"EPA" but "the SEC"

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malleus discentium
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"EPA" but "the SEC"

Postby malleus discentium » Tue Apr 28, 2015 11:21 pm

Why do admin people almost always call it just "EPA" but usually use the definite articles for other agencies? Are there other agencies that are consistently used this way?

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Re: "EPA" but "the SEC"

Postby rinkrat19 » Tue Apr 28, 2015 11:33 pm

It's "the EPA." I don't know where you've seen it used otherwise, unless EPA is being used as an adjective ("EPA guidelines require..."), but that also applies to the SEC and every other agency acronym I can think of.

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Re: "EPA" but "the SEC"

Postby arklaw13 » Tue Apr 28, 2015 11:37 pm

It's like that in every SCOTUS oral argument too

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Re: "EPA" but "the SEC"

Postby malleus discentium » Wed Apr 29, 2015 12:05 am

rinkrat19 wrote:It's "the EPA." I don't know where you've seen it used otherwise, unless EPA is being used as an adjective ("EPA guidelines require..."), but that also applies to the SEC and every other agency acronym I can think of.

My Breyer/Vermeule admin casebook exclusively uses just EPA. Massachusetts v EPA also uses it that way, for example.

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Re: "EPA" but "the SEC"

Postby 5ky » Wed Apr 29, 2015 12:13 am

I believe FDA doesn't use "the" either.

http://www.fda.gov/AboutFDA/

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Re: "EPA" but "the SEC"

Postby Internetdan » Sun May 10, 2015 3:14 am

Do you know why we don't say "the" before CIA?... You say don't "the" before God do you?

- Matt Damon

(the EPA is Jesus)




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