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Author: Christopher J. Walker

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ACUS Adopts Recommendation to Improve Precedential Decision Making in Agency Adjudication

At its plenary session in December, the Administrative Conference of the United States (ACUS) voted to adopt a recommendation to improve precedential decision making in agency adjudication. This recommendation is based on my report with Melissa Wasserman and Matt Wiener entitled Precedential Decision Making in Agency Adjudication. Last week, those recommendations were published in the […]

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Annual Federalist Society AALS Debate—Resolved: The Major Questions Doctrine Has No Place in Statutory Interpretation

Last week at the annual meeting of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) in San Diego, the Federalist Society hosted its annual faculty division debate, this year on whether the major questions doctrine has no place in statutory interpretation. I had the privilege of moderating, which was a lot of fun. Here’s the video […]

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Fascinating Statement by Fed Chair Powell on Agency Independence

Delivered today at the Symposium on Central Bank Independence, Sveriges Riksbank, Stockholm, Sweden, and posted in full here: I will address three main points. First, the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy independence is an important and broadly supported institutional arrangement that has served the American public well. Second, the Fed must continuously earn that independence by […]

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Jotwell Administrative Law Section 2022 Year-End Review

Since 2015, I’ve had the privilege of serving as co-editor, currently with the brilliant Miriam Seifter, of the the Administrative Law Section of The Journal of Things We Like (Lots) (“Jotwell”). As I first noted on the blog eight years ago, Jotwell is a terrific resource for administrative law practitioners and scholars. Roughly once a month, Jotwell’s Administrative Law Section […]

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Administrative Law SSRN Reading List, October 2022 Edition

Here is the October 2022 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. For more on why SSRN and this eJournal are such terrific resources for administrative law scholars and practitioners, check out my first post on the subject here. You can […]

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Democracy’s Chief Executive and the Separation of Powers

*This is the eighth post in a symposium on Peter Shane’s “Democracy’s Chief Executive: Interpreting the Constitution and Defining the Future of the Presidency.” For other posts in the series, click here. For the first decade of my academic career, I shared an office wall with Peter Shane. As I have reminisced elsewhere, Peter’s mentorship (and […]

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Administrative Law SSRN Reading List, September 2022 Edition

Here is the September 2022 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. Testing Textualism’s ‘Ordinary Meaning’ by Tara Leigh Grove (90 George Washington Law Review 101 (2022)) The National Security Consequences of the Major Questions Doctrine by Timothy Meyer & Ganesh Sitaraman (Michigan Law Review forthcoming) Is Criminal Law Unlawful? by Paul […]

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Free ABA AdLaw Section Webinar, 10/4 Noon: Reviewing the Department of Education’s Proposed Title IX Regulations

Education Committee of the ABA Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice Presents Reviewing the Department of Education’s Proposed Title IX Regulations Tuesday October 4, 2022 12 pm – 1:00 pm Eastern Time Via Zoom In June, the Department of Education proposed new Title IX regulations that will change how educational institutions nationwide respond to […]