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FEBRUARY 2017
 

HIGHLIGHTS

FDA IS TRYING TO SNUFF OUT AMERICA'S CIGAR INDUSTRY
We filed an amicus curiae brief challenging a new Food and Drug Administration regulation with far-ranging, negative economic impacts on consumers and small businesses engaged in the premium cigar industry. The regulation unfairly targets America’s smaller-scale cigar manufacturers, trampling on a proud American heritage and eliminating economic opportunity for many small businesses. Read More
DOING THE TIME WITHOUT DOING THE CRIME
This month, we joined a “friend of the court” brief in support of the CEO of a large egg production company after he was found criminally liable for a salmonella outbreak. Unaware of the contamination when it occurred, our brief argues that liability for responsible corporate officers should never result in prison time. Read More
DID FEC COMMISSIONER MISUSE HER POSITION WHEN SHE DEMANDED PROOF OF TRUMP'S N.H. VOTER FRAUD CLAIM?
We have called for an investigation into whether Federal Election Commission Commissioner Ellen Weintraub violated federal ethics laws when she demanded President Trump provide evidence of his voter fraud claims in New Hampshire. Despite its name, the FEC has no authority over voter fraud claims.  Read More
 

IN THE NEWS

FORBES
As a dedicated mother of three, my children’s clothing consignment business called Rhea Lana’s has always been about moms, kids and community. Yet in 2013, the Department of Labor (DOL) took it upon itself to go after my business, initiating an investigation into our employment practices. Read More
THE HILL
A watchdog group says the chief of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) might have violated federal records laws by not preserving work-related text messages. Read More
WASHINGTON TIMES
A conservative watchdog group filed an open-records request with the EPA on Thursday demanding the agency explain whether its employees are using encrypted messaging apps to communicate about President Trump’s environmental agenda outside of regular government channels. Read More
              
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