SCOTUS overturns Chevron doctrine, limiting federal agency reach

Higher Ed Dive

Ryan Golden, Ginger Christ and Natalie Schwartz
June 28, 2024
One think tank previously warned that reversing the precedent would put some higher education regulations at stake.
Dive Brief:
The U.S. Supreme Court overturned the Chevron doctrine on Friday in Loper Bright Enterprises et. al. v. Raimondo, Secretary of Commerce, et. al., in a blow to federal agencies.
In a 6-3 vote, the high court overruled a 1984 decision in Chevron v. Natural Resources Defense Council that established the doctrine, which required federal courts to give deference to agencies’ reasonable interpretation of ambiguous statutes.
Higher education and legal experts have predicted that the overturning of the Chevron doctrine could hamper the U.S. Department of Education’s ability to write and enforce regulations.