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Tuesday
Jul012014

CEI Today:Supreme Court Aereo ruling, record federal regulations, and more EPA scandals 

Thursday, June 26, 2014
In the News Today

 

Supreme Court Rule in Aereo Broadband Case - RYAN RADIA


Aereo Decision Protects Creators and Distributors; Will Not Halt Innovation in Online Entertainment

Wednesday, the United States Supreme Court ruled against the online-streaming company Aereo in ABC v. Aereo Inc.The court held that federal copyright laws protect ABC and other owners of broadcast television programs from unauthorized, uncompensated retransmissions.

“Today the Supreme Court ruled in favor of network television programming and the rights of its creators and distributors. Companies like Aereo, who had essentially been free-riding on broadcast content, will have to stop operating without permission," said Ryan Radia, CEI’s associate director of technology studies. “But, this isn’t the end of online television, since companies like Hulu, Netflix, iTunes all pay the networks for their content and share it in a legal way.” 
> Read more

> Interview Ryan Radia
 

FEDERAL REGISTER RECORD - WAYNE CREWS

CEI.org: A Record Number of Federal Register Final Rule Pages

 

 

The chart shows that between 2012 and 2013, the number of pages devoted to final rules rose by seven percent, from 24,690 to a record-high 26,417.   > Read more

 

> Interview Wayne Crews
 

LATEST EPA OUTRAGE - WILLIAM YEATMAN
 
Globalwarming.org: You’ll Have Trouble Believing the Latest EPA Management Outrage
 
In an article actually titled, “EPA Employees Told To Stop Pooping in the Hallway,” Fedblog’s Eric Katz reports: Management for Region 8 in Denver, Colo., wrote an email earlier this year to all staff in the area pleading with them to stop inappropriate bathroom behavior, including defecating in the hallway. 

 

Remember, all the time that EPA wastes on fake spies, [naughty video] addicts, and public poopers is time that the agency could have devoted to its long-neglected statutory responsibilities. > Read more

 

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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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CEI is a non-profit, non-partisan public policy group dedicated to the principles of free enterprise and limited government.  For more information about CEI, please visit our website, cei.org, and blogs, Globalwarming.org and OpenMarket.org.  Follow CEI on Twitter! Twitter.com/ceidotorg.

 


 

CEI President Lawson Bader

@libertynkilts

1984 was an enlightening year
 

Saturday, 10am ET
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An Annual Snapshot of the Federal Regulatory State

 





 

Friday
Jun272014

CEI Today: Supreme Court on Obama recess appointments, Aereo broadband, Clean Air Act 

Friday, June 27, 2014
In the News Today

SUPREME COURT RULINGS


OBAMA RECESS APPOINTMENTS - HANS BADER

CEI.org: Supreme Court Unanimously Curtails Obama Overreach in Recess Appointment Powers

 

Today’s Supreme Court ruling in Noel Canning v. NLRB limits the president’s ability to make recess appointments without Senate approval. Hans Bader, CEI senior attorney and contributor to an amicus brief in the case, said the following the decision:


“President Obama’s radical interpretation of the Constitution’s recess appointments clause would have given presidents free rein to appoint political cronies at any point in time, gutting checks and balances on unqualified presidential appointments. > Read more

 


AEREO BROADBAND CASE - RYAN RADIA


Aereo Decision Protects Creators and Distributors; Will Not Halt Innovation in Online Entertainment

Wednesday, the Supreme Court released its much-awaited decision in ABC v. Aereo. The Court reversed the Second Circuit, holding that Aereo directly infringed the copyrights of broadcast television program owners by publicly performing their works without permission. The decision does not endanger cloud computing services like so many contend.
> Read more


CLEAN AIR ACT UARG v. EPA - WILLIAM YEATMAN
 
Globalwarming.org: You’ll Have Trouble Believing the Latest EPA Management Outrage
 
There is a possible silver lining. 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.** > Read more

Apply for CEI's Journalism Fellowship!

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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CEI is a non-profit, non-partisan public policy group dedicated to the principles of free enterprise and limited government. For more information about CEI, please visit our website, cei.org, and blogs, Globalwarming.org and OpenMarket.org. Follow CEI on Twitter! Twitter.com/ceidotorg.

 

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Saturday's guest @KennedyNation chronicles The Golden Age of MTV Through Rose Colored Glasses.

 




Wednesday
Jun252014

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

Wednesday, June 25, 2014
In the News Today

 

EX-IM BANK SCANDAL - RYAN YOUNG

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

 

> Interview Ryan Young
 

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

> Interview an expert
 

SUPREME COURT RULES ON GLOBAL WARMING CASE - WILLIAM YEATMAN
 
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.
> Read more
 
 

Apply for CEI's Journalism Fellowship!
 

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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CEI is a non-profit, non-partisan public policy group dedicated to the principles of free enterprise and limited government.  For more information about CEI, please visit our website, cei.org, and blogs, Globalwarming.org and OpenMarket.org.  Follow CEI on Twitter! Twitter.com/ceidotorg.

 


 

CEI President Lawson Bader

@libertynkilts

1984 was an enlightening year
 

Saturday, 10am ET
Realclearradio.org

 

An Annual Snapshot of the Federal Regulatory State

 





 

Tuesday
Jun242014

CEI Today: TSA body scanners, Supreme Court on EPA + broadcast cases, and more 

Tuesday, June 24, 2014
In the News Today

 

TSA BODY SCANNERS - MARC SCRIBNER

CEI.org: One Year Later: TSA Still Flouting the Law on Body Scanners

 

Today, June 24, marks the one-year anniversary of the public comment deadline on body scanners and the TSA is still failing to comply with federal law and a federal court’s order. In addition to the empirical evidence that shows they don’t actually make us safer and the questions on the intrusion of traveler privacy, the TSA is violating the federal Administrative Procedure Act. > Read more

 

> Interview Marc Scribner
 

SUPREME COURT RULES ON GLOBAL WARMING CASE - WILLIAM YEATMAN
 
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. "This is, alas, a pretty low bar."
> Read more
 
 

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

> Interview an expert
 

ANTI-TRUST IN THE VIDEO MARKET - WAYNE CREWS

Forbes: AT&T-DirecTV And The Neverending Folly Of Antitrust Regulation

 

This week, hearings occur in both the House and Senate Judiciary Committees on “The AT&T/DIRECTV Merger: The Impact on Competition and Consumers in the Video Market and Beyond,” as the latter puts it.

The heads of AT&T and DIRECTV should not even be in Washington. Yet, here they all are. Antitrust regulation is primarily about protecting the incumbent businesses. > Read more

> Interview an expert
 

Apply for CEI's Journalism Fellowship!
 

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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CEI is a non-profit, non-partisan public policy group dedicated to the principles of free enterprise and limited government.  For more information about CEI, please visit our website, cei.org, and blogs, Globalwarming.org and OpenMarket.org.  Follow CEI on Twitter! Twitter.com/ceidotorg.

 


 

CEI President Lawson Bader

@libertynkilts

1984 was an enlightening year
 

Saturday, 10am ET
Realclearradio.org


Jun 21, 2014

Norwegian Air: Fighting Congress for Customers and Affordable Transatlantic Travel
 

 

1984 - 2014

 

CEI celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. Founder and Chairman Fred Smith talks about CEI's past and future successes. > Listen to the podcast

 

An Annual Snapshot of the Federal Regulatory State

 





 

Monday
Jun232014

CEI Today: TSA body scanners, White House hot air, 1984, and a fix for over-regulation 

Monday, June 23, 2014
In the News Today

 

WHITE HOUSE GLOBAL WARMING CLAIMS - SAM KAZMAN
 
CEI Appeals White House Science Office Refusal to Reexamine Polar Vortex Video
 
Last week, the Competitive Enterprise Institute filed an appeal under the federal Data Quality Act in response to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy’s refusal to reconsider a video that tied the cold winter to global warming. “OSTP’s attempt to exempt its own video on the grounds that the statement by the Director is his ‘personal opinion’ is laughable,” said CEI General Counsel Sam Kazman. > Read more
 

TSA BODY SCANNERS - MARC SCRIBNER

CEI.org: One Year Later: TSA Still Flouting the Law on Body Scanners

 

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) uses more than 700 full-body imaging scanners in 160 airports nationwide. In addition to the empirical evidence that shows they don’t actually make us safer and the questions on the intrusion of traveler privacy, the TSA is violating the federal Administrative Procedure Act. This Tuesday, June 24, marks the one-year anniversary of the public comment deadline on body scanners and the TSA is still failing to comply with federal law and a federal court’s order. > Read more

 

> Interview Marc Scribner
 

FIX FOR OVER-REGULATION - WAYNE CREWS

Forbes: The Cure For Regulation Destabilization

 

From regulating mints and food labeling, to systemic risk in banking and finance and, probably soon, insurance and cybersecurity, no aspect of American life remains untouched by bureaucrats and presidential decree.

That’s why wrestling down federal spending and taxation won’t suffice anymore. Regulations are equally as punitive. We can fix this. A bipartisan, annual Regulatory Reduction Commission could weed out costly or extraneous rules. Congress could vote the commission’s findings up or down, without amendments. And we could require that for every new regulation another must be eliminated.
> Read more

> Interview an expert
 

Apply for CEI's Journalism Fellowship!
 

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

 

Sign Up for the Weekly Cooler Heads Digest!

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CEI is a non-profit, non-partisan public policy group dedicated to the principles of free enterprise and limited government.  For more information about CEI, please visit our website, cei.org, and blogs, Globalwarming.org and OpenMarket.org.  Follow CEI on Twitter! Twitter.com/ceidotorg.

 


 

CEI President Lawson Bader

@libertynkilts

1984 was an enlightening year
 

1984 - 2014

 

CEI celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. Founder and Chairman Fred Smith talks about CEI's past and future successes. > Listen to the podcast

 

Saturday, 10am ET
Realclearradio.org


Jun 21, 2014

Norwegian Air: Fighting Congress for Customers and Affordable Transatlantic Travel
 

 

An Annual Snapshot of the Federal Regulatory State