WASHINGTON — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is turning to the courts to save businesses from overregulation.
Reuters reported that the organization’s lawyers are looking away from the Supreme Court, which had been their focus for a time, to other court levels.
Their lawyers have participated in 84 cases by Reuters’ count due to filing “friend-of-the-court” briefs and direct challenges to government regulations. By this point last year, the trade group’s lawyers had been helping with 63 cases and in 2011, it was 58 cases.
The group saw that the majority of cases did not reach the U.S. Supreme Court and so they shifted their strategy to the other courts, like state courts. These actions are to help protect businesses from government regulatory overreach, which has become a staple of the Obama administration.