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Statutory Interpretation

Statutory Interpretation

Master the two tests federal courts use when reviewing agency's statutory interpretations: the Chevron test and the test for Skidmore deference.


Administrative agencies often interpret statutes during the course of administering the law. When parties obtain judicial review of a statutory interpretation, federal courts must consider whether to defer to the agency based on standards of review established by the Supreme Court. Today, we’ll be discussing the scope of review for questions of law.

The scope of review for statutory interpretation, unlike that of agency action, is not contained within the Administrative Procedure Act. Rather,...