Richard J. Pierce

George Washington University Law School

2000 H Street, N.W.

Washington, DC 20052

United States

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Scholarly Papers (55)

1.

Reflections on Seminole Rock: The Past, Present, and Future of Deference to Agency Regulatory Interpretations

Yale Journal of Regulation, Notice & Comment Blog, Washington University in St. Louis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2847668, Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 16-41, Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 2017-38
Number of pages: 77 Posted: 07 Oct 2016 Last Revised: 10 Aug 2017
Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School, University of Washington - School of Law, University of Pittsburgh - School of Law, University of Virginia School of Law, George Washington University Law School, Independent, Cato InstituteGeorgetown University, Law Center, University of Michigan Law School, Vanderbilt University - Law School, University of Iowa - College of Law, Florida State University - College of Law, University of North Carolina School of Law, Case Western Reserve University School of Law, New York University School of Law, Munger, Tolles & Olson, LLP, Harvard Law School, Harvard Law School, Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law, University of Dayton School of Law, Chapman University, The Dale E. Fowler School of Law, Utah Supreme Court, Columbia University - Law School, Lewis & Clark Law School, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - School of Law, Notre Dame Law School, American Enterprise Institute and Office of Legal Counsel
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Administrative Agencies, Seminole Rock, Auer, What Is New in Administrative Law, Deference, Chevron

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Natural Gas Fracking Addresses All of Our Major Problems

Journal of Energy and Environmental Law, May 2013, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2012-128, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2012-128
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 15 Nov 2012
Richard J. Pierce
George Washington University Law School
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What Should We Do About Administrative Law Judge Disability Decisionmaking?

GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 573, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 573
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 20 Jul 2011
Richard J. Pierce
George Washington University Law School
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Antidumping Law as Means of Facilitating Cartelization

Number of pages: 28 Posted: 29 Feb 2000
Richard J. Pierce
George Washington University Law School
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Antidumping Law as Means of Facilitating Cartelization

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George Washington University Law School

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Environmental Regulation, Energy, and Market Entry

Number of pages: 25 Posted: 02 Aug 2004
Richard J. Pierce
George Washington University Law School
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Environmental regulation, energy policy, natural gas, electricity

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Mergers in the Electric Power Industry

Number of pages: 32 Posted: 10 Feb 2005
Richard J. Pierce
George Washington University Law School
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mergers, electric power, FERC, electricity markets

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What Do the Studies of Judicial Review of Agency Actions Mean?

Administrative Law Review, Forthcoming, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 505, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 505
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 26 May 2010
Richard J. Pierce
George Washington University Law School
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Realizing the Promise of Restructuring the Electricity Market

Number of pages: 65 Posted: 02 Sep 2004
Richard J. Pierce
George Washington University Law School
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Electricity, natural gas, deregulation, Federal Power Act, FERC, Enron

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Book Review: Outsourcing Sovereignty: Why Privatization Threatens Democracy

George Washington Law Review, Forthcoming, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 360, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 360
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 18 Oct 2007
Richard J. Pierce
George Washington University Law School
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privatization, outsourcing, national security, inherently governmental functions

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An Empirical Study of Judicial Review of Agency Interpretations of Agency Rules

Administrative Law Review, Forthcoming, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 523, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 523
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 22 Jan 2011 Last Revised: 13 Apr 2011
Richard J. Pierce and Joshua A. Weiss
George Washington University Law School and George Washington University - Law School
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The Past, Present, and Future of Energy Regulation

GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 513, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 513
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 05 Oct 2010
Richard J. Pierce
George Washington University Law School
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Energy Regulation, Global Warming, Carbon Tax, Oil, Natural Gas, Electricity

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The Clean Power Plan: Testing the Limits of Administrative Law and the Electric Grid

George Washington Journal of Energy and Environmental Law, 2016 Forthcoming, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2015-61, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2015-61
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 08 Jan 2016 Last Revised: 17 Feb 2016
Emily Hammond and Richard J. Pierce
George Washington University - Law School and George Washington University Law School
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Clean Power Plan, electricity, Chevron, Brand X, administrative law, renewables

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The Inherent Limits of Judicial Control of Agency Discretion: The D.C. Circuit and the Nondelegation Doctrine

Number of pages: 46 Posted: 29 Feb 2000
Richard J. Pierce
George Washington University Law School
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Can the Federal Trade Commission Use Rulemaking to Change Antitrust Law?

GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2021-42, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2021-42
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 04 Nov 2021
Richard J. Pierce
George Washington University Law School
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administrative law, antitrust law

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Saving the Unitary Executive Theory from Those Who Would Distort and Abuse it: A Review of the Unitary Executive, by Steven G. Calabresi and Christopher Yoo

University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law, Forthcoming, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 452, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 452
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 17 Nov 2008
Richard J. Pierce
George Washington University Law School
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unitary executive theory, presidential power, constitution, Vesting Clause, appointment power

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Amicus Curiae Brief of Interested Energy Law Scholars in Support of the Petitioners (FERC v. Electric Power Supply Association, U.S. Supreme Court)

Vanderbilt Public Law Research Paper No. 15-32
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 18 Jul 2015 Last Revised: 24 Nov 2015
Richard J. Pierce, Joel B. Eisen, Emily Hammond and Jim Rossi
George Washington University Law School, University of Richmond - School of Law, George Washington University - Law School and Vanderbilt University - Law School
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energy, energy law, Federal Power Act, Supreme Court, amicus curiae, just and reasonable, statute, statutory, jurisdiction, FERC, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, EPSA, Electric Power Supply Association, demand response, wholesale markets, electricity, practices

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Comparing the Competition Law Regimes of the United States and India

GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2017-27, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2017-27
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 14 Apr 2017
Richard J. Pierce
George Washington University Law School
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Natural Gas: A Long Bridge to a Promising Destination

Utah Environmental Law Review, Forthcoming, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 588, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 588
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 17 Oct 2011 Last Revised: 07 Jun 2012
Richard J. Pierce
George Washington University Law School
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energy, environment, international environment, climate change

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The Appropriate Role of Costs in Environmental Regulation

Number of pages: 50 Posted: 02 Mar 2002
Richard J. Pierce
George Washington University Law School
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What Factors Can an Agency Consider in Making a Decision?

Michigan State Law Review, Forthcoming, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 418, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 418
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 10 Jul 2008
Richard J. Pierce
George Washington University Law School
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agency decision-making, discretion, arbitrary and capricious, Chevron

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The Rocky Relationship between the Federal Trade Commission and Administrative Law

GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2014-31, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2014-31
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 09 Jul 2014
Richard J. Pierce
George Washington University Law School
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administrative law, antitrust, FTC

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The Effects of President Trump's Reversal of President Obama's Climate Policies are Greatly Exaggerated

GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2017-29, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2017-29
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 14 Apr 2017
Richard J. Pierce
George Washington University Law School
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23.

Democratizing the Administrative State

GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 173
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 02 Nov 2005
Richard J. Pierce
George Washington University Law School
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Making Sense of Procedural Injury

GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 471, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 471
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 30 Jul 2009
Richard J. Pierce
George Washington University Law School
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administrative law, harmless error rule, plausibility test, substantially probable test

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The Supreme Court Should Eliminate Its Lawless Shadow Docket

(forthcoming) Admin. L. Rev., GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2021-26, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2021-26
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 19 Jul 2021
Richard J. Pierce
George Washington University Law School
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26.

Regulation in the Biden Administration

GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2020-76, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2020-76
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 16 Nov 2020
Richard J. Pierce
George Washington University Law School
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Biden Administration, regulation

27.

The Future of Deference

Number of pages: 24 Posted: 14 Oct 2015
Richard J. Pierce
George Washington University Law School
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administrative law

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A Primer on Demand Response and a Critique of FERC Order 745

Journal of Energy and Environmental Law, 2011, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 577, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 577
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 09 Aug 2011
Richard J. Pierce
George Washington University Law School
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29.

What Should We Do About Social Security Disability Appeals?

Regulation, Vol. 34, No. 3, 2011
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 08 Nov 2011 Last Revised: 19 Feb 2013
Richard J. Pierce
George Washington University Law School
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social security disability benefits, ALJ, Administrative law judges, appeals process, U.S. social security, federal social security policy, reform

30.

Legal Disputes Related to Climate Change Will Continue for a Century

Environmental Law Journal, Vol. 43, Fall 2012, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2012-71, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2012-71
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 20 Sep 2012
Richard J. Pierce
George Washington University Law School
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The Administrative Conference and Empirical Research

GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2014-19, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2014-19
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 17 May 2014
Richard J. Pierce
George Washington University Law School
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administrative law

The Administrative Conference and Empirical Research

Number of pages: 12 Posted: 14 Oct 2015
Richard J. Pierce
George Washington University Law School
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administrative law

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The Combination of Chevron and Political Polarity Will Have Awful Effects

GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2020-45, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2020-45
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 06 Jun 2020
Richard J. Pierce
George Washington University Law School
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Agency Adjudication: It Is Time to Hit the Reset Button

GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2020-54, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2020-54
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 04 Sep 2020
Richard J. Pierce
George Washington University Law School
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How Should the U.S. Public Law System React to President Trump?

GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2018-35, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2018-35
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 20 Aug 2018
Richard J. Pierce
George Washington University Law School
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A Realistic Version of Campaign Finance Reform and Two Essential Steps Toward a Return to Effective Governance

George Mason Law Review, Forthcoming, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2019-41, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2019-41
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 31 Jul 2019
Richard J. Pierce
George Washington University Law School
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Who Should Determine Whether an Agency's Explanation of a Tax Rule is Adequate?

63 Duke Law Journal, 2014, Forthcoming, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2013-124, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2013-124
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 07 Nov 2013
Richard J. Pierce
George Washington University Law School
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Amicus Curiae Brief of Administrative Law Scholars in Support of the Petitions Mortgage Bankers Association v. Harris

GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2014-20, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2014-20
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 17 May 2014
Richard J. Pierce, Alan B. Morrison and Robert L. Glicksman
George Washington University Law School, George Washington University - Law School and George Washington University - Law School
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administrative law

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The Scope of the Removal Power Is Ripe for Reconsideration

GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2019-9, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2019-9
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 01 Apr 2019
Richard J. Pierce
George Washington University Law School
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Supreme Court Brief Amicus Curiae of Administrative Law Scholars in Support of Neither Party

GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2018-07, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2018-07
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 07 Mar 2018
George Washington University - Law School, George Washington University - Law School, George Washington University - Law School, George Washington University Law School and George Washington University Law School
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The U.S. Federal Trade Commission Workshop on Non-Compete Clauses

GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2020-01, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2020-01
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 16 Jan 2020
Richard J. Pierce
George Washington University Law School
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Primary Jurisdiction: Another Victim of Reality

GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2017-28, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2017-28
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 15 Apr 2017
Richard J. Pierce
George Washington University Law School
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42.

The Regulatory Budget Debate

GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2017-30, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2017-30
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 14 Apr 2017
Richard J. Pierce
George Washington University Law School
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Comments of Richard J. Pierce, Jr. on Promoting the Rule of Law Through Transparency and Fairness in Civil Administrative Enforcement and Adjudication Docket Number OMB-2019-0006

GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2020-07, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2020-07
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 20 Feb 2020
Richard J. Pierce
George Washington University Law School
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Response to Professor Farber's 'Regulatory Review in Anti-Regulatory Times'

GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 14 Dec 2018
Richard J. Pierce
George Washington University Law School
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Testimony of Richard J. Pierce, Jr. Before the Social Security Subcommittee of the House Ways and Means Committee (June 27, 2012)

GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2012-73, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2012-73
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 20 Sep 2012 Last Revised: 21 Sep 2012
Richard J. Pierce
George Washington University Law School
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A Comparison of the Cultures and Performance of a Modern Agency and a Nineteenth-Century Agency

Richard J. Pierce, Jr., A Comparison of the Cultures and Performance of a Modern Agency and a Nineteenth-Century Agency, in ADMINISTRATIVE LAW FROM THE INSIDE OUT: ESSAYS ON THEMES IN THE WORK OF JERRY L. MASHAW 322 (Nicholas R. Parrillo ed., 2017)., GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2017-87, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2017-87
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 15 Dec 2017
Richard J. Pierce
George Washington University Law School
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District Court Review of Findings of Fact Proposed by Magistrates: Myth or Reality

George Washington Law Review, Forthcoming, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2012-72, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2012-72
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 20 Sep 2012
Richard J. Pierce
George Washington University Law School
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Takeaways from the Conference on the Future of White House Regulatory Oversight and Cost-Benefit Analysis

GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2019-60, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2019-60
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 26 Sep 2019
Richard J. Pierce
George Washington University Law School
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Comparing Dutch and U.S. Approaches to Reducing Emissions of Co2

Number of pages: 7 Posted: 14 Oct 2015
Richard J. Pierce
George Washington University Law School
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environmental law

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Delegation, Time, And Congressional Capacity: A Response To Adler And Walker

GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2019-57, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2019-57
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 05 Sep 2019
Richard J. Pierce
George Washington University Law School
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Should the Court Change the Scope of the Removal Power?

Richard J. Pierce, Should the Court Change the Scope of the Removal Power? (Aug. 20, 2018). , GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2018-36, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2018-36
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 27 Aug 2018
Richard J. Pierce
George Washington University Law School
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Supreme Court Brief Of Amicus Curiae Richard J. Pierce, Jr. In Support Of Neither Party

GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2019-64, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2019-64
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 09 Nov 2019
Richard J. Pierce
George Washington University Law School
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Judge Lamberth's Reign of Terror at the Department of Interior

Posted: 22 Jan 2004
Richard J. Pierce
George Washington University Law School

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administrative law

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The Inherent Limits on Judicial Control of Agency Discretion: The D.C. Circuit and the Nondelegation Doctrine

Posted: 06 Dec 1999
Richard J. Pierce
George Washington University Law School

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Reconciling Chevron and Stare Decisis

Georgetown Law Journal
Posted: 24 Apr 1997
Richard J. Pierce
George Washington University Law School

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