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Sloppy Drafting and Statutory Interpretation

There’s no getting around it. The Affordable Care Act contains some sloppy drafting, most conspicuously in the section governing the calculation of tax credits. For the most part, that sloppiness reflects the intrinsic difficulty of writing a bill to reform a massive, complex health-care system. Yet the ACA also bears the scars of a brutal […]

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CBA of CBA Regime, by Mehrsa Baradaran

Robert Bartlett’s new paper The Institutional Framework for Cost Benefit Analysis in Financial Regulation: A Tale of Four Paradigms? does the unthinkable. It goes totally meta and does a cost benefit analysis on the cost benefit analysis regimes of the financial regulators. This endeavor must be rewarded and propagated so that our minds may collectively […]

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Delegation and Complexity in Administrative Law

Greetings! My name is Jeff Pojanowski and I am excited to be a regular contributor on Notice and Comment. I am an Associate Professor at Notre Dame Law School, teaching and writing in administrative law, statutory interpretation, and legal theory more generally. My first post is inspired by two readings: (1) Phillip Hamburger’s book Is […]

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Cost-Benefit Analysis, the FDA, and Tobacco

I’m very pleased to be joining this blog as well.  I’ll blog about my area of interest – public health – with a focus on regulatory law and policy.  My specific area of expertise is tobacco policy, and as the FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products continues its efforts to regulate tobacco (and continues to get […]

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Pozen on Separation of Powers and Self-Help Countermeasures (AdLaw Bridge Series)

Perhaps due in part to a hopelessly gridlocked Congress, we live in an era of executive discretion. The White House has delayed the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate. The Department of Homeland Security has announced that it will stop deporting certain noncitizens who are currently required to be removed by statute and refocus its efforts […]

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Crashing Medicare

Two weeks ago, Medicare announced a proposed settlement in a long-running billing dispute with hospitals. The size of the settlement is staggering: if accepted, it could end up costing the federal government hundreds of millions of dollars. The settlement also signals deep problems in one of Medicare’s flagship programs for eliminating wasteful spending. At its […]