Trump's 2-for-1 Regulatory Slashing Spurs New Lawsuit

Consumer, environmental and labor advocates argue executive order is unlawful.

, The National Law Journal

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Consumer, labor and environmental advocates on Wednesday rolled out a broad challenge to President Donald Trump's executive order directing federal agencies to cut two regulations for every new one adopted. The lawsuit in Washington federal district court alleges the order will do more harm than good, requiring the rollback of rules that have a net benefit for society in spite of their compliance costs.

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  • Matthew A. Siegel

    Trump‘s blunderbus "2-for-1" regulatory slashing bespeaks the man‘s emotional immaturity compounded by the courage of his ignorance. Life should not be a "tit-for-tat" or reduced to a quotient verdict when dealing with the health, safety and welfare of society!

  • Barnum

    This is as unripe as a green banana. Case dismissed.

  • Bob Horacek

    "I have a pen and a phone." Does any of these idiots recall that? Turnabout is fair play.

  • Douglas Ferraez

    The excessive regulations has hurt Americans in so many ways. This is why many of us voted for Trump. To get the insane bureaucrats and their insane regulations off of our backs.

  • F. Hayek

    The commies‘ latest niggling, wah-wah-wah-we-lost lawsuit is destined to fail insofar as it is the executive‘s duty to see to it that regulations are reasonable, affordable and efficient. No one with a straight face could possibly argue that every rule in the Federal Registry meets those criteria, thus President Trump is wise and within his authority to order the agencies to perform thoughtful downsizing.

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