In the ultra-complex, interconnected, and breakneck-speed digital age in which we live, government must issue and enforce regulations to protect public health and safety. However, despite the best of intentions, government regulation can fail, can stifle innovation, can foreclose opportunity, and can harm the most vulnerable among us. It is for precisely these reasons that we must be diligent in reviewing how our policies either succeed or fail us, and think about how we might improve them.
The Federalist Society officially began work on the RTP in May 2016 by assembling 12 working groups, each composed of experts in specific fields of regulatory law and policy. The activities of these teams to-date have laid the initial intellectual foundation of the RTP by identifying excesses of the administrative state in this country. Each working group will continue identifying such excesses while simultaneously working to bring attention to these issues by participating in other activities such as teleforum calls, media interviews, opinion editorials, panel discussions, video interviews, and issue briefings – all of which will be shared here. Our goal is to foster a national conversation around the issue of regulatory excess and the harms it causes. We invite you to join us in this critical examination and to tell us your story if you, a friend, a family member, or a client have been impacted by burdensome regulation.