The Daily Caller discusses CEI's lawsuit against the Department of Transportation's rule prohibiting electronic cigarettes on planes with Marc Scribner.
The Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) and the Consumer Advocates for Smoke-free Alternatives Association (CASAA) filed a lawsuit against the department April 28, arguing the DOT doesn’t have the authority to ban the devices.
“In a twisting of the English language that would make Orwell proud, the DOT has stretched the definition of ‘smoking’ to include smoke-free water vapor because some vapor products ‘resemble traditional cigarettes,'” said CEI Fellow Marc Scribner said back in March.
“As the Supreme Court has made clear, an ‘agency may not bootstrap itself into an area in which it has no jurisdiction’ by stretching the language of a statute. The agency has evidently decided that, when it comes to following the law, it’s no longer bound by what the law says,” Scribner added.
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