February 20, 2014

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11 comments:

rastajenk said...

I have a question, Ms. Ann, that doesn't have anything to do with dogs or the venerable Meade. It has to do with administrative law.

Is there a book that addresses issues in admin law written for the non-law student? I'm thinking like historical underpinnings, precedents, legitimacy, challenges to, etc. Or, if the answer is a textbook, can you suggest one that isn't dry as dirt in a drought?

I am a low-level bureaucrat in an organization that doesn't have a lawyer on staff, and sometimes I have questions for which the answer is usually, "That's the way it's always been done." Often that is disappointing. Maybe I could get different answers if I could frame my questions a little more definitively, or affect some long overdue changes by borrowing from issues not related to my industry.

Just wondered. I will appreciate any kind of guidance.

chrisnavin.com said...

Some tender Goldenburgers and toughened strips of Shepard-mix for our tacos?

David said...

Beware! The wolf on the right may eat that puppy.

David said...

venerable?

Ann Althouse said...

"Is there a book that addresses issues in admin law written for the non-law student? I'm thinking like historical underpinnings, precedents, legitimacy, challenges to, etc. Or, if the answer is a textbook, can you suggest one that isn't dry as dirt in a drought?"

I'm recommending "Administrative Justice in the United States," by Peter Strauss.

Bob Ellison said...

Kiev in flames. Obama in pajamas.

Lyle said...

Hey puppy.

NotquiteunBuckley said...

http://victorhanson.com/wordpress/?p=7022

This might be the greatest piece of writing of its kind written in the last three or four weeks.

It gives me hope.

If the premise is enviro nuts are idealistic morons led by corrupt, quasi-evil suits then all kinds of scenarios could be played out whereby the idiot peon proles go against the rich 1% trying to buy them off with bullshit instead of cold, hard cash (which is what they are in it for).

We can bullshit too, for free, and have more nuggets and kernels of truth to boot. Now, I admit, we can't bullshit as good as them, but we must start trying and expect our efforts to improve over time to the point where they are viable contenders for misleading as good as Leftists do.

Also there is no "we" or us or you or them or anything in reality-they exist only in my mind to a major extent-I am simply using devices* to write better than I could without the devices.

*or perhaps more accurately "device-like microstructures" but then perhaps not.

rastajenk said...

Looks like a real page-turner, AA. Thanks for your response.

stlcdr said...

Talking about the 1%ers:

http://www.arcamax.com/thefunnies/nonsequitur/s-1474558

(Hopefully the link shows ok without a preview).

damikesc said...

Obama set to stop the "era of austerity" with his newest budget proposal (apparently, deficit dropping to $478B is good enough)

Must've missed that era.