Loper Bright Enterprises v. Raimondo

Chevron Overruled: In a historic decision issued June 28, 2024, the U.S. Supreme Court has formally overturned the “Chevron doctrine”—a rule it adopted in 1984, under which federal courts defer to federal agencies’ interpretation of their own powers as a matter of course. The Court ruled in favor of the herring fishermen who argued their case, Loper Bright Enterprises, Inc. v. Raimondo, before the Court in January 2024.

In December 2022, the Liberty Justice Center filed an amicus brief in Loper Bright Enterprises, Inc. v. Raimondo alongside the Cato Institute, urging the Supreme Court to hear the case and strike down Chevron as unconstitutional and ahistorical. After the Court granted the petition for certiorari, the Liberty Justice Center filed another amicus brief supporting the fishermen in July 2023, urging the Supreme Court to overturn Chevron because it unconstitutionally delegated the judicial branch’s interpretive authority to the executive branch.

“For decades, the Chevron doctrine has allowed unaccountable agencies and bureaucrats to determine the scope of their own power—and to use that excessive power to run roughshod over Americans’ rights. We applaud the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Chevron, restore courts’ power to independently interpret statutes, and significantly rein in the administrative state’s unlawful overreach,” said Senior Counsel Loren Seehase. “Now that courts are no longer shackled to agencies’ interpretations, agency rules can be fairly interpreted—and we look forward to challenging their overreach.”

Amicus Brief Press Releases

Amicus Brief In The News

July 3, 2024

(Reuters)—Challengers to federal rules covering a range of industries including mining and farming got a fresh shot on Tuesday at rolling back regulations as the U.S. Supreme Court applied a new standard for reviewing the power of federal agencies. Nine lower-court rulings were vacated by the Supreme Court and sent...

The Daily Caller
October 29, 2023

(The Daily Caller)—Medical, environmental and scientific advocacy groups are urging the Supreme Court to protect the power of regulatory agencies, arguing that agency experts do a better job interpreting Congress’ policy goals than the courts. Groups warned in friend-of-the-court briefs that the Supreme Court could limit agencies’ ability to use...

The Daily Caller
May 1, 2023

(The Daily Caller)—The Supreme Court announced Monday it will hear a case directly challenging a landmark decision on the powers of federal agencies, providing the Court an opportunity to drastically limit the authority of the administrative state. The challenge stems from family-owned fishing companies’ lawsuit against the National Marine Fisheries...

Amicus Brief Documents



Loper Bright Enterprises v. Raimondo



July 21, 2023


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