Executive Branch

Getting Back to the Basics with Agency Rulemaking

The United States needs a bipartisan push to bring transparency and accountability back into the rulemaking process.

Why Cabinet Secretaries Should Not Threaten Members of Congress

Basic principles of American government limit the political role of administrative agencies in legislative debates.

Mulvaney Is Right to Call for More Money for OMB

Expanding a White House office could help shrink the whole federal government.

Constraining the President’s Appointment Power

Court holds President Obama’s appointment of acting General Counsel for the NLRB was unlawful.

The Dangers of Formulaic Deregulation

Executive Order 13,771 could lead to incidents like the Grenfell Tower fire in the United States.

The Constitutional Executive Order on Regulatory Budgets

President Trump’s regulation-trimming executive order will likely survive judicial scrutiny despite potential policy objections.

Ordering Agencies to Violate the Law

President Trump’s regulatory budget executive order withholds agency action and harms the American public.

Quantitative Models Predict Historic Obama Midnight Surge

Research forecasts a substantial increase in economically significant rules that would outpace that of the past three presidents’ final months.

Executive Power After United States v. Texas

This closely watched case highlights larger lessons about the limits on executive power.

Productivity, Inequality, and Economic Rents

Curbing excessive economic rents might bolster productivity and address rising inequality.

A Price of Greater Executive Discretion

Scholar responds to RegBlog’s recent executive discretion series by highlighting transparency concerns.

Conventions as Constraints on Executive Discretion

Adrian Vermeule’s closing remarks highlight the role of conventions in limiting the exercise of executive power.