In a shockingly rare occurrence, the United States Supreme Court (SCOTUS) on Friday had a unanimous ruling… in favor of the Constitution! I have to say, I am quite surprised, but so thrilled. And it wasn’t just any old constitutional win. It’s on the sacred Separation of Powers doctrine – my fave – and the challenge was against the ever-growing administrative state (i.e. agency power). I was on America’s Voice Live to discuss the dangers of the overreaching, ever-present administrative state, and you can watch that interview here. I have also written on separation of powers, and more specifically the importance of keeping the power-crazed administrative state in check, numerous times in the past: The Constitution Is The Answer; Regulation Nation; Our Constitution Was Written to Keep The Government In Check, Not The People; Catch Me If You Can
For anyone who may be unclear about what separation of powers is exactly, I’ll give a quick refresher from grade-school history class. (I know it’s been quite a while since most of us sat through a civics class, if ever). So, here in the United States, we have three branches of government (judicial, executive and legislative). All three branches are co-equal with one another, meaning that none is more powerful than, or has control over, the others. Each branch has its own separate powers and duties as laid out in our Constitution. The president (or governor at the state level) and their agencies are in the Executive Branch of government. The Executive Branch enforces the laws that the Legislative Branch (Congress, or state legislature) creates. The Executive Branch does not make laws. However, they can make regulations to help enforce the laws, but only if empowered by the Legislature through what is called an enabling statute (i.e. a law that gives the agency the authority to do something specific).
Read the full article: Supreme Court Rules 9-0 In Favor Of The Constitution! (substack.com)