Can the FBI withhold the rap sheet of an alleged organized crime figure if it contains public information? Can a public hospital conduct urine tests for drug use on patients without their knowledge or consent? Can the FDA regulate the distribution of tobacco products to minors?
Through the use of recent and "classic" legal cases, Steven J. Cann enlivens the topic of administrative law and makes it accessible and interesting to students. In this problem-solving approach to administrative law, Cann presents a theoretical framework juxtaposing democracy and the fourth branch of government, the administrative state. Democracy is presented as the notion that citizens should have some influence over government policy. Each chapter, however, presen