Tag Archives: adjudication

Recommendations, Recommitted Actions, and Revised Rules (ACUS Update)

by Emily Bremer — Saturday, July 7, 2018@emilysbremer

If you’re looking for a little light poolside reading, check out the three new recommendations and other actions taken by ACUS at its 69th Plenary session last month.  The recommendations address the Paperwork Reduction Act, severability in judicial review of agency rulemaking, and electronic case management in adjudication.  In addition to adopting these recommendations, the Assembly recommitted […]

Administrative Law’s Ordinary Remand Rule: In re Negusie Edition

by Chris Walker — Monday, July 2, 2018@chris_j_walker

When a court concludes that an agency’s decision is erroneous, the ordinary rule is to remand to the agency to consider the issue anew (as opposed to the court deciding the issue itself). The Supreme Court arguably first articulated this ordinary remand rule in the Chenery decisions in the 1940s. As I explore elsewhere, the Court […]

Oil States and Patent Adjudication at the USPTO

by Chris Walker — Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018@chris_j_walker

Last November the Supreme Court heard oral argument in Oil States Energy Services, LLC v. Greene’s Energy Group, LLC to consider whether certain agency adjudications at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office are unconstitutional because they strip parties of their private property rights in a non-Article III forum and without a jury. At oral argument, the justices raised […]

The Administrative Law Angle of the Calabresi-Hirji Proposed Judgeship Bill

by Chris Walker — Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017@chris_j_walker

Steve Calabresi nearly broke the internet (see, e.g., here, here, and here) by proposing last week at the Federalist Society National Lawyers Convention that the Trump Administration should add more judges to the federal judiciary. His proposal, coauthored with Shams Hirji, is available on SSRN here. Here’s a summary of the proposal: This paper argues that the […]

Perspectives on the Patent Trial and Appeals Board: Scalia Law School Conference, 11/9

by Chris Walker — Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017@chris_j_walker

[CJW Note: Originally posted on 10/23, but reposted with agenda on 10/26] From the conference website: Perspectives on the PTAB: The New Role of the Administrative State in the Innovation Economy November 9, 2017 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University Arlington, Virginia Co-sponsored by the Center for the Protection […]