Professor Kristin Hickman

Kristin Hickman

Associate Dean for Research and Intellectual Life
McKnight Presidential Professor in Law
Distinguished McKnight University Professor
Harlan Albert Rogers Professor in Law
Associate Director, Corporate Institute

Prof. Kristin Hickman Quoted in Roll Call About U.S. Supreme Court Chevron Cases

Prof. Kristin Hickman was quoted by Roll Call regarding the difficulties that the U.S. Supreme Court faces as it decides whether to modify or overrule the Chevron deference doctrine in Loper Bright Enterprises v. Raimondo and Relentless v. Department of Commerce.  According to Prof. Hickman, "There are lots of different ways the court could resolve the question even though the court has teed it up as repealing Chevron or addressing the doctrine."  Prof. Hickman also suggested that the Court might struggle to distinguish between legal questions and policy decisions.  “The line between interpretation and policymaking is very, very blurry. The line between legislating and executing at a certain level at the margin is very blurry,” she said.  Prof. Hickman made the comments as part of a program organized by the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies.