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Creating the Administrative Constitution: The Lost One Hundred Years of American Administrative Law (Yale Law Library Series in Legal History and Reference)
This groundbreaking book is the first to look at administration and administrative law in the earliest days of the American republic. Jerry Mashaw demonstrates that from the very beginning Congress delegated vast discretion to administrative officials and armed them with extrajudicial adjudicatory, rulemaking, and enforcement authority. The legislative and administrative p ...more
Hardcover, 432 pages
Published July 17th 2012 by Yale University Press
(first published January 1st 2012)
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On one level this book is just a truncated recap of Leonard White's four volume series on the administrative policies of the US government up to 1900. Jerry Mashaw, a Yale law school professor, admits in his preface that he decided to begin the book after opening that cornucopia of historical fodder, the U.S. Statutes at Large, and realizing that the 18th and 19th century had much more administrative law and practice than he had once thought. He admits that quite a few other people, such as Whit ...more