90 Nw. U. L. Rev. 1557 (1995-1996)
Fierce Compromise: The Administrative Procedure Act Emerges from New Deal Politics

handle is hein.journals/illlr90 and id is 1575 raw text is: Copyright 1996 by Northwestern University, School of Law    Printed in U.S.A.
Northwestern University Law Review                            Vol. 90, No. 4
FIERCE COMPROMISE: THE
ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE ACT
EMERGES FROM NEW DEAL POLITICS
George B. Shepherd*
I. INTRODUCTION .......................................... 1558
II. PRELUDE TO BATTLE .................................... 1561
A. Administrative Agencies and New Deal Politics .... 1561
B. Reform Proposals Outside the Spotlight ............ 1565
C. The 1929 Norris Bill ................................ 1566
D. The 1933 Logan Bill ................................ 1568
E. The American Bar Association's Special Committee
on Administrative Law .............................. 1569
F. The 1935-1936 ABA Administrative Court
Proposal .............................................  1575
G. The 1936 Logan-Celler Administrative Court Bill... 1578
H. The Federal Register Act ........................... 1580
III. NEW Focus ON ADMINISTRATIVE REFORM IN 1937 ..... 1580
A. New Approach: The ABA's 1937 Procedural
Reform Proposal .................................... 1582
B. Roosevelt's Executive Reorganization Fight ......... 1584
IV. GROWING MOMENTUM IN 1938 .......................... 1586
A. Conservative Democrats and the Conservative
Coalition  ............................................  1586
B. The 1938 Logan Administrative Court Bill and
Senate Hearings ..................................... 1588
C. The ABA's 1938 Committee and Roscoe Pound .... 1590
V. THE WALTER-LOGAN BILL AND CONSERVATIVE POWER
OF  1939-1940  ............................................  1593
A. Several New Bills ................................... 1593
B. The Attorney General's Committee on
Administrative Procedure ........................... 1594
C. The Walter-Logan Bill .............................. 1598
D. The Senate Judiciary Committee's Approval ........ 1601
* Assistant Professor of Law, Emory University School of Law. I thank Thomas C. Arthur,
Ian Ayres, Timothy Bresnahan, William Buzbee, Daniel P. Kessler, Linda Mabry, William T.
Mayton, Roger G. Noll, A. Mitchell Polinsky, William G. Shepherd, Geoffrey R. Watson, Barry
R. Weingast, and seminar participants at Emory University School of Law and Stanford Univer-
sity for their comments.

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