Vol. 119 No. 2

Administrative Law
Article

REGULATORY MONITORS: POLICING FIRMS IN THE COMPLIANCE ERA

Rory Van Loo*

Like police officers patrolling the streets for crime, the front lines for most large business regulators—Environmental Protection Agency engi­neers, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau examiners, and Nuclear Regulatory Commission inspectors, among others—decide when and how to enforce the law. These regulatory monitors guard against toxic air, financial ruin, and deadly explosions. Yet whereas scholars devote considerable attention to police[...]

Campaign Finance
Article

DISCLOSURE’S LAST STAND? THE NEED TO CLARIFY THE “INFORMATIONAL INTEREST” ADVANCED BY CAMPAIGN FINANCE DISCLOSURE

Lear Jiang*

Disclosure enjoys a unique position within the spectrum of campaign finance regulation. It is the only regulation that courts have looked upon with consistent approval. Since Buckley v. Valeo, courts have upheld disclosure requirements as advancing an “informational inter­est”—very broadly defined as the interest in educating voters about the sponsors behind political messages. Disclosure’s informational interest has been deemed[...]

Criminal Justice
CLR Online

PRIVATE ALTERNATIVES TO CRIMINAL COURTS: THE FUTURE IS ALL AROUND US

Malcolm M. Feeley*

Introduction In his important article, Criminal Justice, Inc., Professor John Rappaport identifies the establishment of a new and novel institution: a private company retained by retail stores to dispose of cases involving shoplifting claims. Still in its infancy, this new development has spawned two private for-profit, specialist companies since 2010: the Corrective Education Company (CEC) […]