Author Archives: Bridget C.E. Dooling

Highlights of the Brookings Series on Regulatory Process and Perspective

by Bridget C.E. Dooling — Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018@BridgetDooling

Last year, Chris Walker shared a heads up about a series hosted by the Brookings Center on Regulation and Markets on Regulatory Process and Perspective. The series has developed really nicely, offering a data-driven insights in this important field. A few recent highlights that I keep coming back to for reference: Trump’s deregulatory efforts keep […]

Big Day for Reg Watchers!

by Bridget C.E. Dooling — Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018@BridgetDooling

It’s a big day for folks who follow regulation! The Unified Agenda of Regulatory (and Deregulatory) Actions for Fall 2018 rolled out today along with a report on the FY 2018 results of the President’s regulatory two-for-one initiative. These are important documents because, respectively, they give us a snapshot of the government’s plans for the next […]

Standing Arguments in Litigation Challenging Trump’s Regulatory “Two-for-One” EO (Part 2)

by Bridget C.E. Dooling — Monday, Oct. 1, 2018@BridgetDooling

This post picks up where my last post left off, recapping aspects of the initial memorandum opinion and order in Public Citizen, Inc. et al v. Trump (D.D.C.). This is the case challenging President Trump’s regulatory “two-for-one” executive order (EO 13771). In the course of its discussion on associational standing, the court considers whether the […]

Standing Arguments in Litigation Challenging Trump’s Regulatory “Two-for-One” EO (Part 1)

by Bridget C.E. Dooling — Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018@BridgetDooling

In my last post on this topic, I offered a brief summary of the litigation in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia challenging President Trump’s regulatory “two-for-one” executive order, EO 13771. In short, the case was initially dismissed for lack of standing, the plaintiffs amended their complaint, the government responded, and we […]

Upcoming Event at GW: 25th Anniversary of Executive Order 12866

by Bridget C.E. Dooling — Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018@BridgetDooling

It’s my pleasure to share that on Monday, September 24, current and former Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) chiefs will gather for an afternoon event entitled “Celebrating 25 Years of Executive Order 12866: Reflecting on its longevity & looking to the future.” The current administrator of OIRA will join predecessors from the Obama, […]

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Update: Litigation Challenging Trump’s Regulatory “Two-for-One” EO

by Bridget C.E. Dooling — Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018@BridgetDooling

You might recall that nine days after President Trump issued Executive Order 13,771, a set of influential interest groups filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. That challenge, filed by Public Citizen, Inc., Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc., and Communications Workers of America, AFL-CIO on February 8, 2017, is still […]

OIRA Sends a Smoke Signal on Independent Agencies

by Bridget C.E. Dooling — Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018@BridgetDooling

One of the most intriguing, unanswered questions about this Administration’s approach to regulatory policy is whether they’ll pull independent agencies in for some form of review by the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA). Although this issue has been kicked around for decades, President Trump’s appointment of Neomi Rao to the post of OIRA […]