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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/
  • Dec 9

    Joseph N. Froomkin (1928 – 2017)

    Joseph N. Froomkin (1928 – 2017)
    My father, Joseph N. Froomkin, died early this morning. I don’t have the words for this, but my brother Dan is a journalist, and has written an obituary: Joseph N. Froomkin was a prolific Washington, D.C.-based economist who made…
  • Dec 8

    The U to Forbid Back-In Parking

    The U to Forbid Back-In Parking
    Man must serve (surveillance) machine as explained in New Parking Technology to Require No-Back-In Policy: For the past two years, the Department of Parking and Transportation has been developing and implementing its License Plate Recognition…
  • Dec 6

    Terrific Pie Chart

    Terrific Pie Chart
    These pie charts come from the Washington Post Wonkblog. First there’s one symbolizing what US survey respondents said they though would be the ideal distribution of wealth: But in fact we in the US have this distribution: Or, if you…
Rank this Week: 31

New York Public Personnel Law

New York Public Personnel Law

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

http://publicpersonnellaw.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 1

    Challenging an arbitration award

    Challenging an arbitration award
    Challenging an arbitration award2017 NY Slip Op 08382, Appellate Division, Second DepartmentA county employee [Petitioner] was served with disciplinary charges alleging misconduct for accessing unauthorized websites for non-County use and…
  • Nov 30

    Selected reports posted in Employment Law News by WK Workday

    Selected reports posted in Employment Law News by WK Workday
    Selected reports posted in Employment Law News by WK WorkdaySource: Wolters KulwerSelected reports posted by WK Workday November  29, 2017Click on text highlighted in color to access the full reportEmployer’s attempt to…
  • Nov 30

    Appointing authority imposed a more severe penalty than the one recommended by the hearing officer

    Appointing authority imposed a more severe penalty than the one recommended by the hearing officer
    Appointing authority imposed a more severe penalty than the one recommended by the hearing officerOATH Index No. 2230/17The employer alleged that the employee was absent without leave [AWOL] for two weeks, that the employee falsely attributed…
Rank this Week: 51

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/
  • Dec 11

    Document: New Military Commission Charges in 2002 Bali Bombing

    Document: New Military Commission Charges in 2002 Bali Bombing
    The chief prosecutor of the Guantanamo Bay military commissions, Army Brig. Gen. Mark Martins, has brought new charges against Riduan bin Isomuddin (also known as Hambali), an al-Qaida affiliate alleged to have organized a series of 2002…
  • Dec 11

    For Judges, ‘Legality’ Is Their Only ‘Reality’

    For Judges, ‘Legality’ Is Their Only ‘Reality’
    Lawfare readers are by now no-doubt familiar with my unflinching criticisms of the opinions that have enjoined President Donald Trump’s travel bans. The statutory claims are unreviewable, and even if they were, the president has the…
  • Dec 11

    Document: D.C. District Court Denies DOJ Motion for Partial Stay in Doe v. Trump

    Document: D.C. District Court Denies DOJ Motion for Partial Stay in Doe v. Trump
    Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly denied the government's request for a partial stay of the court's Oct. 30 injunction, which required the military to allow prospective transgender enlistees by Jan. 1. The full order is below.   Kollar…
Rank this Week: 65

Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • Nov 7

    Small Funds Leading to Big Impact

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

    25 Years of Environmental Justice at the EPA

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

    Joy in Mudville

    Joy in Mudville
    by Tom Damm If you were lucky enough to catch one of the record number of home run balls hit in Major League ballparks this year, you may have noticed that the ball didn’t look brand new – that there … Continue reading…
Rank this Week: 199

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 241

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

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

http://dissentingjustice.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 266

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/
  • Dec 8

    NWC Releases New Video: “Whistleblowers Change the World”

    NWC Releases New Video: “Whistleblowers Change the World”
    The National Whistleblower Center released a new video featuring four prominent whistleblowers who share their personal stories of blowing the whistle and the backlash they faced for doing the right thing. “Whistleblowers Change…
  • Dec 4

    CFTC Expanding Whistleblower Program

    CFTC Expanding Whistleblower Program
    The return from Thanksgiving holiday has been tough for advocates of whistleblower protections and common sense financial regulation. Last week, the Supreme Court heard Digital Realty Trust v. Somers, which concerned whistleblower protections…
  • Nov 28

    Support Whistleblowers on GivingTuesday

    Support Whistleblowers on GivingTuesday
    Today is GivingTuesday– a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations worldwide to encourage people to donate to the causes close to their heart. With your support NWC has made…
Rank this Week: 271

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/
  • Dec 8

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 12/7

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 12/7
    U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2017-2018update.htmlPetition for certiorari was filed on 11/27/17 in: Renteria, et al. v. Superior Court of California, Tulare County, et al. (Indian Child Welfare Act -…
  • Nov 30

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 11/30

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 11/30
    U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2017-2018update.htmlPetitions for certiorari were denied on 11/27/17 in:Town of Vernon v. U.S. (Land into Trust)Upstate Citizens for Equality v. U.S. (Land into…
  • Nov 16

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

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 11/16
    News Bulletinhttp://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.htmlIn the Health & Welfare section, we feature a few articles highlighting the findings in a new survey: "Discrimination in America: Experiences and Views of Native…
Rank this Week: 281

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: 294

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: 331

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: 410

CFTC Law

CFTC Law

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

http://www.cftclaw.com/
Rank this Week: 462

RegBlog

RegBlog

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

http://www.regblog.org/
  • Dec 10

    Of “Workarounds” and Bureaucrat

    Of “Workarounds” and Bureaucrat
    Civil service reformers should consider changes to lengthy, single-agency employee tenures.
  • Dec 10

    Trump’s Red Tape Rollback

    Trump’s Red Tape Rollback
    The Trump Administration’s regulatory rollback highlights the opportunities and obstacles that lie ahead.
  • Dec 7

    This Week in Regulation

    This Week in Regulation
    President Trump will reduce two national monuments in Utah, the Supreme Court lets the Trump Administration's travel ban proceed, and more...
Rank this Week: 467

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/
  • Dec 10

    Just interesting

    Just interesting
    There was a time when the military allowed people to learn from their mistakes.  There were times that people were allowed to get away with “murder” under that philosophy.  So times changed, largely as a result of the…
  • Nov 20

    Ongoing military death case

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

    Military courts in the future

    Military courts in the future
    Why Military Courts Won’t Prevent The Next Texas Church Shooting, in Stars & Stripes, repeated in Task & Purpose. Former airman Devin P. Kelley had choked his wife and put a gun to her head. He’d fractured her…
Rank this Week: 475

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: 616

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • Dec 11

    Five amicus briefs in support of Leandra English filed in CFPB Acting Director dispute

    Five amicus briefs in support of Leandra English filed in CFPB Acting Director dispute
    Five amicus briefs were filed last Friday in support of the motion for a preliminary injunction filed by Leandra English in her action seeking a declaration that she, rather than Mick Mulvaney, has the legal right to serve as CFPB Acting…
  • Dec 11

    Bipartisan bill to provide “true lender” fix introduced in House

    Bipartisan bill to provide “true lender” fix introduced in House
    A bipartisan group of five House members introduced a bill (H.R. 4439) last month that is intended to address the so-called “true lender” issue, which creates risk with respect to some loans made by banks with substantial…
  • Dec 8

    CFPB Updates TRID Rule Guide to Form

    CFPB Updates TRID Rule Guide to Form
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau recently issued an updated version of the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure Guide to the Loan Estimate and Closing Disclosure forms.  The revised Guide incorporates the changes to the TRID rule…
Rank this Week: 636

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: 639

Health Industry Washington Watch

Health Industry Washington Watch

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

http://www.healthindustrywashingtonwatch.com/
  • Nov 29

    Congressional Hearings Focus on Health Policy Issue

    Congressional Hearings Focus on Health Policy Issue
    A number of Congressional panels have scheduled or held recent hearings on health policy issues, including the following: On November 30, 2017, the House Energy & Commerce Committee is holding a hearing on implementation of the 21st…
  • Nov 29

    House Approves IPAB Repeal Legislation

    House Approves IPAB Repeal Legislation
    The House of Representatives has voted 307 – 111 to approve HR 849, Protecting Seniors’ Access to Medicare Act, to repeal the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB).  Under the ACA, the IPAB must submit Medicare spending…
  • Nov 29

    President Signs Metabolic Syndrome Support Legislation, Emergency Medication Act

    President Signs Metabolic Syndrome Support Legislation, Emergency Medication Act
    President Trump has signed into law S 920, the National Clinical Care Commission Act, which establishes a national clinical care commission to improve coordination of federal programs that support care for people with complex metabolic…
Rank this Week: 708

Lobby Comply Blog

Lobby Comply Blog

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

http://stateandfed.com/lobbycomply/
Rank this Week: 738

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: 771

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: 826

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: 904

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: 941

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: 1064

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: 1068

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: 1103

New York Zoning and Municipal Law…

New York Zoning and Municipal Law Blog

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

http://blog.szlawfirm.net/
Rank this Week: 1106

Texas Medical Licensing Law Blog

Texas Medical Licensing Law Blog

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

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

    The New Face of Telemedicine in Texa

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

    Governor Abbott Appoints Six New Members to the Texas Medical Board

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

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

    Texas Board of Law Examiners: The Importance of Disclosure When Applying
    Prior to being admitted to the Texas Bar, applicants must first demonstrate present good moral character. The agency in charge of making this determination, as well as ensuring applicants meet all other eligibility criteria, is the Texas…
Rank this Week: 1212

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/
  • Dec 4

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

    Fastest 5 Minutes, The Podcast Gov’t Contractors Can’t Do Without
    We are still accepting questions for Ask Us Anything! Have questions you’d like answered anonymously? Want our thoughts in general on a particular topic? Send in questions and we’ll do our best to feature them in a future podcast.…
  • Nov 10

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

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

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

    Fastest 5 Minutes, The Podcast Gov’t Contractors Can’t Do Without
    This week’s episode covers army modernization, whistleblower reprisal, sentencing in procurement fraud cases, and other updates, and is hosted by partner David Robbins and senior counsel Mark Ries. Crowell & Moring’s…
Rank this Week: 1217

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/
  • Dec 9

    Equal Rights Could Be Better Served

    Equal Rights Could Be Better Served
    I think Al Franken made a mistake – actually lots of mistakes but let’s add one more: he should have stayed in the Senate and joined the Republican Party. Franken was a comedian and some will laugh or smirk at that comment.…
  • Dec 5

    Sticking with the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, the Iran nuclear agreement

    Sticking with the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, the Iran nuclear agreement
    JOPAC was the multi-national 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, known as the Iran nuclear agreement. I’m happy to say that I’ve never been closer to nuclear weapons than listening to my chemistry professor, himself part of…
  • Nov 28

    Nuts, Liars, Suckers and the Rube Goldberg Disease

    Nuts, Liars, Suckers and the Rube Goldberg Disease
    I just heard that Jeff Bezos is worth $100 billion. What is he doing with that net worth? Is he putting it all to work? If not, why not? Ya think if we just gave Jeff another billion he’d put that money right to work putting Americans…
Rank this Week: 1244

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
Rank this Week: 1407

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: 1432

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: 1442

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/
  • Dec 11

    5 Things You Should Know: 8(a) Program Eligibility

    5 Things You Should Know: 8(a) Program Eligibility
    In a recent post, I discussed the basics about SBA’s 8(a) Business Development Program. This follow-up posts discusses 8(a) eligibility requirements in greater detail. To qualify for the 8(a) Program, a firm must be a small business…
  • Dec 11

    Joint Ventures & OCIs: A Cautionary Tale

    Joint Ventures & OCIs: A Cautionary Tale
    For small government contractors, joint ventures can be an important vehicle for successfully pursuing larger and more complex opportunities.  As the SBA’s All Small Mentor-Protege Program enters its second full year, the…
  • Dec 8

    SmallGovCon Week In Review: December 4-8, 2017

    SmallGovCon Week In Review: December 4-8, 2017
    I am back in the office after a great time at the 2017 National Veterans Small Business Engagement in St. Louis. I was able to see many familiar faces and meet many new ones. A big thanks to everyone who attended my presentation on the…
Rank this Week: 1520

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: 1570

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: 1572

Infra Insight Blog

Infra Insight Blog

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

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

    P3 Lawyer Appointed Federal Railroad Administration Chief Counsel

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

    LAWA Receives Technical Proposals from Three Teams for APM Project

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

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

    Proposed House Ways and Means Committee Tax Bill Would Eliminate All PAB
    Last week the House Republican leadership unveiled its much anticipated US tax reform bill.  The bill proposes the most sweeping changes to the tax code in 30 years—since the 1986 Tax Act, which by the way imposed many of the…
Rank this Week: 1648

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/
  • Dec 7

    TSA Week in Review: November 27th - December 3rd - 86 Firearms, 2 Sword Canes, and More

    TSA Week in Review: November 27th - December 3rd - 86 Firearms, 2 Sword Canes, and More
    TSA discovered 86 firearms over the last week in carry-on bags around the nation. Of the 86 firearms discovered, 73 were loaded and 24 had a round chambered. Firearm possession laws vary by state and locality. Travelers bringing firearms to…
  • Nov 29

    TSA Week in Review: November 20th - 26th

    TSA Week in Review: November 20th - 26th
    TSA discovered 57 firearms over the last week in carry-on bags around the nation. Of the 57 firearms discovered, 50 were loaded and 19 had a round chambered. Firearm possession laws vary by state and locality. Travelers bringing firearms to…
  • Nov 22

    TSA Week in Review: November 13th - 19th - 67 Firearms, An Inert Howitzer Round and More

    TSA Week in Review: November 13th - 19th - 67 Firearms, An Inert Howitzer Round and More
    TSA discovered 67 firearms over the last week in carry-on bags around the nation. Of the 67 firearms discovered, 55 were loaded and 16 had a round chambered. Firearm possession laws vary by state and locality. Travelers bringing firearms to…
Rank this Week: 1697

Fracking Insider

Fracking Insider

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

http://www.frackinginsider.com
  • Dec 11

    Energy Hearings This Week

    Energy Hearings This Week
    Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on the “Interior Department’s and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s permitting processes for energy and resource infrastructure projects and opportunities to improve…
  • Dec 4

    Energy Hearings This Week

    Energy Hearings This Week
    Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on the nominations of Timothy Petty to be an assistant Interior secretary; and Linda Capuano to be administrator of the Energy Department’s Energy Information Administration. Date:…
  • Nov 29

    Energy Hearings This Week

    Energy Hearings This Week
    Senate Environment and Public Works — Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety hearing on the nominations of Kenneth Allen, A.D. Frazier, Jeffrey Smith and James Thompson III to be members of the Board of Directors of the Tennessee…
Rank this Week: 1811

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: 1954

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: 2049

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: 2245

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: 2251

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: 2355

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: 2419