We are excited to announce that U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch has cited an important article published by our very own Luke Phillips, associate at Tueth Keeney! Justice Gorsuch, in his spirited dissent from the Court’s denial of certiorari in Buffington v. McDonough, Secretary of the Veterans Affairs, 598 U.S. __ (2022), cited Luke’s article titled Chevron in the States? Not So Much, that was published in the Mississippi Law Journal in 2020. Luke’s article surveys the various state doctrines regarding judicial deference to government agencies’ statutory interpretations in light of the ongoing debate regarding Chevron deference. Being cited by a Supreme Court Justice is quite impressive to say the least! Congratulations, Luke!
Luke T. Phillips practices primarily in the area of immigration law, representing corporations and institutions of higher education with their immigration needs, including obtaining temporary and permanent visas, handling employer sanctions issues, I-9 and E-Verify employment eligibility verification compliance, consular processing, and naturalization.
Prior to joining the firm, Luke served as an Honors Attorney for the United States Postal Service. While in law school, Luke was a student law clerk to the Honorable Michael P. Mills of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi, and he served as a legal intern with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Missouri.