September 22, 2020
Gorsuch's Deference Views Could Stymie OSHA, Industry Attorneys Say
Neil Gorsuch, President Donald Trump's nominee for the open Supreme Court seat, could significantly reduce OSHA's ability to quickly change policies, given his skepticism of the Chevron legal doctrine that grants agencies deference to interpret vague statutes, industry attorneys say. “If the Court were to follow Gorsuch’s skepticism on judicial deference to agency interpretations of law (the so-called 'Chevron' rule) and abandon Chevron , it would significantly diminish OSHA’s ability to set policy through mere interpretation of its standards...
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