Author Archives: Chris Walker

Request for Proposals: Duke Law Journal’s 50th Annual Administrative Law Symposium

by Chris Walker — Monday, Apr. 22, 2019@chris_j_walker

From the Duke Law Journal editors: The Duke Law Journal invites proposals for its 50th Annual Administrative Law Symposium, to be held in February 2020, at Duke University School of Law in Durham, North Carolina. The Duke Law Journal’s Administrative Law Symposium has been the premier administrative law event for over four decades. Previous symposia […]

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ABA AdLaw Section Chair Judy Boggs Assigned as Chair of the U.S Department of Labor’s Benefits Review Board

by Chris Walker — Thursday, Apr. 18, 2019@chris_j_walker

Press release from the U.S. Department of Labor: WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor announced that Judith S. Boggs has been assigned to chair the Department’s Benefits Review Board. Boggs assignment comes upon the departure of Betty Jean Hall, who retired as board chair on March 31, 2019. Prior to this appointment, Boggs served […]

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15th Annual Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice Institute, May 31, 2019, at Ritz-Carlton in Pentagon City, VA

by Chris Walker — Thursday, Apr. 18, 2019@chris_j_walker

2019 Spring Conference | 15th Annual Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice Institute Friday May 31, 2019 | Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City, Arlington, VA We are excited to announce that the 2019 Spring Conference, 15th Annual Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice Institute will take place on May 31st at the Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City, registration includes the full […]

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4/17 ABA AdLaw Section Teleforum: Federal Honors Programs Teleconference for Law Students

by Chris Walker — Tuesday, Apr. 2, 2019@chris_j_walker

The ABA Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice Presents Federal Honors Programs Teleconference for Law Students Wednesday April 17th, 2019 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM Eastern Time Teleconference Event For anyone interested in practicing regulatory law, the federal government is a terrific place to begin a career. Attorneys from the Departments of Homeland Security, […]

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Administrative Law SSRN Reading List, February 2019 Edition

by Chris Walker — Sunday, Mar. 31, 2019@chris_j_walker

Here is the February 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. On the Senate’s Purported Constitutional Duty to Meaningfully Consider Presidential Nominees to the Supreme Court of the United States: A Response to Chief Judge Peter […]

SCOTUS Argument Preview of PDR Network v. Carlton & Harris Chiropractic

by Chris Walker — Thursday, Mar. 21, 2019@chris_j_walker

Next week’s main adlaw event at the Supreme Court is, of course, Kisor v. Wilkie, in which the Court will decide whether to overturn Auer deference to agency regulatory interpretations. But next week’s argument schedule also includes a pretty fascinating adlaw undercard: PDR Network v. Carlton & Harris Chiropractic. Over at SCOTUSblog, I posted a preview […]

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Semet on Statutory Interpretation at the NLRB

by Chris Walker — Thursday, Mar. 7, 2019@chris_j_walker

Over at JOTWELL last week, I reviewed Amy Semet’s terrific new article An Empirical Examination of Agency Statutory Interpretation, which is forthcoming in the Minnesota Law Review. Here’s a snippet from my review: Inspired by Lisa Bressman and Abbe Gluck’s pioneering empirical study on how congressional staffers approach drafting statutes, I spent months in 2013 surveying federal agency rule drafters on […]

Administrative Law SSRN Reading List, January 2019 Edition

by Chris Walker — Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019@chris_j_walker

Just barely getting this up in February, but here is the January 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. On the Senate’s Purported Constitutional Duty to Meaningfully Consider Presidential Nominees to the Supreme Court of the […]

The Administrative Conference’s New Sourcebooks

by Chris Walker — Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019@chris_j_walker

Over at the Administrative Fix Blog hosted by the Administrative Conference of the United States (ACUS), Frank Massaro has this post on ACUS’s New Sourcebooks: In early 2019, ACUS will publish several new sourcebooks that will serve as invaluable resources for understanding the federal government and the diverse work of federal administrative agencies. First, in January […]

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Neomi Rao’s Service as the Nation’s Regulatory Czar Makes Her Uniquely Qualified to Serve on the D.C. Circuit

by Chris Walker — Monday, Feb. 4, 2019@chris_j_walker

Tomorrow the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold its hearing on the nomination of Neomi Rao to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. In nominating Rao, President Trump has chosen wisely. Indeed, Rao’s current service as the nation’s regulatory czar makes her uniquely qualified to serve on the D.C. Circuit. The D.C. Circuit […]