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Scope of Review

Scope of Review

Discover the scope of judicial review available for agency actions under the Administrative Procedure Act.


Parties who obtain judicial review of agency action must prove that the administrative agency did not make the correct decision. During judicial review, federal courts consider whether to defer to the agency on factual issues based on various standards of review. Today, we’ll be discussing the scope of review for questions of fact.

The scope of review for agency action is set forth by the Administrative Procedure Act (APA). When reviewing agency action, a federal court may “decide all...