A Moment of Simple Justice - Vaccines
Polsinelli Podcast - Telephone Consumer Protection Act and Consequences for Corporations
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Investment Management Update- 2014 Election Impact
Trial by Jury: Why It Matters in a Democratic Society
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Polsinelli Podcast - Republicans Gain Control of the U.S. Senate - How That May Impact Health Reform
Karl Rove's Efforts to "Buy" Courts Harmed America, Says Legendary Attorney
Crisis at the Border Shows Problems in US Immigration Law
Are Criminal Laws the Right Response to Revenge Porn?
Why Does BigLaw Have So Few Black Partners?
Aquila on M&A: Dealmaking is Back
Schoenbrod: SCOTUS Ruling Helps EPA Deal With a "Stupid Statute"
ATL Law School Rankings: All About The Jobs
What Comes Next in Derivatives Regulation?
A More Perfect Union: Why Punish Russia for Crimea?
Only in DC: Ethics Rule Permits Non-lawyers to Own Law Firms
How a Reluctance to Deport Pop Stars Strengthens US Immigration Policy
Law Prof: The Clean Air Act Needs a Reboot
Is Punishment Dead in America?
The federal government must publish new procedures 90 days after the 2014 Intelligence Authorization Act is signed. These procedures will become effective upon publication.
Intelligence community contractors will be...more
On Friday, May 23, 2014, the White House, through its executive branch and other federal agencies, issued the Spring 2014 edition of the Semiannual Regulatory Agenda. Published twice a year, the agencies’ regulatory agendas...more
In his fifth State of the Union speech, President Obama announced that he planned to issue an executive order raising the minimum wage for workers under new federal contracts to $10.10 per hour, up from the current federal...more
The Attorney General’s Public Access Counselor (PAC) closed out the year by issuing two binding opinions. The following is a summary of key points from the opinions of which public bodies should be aware....more
Absent intervening legislation, the U.S. federal government’s appropriations will lapse on October 1, 2013, prompting a government shutdown. Separately, the secretary of the Treasury has informed Congress that, no later than...more
The recently passed fiscal cliff legislation, i.e., the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (Act) [PDF], includes a number of provisions addressing Medicare and Medicaid. One of these provisions extends the recovery period...more
On January 2, 2013, President Obama signed the 2013 National Defense Authorization Act for 2013 (NDAA) into law. Each year Congress passes the NDAA to authorize funding levels for Department of Defense (DoD) programs and...more
Imagine you own a company that does business with a federal agency. The company’s contract with the agency specifies that the company will deliver widgets of a particular quality....more
Now that the frenzy of the election has died down, Florida has counted its votes, and the major media outlets have moved on from dissecting party rhetoric, the question remains: What does Obama's reelection mean for the...more
On October 10, 2012, two pro-life groups petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to review and reverse the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit Court’s decision allowing the continued federal funding of...more
In This Issue:
- Political Speech At Work By D. Albert Brannen (Atlanta):
With the election just a month away, everyone seems to have strong opinions about the candidates and issues. Inevitably, these opinions will...more
The Florida Legislature has just enacted a bill that adds a new Section 339.2825 which took effect July 1, 2012. That Section deals with both Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT)-generated projects and unsolicited...more
On August 16, 2012, the California Assembly passed a bill (AB 2492) amending California’s False Claims Act, Cal. Gov’t Code §§ 12650-12656 (“CA FCA”), which must be signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown. The amendments...more
On December 15, 2011, the Senate passed the National Defense Authorization Act, which retains the TRICARE language proposed in the conference report.
As you are aware from our previous legal alerts on December 15, 2011...more
On December 14, 2011, the House passed H.R. 1540, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which included language with respect to exempting TRICARE providers from OFCCP jurisdiction.
In our previous legal alert,...more
Costs Free - Judge Roger Berner. ...more
With overwhelming support, the New York City Council recently passed a bill to increase scrutiny of the City's outsourcing practices. The Outsourcing Accountability Act amends existing law, Local Law 35 of 1994, and requires...more
“We’re not doing enough to ensure the government isn’t getting cheated.” — Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO)
Sen. McCaskill, Chairman of the Ad Hoc Senate Subcommittee on Contracting Oversight, announced last week that the...more
Summary: Negotiations between the White House, Senate Democrats and House Republicans continue around the clock, in advance of a Friday deadline for the latest continuing resolution ("CR") funding the operations of the...more
Recent California legislation dramatically expands the regulation of private fund sponsors and placement agents. Both outside placement agents and certain employees of investment managers who solicit investments from CalPERS...more
A summary of Pennsylvania's Right to Know Law....more
In this update:
*Plans for Special Session Advance
*A Flood of Polls
..Rasmussen Reports poll results
..MPR/Humphrey Institute poll reports
..Survey USA/KSTP poll numbers
..Star Tribune/Minnesota Poll
The Senate and the House of Representatives have passed the small business lending bill. The legislation, among other things, creates a $30 billion fund to provide capital for banks with assets under $10 billion to increase...more
Nearly one year ago on February 17, 2009, President Obama signed into law the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Pub. L. No. 111-5), more commonly known as the Stimulus Act, the Recovery Act, or ARRA. One of the...more
If the whispering campaign is true and the Obama Administration has in fact embarked on a “war against contractors,” then Brett Lambert may well have been designated to “take the point.”
As reported recently, the inaugural...more
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