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President Trump Issues Executive Order on ALJs

In response to the United States Supreme Court’s decision in Lucia v. Securities and Exchange Commission issued last month, which ruled the SEC’s appointment of administrative law judges (ALJs) was unconstitutional, President Trump issued an executive order on July 10, … Continue reading

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Update on Lucia v. SEC and the Constitutionality of ALJs

As we reported, on June 21, 2018, the United States Supreme Court issued its decision in Lucia v. Securities and Exchange Commission, finding the SEC’s administrative law judges to be unconstitutionally appointed. In anticipation of the Court’s ruling, on December … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Ruling That ALJs Are Unconstitutional Impacts LHWCA and DBA Claims

A decision today by the United States Supreme Court impacts administrative law judges serving in the Department of Labor who adjudicate claims under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act and the Defense Base Act. Lucia v. Securities and Exchange Commission On … Continue reading

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Shakespeare Meets ALJs: Much Ado About Nothing

In a recent oral argument before the U.S. Supreme Court, conservatives urged the Court to outlaw the use of administrative law judges (ALJs) in agency enforcement actions.  The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is paying notice. On January 31, 2018, the … Continue reading

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Justices hear oral argument on constitutionality of SEC ALJs

By Rodney F. Tonkovic, J.D.The Supreme Court has heard oral argument in Raymond Lucia's case disputing the constitutionality of the SEC’s administrative law judges. Lucia has asked the court to reverse a D.C. Circuit holding that the ALJ’s are employees … Continue reading

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