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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Jul 16, 2018
Hilarie Bass, president of the American Bar Association, sent a letter to the U.S. House Committee on Rules today, saying a recent executive order that changes how administrative law judges are hired could “politicize the appointment process and interfere with the decisional independence of ALJs.” President Trump’s July 10 order eliminates the nationwide, uniform, competitive selection exam process for federal administrative law judges, and weakens existing qualification standards. Bass said that no changes should be made until “there has been an opportunity for Congress and the public to engage in an open and deliberative process.”