July 10, 2024 • News

Chevron Doctrine Overturned by U.S. Supreme Court

The 40-year-old doctrine known as Chevron deference that provided a framework for judicial review of agency actions was overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court in a landmark ruling on June 28, 2024. Chevron deference required courts to defer to a government agency’s interpretation of its statute if: (1) the agency’s interpretation of the law was not unreasonable; and (2) the statute did not address the precise issue in question. The overturning of Chevron deference will upend decades of policies for federal agencies and will likely lead to an increase in litigation disputing agency decisions. See Loper Bright Enterprises v Raimondo, Secretary of Commerce and Relentless, Inc. v. Department of Commerce