Derthick maintains that courts and administrative agencies perform sufficiently similar roles, making their potential for conflict great Derthick, p. 131. Both courts and administrative agencies are tasked with filling in statutes, but courts are generalists while administrators are specialists, making conflict between their decisions almost inevitable Derthick, p. 131. Moreover, courts may interpret laws different
ly in different jurisdictions, meaning that a single federal agency could
ostensibly have to meet several different federal guidelines Derthick, p. 131.