FILE - In this June 30, 2020, file photo the U.S. Supreme Court is seen in Washington. President Donald Trump didn't have to look very far for one of the contenders on his short list to replace the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court: he's been considering one of his own lawyers. Kate Comerford Todd is a deputy White House counsel, helping navigate Trump's White House through a thicket of legal issues. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

White House memo puts burden of proof back on agency for administrative enforcement

One particular White House memorandum issued a month ago didn’t get a lot of notice. But some think it should have.

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Why recent constitutional challenges may have implications for agencies and their administrative judges

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The U.S. Capitol dome is seen past the base of the Washington Monument just before sunrise in Washington, Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018. Hundreds of thousands of federal workers faced a partial government shutdown early Saturday after Democrats refused to meet President Donald Trump's demands for $5 billion to start erecting a border wall with Mexico. Overall, more than 800,000 federal employees would see their jobs disrupted, including more than half who would be forced to continue working without pay. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Workforce roundup: New religious time off authority, a short-term fix for MSPB

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FBA president shares 2019 goals to benefit federal judiciary members

Fifty years since passage of the Federal Magistrates Act, the Federal Bar Association continues to work on behalf of members of the federal judiciary and…

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Judges warn public should be ‘concerned’ about executive order to politicize ALJ appointments

For those making claims — including for disability benefits — against government agencies, some federal judges say they should pay attention to a new…

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Agency heads now have direct authority to appoint administrative law judges

The Trump administration says a recent Supreme Court case decision is prompting the White House to change the current hiring process for administrative law judges.

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