Scholarly Articles and Other Contributions
 

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1991

Abstract

I have served as Chairman of the Administrative Conference of the United States (ACUS) for a little more than six years. It has been both a fulfilling and a frustrating experience. The Conference has accomplished a great deal, yet it could do much more. I take this opportunity to review the role of the Conference in modern administrative law. In this article I wish to meet two goals. The first is to illustrate the role of the Administrative Conference-what it does, and how it does it. During my tenure, I have often used the chairmanship as a "bully pulpit" to preach on these subjects to Congress, Federal agencies, the bar and academia. The second objective is to review the role of the Conference and share some thoughts as to what it can accomplish in the future. In keeping with the Conference's own modus operandi, I will review both the etiology and current practice of the Conference before putting forward recommendations for structural improvement.

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