Author Archives: Chris Walker

Stephen Presser on Law Professors Shaping American Law

by Chris Walker — Monday, July 24, 2017@chris_j_walker

Last week I had the opportunity to debate/discuss the modern administrative state with Stephen Presser at an event hosted by the Federalist Society’s Austin, Texas, Lawyers’ Chapter. In preparation for our discussion, I read Professor Presser’s fascinating new book Law Professors: Three Centuries of Shaping American Law. Although the book is not focused on administrative law, I […]

Attention AdLaw Practitioners: ACUS Is Hiring an Attorney Advisor!

by Chris Walker — Monday, July 24, 2017@chris_j_walker

From the ACUS website: ATTORNEY ADVISOR POSITION The Conference encourages lawyers who may be interested in serving as an attorney advisor to send a brief letter, accompanied by a resume and transcript (official or unofficial), expressing their interest and identifying the approximate date on which they would be available to start. The ideal candidate would […]

Attention Texas AdLaw Nerds: Texas AG Constitutional Law Conference, July 19th

by Chris Walker — Monday, July 10, 2017@chris_j_walker

Next week I’ll be heading to Austin, Texas, to participate in the Texas Attorney General Office’s 2017 Constitutional Law Conference on July 19, 2017. I’m on the first panel entitled “The Past, Present and Future of Judicial Deference to Federal Agencies,” with Aditya Bamzai and Kristin Hickman and moderated by Texas Solicitor General Scott Keller. […]

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Administrative Law SSRN Reading List, June 2017 Edition

by Chris Walker — Friday, July 7, 2017@chris_j_walker

I’m still recovering from an exhausting but awesome Second Annual Administrative Law New Scholarship Roundtable, which my colleague Peter Shane and I hosted at Ohio State last week. I completely concur in Peter’s assessment of the roundtable (which he posted on Facebook last week): There are days that really remind you what academic life is like at […]

Chevron’s Political Dynamics (AdLaw Bridge Series)

by Chris Walker — Friday, June 16, 2017@chris_j_walker

Last July Kent Barnett and I posted a draft of the first paper from our years-long coding project of every publish circuit court decision over an eleven-year period that dealt with Chevron deference. That paper is forthcoming in the Michigan Law Review later this year. I blogged about it here, and Dick Pierce reviewed it over […]

AALS Call for Papers: “New Voices in Legislation”

by Chris Walker — Thursday, June 15, 2017@chris_j_walker

Here is the call-for-papers information for this terrific annual workshop at the AALS 2018 Annual Meeting: The AALS Section on Legislation & Law of the Political Process is pleased to announce that it will host a “New Voices in Legislation” program during the 2018 AALS Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA.  This works-in-progress program will […]

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The Supreme Court Asks Today: Is Patent Agency Adjudication Unconstitutional?

by Chris Walker — Monday, June 12, 2017@chris_j_walker

Over at PrawfsBlawg today, I added the following contribution to its month-long SCOTUS Symposium: This morning the Supreme Court granted review in just one case, and limited its review to one question (three were presented in the petition): Oil States Energy Services LLC v. Greene’s Energy Group, LLC. It’s yet another patent law case from the Federal […]

Administrative Law SSRN Reading List, May 2017 Edition

by Chris Walker — Saturday, June 10, 2017@chris_j_walker

Here is the May 2017 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 Bill Funk. Abuse of Power: The CFPB and Ocwen Financial Corp by Richard Christopher Whalen [CJW Note: The author does not seem to be a very big fan […]

D.C. Bar Lunch Panel on 7/7: Administrative Law Year in Review

by Chris Walker — Friday, June 2, 2017@chris_j_walker

This looks like a terrific event, with some of my favorite adlaw scholars speaking.  From the D.C. Bar website: Administrative Law: Year in Review Date & Time: Wednesday, June 7, 2017 from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm CLE Credit: No Event Description From key court decisions, to Congress’s unprecedented use of the Congressional Review Act, […]

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Scholars’ Letter in Support of Neomi Rao Nomination as OIRA Administrator

by Chris Walker — Friday, June 2, 2017@chris_j_walker

Next Wednesday, June 7, at 10:00AM the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (HSGAC) will hold its hearing on the nomination of Neomi Rao to serve as the Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs — a position which is been dubbed the President’s “regulatory czar.” This morning we submitted to HSGAC a letter from […]

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