ACUS

Inside Agency Class Actions

Most agencies enjoy authority to aggregate cases and would benefit from doing so, but very few actually do.

Should the Education Department Hear Class Actions when Colleges Collapse?

The agency’s proposal to streamline student loan forgiveness claims is laudable, with its potential for a fairer, more efficient process.

An Education in Regulatory Reform

Penn Law students met with experts in Washington to discuss proposals for reforming the regulatory process.

The Regional Reality of Federal Regulation

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

Should Administrative Agencies Adopt Class Action Procedures?

Responding to significant agency backlogs, a new report recommends class action-type procedures.

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.

Building More Effective Regulation

The past few years in regulation offer lessons for the next five.

Finding the Middle Ground in Regulatory Reform

Commentator offers ideas for regulatory reform with bipartisan appeal.

When Politicians Are Not Experts, Agencies Step In

ACUS report addresses best practices for agency involvement in drafting legislation.

Increasing Agency Use of Declaratory Orders

Legal scholar believes that declaratory orders can improve the value of agency advice.

Restoring Civil Servants to their Proper Role

Reform the civil service system to ensure good people fulfill government’s vital roles.

Policymaking by (Bad) Anecdote

To improve government’s performance, look at what it gets right.