Brett Kavanaugh on Environment
As Kavanaugh blasted a Labor Department move to sanction SeaWorld following the drowning of a trainer by an orca, he warned that regulators would try to impose new safety requirements on sports, the circus and more.
Overall, his view is that agencies should exercise authority as clearly spelled out in federal statutes and that judges should not, as occurred in the SeaWorld case, defer to agency interpretations that go beyond what's explicit in a law.
That view goes to the heart of a modern debate in the courts and Congress over regulators' power. It's a debate that generally splits liberals and conservatives. And it's one that can have real world consequences for federal safeguards covering workers, consumers and the environment.
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Samuel Alito(since 2006)
Stephen Breyer(since 1994)
Ruth Bader Ginsburg(since 1993)
Elena Kagan(since 2010)
Anthony Kennedy(since 1988)
John Roberts(since 2005)
Sonia Sotomayor(since 2009)
Clarence Thomas(since 1991)
Merrick Garland(nominated 2016)
John Paul Stevens(1975-2010)
Sandra Day O'Connor(1981-2006)
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