What is lost when those with something to say join the mass comments bandwagon?
Scholars and policymakers should recognize the democratic benefits of public comments.
Agencies can welcome public participation while discouraging the submission of mass comments.
ACUS should discourage the submission of mass comments in the notice and comment rulemaking process.
Alternative agency outreach methods can garner useful feedback and reduce pressure on the notice and comment process.
Experts consider the value of mass comment campaigns during notice-and-comment rulemaking.
Mass comments policy should consider agencies’ roles as apolitical policymakers.
Pending federal legislation would improve food information for consumers with gluten sensitivity.
Courts should not rely on the number of public comments to assess the legality of regulations.
Regulators should use a new model that captures the full impact of fossil fuel extraction to inform climate reforms.
Harmonizing two approaches to antitrust law reform may protect consumer and market welfare most effectively.
Regulators can engage in smart policymaking to make utility services affordable for low-income households.