Policy Studies

Publications

Regulatory Restriction Of E-Vapor Products Under International Human Rights Law
Carrie Wade

The right to health is a prerogative inherent to every human being. The protection of the human right to health requires States to take into consideration this objective in the design and…

Congressional Undersight
Casey Burgat

The legislative branch simply does not have the levels of staff resources, funding or expertise to conduct effective oversight of the executive branch, including—and perhaps even especially—on…

Civil Society Series: Empowering Civil Society To Improve Juvenile Justice In Florida
Lars Trautman & Andy Smarick

Responding to scofflaws may seem like the quintessential government endeavor; the government is, after all, responsible for enforcing our laws. Yet, the civil citation experiment in Florida offers…

R Street Policy Short No. 78: The State Of Georgia’s Death Penalty
Marc Hyden & Arthur Rizer

Capital punishment is quickly dwindling in Georgia. In fact, juries have delivered only one death sentence in over five years, and national polls show that death penalty support is near historic lows…

Civil Society Series: Ohio’s Community Connectors Program
Andy Smarick

“More than 97 percent of these students lived in poverty, 70 percent had reported family histories of alcohol abuse and 56 percent had reported family histories of drug abuse. According to a survey…

Statewide Policies Relating To Pre-Arrest Diversion And Crisis Response
Lars Trautman & Jonathan Haggerty

No state may have yet figured out how to create the most conducive environment possible for pre-arrest diversion and crisis response, but in their divergent approaches they present a wealth of…

A Balance of Powers: How Congress and the President Shape Foreign Policy
James Wallner

the president is dependent upon the legislature to approve his foreign policy preferences and to provide the necessary funding, and thus the ability to make law and the power of the purse gives…

Regulating Fuel Delivery
Nick Zaiac

“Different areas of California have different fire risks, so legislators designed fire rules to reflect that. Normally, this does not cause many headaches, as most of the codes are similar enough not…

Why Congress Can’t Sue to End Military Conflicts
Anthony Marcum

As the Supreme Court has reminded the legislature: ‘Congress has a broad range of legislative authority it can use to stop a President’s war making.’ Oversight, appropriations and legislation,…

Unreliable Arguments Against Renewables
Josiah Neeley

Electric markets rely on a variety of resources to deliver cheap, reliable power to consumers, including renewables and demand-side resources like demand response.
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