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Volume 74, Issue 5


Regulatory Diffusion

by  Jennifer Nou & Julian Nyarko

Regulatory diffusion occurs when an agency adopts a substantially similar rule to that of another agency. Indeed, regulatory texts proliferate just like other forms of law do. While this insight has been explored across countries, this dynamic also occurs closer to home: American administrative agencies regularly borrow language from one another. Our research shows that,…


Grid Reliability Through Clean Energy

by  Alexandra Klass, Joshua Macey, Shelley Welton & Hannah Wiseman

In the wake of recent high-profile power failures, policymakers and politicians have asserted that there is an inherent tension between the aims of clean energy and grid reliability. But continuing to rely on fossil fuels to avoid system outages will only exacerbate reliability challenges by contributing to increasingly extreme climate-related weather events. These extremes will…


The Regulation of Foreign Platforms

by  Ganesh Sitaraman

In August 2020, the Trump Administration issued twin executive orders banning tech platforms TikTok and WeChat from the United States. These were not the first actions taken by the Trump Administration against Chinese tech platforms. But more than any other, the ban on TikTok sparked immediate outrage, confusion, and criticism. This Article offers a new…


Climate Protagonists?

Strategic Misrepresentation and Corporate Resistance to Climate Legislation
by  Catherine Rocchi

Political resistance from industry has hindered climate legislation in the United States. Lobbying is one of the most important ways in which firms exert influence in Congress and other rulemaking bodies. Firms involved in the production and use of fossil fuels spend far more money on lobbying than do environmental organizations and the renewable energy…