SCOTUS Ruling Overturning Chevron

SCOTUS Ruling Overturning Chevron 4

Friday, June 28, 2024 – In a 6-3 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled to overturn Chevron U.S.A., Inc. v. Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. In response to this decision, U.S. Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement:

“I have long advocated for the 1984 ruling in Chevron U.S.A., Inc. v. Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. to be overturned or legislatively eliminated. The original 1984 ruling was an improper shift of authority from Congress to administrative agencies.

“When Congress gives agencies the ability to regulate, that authority should be clear and authoritative. When the authority is unclear or not specifically granted to an agency, the Courts should rule against the agency. Congress will then either let the Court decision stand or take action to grant the agency specific authority.

“In 2016, I was an original cosponsor of H.R. 4768, the Separation of Powers Restoration Act, a bill to restore the balance of power between all three branches of government and codify measures to rein in the executive branch, including a reversal of the Chevron rule.

“In 2023, I voted for similar legislation, H.R. 288, the Separation of Powers Restoration Act, to reverse Chevron deference.

“While I have not read the full opinion, it appears today’s ruling in Loper Bright Enterprises v. Raimondo restores a significant portion of federal authority to Congress and reestablishes part of the balance of power between the three branches of government.”


***NOTE: Justice Jackson chose to take part in one case, Relentless, Inc. v. Department of Commerce, which resulted in a 6-3 decision. She did not take part in Loper Bright Enterprises v. Raimondo, which resulted in a 6-2 decision.

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