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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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Given its subject matter, administrative justice developed mainly alongside the growth of the welfare state after the Second World War.
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Administrative justice is a concept that is closely related to the idea of justice as a whole, of which we consider it to be part.
Ghaemi said, "As per law, the Court of Administrative Justice has the authority to rule over such legal cases."
As I will discuss in a brief overview of the history of administrative bodies in Canada, the idea of an administrative justice system, rather than a multiplicity of isolated agencies and tribunals, has been a guiding force in the reform of administrative justice in Canada for a few decades now.
The evaluation consists of a set of tables on the efficiency, quality and independence of commercial, civil and administrative justice systems.
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Unjust by design; Canada's administrative justice system.
While at Tulane, Wells served as an Administrative Justice on the Moot Court Board from 1989 to 1990 and was a member of the Moot Court Board beginning in 1988.
The Kafr El-Sheikh Administrative Court referred a lawsuit citing voting irregularities against President Mohamed Morsy and the president of the Supreme Electoral Commission to the First Circuit Court of Administrative Justice on Wednesday.
Failure to adhere to the UNHCR guidelines, in particular those that relate to refugees' rights to be heard and to appeal decisions made, would amount to unfair administrative justice.

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