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Chevron as a Canon, Not A Precedent

by Connor N. Raso — Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Last week, the DC Circuit issued a potentially important decision in Validus Reinsurance, Ltd. v. United States addressing the potential interplay of the presumption against extraterritoriality—a canon of statutory construction—and Chevron deference. Andy Grewal has a great post that summarizes the case and speculates that “Chevron deference might just be an interpretive canon which need […]

Chevron vs. The World

by Andy Grewal — Wednesday, May 27, 2015

In Validus Reinsurance Ltd. v. United States, the D.C. Circuit addressed the potential conflict betweenChevron and the presumption against the extraterritorial application of statutes. In that case, a foreign company, Validus, reinsured other insurance companies’ policies. Validus then sought protection for its own reinsurance risks, and it purchased reinsurance from other foreign companies. The D.C. […]