Chapter 5 Lesson
Chapter 5 Lesson
Chapter 5 - Administrative Law and Regulation
After completing this lesson, the required reading, and the assignments, learners will be able to:
1. Explain the history of administrative agencies and distinguish between the two types of agencies.
2. Describe the powers and functions of agencies, including rulemaking, enforcement, and adjudication.
3. Outline the steps of an administrative action.
4. Identify the ways in which Congress, the President, and the courts control agencies, and describe the legal principles
involved in adjudication of administrative cases.
5. Understand how to help shape administrative regulations before they become final.
This isn't the most exciting topic!
This lesson is brief (at least relative to other chapters) because I don't have a lot to add to the
Therefore, if a particular heading is not covered in this lesson, that is because I believe the book information
It's often fun to discuss with students just how regulated our lives are.
(I realize that some of the regulation you're about to
consider does not arise from administrative regulations.
Many are statutes enacted by the Idaho Legislature or Congress, or
perhaps are city or county ordinances.
Even so, it's still a worthwhile exercise.)
Keep in mind that both administrative
regulations and statutory law are "law" that we are required to follow.
Think about your day from the moment you woke up this morning.
What regulations have affected your life from that moment
Perhaps an alarm clock woke you up?
Chances are it was made overseas.
Importing goods from other countries is
What did you hear?
Radio broadcasts are regulated.
For instance, what you cannot hear (obscenity or
national secrets, for example) and who's entitled to use the airwaves is determined by the government.
Who did you sleep with
That's a highly personal question, of course, and certainly none of my business.
However, our legislature believes it
has some business in our intimate, private affairs because it has regulated them.
In Idaho, laws prohibiting adultery (sex with
another outside of marriage), fornication (sex while not married at all), and sodomy (applies to both opposite-sex and same-sex
couples), while not usually enforced, remain effective.
Most of us use water in the bathroom for various reasons.
Water use and consumption is regulated.
If you've got a new house,
chances are you have a low-flushing toilet that uses less water than older models, because home builders are required to install
Do you have children who sleep in pajamas?