Enforcement & Agency Coercion

Working Group

Beyond official rules and regulations, federal agencies sometimes exert influence through unofficial administrative tools. Wielded without the ordinary checks and balances of official actions that lawmakers put in place, these powers can be used to pressure individuals and companies to surrender their rights without due process. What are the real-world examples of agencies using coercive power to affect companies, employees, and consumers and how can these practices be avoided in the future?

Featured Experts:

John Allison
James “Jimmy” Conde
Charles “Chuck” Cooper
Wen Fa
C. Boyden Gray (Chair)
Adam Gustafson
Jason Johnston
Cleta Mitchell
Annie Donaldson Talley
George J. Terwilliger, III
The views and opinions expressed are those of the members of the Working Groups in their personal capacities and not in their official capacities