ON-Lion Letter

In March, the Hoover Institution at Stanford University held a day-and-a-half conference on the role of executive power and discretion under the rule of law.  Hosted by Hoover's Initiative on Regulation and the Rule of Law and organized by Bradley Prize recipient Allan H. Meltzer and Kenneth E. Scott, the conference examined the critical issues for a government founded on the separation of powers to operate in an effective and legal manner.  It drew on recent examples of the expansion of presidential executive authority to make law.

Meltzer is the Allan H. Meltzer University Professor of Political Economy at the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University and a distinguished visiting fellow of the Hoover Institution.  Scott is the Ralph M. Parsons Professor of Law and Business Emeritus at Stanford Law School and a Hoover senior research fellow.

The conference included presentations and panels on corporate mandates imposed through pretrial diversion agreements, whether the administrative state can be tamed, the role of guidance in modern administrative procedure, and presidential signing statements.  Bradley Prize recipient Richard A. Epstein made the presentation on modern administration procedure.

The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation in Milwaukee substantially supports the Hoover Institution's Initiative on Regulation and the Rule of Law.

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