Biography

William T. Mayton


Thomas J. Simmons
Professor Emeritus of Law

 

 

 

 

 

Areas of Expertise
Constitutional and Administrative Law

Biography

William T. Mayton teaches constitutional and administrative law. After graduating from law school at Columbia University, he practiced law in Washington, D.C. and Palo Alto, California, and served as assistant counsel to the United States Senate Select Committee (the Watergate Committee).

Professor Mayton is the author of numerous articles on constitutional and administrative law and on the First Amendment, including the textbook Administrative Law (published by West Publishing Co., 1992).

Thomas J. Simmons Professor of Law. B.S., University of South Carolina, 1963; J.D., Columbia University, 1972.

Publications
 
The Myth of 527 Organizations
Emory Public Law Research Paper No. 05-15 2005

 
Recess Appointments and an Independent Judiciary
20 Const. Comment. 515 2004

 
Recess Appointments and an Independent Judiciary
Constitutional Commentary 2004

 
The Fate of Lesser Voices: Calhoun v. Wechsler on Federalism
32 Wake Forest L. Rev. 1083 1997

 
Buying-Up Speech: Active Government and the Terms of the First and Fourteenth Amendments
3 Wm. & Mary Bill Rts. J. 373 1994

 
Law Among the Pleonasms: The Futility and Aconstitutionality of Legislative History in Statutory Interpretation
41 Emory L. J. 113 1992

 
The Illegitimacy of the Public Interest Standard at the FCC
38 Emory L. J. 715 1989

 
From a Legacy of Suppression to the Metaphor of the Fourth Estate
39 Stan. L. Rev. 139 1987

 
The Possibilities of Collective Choice: Arrow's Theorem, Article I, and the Delegation of Legislative Power to Administrative Agencies
35 Duke L. J. 948 1986

 
The Possibilities of Collective Choice: Arrow's Theorem, Article I, and the Delegation of Legislative Power to Administrative Agencies
35 Duke L. J. 948 1986

 
A Concept of a Rule and the Substantial Impact Test in Rulemaking
33 Emory L. J. 889 1984

 
Seditious Libel and the Lost Guarantee of a Freedom of Expression
84 Colum. L. Rev. 91 1984

 
Toward a Theory of First Amendment Process: Injunctions of Speech Subsequent Punishment and the Costs of the Prior Restraint Doctrine
67 Cornell L. Rev. 245 1982

 
Politics, Money, Coercion, and the Problem with Corporate PACS
29 Emory L. J. 375 1980

 
The Legislative Resolution of the Rulemaking versus Adjudication Problem in Agency Lawmaking
29 Duke L. J. 103 1980

 
The Legislative Resolution of the Rulemaking versus Adjudication Problem in Agency Lawmaking
29 Duke L. J. 103 1980

 
Ersatz Federalism under the Anti-Injunction Statute
78 Colum. L. Rev. 330 1978