June 2024, Amplified – What Can Be Learned from the Supreme Court’s Decisions on Chevron, Homelessness and Presidential Immunity


Michael Waitze worked in Global Finance for more than 20 years, employed by firms like Citigroup, Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs, primarily in Tokyo.  Michael lived and worked in Tokyo from February 1990 until December 2011.  Michael always maintained a particular focus on how technology could be used to make businesses more efficient and to drive P/L growth. Michael is a leader in the digital media space, building one of the biggest and fastest-growing podcast listener bases in the region.  His AsiaTechPodcast.com show has listeners in more than 130 countries and his company, Michael Waitze Media produces some of Asia’s most popular podcasts.

David Gritz

David Gritz is an InsurTech community leader, public speaker, and InsurTech advisor. He has been featured in recognized Insurance media including Carrier Management, Digital Insurance, IIR, AM Best TV, and the Re/Image Podcast. David is the co-founder of InsurTech NY, the largest InsurTech community in the NY metro area. David also serves as a strategic advisor to high-growth InsurTechs to help them go from concept to scale. Previously David has served as the Director of Innovation for the Silicon Valley Insurance Accelerator (SVIA) and has led product at Zero, a behavioral safety focused InsurTech acquired by EverestRe. He holds a J.D. from the Mitchell Hamline School of Law and business and industrial engineering degrees from Lehigh University.

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In this episode of This Month, Amplified, Michael Waitze and ⁠David Gritz⁠, co-Founder and Managing Director of ⁠InsurTech NY⁠, explored significant Supreme Court decisions and their broader implications. They discussed the overturning of the Chevron doctrine, which shifts interpretative power from administrative agencies back to the courts. This change purports to bring more stability to legal interpretations and may reduce the influence of specialized expertise in decision-making. They also examined the legal and social complexities of addressing homelessness, emphasizing that while enforcing laws against public camping can help maintain public order, long-term solutions require increasing affordable housing through changes in zoning laws.

Additionally, the conversation touched on the precedent-setting nature of decisions on presidential immunity, particularly in the context of Trump v. United States. The ruling upholds certain aspects of presidential immunity, sparking debates about the balance of power and accountability in the executive branch. Gritz highlighted that maintaining a healthy democracy requires holding leaders accountable while allowing them to perform their duties effectively. Overall, the discussion underscored the intricate dynamics of governance and the law in the United States and their impact on society.

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