The Coming Battle of Ideologies
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Finally, the Obama administration seized upon a landmark 1984 case, Chevron USA v. Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc., in which the Supreme Court held that arguments related to government policy should be settled by legislators and administrators, not judges. As such, great deference should be accorded administrators (in this court case, the EPA) to reconcile and promulgate policy with the full effect of law when shown to be operating within the general confines of a statute passed by Congress.
Pushing this interpretation to previously untested limits, the Obama administration has, by one estimate, hired over 200,000 people to write and enforce top-down government control of individuals and businesses,