Executive Order 13843: Excepting Administrative Law Judges from the Competitive Service [open pdf - 177KB]
Alternate Title: EO 13843: Excepting Administrative Law Judges from the Competitive Service
"The Federal Government benefits from a professional cadre of administrative law judges (ALJs) appointed under section 3105 of title 5, United States Code, who are impartial and committed to the rule of law. As illustrated by the Supreme Court's recent decision in Lucia v. Securities and Exchange Commission, No. 17-130 (June 21, 2018), ALJs are often called upon to discharge significant duties and exercise significant discretion in conducting proceedings under the laws of the United States. As part of their adjudications, ALJs interact with the public on issues of significance. Especially given the importance of the functions they dis-charge--which may range from taking testimony and conducting trials to ruling on the admissibility of evidence and enforcing compliance with their orders--ALJs must display appropriate temperament, legal acumen, impartiality, and sound judgment. They must also clearly communicate their decisions to the parties who appear before them, the agencies that oversee them, and the public that entrusts them with authority."
Executive Order 13843; EO 13843
Federal Register: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/browse/collection.action?collectionCode=FR
Federal Register (July 13, 2018), v.83 no.135, p.32755