Forum: Nationwide Injunctions and Federal Regulatory Programs

Nationwide injunctions prohibit the federal government from enforcing statutes, executive orders, and regulations against anyone, not just the particular plaintiffs who have challenged them in federal court. Their increasing use in high-profile cases has raised questions as to when, if ever, federal courts should use them to remedy unlawful governmental action.

Join GW Law, the Administrative Conference of the United States, and the American Bar Association, Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice as they host leading commentators, judges, and public officials to debate the arguments for and against national injunctions, special issues that arise in challenges to federal regulations, and possible judicial and statutory reforms. 

Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen will offer opening remarks. 

Pre-forum public comments are welcome at [email protected]. Background reading materials and a PDF version of the agenda are available for download here


9:30 am: Meet and Greet 

10 am: Opening Remarks 

  • The Honorable Jeffrey A. Rosen, Deputy Attorney General of the United States

10:20 am: Discussion 


  • Alan B. Morrison, Lerner Family Associate Dean for Public Interest and Public Service Law, The George Washington University Law School
  • Matthew Lee Wiener, Acting Chair, Vice Chair and Executive Director, Administrative Conference of the United States


  • Loren AliKhan, Solicitor General for the District of Columbia
  • The Honorable Ronald A. Cass, President of Cass & Associates, PC; Dean Emeritus, Boston University School of Law
  • Emily Hammond, Glen Earl Weston Research Professor, The George Washington University Law School
  • David K. Hausman, Ph.D. Candidate, Stanford Department of Political Science; Attorney, ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project (2016 – 2019)
  • Ronald M. Levin, William R. Orthwein Distinguished Professor of Law, Washington University in St. Louis School of Law
  • The Honorable Beth A. Williams, Assistant Attorney General, Department of Justice Office of Legal Policy
  • The Honorable Stephen F. Williams, Senior Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

Noon: Adjournment


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