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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Following a lengthy hearing last year, an administrative law judge agreed with the state's decision to revoke the license. CBS News, "Warrants issued for nursing home workers allegedly linked to patient deaths during Hurricane Irma," 24 Aug. 2019 The regional director of the National Labor Relations Board ruled there’s enough merit to send the cases to an administrative law judge., "GE still railing against Markopolos report," 20 Aug. 2019 Fleming, who was fired by the academy last year, was reinstated last month to his job with back pay by an administrative law judge. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Naval Academy professor returns, but not to class," 19 Aug. 2019 The vote on rules authorizing administrative law judges to handle some of the commission’s work was delayed June 17 following dueling motions and testimony by industry on one side and community and environmental groups on the other. Judith Kohler, The Denver Post, "Colorado’s writing of new oil, gas rules off to a rocky start," 3 July 2019 Given the administration’s attempt to disregard administrative law in the attempt to add the census question, however, there is ample reason to be fearful that these protections may not be enough. Adam Eichen, The New Republic, "Advocates Want Everyone Counted, No Matter the Fate of the Citizenship Question," 27 June 2019 CalPERS’ board should reject their claim, protect taxpayers and uphold the findings of its administrative law judge that transit employees are bound by Brown’s pension law changes. Daniel Borenstein, The Mercury News, "Borenstein: CalPERS must stop transit workers’ pension windfall," 18 June 2019 Ethics cases are unique in that rulings on motions filed before an administrative trial can be appealed, unlike other administrative law proceedings. Andrea Gallo, ProPublica, "Why the “Most Egregious” Ethics Case in Louisiana Remains Open Nine Years Later," 16 May 2019 Federal administrative law judge Timothy Maher barricaded himself inside a Princeton home with family members, the Miami Herald reported, citing law enforcement sources. Ryan Gaydos, Fox News, "Florida judge dead amid hostage standoff after weapons arrest, reports say," 24 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of administrative law

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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