Administrative Law Section

This section provides members with opportunities to exchange information with other practitioners regarding administrative law. The section produces annual CLE‚Äąprogramming and news to the members.

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Nashville, TN 37243

Letter From the Section Chair

As the chair of the Administrative Law Section of the Tennessee Bar Association, I want to take this opportunity to share some of the improvements our Section has already made as well some of the goals Vice-Chair Christy Allen and I have for the year. For those of you who don't know us, I am the Director and Chief Administrative Judge of the Administrative Procedures Division of the Office of the Secretary of State.
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Court: No Antitrust Immunity for Licensing Boards

State licensing boards composed of market participants do not enjoy automatic immunity from antitrust laws, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled last week. The decision in North Carolina Board of Dental Examiners v. Federal Trade Commission affirms the Fourth Circuit and deals a setback to an increasingly common form of regulation, SCOTUSblog reports. In their dissent, Justices Samuel Alito, Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas argued that the board should get antitrust immunity because North Carolina had designated it a state agency.

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