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Administrative Law

Sources of Administrative Law

The executive branch can create law in a number of different ways. As a result, there are several different types of sources for administrative law. These sources include: 

  • Rules and regulations (quasi-legislative activities)
  • Decisions in cases brought before agency tribunals (quasi-judicial activities)
  • Executive orders and proclamations

In addition to these sources of binding administrative law, agencies also create a wealth of guidance documents that, although not binding, are often useful.

As with most areas of U.S. law, both the federal and state governments create administrative law.

Internet Archive Wayback Machine

Agency material is more and more often made available exclusively online. However, this means that information can get lost when the agency edits or redesigns its website. Fortunately, the Internet Archive has been archiving the web for years. The Internet Archive's Wayback Machine can retrieve older versions of websites, so that you maybe able to recover information that otherwise would be lost.

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