With this new edition, Administrative Law, Cases and Materials, continues to present the complex substance of administrative law in a format that is both intellectually satisfying and easily understandable. Prior to publication the book was used at the University of Minnesota where the students found administrative law to be both an exciting and rewarding endeavor.
In addition to carefully examining current law, students will become familiar with the relevant historical perspectives so necessary to appreciate the dynamics of today's law. They will become familiar with the so-called progressive movement and its regulatory offspring, the independent agency, with the New Deal regulatory agenda, with the post-World War II consensus embodying the Administrative Procedure Act, with the problem of capture, with aggressive modes of judicial review in response, with the problem ossification of rule-making, and with an array of judicial reinterpretations of settled precedents. This focus on doctrinal coherence and historical background provides a rich intellectual experience.
This new Second Edition also:
Includes new cases through 2010 Term of the Supreme Court, including Free Enterprise Fund v. Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, the latest separation-of-powers decision by the U.S. Supreme Court, and last years FCC v. Fox Telev. Stations, Inc., gloss on hard-look judicial review
Focuses upon the relationships among various administrative law doctrines, such as the relation between the substantial-evidence and arbitrary-and-capricious review standards and the relations between those review standards and the Chevron/Skidmore deference standards
Examines split-enforcement agencies such as OSHA establishes as well as analogous structures in the benefit agencies, in addition to omnipresent unitary regulatory agency