The Trump Administration is about to take a large swipe at the rampant unaccountability of federal bureaucrats. This involves, Lucia v. SEC, a legal challenge to an enforcement proceeding by an administrative law judge (ALJ).
ALJ’s have been selected by an agency to hold enforcement hearings and make decisions that are often accepted without much review by the agency they work for. The plaintiffs in Lucia claim that officials with this much power must be appointed by the President and not by those running the agency. This week the Administration changed sides and now agrees with the plaintiffs position.