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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/
  • Sep 21

    Best News Story of the Week?

    Best News Story of the Week?
    Parrot mimics owner to make purchases using Amazon Echo The post Best News Story of the Week? appeared first on Discourse.net.
  • Sep 20

    It’s That Bad

    It’s That Bad
    You know things are bad when a foreign head of state, even a former one, is mocking you like this: Then again, we already knew it was that bad. The post It’s That Bad appeared first on Discourse.net.
  • Sep 17

    I Hate Rerun

    I Hate Rerun
    I almost never watch a movie twice (except of course Groundhog Day). I generally hate re-runs. And so far this Maria show looks like an Irma rerun: The post I Hate Reruns appeared first on Discourse.net.
Rank this Week: 12

New York Public Personnel Law

New York Public Personnel Law

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

http://publicpersonnellaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 32

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/
  • Sep 25

    What’s Next for the Bundestag, Merkel and Germany’s Security Policies?

    What’s Next for the Bundestag, Merkel and Germany’s Security Policies?
    The results of the German federal election this weekend were at once unsurprising and worrisome.   They were unsurprising because, as predicted, the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), the party of Chancellor Angela Merkel--along with its…
  • Sep 25

    Reality Sets in for Federal Courts: The Travel Ban Was a ‘Temporary Pause’

    Reality Sets in for Federal Courts: The Travel Ban Was a ‘Temporary Pause’
    After eight months, thousands of pages of briefing and three Supreme Court orders, the Trump administration has reiterated what had been its position all along: that a pause on the entry of immigrants from certain at-risk countries was needed…
  • Sep 25

    The New Travel Ban: Undermining the Immigration and Nationality Act

    The New Travel Ban: Undermining the Immigration and Nationality Act
    On September 24, President Trump issued a proclamation replacing Executive Order (EO) 13780 that is currently before the Supreme Court—albeit with oral argument cancelled pending briefs from both sides on whether the new proclamation…
Rank this Week: 49

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/
  • Sep 24

    Canada Joins U.S. Efforts to Isolate Venezuela’s Socialist Regime

    Canada Joins U.S. Efforts to Isolate Venezuela’s Socialist Regime
    In an unusual move for Canada the Canadian Foreign Minister announced this weekend that the Canada would target with economic sanctions several Venezuela government officials. The Minister for Global Affairs, Chrystia Freeland, issued…
  • Sep 18

    Cuba, Pick a Lane

    Cuba, Pick a Lane
    Hurricane Irma has reportedly caused extensive damage in the Caribbean, including Cuba. Yet whatever damage Irma may have caused in Cuba, it pales in comparison to what socialism has been inflicting since 1959 on the Cuban people and the…
  • Sep 16

    Unicorns Sightings Increase as Cuba Spins Official Washington

    Unicorns Sightings Increase as Cuba Spins Official Washington
    Hurricane Irma left a trail of destruction in the Caribbean before it pummeled South Florida. In Cuba, for example, in addition to extensive damage to Cuban military-owned hotels and beach resorts, Cuba’s ministry of intelligence stable…
Rank this Week: 149

Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • Sep 21

    If Your Private Well Has Been Flooded…

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

    Invertebrate Investigator

    Invertebrate Investigator
    by Jon Markovich In the previous Healthy Waters blog, my colleague Micka Peck wrote about the stream sampling we did for benthic macroinvertebrates. Pulling on a pair of waders and kicking around in the stream sampling was only half the…
  • Sep 7

    Stream Critters Reveal Much About Water Quality

    Stream Critters Reveal Much About Water Quality
    by Micka Peck I was never a huge ‘bug person’ as a kid. It wasn’t that I bolted in terror at the sight of anything crawling my direction, but I didn’t greet a dangling spider with much enthusiasm either. My ……
Rank this Week: 144

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • Sep 25

    CFPB proposes off-balanced approach to public disclosure of HMDA data

    CFPB proposes off-balanced approach to public disclosure of HMDA data
    In October 2015, the CFPB adopted significant changes to the rules under the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA).  Among the changes, the items of information to be collected and reported under HMDA are greatly expanded, with some items…
  • Sep 25

    FTC launches military task force webpage

    FTC launches military task force webpage
    The FTC has launched a new page on its website dedicated to its Military Task Force.  According to the FTC, it created the Task Force “to focus on identifying the particular needs of military consumers and developing initiatives to…
  • Sep 25

    NYDFS Proposes Regulation of Consumer Reporting Agencie

    NYDFS Proposes Regulation of Consumer Reporting Agencie
      Last week, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo issued a press release directing the New York Department of Financial Services (“NYDFS”) to impose new rules on consumer reporting agencies (“CRAs”).  The proposed…
Rank this Week: 252

von Briesen Legal News

von Briesen Legal News

By von Briesen & Roper, s.c.

http://www.vonbriesen.com/legal-news
  • Sep 13

    The Utah Blood Draw Story: Drawing Unwarranted Conclusion

    The Utah Blood Draw Story: Drawing Unwarranted Conclusion
    The viral video of a Utah nurse being arrested for refusing to draw blood from an unconscious patient brought into the public view a legal conundrum faced by health care providers. The ensuing public conversation generated abundant concern…
  • Sep 5

    Proposed Department of Labor Overtime Rule Appears Destined for Shelving

    Proposed Department of Labor Overtime Rule Appears Destined for Shelving
    After a November injunction delayed the implementation of the Department of Labor's new rule for exempt employee classification, an even more serious setback was handed down last week when a Texas federal District Court declared the rule…
  • Aug 28

    Health Blog: OIG Work Plan Moves from Annual to Monthly Update

    Health Blog: OIG Work Plan Moves from Annual to Monthly Update
    The health care industry is familiar with the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General (the "OIG") annual Work Plan as a helpful compliance tool. While we are familiar with the annual release…
Rank this Week: 291

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/
  • Sep 16

    Dubay hearings in the new

    Dubay hearings in the new
    https://www.court-martial.com/dubay-evidentiary-hearings-on-appeal.html
  • Sep 15

    Sentence appropriateness on appeal

    Sentence appropriateness on appeal
    Whether or not a sentence is appropriate for the crime convicted of and the character of the person convicted is a frequent issue on appeal.  Less frequently there is an issue of sentence disparity between co-actors or co-accuseds. The…
  • Sep 15

    Government appeal

    Government appeal
    Under Article 62, UCMJ, the prosecution can appeal a military judge’s trial ruling under six circumstances.  The two most common are: (A) An order or ruling of the military judge which terminates the proceedings with respect to a…
Rank this Week: 348

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Covers whistleblower and government law. By JeffreyNewmanLaw.

http://www.whistleblowerlawyernews.com/
Rank this Week: 409

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
  • Sep 23

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

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

    Alaska settles with DOJ over alleged false claims in SNAP

    Alaska settles with DOJ over alleged false claims in SNAP
    On September 18, the Department of Justice announced a settlement with the state of Alaska over its use of federal nutrition assistance funds. According to DOJ’s press release: The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (ADHSS)…
  • Sep 13

    New York city hospital firm pays $4 million for alleged Stark Law violation

    New York city hospital firm pays $4 million for alleged Stark Law violation
    On September 13, the Department of Justice announced that New York city-based MediSys Health Network, Inc., has agreed to settle a whistleblower’s suit alleging Stark Law violations for $4 million. According to DOJ’s press…
Rank this Week: 408

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: 356

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/
  • Sep 22

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 9/21

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 9/21
    U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2017-2018update.htmlPetition was filed in Upper Skagit Indian Tribe v. Lundgren (Tribal Sovereign Immunity) on 9/11/17.Read the latest Tribal Supreme Court Project update…
  • Sep 14

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 9/14

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 9/14
     John Tahsuda III named Principal Dep Asst Sec'y for Indian AffairsNews Bulletinhttp://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.htmlIn the Intergovernmental section, we feature a story about the appointment of the Principal Deputy…
  • Sep 8

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 9/7

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 9/7
    News Bulletinhttp://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.htmlIn the Recognition & Enrollment section, we feature a couple of articles about the Cherokee Nation Freedmen case.U.S. Federal Courts Bulletin…
Rank this Week: 536

Texas Medical Licensing Law Blog

Texas Medical Licensing Law Blog

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

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

    The New Face of Telemedicine in Texa

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

    Governor Abbott Appoints Six New Members to the Texas Medical Board

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

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

    Texas Board of Law Examiners: The Importance of Disclosure When Applying
    Prior to being admitted to the Texas Bar, applicants must first demonstrate present good moral character. The agency in charge of making this determination, as well as ensuring applicants meet all other eligibility criteria, is the Texas…
Rank this Week: 462

Whitcomb Law Blog

Whitcomb Law Blog

Covers government procurement.

http://blog.whitcomblawpc.com
  • Jun 23

    Colorado’s End of Life Law

    Colorado’s End of Life Law
    Colorado’s End of Life Law ~ Death With Dignity  How the state of Colorado treats terminal illness with the new end of life law is about to change significantly which results in a substantial change to estate planning. The End of…
  • Jun 23

    Abusing Power of Attorney

    Abusing Power of Attorney
    Cases of Abusing Power of Attorney In a recent case of severe abuse of power of attorney against a vulnerable adult, a man was sentenced to four years in prison. The individual pleaded guilty to stealing more than $600,000 from his mother who…
  • Jun 22

    New Rules for Federal Acquisition Regulation

    New Rules for Federal Acquisition Regulation
    New Rules for Federal Acquisition Regulation Federal Government contractors must comply with new privacy training procedures related to federal acquisition regulation due to a final rule passed by the United States Department of Defense,…
Rank this Week: 528

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: 514

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: 691

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: 597

Whistleblower Qui Tam Lawyer Blog

Whistleblower Qui Tam Lawyer Blog

Provides updates and commentary on whistleblower cases. By McCabe Rabin, P.A.

http://www.whistleblowerquitamlawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 10

    What Should You Not Do as a Whistleblower?  Tell the Defendant

    What Should You Not Do as a Whistleblower?  Tell the Defendant
    Qui Tam Whistleblower One thing we cannot stress enough as attorneys for relators in False Claims Act cases is to respect the seal.  As you may know from reading this blog, the False Claims Act requires that any case filed by a qui tam…
  • Feb 10

    What Should You Not Do as a Whistleblower?  Tell the Defendant

    What Should You Not Do as a Whistleblower?  Tell the Defendant
     One thing we cannot stress enough as attorneys for relators in False Claims Act cases is to respect the seal.  As you may know from reading this blog, the False Claims Act requires that any case filed by a qui tam whistleblower has…
  • Jan 27

    How do I blow the whistle on tax fraud?

    How do I blow the whistle on tax fraud?
    Tax Fraud Whistleblower Every year, people and companies in the United States cheat on their taxes.  The IRS has a special term for the amount of taxes that go unpaid each year.  It’s called the “Tax Gap,” which…
Rank this Week: 607

The Albany Government Law Review…

The Albany Government Law Review Fireplace

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

http://aglr.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 602

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: 770

CFTC Law

CFTC Law

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

http://www.cftclaw.com/
  • Sep 15

    Equivalence Agreement Might Be Imminent

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

    CFTC Approves LedgerX to Deal Bitcoin Option

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

    Senate Confirmed Christopher Giancarlo as Chairman of CFTC

    Senate Confirmed Christopher Giancarlo as Chairman of CFTC
    Christopher Giancarlo was nominated by the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) as the Chairman of the regulatory agency. Moreover, Brian Quintenz and Rostin Behnam, both of who are Republican nominees, were confirmed as CFTC…
Rank this Week: 869

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

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

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

    NJ law streamlines process for fiduciary resignation

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

    NJ law streamlines process for fiduciary resignation

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

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

    NJ 2017-18 Budget Adds Funding for Medicaid Long-Term Care
    After the Governor and the Assembly leader resolved their Fourth of July Weekend Budget Kerfuffle, some positivity came out of it for Medicaid long-term care providers and beneficiaries. Nursing home reimbursements would be increased by $10.5…
Rank this Week: 822

Lobby Comply Blog

Lobby Comply Blog

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

http://stateandfed.com/lobbycomply/
Rank this Week: 1175

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/
  • Sep 22

    Thousands of Whistleblower Cases in Jeopardy

    Thousands of Whistleblower Cases in Jeopardy
    This term the U.S. Supreme Court will decide Digital Realty Trust v. Somers (Digital), one of the most important whistleblower cases to come before the Court in 20-years.   The Chamber of Commerce and its Wall Street allies want to…
  • Sep 11

    Whistleblower Gives Latest Review of The New Whistleblower’s Handbook

    Whistleblower Gives Latest Review of The New Whistleblower’s Handbook
    In the latest review of ‘The New Whistleblower’s Handbook: A Step-By-Step Guide To Doing What’s Right And Protecting Yourself’, Dennis Moore, Associate Editor of East County Magazine and a whistleblower…
  • Sep 8

    DeVos Pick Puts at Risk Veterans and Whistleblowers at For-Profit College

    DeVos Pick Puts at Risk Veterans and Whistleblowers at For-Profit College
    Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has selected a former dean at DeVry University (a for-profit college) to lead the Department of Education’s Student-Aid Enforcement Unit, which was established to combat fraud in higher education. This…
Rank this Week: 1007

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/
  • Sep 20

    I’m an Affirmative Action Baby

    I’m an Affirmative Action Baby
    I went out for an early walk recently. One of the things I like about taking a walk is the way it clears the mind. This morning, the fog lifted and I realized with great clarity that I was an affirmative action baby. About a decade before I…
  • Sep 19

    Capitalism gone wrong: Too many left behind in our divisive economy

    Capitalism gone wrong: Too many left behind in our divisive economy
    My latest piece for The Hill discusses the set of unacceptable choices we’ve been stuck with: thinking only of national economic growth and ignoring the local fallout, maintaining industries that do national damage for the sake of local…
  • Sep 12

    The Value of Democracy

    The Value of Democracy
    Driven by the Tea Party, Republicans gave us a Congress that hasn’t been able to get much done. Saying less government is better, they take credit for getting nothing done, and leave immigration, tax policy, and health care to fester.…
Rank this Week: 1010

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: 1133

Subject to Inquiry

Subject to Inquiry

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

http://www.subjecttoinquiry.com/
  • Sep 8

    Will Supreme Court Narrow The Broadest Tax Crime?

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

    Recent Privilege Decision Raises Questions for Internal Investigation

    Recent Privilege Decision Raises Questions for Internal Investigation
    A recent federal district court case raises significant issues regarding privilege that should be on the radar of any in-house or outside counsel conducting an internal investigation with the goal of producing a public report. As discussed in…
  • Jul 28

    Ninth Circuit Ruling Weakens Materiality Standard under the FCA

    Ninth Circuit Ruling Weakens Materiality Standard under the FCA
    Last year in Universal Health Services, Inc. v. United States ex rel. Escobar et al. (discussed on this blog), the Supreme Court reminded litigants that the False Claims Act “is not an all-purpose antifraud statute.” In that case,…
Rank this Week: 1190

Fracking Insider

Fracking Insider

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

http://www.frackinginsider.com
  • Sep 25

    Energy Hearings this Week

    Energy Hearings this Week
    Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on Bruce Walker to be assistant Energy secretary for electricity delivery and energy reliability; and Steven Winberg to be an assistant Energy secretary for fossil energy. Date: Tuesday,…
  • Sep 12

    Energy Hearings This Week

    Energy Hearings This Week
    House Science, Space and Technology Committee hearing on “Resiliency: The Electric Grid’s Only Hope.” Date: Tuesday, Sept. 12, 10 a.m. Place: 2318 Rayburn Bldg. Witnesses: Walt Baum, executive director of the Texas Public…
  • Sep 5

    Hearings This Week

    Hearings This Week
    House Science, Space and Technology — Subcommittee on Environment and Subcommittee on Oversight joint hearing on “Examining the Scientific and Operational Integrity of EPA’s IRIS (Integrated Risk Information System)…
Rank this Week: 2135

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: 1402

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
  • Sep 24

    Court opinions issued Sept. 21 & Sept. 22, 2017

    Court opinions issued Sept. 21 & Sept. 22, 2017
    Sept. 22, 2017Cable News Network, Inc. v. FBI (D.D.C.) -- ruling that plaintiff's request for records "relating in any way" to memos issued by former FBI Director James Comey was not reasonably described.   Sept. 21, 2017Taylor…
  • Sep 23

    FOIA News: A new requester's (long) read on the FOIA proce

    FOIA News: A new requester's (long) read on the FOIA proce
    My Journey to the Heart of the FOIA RequestFifty years ago, the Freedom of Information Act gave the public access to government secrets — all you had to do was ask.  How a simple request became a bureaucratic nightmare.By Spenser…
  • Sep 22

    Court opinion issued Sept. 20, 2017

    Court opinion issued Sept. 20, 2017
    Lindsey v. FBI (D.D.C.) -- denying without prejudice agency's Glomar response concerning request for records of interaction between government and Imad Hage, because FBI interpreted request too narrowly, Mr. Hage publicly acknowledged…
Rank this Week: 2236

Corruption Chronicles

Corruption Chronicles

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

http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/
Rank this Week: 1451

Cuba Law Blog

Cuba Law Blog

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

http://www.attorneycuba.com/
  • Sep 19

    US Company Gaining Traction in Cuba

    US Company Gaining Traction in Cuba
    Manufacturing has been a shrinking industry in the United States since the end of World War II, when the country’s galvanized work force undertook one of the greatest military industrial efforts in history. Although manufacturing still…
  • Sep 12

    Cubans Deal With Irma’s Aftermath

    Cubans Deal With Irma’s Aftermath
    Hurricane Irma charged through Cuba last weekend, demolishing buildings, uprooting trees, and leaving 10 dead in its wake. The Category 5 storm had winds as fast as 160 miles per hour when it made landfall in Cuba, making it the most powerful…
  • Sep 5

    Five Months To Go? Transition Period Likely Marks End of Castro Era

    Five Months To Go? Transition Period Likely Marks End of Castro Era
    Yesterday, Cuba began a five-month transition period that is likely to end the Castro dynasty to make way for elections at the local, provincial, and national levels. The first phase of the transition will take place during September, where…
Rank this Week: 1892

Oregon Legal Research

Oregon Legal Research

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

http://blog.oregonlegalresearch.com/
  • Aug 10

    Free Access to Nolo Legal Self-Help Publications for ALL Oregonians (Fastcase, too)

    Free Access to Nolo Legal Self-Help Publications for ALL Oregonians (Fastcase, too)
    Your State of Oregon Law Library give you FREE access to NOLO publications and the FASTCASE legal research database: NOLO (aka Nolo Press): “NOLO provides access to full-text legal reference publications written for consumers that allow…
  • Aug 10

    Free Access to Nolo Legal Self-Help Publications for ALL Oregonians (Fastcase, too)

    Free Access to Nolo Legal Self-Help Publications for ALL Oregonians (Fastcase, too)
    Your State of Oregon Law Library give you FREE access to NOLO publications and the FASTCASE legal research database: NOLO (aka Nolo Press): “NOLO provides access to full-text legal reference publications written for consumers that allow…
  • Aug 10

    Revisionist History (Malcolm Gladwell) and the Law

    Revisionist History (Malcolm Gladwell) and the Law
    Gladwell’s podcasts (now in their 2nd season) are entertaining, enlightening, and law-full (i.e. full of legal history, stories, and “well, that was seriously interesting!” moments). Don’t be lead astray by podcast…
Rank this Week: 1426

Sanctions Sound-Off: A National…

Sanctions Sound-Off: A National Security & Trade Compliance Blog

Covers government and international law. By OFAC Lawyer.

https://www.ofaclawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 2

    Amazon Investigation for OFAC Violation

    Amazon Investigation for OFAC Violation
    Demonstrating the importance of knowing who you’re doing business with, Amazon, the largest web-based retailer, submitted a voluntary self-disclosure to OFAC for a potential sanctions violation. According to a recent quarterly…
  • Jul 18

    Trump administration unveils new Iran sanction

    Trump administration unveils new Iran sanction
    The U.S. Treasury Department designated 16 entities and individuals for supporting “illicit Iranian actors or transnational criminal activity.” Read more here.
  • Jul 12

    Amendment to Executive Order 13761 with Respect to Sudan

    Amendment to Executive Order 13761 with Respect to Sudan
    Today, President Trump issued an amendment to the E.O. easing sanctions against Sudan. The amendment extends the probationary review period allotted to the U.S. government,  giving the U.S. more time to determine whether the…
Rank this Week: 1922

Government Contracts Blog

Government Contracts Blog

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

http://www.governmentcontractslawblog.com/
  • Jul 27

    Achieving Cyber-Fitness In 2017: Part 4—Subcontracts, Joint Ventures And Teaming Agreement

    Achieving Cyber-Fitness In 2017: Part 4—Subcontracts, Joint Ventures And Teaming Agreement
    Reprinted from The Government Contractor, with permission of Thomson Reuters. Copyright © 2017. Further use without the permission of West is prohibited. For further information about this publication, please…
  • Jul 27

    FINRA Fetes Emerging Blockchain Technology at Industry Conference

    FINRA Fetes Emerging Blockchain Technology at Industry Conference
    Blockchain technology (“Blockchain”), also known as Distributed Ledger Technology, stands poised to transform the future of the financial industry. Generally speaking, Blockchain enables the creation of a continuously growing…
  • Jul 27

    The Travel Ban – A Quick Update

    The Travel Ban – A Quick Update
    The Supreme Court’s decision on June 26 to take up the travel ban cases this fall, and in the meantime partially lift the injunction on the President’s travel ban, has created renewed uncertainty for certain travelers. Statements…
Rank this Week: 1503

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

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

http://dissentingjustice.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1684

Colorado Common Law

Colorado Common Law

Covers state public record law, civil rights, and obscenity. By Joe Thomas.

http://cocommonlaw.com
  • Jan 23

    Moving to a New Website

    Moving to a New Website
    Dear Readers, I am moving to a new website: Intermediate Scrutiny.  The change is necessary because I am longer located in Arizona.  Because of life circumstances, I recently moved to Washington State and became a licensed attorney…
  • Apr 11

    Vaughn Index in Colorado Public Record

    Vaughn Index in Colorado Public Record
    A Vaughn index is a tool used in public records disputes where the person requesting documents, will ask the court to compel the records custodian to list all responsive documents and explain why or why not the documents should be released.…
  • Apr 8

    Banning Homelessness in Colorado

    Banning Homelessness in Colorado
    It appears a sad new trend in Colorado is to create policies or laws, treating homelessness as a criminal condition. A new report, “No Right to Rest: Criminalizing Homelessness in Colorado” which details the efforts cities and…
Rank this Week: 2087

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: 1548

Equal Vote: Election Law @ Mortiz

Equal Vote: Election Law @ Mortiz

Covers election reform, the Voting Rights Act, the Help America Vote Act, and related topics. Special attention to the voting rights of people of color, non-English proficient citizens, and people with disabilities. Publsihed by Dan Tokaji at Moritz Colle

http://moritzlaw.osu.edu/blogs/tokaji/
  • Dec 18

    The Wrong Approach to Election Reform

    The Wrong Approach to Election Reform
    The Ohio legislature yesterday approved a bill (SB 380) that would eliminate the window for early registration and absentee voting, among other things.
  • Nov 7

    Reforming Registration

    Reforming Registration
    On Monday, I identified four problem areas to watch out for on Election Day: 1) lines at the polls, 2) voting equipment, 3) voter registration lists, and 4) provisional and absentee ballots. While machine breakdowns and polling place lines…
  • Nov 4

    What We Don't Know

    What We Don't Know
    We now know that Barack Obama will be the 44th President of the United States of America. In the enormity of this moment in American history, the gritty details of election administration, upon which my Moritz colleagues and I spend so much…
Rank this Week: 1672

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/
Rank this Week: 4422

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/
  • Sep 25

    In Memoriam: APTAC’s Becky Peterson

    In Memoriam: APTAC’s Becky Peterson
    Small government contractors lost an important ally last week–and many of us lost a great friend. Becky Peterson, the longtime Interim Executive Director of the Association of Procurement Technical Centers, passed away on Thursday.…
  • Sep 22

    SmallGovCon Week In Review: September 18-22, 2017

    SmallGovCon Week In Review: September 18-22, 2017
    Greetings from Omaha, where I’ve just wrapped up a great half-day training session sponsored by the Nebraska PTAC.  If you haven’t been to Omaha, you’re missing out: I’m enjoying exploring the Old Market District,…
  • Sep 20

    5 Things You Should Know: All-Small Mentor-Protege Program

    5 Things You Should Know: All-Small Mentor-Protege Program
    In late 2016, the SBA rolled out a fantastic tool to help small business grow in the marketplace. Here are five things you should know about the SBA All Small Mentor-Protégé Program: It’s a business development program.…
Rank this Week: 4229

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/
  • Sep 25

    Bold Updates to Our Strategic Plan

    Bold Updates to Our Strategic Plan
    The new administration has required agencies to create strategic plans covering 2018-2022. Our updated Strategic Plan was circulated for public comment over the past couple of months. We asked for input and you gave it.  You can see the…
  • Sep 20

    The Panama Canal: Riots, Treaties, Elections, and a Little Military Madne

    The Panama Canal: Riots, Treaties, Elections, and a Little Military Madne
    The National Declassification Center’s newest special project release concerns U.S. and Panamanian foreign relations: The Panama Canal: Riots, Treaties, Elections, and a Little Military Madness, 1959 – 1973. 2015 marked the 100th…
  • Sep 19

    Naturalization Ceremony

    Naturalization Ceremony
    As part of the celebrations for Constitution Day and Citizenship Day, 30 new citizens from 22 nations were sworn in last week as new U.S. citizens in front of the Constitution in the Rotunda of the National Archives Museum in ……
Rank this Week: 3365

FERCBlog

FERCBlog

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

http://www.fercblog.com
  • Sep 24

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

    Formal Challenge of Delmarva Power & Light’s Formula Rate Denied
    Formal Challenge of Delmarva Power & Light’s formula rate denied. On September 20, 2017, FERC issued an order denying the Delaware Municipal Electric Corporation, Inc.’s (“DEMEC”) formal challenge of Delmarva Power…
  • Sep 17

    FERC Finds Against New York in Millennium Pipeline Proceeding

    FERC Finds Against New York in Millennium Pipeline Proceeding
    FERC finds against New York in Millennium Pipeline proceeding. On September 15, 2017, FERC issued a declaratory order finding that the New State Department of Environmental Conservation (“NYDEC”) waived its water quality…
  • Sep 3

    CAISO Tariff Proposal Divides New FERC

    CAISO Tariff Proposal Divides New FERC
    CAISO tariff proposal divides new FERC. On September 1, 2017, FERC in a 2-1 decision, found the California Independent System Operator Corporation’s (CAISO) Open Access Transmission Tariff (OATT) amendment proposal unjust and…
Rank this Week: 3190

Government Contracts Legal Forum

Government Contracts Legal Forum

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Risks Posed by Third Party Vendors Increasingly a Challenge for Businesse

    Risks Posed by Third Party Vendors Increasingly a Challenge for Businesse
    This week it was reported that Indian police arrested four people accused of leaking a pre-release episode of the blockbuster HBO show, “Game of Thrones.”  The leak is supposedly the result of employees from a Mumbai-based…
Rank this Week: 3514

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: 4502