Legislation

Singapore’s Regulatory Response to COVID-19

Singapore’s Regulatory Response to COVID-19

The pandemic appears tailor-made for Singapore’s managerial and interventionist style of governance.

Old Norms and New Challenges in Spain’s Response to COVID-19

Old Norms and New Challenges in Spain’s Response to COVID-19

Executive and legislative branches of Spain’s government wield debatable legal authority in times of crisis.

Regulating Non-Compete Agreements

Regulating Non-Compete Agreements

Governments should place limits on non-compete agreements that apply to low-wage workers.

Ratcheting Up Workplace Protections

Ratcheting Up Workplace Protections

State legislatures and agencies have an important role to play in improving workplaces for workers.

Defining “Assault Weapons”

Defining “Assault Weapons”

Attempts to regulate “assault weapons” will be futile as long as the term lacks a clear definition.

Limitations of Federal Gun Regulation

Limitations of Federal Gun Regulation

Existing and proposed federal regulations on gun dealers are inadequate.

Regulating Sober Living Homes

Regulating Sober Living Homes

Public officials and sober living home operators dispute whether sober living homes need more oversight.

Allowing Students to Access Sunscreen Without Restriction

Allowing Students to Access Sunscreen Without Restriction

Legislatures reconsider whether students can access sunscreen in school without a doctor’s note.

Regulating by Way of Straws

Regulating by Way of Straws

California legislator proposes regulating straw use in certain restaurants to reduce plastic waste.

Regulatory Reform Should Be About Strengthening Legislative Responsibility

Regulatory Reform Should Be About Strengthening Legislative Responsibility

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

Do Occupational Licenses Exacerbate the Prison-to-Poverty Pipeline?

Do Occupational Licenses Exacerbate the Prison-to-Poverty Pipeline?

Expert argues that occupational licensing reform will unlock the economic potential of former prisoners.

When Federal Agencies Do Not Answer to Courts

When Federal Agencies Do Not Answer to Courts

Scholar examines how agencies operate independently of courts through rulemaking and legislative drafting.