CEI Weekly: The Nation’s Worst Attorneys General

CEI Weekly is a compilation of articles and blog posts from CEI’s fellows and associates sent out via e-mail every Friday. Also included in the Weekly newsletter is a brief description of CEI’s weekly podcast and a feature on a major CEI breakthrough made during the week. To sign up for CEI Weekly, go to http://cei.org/newsletters.

CEI Weekly
July 23, 2010

>>The Nation’s Worst Attorneys General
Some of the nation’s state attorneys general have been very bad indeed, reports Senior Attorney Hans Bader. In the new study, “The Nation’s Worst Attorneys General,” Bader documents cases of AGs engaging in unethical behavior, usurping legislative powers, fabricating the law, and following predatory practices in regards to private (and out-of-state) businesses. He goes on to rank the worst of the worst, a list headed up by California’s Jerry Brown and Connecticut’s Richard Blumenthal.
Read the study here.

>>Shaping the Debate
[Video] Vincent Vernuccio on Non-Union Pickets
Vincent Vernuccio’s media appearance on Fox Business

U.S. Tech Firms’ China Presence Furthers Internet Freedom
Ryan Radia and Greg Conko’s op-ed in The Seattle Times

Obama’s New Financial Regulation Bill Strangles America’s Economy with Red Tape
John Berlau’s op-ed on Fox Forum

More Muscle for Big Merchants
John Berlau’s op-ed on The New York Times’ Room for Debate

Climategate Inquiry Glosses Over the Facts
Iain Murray’s op-ed in The Washington Examiner

Economists vs. Economics
Ryan Young’s op-ed in The American Spectator

‘Climategate’ Fallout may Impact Legislation
Myron Ebell’s citation in The San Francisco Chronicle

Lift Government Barriers to Encourage Competition and Innovation
Wayne Crews’ news release

>>Best of the Blogs
President Obama Signs Dodd-Frank Financial “Reform” Bill: 2315 Pages of Special-Interest Payoffs
By Hans Bader

Blowout Prevention Act – Will Rs Get Buyer’s Remorse?
By Marlo Lewis

>>LibertyWeek Podcast
Episode 102: Collective Insanity
Richard Morrison and Marc Scribner welcome guest co-host Alex Nowrasteh to episode 102. We take on the health care tax, obscenity and the First Amendment, the prognosis for the Gulf of Mexico, and the collective insanity coming out of Venezuela.

>>Support CEI

Like what you read?

The Competitive Enterprise Institute’s 26-year record of success is made possible by our over 3,000 supporters. Please be sure to stop by www.cei.org/support to make a donation today.  Curious about all the possible ways to donate to CEI? Contact Al Canata at [email protected] or 202-331-2280 to find out more.