February 21, 2018 10:32 AM
CEI’s petition in Gaos v. Google may give the Supreme Court the opportunity to revisit cy pres recovery to unrelated parties.
February 20, 2018 8:36 AM
This year, the U.S. Supreme Court will rule on the issue of whether state and local government employees can be forced to pay union dues in exchange for a job. The case is Janus v. AFSCME Council 31, and the outcome will have a huge impact on public workers’ rights to free speech and association.
CEI released a video explaining how government unions impact workers. No worker should be forced to financially support a union to speak and bargain on their behalf with the government. All hard-working men and women should be able to determine how to spend their earnings, not forced to pay a union they may not want to join. Learn more about Janus v. AFSCME here.
CEI Asks State Department to Turn Over Records of Contacts with Paris Climate Treaty's Media CheerleadersFebruary 8, 2018 3:40 PM
The Obama State Department pushed the line, via media contacts it called "validators," that the Paris Climate Agreement was not a treaty and didn’t need to be ratified the Senate. CEI has requested information on these “validators” through the Freedom of Information Act.
February 7, 2018 5:04 PM
Philip Hamburger's book Is Administrative Law Unlawful? will remind readers that much of modern bureaucracy violates the careful separation of powers that the Framers wrote into the Constitution. Hamburger detailed in his 2014 tome how “administrative law”—if you can call it that—returns modern government to the historical exercise of prerogative. This time, it’s not royal prerogative, but the prerogative of an elite class of government officials.
February 6, 2018 5:07 PM
Free speech fans were treated to a fascinating and informative day of discussion recently when the Center for the Study of the Administrative State presented its conference “Free Speech and the Administrative State.”
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 26, 2018 8:25 AM
Prof. Pete Leeson’s recent book teaches readers how to use economic thinking to reveal the hidden sense behind seemingly senseless human behavior.
January 22, 2018 3:26 PM
Blockchain is a software architecture that seems very likely to unleash profound global forces if it crosses over into the mainstream.