Tag Archives: Chevron Doctrine

Challenging Chevron Deference and “Informal Agency Guidance” in Criminal Prosecutions

The Washington Legal Foundation published a Legal Backgrounder by white-collar defense attorney John Lauro on July 16. The article discusses the application of the Chevron doctrine in the criminal law context. In particular, Mr. Lauro analyzes judicial rulings on deferring to agency’s interpretation of a statute and a recent Justice Department policy that henceforth, agency… Continue Reading

The Intersection of Chevron and Federal Prosecutions: Courts Shouldn’t Assist Agency Overcriminalization

Originally published at the Washington Legal Foundation by John Lauro | July 16, 2020 Much has been written about the “Chevron Doctrine” and its impact on administrative law. In Chevron U.S.A. v. Natural Resources Defense Council, 467 U.S. 837 (1984), decided over a generation ago, the U.S. Supreme Court established a principle of judicial deference… Continue Reading