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Weekly Roundup: November 12, 2021


At the Blog

On Monday, Amy Kapczynski concluded our mini-symposium on President Biden’s Executive Order on Promoting Competition in the American Economy, which, she argued, will have minimal success in lowering prescription drug prices. To combat this problem, the Biden Administration must take aim at the market power that government allocates through patents.

On Tuesday, we featured an excerpt from our recent event, in which Niko Bowie, Veena Dubal, and Amy Kapczynski discuss the potential implications of the Cedar Point Nursery for workplace democracy, as well as legal and non-legal strategies for overcoming this concerning turn in Takings Clause jurisprudence.

And on Thursday, Benjamin McKean explained what supply chains can teach us about neoliberalism, including an important lesson about how to hold corporate power accountable.

In LPE Land

ANU College of Law has announced a conference on Public Law and Inequality, taking place in February. International registration for virtual access is free, and the program features LPE stalwarts Amna Akbar, Veena Dubal, Samuel Moyn, & Ntina Tzouvala, among many others.

Following our recent event on CRT, we are pleased to share an initiative from the The African American Policy Forum (AAPF) and The American Association of University Professors (AAUP), calling on Faculty Senates and Councils across the country to pass resolutions that reject recent attacks on academic freedom. You can find information about how to get involved here, including a resolution template and two examples of how different institutions adapted the template to their campuses. If you would like help getting started, please contact one of the members of the AAPF higher education committee: Jennifer Ruth, Portland State University (, Emily Houh, University of Cincinnati College of Law (, and Valerie Johnson, DePaul University (