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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 Future of Tech Policy in the Biden Administration

    The Future of Tech Policy in the Biden Administration

    “Tech policy” is a broad and nebulous label. But from antitrust to national security to social media moderation, recent years have been filled with difficult questions about federal law and policy, and myriad proposals for major new regulatory initiatives surrounding new technologies and big tech companies. Moreover, these debates scramble familiar partisan and ideological lines. […]

    • 1 hr 20 min
    The Future of Environmental and Energy Policy in the Biden Administration

    The Future of Environmental and Energy Policy in the Biden Administration

    Promptly after the election, President-elect Joe Biden’s official “transition” team announced that climate change would be one of the new administration’s top four policy priorities. The transition’s website listed a variety of familiar and new ways in which the Biden administration intends to grapple with this issue. And, of course, this is just one of […]

    • 1 hr 17 min
    The Future of White House Regulatory Oversight in the Biden Administration

    The Future of White House Regulatory Oversight in the Biden Administration

    Over the last four years, the Trump administration continued the longstanding framework for OIRA regulatory oversight, but it also developed new oversight tools, such as the new regulatory budgeting framework of Executive Order 13771. How will the new Biden Administration structure its own frameworks for regulatory oversight? What old and new tools will it keep? […]

    • 1 hr 21 min
    “Reviving Rationality” with Michael Livermore and Richard Revesz

    “Reviving Rationality” with Michael Livermore and Richard Revesz

    In 2008, Michael Livermore and Richard Revesz wrote Retaking Rationality, a book arguing that cost-benefit analysis of regulations should be recognized not as an anti-regulatory weapon, but rather a nonideological tool for promoting good government. Now they return with a new book, Reviving Rationality, which analyzes developments since 2008, and proposes further reforms for cost-benefit […]

    • 59 min
    The Unrule of Law as the Law of Unrules, with Cary Coglianese and Daniel Walters

    The Unrule of Law as the Law of Unrules, with Cary Coglianese and Daniel Walters

    Governments make rules. But governments often grant exemptions from those rules, either when the rules are written or in the ways they are enforced. And those exemptions are the subject of a new article: “Unrules” by Cary Coglianese, Gabriel Scheffler, and Daniel Walters.   Professors Coglianese and Walters are our guests today. They describe the […]

    • 45 min
    How Chief Justice Taft Wrote the Famous Myers Opinion, with Robert Post

    How Chief Justice Taft Wrote the Famous Myers Opinion, with Robert Post

    The Supreme Court’s recent decision in Seila Law v. CFPB, and the upcoming case of Collins v. Mnuchin, return our attention to the Constitution’s allocation of powers among the President and Congress—and to the famous cases nearly a century ago when the Supreme Court tried to grapple with those issues amid the rise of the […]

    • 49 min

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