ALJ's Bias Claims Aren't Covered By APA, DC Circ. Says

Law360, New York (June 28, 2013, 8:16 PM EDT) -- A U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development administrative law judge's suit claiming his supervisor discriminated against him and assigned cases based on political considerations involves working conditions that are not covered by the Administrative Procedure Act, the D.C. Circuit ruled Friday.

The ruling by the three-judge panel affirms the dismissal of the federal suit brought by Administrative Law Judge Jeremiah Mahoney. The lower court had tossed his suit for lack of standing, a point the appeals panel neither agreed with nor rejected, saying only that...
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