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1 July, 2024

Chevron Doctrine overturned: Mapping the deadly cost of MAGA Supreme Court Justices’ power grab

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Fatal incompetence: The deadly cost of Republican ignoring COVID experts

"Chevron Doctrine is overruled"

"Chief Justice Roberts cast aside 40 years of judicial precedent in a power grab. Instead of deferring to the expertise of agencies to implement statutes in the face of inevitable ambiguities, the Supreme Court has empowered itself, and other federal courts, to do the job... it empowers any federal judge — including hundreds appointed by Trump — to strike down regulations by asserting that an agency misinterpreted a statutory ambiguity." - Judd Legum in Polular Info (excerpts)

"The “Chevron deference” is a landmark Supreme Court ruling, Chevron v Natural Resources Defense Council. The court decided in 1984 that judges should defer to federal agencies in interpreting ambiguous parts of statutes. The idea was that if Congress passes a law where something is unclear - or there is a “gap” - it is up to an agency to fill in the gap." - BBC

What happens when Federal Justices start overriding the experts at agencies such as the Food And Drug Administration (FDA)? EPA? ATF? Check this StoryMap for the possible deadly cost of MAGA Supreme Court Justices arrogance in gutting the Chevron Deference with the COVID pandemic as an example.

Trump political incompetence led to more COVID deaths
Activist justices gut experts can be a fatal condition

Thousands of lives could have been saved

"Over 130,000 lives could've been saved in the early stages of the pandemic had Trump's White House adhered to the science and pushed for measures advocated by experts. I believe if we had fully implemented the mask mandates... and we had increased testing, that we probably could have decreased fatalities into the 30% less to 40% less range," said Dr. Deborah Birx, the former White House COVID-19 response coordinator. - Business Insider

Tens of thousands of unnecessary deaths

"From the earliest days of the pandemic, Trump downplayed the threat of COVID-19 and repeatedly spread misinformation on the virus. He routinely pushed against public health recommendations, including wearing a mask or face covering. Trump during an interview with veteran journalist Bob Woodward admitted that he deliberately sought to downplay the dangers of the virus in an effort to avoid inducing "panic."

Top public health experts have excoriated Trump over his pandemic response, saying that his approach led to tens of thousands of unnecessary deaths. By the time Trump left office, there had been over 400,000 reported COVID-19 deaths in the US." - Business Insider

Fatal incompetence: The deadly cost of Republican ignoring COVID experts
Republicans let ther politics trump medical experts

COVID is deadlier when politics trumps science

"Former president Donald Trump suggested injecting disinfectant to get rid of Covid, prompting the maker of Lysol to warn people not to use their disinfectant cleaning products internally." - Heather Cox Richardson

Ted Cruz and FOX spread COVID disinformation

TakeAway: Democracy is not a spectator support. If you lost someone during COVID or are suffering the effects of long COVID, remember to vote for President Biden and Democrats to reform the MAGA Packed Supreme Court that is endangering lives by gutting safety standards.

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