State and Federal Administrative Law, Fifth Edition, contains thorough coverage of administrative law issues in both federal and state contexts. Although it can be used for a course that focuses primarily on federal law, its dual coverage allows instructors to highlight the insights that can emerge from a comparison between federal and state approaches to the same issues. The book exposes students to a broad sample of the federal, state, and local administrative agencies that they will encounter in their professional lives. The book also contains many short, concrete problems that enable instructors to make use of the problem method. A comprehensive teacher’s manual accompanies the book.

Imprint: West Academic Publishing
Series: American Casebook Series
Publication Date: 06/17/2020

Michael Asimow, Santa Clara University School of Law

Ronald M. Levin, Washington University School of Law


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The fifth edition has been updated to reflect numerous recent developments in state and federal administrative law. The book describes presidential executive orders on a variety of topics, including selection of administrative law judges, a “regulatory budget” approach to executive oversight, and agency utilization of guidance documents. The edition also discusses Congress’s reinvigoration of the Congressional Review Act, as well as important recent recommendations by the Administrative Conference of the United States. In addition, the book contains ample coverage of recent judicial developments. It includes three new principal cases (Gundy v. United States, Kisor v. Wilkie, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers v. Hawkes Co.) and discusses other recent decisions such as Lucia v. United States, Department of Commerce v. New York, Perez v. Mortgage Bankers Ass’n, Michigan v. EPA, and King v. Burwell.

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