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ABA AdLaw Section Member Spotlight

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ABA AdLaw Section Member Spotlight Series: Sally Katzen, Former OIRA Administrator, by Linda Jellum

We thought you might like to learn more about members in the ABA Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice Section, so we have restarted our Section Member Spotlight Series. Prior posts in this series can be found here, on the Section’s legacy Notice and Comment blog that merged with the Yale Journal on Regulation‘s blog in 2015. The second […]

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SSA Proposes Rule to Make Applying for SSN Easier, by Elisabeth Ulmer

The Social Security Administration (“SSA”) seeks comment on its proposed rule to modify its regulations so that, in addition to submitting the required evidence, Social Security number (“SSN”) applicants may complete a “prescribed application,” instead of a paper Form SS-5, “Application for a Social Security Card”).  The suggested changes are intended to make applying for […]

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Meet Renée Landers, Law Professor and Section Vice Chair

Meet Renée Landers, Professor at Suffolk University Law School and Vice Chair for the ABA Section of Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice.  Below, Prof. Landers shares her diverse experiences with administrative law and insights for practitioners and students alike. 1.  What led you to a career in law?  How did you become interested in studying […]

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Online Registration Open for 11th Annual Administrative Law Institute

The Section will host the 11th Annual Administrative Law Institute, April 30 – May 1, 2015 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC.  The April 30, 2015 program will cover a number of exciting topics, including Immigration Training, the FDA Rulemaking on E-Cigarettes, and the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision in Perez […]

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FDA and EPA Seek Comment on Revising Fish Consumption Advice, by Elisabeth Ulmer

The Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) and the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) jointly seek comment on the substance and structure of their updated advice regarding the safety of eating fish.  This draft update will include “both advice and supplemental questions and answers for those who want to understand the advice in greater detail.” In 2004, […]

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Supreme Court Teleconference Series: King v. Burwell

The Section’s Supreme Court Teleconference Series continues March 5, 2015 from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. EST with a discussion on King v. Burwell, a challenge to the Administration’s policy on the availability of subsidies through the federal health insurance exchange under the Affordable Care Act.  On March 4, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments for the […]

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USPTO Seeks Public Input on Proposed Patent Quality Changes, by Shannon Allen

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) seeks input from the public to provide guidance regarding enhancing patent quality.  The USPTO is making efforts to improve patent operations and procedures to provide the best work products, to enhancecustomer experience, and to improve existing quality metrics.  Thus, the USPTO is introducing a comprehensive and enhanced […]

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Despite Flurry of New Rulemakings, DOL Continues Retrospective Review, by Lynn White

On February 3, 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued a Request for Information (RFI) on “how the Department can increase the effectiveness of its significant regulations while minimizing the burden on regulated entities.”  The RFI is a continuation of the agency’s efforts to comply with President Obama’s Executive Order 13563, which requires agencies […]

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Meet William Haeberle, Section Law Student Division Representative

1.  Where do you attend law school and what led you to law school? I am a second year student at Case Western Reserve University School of Law in Cleveland, OH and hold a Master’s in Applied Medical Ethics from Arizona State University. I became interested in law while researching issues in public health ethics. […]

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USDA Proposes Changes To Rules Regarding Livestock Marketing Facilities, by Shannon Allen

The United States Department of Agriculture’s (“USDA’s”) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (“APHIS”) issued proposed changes to regulations regarding facilities that receive livestock moved in interstate commerce.  This proposed rule includes several amendments to the conditions under which livestock may move to such facilities without official identification. The goal is to update rules specifically […]

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VA Seeks Comment on Proposal to Permit Service Animals on Agency Grounds, by Elisabeth Ulmer

The Department of Veterans Affairs (“VA”) seeks comment on a proposed rule regarding service animals on VA grounds.  At present, VA facility heads or designees have the discretion to approve or bar the presence of service animals on VA property.  In contrast, federal law, specifically the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), more broadly permits guide […]

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Profile on William Jay: Rising Star in Appellate Advocacy

William Jay, a partner at Goodwin Procter LLP, was recently a featured speaker in the Section’s Supreme Court Series Teleconference entitled Perez v. Mortgage Bankers Association: The Supreme Court Considers the Limits on Notice-and-Comment Rulemaking Requirements.   Notice and Comment had the opportunity to sit down with the Law360 2014 Rising Star and hear about his […]