Analysis

Administrative Law Essay Competition Winners

Two essays by student winners of a Penn Law essay competition describe important regulatory developments.

Labor Department Sides with the Gig Economy

Opinion letter finds a gig economy company’s workers are independent contractors.

Will the Affordable Care Act Die by Non-Enforcement?

U.S. cities file suit to force the Trump Administration to keep Obamacare alive.

Police Departments Adopt Automated DNA Testing

Rapid DNA technology expands law enforcement’s ability to test samples, but also raises privacy concerns.

Giving Regulatory Cooperation a Reality Check

International regulatory cooperation agreements have not reached desired levels of effectiveness.

Scrapping Electric Car Tax Credits

President Trump’s 2020 budget seeks to eliminate tax credits for electric vehicles.

Will an All-Payer System Lower Health Care Costs?

Maryland’s global budgeting scheme for hospitals may be a model for controlling rising health care prices.

FDA and the Future of Youth Smoking

Former Commissioner Scott Gottlieb recently discussed the e-cigarette epidemic among American youth.

“Remain in Mexico” Policy Remains in Effect for Now

Recent Trump Administration immigration policy survives round one in the courts.

Are Mutual Funds Bad for U.S. Consumers?

Regulators consider whether mutual funds’ common ownership of competing companies is bad for consumers.

Regulating Alaska’s Salmon

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game monitors effect of hatchery salmon on wild stocks.

You Need to See It to Believe It

Scholars argue that the use of visual media in federal rulemaking promotes democratic values.