Category: School of Law

Ignore the Party Platforms: Pols Don’t Really Want to Break Up JPMorgan

TheStreet.com Cornelius Hurley, Center for Finance, Law & Policy, School of Law The Democratic convention debuted Monday and — like its Republican counterpart — the party included a provision in its platform recommending that lawmakers reinstate the 1933 Depression-era Glass-Steagall Act, which would break up the largest banks… Expert quote: “You have this shiny object over […]

How a recent Supreme Court ruling impacts City Hall’s extortion cases

Boston.com Karen Pita Loor, School of Law A recent Supreme Court decision that “dramatically narrow[s]” the scope of federal anti-corruption cases could benefit the Boston officials facing extortion charges, according to legal experts… Expert quote: “The court is now being careful and wants to narrow what could otherwise be seen as an overly broad [statute].” View full article  

Re-educating Rita

The Economist (subscription required) James Bessen, School of Law Artificial intelligence will have implications for policymakers in education, welfare and geopolitcs… Expert quote: “That doesn’t make sense if the skills you need are changing every three to five years.” View full article