Within the Scope

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Blogging on Administrative Law and the Public Sector -- with an emphasis on happenings in and around the Minnesota State Capitol.

Located: St Paul, Minnesota
Tags: Administrative Law, State Capitol, Minnesota Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, U.S. Supreme Court, Lipman

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Zivotofsky v. Clinton: The Little Case that Raises Big Constitutional Questions on Dec 19, 2011Early in November, Solicitor General Donald B. Verrilli, Jr., the Justice Department’s top lawyer, made a very consequential speech about foreign policy and the separation of powers.  It also is a speech that nearly no one has ever heard.



A Few Moments With Harvey Mackay, The Indispensable Man on Feb 27, 2010Yesterday, I took a few moments out of a busy day to attend a book-signing. The event centered on the release of Harvey Mackay’s latest title, Use Your Head to Get Your Foot in the Door.  As many people who know me well – and frank...



Moving Toward the Right Procurement Agenda – For Congress and For Us on Feb 21, 2010Steven L. Schooner, Associate Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Government Procurement Law Program at George Washington University, recently posted to the Social Science Research Network a chapter from a forthcoming book: “Framing a Public Ma...



The Land Use Case that Every Minnesota Rule Writer Should Read on Feb 14, 2010On Thursday, the Minnesota Supreme Court issued an interesting and important opinion that the rulemaking community is certain to be thinking about, reading and discussing for weeks to come.The opinion arises out of a challenge to the Department of Na...



Not Just Narrowly Tailored, But Gently Tailored As Well on Jan 23, 2010While one could no doubt run an entire constitutional law seminar on the features that are found yesterday’s 183-page opinion, Citizens United v. Federal Elections Commission, I was drawn to one part in particular – the majority’s contention th...



OAH Releases its "Video Guide to Hearings" to Aid Unrepresented Parties on Jan 21, 2010The Minnesota Office of Administrative Hearings, in partnership with Senate Media Services, developed this 8-minute video as an aid to persons with contested cases who appear on their own behalf, without an attorney.The video guide is meant as a supp...