Congress and the Administrative State: Delegation, Nondelegation, and Un-Delegation

Syndicated Columnist George F. Will Delivers Keynote Address at Gray Center Conference, "Congress and the Administrative State: Delegation, Undelegation, and Non-delegation"

Friday, February 22, 2019

8:15 – 8:55 am – Registration and Breakfast

8:55 – 9:00 am – Welcome

Adam White, Executive Director, The C. Boyden Gray Center for the Study of the Administrative State and Assistant Professor of Law, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University

9:00 – 10:25 am – Panel 1: The Nondelegation Doctrine, Reconsidered – Click here to watch the video of the full panel!

Cary Coglianese, Edward B. Shils Professor of Law and Professor of Political Science; and Director, Penn Program on Regulation, University of Pennsylvania Law School
Ambassador C. Boyden Gray, Founding Partner, Boyden Gray & Associates PLLC, and Senior Fellow, C. Boyden Gray Center for the Study of the Administrative State
Jennifer Mascott, Assistant Professor of Law, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University 
Alan B. Morrison, Lerner Family Associate Dean for Public Interest and Public Service Law; Professorial Lecturer in Law, The George Washington University Law School

Moderator: Adam White, Executive Director, The C. Boyden Gray Center for the Study of the Administrative State and Assistant Professor of Law, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University

10:25 – 10:35 am – Break

10:35 am – 11:50 am – Panel 2: Why Does Congress Delegate Power?Click here to watch the video of the full panel!

Jonathan Burks, Former Chief of Staff to Speaker of the House Paul Ryan
Joseph Postell, Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
David S. Schoenbrod, Trustee Professor of Law, New York Law School 
Michael M. Uhlmann, Professor, Department of Politics and Government, Claremont Graduate University

Moderator: Melanie M. Marlowe, Lecturer, Georgetown Center for Security Studies             

11:50 – 12:00 pm – Break

12:00 – 1:25 pm – Lunch & Keynote Click here to watch the video of the keynote address!

George F. Will, Syndicated Columnist 

1:25 – 1:35 pm – Break

1:35 – 2:35 pm – Panel 3: Delegations and Criminal Law – Click here to watch the video of the full panel!

Brenner M. Fissell, Associate Professor of Law, Maurice A. Deane School of Law, Hofstra University
Carissa Byrne Hessick, the Ransdell Distinguished Professor of Law and Director of the Prosecutors and Politics Project, University of North Carolina School of Law

Moderator: Craig S. Lerner, Professor of Law, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University 

2:35 – 3:35 pm – Panel 4: Delegations to Private Actors – Click here to watch the video of the full panel! 

Paul J. Larkin, Jr., The John, Barbara, & Victoria Rumpel Senior Legal Research Fellow, The Heritage Foundation
Kimberly Wehle, Professor of Law, University of Baltimore, School of Law

Moderator: JoAnn Koob, Director, Liberty & Law Center, and Assistant Professor of Law, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University

3:35 – 3:50 pm – Break

3:50 – 5:15 pm – Panel 5: Chevron, Nondelegation, and the “Major Questions” Doctrine – Click here to watch the video of the full panel!

Adam R. F. Gustafson, Partner, Boyden Gray & Associates 
Ilya Shapiro, Director, Robert A. Levy Center for Constitutional Studies, Cato Institute
Rena Steinzor, Edward M. Robertson Professor, University of Maryland Carey Law School

Moderator: Andrew Kloster, Deputy Director, The C. Boyden Gray Center for the Study of the Administrative State 

5:15 pm – Adjourn

Presented Research Papers

Additional Materials

The papers and transcripts in Professor Alan B. Morrison’s nondelegation challenge to recent tariffs are available online, at his client’s web site: http://www.aiis.org/2018/06/american-institute-for-international-steel-files-lawsuit-challenging-constitutionality-of-section-232-steel-tariffs/ 


Photo Credit: Jeffrey Berger