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SCOTUS Scorns Appointments of SEC Administrative Law Judges in Enforcement Appeal: Lucia v. SEC
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By Ben Suter

The SEC’s administrative law judges are officers subject to the Appointments Clause.

Lucia vs.

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Superior Functions Make an “Inferior Officer,” Rules the Court: Bandimere v. SEC
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By William D. Nelson

Administrative law judges working for the SEC are inferior officers for purposes of the Appointments Clause of Article II of the Constitution.

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ALJ May Be a Gentleman, But No Officer, Rules DC Circuit in SEC Appeal: Raymond J. Lucia Companies, Inc. v. SEC
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By Pete S. Michaels

An Article 2 appointee is an Officer, who must be properly appointed under the Constitution’s Appointments Clause,

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