Author Archives: Christopher J. Walker

Administrative Law SSRN Reading List, September 2019 Edition

by Christopher J. Walker — Monday, Oct. 14, 2019@chris_j_walker

This is a really exciting time to be studying administrative law, and the recent papers added to SSRN only underscore that. Here is the September 2019 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 Judicial Demand for […]

Spectrum Wars: FedSoc Teleforum Today, 2PM

by Christopher J. Walker — Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019@chris_j_walker

10/14/2019 Update: The podcast version of this teleforum is now available here. This was a fascinating and vigorous debate, and I learned a lot. This afternoon I’ll be moderating a Federalist Society teleforum on “Spectrum Wars.” Here are the details: With the advent of mobile devices, ubiquitous home laptop, tablet and iPad computers, content streaming […]

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Federalist Society Teleforum Today at 1PM: Litigation Update on Gundy v. United States and the Nondelegation Doctrine

by Christopher J. Walker — Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019@chris_j_walker

[10/10 Update: Podcast version of teleforum available here.] Devin Watkins of CEI and I will be discussing the Supreme Court’s decision this week to relist the rehearing petition in Gundy v. United States and the state of play for nondelegation challenges more generally. Here are the details: Litigation Update: Gundy v. U.S. Litigation Practice Group […]

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On Wendy Wagner’s Fascinating New Book Incomprehensible!

by Christopher J. Walker — Monday, Oct. 7, 2019@chris_j_walker

Wendy Wagner (with Will Walker) has a great new book that should be of interest to administrative law nerds, entitled Incomprehensible!: A Study of How Our Legal System Encourages Incomprehensibility, Why It Matters, and What We Can Do About It. It is a fascinating read. Here is the core thesis (at 6): Expert actors are often not […]

Shane, Bruff & Kinkopf Casebook Materials on Impeachment

by Christopher J. Walker — Friday, Oct. 4, 2019@chris_j_walker

The Separation of Powers Law casebook coauthored by my colleague Peter Shane, with Hal Bruff and Neil Kinkopf, includes a 36-page section on impeachment. The publisher has agreed to make this section available for downloading without charge here (and permits its noncommercial reproduction for teaching and research purposes). Here’s a summary of those materials from Shane: […]

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Sohoni on Nationwide Injunctions

by Christopher J. Walker — Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019@chris_j_walker

Nationwide or universal injunctions continue to be a hot topic in administrative law and federal courts, with Sam Bray leading the charge (at least in the legal academy) to get rid of them — as I noted in a prior post. Mila Sohoni has come to the nationwide injunction’s defense, at least as a constitutional […]

Paul Ray Has Been Nominated to Serve as OIRA Administrator

by Christopher J. Walker — Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019@chris_j_walker

Per the White House press release: Paul J. Ray of Tennessee, to be the Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget. Paul J. Ray has served as the Acting Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs for the last six months and as Associate Administrator since […]

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My Jotwell Review of Grove’s Presidential Laws and the Missing Interpretive Theory

by Christopher J. Walker — Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019@chris_j_walker

Last week over at Jotwell, I reviewed a terrific new article by Tara Leigh Grove entitled Presidential Laws and the Missing Interpretive Theory, which is forthcoming in the University of Pennsylvania Law Review. Here’s a snippet from my review: Although we spend some time on what then-Professor Elena Kagan coined “presidential administration” [in my 1L […]

Register Now! 2019 ABA Administrative Law Conference, 11/14-11/15, in DC

by Christopher J. Walker — Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019@chris_j_walker

2019 Administrative Law Conference November 14-15, 2019 | Walter E. Washington Convention Center | Washington, DC We are excited to announce that the brochure for the 2019 Administrative Law Conference is now available! This year’s conference features 20 panels with 12.5 Hours CLE, including 1.5 hours of Ethics Credit, to be requested. View the 2019 […]

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Administrative Law SSRN Reading List, August 2019 Edition

by Christopher J. Walker — Monday, Sept. 30, 2019@chris_j_walker

September has been busy, and I’m just barely getting this month’s post up before October begins. But there were a lot of great new administrative law papers in August! I wish I had time to include short annotations this month. Here is the August 2019 Edition of the most-downloaded recent papers (those announced in the […]