How states can step in when Trump doesn’t enforce laws

Source: Zachary D. Clopton & David L. Noll, Politico (Paid Registration)

It’s no secret that the Trump administration wants to “deconstruct” the administrative state, in part by refusing to enforce federal laws designed to protect workers and the environment. This is happening at the same time that corporations are pushing more and more ordinary Americans into forced arbitration, limiting their ability to file lawsuits to vindicate their rights. With the federal government unwilling to enforce the law and private parties unable to do so, ordinary Americans are caught in a pincer between these two trends.

But there’s another option: states. State governments that have the political will have several tools they can use to enforce federal laws when the Trump administration doesn’t.

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