Administrative Law

Debt Ceiling Legislation Also Speaks to Administrative Law

Rules governing student loans are exempt from a negotiated rulemaking mandate.

Expand Centralized Regulatory Review to Independent Agencies

Congress should require independent regulatory commissions to perform cost-benefit analyses

The REINS Act: A Constitutional Means to Control Delegation

The proposed legislation would give Congress authority over a limited set of major regulations.

Agencies Should Provide Enhanced Procedural Protections in Aggregate Settlements

Agencies fail to provide necessary fairness when they compensate large groups of people.

Why Congress Should Not Codify Cost-Benefit Analysis Requirements

Codifying cost-benefit analysis requirements of Executive Order would preempt valuable nuances of current review system.

The Myths of Benefit-Cost Analysis

Congress should resist the popular misconceptions of the critics of benefit-cost analysis.

Week in Review

Regulatory news in review.

Why the REINS Act Is Unwise If Not Also Unconstitutional

A proposed act would hinder needed regulations, thereby interfering with the executive branch’s constitutional authority to execute the law.

PPR Panel on Outsourcing National Security

Two prominent scholars discuss the federal government’s reliance on private firms to carry out national defense functions.

Week in Review

Regulatory news in review

Congressional Republicans Seek to Put the “REINS” on Costly Agency Rulemaking

Republican legislation would require Congress to approve major rules passed by federal agencies.

Fall 2010 Recap: Risk Regulation Seminar Series

Penn Program on Regulation features number of experts who discuss risk in a number of regulatory contexts.