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Discourse.net

Discourse.net

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

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Dec 9

    Joseph N. Froomkin (1928 – 2017)

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

    The U to Forbid Back-In Parking

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

    Terrific Pie Chart

    Terrific Pie Chart
    These pie charts come from the Washington Post Wonkblog. First there’s one symbolizing what US survey respondents said they though would be the ideal distribution of wealth: But in fact we in the US have this distribution: Or, if you…
Rank this Week: 12

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 14

    Peter Strzok’s ‘Insurance Policy’

    Peter Strzok’s ‘Insurance Policy’
    I’m struck by the kerfuffle over text messages sent by FBI agent Peter Strzok to Lisa Page, an FBI lawyer with whom he was apparently having an affair. The messages bash Trump and seem to favor Clinton—for example, Strzok wrote,…
  • Dec 14

    Document: Independent Assessment of British Counterterrorism Intelligence

    Document: Independent Assessment of British Counterterrorism Intelligence
    The following is an independent assessment by British barrister David Anderson of nine internal reviews of British intelligence in connection with four terrorist attacks in the spring and summer of 2017.   Anderson Report (PDF) …
  • Dec 14

    Today's Headlines and Commentary

    Today's Headlines and Commentary
    6,700 Rohingya died—including 730 children under the age of 5— in the first month of the Myanmar government’s crackdown on the Muslim ethnic minority group, according to the New York Times. The Times also reports that two…
Rank this Week: 36

New York Public Personnel Law

New York Public Personnel Law

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

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

    Challenging an arbitration award

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

    Selected reports posted in Employment Law News by WK Workday

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

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

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

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Covers whistleblower and government law. By JeffreyNewmanLaw.

http://www.whistleblowerlawyernews.com/
Rank this Week: 120

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: 146

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 158

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: 241

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
Rank this Week: 327

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 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…
  • Dec 4

    CFTC Expanding Whistleblower Program

    CFTC Expanding Whistleblower Program
    The return from Thanksgiving holiday has been tough for advocates of whistleblower protections and common sense financial regulation. Last week, the Supreme Court heard Digital Realty Trust v. Somers, which concerned whistleblower protections…
Rank this Week: 342

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: 323

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: 380

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

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

http://dissentingjustice.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 364

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: 412

Nexus

Nexus

Chapman's Journal of Law and Public Policy

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

    How to Choose a Law School

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

    The Supreme Court

    The Supreme Court
    The Supreme Court…
  • Jan 10

    All about Law School

    All about Law School
    Here is where I will be writing all about law school.
Rank this Week: 422

Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law…

Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law Blog

Covers Inland Empire municipal law, personal injury law, real estate law and small business law.

http://michaelreiterlaw.wordpress.com/
  • Jul 20

    Can You Go to Jail for Not Getting a Building Permit?

    Can You Go to Jail for Not Getting a Building Permit?
    Building a structure without a permit (with exceptions on the meaning of structure under the California Building Code) is a misdemeanor in most California local entities. Usually, the punishment for a misdemeanor under most municipal codes…
  • Jul 12

    Neighbors, Google Maps and Dispute

    Neighbors, Google Maps and Dispute
    By Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law I have been involved in a number of neighbor disputes, long-running and costly.  But this is a new one. You should definitely click on the article, but a neighbor in Washington State mowed the shortened…
  • Dec 20

    Investigative Reporting Website Creates San Diego Code Enforcement Database and Map

    Investigative Reporting Website Creates San Diego Code Enforcement Database and Map
    “inewsource.org” is a non-profit news-gathering organization in San Diego.  They have put together data regarding complaints and resolutions into a searchable database found here.   This database includes all complaints…
Rank this Week: 545

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: 665

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 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…
  • Dec 13

    2018 NDAA: Unsuccessful GAO Protesters May be Liable for Government Cost

    2018 NDAA: Unsuccessful GAO Protesters May be Liable for Government Cost
    The 2018 National Defense Authorization Act put a new twist on potential costs a contractor may incur in filing a GAO bid protest. While many federal contractors are familiar with the costs arising from a GAO protest, including their…
Rank this Week: 937

CFTC Law

CFTC Law

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

http://www.cftclaw.com/
  • 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…
  • Dec 12

    CFTC Interprets Who Has to Register as Commodity Trading Advisor

    CFTC Interprets Who Has to Register as Commodity Trading Advisor
    The CFTC’s Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight responded to a letter from the Futures Industry Association (FIA) requesting guidance for Commodity Trading Advisor (CTAs) registration requirements. The Division stated in a…
  • Dec 12

    EC and CFTC: Committed To Mutual Recognition of Derivatives Trading Venue

    EC and CFTC: Committed To Mutual Recognition of Derivatives Trading Venue
    Last week the European Commission (EC) and the CFTC announced mutual recognition of each other’s derivatives trading venues, fulfilling the Common Approach announced this October the 13th, 2017 by the two regulatory agencies. On…
Rank this Week: 1088

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 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 ……
  • Dec 5

    Social Networks and Archival Context (SNAC), Phase II (November 2017-October 2019)

    Social Networks and Archival Context (SNAC), Phase II (November 2017-October 2019)
    The University of Virginia Library is pleased to announce Phase II of the Social Networks and Archival Context (SNAC) Cooperative program. The University of Virginia Library is collaborating with the U.S. National Archives and Records…
Rank this Week: 918

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 14

    Member Lobbying Prohibition Bill Introduced in New Brunswick, Canada

    Member Lobbying Prohibition Bill Introduced in New Brunswick, Canada
    On December 13, a bill was entered in the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick prohibiting sitting lawmakers from engaging in Continued on Next Page
  • Dec 14

    Thursday’s Government and Ethics News Roundup

    Thursday’s Government and Ethics News Roundup
    Campaign Finance Indiana: “Council Defeats Pay-to-Play Veto” by Dave Gong for Fort Wayne Journal Gazette Ethics “‘Fake News,’ Trump’s Obsession, Continued on Next Page
  • Dec 13

    Alabama Lobbyist Online Registration Available Early

    Alabama Lobbyist Online Registration Available Early
    Online registration for Alabama lobbyists is available beginning December 13, 2017. Normally, registration is not available until the beginning of Continued on Next Page
Rank this Week: 1304

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: 1410

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 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,…
  • Dec 6

    Eliminating the Medical Expense Deduction Will Harm People Who Are Chronically Ill

    Eliminating the Medical Expense Deduction Will Harm People Who Are Chronically Ill
    House and Senate Republicans have approved their plans to reform the tax code and are currently in a conference committee. The House legislation calls for ending the medical expense deduction (MED). This proposed change will cause major…
Rank this Week: 1344

Infra Insight Blog

Infra Insight Blog

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

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

    P3 Lawyer Appointed Federal Railroad Administration Chief Counsel

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

    LAWA Receives Technical Proposals from Three Teams for APM Project

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

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

    Proposed House Ways and Means Committee Tax Bill Would Eliminate All PAB
    Last week the House Republican leadership unveiled its much anticipated US tax reform bill.  The bill proposes the most sweeping changes to the tax code in 30 years—since the 1986 Tax Act, which by the way imposed many of the…
Rank this Week: 1413

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: 1482

Rulemaking

Rulemaking

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

https://rulemaking.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 1287

Pace Law Library

Pace Law Library

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

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

    The Pace Law Library Blog Makeover

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

    Ms. Lamikanra on Nigerian Law and Legal System

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

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

    Prof. Crawford Reviews Estate and Gift Tax Law Review Articles of 2010
    Check out our first 2011 addition to the Pace Law Library Podcasts site titled Estate and Gift Tax Law Articles of 2010.  Prof. Bridget Crawford from Pace Law School reviews interesting estate and gift tax law related articles that were…
Rank this Week: 1240

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 14

    FOIA News: Reduction of Utah's national parks draws FOIA suit

    FOIA News: Reduction of Utah's national parks draws FOIA suit
    Enviro Group's FOIA Suit Wants Trump Admin's Monuments DocsBy Bryan Koenig, Law360, Dec. 14, 2017The Conservation Lands Foundation Inc. expanded the fight over President Donald Trump's decision to shrink national monuments in Utah with a…
  • Dec 13

    FOIA News: Suit seeks access to sexual assault records from Pentagon & DHS

    FOIA News: Suit seeks access to sexual assault records from Pentagon & DHS
    Nonprofit group sues DOD over requests for sexual assault dataDianna Cahn, Stars and Stripes, Dec. 13, 2017Advocates for service members and veterans filed a lawsuit against the U.S. government Wednesday to release data that they say is…
  • Dec 12

    FOIA News: DOJ withholds recommendation about Mueller ethics waiver

    FOIA News: DOJ withholds recommendation about Mueller ethics waiver
    Justice Department won't disclose details on Mueller ethics waiverBy Josh Gerstein, Politico, Dec. 12, 2017The Justice Department is refusing to reveal details of the process that led up to former FBI Director Robert Mueller being granted an…
Rank this Week: 1962

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: 1927

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: 1813

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: 2305

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: 2019

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: 2235

Robbins Ross Alloy Belinfante…

Robbins Ross Alloy Belinfante Littlefield LLC Blog

Covers real estate law.

http://www.robbinsfirm.com/in-the-news/
  • 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…
  • Nov 17

    Invest Atlanta Sues City Ethics Board Over Decision Barring ‘Free’ Stadium Ticket

    Invest Atlanta Sues City Ethics Board Over Decision Barring ‘Free’ Stadium Ticket
    Atlanta’s development arm, Invest Atlanta, has sued the city Board of Ethics over its refusal to reverse a ruling declaring that tickets to events at the soon-to-open Mercedes-Benz Stadium are an illegal gratuity barred by city…
Rank this Week: 2098

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 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…
  • 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:
Rank this Week: 2152

Oregon Legal Research

Oregon Legal Research

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

http://blog.oregonlegalresearch.com/
Rank this Week: 1726

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: 2022

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: 1634

Federal Regulations Advisor

Federal Regulations Advisor

Provides insights and commentary on U.S. government regulatory affairs. By Leland E. Beck.

http://www.fedregsadvisor.com/
Rank this Week: 2214

National Whistleblower

National Whistleblower

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

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

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

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

    Ten Largest False Claims Act Settlements By Pharmaceutical Companie

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

    Hospital System Pays Over $98 Million to Resolve FCA Allegation

    Hospital System Pays Over $98 Million to Resolve FCA Allegation
    The Department of Justice announced that Community Health Systems (CHS) agreed to pay $98.15 million to settle allegations that the company violated the False Claims Act by billing Medicare, Medicaid, and TRICARE for medically unnecessary…
Rank this Week: 1710

UK Freedom of Information Law…

UK Freedom of Information Law Update

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

http://www.informationlaw.org.uk
Rank this Week: 1541

European Union Law

European Union Law

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

http://eulaw.wordpress.com
  • Jan 28

    The EU Fiscal Stability Treaty: Summary and Analysi

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

    The EU Fiscal Stability Treaty: Summary and Analysi

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

    Happy Holidays!

    Happy Holidays!
    Dear friends, I wish you happy holidays and a prosperous New Year!
Rank this Week: 1772

For the Seventh Generation Blog

For the Seventh Generation Blog

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

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

    Geneva Institute on Indigenous People

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

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

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

    OK AG values Bank over Battered Women

    OK AG values Bank over Battered Women
    This was originally submitted to the Tulsa World as an op-ed piece, but was not published:update as of 4/10/08: The Tulsa World did indeed publish this an op-ed piece, The Native American Times reprinted it and the Cherokee Phoenix plans to…
Rank this Week: 1547

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: 4092

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: 2921

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: 2796