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1 Oct 2013, 9:21 am by landuseprof
Noga Morag-Levine (Michigan State COL) has a nice blog post at Penn Law's RegBlog on the history of the precautionary principle that many readers here might well enjoy. [read post]
30 Sep 2013, 9:30 pm by Maxwell Blum
A new debate is emerging about the economic effects of regulation. [read post]
30 Sep 2013, 9:30 pm by Margot Campbell
What recent White House public notice has some small-town movie theaters worried they might have to close their doors? [read post]
29 Sep 2013, 9:39 pm by Simone M. Sepe
In the lead up to the banking crisis of 2007–2008, U.S. banks engaged in systemic, excessive risk-taking that drove the economy to the verge of collapse.How this was possible is still puzzling. [read post]
26 Sep 2013, 9:30 pm by RegBlog
Forty state attorneys general petitioned the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to regulate e-cigarettes. [read post]
24 Sep 2013, 9:32 pm by Silki Patel
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has set its eyes on the fast-growing mobile health app market, estimated to reach $26 billion by 2017. [read post]
23 Sep 2013, 9:30 pm by Peter M. Shane
After more than a year of political and legal wrangling, the Senate arrived at the “consent” part of its “advice and consent” power in July when it finally confirmed five nominees to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). [read post]
22 Sep 2013, 9:30 pm by Noga Morag-Levine
Transatlantic conflicts over the regulation of environmental and health and safety threats—including climate change, chemicals, and food safety concerns—have  repeatedly revolved around the international status and legitimacy of the precautionary principle, which pertains to regulation of scientifically uncertain harms. [read post]
20 Sep 2013, 12:30 am by RegBlog
Larry Summers withdrew his name from consideration to be a Federal Reserve (Fed) chair.Representatives introduced a bill that would give the U.S. [read post]
18 Sep 2013, 9:45 pm by Jenna Shweitzer
The majority of chemicals in use today have not been screened for safety or regulated under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), making the Act considered to be largely ineffective. [read post]
17 Sep 2013, 9:30 pm by Christina Reichert
Financial regulation is vital to the U.S. economy because it ensures stability, protects investors, and provides security to borrowers. [read post]
16 Sep 2013, 9:40 pm by Lauren-Kelly Devine
Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, provide a water vapor-powered alternative to traditional smoking that may help users drop the unhealthy habit. [read post]
15 Sep 2013, 9:33 pm by Charles G. Kels
For decades, the rules governing how and when parties allegedly injured by federal employees may obtain money damages have been generally consistent across the government. [read post]
12 Sep 2013, 9:30 pm by Cass R. Sunstein
I want to conclude my discussion of the myths and realities of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) by saying something about costs and benefits – and about politics. [read post]
11 Sep 2013, 9:30 pm by Cass R. Sunstein
So far we have covered the internal process of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA). [read post]
10 Sep 2013, 9:19 pm by Cass R. Sunstein
While my first three observations about how OIRA works shed light on what OIRA does, the fourth and last point sheds light on the nature of the work: Much of the OIRA process is highly technical, and it’s very rarely political in the sense in which that word is used in ordinary language. [read post]
9 Sep 2013, 9:30 pm by Cass R. Sunstein
My three quasi-ideas—drawn from Felix Frankfurter, John Stuart Mill, and Friedrich Hayek—are a framework for my reflection on the myths and realities of OIRA, based on my time as OIRA Administrator. [read post]
   RegBlog is extremely grateful of Professor Sunstein for taking the time to visit Penn Law, sharing his insights on one of the most important institutions in the federal regulatory process, and allowing us to reproduce this lightly edited transcript of his remarks in installments as part of this week-long series, White House Review of Regulation: Myths and Realities. [read post]