Paul J. Larkin, Jr.

The Heritage Foundation

Senior Legal Research Fellow

214 Massachusetts Ave NE

Washington, DC 20002-4999

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (53)

1.

Revenge Porn, State Law, and Free Speech

Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review, Vol. 48, 2014
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 27 Jan 2014 Last Revised: 02 Jun 2015
Paul J. Larkin, Jr.
The Heritage Foundation
Downloads 571 (46,528)

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Revenge porn, tort law, criminal law, First Amendment, Free Speech Clause

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Clemency, Parole, Good-Time Credits, and Crowded Prisons: Reconsidering Early Release

Georgetown Journal of Law & Public Policy, Vol. 11, No. 1, 2013
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 30 Jul 2013
Paul J. Larkin, Jr.
The Heritage Foundation
Downloads 352 (83,901)

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clemency, parole, good-time credit, early release

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Medical or Recreational Marijuana and Drugged Driving

American Criminal Law Review, Vol. 52, No. 3, 2015
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 28 Jan 2015 Last Revised: 21 May 2015
Paul J. Larkin, Jr.
The Heritage Foundation
Downloads 313 (95,703)

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Reawakening the Congressional Review Act

Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 66 Posted: 27 Jul 2017 Last Revised: 09 Jan 2018
Paul J. Larkin, Jr.
The Heritage Foundation
Downloads 191 (157,513)

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Congressional Review of Regulations, Regulatory State, Regulations, Administrative State, Legislative Veto, Congressional Review Act

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Managing Prisons by the Numbers: Using the Good-Time Laws and Risk-Needs Assessments to Manage the Federal Prison Population

Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, Vol. 1, No. 1, 2014
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 15 Jun 2014
Paul J. Larkin, Jr.
The Heritage Foundation
Downloads 182 (164,606)
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Risk-needs assessments, predictions of future dangerousness, predictions of future recidivism, good-time laws, prison reform

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Swift, Certain, and Fair Punishment -- 24/7 Sobriety and Hope: Creative Approaches to Alcohol- and Illicit Drug-Using Offenders

Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, Vol. 105, 2015, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 14 Jul 2014 Last Revised: 19 Mar 2015
Paul J. Larkin, Jr.
The Heritage Foundation
Downloads 175 (170,478)

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24/7 Sobriety, Hawaii HOPE Program, Swift, Certain & Faior Punishment, alcohol abuse, drug use

7.

Public Choice Theory and Occupational Licensing

Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, Vol. 38, 2015
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 19 Dec 2014 Last Revised: 17 Feb 2015
Paul J. Larkin, Jr.
The Heritage Foundation
Downloads 167 (177,572)
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Public Choice Theory, Occupational Licensing, Regulation, Constitutional Law, Equal Protection Clause, Private Delegation Doctrine

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Introduction to a Debate: 'Marijuana: Legalize, Decriminalize, or Leave the Status Quo in Place?'

Berkley Journal of Criminal Law, Vol. 23.1, Spring 2018
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 02 May 2018
Paul J. Larkin, Jr.
The Heritage Foundation
Downloads 162 (182,177)

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Marijuana, Cannabis, Debate Over Liberalization, Arguments for Liberalization, Arguments Against Liberalization

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Strict Liability Offenses, Incarceration, and the Cruel and Unusual Punishments Clause

Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, Vol. 37, No. 1065, 2014
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 30 May 2014 Last Revised: 03 Jun 2014
Paul J. Larkin, Jr.
The Heritage Foundation
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Strict liability, strict liability offenses, strict liability crimes, Due Process Clause, Eighth Amendment, Cruel and Unusual Punishments Clause

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Opioids, Overdoses, and Cannabis: Is Marijuana An Effective Therapeutic Response to the Opioid Abuse Epidemic?

Georgetown Journal of Law & Public Policy, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 25 Nov 2018 Last Revised: 19 Jun 2019
Paul J. Larkin, Jr. and Bertha K Madras, PhD
The Heritage Foundation and Harvard University - Department of Psychiatry
Downloads 130 (218,173)

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Marijuana, Cannabinoids, Opioids, Opioid Overdoses

11.

Death Row Dogs, Hard Time Prisoners, and Creative Rehabilitation Strategies: Prisoner-Dog Training Programs

Catholic University Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 06 Dec 2016
Paul J. Larkin, Jr.
The Heritage Foundation
Downloads 105 (255,085)

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Prisoners, Dogs, Rehabilitation, Prisoner-Dog Training Programs

12.

Regulation, Prohibition, and Overcriminalization: The Proper and Improper Uses of the Criminal Law

Hofstra Law Review, Vol. 42, p. 745, 2014, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 10 May 2014 Last Revised: 18 Dec 2014
Paul J. Larkin, Jr.
The Heritage Foundation
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Regulation, prosecution, overcriminalization

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Crack Cocaine, Congressional Inaction, and Equal Protection

Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, Vol. 37, 2013
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 11 Aug 2013 Last Revised: 05 Dec 2013
Paul J. Larkin, Jr.
The Heritage Foundation
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Crack cocaine, congressional inaction, equal protection, due process

14.

Public Choice Theory and Overcriminalization

Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, Vol. 36, No. 715, 2013
Number of pages: 79 Posted: 30 Jul 2013 Last Revised: 24 Jan 2014
Paul J. Larkin, Jr.
The Heritage Foundation
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public choice theory, overcriminalization, mistake of law defense, rule of lenity

15.

Marijuana Edibles and 'Gummy Bears'

Buffalo Law Review Vol. 66, No. 2, April 2018
Number of pages: 71 Posted: 26 Apr 2018
Paul J. Larkin, Jr.
The Heritage Foundation
Downloads 87 (288,360)

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The Original Understanding of 'Property' in the Constitution

Marquette Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 15 Nov 2016
Paul J. Larkin, Jr.
The Heritage Foundation
Downloads 83 (296,870)
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Property, Liberty, Constitution, Regulation

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Oversized Frauds, Undersized Fish, and Deconstruction of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act

Georgetown Law Journal, Vol. 103, No. 17, 2014
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 30 Jun 2014
Paul J. Larkin, Jr.
The Heritage Foundation
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Sarbanes-Oxley Act, overcriminalization, plain meaning rule, reliance on the dictionary, rule of lenity

18.

Justice Scalia and the Criminal Law

86 University of Cincinnati Law Review 743 (2018)
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 01 Apr 2019
Minnesota Supreme Court, University of California, Berkeley School of Law, New York University School of Law, University of Pennsylvania Law School and The Heritage Foundation
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Justice Scalia, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Fourth Amendment, Sixth Amendment

19.

Parole: Corpse or Phoenix?

American Criminal Law Review, Vol. 50, p. 303, 2013
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 29 Jul 2013
Paul J. Larkin, Jr.
The Heritage Foundation
Downloads 74 (317,622)

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Parole, Sentencing Reform Act of 1984, Mistretta, Booker

20.

'A Day Late and a Dollar Short': President Obama's Clemency Initiative 2014

Georgetown Journal of Law & Public Policy, Vol. 16, No. 1, 2018
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 08 Mar 2018
Paul J. Larkin, Jr.
The Heritage Foundation
Downloads 72 (322,471)
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Pardon Clause, pardon power, pardon, clemency power, clemency

21.

Mistakes and Justice — Using the Pardon Power to Remedy a Mistake of Law

Georgetown Journal of Law & Public Policy, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 11 Jan 2017 Last Revised: 15 May 2017
Paul J. Larkin, Jr.
The Heritage Foundation
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mistake of law, ignorance of the law, clemency, pardon power

22.

The Dynamic Incorporation of Foreign Law and the Constitutional Regulation of Federal Lawmaking

Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, Vol. 38, No. 1, 2015
Number of pages: 100 Posted: 29 Jan 2015 Last Revised: 25 Aug 2015
Paul J. Larkin, Jr.
The Heritage Foundation
Downloads 69 (330,131)

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23.

The Lost Due Process Doctrines

Catholic University Law Review, Vol. 66, No. 1, 2016
Number of pages: 70 Posted: 25 Aug 2015 Last Revised: 24 Feb 2017
Paul J. Larkin, Jr.
The Heritage Foundation
Downloads 66 (338,117)

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Due Process Clause, Incorporation Doctrine, Void-for-Vagueness Doctrine, Magna Carta

24.

Funding Favored Sons and Daughters: Nonprosecution Agreements and 'Extraordinary Restitution' in Environmental Criminal Cases

Loyola Law Review, New Orleans, Vol. 47, 2014, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 03 Apr 2014
Paul J. Larkin, Jr.
The Heritage Foundation
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Nonprosecution agreement, deferred prosecution agreement, plea bargaining, fine, restitution, extraordinary restitution

25.

Taking Mistakes Seriously

28 B.Y.U. J. of Pub. L. (2014) (Forthcoming)
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 14 Jan 2014 Last Revised: 24 Jan 2014
Paul J. Larkin, Jr.
The Heritage Foundation
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Mistake of law, ignorance of the law, reasonable mistake exception to the exclusionary rule, qualified immunity, harmless error doctrine

26.

The World After Seminole Rock and Auer

42 Harv. J. L. & Pub. Pol'y 625 (2019)
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 06 Feb 2019 Last Revised: 09 Apr 2019
Paul J. Larkin, Jr. and Elizabeth Slattery
The Heritage Foundation and The Heritage Foundation
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Seminole Rock, Auer, Skidmore, Administrative Law, Standard of Review

27.

Chevron and Federal Criminal Law

32 J. L. & Pol. 211 (2017)
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 06 Jan 2018 Last Revised: 15 Feb 2018
Paul J. Larkin, Jr.
The Heritage Foundation
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Chevron Deference, Chevron and Federal Criminal Law

28.

States’ Rights and Federal Wrongs: The Misguided Attempt to Label Marijuana Legalization Efforts as a 'States’ Rights' Issue

Georgetown Journal of Law & Public Policy, Vol. 16, No. 2, 2018
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 14 May 2018 Last Revised: 21 Oct 2018
Paul J. Larkin, Jr.
The Heritage Foundation
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Marijuana, Cannabis, States' Rights, Food & Drug Administration

29.

Prisoners, Dogs, Training, and Rehabilitation

Number of pages: 7 Posted: 12 Sep 2018
Paul J. Larkin, Jr.
The Heritage Foundation
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Prisoners, dogs, prisoner-dog training programs, rehabilitation

30.

Are Criminals Bad or Mad? — Premeditated Murder, Mental Illness, and Kahler V. Kansas

Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 03 Aug 2019 Last Revised: 21 Aug 2019
Paul J. Larkin, Jr. and GianCarlo Canaparo
The Heritage Foundation and Georgetown University Law Center
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Insanity, Insanity defense, diminished capacity defense, mental illness, mental disease or defect, competence to stand trial, competence to be executed, due process clause, cruel and unusual punishments clause

31.

Essay: A New Law Enforcement Agenda for a New Attorney General

Georgetown Journal of Law & Public Policy, Vol. 17, No. 1, 2019
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 20 Jun 2019
Paul J. Larkin, Jr.
The Heritage Foundation
Downloads 45 (403,590)

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federal law enforcement, federal law enforcement priorities, federal law enforcement agencies, federal law enforcement success

32.

Flight, Race, and Terry Stops: Commonwealth v. Warren

Georgetown Journal of Law & Public Policy, Vol. 16, No. 163, 2018
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 13 Mar 2018 Last Revised: 18 Mar 2018
Paul J. Larkin, Jr. and David Rosenthal
The Heritage Foundation and Independent
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Terry v. Ohio, Commonwealth v. Warren, Terry stop, stop-and-frisk, stop-question-and-frisk, Fourth Amendment

33.

The Trump Administration and the Congressional Review Act

Georgetown Journal of Law & Public Policy, Vol. 16, No. 2, 2018
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 14 May 2018 Last Revised: 23 Sep 2018
Paul J. Larkin, Jr.
The Heritage Foundation
Downloads 40 (422,191)

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The Congressional Review Act, The Trump Administration, Regulatory Reform, Administrative State

34.

Reconsidering the Constitutionality of Obamacare

The Heritage Foundation, No. 230, March 20, 2018
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 02 Apr 2018
Paul J. Larkin, Jr.
The Heritage Foundation
Downloads 38 (430,302)

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Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Obamacare, Taxing and Spending Clause

35.

Can Captured ISIS Fighters Be Prosecuted for Genocide in an International Tribunal?

Legal Memorandum, No. 225 January 22, 2018
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 12 May 2018
Paul J. Larkin, Jr.
The Heritage Foundation
Downloads 36 (438,416)

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Genocide, Genocide of Christians, International Criminal Court, International Law

36.

The Proper Way to Reconsider Federal Marijuana Policy

Issue Brief, No. 4806, January 8, 2018
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 14 May 2018
Paul J. Larkin, Jr.
The Heritage Foundation
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Marijuana, Marijuana Policy, Controlled Substances Act, Food and Drug Administration, FDA

37.

Baseball, Legal Doctrines, and Judicial Deference to an Agency’s Interpretation of the Law: Kisor v. Wilkie

Cato Supreme Court Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 05 Aug 2019 Last Revised: 19 Aug 2019
Paul J. Larkin, Jr.
The Heritage Foundation
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Seminole Rock, Auer, Chevron, Kisor v. Wilkie, Deference, Agency Interpretation of Rules, Judicial Interpretation of Agency Rules

38.

Revitalizing the Clemency Process

39 Harv. J.L. & Pub. Pol’y 833 (2016)
Number of pages: 84 Posted: 02 Nov 2016
Paul J. Larkin, Jr.
The Heritage Foundation
Downloads 27 (479,908)
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Essay: A Proposal to Restructure the Clemency Process — The Vice President as Head of a White House Clemency Office

Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 02 Nov 2016
Paul J. Larkin, Jr.
The Heritage Foundation
Downloads 26 (485,240)
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The Future of Presidential Clemency Decisionmaking

University of St. Thomas Law Journal, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 24 Jun 2019 Last Revised: 16 Aug 2019
Paul J. Larkin, Jr.
The Heritage Foundation
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Clemency, Pardon, Commutation, First Step Act of 2018, Compassionate release

41.

The Demise of Capital Clemency

73 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. 1295 (2016)
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 02 Nov 2016
Paul J. Larkin, Jr.
The Heritage Foundation
Downloads 19 (525,076)
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Capital Punishment, Executive Clemency, Innocence, Disproportionate Sentences

42.

The Need to Treat Driving Under the Influence of Drugs as Seriously as Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol

Number of pages: 11 Posted: 11 Jun 2018
Paul J. Larkin, Jr., Robert DuPont and Bertha K Madras, PhD
The Heritage Foundation, Institute for Behavior and Health, Inc and Harvard University - Department of Psychiatry
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Driving Under the Influence, DUI, Driving Under the Influence of Drugs, DUID

43.

Reforming American Medical Licensure

Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 19 Jan 2019
Paul J. Larkin, Jr., Kevin Dayaratna and John O'Shea
The Heritage Foundation, The Heritage Foundation and The Heritage Foundation
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The 'Waters of the United States' Rule and the Void-for-Vagueness Doctrine

The Heritage Foundation, No. 207, June 22, 2017
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 04 Oct 2017
Paul J. Larkin, Jr.
The Heritage Foundation
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Waters of the United States, Clean Water Act, void for vagueness doctrine

45.

The Folly of Requiring Complete Knowledge of the Criminal Law

Liberty University Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 14 May 2018
Paul J. Larkin, Jr.
The Heritage Foundation
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Rule of Legality, Presumption of Knowledge of the Criminal Law, Void-for-Vagueness Doctrine, Mistake of Law Defense

Reorganizing the Federal Administrative State: The Disutility of Criminal Investigative Programs at Federal Regulatory Agencies

Legal Memorandum, No. 208 (July 2017)
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 27 Jul 2017
Paul J. Larkin, Jr.
The Heritage Foundation
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administrative agency, regulatory agency, administrative state, federal law enforcement, FBI, EPA, Marshal's Service

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Administrative State, Federal Regulatory Agencies, Criminal Investigation Programs, U.S. Marshal's Service, FBI

47.

Philemon, Marbury, and the Passive-Aggressive Assertion of Legal Authority

29 B.Y.U. J. of Pub. L. (2014, Forthcoming)
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 13 Jan 2014 Last Revised: 02 Apr 2014
Paul J. Larkin, Jr.
The Heritage Foundation
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Marbury v. Madison, judicial review

48.

Reconsidering the Mistake of Law Defense

102 J. of Crim. L. & Criminology 725 (2012)
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 04 Dec 2012 Last Revised: 15 Jan 2014
Paul J. Larkin, Jr. and Edwin Meese
The Heritage Foundation and The Heritage Foundation
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Mistake of law, ignorance of the law, mistake of fact

49.

Finding Room in the Criminal Law for the Desuetude Principle

65 Rutgers L. Rev. Commentaries 1 (2014)
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 03 Oct 2017
Paul J. Larkin, Jr.
The Heritage Foundation
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Desuetude, desuetude doctrine, desuetude principle

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A Positive Step Toward Occupational Licensing Reform: The ALLOW Act

Legal Memorandum, No. 212 (July 2017)
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 27 Jul 2017
Paul J. Larkin, Jr.
The Heritage Foundation
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licensing, occupational licensing

51.

A Brief History of Occupational Licensing

Number of pages: 5 Posted: 27 Jul 2017 Last Revised: 28 Jul 2017
Paul J. Larkin, Jr.
The Heritage Foundation
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occupational licensing, licensing

52.

Reorganizing the Federal Clemency Process

The Heritage Foundation, No. 206, May 2017
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 25 Aug 2017
Paul J. Larkin, Jr.
The Heritage Foundation
Downloads 8 (591,733)

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Clemency, Clemency Power, Pardons, Pardon Clause, Pardon Power

53.

Agency Deference After Kisor v. Wilkie

Number of pages: 38 Posted: 15 Aug 2019
Paul J. Larkin, Jr.
The Heritage Foundation
Downloads 5 (611,391)

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Chevron, Seminole Rock, Auer, Deference, Deference to an agency's interpretation of a statute, Deference to an agency's interpretation of a rule