Adam J. White

Biography: 

Adam J. White was a research fellow at the Hoover Institution. White is the director of the Center for the Study of the Administrative State at George Mason University's Antonin Scalia Law School, where he also teaches Administrative Law. He writes widely on the administrative state, the Supreme Court, the Constitution, and regulatory policy, with special focus on energy policy and financial regulation. 

He was appointed to the Administrative Conference of the United States, a federal advisory board focused on improving federal agencies' practices. He also serves on the leadership council of the American Bar Association's Administrative Law Section; on the executive committee of the Federalist Society's Administrative Law Practice Group; and on the board of directors of LandCAN, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting conservation on working lands.

His articles appear in The Wall Street Journal, The Weekly Standard, Commentary, and other publications, and he is a contributing editor for National Affairs, City Journal, and The New Atlantis. He previously practiced law at Boyden Gray & Associates PLLC and Baker Botts LLP, litigating regulatory and constitutional issues. After graduating from the University of Iowa and Harvard Law School, he clerked for Judge David B. Sentelle on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. 

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Reasonable Disagreements: The Podcast Is Back In Session And So Is The Supreme Court

interview with Richard A. Epstein, Adam J. Whitevia Reasonable Disagreements
Monday, October 11, 2021

The justices are back from their vacations, and so are Richard and Adam.

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Reasonable Disagreements: You Say Goodbye, I Say Hello

interview with Richard A. Epstein, Adam J. Whitevia Reasonable Disagreements
Thursday, January 21, 2021

Richard and Adam close the book on the Trump years — except for the whole post-presidential impeachment thing. And Richard elaborates his case for regulating Twitter as a “common carrier.”

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Reasonable Disagreements: After The Riot

interview with Richard A. Epstein, Adam J. Whitevia Reasonable Disagreements
Thursday, January 7, 2021

A day after rioters stormed the Capitol to disrupt Congress’s certification of Joe Biden’s election, Richard and Adam reflect on yesterday’s tragic effects, and the path forward. 

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Reasonable Disagreements: A Nominal Administration

interview with Richard A. Epstein, Adam J. Whitevia Reasonable Disagreements
Friday, December 11, 2020

Richard and Adam analyze several of those picks, with an eye to what this means for foreign policy, climate regulation, and other specifics, and a broader view of what to expect from the administrative state overall.

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Reasonable Disagreements: Court In Disaster

interview with Richard A. Epstein, Adam J. Whitevia Reasonable Disagreements
Tuesday, December 1, 2020

The Supreme Court's Thanksgiving-eve order blocking Governor Andrew Cuomo's COVID-19 rules against religious gatherings.

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Reasonable Disagreements: Poll Positions

interview with Richard A. Epstein, Adam J. Whitevia Reasonable Disagreements
Monday, November 16, 2020

Adam and Richard look to the weeks ahead, and to what the longer-term future might hold for the Republican and Democratic Parties.

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Reasonable Disagreements: Truth And Justice

interview with Richard A. Epstein, Adam J. Whitevia Reasonable Disagreements
Monday, October 19, 2020

In their last pre-election episode, Richard and Adam discuss Judge Barrett’s Senate confirmation hearings; the Supreme Court’s next Obamacare case; and social media companies’ power over information itself.

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Reasonable Disagreements: An Appointment With History

interview with Richard A. Epstein, Adam J. Whitevia Reasonable Disagreements
Monday, September 21, 2020

Days after the sad news of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death, Richard Epstein offers some reflections upon the late justice. 

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Reasonable Disagreements: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

interview with Richard A. Epstein, Adam J. Whitevia Reasonable Disagreements
Tuesday, September 8, 2020

In today's (admittedly bleak) episode, Richard and Adam consider proposals to give the Federal Reserve even broader powers; and problems in the run-up to the presidential election; and problems that might happen after votes are cast; and President Trump's call to defund "anarchic" cities. Adam looks for the sunny side, but he doesn't find it.

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Reasonable Disagreements: Administrative States: From TikTok, To Law & Order, To Covid-19

interview with Richard A. Epstein, Adam J. Whitevia Reasonable Disagreements
Monday, August 24, 2020

From TikTok, to Law & Order, to Covid-19.

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