This excerpt is from a piece by Rakim Brooks that originally ran in Democracy Docket on October 2, 2023.
Public trust in the U.S. Supreme Court is at an all-time low thanks to indefensible decisions that roll back our rights and continuous revelations about evermore egregious ethical violations. But the Court’s conservative justices remain undaunted and, as the new term begins, they are poised to further undermine the U.S. Constitution and alienate the people they serve.
One of the highest stakes cases this term isn’t about a specific issue like abortion or LGBTQ+ rights, but has the potential to dismantle many rights and protections that we take for granted. In the upcoming case Loper Bright Enterprises v. Raimondo, the Court will decide whether judges or agency experts are better positioned to decide crucial public policy questions.