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Kavanaugh sees limited role for independent agencies

If confirmed to a seat on the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh would likely use his position to try to limit the powers of agencies like the Federal Trade Commission.

Kavanaugh, currently a judge on the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and former senior aide in the White House under President George W. Bush, has taken aim at a key high court ruling that judges must defer to an agency’s interpretation of laws.

At issue is the so-called ‘Chevron deference,’ which is...

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