Sunstein to OIRA

by Jonathan H. Adler

President-elect Obama has picked Harvard law professor Cass Sunstein to be the head of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs within the Office of Management and Budget.  In this position, Sunstein will be, in effect, the regulatory czar for the administration.  Sunstein is extremely well qualified for this position, having written several books and numerous important articles on various aspects of regulatory policy.  Of particular note to Bench Memos readers, however, may also be that Sunstein was among those legal academics who urged the Senate to openly consider the political ideology of judicial nominees, and authored a book on Republican judicial appointments called Radicals in Robes: Why Extreme Right-Wing courts Are Bad for America.

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