In Deference and Dialogue in Administrative Law, Emily Meazell takes up the topic of serial administrative law litigation. These repeated rounds of challenges and remands, which Meazell finds are particularly prevalent in contexts of risk regulation, provide a new lens on court-agency relationships. Meazell closely reviews several instances of such litigation, spanning topics as diverse as endangered species, potential workplace carcinogens, and financial qualifications of nuclear plant operators. She argues that such close examination reveals a process of dialogue, with agencies ultimately (if not immediately) responding to judicial concerns and courts in turn acknowledging administrative responses.
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Gillian Metzger, Serial Litigation in Administrative Law: What Can Repeat Cases Tell Us About Judicial Review?, JOTWELL (June 25, 2012) (reviewing Emily Hammond Meazell, Deference and Dialogue in Administrative Law, 111 Colum. L. Rev. 1722 (2011)), http://adlaw.jotwell.com/serial-litigation-in-administrative-law-what-can-repeat-cases-tell-us-about-judicial-review/.