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Groups warn Obama administration may bring ‘midnight litigation’ against American business interests

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Groups warn Obama administration may bring ‘midnight litigation’ against American business interests

Posted Jan 3 2017 at BigGovernment.news

In a desperate bid to keep his massive regulatory regime largely intact, President Obama may be directing the federal bureaucracy to launch legally dubious “midnight litigation” against several American business interests, a coalition of conservative groups is warning in a letter to the incoming Trump administration.

The letter–addressed to Vice President-elect Mike Pence, a former U.S. congressman and Indiana governor–says:

It has come to our attention that a number of Departments and independent agencies are working furiously behind closed doors to bring significant, legally tenuous litigation against American business interests before January 20, 2017.  Doing so will saddle the Trump Administration with having to litigate cases based on job crushing liberal legal theories.  Such “midnight litigation,” particularly litigation that does not concern imminent threats to health or safety, must receive the strictest of scrutiny from the transition, and we urge the new Administration in the strongest possible terms not to treat such litigation with deference.

The groups noted that Congress has some oversight authority when it comes to so-called last-minute regulations within the parameters of the Congressional Review Act, legislation that gives the Legislative Branch authority to repeal rules and regulations rushed through in the final months of a presidency, as Obama has done. Any repeal by Congress would have to be signed by the president, which Obama won’t do but which Trump certainly could do after he is formally inaugurated Jan. 20.

Read the whole post here : http://biggovernment.news/2017-01-03-groups-warn-obama-administration-may-bring-midnight-litigation-against-american-business-interests.html

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Imo, this one is nowhere near done.

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