Administrative Law Judges

Administrative Law Judges in the United States Introduction to Administrative Law According to Black's Law Dictionary, 5th edition, Administrative Law is that "body of law created by administrative agencies in the form of rules, regulations, orders and decisions." Administrative […]

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) in the United States Definition of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Settlement of civil disputes by means other than trial. The move to alternative dispute resolution (ADR) was prompted by a number of factors, but largely the time, expense, and […]

Powers

Powers in the United States Copyright and Patent Powers in the Legislative Process The Congress's power, established in Article I, Section 8, Clause 8, to regulate the granting of copyrights and patents to the creators of artistic works and inventors of new technologies. The idea of copyrights […]

Stare Decisis

Stare Decisis in the United States Latin for "let the decision stand." Stare Decisis (Judicial Function) holds that once a principle of law is established for a particular legal situation, courts should adhere to that principle in similar cases in the future. The case in which the […]

Ex Parte Contacts

Ex Parte Contacts (Impartiality) This section introduces, discusses and describes the basics of ex parte contacts. Then, cross references and a brief overview about Impartiality is provided. Finally, the subject of Agency Adjudication in relation with ex parte contacts is examined. Note that a […]

Duties

Duties in United States Duties Definition

Things due and recoverable by law. The term, in its widest signification, is hardly less comprehensive than "taxes." It is applied, in its most restricted meaning, to customs; and in that sense is nearly the synonym of […]

Res Judicata

Res Judicata in United States Res Judicata Definition

A legal or equitable Issue which has been decided by a court of competent jurisdiction. To constitute a matter res judicata, so that, in a subsequent action, it cannot be drawn in question, (1) the court deciding the issue must have […]

Right to Hearing

Right to Hearing (Hearings) This section introduces, discusses and describes the basics of right to hearing. Then, cross references and a brief overview about Hearings is provided. Finally, the subject of Agency Adjudication in relation with right to hearing is examined. Note that a list of […]

Evidence

Evidence in the United States Material presented as proof at a trial. Evidence provides the basis upon which a fact dispute is resolved. Evidence generally takes the form of witness testimony or physical objects such as documents and records. Parties to a dispute are entitled to submit […]

Participation

Participation in Prosecution (Impartiality) This section introduces, discusses and describes the basics of participation in prosecution. Then, cross references and a brief overview about Impartiality is provided. Finally, the subject of Agency Adjudication in relation with participation in […]

Hearings

Hearings in the United States Juvenile Offender Hearings They include the following: REFERENCE HEARING (transfer statute, certification): A hearing to determine whether a youth·14 years of age or older, should be,removed from the protection of the Juvenile Code and referred for […]