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Bureaucrat accountability case goes before US Supreme Court

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The following quote may be attributed to Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Matt Bowman regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision Monday to hear Loper Bright Enterprises v. Raimondo, a case that involves holding federal agency officials accountable to protect religious freedom and the sanctity of life for all Americans:  

“Unelected, unaccountable bureaucrats are weaponizing federal laws to violate Americans’ most fundamental rights. As we explain in the brief we filed urging the Supreme Court to take this case, federal agency officials frequently disrespect Americans’ 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 rein in unaccountable bureaucrats, 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 the freedoms the First Amendment protects for all Americans.”  

The friend-of-the-court brief ADF attorneys filed on behalf of Christian Employers Alliance 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.

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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Matt Bowman
Matt Bowman
Senior Counsel, Director of Regulatory Practice
Matt Bowman serves as senior counsel and director of regulatory practice at Alliance Defending Freedom, where he focuses on the impact of administrative law on religious freedom, the sanctity of life, and family.