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Disassembling the Administrative State: Do We Need Overlapping Federal and State Workers' Compensation Programs
BePress (2009)
  • Rod Sullivan, Florida Coastal School of Law
Abstract
In 1985 Chief Justice Warren Burger declared the “triumph of the Administrative State,” referring to was the increase of the number, power, and influence of federal administrative agencies which occurred during the 20th Century. The Court has not been insensitive to unprecedented growth of administrative agencies. Since then other members of the court have commented that “The proliferation of Government, State and Federal, would amaze the Framers, and the administrative state with its reams of regulations would leave them rubbing their eyes.” Nowhere is this more apparent than in the overlap between the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, and the workers’ compensation statutes of the fifty states
Keywords
  • workers' compensation,
  • longshore and harbor workers' compensation act,
  • LHWCA,
  • Defense Base Act
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Publication Date
2009
Citation Information
Rod Sullivan. "Disassembling the Administrative State: Do We Need Overlapping Federal and State Workers' Compensation Programs" BePress (2009)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/rod_sullivan/2/