Friday, April 29, 2011

New Stem Cell case

 SHERLEY, v.  SEBELIUS stem cell case
Court of Appeals overturns injunction stopping funding
April 29, 2011

Monday, April 11, 2011

Not research related but I couldn't help but celebrate the insanity of this one

Cuccinelli says guns in churches are okay if they’re for self-defense

Virginians may carry weapons for personal protection into places of worship while religious services are being conducted, according to a new legal opinion by Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli II (R).
Virginia law bars carrying weapons in churches and other worship houses while a religious meeting is being held unless a person has “good and sufficient reason.”
In an opinion written Friday and posted on Cuccinelli’s Web site Monday, Cuccinelli indicates that the “right of self-defense lies at the heart of the right to keep and bear arms.” Therefore, he concludes that “carrying a weapon for personal protection constitutes a good and sufficient reason under the statute.”
However, Cuccinelli indicates that places of worship can choose to restrict or bar weapons if they wish, indicating that churches, synagogues, mosques and other institutions have a private property right to set their own rules with regards to guns.
The legal opinion comes in response to an inquiry from state Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg), who had sponsored an unsuccessful bill in 2010 to make it legal for a concealed weapons permit holder to carry a handgun in a place of worship during religious services with the permission of a religious leader.
If widely followed, Cuccinelli’s ruling would have the same effect — opening places of worship to weapons unless they are barred by the religious institution.
Cuccinelli’s opinion is only advisory and does not carry the force of law.
By Rosalind S. Helderman  |  01:24 PM ET, 04/11/2011

Friday, April 8, 2011 sites/default/files/omb/ memoranda/2011/m11-13.pdf sites/default/files/omb/ memoranda/2011/m11-13.pdf
Planning for Government shutdown

Monday, April 4, 2011

Introduction to Research Law slides

My most recent slides for the New Orleans full day seminar on Introduction to Research Law given for the Society of Research Administrators, International


google doc to Civil Action No. H-11-0585
Foreign arbitration award confirmed inn FALSE CLAIMS ACT related case

Physician Ownership of Medical Equipment

Potential for change in In-Office exemption

'Insider' Is Charged at FDA

Membership site on FDA insider charge

Contract Killer Why did USAID suspend one of its biggest contractors without any explanation? By Christopher Beam

interesting story on USAID mystery suspension

The Foreign Contractor Tax: A New Development in Trade and Procurement-Program materials from the March 30, 2011 Colloquium at GWU Law School

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