Professor Adam Mossoff comments on court ruling Qualcomm violated antitrust law

Adam Mossoff, Professor of Law; Founder and Executive Director of the Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property

The FTC’s case against Qualcomm is the result of “self-serving arguments by some companies looking to benefit their bottom line.” The decision “has serious repercussions for the U.S. innovation economy, far beyond this situation.”

www.washingtonpost.com, April 30

Professor Thomas P. Vartanian on the Financial Accounting Standards Board

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

“The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) continues to forge ahead with its plan to require banks to forecast and book current expected credit losses (CECL) over the life of loans without even an offsetting credit for expected interest income. “

thehill.com, May 29

Professor Nelson Lund comments on gun bans

Nelson Lund, University Professor

“A ban (or severe restrictions) on both concealed and open carry would seem to conflict with the constitutional text. It would also seem hard to reconcile with the Court’s emphasis on the importance of the right to self-defense against violent criminals, who are at least as likely to be encountered outside the home as within it.”

californiaglobe.com, May 22

Professor Todd J. Zywicki on the Ivory Tower

Todd J. Zywicki, George Mason University Foundation Professor of Law

The problem is the entire Ivory Tower sits atop an ever-rising swell of subsidies. Between 1980 and 2018, inflation-adjusted state and local educational appropriations to colleges rose from $50 billion to $86 billion. Inflation-adjusted federal subsidies to students ballooned from $34 billion to $154 billion.

thehill.com, May 1