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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Recent Examples on the Web Brinton Woods has the right to appeal and request a hearing before an administrative law judge of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Departmental Appeals Board. Mary Grace Keller,, "Health officials find Sykesville nursing home failed to isolate residents during COVID-19 outbreak, notify staff," 12 Sep. 2020 Prestige failed to show for a hearing the day before the crash, and an administrative law judge issued a $2,000 penalty, which has not been paid, according to the NTSB. Mary Esch, Star Tribune, "NTSB: Limo owner evaded safety rules before fatal crash," 26 Aug. 2020 The leaders behind Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google testified before the House Judiciary subcommittee on antitrust, commercial and administrative law. Washington Post, "Facebook disables Romanian network masquerading as pro-Trump Americans," 6 Aug. 2020 An administrative law judge will consider the requests. Nolan Clay, USA TODAY, "'Tiger King' zookeeper Jeff Lowe willfully violated animal welfare regulations, feds say," 24 Aug. 2020 Latson appealed the firing to a state administrative law judge. Lois K. Solomon,, "Principal who made Holocaust comments should not have been fired, judge rules," 13 Aug. 2020 But community members in the past opposed the Aspen Heights Towson project at several steps, exhausting an appeals process until the project was approved by a county administrative law judge in 2015. Taylor Deville,, "Towson University signs agreement with 101 York Road developer for off-campus student housing," 7 Aug. 2020 The Democratic candidates are: Mary Chrzanowski, retired Macomb County circuit judge and former federal administrative law judge. Christina Hall, Detroit Free Press, "Absentee ballots slow election count in metro Detroit," 5 Aug. 2020 One major area of success is administrative law, which sets the rules for government agencies. Richard Wolf, USA TODAY, "Associate Justice Elena Kagan, after decade on bench, emerges as Supreme Court 'bridge-builder'," 4 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of administrative law

1810, in the meaning defined above

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“Administrative law.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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Legal Definition of administrative law

: the branch of the law dealing with government agencies

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