The President's Pen and the Bureaucrat's Fiefdom
25 Pages Posted: 19 Jul 2017
Date Written: 2017
Perhaps spurred by aggressive use of executive orders and “lawmaking” by administrative agencies by the last couple of presidential administrations, several Justices on the Supreme Court have recently expressed concern that the Court’s deference doctrines have undermined core separation of powers constitutional principles. This article explores those Justice’s invitation to revisit those deference doctrines and some of the executive actions that have prompted the concern.
Keywords: Deference, Administrative Law, Agencies, Chevron, Skidmore, Auer, Separation of Powers, Executive Orders, TARP, President Bush, President Obama, Gender Identity, Cap-And-Trade, DACA, DAPA, Immigration
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