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

Deep Dive Episode 32 – What to do about Facebook: On Data Privacy and the Future of Tech Regulation

June 7, 2018

Matthew R. A. Heiman (National Security Institute), Thomas Hazlett (Clemson University), Jamil N. Jaffer (National Security Institute), and Megan Stifel (Atlantic Council) discuss Facebook, data privacy, and the future of tech regulation.

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Deep Dive Episode 31 – Tennessee Licensing Board Alarmed by Entrepreneur’s Facial Recognition Software

May 7, 2018

Adam Jackson (Edge AI) and Braden Boucek (Beacon Center of Tennessee) discuss how Adam has been barred by the Tennessee Alarm Systems Contractors Board from distributing the software he developed to identify potentially dangerous individuals and prompt a security response before violence occurs.

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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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