Is There Any Role Left for Federal Regulation of Sports Wagering?

Editor’s Note: See CRE’s December 2007 letter to the Treasury Department and Federal Reserve System re: Establishing A UIGEA Restricted Transaction List and Process for Resolving UIGEA Status of Other Transactions and CRE’s September 2008 letter to the Federal Reserve re: Burden of Proposed Internet Gambling (UIGEA) Regulations on Financial Institutions.

From: The Regulatory Review

Despite a watershed ruling, the gaming industry must still contend with onerous and redundant state oversight.

With its decision in Murphy v. National Collegiate Athletic Association, the U.S. Supreme Courtinvalidated the Professional Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA), a federal statute that prohibited states from authorizing competitive sporting events. The decision allows states to determine whether to permit sports wagering within their borders.

Engage research institutions on research regulatory reform

Editor’s Note: Full implementation of the Data Access Act and the Data Quality Act would resolve the science transparency and quality concerns of all stakeholders. See, American Association for the Advancement of Science-Federal Focus Symposium on Data AccessCRE’s Emphasis on Data Access and Data Quality is Rooted in the Paperwork Reduction Act Amendments of 1995, and Update on the CRE Position on the EPA Silent Science Initiative. With respect to making US regulatory science processes to those in the EU, please see  The US Data Access Act is No Match to its Counterpart in the UK.


Overview of the Application of Machine-Learning in Administrative Law

Editor’s Note: See also The Obama Administration’s Report on the Future of Artificial Intelligence.

From: Administrative Conference of the United States

This article was authored by Lauren Beadle, a student at American University Washington College of Law. The views expressed below are those of the author and do not represent the views of ACUS or the Federal Government.

Trump tightens control over regulatory judges

From: Politico


President Donald Trump moved to tighten control over the in-house judges that implement much of the federal government’s regulatory agenda — his latest step to consolidate political power throughout the sprawling bureaucracy.

An executive order signed Tuesday gives agency heads greater discretion over the selection of so-called administrative law judges. These judges, typically promoted out of the federal civil service, make legal rulings that drive regulatory actions across the federal government.

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FDA tries to take the reins on regulating cultured meat

From: Science

By Kelly Servick

COLLEGE PARK, MARYLAND—There may be a turf war on between two U.S. federal agencies over who will regulate the emerging industry of cultured meat, but you wouldn’t know it from the presentations by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) at a meeting here yesterday.


Some expect that either Congress or the White House Office of Management and Budget will ultimately have to clarify which agency should step back as cultured meat products near the market—or whether the responsibility for different stages of its production could somehow be split between the two agencies. In the meantime, FDA is pressing ahead with its plans to regulate. Mayne said the agency’s science board will hold a meeting on the issue later this year.

Recommendations, Recommitted Actions, and Revised Rules (ACUS Update)

From: Notice & Comment | A Blog from the Yale Journal on Regulation and the ABA Section of Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice

by Emily Bremer


ACUS’s Federal Register notice summarizes each of the three adopted recommendations:

Recommendation 2018-1Paperwork Reduction Act Efficiencies. This recommendation encourages collaboration between the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs and federal agencies to maximize opportunities for making the information collection clearance process under the Paperwork Reduction Act more efficient, while still maintaining its integrity. The recommendation also encourages using generic clearances and common forms more frequently, providing more training to agencies, and improving several other aspects of the information-collection clearance process.

Trump Administration Considering Regulation as a Tool to Compel Good Cyber Behavior

Editor’s Note: Cross-posted from Regulatory Cybersecurity/FISMA Focus.

From: Nextgov

By Joseph Marks, Senior Correspondent

Regulatory actions will join other tools, such as indictments and sanctions, in the U.S. effort to promote cyber norms.

Government officials are looking to the federal regulatory process as one possible tool to compel other nations to practice norms of good behavior in cyberspace and to punish nations that step out of bounds, a State Department official told Nextgov.


“There are a lot of regulatory interactions with the U.S. government that could potentially be used in creative ways,” the official said.

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