Ron DeSantis revealed the sneaky way the Supreme Court dealt a blow to the Deep State

Jul 9, 2024

The power of unelected bureaucrats has been growing in the federal government. 

But that is all about to change after one court case. 

And Ron DeSantis revealed the sneaky way the Supreme Court dealt a blow to the Deep State.

Supreme Court overturns the Chevron Deference

The Supreme Court overturned a 40-year-old doctrine known as the Chevron Deference in the case Loper Bright Enterprises v. Raimondo.

A New Jersey fishing company was required to pay $700 a day to cover the cost of federal monitoring of herring fishing. 

The National Marine Fisheries Service instituted the fee in 2020 without any law.

A 1984 Supreme Court decision Chevron v. Natural Resources Defense Council ruled that administrative agencies had the power to interpret and issue rules for vaguely defined laws by Congress.

Courts had to defer the unelected bureaucrats’ decisions when considering a challenge to a rule issued by a federal agency.

This made these bureaucrats unaccountable and gave them the ability to aggressively pursue an agenda with their agency’s rule-making.

Loper Bright brought that to an end and returned power to courts and Congress.

Democrats were furious that it took power away from their allies buried in the vast federal bureaucracy. 

Ron DeSantis celebrates the ruling overturning the Chevron Deference

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has had a keen interest in the Chevron Deference for a long time.

He discussed it at the Twitter Spaces event where he launched his Presidential campaign in May 2023.

DeSantis said at a news conference in Pensacola, Florida that the Chevron Deference empowered the administration state and grew government.

“And the outcry on the Left over the repeal of Chevron or the overruling of Chevron really shows how they view society,” DeSantis explained. “And those of us who welcome the decision to overrule Chevron, we believe in a conception of government that our Founding Fathers envisioned.”

He said that people would now have the ability to challenge federal rule-making in courts with the high court’s decision.

“The question is: If they’re coming at you and they’re wrong on the law, do you have an ability to go in the court and have the court say, ‘You know what? You’re right on the law,’ and rule for you and give you relief? Or do you do this Chevron deference, which says, ‘Well, it doesn’t really matter if you’re actually right on the law, we are going to defer to what these experts in the bureaucracy think the law means?” DeSantis asked. 

Accountability had finally returned to the system according to the Florida Governor. 

“If bureaucracy acts against you, you go and sue, you win,” DeSantis said. “If Congress doesn’t like that outcome, they can always rewrite the law and then you can hold them accountable at the ballot box. That’s the way this is supposed to be.”

The unelected federal bureaucrats who staff the administrative agencies are no longer calling the shots for making federal law after the Chevron Deference was overturned.

DeSantis Daily will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.

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