Alexandra Hamilton

The Regional Reality of Federal Regulation

Penn Law students learn about adjudication and regional enforcement of regulations.

LA Cracks Down on “Unreasonable” Water Use

City ordinance amendment institutes harsher penalties for those who flout water restrictions amid drought.

Stopping Hackers from Turning off the Lights

Senate bill would give Energy Department power to deal with cyberattacks on the nation’s power grid.

Concerns for the Future of Conservation at the National Parks’ Centennial

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell celebrated the occasion with a call to action to change the nation’s conservation approach.

When the Rule-Makers Are Captured

According to experts on a recent panel, identifying, measuring, and tackling capture should be a top priority for government.

Black Friday Flourishes as Blue Laws Fade

Sales encroach on Thanksgiving Day festivities as moral laws restricting holiday retail sales disappear.

Forging a Treaty in the Face of Climate Change

PPR panel addresses the risks of climate change and the realities of reaching an international agreement.

What Enabled Chile’s Remarkable Recovery from Disaster?

PPR seminar examines factors behind Chile’s bounce back from 2010 earthquake.

How Can Regulation Reduce the Risks of Fracking?

PPR seminar highlights regulatory solutions to risks of unconventional gas development.

Helping the IRS Keep Track of Tax-Exempt Charitable Groups

The GAO recommends the IRS improve oversight of tax-exempt charitable organizations.

Can Regulation Allay Opposition to Organ Markets?

Professor suggests regulation could dispel common objections to selling organs.

California Poised to Adopt First Statewide Plastic Bag Ban

Recently passed bill awaits signing in the face of environmentalist cheers and industry fears.