The Regulatory Review highlights the top regulatory stories written by our staff in 2021.
The Regulatory Review is pleased to highlight the top 50 essays from 2021 authored by our staff. These essays, which qualify for this list based on the number of page views, are arranged below in alphabetical order by last name of author.
March 25, 2021 | Safaa Aly
The Supreme Court blocked Governor Cuomo from enforcing COVID-19 restrictions on houses of worship.
May 19, 2021 | Safaa Aly
Muslims and activists call on President Biden to protect Muslims against discriminatory federal practices.
January 12, 2021 | Shakad Barkay
The Fed is beginning to consider policy responses to climate change.
January 20, 2021 | Shakad Barkay
In one of the biggest antitrust cases in a generation, the Justice Department opted for a narrow claim.
September 9, 2021 | Annie Blackman
The structure of some essential oils companies makes it harder for federal agencies to restrain false claims.
March 3, 2021 | Annie Blackman
Policymakers say that postal banking could offer financial support to underserved people while saving an American institution.
February 22, 2021 | Meghan Downey
Administrative and judicial processes offer those incarcerated in federal prisons a path home.
April 1, 2021 | Meghan Downey
A regulatory remedy can help reduce the federal prison population during the pandemic.
January 14, 2021 | Meghan Downey
A Supreme Court decision from last term allows states to subsidize student attendance at religious schools.
March 1, 2021 | Meghan Downey
The Biden Administration should reject arguments to re-incarcerate people released from prison during the COVID-19 pandemic.
April 7, 2021 | Milad Emamian
Wyoming’s first cryptocurrency bank may herald a new era of U.S. cryptocurrency regulation.
January 9, 2021 | Adam Garnick
After the Supreme Court spares key immigration initiative, Dreamers may face their greatest threat yet.
June 17, 2021 | Adam Garnick
Scholars document the abuse of noncitizens in airports and airplanes across previous administrations.
July 7, 2021 | Adam Garnick
Scholars analyze linguistic and cultural barriers asylum-seekers face in the credible fear interview process.
January 4, 2021 | Allie Gottleib
Voters, lawyers, and activists continue to fight for voting rights in the Peach State.
February 23, 2021 | Aaron Kaufman
Rescue dog groups may be exacerbating the very problem they claim to address.
October 7, 2021 | Aaron Kaufman
Regulators strive to keep our animal companions’ food safe, but gaps remain.
February 3, 2021 | Bethany Lee
HHS may carry out a Trump Administration enforcement action against California for its abortion coverage mandate.
March 17, 2021 | Bethany Lee
High-level officials within the FTC call for the return of a key enforcement authority.
February 24, 2021 | Bethany Lee
Stakeholders weigh in on a potential federal paid-leave program.
October 19, 2021 | Brinna Ludwig
Pennsylvania law prevents people who use drugs from testing for fentanyl and avoiding overdoses.
May 26, 2021 | Hannah Leibson
FDA faces mounting pressure from advocacy groups claiming a high chemical content in macaroni and cheese.
August 18, 2021 | Max Masuda-Farkas
Economists show that the Chinese household registration system restricts economic mobility for rural migrants.
February 9, 2021 | Lynn McDonough
A federal rule finalized under the Trump Administration allows airlines to narrow the use of animals as a disability accommodation on flights.
April 13, 2021 | Lynn McDonough
Scholar argues that a key disability rights framework could support prison reform or even abolition.
June 16, 2021 | Lynn McDonough
Differing judicial positions on the ADA’s application to websites set up a potential Supreme Court case.
February 17, 2021 | Katie McKeen
California laws may help community land trusts tackle a housing crisis and other issues.
April 15, 2021 | Katie McKeen
Proposed legislation could update antitrust legal standards and the U.S. government’s enforcement capacity.
January 7, 2021 | Katie McKeen
Despite protests, the U.S. government has opened the largest forest in North America to industrial activity.
January 14, 2021 | Sabrina Minhas
Scholar argues that fintech firms engage in predatory lending.
September 1, 2021 | Larissa Morgan
Amid rising insured rates, physician shortages, and COVID-19, nurse-led care seeks to address health inequities.
February 9, 2021 | Larissa Morgan
Mobile clinics seek to address disparities in health care delivery by dismantling barriers for rural Americans.
July 22, 2021 | Maryam Nasir
FDA warns consumers to protect themselves from a known carcinogen in hair smoothing products.
January 20, 2021 | Oliver Paprin
Progressives call for Biden to take sweeping action to relieve student debt.
January 6, 2021 | Oliver Paprin
Expert argues that social benefit, not market-competitiveness, should drive health care reform.
May 11, 2021 | Hannah Pugh
A Bureau of Land Management policy may weaken enforcement of federal laws and regulations on public lands.
April 14, 2021 | Hannah Pugh
Regulatory reversals raise questions about future oil development in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
August 19, 2021 | Alessandra Carolina Rossi-Martins
To experiment with regulatory sandboxes, Congress must address the fragmentation of financial regulation.
June 3, 2021 | Elle Rothermich
A state-level debate over model lesson plans echoes a national battle over teaching racial justice.
August 25, 2021 | Megan Russo
Scholar explains how regulators can use artificial intelligence as an effective tool for slowing climate change.
March 10, 2021 | Megan Russo
Scholar argues for simpler processes to change gender on identification cards.
July 14, 2021 | Megan Russo
The Biden Administration is expected to withdraw last-minute Trump Administration death penalty regulation.
April 19, 2021 | Leticia Salazar
Scholars argue that reform is needed to address the unjust practices of law enforcement officers.
April 29, 2021 | Andrew Schaengold
Endorsement money may soon become legal for college athletes.
July 7, 2021 | Alana Sheppard
Scholars argue that civic duty voting could revive American democracy.
August 17, 2021 | Alana Sheppard
Scholars argue for “upzoning” to build more multi-family homes on land near transit stations.
March 2, 2021 | Lucus Siegmund
Scholar argues that the SEC should protect investors by requiring greater disclosures for private offerings.
January 13, 2021 | Maddie Verniero
Online-only cooking warehouses are on the rise—but they may evade traditional food safety regulations.
January 26, 2021 | Jasmine Wang
FDA’s regulation of medication abortion must be guided by science, not politics.
January 13, 2021 | Jasmine Wang
Despite historic power vulnerability, state regulators failed to prepare for the winter storm of the century.
This page is part of a five-part series, entitled The 2021 Regulatory Year In Review.