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Judge Gorsuch and Administrative Law
National ReviewFebruary 1, 2017

Natural Resources Defense Council (1984) (courts must defer to an agency's reasonable interpretation of an ambiguous statute that it administers) and NCTA v. Brand X Internet Services (2005) (courts must overrule their own rulings about the meaning of ...more »

Trump picks Colo. appeals court judge Neil Gorsuch for Supreme Court
Washington PostFebruary 1, 2017

President Trump nominated Colorado federal appeals court judge Neil Gorsuch for the Supreme Court on Tuesday, opting in the most important decision of his young presidency for a highly credentialed favorite of the conservative legal establishment to ...more »

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Administrative Hearings
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Court tosses whistleblower suit filed by laid-off Iowa judge
kwwl.comFebruary 2, 2017

Judge Michael Huppert's ruling last month didn't address the merits of claims made by Joe Walsh, former chief Administrative Law Judge in Iowa Workforce Development. Instead, Huppert ruled that Walsh failed to exhaust administrative remedies before ...more »

Federal Regulations
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Trump to order regulatory rollback Friday for finance industry, Wall Street, top aide says
Washington PostFebruary 3, 2017

President Trump plans to order a rollback Friday of regulations governing the financial services industry and Wall Street under the Dodd-Frank law and beyond. Gary Cohn, White House Economic Council Director told the Wall Street Journal the ...more »

Administrative Law
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OPM Disability Retirements: The mish-mash approach
Lawyers.com Blog (blog)February 1, 2017

Do you have a linear, sequential methodology? Is the legal argumentation systematically constructed? Or, is the mish-mash approach consigned – of a hodgepodge of thousands of hands at needlepoint in creating a colorful quilt for the Fall Festival of ...more »

Investigations
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Criminal probe of utilities commission may get new life
The San Diego Union-TribuneFebruary 2, 2017

A spokeswoman for the Attorney General's Office declined to comment on the investigation into possible corruption at the utilities commission, implying the case is still moving forward. “We can't comment on ongoing criminal investigations to protect ...more »

Regulatory Enforcement
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5 Questions for Jeff Sessions on White-Collar Enforcement, Regulations
Connecticut Law TribuneFebruary 2, 2017

“Holding individuals accountable for corporate wrongdoing isn't ideological; it's good law enforcement,” Yates said in November. She noted the “significant number of corporate investigations” that will be resolved by Trump's Justice Department ...more »

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