Regulatory Reform

Evaluating the Grand Bargain

Triaging serious cases and simplifying criminal procedure could raise significant risks.

Misdemeanor Cases Need Lawyers Too

Barton and Bibas’s suggestions about misdemeanor would increase charges and harm defendants.

Reforming Criminal Justice by Reforming Lawyers

Revamping the regulation of legal services might be a first step toward overhauling criminal justice.

Preventing Error Requires Not Just More Resources, But Better Incentives Too

Improving legal representation in criminal cases requires focusing on prosecutors as well as defenders.

Rebooting Justice for Inmate Litigants

Suggested legal system reform could help inmates pursue civil rights claims.

A Simpler and Less Adversarial System Would Be More Just

Improving the justice system requires more than just using technology and relaxing requirements for lawyers.

The Legal System and Its Reform

Barton and Bibas argue for significant changes to improve justice in the legal system.

Simpler Justice

The justice system needs to become faster, cheaper, and better for the poor and the middle class.

Revamping the American Justice System

Leading scholars and practitioners comment on a recent book that argues for a simpler, more streamlined legal system.

Warren’s Bill Presents Progressive Vision for Rulemaking Reform

Recent bill would boost public participation and reduce capture in the regulatory process.

Getting Agencies Back Into the Game

Regulatory reform should reduce rulemaking burdens to promote effective agency action.

Inspection Practices of the Past and Future

When considering future inspection practices, regulators should heed lessons from history.