Articles Tagged with administrative law

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Memorandum on Restoring the Department of Justice’s Access-to-Justice Function and Reinvigorating the White House Legal Aid Interagency Roundtable (MAY 18, 2021 • PRESIDENTIAL ACTIONS)

Excerpt: “By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and in order to increase meaningful access to our legal system and an array of Federal programs, it is hereby ordered as follows: ….” [Link to the Memorandum at the Whitehouse website or Briefing Room or at the Federal Register (and eventually the CFR) website.]

Legal Research Tips: Researching Administrative Law: Federal and State

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Not as obscure as you might think – and definitely in the public interest:

Final Incorporation by Reference Rule Implements Recommendation 2011-5 (from Legal Research Plus, with links to Fed Register)

Today, the Office of the Federal Register (OFR) published its final rule on incorporation by reference. See Incorporation by Reference, 79 Fed. Reg. 66,267 (Nov. 7, 2014). The Freedom of Information Act allows agencies to incorporate by reference into federal regulations extrinsic materials that are “reasonably available to the class of persons affected.” 5 U.S.C. § 552(a)(1). ….

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You can link to this Superseded OAR grid from our What’s New and our Document Index (under the letter O) pages and – wonk alert – see a picture of first page of the first Oregon Administrative Rule Bulletin, from May 1, 1958.

Thank you to all the librarians who helped me compile this grid!

And remember, It’s Not All Online.

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Justice Bedsworth, in A Criminal Waste of Space, August 2014:

“Deciding Between Comfort Animals and Comfort Food,” by Justice William W. Bedsworth

Excerpt: “Edward O. Wilson is a biologist. A very perceptive biologist. He sums up the human condition this way, “We have Paleolithic emotions, medieval institutions, and god-like technology.”

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For all the talk about “it’s all online,” we recently noticed that the Oregon Attorney General’s Administrative Law Manual and Uniform and Model Rules of Procedure under the APA is still available only in print.

(We keep a “not online” list and update it as people ask for things we can’t find or get online.)

It took years to get the Oregon Attorney General’s office to put their full Public Records and Meetings Manual online (and superseded editions are still not online); so the Model Rules may not appear online anytime soon, but it’s never too late to start a “please put it online” campaign.

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Guidelines for Open Data Policies (and more from the Sunlight Foundation and Open Congress)

Everyone likes open data, government transparency, consumer protections, and life online, but do you ever think about what it costs to make these happen?

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