Tag Archives: Regulating

A Straight-up Victory for States Rights in Regulating Sports Betting

On May 14, 2018 the Supreme Court of the United States released its decision in Murphy v. National Collegiate Athletic Association.  This decision invalidates the key Federal prohibition on State-authorized sports gambling businesses, the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act … Continue reading

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Maine legislature final enacts framework for regulating marijuana sales 18 months after initiative vote for legalization

As reported in this local article, on Wednesday the Maine legislature "overturned a veto by Gov. Paul LePage that would have again stalled the legal sale of recreational marijuana, moving Maine a major step closer to launching a legal retail … Continue reading

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Regulating Within a Budget

Presidents of both parties have long required federal agencies to conduct benefit-cost analyses to weigh the likely positive and negative consequences of new regulations before they are issued. But during his first year in office, President Donald J. Trump presided … Continue reading

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Regulating Immigration in a Deregulatory Administration

Do critics of federal agency regulation object to regulation in all contexts? The Trump Administration clearly does not, given its drive to increase immigration regulation despite proclaiming to pursue a deregulatory agenda. The Trump Administration has not adequately justified its … Continue reading

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Regulating by Way of Straws

Americans each day use 500 million plastic straws, according to some estimates. Overall, more than 5 trillion pieces of plastic—and counting—have amassed in the ocean, where they harm animal life and may threaten the fisheries and marine ecosystems on which … Continue reading

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