February 5, 2018 3:53 PM
CEI has joined an amicus brief asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review the conviction of Ross Ulbricht, who is currently serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole for crimes associated with his operation of the Silk Road marketplace.
February 5, 2018 10:26 AM
Final approval hearings are normally sedate affairs in which settling parties ask for final approval of a class action settlement that the count preliminarily approved months before. The Anthem case didn’t turn out this way, and this should caution courts to scrutinize proposed settlements earlier in the process, when improvements to class relief are more feasible.
January 30, 2018 1:52 PM
Many local governments are abusing product disclosure mandates because it costs the local government nothing, yet enables them to push an ideological message. This will continue, and get worse, if the Supreme Court doesn’t stop it.
January 19, 2018 5:34 PM
Governors Jay Inslee, Jerry Brown, and Andrew Cuomo have a radical agenda unconstrained by the law or basic decency.
January 18, 2018 2:39 PM
The Court should recognize that communications and data are property, and cut off the “innovative” use of subpoenas to collect data that should require a warrant supported by probable cause.
December 28, 2017 8:05 AM
After thirty years of mostly disappointments and defeats, 2017 has been a banner year for advancing free market policies across the board on energy, climate, and environmental issues. We at CEI are proud to have played an important role in promoting many of these decisions...
December 1, 2017 5:29 PM
The alternate currency known as Bitcoin has had a wild week, and its dramatic rise in value has meant that many Americans are hearing and learning about it for the first time.
The increase has been so dramatic, however, it has also caused many observers to express skepticism about the sustainability of these gains, generating comparisons, for example, to the legendary price bubble for Dutch tulip bulbs in the 17th Century. As the Los Angeles Times colunist and...
November 30, 2017 2:56 PM
November 30, 2017 2:05 PM
Yesterday, a U.S. District Court in San Francisco ordered Bitcoin service provider Coinbase to comply with a dramatically scaled-back Internal Revenue Service summons for user information. CEI participated in the case by filing an amicus brief urging the court to recognize the property-based...
August 24, 2017 7:45 AM
CEI President Kent Lassman recently wrote to supporters with an update on CEI's policy work and media coverage. The post below is adapted from that letter. An earlier post covered recent news events around Washington, D.C.