June 29, 2024

Supreme Court slashes federal agency regulatory power in key ruling

The Supreme Court just made one of its BIGGEST rulings in the past 100 years!

Chevron deference has officially been OVERRULED.

For those who may not be familiar, Chevron deference routinely allowed government agency officials to interpret the law as they see fit and impose regulations accordingly.

Chief Justice John Roberts wrote for the court on the matter.

“Cognizant of the limits of human language and foresight, [those who wrote the Constitution] anticipated that all new laws, though penned with the greatest technical skill, and passed on the fullest and most mature deliberation, would be more or less obscure and equivocal, until their meaning was settled by a series of particular discussions and adjudications,” said Justice Roberts.

“The Framers also envisioned that the final interpretation of the laws would be the proper and peculiar province of the courts. In the foundational decision of Marbury v. Madison, Chief Justice Marshall famously declared that it is emphatically the province and duty of the judicial department to say what the law is,” the ruling continued.

The Supreme Court did not stop there.

“Congress in 1946 enacted the APA [Administrative Procedure Act] as a check upon administrators whose zeal might otherwise have carried them to excesses not contemplated in legislation creating their offices. It was the culmination of a comprehensive rethinking of the place of administrative agencies in a regime of separate and divided powers,” the ruling continued.

The Supreme Court justices continued that “the deference that Chevron requires of courts reviewing agency action cannot be squared with the APA.”

“In the decades between the enactment of the APA and this Court’s decision in Chevron, courts generally continued to review agency interpretations of the statutes they administer by independently examining each statute to determine its meaning,” the majority concluded.

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