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ALEC Takes Aim at the Environment, Workers, Injury Awards

This is Part 1 of a two-part report on the American Legislative Exchange Council’s latest slate of model legislation, released after the group’s annual meeting earlier this month. Please see Part 1: ALEC Unveils Annual Agenda of Anti-Consumer Laws. At the annual meeting of the American Legislative Exchange Council in Chicago earlier this month, corporate members of ALEC and state lawmakers collaborated outside the public view to write laws they will propose in states across the country. The latest proposed …

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Posted 1 year ago in Government Your Personal Rights by Sylvia Hsieh  
ALEC Unveils Annual Agenda of Anti-Consumer Laws

This is Part 1 of a two-part report on the American Legislative Exchange Council’s latest slate of model legislation, released after the group’s annual meeting earlier this month. The American Legislative Exchange Council held its annual meeting in Chicago earlier this month. The conclave provides a venue for ALEC to disseminate model legislation to be carried back to state legislatures across the country. The group’s recent agenda to pass model laws written largely by its corporate funders reveals a renewed …

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Posted 1 year ago in Consumer Law by Sylvia Hsieh  
ALEC Pushes Climate Change Denial Agenda at Annual Meeting

Click here to read more Lawyers.com coverage of ALEC and the organization’s anti-consumer agenda. It’s the third day of the annual meeting of ALEC, the American Legislative Exchange Council, the well-moneyed group made up of large corporations and state lawmakers that drafts model laws in the interests of Big Business and rolls them out for passage in state legislatures. Outside the swanky Palmer House Hilton Hotel in downtown Chicago, protesters Thursday held the largest anti-ALEC demonstration to date; inside, legislators …

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Posted 1 year ago in Criminal Law gun rights by Sylvia Hsieh  
ALEC Pushed Stand Your Ground Laws in Dozens of States

Click here to read more Lawyers.com coverage of ALEC and the organization’s anti-consumer agenda. As public protests continue over the not guilty verdict in the trial of George Zimmerman for the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, there’s increased scrutiny on ‘Stand Your Ground’ laws like Florida’s statute that allows someone to use deadly force rather than retreat from a confrontation. President Obama has questioned whether such laws contribute to “peace and order” and urged states to review them. The two …

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Posted 1 year ago in Consumer Law Government gun rights by Betsy Kim  
For ALEC Money Talks with Gun Laws [Infographic]

Click here to read more Lawyers.com coverage of ALEC and the organization’s anti-consumer agenda. Protesters demonstrated at the American Legislative Exchange Council’s (ALEC) annual meeting at the Palmer House in Chicago. Organized as a non-profit, the group connects powerful corporations with state legislators, drafting model legislation, working to influence law and policy to further the agenda of corporate interests. Approximately 98 percent of ALEC’s funding comes from corporations, corporations’ foundations and trade associations, according to its 2009 IRS Form 990. …

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