Agencies Deserve Deference On Jurisdiction, Justices Say

Law360, New York (May 20, 2013, 5:22 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that courts should apply a deferential standard of review toward a federal agency's definition of its own jurisdiction, siding with the Federal Communications Commission in a fight with local government agencies over zoning rules for wireless facilities.

In a divided opinion, the high court ruled that courts should apply the standard of deference laid out in its 1984 ruling in Chevron USA Inc. v. Natural Resources Defense Council Inc. to an agency’s interpretation of a statutory ambiguity that concerns the...
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