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Did the Supreme Court just tell the Senate to abolish the filibuster? (273 hits)


Did the Supreme Court just tell the Senate to abolish the filibuster?
By Opinion by Stuart Shapiro,

Last week, in West Virginia v EPA, the Supreme Court invoked the “major questions doctrine” in determining that the Clean Power Plan issued by the Obama administration was illegal. The major questions doctrine essentially says that for really big decisions, such as requiring shifting our sources of power in order to combat climate change, agency regulations are not sufficient. Congress must specifically legislate on these major questions.

Many have focused on the court’s ambiguous language regarding what qualifies as a major question. To some degree this misses an important point about policymaking in the current climate. The more “major” a question is, the less likely it is that Congress, as it is currently constituted, will be able to pass legislation on it. This is true regardless of how we define “major.”

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Posted By: Deacon Ron Gray
Tuesday, July 5th 2022 at 11:03AM
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For decades, Congress has delegated many policy decisions to the agencies of the executive branch like EPA. It does this for two reasons.

First, Congress, much smaller in terms of staff and hence expertise than the executive branch, does not have the technical knowledge necessary to decide where to set standards for arsenic in our water, or whether a new vaccine is safe.

Tuesday, July 5th 2022 at 11:00PM
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