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police power

n.
The inherent authority of a government to impose restrictions on private rights for the sake of public welfare, order, and security.
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We don't need no regulation/The authors spend the third part of their book deconstructing the regulatory state and incumbent protections that harm start-ups and the young alike.
Ten Thousand Commandments 2014: An Annual Snapshot of the Federal Regulatory State.
The first order of business for any elected official sincerely committed to liberty and the Constitution is a dismantlement of the regulatory state in favor of a return to governance by the constitutional branches.
But FDR got the last laugh three years later when the dairy lobby stepped up and delivered another sweeping win for the regulatory state.
Silverglate, a defense lawyer and civil libertarian, demonstrated the dangers posed by the intersection of prosecutorial ingenuity with the expansion of the regulatory state.
Each year Crews pulls together a report for CEI called "Ten Thousand Commandments: An Annual Snapshot of the Federal Regulatory State.
The view that rights are simply the malleable artifacts of government action drives the modern regulatory state.
The modern regulatory state was not formed overnight,
After a review of legislation and regulation in the provinces (a comparison is made of the number of regulations in each province) the authors discuss the rise of the provincial regulatory state.
As the regulatory state has grown, die incidence of such measures has increased significantly.
NPATCH enthusiastically took on the charge of leading this collaborative, regulatory state conference.
explore the extent to which the regulatory state has taken a backseat to establishing effective managerial accountability mechanisms at the micro level.