s football team is “relevant”…
Rank this Week: 16

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/
  • Nov 20

    Today's Headlines and Commentary

    Today's Headlines and Commentary
    Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s embattled president, refused to step down after his own party removed him as its leader, according to Reuters. Mugabe rejected a 24-hour ultimatum from his ZANU-PF party to resign, instead pledging to continue…
  • Nov 20

    A Brief Personal Note

    A Brief Personal Note
    I am pleased to announce that today I started a new affiliation as a Senior Fellow at the R Street Institute.  R Street is a self-described "free-market think tank with a pragmatic approach to public policy challenges."   What does…
  • Nov 20

    The Classified Information Procedures Act: What It Means and How It’s Applied

    The Classified Information Procedures Act: What It Means and How It’s Applied
    This is the first in a series of posts on the Classified Information Procedures Act (CIPA). CIPA is a critical law for national security prosecutions: It establishes a number of key procedures that facilitate a balance between the fundamental…
Rank this Week: 37

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: 36

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Covers whistleblower and government law. By JeffreyNewmanLaw.

http://www.whistleblowerlawyernews.com/
  • Nov 20

    Medicaid and Medicare report reveals rampant and widespread abuse and neglect in US nursing home

    Medicaid and Medicare report reveals rampant and widespread abuse and neglect in US nursing home
    A new report by Medicare and Medicaid services reveals rampant and widespead abuse and neglect of the elderly in U.S. nursing homes. Among the findings: 1) Failure to contact law enforcement even when there is evidence of abuse and neglect;…
  • Nov 16

    Supreme Court Ruling Puts a Time Limit on SEC Corruption Case

    Supreme Court Ruling Puts a Time Limit on SEC Corruption Case
    Foreign Soil SEC Corruption Cases Are Now Up Against a Ticking Clock A Supreme Court ruling, this summer, has put the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission against the clock to wrap up foreign corruption cases.  According to an article…
  • Nov 15

    Connected Toys Could Let Hackers Access Children

    Connected Toys Could Let Hackers Access Children
    Internet Connected Toys Could Put Children at Risk Because of Security Flaw A consumer watchdog group is urging toy retailers to take some connected toys off the shelves this Christmas.  The group says security flaws in the toys can put…
Rank this Week: 68

Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • Nov 7

    Small Funds Leading to Big Impact

    Small Funds Leading to Big Impact
    By Alyssa Edwards Small funds don’t always mean small impacts. As the EPA’s Environmental Justice Small Grant program has shown us, oftentimes, very small funds, when put in the hands of community-based organizations (CBOs), can…
  • Nov 6

    25 Years of Environmental Justice at the EPA

    25 Years of Environmental Justice at the EPA
    by Danny Gogal For a quarter of a century, the EPA has worked to address the environmental and public health concerns of minority, low-income and indigenous communities.  I have been blessed to be a part of this effort since its ……
  • Oct 31

    Joy in Mudville

    Joy in Mudville
    by Tom Damm If you were lucky enough to catch one of the record number of home run balls hit in Major League ballparks this year, you may have noticed that the ball didn’t look brand new – that there … Continue reading…
Rank this Week: 84

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: 127

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 131

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: 273

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • Nov 20

    Federal jury convicts operator of payday lenders sued by CFPB and FTC

    Federal jury convicts operator of payday lenders sued by CFPB and FTC
    Richard Moseley Sr., the operator of a group of interrelated payday lenders, was convicted by a federal jury on all criminal counts in an indictment filed by the Department of Justice, including violating the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt…
  • Nov 20

    Senate Banking Committee schedules Dec. 5 markup of regulatory reform bill

    Senate Banking Committee schedules Dec. 5 markup of regulatory reform bill
    Last week, members of the Senate Banking Committee announced that they had reached bipartisan agreement on “legislative proposals to improve our nation’s financial regulatory framework and promote economic growth.” …
  • Nov 20

    House Financial Services Committee approves “Madden fix” bill

    House Financial Services Committee approves “Madden fix” bill
    A bill to provide a “Madden fix” and three other bills relevant to mortgage lenders were included among the more than 20 bills approved by the House Financial Services Committee on November 15, 2017.   With the exception of…
Rank this Week: 505

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/
  • Nov 20

    Ongoing military death case

    Ongoing military death case
    United States v. Hennis. Appellant’s case is before this Court for mandatory review under Article 67(a)(1), Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ), 10 U.S.C. § 867(a)(1) (2012). Appellant has filed a consolidated…
  • Nov 18

    Military courts in the future

    Military courts in the future
    Why Military Courts Won’t Prevent The Next Texas Church Shooting, in Stars & Stripes, repeated in Task & Purpose. Former airman Devin P. Kelley had choked his wife and put a gun to her head. He’d fractured her…
  • Nov 13

    Ineffective assistance of counsel

    Ineffective assistance of counsel
    Today, SCOTUSBlog tells about some grants and denials.  One may be of interest to military justice practitioners. they denied review in an Alabama death-penalty case, over a lengthy dissent by Justice Sonia Sotomayor that was joined…
Rank this Week: 817

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: 604

Robbins Ross Alloy Belinfante…

Robbins Ross Alloy Belinfante Littlefield LLC Blog

Covers real estate law.

http://www.robbinsfirm.com/in-the-news/
Rank this Week: 758

Lobby Comply Blog

Lobby Comply Blog

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

http://stateandfed.com/lobbycomply/
Rank this Week: 1067

Corruption Chronicles

Corruption Chronicles

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

http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/
Rank this Week: 782

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
  • Oct 26

    A happy day in Guardianship Court: Restoration

    A happy day in Guardianship Court: Restoration
    Today I had the great fortune to participate in a case in which a person who has been under guardianship for six years had their capacity restored in full.  This kind of situation doesn’t often happen, but it’s really…
  • Sep 6

    NJ law streamlines process for fiduciary resignation

    NJ law streamlines process for fiduciary resignation
    A person who has been appointed as administrator of an estate or Executor under a Last Will and Testament is appointed to their role by either the Surrogate’s Court or Surrogate’s office. I’ve previously blogged about the…
  • Sep 6

    NJ law streamlines process for fiduciary resignation

    NJ law streamlines process for fiduciary resignation
    A person who has been appointed as administrator of an estate or Executor under a Last Will and Testament is appointed to their role by either the Surrogate’s Court or Surrogate’s office. I’ve previously blogged about the…
Rank this Week: 689

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

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

http://dissentingjustice.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 814

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
  • Nov 20

    Court opinion issued Nov. 16, 2017

    Court opinion issued Nov. 16, 2017
    Corley v. Sessions (D.D.C.) -- finding that Executive Office for United States Attorneys released all reasonably segregable records containing third-party information and properly withheld all but five documents pursuant to  attorney…
  • Nov 17

    FOIA News: POTUS tweets might undermine FBI's "Glomar" response

    FOIA News: POTUS tweets might undermine FBI's "Glomar" response
    Trump's Tweets Could Undercut Feds' Silence in Public Records CaseIn a FOIA case about the "Russia dossier," U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta in Washington is considering what President Trump may or may not know when he tweets.By Cogan…
  • Nov 16

    FOIA News: Litigants battle over national monument record

    FOIA News: Litigants battle over national monument record
    Justice Department won't release national monument documentsBy Keith Riddler, Associated Press, Nov. 16, 2017 Documents possibly outlining legal justifications for President Donald Trump to shrink national monuments don't have to be…
Rank this Week: 2870

Infra Insight Blog

Infra Insight Blog

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

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

    P3 Lawyer Appointed Federal Railroad Administration Chief Counsel

    P3 Lawyer Appointed Federal Railroad Administration Chief Counsel
    President Trump recently appointed former Seyfarth Shaw LLP (“Seyfarth”) attorney Juan D. Reyes, III as Chief Counsel of the Federal Railroad Administration (“FRA”).  Mr. Reyes was previously a partner in the real…
  • Nov 13

    LAWA Receives Technical Proposals from Three Teams for APM Project

    LAWA Receives Technical Proposals from Three Teams for APM Project
    Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) announced last Thursday that it has received three Technical Proposals in response to its Request for Proposals for the Automated People Mover (APM) project. Part of LAWA’s $5.5 billion Landside Access…
  • Nov 10

    Proposed House Ways and Means Committee Tax Bill Would Eliminate All PAB

    Proposed House Ways and Means Committee Tax Bill Would Eliminate All PAB
    Last week the House Republican leadership unveiled its much anticipated US tax reform bill.  The bill proposes the most sweeping changes to the tax code in 30 years—since the 1986 Tax Act, which by the way imposed many of the…
Rank this Week: 1554

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/
  • Nov 20

    Chemical Safety Board Reneges on Recommended Whistleblower Protection

    Chemical Safety Board Reneges on Recommended Whistleblower Protection
    At a meeting last week, the Chemical Safety Board (CSB) announced that it would reverse its recommendation to institute whistleblower protections to workers on offshore oil rigs. This unfortunate turn will be bad for workers, destructive…
  • Nov 16

    SEC’s Annual Report Confirms $50 Million Paid to Whistleblower

    SEC’s Annual Report Confirms $50 Million Paid to Whistleblower
    SEC anticipates paying an additional $221 million to whistleblowers in FY2018. Washington, DC, November 16, 2017.  The Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of the Whistleblower issued its annual report today. The…
  • Nov 15

    Proposed Grassley Amendment Important for Whistleblower

    Proposed Grassley Amendment Important for Whistleblower
    Washington, D.C. November 15, 2017. Senator Charles Grassley (R-IA) has put forth two amendments to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Bill that are important to whistleblowers. The major amendment addresses an issue that has been the subject of previous…
Rank this Week: 4512

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/
  • Nov 20

    5 Things You Should Know: SDVOSBs and VOSB

    5 Things You Should Know: SDVOSBs and VOSB
    You’ve served your country with pride. Now, as a government contractor, it’s only fair that you get your piece of the pie. Here are five things you should know about the government’s contracting programs for veteran-owned…
  • Nov 17

    SmallGovCon Week in Review: November 13-17, 2017

    SmallGovCon Week in Review: November 13-17, 2017
    It’s the Friday before Thanksgiving, which means if you haven’t gone shopping yet, you may be facing the chaos of the grocery stores this weekend in preparation. Or, perhaps, you’re skipping the extensive meal preparation…
  • Nov 16

    GAO Bid Protest Effectiveness Hits 47%–So Why Doesn’t Bid Protest “Reform” Address Government Shortcomings?

    GAO Bid Protest Effectiveness Hits 47%–So Why Doesn’t Bid Protest “Reform” Address Government Shortcomings?
    GAO bid protests succeeded almost half the time in Fiscal Year 2017. According to the GAO’s latest Bid Protest Annual Report, the effectiveness rate of GAO bid protests was 47% in the recently-completed fiscal year.  The statistics…
Rank this Week: 1150

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/
Rank this Week: 1200

Subject to Inquiry

Subject to Inquiry

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

http://www.subjecttoinquiry.com/
  • Nov 17

    SEC Expected to Expedite FCPA Investigations in Light of Kokesh

    SEC Expected to Expedite FCPA Investigations in Light of Kokesh
    On November 9, 2017, Steven R. Peikin, Co-Director of the SEC’s Division of Enforcement, delivered a keynote speech at a conference commemorating the 40th anniversary of the enactment of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act…
  • Nov 6

    SEC Approves New PCAOB Standard

    SEC Approves New PCAOB Standard
    Recently, the SEC approved the PCAOB’s new auditor reporting standard, AS 3101, The Auditor’s Report on an Audit of Financial Statements When the Auditor Expresses an Unqualified Opinion. Hailed as the most significant change to…
  • Oct 30

    Increased Immigration Worksite Enforcement Looming in 2018

    Increased Immigration Worksite Enforcement Looming in 2018
     The days of speculation may have ended. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) acting director recently made clear that Form I-9 audits and worksite enforcement actions will surge in the coming year. In line with the Trump…
Rank this Week: 2637

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/
  • Nov 16

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 11/16

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 11/16
    News Bulletinhttp://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.htmlIn the Health & Welfare section, we feature a few articles highlighting the findings in a new survey: "Discrimination in America: Experiences and Views of Native…
  • Nov 9

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 11/9

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 11/9
    Secretary Tahsuda with Kiowa Black Leggings Warrior Society. Photo: U.S. DOINews Bulletinhttp://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.htmlIn the Land & Water section, we feature an article about the Trump administration delaying…
  • Nov 2

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 11/2

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 11/2
    U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2017-2018update.htmlPetition was denied in S.S. v. Colorado River Indian Tribes (Indian Child Welfare Act) on 10/30/17.Read the latest Tribal Supreme Court Project update…
Rank this Week: 3965

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/
  • Nov 16

    CMS Finalizes Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Update for 2018

    CMS Finalizes Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Update for 2018
    Delays AUC Requirement until 2020, Cuts Off-Campus Hospital Department Payments The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has published its final Medicare physician fee schedule (PFS) rule for CY 2018. In addition to updating…
  • Nov 16

    CMS Finalizes Medicare OPPS, ASC Rates and Policies for CY 2018

    CMS Finalizes Medicare OPPS, ASC Rates and Policies for CY 2018
    CMS has published a final rule updating Medicare Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) and Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) Payment System rates and policies for calendar year (CY) 2018. In addition to rate updates, notable…
  • Nov 7

    DOJ Settles Second 60-Day Overpayment Case, Highlights Broader Reach of the FCA’s Reverse False Claims Provision

    DOJ Settles Second 60-Day Overpayment Case, Highlights Broader Reach of the FCA’s Reverse False Claims Provision
    A recent False Claims Act (“FCA”) settlement involving an allegedly overpaid Florida medical practice reaffirms the interplay between the 60-Day Overpayment Statute and the FCA, but also highlights the importance for all providers…
Rank this Week: 1501

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/
  • Nov 15

    TSA Week in Review: November 6th - 12th

    TSA Week in Review: November 6th - 12th
    TSA discovered 63 firearms over the last week in carry-on bags around the nation. Of the 63 firearms discovered, 58 were loaded and 23 had a round chambered. Firearm possession laws vary by state and locality. Travelers bringing firearms to…
  • Nov 14

    TSA Cares: What to Expect when Flying with Med

    TSA Cares: What to Expect when Flying with Med
    Traveling with medication can be a challenge if you are not sure how to pack it when flying. Bottom line: medication is okay to place in your carry-on or checked baggage in any form. Watch this video to learn what to expect next time you…
  • Nov 10

    TSA Week in Review - Oct 30th - Nov 5th

    TSA Week in Review - Oct 30th - Nov 5th
    TSA discovered 90 firearms over the last week in carry-on bags around the nation. Of the 90 firearms discovered, 77 were loaded and 28 had a round chambered. Firearm possession laws vary by state and locality. Travelers bringing firearms to…
Rank this Week: 2886

Government Contracts Blog

Government Contracts Blog

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

http://www.governmentcontractslawblog.com/
  • Nov 15

    Surprise, Surprise, Congress Does Listen — Well, Kind Of

    Surprise, Surprise, Congress Does Listen — Well, Kind Of
    An Analysis of NDAA Section 846’s Online Marketplace Provisions There has been a lot of speculation about the future of commercial items purchasing within the federal Government since Representative Mac Thornberry circulated his…
  • Oct 26

    Achieving Cyber-Fitness In 2017: Part 5—Cyber Incident Reporting And Response

    Achieving Cyber-Fitness In 2017: Part 5—Cyber Incident Reporting And Response
    Reprinted from The Government Contractor, with permission of Thomson Reuters. Copyright © 2017. Further use without the permission of West is prohibited. For further information about this publication, please…
  • Oct 26

    Industry Struggles With Ever Changing Acquisition Rule

    Industry Struggles With Ever Changing Acquisition Rule
    Note: This post was originally published in the October 2017 issue of the National Defense Industrial Association’s National Defense magazine. Recent studies show that the percentage of overall research and development spending…
Rank this Week: 4569

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/
  • Nov 15

    Legislative Update: California and the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968

    Legislative Update: California and the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968
    Rumor has it that a California legislator is considering introducing legislation in 2018 to investigate the idea of the state having its own flood insurance program.  This appears to be in response to research from late last year out of…
  • Oct 25

    California: First State to Offer Third Gender Option On Official Document

    California: First State to Offer Third Gender Option On Official Document
    California has become the first state to allow state residents to choose a gender option other than male or female on official documents. This California legislative action has been a top priority among civil rights groups. Thanks to the…
  • Oct 10

    How to Easily Spot Fake News in the Pre

    How to Easily Spot Fake News in the Pre
    The Internet is a powerful tool in today’s digital world. With the click of a button, anyone can gain access to the Internet, and with the majority of the world having smartphones they can access the World Wide Web in just seconds. Gone…
Rank this Week: 1421

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/
  • Nov 14

    Remembering Vietnam

    Remembering Vietnam
    The National Archives opened our newest exhibition, Remembering Vietnam: Twelve Critical Episodes in the Vietnam War on November 10, 2017. The exhibit examines 12 critical episodes in the Vietnam War to provide a framework for understanding…
  • Oct 30

    Less-well-traveled paths at the National Archive

    Less-well-traveled paths at the National Archive
    Today’s guest blog post comes from T.J. Stiles, author of Custer’s Trials: A Life on the Frontier of a New America. I could not have written my last book, Custer’s Trials: A Life on the Frontier of a New America—nor…
  • Oct 27

    National Archives Releases JFK Assassination Record

    National Archives Releases JFK Assassination Record
    The National Archives released 2,891 records on Thursday related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy that are subject to the President John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act of 1992 (JFK Act). These records are…
Rank this Week: 3432

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/
  • Nov 14

    Americans in Cuba May Have Been Exposed to Soviet-era Microwave Weapon

    Americans in Cuba May Have Been Exposed to Soviet-era Microwave Weapon
    The embedded article on the weaponization of sound and allegations of acoustic attacks at the U.S. Embassy in Havana is from the Fall 2017 edition of the AFIO’s Intelligencer: Journal of U.S. Intelligence Studies. Written by Mr.…
  • Nov 13

    Americans in Cuba May Have Been Exposed to Soviet-era Microwave Weapon

    Americans in Cuba May Have Been Exposed to Soviet-era Microwave Weapon
    The embedded article on the weaponization of sound and allegations of acoustic attacks at the U.S. Embassy in Havana is from the Fall 2017 edition of the AFIO’s Intelligencer: Journal of U.S. Intelligence Studies. Written by Mr.…
  • Nov 12

    Regime Change Only Option for Venezuela

    Regime Change Only Option for Venezuela
    The Cuba-controlled dictatorial regime in Venezuela is running out of money. That is a good thing. Anemic as they are, U.S. economic sanctions are working and they should be a great deal more robust. Last week the U.S.Treasury Department…
Rank this Week: 3763

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/
  • Nov 14

    Sloppy Thinking About Gun Control

    Sloppy Thinking About Gun Control
    After the car ran down people in lower Manhattan, I read an article about making streets safer for pedestrians and bicyclists. I’m not sure if I agree or disagree with the author’s suggestions but I want to make a point about…
  • Nov 10

    My introduction to Iran

    My introduction to Iran
    With Iran in the news I’ve been remembering my own introduction to the country. Our group of Peace Corps Volunteers arrived in Iran in winter, after the semester had begun where we were supposed to teach. We were taken to the home of…
  • Oct 31

    Against a New Constitutional Convention for New York State

    Against a New Constitutional Convention for New York State
    In a week, we will be voting to decide whether to call a constitutional convention for the State of New York. The powers of the Convention would be wide open. Before going further, it is important to look at the provisions for calling the…
Rank this Week: 3362

Cuba Law Blog

Cuba Law Blog

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

http://www.attorneycuba.com/
  • Nov 14

    New Trump Cuba Policy Imposes Travel and Trade Restriction

    New Trump Cuba Policy Imposes Travel and Trade Restriction
    Last Wednesday, the Trump administration announced new restrictions on American travel and trade with Cuba, finally implementing the changes promised months ago when President Trump said that he would reverse Obama-era policies that were…
  • Nov 7

    New Caterpillar Distribution Center in Cuba

    New Caterpillar Distribution Center in Cuba
    Even with US-Cuba relations up in the air, business continues as usual. Despite the negative writing on the wall from a foreign policy standpoint, companies are continuing with their plans to do business with Cuba. Cuba gave RIMCO,…
  • Oct 31

    Cuba Looks to Strengthen Ties With Expats and Exile

    Cuba Looks to Strengthen Ties With Expats and Exile
    The first time the term “Cuban exile” came into the modern lexicon was after the Cuban Revolution of 1959 led by Fidel Castro. Many exiles thought that the new government would not last and left behind their valuables, which ended…
Rank this Week: 2332

Fracking Insider

Fracking Insider

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

http://www.frackinginsider.com
  • Nov 13

    Energy Hearings This Week

    Energy Hearings This Week
    Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee  hearing on “Hurricane Recovery Efforts in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.” Date: Tuesday, Nov. 14, 9:30 a.m. Place: 366 Dirksen Bldg. Witnesses: T. Kenneth Mapp,…
  • Nov 6

    Energy Hearings This Week

    Energy Hearings This Week
    House Ways and Means Committee markup of H.R.1, the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.” Date: Monday, Nov. 6, Noon Place: 1100 Longworth Bldg. HR 1 — House Republican Tax Overhaul House Natural Resources Committee hearing on…
  • Oct 30

    Energy Hearings This Week

    Energy Hearings This Week
    Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on “Efficiency in Building Management and Control Systems.” Date: Tuesday, Oct. 31, 10 a.m. Place: 366 Dirksen Bldg. Witnesses: Daniel Simmons of the Energy Department’s…
Rank this Week: 1516

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/
  • Nov 10

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

    Fastest 5 Minutes, The Podcast Gov’t Contractors Can’t Do Without
    Announcing a new podcast feature – Ask Us Anything! Have questions you’d like answered anonymously? Want our thoughts in general on a particular topic? Send in questions and we’ll do our best to feature them in a future…
  • Oct 27

    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 army modernization, whistleblower reprisal, sentencing in procurement fraud cases, and other updates, and is hosted by partner David Robbins and senior counsel Mark Ries. Crowell & Moring’s…
  • Oct 24

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

    Fastest 5 Minutes, The Podcast Gov’t Contractors Can’t Do Without
    Crowell & Moring’s “Fastest 5 Minutes” is a biweekly podcast that provides a brief summary of significant government contracts legal and regulatory developments that no government contracts lawyer or executive should be…
Rank this Week: 3672

Oregon Legal Research

Oregon Legal Research

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

http://blog.oregonlegalresearch.com/
  • Nov 8

    UPL and Oregon’s New Public Law Library Employee

    UPL and Oregon’s New Public Law Library Employee
    New public law librarians (MLS & MLS/JD) and new public law library employees usually have to tackle questions of Unauthorized Practice of Law (UPL) and the dreaded “Forms” questions very early in their employment (or careers,…
  • Oct 24

    How to Find Oregon Senatorial District Demographics by County Population? Statistical Atlas!

    How to Find Oregon Senatorial District Demographics by County Population? Statistical Atlas!
    The MULTNOMAH COUNTY HOME RULE CHARTER [Amendments Approved November 8, 2016], states: “12.40. Appointment of Committee Members. The charter review committee shall be composed as follows: Continue reading →
  • Aug 10

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

    Free Access to Nolo Legal Self-Help Publications for ALL Oregonians (Fastcase, too)
    Your State of Oregon Law Library give you FREE access to NOLO publications and the FASTCASE legal research database: NOLO (aka Nolo Press): “NOLO provides access to full-text legal reference publications written for consumers that allow…
Rank this Week: 1127

Wiemelt Knechtel Weblog

Wiemelt Knechtel Weblog

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

http://www.wiemeltlaw.com/id46.html
Rank this Week: 1381

FERCBlog

FERCBlog

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

http://www.fercblog.com
Rank this Week: 2630

von Briesen Legal News

von Briesen Legal News

By von Briesen & Roper, s.c.

http://www.vonbriesen.com/legal-news
Rank this Week: 2389

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
  • Oct 30

    A Guy Walks Into a Bar…

    A Guy Walks Into a Bar…
    In an article for Craft Brewing Business, Lawyers on Tap attorney Jonathan Dunitz discusses how an improperly cleaned tap line can lead to not only serious lifelong health problems for the beer drinker, but also a significant verdict against…
  • Oct 17

    Arctic Opportunities: Exploring New Passages for Business Growth in the Arctic & North Atlantic

    Arctic Opportunities: Exploring New Passages for Business Growth in the Arctic & North Atlantic
    Changes in the shipping routes have placed Maine businesses on the doorstep of the Arctic and Northern Europe. Thanks to the addition of Eimskip, it now costs less to ship a container to Norway than it does to truck it to Maryland. On…
  • Sep 25

    Lawyers on Tap: Risk Management Podcast Serie

    Lawyers on Tap: Risk Management Podcast Serie
    In a special three-part miniseries for the Verrill Voices podcast, attorney Jonathan Dunitz discusses risk management for breweries and brewpubs with a successful brewery owner, a leading insurance agent in the craft beverage industry, and an…
Rank this Week: 2149

Government Information Blog

Government Information Blog

Posts from the Government Documents Librarian at Brooklyn Law School Library

https://governmentinfo.wordpress.com/
  • 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…
  • Oct 6

    Congress.gov: An Overview

    Congress.gov: An Overview
    Congress.gov is the official website for United States federal legislative information, having replaced the former website, Thomas.gov, which was retired July 5, 2016. The Congress.gov website is a very robust site with many features not…
  • Jul 20

    The Regulatory Accountability Act: Proposed Legislation

    The Regulatory Accountability Act: Proposed Legislation
    Federal administrative agencies, which comprise the executive branch of the United States government, are required to conform to the procedures for their administration set out in the Administrative Procedure Act of 1946, which has been…
Rank this Week: 2002

The Federal Government Contracts &…

The Federal Government Contracts & Procurement Blog

By Fox Rothschild LLP.

https://governmentcontracts.foxrothschild.com/
Rank this Week: 2358

PA Public Contracts

PA Public Contracts

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

http://www.papubliccontracts.com/
Rank this Week: 1742

CFTC Law

CFTC Law

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

http://www.cftclaw.com/
  • Oct 23

    CFTC – European Commission Equivalence Decision

    CFTC – European Commission Equivalence Decision
    October 13th, 2017, Brussels—US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo and European Commission (EC) Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis announced a common approach for the mutual recognition of…
  • Sep 15

    Equivalence Agreement Might Be Imminent

    Equivalence Agreement Might Be Imminent
    Currently, CFTC Chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo is on a 10-day trip in Europe. Derivatives industry attorneys speculate that an European equivalence pact on swap execution rules might come into fruition very soon. If this happens, it would…
  • Aug 18

    CFTC Approves LedgerX to Deal Bitcoin Option

    CFTC Approves LedgerX to Deal Bitcoin Option
    LedgerX Approved to Trade Bitcoin Futures LedgerX, a trading and clearing platform for Bitcoin, became the first company to be approved by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) to trade Bitcoin futures. This is one of a few of…
Rank this Week: 3339

Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Covers government law. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.uaslawblog.com/
  • Oct 19

    ARC Dispute May Mean Further Delay in Needed Drone Regulation

    ARC Dispute May Mean Further Delay in Needed Drone Regulation
    The Unmanned Aircraft Systems Identification and Tracking Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC), chartered earlier this year, was unable to reach a consensus on key issues. Given that Michael Huerta, Administrator of the Federal Aviation…
  • Oct 2

    Video Chat with SlantRange: Startups, Drones and Agriculture

    Video Chat with SlantRange: Startups, Drones and Agriculture
    As UAS technology starts to transform traditional industries, so, too, are entrepreneurs looking for ways to build companies that capitalize on the intersection of swiftly evolving tech and the opportunities it creates. Recently, our…
  • Sep 29

    Singer v. Newton: Making Sense of Federal Preemption and Drone Regulation

    Singer v. Newton: Making Sense of Federal Preemption and Drone Regulation
    Last week US District Judge William G. Young ruled in favor of Dr. Singer in Singer’s lawsuit against the city of Newton, MA (Newton) challenging portions of the city’s local unmanned aircraft systems (UAS or drone) ordinance.…
Rank this Week: 2850

Government Contracts Legal Blog

Government Contracts Legal Blog

By Whitcomb, Selinsky, McAuliffe PC.

https://www.whitcomblawpc.com/government-contracts-law-firm/
  • Oct 6

    Mergers and Acquisition

    Mergers and Acquisition
      Government Contract Legal Issues with Mergers and Acquisitions   Government contractors have significantly increased mergers & acquisitions activity in recent years. A stream of recent stories in the Washington Post and…
  • Oct 6

    Mergers and Acquisition

    Mergers and Acquisition
      Government Contract Legal Issues with Mergers and Acquisitions   Government contractors have significantly increased mergers & acquisitions activity in recent years. A stream of recent stories in the Washington Post and…
  • Oct 3

    Covered Defense Information

    Covered Defense Information
      New Guidance Issued by Department of Defense Regarding Cybersecurity Regulations for All Defense Contractors   A new clause in the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations Supplement was added on 9/17/2017; DFARS 252.204-7012 -…
Rank this Week: 2290

The Data Driven City

The Data Driven City

Explores technology, data, and laws related to city planning, urban renewal, and government in general.

http://datadrivencity.com/
  • Oct 1

    More story art

    More story art
    Read of the sad case where the Sixth Circuit upheld a jury verdict despite the white foreperson telling two black hold-out jurors that “maybe [they] felt [they] owed something to [their] black brothers,” and “I find it…
  • Sep 28

    Sixth Circuit Blog post – Whittling away Johnson

    Sixth Circuit Blog post – Whittling away Johnson
    New blog post up at Sixth Circuit Blog: Whittling away Johnson: Assault with weapon or serious bodily harm are crimes of violence. Here’s the story art:
  • Mar 18

    Trump’s threat to cut legal aid is wrongheaded

    Trump’s threat to cut legal aid is wrongheaded
    Trump’s newly proposed budget eliminates all funding for Legal Services Corp. or “LSC.” This threat to cut legal aid funding is severely wrongheaded. WHO WILL BE HURT I’ve worked for two organizations funded…
Rank this Week: 4244