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Here is the section, with parenthetical interpretation:
"(d) Except as otherwise provided by statute, the proponent of a rule or order has the burden of proof. Any oral or documentary evidence may be received, but the agency as a matter of policy shall provide for the exclusion of irrelevant, immaterial, or unduly repetitious evidence. (They can't "throw the book at you" and hope something sticks.) A sanction may not be imposed or rule or order issued except on consideration of the whole record (that means you get to present your entire case, or "due process") or those parts thereof cited by a party and supported by and in accordance with the reliable, probative, and substantial evidence. The agency may, to the extent consistent with the interests of justice (consistent with jurisdiction boundaries) and the policy of the underlying statutes administered by the agency, consider a violation of section 557 (d) of this title sufficient grounds for a decision adverse to a party (this party loses) who has knowingly committed such violation or knowingly caused such violation to occur. (if they cannot prove jurisdiction.) A party is entitled to present his case or defense by oral or documentary evidence, to submit rebuttal evidence, and to conduct such cross-examination as may be required for a full and true disclosure of the facts. In rule making or determining claims for money or benefits or applications for initial licenses an agency may, when a party will not be prejudiced thereby, adopt procedures for the submission of all or part of the evidence in written form."

I was like you at first, then I started to understand that Carl is polished at this, maybe a little too polished for beginners. He has learned how to find what he needs, through the maze of legaleze. My interpretations are my baby step efforts at learning the tricks, but I think I am beginning to understand Carl better and better for my efforts. I hope to never have to use it, but I will be a lot more comfortable in a courtroom today than I would have been six months ago.

Love or fear? Chose again with every breath.