administrative state

Neomi Rao Confirmed to Brett Kavanaugh’s Seat on D.C. Circuit Court

Senators confirmed Neomi Rao on Wednesday to the seat on the D.C. Circuit appeals court formerly held by Justice Brett Kavanaugh, installing an ardent advocate of cutting government red tape to a court where the size and scope of the federal government dominates the docket.

Neomi Rao (AP PhotoJ. Scott Applewhite)

Neil Gorsuch Is Ready to Take On Administrative State

Justice Neil Gorsuch gave the most significant public address of his tenure on the nation’s highest court Thursday when he addressed the Federalist Society’s annual dinner, recently named in honor of the last man to hold his seat: Antonin Scalia.

Supreme Court Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch speaks at the Federalist Society's 2017 National Lawyers Convention in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Sait Serkan Gurbuz)

Top Legal Experts Analyze Gorsuch Judicial Record

WASHINGTON—National legal experts analyzed Judge Neil Gorsuch’s judicial record at a Heritage Foundation forum on Wednesday, predicting a conservative intellectual to succeed Justice Antonin Scalia.

Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch meets with Democratic Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Nationwide Medicare Drug Funding Cuts Decided By Unelected Bureaucrats

The Medicare drug payment rule is significant in several ways, perhaps most important of which is that it is yet another Obama use of the “administrative state,” sometimes referred to as the fourth branch of government, to “make” laws. Once again, as with Obamacare, illegal immigration, and, most recently, gender ideology executive action – to name just a few – Obama and his deputies are attempting an end run around Congress, “making” laws for Americans.

In this July 30, 2015 file photo, a sign supporting Medicare is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington.