City of Arlington - How much Deference?

Administrative Law & Regulation Practice Group Teleforum
Start : Monday, May 20, 2013 02:00 PM
End : Monday, May 20, 2013 03:00 PM

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Featured Speakers:
Thomas W. Merrill
Eileen J. O'Connor
Jonathan H. Adler


Today, the U.S. Supreme Court decided City of Arlington v. FCC.  The Supreme Court ruled that courts should apply Chevron deference to an agency's interpretation of an ambiguous statute concerning the scope of the agency's authority.  Is today's decision surprising?  Has the Court removed an important check on otherwise unaccountable federal regulators?  Will the decision result in more careful, specific drafting of statutes by Congress?  These and other questions will be discussed by our experts.


  • Prof. Jonathan H. Adler, Johan Verheij Memorial Professor of Law, Director of the Center for Business Law and Regulation, Case Western Reserve University School of Law
  • Prof. Thomas W. Merrill, Charles Evans Hughes Professor of Law, Columbia Law School
  • Moderator: Hon. Eileen O'Connor, Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP


Call begins at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

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