How Will YOUR Field of Law Change?

Blogging maniac and labor/employment law guru Paul Secunda (D-Milwaukee) has a great post up about how an Obama administration might affect various aspects of labor and employment law. As a labor/employment guy, I find Paul’s analysis fascinating — but I’d learn more from folks posting about fields I don’t know as well.

So please post a comment to tell me and your fellow Concurring Opinionators: How is your field of law or policy likely to change in an Obama administration? Feel free to discuss federal agencies, legislation, the judiciary, public opinion, or any other aspect of how Obama’s victory might affect a field in which you have expertise, or just a passing interest. Alternatively, feel free to post a question (like I’m doing) about a field you don’t know (e.g., “how will postal rates for bulk shiipping change?”). Just to let the ball get rolling, I’ll refrain from expressing opinions of my own until some comments arrive.

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2 Responses

  1. Frank says:

    Though lots of IP luminaries backed Obama, I don’t think there will be a big break from the past in patent/copyright policy. But the extraordinary efforts of Fox to smear him may lead him to follow-up on net neutrality pledges and other media regulation. The Fox fusillade was almost reassuring to me, given that it suggested that Obama did not pursue a Tony Blair-style rapprochement with Murdoch.

    In health care financing and regulation–this is a massive change. It’s largely administrative law, and the president has great power over that (provided he’s willing to use it). We’re switching from an administration that bent over backward to deny health insurance to *kids* to one that wants to insure everyone. The biggest follies of CDHC will go into abeyance for at least 4 years, too. All in all, a fantastic result.

  2. It is disconcerting to hear that anyone is in favor of suppressing free speech. I think that the laws in place will do a fair job of making sure everyone’s constitutional rights remain intact.