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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 house was removed from the list last November following a verdict by the Court of Administrative Justice, due to the absence of any legally valid deed showing the house had ever actually belonged to the poet.
The establishment of a modern administrative justice system is one of the foundations of the modern democratic state that Tunisia aspires to consecrate," he said.
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.
The Supreme Leader's message to the youth of North America and Europe has opened a golden chapter in the history and it will result in awakening the future generations," Montazeri said, addressing a meeting of the staff of the Court of Administrative Justice.
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Lemire, Worcester Superior Court's regional administrative justice, said the prohibition, which will not apply to court employees, law enforcement officers, lawyers or jurors, resulted from recent incidents in which cellphones were used in apparent attempts to intimidate witnesses and led to physical violence.
The compensations may be decided by the judges of the general courts of the Justice Ministry of the administrative justice of the court of grievances," he explained.
The Administrative Justice Court rejected an appeal by the Prime Minister against an earlier court ruling that ordered the removal of police guards from university campuses, legal sources said.
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