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A Brief History of Regulation and Deregulation

Ever since Congress created the first federal regulatory body more than 130 years ago, people have debated the proper role for what has been called the “fourth branch” of government. This essay provides a brief history of regulation and deregulation, … Continue reading

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Kelly v Houston Methodist Hospital – Amicus Brief on TADA Constitutionality

Oral arguments in Kelly v Houston Methodist Hospital are in only 10 days.  But the Court of Appeals in Houston just received an amicus brief in support of the hospital. Interestingly, this brief is on behalf of some organizations one might … Continue reading

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Document: Solicitor General Files Brief in Mystery Grand Jury Case

On Friday, Solicitor General Noel Francisco filed a brief on behalf of the special counsel's office regarding In Re Grand Jury Subpoena, the case concerning the special counsel's attempt to subpoena an unnamed company owned by an unnamed foreign government. The … Continue reading

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Amicus brief in Mongols TM forfeiture case

Stacey Dogan, Mark Lemley, Jessica Litman, Mark McKenna, Jennifer Rothman, Jessica Silbey, and I filed an amicus in the Mongols trademark forfeiture case.  We argue that, while trademark forfeiture is generally possible, any successful transfer would have to include goodwill. … Continue reading

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Brief and timely explainer – How to do fact checking

Oxford University Press Blog: “The actor Cary Grant once said of acting that, “It takes 500 small details to add up to one favorable impression.” That’s true for writing as well—concrete details can paint a picture for a reader and … Continue reading

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