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By Roger Harnack

Supreme court takes on agency 'law-making'


Last updated 7/14/2022 at 8:10am

“But the Constitution does not authorize agencies to use pen-and-phone regulations as substitutes for laws…”

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil M. Gorsuch wrote that and more in his 19-page concurring opinion in the West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency (Case No. 20-1530).

The Supreme Court recently ruled, 6-3, that the EPA cannot create over-reaching “laws” that bound entire industries; the ruling was released Thursday morning, June 30.

The leftwing champions of so-called “climate change” regulations were immediately in a tizzy.

Here in Washington, Gov. Jay Inslee imm...

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