administrative law


Definition of administrative law 

: law dealing with the establishment, duties, and powers of and available remedies against authorized agencies in the executive branch of the government

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Medical Board of California documents signed by an administrative law judge on Monday show Dr. George Tyndall agreed to the suspension that will remain in place until the board makes a final decision on the status of his license. Fox News, "Former USC gynecologist has license suspended," 30 Aug. 2018 The Sinclair-Tribune deal was scuttled this summer after Mr. Pai expressed serious concerns with it and referred it to an administrative law judge for further investigation. John D. Mckinnon, WSJ, "Pai Showed Sinclair No Favoritism, FCC Watchdog Finds," 27 Aug. 2018 There was still a slim chance that Sinclair could save the merger because the FCC referred the deal to an administrative law judge. Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica, "Tribune calls off merger, blasts Sinclair for circumventing FCC rules," 9 Aug. 2018 Residents can also give feedback under oath at the administrative law judge hearing. Libby Solomon,, "Widespread support, a couple passionate detractors at Bosley Estates public meeting," 12 July 2018 Getting first crack at the request, an administrative law judge denied it, but staff experts at the Public Service Commission argued that more tree trimming would pay off. Bill Laitner, Detroit Free Press, "History of power outages riles metro Detroiters, DTE promises fixes," 28 June 2018 Protect and ensure an aggrieved party’s access to an administrative law judge. Scott Whitaker, STAT, "It’s time to reform the process for determining what Medicare covers," 27 June 2018 The agency is still pursuing the enforcement, and an administrative law judge initially found in its favor. Mark Epstein, WSJ, "Google’s and Facebook’s Dubious Bitcoin Bans," 25 June 2018 Remke officially stepped down days before the primary election amid ongoing turmoil at the commission to serve as a presiding administrative law judge for the Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board. Taryn Luna, sacbee, "California political watchdog agency gets a new boss," 22 June 2018

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1810, in the meaning defined above

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Legal Definition of administrative law 

: the branch of the law dealing with government agencies

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