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U.S. Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments In Cases Challenging Chevron Deference

On January 17, 2024, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a pair of cases seeking to challenge the Chevron doctrine. The Chevron doctrine refers to the judicial deference given to administrative actions based on the 1984 case of Chevron U.S.A., Inc. v. Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc., 468 U.S. 837 (1984). Under Chevron, the Court set forth a legal test as to when the court should defer to an agency’s interpretation, providing that judicial deference is appropriate where the agency’s interpretation was not unreasonable, so long as Congress had not spoken directly to the precise question. Read More