Tag: Boston University School of Law

Sumner M. Redstone Gives $18 million to Boston University School of Law

CONTACT:   Tom Testa, 617-353-2240 or ttesta@bu.edu (Boston) – Boston University today announced that well-known media executive and Boston native, Sumner M. Redstone, has given $18 million to help expand and improve the facilities of the Boston University School of Law, including the construction of a new building adjacent to the School’s core facility; the new […]

Boston University School of Law Launches Online LL.M in Taxation

Contact: Ann Comer-Woods, anncomer@bu.edu, 617-353-3097 (Boston) – Boston University School of Law now offers its nationally recognized Graduate Tax Program, leading to an LL.M. in Taxation, in an online, interactive format.  Fall recruitment is now open with an application deadline of August 3, 2012. This program option, delivered through BU’s award-winning online portal, is ideal […]

Brown gets reform bill changed

By threatening to withhold his vote for the final compromise, Massachusetts GOP U.S. Senator Scott Brown (l.) got the Democratic negotiators on the financial regulatory reform bill to delete a $19 billion fee on large financial institutions to cover costs of implementing the new law.  Law Professor Cornelius Hurley, director of the Morin Center for […]

Wall Street reform bill threatened

The death of U.S. Senator Robert Byrd (r.) is threatening to delay passage of the sweeping Wall Street regulatory reform legislation until mid-July after it had been on track for House and Senate votes this week.  Law Professor Cornelius Hurley, a former counsel to the Federal Reserve Board of Governors and now director of the Morin […]

Financial regulatory bill agreed on

House and Senate conferees finally worked out a compromise bill aimed at reshaping financial regulations to avoid another Crash of ’08, with a final vote set for next week and President Obama expected to sign it by July 4th.  As expected: many winners and losers.  One controversial provision gives the SEC authority to require stockbrokers to […]

SCOTUS on the "honest services" law

The Supreme Court restricted a favorite tool for pursuing corrupt politicians and self-dealing corporate chiefs, ruling that the law that makes it a crime to deprive the public or one’s employer of the “intangible right of honest services” can only be used where they could prove defendants accepted bribes or kickbacks.  It means, for instance, that […]