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Trade groups find road to influence goes through court

With Congress stymied and regulators, administration seen as activist, business seeks victories with third branch of government

May 1, 2015
By William Ehart

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Associations are increasingly saying, “See you in court.”

As other avenues of advocacy became blocked in recent years, trade groups in particular increased their traffic on the legal route. They have driven all the way to the Supreme Court on issues ranging from the Affordable Care Act to presidential recess appointments—and succeeded in some key constitutional cases.