Category: School of Law

Chao’s Role at Wells Fargo Questioned After Trump Nomination as Transportation Secretary

The Street Cornelius Hurley, School of Law, Center for Finance, Law & Policy To find out why President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for Transportation Secretary, Elaine Chao, was valuable as a board member to Wells Fargo (WFC) , just take a look at the scandal-plagued lender’s most-recent annual shareholder ballot… Expert quote: “You get to be […]

New stash of legal opinions detail hurdles for Trump on emoluments ban

Politico Jay Wexler, School of Law Could wedding gifts sent to President Richard Nixon’s daughters and an offer of Irish citizenship extended to President John F. Kennedy provide the legal guideposts for President Donald Trump’s efforts to resolve conflicts of interests stemming from his business dealings in and with foreign countries?… Expert quote: “Nothing in […]

Donald Trump’s Business Dealings Test a Constitutional Limit

New York Times Jay Wexler, School of Law Not long after he took office, President Obama sought advice from the Justice Department about a potential conflict of interest involving a foreign government… Expert quote: “I’ve seen over and over how parts of the Constitution that were considered vestigial or irrelevant for decades or more can […]

Fate of ‘too big to fail’ rule and Sen Warren’s consumer watchdog riding on Senate outcome

CNBC Cornelius Hurley, School of Law/Center for Finance, Law & Policy The next Congress may be forced to revisit two key components of financial regulatory reform, making the outcome of Tuesday’s elections potentially crucial to the future of a landmark Democratic legislative victory. Expert quote: “Assuming that the rulings are upheld, that really forces the […]