administrative law


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Florida health regulators were correct to deny a medical-marijuana license to partners and heirs of an 84-year-old man who died before the state made a final decision about awarding the license, an administrative law judge ruled. Dara Kam, Sun Sentinel, 15 Feb. 2023 In a separate case before the Supreme Court, the Securities and Exchange Commission makes the same argument concerning a constitutional challenge to removal restrictions for its administrative law judges. The Editorial Board, WSJ, 6 Nov. 2022 As a result, the company must reinstate and make whole a number of workers who were let go from locations in or around Buffalo, among other remedies, NLRB administrative law judge Michael Rosas said. Danielle Wiener-bronner, CNN, 1 Mar. 2023 The Supreme Court ruled in United States v. Arthrex in 2021 that decisions by administrative law judges in the Patent Office must be reviewable and revisable by the office’s director to comply with the clause. Matt Ford, The New Republic, 17 Feb. 2023 The neighbors have also protested since last summer his right to serve beer and wine, a matter that should finally be decided Thursday before an administrative law judge with the state Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. Heather Knight, San Francisco Chronicle, 8 Feb. 2023 Ezra Johnson, an energy attorney, former administrative law judge and one-time VIA Metropolitan Transit trustee, is also thinking about running for District 10. Megan Rodriguez, San Antonio Express-News, 1 Feb. 2023 The same month, a U.S. administrative law judge allowed the transaction to move forward, after the Federal Trade Commission attempted to block the deal on antitrust grounds. Kristin Broughton, WSJ, 1 Feb. 2023 Thomas Ewing was a former professor who taught at a university in the United Kingdom, a lawyer who went on to be the chief administrative law judge for the state of Oregon and an author. oregonlive, 12 Dec. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1810, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of administrative law was in 1810

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“Administrative law.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Mar. 2023.

Legal Definition

administrative law

: the branch of the law dealing with government agencies

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