Administrative law

the body of rules and principles that governs the duties and operations of federal or state administrative agencies, as commissions and boards.
Contemporary Examples

So of course, administrative law judges are awarding more disability payments to people now.
Michael Tomasky on What Sullivan and Frum Get Wrong About Obama Michael Tomasky January 25, 2012

An administrative law judge still must decide on a remedy for the parties.
Here’s Where Marriage Equality and Religious Protections Clash Justin Green December 12, 2012

Historical Examples

This is characteristic of most of the German codes; they are concerned with private and not with public or administrative law.
A Source Book for Mediaeval History Oliver J. Thatcher

During the period of his connexion with the council he devoted himself zealously to the study of administrative law.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 4 Various

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