This new book provides a comprehensive introduction to American law governing the administrative and regulatory activities of public agencies. In addition to covering agency rulemaking, administrative adjudication, and judicial review of agency action, Administrative Law and Policy encompasses the constitutional foundations of administrative law as well as the statutory framework within which administrative agencies operate.
It looks at a short history of the administrative state, taking note of key statutes, executive actions, and judicial decisions and also covers rights and responsibilities of public employees, civil liability of government officials and agencies, and emergency powers of the local, state, and national governments. Throughout the book, the authors use real-world examples to illustrate concepts and trends, including the federal, state, and local responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The treatment of relevant case law is very much up to date, covering decisions from the Supreme Court's 2019-20 Term. Administrative Law and Policy incorporates several recurring pedagogical features, including "Case in Point" boxes, which focus on important judicial decisions, "Agency Spotlight" boxes that examine specific government agencies or programs, and "Sidebar" boxes addressing interesting topics or events. Each chapter contains a set of key terms, all of which are defined in a Glossary.