Promoting Executive Accountability Through Qui Tam Legislation
15 Pages Posted: 24 Apr 2018
Date Written: 2018
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
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