Maine Revised Statutes

§11007. Manner and scope of review

1. Schedule.  The court, upon request or its own motion, shall set a schedule for the filing of briefs by the parties and for oral argument.
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2. Review by court.  Except where otherwise provided by statute or constitutional right, review shall be conducted by the court without a jury.
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3. Judgment.  The court shall not substitute its judgment for that of the agency on questions of fact.
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4. Decision.  The court may:
A. Affirm the decision of the agency; [1977, c. 551, §3 (NEW).]
B. Remand the case for further proceedings, findings of fact or conclusions of law or direct the agency to hold such proceedings or take such action as the court deems necessary; or [1977, c. 551, §3 (NEW).]
C. Reverse or modify the decision if the administrative findings, inferences, conclusions or decisions are:
(1) In violation of constitutional or statutory provisions;
(2) In excess of the statutory authority of the agency;
(3) Made upon unlawful procedure;
(4) Affected by bias or error of law;
(5) Unsupported by substantial evidence on the whole record; or
(6) Arbitrary or capricious or characterized by abuse of discretion. [1977, c. 551, §3 (NEW).]
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1977, c. 551, §3 (NEW).