The recent Supreme Court decision to eliminate Chevron deference marks a pivotal shift in how federal agencies interpret and enforce laws. Established in Chevron U.S.A., Inc. v. Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. (1984), Chevron deference allowed courts to defer to Executive Branch agencies’ interpretations of ambiguous statutes. This principle provided

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Until early next year, California is considering the Proposition 12 products already in the pipeline.   After that, the state plans to close its market to pork products from locations that don’t comply with California animal housing standards.

Last May, the U.S. Supreme Court found that California Proposition 12, banning

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President Donald J. Trump’s Justice Department is siding with California over 12 egg-producing states that don’t want egg standards dictated by Sacramento.

Noel J. Francisco, the solicitor general of the United States, has put the Department of Justice (DOJ) on California’s side in the dispute by filing an amicus brief
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