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The C. Boyden Gray Center for the Administrative State, at George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School, supports research and debate on the modern administrative state, and the constitutional issues surrounding it. In this podcast, we’ll discuss some of the questions being debated around modern administration — some new questions, some timeless ones. And you can also get the audio from Gray Center events.

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The C. Boyden Gray Center for the Administrative State, at George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School, supports research and debate on the modern administrative state, and the constitutional issues surrounding it. In this podcast, we’ll discuss some of the questions being debated around modern administration — some new questions, some timeless ones. And you can also get the audio from Gray Center events.

    The Umpire Strikes Back: A Conversation with Ronald Cass on Judicial Discretion and the Roberts Court

    The Umpire Strikes Back: A Conversation with Ronald Cass on Judicial Discretion and the Roberts Court

    In his confirmation hearing, Chief Justice John Roberts famously analogized his role to that of an umpire, “to call balls and strikes, and not to pitch or bat.” Dean Ronald Cass argues in a new paper that in three notable decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court—Kisor v. Wilkie, Department of Commerce v. New York, and Department of […]

    • 51 min
    The Life of the Law: What Has Happened Since 1946?

    The Life of the Law: What Has Happened Since 1946?

    On June 11, 1946, President Truman signed the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) into law, and it was intended to be “a bill of rights for the hundreds of thousands of Americans whose affairs are controlled or regulated in one way or another by agencies of the Federal Government,” according to its lead sponsor in the […]

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Creation Stories: What Did the 79th Congress Mean to Accomplish?

    Creation Stories: What Did the 79th Congress Mean to Accomplish?

    On June 11, 1946, President Truman signed the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) into law, and it was intended to be “a bill of rights for the hundreds of thousands of Americans whose affairs are controlled or regulated in one way or another by agencies of the Federal Government,” according to its lead sponsor in the […]

    • 1 hr 31 min
    NEPA and the Future of Clean Energy and Infrastructure

    NEPA and the Future of Clean Energy and Infrastructure

    “Do NEPA (the National Environmental Policy Act) and other permitting requirements doom green energy and infrastructure plans?” That was the title of a recent webinar, organized by the Law & Economics Center at George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School. The Gray Center’s Adam White moderated a discussion with Mario Loyola (Competitive Enterprise Institute) and […]

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Rethinking Judicial Deference to Agency Expertise, with Jonathan Adler and E. Donald Elliott

    Rethinking Judicial Deference to Agency Expertise, with Jonathan Adler and E. Donald Elliott

    For the last forty years, courts have been especially deferential to federal agencies’ claims of scientific expertise. And in the last year, we have seen the Supreme Court grapple repeatedly with questions of administrative decisions related to managing the Covid-19 pandemic. How much deference should courts afford agencies on scientific and technical matters? This was […]

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Emergency Money: A Discussion on the Paycheck Protection Program with Susan Morse

    Emergency Money: A Discussion on the Paycheck Protection Program with Susan Morse

    The Paycheck Protection Program was the single largest component of the federal pandemic relief legislation passed in March of 2020. Since then, a debate has developed about the program’s speed-accuracy trade-off, exposing the challenges administrators face when they’re responsible for administering vague statutes in emergency circumstances with little or no information up front. Prof. Susan Morse […]

    • 51 min

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