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CFIF Letter to White House: Keep Targeting Rogue Venezuelan Regime, But Protect U.S. Enterprises Operating There

Less than twenty years ago, Venezuela was Latin America's wealthiest nation.  In the terrifyingly brief time since then, however, the rogue socialist regimes of Hugo Chavez and now his successor Nicolas Maduro have reduced it to a dystopian rubble more akin to starving Cuba.  For that, the United States justifiably isolates and targets the Maduro regime for its ongoing corruption, theft and human rights abuses.

Amid that effort, however, we must also protect vulnerable American companies that have conducted business in Venezuela since long before the Chavez and Maduro regimes.  By granting those American businesses specific waivers to continue operations, we protect them from suffering asset seizure at the hands of Maduro and his cronies.  The alternative of denying that latitude would…[more]

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Thursday, July 26 2012

The Center for Individual Freedom (“CFIF”) recently signed on to a brief of amici curiae, which urges the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit to compel the Transportation Security Administration ("TSA") to comply with a year-old court order to give the public an opportunity to comment on the agency’s use of full-body scanners in airports. 

The brief weighs in support of a petition for writ of mandamus filed by the Electronic Privacy Information Center ("EPIC") in the case of EPIC v. DHS, in which last July the D.C. Circuit directed TSA to “promptly” initiate a legally required notice-and-comment rulemaking on the use of such scanners.  To date, TSA has failed to open such a public rulemaking pursuant to the D.C. Circuit’s order or offer a concrete timetable for its commencement.

The brief was organized by the Competitive Enterprise Institute.  In addition to CFIF, the brief was joined by Robert L. Crandall (former Chairman and CEO of AMR and American Airlines), the National Association of Airline Passengers, Americans for Tax Reform’s Digital Liberty, Electronic Frontier Foundation, The Rutherford Institute, Cyber Privacy Project, Center for Financial Privacy and Human Rights, and the Liberty Coalition.

A copy of the brief can be read by clicking here.*

Download and view the brief as it was filed with the court here (PDF).

UPDATE - (August 6, 2012):

* In the original brief filed with the D.C. Circuit, CFIF was incorrectly identified on the corporate disclosure statement as a 501(c)(3) corporation. CFIF is a 501(c)(4) corporation. A Notice of Errata correcting the error was filed with the court on August 1, 2012, and can be viewed by clicking here (PDF).

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