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Newsletter articles from 1999
The “active” ALJ
Allen Schoenberger, Professor of Law, Loyola University Chicago, addressed the March 23, 1999, meeting of the Chicago Bar Association's Administrative Law Judges Committee.
An annual survey of administrative law 1998
"Administrative law" concerns the policy making, ratemaking, decision making, rulemaking, licensing and other requirements and procedures of administrative bodies, units of local government, and other public bodies.
Case law developments
The parties disputed what standard of review was applicable in the appeal. The board argued that the case involved a question of fact.
Chicago conference a success!
If you did not attend NAALJ's recent midyear conference, which was held in Chicago May 6-8, you missed a program which was, in many ways, unique among legal programs.
Continued expansion of administrative adjudication authority
Beginning January 1, 1998, pursuant to Public Act 90-777, nonhome rule municipalities will have the expanded power, under 65 ILCS 5/1-2.2, to establish a system of administrative adjudication for violations of municipal ordinances other than building code violations and moving motor vehicle violations.
Inside, immediately following Terry Shafer's article (which begins on this page) concerning the Commonwealth Edison property tax case, you will find a report on an unusual dispute between two federal agencies, the EEOC and the Department of Veteran Affairs.
Four judicial decisions of considerable importance are highlighted in this issue. Section council member, Julie Ann Sebastian, describes three Illinois Appellate Court opinions.
The Lockett “minefield”
Three cases are reviewed below. Each case addresses an aspect of the Administrative Review Law (ARL) of interest to practitioners.
Minutes of recent section council meetings
The court gave short shrift to the defendants' final two arguments. First, Harrison sought injunctive relief (reinstatement), and the defendants claimed that the 11th Amendment to the U.S.
An experienced Chicago administrative law practitioner has gone into the publishing business.
One of the most significant administrative law opinions this year was issued in January 1999 by Western District of Missouri Judge Howard Sachs, sitting by designation in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas.
Recent section council meeting
At its May 12, 1999, meeting, the Administrative Law Section Council was advised by Claire Manning and Steve Rotello that several bills relating to administrative law, including proposed amendments to the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act, have been held until the General Assembly's fall veto session.
The Illinois Administrative Procedure Act (IAPA) (5 ILCS 100/1-1 et seq.) has been amended by three Public Acts.
Summary of ISBA proposal 91-25
ISBA proposal 91-25 creates the Offices of Administrative Hearings (OAH) to conduct administrative hearings for executive agencies under the governor.