ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) — Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr announced July 5 that he has joined with Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel to lead a coalition of attorneys general who are intervening in Center for Biological Diversity v. Ryan Zinke and Department of the Interior.
The coalition filed a proposed friend-of-the-court brief in U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska to defend the constitutionality of the Congressional Review Act.
“As we’ve seen time and time again, many federal rules cause unjustifiable harm to the states,” Carr said. “The Congressional Review Act is clearly a lawful procedure that allows states to work with Congress to stop unlawful and burdensome regulations. We are urging the court to uphold the constitutionality of the Congressional Review Act and preserve this important procedural tool.”
Joining in the amicus brief were the attorneys general of Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, Utah and Wisconsin.