SCOTUS Review: Administrative Law Cases in the 2012 Term

SCOTUS Review:  Administrative Law Cases in the 2012 Term

The United States Supreme Court (SCOTUS) decides a few significant administrative law cases each Term and the Term just concluded was no exception.  Although “administrative law” decisions do not draw the interest of the more volatile constitutional cases that the general press finds so tantalizing, administrative law and related decisions profoundly affect how Americans live and interact with their Government.

E-Verify: An Error Rate That Will Ruin Lives

E-Verify: An Error Rate That Will Ruin Lives

The new immigration reform bill approved by the Senate last week mandates that employers check a government database called E-Verify to confirm that all of their new hires are legally eligible to work in the U.S. First launched in 1996, E-Verify compares employees’ names, social security numbers, and passport photographs with Department of Homeland Security and Social Security Administration records.  

Monday Morning Regulatory Review: Obama’s Climate Action Plan, OMB, Food Safety, Affordable Care Act Exchanges

Monday Morning Regulatory Review: Obama’s Climate Action Plan, OMB, Food Safety, Affordable Care Act Exchanges

The Administration filled a key regulatory post and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) completed review on another economically significant Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act regulation, in addition to the preventive contraceptives final rule.