Inside Administrative Law: What Matters and Why, Second Edition


Inside Administrative Law: What Matters and Why, Second Edition



Inside Administrative Law: What Matters and Why is a comprehensive, in-depth yet clear and readable study of Administrative Law, designed to help motivated students succeed in Administrative Law courses and all courses touching on the regulatory state and separation of powers. Written by a distinguished teacher with more than thirty years of experience teaching Administrative Law in law schools in the United States and abroad, it is written and designed with law students’ needs in mind. Inside Administrative Law is the perfect supplement to any casebook, with extensive coverage of separation of powers, availability and standards of judicial review, constitutional due process, adjudicatory and rulemaking procedures, freedom of information and alternatives to traditional judicial review including private remedies for regulatory violations. Inside Administrative Law is user-friendly for law students and practitioners who need a concise reference on Administrative Law concepts.

New to the Second Edition:

  • Edited for improved readability throughout with the needs of Administrative Law students in mind
  • Discussion of all major new Supreme Court decisions on Administrative Law, including cases involving the Affordable Care Act, exceptions to the Freedom of Information Act, the appointment and removal of agency officials including Administrative Law Judges, doctrines governing judicial deference to agency decisions, and the procedural requirements for agency rulemaking
  • Updated and expanded coverage of separation of powers, especially focusing on the President’s appointment and removal powers and the legality of Executive Orders and similar unilateral presidential actions
  • Expanded coverage of the reviewability of agency action, including focus on the availability of judicial review of the revocation of the Deferred Action immigration programs
  • Updated and expanded coverage of standing to seek judicial review
  • Expanded coverage of the Chevron doctrine and its "major questions" exception
  • Discussion of Department of Commerce v. New York, a 2019 Supreme Court decision in which the Court rejected the Secretary of Commerce’s decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census as based on pretextual reasons
  • Discussion of the controversy over nationwide injunctions
  • Updated coverage of the use of cost-benefit analysis in agency decision-making
  • Additional material on formal adjudicatory hearings and their statutory requirements
  • Updated coverage of federal preemption of state law



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Inside Administrative Law: What Matters and Why, Second Edition