Daniel E. Walters

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Titles and Affiliations
Assistant Professor, Penn State Law (University Park)

Daniel E. Walters is an assistant professor of law at Penn State Law, as well as an affiliate faculty member in the Department of Political Science and an affiliated researcher in the Institutes of Energy & the Environment at the Pennsylvania State University. He brings an empirical and interdisciplinary approach to the study of public law and regulatory policy, with work appearing or forthcoming in the Yale Law Journal, the Stanford Law Review, the Columbia Law Review, the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, the Georgetown Law Journal, the Michigan Law Review, the Cornell Law Review, the Emory Law JournalEcology Law Quarterly, the Journal of Public Administration Research & Theory, the Harvard Environmental Law Review, and the Administrative Law Review, among others. His current research focuses on empirically testing claims undergirding proposed reforms to the regulatory state and administrative law, as well as examining political and legal approaches to promote a transition to a cleaner energy economy. Professor Walters serves as the Editor-in-Chief of Administrative & Regulatory Law News, the newsletter of the American Bar Association's Section on Administrative Law & Regulatory Policy.

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Recent Publications

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Coglianese, C., Scheffler, G. & Walters, D. E., 2021, In: Stanford Law Review. 73, 4, p. 885-967 83 p.

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Whither the regulatory "war on coal"? Scapegoats, saviors, and stock market reactions

Coglianese, C. & Walters, D. E., 2021, In: Ecology Law Quarterly. 47, 1, p. 1-72 72 p.

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Symmetry’s mandate: Constraining the politicization of American administrative law

Walters, D. E., Dec 2020, In: Michigan Law Review. 119, 3, p. 455-518 64 p., 2.

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Capturing the regulatory agenda: An empirical study of agency responsiveness to rulemaking petitions

Walters, D. E., Jan 1 2019, In: Harvard Environmental Law Review. 43, 1, p. 175-223 49 p.

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The self-delegation false alarm: Analyzing auer deference’s effects on agency rules

Walters, D. E., 2019, In: Columbia Law Review. 119, 1, p. 85-168 84 p.

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Agenda-setting in the regulatory state: Theory and evidence

Coglianese, C. & Walters, D. E., Dec 1 2016, In: Administrative Law Review. 68, 1, p. 93-118 26 p.

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The judicial role in constraining presidential nonenforcement discretion: The virtues of an APA approach

Walters, D. E., Aug 2016, In: University of Pennsylvania Law Review. 164, 7, p. 1911-1948 38 p.

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Upending a global debate: An empirical analysis of the U.S. Supreme Court's use of transnational law to interpret domestic doctrine

Black, R. C., Owens, R. J., Walters, D. E. & Brookhart, J. L., 2014, In: Georgetown Law Journal. 103, 1, p. 1-46 46 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review

Ideology, qualifications, and covert Senate obstruction of federal court nominations

Owens, R. J., Walters, D. E., Black, R. C. & Madonna, A., 2014, In: University of Illinois Law Review. 2014, 2, p. 347-388 42 p.

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Scientific expertise and the balance of political interests: MEDCAC and medicare coverage decisions

Lavertu, S., Walters, D. E. & Weimer, D. L., Jan 2012, In: Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory. 22, 1, p. 55-81 27 p.

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The justiciability of fair balance under the federal advisory committee act: Toward a deliberative process approach

Walters, D. E., Feb 2012, In: Michigan Law Review. 110, 4, p. 677-708 32 p.

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