Free Lunch Podcast Episode 58 – Cedar Point Nursery v. Shiroma

A recent Ninth Circuit decision held that a California regulation allowing labor organizers to spend time on an employer’s property for the purpose of soliciting union membership did not count as a ‘physical taking’ under the 5th Amendment. Wen Fa and Bethany Berger discuss the implications of this decision.

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Free Lunch Podcast Episode 57 – LIBOR – Will a $200 Trillion Global Benchmark Disappear – or Not?

LIBOR is a hugely important interest rate benchmark, used globally and embedded in over $200 trillion of financial contracts. Experts discuss the challenges and future of this index.

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Free Lunch Podcast Episode 56 – Payday Lending Loans

In this episode, Todd Zywicki (Antonin Scalia Law School) discusses recent proposed rulemaking from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau rescinding the “ability to repay” standard on small dollar lenders.

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Free Lunch Podcast Episode 55 – Loan Shark Prevention Act

This podcast examines the economics of interest-rate ceilings on consumer credit and the historical experience with such proposals, and discusses a proposal to create a Post Office bank.

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Free Lunch Podcast Episode 54 – Regulatory Reform Report Card: Agency General Counsel Perspective

In this episode, General Counsels from a number of federal agencies take stock of the current administration’s regulatory reform agenda two years on.

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Free Lunch Podcast Episode 53 – Department of Interior Considers Rulemaking on the Right to Use Eagle Feathers in Religious Exercise

It is currently a federal crime, under the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act, for many Native Americans to possess eagle feathers for religious use. In the 53rd episode of the Free Lunch podcast series, Joe Davis addressed the proposed rulemaking and its relationship to evolving First Amendment jurisprudence.

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Free Lunch Podcast Episode 52 – Analyzing the Regulatory Thicket

Brooks Rainwater and Luke Wake explore whether we should maintain the status quo, seek to scale-back existing regulation, and/or winnow existing regulatory regimes.

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Free Lunch Podcast Episode 51 – Race In Admissions: Texas Tech Medical School

The Texas Tech Medical School recently approved an agreement with the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights to end the use of racial preferences in their admissions process. Roger Clegg joins us to discuss the recent agreement and its implications.

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Free Lunch Podcast Episode 50 – Emerging Tech and Regulation

In this episode, leading thinkers from across the emerging tech space discuss the regulatory environment for everything from drones to autonomous vehicles.

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Free Lunch Podcast Episode 49 – Analyzing the New Proposed Rule Defining “Waters of the United States”

For decades, the EPA and Corps have struggled to come up with a proper definition that is both consistent with the plain language of the statute, respects the state role in addressing water pollution, and is consistent with the rule of law. In this episode, experts will discuss a recently proposed rule defining “waters of the United States” and its implications.

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