March 1, 2023

12:15 pm - 1:15 pm, Pacific Time

A Debate on the Major Questions Doctrine and its Implications for Administrative Law

McGeorge School of Law: Classroom B, Sacramento, California

This event is in collaboration with The Federalist Society. They presented Professor Russell Weaver and we presented Professor John Sims.

This is Professor Weaver's shortened bio:

Professor Russell L. Weaver graduated cum laude from the University of Missouri School of Law in 1978. He was a member of the Missouri Law Review, was elected to the Order of the Coif, and won the Judge Roy Harper Prize. After law school, Professor Weaver was associated with Watson, Ess, Marshall & Enggas in Kansas City, Missouri, and worked for the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of General Counsel in Washington, D.C. Professor Weaver began teaching at the Louis D. Brandeis School of Law in 1982, and holds the rank of Professor of Law and Distinguished University Scholar. He teaches the First Amendment, Constitutional Law, Advanced Constitutional Law, Remedies, Administrative Law, Criminal Law, and Criminal Procedure.

This is Professor Sim's shortened bio:

Professor John Cary Sims has spent more than 40 years as an attorney, teacher, and scholar focusing on the ways in which the Constitution and the mechanisms based on it can be used to protect the rights of individuals and guard against the abuses of government power. His early specialization was in constitutional law and in the federal statutes designed to expose the operations of the government to public scrutiny, such as the Freedom of Information Act. He graduated from Harvard Law and has been a McGeorge faculty member in 1986. Professor Sims has written extensively in a wide range of legal publications, particularly on issues under the First Amendment, government secrecy, and surveillance of private communications.