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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The court is generally considered the second most important, but its docket is idiosyncratic and heavily weighted toward administrative law, which can be extraordinarily complex. Adam Liptak, New York Times, "Brett Kavanaugh, a Conservative Stalwart in Political Fights and on the Bench," 9 July 2018 Given that Kavanaugh's jurisdiction entails D.C., he's heard a number of cases related to agencies and administrative law, typically siding against agencies that create significant policy through regulation. Kathryn Watson, CBS News, "What you need to know about Trump's top SCOTUS contenders," 8 July 2018 The department can also file charges against the business and seek a decision from an administrative law judge through the city’s Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings. Kaya Laterman, New York Times, "How to Avoid a Renovation Nightmare," 30 Mar. 2018 As an administrative law judge, Kellogg works for the executive branch’s Office of Administrative Hearings and is not affiliated with the Kansas judiciary. Andy Marso, kansascity, "Judge called mom of disabled woman ‘snotty,’ chastised her for exercising a basic right," 23 Jan. 2018 Tribune walked away from its $3.9 billion deal in August after the Federal Communications Commission referred the merger to an administrative law judge, a move widely seen as dooming the transaction. Drew Fitzgerald, WSJ, "Six TV Station Owners Settle Justice Department Antitrust Allegations," 13 Nov. 2018 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

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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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