Category Archives: AdLaw Bridge Series

Walters on Testing Auer Skeptics’ Self-Delegation Hypothesis (AdLaw Bridge Series)

by Chris Walker — Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018@chris_j_walker

As I noted back in July, the Supreme Court appeared to have a decent vehicle to consider whether to overrule Auer (aka Seminole Rock) deference — the doctrine that commands courts to defer to a federal agency’s interpretation of its own regulation unless the agency’s interpretation is “plainly erroneous or inconsistent with the regulation.” Yesterday the Court granted that […]

Administrative Law SSRN Reading List, October 2018 Edition

by Chris Walker — Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018@chris_j_walker

Here is the October 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. ‘Faithful Execution’ and Article II by Andrew Kent, Ethan J. Leib & Jed Handelsman Shugerman (Harvard Law Review forthcoming) [CJW Note: This is a fascinating deep […]

Administrative Law SSRN Reading List, September 2018 Edition

by Chris Walker — Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018@chris_j_walker

October has been a busy month, with the annual ABA Administrative Law Conference starting tomorrow.  So I’m just now posting the September 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. This is a terrific selection of new […]

Review of Peter J. Wallison’s Judicial Fortitude, by Alan B. Morrison

by Guest Blogger — Monday, Oct. 15, 2018

It should come as no surprise that conservatives like Peter J. Wallison, a friend and law school classmate, and now a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, should want to rein in the administrative state. Nor is it remarkable that opponents of regulation, like Wallison, have focused their attention on overturning the Chevron doctrine, […]

ACS Issue Brief: Reforming “Regulatory Reform”

by Chris Walker — Friday, Oct. 5, 2018@chris_j_walker

From the American Constitution Society website: Reforming “Regulatory Reform”: A Progressive Framework for Agency Rulemaking in the Public Interest DAN FARBER Sho Sato Professor of Law and Faculty Director, Center for Law, Energy, and the Environment, University of California Berkeley Law and LISA HEINZERLING Justice William J. Brennan, Jr. Professor of Law, Georgetown Law and PETER SHANE Jacob E. Davis […]

Replicating the Seminal Eskridge and Baer SCOTUS Chevron Deference Study

by Chris Walker — Friday, Oct. 5, 2018@chris_j_walker

As regular readers of the blog know, I’m very interested in how Chevron deference plays out on the ground in the federal courts of appeals. Kent Barnett and I spent several years coding eleven years (2003-2013) of all published circuit-court opinions that mention Chevron or Skidmore deference. As for study design, we modeled out approach, […]

Hot off UCLA Law Review Press: The Safeguards of Our Constitutional Republic Symposium

by Chris Walker — Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018@chris_j_walker

As I blogged about back in January, the UCLA Law Review organized a terrific live symposium entitled The Safeguards of Our Constitutional Republic. The print issue just came out. Here’s a rundown of the written contributions from the UCLA Law Review website, with links to each essay: IN PRINT: VOLUME 65, ISSUE 6 JON D. […]

Administrative Law SSRN Reading List, August 2018 Edition

by Chris Walker — Friday, Sept. 21, 2018@chris_j_walker

This month has been busy, so I’m late with the August 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. But it’s a really excellent set of papers:   Deep Fakes: A Looming Challenge for Privacy, Democracy, and […]

New Legislation: Injunctive Authority Clarification Act of 2018

by Chris Walker — Friday, Sept. 14, 2018@chris_j_walker

Yesterday the House Judiciary Committee marked up and reported out favorably legislation that would attempt to prohibit federal courts from issuing certain types of nationwide injunctions: No court of the United States (and no district court of the Virgin Islands, Guam, or the Northern Mariana Islands) shall issue an order that purports to restrain the […]

Shortcuts in the Process of Issuing or Repealing Rules, by Richard J. Pierce, Jr.

by Guest Blogger — Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018

An agency cannot issue, amend, or rescind a legislative rule without first conducting a notice and comment proceeding (N&C) unless it can find an applicable exemption from the N&C procedure. The N&C process has become so lengthy and resource-intensive that agencies are increasingly desperate to find an applicable exception. Moreover, Congress sometimes shares agencies’ frustration […]