Gorsuch Could Tip Scales Against SEC’s Admin Court

Law360, New York (February 2, 2017, 11:27 PM EST) -- U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch has called for firmly separating government powers and has expressed skepticism of rampant agency rulemaking, views experts say bode poorly for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission as its fight to keep its administrative tribunal approaches the high court.

Judge Gorsuch was nominated Tuesday night to fill the seat of Justice Antonin Scalia, who died last year. Attention has since focused on the Tenth Circuit judge's commitment to the separation of powers and his vocal criticism of Supreme Court precedent holding that courts should defer to agency interpretations of ambiguous statutes.

Those views could...

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