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Supreme Court Places Another Limitation on Chevron Deference

The justices of the Supreme Court of the United States have again limited the reach of Chevron deference. On May 28, 2019, the Court in Smith v. Berryhill carved another exception into what has lately proven to be its least-favored precedent. It held that Chevron deference does not apply to the scope of judicial review.

FICA Tax Student Exemption Resolution: Fifth Circuit Decision About Refunds of FICA Taxes Paid by Medical Residents Stands

FICA taxes, which fund the Social Security program, are not levied on state employees unless a state voluntarily opts in to the program. A state opts in by executing an agreement, commonly referred to as a “section 218 agreement,” with the Social Security Administration. In section 218 agreements, states may define—to a certain extent—which state employees participate in the Social Security program and are subject to FICA taxation. States also may employ certain exclusions in the section 218 agreement to ensure that specified subsets of employees are not opted-in.
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