Some Guidance About Federal Agencies and Guidance

Law Library Journal, Vol. 105, No. 3, pp. 385-94 (Summer 2013)

University of Washington School of Law Research Paper

10 Pages Posted: 15 Aug 2013

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Mary Whisner

University of Washington - School of Law

Date Written: August 14, 2013

Abstract

This essay explores for legal researchers some of the complexity and variety of the federal administrative system. It also discusses the increasingly important role of "guidance documents" — agency pronouncements that have not gone through the rule-making process but state positions on the law and enforcement (and therefore have practical effect even if not legal effect).

Keywords: administrative law, subregulatory guidance, nonlegislative rules, regulations, rule-making, Administrative Procedure Act, Federal Register, agencies, legal research

Suggested Citation

Whisner, Mary, Some Guidance About Federal Agencies and Guidance (August 14, 2013). Law Library Journal, Vol. 105, No. 3, pp. 385-94 (Summer 2013), University of Washington School of Law Research Paper, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2310315

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