Tag Archives: Administrate Procedure Act (APA)

In Bipartisan Reform of the APA, Is There “Fertile Ground Here to Actually Get Something Done”?

by Adam White — Thursday, Apr. 27, 2017

As Chris noted last night, Senators Portman and Heitkamp introduced legislation to significantly reform and modernize the Administrative Procedure Act of 1946. There is much to be written about this version of the “Regulatory AccountabilityAct,” including its provision for replacing Auer deference with a Skidmore While regulatory reform tends to be construed as a Republican or conservative attack on administrative […]

Kovacs on the APA’s Waiver of Sovereign Immunity Puzzle (AdLaw Bridge Series)

by Chris Walker — Friday, Oct. 28, 2016@chris_j_walker

I am a big fan of Kathryn Kovacs‘s important work on the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) and administrative common law (here, here, and here). So I was so excited when the editors of my institution’s main journal, the Ohio State Law Journal, informed me that they would be publishing Professor Kovacs’s latest article, Scalia’s Bargain. […]

Public Health Groups Ask Court to Make FDA Do Its Job

by Micah Berman — Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016

Eight public health groups, joined by three individual physicians, filed a lawsuit today asking a federal court to order the FDA to implement graphic health warnings for cigarettes. Quick background: The 2009 Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (TCA) instructed to the FDA to promulgate a rule within two years that required graphic health […]

Sunstein on Cost-Benefit Analysis and the Administrative Procedure Act (AdLaw Bridge Series)

by Chris Walker — Thursday, Apr. 14, 2016@chris_j_walker

Two weeks ago, in MetLife v. Financial Stability Oversight Council, District Judge Rosemary Collyer (D.D.C.) sent waves through the financial services industry and among scholars of cost-benefit analysis. Relying in part on the Supreme Court’s decision last Term in Michigan v. EPA , the district court held that the FSOC violated the Administrative Procedure Act […]