Week in Review

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DOJ sues to enjoin immigration law, House committee mark-up of regulatory reform bill, proposed airport take-off tax, and more.

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  • The Department of Justice (DOJ) sued South Carolina to enjoin a state law that requires law enforcement officials to verify a person’s immigration status upon reasonable suspicion and makes it illegal for an immigrant to not carry a certificate of registration.
  • Several former public officials sent a letter to the House Judiciary Committee supporting the Regulatory Accountability Act, praising its codification of cost-benefit analysis requirements. See related The Regulatory Review essay.
  • The Chinese government appointed new financial regulators, selecting the securities regulator Shang Fulin to head the nation’s banking watchdog group. The Communist Party also named new leaders at the commissions overseeing the securities and insurance industries.
  • CEOs from thirteen of the largest airline and air freight companies wrote to the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction to voice opposition to a proposed tax on the airline industry.