The Supreme Court and the Administrative State: Previewing the Year Ahead

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Friday, October 23, 2020

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. ET

Last summer, the Supreme Court ended its annual term with a major decision on agency independence in Seila Law v. CFPB, and a major decision on the administrative process in Dep’t of Homeland Security v. Board of Regents. Will the coming year bring similarly significant decisions, in cases involving the Affordable Care Act, the Freedom of Information Act, the judicial review process, and other issues?

To discuss the new Supreme Court term, the C. Boyden Gray Center for the Study of the Administrative State will host a live webinar on October 23, 2020 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. ET. Experts will include Professor Jonathan Adler of Case Western Reserve University, Professor Aditya Bamzai of the University of Virginia, and Katie Townsend of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. The discussion will be moderated by the Gray Center’s Executive Director, Adam White.

About Professor Jonathan Adler

Jonathan H. Adler is the inaugural Johan Verheij Memorial Professor of Law and Director of the Coleman P. Burke Center for Environmental Law at the Case Western Reserve University School of Law, where he teaches courses in environmental, administrative and constitutional law. Professor Adler is the author or editor of eight books, including Marijuana Federalism: Uncle Sam and Mary Jane (Brookings 2020) and Business and the Roberts Court (Oxford University Press, 2016). His articles have appeared in publications ranging from the Harvard Environmental Law Review and Yale Journal on Regulation to the Wall Street Journal and Washington Post. He has testified before Congress a dozen times, and his work has been cited in the U.S. Supreme Court. A 2016 study identified Professor Adler as the most cited legal academic in administrative and environmental law under age 50.

About Professor Aditya Bamzai

Aditya Bamzai teaches and writes about civil procedure, administrative law, federal courts, national security law, and computer crime. He joined the University of Virginia School of Law’s faculty as an associate professor in June 2016. His work has been published or is forthcoming in the Yale Law Journal, the University of Chicago Law Review, the George Washington University Law Review and the Missouri Law Review, among other journals. Before entering the academy, Bamzai served as an attorney-adviser in the Office of Legal Counsel of the U.S. Department of Justice, and as an appellate attorney in both private practice and for the National Security Division of the Department of Justice. Earlier in his career, he was a law clerk to Justice Antonin Scalia of the U.S. Supreme Court and to Judge Jeffrey Sutton of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. He is a graduate of Yale University and of the University of Chicago Law School.

About Katie Townsend

Katie Townsend (@katie_rcfp) is the Legal Director at the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press (www.rcfp.org), a nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C. She oversees the litigation, amicus, and other legal work of Reporters Committee attorneys, and represents the Reporters Committee, news organizations, and individual journalists, including documentary filmmakers, in court access, freedom of information, and other First Amendment and press freedom matters.