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Author: Christopher J. Walker

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ABA AdLaw Section Webinar, 9/30: Latest Developments at the Merit Systems Protection Board

Government Personnel Committee Presents Latest Developments at the Merit Systems Protection Board Wednesday September 30, 2020 12 pm – 1:30 pm Eastern Time Via Zoom Please join us for a discussion about the latest developments at the Merit Systems Protection Board, including changes in statutes and regulations and a review of significant cases decided in […]

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Parrillo on the Historical Evidence of Delegation from the 1790s (Federal Real Estate Tax Edition)

Here at the blog I’ve been tracking the fascinating academic debate about the originalist case for the nondelegation doctrine, including the Mortenson-Bagley-Wurman exchange. Christine Kexel Chabot has also blogged about her new article The Lost History of Delegation at the Founding. I wanted to flag another contribution to this debate, this one by Nick Parrillo […]

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ABA AdLaw Section Seeking to Hire a Program Specialist

The American Bar Association Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice is seeking to hire a program specialist—a second administrator to help Section Director Anne Kiefer administer the programming of the Section. We are a great group of administrative lawyers and scholars, and Anne is terrific to work with. For more on the Section and […]

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My Jotwell Review of the ACUS Report Government by Algorithm

Over at the Journal of Things We Like (Lots) (Jowell), I have a short review of an important new report that the Administrative Conference of the United States (ACUS) has issued on artificial intelligence and machine learning in the federal administrative state. This report, entitled Government by Algorithm: Artificial Intelligence in Federal Administrative Agencies, was coauthored […]

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A Conversation with EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler: New Rule on Guidance Procedures and More, 9/14 at 10AM

This webinar on Monday morning with EPA Administrator Wheeler looks fascinating. From the Federalist Society Regulatory Transparency Project website: In May, the Environmental Protection Agency announced a new proposed rule to “establish the procedures and requirements for how the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will manage the issuance of guidance documents subject to the requirements of the […]

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ABA Launches Poll Worker, Esq. Initiative

Through its Standing Committee on Election Law, the American Bar Association is partnering with the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) and the National Association of State Election Directors (NASED) to rally lawyers and law students to serve as poll workers in the upcoming 2020 election. More details are available here. The Poll Worker, Esq. […]

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OIRA Issues Guidance on Improving and Reforming Regulatory Enforcement and Adjudication

Yesterday Paul Ray, the Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) within the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), issued guidance to all executive departments and agencies on implementing Executive Order 13,924 to improve and reform regulatory enforcement and adjudication. As I noted in February, OMB had issued a request for information […]

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Job Posting: Assistant General Counsel in the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Office of Regulation

Here are the details: The Office of the General Counsel, U.S. Department of Transportation, is looking for a dynamic executive to serve as the Assistant General Counsel for Regulation to direct the oversight, assessment, and review of the regulatory agenda of one of the largest Federal regulatory agencies.  The Assistant General Counsel for Regulation provides […]

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Narrowing Deference Through Internal Administrative Law

In our contribution to the 2021 Duke Law Journal administrative law symposium on Chevron deference, Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia and I make the case against Chevron deference in immigration adjudication, and we argue that the federal regulators should shift the default from adjudication to rulemaking to make major immigration policy at the agency level. Among other things, shifting […]

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ABA Webinar 8/31, 1PM: Unfair Labor Practice Hearings Before the National Labor Relations Board: The Basics

On Monday, August 31st, from 1-2:30PM, the ABA’s Judicial Division is hosting a webinar, cosponsored by the ABA’s Administrative Law Section, entitled Unfair Labor Practice Hearings Before the National Labor Relations Board: The Basics. CLE is available in most states, and you can register here. Here are some more details: New to presenting hearings before the […]

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New eRulemaking APIs for Uploading Comments and Downloading Data from Beta.Regulations.gov

From the GSA Blog: GSA has launched a pilot to test a new application programming interface (API) to support better automated downloads from Regulations.gov, as well as enable a new API to support automated comment uploads. GSA manages Regulations.gov, a federal shared service that provides the public with one-stop access to regulatory and deregulatory actions […]