Administrative Law: Whose Job Is It Anyway?

Administrative Law: Whose Job Is It Anyway?

Article by: Allison Mather

47 PEPP. L. REV. 143 (2019)

This Note examines the current state of judicial deference to administrative agencies and suggests modifying the doctrine to better comport with the Constitution. It examines the history of administrative agencies and the rise of judicial deference. The Note explores the present-day applications of judicial deference and analyzes whether the current doctrine is consistent with both its initial underlying policies and the Constitution. Ultimately, judicial deference to administrative agencies raises serious separation of powers concerns and should be modified to remain faithful to the nation’s founding principles.

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