Appeal Administrative Court Decisions - Explained
Article III Court Review of Administrative Courts
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How do Administrative Court cases get appealed?
An administrative court case arrives before an appellate court by first exhausting all administrative procedures. Then, the case may be challenged in an Article III trial court. This serves as an appeal of the administrative court's decision
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What is an Appeal from an Administrative Court?
In general, parties appearing before federal administrative courts have direct rights of appeal to Article III Courts (District or Circuit Courts).
The ability to appeal, however, is not generally immediate.
A party wishing to appeal an administrative court decision must first appeal to the agency administrator or to an internal administrative board within the agency.
Once this is complete, if this does not remedy the issue, the parties may appeal to the Federal District Court.
The District Court will act as an appellate court for the matter in question.
In certain cases, the parties may appeal directly to the Circuit Court and skip review by the District Court.
The important thing to remember is that parties appearing before Article I courts must still have the ability to appeal the court's decision to an Article III court.
Otherwise, cutting off access to an Article III court may be unconstitutional as a violation of due process rights.
What is Judicial Deference to Administrative Agency Actions?
Do you believe that the appeals procedure described above adequately protects the appellant's constitutional right to due process? How do you feel about the requirement of having to first appeal to an internal administrator or agency board before being able to appeal to an Article III court? Can you think of any good reasons for adding this requirement?
- Some would argue that placing these administrative hurdles on a person creates an artificial barrier to exercising one's rights. Others might argue in support of this administrative process, as it prevents clogging of the court system before attempting to exhaust the administrative process.
Meredith wants to file a civil action in federal court against her employer, ABC, Inc., for sex discrimination. She contends that ABC generally provides higher compensation to men than women for the same type of work and that she is a victim of this illegal treatment. She files a claim with the EEOC, the administrative agency charged with investigating claims of sex discrimination under federal law. She does not want to wait on the EEOC to undertake its investigation, so she immediately files a civil action against the employer in the federal district court. What will likely be the result of this situation?
- Sex discrimination requires exhaustion of administrative remedies through the EEOC. The Federal District Court will likely dismiss the civil action until Meredith goes through the administrative process and receives a determination letter from the EEOC.
- US Courts (Intro)
- What is the Authority for Article III Courts?
- What is the Authority for Article I Courts?
- What is the authority for courts under Article II?
- What is the authority for Article IV Territorial Courts?
- What is the authority for State Courts?
- What are Article III Courts?
- What are Article I Administrative Courts?
- What are Article IV Territorial Courts?
- What are state courts?
- What is Subject-Matter Jurisdiction?
- What is Federal Court Subject-Matter Jurisdiction?
- What is State Court Subject-Matter Jurisdiction?
- Can a Federal trial courts hear state matters & vice versa?
- Can a Federal appellate court hear federal matters & vice versa?
- What is Personal Jurisdiction?
- How to establish Federal Court Personal Jurisdiction?
- How to establish State Court Personal Jurisdiction?
- What is a Long-Arm Statute?
- Who are the primary players in the state judicial system?
- What types of judges are part of the judiciary?
- What is the role of jurors in the judicial system?
- What number of jurors and juror votes are required for guilt or liability?
- What do Attorneys do?
- Who are the other players in the judicial system?
- US Circuit Court?
- US Supreme Court?
- Appeals from Legislative and Administrative Courts
- Appeals in the state court system?