Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Most Cited Judicial Opinion of All Time?

What is the most cited judicial opinion of all time? I would have guessed Brown v. Bd. of Educ., or perhaps Roe v. Wade. But, I would've been wrong!

Drum roll please.... The most cited opinion is....

Chevron U.S.A., Inc. v. Natural Res. Def. Council, Inc. This opinion, wrote by J. Stevens, established the two-pronged method of ascertaining the validity of regulations. I suppose, upon further reflection, it is understandable that this is the most cited opinion, because this is an issue that crops up in law review articles and cases so often. After all, more and more our society is controlled through regulations, not statutes.

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