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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/
  • Apr 21

    Grossman on We Robot 2018

    Grossman on We Robot 2018
    In what has become an annual tradition, Wendy Grossman provides the best write-up of We Robot 2018 you are going to read. See you in Miami next year! The post Grossman on We Robot 2018 appeared first on Discourse.net.
  • Apr 21

    Parody Project

    Parody Project
    Parody Project’s “Confounds the Sciednce”, says David Brin, is “One of the best pieces of musical political satire I’ve seen in years!“: Parody Project are prolific. Leaving the science tag, I like What…
  • Apr 20

    UF Privacy & Media Conference

    UF Privacy & Media Conference
    I’m at the University of Florida’s Technology, Media & Privacy Law Conference today, speaking on a panel on “Anonymity in the New Media Landscape: Free Speech or Invasion of Privacy & Defamation?”. The whole…
Rank this Week: 34

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/
  • Apr 23

    Internal Revenue Service Guidelines and retirement advisory opinion letter

    Internal Revenue Service Guidelines and retirement advisory opinion letter
    The Internal Revenue Service has begun issuing opinion/advisory letters for pre-approved defined benefit retirement plans restated for the 2012 Cumulative List, and changes the pre-approved plan program for cash balance plans.The NY…
  • Apr 16

    Posting a parody of a Facebook page and Free Speech Right

    Posting a parody of a Facebook page and Free Speech Right
    Posting a parody of a Facebook page and Free Speech Rights Novak v. The City of Parma, et al., 17-CV-2148 (N.D. Ohio)Hodgson Russ, LLP, a law firm with offices in Albany, New York, Buffalo, New York, Saratoga Springs, New York and New…
  • Apr 11

    Reassigning a member of the President's Cabinet to another Cabinet position

    Reassigning a member of the President's Cabinet to another Cabinet position
    Recently there has been speculation in the media that should the incumbent Attorney General be dismissed or the position otherwise becomes vacant, the President could appoint another member of the Cabinet to the position without having to…
Rank this Week: 35

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/
  • Apr 24

    Today's Headlines and Commentary

    Today's Headlines and Commentary
    The man suspected of plowing a rental van into pedestrians in northern Toronto on Monday has been charged with 10 counts of first-degree murder and 13 counts of attempted murder, though his motive is still unknown, CNN reports. On Monday…
  • Apr 24

    European Leaders Make Case for Iran Deal in Meetings with Trump

    European Leaders Make Case for Iran Deal in Meetings with Trump
    France and Germany Apply Diplomatic Pressure ahead of Trump’s Iran Deal Decision French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel are meeting with President Trump this week to deliver a one-two diplomatic punch to…
  • Apr 24

    Document: Supreme Court Rules in Jesner v. Arab Bank

    Document: Supreme Court Rules in Jesner v. Arab Bank
    On Tuesday, the Supreme Court issued the following opinion in Jesner v. Arab Bank, which held that foreign corporations cannot be held liable under the Alien Tort Statute.   Jesner Decision (PDF) Jesner Decision (Text)
Rank this Week: 77

Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • Apr 19

    Achieving Tangible Results for Vulnerable Communitie

    Achieving Tangible Results for Vulnerable Communitie
    Charles Lee, Senior Policy Advisor Office of Environmental Justice, US EPA The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued its Environmental Justice FY2017 Progress Report today. It is noteworthy that 2017 marked the 25th anniversary of…
  • Apr 6

    Lessons in Managing Stormwater

    Lessons in Managing Stormwater
    by Tom Damm Schools planning field trips to teach students about stormwater pollution may not have to travel far.  For many, the lesson is right outside their doors. School buildings and grounds are potentially big conveyors of…
  • Dec 21

    Vibrant Ports, Healthy Port

    Vibrant Ports, Healthy Port
     by Cosmo Servidio I recently had the pleasure of speaking at the Mid-Atlantic Vibrant Ports – Healthy Ports workshop in Philadelphia. For me, having once worked for the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, this event gave…
Rank this Week: 149

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

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

http://dissentingjustice.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 156

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/
  • Apr 23

    Facebook Wildlife Trafficking Report Spreads Around World 

    Facebook Wildlife Trafficking Report Spreads Around World 
    News outlets around the United States have picked up and expanded upon an Associated Press story about the whistleblower complaint to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) lodged against Facebook. The story has also been picked up…
  • Apr 20

    100 Days to National Whistleblower Day 2018!

    100 Days to National Whistleblower Day 2018!
    Today marks the 100-day countdown to National Whistleblower Day, celebrated each year on July 30th. National Whistleblower Day commemorates the passing of America’s first whistleblower law on July 30th, 1778. This visionary action,…
  • Apr 20

    100 Days to National Whistleblower Day 2018!

    100 Days to National Whistleblower Day 2018!
    Today marks the 100-day countdown to National Whistleblower Day, celebrated each year on July 30th. National Whistleblower Day commemorates the passing of America’s first whistleblower law on July 30th, 1778. This visionary action,…
Rank this Week: 246

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/
  • Apr 21

    Hills trailer park

    Hills trailer park
    Since United States v. Hills, and then United States v. Hukill, the appellate courts have been trying to sort out quite a few cases on remand.  Here is a list of the most recent CAAF actions. No. 18-0087/AF. U.S. v. Jonathan P.…
  • Apr 21

    Army–partial return to the public

    Army–partial return to the public
    Go to Army publications After a lengthy absence from the general public, the following are now, again, available to the public.  (ACCA decisions are still not available. Army Lawyer. Continue reading →
  • Apr 11

    Conflict of interest–at The Supreme

    Conflict of interest–at The Supreme
    SCOTUSBlog reports a petition of the day is: Campanelli v. Illinois, 17-1225 Issue: Whether the Sixth Amendment right to conflict-free counsel forbids multiple attorneys in a single public defender’s office from…
Rank this Week: 302

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
  • Apr 20

    Lance Armstrong settles Floyd Landis’ Postal cycling contract case for $5 million

    Lance Armstrong settles Floyd Landis’ Postal cycling contract case for $5 million
    On April 19, the Department of Justice announced that former cyclist Lance Armstrong, accused by his former teammate Floyd Landis of doping in violation of a team sponsorship contract with the U.S. Postal Service, had agreed to pay $5 million…
  • Apr 20

    Biotheranostics pays $2 million to settle

    Biotheranostics pays $2 million to settle
    On April 19, the Department of Justice announced that San Diego, California-based Biotheranostics, Inc., had agreed to pay $2 million to resolve civil False Claims Act charges over the company’s breast cancer tests. Biotheranostics Inc.…
  • Apr 16

    Hospital corporation Banner Health pays $18 million in fraud settlement

    Hospital corporation Banner Health pays $18 million in fraud settlement
    On April 12, the Department of Justice announced that Banner Health had agreed to pay $18 million to settle civil allegations, originally brought by a whistleblower, that the company’s Arizona and Colorado hospitals submitted false…
Rank this Week: 262

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: 431

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: 435

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: 355

Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law…

Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law Blog

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

http://michaelreiterlaw.wordpress.com/
  • Jul 20

    Can You Go to Jail for Not Getting a Building Permit?

    Can You Go to Jail for Not Getting a Building Permit?
    Building a structure without a permit (with exceptions on the meaning of structure under the California Building Code) is a misdemeanor in most California local entities. Usually, the punishment for a misdemeanor under most municipal codes…
  • Jul 12

    Neighbors, Google Maps and Dispute

    Neighbors, Google Maps and Dispute
    By Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law I have been involved in a number of neighbor disputes, long-running and costly.  But this is a new one. You should definitely click on the article, but a neighbor in Washington State mowed the shortened…
  • Dec 20

    Investigative Reporting Website Creates San Diego Code Enforcement Database and Map

    Investigative Reporting Website Creates San Diego Code Enforcement Database and Map
    “inewsource.org” is a non-profit news-gathering organization in San Diego.  They have put together data regarding complaints and resolutions into a searchable database found here.   This database includes all complaints…
Rank this Week: 454

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Covers whistleblower and government law. By JeffreyNewmanLaw.

http://www.whistleblowerlawyernews.com/
Rank this Week: 911

CFTC Law

CFTC Law

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

http://www.cftclaw.com/
  • Apr 12

    FDIC Use of Technoligy In The Business of Banking Forum

    FDIC Use of Technoligy In The Business of Banking Forum
    FDIC Hosts Use of Technology in the Business of Banking Forum in Arlington, Virginia The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) will host a forum on the Use of Technology in the Business of Banking on Monday, May 7,…
  • Apr 10

    Floor Broker Fined $150,000 by the CFTC for “Spoofing” Wheat CME Future

    Floor Broker Fined $150,000 by the CFTC for “Spoofing” Wheat CME Future
    Floor Broker Fined $150,000 by the CFTC for “Spoofing” CME Wheat Futures Market The CFTC fined Anuj C. Singhal $150,000 to settle charges for “spoofing” the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) wheat futures market. The…
  • Apr 2

    Aegis Capital Pays $1.3 Million for Anti-Money Laundering Violation

    Aegis Capital Pays $1.3 Million for Anti-Money Laundering Violation
    Aegis Capital Pays $1.3 Million for Anti-Money Laundering Violations FINRA and the Securities Exchange Commission have fined Aegis Capital Corp., NY based Broker-Dealer, $550,000 and $750,000, respectively, in enforcement actions…
Rank this Week: 1162

Freedom of Information & Open…

Freedom of Information & Open Government Blog

News, views and updates on the UK Freedom of Information Act, worldwide Freedom of Information and open government. Maintained by Steve Wood, Lecturer at Liverpool John Moores University.

http://foia.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 11

    FOI case law update - 28 November 2013

    FOI case law update - 28 November 2013
    The Campaign for Freedom of Information's next course on 'Information Commissioner & Tribunal Decisions - what do they mean in practice?' is taking place in London on 28th November 2013.This course, now in its 8th year, aims to help…
  • Oct 29

    76 organisations call on government to drop proposed FOI restriction

    76 organisations call on government to drop proposed FOI restriction
    76 campaign groups, charities and press bodies have written to the prime minister urging him to drop proposals to restrict the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act. They say the proposals are not compatible with the prime minister's stated aim of…
  • Oct 24

    MPs call for extension of the FOI Act to cover contracted out public service

    MPs call for extension of the FOI Act to cover contracted out public service
    An Early Day Motion calling for the extension of the FOI Act to cover contracted out public services has been tabled by Labour MP Grahame Morris and co-sponsored by Caroline Lucas (Green), Mark Durkan (SDLP), John McDonnell (Lab), Margaret…
Rank this Week: 1025

Corporate Law and Democracy

Corporate Law and Democracy

A repository of ideas, comments and papers on a range of issues related to corporate law and democracy. By Boston College Law School Professor Renee Jones.

http://reneejones.wordpress.com/
  • Nov 18

    Whither State Securities Enforcement?

    Whither State Securities Enforcement?
    Susan Antilla of Bloomberg news published a recent column  revisiting the question of the continued viability of state securities regulators’ enforcement authority.  I spoke to Susan about my research  on the issue and I am quoted in…
  • Nov 18

    Whither State Securities Enforcement?

    Whither State Securities Enforcement?
    Susan Antilla of Bloomberg news published a recent column  revisiting the question of the continued viability of state securities regulators’ enforcement authority.  I spoke to Susan about my research  on the issue…
  • Sep 19

    Bailout-palooza

    Bailout-palooza
    The federal goverment’s proposal for a bailout of the financial industry sounded somewhat familiar to me.  I remembered that I had blogged about a similar proposal about a year ago on Conglomerate.
Rank this Week: 807

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
  • Apr 24

    Court opinions issued Apr. 23, 2018

    Court opinions issued Apr. 23, 2018
    Castleman v. DOJ (9th Cir.) (unpublished) -- affirming district court's decision regarding plaintiff's multiple requests concerning his criminal trial because plaintiff failed to raise genuine disputes of material fact regarding government's…
  • Apr 20

    Court opinion issued Apr. 19, 2018

    Court opinion issued Apr. 19, 2018
    Judicial Watch v. CIA (D.D.C.) -- ruling that CIA properly relied on 50 U.S.C. § 3141 to withhold pornographic material seized by United States during operation against bin Laden's residential compound in Pakistan.Summaries of all…
  • Apr 20

    FOIA News: Bench trial begins on egg farm inspection report

    FOIA News: Bench trial begins on egg farm inspection report
    Withholding of Egg Data Challenged in Rare FOIA TrialBy Nicholas Iovino, Courthouse News Serv., Apr. 19, 2018Revealing details about the living conditions of hens would give business rivals an edge and irreparably harm small egg…
Rank this Week: 2628

Lobby Comply Blog

Lobby Comply Blog

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

http://stateandfed.com/lobbycomply/
  • Apr 24

    JCOPE Adopts Comprehensive Lobbying Regulation

    JCOPE Adopts Comprehensive Lobbying Regulation
    On April 24, the New York Joint Commission on Public Ethics adopted Part 943, commonly referred to as the Comprehensive Continued on Next Page
  • Apr 23

    Tuesday’s Government and Ethics New

    Tuesday’s Government and Ethics New
    Campaign Finance Missouri: “Greitens Charged with Second Felony After AG Investigation into Veterans Charity” by Jason Hancock, Allison Kite, and Continued on Next Page
  • Apr 23

    Baltimore City Ethics Ordinance Introduced

    Baltimore City Ethics Ordinance Introduced
    City Councilman Zeke Cohen introduced an ordinance amending the Baltimore City Ethics Code. Ordinance No. 18-0230 requires lobbyists to file Continued on Next Page
Rank this Week: 2858

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/
  • Apr 24

    SmallGovCon Welcomes Nicole Pottroff

    SmallGovCon Welcomes Nicole Pottroff
    I am pleased to announce that Nicole Pottroff  has joined our team of government contracts attorney-authors here at SmallGovCon.  Nicole is an associate attorney with Koprince Law LLC, where her practice focuses on federal…
  • Apr 24

    GAO Clarifies Competition Standards for Simplified Acquisition

    GAO Clarifies Competition Standards for Simplified Acquisition
    A recent GAO decision has shed light on the question of what an agency must do to adequately promote competition during a simplified acquisition. There is still no bright line for determining which agency actions meet this threshold. …
  • Apr 20

    SmallGovCon Weeks in Review: April 9 – 20, 2018

    SmallGovCon Weeks in Review: April 9 – 20, 2018
    I was enjoying a day off last Friday, so we have a lot of catching up to do on government contracting news and notes.  It’s time for a special two-week super-sized edition of the SmallGovCon Week in Review. In this edition, the GAO…
Rank this Week: 3266

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/
  • Apr 24

    Mankind’s Suicide Pact – The Sixth Mass Extinction

    Mankind’s Suicide Pact – The Sixth Mass Extinction
    Last time we talked about how influencing our politicians to do the right thing can be fun. So this time let’s talk about some very serious issues with an eye toward enjoying the process of moving our politics to do the right things,…
  • Apr 23

    The Hidden Toll

    The Hidden Toll
    In case you haven’t read it, I am attaching a link to Linda Villarosa’s article, Why America’s Black Mothers and Babies Are in a Life-or-Death Crisis, in the New York Times Magazine. Reading it had me in tears because…
  • Apr 17

    Politics Can Be Fun – Some Encouragement for Earth Day

    Politics Can Be Fun – Some Encouragement for Earth Day
    Some people tell me it’s hard to deal with global dangers and dangers to our health that aren’t fun to think about and that feel out of our control as well. How can we deal with it? Compare those to how we protect our families in…
Rank this Week: 3042

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • Apr 24

    Ballard/Venminder Podcast: Current Issues With Managing Third-Party Vendor Risk

    Ballard/Venminder Podcast: Current Issues With Managing Third-Party Vendor Risk
    Ballard Spahr is proud to partner with Venminder, Inc., on this podcast posted today discussing third-party vendor risk management concerns of financial institutions and service providers. Hosted by Venminder’s Chief Risk Officer…
  • Apr 24

    2018 CFPB Research Conference

    2018 CFPB Research Conference
    The 2018 CFPB Research Conference will take place at the Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel in Arlington, Virginia on May 3-4, 2018.  The conference is an opportunity for researchers and policymakers to learn about recent findings from both…
  • Apr 23

    Bill to Require Issuance of Guidance by CFPB Introduced in House

    Bill to Require Issuance of Guidance by CFPB Introduced in House
    A recent bill introduced in the US House of Representatives would require the CFPB to issue guidance on federal consumer financial laws, and also provide a framework for civil money penalties.  H.R. 5534 would create the Give Useful…
Rank this Week: 3674

Health Industry Washington Watch

Health Industry Washington Watch

Covers U.S. legislative and regulatory developments affecting the life sciences and health care industry. By Reed Smith LLP.

http://www.healthindustrywashingtonwatch.com/
Rank this Week: 3650

Infra Insight Blog

Infra Insight Blog

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

http://www.infrainsightblog.com
Rank this Week: 3636

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/
  • Apr 24

    New Draft NIST Guidance on Systems Security Engineering

    New Draft NIST Guidance on Systems Security Engineering
    The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) recently published a draft special publication titled Systems Security Engineering: Resiliency Considerations for the Engineering of Trustworthy Secure Systems (Volume 2), which…
  • Apr 23

    What’s Keeping False Claims Act Lawyers Up At Night

    What’s Keeping False Claims Act Lawyers Up At Night
    Please join us on April 24 from 5-7:30pm at Crowell & Moring LLP for a panel discussion and cocktail reception hosted by the ABA Section of Public Contract Law Procurement Fraud and Young Lawyers Committees. The panel will discuss how…
  • Apr 19

    Court Dismisses FCA Suit Alleging that Grocery Chain Failed to Collect Sales Tax

    Court Dismisses FCA Suit Alleging that Grocery Chain Failed to Collect Sales Tax
    On March 22, 2018, an Indiana state trial court judge granted a motion to dismiss in State of Indiana ex. rel Harmeyer v. The Kroger Co. et al. Relator Harmeyer—an attorney and Kroger patron—alleged that the grocery chain…
Rank this Week: 4359

Corruption Chronicles

Corruption Chronicles

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

http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/
  • Apr 24

    U.S. Funds Scandinavian Humanitarian Group that Helps Islamic Terrorist

    U.S. Funds Scandinavian Humanitarian Group that Helps Islamic Terrorist
    A global humanitarian group that receives generous U.S. government funding helps Islamic terrorist organizations abroad and a country that appears on the State Department’s list of nations that sponsor terrorism. The Scandinavian…
  • Apr 18

    Judge in Trump Atty. Case Officiated Wedding of President’s Fiercest Enemy at His Estate

    Judge in Trump Atty. Case Officiated Wedding of President’s Fiercest Enemy at His Estate
    The extensive media coverage of the federal case against President Donald Trump’s personal attorney has largely failed to mention that the judge presiding over the matter is chummy with one of Trump’s fiercest and most vocal…
  • Apr 17

    U.S. Funds Entities Promoting Soros’ Radical Globalist Agenda in Guatemala

    U.S. Funds Entities Promoting Soros’ Radical Globalist Agenda in Guatemala
    The U.S. government is using taxpayer dollars to support leftwing billionaire George Soros’ radical globalist agenda in Guatemala, a Judicial Watch investigation has found. A special investigative report published this week by Judicial…
Rank this Week: 2241

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
  • Apr 23

    Lawyers on Tap in Nashville

    Lawyers on Tap in Nashville
    Next week, on April 30, thousands from the craft brewing community will take over America’s Music City for the Craft Brewers Conference and BrewExpo America, presented by the Brewers Association. Joining them at this year’s…
  • Apr 20

    TTB Expands Allowable Changes to Labels without Resubmission, but Reminds us that One Label “Does Not (Necessarily) Fit All”

    TTB Expands Allowable Changes to Labels without Resubmission, but Reminds us that One Label “Does Not (Necessarily) Fit All”
    Certificate of Label Approval (or COLA) can be one of the more frustrating processes for brewers.  Each label must be approved by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB).  Once the COLA is issued, only certain, limited…
  • Mar 29

    Opening Day Edition: Beer Advertising and Sport

    Opening Day Edition: Beer Advertising and Sport
    Today (March 29) is baseball’s opening day and beer and baseball are in the news.  The New York Yankees appear to be in trouble for their new “Pinstripe Pilsner” which has an image of your favorite Yankee player in…
Rank this Week: 1888

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
  • 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 ……
  • Apr 17

    Trustee of Special Needs Trust must be cautious in making reimbursement

    Trustee of Special Needs Trust must be cautious in making reimbursement
    A person who is receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) from the Social Security Administration must report changes in his income or resources (assets) to SSI, because this can affect his eligibility or the amount of benefits. If…
Rank this Week: 1389

Subject to Inquiry

Subject to Inquiry

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

http://www.subjecttoinquiry.com/
Rank this Week: 2714

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: 4551

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/
  • Apr 19

    TSA Week in Review - April 9th - 15th

    TSA Week in Review - April 9th - 15th
    TSA discovered 80 firearms in carry-on bags around the nation last week. Of the 80 firearms discovered, 71 were loaded and 25 had a round chambered. Firearm possession laws vary by state and locality. TSA may impose civil penalties of up to…
  • Apr 11

    TSA Week in Review: April 2nd - 8th

    TSA Week in Review: April 2nd - 8th
    TSA discovered 72 firearms in carry-on bags around the nation last week. Of the 72 firearms discovered, 64 were loaded and 30 had a round chambered. Firearm possession laws vary by state and locality. TSA may impose civil penalties of up to…
  • Apr 5

    TSA Week in Review: March 26th - April 1st

    TSA Week in Review: March 26th - April 1st
    TSA discovered 64 firearms in carry-on bags around the nation last week. Of the 64 firearms discovered, 52 were loaded and 13 had a round chambered. Firearm possession laws vary by state and locality. TSA may impose civil penalties of up to…
Rank this Week: 4259

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/
Rank this Week: 3821

Cuba Law Blog

Cuba Law Blog

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

http://www.attorneycuba.com/
  • Apr 19

    Miguel Díaz-Canel is Cuba’s New President

    Miguel Díaz-Canel is Cuba’s New President
    The Cuban parliament has chosen Miguel Díaz-Canel as its candidate to take over from Raúl Castro who stands down as president on 19 April. In 2006, Raúl Castro took over from his brother, Fidel, who had led the country…
  • Apr 19

    Miguel Díaz-Canel Nominated to Become Next President of Cuba

    Miguel Díaz-Canel Nominated to Become Next President of Cuba
    The Cuban parliament has chosen Miguel Díaz-Canel as its candidate to take over from Raúl Castro who stands down as president on 19 April. In 2006, Raúl Castro took over from his brother, Fidel, who had led the country…
  • Apr 11

    US Embassy Staff in Havana Reduced to 10 Diplomat

    US Embassy Staff in Havana Reduced to 10 Diplomat
    On the eve of the biggest political change in Cuba since the 1959 communist revolution, the number of staff at the U.S. Embassy in Havana has dropped to just ten people The U.S. State Department published an updated embassy roster on March 22…
Rank this Week: 1763

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/
  • Apr 18

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 4/17

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 4/17
    U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2017-2018update.html Petition was filed in: Lummi Tribe of the Lummi Reservation, Washington v. United States (Jurisdiction; Grant in Aid Funds) on 4/5/18. Petition was…
  • Apr 5

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 4/5

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 4/5
    U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2017-2018update.htmlPetition was filed in Fort Peck Housing Authority, et al., v. Department of Housing and Urban Development, et al. (Jurisdiction; Grant in…
  • Mar 20

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 3/20

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 3/20
    U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2017-2018update.html Petition was filed in Harvey, et al., v. Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation, et al. (Exhaustion of Tribal Remedies) on 3/7/18. Law…
Rank this Week: 4096

Fracking Insider

Fracking Insider

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

http://www.frackinginsider.com
  • Apr 17

    Energy Hearings This Week

    Energy Hearings This Week
    April 17 – House Committee on Energy and Commerce  Subcommittee on Energy Hearing: Oversight of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the FY2019 Budget Witnesses: The Honorable Neil Chatterjee: Commissioner, Federal Energy…
  • Apr 10

    Energy Related Hearings This Week

    Energy Related Hearings This Week
    Senate Environment and Public Works  Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety Hearing: “Cooperative Federalism Under the Clean Air Act: State Perspectives.” Date: April 10, 2018 @ 10:00 am EDT House Committee on…
  • Mar 19

    Energy Hearings This Week

    Energy Hearings This Week
    House Committee on Natural Resources – Hearing https://www.bgov.com/events/BDMS264897205 Topic: Subcommittee on Federal Lands Hearing: The Subcommittee on Federal Lands will hold a legislative hearing on the following bill: – H.R.…
Rank this Week: 3628

Oregon Legal Research

Oregon Legal Research

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

http://blog.oregonlegalresearch.com/
  • 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.
  • Apr 2

    Jobs: Plum Book: United States Government Policy and Supporting Position

    Jobs: Plum Book: United States Government Policy and Supporting Position
    Remember the Plum Book, an interesting current and historical document (and usually a federal policy wonk job seeker’s tool)? You can read the December 2016 edition of the Plum Book and previous editions. (If those links fail, just…
Rank this Week: 2406

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/
  • 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.
  • Jul 1

    Amended Article 78 Petition Attempting to Add Property Owner Barred by Statute of Limitation

    Amended Article 78 Petition Attempting to Add Property Owner Barred by Statute of Limitation
    An attempt to cure the failure to name a property owner in an Article 78 proceeding challenging a site plan and special permit approval was found barred by the statute of limitations.
Rank this Week: 1612

The Federal Government Contracts &…

The Federal Government Contracts & Procurement Blog

By Fox Rothschild LLP.

https://governmentcontracts.foxrothschild.com/
Rank this Week: 2198

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: 4205

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/
  • 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…
  • Mar 15

    FAQ: Understanding SLAPP and Anti-SLAPP Law

    FAQ: Understanding SLAPP and Anti-SLAPP Law
    If you’ve ever been in a courtroom, or if you are just addicted to legal television shows and courtroom dramas, you may have heard the term anti-SLAPP. SLAPP laws, or strategic lawsuits against public participation, are exactly what…
  • Jan 23

    FAQ: Do All Functions of Government Stop During a Shutdown?

    FAQ: Do All Functions of Government Stop During a Shutdown?
    The United States government officially shut down at midnight on Friday, January 19. It’s not the first time the federal government has shutdown in the 21st century, and unless there are some radical changes in Washington, D.C., it…
Rank this Week: 2378

von Briesen Legal News

von Briesen Legal News

By von Briesen & Roper, s.c.

http://www.vonbriesen.com/legal-news
  • Apr 4

    OIG Work Plan Monthly Updates (January, February, and March 2018)

    OIG Work Plan Monthly Updates (January, February, and March 2018)
    As previously explained in von Briesen's Legal Update OIG Work Plan Moves from Annual to Monthly Updates, the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General (the "OIG") has decided to update its…
  • Mar 29

    The Effects of Tax Reform

    The Effects of Tax Reform
    Originally published in the Milwaukee Business Journal on Friday, March 23, 2018.  The most significant tax changes in 30 years prompt questions, concerns and new strategies. 
  • Mar 26

    Landowners Fail to Show that Drainage falls under Utility Easement’s Scope

    Landowners Fail to Show that Drainage falls under Utility Easement’s Scope
    Spring is here. That means Wisconsin landowners will soon find water everywhere. Dealing with drainage issues can cause landowners to get creative. In a recent Mississippi case, landowners claimed that they should be entitled to use a utility…
Rank this Week: 2119

Government Contracts Blog

Government Contracts Blog

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

http://www.governmentcontractslawblog.com/
  • Mar 30

    The Future of COTS Procurement: The Proposed Section 846 Business Model

    The Future of COTS Procurement: The Proposed Section 846 Business Model
    On March 16, 2018, the General Services Administration (“GSA”) and the Office of Management and Budget (“OMB”) released their Phase 1 Implementation Plan (the “Plan”) for “Procurement Through…
  • Mar 30

    South Korea Steps Up Oversight of Cryptocurrency Exchange

    South Korea Steps Up Oversight of Cryptocurrency Exchange
    In January 2018, the Korea Financial Intelligence Unit (“KoFIU”)[1] and the Financial Supervisory Service (“FSS”)[2] conducted a joint inspection of six Korean banks that provide trading accounts for cryptocurrency…
  • Feb 28

    New Legislation Introduced in 2017 Signals the Beginning of a Strong Push for AML Reform

    New Legislation Introduced in 2017 Signals the Beginning of a Strong Push for AML Reform
    There is universal acknowledgement that anti-money laundering (“AML”) monitoring has become progressively costlier (both in terms of time and money) since the Bank Secrecy Act (“BSA”) was passed nearly five decades…
Rank this Week: 3803

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: 1756

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/
  • Mar 29

    Great and Good Friends: National Archives Loans Artifacts to Thai Exhibition

    Great and Good Friends: National Archives Loans Artifacts to Thai Exhibition
    The National Archives played a major role in the grand opening last week of a new exhibition in Bangkok, Thailand, at the Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles. An international group effort, the exhibit—“Great and Good Friends: 200…
  • Mar 8

    Celebrating Information Access: Sunshine Week 2018

    Celebrating Information Access: Sunshine Week 2018
    Sunshine Week is an annual nationwide celebration of access to public information. It was  launched more than a decade ago by the American Society of News Editors, and is embraced by journalists, librarians, concerned citizens, civil…
  • Mar 2

    Make Access Happen

    Make Access Happen
    The National Archives and Records Administration has been able to accomplish some incredible digitization and outreach work over the years due in part to contributions and support by anonymous donors and the National Archives Foundation. Two…
Rank this Week: 3122

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: 3677

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
  • Mar 28

    Pennsylvania Superior Court Looks to Electronic Media Precedent to Adopt a Standard for Authenticating Social Media Post

    Pennsylvania Superior Court Looks to Electronic Media Precedent to Adopt a Standard for Authenticating Social Media Post
    This post was co-authored by Michael C. Witsch and Robert H. Bender, associates in the firm’s Business Litigation and Products Liability practice group. On March 15, 2018, as a matter of first impression, a unanimous panel of the…
  • Mar 21

    Supreme Court Limits Tax Obstruction Charge

    Supreme Court Limits Tax Obstruction Charge
    Today, the Supreme Court delivered a welcome decision narrowing the obstruction “Omnibus Clause” within the Internal Revenue Code, 26 U.S.C. § 7212(a).  The Court held in Marinello v. United States that in order to…
  • Feb 1

    Senator Menendez to Avoid Retrial on Corruption Charge

    Senator Menendez to Avoid Retrial on Corruption Charge
    In a surprising development, the Department of Justice announced yesterday that it would drop corruption charges against Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ). The move comes just weeks after the Government declared its intent to retry the case,…
Rank this Week: 2255