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Professor Sidney Shapiro quoted in The Huffington Post regarding Obama D.C. Circuit nominees

WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has been signaling he may pick a fight on filibuster reform this summer, and a major litmus test will be whether Republicans block a handful of President Barack Obama’s key nominees in the coming weeks. But for now, Republicans can’t even agree on how to proceed. Continue reading »

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Professor Sidney Shapiro takes on Republican effort to block President Obama’s Court of Appeals nominations in Huffington Post

In the old television series, Cheers, barfly and braggart Cliff Clavin was a guy who was forever “talking through his hat,” offering up an endless supply of ridiculous factoids and explanations. Cliff made for good television, but the same cannot be said for the Senate Republicans who seem to be borrowing his approach. That’s what’s at work with the Republican effort to block President Obama’s nomination of three distinguished lawyers to fill longstanding vacancies on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals by eliminating the open positions. The GOP claims the appointments are unnecessary because the circuit doesn’t need the judges — describing the nominations as “court packing.” Continue reading »

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Law school confers degrees on first S.J.D. candidates

Wake Forest Law will confer its highest postgraduate law degree, the Doctoral of Juridical Science (S.J.D.) degree, for the first time this month. Continue reading »

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Professor Sid Shapiro gives 36th Annual Foulston Siefkin Distinguished Lecture at Washburn University Law School

Professor Sid Shapiro will give the 36th Annual Foulston Siefkin Distinguished Lecture at the Washburn University Law School, Topeka, Kansas on Monday, April 15. Continue reading »

Professor Sidney Shapiro quoted in E&E regarding furloughs and their negative effect on important health and safety regulations

Regulatory watchers already concerned that the federal rulemaking process is agonizingly slow won’t be happy to learn that staffers in the small White House office responsible for vetting every rule that comes out of agencies will be forced to take 10 days off over the next five months due to budget cuts.

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Professor Sidney Shapiro quoted in The Hill regarding the SBA’s Office of Advocacy

A little known office within the Small Business Administration (SBA) is working at the behest of industry to block new federal rules and should be reined in, a pair of pro-regulation groups charged Tuesday.

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Professor Sidney Shapiro co-authors report taking on SBA’s regulations on businesses

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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Professor Sidney Shapiro tells Politico President Obama is violating spirit of law with Jobs Council

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.

The Wake Forest Journal of Law and Policy co-hosts symposium exploring the repercussions of the First Circuit’s decision in Milward v. Acuity Specialty Products

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 »

Professor Sid Shapiro presents lecture at University of Padua

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 »