Explore BrainMass

Legal Matters concern for Public Administrators

Why have legal matters become such a concern for public administrators? Do you see this as part of a trend likely to continue? What are some examples?

Solution Preview

Legal matters have become a big concern for public administrators because we're seeing the government being sued and "rallied against," so to speak, more than at any other time in history, from both an internal and external standpoint. A good example of this concept would be Health Care Reform, which is known commonly as Obamacare in the U.S. The House of Representatives fought over and over (and over!) against the implementation of Obamacare. When we see this much fighting going on actually inside of the public administration, attention must be paid to legal matters at a deeper level than we've ever experienced before. Regardless of political affiliation, we see other examples of this as well. Congress or the House has constantly battled against President Obama's initiatives, as it generally turns into a fight of Republican vs. Democrat. Never before in any presidential ...

Solution Summary

This solution explains why legal matters have become a concern for public administrators, and if the trend is likely to continue. Several examples are also provided.