New Information Interchange Bulletin: Recusal Rules for Agency Adjudicators

ACUS has released its newest Information Interchange Bulletin, Recusal Rules for Agency Adjudicators. Based on Stetson University Law Professor Louis Virelli’s forthcoming report to ACUS, the Bulletin classifies agency approaches to recusal and graphically displays which agencies have adopted which approaches.

ACUS previously considered the subject in Recommendation 2018-4, Recusal Rules for Administrative Adjudicators, which encouraged agencies to adopt recusal rules that preserve actual impartiality and the appearance of impartiality among their adjudicators. Professor Virelli also served as a consultant on that project and prepared a report which informed ACUS’s consideration of the recommendation. 

ACUS’s Office of the Chairman releases a new Information Interchange Bulletin each month. Previous Bulletins have covered acting officials under the Vacancies Act (here) and what information agencies must publish in the Federal Register (here) and on their websites (here). All past and future Bulletins are available on our dedicated Information Interchange Bulletin webpage.


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