Cody Lee Vaughn
Cody Lee Vaughn is an associate in the Trial & Appellate Litigation practice of Jackson Walker’s Austin office.
Prior to Jackson Walker, Cody served as a judicial law clerk at the Supreme Court of Texas. He also practiced for two years prior, including a pro bono argument in the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
B.A., Indiana University Bloomington
J.D., magna cum laude, Indiana Maurer School of Law
- Order of the Coif
- Indiana Journal of Constitutional Design, Associate (2L) and Editor-in-Chief (3L)
- Indiana Journal of Law and Social Equality, Associate (2L) and Articles Editor (3L)
- Moot Court Executive Board, Problem Writer (3L)
- Best Brief for Petitioner, Sherman Minton Moot Court Competition
U.S. District Court for the Eastern, Southern, and Western Districts of Texas
July 6, 2022Insights
U.S. Supreme Court Endorses Major Questions Doctrine as Interpretive Canon in EPA Ruling
By Michael Nasi, Jennifer Caughey, Taylor Holcomb, & Cody Vaughn
The United States Supreme Court held in West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency (No. 20-1530) that EPA may not rely upon Section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act to “force a nationwide transition away from the use of coal.” Citing the “major questions doctrine,” the Court explained that a Congressional delegation of “unprecedented power” requires a clear statement that is simply not present in the Clean Air Act.