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Professor Sidney Shapiro takes on Toxic Substances Control Act reform in Huffington Post

In the United States, the framework for safeguarding people and the environment against the dangers of toxic chemicals comprises three mutually reinforcing legal systems: federal regulation, state and federal civil justice systems, and state regulation.

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Professor Sidney Shapiro quoted in The Huffington Post regarding Senate battle over President Obama’s judicial nominees

WASHINGTON — The Senate is inching closer to a knock-down, drag-out fight over confirming nominees to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit — a top priority for President Barack Obama that some Republicans are determined to sink. Continue reading »

Professor Sidney Shapior co-authors report offering recommendations for updating the Toxic Substances Control Act

The Center for Progressive Reform will release a report Oct. 29 offering recommendations for legislation to update the Toxic Substances Control Act. Continue reading »

Professor Sidney Shapiro tells Bloomberg BNA he doubts whether SBA’s new stance will have an impact on anti-regulatory discussion in Congress

The Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy has quietly walked back a 2010 study it had commissioned that purports to show the cost of government regulation, knocking down one of the pillars
of the anti-regulatory movement in Congress. Continue reading »

Professor Sidney Shapiro tells USA Today regulatory costs are systematically overestimated

WASHINGTON — It appears that the government office designed to make federal rule-making more efficient is one of the most inefficient agencies in Washington. Continue reading »

Professor Sidney Shapiro moderates national webinar sponsored by The Network of Public Health

Professor Sid Shapiro moderated a national webinar on “Environmental Noise: Public Health Effects and Legal Remedies,” sponsored by The Network of Public Health, on June 20, 2013.  Continue reading »

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 »