Recent opinions from the Supreme Court and policy debates within the halls of Washington have placed a renewed focus on the amount of judicial deference administrative agencies receive when interpreting statutes. Kent Barnett of the University of Georgia Law School and Christopher Walker of Ohio State’s Moritz College of Law have authored a law review article entitled "Chevron in the Circuit Courts" that empirically examines the effect of so-called Chevron, and its weaker cousin Skidmore, deference on cases heard by the federal intermediate appellate courts. Their article features circuit and agency-specific data on when and where Chevron really matters. Stephen Vaden moderated a discussion with the papers' authors in a teleforum that should be of interest to both administrative law practitioners and those engaged in the debate over the size and role of the administrative state.
- Prof. Kent Barnett, Associate Professor of Law, University of Georgia Law School
- Prof. Christopher Walker, Associate Professor of Law, Ohio State University, Michael E. Moritz College of Law
- Moderator: Stephen Vaden, Associate, Jones Day