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Supreme Court Will Hear a Case That Could Potentially Curb Power of Federal Agencies

The Supreme Court said Monday that it will take up a dispute between the Biden administration and commercial fishing companies that presents the court with a chance to overrule a nearly 40-year-old decision giving deference to federal agencies, one which is often criticized by conservatives.

In the case, which will be heard by the justices in their next term, the Supreme Court has been asked to overrule Chevron v. National Resources Defense Council. In that ruling from 1984, the Supreme Court said courts should defer to an agency’s reasonable interpretation of statutes when the laws are ambiguous.

Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson recused herself from the case, since she was on the lower court’s three-judge panel that heard arguments in the dispute last year.

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