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People For the American Way Responds to SCOTUS Rulings in Loper Bright v Raimondo and Relentless, Inc v Department of Commerce

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Washington D.C. – Following the Supreme Court’s ruling today in Loper Bright v Raimondo and Relentless, Inc v Department of Commerce, in which the far-right majority dealt a devastating blow to federal agencies’ ability to fulfill their missions, People For the American Way President Svante Myrick released the following statement:  

“The far-right Supreme Court today delivered for big business and the corporate interests that have been itching to gut the power of federal agencies to protect our health and welfare. The so-called Chevron doctrine has stood for years as a principle respecting the expertise of agencies in setting regulations for their areas of oversight. By discarding that doctrine the Court effectively undermines agencies’ ability to fulfill their missions and sets corporate interests free to run roughshod over the environment and the rights of consumers, patients, investors, workers, and citizens. This comes on top of other power grabs by the Court yesterday, undercutting the authority of the SEC and the EPA.  It’s critically important that we keep this in mind when we go to the polls in November.  Elections matter when it comes to who sits on our courts, and we can’t afford to let the Trump-MAGA crowd nominate any more far-right judges who will devastate our government and our rights.”      


About Us   People For the American Way is a national progressive advocacy organization that inspires and mobilizes Americans to defend freedom, justice, and democracy from those who threaten to take them away. For more than four decades, we have been dedicated to making the promise of America real for everyone and have worked toward a vision of a vibrant America where basic rights and freedoms are upheld for all, not just the wealthy and the powerful. Learn more: