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 39 Number 4
Summer 2010


The Incredible Shrinking Contracting Officer
John S. Pachter

The 2009 False Claims Act Amendments: Congress' Efforts to Both Expand and Narrow the Scope of the False Claims Act
Robert Salcido

The Federal Circuit and Contract Interpretation: May Extrinsic Evidence Ever Be Used To Show Unambiguous Language is Ambiguous?
Jerald S. Stubbs

Toward a Nuanced Plain Language Approach in Federal Contract Interpretation: What Do BELL BCI, STATES ROOFING, And LAI SERVICES Imply?
Cameron W. Willis

Recent Developments in Task and Delivery Order Contracting
Mason Alinger


The End of An Era? How Affirmative Action in Government Contracting Can Survive After ROTHE
Trent Taylor

Lessons From the Procurement World: Understanding Why the Government Denies Its Employees Recovery After Infringing Their Copyrighted Works
Robyn A. Littman

Deterring False Claims in Government Contracting: Making Consistent Use of 18 U.S.C. Section 287
Bradley J. Sauer

Striking the New Balance: Redefining Earmarking in the Post Randy "Duke" Cummingham World
Nick Stewart

Moot Court

Past Performance: Protest or Dispute? The 2010 McKenna Long & Aldridge "Gilbert A. Cuneo" Government Contracts Moot Court Competition
Katerina Horska, Andrew J. Welz, Heather Filemyr, and Jennifer Nock

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