Author Archives: Chris Walker

Sharkey on Rethinking Chevron Step Two (AdLaw Bridge Series)

by Chris Walker — Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018@chris_j_walker

The calls to rethink Chevron deference haven’t ceased, with the primary focus being on whether to eliminate the doctrine entirely or how to narrow it further on Chevron Step Zero (think: major questions doctrine). I’ve captured those developments and arguments in an essay forthcoming in the Georgetown Journal of Law and Public Policy entitled Attacking Auer and […]

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Law Library of Congress’s Congress.gov Webinar – January 25, 2018

by Chris Walker — Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018@chris_j_walker

If you’re looking for an introduction or quick refresher on the Congress.gov resource, the Law Library of Congress has a free webinar scheduled for next week. For those who teach legislation, Congress.gov also has a great collection of short videos on the legislative process that are available here. You can register for the webinar here, with details […]

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Attn Junior AdLaw Scholars: CFP for Yale/Stanford/Harvard Junior Faculty Forum

by Chris Walker — Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018@chris_j_walker

Junior administrative law scholars (7 years or fewer in the academy) are invited to submit papers every other year to the Yale/Stanford/Harvard Junior Faculty Forum. This year is administrative law’s year in the rotation. Here are the details from Rebecca Tushnet’s 43(B)log: Yale, Stanford, and Harvard Law Schools are soliciting submissions for the 19th session of […]

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Administrative Law SSRN Reading List, December 2017 Edition

by Chris Walker — Monday, Jan. 8, 2018@chris_j_walker

Happy new year! 2017 was a great year for administrative law scholarship. Here is the final (December) 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. A Bureaucracy – If You Can Keep It by Mila Sohoni (131 Harvard Law […]

Video of AALS/Federalist Society Panel on Reform Proposals for the Administrative State

by Chris Walker — Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018@chris_j_walker

On Thursday, I had the privilege of participating on a terrific administrative law panel at the American Association of Law Schools Annual Meeting in San Diego. The Federalist Society organized the panel, which meant the four panelists brought very diverse perspectives to the discussion on how to reform the administrative state. Here’s the description of the […]

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Sunstein & Vermeule on Administrative Law’s Morality (and 2017 AdLaw Year in Review)

by Chris Walker — Friday, Dec. 29, 2017@chris_j_walker

This year has been an eventful one for administrative law, to put it mildly. We have had a change in presidential administration, with an accompanying focus on deregulation across the federal bureaucracy and mission re-orientation at a number of federal agencies. One agency (the CFPB) currently has dueling acting directors—one appointed by the outgoing agency head and the other […]

Brookings Series on Regulatory Process and Perspective

by Chris Walker — Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017@chris_j_walker

Over at Brookings’ Center on Regulation and Markets, Philip Wallach has started a terrific new Regulatory Process and Perspective Series, with Anne Joseph O’Connell, Rachel Augustine Potter, and Connor Raso as regular contributors. Here is Wallach’s introduction to the series: Regulatory process” is a phrase that can’t help but sound boring— to many people, it […]

Regulatory Review Series on Verkuil’s Valuing Bureaucracy

by Chris Walker — Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017@chris_j_walker

Paul Verkuil, former Chair of the Administrative Conference of the United States and former law school dean at Tulane and Cardozo, published an important new book this summer entitled Valuing Bureaucracy: The Case for Professional Government (Cambridge University Press). Here’s the description of the book from the CUP website: To be effective, government must be […]

Administrative Law SSRN Reading List, November 2017 Edition

by Chris Walker — Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017@chris_j_walker

Here is the November 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. And it’s a terrific set of papers, perfect timing for law professor winter break reading (after grading finals!). You’ll note one recurring theme: The 2017 […]

Perspectives on the FCC’s Proposed Restoring Internet Freedom Order

by Chris Walker — Monday, Dec. 4, 2017@chris_j_walker

The Free State Foundation has released a set of short, generally positive reactions to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s proposed Restoring Internet Freedom Order, which would undo the FCC’s net neutrality/open internet order. The contributors include Babette Boliek, Timothy Brennan, Michelle Connolly, Robert Crandall, Richard Epstein, Gus Hurwitz, Daniel Lyons, James Prieger, and Christopher Yoo. I also contributed a […]

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