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Following a brief description of the present system of judicial review of social security decisions, and a look at the proposed Social Security Court alternative, this article examines in some detail the reasons generally suggested as compelling the creation of a specialty court. Next, the article examines the goals and values of judicial review and discusses the Social Security Court concept as a vehicle to achieve these goals and values. Finally, the article suggests several less drastic legislative, administrative and judicial alternatives to a special court.



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