Professor Ilya Somin on President’s Emergency Declaration for Wall Money

Ilya Somin, Professor of Law texastribune.org, March 14 For one, he said, it’s uncertain if the statutes Trump cited in his emergency declaration actually allow him to spend money on wall construction. newsweek.com, March 14 Section 2808 applies to reallocation of military funds only “in the case of a national emergency where it’s necessary to use … Continue reading “Professor Ilya Somin on President’s Emergency Declaration for Wall Money”

Professor Michael I. Krauss on the Legality of Declaring an Emergency at the Border

Michael I. Krauss, Professor of Law President Trump declared a national emergency Friday to authorize the construction of a permanent barrier over parts of the land border with Mexico. I believe this is within the president’s powers. Why? Legal analysis only follows. (I will not address the question of whether this is sensible policy to … Continue reading “Professor Michael I. Krauss on the Legality of Declaring an Emergency at the Border”

Professor Eugene Kontorovich on Asset Forfeiture to Fund Border Wall

Eugene Kontorovich, Professor of Law By declaring a national emergency Friday to build new sections of border wall, President Donald Trump hopes to unlock billions of dollars from a range of sources under the control of the executive branch. One major money pot he plans to rely on: proceeds from the controversial practice of civil … Continue reading “Professor Eugene Kontorovich on Asset Forfeiture to Fund Border Wall”

Professor Steven J. Eagle named as the recipient of the 2019 Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Prize

Steven J. Eagle, Professor of Law “[Eagle] has devoted much of his life and his prodigious energy toward analyzing the constitutional nuances embedded in real estate law,” Berger said. “His deeply thought out analyses provide major contributions to the body of law examining and explaining the Fifth Amendment’s final (and almost forgotten) clause. His recognition … Continue reading “Professor Steven J. Eagle named as the recipient of the 2019 Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Prize”

Professor Thomas P. Vartanian on Big Data

Thomas Vartanian, Professor of Law and Founder and Executive Director, Financial Regulation & Technology Institute Technology will either empower or overpower us. There is no better example than the race for “big data.” thehill.com, Feb. 4