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Administrative Law

     Administrative law is the branch of public law that concerns the activities of all the administrative agencies of governments. These government agencies can be responsible for the decisions made in a wide variety of activities including, but not limited to, police law, international trade, environment, immigration, and transportation. Administrative law dictates the way in which courts can review decisions made by administrative agencies in these areas of interest.

     In the United States, the scope of administrative law essentially includes the prevention of five fundamental issues. Firstly, the regulation in question must be neither an unconstitutional delegation of power, nor may it explicitly deny authority. Furthermore, the regulation must be based on factual findings and is aimed to serve the public's interests. Finally, the regulation must be well inside the agency's own statutory purpose.

    Similarly, in Canada, the administrative law gives the courts powers to limit the ability of administrative decision makers. Here the courts are primarily concerned with substantive review and review of the procedural process. In substantive review, courts will determine the validity of the administrative decision maker's content. On the other hand, review of the procedural process is concerned with the way in which a decision was made; it is primarily responsible for upholding the rights to be heard and the rights to be judged impartially.

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Law and Politics

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The legal area that concerns the laws surrounding voting rights, campaign financing, lobbying, etc.

Mental Health Law

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The body of law that is concerned with patients diagnosed with mental illnesses and those in charge of treating and managing them.

Occupational Socialization

Frank is a new detective assigned to the Hill Street station. During his second week on the job, he overhears locker-room talk about a big case that the department had solved. Other detectives were concerned about the admissibility of the suspect's confession because the suspect is claiming that he was intoxicated when he confes

Structure & Management: Law Enforcement Department

Your election to the post of Sheriff has convinced you that the county expects you to re-organize a dysfunctional department. You plan to start with the very basics and will reconsider the way that the department is structured and managed. You have agreed to create a report for the county commissioners, to earn their support for

Criminal Justice Administration

You are the administrator of the county probation/parole department and it's the time of the year when you need to evaluate the officers. There are two officers of special concern. The first one is a veteran who has been following all the procedures and protocols. However, he has not been showing good results; a high percentage

News and Public Administration

Look through current media for the following: 2- international 1- state(ct) 1- national 1- local (eastern ct) For each, give a summary, identify the public administrator and action taken, and give your opinion on the issue. Also analyze: Public opinion Media Economy Politics

The needs of Correctional Officers within an Internal Affairs Unit

Could you please help me to answer these question? Your job is to select correctional officers for an Internal Affairs Unit. They will investigate problems of contraband and violence in prison while working as regular officers. 1. What qualities would you look for in these officers? 2. What qualifications would you req

Administration of Criminal Justice

What are the pros and cons of privatization of prisons in the perspective of a private-sector correctional facility manager. Make two arguments for turning the correctional system over to the private correctional industry. Briefly discuss the types of challenges that each sector—both public and private—may face. Are there an

Past Due Discovery Response

As a paralegal, write a 1 page document to opposing counsel's paralegal regarding a past due discovery response. In this correspondence, tell the opposing paralegal that the discovery response is past due; that your office must have it by a certain date; if it is not forthcoming your office will file a Motion to Compel Discovery

Utilizing Secondary Sources

Maria had her wallet stolen from a local shopping mall. Immediately upon noticing it was gone, Maria contacted her credit card company to notify them of the theft. The credit card company notified Maria that there were 8 purchases on her card that day, totaling $1,500.00. Maria confirmed that she did not make any of those purcha

Creating Research Strategies and Plans

Your law office has a new client, Mr. Smith, a chemical engineer, who was recently terminated from his job at ChemoCo manufactures many products and Mr. Smith believes he was fired because he reported to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that his company was improperly disposing of toxic waste into the nearby river. Mr.

Law When There is No Governing Law

Please help with the following problem. Analyzing case law is important for many reasons. Often times attorneys on either side of a case will cite the same statue as being supportive of both of their respective positions. This is usually a matter of interpretation. Discuss who you think should be involved in that interpretat

DEA Hypothetical - Administrative Law

Scenario: You work for the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). You have been assigned to draft a proposed rule allowing qualified practitioners to dispense and prescribe to narcotic dependent persons certain controlled drugs that are approved by the FDA for detoxification treatment. What type of rule will you be drafting? Exp

Ethical vs. Moral Reasoning in Regulatory System

Make a distinction between judgments based upon ethics and moral reasoning and the regulatory system. 1.Explain the difference between intentional torts and negligence. 1.What are the differences between assault and battery? 1.Why are these differences important? Please use at least one research site to support your stat

Civil Rights & Employment Discrimination: Philadelphia Movie

Hello, Please answer the following questions that are related to the movie "Philadelphia" 1. How would you describe the ethical dilemma confronted by the managers at the law firm? 2. Are the managers at Wyant & Wheeler justified in firing Andrew? What set of criteria would you use to arrive at this decision? 3. How is the

Adjusting to Terrorism

Could I get some help in writing ideas for a detailed paper on an administrative change you would propose to make in a criminal justice agency in an effort to combat terrorism more effectively? Describe the prior situation, the reasons for the proposed change, and the anticipated positive results or potential negative conseq

Law Exercises

Exercise #1: Rudolf Rayndear, 21 years old, (known to his friends as "Red") went with two younger friends, Jessica Donder, 14, and Cindy Lou Blitzen, 16, to the banks of the Farmington River. Rudolf and his friends went swimming in an area designated as off-limits. After an hour of swimming the group came out of the water and ga

Judicial Review and Democracy

Is judicial review compatible with democracy? One could say that by this practice rights are better protected but I do not understand why courts have the right to decide, have the final say, or dictate, doesn't that make it undemocratic?

Plea Bargains Advantages and Disadvantages

Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of plea bargaining. Address the following in your paper: - Define plea bargaining. - Distinguish between charge bargaining and sentence bargaining. - Compare and contrast the advantages and disadvantages of plea bargaining. - Describe how plea bargaining reflects or thwarts the cr

General Motors' Liability Lawsuit

Considering the General Motors' lawsuit case, please help me answer the following: 1. Describe General Motors (GM) and the product safety issue that led to the lawsuit. 2. Discuss the legal theories used by the plaintiff to recover in this lawsuit, how the lawsuit was resolved, and why you agree with the decision in the ca

Incarceration of International and Domestic Terrorists

- If a terrorist is imprisoned in the United States, how does the correctional system address the situation? - What level of classification will he or she likely be placed in? - What Constitutional guarantees would a terrorist be granted if incarcerated in the U.S. correctional system? - Have there been any correctional poli

IRA Terrorism Structure System

IRA Terrorism Structure System: Discuss ways that these specific terrorist cells operate and how they can go undetected by law enforcement. What strategies are used to detect terrorist cell surveillance operations, material purchases, and funding?

Domestic Terrorism - United States

Choose 1 domestic terrorism group (United States). Why do they choose to be terrorists? What is its organizational overview? With what types of crimes are they associated? What preventative law enforcement strategies have been used against the selected terrorist group? Considering the operations and attacks executed by

Pre-9/11 Terrorism

Choose a 10-years time period after 1935 and discuss the historical components of that time period in relation to either domestic or international terrorism. - Discuss the U.S. police philosophy during the specific time period. How did this relate to terrorism policy? - Discuss how this has influenced the policies of today.

Violent vs. Property Crimes

Define violent crime and property crime. Classify Robbery as one or the other. Which type of crime is more serious? Are property crimes more serious then violent crimes? Explain and support your position.

Administration communication and public budget

Discuss the importance of administrative communication to public decision making and performance. Explain how ethical choices influence the decision making and performance of public administrators in recent times. Explain the politics of administrative reforms. What are the various uses of public budget? How can p

Developing legislation

Will review the steps of developing legislation. The first step is to analyze the problem, facts, and any existing law(s). It is important to consider whom the "audience" of your legislation or amendment will be. The development of legislation begins with the conversion of ideas, hopes and hypothesis about how problems can be so

differences between a felony and misdemeanor

Research the difference between a felony and misdemeanor. Write a memo explaining the differences and in particular, addressing Ms. Singh's concerns about prison death penalty if she eventually convicted of crime.

Public Administration/Wildrow Wilson

Discuss the benefits and weakness of bureaucratic discretion to public sector management. How does administrative responsibility contribute to the attainment of public interest? Why is the issue of illegal immigration a good example of the intergovernmental relations mess in the US? What are the pros and cons of the politics ad