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The Competitive Enterprise Institute Daily Update

Daily Update

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The Competitive Enterprise Institute Daily Update

Issues in the News

1. HURRICANE KATRINA

Sen. Trent Lott calls on the federal and Mississippi state government to cut the red tape which is slowing down delivery of relief supplies.

CEI Expert Available to Comment: President Fred L. Smith, Jr. reflects on growing up in the New Orleans area and how new political and legal structures can enable the Gulf Coast to prosper in the future.

 

2. LEGAL & CONSTITUTIONAL

The death of Chief Justice William Rehnquist leaves a second vacancy for President Bush to fill on the Supreme Court.

CEI Expert Available to Comment: Special Projects Counsel Hans Bader on some creative options for selecting the next justice.

 

3. E-COMMERCE

An Australian court rules against file-sharing software maker Kazaa in a copyright infringement suit, mirroring a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision.

CEI Expert Available for Comment: Technology Counsel Braden Cox on the impact of the Grokster v. M.G.M. verdict.