Deep Dive Episode 45 – Export-Terminal Permit-Denial Suit Implicates Federalism and Foreign Commerce

This episode deals with a pending lawsuit in the Western District of Washington: Lighthouse Resources v. Inslee. This case, which involves a dispute over permitting construction for a coal export terminal on Washington’s Columbia river, has important implications for disputes between federal and state jurisdiction in environmental law and regulation.

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Deep Dive Episode 44 – Pepperdine Law Review’s 2019 Symposium Keynote Address: Roger Alford

In this episode, Roger Alford (Deputy Assistant Attorney General for International Affairs) addresses consent decrees, consumer welfare, and the challenges of the emerging global digital markets.

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Deep Dive Episode 43 – Re-Considering Co-Benefits in Environmental Regulation

In this episode, Adam Gustafson and Daniel Farber discuss various approaches to considering co-benefits in the cost-benefit analyses of new air pollution regulations, and whether the standing approach is the most efficient and cost-effective.

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Deep Dive Episode 42 – Populist Antitrust

In this panel, the speakers debate varying standards for antitrust rule-making and enforcement. The merits of the Neo-Brandeisian “populist” approach are weighed against more recent “consumer-welfare” standards.

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Deep Dive Episode 41 – General Data Protection Regime & California Consumer Privacy Act

In this episode, Anna Hsia, Chris Riley, Gus Hurwitz, Thomas Hazlett, and Matthew R.A. Heiman discuss the implications of internet privacy legislation on innovation, small businesses, and consumer protection.

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Deep Dive Episode 40 – Kisor v. Wilkie

In this Fourth Branch podcast, Stephen Vaden moderates a discussion between Karen Harned and Andrew Varcoe on Kisor v. Wilkie, a case which has broad and significant implications for issues surrounding judicial deference to agency interpretation of regulations.

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Deep Dive Episode 39 – Pepperdine Law Review’s 2019 Symposium Opening Address: Qualcomm’s Donald J. Rosenberg

In this episode, Donald J. Rosenberg of Qualcomm speaks on patent law and the dangers of regulatory capture in the emerging tech sector.

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Deep Dive Episode 38 – The Debate Over the SEC’s Accredited Investor Standard

In the 38th Deep Dive episode of Fourth Branch, Urska Velikonja (Georgetown University Law Center) and J.W. Verret (Antonin Scalia Law School) consider and debate potential reforms to the SEC’s accredited investor standard rule.

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Deep Dive Episode 37 – Fintech Licensing and the OCC Charter

Brian Knight (Mercatus Center) and Margaret Liu (Conference of State Bank Supervisors) discuss the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency’s move to offer some non-depository fintech firms the opportunity to obtain a federal bank charter, and the possible challenges and tensions the move may pose for federalism.

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Deep Dive Episode 36 – What Should the FHFA’s 2019 Agenda Be?

Ed DeMarco (Housing Policy Council) and Alex J. Pollock (R Street Institute) discuss the key issues and projects for the Federal Housing Finance Agency going forward and what it can do to lead reform of Fannie and Freddie — and reform of American housing finance in general.

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