Paul Hughes

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Paul Hughes is the co-head of the Firm’s practices focusing on Supreme Court & Appellate Litigation as well as Government & Regulatory Litigation. He briefs and argues complex appeals, and he develops legal strategy before trial courts, including strategic affirmative litigation. Paul serves as an elected member of the Firm’s Management Committee. Read Paul Hughes's full bio.

US Supreme Court Overturns Chevron Deference

By and on Jul 1, 2024
Posted In Litigation & Arbitration

In Loper Bright Enterprises v. Raimondo, the US Supreme Court expressly overruled the doctrine of deferring to an agency’s interpretation of allegedly ambiguous statutory language initially articulated in Chevron U.S.A. Inc. v. Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. Under the Chevron doctrine, courts applied a two-step framework interpreting statutes administered by federal agencies. The first step asks whether Congress had...

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