Public Citizen v. Trump

On Feb. 8, Public Citizen, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and the Communications Workers of America sued the Trump administration to block an executive order signed by President Donald Trump on Jan. 30 that directs federal agencies to repeal two federal regulations for every new rule they issue.

We are asking the court to issue a declaration that the order cannot be lawfully implemented and bar the agencies from implementing the order.

"No one thinking sensibly about how to set rules for health, safety, the environment and the economy would ever adopt the Trump Executive Order approach – unless their only goal was to confer enormous benefits on big business,” Public Citizen President Robert Weissman said. “If implemented, the order would result in lasting damage to our government’s ability to save lives, protect our environment, police Wall Street, keep consumers safe and fight discrimination."

More resources:

Read the original lawsuit.

Read the amended lawsuit.

View the press release about the filing.

Read Public Citizen's rebuttal to White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer's comment on the lawsuit.

View the press release for our  May 16, 2017, court filing.

See filings and documents related to the case.

Read questions and answers about the case.

View the case page.