Professor Sidney Shapiro says President Trump can’t repeal 75 percent of regulations

Photo of Professor Sidney Shapiro in court.

Sidney A. Shapiro, law professor at Wake Forest University and vice president of the Center for Progressive Reform, testifies on regulatory reform before the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee. Sept. 16, 2015, Washington, D.C. Photo: Jay Mallin

Professor Sidney Shapiro is quoted in the following story, “Donald Trump: Trickle Downer of the Week,” which was written by Justin Miller and published by The American Prospect on Jan. 26, 2017.

An excerpt follows:

“When Trump announces he’s going to repeal 75 percent of regulations, my answer would be no, he can’t do that,” says Sid Shapiro, an administrative law professor and vice president of the Center for Progressive Reform. “If he announces that he’s going to undermine 75 percent of the rules, my answer would be yes, you could do that.”

Agency heads could easily undermine regulations by rolling back enforcement and settling lawsuits, which would signal to industry that it’s open season on rules. “That can be very effective and very destabilizing and harmful,” Shapiro says.