Loper Bright v. Raimondo — Merits Amicus Brief

Jeremiah Morgan Administrative Law, Constitutional Law, Statutory Construction, U. S. Supreme Court

Today, our firm filed an amicus brief in a case requesting the Supreme Court to overturn its Chevron doctrine, a judicially created rule to defer to executive branch agency interpretations of statutes instead of the courts actually interpreting the statutes. Our amicus brief described the confusion caused by Chevron deference, both in the D.C. Circuit in this case and as demonstrated in the various cases challenging the ATF’s bumpstock rule, what handled Chevron deference in a wide variety of ways. We also outline how Chevron deference undermines the accountability of Congress to the electorate, undermines the constitutional separation of powers, and ultimately erodes individual liberties.

Link to brief

Washington Gun Law posted a YouTube video discussing our Loper Bright amicus brief. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WUB-ZUqUSk