Administrative law

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Administrative law (also called regulatory law) covers a wide range of procedures by administrative agencies.[1] These agencies include city, county, state or federal government bodies.[2] They may be called commissions, departments, divisions or boards.[3]

Each may have its own rules and regulations which are usually not found in statutes.[3] These are based on laws passed by a government. Agencies also have the power to enforce these rules and regulations.[3]

United States[change | change source]

Congress or state legislatures pass laws, sometimes on complicated issues. The details of how these laws are to be enforced is left to administrative agencies.[1] For example, a government agency, the Social Security Administration (SSA) was created August 14, 1935 by an act of Congress. They were given the authority to administer Social Security benefits and disability laws.[1] They have passed a body of rules and regulations that determine how benefits will be handled.

European Union[change | change source]

The rules created by the European Union are carried out by an ad hoc collection of agencies. These rules may be for a particular treaty or for things such as trade policy.[4] These agencies evolve on a policy-by-policy basis.[5]

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