Leading experts discuss the pros and cons of government regulations and explain how they affect everyday life for Americans.

Deep Dive Episode 30 – Arizona Dumps Deference: The Beginning of the End for Chevron?

May 1, 2018

Philip Hamburger (Columbia Law School) and Jonathan Riches (Goldwater Institute) discuss Arizona’s recent passage of legislation eliminating Chevron deference in Arizona state courts, how this new law might change state agency rulemaking and enforcement, and whether this law can serve as a model for the rest of the country, and the federal government.

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Deep Dive Episode 29 – Analyzing how EPA is Addressing “Secret Science”

April 24, 2018

Daren Bakst (The Heritage Foundation) and Richard B. Belzer Ph.D. discuss EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s recent announcement on “secret science” and “how transparency in government can be strengthened and better inform policymaking.”

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Deep Dive Episode 28 – Virginia’s (Un)happy Hour: Is the State Restricting Ads and Economic Rights?

April 18, 2018

Geoff Tracy (Chef Geoff’s) and Anastasia P. Boden (Pacific Legal Foundation) discuss Geoff’s pending case against Virginia’s happy hour advertising law and the potential First Amendment issues at stake.

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Deep Dive Episode 27 – Self-Driving Vehicles: Addressing the Challenges of Groundbreaking Innovation

April 4, 2018

Ryan Hagemann (Niskanen Center) and Jamie Boone (Consumer Technology Association) examine the regulatory barriers to the introduction of self-driving vehicles and propose a potential path forward.

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Deep Dive Episode 26 – Is the FDA’s Rule on Cigars & Vaping Products Constitutional?

April 3, 2018

Todd Gaziano (Pacific Legal Foundation) and Michael Edney (Norton Rose Fulbright) discuss the constitutional implications of the FDA’s 2016 rule on cigars and vaping products.

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Deep Dive Episode 25 – The Commenting Power: Agency Accountability through Public Participation

March 21, 2018

Did you know that you have a say in the U.S. government’s regulatory process? Donald Kochan (Chapman University Fowler School of Law) and Maleka Momand (Argive) discuss the notice and comment rulemaking process in this episode of Fourth Branch.

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Deep Dive Episode 24 – Regulatory Scorecard: A Conversation with Administrator Neomi Rao

February 8, 2018

In this episode of Fourth Branch, Administrator Neomi Rao (Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs) shares her thoughts on federal regulatory changes over the previous year.

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Deep Dive Episode 23 – En Banc D.C. Circuit Upholds CFPB Constitutionality

February 5, 2018

Amb. C. Boyden Gray and Adam Gustafson (Boyden Gray & Associates) discuss the recent en banc decision in PHH v. CFPB, which considers the constitutionality of the CFPB, and whether the case is likely to reach the Supreme Court of the United States.

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Deep Dive Episode 22 – Fintech and Federal Alternatives to State Money Transmission Licensing

January 31, 2018

Peter Van Valkenburgh (Coin Center) discuss the potential need for a federal regulatory structure to harmonize and facilitate the innovative landscape surrounding digital money transmitters.

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Deep Dive Episode 21 – Shining a Light on Regulatory Dark Matter: Regulating Through Guidance

January 24, 2018

Stephen Cox (Department of Justice) and Paul R. Noe (American Forest & Paper Association) discuss concerns regarding the development and use of guidance documents by agencies and how these concerns are being addressed by the Department of Justice.

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