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A key Supreme Court decision elevates the need for consumer rights advocacy.

In a major ruling (Loper Bright Enterprises v. Raimondo), the Supreme Court cut back sharply on the power of federal agencies to interpret the laws they administer and ruled that courts should rely on their own interpretation of ambiguous laws. The decision will have far-reaching effects.

By a vote of 6-3, the justices overruled their landmark 1984 decision in Chevron v. Natural Resources Defense Council, which gave rise to the doctrine known as the Chevron doctrine. Under that doctrine, if Congress has not directly addressed the question at the center of a dispute, a court was required to uphold the agency’s interpretation of the statute as long as it was reasonable.

Review this article to learn more about how this ruling will impact consumers.

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