Office Of Administrative Law Judges

The Office of Administrative Law Judges performs the initial adjudicative fact-locating in Commission administrative complaint proceedings, guided by the FTC Act, the Administrative Process Act, relevant case law interpreting these statutes, and the FTC’s Guidelines of Practice, 16 C.F.R. Element 3. The administrative law judge assigned to handle every complaint issued by the Commission holds pre-hearing conferences resolves discovery disputes, evidentiary disputes and procedural disputes and conducts the full adversarial evidentiary hearing on the record. The organization of a national legislature , the structure of the courts, the traits of a cabinet, and the role of the head of state are typically regarded as matters of constitutional law, whereas the substantive and procedural provisions relating to central and local governments and judicial review of administration are reckoned matters of administrative law.

Administrative law is one particular of the three fundamental regions of public law dealing with the connection involving government …