Feature: Federal court says health care law is unconstitutional.
FEATURED STORY: Obamacare Ruled Unconstitutional
In a crucial decision this week, a federal court ruled that the individual mandate of the new federal health care law is an unconstitutional violation of states' rights. CEI General Counsel Sam Kazman and Senior Counsel Hans Bader were cited on the issue in The Washington Examiner Blogs and on MichelleMalkin.com, and Bader blogged about the case here and here. CEI earlier filed an amicus brief in a separate Florida case challenging the constitutionality of Obamacare; you can read that brief here.
Michelle Minton, CEI’s Director of Insurance Studies, takes a whirlwind tour of alcohol regulations across the country. From Pennsylvania to Texas to Colorado, there are regulations at every turn. They do everything from raise revenue to tell people what products they can buy at what times, to shelter politically favored companies from pesky competition. In this way, alcohol is like most other sectors of the economy.