High Court Takes Up FCC Jurisdiction Over Zoning

Law360, New York (October 5, 2012, 5:48 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court decided Friday to hear arguments stemming from two petitions alleging that the Federal Communications Commission has wrongly been awarded a certain deference standard for jurisdictional review that is allowing it to override state and local zoning laws for wireless facilities.

Limiting itself to one of two questions put forward in one of the petitions, the Supreme Court will hear an hour's worth of argument over whether deference under the standard set in the U.S. Supreme Court's 1984 decision in Chevron v. Natural...
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