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: 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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Reasonable Disagreements: The End Of The Year; The Start Of An Impeachment Trial

interview with Richard A. Epstein, Adam J. Whitevia Reasonable Disagreements
Monday, December 16, 2019

Impeachment: the House, the Senate, and the role of Chief Justice Roberts.

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Judicial Legitimacy And Proposals To Restructure The Supreme Court

interview with Richard A. Epstein, Adam J. Whitevia Reasonable Disagreements
Thursday, November 7, 2019

Nice Court You Have Here, Shame If Something Happened To It.

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Clarence Thomas Holds the Line

by Adam J. Whitevia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

To the chagrin of populists and progressives alike, the Supreme Court justice displays an intelligent and insistent fidelity to the Constitution.

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Reasonable Disagreements: Impeachment, And What Trump Meant

interview with Richard A. Epstein, Adam J. Whitevia Reasonable Disagreements
Thursday, October 3, 2019

President Trump, Ukraine, the Bidens, and impeachment.

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A Few Words Of Gratitude For The Hoover Institution

by Adam J. Whitevia Medium
Sunday, August 4, 2019

This week I’ll leave the Hoover Institution, my professional home for the last few years. And because I am leaving with a heart full of gratitude for the institution and my colleagues, I want to take a moment to say “thanks.” This place, which I’ve admired for so long, changed my life. I will be forever indebted.

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