City of Arlington v. FCC
|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
Jan 16, 2013
|May 20, 2013||6-3||Scalia||OT 2012|
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Holding: Courts must apply the Chevron framework to an agency’s interpretation of a statutory ambiguity that concerns the scope of the agency’s statutory authority ( i.e., its jurisdiction).
Plain English Summary:
Judgment: Affirmed, 6-3, in an opinion by Justice Scalia on May 20, 2013. Justice Breyer filed an opinion concurring in part and concurring in the judgment. Chief Justice Roberts filed a dissenting opinion in which Justice Kennedy and Justice Alito joined.
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