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Corporate lobbyists eye new lawsuits after Supreme Court limits federal power

Mere hours after the Supreme Court sharply curbed the power of federal agencies, conservatives and corporate lobbyists began plotting how to harness the favorable ruling in a redoubled quest to whittle down climate, finance, health, labor and technology regulations in Washington.

The early strategizing underscored the magnitude of the justices' landmark decision, which rattled the nation's capital and now appears poised to touch off years of lawsuits that could redefine the U.S. government's role in modern American life.

The legal bombshell arrived Friday, when the six conservatives on the Supreme Court invalidated a decades-old legal precedent that federal judges should defer to regulatory agencies in cases where the law is ambiguous or Congress fails to specify its intentions. Writing for the majority, Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. described the framework as "unworkable," at one point arguing in his opinion that it "prevents judges from judging."


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