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EPA decision has major legal ramifications, but minor climate impact
Devin Hartman & Philip Rossetti

On June 30, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) ruled that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) lacks the authority to promulgate rules that force changes in the mix of the…

House Subcommittee on Elections Should Consider Different Legislation to Combat Disinformation
Ryan Williamson

The U.S. House Administration Subcommittee on Elections recently held a hearing on “How Disinformation Damages American Democracy.” The hearing explored how the impact and spread of Mis-, Dis-…

Privacy G(ains): Takeaways from the House Privacy Bill’s Markup
Sofia Lesmes

On June 23, the American Data Privacy and Protection Act (ADPPA) passed—through an amendment in the nature of a substitute (AINS)—to move from its subcommittee to the main House Energy and…

How Contraception is Regulated and Obtained in the United States
Courtney Joslin

Birth Control Access and Regulation in the United States
The R Street Institute has worked for years on reducing barriers for consumers to obtain hormonal contraception across the United States….

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau seeks to stifle credit card late fees
Caroline Melear

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) held a private press conference last Wednesday announcing plans to increase regulation on credit card late fees. The agency issued an advance notice of…

Ranked-Choice Voting Could Improve Alabama’s Primaries
Ryan Williamson

The Alabama Republican Senate primary runoff concluded last month after neither of the top two candidates received the necessary majority to declare victory. The state spent millions of dollars so…

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Event: Surveying the Hybrid Speech Governance Landscape
Chris Riley

Speech regulation is an especially thorny issue in the United States: with the First Amendment confining its actions, the government ostensibly cannot pass significant…

Criminal Justice Reform Efforts and Rise in Crime: Spotlight on Baton Rouge, La.
Lisel Petis

This is the fifth in a series of posts on the subject. Scroll to the end to see the most recent posts in the series.

Introduction
The nation has been captivated by reports of rising crime and the…

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Sparks Fly at National Flood Insurance Program Reauthorization Hearing
Jerry Theodorou

On June 23, the U.S. Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs committee held a hearing to discuss legislative proposals to reform the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) National Flood…

Radio: Getting Criminal Justice Reform Right
Sarah Anderson

From Inside Sources with Boyd Matheson:

With all the news recently, it’s easy to forget that rising crime is a huge issue motivating voters across the country. That’s a major change…

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