Save the Date and Register: Annual ABA AdLaw Conference in DC, Oct. 19-20, 2017

by Chris Walker — Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017@chris_j_walker

Below are the details from the ABA AdLaw Section. For what it’s worth, my ABA Adjudication Co-Chair (and the ACUS Vice Chair) Matt Wiener and I have helped organize two great panels on agency adjudication — one on recent developments related to the constitutionality of administrative law judges and the other on agency adjudication outside […]

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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 […]

The Fed’s Governance Crisis

by Peter Conti-Brown — Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017

I’ve written about the relatively new problem of chronic Fed vacancies before (see here), but we’re setting new records. With the just-announced resignation of Vice Chair Stanley Fischer 18 months before his leadership term expired, we face another potential milestone: the first time in the Fed’s history that we have only three sitting Governors. I’ll […]

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Trump Can’t Revoke DACA Without Going Through Notice and Comment

by Daniel Hemel — Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017

President Trump is expected to announce today that his administration will end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which allows undocumented immigrants who arrived in the United States before their 16th birthday to obtain work permits and certain other federal benefits. DACA beneficiaries, commonly known as “Dreamers,” are likely to challenge Trump’s decision […]

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FDA’s Reliance on User Fees

by Erika Lietzan — Monday, Sept. 4, 2017@lietzan

Cross-posted on Objective Intent. On August 18, the President signed the Food and Drug Administration Reauthorization Act of 2017 (FDARA), which reauthorized FDA to collect user fees in connection with new drugs, biologics, and medical devices for human use.  These user fee programs are colloquially known as PDUFA (innovator drugs and biologics), GDUFA (generic drugs), BsUFA […]

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Call for Papers: Loyola Compliance Symposium “What is the Role of a Regulation if it is Not Enforced?”

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

Loyola Chicago has a terrific Center for Compliance Studies, which is directed by Ryan Meade. Last year I participated in the Center’s first annual symposium “Complying with Law: An Interdisciplinary Dialogue.” I’m fascinated by the field of compliance, and the role of lawyers — and administrative law — in it. Last year’s symposium was a terrific opportunity […]

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Jonathan F. Mitchell Nominated to Serve as ACUS Chairman (ACUS Update)

by Emily Bremer — Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017@emilysbremer

The White House has just announced a slate of new nominations, including a new ACUS Chairman.  From the press release: Jonathan F. Mitchell of Washington to be Chairman of the Administrative Conference of the United States for a term of 5 years. Mr. Mitchell most recently served as a Visiting Professor of Law at Stanford Law […]

Revisiting Yesterday’s Rules: The Congressional Review Act, Agency Stays, and Beyond

by Aaron Nielson — Friday, Sept. 1, 2017@Aaron_L_Nielson

On Thursday, September 7, I’ll moderate a free teleconference for the ABA Admin Law Section. Register here. It should be an interesting discussion about a timely issue: the Congressional Review Act and stays of rules. Here is the info: Revisiting Yesterday’s Rules: The Congressional Review Act, Agency Stays, and Beyond Both Congress and federal agencies […]

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ABA AdLaw Section’s Annual Homeland Security Law Institute, September 25-27, 2017

by Chris Walker — Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017@chris_j_walker

The American Bar Association’s 12th Annual Homeland Security Law Institute (HSLI) will be held this year at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., on September 25-27, 2017.  This three-day event is one of the largest gatherings of homeland security lawyers and policymakers in the United States.  The Institute is an annual look at the state of […]