The Federalist Society just held, and concluded, its 17th Annual Faculty Conference, running alongside (as always) the meeting of the American Association of Law Schools. Said events include a riveting debate between Jonathan Adler and Nick Bagley on (what else?) King v. Halbig. They further include two splendid back-to-back panels: one on “The Executive Power to Not Enforce the Law” (featuring John Harrison, Gillian Metzger, Zachary Price, and Nick Rosenkranz; moderated by Tara Grove); the other on “The Administrative State: Within the Bounds of Law?” (featuring Philip Hamburger, Kristin Hickman, Richard Pierce, and yours truly; moderated, with Teutonic punctuality, by our very own John McGinnis).
Not at my best here, due to an awful cold. The point, in any event: when it comes to clamping down on the administrative state everything that matters is in the weeds, and every constitutional argument that’s worth a dang will be underhanded.
Comments, thoughts most welcome.