The Yale Law Journal

Kathryn A. Watts


Proposing a Place for Politics in Arbitrary and Capricious Review

Kathryn A. Watts

119 Yale L.J. 2 (2009). 

Current conceptions of “arbitrary and capricious” review focus on whether agencies have adequately explained their decisions in statutory, factual, scientific, or otherwise technocratic terms. Courts, agencies, and scholars alike, accordingly, generally have accepted the no…