Central Intelligence Agency, And Federal Communications Commission

1639 Words Dec 7th, 2016 7 Pages
Federal agencies are the part of government that is not congress, the president, or the military during wartime. If the president or Congress decides to build a bridge, they won’t oversee any of the work themselves, not even hiring of the staff. Instead, an agency is created to carry out their goal. Examples of agencies in the United States include the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Central Intelligence Agency, and Federal Communications Commission. Agencies are formed by an act of Congress, when they lay out what is called an organic statute that contains the purpose and structure of the agency, the agency then is in charge of implementing the purpose as laid out in the statues.
The laws surrounding federal agencies are administrative laws. A statutory law is a law that is written, usually enacted by a legislative body. In addition, a common law, or case law, allows judges to render decisions based on the ruling of earlier cases. Common law is guided by the regulations set forth in federal of state statutes, but it does not rely exclusively on those written laws. It was derived from custom and judicial precedent rather than statutes. Federal courts, since the creation of the APA, have been reluctant to confirm their use of common law methodology. Common law methodology mainly implies the use of common law methods of elaboration and development. It is evident that federal courts create administrative law in areas ostensibly governed by the APA, creating a contradiction of…

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