Adam White, Assistant Professor and Executive Director, The C. Boyden Gray Center for the Study of the Administrative State
For nearly two years, President Trump’s critics placed immense weight on Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation of allegations that Candidate Trump colluded with Russia before the 2016 election, and that President Trump obstructed justice after his 2017 inauguration.
www.commentarymagazine.com, March 26
“The lack of findings of actual president guilt after such an exhaustive investigation cannot simply be brushed aside”
www.politico.com, March 26
“Throughout the Mueller investigation, the President’s critics preemptively criticized any effort by the President or his appointees to undermine Justice Department norms and rules in order to advance the President’s political fortunes.”
medium.com, March 26
Ilya Somin, Professor of Law
Barr’s summary states that the special counsel did not find that Trump or members of his campaign colluded with Russian government efforts to influence the 2016 presidential campaign. This crucial finding appears to exonerate Trump on the crucial issue of “collusion” with Russia.
www.vox.com, March 26
J.W. Verret, Associate Professor of Law
President Trump said Friday he would nominate former campaign adviser Stephen Moore to serve on the Federal Reserve’s board of governors, which would place a fierce critic of the central bank’s leadership inside the consensus-oriented institution.
www.wsj.com, March 26
Jamil N. Jaffer, Founder & Executive Director, National Security Institute; Director, National Security Law & Policy Program
Jamil Jaffer, IronNet Cybersecurity vice president, and Bloomberg’s Gerrit De Vynck discuss the struggles of social media platforms to control content and prevent violence from being livestreamed. They speak with Bloomberg’s Emily Chang on “Bloomberg Technology.”
www.bloomberg.com, March 18
Thomas P. Vartanian, Professor of Law and Founder and Executive Director, Financial Regulation & Technology Institute
The heightened scrutiny surrounding Wells Fargo is setting a new precedent for the willingness of regulators to publicly bash a big bank under their watch.
www.americanbanker.com, March 18
Joshua D. Wright, University Professor of Law
“There’s simply no persuasive evidence, in my mind, that market concentration, or market power, is systematically on the rise in antitrust-relevant markets, much less that they are on the rise because of lax antitrust enforcement,”
www.rollcall.com, March 14
Jane Yakowitz Bambauer, Director of Scalia Law’s Program on Economics & Privacy
Jane Bambauer, Director of Scalia Law’s Program on Economics & Privacy, testifies today before the US Senate Judiciary Committee. The Committee hearing is examining the California Consumer Privacy Act and The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation.
pep.gmu.edu, March 12
Francis H. Buckley, George Mason University Foundation Professor of Law
Canadians may have a reputation for saying sorry, but Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is refusing to do so for his role in the SNC-Lavalin scandal.
The prime minister’s speech was longer than 10 minutes, but there was one glaring omission.
“Conspicuously, there was no apology,” said Frank Buckley, a founding professor of law at George Mason University
sports.yahoo.com, March 8
Michael Krauss, Professor of Law
Products liability is the object of late-night talk show jokes and politician’s stump speeches. Yet, like many subjects discussed by politicians and TV stars, products liability is more subtle and multi-layered than it’s made to appear. This subject is one of the most difficult and controversial in all of American law.
faculty.westacademic.com, March 8
J.W. Verret, Associate Professor of Law
In the coming annual-meeting season, companies are projected to face a record of 75 or more climate-related shareholder proposals, up from 17 in 2013, according to ISS Analytics, the data-intelligence arm of Institutional Shareholder Services.
www.wsj.com, March 5