Independent Agencies

Recruiting and Hiring Agency Attorneys

Recruiting and Hiring Agency Attorneys

ACUS recommendations seek to improve the processes for hiring government lawyers.

A Distinction in Agency Design Without a Difference

A Distinction in Agency Design Without a Difference

The Solicitor General says it is constitutionally relevant that one person heads the CFPB, but it is not.

Debating Independent Agencies

Debating Independent Agencies

The upcoming Supreme Court case challenging the constitutionality of the CFPB highlights modern debates about independent agencies.

Agency Independence Under Egypt’s New Media Law

Agency Independence Under Egypt’s New Media Law

Recent legislation raises constitutional issues concerning presidential power over independent agencies.

Building Capacity for Economic Analysis at Independent Agencies

Building Capacity for Economic Analysis at Independent Agencies

Independent agencies should take steps to conduct more thorough economic analysis when writing regulations.

Reining in Technocracy to Increase Democratic Legitimacy

Reining in Technocracy to Increase Democratic Legitimacy

Reducing the power of technocrats will strengthen democratic legitimacy and political stability.

An Empirical Analysis of the Establishment of Independent Agencies

An Empirical Analysis of the Establishment of Independent Agencies

A divided government may not fully explain the creation of agencies not directly controllable by the President.

How Transportation Safety Review Can Play a Role in Regulating Law Enforcement

How Transportation Safety Review Can Play a Role in Regulating Law Enforcement

An agency modeled after the federal transportation safety board could promote safety for the public and police.

Improving the Process of Making Rules at Independent Agencies

Improving the Process of Making Rules at Independent Agencies

Following certain procedural steps will strengthen independent agencies’ rulemaking processes.

Are Independent Agencies Really Independent?

Are Independent Agencies Really Independent?

A federal court ruling revives questions about the insulation of independent agencies.

Independent Regulatory Agencies Are Not Likely to Be Part of President Obama’s Midnight Rulemaking

Independent Regulatory Agencies Are Not Likely to Be Part of President Obama’s Midnight Rulemaking

A recent report suggests that unlike executive agencies, independent agencies get to continue dancing right past midnight.

The False Dichotomy of Agency Independence

The False Dichotomy of Agency Independence

Different agency design choices result in a continuum of independence.