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Guedes v. ATF

Chevron deference is bad enough on its own, for it unconstitutionally requires judges to abandon their independent judgement and, where the government is a party, requires them to engage in systematic bias in favor of the most powerful of parties. But the D.C. Circuit’s decision expands Chevron deference so that it applies even when agencies disclaim it. Even if one accepts the reasoning underlying Chevron deference, one should reject the D.C. Circuit’s expanded version of this doctrine and thereby unify circuit court approaches to Chevron.

Mark Chenoweth
President and Chief Legal Officer

Justice Gorsuch’s Statement on Petition for Writ of Certiorari to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

March 2, 2020 | Read More

Amicus Curiae Brief of the New Civil Liberties Alliance in Support of Petitioner

October 4, 2019 | Read More

Brief of the New Civil Liberties Alliance and W. Clark Aposhian in Support of Appellants

March 11, 2019 | Read More


NCLA Supports Petition to U.S. Supreme Court to Rein in D.C. Circuit’s Aggressive Expansion of Chevron Deference

October 4, 2019



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