E.D. Trying To Curb Judges' Authority in Appeals, Critics Say

Miller, Julie A.
June 1990
Education Week;6/6/1990, Vol. 9 Issue 37, p1
The article reports on the action of the U.S. Education Department to restrict the authority of administrative law judges who hear appeals from state education agencies and school districts. Lawyer Michael Brustein criticizes the department's move as a way of undermining the independence of judges. The reason for the emergence of the dispute regarding the judges' authority is the audit case against the Alabama Department of Education.


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