Author Archives: Chris Walker

Over at Truth on the Market: G Hurwitz on Chevron and the Politicization of Law (or, Chevron Step Three)

by Chris Walker — Monday, June 4, 2018@chris_j_walker

Over at Truth on the Market, Gus Hurwitz thoughtfully enters the debate between Philip Hamburger and me (here and here) regarding the role of Chevron deference in constraining partisanship in judicial decisionmaking. This debate builds on findings from Administrative Law’s Political Dynamics, my latest paper with Kent Barnett and Christina Boyd from our Chevron in the circuit courts dataset. […]

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Deregulation, Past and Present: ABA AdLaw Section Teleforum, 6/8 12PM

by Chris Walker — Friday, June 1, 2018@chris_j_walker

DEREGULATION, PAST AND PRESENT A Teleforum Sponsored by the ABA Section of Section of Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice Friday, June 8, 2018, at 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM ET Description: The present administration has seen what many consider the most dramatic effort at deregulation since Ronald Reagan took office in 1981. This teleforum considers […]

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Administrative Law SSRN Reading List, April 2018 Edition

by Chris Walker — Monday, May 28, 2018@chris_j_walker

May has gotten away from me with final exam grading and the start of my law school’s Washington, DC, summer program, which I direct.  But here is the April 2018 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. The […]

Call for Submissions: ABA AdLaw Section’s Administrative and Regulatory Law News

by Chris Walker — Wednesday, May 16, 2018@chris_j_walker

The editorial board of the Administrative and Regulatory Law News (ARLN), the quarterly publication of the ABA Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice, is seeking submissions on current topics in administrative law from practitioners, academics, judges, or anyone else with an interest in administrative law. Submissions should be approximately 1500-2000 words and may be submitted to […]

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Over at TaxProf Blog: Glogower on Wallace on OIRA/Presidential Review of Tax Regulations

by Chris Walker — Saturday, May 12, 2018@chris_j_walker

Over at TaxProf blog, my colleague Ari Glogower reviews Clint Wallace‘s Centralized Review of Tax Regulations, which is forthcoming in the Alabama Law Review. Last year I read an earlier draft of Wallace’s fascinating paper, which has become all the more important in light of the memorandum of understanding the White House’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs […]

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Quick Reaction to Bray’s Argument that the APA Does Not Support Nationwide Injunctions

by Chris Walker — Tuesday, May 8, 2018@chris_j_walker

Over at the Volokh Conspiracy, Sam Bray has this fascinating and timely post on why the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) does not allow for nationwide injunctions: Sometimes the question is asked whether the Administrative Procedure Act authorizes courts to give national injunctions, because it says that a “reviewing court shall . . . hold unlawful and […]

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Over at The Regulatory Review: Headless Agency Adjudication at the Patent Office

by Chris Walker — Friday, May 4, 2018@chris_j_walker

Over at The Regulatory Review, Melissa Wasserman and I have an essay about the Supreme Court’s decision last week in Oil States and our new paper The New World of Agency Adjudication, which is forthcoming in the California Law Review. Here’s a snippet from our Regulatory Review essay: Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of […]

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Over at Written Description: Ouellette on Walker/Wasserman on PTAB and Administrative Law

by Chris Walker — Friday, Apr. 27, 2018@chris_j_walker

Over at the IP/patent law blog Written Description, Lisa Ouellette has a very thoughtful post on The New World of Agency Adjudication, my new paper with Melissa Wasserman that is forthcoming in the California Law Review next year. Here’s the first and last paragraph: Christopher Walker is a leading administrative law scholar, and Melissa Wasserman‘s excellent work on […]

Administrative Law SSRN Reading List, March 2018 Edition

by Chris Walker — Tuesday, Apr. 24, 2018@chris_j_walker

April has been a busy month here at the Notice and Comment blog, with a terrific, two-week symposium organized by my co-blogger Jennifer Mascott on Lucia v. SEC, the constitutional challenge to the appointment of SEC administrative law judges that the Supreme Court heard on Monday. So my monthly SSRN post is coming a bit […]