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Obama Admin to Regulate Payday Loans

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 2, 2016 at 4:00pm 6/2/2016 at 4:00pm

The nation’s payday and auto title lenders are now the latest target of the Obama administration in an effort to transform the relationship between private lending companies, their borrowers, and the government. For the very first time, high-interest lending companies will face regulations set forth by the federal government.

Credit of this type typically involves...

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Wyoming Man scores major legal victory against the EPA

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 4:30pm 5/14/2016 at 4:30pm

While the Obama Administration is setting the country on fire with public school transgender bathroom dictates, a Wyoming man has scored a major legal victory against a regulatory Goliath.

The Pacific Legal Foundation represented Wyoming rancher Andy Johnson in challenging an EPA compliance order threatening him with $37,500 per day in fines...

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The Future of Drone Tech Will Be…Regulated

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 19, 2015 at 2:58pm 10/19/2015 at 2:58pm

No one really thought much of the impact of the growing hobby-drone fad until a consumer drone landed on the White House grounds earlier this year.

Since then, we’ve been peppered with headlines describing the many ways drones...

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Feds Regulate Away Airboat Jobs in Florida

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 18, 2015 at 6:10pm 9/18/2015 at 6:10pm

I don’t know about you, but when I think of Florida, I think of airboats. After next year, however, those of us familiar with the roar of the the gladesmen’s watercraft will probably think of regulations.

Earlier this month, the AP reported that over a dozen years’ worth of negotiation, deliberation, and...

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Government Cracks Down on Little Free Libraries

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at 7:00am 9/16/2015 at 7:00am

Naturally, the government has to ruin everything, including Little Free Libraries.

You may have seen one of these little bird house turned mini-libraries in your neighborhood. They’re a lovely idea. Simple, no fuss, and quite fun. Donate a book, borrow a book. Nothing to sign, no due date, no late fees,...

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What did the EPA reps know, and when did they know it?

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 13, 2015 at 7:00pm 8/13/2015 at 7:00pm

News related to the Animas River spill continues to stream from Colorado, including the discovery that a warning that a spill of wastewater was likely if EPA’s plans to drain the mines went forward as planned had been issued a week earlier.

The Silverton Standard published an eerie prediction made by professional...

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Bad news for Progressives as Uber wins big in NYC

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 1:00pm 7/23/2015 at 1:00pm

Anti-consumer choice advocates were defeated once again in the ongoing war to regulate Uber into oblivion. Uber declared yet another over NYC Mayor DeBlasio and the city’s cab cartel Wednesday.

Under the guise of wanting to monitor Uber’s effect on NYC traffic flow, DeBlasio failed to whip the requisite number of votes...

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No, Whataburger is not defying Texas open carry laws

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at 10:15pm 7/15/2015 at 10:15pm

Beloved fast food chain of the South, Whataburger, recently found itself in national headlines after announcing their decision not to participate in Texas’ newly minted open carry law.

Full disclosure before we move forward, I love Whataburger. Love. Love. Love. In fact, I had a #1 with cheese, no veggies, and...

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Victory for eyebrow threaders in Texas

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at 7:55pm 7/14/2015 at 7:55pm

Texas Entrepreneurs are celebrating a recent state Supreme Court decision.

The decision involved Texas Occupational licenses. “Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) violated the state constitution when it ordered eyebrow threaders—who practice a traditional South Asian method of using only cotton thread to remove eyebrow hair— to stop working unless...

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Weighing in on the “Trans Fat” Ban

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at 6:00pm 6/23/2015 at 6:00pm

The federal government is regulating the American meal, again.

This time, the target is trans-fat!

The Obama administration is ordering food companies to phase out the artery-clogging trans fats that can lead to heart disease, the country’s leading cause of death.

The Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday that it would require food makers to...

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The Epidemic of Regulatory Insanity

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 31, 2015 at 7:30am 5/31/2015 at 7:30am

As Legal Insurrection readers may recall, I am an environmental health and safety professional.

I am attending a conference this weekend in Salt Lake City, endeavoring to learn about the rules regarding a compliance document required for each and every chemical containing substance an employee may use called a Safety Data Sheet....

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INFOGRAPHIC: the impossibly long Code of Federal Regulations

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 1:15pm 5/27/2015 at 1:15pm

When it comes to federal regulations, I find the “it shouldn’t be this complicated!” argument to be flawed. Of course it’s going to be complicated—the federal government regulates activity concerning 50 states, a military, a rambunctious federal District, and foreign relations. They’ve got a lot going on; hence, the rule making...

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The government is coming for your handmade soap

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 1:45pm 5/7/2015 at 1:45pm

As if there weren’t more important things to be concerned about…

Lawmakers are considering legislation that would further regulate cosmetics including handmade soap. The Personal Care Products Safety Act was introduced by Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-Cal) and Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) last m...

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FDA says KIND bars can’t advertise as ‘healthy’

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 3:00pm 4/14/2015 at 3:00pm

The same monstrous federal agency that brought us food pyramids, plate graphics, and encourages America to eat vegan is after health food bar maker, KIND.

Recently, KIND received a love letter from the FDA citing multiple labeling violations. “However, none of your products listed above meet the requirements for use of the...

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New online tool makes regulation monitoring easy

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 10:30am 3/21/2015 at 10:30am

Since 2008, the federal government has finalized over 2500 regulations.

Those regulations required over 500 million hours of paperwork hours, and ring in to the tune of almost 734 billion dollars in total cost.

That’s a lot of agency-based lawmaking. How is the average American supposed to navigate all that? A...

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California: Where Water and Money are Drying Up

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 16, 2015 at 2:30pm 3/16/2015 at 2:30pm

The California “mega-drought” has officially gained the attention of the regulatory community.

Recently, a NASA administrator pushed the panic button hard… by saying the Golden State had less than a year of water in its reserves and that it needs to start water rationing now!

California will run out of water in 12...

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Is the era of voodoo science over?

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 11:30am 3/10/2015 at 11:30am

One of the earliest projects I took on as a citizen activist was promoting the work of former UCLA professor, Dr. James Enstrom, an epidemiologist who challenged the voodoo science used by the California Air Resources Board to pass stiff, new air emission regulations.

David French of the American Center for...

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