Supreme Court ends judicial deference to federal agency expertise

The high court deals yet another blow to federal agencies' administrative powers.

Supreme Court deals 'earth-shattering' blow to federal agencies' administrative powers

The court's majority said allowing agencies to enforce laws with fines adjudicated in-house improperly concentrates power within the executive branch. Its minority warned of "momentous consequences."

Easing federal marijuana rules: There’s still a long way to go

The Drug Enforcement Administration typically looks at three factors when assessing how strictly to regulate a drug: its medicinal value, potential for abuse relative to other drugs and ability to cause physical addiction.


Lawmakers are asking the USPS regulator to block DeJoy's latest price hikes

USPS is pursuing its largest rate increases since Louis DeJoy became postmaster general.

House bill targets AI-generated comments in rulemaking

The legislation looks to provide assurance that public comments on pending regulations come from real people.

USPS regulator weighs intervening on DeJoy reforms

The American people want to know "how to stop this decline" in mail service and "how to keep it from spreading," watchdog says.

Biden administration to roll back the Betsy DeVos Title IX rules

New Education Department regulations would undo Trump administration changes to sexual discrimination policies at U.S. colleges and universities, now requiring the schools to have in place measures to offer support to students and employees alleging discrimination.

OPM rule removes Social Security numbers from mailed documents

The federal HR agency finalized a rule Friday that would help prevent potential identity theft by restricting the inclusion of Social Security numbers in mailed documents and establishing criteria for protecting the information. 

Citizen oversight panels could make the federal rulemaking process more open and democratic

Juries render decisions on complex legal questions and could do the same as part of the regulatory process.

Nuclear regulators should weigh climate change risk to power plants, report says

A GAO report found the Nuclear Regulatory Commission needs to factor more risk from the impact of more extreme natural events in how it licenses the safety of power plants. 

FDA clinical inspections are plummeting due to staffing issues

Employees are also concerned some of their inspection findings are being ignored.

Amazon, SpaceX and other companies are arguing the government agency that has protected labor rights since 1935 is actually unconstitutional

The corporate attack on the National Labor Relations Board may be a response to growing support for unions.

Are the Build America rules slowing infrastructure progress?

State DOTs, transit agencies and the construction industry want the White House to make it easier to comply with rules designed to include American-made products in infrastructure projects.

Proposed contractor cyber reporting rule sets a ‘significantly problematic’ bar, industry groups say

The groups, which represent tech and cybersecurity companies sometimes contracted by the government, say the proposals are too rigorous and inconsistent.

USPS’ feud with its regulator escalates yet again

The Postal Service is so far declining to turn over information related to its operational and workforce reforms, while accusing the watchdog of killing new business deals.

A surprising history of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals

Once a leader in expanding civil rights, it's now a leader in limiting government power.