Process

“Good Cause” Does Not Mean Anything Goes

Despite speculation about his intent to fire the special counsel, President Trump is not above the law.

Firing Mueller Is Only the First Step

Firing Mueller would be extreme, but the next step would be even more perilous for the President.

The Easy Path to Firing Mueller

The Solicitor General would readily comply with an order from President Trump to oust special counsel Mueller.

Can President Trump Get Rid of Robert Mueller?

Scholars assess President Trump’s claim of authority to fire special counsel Mueller.

Executive Power and the CFPB

D.C. Circuit weighs constitutionality of the consumer financial watchdog’s organizational structure.

Inspection Practices of the Past and Future

When considering future inspection practices, regulators should heed lessons from history.

The Guidance Racket

Despite attacks from conservatives, guidance documents help agencies and regulated firms comply with the law.

The Curious Bipartisan Push for Evidence-Based Policymaking

Despite its popularity, “evidence-based” policymaking is often less rational than it sounds.

How Agencies Should Use Waivers and Exemptions

ACUS report recommends best practices for federal agencies using prospective waivers and exemptions.

Regulating Marketable Permits

ACUS provides marketable permit recommendations to harness efficiency and maintain policy objectives.

Learning What Works in Regulation

ACUS recommends agencies take steps to study the impacts of their rules.

Using Plain Language to Draft Regulations

ACUS recommendation offers suggestions for making the language of agency documents more accessible.