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Cheeseburger Bill Passes House, Again

The Cheeseburger bill, more properly known as the Personal Responsibility in Food Consumption Act of 2005, passed the U.S. House by a bipartisan majority of 306-120.

As James Copland noted yesterday, this bill is an industry-specific reaction to a series of lawsuits brought by plaintiffs' lawyers seeking to regulate an industry through litigation.

The food industry, much like the gun industry, has been a target of "regulation through litigation" in recent years, as witnessed by the California AG's recent lawsuit over the labeling of french fries.

(Obesity litigation background).



Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy

Manhattan Institute


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