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Legal Challenge to the President's Executive Order on Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs

Administrative Law & Regulation Practice Group Teleforum
Start : Friday, May 19, 2017 02:00 PM
End : Friday, May 19, 2017 03:00 PM

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Location:
Federalist Society Teleforum Conference Call

Featured Speakers:
Thomas M. Johnson, Jr.

Description:

On January 30, 2017, President Trump issued an Executive Order entitled Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs. The Executive Order instructs federal agencies to identify two existing regulations for repeal for each new regulation proposed. The Order further instructs the Director of the Office of Management and Budget to set an incremental cost target for each agency for each future fiscal year. Subject to certain exceptions, each agency must meet its target by offsetting the costs of new regulations by cost savings from repealed rules.

A lawsuit has been filed challenging the legality of the Executive Order in federal district court in Washington, D.C. The complaint argues, among other things, that the Order violates the separation of powers, the President's obligations under the Take Care Clause, and the Administrative Procedures Act. Thomas M. Johnson, Jr., is the Deputy Solicitor General of West Virginia and counsel of record on an amicus brief co-filed with the State of Wisconsin on behalf of a 14-state coalition supporting the legality of the Executive Order. Mr. Johnson will join us to discuss the Order and the pending litigation. This teleforum is the fourth in our Executive Order Teleforum Series.

Featuring:

  • Thomas M. Johnson, Jr., Deputy Solicitor General of West Virginia
Agenda:

Call begins at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

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