The Competitive Enterprise Institute Daily Update

The Competitive Enterprise Institute Daily Update

September 12, 2005

Issues in the News

 

1. HURRICANE KATRINA

New Orleans slowly begins to show signs of recovery.

 

CEI Expert Available to Comment: President Fred L. Smith, Jr. on the new political and legal structures that can help the Gulf Coast to prosper in the future.

 

2. LEGAL & CONSTITUTIONAL

Confirmation hearings for Judge John Roberts’ nomination to the Supreme Court begin in the Senate.

CEI Expert Available for Comment: Special Projects Counsel Hans Bader on the virtues of choosing the next Supreme Court nominee from outside the legal establishment.

 

3. TELECOM

Online auctioneer eBay buys Internet communications firm Skype Technologies for $2.6 billion.

CEI Expert Available to Comment: Technology Counsel Braden Cox on why VoIP shouldn’t be regulated like traditional phone service.