This Trump decision in front of the Supreme Court will have a far-reaching effect on how government bureaus handle enforcement decisions. In this case against the Securities and Exchange Commission, the use of Administrative Law Justices (ALJ) has been challenged as unconstitutional.
An ALJ works for a specific bureau and presides over enforcement hearings. The ALJ has all the powers of a regular judge. But who is he working for, justice or the bureau? The Constitution says how judges are to be appointed. This does not seem to fit the requirements. Read on.
As Written By Kevin Daley for the Daily Caller:
The Trump administration switched sides Wednesday in a case pending before the Supreme Court that could retroactively nullify tens of thousands of agency decisions.
The case, Lucia v. SEC, has major implications for the process by which federal agencies try or punish those in violation of laws or regulations.