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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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Current Issue

Public Contract Law Journal
Volume 45 Number 4
Summer 2016


Federal Circuit Year-in-Review 2015—The Federal Circuit Giveth, and the Federal Circuit Taketh
Brian G. Walsh, Tara L. Ward, Gary S. Ward, Margaret E. Matavich, George E. Petel, and Nina S. Rustgi

Attacking Bribery at Its Core: Shifting Focus to the Demand Side of the Bribery Equation
Lindsay B. Arrieta

Protests of Orders: A Drizzle or a Downpour: Examining the Results of the Government Accountability Office’s Exclusive Protest Jurisdiction Following the 2008 NDAA Amendments to FASA
George Michael Ebert

Performance-Enhancing Drugs and the False Claims Act: Why the Government Can’t Make the Cut
Jeremy S. Harn


Trading Fraud Liability for National Security: A Proposal to Amend the False Claims Act for Cybersecurity Contractors
Lauren Naylor

The Importance of Aligning the U.S. Post Office Closure Process with Government Procurement Ideals
Marissa E. Perlmutter

Provisional and Forgotten: The Department of Homeland Security Should Take Steps to Receive Permanent Other Transactional Authority
George E. “Trip” Stewart III

Applying Yesterday’s Solutions to Today’s Problems on Tomorrow’s IT Procurement: Why the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act Won’t Solve IT Procurement Problems
Stephanie Williamson



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