Administrative Law Matters

Commentary on developments in administrative law, particularly judicial review of administrative action by common law courts.

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While I Was Away

Penn Law’s blog on regulation has published an interesting series of posts on Mitt Romney’s regulatory policy, collected here. Gold star to Ron Cass, who identifies the malleability of cost-benefit analysis and suggests: “presidential enthusiasm for or suspicion of regulation (or sensitivity to particular aspects of it) can significantly affect how administrative agencies go about […] Read more

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Blogging Hiatus

I am off on what promises to be an electronics-free holiday until the start of July. On my return, I expect to have a look at the interesting decision of the Supreme Court of the United States in Elgin v. Department of the Treasury, discussed here by Steve Vladeck. One of the issues there is […] Read more

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Due Process and Drone Strikes

Last week, the New York Times published a lengthy article on the ‘secret kill list’ being maintained by President Obama. Whatever the merits of targeted killings as a matter of international law, international human rights law, or justice, for students of administrative law, there are at least three aspects of interest to the story. To […] Read more

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Environmental Reform in Canada

The federal government’s use of an omnibus budget bill to enact measures affecting a variety of different areas has come under sustained attack(you can also listen to the comments of my colleague, Stéphane Beaulac, from the three-minute mark here). Whatever one thinks about the substance of the underlying reforms, one can certainly quibble about the […] Read more