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Chief Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) Lesli G. Ginn has found herself in the crosshairs of SOAH staff, administrative law professors, and lawmakers alike, after requesting and receiving the resignation of ALJ Hunter Burkhalter “in lieu of termination.” ALJ Burkhalter issued a contested case ruling against the Texas Medical Board, who complained to the Chief ALJ, which resulted in the controversial termination. Ginn’s action has been widely criticized as violating the integrity of SOAH’s administrative hearing process, long perceived as “an independent forum” respected for its fair process and objectivity. Reaction has been strong, both inside and outside of the agency, and there have been calls for Ginn’s removal as Chief ALJ. Her term is set to expire at the end of April.
—Stone Loughlin & Swanson, LLP