Promoting Executive Accountability Through Qui Tam Legislation

15 Pages Posted: 24 Apr 2018

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Randy Beck

University of Georgia School of Law

Date Written: 2018

Abstract

For hundreds of years prior to ratification of the U.S. Constitution, Anglo-American legislatures used qui tam legislation to enforce legal constraints on government officials. A qui tam statute allows a private informer to collect a statutory fine for illegal conduct, even if the informer lacks the particularized injury normally required for Article III standing. This essay explores whether qui tam regulation should be revived as a means of ensuring executive branch legal accountability.

Keywords: Qui Tam, administrative law, executive branch, regulations, executive orders, president, standing, government officials

Suggested Citation

Beck, Randy, Promoting Executive Accountability Through Qui Tam Legislation (2018). Chapman Law Review, Vol. 21, 2018, University of Georgia School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2018-13, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3164539

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