Sourcebook of Federal Judicial Review Statutes

Based on a survey of the entire United States Code, the Sourcebook (available here) comprehensively analyzes more than 650 statutory provisions that govern how federal courts review agency rules and orders. Topics include the availability of review, choice of court, administrative exhaustion, limitations periods, and the scope and standard of review. The Sourcebook also includes a checklist to help Congress draft new or amend existing judicial review statutes. 

Project Advisors

  • Sharon Buccino (Natural Resources Defense Council)

  • Betty Jo Christian (Steptoe & Johnson LLP)

  • Lisa Heinzerling (Georgetown University Law Center)

  • Michael Herz (Benjamin Cardozo School of Law)

  • Kristin Hickman (University of Minnesota Law School)

  • Ron Levin (Washington University School of Law)

  • Richard J. Pierce, Jr. (The George Washington University Law School)

  • Jonathan Sallet (Steptoe & Johnson LLP)

  • Peter Shane (The Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law)

  • Jonathan Siegel (The George Washington University Law School)

  • Kate Todd (formerly of U.S. Chamber Litigation Center)

  • Andrew Vollmer (Mercatus Center at George Mason University)

  • Allison Zieve (Public Citizen Litigation Group)

Contacts:

Staff Counsel

Project Documents

Name Committee Type Date File
Sourcebook of Federal Judicial Review Statutes Publication Download Sourcebook of Federal Judicial Review Statutes
Comment by Public Member Jonathan R. Siegel (June 29, 2021) Judicial Review Comment Download Comment by Public Member Jonathan R. Siegel (June 29, 2021)
Comment by Senior Fellow Nina A. Mendelson (June 22, 2021) Judicial Review Comment Download Comment by Senior Fellow Nina A. Mendelson (June 22, 2021)
Comment by Public Member Kristin E. Hickman (June 16, 2021) Judicial Review Comment Download Comment by Public Member Kristin E. Hickman (June 16, 2021)
Comment by Senior Fellow Nina A. Mendelson (June 15, 2021) Judicial Review Comment Download Comment by Senior Fellow Nina A. Mendelson (June 15, 2021)
Comment by Public Member Jack M. Beermann (June 13, 2021) Judicial Review Comment Download Comment by Public Member Jack M. Beermann (June 13, 2021)
Comment by Senior Fellow Alan B. Morrison (May 19, 2021) Judicial Review Comment Download Comment by Senior Fellow Alan B. Morrison (May 19, 2021)
Statutory Analysis Spreadsheet Judicial Review Appendix Download Statutory Analysis Spreadsheet
Revised Sourcebook of Federal Judicial Review Statutes Judicial Review Publication Download Revised Sourcebook of Federal Judicial Review Statutes
Comment by Senior Fellow Michael E. Herz (May 3, 2021) Judicial Review Comment Download Comment by Senior Fellow Michael E. Herz (May 3, 2021)
Comment by Senior Fellow Alan B. Morrison (Apr. 30, 2021) Judicial Review Comment Download Comment by Senior Fellow Alan B. Morrison (Apr. 30, 2021)
Comment by Senior Fellow Ronald M. Levin (Apr. 22, 2021) Judicial Review Comment Download Comment by Senior Fellow Ronald M. Levin (Apr. 22, 2021)
Comment by Senior Fellow Richard J. Pierce, Jr. (Apr. 22, 2021) Judicial Review Comment Download Comment by Senior Fellow Richard J. Pierce, Jr. (Apr. 22, 2021)
Comment by Senior Fellow Paul D. Kamenar (Apr. 22, 2021) Judicial Review Comment Download Comment by Senior Fellow Paul D. Kamenar (Apr. 22, 2021)
Comment by Senior Fellow Alan B. Morrison (Apr. 22, 2021) Judicial Review Comment Download Comment by Senior Fellow Alan B. Morrison (Apr. 22, 2021)
Comment by Special Counsel Jeffrey S. Lubbers (Apr. 21, 2021) Judicial Review Comment Download Comment by Special Counsel Jeffrey S. Lubbers (Apr. 21, 2021)
Comment by Public Member Andrew N. Vollmer (Apr. 20, 2021) Judicial Review Comment Download Comment by Public Member Andrew N. Vollmer (Apr. 20, 2021)
Comment by Elaine Mittleman (Apr. 16, 2021) Judicial Review Comment Download Comment by Elaine Mittleman (Apr. 16, 2021)
Comment by Elaine Mittleman (Mar. 31, 2021) Judicial Review Comment Download Comment by Elaine Mittleman (Mar. 31, 2021)
Comment by Council Member Ronald A. Cass (Mar. 30, 2021) Judicial Review Comment Download Comment by Council Member Ronald A. Cass (Mar. 30, 2021)
Draft Sourcebook of Federal Judicial Review Statutes Judicial Review Publication Download Draft Sourcebook of Federal Judicial Review Statutes
Comment by Senior Fellow Paul D. Kamenar (Dec. 3, 2020) Judicial Review Comment Download Comment by Senior Fellow Paul D. Kamenar (Dec. 3, 2020)
Comment by Public Member John F. Duffy (Dec. 4, 2020) Judicial Review Comment Download Comment by Public Member John F. Duffy (Dec. 4, 2020)
Comment by Public Member John F. Duffy (Dec. 3, 2020) Judicial Review Comment Download Comment by Public Member John F. Duffy (Dec. 3, 2020)
Staff Memorandum for Committee on Judicial Review (Dec. 1, 2020) Judicial Review Memorandum Download Staff Memorandum for Committee on Judicial Review (Dec. 1, 2020)
Committee Meeting Agenda - December 3, 2020 Judicial Review Agenda Download Committee Meeting Agenda - December 3, 2020
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