THE MORALITY OF ADMINISTRATIVE LAW

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Date: May 2018
From: Harvard Law Review(Vol. 131, Issue 7)
Publisher: Harvard Law Review Association
Document Type: Article
Length: 7,551 words
Lexile Measure: 1770L

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As it has been developed over a period of many decades, administrative law has acquired its own morality. An understanding of the morality of administrative law puts contemporary criticisms of the administrative state in their most plausible light. Reflected in a wide array of seemingly disparate doctrines, but not yet recognized as such, the morality of administrative law includes a set of identifiable principles, often said to reflect the central ingredients of the rule of law. Closely related to what Professor Lon Fuller described as the internal morality of law, the resulting doctrines do not deserve an unambiguous celebration, because many of them have an ambiguous legal source; because from the welfarist point of view, it is not clear if they are always good ideas; and because it is not clear that judges should enforce them.

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