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  • The Real Reason the Trump Administration Is Constantly Losing in Court

    March 20, 2019 – The Washington Post

    Two-thirds of the cases accuse the Trump administration of violating the Administrative Procedure Act, a nearly 73-year-old law that forms the primary bulwark against arbitrary rule. The normal “win rate” for the government in such cases is about 70 percent, according to analysts and studies. But as of mid-January, a database maintained by the Institute for Policy Integrity at the New York University School of Law shows Trump’s win rate at about 6 percent.

  • Trump’s Changes to Title X Put the Health of Low-Income Women in Danger

    March 6, 2019 – Los Angeles Times (Opinion)

    The Department of Health and Human Services’ new rule was accompanied by an assessment of its probable costs and benefits. Conspicuously absent from the tally: any acknowledgment of harms that the rule will impose on low-income women by reducing their access to affordable healthcare.

  • EPA Is Rolling Back Protections with Methodology No Respectable Economist Would Endorse

    March 4, 2019 – The Hill (Opinion)

    The agency has invented a new, unnatural way of evaluating regulatory cost that finds no support in the economics literature or in the regulatory practices of prior administrations of either political party.

  • Less Scandal, Equal Dysfunction

    February 27, 2019 – Slate (Opinion)

    Andrew Wheeler’s EPA may not be as dramatic as Scott Pruitt’s, but it still suffers the pathologies that make its work poor quality—and unlikely to hold up in court.

  • Achieving Climate Goals Will Require Sound Energy Storage Policies

    February 19, 2019 – The Regulatory Review (Opinion)

    As climate threats mount and the window to act is beginning to close, states need to adopt desirable energy storage policies as quickly as possible.

  • For Trump Administration, It Has Been Hard to Follow the Rules on Rules

    January 22, 2019 – The New York Times

    An analysis by the Institute for Policy Integrity at New York University School of Law shows that more than 90 percent of court challenges to major Trump deregulatory actions have been successful so far. In a typical administration, the government wins on such challenges around 70 percent of the time, said Richard Revesz, a law professor at N.Y.U. who specializes in environmental law. “This is truly aberrational,” he said.

  • Marketplace Morning Report

    January 15, 2019 – NPR

    Senators may ask Wheeler about his plans to ease carbon pollution regulations on coal plants. That and many other initiatives will face legal challenges, including plans to roll back auto fuel efficiency and air pollution standards. Richard Revesz at NYU Law doubts if any will survive.

  • Democratic AGs May Do U-turn on Lawsuits

    January 9, 2019 – Bloomberg Radio

    Richard Revesz, a professor at NYU Law School and director of the Institute for Policy Integrity, discusses how Democratic attorneys general, riding a blue wave into office, may do a U-turn on lawsuits brought by their Republican predecessors – many of which challenge tighter federal environmental regulations. He speaks with Bloomberg’s June Grasso.

  • Trump’s Rule Threatens Booming $4B ‘Restoration Economy’

    January 3, 2019 – Greenwire

    By using data from 1999, the administration ignored any savings those business provided developers, according to Jason Schwartz, legal director at the New York University School of Law’s Institute for Policy Integrity. The lacking analysis underscores how the Trump administration’s pro-industry rhetoric ignores the ecological restoration business, he said.

  • 2019 Outlook: Four Things About Trump’s Push to Deregulate

    December 21, 2018 – Bloomberg Government

    According to a tally of lawsuits by the Institute for Policy Integrity at the New York University School of Law, as of Dec. 10 agencies had won just two out of 24 cases challenging their deregulation, a win rate of 8 percent.