“An Elephant in the Room”: The Future of Chevron Deference and Its Impact on Deregulation

By Chris Erickson* The doctrine of administrative deference, commonly known as Chevron deference, has governed administrative law since 1984.[1] Recent political changes now threaten its existence. The Republican Party, in control of all three branches of Federal government, has freedom to pursue its agenda of deregulation. Eliminating Chevron deference, however, may increase the difficulty of […]

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Climate Change Regulation Through Litigation: New York’s Investigation of ExxonMobil under the Martin Act

By Chris Erickson* In November 2015, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman began an investigation into whether ExxonMobil made public statements about climate change that conflicted with its own internal research.[1] Schneiderman issued a subpoena to ExxonMobil ordering production of documents related to its internal climate change research and the use of that research in […]

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