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Legislation & Regulation - Bibliography

Fall 2020 Professor Chomsky

About this bibliography

This bibliography lists articles on various aspects of statutory interpretation and judicial review of administrative agency actions. The bibliography is intended for the use of students enrolled in Legislation & Regulation, taught by Professor Chomsky. To view an article abstract, click on the article title. A link to access the full-text is at the end of the abstract.

Articles arranged by author. Click title to view its abstract. A link to full-text is at end of the abstract.

Authors A - B

Chevron Deference and Agency Self-Interest. 
By Timothy K. Armstrong 13 Cornell J.L. & Pub. Pol’y 203 (2004).

The Politics of Selecting Chevron Deference
By Kent Barnett, Christina L. Boyd & Christopher J. Walker 15 J. Empirical Legal Stud. 597 (2018).

Administrative Law’s Political Dynamics. 
By Kent Barnett, Christina L. Boyd & Christopher J. Walker 71 Vand. L. Rev. 1463 (2018).

Chevron Step Two’s Domain. 
By Kent Barnett & Christopher J. Walker 93 Notre Dame L. Rev. 1441 (2018).

Chevron’s Inevitability. 
By Nicholas R. Bednar & Kristin E. Hickman 85 Geo. Wash. L. Rev. 1392 (2017).

End the Failed Chevron Experiment Now: How Chevron Has Failed and Why It Can and Should Be Overruled. 
By Jack M. Beermann 42 Conn. L. Rev. 779 (2010).

Chevron’s Mistake. 
By Lisa Schultz Bressman 58 Duke L.J. 549 (2009).

On the Uses of Legislative History in Interpreting Statutes.
By Stephen Breyer 65 S. Cal. L. Rev. 845 (1992).

Statutory Interpretation as “Interbranch Dialogue”?
By James J. Brudney & Ethan J. Leib 66 UCLA L. Rev. 346 (2019).

Eager to Follow: Methodological Precedent in Statutory Interpretation
By Aaron-Andrew P. Bruhl. (March 27, 2020) Forthcoming, N. C. L. Rev.

Hierarchy and Heterogeneity: How to Read a Statute in a Lower Court.
By Aaron-Andrew P. Bruhl. 97 Cornell L. Rev. 433 (2012).

Statutory Interpretation and the Rest of the Iceberg: Divergences Between the Lower Federal Courts and the Supreme Court.
By Aaron-Andrew P. Bruhl. 68 Duke L.J. 1 (2018).

Two Roads Diverged: Statutory Interpretation by the Circuit Courts and the Supreme Court in the Same Cases.
By James J. Brudney and Lawrence Baum. 88 Fordham L. Rev. 823 (2019).

Authors C - D

Judicial Analytics and the Great Transformation of American Law.
By Daniel L. Chen. Forthcoming, Journal of Artificial Intelligence and the Law

An Empirical Study of Statutory Interpretation in Tax Law
By Jonathan H. Choi 95 N.Y.U. L. Rev. 363 (2020).

Judicial Review of Negotiated Rulemaking: Should Chevron Deference Apply?
By Robert Choo 52 Rutgers L. Rev. 1069 (2000).

Sidestepping Chevron: Reframing Agency Deference for an Era of Private Governance. 
By Aaron R. Cooper 99 Geo. L.J. 1431 (2011).

Agencies Interpreting Courts Interpreting Statutes: the Deference Conundrum of a Divided Supreme Court. 
By Robin Kundis Craig 61 Emory L.J. 1 (2011).

Against Methodological Stare Decisis
By Evan J. Criddle & Glen Staszewski 102 Geo. L.J. 1573 (2014).

When Courts Should Ignore Statutory Text
By Jesse M. Cross 26 Geo. Mason L. Rev. 453 (2018).

Legislative History in the Modern Congress
By Jesse M. Cross 57 Harv. J. on Legis. 91 (2020).

The Dilemma of Interstatutory Interpretation
By Anuj C. Desai. 77 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. 177 (2020)

Can a Statute Have More Than One Meaning?
By Ryan Doerfler. 94 N.Y.U. L. Rev. 213 (2019).

Absurdity in Disguise: How Courts Create Statutory Ambiguity to Conceal their Application of the Absurdity Doctrine
By Laura R. Dove 19 Nev. L.J. 741 (2019).

Authors E - F

Gorsuch v. the Administrative State
By Heather Elliott 70 ALLR 703 (2019).

Administrative Answers to Major Questions: On the Democratic Legitimacy of Agency Statutory Interpretation
By Blake Emerson 102 Minn. L. Rev. 2019 (2018).

Tailoring Deference to Variety with a Wink and a Nod to Chevron: the Roberts Court and the Amorphous Doctrine of Judicial Review of Agency Interpretations of Law. 
By J. Lyn Entrikin Goering 36 J. Legis. 18 (2010).

Dynamic Statutory Interpretation.
By William N. Eskridge, Jr. 135 U. Pa. L. Rev. 1479 (1987).

Expanding Chevron’s Domain: a Comparative Institutional Analysis of the Relative Competence of Courts and Agencies to Interpret Statutes.
By William N. Eskridge Jr. 2013 Wis. L. Rev. 411 (2013).

The Continuum of Deference: Supreme Court Treatment of Agency Statutory Interpretations from Chevron to Hamdan
By William N. Eskridge, Jr. & Lauren E. Baer 96 Geo. L.J. 1083 (2008).

Statutory Interpretation as Practical Reasoning
By William N. Eskridge, Jr. & Philip P. Frickey 42 Stan. L. Rev. 321 (1990).

Waiving Good Faith: A Natural Language Processing Approach
By Frank Fagan. 16 N.Y.U. J.L. & Bus. 633 

Statutory Interpretation Muddle
By Richard H. Fallon, Jr. 114 Nw. U. L. Rev. 269 (2019)

Textualism's Gaze
By Matthew L. M. Fletcher. Forthcoming, Michigan Journal of Race and Law (2020)

Statutory Interpretation or Public Administration: How Chevron Misconceives the Function of Agencies and Why It Matters
By Elizabeth V. Foote 59 Admin. L. Rev. 673 (2007).

Should Courts Give Stare Decisis Effect to Statutory Interpretation Methodology? 
By Sydney Foster. 96 Geo. L.J. 1863 (2008).

Authors G

Avoidance Creep
By Charlotte Garden 168 U. Pa. L. Rev. 331 (2020).

The States as Laboratories of Statutory Interpretation: Methodological Consensus and the New Modified Textualism  
By Abbe R. Gluck 119 Yale L.J. 1750 (2010).

What 30 Years of Chevron Teach Us About the Rest of Statutory Interpretation.
By Abbe R. Gluck. 83 Fordham L. Rev. 607 (2014).

Statutory Interpretation From the Inside--An Empirical Study of Congressional Drafting, Delegation, and the Canons: Part I
By Abbe R. Gluck & Lisa Schultz Bressman 65 Stan. L. Rev. 901 (2013).

Statutory Interpretation on the Bench: A Survey of Forty-Two Judges on the Federal Courts of Appeals
By Abbe R. Gluck & Richard A. Posner 131 Harv. L. Rev. 1298 (2018).

Chevron Debates and the Constitutional Transformation of Administrative Law
By Craig Green 88 Geo. Wash. L. Rev. 654 (2020).

Deconstructing the Administrative State: Constitutional Debates over Chevron and Political Transformation in American Law.
By Craig Green, Temple University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2018-35.

Why Agency Interpretations of Ambiguous Statutes Should be Subject to Stare Decisis
By Harold M. Greenberg 79 Tenn. L. Rev. 573 (2012).

Who Says It’s a Crime?: Chevron Deference to Agency Interpretations of Regulatory Statutes that Create Criminal Liability
By Sanford N. Greenberg 58 U. Pitt. L. Rev. 1 (1996).

Statutes with Multiple Personality Disorders: The Value of Ambiguity in Statutory Design and Interpretation
By Joseph A. Grundfest & A.C. Pritchard 54 Stan. L. Rev. 627 (2002).

Authors H - J

Reconciling Chevron, Mead, and the Review of Agency Discretion: Source of Law and the Standards of Judicial Review
By Michael P. Healy 19 Geo. Mason L. Rev. 1 (2011).

Chevron is Dead; Long Live Chevron
By Michael Herz 115 Colum. L. Rev. 1867 (2015).

To Repudiate or Merely Curtail? Justice Gorsuch and Chevron Deference
By Kristin E. Hickman 70 Ala. L. Rev. 733 (2019).

Chevron Under Siege
By Edwin E. Huddleson 58 U. Louisville L. Rev. 17 (2019).

The Impact of the Rise and Fall of Chevron on the Executive’s Power to Make and Interpret Law
By Linda D. Jellum 44 Loy. U. Chi. L.J. 141 (2012).

Authors K - L

Statutory Interpretation, Administrative Deference, and the Law of Stare Decisis.
By Randy J. Kozel. 97 Tex. L. Rev. 1125 (2019).

Backdoor Purposivism.
By Anita S. Krishnakumar. 69 Duke L.J. 1275 (2020).

Dueling Canons.
By Anita S. Krishnakumar. 65 Duke L.J. 909 (2016).

Reconsidering Substantive Canons.
By Anita S. Krishnakumar. 84 U. Chi. L. Rev. 825 (2017).

Longstanding Agency Interpretations
By Anita S. Krishnakumar 83 Fordham L. Rev. 1823 (2015).

The Belt-and-Suspenders Canon
By Ethan J. Leib & James J. Brudney 105 Iowa L. Rev. 735 (2020).

Justice Gorsuch's Views on Precedent in the Context of Statutory Interpretation
By Hillel Y. Levin 70 Ala. L. Rev. 687 (2019).

Chevron as a Doctrine of Hard Cases
By Frederick Liu 66 Admin. L. Rev. 285 (2014).

The Ambiguous Basis for Chevron Deference: Multiple-Agency Statutes
By Daniel Lovejoy 88 Va. L. Rev. 879 (2002).

Authors M - P

Norms, Practices, and the Paradox of Deference: A Preliminary Inquiry into Agency Statutory Interpretation.
By Jerry L. Mashaw. 57 Admin. L. Rev. 501 (2005).

Textualism, Constitutionalism, and the Interpretation of Federal Statutes
By Jerry L. Mashaw 32 Wm. & Mary L. Rev. 827 (1991).

Change, Creation, and Unpredictability in Statutory Interpretation: Interpretive Canon Use in the Roberts Court's First Decade.
By Nina A. Mendelson. 117 Mich. Law Rev. 71 2359 (2018).

Legitimate Interpretation--Or Legitimate Adjudication?
By Thomas W. Merrill 105 Cornell L. Rev. 1395 (2020).

Statutory Realism: The Jurisprudential Ambivalence of Interpretive Theory
By Abigail R. Moncrieff 72 Rutgers U. L. Rev. 39 (2019).

Abandon Chevron and Modernize Stare Decisis for the Administrative State
By Richard W. Murphy 69 Ala. L. Rev. 1 (2017).

Why Congress Drafts Gibberish — With Illustrations Concerning Threats to Fire a Special Counsel, Presidential Tax Audits, and Obstruction of Justice Statutes
By Richard K. Neumann, (November 1, 2018). Hofstra Univ. Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2018-17.

Textualism 3.0: Statutory Interpretation After Justice Scalia
By Victoria Nourse 70 Ala. L. Rev. 667 (2019).

Picking and Choosing Text: Lessons for Statutory Interpretation from the Philosophy of Language
By Victoria Nourse 69 Fla. L. Rev. 1409 (2017).

An “Internal” Critique of Justice Scalia's Theory os Statutory Interpretation.
By William D. Popkin 76 Minn. L. Rev. 1133 (1992).

Statutory Interpretation—In the Classroom and in the Courtroom
By Richard A Posner 50 U. Chi. L. Rev. 800 (1983).

Neoclassical Administrative Law
By Jeffrey A. Pojanowski 133 Harv. L. Rev. 852 (2020).

Talking Textualism, Practicing Pragmatism: Rethinking the Supreme Court’s Approach to Statutory Interpretation.
By Robert J. Pushaw, Jr. 51 Ga. L. Rev. 121 (2016).

Authors R - Z

The Appellate Rule of Lenity
By Intisar A. Rabb 131 Harv. L. Rev. F. 179 (2018).

Chevron as a Canon, Not a Precedent: An Empirical Study of What Motivates Justices in Agency Deference Cases
By Connor N. Raso & William N. Eskridge, Jr. 110 Colum. L. Rev. 1727 (2010).

Federal Rules of Statutory Interpretation
By Nicholas Quinn Rosenkranz 115 Harv. L. Rev. 2085 (2002).

The Rest is Silence: Chevron Deference, Agency Jurisdiction, and Statutory Silences
By Nathan Alexander Sales & Jonathan H. Adler 2009 U. Ill. L. Rev. 1497 (2009).

If the Text is Clear--Lexical Ordering in Statutory Interpretation
By Adam M. Samaha 94 Notre Dame L. Rev. 155 (2018).

Codified Canons and the Common Law of Interpretation. By Jacob Scott. 98 Georgetown L.J. 341 (2010).

Continuity And Change in Statutory Interpretation By David L. Shapiro 67 N.Y.U. L. Rev. 921 (1992).

Cutting in on the Chevron Two-Step. By Catherine M. Sharkey. 86 Fordham Law Review 2359 (2018).

A Syncopated Chevron: Emphasizing Reasoned Decisionmaking in Reviewing Agency Interpretations of Statutes
By Mark Seidenfeld 73 Tex. L. Rev. 83 (1994).

An Empirical Examination of Agency Statutory Interpretation
By Amy Semet 103 Minn. L. Rev. 2255 (2019).

Legislative History and the Need to Bring Statutory Interpretation Under the Rule of Law
By W. David Slawson 44 Stan. L. Rev. 383 (1992).

What is Statutory Purpose?
By Dale Smith (October 25, 2018). Forthcoming in Lisa Burton, Patrick Emerton and Dale Smith (eds), Law under a Democratic Constitution: Essays in Honour of Jeffrey Goldsworthy, Hart Publishing (2019); U of Melbourne Legal Studies Research Paper No. 799. .

Replacing the Flawed Chevron Standard.
By Brian G. Slocum. 60 William & Mary Law Rev. 195 (2018)

Chevron As Construction
By Lawrence B. Solum & Cass R. Sunstein 105  Cornell L. Rev. 1465 (2020).

The Dumbing Down of Statutory Interpretation.
By Glen Staszewski. 95 B.U. L. Rev. 209 (2015).

Chevron as Law
By Cass R. Sunstein 107 Geo. L.J. 1613 (2019).

Interpreting Statutes in the Regulatory State
By Cass R. Sunstein 103 Harv. L. Rev. 405 (1989).

Beyond the Dictionary: Why Sua Sponte Judicial Use of Corpus Linguistics is Not Appropriate for Statutory Interpretation
By Daniel C. Tankersley 87 Miss. L.J. 641 (2018).

Fifty Shades Of Textualism
By Andrew Tutt 29 J.L. & Pol. 309 (2014).

The Cobra Effect: Kisor, Roberts, and the Law of Unintended Consequences
By Patrick Warczak, Jr. (January 30, 2020).

Reasonable Agencies
By David Zaring 96 Va. L. Rev. 135 (2010).

Legislative History and the Interpretation of Statutes: Toward a Fact-Finding Model of Statutory Interpretation
By Nicholas S. Zeppos 76 Va. L. Rev. 1295 (1990).

The Use of Authority in Statutory Interpretation: An Empirical Analysis
By Nicholas S. Zeppos 70 Tex. L. Rev. 1073 (1992).

New Articles (Added Fall 2020)

NOTE: Articles listed below link to full-text on Westlaw. They are also included in the articles listed above which includes abstracts and links to full-text. List is by lead author's last name.

James J. Brudney, Ethan J. Leib, Statutory Interpretation As "Interbranch Dialogue"?, 66 UCLA L. Rev. 346 (2019)

Jonathan H. Choi, An Empirical Study of Statutory Interpretation in Tax Law, 95 N.Y.U. L. Rev. 363 (2020)

Evan J. Criddle & Glen Staszewski, Against Methodological Stare Decisis, 102 Geo. L.J. 1573 (2014)

Jesse M. Cross, Legislative History in the Modern Congress, 57 Harv. J. on Legis. 91 (2020)

Jesse M. Cross, When Courts Should Ignore Statutory Text, 26 Geo. Mason L. Rev. 453 (2018)

Laura R. Dove, Absurdity in Disguise: How Courts Create Statutory Ambiguity to Conceal Their Application of the Absurdity Doctrine, 19 Nev. L.J. 741 (2019)

Heather Elliott, Gorsuch v. the Administrative State, 70 Ala. L. Rev. 703 (2019)

Blake Emerson, Administrative Answers to Major Questions: On the Democratic Legitimacy of Agency Statutory Interpretation, 102 Minn. L. Rev. 2019 (2018)

Charlotte Garden, Avoidance Creep, 168 U. Pa. L. Rev. 331 (2020)

Abbe R. Gluck & Richard A. Posner, Statutory Interpretation on the Bench: A Survey of Forty-Two Judges on the Federal Courts of Appeals, 131 Harv. L. Rev. 1298 (2018)

Craig Green, Chevron Debates and the Constitutional Transformation of Administrative Law, 88 Geo. Wash. L. Rev. 654 (2020)

Kristin E. Hickman, To Repudiate or Merely Curtail? Justice Gorsuch and Chevron Deference, 70 Ala. L. Rev. 733 (2019)

Edwin E. Huddleson, Chevron Under Siege, 58 U. Louisville L. Rev. 17 (2019)

Ethan J. Leib, James J. Brudney, The Belt-and-Suspenders Canon, 105 Iowa L. Rev. 735 (2020)

Hillel Y. Levin, Justice Gorsuch's Views on Precedent in the Context of Statutory Interpretation, 70 Ala. L. Rev. 687 (2019)

Thomas W. Merrill, Legitimate Interpretation-or Legitimate Adjudication?, 105 Cornell L. Rev. 1395 (2020)

Abigail R. Moncrieff, Statutory Realism: The Jurisprudential Ambivalence of Interpretive Theory, 72 Rutgers U.L. Rev. 39 (2019)

Victoria Nourse, Textualism 3.0: Statutory Interpretation After Justice Scalia, 70 Ala. L. Rev. 667 (2019)

Victoria Nourse, Picking and Choosing Text: Lessons for Statutory Interpretation from the Philosophy of Language, 69 Fla. L. Rev. 1409 (2017)

Jeffrey A. Pojanowski, Neoclassical Administrative Law, 133 Harv. L. Rev. 852 (2020)

Intisar A. Rabb, The Appellate Rule of Lenity, 131 Harv. L. Rev. F. 179 (2018) (A response article to Gluck & Posner article above)

Adam M. Samaha, If the Text Is Clear-Lexical Ordering in Statutory Interpretation, 94 Notre Dame L. Rev. 155 (2018)

Amy Semet, An Empirical Examination of Agency Statutory Interpretation, 103 Minn. L. Rev. 2255 (2019)

Lawrence B. Solum & Cass R. Sunstein, Chevron As Construction, 105 Cornell L. Rev. 1465 (2020)

Cass R. Sunstein, Chevron As Law, 107 Geo. L.J. 1613 (2019)

Daniel C. Tankersley, Beyond the Dictionary: Why Sua Sponte Judicial Use of Corpus Linguistics Is Not Appropriate for Statutory Interpretation, 87 Miss. L.J. 641 (2018)

Andrew Tutt, Fifty Shades of Textualism, 29 J.L. & Pol. 309 (2014)

 


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