|Edward Shils Professor of Law and Political Science
Coglianese Does Due Diligence on the ‘Fourth Branch’ of Government
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Which is the most important branch of the US government?
The legislature? The judiciary? Or is it the regulatory
agencies that every
year create twenty
times as many binding
laws as Congress
the new Edward
Shils professor of
law and political
science, Cary Coglianese,
it’s this often-
and regulatory law
that has become
for many of our government’s most important decisions.
“Administrative law focuses on some of the most significant
lawmaking and law-implementing bodies,” says Coglianese.
“This so-called fourth branch of government is where a lot of
the action is for public policymaking — and for making a huge
impact on society, whether for good or ill.”