All Essays

What the Shutdown Revealed About the Value of Public Service

In his 2019 Distinguished Regulation Lecture at Penn Law, Paul C. Light shares a message of hope about public service.

Silver Linings Shutdown

Distinguished lecture at Penn Law offers hope that the long shutdown of the federal government in early 2019 will lead to positive reforms.

Week in Review

Google pays $170 million COPPA fine, the Education Department finalizes debt relief rule changes, and more…

Shame on You!

Scholar argues that shaming is an effective tool against violators of regulations.

Can the President Modify a Monument?

Scholar argues that only Congress has the power to modify a National Monument.

The Value of the CRA for Agency Guidance

The Congressional Review Act restores notions of separation of powers and empowers private parties affected by regulation.

Righting a Wrong Against Teachers

Thousands of teachers could see loan debt disappear as the Education Department tries to correct a past mistake.

Week in Review

A coalition of states challenge the new DHS rule that upends the Flores settlement, the NLRB rules that misclassifying workers does not violate federal labor law, and more…

Reforming VA’s Response to Military Sexual Trauma

Agency undermines veterans’ ability to get disability benefits after suffering sexual assault.

Does Presidential Ideology Influence OIRA Review?

Scholars report that White House review exerts a deregulatory influence on agency rulemaking.

Beefing Up Regulations

Legal scholar argues for a new strategy to challenge animal farm pollution.

Can Limits on Airbnb Help Lower Long-term Rent?

Scholar argues that Santa Monica’s regulation of Airbnb listings has not reduced long-term rental prices.