In re: Rules of Practice for Adjudicative Proceedings
- Case Date: 6/13/2016
- Project Name: Civil Justice Reform
On June 13, 2016, Washington Legal Foundation filed comments with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) raising concerns with the Commission’s proposed amendments to its Rules of Practice for Adjudicative Proceedings. Adopted in 1980, CPSC’s current Rules of Practice do not reflect the vast changes in litigation brought on by modern technology, so they handicap parties seeking CPSC’s review of recall orders. WLF commented to recommend that CPSC re-propose its amended Rules of Practice after it finishes conducting its first administrative appeal in decades later this month. In addition, WLF applauded CPSC’s proposed adoption of the Federal Rules of Evidence related to expert testimony. Finally, WLF noted the potential separation of powers problems agencies like the CPSC face in adjudicative proceedings and urged CPSC to properly address them in a re-proposed rule.
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