The Biden Administration kicked off 2021 with a flurry of executive orders and directives. New appointees to leadership roles in the federal bureaucracy have claimed broad authority to act without direct Congressional authorization. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, for example, issued of a broad “emergency” directive that would subject many private employers to a vaccine mandate. This new rule was recently stayed by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.
To discuss these and other developments, the Manhattan Institute is happy to feature visiting fellow and NYU Law Professor Richard A. Epstein and senior fellow and director of legal policy James R. Copland, both of whom wrote books last year on the administrative state: Epstein’s The Dubious Morality of Modern Administrative Law and Copland’s The Unelected: How an Unaccountable Elite is Governing America.
Please join us on the evening of December 14, 2021, for a discussion of the modern American administrative state—in theory, in law, and in practice. Books will be available for purchase and signing for interested attendees.