CEI Weekly: CEI Asks High Court to Hear Tobacco Case

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CEI Weekly
November 12, 2010

>>Featured Story

This week, CEI petitioned for a Supreme Court review of our lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the 1998 Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement. CEI attorneys argue that the $200 billion agreement between major tobacco companies and state attorneys general violates the Compact Clause of the Constitution. Washington Examiner Senior Columnist (and former Warren Brookes fellow) Tim Carney recently reported on the case. For more on CEI’s cert petition and the history of the case, see here and here.

>>Shaping the Debate
Would the Lame Duck Dems Try to Force Card Check?
Vincent Vernuccio’s interview on Varney & Co.

Instant Reform: Measure the Hidden Tax of Regulation

Wayne Crews’ op-ed in Forbes

Big Labor May Still Reap Benefits Despite Election Losses
Ivan Osorio and Vincent Vernuccio’s op-ed in Forbes

Tax Preparers Shouldn’t Get IRS Favors
Ryan Young and Caleb Brown’s op-ed in Investor’s Business Daily

Retire the Stealth Tax on Carbon
William Yeatman’s citation in The Denver Post

Job Flight Not Air Board’s Problem
Ben Lieberman’s citation in The Orange County Register

Cigarette Warnings to Be More Graphic
Sam Kazman’s citation in The Washington Times

>>Best of the Blogs

The Problem With Public-Private Partnerships
By Fred Smith

USDA Puts Fox in Charge of Guarding the Hen House
By Greg Conko

White House Science Scandal Obfuscated With Creative Grammar
By Chris Horner

Towards a Goal of Smaller Government
By Kathryn Ciano

Gulf Oil Spill Doesn’t Spread to Voting Booths
By Ben Lieberman

>>CEI Podcast

November 11, 2010: Taxing New IRS Regulations

Fellow in Regulatory Studies Ryan Young explains how an IRS proposal for mandatory certification of tax preparers would hurt consumers and taxpayers. It is one more example of how regulation can hurt competition. Large tax preparation firms would benefit at the expense of individuals and smaller firms who can’t afford the added regulatory burden.

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