Bias and Ex Parte Contacts
Explore what happens when administrative agencies prejudge or otherwise have an improper interest in the outcome of rulemaking or adjudication, as well as the restrictions on ex parte communications between agencies and interested parties during rulemaking or adjudication.
Administrative agencies in the executive branch have the power to create and enforce policy through rulemaking and adjudication. During the creation of policy, agencies must be held accountable to the public for any actions that are taken. Today, we’ll be discussing how agencies are required to respond to bias and ex parte contacts during rulemaking and adjudication.
Bias occurs when agencies prejudge or otherwise have an improper interest in the outcome of rulemaking or adjudication....