Tag Archives: Congress

State Litigation Against Presidential Administration

by Seth Davis — Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015

Sometimes a gridlocked Congress means that an energized President and ambitious state lawmakers compete to solve the Nation’s social problems. But this competition may not make for innovative solutions. Instead, it may make more for more gridlock. Consider Texas v. United States. There a cadre of states have sued to stop President Obama’s deferred action […]

King v. Burwell Amicus Briefs: The Doctors Weigh In

by Andy Grewal — Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015

This is the fourth in a series of my posts discussing some of the amicus briefs filed in King v. Burwell: Our next amicus brief comes two nonprofits groups, the Association of American Physicians & Surgeons and the Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom, along with some individual physicians (the AAPS brief). I will confess that […]

FERC and EPA: Better Together? (Part 2)

by Bruce Huber — Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014

This is the second part of a discussion about the relationship between FERC and EPA. In Part 1, I explained that Congress has generally written its environmental statutes without regard for its energy statutes, and vice versa. Recent environmental regulatory activity—in particular, two massive initiatives announced by EPA in 2014—has heightened concerns that EPA and […]