Jonathan W. Emord discusses recent behavior of the FDA and some reasons for it. He also discusses his new book, “The Rise of Tyranny”. Jon has been practicing constitutional and administrative law before the federal courts and agencies since 1985. Having begun his career as an attorney in the Federal Communications Commission during the administration of President Ronald Reagan, he has maintained an abiding conviction to achieve full First Amendment protection for the freedoms of speech and press.
In 1991, Jon authored the critically acclaimed “Freedom, Technology, and the First Amendment” in which he chronicled the intellectual foundations of the First Amendment and advocated replacing government control over the airwaves with a title registry, private property rights approach. Emord has practiced law for a number of well-respected firms, including Wiley, Rein & Fielding, and served as a Cato Institute Vice-President.