ACUS

Headless Agency Adjudication at the Patent Office

Supreme Court approval of patent adjudication raises new questions about limits of modern agency adjudication.

How Agencies Should Use Waivers and Exemptions

ACUS report recommends best practices for federal agencies using prospective waivers and exemptions.

Regulating Marketable Permits

ACUS provides marketable permit recommendations to harness efficiency and maintain policy objectives.

Learning What Works in Regulation

ACUS recommends agencies take steps to study the impacts of their rules.

Using Plain Language to Draft Regulations

ACUS recommendation offers suggestions for making the language of agency documents more accessible.

Understanding and Addressing Controversies About Agency Guidance

Experts weigh in on recent report and ACUS recommendation on agency guidance.

Five Recommendations for Improving Administrative Government

Scholars and officials highlight recent recommendations for improving regulatory and administrative processes.

The Sunshine Act and Transparency at the FCC

New practice of releasing drafts of proposed actions enhances the public’s understanding of agency actions.

When Federal Agencies Do Not Answer to Courts

Scholar examines how agencies operate independently of courts through rulemaking and legislative drafting.

The Regulatory Accountability Act Is a Model of Bipartisan Reform

Recent bill would provide much-needed change to the most prominent source of U.S. administrative law.

A Good Effort, with One Glaring Flaw

Regulatory reform bill’s requirement of oral evidentiary hearings for rulemakings may prove to be ineffective.

Inside Agency Class Actions

Most agencies enjoy authority to aggregate cases and would benefit from doing so, but very few actually do.