Paolella Talks Amtrak on Bloomberg Law

Reich & Paolella partner Christopher Paolella appeared on the Bloomberg Law radio program to discuss the D.C. Circuit’s recent decision in Association of American Railroads v. Amtrak, which struck down Amtrak’s power to regulate its private rail competitors as unconstitutional. Reich & Paolella filed an amicus brief in the case on behalf of Emory Law School Professor Alexander Volokh, an administrative law scholar who has written extensively about the constitutional constraints on hybrid public-private ventures like Amtrak. The D.C. Circuit’s ruling agreed with Professor Volokh’s position that a law empowering a market participant to regulate its competitors violates due process, regardless of whether the regulating entity is public or private.

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Previous media coverage:

Bloomberg Law, “Court Denies Amtrak Regulatory Powers,” May 4, 2016.

05/04/2016 | Appeals & Critical Motions: Commercial Litigation: Supreme Court: White Collar Defense & Investigations