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Discover the general requirements that administrative agencies maintain consistency with precedent and current law.


Administrative agencies must be held accountable when their actions are not consistent with precedent or current law. Otherwise, the public would not be able to adhere to government policy or understand how to avoid violating agency rules. Today, we’ll be discussing the consistency required during rulemaking and adjudication, as well as the related doctrines of estoppel and nonacquiescence.

Generally, agencies must remain consistent with their own policies and may not disregard their own...