April 21, 2018
Boulder, Colorado and Boulder and San Miguel Counties filed suit in state court this week against ExxonMobil and Suncor Energy. The suit claims that petroleum products sold by the companies contribute to climate change and that leads to all sorts of bad things—such as droughts, wildfires, and severe storms—that affect tourism and agriculture in the city and two counties.
April 13, 2018
I’ve been interested over the last several years to see Dave Rubin’s metamorphosis from stand-up comedian to podcast co-host to serious public affairs interviewer and host of The Rubin Report. This week he has released a pair of conversations with one of my favorite academics, Prof. Rajshree Agarwal of the University of Maryland.
April 11, 2018
Facebook is not a tool designed to violate privacy nor fan the flames of hate, but it and other social media platforms have been some of the most transformative innovations in recent memory. Neglect of the benefits that Facebook has conferred may lead to the “danger that Congress will rush in and over-regulate” as mentioned by Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) yesterday.
April 9, 2018
Much of the political class in Washington, D.C. is currently holding its breath for the big event of the week: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s long-awaited Capitol Hill testimony, starting tomorrow morning before a joint session of the Senate Judiciary and Commerce Committees and continuing the next day before the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
March 30, 2018
Local D.C.-area chef Geoff Tracy is a bacon-lover, popular food Instagrammer, and a budding legal activist. This week he and his attorneys at the Pacific Legal Foundation announced that they are suing the state of Virginia’s Alcohol Beverage Control Authority over its alcohol advertising ban.
February 26, 2018
Today at oral argument in Janus v. AFSCME, Council 31, Justice Sonia Sotomayor said “You're basically arguing, do away with unions,” when questioning Bill Messenger, an attorney defending plaintiff Mark Janus, for the National Right to Work Legal Foundation.
February 6, 2018
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.”
January 30, 2018
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.
December 11, 2017
This morning CEI released a new video on one of the hottest topics in Washington these days, net neutrality. In the video, CEI Adjunct Fellow Jessica Melugin addresses 3 common myths associated with net neutrality regulations.
The Three Biggest Myths About Net Neutrality
Have you heard of “Net Neutrality?” More importantly...
December 1, 2017
A landmark case before the U.S. Supreme Court could free millions of public-sector unions from paying fees to a union as a condition of employment.
The National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation, representing the plaintiff, filed its brief this week in Janus v AFSCME, Council 31. The lawsuit...