CFIF Statement on Lawsuit Challenging Nashville's 'One Touch Make Ready' Ordinance
Today, Comcast filed a federal lawsuit against Nashville’s “One Touch Make Ready” ordinance. In response, Center for Individual Freedom (“CFIF”) President Jeffrey Mazzella released the following statement:
We strongly support this litigation and Comcast’s right to protect its property, its reputation and the continuity of service its customers expect against destructive government intervention. There is no doubt that the One Touch Make Ready ordinance passed by Metro Council runs afoul of established law and violates the most basic principles of fairness. A judicial decision that blocks this ordinance cannot come soon enough.
CFIF has been a vocal opponent of so-called One Touch Make Ready laws, including the one passed last month by Nashville’s Metro Council. For more…[more]
We recently discovered that Peter Thiel, the libertarian billionaire co-founder of PayPal and early investor in Facebook, bankrolled wrestler Hulk Hogan's lawsuits against the blog network Gawker Media.
Now, as someone who considers himself a near-absolutist on free speech, I'm open to hearing arguments for why we need tort reform in these sorts of cases or why Hulk Hogan's suit undermines free expression. But so far, the media's hysteria about Thiel's third-party legal funding has been unconvincing, especially when we consider who's making the arguments.
After wading through thousands of angst-ridden…
"Obamacare premiums will soar in 2017, the administration acknowledged Monday, with the price of the most popular benchmark plans jumping an average of 22 percent as the law continues to rely on older, sicker customers than its backers had envisioned. The number of insurers offering plans on the federally run exchange will also plummet as companies tap out, saying they can't figure out a way to make…[more]