Tag Archives: Federal Register

Shutdown Irregularities

by Bridget C.E. Dooling — Monday, Jan. 28, 2019@BridgetDooling

The longest shutdown in the history of the federal government ended yesterday. It lasted 35 days. It was a partial shutdown, but its effects unfold for months, if not longer. While I was trolling around on various .gov websites (dear reader, do I need better hobbies? I think we both know the answer is “no”), […]

The Shutdown’s Evolving Effects on Rulemaking

by Bridget C.E. Dooling — Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019@BridgetDooling

I have a piece up in The Hill with some initial thoughts about 5 ways the partial federal shutdown is playing out in the rulemaking process. The punchline is that the longer key aspects of the federal regulatory process remain idle, the harder it will be for the president to make progress on his deregulatory goals. […]

Don’t Quote the Law in the Federal Register!

by Chris Walker — Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016@chris_j_walker

In the frequently asked questions chapter of the Federal Register Document Drafting Handbook, the Office of the Federal Register provides (in Section 18.7) the following prohibition: It is not appropriate to quote laws and rules in the text of Federal Register documents. Laws may be paraphrased and rules may be cross-referenced if they meet the requirements in […]

Happy Fifth Birthday RegBlog!

by Chris Walker — Monday, Apr. 18, 2016@chris_j_walker

This month over at RegBlog they are celebrating their fifth birthday with a fifteen-part series on the last five years in regulation. (I’ll be contributing a piece later this month on developments regarding administrative law’s judicial deference doctrines.) [Update: The entire series and schedule can be found here.] RegBlog founder and Penn law professor Cary […]