Many legal experts are questioning the constitutionality of Dodd-Frank financial reform.
"Its delegation of power to officials not selected by the President and confirmed by the Senate. The Financial Stability Oversight Council, which makes threshold determinations about which financial companies are subject to seizure by the government, includes four members who are not appointed by the president, but rather by groups of state officials. That violates the Constitution’s Appointments Clause, and the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals’ ruling in Federal Election Commission v. NRA Political Victory Fund (1993), which forbids even nonvoting members of federal commissions from being appointed by people outside the executive branch."
In December, SEIU members began a telephone campaign targeted at a Kentucky hospital.
After Four Loko was pushed off the market, leftover stock was sold to ethanol recycling facilities.
"Presumably, the companies are getting less money by selling the drinks to ethanol plants, rather than thirsty college students. Let’s just hope that the government doesn’t start banning other products in order to then purchase the leftovers at a discount."