This episode, recorded live in New York City at the Federal Bar Association’s 2018 annual convention, features a debate about the following question: “Should Chevron Be Overturned?” The 1984 Supreme Court decision Chevron v. Natural Resources Defense Council established a judicial doctrine of deference to certain administrative agency actions commonly known as “Chevron deference.” Chevron has been implicated in important constitutional debates surrounding the modern administrative state and separation of powers. Columbia Law School professors Philip Hamburger and Gillian Metzger explain just what Chevron deference is, why it matters, and whether or not it should be overturned.
Philip Hamburger is the Maurice and Hilda Friedman Professor of Law at Columbia Law School, and recently became President of the New Civil Liberties Alliance.
Gillian Metzger is the Stanley H. Fuld Professor of Law at Columbia Law School. She writes and teaches in the areas of constitutional law, administrative law, and federal courts.
This episode was engineered by David Stotz and produced by Jackie McDermott, Madison Poulter, and Scott Bomboy. Research was provided by Jackie McDermott and Lana Ulrich.