administrative law

Chevron Deference

One of the most important principles in administrative law, The “Chevron Deference” is a term coined after a landmark case, Chevron U.S.A., Inc. v. Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc., 468 U.S. 837 (1984), referring to the doctrine of judicial...

Decarceration

Government policy of reducing either the number of persons imprisoned or the rate of imprisonment in a given jurisdiction.

Dedication

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionaryThe giving of land by a private person or entity to the government, typically for a street, park, or school site, as part of and a condition of a real estate development. The local county or city (or...

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

The United States Department of Agriculture ("USDA") is the United States federal executive agency responsible for the execution of U.S. federal government policy with regards to farming, agriculture, and food.

Department of Commerce (DOC)

An executive agency of the U.S. government charged with the responsibility of fostering, serving, and promoting economic development and technological advancement in the United States.

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is an American federal executive cabinet-level department that handles public security-related matters, including counterterrorism, border security, cybersecurity, immigration...

Department of Labor (DOL)

The Department of Labor is a cabinet-level federal government body created in 1913 that fosters and promotes the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers, and retirees of the United States. It aims to “improve working conditions,...

Department of State (DOS)

The Department of State is a cabinet-level federal executive body created in 1789 that handles United States’ foreign diplomatic affairs. The Department of State advises the President of the United States on foreign policy issues,...

Department of the Interior (DOI)

The Department of the Interior (DOI) is a United States federal executive agency responsible for the execution of U.S. federal government policy with regards to the management and conservation of most federal land and the administration of programs...

Impeach

1) The process of charging a public official, such as the U.S. president or a federal judge, with a crime or misconduct, which results in a trial by the senate to determine whether the official should be removed from office. See separate article...

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