Administrative Law

1102 ABA Journal Administrative Law articles.

Mortgage Fraud Mess

Growing numbers of homeowners are being dragged down by questionable loans

Lawyers Advise, Clients Strategize on New ‘Issue’ Political Advertising

Lawyers who advise advocacy groups are busy this week, following a U.S. Supreme Court ruling Monday opening the door to more “issue”-oriented political advertising.

The question: How far can these…

Will Nutty Law Result in Almond Capers?

Mike Braga doesn’t ordinarily think of himself as a potential lawbreaker. But the Madera, California, almond farmer will be faced with a legal dilemma as of Sept. 1.

Either he…

Reports: Lax Regulators Let Lenders Illegally Target Racial Minorities

Statistical studies have shown for several years that so-called subprime mortgage lenders apparently targeted racial minority groups for home loans with unfavorable terms. However, government regulators reportedly stood by and…

Is Robinson-Patman Act Outdated?

Since 1936, the Robinson-Patman Act has required manufacturers to sell to charge retailers the same price for same-sized containers of the same product. But some say it may be time…

1 in 3 Prosecutors on Justice Firing Line

At last count, the tally is 30, as far as the total number of U.S. attorneys reportedly considered for possible dismissal by the Justice Department during 2005 and 2006.

And…

Skirmish Over Fees

Debate continues over new law allowing veterans to hire lawyers for benefits appeals

Today in Legal History: U.S. Declares War on Spain, NY Mandates Car Plates, ‘Dixie’ Flag Retired

On this day in 1898, the U.S. declared war against Spain, involving America in Cuba’s struggle for independence. For details, see this Library of Congress Web…

Spinach Cases Settle; FDA Monitoring Lax

The producers of bacteria-tainted spinach that sicked hundreds and led to a nationwide recall last year have reportedly settled for undisclosed terms the lawsuits brought by the families of three…

Today in Legal History: Stephen Douglas Born, Natchez Fire Kills 207

On this day in 1813, famed orator and attorney Stephen A. Douglas was born near Brandon, Vt. Perhaps best-known for his fiery debates against Abraham Lincoln during the U.S. Senate…

Supreme Court Rules in Global Crossing, Two Other Cases

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that a private company may sue a long distance carrier for failing to pay for calls made without coins from pay phones,

Science Experiment

Industries Are Using a Landmark Case and a 2001 Law to Block Regulation, Critics Say

The ALJ Option

Steady Pay, Regular Hours, Freedom From Administrative Chores Appeal to Solos