This case is particularly important to NCLA. It is disappointed that three judges
on the Fifth Circuit would eschew their fundamental duty “to say what the law is” and
defer to agency interpretations of statutes under the Chevron doctrine. In doing so,
NCLA believes they departed from their duty as judges, denied the due process of law,
and undermined the confidence of the people in the courts.

No party opposes the filing of this brief. No counsel for a party authored any
part of this brief. And no one other than the amicus curiae, its members, or its counsel
contributed money that was intended to finance the preparation or submission of this

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