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Joseph Diedrich on the Chevron & the Rational Basis Test

Season 1, Ep. 675

In this episode, Joseph S. Diedrich, an Associate at Husch Blackwell LLP, discusses his article "Separation, Supremacy, and the Unconstitutional Rational Basis Test," which will be published in the Villanova Law Review. Diedrich begins by explaining what the rational basis test is and where it came from. He argues that it violates the separation of powers, by absolving courts of the obligation to judge in certain cases. And he analogizes to the Chevron Doctrine to explain why that is a problem. Diedrich is on Twitter at @JSDiedrich.

This episode was hosted by Brian L. Frye, Spears-Gilbert Professor of Law at the University of Kentucky College of Law. Frye is on Twitter at @brianlfrye.

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