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Administrative And Constitutional Law


Administrative Law is the legal code that governs the activities of all administrative agencies of government. A government agency implies any action made by a branch of government including: adjudication, rule making, and the enforcement of a regulatory agenda. In this regard, administrative law is a specific branch of public law. As a result of the scope's direct enforcement of government policy, administrative law is directly linked to constitutional law.

As a body of law, administrative law is responsible for covering the decision-making bodies of government agencies. Tribunals, boards, or commissions that are grouped as a national regulatory scheme in such areas as: international trade, manufacturing, immigration, transportation, broadcasting, taxation, and police law are all regulated under the scope of administrative law.

In relation to administrative law, constitutional law is a body of law that deals with the distribution of government power. Both constitutional and administrative law balance the power of the United State's governing powers. In addition to the US constitution most states have codified constitutions that allocate freedoms and privileges to its citizens. Constitutional and administrative law both relegate the government's ability to make decisions and enforce legislation in accordance with the Constitutions and the guaranteed rights of the American citizen.

In regards to the United States Constitution, Constitutional law is the set of legal code that the federal government must follow and uphold in all territories as well as in states and trade. Using these rules, administrative law is the set of legal code that governs everyday issues in accordance with the Constitutional guidelines. Therefore, Constitutional and Administrative law use their own resources and abilities to block the federal government from imposing unjust laws.

Constitutional law is backed by the 10th Amendment which states, " The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people."

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