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Whistleblower Lawyer News

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Covers whistleblower and government law. By JeffreyNewmanLaw.

http://www.whistleblowerlawyernews.com/
Rank this Week: 8

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/
  • Oct 22

    Travel Ban 3.0: Maryland District Court Orders Preliminary Injunction

    Travel Ban 3.0: Maryland District Court Orders Preliminary Injunction
    On Oct. 17, 2017, Judge Theodore D. Chuang of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland issued an opinion and an order enjoining the implementation of President Trump’s latest travel ban. This round of litigation concerns…
  • Oct 22

    Can We Stop Terrorist Vehicular Attacks?

    Can We Stop Terrorist Vehicular Attacks?
    Editor’s Note: Among the many terrifying forms of violence ISIS and other terrorist groups are using, one of the newest, and deadliest, is the use of cars and trucks to run down innocent people. So far, governments have struggled in…
  • Oct 21

    The Lawfare Podcast: Timothy Edgar on Mass Surveillance After Snowden

    The Lawfare Podcast: Timothy Edgar on Mass Surveillance After Snowden
    In his recent book Beyond Snowden: Privacy, Mass Surveillance, and the Struggle to Reform the NSA, civil liberties activist and former intelligence official Timothy Edgar calls for a renewed conversation on mass surveillance reform in the…
Rank this Week: 190

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/
  • Oct 19

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 10/19

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 10/19
    Tara Sweeney, nominee Asst. Secretary for Indian Affairsphoto from Arctic Slope Regional Corporation at www.asrc.comNews Bulletinhttp://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.htmlIn the Intergovernmental section, we feature a couple of…
  • Oct 11

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 10/11

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 10/11
    U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2017-2018update.htmlPetition was filed in Kansas v. National Indian Gaming Commission (Indian Lands - Gaming)Petition was filed in Herrera v. Wyoming (Treaty Hunting…
  • Sep 28

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 9/28

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 9/28
    U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2017-2018update.htmlPetition was filed in Window Rock Unified School District v. Reeves (Employment) on 9/25/17. Petition was filed in  Tavares v. Whitehouse (Indian…
Rank this Week: 185

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: 147

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: 158

New York Public Personnel Law

New York Public Personnel Law

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

http://publicpersonnellaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 820

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
  • Oct 21

    FOIA News: Recap of FOIA Advisory Committee meeting

    FOIA News: Recap of FOIA Advisory Committee meeting
    Can FOIA be fixed?By Chase Gunter. FCW, Oct. 20, 2017A federal advisory committee that includes members of open government groups is looking to make the Freedom of Information Act work more smoothly for agencies and for those…
  • Oct 20

    Court opinion issued Oct. 19, 2017

    Court opinion issued Oct. 19, 2017
    Wren v. DOJ (D.D.C.) -- ruling that: (1) Drug Enforcement Administration was not required to create list of cases in which Special Agency had testified; and (2) pro se plaintiff-inmate was not entitled to fees or costs even though DEA…
  • Oct 20

    FOIA News: Delaware AG Changes State FOIL Policy Based on D.C. Circuit in CEI v. OSTP

    FOIA News: Delaware AG Changes State FOIL Policy Based on D.C. Circuit in CEI v. OSTP
    Recent Decisions Reflect Diverging Views on Disclosing Records Held in Government Officials' Private Email AccountsAlexander Ziccardi & Michael Berry, Nat'l Law Review, Oct. 19, 2017In recent years, the battle over government…
Rank this Week: 1428

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/
  • Oct 20

    A looooooooooonnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnng time coming

    A looooooooooonnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnng time coming
    THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Continue reading →
  • Oct 20

    Are there perils in statutory interpretation at trial or on appeal

    Are there perils in statutory interpretation at trial or on appeal
    Trial and appellate lawyers often need to interpret what a statute means and how it applies to their case. “There are some great Supreme Court cases on statutory interpretation, including the famous discussion regarding…
  • Oct 14

    Two CAAF cases to watch

    Two CAAF cases to watch
    On 12 October 2017, the CAAF granted petitions worthy of watching: No. 17-0556/AR. U.S. v. Joseph R. Armstrong. CCA 20150424. On consideration of the petition for grant of review of the decision of the United States Army Court…
Rank this Week: 932

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: 2475

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • Oct 20

    Finance Industry Seeks to Preliminarily Enjoin CFPB Arbitration Rule

    Finance Industry Seeks to Preliminarily Enjoin CFPB Arbitration Rule
    In an important development in the federal court lawsuit by industry groups seeking to overturn the CFPB’s arbitration rule, the plaintiffs yesterday filed a motion for a preliminary injunction.  The motion requests entry of an…
  • Oct 19

    Conference of State Bank Supervisors names fintech advisory panel member

    Conference of State Bank Supervisors names fintech advisory panel member
    The Conference of State Bank Supervisors has released a list of 33 companies that will serve as members of its Fintech Industry Advisory Panel. According to the CSBS, the Advisory Panel’s purpose is “to support state…
  • Oct 19

    CFPB Student Loan Ombudsman issues sixth annual report

    CFPB Student Loan Ombudsman issues sixth annual report
    The CFPB has released the sixth annual report of the CFPB Student Loan Ombudsman containing an analysis of approximately 12,900 federal student loan complaints, 7,700 private student loan complaints, and 2,300 debt collection complaints…
Rank this Week: 3474

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/
  • Oct 20

    These Are the Good Old Days?

    These Are the Good Old Days?
    Or will be if the gloomdogglers are right about the environment, This is not to downgrade the danger presented by global heating – on the contrary, it presents an existential threat. It is simply that I have come to realise ……
  • Oct 18

    Latvian ‘Ocean’

    Latvian ‘Ocean’
    My article Flood Control on the Information Ocean: Living With Anonymity, Digital Cash, and Distributed Databases has been translated into Latvian as “Plūdu kontroli par informāciju, kas okeānā: dzīvo ar…
  • Oct 12

    ACLU Brings Important Freedom-to-Travel Lawsuit

    ACLU Brings Important Freedom-to-Travel Lawsuit
    The ACLU’s blog post is actually not over the top here: We’re Suing the Government for Violating the Rights of Passengers on Delta Airlines 1583 in Police-State Fashion. The full complaint in Amedei v. Duke is online. Some key…
Rank this Week: 638

Corruption Chronicles

Corruption Chronicles

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

http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/
  • Oct 20

    Somali Who Executed Canadian Terror Attack Entered U.S. Via Mexico

    Somali Who Executed Canadian Terror Attack Entered U.S. Via Mexico
    The Somali terrorist who stabbed a Canadian police officer and ran over four pedestrians a few weeks ago entered the United States through the Mexican border and was released by Obama’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS), allowing…
  • Oct 18

    U.S. Doesn’t Vet or Assure Departure of Counterterrorism Trainees from Developing Nation

    U.S. Doesn’t Vet or Assure Departure of Counterterrorism Trainees from Developing Nation
    The U.S. government spends upward of $100 million annually to provide foreign security and law enforcement personnel from developing nations with counterterrorism training but fails to vet them or assure they depart the county upon completion…
  • Oct 12

    State Dept. Claims it Has No Records of its Travel Loans to Refugees Who Need Plane Fare

    State Dept. Claims it Has No Records of its Travel Loans to Refugees Who Need Plane Fare
    In response to a Judicial Watch lawsuit, the State Department claims in a legal document that it has no records involving refugee travel loans that the agency gives foreigners overseas to buy plane tickets to fly to the United States. The…
Rank this Week: 1941

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/
  • Oct 20

    SmallGovCon Week In Review: October 16-20, 2017

    SmallGovCon Week In Review: October 16-20, 2017
    My Cubs couldn’t pull off the World Series repeat, losing badly to the Dodgers last night in the National League Championship Series.  And you know what?  I’m okay with it.  We Cubs fans are a different breed: after…
  • Oct 19

    WOSB Program: Company Ineligible Because Husband Managed Busine

    WOSB Program: Company Ineligible Because Husband Managed Busine
    A self-certified woman-owned small business was ineligible for a WOSB set-aside contract because the woman owner’s husband held the company’s highest officer position and appeared to manage its day-to-day operations. A recent SBA…
  • Oct 18

    5 Things You Should Know: SBA’s 8(a) Business Development Program (The Basics)

    5 Things You Should Know: SBA’s 8(a) Business Development Program (The Basics)
    If you’re a small business owner interested in government contracts, you’ve probably heard about the SBA’s 8(a) Business Development Program. The 8(a) Program itself is complex, but its potential benefits are tremendous. In…
Rank this Week: 2972

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/
  • Oct 19

    TSA Week in Review: October 9th - 15th

    TSA Week in Review: October 9th - 15th
    TSA discovered 85 firearms over the last week in carry-on bags around the nation. Of the 85 firearms discovered, 68 were loaded and 17 had a round chambered. Firearm possession laws vary by state and locality. Travelers bringing firearms to…
  • Oct 13

    10 Things You Might Not Know About TSA

    10 Things You Might Not Know About TSA
    There are a lot more than 10 things we could tell you, but we kept the list at 10 for brevity. We don’t want to stray into “Too Long Didn’t Read (TLDR)” territory. We hope we teach you something new today! 1. The…
  • Oct 11

    TSA Two-Weeks In Review - 165 Firearms Discovered In Carry-on Bags Over the Last Two-Week

    TSA Two-Weeks In Review - 165 Firearms Discovered In Carry-on Bags Over the Last Two-Week
    TSA officers discovered 165 firearms over the last two weeks in carry-on bags around the nation. Of the 165 firearms discovered, 144 were loaded and 56 had a round chambered. Firearm possession laws vary by state and locality. Travelers…
Rank this Week: 4609

RegBlog

RegBlog

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

http://www.regblog.org/
Rank this Week: 4189

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/
  • Oct 19

    Senator Grassley and SEC Join NWC in Filing Amicus Briefs in Critical Supreme Court Case

    Senator Grassley and SEC Join NWC in Filing Amicus Briefs in Critical Supreme Court Case
    On Tuesday, October 17, 2017, Senator Charles Grassley and the Securities and Exchange Commission joined the National Whistleblower Center in supporting the whistleblower in Digital Realty Trust v. Somers (No.…
  • Oct 16

    Wall Street’s War on Corporate Whistleblowers Reaches Supreme Court

    Wall Street’s War on Corporate Whistleblowers Reaches Supreme Court
    The fate of corporate whistleblowers and compliance programs is on the line as the U.S. Supreme Court reviews the case of Digital Realty Trust V. Somers. At issue in this case is whether whistleblowers who report potential…
  • Oct 5

    Retaliation for Refusing to Go Along with the Fraud, Waste, and Abuse

    Retaliation for Refusing to Go Along with the Fraud, Waste, and Abuse
    One of the biggest highlights of this year’s National Whistleblower Day celebration, was hearing Dr. Tommie “Toni” Savage tell her personal story of courage and suffering as a whistleblower who exposed corruption within the…
Rank this Week: 3946

Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Covers government law. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.uaslawblog.com/
  • Oct 19

    ARC Dispute May Mean Further Delay in Needed Drone Regulation

    ARC Dispute May Mean Further Delay in Needed Drone Regulation
    The Unmanned Aircraft Systems Identification and Tracking Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC), chartered earlier this year, was unable to reach a consensus on key issues. Given that Michael Huerta, Administrator of the Federal Aviation…
  • Oct 2

    Video Chat with SlantRange: Startups, Drones and Agriculture

    Video Chat with SlantRange: Startups, Drones and Agriculture
    As UAS technology starts to transform traditional industries, so, too, are entrepreneurs looking for ways to build companies that capitalize on the intersection of swiftly evolving tech and the opportunities it creates. Recently, our…
  • Sep 29

    Singer v. Newton: Making Sense of Federal Preemption and Drone Regulation

    Singer v. Newton: Making Sense of Federal Preemption and Drone Regulation
    Last week US District Judge William G. Young ruled in favor of Dr. Singer in Singer’s lawsuit against the city of Newton, MA (Newton) challenging portions of the city’s local unmanned aircraft systems (UAS or drone) ordinance.…
Rank this Week: 1387

Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • Oct 19

    Partners in Progre

    Partners in Progre
    by Tom Damm In a room inside Talen Energy Stadium normally reserved for Philadelphia Union soccer player interviews, EPA and a group of partners had a game-changing announcement to make earlier this year. It had nothing to do with soccer…
  • Sep 21

    If Your Private Well Has Been Flooded…

    If Your Private Well Has Been Flooded…
    by Catherine Magliocchetti EPA’s Mid-Atlantic Region is home to millions of residents who rely upon private wells for their drinking water supply.  As local conditions and weather may present the prospect of moderate and major…
  • Sep 13

    Invertebrate Investigator

    Invertebrate Investigator
    by Jon Markovich In the previous Healthy Waters blog, my colleague Micka Peck wrote about the stream sampling we did for benthic macroinvertebrates. Pulling on a pair of waders and kicking around in the stream sampling was only half the…
Rank this Week: 4608

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/
  • Oct 17

    Generosity and the Las Vegas Massacre

    Generosity and the Las Vegas Massacre
    Two weeks ago, I’d prepared commentary about the value of generosity in foreign affairs but awoke to the horrible reports from Las Vegas. I went ahead with it while I caught my breath and planned commentary about guns. But generosity is…
  • Oct 13

    What Happened at the Supreme Court Gerrymandering Argument

    What Happened at the Supreme Court Gerrymandering Argument
    Based on the U.S. Supreme Court argument in the Wisconsin Gerrymandering case, I am optimistic that we may get some very much needed reform. To see why, click here. Advertisement
  • Oct 10

    Guns and Vega

    Guns and Vega
    Why, after Vegas, Sandy Hook and other mass killings of decent men, women and children, is it so hard to get real gun control? The NRA was  an association of hunters and sportsman, reasonable and trustworthy neighbors. Now the NRA, its…
Rank this Week: 2754

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: 4416

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/
  • Oct 17

    Sleepover at the National Archive

    Sleepover at the National Archive
    Washington, DC is home to some of the most fantastic museums in the world. Museums where visitors see one of a kind objects, are transported around the world through expositions, and participate in unique programming. The National Archives is…
  • Oct 16

    An Update on the FOIA Advisory Committee

    An Update on the FOIA Advisory Committee
    On October 19, 2017 the FOIA Advisory Committee will meet in the William G. McGowan Theater. The three subcommittees will each present their ideas to the full Committee and the public for how to improve the administration of the Freedom…
  • Sep 27

    Help Advance Open Government

    Help Advance Open Government
    The purpose of the U.S. Open Government National Action Plan is to advance transparency, accountability, citizen participation, and technological innovation across government. Now, thanks to an effort supported by the General Services…
Rank this Week: 2775

Infra Insight Blog

Infra Insight Blog

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

http://www.infrainsightblog.com
  • Oct 17

    UC Merced Celebrates One-Year Anniversary of Groundbreaking for 2020 Project

    UC Merced Celebrates One-Year Anniversary of Groundbreaking for 2020 Project
    This week, the Regents of the University of California and the University of California, Merced are celebrating the one-year anniversary of groundbreaking for the $1.3 billion, 1.2 million GSF UC Merced 2020 Project (the…
  • Oct 4

    Merced and LA Mayor Win Big at P3 Award

    Merced and LA Mayor Win Big at P3 Award
    The UC Merced 2020 Project was a big winner at P3 Bulletin’s annual P3 Awards ceremony held in Washington D.C. last month, claiming the Gold Award for Best Social Infrastructure Project, along with the Silver Award in the Government…
  • Aug 28

    Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit District Begins Revenue Passenger Service

    Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit District Begins Revenue Passenger Service
    The Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (“SMART”) District kicked off passenger rail revenue service in Sonoma and Marin counties last week. The 43-mile rail line includes ten stations from the Sonoma County Airport to Downtown San…
Rank this Week: 3437

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
  • Oct 17

    Arctic Opportunities: Exploring New Passages for Business Growth in the Arctic & North Atlantic

    Arctic Opportunities: Exploring New Passages for Business Growth in the Arctic & North Atlantic
    Changes in the shipping routes have placed Maine businesses on the doorstep of the Arctic and Northern Europe. Thanks to the addition of Eimskip, it now costs less to ship a container to Norway than it does to truck it to Maryland. On…
  • Sep 25

    Lawyers on Tap: Risk Management Podcast Serie

    Lawyers on Tap: Risk Management Podcast Serie
    In a special three-part miniseries for the Verrill Voices podcast, attorney Jonathan Dunitz discusses risk management for breweries and brewpubs with a successful brewery owner, a leading insurance agent in the craft beverage industry, and an…
  • Sep 20

    Social Media is an (age) gated community

    Social Media is an (age) gated community
    Few brewers would dream of serving someone in their brewery or tasting room without checking an ID to ensure that all the craft beer lovers in the room are of legal drinking age.  When it comes to their virtual breweries and tasting…
Rank this Week: 1354

Cuba Law Blog

Cuba Law Blog

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

http://www.attorneycuba.com/
  • Oct 17

    Trump Blames Cuba for Sonic Attack

    Trump Blames Cuba for Sonic Attack
    Fifty-five years after the United States and Russia went to the brink of war over the Cuban Missile Crisis, another critical event in the relationship between the United States and Cuba has been reached as President Trump openly blamed Cuba…
  • Oct 10

    Cleveland Latest City To Sign Port Agreement With Cuba

    Cleveland Latest City To Sign Port Agreement With Cuba
    Cleveland, Ohio became the latest city to sign a port agreement with Cuba this week, making it the first agreement since the US State Department’s decision to remove American diplomats from Cuba and request the removal of Cuban…
  • Oct 3

    US to Expel Majority of Cuban Diplomat

    US to Expel Majority of Cuban Diplomat
    Amidst all of the confusion revolving around the mysterious health ailments experienced by US diplomats and relatives in Cuba over the past few months, the Trump administration has taken an even harder line on US-Cuba relations. After an…
Rank this Week: 1759

Fracking Insider

Fracking Insider

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

http://www.frackinginsider.com
  • Oct 16

    Energy Hearings This Week

    Energy Hearings This Week
    The House is not in session this week. The Senate is in session. Senate Appropriations — Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies markup of the “Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act,…
  • Oct 13

    Trump Announces Nomination of Two ITC Commissioner

    Trump Announces Nomination of Two ITC Commissioner
    This post was written by Heather Doherty and originally posted on Kelley Drye’s Trade and Manufacturing Monitor Blog. On September 28, President Donald Trump announced his nomination of two Commissioners to the United States…
  • Oct 12

    Commerce Announces Preliminary Subsidy Rates on Chinese and Indian Mechanical Tubing Export

    Commerce Announces Preliminary Subsidy Rates on Chinese and Indian Mechanical Tubing Export
    This post was written by Karolina Kenney and originally posted on Kelley Drye’s Trade and Manufacturing Monitor Blog. On September 19th, the Department of Commerce announced that they will impose preliminary countervailing duties…
Rank this Week: 3405

FERCBlog

FERCBlog

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

http://www.fercblog.com
  • Oct 11

    Rapid Timeline Stands for FERC to Take Final Action on Coal and Nuclear Pricing Rule

    Rapid Timeline Stands for FERC to Take Final Action on Coal and Nuclear Pricing Rule
    Rapid timeline stands for FERC to take final action on coal and nuclear pricing rule. October 10, 2017 marked the date of Federal Register publication of the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR), wherein the Secretary of the Department of…
  • Oct 11

    MISO Order No. 1000 Project Authorized Transmission Rate Incentive

    MISO Order No. 1000 Project Authorized Transmission Rate Incentive
      MISO Order No. 1000 Project authorized transmission rate incentives. On October 6, 2017, FERC granted Republic Transmission, LLC’s (a wholly owned subsidiary of LSP Transmission Holdings) (“Republic”) Petition for…
  • Sep 24

    Formal Challenge of Delmarva Power & Light’s Formula Rate Denied

    Formal Challenge of Delmarva Power & Light’s Formula Rate Denied
    Formal Challenge of Delmarva Power & Light’s formula rate denied. On September 20, 2017, FERC issued an order denying the Delaware Municipal Electric Corporation, Inc.’s (“DEMEC”) formal challenge of Delmarva Power…
Rank this Week: 2316

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/
  • Oct 11

    Update: Now it’s Wright out, Hargan in at HHS

    Update: Now it’s Wright out, Hargan in at HHS
    President Trump has named Eric Hargan to serve as Acting HHS Secretary, replacing Don Wright (who was just named to the post on September 29, 2017).  The HHS Secretary vacancy was created when Tom Price, MD resigned the post September…
  • Oct 10

    HRSA Delays Final 340B Penalty Rule until July 1, 2018; Additional Rulemaking in the Work

    HRSA Delays Final 340B Penalty Rule until July 1, 2018; Additional Rulemaking in the Work
    The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has adopted its proposal to delay the effective date of its final rule revising the calculation of the 340B “ceiling price” that may be charged to covered entities and…
  • Oct 10

    Price Out, Wright In at HHS (for Now)

    Price Out, Wright In at HHS (for Now)
    In the wake of the resignation of former Secretary Tom Price, MD over concerns about his travel expenses, President Trump has named Don Wright, MD, MPH, as Acting Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Wright…
Rank this Week: 3431

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/
  • Oct 10

    How to Easily Spot Fake News in the Pre

    How to Easily Spot Fake News in the Pre
    The Internet is a powerful tool in today’s digital world. With the click of a button, anyone can gain access to the Internet, and with the majority of the world having smartphones they can access the World Wide Web in just seconds. Gone…
  • Sep 26

    Legislative Update: California Bail Reform Will Be Revisited Next Year

    Legislative Update: California Bail Reform Will Be Revisited Next Year
    Bail reform has been the subject of debate in California in 2017 with the introduction of twin bills in both houses of the Legislature, Senate Bill 10 and Assembly Bill 42.  SB 10, introduced by Senator Bob Hertzberg, relating to bail…
  • Aug 21

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

    Right to Publicity and the California Court of Appeals: What to Know
    Recently, the California Court of Appeals has overturned a ruling by the lower court on the controversial issue of the right of publicity that many had deemed to be dangerous for many digital giants like Facebook and Linked-In. The right of…
Rank this Week: 2064

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: 4586

von Briesen Legal News

von Briesen Legal News

By von Briesen & Roper, s.c.

http://www.vonbriesen.com/legal-news
  • Oct 9

    Adding Clarity to the Elimination of Domestic Partner Benefits for Local Government Employer

    Adding Clarity to the Elimination of Domestic Partner Benefits for Local Government Employer
    The response to our October 4 Legal Update has been overwhelming. Many of our clients and friends have responded with a variety of questions, and some misunderstandings, about this new law and the applicable effective dates.…
  • Oct 8

    New Partnership Tax Audit Rules Require Action

    New Partnership Tax Audit Rules Require Action
    This article originally appeared in Wisconsin Lawyer, October 2017 issue. Significant changes to the way entities taxed as partnerships are audited and the tax from audit adjustments is collected generally become effective for…
  • Oct 3

    Governmental Entities Now Prohibited From Offering Benefits to Domestic Partners of Employee

    Governmental Entities Now Prohibited From Offering Benefits to Domestic Partners of Employee
    One of the many significant changes resulting from the official passage of the 2017-2019 biennial budget is the creation of Wis. Stat. § 66.0510, which prohibits all municipalities, counties, and school districts from offering employee…
Rank this Week: 1520

Government Information Blog

Government Information Blog

Posts from the Government Documents Librarian at Brooklyn Law School Library

https://governmentinfo.wordpress.com/
  • 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…
  • Jul 20

    The Regulatory Accountability Act: Proposed Legislation

    The Regulatory Accountability Act: Proposed Legislation
    Federal administrative agencies, which comprise the executive branch of the United States government, are required to conform to the procedures for their administration set out in the Administrative Procedure Act of 1946, which has been…
  • May 26

    The Sixties: the Digitized Version of the Congressional Record Recently Released

    The Sixties: the Digitized Version of the Congressional Record Recently Released
    The Congressional Record is the official record of the debates and proceedings of the United States Congress.  It is issued daily when Congress is in session, and is published by the United States Government Printing Office (GPO). …
Rank this Week: 1768

Government Contracts Legal Blog

Government Contracts Legal Blog

By Whitcomb, Selinsky, McAuliffe PC.

https://www.whitcomblawpc.com/government-contracts-law-firm/
  • Oct 6

    Mergers and Acquisition

    Mergers and Acquisition
      Government Contract Legal Issues with Mergers and Acquisitions   Government contractors have significantly increased mergers & acquisitions activity in recent years. A stream of recent stories in the Washington Post and…
  • Oct 3

    Covered Defense Information

    Covered Defense Information
      New Guidance Issued by Department of Defense Regarding Cybersecurity Regulations for All Defense Contractors   A new clause in the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations Supplement was added on 9/17/2017; DFARS 252.204-7012 -…
  • Sep 29

    The HUBZone Unification and Business Stability Act of 2017

    The HUBZone Unification and Business Stability Act of 2017
      The HUBZone Unification and Business Stability Act of 2017 The federal government has never been able to achieved its goal of awarding 3% of government contracts to HUBZone-certified businesses. The program's participation has…
Rank this Week: 1613

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/
  • Oct 6

    Congress Takes Aim at Nicaragua Corruption

    Congress Takes Aim at Nicaragua Corruption
    This week in the U.S. House of Representatives Members of Congress approved, by voice vote, an anti-corruption measure that seems to have struck a political nerve in Managua. Among other things, the Nicaraguan Investment Conditionality…
  • Oct 6

    Congress Takes Aim at Nicaragua Corruption

    Congress Takes Aim at Nicaragua Corruption
    This week in the U.S. House of Representatives Members of Congress approved, by voice vote, an anti-corruption measure that seems to have struck a political nerve in Managua. Among other things, the Nicaraguan Investment Conditionality…
  • Sep 27

    The Cubans Grovel

    The Cubans Grovel
    Socialist Cuba is worried, as it should be. After decades of progressive hardline rule, the island is an economic and political basket case. Faced with an alleged transfer of power from a dictator to another, the situation for the hardliners…
Rank this Week: 4344

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
  • Oct 4

    Service-disabled veteran owned business fraud leads to more than $3 million in settlement

    Service-disabled veteran owned business fraud leads to more than $3 million in settlement
    On October 3, the Department of Justice announced that three Buffalo, New York area contractors have agreed to pay more than $3 million to settle a whistleblower’s allegations that the companies defrauded the government by using a…
  • Sep 23

    SolarCity pays nearly $30 million to settle allegations of false claims to solar energy program

    SolarCity pays nearly $30 million to settle allegations of false claims to solar energy program
    On September 22, the Department of Justice announced that SolarCity Corp. had agreed to pay $29.5 million to resolve civil allegations that arose from a federal investigation into the company’s claims for solar energy subsidy payments.…
  • Sep 19

    Alaska settles with DOJ over alleged false claims in SNAP

    Alaska settles with DOJ over alleged false claims in SNAP
    On September 18, the Department of Justice announced a settlement with the state of Alaska over its use of federal nutrition assistance funds. According to DOJ’s press release: The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (ADHSS)…
Rank this Week: 4461

The Data Driven City

The Data Driven City

Explores technology, data, and laws related to city planning, urban renewal, and government in general.

http://datadrivencity.com/
  • Oct 1

    More story art

    More story art
    Read of the sad case where the Sixth Circuit upheld a jury verdict despite the white foreperson telling two black hold-out jurors that “maybe [they] felt [they] owed something to [their] black brothers,” and “I find it…
  • Sep 28

    Sixth Circuit Blog post – Whittling away Johnson

    Sixth Circuit Blog post – Whittling away Johnson
    New blog post up at Sixth Circuit Blog: Whittling away Johnson: Assault with weapon or serious bodily harm are crimes of violence. Here’s the story art:
  • Mar 18

    Trump’s threat to cut legal aid is wrongheaded

    Trump’s threat to cut legal aid is wrongheaded
    Trump’s newly proposed budget eliminates all funding for Legal Services Corp. or “LSC.” This threat to cut legal aid funding is severely wrongheaded. WHO WILL BE HURT I’ve worked for two organizations funded…
Rank this Week: 3290

The Federal Government Contracts &…

The Federal Government Contracts & Procurement Blog

By Fox Rothschild LLP.

https://governmentcontracts.foxrothschild.com/
Rank this Week: 1632

Subject to Inquiry

Subject to Inquiry

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

http://www.subjecttoinquiry.com/
  • Sep 29

    Profiting from Human Rights Abuse

    Profiting from Human Rights Abuse
    The Criminal Finances Act 2017 runs to nearly 150 pages. It was hurried through Parliament shortly before the June 2017 election.  It is an example of lazy and confusing legislating, where numerous sections and sub-sections are added on…
  • Sep 8

    Will Supreme Court Narrow The Broadest Tax Crime?

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

    Recent Privilege Decision Raises Questions for Internal Investigation

    Recent Privilege Decision Raises Questions for Internal Investigation
    A recent federal district court case raises significant issues regarding privilege that should be on the radar of any in-house or outside counsel conducting an internal investigation with the goal of producing a public report. As discussed in…
Rank this Week: 2380

PA Public Contracts

PA Public Contracts

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

http://www.papubliccontracts.com/
  • Sep 28

    Disappointed Bidder Lacks Standing To Challenge P3 Contract Award By Non-Commonwealth Entity

    Disappointed Bidder Lacks Standing To Challenge P3 Contract Award By Non-Commonwealth Entity
    In a recent case of first impression, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania has affirmed a lower court ruling that a disappointed bidder lacked standing to challenge a contract awarded by a non-Commonwealth entity under the…
  • Sep 19

    City Of Allentown Permitted To Use RFP Process For Waste Services Contract

    City Of Allentown Permitted To Use RFP Process For Waste Services Contract
    In a decision issued on July 20, 2017, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania upheld the City of Allentown’s use of the Request for Proposals (RFP) process in a contract award. In 2015, Allentown issued an RFP for the award of a…
  • Sep 7

    Are RFQs Immune From Protest Under The Procurement Code?

    Are RFQs Immune From Protest Under The Procurement Code?
    If you respond to a Request for Quotes (RFQ) issued by a Commonwealth department or agency, can you protest if the resulting purchase order is awarded to another bidder? According to the Commonwealth’s Office of Administration, the…
Rank this Week: 3082

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: 867

Government Contracts Legal Forum

Government Contracts Legal Forum

Covers government contract issues including contract formation, strategies, bid protests and contract interpretation. By Crowell Moring.

http://www.governmentcontractslegalforum.com/
  • Sep 22

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

    Fastest 5 Minutes, The Podcast Gov’t Contractors Can’t Do Without
    Crowell & Moring’s “Fastest 5 Minutes” is a biweekly podcast that provides a brief summary of significant government contracts legal and regulatory developments that no government contracts lawyer or executive should be…
  • Sep 7

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

    Fastest 5 Minutes, The Podcast Gov’t Contractors Can’t Do Without
    Crowell & Moring’s “Fastest 5 Minutes” is a biweekly podcast that provides a brief summary of significant government contracts legal and regulatory developments that no government contracts lawyer or executive should be…
  • Aug 23

    Risks Posed by Third Party Vendors Increasingly a Challenge for Businesse

    Risks Posed by Third Party Vendors Increasingly a Challenge for Businesse
    This week it was reported that Indian police arrested four people accused of leaking a pre-release episode of the blockbuster HBO show, “Game of Thrones.”  The leak is supposedly the result of employees from a Mumbai-based…
Rank this Week: 4125

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: 3894

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
  • 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…
  • Sep 6

    Blanket Purchase Agreement

    Blanket Purchase Agreement
      Matter of Knight Point Systems, LLC, 2017 WL 2472225  The Comptroller General of the United States decided this case. The Comptroller General is the head of the Government Accountability Office (GAO). Acting on behalf of…
  • Aug 31

    Bid Protest and the Alternative Dispute Resolution

    Bid Protest and the Alternative Dispute Resolution
      Reagent World, Inc. vs Department of Agriculture, 2017 WL 3114026   The Civilian Board of Contract Appeals (CBCA) decided this case. As part of the General Services Administration (GSA), the CBCA hears various cases concerning…
Rank this Week: 1611

CFTC Law

CFTC Law

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

http://www.cftclaw.com/
  • Sep 15

    Equivalence Agreement Might Be Imminent

    Equivalence Agreement Might Be Imminent
    Currently, CFTC Chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo is on a 10-day trip in Europe. Derivatives industry attorneys speculate that an European equivalence pact on swap execution rules might come into fruition very soon. If this happens, it would…
  • Aug 18

    CFTC Approves LedgerX to Deal Bitcoin Option

    CFTC Approves LedgerX to Deal Bitcoin Option
    LedgerX Approved to Trade Bitcoin Futures LedgerX, a trading and clearing platform for Bitcoin, became the first company to be approved by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) to trade Bitcoin futures. This is one of a few of…
  • Aug 4

    Senate Confirmed Christopher Giancarlo as Chairman of CFTC

    Senate Confirmed Christopher Giancarlo as Chairman of CFTC
    Christopher Giancarlo was nominated by the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) as the Chairman of the regulatory agency. Moreover, Brian Quintenz and Rostin Behnam, both of who are Republican nominees, were confirmed as CFTC…
Rank this Week: 2427

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: 808

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

Covers disability and social security, elder law, and VA benefits.

https://blog.finkrosnerershow-levenberg.com
  • Sep 6

    NJ law streamlines process for fiduciary resignation

    NJ law streamlines process for fiduciary resignation
    A person who has been appointed as administrator of an estate or Executor under a Last Will and Testament is appointed to their role by either the Surrogate’s Court or Surrogate’s office. I’ve previously blogged about the…
  • Sep 6

    NJ law streamlines process for fiduciary resignation

    NJ law streamlines process for fiduciary resignation
    A person who has been appointed as administrator of an estate or Executor under a Last Will and Testament is appointed to their role by either the Surrogate’s Court or Surrogate’s office. I’ve previously blogged about the…
  • Sep 3

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

    NJ 2017-18 Budget Adds Funding for Medicaid Long-Term Care
    After the Governor and the Assembly leader resolved their Fourth of July Weekend Budget Kerfuffle, some positivity came out of it for Medicaid long-term care providers and beneficiaries. Nursing home reimbursements would be increased by $10.5…
Rank this Week: 514