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Agency Decisions and Orders

This lesson will introduce you to the process of researching federal agency decisions. You should expect to encounter: overview of agency regulatory powers; types of agency decisions; how to find them; how to update them; and their precedential value.

In this lesson, it will be assumed that you are comfortable with the concepts involved in researching judicial court opinions and agency regulations.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the lesson, the student will be able to:

1. Discuss the two chief means an agency uses to inform interested parties of its policies.

2. Identify some publication sources for finding agency decisions.

3. Explain when judicial review of agency actions is permitted.

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