Congress

Reforming Campaign Finance Regulation

Contribution limits are no longer justified in the age of social media, scholar argues.

The Easy Path to Firing Mueller

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

Tightening Service and Emotional Support Animal Regulations

Debate ignites over regulating service and support animals on airplanes and in public accommodations.

The Curious Bipartisan Push for Evidence-Based Policymaking

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

A Recipe for Improving Regulatory Analysis

President Trump’s first year in office prompts four steps for reform.

Finding a Path Back to Democratic Governance

Eliminating the primary and caucus rules would create a more productive and responsive democracy.

Getting Back to the Basics with Agency Rulemaking

The United States needs a bipartisan push to bring transparency and accountability back into the rulemaking process.

Repealing the CFPB’s Arbitration Rule

President Trump signs measure rescinding the financial consumer watchdog’s recent rule.

Regulatory Reform Should Be About Strengthening Legislative Responsibility

Countries like Australia and Canada offer models for reining in delegation of lawmaking authority to agencies.

An Empirical Analysis of the Establishment of Independent Agencies

A divided government may not fully explain the creation of agencies not directly controllable by the President.

Scrap the Congressional Review Act

The law goes against the public interest, favoring lobbyists over public protections.

The Role of Federal Judges in the Modern Administrative State

Judge Gorsuch’s confirmation hearings offer a key opportunity to examine a judge’s philosophy on the judiciary’s proper role under the Constitution.