A Unified Corps of ALJs: A Proposal to Test the Idea at the Federal Level
65 Judicature 266 (1981).
11 Pages Posted: 21 May 2016
Date Written: November 1981
In this article, I briefly document the changing nature of the role of administrative law judges in the federal administrative process, and I discuss, in light of this change, concerns about the independence of ALJs as reflected by the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) and other statutes. Finally, I address proposals that ALJs be made into a unified corps - to act as a separate and independent administrative judiciary - and I suggest that we partially restructure the current system to test the practicality of such proposals.
Keywords: administrative law, administrative law judges
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