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Supreme Court overturns Chevron decision, curtailing federal agencies' power in major shift - CBS News

  

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Via:  vic-eldred  •  2 weeks ago  •  7 comments

By:   Melissa Quinn (CBSPolitics)

Supreme Court overturns Chevron decision, curtailing federal agencies' power in major shift - CBS News
The Supreme Court overturned a landmark 40-year-old decision that gave federal agencies broad regulatory power.

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By Melissa Quinn

June 28, 2024 / 10:26 AM EDT / CBS News

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Washington — The Supreme Court on Friday overturned a landmark 40-year-old decision that gave federal agencies broad regulatory power, upending their authority to issue regulations unless Congress has spoken clearly.

The court split along ideological lines in the dispute, with Chief Justice John Roberts writing for the conservative majority.

The court's ruling in a pair of related cases is a significant victory for the conservative legal movement, which has long aimed to unwind or weaken the 1984 decision in Chevron v. National Resources Defense Council. Critics of that landmark ruling, which involved a challenge to a regulation enacted by the Environmental Protection Agency under the Clean Air Act, have said the so-called Chevron doctrine gives unelected federal bureaucrats too much power in crafting regulations that touch on major areas of American life, such as the workplace, the environment and health care.

The framework required courts to defer to an agency's interpretation of laws passed by Congress if it is reasonable. Calls for it to be overturned came from not only conservative legal scholars, but some of the justices themselves who have said courts are abdicating their responsibility to interpret the law.

The Supreme Court's reversal of the Chevron decision also further demonstrates the willingness of its six-justice conservative majority to jettison decades of past rulings. In June 2022, the court overturned Roe v. Wade, dismantling the constitutional right to abortion, and in June 2023, it ended affirmative action in higher education.

This is a breaking news story and will be updated.

Melissa Quinn

Melissa Quinn is a politics reporter for CBSNews.com. She has written for outlets including the Washington Examiner, Daily Signal and Alexandria Times. Melissa covers U.S. politics, with a focus on the Supreme Court and federal courts.


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Vic Eldred
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1  seeder  Vic Eldred    2 weeks ago

It is morning in America!

 
 
 
Ronin2
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1.1  Ronin2  replied to  Vic Eldred @1    2 weeks ago

I think you mean "mourning" for the EPA and Department of Homeland Security.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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1.1.1  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Ronin2 @1.1    2 weeks ago

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Snuffy
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1.1.2  Snuffy  replied to  Ronin2 @1.1    2 weeks ago

Considering how the EPA fucked over the American farmer with the Waters of the United States, it's about damn time these agencies were reigned in. 

 
 
 
Drakkonis
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1.1.3  Drakkonis  replied to  Snuffy @1.1.2    2 weeks ago
Considering how the EPA fucked over the American farmer with the Waters of the United States,

Navigable Waters of the U.S. affected anyone they needed it to, including residential property owners wanting to build a shed in their back yard that had standing water in a low part of the yard after the snow melt. They were using it like they use the Commerce clause; as a do-whatever-I-want badge. 

So, yeah, glad this happened... tentatively. Now we just have to make sure we don't completely spay or neuter these agencies because most of them do have a valid purpose. I really like having clean rivers and breathable air, for instance.  We just need to adjust their settings so that they do what they were intended to do rather than political tools in the hands of unelected people. 

Question is, can than happen in this clown car of a government? 

 
 
 
Snuffy
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1.1.4  Snuffy  replied to  Drakkonis @1.1.3    2 weeks ago
Question is, can than happen in this clown car of a government? 

That's a good question. Used to be the only sure things were death and taxes, but in the past 20 years we have to add the ability of Washington to fuck up anything.

 
 
 
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2  charger 383    2 weeks ago

Now congress will have to do work instead of passing things off to unelected bureaucrats

 
 

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