New Webinar: Executive Order on Foreign-Controlled Apps

Matthew R. A. Heiman

October 1, 2021

In June, President Biden issued a new executive order directing the federal government to review the security threats posed by foreign-controlled software applications. On September 2, Matthew Feeney (Cato Institute) moderated an insightful discussion on the topic featuring Jennifer Hay (DataRobot), Jamil Jaffer (National Security Institute), and Margaret Peterlin (Texas A&M University)…

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Litigation Update: Dakota Access Pipeline Case Gives Supreme Court Chance for Major NEPA Ruling

Mario Loyola

October 1, 2021

This case gives the Court an opportunity for a major ruling on one of the country’s most impactful environmental laws.”

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Can Social Media Companies Censor Lawmakers’ Accounts?

Brent Skorup

September 2, 2021

“If courts progress down this path, social media companies may one day be severely limited in moderating lawmakers’ social media accounts.”

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The Arrival of the Federal Computer Commission?

Jim Dunstan

August 27, 2021

“…two proposals, if adopted, would throw the door wide open to transforming the Federal Communications Commission into the Federal Computer Commission…”

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Why Capitalists in Space Are Good for Americans’ Future

William Rinehart and Adam Thierer

August 5, 2021

Discouraging private space exploration would be a step backwards and undo positive reforms that have made space more accessible and affordable.”

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Two Useful Pieces of Commentary on Net Neutrality

Matthew R. A. Heiman

August 3, 2021

Matthew Heiman points to two recent items on net neutrality from Tom Hazlett.

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The Growing Legal Controversy About Drone Trespass

Brent Skorup

June 8, 2021

Can homeowners prevent drones from flying above their property? Is a drone that does so trespassing?

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Don’t Fear Volatility in Cryptocurrency Prices; Fear Regulations that Will Harm America’s Crypto Lead

John Berlau

May 14, 2021

John Berlau discusses the future of cryptocurrencies and how regulators might approach the nascent industry.

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Racial Preferences in Government Contracting: How It Happens and Why It’s Wrong

Wen Fa

May 3, 2021

Wen Fa discusses racial preferences and the public contracting process.

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Strengthening the Information Quality Act to Improve Transparency and Regulatory Quality

Richard B. Belzer

April 30, 2021

In a recent Food and Drug Law Journal article, the Heritage Foundation’s Daren Bakst discusses how to strengthen the Information Quality Act (IQA), a law that could help to improve both the transparency and quality of information disseminated by federal agencies, and improve federal rulemaking that relies on this information.

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