- From a federal perspective, however, a circuit court ruling has determined that McCarran-Ferguson requires a state statute rather than administrative interpretations.
- Under the court's precedents, administrative interpretations of ambiguous federal laws are entitled to deference from the courts as long as those interpretations are reasonable.
- However, administrative interpretation is the ultimate criterion and becomes the controlling weight unless it is plainly erroneous or inconsistent with the regulation.
- That disposition has the Government's express support, notwithstanding that its purpose is to give the Court of Appeals the opportunity to consider an administrative interpretation which appears contrary to the Government's narrow self-interest.
- Mr . Meyer has been a consistent critic of pro-management judicial and administrative interpretations of the Whistleblower Protection Act of 1989, noting their corrosive effect on the intent of the United States Congress in passing the Act.
- ;Deference to Administrative Interpretations ( US " Chevron " deference ) : If a statute administered by an agency is ambiguous with respect to the specific issue, the courts will defer to the agency's reasonable interpretation of the statute.
- This provision does not, of course, implicate our doctrine that reenactment of a statutory provision ratifies an extant judicial or administrative interpretation, for neither the taking prohibition in s1538 ( a ) ( 1 ) ( B ) nor the definition in s1532 ( 19 ) was reenacted.
- Under our approach, neither uncertainty as to whether the Government's change of position, if accepted, would be outcome-determinative, nor uncertainty as to the " lega ( l ) cognizab ( ility ) " of an administrative interpretation, preclude a GVR if the overall probabilities and equities support the GVR order.
- As JUSTICE SCALIA's dissent notes, post, at 11, we have not settled whether and to what extent deference is due to an administrative interpretation its " lega ( l ) cognizab ( ility ) " in a case that has already reached the appeal or certiorari stage when that interpretation is adopted.