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Discourse.net

Discourse.net

By University of Miami law professor Michael Froomkin. Covers civil liberties, the Internet, Guantanamo, Iraq attrocities, politics and more.

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Jun 15

    Also Not the Onion

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

    Got Me

    Got Me
    I added The Onion to my RSS feed a bit over a week ago. Since then there have been a couple headlines where I had to check just to make sure they were fakes, but I haven’t actually been caught … Continue reading → The post…
  • May 18

    Yes, the CRA is a Way to Restore Net Neutrality

    Yes, the CRA is a Way to Restore Net Neutrality
    National treasure Harold Feld explains why the CRA really would be a means of restoring the net neutrality rule. Strangely, it appears some folks actually doubted this as a theoretical matter. Of course the House won’t likely vote to…
Rank this Week: 29

New York Public Personnel Law

New York Public Personnel Law

Provides summary and commentary on selected court and administrative decisions and related matters affecting public employers and employees in New York State. By Harvey Randall, Esq.

https://publicpersonnellaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 48

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/
Rank this Week: 62

Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • Jun 13

    Inspection Video Promotes Clean Water, Healthy Farm

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

    Soaking in Another Victory

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

    Hope in Kentucky Farm Country

    Hope in Kentucky Farm Country
    Jeremy Hinton is an eighth-generation Kentucky farmer. He and his wife Joanna own Hinton’s Orchard and Farm Market in Hodgenville, Kentucky – the birthplace of Abraham Lincoln. “Our family came to LaRue County the same year…
Rank this Week: 194

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 238

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

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

http://dissentingjustice.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 262

Whistleblower Protection Blog

Whistleblower Protection Blog

Covers legal issues related to corporate malfeasance and protection of whistleblowers. Published by the National Whistleblower Legal Defense and Education Fund.

http://www.whistleblowersblog.org/
  • Jun 15

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

    H.R. 5697 Series—Part IV: Utilizing Best Practices To Combat Wildlife Crime
    This is a multi-part series on the Whistleblower Protection Blog covering the Wildlife Conservation and Anti-Trafficking Act of 2018.  Whistleblowers are a key component of fighting fraud and corruption. From securities to regulations to…
  • Jun 14

    OSHA Receives Feedback on its Whistleblower Protection Program

    OSHA Receives Feedback on its Whistleblower Protection Program
    This Tuesday, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) hosted a public meeting on whistleblower protections in the transportation industry at the Department of Labor headquarters. The meeting was organized by OSHA to obtain…
  • Jun 14

    Using Whistleblower Laws to Uphold Social Responsibility Commitment

    Using Whistleblower Laws to Uphold Social Responsibility Commitment
    Today, we expect Wall Street to be as much a part of the community as Main Street. For corporations with social responsibility commitments and investor groups with social responsibility mandates, whistleblowers are a crucial force for…
Rank this Week: 267

National Indian Law Library --…

National Indian Law Library -- News

Covers Native American legal issues, published by the National Indian Law Library, a public law library devoted to federal Indian and tribal law.

http://nilllibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 15

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

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

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

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 5/29
    U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2017-2018update.html A decision was published in Upper Skagit Indian Tribe v. Lundgren (Tribal Sovereign Immunity) on 5/21/18. Petition for certiorari was granted in Royal…
  • May 11

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 5/11

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 5/11
    Tribal Courts Bulletinhttp://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/tribal/2018.htmlPeople of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians v. Sorrell (Exclusion Order) People of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians v. Nickaboine …
Rank this Week: 277

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: 293

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: 327

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: 395

RegBlog

RegBlog

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

http://www.regblog.org/
  • Jun 17

    Increasing EPA’s Scientific Transparency

    Increasing EPA’s Scientific Transparency
    Despite concerns, environmental agency’s “transparent science” proposed rule supports existing guidelines.
  • Jun 17

    Science, Transparency, and Environmental Policy

    Science, Transparency, and Environmental Policy
    Scholars and regulatory commentators debate the significance of EPA’s recently proposed “transparency” rule.
  • Jun 14

    Week In Review

    Week In Review
    Merger between AT&T and Time Warner is cleared, U.S. Supreme Court upholds Ohio's voter purge policy, and more...
Rank this Week: 459

CFTC Law

CFTC Law

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

http://www.cftclaw.com/
  • Jun 5

    NFA Board Approves Swaps Proficiency Requirements Program

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

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

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

    CFTC No Action from Including International Swaps for Global Development

    CFTC No Action from Including International Swaps for Global Development
    CFTC No Action from Including International Swaps for Global Development May 16, 2018 CFTC Reduces Marketplace Barriers for Global Development Initiatives Washington, DC — The Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s…
Rank this Week: 462

Court-Martial Trial Practice

Court-Martial Trial Practice

Covers military law for trial practitioners and military members. By The Law Office of Philip D. Cave.

http://www.court-martial-ucmj.com/
  • Jun 18

    Who controls, you or the client

    Who controls, you or the client
    Crime & Consequences blog has this story. The U.S. Supreme Court today took up Garza v. Idaho, No. 17-1026, involving the intersection of two recurring themes: lawyer decisions v. client decisions in the conduct of a…
  • Jun 15

    Eyewitness indentification

    Eyewitness indentification
    My first GCM involved eyewitness identification and a motion to suppress based on an improperly suggestive show-up when the client was arrested.  He was handcuffed in the back of the police car and the armed robbery victim was brought to…
  • Jun 14

    Worth-the-View

    Worth-the-View
    From time to time  I recommend articles, cases, or books to read that may be of interest and help to practitioners.  Here are couple of plays to add to the mix, courtesy of Global Military Justice Reform blog, and I quote. Anthony…
Rank this Week: 464

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: 602

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
Rank this Week: 629

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: 635

Health Industry Washington Watch

Health Industry Washington Watch

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

http://www.healthindustrywashingtonwatch.com/
  • Jun 8

    HHS Exploring Ways to Promote Innovation, Investment in Healthcare Sector

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

    CMS Finalizes CJR Extreme and Uncontrollable Circumstances Policy

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

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

    HHS Delays 340B Ceiling Price/CMP Rule Implementation for Another Year — until July 1, 2019
    The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is once again delaying the effective date of its January 5, 2017 rule on 340B drug pricing program ceiling price calculation and civil monetary penalties (CMPs). Specifically, under a…
Rank this Week: 702

Lobby Comply Blog

Lobby Comply Blog

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

http://stateandfed.com/lobbycomply/
  • Jun 17

    Monday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

    Monday’s LobbyComply News Roundup
    Elections Maine: Election Reformers Cheer as Maine Again Approves Ranked-Choice Voting by Allegra Kirkland for Talking Points Memo Minnesota: Supreme Continued on Next Page
  • Jun 15

    Louisiana to Convene Third Special Session

    Louisiana to Convene Third Special Session
    The Louisiana Legislature will convene its third special session of the year on Monday, June 18, 2018. Gov. John Bel Continued on Next Page
  • Jun 15

    Potential Special Session on the Horizon for Maine

    Potential Special Session on the Horizon for Maine
    The Maine Legislature is polling members to decide if they should return for a special session. The President of the Continued on Next Page
Rank this Week: 728

New Jersey Public Safety Officers…

New Jersey Public Safety Officers Law Blog

Covers employment issues related to corrections officers, firefighters, and police officers in New Jersey. By Frank M. Crivelli of Arpaia and Crivelli.

http://www.njpublicsafetyofficers.com/
  • May 30

    New Jersey Lawmakers Advance Bill Capping Sick Leave Payout

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

    Governor Signs Law Expanding Public Worker Union Right

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

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

    Assembly Votes Out Bill Requiring Public Employees Guilty of Sexual Assault, Harassment To Forfeit Pension
    As reported by NJSpotlight.com, inspired by the nationwide campaign against sexual harassment known as the #MeToo movement, lawmakers in New Jersey are proposing a costly new punishment for elected officials and public workers who use their…
Rank this Week: 817

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: 902

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: 935

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: 1049

Government Contracts Blog

Government Contracts Blog

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

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

    Supreme Court Strikes Down Federal Sports Gambling Law

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

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

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

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

    New Rules for Filing Protests at GAO and New DFARS Debriefing Requirement
    GAO’s New Electronic Protest Docketing System GAO finally has unveiled its long-awaited Electronic Protest Docketing System (“EPDS”). Effective May 1, 2018, all new protests (excluding those containing classified material)…
Rank this Week: 1059

PA Municipal and Zoning Law Blog

PA Municipal and Zoning Law Blog

Covers municipal, zoning, and land use law in Pennsylvania. Published by Jeff Osmond of Osmond Law.

http://pamunicipallawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 30

    Trip to Arkansa

    Trip to Arkansa
    Well you never know where a municipal law practice may take you. I spent last Monday flying to Arkansas on a chartered jet. The purpose of the trip was to view a housing complex for gas drilling rig workers that Nomac Drilling wishes to…
  • Jun 12

    Right to Know Applies to Volunteer Fire Companie

    Right to Know Applies to Volunteer Fire Companie
    On April 3 of this year the Office of Open Records made a final determination on an appeal under the Right To Know Law. The matter was captioned as Scott Pierce v. Morris Township and Morris Township Volunteer Fire Company In the case, Pierce…
  • May 21

    Marcellus Shale Part 2

    Marcellus Shale Part 2
    The other issue that has recently developed as a result of the Marcellus Shale play stems from the installation of pipelines or transmission lines from the wells. Some municipalities havve been approached by companies to use the…
Rank this Week: 1088

New York Zoning and Municipal Law…

New York Zoning and Municipal Law Blog

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

http://blog.szlawfirm.net/
  • Jun 14

    Use Extending Into Adjoining Zone Only Required Area Variance

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

    Rezoning Single Parcel Was Not Spot Zoning

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

    Court Overturns SEQRA Findings And Requires Supplemental EIS

    Court Overturns SEQRA Findings And Requires Supplemental EIS
    After a seven year saga, the Appellate Division overturned the rezoning of a parcel which would have permitted a multi family development in the Town of Ramapo.
Rank this Week: 1093

Texas Medical Licensing Law Blog

Texas Medical Licensing Law Blog

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

http://www.txmedicallicensinglaw.com/
  • Feb 21

    DEA Continues to Step Up Enforcement Efforts in Response to Opioid Crisi

    DEA Continues to Step Up Enforcement Efforts in Response to Opioid Crisi
    Most practitioners and businesses that handle controlled substances are required to hold a controlled substances registration with the Drug Enforcement Administration. This includes physicians, pharmacies, dentists, hospitals, manufacturers,…
  • Jan 29

    Change to Texas State Board of Pharmacy's Informal Conference Proce

    Change to Texas State Board of Pharmacy's Informal Conference Proce
    Most pharmacies and pharmacists targeted for an investigation by the Texas State Board of Pharmacy can expect to receive an invitation to an informal conference at some point during their case. At the informal conference, the license holder…
  • Aug 7

    The New Face of Telemedicine in Texa

    The New Face of Telemedicine in Texa
    One of the most important healthcare bills to come out of the 85th regular Texas legislative session is Senate Bill 1107. This bill, which has been signed by Governor Abbott, resets the playing field for telemedicine and brings Texas law more…
Rank this Week: 1192

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/
Rank this Week: 1202

Constitutionalism & Democracy

Constitutionalism & Democracy

A law blog by Albany Law School Professor Stephen Gottlieb and Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship James Gathii

http://constitutionalismanddemocracy.wordpress.com/
  • Jun 13

    Stop Dumping All the Risks on Blue Collar Worker

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

    Stop Dumping All the Risks on Blue Collar Worker

    Stop Dumping All the Risks on Blue Collar Worker
    I have been thinking about all the blue-collar workers who believed that Donald Trump would do a great deal for them. We often talk about the risks that entrepreneurs face but capitalism does its best to outsource risk to blue-collar workers.…
  • May 29

    Workers’ Rights Dishonored Again by the Supreme Court’s Conservative Majority

    Workers’ Rights Dishonored Again by the Supreme Court’s Conservative Majority
    Once again, President Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court demonstrates the Court’s and the president’s hostility to worker rights. In cases testing whether companies can require their employees to sign agreements that…
Rank this Week: 1218

UK Freedom of Information Law…

UK Freedom of Information Law Update

A discussion of the latest Freedom of Information Act decisions of the United Kingdom's Information Commissioner and the Information Tribunal.

http://www.informationlaw.org.uk
  • May 25

    FOI Update Podcast (May 2012)

    FOI Update Podcast (May 2012)
    Content
  • May 25

    FOI Update Podcast (May 2012)

    FOI Update Podcast (May 2012)
    This is episode 28 of the UK’s only Freedom of Information podcast by Ibrahim Hasan. In this episode Ibrahim discusses FOI developments and decisions from the first quarter of 2012 including those concerning: • When deleted…
  • Feb 1

    FOI Update Podcast (January 2012)

    FOI Update Podcast (January 2012)
    Content
Rank this Week: 1386

Pace Law Library

Pace Law Library

Blog about law library, library events, legal writing and research, online legal resources, government documents, digital information, environmental law, courts and decisions, current news, legal trends and more.

http://pacelawlibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 1

    The Pace Law Library Blog Makeover

    The Pace Law Library Blog Makeover
    Dear Readers, We are thrilled to introduce to you our new Pace Law Library Blog.  We have been writing here since June 2008 and so we decided that our blog more than deserved a major makeover.  Thus, in the beginning of 2011, we migrated…
  • Feb 1

    Ms. Lamikanra on Nigerian Law and Legal System

    Ms. Lamikanra on Nigerian Law and Legal System
    Ms. Ufuoma Lamikanra, the Head of Readers' Services Section at the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, at the University of Lagos in Nigeria, gave an excellent presentation titled Conflict of Laws in a Federation: The Nigerian…
  • Jan 13

    Prof. Crawford Reviews Estate and Gift Tax Law Review Articles of 2010

    Prof. Crawford Reviews Estate and Gift Tax Law Review Articles of 2010
    Check out our first 2011 addition to the Pace Law Library Podcasts site titled Estate and Gift Tax Law Articles of 2010.  Prof. Bridget Crawford from Pace Law School reviews interesting estate and gift tax law related articles that were…
Rank this Week: 1408

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: 1419

Small Government Contracts Blog

Small Government Contracts Blog

Offers legal news, notes and commentary of interest to small government contractors. By Steven Koprince.

http://smallgovcon.com/
  • Jun 18

    SmallGovCon Welcomes Stephen Skepnek

    SmallGovCon Welcomes Stephen Skepnek
    I am very pleased to announce that Stephen Skepnek has joined our team of attorney-authors here at SmallGovCon.  Stephen is an associate attorney with Koprince Law LLC, where his practice focuses on federal government contracts law.…
  • Jun 15

    SmallGovCon Week in Review: June 11 – 15, 2018

    SmallGovCon Week in Review: June 11 – 15, 2018
    In honor of Father’s Day, how about a dad joke? What kind of train eats too much? A chew-chew train! . . . Now that you’ve stopped laughing, let’s dig into the SmallGovCon Week in Review. This week’s edition…
  • Jun 14

    Claim of Bad Faith Termination by Government Requires Strong Evidence, says CBCA

    Claim of Bad Faith Termination by Government Requires Strong Evidence, says CBCA
    An agency has broad discretion to terminate a contract for convenience. But sometimes, a contractor will challenge the termination for convenience by arguing that the agency acted in bad faith in terminating the contract. A recent CBCA…
Rank this Week: 1499

The Albany Government Law Review…

The Albany Government Law Review Fireplace

The Albany Government Law Review runs this student written and edited law blog engaged in substantive law review-like legal analysis and academic speculation.

http://aglr.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 1535

Rulemaking

Rulemaking

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

https://rulemaking.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 1540

Infra Insight Blog

Infra Insight Blog

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

http://www.infrainsightblog.com
  • Jun 12

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

    Rail Projects in Chicago and Ohio Receive U.S. Department of Transportation INFRA Grant Funding
    Last week the U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao notified Congress of DOT’s INFRA grant winners.  The Chicago CREATE program will receive over $132 million to reduce congestion where multiple railroads intersect and to…
  • Jun 12

    Financial Close for Automated People Mover (APM) Project at LAX

    Financial Close for Automated People Mover (APM) Project at LAX
    On June 8, 2018, the City of Los Angeles, acting through the Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) Board of Airport Commissioners, and LAX Integrated Express Solutions, LLC (LINXS) successfully reached financial close on the $4.9 billion…
  • Jun 8

    PhilaPort Wins $25.5M INFRA Grant for Packer Avenue Marine Terminal Modernization

    PhilaPort Wins $25.5M INFRA Grant for Packer Avenue Marine Terminal Modernization
    Today, US DOT is formally announcing 26 INFRA grant award winners.  The INFRA program is the Administration’s rebranding of the former FASTLANE grant program, authorized by the 2015 FAST Act.  Both programs were intended to…
Rank this Week: 1627

The TSA Blog

The TSA Blog

Covers innovations in security, technology and the checkpoint screening process. By the Transportation Security Administration.

http://blog.tsa.gov/
  • Jun 12

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

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

    TSA Week in Review - May 21st - 27th

    TSA Week in Review - May 21st - 27th
    TSA officers discovered 84 firearms in carry-on bags around the nation last week. Of the 84 firearms discovered, 70 were loaded and 31 had a round chambered. Firearm possession laws vary by state and locality. TSA may impose civil penalties…
  • Jun 1

    TSA Week In Review - May 14th - 20th: 101 Firearms Discovered in Carry-on Bag

    TSA Week In Review - May 14th - 20th: 101 Firearms Discovered in Carry-on Bag
    TSA discovered 101 firearms in carry-on bags around the nation last week. Of the 101 firearms discovered, 85 were loaded and 28 had a round chambered. Firearm possession laws vary by state and locality. TSA may impose civil penalties of up to…
Rank this Week: 1667

Fracking Insider

Fracking Insider

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

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

    Energy Related Hearings This Week

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

    Energy Hearings This Week

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

    Energy Hearings This Week

    Energy Hearings This Week
    House Committee on Appropriations Markup: FY 2019 Interior and Environment Appropriations Bill When: 05/22/2018 10:00 AM ET Where: 2118 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C.  House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee…
Rank this Week: 1791

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: 1924

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: 1998

Whiteford, Taylor & Preston BRAC…

Whiteford, Taylor & Preston BRAC Blog

Covers the challenges and opportunities of Base Realignment and Closure ("BRAC") and its impact on the region's business community from a legal perspective

http://wtpbracblog.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 15

    Where Everyone Live

    Where Everyone Live
    This is where the Maryland BRAC-related job holders live.- Brad Aaron
  • Sep 15

    It's Over and Where We Go from Here

    It's Over and Where We Go from Here
    Well, today is the official end of BRAC 2005 and Maryland, while continuing to face many challenges from the consolidation, was an overall winner, gaining jobs (and a lot more traffic).While we will continue to follow the repercussions of…
  • Sep 9

    Ominous News for the Mark Center

    Ominous News for the Mark Center
    The Mark Center - which has been an ongoing source of controversy due to the projected inability of the surrounding transportation network to handle the additional BRAC traffic - is now the subject of a disturbing report regarding its…
Rank this Week: 2211

The CAPS Blog

The CAPS Blog

Highlights interesting cases, legal trends and commentary from around New York state, and beyond, for attorneys practicing law in the public sector context. By the NYSBA's Committee on Attorneys in Public Service.

http://nysbar.com/blogs/CAPS/
  • Mar 11

    JCOPE Gift Guidance

    JCOPE Gift Guidance
    For a quick summary of the state ethics code gift restrictions, JCOPE has published this handy-dandy guide-at-a-glance on the restrictions....
  • Jan 29

    Why the Gender Difference in Local Government Leaders?

    Why the Gender Difference in Local Government Leaders?
    The International City/County Management Association in Washington, D.C. recently published this interesting analysis entitled, "Women Leading Government - Why So Little Progress in 30 Years?" The article looks at the numbers and…
  • Jan 16

    Law "In the Spirit of Public Service"

    Law "In the Spirit of Public Service"
    Who practices law "in the public service?" According to this inspiring speech given by SEC Chair Mary Jo White at the Association of American Law Schools Annual Meeting earlier this month, all lawyers have an ethical responsibility…
Rank this Week: 2216

Nexus

Nexus

Chapman's Journal of Law and Public Policy

http://www.lawschoolblog.org/
  • Jan 10

    How to Choose a Law School

    How to Choose a Law School
    How to Choose a Law School So by now you’ve wrapped up your undergrad and passed your LSAT. Now it’s time to find a law school, which in and of itself is a daunting task. Everyone and their mother is still clawing their way to an…
  • Jan 10

    The Supreme Court

    The Supreme Court
    The Supreme Court…
  • Jan 10

    All about Law School

    All about Law School
    Here is where I will be writing all about law school.
Rank this Week: 2255

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: 2364

Wiemelt Knechtel Weblog

Wiemelt Knechtel Weblog

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

http://www.wiemeltlaw.com/id46.html
Rank this Week: 2378