Posted by on July 11, 2018 9:05 pm
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Brett Kavanaugh / PD-USGov

Judge Brett Kavanaugh is not only a threat to a woman’s right to choose and to LGBTQ equality. He is a danger to the government’s ability to regulate pretty much anything.

Judge Kavanaugh (not to mention Justices Thomas and Alito) has questioned the legitimacy of what lawyers call the Chevron doctrine. Chevron is a 1984 Supreme Court case that established a doctrine of court deference to administrative agencies. The case itself concerned a rule made by the EPA; in fact, the EPA, which was run at the time by Anne Gorsuch, Neil Gorsuch’s mother, had weakened a Jimmy Carter-era rule based on the Clean Air Act.

When the Natural Resources Defense Council sued, the Supreme Court eventually ruled in favor of the EPA, arguing that a court should

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