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December 17, 2010
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
High-Speed Rail as the New Political Football?
By Marc Scribner
There Are No Victors in Trade Wars
By Brian McGraw
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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