Conservative Supreme Court Leans Into Prospect Of Diminishing Agency Power

 January 18, 2024

After more than 40 years, the U.S. Supreme Court may be deciding to end it once and for all.

That’s right, the same doctrine that the government has been using since the early 80s to get away with whatever it wants may finally be going away for good.

The Supreme Court this week heard arguments regarding the Chevron doctrine, one that allows government agencies to interpret laws as they see fit when there is deemed an ambiguity or uncertainty in its language.

Observers have suggested that, based on the jurists' questions, during the proceedings the doctrine was subjected to substantial scrutiny.

There are many skeptics regarding the supposed wisdom of Chevron doctrine, with some of the most notable being Trump appointees Justice Neil Gorsuch and Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

“It’s the role of the judiciary historically under the Constitution to police the line between the legislature and the executive to make sure that the executive is not operating as a king,” Kavanaugh has said about the key issue at play in the controversy.

Kavanaugh hit the nail on the head.

The next steps for the future of the Chevron doctrine will be decided before July of 2024.