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Editor: David Reiss
Brooklyn Law School

June 23, 2017

Friday’s Government Reports Roundup

By Jamila Moore

Orrin Hatch, the Committee Chairman of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee, asked the nation for its input regarding tax reforms. It seems as if Hatch would like for tax stakeholders to share innovative thoughts, suggestions and feedback. Both Democrats and … Continue reading

June 22, 2017

Thursday’s Advocacy & Think Tank Roundup

By Jamila Moore

Buyers are hungry for a home. Their hunger have caused sellers to control pricing and possess high demands on the buyers. In fact, the sale of existing homes increased in May. Despite seller control, buyers have not given up and … Continue reading

June 21, 2017

Wednesday’s Academic Roundup

By Jamila Moore

Foreclosures and the Labor Market: Evidence from Millions of Households across the United States, 2000-2014, Makridis and Ohlrogge Regulatory Issues and Challenges Presented by Virtual Currencies, Caytas LawTrust, and Development of Crowdfunding, Rau Import Competition and Household Debt, Barrot, Loualiche, … Continue reading

June 20, 2017

Tuesday’s Regulatory & Legislative Roundup

By Jamila Moore

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) released their 2016 Report to Congress. This report is mandated by federal statute and examines many mortgage and financial institutions such as Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Additionally, the report provides guidance for each … Continue reading

June 19, 2017

Monday’s Adjudication Roundup

By Jamila Moore

A Florida Appeals Court threw out a 30 million verdict against a small Florida town. Initially, a property owner won the case based upon the town’s “taking” of their property; however, the Florida appellate court found an error in the … Continue reading

June 16, 2017

Friday’s Government Reports Roundup

By Jamila Moore

Shortly after taking office, President Donald Trump ordered the U.S. Treasury Department to assess the U.S. financial market. Steven Mnuchin, U.S. Treasury Secretary, found a need for specific immediate actions which will provide “much-needed relief.” The detailed report also calls … Continue reading

June 15, 2017

Thursday’s Advocacy & Think Tank Roundup

By Jamila Moore

Chicago is faced with many disparities between higher income and lower income residents. A recent study shows an additional disparity regarding the burden of property taxes on lower income residents. The root of the issue stems from the valuation of … Continue reading