The Competitive Enterprise Institute Daily Update

The Competitive Enterprise Institute Daily Update

October 03, 2005

Issues in the News

1. LEGAL & CONSTITUTIONAL

President Bush nominates White House counsel Harriet Miers to replace Justice Sandra Day O’Conner on the Supreme Court.

CEI Expert Available to Comment: Special Projects Counsel Hans Bader on the virtue of picking non-judges and others outside the judicial world for Supreme Court seats.

 

2. ENVIRONMENT

The drive to reform the Endangered Species Act and protect property rights moves from the House to the Senate.

 

CEI Expert Available for Comment: Director of Global Warming & International Environmental Policy Myron Ebell on the importance of ESA reform.

 

3. ENERGY

Lingering damage from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita to U.S. refineries raises worries of winter fuel shortages.

 

CEI Expert Available for Comment: Director of Global Warming & International Environmental Policy Myron Ebell on the need to support policies which will encourage new investment in energy infrastructure and refining capacity.