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May 2, 2023
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The Supreme Court has agreed to hear the case of Loper Bright Enterprises vs. Raimondo, and it could lead to the biggest judicial decision since Roe v. Wade was overturned. You can read more about the particulars of the case here:

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/supreme-court-agrees-to-hear-case-that-could-spell-the-end-of-judicial-deference-to-federal-agencies/ar-AA1aANaM

https://redstate.com/bonchie/2023/05/01/scotus-grants-review-of-case-that-will-gut-the-federal-bureaucracy-n739579

But the important thing about this is the Court could strike a major blow against the runaway powers of federal bureaucrats. The case will give them a chance to strike down or at least clarify the 1970s-era Chevron Decision. That’s where the SCOTUS ruled that if an administrative agency’s actions were not “unreasonable” (note the subjectivity of that word, it will be important later), and Congress did not explicitly ban it, then courts should show deference to the agency and not restrain it.

As Bonchie notes at the Redstate.com link above, that word “reasonable” has been stretched beyond its limits, with courts turning a blind eye to federal agencies that make up endless new rules, regulations, restrictions, fees and punishments on the flimsiest justifications to advance their political agendas. The Founders must be spinning in their graves at the thought of so many unelected bureaucrats acting like tinpot dictators whose policies have the force of law when they were never approved by the people’s elected representatives.

That kind of legislative power delegated to unelected officials was an idea that should never have been allowed to take root. But if we can’t spray Round-Up on it, it can at least be pruned back substantially with a Court ruling that eliminates Chevron -- or at least clarifies it so that “reasonable” is no longer defined as “activist liberal judge agrees with activist liberal bureaucrat that your rights don’t matter.”

You can tell how much the left fears this because the Biden Administration urged the SCOTUS not to take up the case. And here’s more good news: Biden appointee Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson heard arguments on the case when she was on the DC Circuit Court, so she recused herself, leaving only two liberal Justices to hear it.  

The potential overturn of Chevron is the biggest danger to the unrestrained leftist administrative state that’s come along in years, so we should all be praying and cheering for it.

 

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  • HOLGER LATT

    05/03/2023 03:46 PM

    this court needs to address the ideas put forth in so many past ruling that really give unelected unlimited power for so many years. remember this for the people, by the people!