January 29th, 2013 | Research | Comments Off
An independent office within the Small Business Administration has worked to block health, safety and environmental regulations on behalf of small and large businesses without appropriate technical expertise, two new studies have charged.
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August 27th, 2012 | Research | Comments Off
President Barack Obama’s failure to meet with his Jobs Council for more than six months sparked election-season attacks from Republicans — but the panel’s recent closed-door activities have angered transparency advocates and may run afoul of a federal open meeting law.
May 14th, 2012 | Research | Comments Off
The Wake Forest Journal of Law and Policy is co-hosting a symposium exploring the repercussions of the First Circuit’s seminal decision in Milward v. Acuity Specialty Products with the Center for Progressive Reform on Thursday, May 17, in Washington, D.C. Continue reading »
April 24th, 2012 | Research | Comments Off
Professor Sid Shapiro presented a public lecture at the University of Padua, Padua, Italy, on April 19. His topic was “A Pragmatic Perspective on Democracy and Regulation.” Omar Monisteir, a journalist for the Padua newspaper, Il Mattino di Padova, moderated the lecture. Continue reading »
March 7th, 2012 | Student Life | Comments Off
The Wake Forest University Law Review will host its 2012 symposium, “The Asymmetry of Administrative Law: The Lack of Public Participation and the Public Interest” on Friday, March 30, in the Worrell Professional Center. Continue reading »
February 29th, 2012 | Research | Comments Off
It’s got all the ingredients of a high-stakes courtroom thriller: billions of dollars on the line, intense Wall Street deal-making, and highly profitable oil speculation. But the big banks aren’t taking any chances in this drama. They’ve hired the son of Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia to help them fight regulations which might crimp their profits. Continue reading »
February 28th, 2012 | Research | Comments Off
The Economist‘s recent series on “Over-regulated America” (which it admits “draws on the ideas of Philip Howard,” a top Washington, D.C., corporate lawyer) gets regulation wrong by proposing “solutions” that won’t work and would jeopardize the safety, health and prosperity of all Americans.
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February 17th, 2012 | Research | Comments Off
Professor Sid Shapiro presented a paper, “A Pragmatic Perspective on Democracy and Regulation,” at the University of Leeds School of Law, Leeds, England, on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012. Continue reading »
February 13th, 2012 | Research | Comments Off
When the Obama Administration announced tough new pollution regulations for power plants last year, the industry loudly protested. The rules, which among other things will require coal-fired plants to make deep reductions in mercury and sulphur dioxide emissions by 2015, will cost utilities at least $12 billion, the Environmental Protection Agency estimates. Coal producers put the price tag at $21 billion. They say electricity prices will spike 12 percent, dozens of plants will close, and thousands of workers will lose their jobs. Continue reading »
January 12th, 2012 | Research | Comments Off
When President Obama took office, most environmental activists assumed that their cause would still meet resistance in Washington DC — they just assumed it would be located in Congress. But according to activists, a chief opponent of environmental causes has turned out to be within the White House itself: The Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA). Continue reading »