Tag Archives: Lucia

A Shared Power to Appoint ALJs?

by Emily Bremer — Wednesday, Apr. 4, 2018@emilysbremer

A key question on every adlaw geek’s mind is how the Supreme Court’s decision in Lucia might affect the process for appointing Administrative Law Judges (ALJs).  What if the Supreme Court holds that ALJs are inferior officers who must be appointed in compliance with Article II’s Appointments Clause?  What implications, if any, would this have for […]

SG’s Brief in Lucia Could Portend the End of the ALJ Program as We Have Known It, by Jeffrey S. Lubbers

by Guest Blogger — Monday, Feb. 26, 2018

Anyone interested in preserving the independence of Administrative Law Judges (ALJs) should be alarmed at Solicitor General Neal Francisco’s brief (nominally) on behalf of the SEC in the case pending at the Supreme Court, Raymond J. Lucia Petitioners v. The Securities and Exchange Commission.  I say “nominally” because the front page of the brief itself […]

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The SEC’s Subdelegated Appointments Power

by Jennifer Nou — Friday, Dec. 1, 2017@Jennifer_Nou

Yesterday, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) hedged its bets: it issued an order ratifying the prior appointments of its administrative law judges (ALJs). The order also called for fresh proceedings in pending actions before these newly-blessed ALJs. The SEC did all of this to “put to rest” the argument — now pursued by the […]