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Administrative Law and Regulatory Policy: Problems, Text, and Cases

Front Cover - Administrative Law and Regulatory Policy: Problems, Text, and Cases

Seventh Edition

Stephen G. Breyer
U.S. Supreme Court

Richard B. Stewart
New York University

Cass R. Sunstein
Harvard Law School

Adrian Vermeule
Harvard Law School

Michael Herz
Cardozo School of Law

2011. 1088 pages. ISBN: 978-0-7355-8744-1. With Teacher's Manual.

About the Book

An intellectually rich and sophisticated casebook that covers administrative law doctrine as well as regulatory policy issues.


  • Stellar authorship
  • Logical organization—revealing the interaction between doctrine and procedure, as well as bureaucratic and political factors in play
  • Notes and Problems systematically survey regulation—coverage of not only administrative procedure, but also substantive issues of regulation, including health, safety, and environmental protection, as well as traditional economic regulation
  • Historical background material—including the rise of regulation and the role of the New Deal in changing American government
  • Coverage of economic analysis of regulatory decisions—extensive material on cost-benefit analysis
  • Comprehensive Teacher’s Manual—offering detailed advice and answers to problems

New to the Seventh Edition:

  • Completely revised materials on presidential appointment and removal
  • New materials on e-rulemaking, the Obama Administration’s transparency and openness initiatives, and other uses of new technologies
  • Updated and streamlined Notes and Questions throughout
  • New coverage of subjects of recent attention and controversy, including the Information Quality Act,  midnight regulations, and guidance documents
  • Key Supreme Court decisions, including
    • Gonzales v. Oregon (concerning Chevron “step zero”)
    • Massachusetts v. EPA (concerning standing, Chevron, and arbitrary and capricious review)
    • FCC v. Fox Television Stations, Inc. (arbitrary and capricious review, particularly with regard to changed agency policies)
    • Woodford v. Ngo (exhaustion of administrative remedies)
  • Expanded statutory appendix