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The Competitive Enterprise Institute Daily Update

Issues in the News

1. PROPERTY RIGHTS

City officials in Washington, D.C. plan to use eminent domain to acquire land from private owners for a new baseball stadium.

CEI Expert Available to Comment: Special Projects Counsel Hans Bader on the disappointing Supreme Court ruling on eminent domain in the case of Kelo v. New London.

 

2. HURRICANES

The Congressional Budget Office estimates the cost of rebuilding New Orleans to be lower than originally feared.

CEI Expert Available for Comment: President Fred L. Smith, Jr. on the reforms in Louisiana’s political culture necessary for New Orleans to flourish again.

 

3. SUPREME COURT

The Christian Science Monitor profiles the long history of Supreme Court justices with no prior experience as judges.

CEI Expert Available for Comment: Special Projects Counsel Hans Bader on the advantages of appointing non-judges to the high court.