Should agencies decide law? Doctrine may be tested at Gorsuch hearing

Steven Davidoff Solomon writes for The New York Times, March 14, 2017

The doctrine is now in the spotlight because one of its most prominent critics is none other than Judge Gorsuch.

His view is very different from that of the conservative giant he would replace on the bench, Justice Antonin Scalia, who died last year. Justice Scalia loved Chevron deference…. Judge Gorsuch, however, came out swinging against the doctrine in an opinion last year on the grounds that it gave too much power to federal agencies.