Climate Change, Pandemic, Unemployment–They All Pale Compared To The Threat On Judges

Washington Post

09/18

The heightened security steps reflect the rising number of threats against federal judges throughout the country. They also come as leaders of the federal judiciary ask Congress for help ramping up court protection after the attack this summer on the family of New Jersey District Judge Esther Salas. Her 20-year-old son was killed and her husband was critically wounded at their home by an embittered self-proclaimed “anti-feminist” who had filed a case before the judge.

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This Month’s Political Science Paper and Management of the Administrative State

Synopsis

November 2020       Critical Reflections on Hamiltonian Perspectives on Rule‐Making and
Legislative Proposal Initiatives by the Chief Executive

October 2020            Should We Defend the Administrative State?

September 2020       Policy Durability, Agency Capacity, and Executive Unilateralism

August 2020             Policy Making in the Shadow of Executive Action

Current Events: Management of the Administrative State

Synopsis
Report

 

September 2020

Quote of the Month (Year):

To some establishing principles for the management of the administrative state is akin to going to the Street with a proposal to take a brothel public.

Influential Articles on the Management of the Administrative State

 

Four Priority Areas for smart regulation inquiry by the political science community

  • Pandemic
  • The Economy
  • China
  • Climate Change

 

Conceptualizing of Priorities in the Dynamics of Public Administration Contemporary Reforms

ICPS 2020: Political Science Conference, Zurich (Sep 16-17, 2020)

 

The Benefits and Costs of Using Social Distancing to Flatten the Curve for COVID-19

Here is an economic study of the benefits and costs associated with social distancing published in the Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis. If the attached analysis were submitted to OIRA for review here is an instance where neither an in-depth knowledge of Chevron or government is a prerequisite for a substantive review.

Three Mentors

Each of us cherish our exposure to those who played a major role in our education. Here are my top three:

Ralph Blodgett          Economics Professor (Ph.D. Committee)

Rufus Issacs             Mathematician (Supervisor)

Allan Schmid            Institutional Economist (Co-worker)

Jim Tozzi

NB The above list is a result of questions asked by reporters as to the most influential educational figures in my career. It is a question that all of our readers might want to address. In addition, you often know where a person is coming from if you know where he or she has been; full disclosures such as the above are often more significant than identifying the types of degrees conferred on an individual.

Public Dissemination of “Management of the Administrative State”

Editor’s Note: The report presented herein is an advocacy document aimed at furthering the prudential management of the administrative state–not its abolition.

In preparing this report our objective is to initiate a debate on the principles available for managing the administrative state. It is envisioned that the resultant program will transcend existing topics such as judicial review, centralized regulatory review and benefit-cost analyses and by doing so recognize that agency-made law is exponentially greater than anything produced by the courts.

We call your particular attention to the footnotes and their associated links in the aforementioned report; they are among the priority posts reproduced from thousands of pages of material on the CRE website.

Reagulation: The first year

Editor’s Note:

This post is made in response to requests for information that could be used to compare the Reagan regulatory program with that of Trump aka Reagan v. Trump. Academics survive because they publish; practitioners survive because they do not publish. Accordingly in addition to the post that follows we call to the attention of potential authors the following posts: Regulatory Reform Under Reagan and Trump, The State of the Administrative State, Trump Contributions to the Administrative State, One-Half Century of Centralized Regulatory Review and Has the Reign of the Economist Ended?

An Open Invitation to Explore the Mandates Which Govern the Management of the Administrative State

An excerpt from an article published on the website of the American Political Science Association:

Fortunately the Journal for Benefit-Cost Analysis held a forum where a unique group of leading authorities expressed their precedent setting comments on a recommended plan for moving forward on improving the management of the administrative state. The resultant comments establish the foundation for a deliberative discussion on the future managerial mandates for OIRA (Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs- Executive Office of the President of the United States) and the resultant management of the administrative state.

Executive Order 12866

The precursor to Executive Order 12866 is Executive Order 12291.

Read this post to understand the complex history behind these two documents.

Political Science, OIRA and the Presidency

“ Fortunately the Journal for Benefit-Cost Analysis held a forum where a unique group of leading authorities expressed their precedent setting comments on a recommended plan for moving forward on improving the management of the administrative state. The resultant comments establish the foundation for a deliberative discussion on the future managerial mandates for OIRA and the resultant management of the administrative state.”

The above quotation is from an article published on the website of the American Political Science Association titled Management of the Administrative State which was authored by the Center for Regulatory Effectiveness. OIRA, the Office of Information and Regulatory Policy in OMB, has become the fulcrum of the modern Presidency.