The problem of securing effective governmental regulation of economic interests that overlap state boundary lines, while at the same time curbing the growth of a centralized bureaucracy and preventing the disintegration of local government, becomes daily more disturbing. For this reason the passage of the Motor Carrier Act in the closing days of the 74th Congress and its approval by the President on August 9, 1935, was an event of singular importance for students of American governmental administration. Important as the legislation is in its substantive aspects, it is equally noteworthy because of its administrative provisions. The striking feature of the procedural technique prescribed by the act is the plan for the utilization of state administrative machinery in effectuating federal regulatory power. This plan merits detailed study.
Paul G. Kauper,
UTILIZATION OF STATE COMMISSIONERS IN THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE FEDERAL MOTOR CARRIER ACT,
Mich. L. Rev.
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