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DEADLINES IN ADMINISTRATIVE LAW

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  • Source:
    University of Pennsylvania Law Review, 2008/04/01, Vol: 156, p923
  • Additional Information
    • Author:
      Jacob E. Gersen , and Anne Joseph O'Connell
    • Citation:
      156 U. Pa. L. Rev. 923
    • Copyright:
      Copyright (c) 2008 University of Pennsylvania Law Review
    • Abstract:
      Introduction A cottage industry in administrative law studies the various mechanisms by which Congress, the President, and the courts exert control over administrative agencies. Restrictions on the appointment and removal of personnel, 1 the specification of requisite procedures for agency decision making, 2 presidential prompt letters, 3 ex ante review of proposed decisions by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), 4 legislative vetoes, 5 and alterations in funding and jurisdiction 6 are all potential mechanisms for controlling agency behavior. This Article focuses on a more basic mechanism of control that has surprisingly gone comparatively unnoticed in the literature on administrative agencies: control of the timing of administrative action. 7 Deadlines requiring agencies to commence or complete action by a specific date are common in the modern administrative state. For example, deadlines are found throughout many modern environmental statutes. 8 Environmental legislation is hardly an exception in this regard, however. Unfortunately, even basic descriptive statistics about the frequency and nature of deadlines are lacking, never mind a fully elaborated theory of regulatory deadlines. 9 This Article provides a doctrinal, theoretical, and empirical analysis of deadlines in administrative law. Administrative deadlines are important for several reasons. First, notwithstanding the range of potential tools Congress uses to control the bureaucracy, specifying the content of agency rulemakings or adjudications is often difficult, if not impossible, ex ante. 10 A central premise of the administrative state is that agencies have better information and greater expertise than Congress, thus the need for delegation ...
    • Subject Terms:
    • Keywords:
      notwithstanding
      administrative
      adjudications
      unfortunately
      environmental
      comparatively
      specification
      surprisingly
      jurisdiction
      presidential
    • Accession Number:
      edslex83F8498C
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      GERSEN, J. E. Deadlines in Administrative Law. University of Pennsylvania Law Review, [s. l.], v. 156, p. 923, 2008. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edslex&AN=edslex83F8498C&custid=s8280428. Acesso em: 14 jul. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Gersen JE. Deadlines in Administrative Law. University of Pennsylvania Law Review. 2008;156:923. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edslex&AN=edslex83F8498C&custid=s8280428. Accessed July 14, 2020.
    • AMA11:
      Gersen JE. Deadlines in Administrative Law. University of Pennsylvania Law Review. 2008;156:923. Accessed July 14, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edslex&AN=edslex83F8498C&custid=s8280428
    • APA:
      Gersen, J. E. (2008). Deadlines in Administrative Law. University of Pennsylvania Law Review, 156, 923.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Gersen, Jacob E. 2008. “Deadlines in Administrative Law.” University of Pennsylvania Law Review 156 (April): 923. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edslex&AN=edslex83F8498C&custid=s8280428.
    • Harvard:
      Gersen, J. E. (2008) ‘Deadlines in Administrative Law’, University of Pennsylvania Law Review, 156, p. 923. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edslex&AN=edslex83F8498C&custid=s8280428 (Accessed: 14 July 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Gersen, JE 2008, ‘Deadlines in Administrative Law’, University of Pennsylvania Law Review, vol. 156, p. 923, viewed 14 July 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Gersen, Jacob E. “Deadlines in Administrative Law.” University of Pennsylvania Law Review, vol. 156, Apr. 2008, p. 923. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edslex&AN=edslex83F8498C&custid=s8280428.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Gersen, Jacob E. “Deadlines in Administrative Law.” University of Pennsylvania Law Review 156 (April 1, 2008): 923. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edslex&AN=edslex83F8498C&custid=s8280428.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Gersen JE. Deadlines in Administrative Law. University of Pennsylvania Law Review [Internet]. 2008 Apr 1 [cited 2020 Jul 14];156:923. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edslex&AN=edslex83F8498C&custid=s8280428