RTP's Fourth Branch Podcast

RTP's Fourth Branch Podcast

Latest Episodes

Tech Roundup 22 - Training Artificial Intelligence & Copyright Law
November 07, 2023

Moderated by Brent Skorup, experts Timothy B. Lee, Professor Pamela Samuelson, and Kristian Stout discuss the emerging legal issues involving artificial intelligence, and its use of works protected un

Deep Dive 284 - Courthouse Steps Oral Argument: Illumina v. FTC
October 23, 2023

In September, a panel of judges on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral argument in Illumina v. Federal Trade Commission. Earlier this year, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) ordered biotech

Deep Dive 283 - Loper Bright and the Next Steps for Chevron Deference at the Supreme Court
October 23, 2023

This Term, the Supreme Court will hear Loper Bright Enterprises v. Raimondoa case concerning judicial deference to agency interpretations of ambiguous statutes. Pursuant to Chevron v. NRDC and follow

Explainer 59 - Why (and How) Does OMB Classify Americans’ Race? A Brief History
October 11, 2023

It may surprise some to know that the government has definitive racial classifications for Americans, and it can be still further intriguing to find that the agency tasked with collecting, recording,

Deep Dive 283 - Litigation Update: Loper Bright Enterprises v. Raimondo
October 04, 2023

For the past thirty years, the Magnuson-Stevens Act (MSA) has given the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), an arm of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA), the authority to pl

Deep Dive 282 – How Risky Are the Banks Now? What Regulatory Reforms Make Sense?
October 03, 2023

Six months ago, we experienced bank runs and three of the four largest bank failures in U.S. history. Regulators declared there was "systemic risk" and provided bailouts for large, uninsured depositor

Deep Dive 281 - The EPA’s Proposed Power Plant Rule: Will it Survive in the Courts?
September 27, 2023

In May, the EPA proposed a new rule to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from new and existing power plants. This is a third attempt by the EPA to regulate these emissions. The Supreme Court struck d

Deep Dive 280 - DEI in the Executive Branch
September 25, 2023

On President Bidens first day in office, he signed https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2021/01/25/2021-01753/advancing-racial-equity-and-support-for-underserved-communities-through-the-federal-

Deep Dive 279 – Transatlantic Debate: Evaluating the EU-US Data Privacy Framework
September 19, 2023

In October 2022, President Biden issued an executive order regarding the European Union - U.S. Data Privacy Framework. The Framework allows for data flows between the EU and the U.S., and it was estab

Deep Dive 278 – Minor Matters in Cyberspace: Examining Internet Age-Verification Regulations
September 14, 2023

As children's lives become increasingly digital, how can we protect their safety online while weighing potential trade-offs like privacy interests and free speech?Join us for a panel discussion exam