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Thursday
Jul032014

CEI Today: A bigger Obamacare lawsuit, federal regs on the increase, and a Supreme Court win for women

Wednesday, July 2, 2014
In the News Today

FEDERAL REGULATIONS ON THE INCREASE - WAYNE CREWS

CEI.org: Cumulative Final Rules in the Federal Register


The cumulative effect of regulation on the national economy and at the family and personal levels matters a great deal despite yearly fluctuations.

The good news is that, final rules issued by federal agencies last year did dip a little. [The bad news is] proposed rules ominously are on the increase, and the president promises to go around Congress to shape society according to his left-wing biases and intractable redistributionist mindset. > Read more


> Interview Wayne Crews


A BIGGER OBAMACARE LAWSUIT

Halbig v. Burwell


Jonathan Turley wrote in the Los Angeles Times this week that an imminent Obamacare lawsuit, is a "far more fundamental challenge to Obamacare" than Hobby Lobby. Halbig vs. Burwell challenges IRS implementation of the law's penalties and subsidies as applied to states that did not set up Obamacare exchanges. A decision is expected very soon by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. "If Hobby Lobby will create complications for Obamacare, Halbig vs. Burwell could trigger a full cardiac arrest," Turley predicted.

Michael A. Carvin of Jones Day is lead counsel in the case. The Competitive Enterprise Institute is assisting in the lawsuit’s coordination and funding.
> Read more

> Interview an expert


SUPREME COURT RULING ON LABOR UNIONS - ALOYSIUS HOGAN


CEI.org: Harris v. Quinn: A Human Interest Angle

The Harris v. Quinn decision today by the U.S. Supreme Court is a major human interest story. In total, eight women petitioned for their rights before the Supreme Court against a state governor and two massive unions. What’s more, all eight of these women were participants in a Medicaid program that afforded benefits for their loved ones who have been ill.
> Read more

> Related: Harris v. Quinn Gives Home Care Workers Renewed Opportunity to Get Back Compulsory Dues

> Interview an expert

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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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Tuesday
Jul012014

CEI Today: Supreme Court on labor unions, Obamacare, EPA; new federal regulations on the books 

Monday, June 30, 2014
In the News Today

SUPREME COURT RULING - ALOYSIUS HOGAN & TREY KOVACS


CEI.org: What’s at Stake in Monday’s SCOTUS Decision on Harris v. Quinn

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to decide Harris v. Quinn, a case that threatens serious consequences for personal care workers, such as daycare and home health care providers. Labor policy experts at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, senior fellow Aloysius Hogan and policy analyst Trey Kovacs, have been following this case closely. Both Hogan and Kovacs cite two big issues at stake with this case:

1) Forcing private employers, employees, and independent contractors to be government employees
2) Threatening individuals’ First Amendment right to freedom of association
> Read more

> Interview an expert


HOW MANY NEW FEDERAL RULES? - WAYNE CREWS

CEI.org: Number of Proposed and Final Rules in the Federal Registers

 

 

The actual numbers of proposed and final rules published in the Federal Register—not just the page counts such rules command—merit close attention. The chart shows how, in 2013, rules finalized dropped by 1.3 percent, from 3,708 to 3,659. (In a future column we’ll examine some possible reasons for this recent decline). Obama’s first year in office brought 3,503 rules, so the increase since then is four percent.

 > Read more

> Interview Wayne Crews


SUPREME COURT EPA RULING - WILLIAM YEATMAN
 
Globalwarming.org: A Festivus Review of UARG v. EPA
 
Infused with the Festivus spirit, I’m airing the following grievances regarding the Supreme Court’s ruling in UARG v. EPA, which was rendered Monday:

Grievance #1, to the Supreme Court: Why Didn’t You Heed Your Own Words!?!
> Read more

> Interview William Yeatman


ENVIRONMENTAL GLOOM & DOOM - BILL FREZZA

John Tierney Channels Julian Simon, Debunks Environmental Gloom and Doom

The idea that we’re running out of natural resources seems obvious, though untrue. How can that be? Resolving this conundrum requires understanding why human ingenuity is the Ultimate Resource, as the late economist Julian Simon called it in his classic book by that name. First published in 1981, its insights remain valuable today.

For an in-depth look into Julian Simon’s legacy, we turn to John Tierney, longtime New York Times columnist, science writer, co-author of Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength, and winner of the Competitive Enterprise Institute’s 2014 Julian L. Simon Memorial Award. He holds court this week on RealClear Radio Hour. > Read more

Apply for CEI's Journalism Fellowship!

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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.

 

Saturday, 10am ET
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Lisa Kennedy Montgomery (“Kennedy”), host of The Independents on Fox Business

 




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 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
Jun202014

ALG supports Congressional rebuke of radical EPA regs

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Mehrens: Lawmakers Take Courageous Stand Against "Overreaching, Out-of-Control, Enviro-Radicals" In Washington, D.C.

June 19, 2014, Fairfax, Va. – Americans for Limited Government president Nathan Mehrens today issued a statement praising efforts by U.S. Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.) and eighty-four other lawmakers to rein in the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)'s radical new carbon regulation. 

Duncan and eighty-four of his colleagues submitted a letter to EPA administrator Gina McCarthy demanding that her agency immediately rescind its "unwise and unconstitutional regulation." 

"Jeff Duncan and his allies in Congress are taking a stand for the bottom line of millions of American families – and standing firm against the increasingly radical agenda of a rogue, unaccountable and extra-legal bureaucracy," Mehrens said.  "This debate is simple: Is government going to protect the broad economic interests of all of its people?  Or is it going to subject them to additional economic hardship by kowtowing to the overreaching, out-of-control enviro-radical agenda that's taken over the EPA bureaucracy under the administration of Barack Obama?" 

According to Duncan's letter, "the authority to limit carbon emissions, even if that were actually a necessity, rests in neither the Constitution nor the Clean Air Act but in the true free market of individual choices made by the American people." 

"When Americans are free to dream and innovate – not coerced by regulators in Washington who will never have exclusive knowledge of science or the newest technologies – we believe they will always find cheaper, cleaner, safer, and more efficient ways to use and produce energy," Duncan and his fellow lawmakers wrote. 

To view online: http://getliberty.org/alg-supports-congressional-rebuke-of-radical-epa-regs/

 Attachments:  

Letter to EPA administrator Gina McCarthy, Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.), June 12, 2014 at http://getliberty.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Duncan-Carbon-Emission-Letter-to-EPA.pdf

 

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Americans for Limited Government is a non-partisan, nationwide network committed to advancing free market reforms, private property rights and core American liberties. For more information on ALG please visit our website at www.GetLiberty.org.

Tuesday
Jun102014

CEI Today: EPA carbon rule targets, Virginia vs Uber, and more 

Monday, June 9, 2014
In the News Today

 


EPA CARBON RULE, STATE BY STATE - MARLO LEWIS

Globalwarming.org: Carbon Rule Targets by State — Wall Street Journal Chart

A key factor in how hard it will be for a state to achieve the percent CO2 reduction required by the 2030 standard is the current (2013) share of the state’s electricity generated from coal. A relatively small percent CO2 reduction can be more difficult for a state where coal’s share of electric generation is high than a relatively large percent CO2 reduction for a state where coal’s share is low. >Read More
 
>Interview Marlo Lewis

 

VIRGINIA vs UBER - MARC SCRIBNER

Openmarket.org: Ridesharing Wars: Uber, Regulators, and the “California Compromise”

 

Last week, Virginia’s Department of Motor Vehicles sent cease-and-desist letters to Uber and Lyft warning the ridesharing companies to halt their “illegal operations.” This was incredibly disappointing.

But on the same day, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (D) signed a new law creating a regulatory class called the transportation network company, requires driver background checks, and spells out insurance requirements for ridesharing operators. Explicitly recognizing the legality of ridesharing, along with some regulatory requirements, is superior to Virginia’s approach.
>Read More

 

>Interview Marc Scribner

 

Apply for CEI's Journalism Fellowship!
 

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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.

 

Saturday, 10am ET
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Linda Chavez discusses her career— serving in the Reagan White House and her experience with the changing political landscape, from labor unions to immigration.

 

An Annual Snapshot of the Federal Regulatory State