Notice & Comment

ABA AdLaw Webinar 10/30: The State of Deference in the States: The End of Deference?


Judicial Review Committee


The State of Deference in the States: The End of Deference?

Friday October 30, 2020

12 pm – 1:30 pm Eastern Time Via Zoom


  • Daniel Ortner, Attorney at the Pacific Legal Foundation
  • Aaron Saiger, Professor of Law at Fordham University
  • Adi Dynar, Litigation Counsel at the New Civil Liberties Alliance
  • Matthew R. Byrne, Of Counsel at Jackson Lewis


In the last few years, federal deference doctrines have received a lot of attention, especially with the Supreme Court’s high profile Kisor decision last term. But less attention has been paid to the topic of deference in the states.

In the past few years at least a half dozen state courts have rejected deference, expressing concern about the impact deference has on judicial supremacy and the separation of powers. There has also been a concerted effort to reign in deference at the ballot box and in the state house.

To analyze these trends and discuss the impact they are having on litigation and advocacy efforts across the country, please join us for a Webinar where experts will discuss these trends and whether they are an unusual blip or the start of a broader trend against deference.


NO CLE Credit is available for this program. Registration is Limited and will close when capacity is reached. Deadline for Registration is Tuesday November 2, at 5 pm ET. Zoom access and Zoom Registration is required for all participants.

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