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Our Perspective: The Autocracy of the Administrative State’s Use of “Science”

Here we go again. Another Wisconsin agency head—again directed by a high-level politician—commits to follow the science to fact-based mandates. Whenever you hear that, brace yourself. You are about to be skewered by the administrative state, the sole proprietors of the “scientific” black box they’ll use to regulate or terminate your business.

The DACA Case and the Federal APA

On June 18, the United States Supreme Court released its opinion in Department of Homeland Security v. Regents of the University of California, which held that the Trump Administrations attempt to rescind Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) was arbitrary and capricious, and therefore failed.