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MD Attorney General Brown statement on US Supreme Court’s Ruling

June 30th, 2024 by WCBC Radio

 In response to today’s United States Supreme Court’s 6-3 ruling in Loper v. Raimondo, Attorney General Anthony G. Brown issued the following statement:  “Today, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a ruling in Loper v. Raimondo that overturned what’s known as the Chevron Doctrine. This decision will have widespread effects on public welfare, how businesses operate in this country, and economic stability. It strips away power from federal agencies to regulate their own programs, such as those dealing with environmental protection, healthcare, financial regulation, social welfare, and more. This decision will undeniably undermine the federal government in any efforts it makes to effectively operate and manage these programs. 

“The Chevron Doctrine helped balance operating standards set by Congress with federal agencies’ specialized experience and knowledge.  This ensured that federal programs operated smoothly, quickly, and with minimal interruptions. This balance was demolished by today’s ruling. This move will deeply affect how states and federal agencies handle program administration and will, ultimately, harm people and communities.  Battles over critical programs will be played out in courts, forcing the programs to remain in limbo instead of serving the people for which they are intended and who depend on them. This is an unsettling ruling, and I believe the Supreme Court of the United States has made a grave error.”