The “sorcerer’s apprentice”

November 26, 2012

  • 15A ADMINISTRATIVE LAW AND PROCEDURE
  • 15AIV Powers and Proceedings of Administrative Agencies, Officers and Agents
  • 15AIV(A) In General
  • 15Ak303 Powers in General
  • 15Ak305 k. Statutory basis and limitation.

15A ADMINISTRATIVE LAW AND PROCEDUREAgencies may play the sorcerer’s apprentice but not the sorcerer himself; in other words, an agency’s authority is limited to what has been authorized by Congress.
Nat’l Pork Producers Council v. U.S. E.P.A., 635 F.3d 738 (5th Cir. 2011)
Suggested by Brian J. Hooper, Attorney; Emmanuel, Sheppard & Condon; Pensacola, FL