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Emord & Associates in the News:

Review of “The Rise of Tyranny” by James J. Gormley

(HealthBooksNavigator.com, October 5, 2008)

"Jonathan Emord, a gifted Constitutional scholar and defender of American liberty with whom I have had a number of conversations over the last 14 years, says ... 'Indeed, our federal government has become a bureaucratic oligarchy scarcely resembling the limited federal republic the founders created."

Why the FDA is Confused About Selenium Health Claims

(Whole Foods Magazine, November 2009)

Many may be spared from cancer if they are informed of selenium's role in preventing cancer. Unfortunately, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations make it difficult to inform people of this health benefit. The biochemistry of selenium is different from other nutrients, which makes it difficult for many to understand. With all due respect, this apparently includes our good friends at the FDA, who write health claims opinions. ... [A] coalition of individuals and companies has taken the step recommended by Attorney Emord ... and has brought three suits against the FDA involving:

1) selenium qualified health claims,

2) Good Manufacturing Practices, and

3) antioxidant qualified health claims.

Court asked to rule on selenium claims

(Nutraingredients.com, October 19, 2009)

The legal firm behind two actions that challenge the US qualified health claims system has asked a District of Columbia District Court to issue a summary judgment against the FDA over its selenium claims.


“The action asks the court to issue an order holding FDA’s censorship unconstitutional and enjoining FDA from taking any action to censor the plaintiffs’ claims,” Emord said.

Veteran food lawyer Jonathan W. Emord has become first non-scientist to be accepted onto the American College of Nutrition’s Certification Board for Nutrition Specialists (CBNS)

(Nutraingredients.com, October 9, 2009)

Veteran food lawyer Jonathan W Emord has become the first non-scientist to be accepted onto the American College of Nutrition’s Certification Board for Nutrition Specialists (CBNS).

Emord, who has represented more than 450 food industry clients over 20 years will take a two-year term on the CBNS, which is the scientific certifying arm of the American College of Nutrition (ACN).

Are health claims curbing freedom of speech?

(FoodNavigator.com, September 21, 2009)

The US FDA is being sued over its health claims regime – actions that are unlikely to succeed according to most pundits – but they raise serious questions about healthy food messaging and free speech that are being felt globally.

Natural Health Science News:  The Rise of Tyranny [AUDIO]

(Natural Health Science News)

"The Rise of Tyranny, by Jonathan W. Emord, relates largely for the first time, the history of private industry's successful manipulation and virtual takeover of a key government regulatory agency, the Food and Drug Administration."

Congress bills challenge FDA and FTC power

(Nutraingredients.com, July 30, 2009)

Three bills have been introduced to Congress by Republican House of Representatives member, Ron Paul, that seek to limit how the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) enforce health claims and police health information.

The three bills have been written by Jonathan W Emord of Virginia-based law firm, Emord & Associates, PC, and seek to, as Emord said in a statement, “restore constitutional government; end FDA censorship of health claims; and end FTC censorship of health information.”

FDA complaint filed for Bayer selenium cancer claims

(FoodProductionDaily.com, June 30, 2009)

FDA’s recent approval of three highly qualified health claims for selenium generated heated criticism from some industry members for being more damaging than useful.

According to attorney Jonathan Emord, whose petition filed last year prompted the health claim approvals, FDA’s decisions violate First Amendment standards.

Our Constitution-in-Exile, by Will Block

(LifeEnhancement.com, 2008)

"Jonathan Emord is a constitutional lawyer whose many legal victories over the federal government have exposed the true nature of bureaucracy's unchecked, unprincipled, and unconstitutional expansion. He is a man who has devoted his life to reversing the tide that draws us closer to the abyss of medical tyranny (and, by extension, totalitarianism) and to winning back our health freedom and all the other freedoms that constitute individual liberty."

“The Rise of Tyranny,” by Elissa Meininger

(NewsWithViews.com, 2009)

"In my research, I came across Jonathan Emord's latest book, The Rise of Tyranny - How Federal Agencies Abuse Power and Pose Risks to Your Life and Liberty. It is, by far, the most important book I've read in a decade about the inner workings of our government and why our country is in such peril today"

Dannon Probiotic Claims:  “Ripped” or “Enhanced”?

(Nutraingredients.com, September 24, 2009)

"[V]eteran claims lawyer, Jonathan Emord, who has represented probiotic food companies but not Dannon, said the fact Dannon had settled out-of-court did not necessarily meant the company admitted wrongdoing"

The FDA Has Become More of a Hindrance to the Health of Our Nation

(TransWorldNews, December 12, 2008)

"Well and fully documented, The Rise of Tyranny details FDA corruption, abuse of powers and private industries unprecedented influence that have proven to be not only dire for the economy, but has caused grave consequences for public health."

FDA Confused About Selenium Health Claims:  Background and FDA Legal Confusion, Part 1:  An Interview with Jonathan W. Emord, Esq.

By Dr. Richard Passwater  (Whole Foods Magazine, March 2009)

"The important part of this article is the interview with Emord, in which he discusses the FDA's legal errors and gives a compelling message to all persons interested in protecting their health."

Industry News:  Emord Straps FDA with More Lawsuits

(Whole Foods Magazine, March 2009)

"Freedom requires eternal vigilance.' Taking his own advice to heart, Emord has launched two lawsuits against FDA; a third was filed in July)."

Bringing the FDA into Compliance:  Part I

By Dr. Richard Passwater  (Whole Foods Magazine, September 2003)

"One man, Jonathan Emord, essentially single-handedly is bringing the FDA into compliance with the Constitution, and hopefully, his efforts will help establish the credibility that the FDA needs to be effective."

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