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Deference

Deference

Definition

In administrative law, judicial acceptance of a federal agency's interpretation of the agency's rules, policies, and authority. In federal habeas law, the scope of review that a federal court may apply to a state court’s adjudication of a defendant’s federal constitutional claims under 28 U.S.C. § 2254(d); sometimes referred to as AEDPA deference.

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