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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/
  • Sep 17

    I Hate Rerun

    I Hate Rerun
    I almost never watch a movie twice (except of course Groundhog Day). I generally hate re-runs. And so far this Maria show looks like an Irma rerun: The post I Hate Reruns appeared first on Discourse.net.
  • Sep 17

    Coral Gables / FPL Update

    Coral Gables / FPL Update
    It seems FPL cleaned up the downed power lines yesterday, but has revised its estimate to turn on all the power in the area to Tuesday.  We’ll see if Coral Gables goes through with its threat to impose fines. I … Continue…
  • Sep 15

    Coral Gables Commission Orders FPL to Restore Power by Sunday 11:45pm Or Else

    Coral Gables Commission Orders FPL to Restore Power by Sunday 11:45pm Or Else
    In this resolution the City of Coral Gables purports to order Florida Power & Light to restore our electricity by Sunday night on pain of … wait for it … $500/day fines if it doesn’t (plus the some dubious threat…
Rank this Week: 18

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: 22

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/
  • Sep 18

    Cuba, Pick a Lane

    Cuba, Pick a Lane
    Hurricane Irma has reportedly caused extensive damage in the Caribbean, including Cuba. Yet whatever damage Irma may have caused in Cuba, it pales in comparison to what socialism has been inflicting since 1959 on the Cuban people and the…
  • Sep 16

    Unicorns Sightings Increase as Cuba Spins Official Washington

    Unicorns Sightings Increase as Cuba Spins Official Washington
    Hurricane Irma left a trail of destruction in the Caribbean before it pummeled South Florida. In Cuba, for example, in addition to extensive damage to Cuban military-owned hotels and beach resorts, Cuba’s ministry of intelligence stable…
  • Sep 13

    Venezuela Needs Respect of Individual Rights, Private Property & Rule of Law, Not More Socialism

    Venezuela Needs Respect of Individual Rights, Private Property & Rule of Law, Not More Socialism
    What an odd headline this morning from the Left’s favorite business newspaper, The Financial Times: “How to save Venezuela from the cost of sanctions“. The problem in #Venezuela, of the Left’s own making, is the…
Rank this Week: 96

von Briesen Legal News

von Briesen Legal News

By von Briesen & Roper, s.c.

http://www.vonbriesen.com/legal-news
  • Sep 13

    The Utah Blood Draw Story: Drawing Unwarranted Conclusion

    The Utah Blood Draw Story: Drawing Unwarranted Conclusion
    The viral video of a Utah nurse being arrested for refusing to draw blood from an unconscious patient brought into the public view a legal conundrum faced by health care providers. The ensuing public conversation generated abundant concern…
  • Sep 5

    Proposed Department of Labor Overtime Rule Appears Destined for Shelving

    Proposed Department of Labor Overtime Rule Appears Destined for Shelving
    After a November injunction delayed the implementation of the Department of Labor's new rule for exempt employee classification, an even more serious setback was handed down last week when a Texas federal District Court declared the rule…
  • Aug 28

    Health Blog: OIG Work Plan Moves from Annual to Monthly Update

    Health Blog: OIG Work Plan Moves from Annual to Monthly Update
    The health care industry is familiar with the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General (the "OIG") annual Work Plan as a helpful compliance tool. While we are familiar with the annual release…
Rank this Week: 113

Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • Sep 13

    Invertebrate Investigator

    Invertebrate Investigator
    by Jon Markovich In the previous Healthy Waters blog, my colleague Micka Peck wrote about the stream sampling we did for benthic macroinvertebrates. Pulling on a pair of waders and kicking around in the stream sampling was only half the…
  • Sep 7

    Stream Critters Reveal Much About Water Quality

    Stream Critters Reveal Much About Water Quality
    by Micka Peck I was never a huge ‘bug person’ as a kid. It wasn’t that I bolted in terror at the sight of anything crawling my direction, but I didn’t greet a dangling spider with much enthusiasm either. My ……
  • Aug 16

    Release of 2017 EJSCREEN Update

    Release of 2017 EJSCREEN Update
    By Matthew Tejada One of the best parts about working for environmental justice at EPA is that we constantly have the opportunity to engage with people from all walks of life across the United States. We hear from county commissioners,…
Rank this Week: 145

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/
  • Sep 18

    The Latest Scoops from CNN and the New York Times: A Quick and Dirty Analysi

    The Latest Scoops from CNN and the New York Times: A Quick and Dirty Analysi
    CNN and the New York Times this evening published dueling scoops on former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort. As Jim Comey might put it: Lordy, there appear to be tapes. First, CNN reported that U.S. government investigators wiretapped…
  • Sep 18

    Happy Birthday, National Security Act of 1947!

    Happy Birthday, National Security Act of 1947!
    Today marks 70 years since the National Security Act took effect, restructuring the American national security apparatus toward what it looks like today. The septuagenarian law forms the basis of much of the Lawfare’s regular content.…
  • Sep 18

    Today's Headlines and Commentary

    Today's Headlines and Commentary
    U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley said on Sunday that the Security Council has no options left to contain North Korea’s nuclear program. Trump administration officials escalated their rhetoric against North Korea and warned that the U.S.…
Rank this Week: 176

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Covers whistleblower and government law. By JeffreyNewmanLaw.

http://www.whistleblowerlawyernews.com/
Rank this Week: 184

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
  • Sep 13

    New York city hospital firm pays $4 million for alleged Stark Law violation

    New York city hospital firm pays $4 million for alleged Stark Law violation
    On September 13, the Department of Justice announced that New York city-based MediSys Health Network, Inc., has agreed to settle a whistleblower’s suit alleging Stark Law violations for $4 million. According to DOJ’s press…
  • Sep 11

    Chain of South Carolina family practice clinics settles whistleblower’s lawsuit

    Chain of South Carolina family practice clinics settles whistleblower’s lawsuit
    A chain of family practice clinics in South Carolina, and related individuals and companies, have agreed to pay $2 million to settle a whistleblower’s civil fraud lawsuit, the Department of Justice announced on September 11. According…
  • Sep 11

    DOJ files fraud suit against former Deutsche Bank executive

    DOJ files fraud suit against former Deutsche Bank executive
    On September 11, the Department of Justice announced that it had filed a civil fraud suit in Brooklyn, NY, against the former head of Deutsche Bank’s head of subprime mortgage trading. According to DOJ’s press release: The United…
Rank this Week: 199

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
Rank this Week: 244

Rulemaking

Rulemaking

Covers administrative rulemaking processes and administrative law issues. For members of the Administrative Codes and Registers (ACR).

https://rulemaking.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 226

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/
  • Sep 14

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 9/14

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 9/14
     John Tahsuda III named Principal Dep Asst Sec'y for Indian AffairsNews Bulletinhttp://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.htmlIn the Intergovernmental section, we feature a story about the appointment of the Principal Deputy…
  • Sep 8

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 9/7

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 9/7
    News Bulletinhttp://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.htmlIn the Recognition & Enrollment section, we feature a couple of articles about the Cherokee Nation Freedmen case.U.S. Federal Courts Bulletin…
  • Aug 31

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 8/31

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 8/31
    U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2017-2018update.htmlPetition for certiorari was filed in Washington v. U.S. (Fishing Rights) on 8/17/17. Petition for certiorari was filed in Alaska v. Ross (Climate Change -…
Rank this Week: 379

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/
  • Sep 12

    The Value of Democracy

    The Value of Democracy
    Driven by the Tea Party, Republicans gave us a Congress that hasn’t been able to get much done. Saying less government is better, they take credit for getting nothing done, and leave immigration, tax policy, and health care to fester.…
  • Sep 8

    Book Picks for heart and mind

    Book Picks for heart and mind
    I’d like to recommend a pair of books, the first partly for very personal reasons. I worked with Lew Steel, who wrote The Butler’s Child, for four months at the legal office of the NAACP between graduating from law school and…
  • Sep 5

    Taking care of each other

    Taking care of each other
    Americans have been celebrating the reaction to Hurricane Harvey as an example of Americans taking care of each other. There is much to celebrate. But we have also wrestled for centuries with the problem of taking care of each other –…
Rank this Week: 490

Texas Medical Licensing Law Blog

Texas Medical Licensing Law Blog

Covers professional licensing matters and related regulatory issues for health care professionals. By the Leichter Law Firm.

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

    The New Face of Telemedicine in Texa

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

    Governor Abbott Appoints Six New Members to the Texas Medical Board

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

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

    Texas Board of Law Examiners: The Importance of Disclosure When Applying
    Prior to being admitted to the Texas Bar, applicants must first demonstrate present good moral character. The agency in charge of making this determination, as well as ensuring applicants meet all other eligibility criteria, is the Texas…
Rank this Week: 392

Whitcomb Law Blog

Whitcomb Law Blog

Covers government procurement.

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

    Colorado’s End of Life Law

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

    Abusing Power of Attorney

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

    New Rules for Federal Acquisition Regulation

    New Rules for Federal Acquisition Regulation
    New Rules for Federal Acquisition Regulation Federal Government contractors must comply with new privacy training procedures related to federal acquisition regulation due to a final rule passed by the United States Department of Defense,…
Rank this Week: 318

Federal Regulations Advisor

Federal Regulations Advisor

Provides insights and commentary on U.S. government regulatory affairs. By Leland E. Beck.

http://www.fedregsadvisor.com/
Rank this Week: 326

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: 643

CFTC Law

CFTC Law

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

http://www.cftclaw.com/
  • 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…
  • Aug 4

    Senate Confirmed Christopher Giancarlo as Chairman of CFTC

    Senate Confirmed Christopher Giancarlo as Chairman of CFTC
    Christopher Giancarlo was nominated by the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) as the Chairman of the regulatory agency. Moreover, Brian Quintenz and Rostin Behnam, both of who are Republican nominees, were confirmed as CFTC…
Rank this Week: 999

Cuba Law Blog

Cuba Law Blog

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

http://www.attorneycuba.com/
  • Sep 12

    Cubans Deal With Irma’s Aftermath

    Cubans Deal With Irma’s Aftermath
    Hurricane Irma charged through Cuba last weekend, demolishing buildings, uprooting trees, and leaving 10 dead in its wake. The Category 5 storm had winds as fast as 160 miles per hour when it made landfall in Cuba, making it the most powerful…
  • Sep 5

    Five Months To Go? Transition Period Likely Marks End of Castro Era

    Five Months To Go? Transition Period Likely Marks End of Castro Era
    Yesterday, Cuba began a five-month transition period that is likely to end the Castro dynasty to make way for elections at the local, provincial, and national levels. The first phase of the transition will take place during September, where…
  • Aug 29

    Fitness Industry Making Gains in Cuba

    Fitness Industry Making Gains in Cuba
    Fitness has become a bigger business than ever before, and Cuba is jumping on the bandwagon. If you live in or near a decent-sized city, you’ve probably noticed that fitness is a fad that doesn’t seem to be going away. From…
Rank this Week: 1030

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Covers governance in higher education and in law firms, bankruptcy ethics, popular culture and the law, Enron and other corporate fiascos, and professional responsibility generally. By Nancy Rapoport, a law professor at UNLV's Boyd School of Law.

http://nancyrapoport.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 8

    OK, Blogger. I give up.

    OK, Blogger. I give up.
    You're not letting me update my links, so I'm not posting to this blog any more.
  • Apr 28

    Why the Westin Cincinnati is likely the very worst Westin in the country.

    Why the Westin Cincinnati is likely the very worst Westin in the country.
    How do we count the ways in which the Westin Cincinnati is a very, very bad hotel?First, the good news:  friendly staff and great location.  That, however, is the only good news.1.  Let's start with safety.  There should…
  • Apr 20

    Predicted this in 2012.

    Predicted this in 2012.
    The story on Whittier in the NYT is here.As I said in 2012, "[t]he world doesn’t need as many ABA-accredited law schools as it has already, just as the world has figured out that it doesn’t need as many U.S.-based BigLaw firms as…
Rank this Week: 780

Subject to Inquiry

Subject to Inquiry

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

http://www.subjecttoinquiry.com/
  • Sep 8

    Will Supreme Court Narrow The Broadest Tax Crime?

    Will Supreme Court Narrow The Broadest Tax Crime?
    In the October 2017 term, the Supreme Court will take up its first criminal tax case in almost a decade, Marinello v. United States.  At issue is a longstanding circuit split about a mainstay of the federal government’s arsenal in…
  • Aug 7

    Recent Privilege Decision Raises Questions for Internal Investigation

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

    Ninth Circuit Ruling Weakens Materiality Standard under the FCA

    Ninth Circuit Ruling Weakens Materiality Standard under the FCA
    Last year in Universal Health Services, Inc. v. United States ex rel. Escobar et al. (discussed on this blog), the Supreme Court reminded litigants that the False Claims Act “is not an all-purpose antifraud statute.” In that case,…
Rank this Week: 985

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
  • 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 3

    NJ 2017-18 Budget Adds Funding for Medicaid Long-Term Care

    NJ 2017-18 Budget Adds Funding for Medicaid Long-Term Care
    After the Governor and the Assembly leader resolved their Fourth of July Weekend Budget Kerfuffle, some positivity came out of it for Medicaid long-term care providers and beneficiaries. Nursing home reimbursements would be increased by $10.5…
  • Aug 31

    Navigating the Coordination of Medicaid benefits with other benefit

    Navigating the Coordination of Medicaid benefits with other benefit
    Generally speaking, the Medicaid program is the payor of last resort. If an individual is eligible for Medicare as his or her primary health insurance, Medicare would be the primary payor for medical needs, and Medicaid would become the…
Rank this Week: 659

Oregon Legal Research

Oregon Legal Research

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Revisionist History (Malcolm Gladwell) and the Law

    Revisionist History (Malcolm Gladwell) and the Law
    Gladwell’s podcasts (now in their 2nd season) are entertaining, enlightening, and law-full (i.e. full of legal history, stories, and “well, that was seriously interesting!” moments). Don’t be lead astray by podcast…
Rank this Week: 527

Sanctions Sound-Off: A National…

Sanctions Sound-Off: A National Security & Trade Compliance Blog

Covers government and international law. By OFAC Lawyer.

https://www.ofaclawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 2

    Amazon Investigation for OFAC Violation

    Amazon Investigation for OFAC Violation
    Demonstrating the importance of knowing who you’re doing business with, Amazon, the largest web-based retailer, submitted a voluntary self-disclosure to OFAC for a potential sanctions violation. According to a recent quarterly…
  • Jul 18

    Trump administration unveils new Iran sanction

    Trump administration unveils new Iran sanction
    The U.S. Treasury Department designated 16 entities and individuals for supporting “illicit Iranian actors or transnational criminal activity.” Read more here.
  • Jul 12

    Amendment to Executive Order 13761 with Respect to Sudan

    Amendment to Executive Order 13761 with Respect to Sudan
    Today, President Trump issued an amendment to the E.O. easing sanctions against Sudan. The amendment extends the probationary review period allotted to the U.S. government,  giving the U.S. more time to determine whether the…
Rank this Week: 1139

Whistleblower Qui Tam Lawyer Blog

Whistleblower Qui Tam Lawyer Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

    How do I blow the whistle on tax fraud?

    How do I blow the whistle on tax fraud?
    Tax Fraud Whistleblower Every year, people and companies in the United States cheat on their taxes.  The IRS has a special term for the amount of taxes that go unpaid each year.  It’s called the “Tax Gap,” which…
Rank this Week: 1148

Equal Vote: Election Law @ Mortiz

Equal Vote: Election Law @ Mortiz

Covers election reform, the Voting Rights Act, the Help America Vote Act, and related topics. Special attention to the voting rights of people of color, non-English proficient citizens, and people with disabilities. Publsihed by Dan Tokaji at Moritz Colle

http://moritzlaw.osu.edu/blogs/tokaji/
  • Dec 18

    The Wrong Approach to Election Reform

    The Wrong Approach to Election Reform
    The Ohio legislature yesterday approved a bill (SB 380) that would eliminate the window for early registration and absentee voting, among other things.
  • Nov 7

    Reforming Registration

    Reforming Registration
    On Monday, I identified four problem areas to watch out for on Election Day: 1) lines at the polls, 2) voting equipment, 3) voter registration lists, and 4) provisional and absentee ballots. While machine breakdowns and polling place lines…
  • Nov 4

    What We Don't Know

    What We Don't Know
    We now know that Barack Obama will be the 44th President of the United States of America. In the enormity of this moment in American history, the gritty details of election administration, upon which my Moritz colleagues and I spend so much…
Rank this Week: 769

Lobby Comply Blog

Lobby Comply Blog

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

http://stateandfed.com/lobbycomply/
  • Sep 18

    Maine Special Election Called for House District 56

    Maine Special Election Called for House District 56
    Gov. Paul LePage called a special election for House District 56. The seat’s holder, Rep. Gina Mason, passed away unexpectedly Continued on Next Page
  • Sep 18

    California Legislature Adjourn

    California Legislature Adjourn
    The California Legislature adjourned in the early hours of September 16. Bills passed in the late-night session include Senate Bill Continued on Next Page
  • Sep 18

    Elections Canada: House of Commons By-election Date is October 23

    Elections Canada: House of Commons By-election Date is October 23
    On September 17, Elections Canada announced two by-elections for the House of Commons will be held on October 23. The Continued on Next Page
Rank this Week: 3078

FERCBlog

FERCBlog

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

http://www.fercblog.com
  • Sep 17

    FERC Finds Against New York in Millennium Pipeline Proceeding

    FERC Finds Against New York in Millennium Pipeline Proceeding
    FERC finds against New York in Millennium Pipeline proceeding. On September 15, 2017, FERC issued a declaratory order finding that the New State Department of Environmental Conservation (“NYDEC”) waived its water quality…
  • Sep 3

    CAISO Tariff Proposal Divides New FERC

    CAISO Tariff Proposal Divides New FERC
    CAISO tariff proposal divides new FERC. On September 1, 2017, FERC in a 2-1 decision, found the California Independent System Operator Corporation’s (CAISO) Open Access Transmission Tariff (OATT) amendment proposal unjust and…
  • Aug 16

    CPV Towantic Change in Upstream Ownership

    CPV Towantic Change in Upstream Ownership
    CPV Towantic change in upstream ownership made prior to the 785 MW combined cycle natural gas-fired electric generating facility begins commercial operation. The facility is expected to begin generating electricity in the second quarter of…
Rank this Week: 2007

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
  • Sep 17

    FOIA News: Court opinions issued Sept. 15, 2017

    FOIA News: Court opinions issued Sept. 15, 2017
    McNeely v. U.S. Dep't of Energy (N.D. Cal.) -- finding that: (1) government conducted adequate search for records pertaining to plaintiff's childhood medical records and a study at Hanford nuclear site; (2) government properly withheld…
  • Sep 17

    Court opinions issued Sept. 13-14, 2017

    Court opinions issued Sept. 13-14, 2017
    Sept. 14, 2017Sanchez-Alanis v. BOP (D.D.C.) -- finding that agency properly withheld certain records from plaintiff's inmate files pursuant to Exemptions 5, 6, 7(C), 7(E), and 7(F), and that agency's delayed releases of records did not…
  • Sep 16

    Court opinions issued Sept. 11-12, 2017

    Court opinions issued Sept. 11-12, 2017
    Sept. 12, 2017Gahagan v. U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Servs. (E.D. La.) -- holding that pro se attorney was ineligible for attorney's fees -- overruling magistrate judge's report and recommendation -- in light of U.S. Supreme…
Rank this Week: 1268

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/
  • Sep 16

    Dubay hearings in the new

    Dubay hearings in the new
    https://www.court-martial.com/dubay-evidentiary-hearings-on-appeal.html
  • Sep 15

    Sentence appropriateness on appeal

    Sentence appropriateness on appeal
    Whether or not a sentence is appropriate for the crime convicted of and the character of the person convicted is a frequent issue on appeal.  Less frequently there is an issue of sentence disparity between co-actors or co-accuseds. The…
  • Sep 15

    Government appeal

    Government appeal
    Under Article 62, UCMJ, the prosecution can appeal a military judge’s trial ruling under six circumstances.  The two most common are: (A) An order or ruling of the military judge which terminates the proceedings with respect to a…
Rank this Week: 3939

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/
  • Sep 15

    Small Business Set-Asides: When The “Rule Of Two” Becomes The “Rule Of One”

    Small Business Set-Asides: When The “Rule Of Two” Becomes The “Rule Of One”
    An agency isn’t required to cancel a small business set-aside solicitation if the agency learns that one of the small businesses upon whom the set-aside decision rested is no longer small. In a recent bid protest decision, the GAO…
  • Sep 15

    SmallGovCon Week In Review: September 11-15, 2017

    SmallGovCon Week In Review: September 11-15, 2017
    As we get closer to the end of the fiscal year, things can get a little crazy in the world of government contracts.  This week is no exception, with plenty of news and commentary in our SmallGovCon Week In Review. In this mid-September…
  • Sep 14

    Bankruptcy Pending, But Contractor Still Wins Award

    Bankruptcy Pending, But Contractor Still Wins Award
    Contracting officers have wide discretion to determine that a business can perform the work in question—even if the business is about to enter bankruptcy. In a recent GAO protest, an unsuccessful offeror challenged just such a…
Rank this Week: 3189

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: 4478

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: 4585

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/
  • Sep 13

    TSA Week in Review: September 4th – 10th – 70 Firearms, Prototype Projectiles and More

    TSA Week in Review: September 4th – 10th – 70 Firearms, Prototype Projectiles and More
    TSA discovered 70 firearms over the last week in carry-on bags around the nation. Of the 70 firearms discovered, 57 were loaded and 16 had a round chambered. Firearm possession laws vary by state and locality. Travelers bringing firearms to…
  • Sep 7

    National Preparedness Month 2017: Make a Plan for Yourself, Family and Friend

    National Preparedness Month 2017: Make a Plan for Yourself, Family and Friend
    September is National Preparedness month, and with the devastating effects of hurricanes Harvey and Irma fresh on our minds, preparedness is understandably a very important topic. Below are invaluable tips and links to detailed…
  • Sep 6

    TSA Week in Review - August 28th - September 3rd

    TSA Week in Review - August 28th - September 3rd
    TSA discovered 68 firearms over the last week in carry-on bags around the nation. Of the 68 firearms discovered, 60 were loaded and 27 had a round chambered. Firearm possession laws vary by state and locality. Travelers bringing firearms to…
Rank this Week: 4665

Fracking Insider

Fracking Insider

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

http://www.frackinginsider.com
  • Sep 12

    Energy Hearings This Week

    Energy Hearings This Week
    House Science, Space and Technology Committee hearing on “Resiliency: The Electric Grid’s Only Hope.” Date: Tuesday, Sept. 12, 10 a.m. Place: 2318 Rayburn Bldg. Witnesses: Walt Baum, executive director of the Texas Public…
  • Sep 5

    Hearings This Week

    Hearings This Week
    House Science, Space and Technology — Subcommittee on Environment and Subcommittee on Oversight joint hearing on “Examining the Scientific and Operational Integrity of EPA’s IRIS (Integrated Risk Information System)…
  • Aug 24

    U.S. Targets Chinese and Russians for North Korea Dealing

    U.S. Targets Chinese and Russians for North Korea Dealing
    This post was written by Robert Slack and originally posted on Kelley Drye’s Trade and Manufacturing Monitor Blog. The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated 16 parties as Specially Designated Nationals (SDNs) today,…
Rank this Week: 3647

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/
Rank this Week: 4142

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/
  • Sep 7

    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…
  • Aug 23

    Risks Posed by Third Party Vendors Increasingly a Challenge for Businesse

    Risks Posed by Third Party Vendors Increasingly a Challenge for Businesse
    This week it was reported that Indian police arrested four people accused of leaking a pre-release episode of the blockbuster HBO show, “Game of Thrones.”  The leak is supposedly the result of employees from a Mumbai-based…
  • Aug 22

    DOJ Asks Supreme Court to Resolve Split Over Its Ability to Compel Foreign Record

    DOJ Asks Supreme Court to Resolve Split Over Its Ability to Compel Foreign Record
    Can U.S. law enforcement reach data stored oversees by using a warrant under the Stored Communications Act, 18 U.S.C. § 2701, et seq.?  Until the Supreme Court decides the issue, which may happen next term, the answer is: it depends…
Rank this Week: 4197

Corruption Chronicles

Corruption Chronicles

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

http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/
  • Sep 7

    Trump DHS Offers Immigrants Hurricane Harvey Amnesty

    Trump DHS Offers Immigrants Hurricane Harvey Amnesty
    Keeping with an Obama-era tradition of offering illegal immigrants reprieve, the Trump administration is providing those in the Houston area with hurricane amnesty in the aftermath of Harvey. Judicial Watch reported extensively on the special…
  • Sep 7

    Trump DHS Offers Immigrants Hurricane Harvey Amnesty

    Trump DHS Offers Immigrants Hurricane Harvey Amnesty
    Keeping with an Obama-era tradition of offering illegal immigrants reprieve, the Trump administration is providing those in the Houston area with hurricane amnesty in the aftermath of Harvey. Judicial Watch reported extensively on the special…
  • Sep 5

    Media Conspicuously Omits D.C. Metro Shooter’s Immigration Statu

    Media Conspicuously Omits D.C. Metro Shooter’s Immigration Statu
    A disturbing incident involving a shooting inside a busy Washington D.C. metro station has received a lot of media attention, but all the reports conspicuously fail to mention if the suspect is an illegal immigrant. A man was captured on…
Rank this Week: 2116

PA Public Contracts

PA Public Contracts

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

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

    Are RFQs Immune From Protest Under The Procurement Code?

    Are RFQs Immune From Protest Under The Procurement Code?
    If you respond to a Request for Quotes (RFQ) issued by a Commonwealth department or agency, can you protest if the resulting purchase order is awarded to another bidder? According to the Commonwealth’s Office of Administration, the…
  • Aug 17

    Pennsylvania Initiates Disparity Study For Small Diverse Business Program

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

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

    Commonwealth Court: Laches Requires Reversal Of Injunction Issued For Violation Of Separations Act
    A recent decision by the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania illustrates the extreme perils of waiting too long to challenge a violation of the public bidding laws. In December 2015, the West Jefferson Hill School District solicited bids for a…
Rank this Week: 3288

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
  • Sep 6

    Out of the (Maine Beer) Box: Standing Out in a Global Marketplace

    Out of the (Maine Beer) Box: Standing Out in a Global Marketplace
    After traveling to Iceland with more than a dozen of Maine’s brewers to greet the Maine Beer Box at the Bjorfestival in Reykijavik, Verrill Dana Attorney Tawny Alvarez reflected on the importance of standing out in a global marketplace…
  • Jul 21

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

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

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

    Tips on Tap for Breweries on the Journey from Passion to Profit
    As the number of craft breweries across the country continues to grow, Verrill Dana’s Breweries, Distilleries & Wineries Group presents Tap Tips Podcast Miniseries to help brewers on the journey from passion to profit. The…
Rank this Week: 1727

The Federal Government Contracts &…

The Federal Government Contracts & Procurement Blog

By Fox Rothschild LLP.

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

    SBA Size Update: Strategies for Contesting Affiliation based on Economic Dependence

    SBA Size Update: Strategies for Contesting Affiliation based on Economic Dependence
      Today, we take a look at the culmination of a long fight over the size status of a joint venture competing for a Federal contract.  After losing battles at the Small Business Administration (SBA) Area Office and Office of…
  • Aug 25

    Proposal Prep Tips: Better Does Not (Necessarily) Mean “Best Value”

    Proposal Prep Tips: Better Does Not (Necessarily) Mean “Best Value”
    In a recent post, I discussed new legislation that could signal an uptick in Best Value procurements for complex service-based contracts.  In the view of many (including me), more Best Value RFPs is a win/win for both contractors and the…
  • Aug 21

    Update: Fox Speaks on the SBA’s All Small Mentor-Protégé Program (8/24)

    Update: Fox Speaks on the SBA’s All Small Mentor-Protégé Program (8/24)
    A short reminder to join me on Thursday, August 24, 2017 for lunch (11:30 am to 1:30 pm) and learn about the Small Business Administration’s All Small Mentor Protégé Program. The event is sponsored by Design-Build…
Rank this Week: 1273

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/
  • Aug 29

    HRSA Proposes Delaying 340B Drug Pricing Program Reforms until July 1, 2018

    HRSA Proposes Delaying 340B Drug Pricing Program Reforms until July 1, 2018
    The Trump Administration is proposing to once again push back the effective date of a January 2017 final rule making changes to the calculation of the 340B “ceiling price” that may be charged to covered entities and related civil…
  • Aug 29

    Senate HELP Committee to Examine Ways to Stabilize Individual Health Insurance Market

    Senate HELP Committee to Examine Ways to Stabilize Individual Health Insurance Market
    The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions is holding a series of hearings in September 2017 to focus on “actions Congress should take to stabilize and strengthen the individual health insurance markets.”…
  • Aug 29

    IMPACT Act: Medicare Spending Per Beneficiary Measures Call (Sept. 6)

    IMPACT Act: Medicare Spending Per Beneficiary Measures Call (Sept. 6)
    CMS is hosting a call on September 6, 2017 to discuss Medicare Spending per Beneficiary Post-Acute Care (PAC) resource use measures, which are mandated by the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation Act of 2014 (IMPACT Act).…
Rank this Week: 3543

AOTUS - Collector in Chief

AOTUS - Collector in Chief

Covers National Archives news. By David S. Ferriero of the National Archives.

http://blogs.archives.gov/aotus/
  • Aug 28

    Draft National Archives Strategic Plan

    Draft National Archives Strategic Plan
    The National Archives, like all other Federal agencies, is required to produce a new Strategic Plan every four years. Our Strategic Plan establishes our Mission, Strategic Goals, and Objectives, and describes how NARA will meet our ambitious…
  • Aug 25

    Join us for an Archives Hashtag Party!

    Join us for an Archives Hashtag Party!
    Last month we kicked off a new social media campaign. The Archives Hashtag Party is a way for our colleagues in the archives community to highlight the diversity of their holdings around a fun topic. We invite you to bring … Continue…
  • Jul 24

    National Archives Begins Online Release of JFK Assassination Record

    National Archives Begins Online Release of JFK Assassination Record
    Today at 8 a.m., the National Archives released a group of documents (the first of several expected releases), along with 17 audio files, previously withheld in accordance with the JFK Assassination Records Collection Act of 1992. The…
Rank this Week: 4329

Infra Insight Blog

Infra Insight Blog

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

http://www.infrainsightblog.com
  • Aug 28

    Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit District Begins Revenue Passenger Service

    Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit District Begins Revenue Passenger Service
    The Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (“SMART”) District kicked off passenger rail revenue service in Sonoma and Marin counties last week. The 43-mile rail line includes ten stations from the Sonoma County Airport to Downtown San…
  • Aug 17

    Denver City Council Approves Great Hall Project Development Agreement

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

    FTA Proposes New Rule to Encourage P3

    FTA Proposes New Rule to Encourage P3
    As part of an effort to facilitate the use of public-private partnerships (P3s) in public transportation capital projects, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) issued on Monday a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that aims to…
Rank this Week: 3590

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/
  • Aug 21

    Right to Publicity and the California Court of Appeals: What to Know

    Right to Publicity and the California Court of Appeals: What to Know
    Recently, the California Court of Appeals has overturned a ruling by the lower court on the controversial issue of the right of publicity that many had deemed to be dangerous for many digital giants like Facebook and Linked-In. The right of…
  • Jul 24

    The Colloquialization of Crime: Why Understanding the History of the Law Matter

    The Colloquialization of Crime: Why Understanding the History of the Law Matter
    With the newest revelations about the communication between the Trump Campaign and a Russian lawyer who allegedly had ties to the Kremlin, many pundits and reporters are asking the same question: Is collusion a crime? Despite the speculation…
  • Jun 16

    5 Weird and Wacky U.S. Marijuana Laws You Might Not Believe

    5 Weird and Wacky U.S. Marijuana Laws You Might Not Believe
    Federal regulations can be incredibly complex, but the law can become even more complicated on the state level. Legislation can vary wildly depending on where you are in the nation. For more than 100 years, state courts have used the idea of…
Rank this Week: 2201

Whistleblower Attorneys Blog

Whistleblower Attorneys Blog

Covers qui tam and government law. By Greene LLP.

http://www.whistleblowerattorneys-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 2565