Perhaps unsurprisingly, the major questions doctrine (MQD) is trending in administrative law scholarship with six of the top-ten most-downloaded papers in October focused on the subject. I expect even more to come, and Beau Bauman will no doubt need to update his super-helpful MQD reading list in the new year.
On a personal note, it’s great to see in print our final report for the Administrative Conference of the United States on precedential decision making in agency adjudication. Melissa Wasserman, Matt Wiener, and I spent so many hours studying and interviewing agency officials at some twenty agency adjudication systems to identify best practices and common challenges in precedential decision making across the federal administrative judiciary. On Thursday, the Administrative Conference will consider our recommendations at its plenary session.
- A Congressional Review Act for the Major Questions Doctrine by Christopher J. Walker (45 Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy 773 (2022))
- The Past and Future of the Major Questions Doctrine by Louis Cappozi (84 Ohio State Law Journal forthcoming)
- The Major Questions Quartet by Mila Sohoni (136 Harvard Law Review 262 (2022))
- Inequality and the Value of a Statistical Life by Cass Sunstein
- Student Loans, Major Questions, and the Dean Wormer Theory of Administrative Law by Jack Fitzhenry & GianCarlo Canapero (Texas Review of Law & Politics forthcoming)
- Precedential Decision Making in Agency Adjudication by Christopher J. Walker, Melissa F. Wasserman & Matthew Wiener (Final Report to the Administrative Conference of the United States, Dec. 6, 2022)
- Does the Separation of Powers Justify the Major Questions Doctrine? by David M. Driesen
- Mother Nature on the Run: The SEC, Climate Change Disclosure, and the Major Questions Doctrine by J. Robert Brown (San Diego Law Review forthcoming)
- Regulatory Budgeting in the U.S. Federal Government: A First-Hand Account of the Initial Experience and Recommendations for Future Regulatory Budgets by Anthony Campau (45 Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy Per Curiam 91 (2022))
- The Administrative State in Bankruptcy by Jared A. Ellias and George G. Triantis (72 DePaul Law Review forthcoming)
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 check out the full rankings, updated daily, here.
Thanks to my terrific research assistant Neena Menon for helping put together this monthly post. I’ll report back in January with the next edition.