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Administrative & Regulatory Law News (2004)
  • William S Jordan
When does Chevron apply? If it doesn’t, what is the nature of Skidmore deference? BCCA Appeal Group v.U.S.EPA,348 F.3d 93, 100 (5th Cir. 2003), Alfaro v. Commissioner, 2003 WL 22509403 (5th Cir. 2003), Hospital Corporation of America and Subsidiaries v.Commissioner, 348 F.3d 136 (6th Cir. 2003), Boeing Company v. United States, 537 U.S. 437 (2003), Aeroquip–Vickers, Inc. v.Commissioner, 347 F.3d 173 (6th Cir. 2003). 7th Circuit on Buckhannon, the IDEA, and “prevailing party” status for the purpose of attorney fee awards. Buckhannon Bd.& Care Home v.W.Va.Dep’t of Health & Human Res., 532 U.S.598 (2001), T.D. v.La Grange School District No.102,2003 WL 22682466 (7th Cir. 2003). Safety regulation of oil tankers as a taking of property – Federal Circuit accepts the possibility but holds no taking on the particular facts. Maritrans, Inc. v.U.S., 342 F.3d 1344 (Fed.Cir. 2003). 9th Circuit – NEPA challenge to state water management program is ripe despite absence of site-specific decisions – discussion of standing under NEPA – other ripeness and standing decisions. Ohio Forestry Ass’n v. Sierra Club,523 U.S.726 (1998), Laub v.US Department of the Interior, 342 F.3d 1080 (9th Cir. 2003), Maritrans, Inc. v.U.S., 342 F.3d 1344 (Fed. Cir. 2003), The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey v. Corrigan, 347 F.3d 57 (3d Cir. 2003), Ranger Cellular v.FCC,2003 WL 22681318 (D.C.Cir. 2003), Consumer Federation of America v.FCC,2003 WL 22461433 (D.C.Cir. 2003). Various decisions on access to judicial review. Roberts v. US Railroad Retirement Board, 346 F.3d 139 (5th Cir. 2003), Consumer Electronics Association v.FCC, 347 F. 3d 291 (D.C.Cir. 2003), Public Citizen v. Mineta, 343 F.3d 1159 (9th Cir. 2003), Ruud v.US DOL, 347 F.3d 10086 (9th Cir. 2003).
Publication Date
Winter 2004
Citation Information
William S. Jordan, News from the Circuits, 29 Administrative & Regulatory Law News, Winter 2004, 20.