Public administration is considerably influenced by legislative and budgetary trends. Furthermore, administrators are tasked with not only executing legislation and implementation of public service guidelines, but must do so while considering the legal boundaries of their responsibilities. The line between administrative authority and discretion within the confines of law is frequently scrutinized, leading to judicial challenges reviewing the boundaries of administrative power. Numerous examples of such challenges are evidenced by Supreme Court rulings pertaining to public administration. The basis for assigning the judicial case analysis is to allow you the opportunity to read, synthesize, and understand how these legal challenges impact public administration. For this assignment, you be required to identify the basis for the ruling and how it effects public administration. While the assignment requires you, in part, to review the information contained within the court case, I do not simply want a summarization of the case and ruling. Suggested questions to keep in mind while reviewing your selected case include: -What is the legal issue at hand? – How did the issue come about? – What are the arguments for, or against, the legal issue at hand? Additionally, you will need to be able to critique and thoroughly examine concepts, issues, and ideas within the case as they relate to public administration.This is your opportunity to provide a critical perspective into how judicial rulings impact public administration. A strong, thoughtful analysis of your selected case should include the following: – What was the judicial ruling in the case? – What was the basis or reasoning of the majority opinion? – What was the basis or reasoning of the minority dissent (if available) opinion? – How does the ruling impact public administration?
The case chose:
National Treasury Employees Union v. Von Raab, 489 U.S. 656 (1989)