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In-depth analysis of federal, state, and local regulatory policies and their potential implications.

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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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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