Administrative Law

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2012-02-17
  • Publisher: West Academic

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This mini-treatise discusses and analyzes principal concepts of administrative law and process, including the political and legal nature of administrative law; legislative control of administrative discretion; executive control of administrative discretion; judicial control of agency discretion (threshold issues, procedural issues, substantive issues); and access to private and public information.

Author Biography

Richard Pierce is Lyle T. Alverson Professor of Law at George Washington University. He has written over a dozen books and one hundred articles about administrative law. He is author of the leading multi-volume treatise in the field.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. iii
Introductory Overviewp. 1
Delegation of Power to Agenciesp. 7
Constitutional Limits on the Power to Delegate Policymakingp. 7
Constitutional Limits on the Power to Delegate Adjudicationp. 11
Adjudicationp. 18
Introductory Overviewp. 18
Formal Adjudicationp. 20
Informal Adjudicationp. 23
Influence of Due Processp. 27
Scope of Due Processp. 27
Procedures Required by Due Processp. 32
Judicial Reviewp. 39
Procedural Errorsp. 39
Substantial Evidencep. 40
Arbitrary and Capriciousp. 42
Errors of Lawp. 45
Record on Reviewp. 46
De Novo Reviewp. 47
Estoppel, Res Judicata, Collateral Estoppel, and Agency Non-Acquiescence in Judicial Decisionsp. 48
Equitable Estoppelp. 48
Res Judicata and Collateral Estoppelp. 49
Agency Non-Acquiescence in Circuit Court Decsionsp. 50
Maintaining Consistencyp. 52
Rules and Rulemakingp. 57
Introductory Overviewp. 57
Legislative Rulesp. 59
Formal Rulemakingp. 60
Informal Rulemakingp. 61
Advantages of Informal Rulemakingp. 62
Judicial Interpretations of Noticep. 65
Judicial Interpretations of Statement of Basis and Purposep. 67
Procedures Added by Congressp. 68
Procedures Added by Presidentsp. 69
Legislative Rules-Continued
Negotiated Rulemakingp. 69
Agency Interpretations of Legislative Rulesp. 70
Petitions for Rulemakingp. 71
Mandatory Rulemakingp. 71
Retroactive Rulesp. 73
Interpretative Rulesp. 74
Policy Statementsp. 77
Procedural Rulesp. 79
Other Exempt Rulesp. 79
Judicial Review of Rulesp. 80
Procedural Errorsp. 81
Arbitrary and Capriciousp. 81
The Record on Reviewp. 86
Statutory Construction in the Administrative Statep. 87
The Pre-Chevron Lawp. 87
The Chevron Two-Stepp. 88
Effects of Chevronp. 89
Scope of Chevronp. 90
Agency Delayp. 92
The Problemp. 92
Legal Remedies for Delayp. 92
The APA Remedyp. 92
Statutory Deadlinesp. 93
Forbidden Remediesp. 94
Reviewabilityp. 96
Presumption of Reviewabilityp. 96
Statutory Preclusion of Reviewp. 98
Committed to Agency Discretion by Lawp. 98
Presumption of Unreviewability of Agency Inactionp. 99
Timing of Reviewp. 102
Introductory Overviewp. 102
Final Agency Actionp. 103
Ripenessp. 105
Exhaustion of Administrative Remediesp. 110
Common Law Exhaustionp. 111
Statutory Exhaustionp. 113
Intra-Agency Appealsp. 114
Issue Exhaustionp. 114
Primary Jurisdictionp. 115
Standingp. 117
Introductory Overviewp. 117
Constitutional Limits on Standingp. 118
Injury in Factp. 118
Constitutional Limits on Standing-Continued
Causationp. 119
Redressabilityp. 121
Standing of Associationsp. 121
Injury, Causation, and Redressability in Contextp. 122
Economic Injuriesp. 122
Environmental Injuriesp. 122
Informational Injuriesp. 128
Procedural Injuriesp. 130
Statutory Prerequisites of Standingp. 131
Political Controlsp. 133
Legislative Controlsp. 133
Statutesp. 133
Less Formal Means of Controlp. 135
Constitutional Limits on Legislative Powerp. 136
Due Processp. 136
Legislative Vetoesp. 136
Agencies Controlled by Congressp. 138
Executive Controlsp. 139
The Appointment Powerp. 139
The Removal Powerp. 139
Informal Influencep. 145
Systematic controlsp. 146
Agency Power to Investigatep. 149
Introductory Overviewp. 149
Mandatory Reports and the Subpoena Powerp. 149
Agency Inspectionsp. 150
Freedom of Information Act and Other Open Government Actsp. 152
The Freedom of Information Actp. 152
Disclosure to Any Personp. 152
Timing and Cost of Disclosurep. 153
Exemptionsp. 154
Exemption One: National Securityp. 155
Exemption Two: Internal Personnel Rulesp. 155
Exemption Three: Information Exempted by Other Statutesp. 155
Exemption Four: Trade Secretsp. 155
Exemption Five: Inter-Agency and Intra-Agency Memorandap. 156
Exemption Six: Personal Privacyp. 157
Exemption Seven: Law Enforcement Recordsp. 157
Exemption Eight: Records of Financial Institutionsp. 158
Exemption Nine: Oil Well Datap. 158
Exemption Ten:' Critical Infrastructurep. 158
The Freedom of Information Act-Continued
Exemption Eight: Records of Financial Institutionsp. 158
Exemption Nine: Oil Well Datap. 158
Exemption Ten: Critical Infrastructurep. 158
The Privacy Actp. 158
Sunshine Actp. 159
Advisory Committee Actp. 159
Private Rights of Action for Violations of Agency Administered Statutesp. 161
Express Private Rights of Actionp. 162
Implied Private Rights of Actionp. 164
Rights Enforceable Through 1983p. 165
Tort Actions Against Agencies and Agency Officialsp. 167
Federal Tort Claims Actp. 167
Bivens Actionsp. 170
Section 1983 Actionsp. 171
Table of Casesp. 173
Indexp. 181
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