CEI Weekly: Obamacare Ruled Unconstitutional

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CEI Weekly
December 17, 2010

>>Featured Story

In a crucial decision this week, a federal court ruled that the individual mandate of the new federal health care law is an unconstitutional violation of states’ rights. CEI General Counsel Sam Kazman and Senior Counsel Hans Bader were cited on the issue in The Washington Examiner Blogs and on MichelleMalkin.com, and Bader blogged about the case here and here. CEI earlier filed an amicus brief in a separate Florida case challenging the constitutionality of Obamacare; you can read that brief here.

>>Shaping the Debate

The Enemy Within
Iain Murray and Vincent Vernuccio’s cover story in National Review

Alcohol Regulations Disrupt Holiday Cheer
Angela Logomasini’s op-ed in The Sacramento Bee

Democrats Diverging From Unions

Ivan Osorio’s op-ed in The Washington Times

Keep Privacy Policies Private

Wayne Crews’s column in Forbes

Obama’s GM Numbers Are Not Adding Up
John Berlau’s op-ed on NewsMax.com

Why Is the Food Safety Bill So Controversial?
Greg Conko’s citation in The Huffington Post

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

Not Triangulation But Regulation
Wayne Crews and Vincent Vernuccio’s citations in The American Spectator

Odd Couple Files Brief Against Tobacco Settlement
CEI’s citation in Forbes

>>Best of the Blogs

Interchange Price Controls: Gift to Big Merchants, Lump of Coal to Consumers and Community Financial Institutions
By John Berlau

High-Speed Rail as the New Political Football?
By Marc Scribner

More Disincentives to Work, Thanks to the Federal Government and the Stimulus Package
By Hans Bader

There Are No Victors in Trade Wars
By Brian McGraw

>>CEI Podcast

December 15, 2010: Alcohol Regulations Across the Country

Michelle Minton, CEI’s Director of Insurance Studies, takes a whirlwind tour of alcohol regulations across the country. From Pennsylvania to Texas to Colorado, there are regulations at every turn. They do everything from raise revenue to tell people what products they can buy at what times, to shelter politically favored companies from pesky competition. In this way, alcohol is like most other sectors of the economy.

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