Guide to Judicial and Political Review of Federal Agencies, A

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Author(s)

John Duffy and Michael Herz

Source

Chicago: American Bar Association, Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice, 2005

Summary

This books looks at how courts can uphold or overturn regulatory decisions.

Policy Relevance

Federal courts, Congress, and the President can sometimes uphold or overturn regulators’ decisions.

Main Points

  • Generally, courts respect and defer to the decisions made be administrative agencies and administrative judges. There are a few exceptions.

  • Regulators are accountable to some extent by Presidential and Congressional oversight.

  • Federal statutes that apply to administrative agencies include the Paperwork Reduction Act and the Regulatory Flexibility Act.

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