02/09/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Obama Picks Renowned Chicago Legal Scholar As Chief Regulator

Cass Sunstein, a longtime University of Chicago legal scholar and prominent author, is set to take up a key cause in the Barack Obama administration: regulation.

The president-elect is expected to name Sunstein--his friend and informal adviser--to head the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, a transition official said late Wednesday.

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