Professor Ilya Somin on the shift of public opinion surrounding federalism

Ilya Somin, Professor of Law

Liberals and conservatives alike can benefit from stronger constraints on federal power. Each party can gain from protecting local diversity and experimentation, and from the insurance federalism provides in times when its opponent hold the reins of power in Washington. Left and right can agree on the need for substantial constitutional limits on federal power, even if they differ on exactly how tight those limits should be.

www.washingtonpost.com, July 15

Professor Thomas P. Vartanian on Facebook’s cryptocurrency through Libra

Thomas P. Vartanian, Professor of Law and Founder and Executive Director, Financial Regulation & Technology Institute

“Facebook’s entrance into cryptocurrency through Libra raises the question of what’s all this crypto stuff really mean? As showcased in our May 16 public policy conference, Scalia Law School’s Program on Financial Regulation & Technology is considering these questions and what they mean for financial services companies and regulation. Here’s my take on the Facebook move. “

www.americanbanker.com, July 2