Opinion

Make Benefit-Cost Analysis Meaningful

Regulatory benefit-cost analysis should account for people’s welfare, not just empirical data.

Changes to Universities’ Sexual Assault Tribunals May Be Here to Stay

Education Department is planning to make significant reforms to Title IX regulations.

Increasing Vaccination Rates Without Eliminating Nonmedical Exemptions

States should shift incentives to reduce nonmedical exemptions while respecting the choice not to vaccinate.

The Medical Marijuana Delusion

Regulation of marijuana has been based on a false distinction for almost a century.

Agency Independence Under Egypt’s New Media Law

Recent legislation raises constitutional issues concerning presidential power over independent agencies.

The Independence of Egypt’s Consumer Protection Agency

New law implicates the political insulation, structure, and power of Egypt’s consumer protection regulator.

Managing the Monster

Lawmakers should be trained to limit excessive regulation.

Preserving Clinician Discretion Under Health Privacy Regulation

HIPAA does not stop health care providers from disclosing patient information to provide better care.

The Empty Case for Overruling Auer Deference

Contrary to criticisms, Auer deference does not encourage agencies to self-delegate.

Building Capacity for Economic Analysis at Independent Agencies

Independent agencies should take steps to conduct more thorough economic analysis when writing regulations.

Evaluating the Grand Bargain

Triaging serious cases and simplifying criminal procedure could raise significant risks.

Misdemeanor Cases Need Lawyers Too

Barton and Bibas’s suggestions about misdemeanor would increase charges and harm defendants.