Office of Administrative Law Judges [Federal Communications Commission] Law and Legal Definition
The Office of Administrative Law Judges (OALJ) is a staff office of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The OALJ primary responsibility is to conduct the hearings ordered by the Commission.The hearing function of the OALJ includes acting on interlocutory requests filed in the proceedings such as petitions to intervene, petitions to enlarge issues and contested discovery requests.
The OALJ hearing is presided over by an Administrative Law Judge. During evidence, documents are received, sworn testimony is received in evidence, and witnesses are cross-examined. After hearing, the presiding Administrative Law Judge writes and issues an initial decision. There is also provision for appeal to the Commission from initial decision.
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