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By Craig Bannister, MRC TV, June 28, 2024

A Supreme Court decision released Friday overruled a 1984 decision that gave government agencies broad power to interpret, change and expand laws they consider to be ambiguous.

In Loper Bright Enterprises v. Raimondo, Friday’s decision overrules Chevron v. Natural Resources Defense Council, which decided that courts must defer to the interpretative decrees of government agencies. The so-called “Chevron Doctrine” had allowed agencies to bypass Congress and, essentially, make laws restricting and compelling Americans’ actions.

The court ruled 6-3 that the agencies should defer to courts’ interpretation of the law, when a statute is ambiguous, eliminating the presumption of the infallibility of government regulators. …

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