Clean Out the Statutory Junk
SUMMER 2018 / Regulation
5 Pages Posted: 24 Feb 2020
Date Written: 2018
“Statutory junk” is my term for the mishmash of statutory commands to administrative agencies that have accumulated over the decades and now are having unintended consequences. Enforceable in a court of law, even a few words of statutory junk can thwart a statutory purpose or impose unnecessary burdens on the public. Unfortunately, Congress typically fails to protect us from the statutory junk. I propose a series of solutions to make Legislators discard legislative trash.
Keywords: statutory junk, statutory, Chevron, REINS, responsibility
JEL Classification: K20, K30, K40
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