Duquesne Law Review


During the last term of Court, the Supreme Court handed down important decisions in several aspects of the administrative process. This article will review the developments in this area of public law and examine the voting behaviour of the Justices. Of a total number of one hundred and twenty nine written opinions, sixty three dealt with constitutionally significant matters while thirty dealt with important issues in the area of administrative law. Of thirty such cases, the Court rendered twenty seven opinions and three per curiam opinions. In twelve cases, significant problems involving administrative jurisdiction were presented. The Court was primarily concerned with legal aspects of the evidence considered by the administrative bodies in decision-making in six opinions, while an equal number were concerned with administrative determinations of law. The Court, in addition, considered problems of standing to sue, questions of fact, and tort liability.

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