James Rathz

Nevada Rate Change Signals the Start of Larger Utilities Battle

A utility commission decision—criticized for discouraging solar energy—highlights challenges facing the electricity sector.

Federal Government Allows College to Pay Clinton Campaign Intern

Federal Election Commission says that tax-exempt universities may provide cash stipends to unpaid campaign interns.

Do Entry Regulations Promote Income Inequality?

Think-tank study finds correlation between income disparity and regulations affecting new businesses.

Does Anyone Know What the “Take Care Clause” Means?

Courts have used the take care clause in multiple, and sometimes conflicting, ways.

Law Provides New Regulatory Framework for Space Commerce

The SPACE Act provides financial, legal, and regulatory support to the commercial space industry.

Price Manipulation Charges Trigger Expanded Investigation into Precious Metals Trading

Regulators around the world investigate allegations that some banks artificially adjust precious metals prices.

Fifth Circuit Panel Blocks Immigration Program

Court holds that Obama Administration plan to allow up to 4 million illegal immigrants to work legally in U.S. violates administrative law.

Supreme Court Mulls Price of Not Using Power

Electricity regulator wants strong incentive to conserve, but one business group says the government is overreaching.

CFPB Announces Plan to Allow Class Action Suits

Consumer protection agency wants to promote private enforcement of finance laws.

How Soon Can the World’s Electricity Go Carbon-Free?

Nuclear power expansion shows potential for emissions-free electricity by 2050.