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ADF to US Supreme Court: Rein in unaccountable bureaucrats threatening Americans' freedoms

Thursday, Dec 15, 2022

The following quote may be attributed to Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Matt Bowman regarding a friend-of-the-court brief ADF attorneys filed Thursday with the U.S. Supreme Court in Loper Bright Enterprises v. Raimondo on behalf of Christian Employers Alliance urging the high court to take this case and rein in unaccountable bureaucrats. The brief argues that federal agency officials regularly exceed their executive authority by imposing mandates and spending tax dollars that harm the unborn, devalue religious freedom, and contradict biological distinctions based on sex, all without congressional authorization:

“Unelected, unaccountable bureaucrats are weaponizing federal laws to violate Americans’ most fundamental rights. As we explain in our brief, federal agency officials frequently disrespect American citizens and businesses’ most cherished principles—including religious freedom and the sanctity of life—by imposing personal political agendas that Congress has not authorized. We urge the Supreme Court to take this case, overrule Chevron v. Natural Resources Defense Council, and affirm that courts should not defer to federal agencies when they overstep their executive authority and violate Americans’ First Amendment rights.”

Alliance Defending Freedom is an alliance-building, non-profit legal organization committed to protecting religious freedom, free speech, parental rights, and the sanctity of life.

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