The Regulatory Review highlights its series published over the past year.
Throughout the year, The Regulatory Review highlights key regulatory debates and developments by publishing series of essays grouped around a single topic. We are pleased to highlight all eleven series published by The Regulatory Review in 2021. The series are arranged below in chronological order.
Feb 15, 2021
In this series of essays, leading scholars analyzed President Biden’s “Modernizing Regulatory Review” memorandum. They considered how the role of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs might change under the new Administration and the actions agencies might take to address President Biden’s call for an increased focus on public health, social welfare, and racial justice in the development of regulatory policy.
March 15, 2021
This year, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Debra Haaland made history as the first Native American to lead a cabinet-level department in the U.S. federal government. This series explored some of the most pressing regulatory issues on her desk affecting how Native American communities experience government and law, as well as how existing systems of power ignore and exclude Native peoples and governments.
April 26, 2021
New financial technology, or “fintech,” promises to make the financial system faster, better informed, and more global. As we saw this year, its rise is dramatically changing the financial sector. This series highlighted the way fintech will continue to impact financial institutions, markets, and regulators in the future.
May 24, 2021
We invited scholars to comment on the Administrative Conference of the United States’ most recent recommendations following its 73rd plenary session, including the importance of ensuring that administrative procedures are accessible and transparent to the public.
June 21, 2021
In honor of Pride Month, The Regulatory Review brought together leading scholars to examine how institutional and administrative barriers persist that affect LGBTQ+ individuals. This series seeks to highlight issues that distinctively impact LGBTQ+ communities and how regulation has both the potential to expand and restrict the rights of LGBTQ+ people.
July 19, 2021
The Regulatory Review invited leading scholars and analysts from across the country to assess the U.S. Supreme Court’s regulatory decisions from its recently concluded term.
August 16, 2021
Celebrated as the first national health privacy law in the United States, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) created a regulatory framework for the protection of many types of health information. The Regulatory Review developed this series to commemorate HIPAA’s passage by examining its strengths and weaknesses and identify possible recommendations for future health privacy reform.
September 20, 2021
The right to free and fair elections is a core tenant of American democracy. But what precisely does “free and fair” mean in 2021? This series invited scholars and practitioners to explore this urgent question and comment on trends in state and federal election laws across the country.
October 25, 2021
In commemoration of disability awareness month, we invited scholars to reflect on the impact and unfinished legacy of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a landmark law that seeks to protect people with disabilities against discrimination in areas such as employment, transportation, and public and private accommodations.
November 8, 2021
These essays comment on the Administrative Conference of the United States’ most recent recommendations following the 74th Plenary session. These essays offer guidance and recommendations on how agencies can enhance the periodic retrospective reviews of regulations, expand the early involvement of rulemaking experts, improve their management of mass and computer-generated comments on proposed rules, and make more reliable use of virtual methods to conduct adjudicatory hearings.
December 13, 2021
We invited experts to explore normative questions related to mass comments following the Administrative Conference of the United States’ most recent recommendation. This series sought to explicate the value of and precise role for mass comments, how the public should engage in the rulemaking process, and how agencies might respond to the phenomena of mass comment campaigns.
This page is part of a five-part series, entitled The 2021 Regulatory Year In Review.