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A Tribute to Chief Administrative Law Judge Lorraine Lee, by Julian Mann, III

Lorraine Lee is the Chief Administrative Law Judge for the State of Washington, a post she has held for almost twelve years. She is presently serving her third five-year term under appointment of Governor Jay Inslee. She became the Chief Judge after serving in many Washington State agency capacities, including chair of the board that […]

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ABA Mary C. Lawton Award Recipient: Judge Melissa McIntosh, by Elaine Reiss

Created in 1989 by the ABA Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice, the Mary C. Lawton Award for Outstanding Government Service honors the memory of Mary Lawton, a distinguished career government lawyer who served on the Council of the Administrative Law Section from 1983-1986, and as Chair of the Section’s Judicial Review Committee from […]

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The Example of Ingrid Schroffner: Any Exemplary Government Lawyer, Advocate for Diversity, and Mentor by Renée M. Landers

This series paying tribute to exemplary government workers is a fitting way for the Section and Notice & Comment to observe Public Service Recognition Week. Coverage of excessive use of force by police nationally, too often resulting in death, has shared the headlines in Massachusetts with police fraud in accounting for overtime. The attention these […]

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Special (and Free) Lunch Session at ABA AdLaw Conference on Friday, 5/7: Fireside Chat with Former DHS Secretary Michael Chertoff

On Friday the ABA Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice will be holding our annual Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice Institute as well as our annual Homeland Security Law Institute. It’s not to late to register for these virtual, combined conferences (details here). As part of this dual-conference event, we will be hosting a […]

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A Tribute to Judge H. Alexander Manuel, by Patricia B. Miles

H. Alexander Manuel is the current chair of the American Bar Association’s National Conference of the Administrative Law Judiciary (NCALJ) through August, 2021. A distinct conference within the Judicial Division, NCALJ works to enhance the status and competence of federal and state administrative judiciary members and to ensure the quality and efficiency of the delivery […]

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Celebrating Public Service Recognition Week/Month: A Tribute to Robert Kopp

Every first week of May since 1985 we have celebrated Public Service Recognition Week, honoring those who serve our Nation at the federal, state, local, and tribal level. The ABA Administrative Law Section has decided to commission a month-long series to honor public servants who have made a different in our lives and country. If […]

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Register Now for the ABA Administrative Law Section Virtual Live Spring CLE Conference, May 7, 2021

On May 7, 2021, the ABA Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice will be holding our annual Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice Institute as well as our annual Homeland Security Law Institute. Both conferences will be virtual and in the same virtual conference room, so with one registration you can choose which panels to […]

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Six things I love about M-21-24

OMB issued a memo yesterday entitled “Promoting Public Trust in the Federal Government and Effective Policy Implementation through Interagency Review and Coordination of the American Rescue Plan Act.” OMB numbers some of its memos and this one is M-21-24. Apropos of my tendency to gush about OMB and the relative paucity of click-baity listicles on […]

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The Limitations of Law and Leviathan, by Kristin E. Hickman

*This is the tenth post in a series on Cass Sunstein and Adrian Vermeule’s new book Law and Leviathan: Redeeming the Administrative State. For other posts in this series, click here. In Law and Leviathan: Redeeming the Administrative State, Cass Sunstein and Adrian Vermeule offer what must be described as a fairly rosy account of […]