Monthly Archives: April 2015

The “IRS Code”

by Andy Grewal — Tuesday, Apr. 14, 2015

Recently, Senator Ted Cruz made headlines with his claim that the “IRS Code” contains more words than the Bible, with “not a one of them as good.” The Washington Post fact-checked that claim but in doing so, opened up another hornet’s nest. Academics across the country wrote in to take issue with the WaPo’s parroting […]

ACUS Project in Need of Researcher: The Ombudsman in Federal Agencies

by Chris Walker — Monday, Apr. 13, 2015@chris_j_walker

The Administrative Conference of the United States (ACUS) is looking for a researcher/consultant for an exciting new project entitled The Ombudsman in Federal Agencies . If I weren’t already working on ACUS’s project on federal agencies in the legislative process , I’d definitely be interested in consulting on this project. These offices can play a critical […]

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Reforming the Fed the Right Way

by Peter Conti-Brown — Friday, Apr. 10, 2015

There was a time when the Fed Chair’s semi-annual testimony before the House or Senate was something of a love fest. Chairman Greenspan would be celebrated by members on the left and right, each side eager to latch onto the growing perception that Greenspan—and the Fed—was the best thing going in U.S. economic policy. Judging […]

Administrative Law SSRN Reading List, March 2015 Edition

by Chris Walker — Friday, Apr. 10, 2015@chris_j_walker

Here is the March 2015 edition of the most-downloaded recent papers (those announced in the last 60 days) from SSRN’s U.S. Administrative Law eJournal, which is edited by William Funk. For more on why SSRN and this eJournal are such terrific resources for administrative law scholars and practitioners, check out my first post on the subject here. […]

Legislative Proposals to Fix the Administrative State

by Chris Walker — Thursday, Apr. 9, 2015@chris_j_walker

With Republicans in control of both Houses of Congress, one should expect more legislative efforts to reign in the modern administrative state. And, indeed, about three-dozen such reform proposals have been introduced in Congress since the first of the year. It is a daunting task to try to keep track of all of these proposals, […]

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Employer Consequences of the Illegal ACA Tax Credit Expansion

by Andy Grewal — Tuesday, Apr. 7, 2015

In my prior posts, I have discussed two Treasury/IRS regulations that contradict the language of Section 36B. The first regulation rewrites Section 36(c)(1)(B) and extends the ACA tax credit, in a roundabout way, to unlawful aliens. However, as I previously noted, it’s doubtful that the employers of the unlawful aliens would face any adverse consequences […]

Another Illegal Expansion of the ACA Tax Credit

by Andy Grewal — Monday, Apr. 6, 2015

In a prior post, I wrote about Treasury/IRS regulations that contradict Section 36B and extend the ACA premium tax credit to some low-income unlawful aliens. In this post, I want to discuss another regulation that contradicts the statute. Although Section 36B provides tax credits only if your household income falls within a certain range (100 […]

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Important New Empirical Studies on Immigration Adjudication (AdLaw Bridge Series)

by Chris Walker — Friday, Apr. 3, 2015@chris_j_walker

With the spring law review submission process winding down, I’ll be spending the next few months trying to catch up on covering the terrific new administrative law scholarship via this Administrative Law Bridge Series. In this post, I’d like to highlight three important empirical studies on immigration adjudication. Full disclosure: Immigration adjudication is an area […]