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administrative law

n. the procedures created by administrative agencies (governmental bodies of the city, county, state or Federal government) involving rules, regulations, applications, licenses, permits, available information, hearings, appeals and decision-making. Federal agency procedures are governed by the Administrative Procedure Act, and many states have adopted similar procedural formats either by law or regulation. It is important to consider two vital factors in dealing with administrative agencies: 1) the rules and regulations are often special for each agency and are not usually found in the statutes but in those regulations; 2) a member of the public must "exhaust his/her administrative remedies" (take every step, including appeals) with the agency and its system before he/she can challenge the administrative ruling with a lawsuit in court. There are exceptions (such as emergency or obvious futility) to exhausting one's remedies, but those are rare. Administrative law can be a technical jungle, and many lawyers make lots of money from knowing how to hack their way through it on behalf of their clients. (See: Administrative Procedure Act, administrative law judge)

administrative law

the body of rules and procedures that organizes government and provides mechanisms for redress of grievances as a result of decisions or actions of government. For lawyers its main practical manifestation is seen in cases of JUDICIAL REVIEW of administrative action.
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The report, published on Tuesday, argues that Wales is in a position to innovate and reform its administrative justice system from the ground up, ensuring that it embodies the highest commitment to standards of public decision-making, social justice and human rights.
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Accessible, effective, and fair systems of civil, family, and administrative justice are fundamental and far-reaching components of democratic societies.
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Mr Thompson, an expert on Public Law, Administrative Justice and Human Rights, is a serving member of the Administrative Justice and Tribunals Council.
We recommend for inclusion, amongst others, the right to trial by jury, the right to administrative justice and international human rights as yet not incorporated into UK law.
On 29 January 2008, the Court of Administrative Justice in Cairo upheld arguments made in two cases concerning Baha'is who had sought to restore their full citizenship rights by asking that they be allowed to leave the religious affiliation field blank on official documents.
For each period and state, the volume analyzes the major concepts of public law and their transformations, including sovereignty, the state, the statute, the separation of powers, the public interest and administrative justice.
This will apply to both the general justice system and to the administrative justice system which deals with cases in which the state or one of its agencies is party.
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It is time for more prosecutors to step out from behind the curtain, and operate the administrative justice machine in the open.

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