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Kavanaugh Could Usher In Even More Business-Friendly Era on Supreme Court

  • Supreme Court nominee may be decisive vote against regulations
  • Backs conservative views on reining in federal bureaucracy
Brett Kavanaugh
Brett KavanaughPhotographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg
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Brett Kavanaugh could add a powerful new voice on the Supreme Court to restrain what government agencies can do, ushering in a new era of tougher scrutiny of federal regulations loathed by businesses.

In a dozen years on the U.S. appeals court that handles most challenges to rules issued by federal bureaucrats, the Supreme Court nominee’s record reveals views closely aligned with conservatives who seek to rein in agencies on issues from climate change to net neutrality and financial oversight.