California

Seizing the Moment with Strategic Climate Strategies for Subnationals

Subnational governments can best succeed when their policies go beyond their own borders.

Leading on Climate at Every Level

States and subnationals can rise to the challenges posed by climate change.

Fight Over Fowl Livers Continues in California

A federal appellate court decision could send foie gras off the menu—again.

To Solve the Next Foreclosure Crisis, Look to Sacramento

California was more effective than the federal government at preventing foreclosures during the Great Recession.

A Look at States’ Roles in Administrative Constitutionalism

Law professor argues that states play a critical, but often neglected, role in constitutional decision-making.

California Extends Water Restrictions Despite Abundant Rainfall

Amid reports of record-breaking rainfall, regulators extend emergency drought measures for conservation.

California Moves to Make Sleeping Computers More Efficient

New standards require computers to use less energy when not in use.

Reporting Police Force in the Digital Age

Technology can help address the dearth of data surrounding police use of force.

The Home-Sharing Industry Attempts to Fight Off Regulators

The outcome of a lawsuit filed by Airbnb may define the regulatory limits of the sharing economy.

LA Cracks Down on “Unreasonable” Water Use

City ordinance amendment institutes harsher penalties for those who flout water restrictions amid drought.

The Future of California’s Water

A legislative committee report urges state regulators to seek alternative water sources.

Regulating Weight in the Fashion Industry

European countries have taken varied approaches to curtailing use of too-thin models—will the U.S. take action, too?