Amicus Brief and Appendix of 15 Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, and Federal Courts Professors in Support of Appellant: Monk v. Mcdonald

65 Pages Posted: 30 Aug 2016 Last revised: 10 Nov 2016

Michael Sant'Ambrogio

Michigan State University - College of Law

Adam S. Zimmerman

Loyola Law School Los Angeles

Date Written: August 21, 2016

Abstract

This amicus brief defends the use of class actions and other aggregate procedures in "non-Article III courts" -- that is, legislative courts and administrative hearings, whose judges do not receive the salary and tenure protections described in Article III of the Constitution. The brief supports appellants' position in Monk v. McDonald, 15-7092 -- a case now pending in the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit -- that such courts, like the Court of Appeals for Veteran's Claims, may themselves hear class actions or use other aggregate procedures to promote efficiency, consistency and legal access in appropriate cases.

Suggested Citation

Sant'Ambrogio, Michael and Zimmerman, Adam S., Amicus Brief and Appendix of 15 Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, and Federal Courts Professors in Support of Appellant: Monk v. Mcdonald (August 21, 2016). Loyola Law School, Los Angeles Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2016-33. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2827215 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2827215

Michael Sant'Ambrogio

Michigan State University - College of Law ( email )

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Adam S. Zimmerman (Contact Author)

Loyola Law School Los Angeles ( email )

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Los Angeles, CA 90015-1211
United States

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