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Contract Claims Against the Government
Business with the federal government is not business as usual. The federal government contract disputes process begins with the filing of a "claim;" however, contract claims against the government are more than letters of disagreement because claims serve as both the basis for resolution and litigation. This article focuses on the technical aspects of a contractor claim against the government.

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Focus On: The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces Courthouse: A History
In 2010, we marked the 100th anniversary of the occupation of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces Courthouse. This is a historical review of the courthouse.
Focus On: A History of Extraordinary Relief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
This article traces the history of extraordinary relief at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, focusing on the cases that both extended and confined CAAF’s authority.
Deporting Our Troops
The United States deports veterans—even those who served in time of war and even those who have been awarded personal decorations—and forever bans them from returning. It is the author’s view that this is a shameful practice—not only because it fails to distinguish between the types of crimes committed, but loyalty is treated as a temporary matter of national convenience.
Honoring Our Own
The Eastern District of New York Chapter of the Federal Bar Association held a program at the American Airpower Museum to honor the district’s distinguished World War II veteran judges.
Focus On: Rush to Justice: Amending Article 60 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice
There is a saying among American lawyers: Bad cases make bad law. Congress’s rush to amend Article 60 (10 U.S.C. 860) of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) falls within this category.
Ethical Ethics Advice
A Department of Defense Counselor’s 12-Minute “Light Read”
Established Procedures in Social Security Disability Cases
Although the Social Security Administration was made an independent agency as of 1995, many attorneys and judges with minimal involvement in Social Security disability hearings wonder about this arcane area of law that involves myriads of regularions and unusual courtroom procedures foreign to other trial practice arenas. This article examines general issues and procedures involved in Social Security disability hearings.
Ten Tips from the Tucker Act Trenches
The Supreme Court’s Dec. 4, 2012, decision broadly construed the scope of the Fifth Amendment taking clause in relation to Arkansas Game & Fish Commission v. United States. It pays to go to great lengths in the beginning of any taking clause case to identify, analyze, and prepare for the probable defenses that will be soon be thrown your way.