The Competitive Enterprise Institute Daily Update

The Competitive Enterprise Institute Daily Update

October 13, 2005

Issues in the News

1. WETLANDS

The U.S. Supreme Court agrees to hear two cases on federal wetlands regulation involving questions of jurisdiction between private landowners and government regulators.

CEI Expert Available to Comment: Adjunct Scholar R.J. Smith on why environmental regulations should respect property rights

 

2. TECHNOLOGY

The video game industry announces its intention to fight a newly proposed law limiting the sale of violent video games.

CEI Expert Available to Comment: Technology Counsel Braden Cox on why the government is too blunt an instrument to regulate content in any medium. 

 

3. ENERGY

Oil prices rose Wednesday with many analysts expressing concerns that energy supplies will be slow to recover after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. 

CEI Expert Available to Comment: Senior Fellow Marlo Lewis on how natural disasters illuminate our need for energy security