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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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