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Administrative Truth: Comments On Cortez’S Information Mischief, David Thaw Jan 2019

Administrative Truth: Comments On Cortez’S Information Mischief, David Thaw

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This short essay responds to Professor Nathan Cortez’s argument describing an emerging “information policy” reflecting on the practices of President Donald J. Trump’s executive administration (the “Trump Administration”) regarding the development, release, and management of official information. Professor Cortez argues that viewed holistically, this information policy suggests a shift toward the use of information practices by administrative agencies for purposes other than “neutral principles” and rather focusing on a “more cynical [use] of government information.”

This argument may be well-founded, and the Trump Administration certainly has been criticized widely for the relationship between its public statements and widespread ...


Drones, Henry H. Perritt Jr., Eliot O. Sprague Apr 2014

Drones, Henry H. Perritt Jr., Eliot O. Sprague

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Drone technology is evolving rapidly. Microdrones—what the FAA calls “sUAS”—already on the market at the $1,000 level, have the capability to supplement manned helicopters in support of public safety operations, news reporting, and powerline and pipeline patrol, when manned helicopter support is infeasible, untimely, or unsafe.

Larger drones–"machodrones”–are not yet available outside battlefield and counterterrorism spaces. Approximating the size of manned helicopters, but without pilots, or with human pilots being optional, their design is still in its infancy as designers await greater clarity in the regulatory requirements that will drive airworthiness certification.

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Enlightened Regulatory Capture, David Thaw Jan 2014

Enlightened Regulatory Capture, David Thaw

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Regulatory capture generally evokes negative images of private interests exerting excessive influence on government action to advance their own agendas at the expense of the public interest. There are some cases, however, where this conventional wisdom is exactly backwards. This Article explores the first verifiable case, taken from healthcare cybersecurity, where regulatory capture enabled regulators to harness private expertise to advance exclusively public goals. Comparing this example to other attempts at harnessing industry expertise reveals a set of characteristics under which regulatory capture can be used in the public interest. These include: 1) legislatively-mandated adoption of recommendations by an advisory ...


Enhancing Public Access To Online Rulemaking Information, Cary Coglianese Oct 2012

Enhancing Public Access To Online Rulemaking Information, Cary Coglianese

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

One of the most significant powers exercised by federal agencies is their power to make rules. Given the importance of agency rulemaking, the process by which agencies develop rules has long been subject to procedural requirements aiming to advance democratic values of openness and public participation. With the advent of the digital age, government agencies have engaged in increasing efforts to make rulemaking information available online as well as to elicit public participation via electronic means of communication. How successful are these efforts? How might they be improved? In this article, I investigate agencies’ efforts to make rulemaking information available ...


Technological Due Process, Danielle K. Citron Jan 2008

Technological Due Process, Danielle K. Citron

Faculty Scholarship

Distinct and complementary procedures for adjudications and rulemaking lie at the heart of twentieth-century administrative law. Due process required agencies to provide individuals notice and an opportunity to be heard. Agencies could foreclose policy issues that individuals might otherwise raise in adjudications through public rulemaking. One system allowed focused advocacy; the other featured broad participation. Each procedural regime compensated for the normative limits of the other. Both depended on clear statements of reason.

The dichotomy between these procedural regimes has become outmoded. This century's automated decision-making systems collapse individual adjudications into rulemaking while adhering to the procedural safeguards of ...


Note: The Lesson Of Lopez: The Political Dynamics Of Federalism's Political Safeguards, Daniel A. Lyons Dec 2005

Note: The Lesson Of Lopez: The Political Dynamics Of Federalism's Political Safeguards, Daniel A. Lyons

Boston College Law School Faculty Papers

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Turning Gold Into Epg: Lessons From Low-Tech Democratic Experimentalism For Electronic Rulemaking And Other Ventures In Cyberdemocracy , Peter M. Shane May 2005

Turning Gold Into Epg: Lessons From Low-Tech Democratic Experimentalism For Electronic Rulemaking And Other Ventures In Cyberdemocracy , Peter M. Shane

The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law Working Paper Series

Empowered Participatory Governance, or EPG, is a model of governance developed by Archon Fung and Erik Olin Wright that seeks to connect a set of normative commitments for strengthening democracy with a set of institutional design prescriptions intended to meet that objective. It is derived partly from democratic theory and partly from the study of real-world attempts to institutionalize transformative strategies for democratizing social and political decision making. This paper reviews Fung and Wright's recent volume, Deepening Democracy: Institutional Innovations in Empowered Participatory Governance, and considers the relevance of the authors' and other contributors' insights for the future of ...


Case Comment On F. Hoffman-Laroche Ltd. V. Empagran S.A. In 'The Supreme Court 2003 Term: Leading Cases. Iii Federal Statutes And Regulations: E. Foreign Trade Antitrust Improvement Act', Daniel A. Lyons Nov 2004

Case Comment On F. Hoffman-Laroche Ltd. V. Empagran S.A. In 'The Supreme Court 2003 Term: Leading Cases. Iii Federal Statutes And Regulations: E. Foreign Trade Antitrust Improvement Act', Daniel A. Lyons

Boston College Law School Faculty Papers

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Dept. Of Labor Increases Union Financial Reporting Requirements, Daniel A. Lyons Mar 2004

Dept. Of Labor Increases Union Financial Reporting Requirements, Daniel A. Lyons

Boston College Law School Faculty Papers

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Towards A Hybrid Regulatory Scheme For The Internet, Henry H. Perritt Jr. Mar 2001

Towards A Hybrid Regulatory Scheme For The Internet, Henry H. Perritt Jr.

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International Administrative Law For The Internet: Mechanisms Of Accountability, Henry H. Perritt Jr. Mar 1999

International Administrative Law For The Internet: Mechanisms Of Accountability, Henry H. Perritt Jr.

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The Electronic Agency And The Traditional Paradigms Of Administrative Law, Henry H. Perritt Jr. Mar 1992

The Electronic Agency And The Traditional Paradigms Of Administrative Law, Henry H. Perritt Jr.

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