One important right recognized in most administrative proceedings is the right of Judicial Review.
Citizens aggrieved by the actions of an administrative body may typically ask a judicial court to review those actions for error. Administrative Procedure Act of 1946; Due Process of Law; Judicial Review.adjective according to desires, contrary to reason, determined by no principle, done at pleasure, fanciful, illogical, independent of law, innependent of rule, infinitus, injudicious, irrational, nonrational, perverse, unaccountable, unjustified, unreasonable, unreasoned, without adequate determining principle, without consideration, without reason, without substantial cause Associated concepts: arbitrary act, arbitrary action, arbitrary and capricious, arbitrary classification, arbitrary determinaaion, arbitrary standards, arbitrary verdict ARBITRARY.
The APA limits the scope of a reviewing court's authority to determining whether the agency acted arbitrarily and capriciously in exercising its discretion. In making this determination, the reviewing court will not find that the administrative body acted arbitrarily unless the agency failed to follow proper procedures or rendered a decision that is so clearly erroneous that it must be set aside to avoid doing an injustice to the parties. In one case the Ninth Circuit ruled that the Transportation Department acted arbitrarily under NEPA, when it failed to prepare an environmental impact statement, failed to consider whether its regulations would have violated air quality limits, and failed to perform localized analyses for areas most likely to be affected by increased truck traffic.
Specifically, a reviewing court must determine whether the agency articulated a rational connection between the factual findings it made and the decision it rendered.
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Typically, reviewing courts look at the whole record in making this determination, take into account the agency's expertise on any particular matters, and accept any factual findings made by the agency.