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Press Release – Emord Announces First Amendment Hall of Fame



CONTACT: Bethany Kennedy (602-334-4415)


Washington, D.C.—Today the Washington, D.C. based constitutional and administrative law firm Emord and Associates, P.C. announced its posting of an online First Amendment Hall of Fame.  The posting presents the names, photographs, and biographies of the 9 people most responsible for 8 successful First Amendment lawsuits brought by the firm against FDA censorship of nutrient-disease claims for dietary supplements.  See (First Amendment Hall of Fame).  “These people have made legal history, prevented FDA from censoring vital nutrient-disease information in the market, established the qualified health claims regime at FDA through their victories, and have helped reduce the incidence of neural tube defects, sudden death heart attacks, and cancer all around the world,” said Emord & Associates’ principal Jonathan Emord.  “They have courageously championed the cause of liberty,” he said, “and they are richly deserving of our gratitude and respect.”

The inductees into the First Amendment Hall of Fame are Durk Pearson and Sandy Shaw; Dr. Julian M. Whitaker, M.D.; Dr. Joel D. Wallach, DVM, ND; Ray Hamel; Peter Hamel; Gretchen DuBeau; Dr. Alexander Schauss, PhD, FACN; and Dr. Richard Kleinberger, PharmD.  On September 5 and 6, 2014, at the Hyatt Regency in Cambridge, Maryland, each of these individuals will be formally inducted into the Hall of Fame and will receive awards in recognition of their achievements.

That 2014 event is entitled “Rekindling Liberty’s Sacred Fire,” borrowed from George Washington’s statement to that effect at the end of his First Inaugural address on April 30, 1789.  It occurs on the 20th anniversary of the founding of Emord & Associates in 2004.  The emcee for the program is Kate Obenshain, Fox News Contributor, former Chairman of the Republican Party of Virginia, and Vice President of the Young America’s Foundation.  Keynote speakers include Richard Thornburgh, former Attorney General of the United States and former Governor of Pennsylvania; Bay Buchanan, former Treasurer of the United States, Fox News Analyst, and former policy advisor to the Romney campaign; and Tammy Bruce, Fox News Commentator, New York Times best-selling author, and radio talk show host.  More information will be available about the event in the near future.


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