Bench Memos

Law & the Courts

Do ‘Acting’ Agency Heads Require the Senate’s Advice and Consent?

The question in this post’s title is the topic of a panel discussion that I’ll be taking part in this Friday with law professors Marty Lederman and Jennifer Mascott and constitutional lawyer David Rivkin. (I summarized here the Office of Legal Counsel’s recent opinion answering the question in the negative.)

The panel closes out an impressive day-long conference—“New Normals? The Trump Administration, the Courts, and Administrative Law”—that Adam White has organized in his capacity as director of the C. Boyden Gray Center for the Study of the Administrative State at Antonin Scalia Law School.

Most Popular

Politics & Policy

Get Your Facts Right

On the menu today: Another reminder that “People of Praise” and “People of Hope” are not the same group, and proof that “People of Hope” did not inspire Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale; wondering what Joe Biden is doing with his time these days; and two Senate committees release their ... Read More
Politics & Policy

Get Your Facts Right

On the menu today: Another reminder that “People of Praise” and “People of Hope” are not the same group, and proof that “People of Hope” did not inspire Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale; wondering what Joe Biden is doing with his time these days; and two Senate committees release their ... Read More