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Sam Kazman  

General Counsel

Sam Kazman is general counsel of CEI and heads CEI’s Death By Regulation project. This project focuses on raising public awareness of the often hidden costs of government overregulation—the lives lost, for example, when the Food and Drug Administration delays new medical drugs and devices, or the human toll of downsizing cars to comply with energy-conservation mandates.

In 1992, Mr. Kazman won a federal appeals court ruling that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration had illegally concealed the lethal effects on highway safety of its auto fuel economy standards. This marked the first judicial overturning of a fuel economy standard in the program’s history. He has also recently been involved in litigation on such issues as advertising restrictions, property rights, and environmental regulation.

Mr. Kazman’s writings have been featured in such publications as The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Regulation. He has testified at a number of congressional hearings and has appeared on such shows as Crossfire, Court TV, Good Morning America, and the NewsHour with Jim Lehrer. He was a script consultant on “Science Under Siege,” CEI’s documentary on politicized science, and he has created a number of CEI radio and television ads.

Mr. Kazman received his JD from the State University of New York at Buffalo.


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