Opinion

The Other CARES Act Funding Accountability Story

The Other CARES Act Funding Accountability Story

Agencies must ensure proper use of funds, but complex compliance rules may stunt noble policy goals.

Regulating Compliance Robots

Regulating Compliance Robots

Sometimes tax compliance robots follow the law, but sometimes they break it.

Dissing the Supreme Court

Dissing the Supreme Court

President Trump’s reactions to Supreme Court decisions threaten the legitimacy of the nation’s judicial system.

COVID-19 and Uncertainties in the Value Per Statistical Life

COVID-19 and Uncertainties in the Value Per Statistical Life

Uncertainties in value per statistical life estimates impact the extent to which COVID-19 policies yield net benefits.

Toward a “Unitary Executive” Vision of Article II?

Toward a “Unitary Executive” Vision of Article II?

The Supreme Court relied on misleading arguments and revisionist history to strike down the CFPB’s structure.

Regulation, Delegation, and the Affordable Care Act

Regulation, Delegation, and the Affordable Care Act

Empirical study of the ACA’s implementation provides insight into the delegation of policymaking authority.

Abortion Restrictions After June Medical Services

Abortion Restrictions After June Medical Services

A concurring opinion leaves the standard for determining the constitutionality of abortion restrictions in doubt.

Rethinking Benefit-Cost Analysis for COVID-19

Rethinking Benefit-Cost Analysis for COVID-19

The normative foundations of the value of statistical life render it an insufficient tool to analyze pandemic-related policies.

Court Weighs in on Pipeline Crossing Appalachian Trail

Court Weighs in on Pipeline Crossing Appalachian Trail

The Supreme Court rules that the Forest Service can approve natural gas pipelines crossing the Appalachian Trail.

Consumers Win Assurance of Important Protection From Securities Fraud

Consumers Win Assurance of Important Protection From Securities Fraud

The Supreme Court reaffirms lower courts’ ability to claw-back profits from violators of securities laws.

Reason Trumps Pretext

Reason Trumps Pretext

Requiring government institutions to engage in reasoned decision-making mitigates actions made in bad faith.

DACA and the Limits of Good Governance

DACA and the Limits of Good Governance

Administrative law principles led the Supreme Court to deliver a victorious but unsatisfying and uncertain conclusion for migrants.