Conservatives can rightfully celebrate the emergence of Neil Gorsuch as a justice in the mold of his beloved predecessor, Antonin Scalia. However, despite the similarity between Gorsuch and Scalia, no two justices are completely alike.
One notable difference will be the issue of "Chevron deference" — the precedent by which courts defer to federal agencies' interpretations of laws. While Scalia often defended Chevron deference, Gorsuch slammed it as an "abdication of the judicial duty" before joining the Court.
Already, Justice Gorsuch has sharply criticized Chevron deference, in an opinion accompanying the Court's October decision not to review Scenic America v. Department of Transportation.
Will we see an end to Chevron deference and the related doctrines that fuel today's regulatory behemoth? Read more in the December 2017 edition of Newsmax Magazine.