Administrative Law and Politics: Cases and Comments (5th Revised edition)

Administrative Law and Politics: Cases and Comments (5th Revised edition)

By: Lief H. Carter (author), Christine B. Harrington (author)Paperback

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This proven casebook continues to lay a foundation of knowledge for effective decision making and critical evaluation of ethics in the rule of law with case excerpts and sharp commentary. This text has been updated to include discussion of: *whether risk of future harm from government electronic surveillance is an injury sufficient to show standing *enforcement of sovereign immunity when a citizen attempts to sue a state agency *the importance of due process in the face of attempts to shut down Yucca mountain as a nuclear waste facility *the negotiated rulemaking process for Title IV regulations *the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009 New cases include Christopher v. Smithkline Beechman Corp., Vance v. Ball State University, Milner v. Department of the Navy, and Clapper v. Amnesty International USA. Updated end-of-chapter exercises and questions encourage students to consider issues such as the NSA's surveillance tactics exposed by Edward Snowden and the Supreme Court's interpretation of Smith v. Maryland to give government the right to access citizens' private phone records, the University of Montana's "Resolution Agreement" regarding sexual harassment on its campus, and why the Justice Department chose to prosecute JP Morgan with civil instead of criminal charges for its enabling of Bernie Madoff's illicit Ponzi scheme.

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Christine B. Harrington is professor of politics at New York University; she is also affiliated with the Institute for Law and Society and New York University School of Law. She is the author of Shadow Justice: The Ideology and Institutionalization of Alternatives to Court and editor of Lawyers in a Postmodern World: Translation and Transgression (with Maureen Cain) and The Presidency in American Politics (with Paul Brace and Gary King). Her publications have appeared in Social and Legal Studies, Law and Policy, Law and Society Review, and Journal of Law and Policy, among others. She received the APSA Law and Courts Section's Teaching and Mentoring Award in 2004, and she is co-founder and chair of the Consortium on Graduate Law and Society Programs. Lief H. Carter served as Colorado College's McHugh Distinguished Professor of American Institutions and Leadership from 1995 to 2004. He taught at the University of Georgia from 1973 to 1995. He is the author of Reason in Law, Seventh Edition and has published major texts in constitutional law, legal reasoning, and administrative law. He was the first faculty member at the University of Georgia to receive the top award for teaching intwo different years, and he has won national awards and recognition from the American Political Science Association.


Part I: THE RULE OF LAW IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION CHAPTER 1: WHY ADMINISTRATIVE LAW? Five Themes Theme One: A Brief History of the Administrative State Theme Two: The Broad Reach of Administrative Action and Power Theme Three: The Shortcomings of Regulatory Government Setting the Stage for the Study of Administrative Law Mississippi Reveals Dark Secrets of a Racist Time (Sack) Excerpts from Mississippi File on a Black Exercises and Questions for Further Thought CHAPTER 2: THE ORIGINS AND MEANING OF ADMINISTRATIVE LAW What Is Law? A First Look at the Development of Admini-strative Law Adjudication and the Basics of Due Process: Three Illustrations Morgan v. United States (1938) Goldberg v. Kelly (1970) Mathews v. Eldridge (1976) Theme Four: What Is Administrative Law? Theme Five: The Ethics of the Rule of Law in Bureaucratic Government Exercises and Questions for Further Thought Part II: ELEMENTS OF MODERN ADMINISTRATIVE LAW CHAPTER 3: THE CONSTITUTIONAL AUTHORITY OF AGENCIES The Constitutional Framework for Administrative Government Munn v. Illinois (1876) Lochner v. New York (1905) National Labor Relations Board v. Jones & Laughlin Steel Corporation (1937) Dolan v. City of Tigard (1994) Kelo v. City of New London (2005) Economic Libertarians, Property, and Institutions: Linking Activism, Ideas, and Identities among Property Rights Advocates (Hatcher) The Delegation Doctrine The Illusion of the Ideal Administration (Jaffe) Mistretta v. United States (1989) Exercises and Questions for Further Thought CHAPTER 4: THE STATUTORY AUTHORITY OF AGENCIES The Law of Separation of Powers Immigration and Naturalization Service v. Chadha (1983) Statutory Limits on Agency Discretion NAACP et al. v. Federal Power Commission (1976) American Textile Manufacturers Institute v. Donovan (1981) Chevron v. Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. et al. (1984) FDA v. Brown & Williamson (2000) Christopher v. Smithkline Beechman Corp. (2012) Vance v. Ball State University (2013) Exercises and Questions for Further Thought CHAPTER 5: INFORMATION AND ADMINISTRATION Investigations Wyman v. James (1971) Marshall v. Barlow's, Inc. (1978) Dow Chemical Company v. United States (1986) Immigration and Naturalization Service v. Lopez-Mendoza et al. (1984) Access to Information Held by Government Department of the Air Force v. Rose (1976) Milner v. Department of the Navy (2011) United States Department of Justice v. Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press (1989) Nuclear Regulatory Commission v. Common Cause (1982) Exercises and Questions for Further Thought CHAPTER 6: INFORMALITY AND FORMALITY IN ADMINISTRATIVE LAW Examples of Informal Administration Informal Administration in Rulemaking and Adjudication Bi-Metallic Investment Co. v. State Board of Equalization of Colorado (1915) Adjudication at the Informal End of the Continuum A Study of Informal Adjudication Procedures (Verkuil) Board of Curators of the University of Missouri et al. v. Horowitz (1978) Informal Rulemaking Legal Problems in Informal Administration Federal Crop Insurance Corp. v. Merrill (1947) Exercises and Questions for Further Thought CHAPTER 7: ELEMENTS OF AN ADMINISTRATIVE HEARING Controlling Law A Threshold Question: What Triggers Formal Adjudication under the APA? Marathon Oil Co. v. Environmental Protection Agency (1977) The Components of a Hearing Walters v. National Association of Radiation Survivors (1985) A Determination on the Record and Statement of Reasons Note: Administrative Findings under Section 8(c) (1965) Mazza v. Cavicchia (1954) Gibson v. Berryhill (1973) Cinderella Career and Finishing Schools, Inc. v. Federal Trade Commission (1970) A Return to First Principles: Rethinking ALJ Compromise (Wertkin) Ventura v. Shalala (1995) Another View of Informality and Formality in Administrative Hearings EEOC Guidelines on Discrimination Because of Sex Dear Colleague Letter: Sexual Violence (Department of Education) New York University Policy on Sexual Assault, Harassment and Other Forms of Sexual Misconduct Exercises and Questions for Further Thought CHAPTER 8: AMBIGUITIES IN RULEMAKING PROCEDURES Is Rulemaking a Desirable Administrative Strategy? United States v. Florida East Coast Railway, Inc. (1973) Legislative and Adjudicative Rulemaking Natural Resources Defense Council v. Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Corp. (1976) Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Corp. v. Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. (1978) Motor Vehicles Manufacturers Association v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. (1983) Regulatory Reform: Creating Gaps and Making Markets (Harrington) Exercises and Questions for Further Thought CHAPTER 9: ENFORCEMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE POLICY Administrative Law and the Problem of Compliance The Nature of Administrative Sanctions Administrative Enforcement Techniques Enforcement and Political Resistance Citizen Initiation of Agency Enforcement Environmental Defense Fund v. Ruckelshaus (1971) Gwaltney of Smithfield v. Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Inc. and Natural Resources Defense Council (1987) Massachussetts v. EPA (2007) Legal Ambiguity and the Politics of Compliance: Affirmative Action Officers' Dilemma (Edelman, Petterson, Chambliss, and Erlanger) Exercises and Questions for Further Thought CHAPTER 10: JUDICIAL REVIEW Access to Judicial Review Abbott Laboratories, Inc. v. Gardner (1967) Association of Data Processing Service Organizations, Inc. v. Camp (1970) United States v. Students Challenging Regulatory Agency Procedures (1973) Clapper v. Amnesty International USA (2013) The Scope of Judicial Review Citizens to Preserve Overton Park v. Volpe (1971) Heckler v. Chaney (1985) Reviewing Questions of Fact and Questions of Law Universal Camera Corp. v. National Labor Relations Board (1951) National Labor Relations Board v. Hearst Publications, Inc. (1944) Scope of Review: Introduction to the American Public Law System (Mashaw and Merrill) Huzaifa Parhat v. Robert Gates, Secretary of Defense et al. (2008) Exercises and Questions for Further Thought Part III: PRACTICAL PROBLEMS IN ADMINISTRATIVE LAW CHAPTER 11: LIABILITY Responsibilities and Liabilities in Law Liabilities and Responsibilities Distinguished: An Important Illustration Tort Liability of Government for Acts of Officials Indian Towing Co., Inc. v. United States (1955) Griffin v. United States (1974) Allen v. United States (1987) DeShaney v. Winnebago County Department of Social Services (1989) County of Sacramento v. Lewis (1998) A New Legal Shield for States Exercises and Questions for Further Thought CHAPTER 12: THE LAW OF PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT The Development of Civil Service The Constitutional Requirements of a Termination Hearing Perry et al. v. Sindermann (1972) Cleveland Board of Education v. Loudermill (1985) Gilbert et al. v. Homar (1976) Other Protections for Public Employees Kelley v. Johnson (1976) National Treasury Employees Union et al. v. Von Raab (1989) Washington v. Davis (1976) United States District Court, Western District of Washington at Seattle Exercises and Questions for Further Thought Part IV: EVALUATING ADMINISTRATIVE LAW CHAPTER 13: PRINCIPLES AND POLITICS IN ADMINISTRATIVE LAW Surveying the Terrain The Current Administrative Law Debate Privatization, Prisons, Democracy, and Human Rights: The Need to Extend the Province of Administrative Law (Aman) Outsourcing Sovereignty: Why Privatization of Government Functions Threatens Democracy and What We Can Do about It (Verkuil) Agency's '04 Rule Let Banks Pile Up New Debt (Labaton) Practicing What We Have Preached

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  • publication date: 22/10/2014
  • ISBN13: 9781452240404
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 584
  • ID: 9781452240404
  • weight: 885
  • ISBN10: 145224040X
  • edition: 5th Revised edition

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