July 20, 2021
Partner Wayne D’Angelo
, co-chair of the environmental practice group
, was quoted in a recent Bloomberg Law
article regarding the effects that former President Trump’s executive orders may have on the Biden Presidency. The legal challenges that curbed many of the 220 executive orders issued by the Trump administration could have big implications on orders issued by President Biden.
The litigation against Trump has created tougher precedents for executive orders, allowing the court to be more critical. Any diminishing of the role of the executive order could hinder the power of the presidency.
“The rulings left a case law legacy that could give Biden pause before even trying to push certain policies through executive order”, said D’Angelo. “For those that are looking to challenge an executive order, it provides fertile ground for showing that executive orders can be challenged, that they are not immune from procedural requirements”.
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