Over at The Regulatory Review today, Scott Slesinger, Legislative Director at NRDC, and Robert Weissman, President of Public Citizen, have an essay detailing their lawsuit challenging the lawfulness of the Trump Administration’s Executive Order on Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs. Over at the Library of Law and Liberty blog back in February, Brian Mannix posted his skeptical take on this litigation. On Monday, the plaintiffs filed their motion for summary judgment.
In a nutshell, this Executive Order requires that an agency identify for elimination two old regulations for every new regulation proposed as well as imposes a version of regulatory budgeting to control the total cost of an agency’s regulatory activity. I hope to dive into the issues in this litigation in future posts, but for now I wanted to provide links to the relevant documents: