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Public Contract Law Journal, the quarterly scholarly publication of the ABA Public Contract Law Section, is committed to the publication articles that present analysis and insight into issues affecting the broad scope of public contract law and procurement at the federal, state, and municipal levels. The Journal stands within the legal community as a focal point for the examination of timely legal issues confronting the public contract community.

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Public Contract Law Journal
Volume 44 Number 2
Winter 2015


Tribute to Carl L. Vacketta Upon His Retirement


Hercules, Winstar, and the Supreme Court's Conspicuous and Potentially Consequential Error
W. Stanfield Johnson

Sustainable Acquisition and the Post-Conflict Environment: Why Adopting a Federal Sustainable Procurement Policy for Post-Conflict Environments That Mirrors Those Adopted by Some Local Governments Would Help Lead to Mission Success
Katherine M. Urban


The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act: A Fitting Future for Recovery Legislation
Kameron Hillstrom

Getting a Fair Shake: Reducing the Perils of Worker Misclassification on Federally Funded Construction Projects
Chelsea Leyh

The Use of Federal Grant-Making Power to Expand State and Local Procurement Coverage Under the Transatlantic Trade and Investmen Partnership
Kevin McNiff

Government Contracting in the Shadow of the October 2013 Federal Government Shutdown
Darrell Curren

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