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U.S. Supreme Court

Jan. 22, 2024

Health and safety protections at risk in pending US Supreme Court cases

Over the past 40 years, the Chevron doctrine has become a staple of administrative law. The Supreme Court has cited Chevron and relied on it many times, although analysis by some scholars suggests that Chevron has little impact on how the Supreme Court decides cases.

Allison Zieve

Zieve is the director of Public Citizen Litigation Group, the litigating arm of the nonprofit consumer-advocacy organization Public Citizen in Washington, D.C.

Another decades-old precedent appears to be on the chopping block at the Supreme Court. This time, the issue is the Chevron doctrine – a favorite target of opponents of federal regulation to protect health, safety, and the environment, among other things.

Named for a unanimous Supreme Court decision from 1984, Chevron USA v. Natural Resources Defense Council, the $95

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