Category Archives: AdLaw Bridge Series

A Status Update on Criticisms of Auer and Chevron Deference

by Chris Walker — Monday, Sept. 11, 2017@chris_j_walker

Back in April the Georgetown Center for the Constitution and the Institute for Justice organized a terrific conference entitled Challenging Administrative Power. The Georgetown Journal of Law and Public Policy generously agreed to publish the papers presented at the conference, and that conference issue is forthcoming early next year. For my short conference contribution, I decided […]

Administrative Law SSRN Reading List, August 2017 Edition

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

Last month was a particularly good one for administrative law scholarship on SSRN, with a number of great new papers from the “who’s who” and “risings stars” in the field. Unfortunately I lack the bandwidth this month to comment on each piece. But here is the August 2017 edition of the most-downloaded recent papers (those […]

Administrative Law SSRN Reading List, July 2017 Edition

by Chris Walker — Monday, Aug. 14, 2017@chris_j_walker

Lots of great new adlaw scholarship this summer! Here is the July 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. The Politics of Invoking Chevron Deference by Kent H. Barnett, Christina L. Boyd & Christopher J. Walker [CJW Note: This […]

Shane on Seifter on Gubernatorial Administration (AdLaw Bridge Series)

by Chris Walker — Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017@chris_j_walker

Last month over at Jotwell my colleague Peter Shane published a terrific review of one of my favorite new administrative law articles of the year: Miriam Seifter’s Gubernatorial Administration, which is forthcoming in the Harvard Law Review. Miriam’s article is brilliant, and such an important contribution to the field and a call for more of us […]

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 […]

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 […]

Mortazavi on Computer Analysis of Rulemaking Comments (AdLaw Bridge Series)

by Emily Bremer — Friday, June 23, 2017@emilysbremer

Technology has promised big benefits for public participation in notice-and comment rulemaking, but it has also presented new challenges for agencies.  For example, as the number of rulemaking comments has increased, so too has the administrative burden of reviewing those comments.  Can an agency use computer software to help ease this burden while still discharging its obligations under the APA?  Melissa Mortazavi addresses […]

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 […]

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 […]