CEI Weekly: Florida Judge Strikes Down Obamacare

Friday, February 4, 2011



Feature: A federal judge held that the individual mandate renders the entire health care law unconstitutional.


FEATURED STORY: Florida Judge Strikes Down Obamacare


Judge Vinson ruled that the Interstate Commerce Clause does not give Congress the authority to pass an individual health care mandate and that the entire federal health care bill was therefore unconstitutional. CEI released a statement immediately following the decision with commentary from Senior Counsel Hans Bader, who also blogged about the case here. CEI had earlier filed an amicus brief in the case of behalf of Governors Tim Pawlenty (R-Minn.) and Donald Carcieri (R-R.I.).





The Rush to Condemn Genetically-Modified Crops

Greg Conko and Henry I. Miller's article in The Hoover Institution Policy Review


Empire State or Nanny State: Suffolk Should Not Ban Energy Drinks

Michelle Minton's op-ed in The Daily Caller


No, There Was No Public Offering Made

John Berlau's letter to the editor in The Wall Street Journal


Politicized Science: "The Erin Brockovich Chemical"

Angela Logomasini's op-ed on Pajamas Media


Liberating Credit Unions and Entrepreneurs

John Berlau's column on CampaignforLiberty.org


With Energy Czar Gone, Michigan Wins

Chris Horner's citation in The Detroit News


Obama Pushing Energy Agenda Already Rejected by Voters

Marlo Lewis's citation in The Washington Examiner Blogs











February 3, 2011: The EPA vs. West Virginia


Energy Policy Analyst William Yeatman looks over the EPA’s recent decision to deny a mining permit in Logan County, West Virginia that would have created 250 jobs. William believes the EPA has overestimated the proposed mine’s environmental effects. Jobs, he contends, are being treated as less important than bugs. The decision has also set up a heated political conflict between West Virginia and Washington, D.C.