Declining Jurisdiction

Some administrative agencies have the right to decline to take jurisdiction of matters they are empowered to determine.[i]  When an administrative agency exercises the right to decline jurisdiction, it does not result in loss of jurisdiction.

[i] Connecticut Light & Power Co. v. Federal Power Commission, 324 U.S. 515, 65 S. Ct. 749, 89 L. Ed. 1150, 58


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