UNEARTHING THE LOST HISTORY OF SEMINOLE ROCK.

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    • Abstract:
      In 1945, the Supreme Court blessed a lesser-known type of agency deference in Bowles v. Seminole Rock. Also known as Auer deference, it affords deference to agency interpretations of their own regulations. Courts regularly defer to agencies under this doctrine, regardless of where the interpretations first appear or how long-standing they are. Recently, members of the Supreme Court have signaled a willingness to reconsider, and perhaps jettison, Seminole Rock. Our work supports this kind of reconsideration. Seminole Rock has been widely accepted but surprisingly disconnected from any analysis of its origins and justifications. This Article- the first historical explication of Seminole Rock deference-argues that Seminole Rock cannot support the theoretical weight that subsequent courts and evolving administrative law doctrines have complacently put upon it. Seminole Rock was the product of its time-the 1940s, an era of war-time price controls and a new age of administrative law. Later cases wrongly divorced Seminole Rock from that context. This Article documents the untethering o/Seminole Rock. It shows how, in the 1960s and 1970s, alongside an expanding administrative state, the doctrine transformed into a more mechanical and highly deferential form of agency deference. It further shows that this transformation is marked by a consistent lack of scholarly or judicial reflection on its underpinnings. In doing so, this Article provides new depth to the emerging critiques of Seminole Rock deference and lends critical support for reexamination of the doctrine. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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    • Author Affiliations:
      1Assistant Professor of Law, University of Washington School of Law
      2Professor of Law, University of Utah, SJ. Quinney College of Law
    • ISSN:
      0094-4076
    • Accession Number:
      110452575
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    • ABNT:
      KNUDSEN, S. H.; WILDERMUTH, A. J. Unearthing the Lost History of Seminole Rock. Emory Law Journal, [s. l.], v. 65, n. 1, p. 47–106, 2015. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=a9h&AN=110452575&custid=s6224580. Acesso em: 20 jan. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Knudsen SH, Wildermuth AJ. Unearthing the Lost History of Seminole Rock. Emory Law Journal. 2015;65(1):47-106. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=a9h&AN=110452575&custid=s6224580. Accessed January 20, 2020.
    • APA:
      Knudsen, S. H., & Wildermuth, A. J. (2015). Unearthing the Lost History of Seminole Rock. Emory Law Journal, 65(1), 47–106. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=a9h&AN=110452575&custid=s6224580
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Knudsen, Sanne H., and Amy J. Wildermuth. 2015. “Unearthing the Lost History of Seminole Rock.” Emory Law Journal 65 (1): 47–106. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=a9h&AN=110452575&custid=s6224580.
    • Harvard:
      Knudsen, S. H. and Wildermuth, A. J. (2015) ‘Unearthing the Lost History of Seminole Rock’, Emory Law Journal, 65(1), pp. 47–106. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=a9h&AN=110452575&custid=s6224580 (Accessed: 20 January 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Knudsen, SH & Wildermuth, AJ 2015, ‘Unearthing the Lost History of Seminole Rock’, Emory Law Journal, vol. 65, no. 1, pp. 47–106, viewed 20 January 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Knudsen, Sanne H., and Amy J. Wildermuth. “Unearthing the Lost History of Seminole Rock.” Emory Law Journal, vol. 65, no. 1, Sept. 2015, pp. 47–106. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=a9h&AN=110452575&custid=s6224580.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Knudsen, Sanne H., and Amy J. Wildermuth. “Unearthing the Lost History of Seminole Rock.” Emory Law Journal 65, no. 1 (September 2015): 47–106. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=a9h&AN=110452575&custid=s6224580.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Knudsen SH, Wildermuth AJ. Unearthing the Lost History of Seminole Rock. Emory Law Journal [Internet]. 2015 Sep [cited 2020 Jan 20];65(1):47–106. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=a9h&AN=110452575&custid=s6224580