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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 6: Administrative Agencies 17:02 One of the five sources of law discussed first week of class. Primarily concerns with federal bureaucracy (a lot of people call it the fourth branch of the government) In the constitution its not even mentioned Primary tool that government uses for regulation Begin in 1887 with the interstate commerce commission regulating railroads There are now well over 50 regulation agencies Types of regulatory Agencies Industry-Specific Regulatory agency o Goes after one specific industry o Most of the early ones were industry specific o SEC, FCC o Problem is whats called regulatory capture (comes about because of apathy). o Americans dont care, dont watch what the government does. o Businesses will donate large sums of American dollars to the campaign of the people that make the decision to influence those decisions. o They want their people to be part of the boards that regulate the industry. They essentially get put in charge of regulating themselves. Economy-Wide Agencies o These go after anybody o Federal trade commission go after anyone but a main reason is for unfair or deceptive advertising. o NLRB relates to all types of business Three Time Periods that Created agencies Historical era (1887-1929) industry specific New Deal Era FDR relied on regulatory agencies to pull us out of the depression. Combo of both. Socially Conscious Era (60s and 70s) OSHA, EPA, primary focus was to make things better for the public as a whole Are these constitutional? This question came about during the New Deal era Only part of government he didnt have backing him was the courts A lot of what happens during the new deal era is going to be declared unconstitutional. Supreme court early in the administration said he couldnt do what he was doing in those cases. FDR started making plans to expand the supreme court. By the time he left office he was firmly in hold of the supreme court By the Power that They Have Executive o Created by president of the US in executive orders normally o Under direct control of the president o They have one head and are usually called administrations or departments Independent Agencies o Created by congress o Multi-headed: several heads of these o Usually called boards and commissions o Appointed by president and confirmed by the senate, their term of years varies....
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