Regulations and the Regulators

By October 13, 2009Regulations

News stories of interest on matters regulatory:

  • The Hill, October 9, “New Obama policy may restrict federal power and boost state, local authority.” The issue is federal preemption. President Obama has instructed his executive branch agencies to avoid preemption language in federal regulations, with the eventual result being the establishment of 50 state regulatory regimes determined by the court system. The approach gives trial lawyers more venues in which to sue manufacturers.

UPDATE (12:45 p.m.): More from Brad Peck at The ChamberPost blog, “Vast Regulatory Apparatus.”

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