Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The Constitution and the Administrative State: Past, Present, and Future

I’m very pleased to participate later this week in The Constitution and the Administrative State: Past, Present, and Future, a conference, open to the public, sponsored by the Stanford Constitutional Law Center, on April 17-18.

Panels include "Gridlock, Partisanship, and the Administrative State"; "Executive, Congressional, and Judicial Oversight"; "Constitutional History and the Administrative State"; "Nondelegation, Complexity, and the Administrative State"; and "Waivers, Licenses, and Other Case-by-Case Decisions: Where Is the Rule of Law?"  Christopher DeMuth, Hudson Institute, will deliver a keynote.  As you might have guessed, I’m on the history panel, with Aditya Bamzai, Michele Dauber, and Peter Strauss.  Robert W. Gordon will moderate.

2 comments:

Mary Dudziak said...

This looks great! I'm so sorry to miss you. I'm speaking at Duke at the same time. Hope to attend a talk of yours before too long.

Shag from Brookline said...

A question that might be addressed at this event:

But for the Administrative State, what might America have looked like in the 20th century and currently? In considering this question:

Congress would have been required to be more active in addressing changes in circumstances that the Administrative State has handled. Would Congress have provided the expertise that has served the Administrative State? Would Congress with elections every two years (full House, 1/3rd Senate) have the time to avoid "delegation" and provide for certain basics attended to by the Administrative State?

I look forward to the papers this event will produce.