Deference is a pervasive concept in American law, yet remains surprisingly under-analyzed. While Chevron v. NRDC, Inc. (1984) which prescribes judicial deference to agency interpretations of statutes has become the most cited Supreme Court case of all time, neither the Court – nor Black’s law dictionary – have ever defined deference in full. In an effort to begin fill the gap in the conceptual and comparative literature on deference Prof. Gary Lawson of Boston University and I have recently completed writing a book on this topic for Oxford University Press. My proposal is double: first, to preset the main points of our analysis at the icon-s conference; the second, since we realize that deference exists and operates in many legal systems, we wish to call on colleagues from other countries to cooperate with us on a proposed second volume – Deference in Comparative Law Perspective.
Our 2020 Annual Conference was scheduled to be held at the University of Wrocław in Poland on July 9-11, 2020.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ICON·S Executive Committee has decided to postpone our 2020 Conference to 2021. Our next Annual Conference will take place from July 8-10, 2021, in Wrocław, Poland.
Procedural details regarding the organization of the 2021 Conference will follow in the months ahead.Join ICON•S