Trump Admin Escapes States' Suit Over '2-For-1' Order

By Mike LaSusa (April 2, 2020, 10:13 PM EDT) -- The Trump administration on Thursday won a bid to nix a suit in D.C. federal court brought by three state attorneys general over a 2017 executive order requiring federal agencies to repeal at least two existing regulations for every new regulation that agency issues.

U.S. District Judge Randolph D. Moss said the attorneys general of California, Oregon and Minnesota had not adequately connected the "Two-For-One" order to the harms they said it could cause.

The states had argued that the presidential order delays and discourages federal regulations in a way that could put their natural resources, infrastructure and the health of...

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