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

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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Deep Dive Episode 20 – The 2017 Mercatus Report: The Implications of Regulating Over the Long-Term

January 23, 2018

Patrick McLaughlin (Mercatus Center) discuss his study on regulation’s effect on the decision-making processes of individual businesses and, as a result, on economic growth.

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Deep Dive Episode 19 – Does the Migratory Bird Treaty Act Prohibit Incidental or Accidental Killing?

January 17, 2018

Gary Lawkowski (Department of the Interior) discuss the Migratory Bird Treaty Act and how this regulatory space has evolved over the years.

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Deep Dive Episode 18 – Regulatory Hurdles for Entrepreneurs: The Story of Project Belle

January 16, 2018

Armand Lauzon (Project Belle) and Braden Boucek (Beacon Center of Tennessee) discuss Project Belle and the company’s experience with the Tennessee State Board of Cosmetology.

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Deep Dive Episode 17 – Off-Label Promotion and Free Speech in Medicine

January 11, 2018

In this episode of Fourth Branch, Christina Sandefur (Goldwater Institute) discusses the First Amendment implications of regulating off-label promotion of medicines and medical devices by companies.

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Deep Dive Episode 16 – Is the Newest Part of the Copyright Act Antiquated?

December 20, 2017

Jennifer L. Pariser (Motion Picture Association), Maria Schneider (GRAMMY Award Winning Artist), and Mark Schultz (Southern Illinois University School of Law) discuss the Digital Millennium Copyright Act’s “notice and takedown system” and whether this system is either “an imperfect, but workable solution to a challenging problem” or is it “outdated and impractical?”

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Deep Dive Episode 15 – Exploring Net Neutrality and the Implications of Repeal

December 13, 2017

Brent Skorup (Mercatus Center) discusses the history of the net neutrality movement, the 2015 rules, the First Amendment issues at stake, and the effect of repealing the rules.

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Deep Dive Episode 14 – Discussion on the Wassenaar Arrangement

November 3, 2017

Stewart Baker (Steptoe & Johnson), Alan Cohn (Steptoe & Johnson), and Matthew R. A. Heiman (Johnson Controls) discuss the Wassenaar Arrangement, which governs international export controls for “intrusion software,” and its regulatory effects.

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Deep Dive Episode 13 – Discussion on U.S. Treasury Reports

October 13, 2017

J. W. Verret (Antonin Scalia Law School) and Wayne Abernathy (American Bankers Association) discuss the Treasury Department’s recent report to President Trump on Core Principles for Financial Supervision.

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