In the penultimate week of the Political Studies Program, fellows will examine how policy is translated through the administrative state and the courts. Over afternoon sessions, led by legal scholar Adam J. White, fellows will explore how the Executive, the federal agencies, and the courts interact to advance — and sometimes stymie — what Publius called, “the steady administration of the laws.” In charting the transformation of judicial and administrative power from the Founding to today, fellows will reflect on the nature of expertise in modern administration, the challenge of political accountability, and role of the courts as a check on Executive power.

Adam White on Reforming the Administrative State


Adam J. White

Adam J. White is a Resident Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, and an Assistant Professor at George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School, where he also directs the Gray Center for the Study of the Administrative State at George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School.

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