Notice & Comment

Celebrating the APA’s 75th Birthday (ACUS Update)

The APA celebrates its 75th birthday on June 11, and ACUS is celebrating with a series of essays running all this week. Head over to the ACUS blog, Administrative Fix, to join the party!* Cribbing from ACUS, the essays will include the following:

ACUS General Counsel Shawne McGibbon introduces the series in The APA at 75: The APA-ACUS Continuum

In The Enduring Value of ACUS, ACUS Senior Fellow Betty Jo Christian shares her reflections on ACUS’s early years and the agency’s development as a “key advisor” on the APA.

In ACUS, the APA, and Sovereign Immunity, ACUS Public Member Jonathan Siegel recounts ACUS’s pivotal role in bringing about one of the few truly significant reforms to the APA in its 75-year history.

In The Last Frontier: Best Practices for True Informal Adjudication, Professor Michael Asimow will describe the agency’s efforts to flesh out best practices for informal adjudication, an expansive category of agency action that the APA only sketches out in broad strokes.

Former ACUS Chairman Paul Verkuil will offer his closing thoughts in APA at 75 and ACUS at 60: Celebrating Two Venerable Institutions.

The first three are linked because they’ve already posted, but you’ll have to check the Administrative Fix tomorrow and Friday to read the last two contributions. Enjoy!

* Yes, a week-long series of essays about ACUS and the APA qualifies (imho) as a “party.” What can I say, except that I’m in the right line of work.

This post is part of the Administrative Conference Update series, which highlights new and continuing projects, upcoming committee meetings, proposed and recently adopted recommendations, and other news about the Administrative Conference of the United States. The series is further explained here, and all posts in the series can be found here.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email