May 2, 2014

Regulatory Look-Back-How Agencies Define "Less" to Mean "More"

  • Sam Batkins

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Identifying and navigating the regulatory maze applicable to the production of goods, the provision of services, the use of property, and numerous other activities is a daunting task even for the most experienced legal professional.  At the federal level, presidents from Carter to Obama have issued executive orders directing agencies to review their regulatory stock in order to eliminate duplicate, obsolete and burdensome rules.  What do the results from decades of such efforts tell us?