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dc.contributor.authorGersen, Jacob E.
dc.contributor.authorVermeule, Cornelius Adrian
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-04T16:46:22Z
dc.date.issued2007
dc.identifier.citationJacob Gersen & Adrian Vermeule, Chevron as a Voting Rule, 116 Yale L.J. 676 (2007).en_US
dc.identifier.issn0044-0094en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:11350522
dc.description.abstractIn Chevron U.S.A. Inc. v. Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc., the Supreme Court created a new framework for judicial deference to agency interpretations of law: courts should defer to an agency interpretation unless the relevant statute is clear or the agency interpretation is unreasonable. In the past two decades, however, the doctrinal Chevron framework has come under increasing strain. We suggest an alternative, which is to cast Chevron as a judicial voting rule, thereby institutionalizing deference to administrative agencies. Our thesis is that a voting rule of this sort would capture the benefits of the doctrinal version of Chevron while generating fewer costs. The principal advantage of institutionalizing Chevron as a voting rule is that it makes agency deference an aggregate property that arises from a set of votes, rather than an internal component of the decision rules used by individual judges. A voting-rule version of Chevron would also allow more precise calibration of the level of judicial deference over time, and holding the level of deference constant, a voting rule would produce less variance in deference across courts and over time, yielding a lower level of legal uncertainty than does the doctrinal version of Chevron. We consider and respond to various objections.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherYale Law Schoolen_US
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dc.relation.hasversionhttp://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=906633en_US
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dc.titleChevron as a Voting Ruleen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.description.versionVersion of Recorden_US
dc.relation.journalYale Law Journalen_US
dash.depositing.authorGersen, Jacob E.
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dash.contributor.affiliatedGersen, Jacob
dash.contributor.affiliatedVermeule, Cornelius


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