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Editor's Note :

There is a possibility of opinions on Wednesday, March 29. We will begin live-blogging at this link at 9:45 a.m.
On Wednesday the court hears oral argument in Turner v. United States. Amy Howe has our preview.
On Wednesday the court also hears oral argument in Honeycutt v. United States. Rory Little has our preview.

City of Arlington v. FCC

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Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
11-1545 5th Cir. Jan 16, 2013
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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).

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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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Disclosure: Goldstein & Russell, P.C., whose attorneys work for or contribute to this blog in various capacities, serves as co-counsel to the petitioners in these cases.   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).   JudgmentAffirmed, 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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