The Supreme Court's next target is the executive branch

Driving the news: Just in the past few months, the court …

Prevented the CDC from enforcing an eviction moratorium due to COVID.

Prevented OSHA from enforcing a vaccine mandate in workplaces.

Prevented the EPA from carrying out some of its most aggressive proposed limits on greenhouse gasses.

Some of those issues are bigger than others, but each of those cases raised questions about overarching legal principles related to executive-branch authority.

Taken together, it’s clear which direction things are headed — the federal government is going to be able to do a lot less than it has been able to do in the past.