The Three Pillars of Regulatory Reform framework offers a holistic way of understanding regulatory reform anchored in the separation of powers. The separation of powers ensures each branch of government exercises appropriate power within its branch and checks overreach from other branches. Many of the worst regulatory abuses occur when a branch of government does not fulfill its constitutional duty or strays outside its constitutional lane.
The way to curtail these abuses is to reinforce the separation of powers using the Three Pillars of Regulatory Reform as a policy guide:
- The legislative branch should provide meaningful legislative oversight.
- The executive branch should have accountability over enforcing the law.
- The judicial branch should maintain its integrity over interpreting the law.
Join us on Thursday, June 23, to learn how to think about regulatory reform using these three pillars, hear specific examples of regulatory abuse when the separation of powers is violated, and discuss model policies that strengthen each aspect of the separation of powers.