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: 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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Reasonable Disagreements: Constitutional Conflicts In DC And Beyond

interview with Richard A. Epstein, Adam J. Whitevia Reasonable Disagreements
Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Adam and Richard discuss Supreme Court rulings.

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Reasonable Disagreements: Prosecutions And Precautions

interview with Richard A. Epstein, Adam J. Whitevia Reasonable Disagreements
Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Michael Flynn, Justin Amash, and Clarence Thomas

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Reasonable Disagreements: Coronavirus And An Essay That Went Viral

interview with Richard A. Epstein, Adam J. Whitevia Reasonable Disagreements
Thursday, April 2, 2020

The coronavirus outbreak, and the costs and benefits of the government’s response.

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Reasonable Disagreements: Socially Distant: Richard And Adam Disagree About COVID-19

interview with Richard A. Epstein, Adam J. Whitevia Reasonable Disagreements
Monday, March 23, 2020

Assessing the policy responses to COVID-19.

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Reasonable Disagreements: Coronavirus, The Constitution, And The CFPB

interview with Richard A. Epstein, Adam J. Whitevia Reasonable Disagreements
Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Government powers in emergencies and the Supreme Court’s recent oral arguments in Seila Law v. CFPB.

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Reasonable Disagreements: Trying Times In The Senate

interview with Richard A. Epstein, Adam J. Whitevia Reasonable Disagreements
Friday, January 31, 2020

The impeachment trial.

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