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Judge Edwards received a B.S. degree from Cornell University in 1962 and a J.D. degree from the University of Michigan Law School in 1965. He graduated from law school with distinction and was a member of the Michigan Law Review and the Order of the Coif. He was appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit by President Carter in 1980. He served as Chief Judge from September 15, 1994 until July 16, 2001, and he took Senior status on November 3, 2005. Before joining the bench, Judge Edwards was a tenured Professor of Law at the University of Michigan Law School (1970-75 and 1977-80) and at Harvard Law School (1975-77). He was also a member of the faculty at the Institute for Educational Management at Harvard University (1976-82). He practiced law in Chicago with Seyfarth, Shaw, Fairweather & Geraldson from 1965 to 1970.

He is currently a Professor of Law at the NYU School of Law, where he has taught since 1990. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences; the American Law Institute; and a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. He has served as Co-Chair of the Committee on Identifying the Needs of the Forensic Science Community and a member of the Committee on Science, Technology, and Law at the National Academy of Sciences; Chairman of the Board of Directors of Amtrak; member of the Executive Committee of the Association of American Law Schools; and member and Vice President of the National Academy of Arbitrators.

2023 Post Publication Update for Federal Standards of Review.

Beginning in 2007, through three editions, Judge Edwards and Linda Elliott co-authored a book on the standards governing judicial review of district court decisions and agency actions. The third edition of the book was published in 2018. See Harry T. Edwards & Linda A. Elliott, Federal Standards of Review: Review of District Court Decisions and Agency Actions, 3D (Thomson Reuters 2018). However, due to personal circumstances and other commitments, Judge Edwards and Linda Elliott decided not to produce any further editions of the book. And they have no interest in publishing yearly “supplements” because, in their view, supplements are not an effective way to keep readers up to date with the materials covered in the book. However, Judge Edwards prefers not to squander the countless hours of work that went into producing Federal Standards of Review. Therefore, he has resolved to put together a yearly Post Publication Update. The 2023 Update is his third such effort.

As is clear in the 2023 Update, the discussion of new developments in the law has been integrated with materials that were included in the 2022 Update. Several parts have been completely rewritten. Of particular note is a new chapter on the Major Questions Doctrine. In addition, a new Index and a new Table of Cases have been created. These materials will be updated each year in a fully integrated form. The Update is not for sale. The materials are strictly for research, education, and teaching. Nothing in the Update is meant to be a definitive statement of the law. The Update is merely a resource for anyone with an interest in standards of review.

Click this link to access 2023 Post Publication Update for Federal Standards of Review.

An electronic copy is available at: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4177117