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Making the Administrative State More Accountable

Making the Administrative State More Accountable

Administrative Law & Regulation Practice Group PodcastHow might America reform the modern administrative state—not only to limit its power, but to restore its constitutional accountability to Congress, the President, and the courts? That is the subject of a recent report by National Affairs, on policy reforms for a more accountable administrative state. In its four chapters, the report: 1. Diagnoses the fundamental problems underlying the modern administrative state, which reflect a failure of republican governance; 2. Proposes to restore Congress to its crucial constitutional role as the "First Branch" in lawmaking, policymaking, appropriations and oversight; 3. Proposes to modernize White House oversight of agency regulatory actions, primarily by shifting the Office of Information and Administration's role from one of reaction to one of action; and 4. Proposes to reform both the laws governing agency process and the laws governing judicial review of agency action, in or