Tag Archives: Justice Thomas

D.C. Circuit Review – Reviewed: Justice Clarence Thomas’s Top 25 Oral Arguments

by Aaron Nielson — Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016@Aaron_L_Nielson

Today is an important anniversary: 25 years ago, on November 5, 1991, Justice Clarence Thomas asked his first question as a member of the U.S. Supreme Court. Earlier this week, I posted an essay I co-authored with RonNell Andersen Jones that collects and analyzes his questions. Today, I’ll use D.C. Circuit Review – Reviewed to […]

D.C. Circuit Review – Reviewed: Out with the Old (and In With the Older?)

by Aaron Nielson — Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015@Aaron_L_Nielson

Once again, there was not a lot of action at the D.C. Circuit this week, at least in terms of opinions, as no new ones were released. Like the Supreme Court, the D.C. Circuit (generally) stops hearing cases before the summer. Then in the fall it starts again. So soon, the court will start issuing […]

Perez v. Mortgage Bankers Association: The Future of Auer Deference

by Christopher J. Walker — Monday, Mar. 23, 2015@chris_j_walker

Last week my co-blogger Jeff Pojanowski and I participated in a Federalist Society teleforum (moderated by Adam White) on the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Perez v. Mortgage Bankers Association. In Mortgage Bankers, the Court held in a unanimous decision that a federal agency is not required to use notice-and-comment rulemaking to revise a prior interpretation […]

Killing Chevron

by Andy Grewal — Friday, Mar. 13, 2015

In a characteristically provocative opinion, Justice Scalia, concurring in Perez v. Mortgage Bankers, expressed skepticism over Chevron deference. He suggests that Chevron does not comport with the APA’s directive that “the reviewing court” decide questions of law and that Chevron goes beyond the historic level of deference accorded agency interpretations. Putting aside issues of stare […]

Should Courts Defer to Administrative Interpretations of Criminal Law?

by Christopher J. Walker — Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014@chris_j_walker

Yesterday in a short statement respecting the denial of certiorari in Whitman v. United States, Justice Scalia — joined by Justice Thomas — raised an interesting question about whether “a court owe[s] deference to an executive agency’s interpretation of a law that contemplates both criminal and administrative enforcement.”  Here are some highlights (citations omitted): I doubt the […]