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Making Laws and Making News

Details: Making Laws and Making News describes the interactive relationship between the press and Congress that strongly affects the news, the legislative process, and the types of laws enacted.

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The laws governing COVID-19 test payment and how to

Details: Clarifying and enforcing the existing laws is important, but there will still remain critical gaps in access to and support for COVID-19 testing. Billing of uninsured patients.

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America’s anti-hacking laws pose a risk to national security

Details: U.S. anti-hacking laws present a threat to national security, as they are failing to prevent breaches and discouraging white-hat hackers from doing beneficial security research.

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How Bureaucrats Rewrite Laws

Details: How Bureaucrats Rewrite Laws. As the historic 104th Congress draws to a close, scholars have already begun to debate its legislative record. Some stress that the …

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Living Wage Laws: How Much Do (Can) They Matter

Details: Living wage laws have both modest benefits and modest costs for low-wage workers. Living wage laws raise the wages of the lowest-wage workers. They may also result in …

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Federal privacy legislation should protect civil rights

Details: Federal privacy legislation should protect civil rights. This article is part of a three-part series on how to address federal privacy legislation in the United States. The recommendations in this

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Understanding the No Surprises Act

Details: In states with laws that specify higher payments to providers and thus lead to higher premiums for consumers (including Connecticut, Georgia, Minnesota, New Jersey, New …

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WILLIAM E. PARTLETT

Details: 1 WILLIAM E. PARTLETT. Associate-in-Law, Columbia Law School . 435 West 116th Street, New York, NY 10027 . [email protected] (202) 302-8024 . C

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America’s Urban Agenda: A View From California

Details: In recent years, at least two dozen cities and counties around the country, including several in California, have enacted “living wage” laws to guarantee that firms receiving government

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How Joe Biden Accidentally Helped Us All E-Mail in Private

Details: The export control laws were rewritten after it became painfully obvious that software couldn’t be contained like rocket motors. The case against PGP …

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Workers’ Rights: Labor standards and global trade

Details: Nor is the United States likely to weaken its own child labor laws because it has benefited from the availability of cheaper imported clothes. Private Sanctions

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Is zoning a useful tool or a regulatory barrier

Details: The four elements described above are only the start of contemporary zoning laws. Zoning can regulate a range of activities: the amount of off …

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How the EU plans to rewrite the rules for the internet

Details: The DSA may not resolve all of these issues because media regulation and campaign finance laws are under the purview of member states, but it might at least stimulate more debate.

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Isaac Asimov’s Laws of Robotics Are Wrong

Details: The Laws Asimov’s laws initially entailed three guidelines for machines: Law One – “A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.”

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Why protecting privacy is a losing game today—and how to

Details: Our existing laws developed as a series of responses to specific concerns, a checkerboard of federal and state laws, common law jurisprudence, …

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India’s farm laws are a global problem

Details: India’s three new farm laws, enacted in September 2020 with little public or parliamentary debate, have attracted enormous global interest. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government described

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Why international law serves U.S. national interests

Details: Laws based on norms of reciprocity, mutual respect, justice, and peace have regulated international relations since the times of ancient Greece. As …

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A Proposal for Modernizing Labor Laws for Twenty-First

Details: A Proposal for Modernizing Labor Laws for Twenty-First-Century Work: The “Independent Worker” Seth D. Harris Cornell University Alan B. Krueger

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State cannabis reform is putting social justice front and

Details: The structure of the new laws in states likes Virginia, New Jersey, and New York—to name a few—have put centerstage a recognition that the war on …

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LIVING WAGE LAWS: HOW MUCH DO (CAN) THEY MATTER

Details: laws.4 Though only a few such laws require that health or other benefits be provided to all workers in these firms, many stipulate a somewhat lower mandated wage level when such benefits are

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What China’s sexual revolution means for women

Details: Prostitution: Prostitution is another activity affected by outdated laws in China, where any solicitation of sex is strictly illegal. In the early-1980s through late-1990s the punishment for

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How our outdated privacy laws doomed contact-tracing apps

Details: In many instances, the privacy laws in this country have failed to protect them from these abuses, whether because the abuses fell outside the limited scope of these laws, or because the laws

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The legal foundations of the Islamic State

Details: lamic State’s legal system, including its laws, police apparatus, courts, and prisons. Although this legal system is frequently characterized as medieval, the

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Iraq’s rule of law

Details: Hammurabi’s world famous Code of Law which dates back to 1772 BC is regarded as one of the world’s first codified constitution with the remarkable feature of laws taking primacy over the

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A better path forward for criminal justice: Reimagining

Details: In addition, laws and decisions are often made to address retributive or incapacitation goals—perhaps with a nod to deterrence—without consideration that less punitive—and less costly

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ALEC’s Influence over Lawmaking in State Legislatures

Details: First, ALEC model bills are, word-for-word, introduced in our state legislatures at a non-trivial rate. Second, they have a good chance – better than most legislation – of being enacted into

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The Impact of Concealed-Carry Laws

Details: laws, and then the accompanying drops in crime (representing a return to more normal times or “regression to the mean”) will be inaccurately attributed to the passage of the law. When the Lott

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COVID-19 has worsened a shaky rule of law environment

Details: This matters because the rule of law is the essential foundation for ensuring accountability of both government and private actors, just laws that protect fundamental rights, open government, and

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Introduction: Technological Change and the Constitutional

Details: These laws are then challenged before the Supreme Court as a violation of the personal liberty and autonomy protected by the due process clause of the Constitution. Existing case law, however

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Law and Electronic Commerce: The Next Frontier

Details: For e-commerce law, consumer groups and lawyers would monitor state laws and influence them, as would business. With clearer laws, backed …

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“Ban the Box” does more harm than good

Details: For this reason, I hope jurisdictions repeal their “ban the box” laws. But I also hope this doesn’t stop efforts to improve the lives of people coming out of prison. This is a group that our

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Q&A: Legal Marijuana in Colorado and Washington

Details: Colorado laws are more liberal in that they allow unlicensed production for personal use (up to three maturing plants at a time) and non-commercial transactions up to one ounce.

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How will China’s privacy law apply to the Chinese state

Details: Chinese laws, including expansive national security legislation, and administrative regulations, increasingly require personal and other information handling by …

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After 20 years of debate, it’s time for Congress to

Details: After 20 years of debate, it’s time for Congress to finally pass a baseline privacy law. Jessica Rich is the former director of consumer protection at the Federal Trade Commission and was a

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Antitrust Policy in an Evolving Global Marketplace

Details: trust, but it does appear to have taken efforts to harmonize laws or to adopt common standards off the negotiating agenda. 3 The rest of this introductory chapter is organized into seven sections.

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By passing Proposition 24, California voters up the ante

Details: Like its predecessor, the CPRA may renew industry focus on federal legislation that could preempt privacy laws from California—or any other state that may pass a …

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Marijuana Federalism

Details: And could federal law put the new state laws in jeopardy at some point? This book, an edited volume with contributions by highly regarded legal scholars and …

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Environmental Protection & the States: “”Race to the

Details: Lax state enforcement of national water pollution laws “could create ‘pollution havens'” and “lead to a shift of manufacturing and jobs that would penalize the conscientious states,” the

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Marisa A. Abrajano

Details: Marisa A. Abrajano University of California, San Diego Voice: (858) 534-7201 Department of Political Science Fax: (858) 534-7130 9500 Gilman Drive Email: [email protected]

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Protecting Internally Displaced Persons: A Manual for Law

Details: Protecting Internally Displaced Persons: A Manual for Law and Policymakers. This manual is meant to provide guidance to national authorities seeking to …

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Highlights: The GDPR and CCPA as benchmarks for federal

Details: While antitrust is an issue that likely falls outside the scope of most privacy laws, the interplay of big data and competition, as well as any secondary effects for organizations and individuals

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Immigration Policy in France

Details: First, French electoral laws have encouraged a focus on immigration. Unlike the multi-polar party systems in other continental European countries, which encourage complex coalitions across

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Local Police Should Not Do a Federal Job

Details: The Bush administration is moving toward giving state and local police an expanded role in enforcing the nation’s immigration laws. Although this move is being justified as part of the war on

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Getting beyond the myths: What Americans really think

Details: Fact 6: While support for “stricter” gun laws has risen from its low of a decade ago, it remains below where it stood in the mid-1990s, the last time the federal government enacted such laws.

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