Listening to Law Hearing and Discussion Summary Many state and federal agencies, as well as several local bodies, hold public meetings where they discuss rules and policies they wish to pass in the near future.
For instance, the California Public Utilities Commission often holds public hearings both in person and online. The Federal Communications Commission also holds several live meetings every month that are broadcast online.
Listening to Law Hearing and Discussion Summary and Federal Commission
Finally, C-SPAN airs many federal commission hearings and has recordings of previous hearings. Action Items Attend an in-person or online federal, state, or local rulemaking hearing.
You can attend a live meeting or watch a recorded meeting; Summarize the hearing. Discuss the parties and competing interests. Were there any public comments? If so, discuss whether you felt they were successful in influencing the commission considering the rule. Assess the hearing’s effectiveness in light of material you have previously covered. Was the hearing in line with what you have read? Did the commission or agency considering the rule seem to be cognizant of the concept of impending judicial review or the public interest? Were there competing political interests during the discussion? How do you think these affected the results of the hearing? Your work should be 2-3 pages in length