Briefing Room

administrative law and government regulation

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Shane writes about recess appointments in The Atlantic

Professor Peter M. Shane, a nationally recognized expert in separation of powers law, wrote a column in The Atlantic on the Supreme Court case Noel Canning v. NLRB. Shane wrote: “There is nothing liberty-protecting in the capacity of the Senate to undermine public administration by stonewalling the nominations of perfectly qualified government officers.”

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Seidt ’98 takes on leadership role

Andrea Seidt ’98, Ohio Securities Commissioner, began a one-year term Tuesday as president of the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA), the oldest international organization devoted to investor protection. Seidt has served as Commissioner of Securities since 2008.

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Berman part of $18.7 million grant to study tobacco

Law Professor Micah Berman is part of a team of researchers at Ohio State that received an $18.7 million grant to establish a research center devoted to the study of tobacco use patterns, industry marketing practices, and public perceptions. The information will be used to help the Food and Drug Administration’s in its new role in regulating tobacco.

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Summer internship deepens ‘obsession’ for 3L

Flipping through more than 350 pages of decisions and listening to more than a day’s worth of testimonies as part of an internship could be dreary for some law students. But for 3L Emily Dunlap, the paper cuts and courtroom jargon deepened her “obsession” with immigration law.

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New professor brings expertise in legislation, national security

As a boy listening to the radio in snowy Fargo, N.D., Dakota Rudesill keenly remembers the feeling of dread when he heard in 1983 that the Soviet Union had walked out of nuclear arms talks. A

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Going all in: John Barron ’01 a high-roller in Ohio casinos

From the pit bosses to the winning percentage on the slots, John Barron ’01 knows every casino in the Ohio like the back of his hand. He can tell you about the type of felt used on the roulette tables [...]

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Making leap to in-house counsel like ‘ultimate backstage pass’

Over the course of his almost 30-year professional career, working for the U.S. Department of Treasury right out of law school, then for a private firm, and later as an investment banker, sometimes it’s hard to tell by glancing at John Bruno’s resume whether he’s devoted to practicing the law or dedicated to the financial arena.

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Keeping clients current on political laws, government contracts

With clients engaging in political activity at federal and state levels and working on government contracts overseas, it’s critical for Bassel Korkor ’06 and the staff at Arnold & Porter LLP to monitor changes to laws governing everything from campaign finance to lobbying to government ethics.

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On the Front Line of Immigration

In the Douthett family, there are two traditions: the Buckeyes and law school. Following his graduation from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., and a five-year stint in the Navy, Trenton Douthett ’06 followed suit and enrolled at [...]

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What has the Obama presidency meant for the growth of presidential power?

In Madison’s Nightmare: Executive Power and the Threat to American Democracy (University of Chicago Press 2009), Professor Peter M. Shane wrote about what he describes as an accelerating trend since 1981 towards “presidentialism.” He observed a steady increase in presidential [...]

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Senseless Panic: How Washington Failed America

On Sept. 22, William M. Isaac ’69, chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation during the banking and savings and loan crisis of the 1980s, will explain what was different about the 2008 economic meltdown that allowed the failure of [...]

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Clarence E. Mingo II ’98: Tapped by GOP for Franklin County Auditor

Clarence E. Mingo II ’98 was appointed in August to fill the remainder of a term as Franklin County, Ohio, auditor. Mingo, of New Albany, has worked in private practice in Central Ohio since graduating from The Ohio State University [...]

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