Legislation and Regulation


In the Administrative Procedure Act of 1946, Congress attempted to substitute a new rulemaking procedure for the constitutional legislative process. This led to decades of delegation of legislative power to executive agencies, which transformed the basis of political legitimacy in America.


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Kevin Portteus is the Lawrence Fertig Professor of Politics at Hillsdale College. He received his B.A. from Ashland University and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Dallas.