By: Matthew T. Bodie
Why do corporations spend money on politics? A recent report by the Manhattan Institute found that “most firms, like most individuals, behave rationally and strategically in their spending decisions on campaigns and lobbying, devoting resources in ways that, they have reason to expect, will benefit the corporations themselves and their shareholders.”
By: Stephen J. Lubben
David Skeel and Thomas Jackson come at the important question of derivatives in bankruptcy by wondering why the Bankruptcy Code was largely left out of the Dodd-Frank Act.
By: Emily Hammond Meazell
When agency actions are challenged in court multiple times in an iterative fashion, the resulting dialogue offers insights into the features of the court/agency relationship that are not necessarily apparent in other contexts.
By: David I. Walker
Year after year, the senior managers of public companies in the U.S. receive a large chunk of their compensation in the form of company equity—stock and options—and year after year, managers exercise options and sell shares.
Houston, We Have a Problem: Does the Second Amendment Create a Property Right to a Specific Firearm?
By: John L. Schwab & Thomas G. Sprankling
This piece uses Houston v. City of New Orleans as its central case study in the course of exploring the minimal existing caselaw regarding the extent to which the Second Amendment protects property ownership.