FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Harry M. Seidman
ACUS Announces Publication of Sourcebook on Federal Administrative Adjudication Outside the Administrative Procedure Act
Washington, D.C., September 16, 2019 – ACUS is pleased to announce the publication of its newest sourcebook, Federal Administrative Adjudication Outside the Administrative Procedure Act.
The sourcebook provides agencies, Congress, the federal judiciary, and the public a comprehensive overview and cross-cutting analysis of federal administrative adjudication that is not subject to the APA’s main adjudicatory provisions.
The sourcebook expands on prior initiatives, including the online ACUS/Stanford Law School Federal Administrative Adjudication database and ACUS’s 2016 recommendation on evidentiary hearings not required by the APA. Among other things, it examines the structure of initial adjudications and appeals; the nature of pre-hearing, hearing, and post-hearing procedures; the types of adjudicators used; and the caseloads at individual agencies.
Michael Asimow served as the author of this important project. Professor Asimow is a Professor of Law Emeritus at UCLA and a Senior Fellow at Santa Clara University School of Law. He previously served as a consultant to ACUS on the 2016 recommendation on evidentiary hearings outside the APA.
The Administrative Conference of the United States is an independent federal agency dedicated to improving the administrative process through consensus-driven applied research and providing nonpartisan expert advice and recommendations for federal agency procedures. Its membership is composed of senior federal officials, academics, and other experts from the private sector. Except for the Chairman, all Conference Members are unpaid.
The Conference is committed to promoting effective public participation and efficiency in the rulemaking process by leveraging interactive technologies and encouraging open communication with the public as well as making improvements to the regulatory process by reducing unnecessary litigation, and improving the use of science and the effectiveness of applicable laws.
Learn more at http://www.acus.gov/.
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