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Jeffrey H. Joseph
Jeffrey H. Joseph
Professor, George Washington University School of Business

DOJ ‘Chokes’ Off Due Process

United States Attorney General Eric Holder speaks at the National Association of Attorneys General in Washington May 5, 2014.  REUTERS/Gary Cameron  (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW) - RTR3NU6Z

It’s no secret that there are plenty of policymakers who would love to see soda and sugary snack food banned altogether. But what if instead of Congress voting to pass laws against the products directly, federal agencies simply acted on their own to pressure stores to stop selling such products altogether, “choking off” the manufacturers’ ability to do business?