Summer 2012, Volume 41, Number 4

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 41 Number 4
Summer 2012


Death Benefits for Servicemembers: A Case Study on the Department of Veterans Affairs and Its Life Insurance Contract
Philip S. Hadji

Guarding the Guardians: Accountability in Qui Tam Litigation Under the Civil False Claims Act
Sean Elameto

The $435 Hammer and $600 Toilet Seat Scandals: Does Media Coverage of Procurement Scandals Lead to Procurement Reform?
Airon A. Mothershed

Principled or Practical Responsibility: Sixty Years of Discussion 
John Bryan Warnock

Expediency at the Expense of Governmental Propriety: Personal Service Contractors in the Procurement Office
William Charles Moorhouse

A Response to Ryan P. Carpenter's "The Bottom of the Smart Weapon Production Chain: Securing the Supply of Rare Earth Elements for the U.S. Military"
Nicholas Sanders


Another Perspective on Too Big to Debar: BP, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the World Bank
Nolan A. Kulbiski

The Problems with Using Renewable Energy Certificates to Meet Federal Renewable Energy Requirements
Loni Silva

Mission "Critical Function": Improving Outsourcing Decisions Within the Intelligence Community

Evan Sills 

Reducing Pharmceutical Fraud: In Search of the Cocktail Perscription
Joshua C. Snow



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