Administrative Law Related Articles of Interest

Administrative Law Related Articles of Interest*

Members of the Administrative Law section found the following recent third party articles to be of potential interest to the section. Feel free to reach out to the section communications committee if you would like to submit either personally written pieces or other third party articles that would be of interest to the section’s members.

The Trooper and the Hat—A Fable for Our Time, Robert Edmunds, February 24, 2020.

This NC Appellate Practice blog article includes discussion of the societal ethical issues underlying the facts in the recent Court of Appeals decision in the Wetherington case.

Legislators plan to rein in local permitting for developments, Kirk Ross, March 3, 2020.

This Carolina Public Press article reports on the first meeting of a new House Select Committee on Residential Planning and Permitting that is looking at further reduction in local governments’ authority.

Legislation targets licensing requirements which bar N.C. veterans from working, Julie Havlak, March 2, 2020.  This Carolina Journal article talks about a recent occupational licensing related report from the General Assembly’s Program Evaluation Division.

She wanted to offer a weight loss program. Mississippi health officials shut her down.

This article from the Clarion Ledger, a USA Today network partner, is about a First Amendment challenge to an occupational licensing law.  The complaint that is discussed can be viewed via a link in this article at

Regulation Serves People, and Depends on Them Too. (Opinion). Cary Coglianese, February 24, 2020. This U. Penn Regulatory Review article has a subtitle of “Regulators and regulatory scholars alike need to keep in mind regulation’s essential human element.”

Letter from 50 in-house counsels seeks change in expert testimony standards, Amanda Robert, March 3, 2020.  This ABA Journal article summarizes and links to a proposal to clarify the burdens with regard to an expert witness’s expertise and other changes to Federal Rule of Evidence 702.

The Regulation of American Archaeology. Mark Nakahara, February 12, 2020. This U Penn Regulatory Review article has a subtitle of “Federal regulation of domestic and international archaeology comes from a variety of agencies.”

Delegation and Time . . . and Staff. (Opinion). Josh Chafetz, March 4, 2020. This U Penn Regulatory Review article has a subtitle of “Without an adequate amount of staff Congress cannot govern effectively.”

Federal Judge Rules Acting Immigration Services Director Was Unlawfully Appointed. Courtney Bublé, March 2, 2020. This article addresses a ruling addressing the application of the Federal Vacancies Reform Act, an act which directly relates to the leadership of federal administrative agencies and the accompanying impact on administrative law.

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