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Clean Slate: Old Arrest Records Hurt Public Safety and Economic Stability
Logan Seacrest

Everyone makes mistakes. It’s an unavoidable part of life. Most people can move on and learn from their indiscretions. But imagine being unable to get a job, rent an apartment or get an…

ITC Policy Project Series:  PAE + SEP = Strange Stipulation
William Jenks

The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit recently issued its decision in INVT SPE LLC v International Trade Commission and HTC America, Inc. In this case, the International Trade Commission…

The Perfect Congress? Opportunities for Advancing Good Policy in 2023 and Beyond
Jeff Vanderslice

After a long wait and many surprises, it is now clear that the House of Representatives will be controlled by Republicans at the start of the next Congress. “Control” of the Senate will remain…

Opportunities for Improvement to California’s Age-Appropriate Design Code and Similar Laws
Chris Riley

A long-standing proverb of tech politics is that it’s hard for a legislator to vote against kids. Little wonder, then, that California’s Age-Appropriate Design Code (AADC), AB-2273, was voted…

Outlook for Energy Policy Under the Next Congress
Philip Rossetti & Josiah Neeley

The 2022 election results are finally coming into focus, which now leads to the question everyone is asking: what will energy and climate policy look like in the next Congress? The picture being…

Five Things Republicans Should Do with Their New Majority
Ryan Williamson

The November midterm elections saw Republicans regain control of the House of Representatives. In addition to the new majority, this means a new speaker, new committee chairs and new rules. Though…

House Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Bipartisan Cannabis Reforms Overview Featuring R Street’s Jillian Snider
Jillian Snider & Anthony Lamorena

The House Oversight and Reform Committee’s Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties held a hearing yesterday to discuss the developments in state cannabis laws along with the bipartisan…

ITC Policy Project Series: The Little-to-Big Problem, Part I
William Jenks

One aspect of International Trade Commission (ITC) practice that never ceases to astound the casual reader is the number of complainants, particularly non-practicing entities (NPEs), that use the ITC…

Is climate change still the priority of the climate conference?
Philip Rossetti

Every year the world’s leaders and their delegates convene at the Conference of the Parties (COP), which is the United Nations-hosted annual climate conference. The purpose of the conference…

Will a recount save your preferred candidate? Probably not
Ryan Williamson

With so many congressional elections resulting in narrow margins between the Democratic and Republican candidates, supporters from the unsuccessful candidates have raised the possibility of a recount…

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