CEI Today: EPA fails statutory deadlines, SEC lifts advertising ban, and int'l treaties vs US law


New Study: EPA's Shocking Record of Failure on Statutory Deadlines Raises Serious Questions

The Environmental Protection Agency has routinely failed to comply with statutory deadlines established for three core Clean Air Act programs and, more often than not, now promulgates regulations almost six years after established deadlines, according to a study released today by the Competitive Enterprise Institute. > Read more


> Interview William Yeatman


Free Speech for Hedge Funds

It took a year and three months after the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act was signed into law, but the Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday finally lifted its ban on advertising and communications for hedge funds, private equity groups and the venture capital community. > Read more


> Interview John Berlau


Openmarket.org: European Court Invalidates “Whole-Life” Sentences: Fuzzy International Norms Erode Sovereignty, Freedoms, and Safety


It’s common to see supporters of U.S. ratification of international treaties claim that they will not radically uproot existing U.S. practices or freedoms, because their provisions echo provisions of America’s own laws or Constitution.


Yet another ruling by an international tribunal calls into question this premise. The European Court of Human Rights has issued a disturbing ruling that life without parole is “inhuman and degrading” treatment forbidden by Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights.  > Read more


> Interview Hans Bader


The True Story of European Austerity; Cutting Taxes and Spending Leads to Renewed Growth

A new CEI OnPoint measures austerity and its effects from the time austerity officially began in each country, with very different results from reports that have been cited widely in the media. > Listen to the Liberty Week podcast

>View the US News & World Reports commentary





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Stossel: Should Online Gambling Be Legalized?

University of Illinois professor John Kindt and CEI fellow Michelle Minton debate a ban on online gambling.

> View the debate