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

Regulating Big Tech: Lessons from the “Hall of Fallen Giants”

March 16, 2021

How can recent history inform current debates over “Big Tech” companies?

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How Does the FDA Evaluate Vaccines?

February 24, 2021

Dr. Henry Miller explains the FDA’s process for considering and approving vaccines for emergency use.

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Shapers of Cyber Speech – Silicon Valley and American Discourse

February 16, 2021

What are the realistic regulatory options for curbing Silicon Valley’s influence on the national discourse? What are the potential downsides of these options?

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Is Common Carrier the Solution to Social-Media Censorship?

February 12, 2021

Experts debate the relevant legal contours and the desirability of a common carrier solution to curbing Big Tech power.

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Are Fuel Economy Standards Useful in Lowering Carbon Pollution?

January 25, 2021

Are fuel economy regulations the best tool to reduce pollution? How do they affect consumer behavior, and do they have hidden costs?

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Apple v. Pepper: When Can a Private Individual Sue for an Antitrust Violation?

January 8, 2021

In Apple v. Pepper, the Supreme Court considered whether consumers could directly sue Apple for a surcharge on apps in the iPhone App Store.

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Regulation of Telehealth Services in the Era of COVID

December 22, 2020

Should telemedicine be considered as the same or different from traditional office visits, and what regulations should govern it?

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Should Local Zoning Laws Become More Flexible in the Age of COVID-19?

December 14, 2020

Land use regulations have been relaxed to accommodate the COVID era, but will this flexibility remain after things finally start returning to normal?

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A Conversation with FCC Chairman Ajit Pai

December 8, 2020

On November 30, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai joined the Federalist Society’s Columbia Student Chapter for a wide-ranging discussion on net neutrality, Section 230, and more.

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Civil Liberties and COVID-19 Shelter in Place Orders

December 4, 2020

On November 19, RTP and the Federalist Society’s Memphis Lawyers Chapter co-hosted an online event on “Civil Liberties and COVID-19 Shelter in Place Orders.”

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