Analysis

The Case for Regulating Before Harms Occur

Scholar argues that regulators should try to impose penalties before rule violations can hurt society.

Do Occupational Licenses Exacerbate the Prison-to-Poverty Pipeline?

Expert argues that occupational licensing reform will unlock the economic potential of former prisoners.

Regulation of the Chinese Equity Crowdfunding Market

Scholar argues that China should model U.S. and U.K. regulation of online investing.

Screaming “Wildfire” in a Crowded Clean Air Act

Researchers argue for new regulatory treatment of wildfires to improve air quality and public health.

Supreme Court Clarifies Test for Evaluating Useful Articles

Decision may have implications for the protection of other industrial designs.

Constraining the SEC’s Enforcement Options

Supreme Court limits agency’s ability to demand repayment of illegal gains.

New York Law Regulates Business Owners’ Speech

Justices unanimously decide that a New York law prohibiting credit card surcharges regulates speech.

Constraining the President’s Appointment Power

Court holds President Obama’s appointment of acting General Counsel for the NLRB was unlawful.

Learning from International Agreements and Domestic Missteps

Scholar argues U.S.-China trade agreements fill regulatory gaps left by both countries.

Warding Off Witch Hunting

As sorcery and witchcraft-related violence increases, states and international actors seek to regulate.

Climate Engineering Could Reframe the Dialogue on Climate Change

New study explores the potential benefits, risks, and legal challenges of solar climate engineering.

The Future of Policing

Expert examines the regulatory challenges of robotic policing.