Chevron Deference Overturned – Signaling a Win for Agriculture

Will Jordan General, Industry, Livestock, Livestock News, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA)

Seated from left are Justices Sonia Sotomayor, Clarence Thomas, Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., and Justices Samuel A. Alito and Elena Kagan.
Standing from left are Justices Amy Coney Barrett, Neil M. Gorsuch, Brett M. Kavanaugh, and Ketanji Brown Jackson.
Credit: Fred Schilling, Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States

The forty-year-old legal doctrine known as Chevron deference was overturned Friday, June 28, in the United States Supreme Court. While some call it necessary for federal agencies to operate effectively, others consider it an overreach of administrative power. The 6-3 ruling in Loper Bright Enterprises v. Raimondo continued a historic trend from the bench of re-evaluating (and reversing) previously held rulings by the court. Listen below as National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s (NCBA) Chief Legal Counsel, Mary Thomas Hart, shares a few details from Friday’s ruling.

Find NCBA’s Beltway Beef Podcast episode on the topic HERE.

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Will Jordan

Will Jordan is an author, public speaker, livestock producer, and award-winning auctioneer. Known for innovation and storytelling, he is keen to the needs of farmers and ranchers. As a broadcaster, Will tells the story of agriculture daily, digging into subjects important to those who tune in.