FOIAs Regarding Trump's Executive Order on Administrative Law Judges

On July 10, 2018, President Trump signed Executive Order 13843, an order that changed the hiring process of administrative law judges (ALJs) — removing them from the competitive service.  And the Justice Department issued a secret memorandum at the same time undermining the traditional rules protecting ALJs against being fired for improper purposes. We’ve published an essay on the Take Care blog laying out why the Trump Administration is not on the level here — and the questions we’re trying to get answered about what is really going on.

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