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Previous winners include Amit Varma of Mint (India), Robert Guest of The Economist and Brian Carney of The Wall Street Journal." I've much appreciated Power Blogs, which we've been using for several years, but I'm afraid that Chris Lansdown is shutting Power Blogs down, and we'll have to move to some other blogging software and some other hosting company.

Any suggestions, especially as to blogging software?

Rather, the decision involved a clash between property rights and the power of government, which is sometimes exercised on behalf of locally powerful business interests such as Wasser against politically weaker landowners (some of whom are businesses themselves). anti-business frame is even less relevant to Krimstock than Didden.

Sotomayor's opinion in Krimstock struck down a New York City law that allowed the government to seize cars belonging to certain criminal defendants and hold them for years at a time without giving the owners any opportunity whatsoever to contest the seizures.

UPDATE: This comment made me laugh out loud, as it was written, I think, without irony: It's really simple - Obamabots view every critisism of their Messiah and his chosen Apostles (in this case Sonia Sotomayor) as blasphemous acts.

But it's interesting — and to me, troubling — how the nomination, like the '08 election, is bringing so much of that to the surface so quickly so often.-- including the new ,000 Online Journalism prize -- is now open.Full details at the deadline for submissions is June 30.For reasons I discuss in this article, eminent domain is often used to transfer to take the property of the politically weak for the benefit of the powerful (often including influential businesses).But it would also be a mistake to view pro-property rights decisions as "anti-business." After all, many of the victimized property owners are themselves businesspeople, as was true in Didden, Poletown, Kelo, and many other cases."Started in 2002, the Bastiat Prize was inspired by 19th-century French philosopher Frédéric Bastiat’s compelling defence of liberty and eloquent explanations of complex economic issues.Judges have included former UK Chancellor Lord Lawson, Pulitzer prize-winning author Anne Applebaum, former Bastiat Prize winner and best-selling author Amity Shlaes, Lady Thatcher and Nobel laureates James Buchanan and the late Milton Friedman." "Last year’s competition" -- which didn't include an Online Journalism category -- "attracted over 250 entrants from more than 50 countries.I don't see any way in which Sotomayor's decision was somehow "pro-business," except in the trivial sense that some of the car owners might also have been businesspeople.Rather, this case too pitted the power of government against property owners, many of whom might have been poor or politically weak.The winner was Barton Hinkle, deputy op-ed editor and columnist for the Richmond Times-Dispatch.Second and third prizes went to Swaminathan Aiyar, Consulting Editor of the Economic Times and Times of India, and Fraser Nelson, Political Editor of The Spectator.


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