By Amber Williams, Attorney Advisor*
The Conference’s Informal Agency Adjudication project was highlighted in “Notice & Comment,” a blog from the Yale Journal on Regulation and the ABA Section of Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice. Chris Walker, Associate Professor of Law at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, stated that “[t]his report and its accompanying recommendations may well constitute one of the most important developments in federal agency adjudication since Congress enacted the Administrative Procedure Act in 1946.” The blog post entitled, “Asimow on Non-APA Agency Adjudications (AdLaw Bridge Series),” features:
- a draft report written by Michael Asimow, Visiting Professor of Law at Stanford Law School
- the Conference’s Informal Agency Adjudication project, and
- the Federal Administrative Adjudication database.
The project focuses on adjudication that is not required by the Administrative Procedure Act in order to offer recommendations regarding, among other things, notice procedures, evidentiary rules, appeal opportunities, and the overall integrity of the decisionmaking process.
The Committee on Adjudication recently approved a recommendation based on Professor Asimow’s report. The approved recommendation will be sent to the Council next month.
*The opinions and views expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of the members of the Conference or its committees, except where formal recommendations of the Conference are cited.