Chevron case: Supreme Court could take sledgehammer to agency power

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Devin Watkins, an attorney at Competitive Enterprise Institute, which filed a brief supporting the fishermen, argued the case demonstrates how powers expressly given to Congress, like the authority to impose duties, can be improperly taken over by agencies under Chevron in its current form.

“They forced these fishermen to pay money to government-mandated monitors to ensure that they comply with the law,” Watkins said. “That sounds to me a lot like law enforcement officers, people that are there to ensure the law is actually followed, and forcing people to pay for those law enforcement officers with no authorization from Congress to do so.”

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