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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: 8

CFTC Law

CFTC Law

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

http://www.cftclaw.com/
  • Dec 15

    CFTC Customer Advisory for Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Trading Risk

    CFTC Customer Advisory for Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Trading Risk
    Understand the Risks of Virtual Currency Trading The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is issuing this customer advisory to inform the public of possible risks associated with investing or speculating in virtual currencies or…
  • Dec 15

    CFTC Launches Bitcoin and Virtual Currency Web Page

    CFTC Launches Bitcoin and Virtual Currency Web Page
    Today the CFTC made an announcement of its brand new Virtual Currency Resource Webpage. It focuses primarily on Bitcoin, as denoted by the webpage address, cftc.gov/bitcoin, but it serves as an annex of all cryptocurrency activity…
  • Dec 13

    Initial Coin Offerings (ICO) Statement by SEC Gets Nod from CFTC

    Initial Coin Offerings (ICO) Statement by SEC Gets Nod from CFTC
    Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman Jay Clayton released a public announcement regarding Initial Coin Offerings ( ICO ) which gave advise to investors looking into ICOs on Monday, December 11, 2017. CFTC’s own…
Rank this Week: 70

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/
  • Dec 16

    What happens when a municipality wants to collect unpaid taxes on property subject to criminal forfeiture?

    What happens when a municipality wants to collect unpaid taxes on property subject to criminal forfeiture?
    My new post at Sixth Circuit Blog covers the topic above, from a recent helpful decision of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.
  • Dec 6

    Cell Phone Big Brother

    Cell Phone Big Brother
    Story art for this post over at Sixth Circuit Blog — “Prosecution’s use of cell-site location analysis upheld.” The article summarizes that “at the end of the day, litigators still need to test the…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3304

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 16

    Whistleblower Reforms Cut from Final Tax Bill

    Whistleblower Reforms Cut from Final Tax Bill
    Criminal Tax Fraudsters Protected Under Trump Tax Law. Washington, D.C. December 16, 2017. The final version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Bill has eliminated a key provision that would have protected whistleblowers who report major criminal tax…
  • Dec 14

    NWC Condemns Removal of Intelligence Community Whistleblower Advocate

    NWC Condemns Removal of Intelligence Community Whistleblower Advocate
    Washington, D.C. December 14, 2017. According to a report today by Foreignpolicy.com, the Executive Director of Intelligence Community Whistleblowing and Source Protection, Dan Meyer, has been removed from his position and faces an internal…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3960

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
  • Dec 16

    Court opinion issued Dec. 14, 2017

    Court opinion issued Dec. 14, 2017
    Frank LLP v. CFPB (D.D.C.) -- determining that: (1) Bureau properly invoked Exemption 7(E) to withhold certain records concerning enforcement action against debt collector; (2) Bureau properly withheld attorney interview notes prepared…
  • Dec 16

    Court opinions issued Dec. 13, 2017

    Court opinions issued Dec. 13, 2017
    Pickard v. U.S. Dep't of Justice (9th Cir.) (unpublished opinion) -- ruling that: (1) district court properly held that Exemption 7(D) protected name and information provided by source despite source's testimony at public trail; and (2)…
  • Dec 15

    FOIA News: Requests to EPA & Interior draw WAPO's attention

    FOIA News: Requests to EPA & Interior draw WAPO's attention
    Trump environmental officials are keeping tight rein over stampede of FOIA requestsBy Dino Grandoni & Juliet Eilperin, Wash. Post, Dec. 15, 2017The Trump administration’s top environmental policymakers are engaged in a new war…
Rank this Week: 2219

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 16

    The Lawfare Podcast: Noah Feldman on Madison's Three Live

    The Lawfare Podcast: Noah Feldman on Madison's Three Live
    President James Madison shaped the course of American history in not one, not two, but three different and foundational roles in the formation of the young republic. He was a drafter of the constitution, a leader of the Democratic-Republican…
  • Dec 16

    The Week That Was: All of Lawfare in One Post

    The Week That Was: All of Lawfare in One Post
    Jordan Brunner commenced the week by reviewing the climate change provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2018. President Donald Trump signed the act on Tuesday. I posted his signing statement…
  • Dec 15

    Rational Security: The “Probing the Probe” Edition

    Rational Security: The “Probing the Probe” Edition
    Republicans question the integrity of Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. President Trump says he will move the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem (Tamara’s suggested article for reference). And Secretary of State Rex…
Rank this Week: 2762

Cuba Law Blog

Cuba Law Blog

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

http://www.attorneycuba.com/
  • Dec 16

    Cuban Biomedical Science Looks To Be Recognized In World Market

    Cuban Biomedical Science Looks To Be Recognized In World Market
    Almost 40 years ago, Dr. R. Lee Clark’s visit to Cuba kick-started a small but concerted effort to become a leader in biomedical science. Today, the results-driven Cuban health science industry has grown to such an extent within Cuba…
  • Dec 5

    Mixed Signals From Cuban Market

    Mixed Signals From Cuban Market
    Depending on who you ask about Cuba’s economy, you’ll get a different answer. It can be hard to look at the current tensions between the US and Cuban governments and be optimistic. But rocky relations between the US and Cuba…
  • Nov 28

    Cuba’s Vice President Stepping Into Spotlight

    Cuba’s Vice President Stepping Into Spotlight
    Earlier this year, Raul Castro announced that he would be stepping down as president to give way to elections including the selection of a new president by a national assembly, and the man who is expected to take his place, Miguel Diaz-Canel,…
Rank this Week: 1659

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: 3976

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Covers whistleblower and government law. By JeffreyNewmanLaw.

http://www.whistleblowerlawyernews.com/
  • Dec 15

    Consumer Watchdog Group Sues Novartis and GlaxoSmithKline for allegedly false statements on Voltaren to treat osteoarthriti

    Consumer Watchdog Group Sues Novartis and GlaxoSmithKline for allegedly false statements on Voltaren to treat osteoarthriti
    An Australian Consumer Watchdog Agency Says Misleading Claims Will Ultimately Hurt the Public An Australian Consumer Watchdog group is taking two big pharmaceutical companies to court. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says…
  • Dec 15

    Controversial Medicaid Restrictions Eased for Some Hepatitis C Patient

    Controversial Medicaid Restrictions Eased for Some Hepatitis C Patient
    It Will Now be Easier for Medicaid Patients to Get Treatment for Hepatitis C in Colorado Controversial Medicaid restrictions are being pulled back in Colorado. Now, patients seeking treatment for Hepatitis C will no longer have to be in an…
  • Dec 15

    Russian Whistleblower Now Living in Fear

    Russian Whistleblower Now Living in Fear
    Being a Whistleblower in Russia Comes with Life Altering Complications Russia will not be at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Games because of a massive doping conspiracy that came to light thanks to a native whistleblower.  Now, according to…
Rank this Week: 2039

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/
  • Dec 15

    Holiday Humor in World War II

    Holiday Humor in World War II
    Someone in the Office of War Information (OWI) News Bureau was certainly having a jolly old time on Christmas Eve 1942, when they wrote this memorandum concerning rumors flying around (by way of a reindeer-led sled) about a “man in…
  • Dec 8

    Pursuing Civic Literacy

    Pursuing Civic Literacy
    As the nation’s record keeper, the National Archives is responsible for making the records of the U.S. Government available to the public. These records—some famous but others quite ordinary—tell the nation’s story,…
  • Dec 7

    “Remembering Vietnam” Exhibit Entered into Congressional Record

    “Remembering Vietnam” Exhibit Entered into Congressional Record
    As a veteran of the Vietnam War, I was determined to mark the 50th anniversary of the height of the Vietnam War with an exhibit here at the National Archives. Our records, some recently declassified, continue to yield discoveries and ……
Rank this Week: 2785

Infra Insight Blog

Infra Insight Blog

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

http://www.infrainsightblog.com
  • Dec 15

    New York MTA Approves $1.8B Design-Build Contract for the Long Island Railroad Expansion Project

    New York MTA Approves $1.8B Design-Build Contract for the Long Island Railroad Expansion Project
    The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (NYMTA) board has approved a $1.8 billion expansion project for another important milestone in Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s, comprehensive, interconnected plan to improve transit…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3064

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 15

    SmallGovCon Week In Review: December 11-15, 2017

    SmallGovCon Week In Review: December 11-15, 2017
    As we reach the halfway point of December, we have managed to escape any real signs of winter weather here in Lawrence. Our chances for a white Christmas may also be dwindling as the long range forecast is predicting sunny skies and zero…
  • Dec 14

    2018 NDAA: Congress Enacts Changes to DoD Debriefing

    2018 NDAA: Congress Enacts Changes to DoD Debriefing
    Almost a year ago, we wrote of a memorandum from the Office of Federal Procurement Policy urging agencies to strengthen the debriefing process. OFPP’s rationale was simple: because effective debriefings tend to reduce the number of…
  • Dec 13

    ASBCA Appeals: Contractors Prevailed In 57.6% of FY 2017 Decision

    ASBCA Appeals: Contractors Prevailed In 57.6% of FY 2017 Decision
    Recently, there’s been a lot of discussion about the fact that the GAO bid protest “effectiveness rate” was a sky-high 47% in FY 2017. But, somewhat under the radar, contractors did even better at the Armed Services Board of…
Rank this Week: 3002

Lobby Comply Blog

Lobby Comply Blog

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

http://stateandfed.com/lobbycomply/
  • Dec 15

    NYCU Video Digest – December 15, 2017

    NYCU Video Digest – December 15, 2017
    Lobbying, Pay-to-Play and Special Elections in this weeks news you can use video digest!  
  • Dec 15

    NYCU Video Digest – December 15, 2017

    NYCU Video Digest – December 15, 2017
    Lobbying, Pay-to-Play and Special Elections in this weeks news you can use video digest!  
  • Dec 15

    News You Can Use Digest – December 15, 2017

    News You Can Use Digest – December 15, 2017
          National: ‘Fake News,’ Trump’s Obsession, Is Now a Cudgel for Strongmen New York Times – Steven Erlanger | Published: 12/12/2017 Continued on Next Page
Rank this Week: 2520

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • Dec 15

    CFPB data collection freeze impacting CFPB examination

    CFPB data collection freeze impacting CFPB examination
    Since Mick Mulvaney’s appointment by President Trump as CFPB Acting Director, there have been widespread media reports about Mr. Mulvaney’s plans to impose a freeze on the CFPB’s collection of personally identifiable…
  • Dec 14

    New York Regulation of Consumer Reporting Agencies Following Data Breache

    New York Regulation of Consumer Reporting Agencies Following Data Breache
    This week, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo issued a press release directing the New York Department of State to issue a new regulation impacting consumer reporting agencies.  The new regulation was adopted on an emergency basis and went…
  • Dec 14

    CFPB’s Ombudsman’s Office issues sixth annual report

    CFPB’s Ombudsman’s Office issues sixth annual report
    The CFPB’s Ombudsman’s Office has issued its sixth annual report covering the Office’s activities during fiscal year 2017 (October 1, 2016 through September 30, 2017).  The role of the Ombudsman’s Office is to…
Rank this Week: 3536

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
  • Dec 15

    Programs to Achieve Self-Support (PASS) Accounts are an Underutilized Tool

    Programs to Achieve Self-Support (PASS) Accounts are an Underutilized Tool
    Recently I attended a national NAELA seminar where I was re-introduced to the PASS account program.  What is a PASS account? This SSA program allows a disabled individual who wants to make a plan to have a new career or … Continue…
  • Dec 12

    Widow/er must be unmarried to claim deceased disabled veteran’s property tax exemption

    Widow/er must be unmarried to claim deceased disabled veteran’s property tax exemption
    TAX | ADMINISTRATIVE LAW Veterans and their families may be aware that property tax exemption is available for 100% service-connected disabled veterans and disabled veterans suffering with certain specific severe conditions. The state law is…
  • Dec 6

    Keep a close eye on your loved one’s care in a nursing home

    Keep a close eye on your loved one’s care in a nursing home
    It almost goes without saying that if your loved one is admitted to a health care facility, somebody outside of the institution needs to immerse themselves in the treatment & care planning process, read the chart on an ongoing basis,…
Rank this Week: 451

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: 4246

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 14

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 12/14

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 12/14
    U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2017-2018update.htmlPetitions for certiorari were denied on 12/11/17 in: Great Plains Lending, LLC, et al., v. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ((Application of Federal…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 843

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/
  • Dec 14

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

    Digging back to the 1920s in our Archives: The Bank Taxation crisis and California’s swift response
    Often we may characterize our government as being slow to react to various needs. Well, we have an example in 1928 of this not being the case. On August 16, 1928, California Governor C.C. Young convened a special session of the Legislature…
  • Dec 11

    12 States Asking the Supreme Court to Disband California’s Egg Law

    12 States Asking the Supreme Court to Disband California’s Egg Law
    Twelve California states are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to disband one of their federal laws that currently requires any eggs sold there to come from hens who have space to stretch out within their cages. Missouri Atty. Gen. Josh Hawley…
  • Nov 15

    Legislative Update: California and the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968

    Legislative Update: California and the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968
    Rumor has it that a California legislator is considering introducing legislation in 2018 to investigate the idea of the state having its own flood insurance program.  This appears to be in response to research from late last year out of…
Rank this Week: 1981

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: 4457

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/
  • Dec 14

    OIG Highlights Recent Audit, Investigation, and Enforcement Accomplishment

    OIG Highlights Recent Audit, Investigation, and Enforcement Accomplishment
    The Office of Inspector General (OIG) of the Department of Health and Human Services has released its semiannual report for the period of April 1, 2017, through September 30, 2017. The report also includes aggregated data for all of fiscal…
  • Dec 14

    CMS Extends Medicare Prior Authorization Program for Repetitive Scheduled Non-Emergent Ambulance Transport

    CMS Extends Medicare Prior Authorization Program for Repetitive Scheduled Non-Emergent Ambulance Transport
    CMS is extending for another year the Medicare prior authorization program for repetitive, scheduled non-emergent ambulance transport services rendered by ambulance providers in selected states. As previously reported, CMS began testing the…
  • Dec 14

    CMS Schedules Feb. 13 Town Hall Meeting on IPPS New Tech Application

    CMS Schedules Feb. 13 Town Hall Meeting on IPPS New Tech Application
    On February 13, 2019, CMS is holding a public Town Hall meeting to discuss requests for add-on payments for new medical technologies under the Medicare hospital inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS). Registration details are provided in…
Rank this Week: 3443

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
  • Dec 14

    It’s Only “Natural:” Avoiding the Risk of Consumer Lawsuits Over Food Label

    It’s Only “Natural:” Avoiding the Risk of Consumer Lawsuits Over Food Label
    Americans are increasingly sensitive to the ingredients that go into the food that we eat. Recently, Congress passed a law requiring manufacturers to label or place QR codes on products containing or made from genetically modified organisms…
  • Oct 30

    A Guy Walks Into a Bar…

    A Guy Walks Into a Bar…
    In an article for Craft Brewing Business, Lawyers on Tap attorney Jonathan Dunitz discusses how an improperly cleaned tap line can lead to not only serious lifelong health problems for the beer drinker, but also a significant verdict against…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1245

Robbins Ross Alloy Belinfante…

Robbins Ross Alloy Belinfante Littlefield LLC Blog

Covers real estate law.

http://www.robbinsfirm.com/in-the-news/
  • Dec 14

    No additional votes for Norwood in Atlanta mayoral runoff recount

    No additional votes for Norwood in Atlanta mayoral runoff recount
    Even though a recount on Thursday produced no additional votes for Mary Norwood, the Atlanta mayoral candidate still challenged the outcome of the Dec.-5 runoff, citing votes from recently annexed parts of the city that she argues should…
  • Dec 7

    Norwood, Bottoms Lawyer Up in Mayoral Runoff Aftermath

    Norwood, Bottoms Lawyer Up in Mayoral Runoff Aftermath
    Vincent Russo Jr. of the Robbins Firm is representing Mary Norwood as she squares off with Keisha Lance Bottoms over the close election results. Bottoms has turned to Robert Highsmith Jr. of Holland & Knight and others. Meanwhile, Bottoms…
  • Nov 20

    Governor Adds Three to Judicial Nominating Commission

    Governor Adds Three to Judicial Nominating Commission
    Governor names three former staffers to Judicial Nominating Commission. Gov. Nathan Deal on Tuesday named three of his former staffers to the Judicial Nomination Commission, which recommends candidates for the governor to consider when…
Rank this Week: 1640

Corruption Chronicles

Corruption Chronicles

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

http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/
  • Dec 13

    Secret Govt. Settlement in Rep. Hastings’ Sexual Harassment Case Filed by Judicial Watch

    Secret Govt. Settlement in Rep. Hastings’ Sexual Harassment Case Filed by Judicial Watch
    It turns out the government secretly paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to resolve a sexual harassment case filed by Judicial Watch against a Florida congressman with a long history of unscrupulous behavior. The veteran Democrat, Alcee…
  • Dec 12

    Public University: Whistling May Qualify as Sexual Harassment

    Public University: Whistling May Qualify as Sexual Harassment
    The sexual harassment scandals involving prominent Hollywood figures, media personalities and politicians has brought heightened awareness to the issue, but one public college appears to be taking things too far. At Tennessee State University…
  • Dec 8

    Tribe Known for Shady Bookkeeping Can’t Account for $14 Mil in FEMA Flood Grant

    Tribe Known for Shady Bookkeeping Can’t Account for $14 Mil in FEMA Flood Grant
    Though its accounting system is “unreliable” and in “disarray,” a Nebraska Indian tribe got nearly $14 million in flood-assistance grants from the federal government and, predictably, a chunk of the money can’t…
Rank this Week: 1861

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 13

    Five Travel Tips To Get You Through the Holiday Travel Period

    Five Travel Tips To Get You Through the Holiday Travel Period
    We’re in the middle of the holiday season, and as many of us make final preparations to reunite with loved ones, we’d like to take time to remind you of some tips for packing and helpful pointers for your upcoming travel. If you…
  • Dec 13

    TSA Week in Review: December 4th - 10th

    TSA Week in Review: December 4th - 10th
    TSA discovered 72 firearms over the last week in carry-on bags around the nation. Of the 72 firearms discovered, 66 were loaded and 25 had a round chambered. Firearm possession laws vary by state and locality. Travelers bringing firearms to…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4702

von Briesen Legal News

von Briesen Legal News

By von Briesen & Roper, s.c.

http://www.vonbriesen.com/legal-news
  • Dec 12

    Department of Labor Extends Transition Period for Prohibited Transaction Exemptions Related to Its ERISA Fiduciary Rule

    Department of Labor Extends Transition Period for Prohibited Transaction Exemptions Related to Its ERISA Fiduciary Rule
    On November 29, 2017, the Department of Labor (the "DOL") extended the Transition Period for certain prohibited transaction exemptions related to its Fiduciary Rule under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 ("ERISA"),…
  • Dec 3

    Gotcha! Issues to Watch for During Redevelopment Project

    Gotcha! Issues to Watch for During Redevelopment Project
    Maybe it is because one or more anchor stores have closed or a new one has arrived. It could also be the result of the Mall being outdated and in significant need of substantial remodeling. Whatever the reason, and there are many possible…
  • Nov 29

    A Procedural Misstep Ends Wyoming Landowner's Claim for Just Compensation

    A Procedural Misstep Ends Wyoming Landowner's Claim for Just Compensation
    Even in a straightforward condemnation case, keeping up with all the moving parts can be overwhelming.  Perhaps because of this, Wisconsin has published multiple brochures on “The Rights of Landowners under Wisconsin Eminent Domain…
Rank this Week: 1777

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 12

    From Chaos to Monopoly – the End of Net-Neutrality

    From Chaos to Monopoly – the End of Net-Neutrality
    Those of us warning that American democracy is threatened have still been stunned by how fast. Political polarization elsewhere has led democracies to collapse. Polarization here has largely been the unintended consequence of a legal…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2819

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 12

    NIST Gives Contractors Extra Time to Comment on Proposed Assessment Guide for NIST SP 800-171

    NIST Gives Contractors Extra Time to Comment on Proposed Assessment Guide for NIST SP 800-171
    As defense contractors continue to push towards their end-of-year implementation deadline for NIST SP 800-171 under DFARS 252.204-7012, the National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST) has given the contracting community some extra…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4141

PA Public Contracts

PA Public Contracts

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

http://www.papubliccontracts.com/
Rank this Week: 3087

Subject to Inquiry

Subject to Inquiry

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

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

    FINRA Continues to Prioritize Examinations of High-Risk and Recidivist Broker

    FINRA Continues to Prioritize Examinations of High-Risk and Recidivist Broker
    In its 2017 Regulatory and Examination Priorities Letter, FINRA made clear that one of its top priorities is identifying high-risk brokers and ensuring that their firms properly monitor them. To assist it in doing so, FINRA has established a…
  • Dec 6

    The Cloak of Legal Professional Privilege

    The Cloak of Legal Professional Privilege
    The recent judgment in the case of Serious Fraud Office (SFO) v Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation Ltd [2017] EWHC 1017 (QB) is a matter of major concern for companies and those involved in advising them on the best approach to the…
  • Dec 4

    Expansion of FCPA “Pilot Program” is Good for Companies, but Heed the Fine Print

    Expansion of FCPA “Pilot Program” is Good for Companies, but Heed the Fine Print
    Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s Nov. 29 announcement that the Department of Justice FCPA “Pilot Program” will be permanently expanded is good news for companies that repeatedly faced the dilemma of whether or not to…
Rank this Week: 2275

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: 3413

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: 900

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: 513

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: 4363

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: 3933

Oregon Legal Research

Oregon Legal Research

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

http://blog.oregonlegalresearch.com/
Rank this Week: 163

The Federal Government Contracts &…

The Federal Government Contracts & Procurement Blog

By Fox Rothschild LLP.

https://governmentcontracts.foxrothschild.com/
  • Nov 30

    Fox Speaks: Interpreting Government Contract

    Fox Speaks: Interpreting Government Contract
    If you are interested in an overview of the unique framework of laws, regulations, and rules that govern the interpretation of government contracts, I invite you to join me for a live webinar on Monday, December 18.…
  • Nov 30

    Litigation Update: Contractor Not Entitled to Delay Costs Based on Access to Information Included in its Contract

    Litigation Update: Contractor Not Entitled to Delay Costs Based on Access to Information Included in its Contract
    Understanding claims under the Contract Disputes Act is an essential skill for government contractors.  Claims (and related requests for equitable adjustment) are by far the most common remedy for contractors seeking to recover…
  • Nov 29

    GAO Protest Primer: Effective Use of Pre-Award Protest

    GAO Protest Primer: Effective Use of Pre-Award Protest
    It seems that when we discuss GAO bid protests, we most often refer to the post-award variety.  Your company lost a contract award due to a procurement error by the agency (like the failure to adhere to the RFP requirements or properly…
Rank this Week: 1756

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: 4223

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: 493

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: 4703

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: 3191

FERCBlog

FERCBlog

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

http://www.fercblog.com
Rank this Week: 1895

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 4436

Government Information Blog

Government Information Blog

Posts from the Government Documents Librarian at Brooklyn Law School Library

https://governmentinfo.wordpress.com/
  • Oct 27

    I recently attended the Federal Depository…

    I recently attended the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) Conference in Arlington, Virginia, October 16 – 18, 2017.  This annual conference brings together federal depository librarians throughout the country, and allows…
  • Oct 6

    Congress.gov: An Overview

    Congress.gov: An Overview
    Congress.gov is the official website for United States federal legislative information, having replaced the former website, Thomas.gov, which was retired July 5, 2016. The Congress.gov website is a very robust site with many features not…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1685

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: 2178

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 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 -…
Rank this Week: 1626