Is the consolidation of financial regulation oversight into one unelected official constitutional? Gregory Jacob, Partner at O’Melveny & Myers, LLP, gives a history of the establishment of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) as a response to the financial crisis of 2008 and discusses a recent decision by the D.C. Circuit regarding the agency's structure.
What is the role of the FCC in regulating the Internet? FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai gives an overview of Title II and how 19th-century regulations might not be the best solution to 21st-century problems.
What are the limits of what constitutes a “church” under ERISA, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act? Eric Rassbach, Deputy General Counsel for The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, explains the upcoming Supreme Court Case, Dignity Health v. Rollins. The “Dignity Case” highlights the ambiguity of the definition of “church-established enterprises,” such as the health care systems of religious organizations, and how they are impacted by the parameters of what constitutes religious exercise.
Can price discrimination be good Internet policy? Professor Gus Hurwitz of the Nebraska College of Law explains the arguments for and against regulating the average cost of internet access, and how the economics of price discrimination can be used to increase Internet access.
What is the origin of the term “lame-duck?” Edward J. Larson, Professor and Hugh & Hazel Darling Chair in Law at Pepperdine University gives a history of the 20th Amendment and discusses how lame-duck lawmaking has been part of our nation's history.