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Regulatory Engagement is Due for an Upgrade

Regulatory Engagement is Due for an Upgrade

Improving comment solicitation and fixing Regulations.gov will enhance access to the regulatory process.

Democratic Innovation to Improve Agency Rulemaking Comments

Democratic Innovation to Improve Agency Rulemaking Comments

Agencies should consider new tools to expand access to public opinion in the rulemaking process.

Institutionalizing Equity in Agency Decision Making

Institutionalizing Equity in Agency Decision Making

By creating internal rules on rulemaking, agencies can increase underserved communities’ access and participation.

Public Input in Rulemaking

Public Input in Rulemaking

Public comments allow agencies to understand the perspectives of those who regulations are intended to benefit.

Creating an Administrative System for All

Creating an Administrative System for All

Experts explore how federal agencies can better include and serve marginalized communities.

Mass Comments’ Opportunity Costs

Mass Comments’ Opportunity Costs

What is lost when those with something to say join the mass comments bandwagon?

Democracy, Rulemaking, and Outpourings of Comments

Democracy, Rulemaking, and Outpourings of Comments

Scholars and policymakers should recognize the democratic benefits of public comments.

Managing Mass Comment “Supply” by Reducing “Demand”

Managing Mass Comment “Supply” by Reducing “Demand”

Alternative agency outreach methods can garner useful feedback and reduce pressure on the notice and comment process.

Preventing Mass Comment Wars

Preventing Mass Comment Wars

Agencies can welcome public participation while discouraging the submission of mass comments.

Mass Comments in Administrative Rulemaking

Mass Comments in Administrative Rulemaking

Experts consider the value of mass comment campaigns during notice-and-comment rulemaking.

Regulatory Comments and the Major Questions Doctrine

Regulatory Comments and the Major Questions Doctrine

Courts should not rely on the number of public comments to assess the legality of regulations.

Assessing Stigler’s Economic Theory of Regulation

Assessing Stigler’s Economic Theory of Regulation

Despite its flaws and limitations, Stigler’s seminal article on the theory of economic regulation offers important lessons.