November 20, 2018

EurekAlert! Science News, Jennifer Pomeranz, November 19, 2018- In recent years, more than a dozen states have passed laws limiting local governments’ ability to create food and nutrition policies and more than two dozen states previously enacted laws preventing obesity-related lawsuits against food businesses, finds a new analysis led by …

November 19, 2018

Science Direct, Jennifer Pomeranz, November 19, 2018- Introduction In the U.S., federal, state, and local governments have various legal tools to support public health and prevent diet-related disease, including enacting policy and bringing lawsuits against businesses that produce harm-causing products. Yet, states preempt, or limit, government’s authority to enact public health …

November 15, 2018

National Real Estate Investor, Bendix Anderson, November 13, 2018- Advocates for new rent control laws are still fighting—even after voters rejected California’s “Prop 10” ballot initiative that would have allowed tough new rent laws. “If you are an owner of apartments, rent control laws are a very, very scary thing,” says John …

November 15, 2018

The National Law Review, November 14, 2018- As previously reported , Oregon and Washington state residents headed to the polls on November 6, 2018 to vote on initiatives that would preemptively ban new soda and food taxes. Despite similarities in terms of context and likelihood to succeed, the two initiatives …