The National Law Journal Tuesday reported U.S. District Judge Randolph Moss denied a Trump Administration request to freeze action on the lawsuit challenging President Trump’s Executive Order requiring agencies to eliminate two regulations for every new one they propose.
The lawsuit targeting Trump’s 2-for-1 regulatory order was filed by Public Citizen, the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Communication Workers of America.
They contend the order exceeds the president’s constitutional authority, violates his duty under the Constitution’s take care clause, and orders federal agencies to engage in unlawful actions that will harm Americans, including those organizations’ members.
Thirteen public health organizations have filed an amicus brief supporting the challengers. The Trump administration has drawn a supporting brief from 14 states led by West Virginia and Wisconsin.
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