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  • Curt Levey

Gorsuch Emerges As Scalia’s Worthy Heir

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.