Deep Dive Episode 113 – Executive Orders on Guidance: Implications and Next Steps

In October of 2019, President Trump issued an executive order that imposed a series of restrictions and requirements on Federal agencies, and even included a requirement that agencies publish their guidance on the internet. The purpose of the executive order was to promote transparency and democratic fairness in the administrative law process. This has led to a renewed debate over what the relationship should be between the executive branch and the administrative state, and has also led to some disagreement over whether the executive order represented any meaningful change from the status quo.

Steven Bradbury

Former General Counsel

U.S. Department of Transportation

John Walke

Director, Clean Air, Climate & Clean Energy Program

Natural Resources Defense Council

Adam J. White

Assistant Professor and Executive Director, The C. Boyden Gray Center for the Study of the Administrative State

Antonin Scalia Law School

Regulatory Process

Federalist Society’s Practice Groups

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