CEI Today: Ex-Im Bank scandal, Supreme Court on broadband and global warming, and more

Wednesday, June 25, 2014
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CEI.org: Ex-Im’s Invitation to Corruption

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that four Ex-Im employees have been removed or suspended in recent months, “amid investigations into allegations of gifts and kickbacks.” These corruption allegations offer another reason to end the Export-Import Bank. Fortunately, the Bank’s charter expires on September 30. If Congress doesn’t vote to extend that charter, the Bank will automatically cease to exist, and the Treasury Department will wind down Ex-Im’s $140 billion portfolio. > Read more


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Supreme Court Ruling Expected in Broadband TV Case

A forthcoming Supreme Court ruling will impact how consumers view broadcast television. CEI and ICLE filed a joint amicus brief in American Broadcasting Companies v. Aereo, Inc. arguing that federal copyright laws protect ABC and other owners of broadcast television programs from unauthorized, uncompensated retransmissions, including those made by Aereo to paying subscribers. This case implicates not only broadcast television, but also nearly all audiovisual works publicly distributed free of charge, whether initially transmitted over cable television or the Internet. > View the amicus

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Globalwarming.org: UARG Reaction
Monday, the Supreme Court ruled in Utility Air Regulatory Group v. Environmental Protection Agency (UARG v. EPA), striking down the EPA’s “tailoring rule,” but reaffirming the agency’s authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) under the Clean Air Act. The Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) was a co-petitioner in the case with Southeastern Legal Foundation.

"With today’s decision in UARG, we at least have established a line in the sand regarding deference to agency decision making: The agency will not be permitted to blatantly re-write laws," said CEI Senior Fellow William Yeatman.
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CEI's Warren T. Brookes Journalism Fellowship is a one-year fellowship that aims to provide journalists the opportunity to improve their knowledge of free markets principles and limited government through interaction with CEI policy experts. > cei.org/warrenbrookes


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