Tag Archives: Supreme Court

Will the Supreme Court Revisit Deference Doctrines This Term?

by Jennifer Mascott — Friday, Oct. 6, 2017@jennmascott

Yesterday in his Supreme Court Relist Watch, John Elwood highlighted the Supreme Court’s unusual action this past summer on a cert petition regarding Chevron deference. Mr. Elwood observed that the Supreme Court relisted—again— Scenic America, Inc. v. Department of Transportation, 16-739, which garnered attention this summer when the court called for a reply . . […]

Register to Attend a Discussion of “The Year Ahead: Regulation in the Supreme Court and the Circuits”

by Jennifer Mascott — Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017@jennmascott

On Friday, September 29, the Hoover Institution and the Antonin Scalia Law School’s Center for the Study of the Administrative State will host a lunchtime panel discussion on circuit court and Supreme Court litigation in the coming Term that may impact the landscape of administrative law.  With the advent of Justice Gorsuch to the Supreme […]

What 2016 Gorsuch Opinions Could Mean for 2017 Re-Argument in Sessions v. Dimaya

by Michael Kagan — Monday, July 3, 2017@MichaelGKagan

At the end of its term, a shorthanded and evidently evenly divided Supreme Court scheduled two immigration cases for re-argument next term when nine justices can hear the cases. Of the two, Sessions v. Dimaya stands out because the ninth and newest justice has very recently issued opinions that seem to bear directly on key […]

Clarence Thomas the Questioner

by Aaron Nielson — Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016@Aaron_L_Nielson

Here is a bit of trivia: Did you know that Justice Clarence Thomas once spent nearly 10 minutes asking questions during a single session of oral argument? It’s true–in NASA v. FLRA, argued in 1999. The case concerned the role of agency inspector generals. Thomas, of course, headed a federal agency, and so knows how […]

A Sleeper Auer Case

by Andrew Hessick — Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016@andyhessick

Auer deference — the deference an agency receives when interpreting its own regulations — is one of the most powerful tools for the government in administrative law. But the doctrine has faced increasing criticism. Opponents have argued that the doctrine enables agencies to circumvent procedural safeguards by promulgating vague rules through notice and comment and […]

​D.C. Circuit Review – Reviewed: Why does the Supreme Court’s Term End in June?

by Aaron Nielson — Sunday, July 3, 2016@Aaron_L_Nielson

June has come to an end, the Justices have dispersed, and once more, in the words of a young John Roberts, “the Constitution is safe for the summer.” Every year, the Supreme Court rushes to finish up its work before the Fourth of July. And then the Justices are off to Austria, Malta, Arkansas, Italy, […]

The Supreme Court Decides a Huge False Claims Act Case

by Nicholas Bagley — Saturday, June 18, 2016

Yesterday, the Supreme Court decided a False Claims Act suit that has enormous implications for Medicare and Medicaid fraud. The allegations in Universal Health Services v. United States ex rel. Escobar are startling. Yarushka Rivera, a young Medicaid beneficiary, died of an adverse reaction to medication that she’d received to treat her bipolar disorder. After […]

Supreme Court Decisions Have Consequences

by Nicholas Bagley — Wednesday, Apr. 13, 2016

In Gobeille v. Liberty Mutual , the Supreme Court held that ERISA trumps state laws that require self-insured employers to share data on the prices they paid for health care for their employees. Predictably, and sadly, those employers look like they’re taking full advantage (paywalled) of the Court’s decision: Plans that provide health insurance in […]

Federalism and Final Agency Action

by Seth Davis — Monday, Mar. 7, 2016

On March 30th, the Supreme Court will hear oral argument in United States Army Corps of Engineers v. Hawkes Co., Inc. The question presented concerns “final agency action”: Is the Army Corps’ determination that the Clean Water Act applies to waters on private land “final agency action” reviewable under the Administrative Procedure Act? According to […]