FOIAs Reveal How Bush Administration Made Complete Immunity for Negligent Corporations a Top Priority
American Association for Justice
The American Association for Justice filed numerous FOIA requests for its report, "Get Out Of Jail Free: How The Bush Administration Helps Corporations Escape Accountability" (http://www.justice.org/resources/Preemption_Rpt.pdf), in which it connected the dots among Bush Administration regulatory agencies, showing that the executive branch not only "direct[ed] the agencies to override state laws, it wrote the language."
regulation, regulatory, accountability, preemption, Bush, Obama
President Barack Obama announced that his administration would reverse the Bush Administration's policy of using federal regulation to preempt state laws, a tactic that had undermined enforcement of environmental, public safety, health, and other state-level standards (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/05/21/AR2009052104016.html).
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