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Kennedy's Parting Words May Drive New Curbs On EPA's Chevron Deference

July 09, 2018
Supreme Court watchers see one of the final opinions authored by retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy as a boon to conservatives seeking to limit or overturn the landmark Chevron precedent that gives EPA and other agencies broad deference to interpret their authorizing statutes, although they say it is far from clear that any efforts will succeed. Kennedy -- long regarded as the swing vote out of the high court's five conservatives -- announced his retirement on June 26, setting up an...


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