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Author: Christopher J. Walker

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Video and Draft Papers from Duke Law Journal Charting the New Landscape of Administrative Adjudication

Kent Barnett, Emily Bremer, and I were thrilled to organize the Duke Law Journal‘s fiftieth annual administrative law symposium, entitled Charting the New Landscape of Administrative Adjudication. As I blogged about last month, the live symposium took place on Valentine’s Day, and the draft papers and video from the symposium are now available online. Here is the […]

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New Justice Department Guidance on Supplemental Environmental Projects in Civil Settlements with Private Defendants

Last week, Jeff Clark, the Assistant Attorney General of the Environment and Natural Resources Division (ENRD), delivered a fascinating speech at the Case Western Reserve University’s Burke Center for Environmental Law. Video of his remarks is here. Among other things, Clark discussed Justice Department guidance he issued the week before concerning supplemental environmental projects (SEPs) […]

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From Barnett and Blackman (and Wolters Kluwer): Free Access to “Introduction to Constitutional Law” 11-Hour Video Library

As part of my effort to identify online resources for teaching and learning administrative law, I thought I’d flag this post from Josh Blackman (and Randy Barnett). Their book Introduction to Constitutional Law is a great introduction and refresher to the main cases, and the accompanying videos are really engaging. The book, which comes with […]

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ABA AdLaw Section Comments on GSA Modernizing Services for Regulation Management Initiative

In response to the General Services Administration’s request for comment on its initiative to modernize regulations.gov, the American Bar Association’s Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice filed the following comment on March 20, 2020: On behalf of the Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice of the American Bar Association (the Section), I write […]

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What Does Federalism Have To Do with the Future of Qualified Immunity?

In a new article forthcoming in the Georgetown Law Journal, Aaron Nielson and I explore the answer(s) to this question. Here’s the abstract: Qualified immunity is increasingly controversial. But the debate about it is also surprisingly incomplete. Both qualified immunity’s critics and defenders have for too long overlooked the doctrine’s federalism dimensions. Yet federalism is […]

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Republican Senators Call on OIRA to Review Independent Agencies’ Significant Regulatory Actions

Last week more than twenty Republican Senators sent a letter to President Trump, encouraging the Administration to extend centralized review done by the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) to significant regulatory actions by independent agencies. Here’s the text of the letter (footnotes omitted): We write to thank you for your leadership in reducing […]