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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/
  • Feb 8

    The Emancipation Proclamation

    The Emancipation Proclamation
    President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, as the nation approached its third year of bloody civil war. The proclamation declared “that all persons held as slaves” within the rebellious…
  • Feb 6

    National Archives Does Not Tolerate Harassment

    National Archives Does Not Tolerate Harassment
    An article recently appeared in the media about allegations of serious sexual harassment by former Archivist of the United States Allen Weinstein. Weinstein served as the 9th Archivist of the United States from 2005 to 2008. Shortly after…
  • Jan 15

    Join us for Citizen Archivist Week of Service!

    Join us for Citizen Archivist Week of Service!
    In the spirit of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, join us this week, January 15-19, 2018 for the Citizen Archivist Week of Service. Our goal is to tag or transcribe 2,018 pages in the National Archives … Continue reading…
Rank this Week: 3366

Bid Protest Lawyer Blog

Bid Protest Lawyer Blog

Covers government contract bid protests. By Whitcomb, Selinsky, McAuliffe PC.

https://www.whitcomblawpc.com/bid-protest-attorney
  • Jan 16

    Size Matters-Ostensible Subcontractor Rule

    Size Matters-Ostensible Subcontractor Rule
    Primary and Vital Contract Requirements Size Appeal of: Emergent, Inc., Appellant Re: Kapsuun Grp., LLC, SBA No. SIZ-5875, 2017 (Dec. 19, 2017)
  • Jan 15

    GAO Determines that Lowest Price Is Not Enough

    GAO Determines that Lowest Price Is Not Enough
    Source Selection Authority’s Ignoring of Strengths and Weaknesses in Favor of Lower Price was Illegal Matter of: Immersion Consulting, LLC, B-415155 (Dec. 4, 2017) The Matter of Immersion Consulting was GAO bid protest about and FSS…
  • Sep 20

    De Facto Joint Venture

    De Facto Joint Venture
      Size Appeal of Olgoonik Diversified Services, LLC SBA No. SIZ-5825 (2017)   This case concerns the Small Business Act of 1958. Recognizing the importance of free enterprise and competition, the Small Business Act requires the…
Rank this Week: 2131

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • Feb 21

    Democratic lawmakers seek information about reorganization of CFPB Office of Fair Lending

    Democratic lawmakers seek information about reorganization of CFPB Office of Fair Lending
    A group of Democratic Senators and House members have sent a letter to Mick Mulvaney and Leandra English expressing concern about Mr. Mulvaney’s announcement that he plans to reorganize the CFPB’s Office of Fair Lending (OFLEO).…
  • Feb 21

    Education Dept. seeks comment on factors used to evaluate student loan discharge claims in bankruptcy case

    Education Dept. seeks comment on factors used to evaluate student loan discharge claims in bankruptcy case
    The Department of Education has published a request for information in today’s Federal Register seeking comment on the factors used to evaluate claims of undue hardship made by student loan borrowers attempting to discharge student…
  • Feb 21

    New HMDA Guide Issued by the FFIEC

    New HMDA Guide Issued by the FFIEC
    The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) has just issued an updated version of The Guide to HMDA Reporting: Getting It Right! The Guide reflects the extensive changes to the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act rules that were…
Rank this Week: 288

CFTC Law

CFTC Law

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

http://www.cftclaw.com/
  • Jan 22

    Government Shutdown Causes CFTC to Reschedule TAC Meeting on Cryptocurrency

    Government Shutdown Causes CFTC to Reschedule TAC Meeting on Cryptocurrency
    Government Shutdown Causes CFTC to Reschedule TAC Meeting on Cryptocurrency The CFTC had scheduled their Technology Advisory Committee ( TAC meeting ) on Cryptocurrency for January 23rd (Tomorrow), but today issued the following press…
  • Jan 19

    CFTC and SEC Joint Statement Against Virtual Currency Fraud

    CFTC and SEC Joint Statement Against Virtual Currency Fraud
    Joint Statement Addressing Virtual Currency by CFTC and SEC Enforcement Directors. Both the CFTC and the Security Exchange Commission (SEC) became increasingly active last year enforcing their jurisdiction in the virtual currency landscape.…
  • Jan 19

    CFTC Charges Two Companies on Bitcoin and Virtual Currency Fraud

    CFTC Charges Two Companies on Bitcoin and Virtual Currency Fraud
    On January 18, 2018 the CFTC filed a civil enforcement action and a federal civil enforcement action in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York against The Entrepreneurs Headquarters Ltd., and CabbageTech, Corp.…
Rank this Week: 304

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/
  • Feb 21

    Response to School Shooting

    Response to School Shooting
    After this latest school shooting with 17 dead, I’ve read wonderful pieces by people who lost loved ones to guns, and banal pieces by wonderful writers whose imaginations were fried by the horror. What’s left? Sometimes I try to…
  • Feb 13

    Why law?

    Why law?
    Push back against sloppy anti-regulatory claims that prevent good use of government.
  • Feb 6

    The Nunes Memo and Trump’s Disloyalty

    The Nunes Memo and Trump’s Disloyalty
    I prepared something else to talk about today but find myself furious about the misuse of the Constitution to prevent getting at the truth. Trump, and his supporters, are attacking the Mueller investigation into ties between the Trump…
Rank this Week: 3413

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: 3391

Corruption Chronicles

Corruption Chronicles

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

http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/
  • Feb 21

    VA Secretary’s Chief of Staff Embroiled in Another Cover-Up Scandal

    VA Secretary’s Chief of Staff Embroiled in Another Cover-Up Scandal
    One of the high-ranking Veteran Administration (VA) officials who misled the agency’s secretary about the prosecution of an elderly Army vet made false claims and altered an official record in a separate case. Her name is Vivieca Wright…
  • Feb 15

    Illegal Alien in Fla. Drug Bust Deported 3 Times, Easily Reentered U.S.

    Illegal Alien in Fla. Drug Bust Deported 3 Times, Easily Reentered U.S.
    A startling drug trafficking case out of south Florida is especially disturbing because the illegal immigrant caught with more than half a million dollars in crystal methamphetamine had been deported three times in three months shortly before…
  • Feb 13

    VA Sec. Against Prosecuting Army Vet for “Posting” U.S. Flag, Misled by Staff

    VA Sec. Against Prosecuting Army Vet for “Posting” U.S. Flag, Misled by Staff
    The Secretary of Veterans Affairs was misled by his inner circle about a case involving an elderly Army veteran criminally prosecuted for displaying the American Flag at a southern California VA facility, documents obtained by Judicial Watch…
Rank this Week: 1187

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/
  • Feb 15

    Eyewitness identification for the defense and trial counsel

    Eyewitness identification for the defense and trial counsel
    Let’s take a look at United States v. Criswell, a case decided by the Army adverse to the appellant, and now pending review at CAAF, on the following issue. No. 18-0091/AR. U.S. v. Andrew J. Criswell. CCA 20150530. On…
  • Feb 11

    What do you think?

    What do you think?
    We know that the Sixth Amendment right to confront witnesses does not apply at a sentencing hearing (although the Due Process Clause does).  Here we have a report of United States v. Carrillo, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 21731 (E.D. N.Y. Feb.…
  • Feb 5

    UCI in the jury box

    UCI in the jury box
    When the Congress, the media, and commanders called for a crackdown on military sexual assaults, the fear among the defense bar was the specter of unlawful command influence.  Most of the cases have focussed on pretrial and…
Rank this Week: 133

Cuba Law Blog

Cuba Law Blog

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

http://www.attorneycuba.com/
  • Feb 13

    Creditors Call Cuba’s Debt

    Creditors Call Cuba’s Debt
    Once upon a time, Cuba accumulated billions of dollars in debt, and hasn’t paid it off in decades; a handful of countries worldwide lent Cuba money under the late Fidel Castro. Despite restructuring some of these loans within the past 5…
  • Feb 6

    US Internet Endeavor in Cuba Under Criticism

    US Internet Endeavor in Cuba Under Criticism
    Alan Gross was arrested and jailed in Cuba in the year 2009 for doing his job. He was a United States government contractor employed by USAID – the United States Agency for International Development. Gross was held until his trial in…
  • Jan 30

    Castro and Successor Attend Unveiling of US-Sponsored Statue

    Castro and Successor Attend Unveiling of US-Sponsored Statue
    When it comes to US-Cuba relations, it is rare these days to see a sign that relations are improving. And it’s even rarer to see government officials from both countries sharing a positive moment together. But that’s just what…
Rank this Week: 1995

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/
  • Feb 19

    What Are they Hiding? (Turkish Edition)

    What Are they Hiding? (Turkish Edition)
    Marcy Wheeler is very smart. And while she’s not giving to mincing words, she is also not a wild-eye conspiracist. So I sat up when I saw Meanwhile, Over In Turkey . . ., her blog post on Secretary of … Continue reading…
  • Feb 14

    Micropayments of a New and Pernicious Type

    Micropayments of a New and Pernicious Type
    Many of us predicted long ago that the future of journalism was online micropayments – pay fractions of a cent an article instead of being bombarded with ads. What we didn’t see coming was this strategy by Salon: if you ……
  • Feb 7

    10 Things You Can Do to Protect e-Privacy & Autonomy

    10 Things You Can Do to Protect e-Privacy & Autonomy
    At UM’s Data Privacy Day event I made 10 suggestions about what you can do to protect your e-privacy and autonomy.  Here they are: Trust cyber-civil liberties NGOs like EFF to recommend things to use and to do. If you ……
Rank this Week: 11

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

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

http://dissentingjustice.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 3994

Equal Vote

Equal Vote

Information and insight on the laws governing federal, state and local elections. By Michael E. Moritz College of Law Professor Dan Tokaji.

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: 1610

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: 3936

European Union Law

European Union Law

Covers legal issues in the European Union. By Vihar Georgiev.

http://eulaw.wordpress.com
  • Jan 28

    The EU Fiscal Stability Treaty: Summary and Analysi

    The EU Fiscal Stability Treaty: Summary and Analysi
     UPDATE: the approved text of the Treaty on Stability, Coordination and Governance in the Economic and Monetary Union is available here. 
  • Jan 28

    The EU Fiscal Stability Treaty: Summary and Analysi

    The EU Fiscal Stability Treaty: Summary and Analysi
     UPDATE: the approved text of the Treaty on Stability, Coordination and Governance in the Economic and Monetary Union is available here.  The Treaty on Stability, Coordination and Governance in the Economic and Monetary Union is…
  • Dec 24

    Happy Holidays!

    Happy Holidays!
    Dear friends, I wish you happy holidays and a prosperous New Year!
Rank this Week: 4422

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
  • Jan 29

    California doctors pay $1 million to resolve Stark Law allegation

    California doctors pay $1 million to resolve Stark Law allegation
    On January 23, the Department of Justice announced that two California urologists agreed to pay $1 million to settle allegations that the pair violated the self-referral (Stark) law’s prohibitions. According to DOJ’s press…
  • Jan 29

    California company settles False Claims Act allegations for $7.62 million

    California company settles False Claims Act allegations for $7.62 million
    On January 23, the Department of Justice announced that Vista, California-based DJO Global, Inc., had agreed to pay $7.62 million to settle allegations that the company submitted claims for medically unnecessary medical equipment to TRICARE,…
  • Jan 21

    Scripps settles physical therapy claims for $1.5 million

    Scripps settles physical therapy claims for $1.5 million
    On January 19, the Department of Justice announced that San Diego-based Scripps Health had agreed to pay $1.5 million to settle a whistleblower’s allegations that the health care company submitted claims for physical therapy services…
Rank this Week: 390

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: 960

FERCBlog

FERCBlog

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

http://www.fercblog.com
Rank this Week: 2478

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
  • Feb 11

    Thoughtful Catholic approach to conversations about end of life care

    Thoughtful Catholic approach to conversations about end of life care
    I had the opportunity today to read a very thoughtful article about a meeting of Catholic physicians who are helping their very ill patients to wrestle with hard decisions about whether to utilize palliative care in place of active…
  • Feb 9

    Tips on the nursing home admissions proce

    Tips on the nursing home admissions proce
    The need to place a beloved family member in a nursing home may be one of the most harrowing and heartbreaking decisions a person has to make. Not only is there a terrible sense of guilt and failure, but the … Continue reading…
  • Feb 6

    Hospital’s Failure to apply for charity care for psychiatric emergency patient leaves hospital holding the bag

    Hospital’s Failure to apply for charity care for psychiatric emergency patient leaves hospital holding the bag
    DRAFT   MUST REWRITE    text from daily briefingHEALTH CARE LAW New Jersey has a Charity Care program which pays for hospital care for uninsured individuals who meet the stringent income and asset requirements and…
Rank this Week: 1182

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
  • Feb 21

    FOIA News: Comey's friend sues State Dep't for Mar-a-Lago-related record

    FOIA News: Comey's friend sues State Dep't for Mar-a-Lago-related record
    Comey friend sues State Dept. for records on article promoting Mar-a-LagoBy Jacqueline Thomsen, The Hill, Feb. 21, 2018Benjamin Wittes, the editor of Lawfare blog and a prominent friend of former FBI Director James Comey, is suing the…
  • Feb 21

    Court opinion issued Feb. 20, 2018

    Court opinion issued Feb. 20, 2018
    Montgomery v. IRS (D.D.C.) -- in witty-styled opinion, ruling that settlement agreement between parties concerning tax matters did not preclude plaintiff from filing FOIA lawsuit, nor did the doctrines of collateral estoppel or res…
  • Feb 21

    FOIA News: HUD OIG amends FOIA regulation

    FOIA News: HUD OIG amends FOIA regulation
    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Office of Inspector General issued a final rule appearing in today's Federal Register that revises the agency's FOIA regulations. The amendments will align OIG's regulations with…
Rank this Week: 2735

For the Seventh Generation Blog

For the Seventh Generation Blog

Protecting Native Nations for the Seventh Generation. News, views, and opinions about federal Indian law and tribal governance by law professors who teach in the field.

http://tribal-law.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 24

    Geneva Institute on Indigenous People

    Geneva Institute on Indigenous People
    If you are a law student interested in studying abroad, the University of Tulsa offers a program in Geneva relating to Indigenous people. The 2009 program will run July 4 - August 1, 2009, and the classes offered for the first two weeks are…
  • Apr 14

    Transcript of Argument in Plains Commerce Bank v. Long Family Land & Cattle

    Transcript of Argument in Plains Commerce Bank v. Long Family Land & Cattle
    The transcript of the argument today in Plains Commerce Bank v. Long Family Land & Cattle is available here. Surprisingly, the Court was heavily interested in the idea that a majority Indian-owned corporation might be considered an Indian…
  • Mar 25

    OK AG values Bank over Battered Women

    OK AG values Bank over Battered Women
    This was originally submitted to the Tulsa World as an op-ed piece, but was not published:update as of 4/10/08: The Tulsa World did indeed publish this an op-ed piece, The Native American Times reprinted it and the Cherokee Phoenix plans to…
Rank this Week: 3934

Fracking Insider

Fracking Insider

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

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

    Energy Hearings This Week

    Energy Hearings This Week
    House Committee on Energy and Commerce  Subcommittee on Environment Hearing: New Source Review Permitting Challenges for Manufacturing and Infrastructure Witnesses: Ms. Emily Hammond: Glen Earl Weston Research Professor of Law, The…
  • Feb 6

    Energy Hearings This Week

    Energy Hearings This Week
    Both the House and Senate are in session at the beginning of next week.  House Democrats are still scheduled to depart Wednesday afternoon for their annual issues conference in the Maryland Eastern shore House Committee on Energy and…
  • Jan 29

    Energy Hearings Next Week

    Energy Hearings Next Week
    Both the House and Senate are in session at the beginning of next week.  House and Senate Republicans depart next Wednesday afternoon for the Greenbrier Resort in WV for their annual issues conference. House Committee on Science, Space,…
Rank this Week: 1535

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: 1811

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: 3041

Government Contracts Blog

Government Contracts Blog

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

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

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

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

    Best Recipes for a Bid Protest

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

    A new tool for DOJ to deal with Bid Protests?

    A new tool for DOJ to deal with Bid Protests?
    GAO will dismiss protests once they become the subject of litigation at the US Court of Federal Claims. Sometimes protesters file at GAO, test the waters, and, when they don’t like what’s in the water, they voluntarily dismiss the…
Rank this Week: 4434

Government Contracts Blog

Government Contracts Blog

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

http://www.governmentcontractslawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3915

Government Contracts Legal Blog

Government Contracts Legal Blog

By Whitcomb, Selinsky, McAuliffe PC.

https://www.whitcomblawpc.com/government-contracts-law-firm/
  • Feb 19

    2017 Decision 1: DCAA Audits – Unapproved Subs and Unallowable Cost

    2017 Decision 1: DCAA Audits – Unapproved Subs and Unallowable Cost
    Many clients have Department of Defense contracts and are subject to Defense Contracting Auditing Agency (DCAA) audits of incurred costs in accordance with FAR 52.216-7, "Allowable Cost and Payment." An important 2017, 61-page decision by the…
  • Jan 30

    Holdbacks When You Buy

    Holdbacks When You Buy
    What is a “holdback” and how can it help We’ve all bought something that didn’t live up to our expectations.  When it’s something small, we may grumble about it for a moment or two, and move on with our…
  • Jan 30

    Net Neutrality's End and What it Means to You

    Net Neutrality's End and What it Means to You
    The End of “Net Neutrality”:  What to Expect as a Consumer and Business Owner Nearly every teenager spends a fair amount of time glued to YouTube, and my two sons are no different.  As the debate over net neutrality…
Rank this Week: 2130

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/
  • Feb 20

    NDAA Lobbying Restrictions – No As Onerous As Many Seem to Fear

    NDAA Lobbying Restrictions – No As Onerous As Many Seem to Fear
    There is a substantial amount of confusion and concern about Section 1045 of the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), entitled “Prohibition on lobbying activities with respect to the Department of Defense by certain officers…
  • Feb 13

    Top Five Bid Protest Topics in 2017

    Top Five Bid Protest Topics in 2017
    With 2017 firmly in the rear-view, it’s time to take stock of recent and anticipated bid protest developments.  Today, we’ll look back and highlight five of the most significant trends in 2017 bid protests.  In the near…
  • Feb 9

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

    Fastest 5 Minutes, The Podcast Gov’t Contractors Can’t Do Without
    This week’s episode covers commercial items and the 809 report, and is hosted by Peter Eyre, Chris Haile, and Elizabeth Buehler. Crowell & Moring’s “Fastest 5 Minutes” is a biweekly podcast that provides a brief…
Rank this Week: 3619

Government Information Blog

Government Information Blog

Posts from the Government Documents Librarian at Brooklyn Law School Library

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

    Congress.gov: An Overview

    Congress.gov: An Overview
    Congress.gov is the official website for United States federal legislative information, having replaced the former website, Thomas.gov, which was retired July 5, 2016. The Congress.gov website is a very robust site with many features not…
Rank this Week: 1945

Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • 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…
  • Nov 7

    Small Funds Leading to Big Impact

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

    25 Years of Environmental Justice at the EPA

    25 Years of Environmental Justice at the EPA
    by Danny Gogal For a quarter of a century, the EPA has worked to address the environmental and public health concerns of minority, low-income and indigenous communities.  I have been blessed to be a part of this effort since its ……
Rank this Week: 21

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: 923

Hot Button Blog

Hot Button Blog

By Cozen O'Connor.

http://www.hotbuttonblog.com
  • Apr 7

    Congressional Hearing: The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection’s Unconstitutional Design

    Congressional Hearing: The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection’s Unconstitutional Design
    House Financial Services Committee Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations March 21st, 2017 Witnesses: The Honorable Theodore Olson, Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP Professor Saikrishna Prakash, James Monroe Distinguished…
  • Apr 6

    Maritime and Infrastructure Federal Update

    Maritime and Infrastructure Federal Update
    Legislative highlights from the March 2017 Maritime and Infrastructure Federal Update is below. See the full update here. Trump’s “Skinny” Budget Targets TIGER Grants, Army Corps of Engineers and Leaves Questions Elsewhere…
  • Mar 30

    Special Policy Briefing: Tax Reform

    Special Policy Briefing: Tax Reform
    On Tuesday, March 28, Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies hosted a special briefing on the prospects and impending efforts surrounding tax reform in Washington, D.C. I was joined by Dawn O’Donnell, former tax counsel to the…
Rank this Week: 4099

Infra Insight Blog

Infra Insight Blog

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

http://www.infrainsightblog.com
Rank this Week: 1652

International Municipal Lawyers…

International Municipal Lawyers Association - Local Government Blog

Covers constitutional, employment, environment, ethics, land use, and telecom law.

http://imlablog.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 3110

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/
  • Feb 21

    Document: Supreme Court Decision in Rubin v. Islamic Republic of Iran

    Document: Supreme Court Decision in Rubin v. Islamic Republic of Iran
    On Wednesday, the Supreme Court ruled 8-0 in Rubin v. Islamic Republic of Iran that Section 1610(g) of the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (FSIA) does not provide a freestanding basis for allowing parties that hold…
  • Feb 21

    Today's Headlines and Commentary

    Today's Headlines and Commentary
    Alex van der Zwaan pleaded guilty on Tuesday to charges of lying to federal investigators about communications with Rick Gates, a former Trump aide, the New York Times reports. Van der Zwaan also admitted to deleting emails that prosecutors…
  • Feb 21

    First Guantanamo Detainee Transfer Under Trump is Delayed

    First Guantanamo Detainee Transfer Under Trump is Delayed
    Yesterday, U.S. officials indicated that Guantanamo Bay detainee Ahmed al-Darbi’s repatriation to his native Saudi Arabia to serve the remainder of his sentence would be delayed past the Feb. 20 deadline set forth in his 2014 plea…
Rank this Week: 321

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
  • Feb 21

    Are We Saying Goodbye to the Beer Babe?

    Are We Saying Goodbye to the Beer Babe?
    The #MeToo movement has produced constant headlines and has helped positively change corporate culture. Is it possible for its breadth to include beer ads? Sexist beer ads have traditionally been the norm. Give a scantily clad gal a beer…
  • Jan 17

    Trump’s Tax Plan WILL Affect You – But How?

    Trump’s Tax Plan WILL Affect You – But How?
    On December 22, 2017, in one of the fastest-moving pieces of legislation to come across a President’s desk, President Trump signed into law a bill generally known as the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.” The Act will undoubtedly…
  • Jan 15

    America’s Craft Beer Community Springs into Nashville

    America’s Craft Beer Community Springs into Nashville
    This spring, the craft brewing community will take over America’s Music City for the Craft Brewers Conference and BrewExpo America®, presented by the Brewers Association, from April 30 to May 3. Joining them at this year’s…
Rank this Week: 2015

Legislation Law Prof Blog

Legislation Law Prof Blog

Edited by Sara K. Rankin, Joel Rogers, Kevin Barry and Emily Benfer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legislation_law/
  • Jul 20

    REGISTRATION OPEN FOR CENTRAL STATES LAW SCHOOLS ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE

    REGISTRATION OPEN FOR CENTRAL STATES LAW SCHOOLS ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE
    REGISTRATION OPEN FOR CENTRAL STATES LAW SCHOOLS ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE Registration is now open for the Central States Law Schools Association 2016 Scholarship Conference, which will be held on Friday, September 23 and Saturday, September 24…
  • May 12

    Drafting Statutes and Rules: Pedagogy, Practice, and Politic

    Drafting Statutes and Rules: Pedagogy, Practice, and Politic
    The Fifth “Colonial Frontier” Legal Writing Conference Saturday, December 3, 2016 Hosted by Duquesne University School of Law Drafting Statutes and Rules: Pedagogy, Practice, and Politics The least common, but perhaps one of the…
  • May 12

    AALS Section on Legislation and Law of the Political Process- New Voices in Legislation Program at 2017 AALS

    AALS Section on Legislation and Law of the Political Process- New Voices in Legislation Program at 2017 AALS
    The AALS Section on Legislation and Law of the Political Process is pleased to announce that it will host a "New Voices in Legislation" program during the 2017 AALS Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA. This works-in-progress program will…
Rank this Week: 2494

Legislative Blog

Legislative Blog

The official Americans United blog on legislation and activities of lawmakers.

https://www.au.org/blogs/legislative
  • Sep 21

    To EACH Their Own (Religious Exemption)

    To EACH Their Own (Religious Exemption)
    Elise Helgesen AguilarLegislativeWe have lately become all too familiar with demands for religious exemptions from the contraception coverage requirements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Now, the Equitable Access to Care and Health (EACH)…
  • Sep 21

    To EACH Their Own (Religious Exemption)

    To EACH Their Own (Religious Exemption)
    Elise Helgesen AguilarLegislativeWe have lately become all too familiar with demands for religious exemptions from the contraception coverage requirements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Now, the Equitable Access to Care and Health (EACH)…
  • May 29

    Governors Push for Private School Voucher

    Governors Push for Private School Voucher
    Vanessa WolbrinkLegislativeThe public (63%) does not support private school vouchers: every time a voucher program has been put to a vote in the past 45 years, the voters have rejected it. Despite this disapproval, Governors around the…
Rank this Week: 1204

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/
  • 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…
  • Jan 10

    California Government Signed These New Laws Into Effect for 2018

    California Government Signed These New Laws Into Effect for 2018
    Even though it’s been over 200 years since the U.S. Constitution was created, new laws go into effect on a regular basis. And with the beginning of the new year, now is a popular time for states to put new state regulations into effect.…
  • Dec 14

    Digging back to the 1920s in our Archives: The Bank Taxation crisis and California’s swift response

    Digging back to the 1920s in our Archives: The Bank Taxation crisis and California’s swift response
    Often we may characterize our government as being slow to react to various needs. Well, we have an example in 1928 of this not being the case. On August 16, 1928, California Governor C.C. Young convened a special session of the Legislature…
Rank this Week: 1133

Lobby Comply Blog

Lobby Comply Blog

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

http://stateandfed.com/lobbycomply/
  • Feb 21

    Special Session for Arkansas to Follow Fiscal Session

    Special Session for Arkansas to Follow Fiscal Session
    Gov. Asa Hutchinson stated he is going to call a special session after the ongoing fiscal session concludes. The special Continued on Next Page
  • Feb 21

    Wednesday’s Government and Ethics New

    Wednesday’s Government and Ethics New
    Campaign Finance Arizona: “Judge Tosses Bid by Corporation Commissioner Burns to Enforce Subpoena Against APS” by Howard Fischer (Capitol Media Continued on Next Page
  • Feb 20

    Special Election Called for Arkansas Senate District 8

    Special Election Called for Arkansas Senate District 8
    Gov. Asa Hutchinson has scheduled a special election on August 14, 2018, to fill the state Senate District 8 seat Continued on Next Page
Rank this Week: 219

Local Open Government Blog

Local Open Government Blog

Covers legal issues on open government laws in Washington state and the rest of the nation. By Foster Pepper.

http://www.localopengovernment.com/
  • Feb 24

    Second Washington Appellate Court Affirms Broad Standing Requirements Under State's Open Public Meetings Act

    Second Washington Appellate Court Affirms Broad Standing Requirements Under State's Open Public Meetings Act
    Arthur West filed suit under Washington’s Open Public Meetings Act, ch. 42.30 RCW (“OPMA”), against the Pierce County Council and individual Council members based on a series of e-mails between members of the Council and the…
  • Feb 14

    From $37 to $339,000: Why the Price of Public Records Requests Varies So Much

    From $37 to $339,000: Why the Price of Public Records Requests Varies So Much
    The laws about public records differ from one government to the next and are further complicated by some technologies, like police body cameras.  By Liz Farmer from Governing.com In 2015, the editor of a newspaper in Florida filed a…
  • Jan 27

    FOIA and Complaints About Judicial Conduct

    FOIA and Complaints About Judicial Conduct
    Immigration judges are career civil-service employees in the Department of Justice’s executive office. The judges preside over matters such as deportation, exclusion, removal and rescission proceedings for non-citizens charged with…
Rank this Week: 4283

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: 2933

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: 3884

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/
  • Feb 8

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 2/8

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 2/8
    U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2017-2018update.htmlPetition for certiorari was filed in Royal v. Murphy (Tribal Jurisdiction; Indian Reservation Boundaries) on 2/6/18. U.S. Federal Courts Bulletin…
  • Feb 1

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 2/1

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 2/1
    U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2017-2018update.htmlPetition for certiorari was filed in Mandan v. Perdue (Separation of Powers; Judgment Funds) on 12/19/17.U.S. Federal Courts Bulletin…
  • Jan 25

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 1/25

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 1/25
    U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2017-2018update.htmlPetition for certiorari was denied in Alaska v. Ross (Climate Change; Endangered Species) on 1/22/18.Petition for certiorari was filed in R.K.B. et al. v.…
Rank this Week: 3882

National Whistleblower

National Whistleblower

Provides commentary on current issues and developments in the field of whistleblower law and False Claims Act litigation. By the Rabon Law Firm, PLLC.

http://www.nationalwhistleblower.com/
  • Dec 2

    Office Depot Agrees to Pay $43 Million to Resolve Allegations Under the California False Claims Act

    Office Depot Agrees to Pay $43 Million to Resolve Allegations Under the California False Claims Act
    Office Depot will reportedly pay $43 million to resolve allegations that the company violated the California False Claims Act by “systematically” violating the terms of its contracts with various California governmental…
  • Oct 20

    Ten Largest False Claims Act Settlements By Pharmaceutical Companie

    Ten Largest False Claims Act Settlements By Pharmaceutical Companie
    Pharmaceutical companies have been a part of some of the largest settlements in the history of the FCA.  Below is a list of the ten largest FCA settlements by members of the pharmaceutucal industry: 1. GlaxoSmithKline – $2 billion…
  • Aug 6

    Hospital System Pays Over $98 Million to Resolve FCA Allegation

    Hospital System Pays Over $98 Million to Resolve FCA Allegation
    The Department of Justice announced that Community Health Systems (CHS) agreed to pay $98.15 million to settle allegations that the company violated the False Claims Act by billing Medicare, Medicaid, and TRICARE for medically unnecessary…
Rank this Week: 1381

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: 4569