The departure from ideals has very substantial costs that create a presumption against it in the absence of compelling evidence of its necessity.
So yesterday Michael Greve announced that he was going to step back from full-time blogging and would join our conversations from time to time. Mike has been a part of this site since its launch in 2012 and has contributed much to its success. I know that his regular posts will be greatly missed. As one reader commented to Mike, “You have been a lucid and consistent voice in a relative wilderness. I am a non-lawyer who has learned a ton about administrative law and executive federalism: fascinating and horrifying in equal parts. I am sure there are other law professors who know what you know; but none has told it the way you’ve told it. Keep telling it. Shout if you can.” Indeed.
I’m also excited to introduce two new guest bloggers for the month of November to our humble site. First up is James Rogers of Texas A&M. Professor Rogers has a joint faculty appointment at the main campus of Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas and at the TAMU campus in Doha, Qatar. He holds a Ph.D in political science as well as a J.D. Rogers has published numerous articles in the American Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, the Journal of Theoretical Politics, Public Choice, Legislative Studies Quarterly, and others. Rogers is a fellow with the Institute for Science, Technology and Public Policy at the Bush School of Government and Public Service. He served as editor of the Journal of Theoretical Politics for a number of years, and is a featured author for First Things.
Our next guest blogger is Brian Mannix of George Washington University’s Regulatory Studies Center, where he is a recognized national expert on energy and environmental policy and regulation. He served as the Environmental Protection Agency’s Associate Administrator for Policy, Economics, and Innovation from 2005 to 2009; earlier he served as Deputy Secretary of Natural Resources for the Commonwealth of Virginia. Mannix earned A.B. and A.M. degrees from Harvard University in Mathematics and Chemistry, and a Masters of Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
We look forward to their contributions during November.