Professor William W. Buzbee takes to the road in February as a speaker at a Duke Law Journal Administrative Law Symposium called “Deregulatory Games” — an idea he proposed. His paper, “Statutory Abnegation in the Deregulatory Playbook,” will…
Georgetown University President John J. DeGioia, left, and Georgetown Law Dean William M. Treanor, right, with honorary degree recipients Barbara Underwood (L'69)(H'19) and Judge Emmet G. Sullivan (H'19). Underwood, the solicitor general of the State of New York, delivered the Commencement address.
Joseph Simons (L’83) continued Georgetown Law’s proud history with the Federal Trade Commission when he was sworn in as FTC chair on May 1, 2018.
As Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) observed — due to regulations enacted in the United States since the 1970s — a toaster with a one in five chance of burning down a house could hardly be sold on the market by the 2000s. Yet one in five mortgages had a chance of causing a family to lose a home.
Administrations of both parties have traditionally kept the Department of Justice at arm’s length, allowing investigations and prosecutions to run their course without political interference.
“All of us know, at the end of the day…it is the rule of law that stands between us and the exercise of arbitrary power in the United States of America,” said Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.)(L’90) to the lawyers gathered for Georgetown Law’s Washington…