Decisions of Administrative Agencies: The Term Discretion

Do you think that judicial review is effective in providing the necessary “checks and balances” to administrative agencies? Why or why not?

To answer this question, take into account that Administrative agencies make many kinds of decisions involving a wide variety of issues; the resolution of a number of these issues emerges through the exercise of discretion. The term discretion, then, often defines the function of the agency. Judicial review is a process by which a court of law decides the appropriateness of an agency’s action.