February 20, 2009
by JURIST Staff
JURIST Contributing Editor Nancy Rapoport of the William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada Las Vegas, says that the housing bailout provisions of the recently announced stimulus package not only do not go far enough to cover mortgage holders in need, but actually reward extreme risk- ...[read more]
October 6, 2008
by JURIST Staff
JURIST Contributing Editor Nancy Rapoport of the William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada Las Vegas, says that the current financial crisis reflects a failure on the part of lawmakers and regulators to learn some of the key lessons of the Enron collapse several years ago.... In 2002, ...[read more]
October 8, 2007
by JURIST Staff
JURIST Contributing Editor Nancy Rapoport of the William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada Las Vegas, says that the apparent willingness of US Department of Justice officials- all the way up to and including former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales- to authorize harsh interrogation ...[read more]
January 13, 2007
by JURIST Staff
JURIST Contributing Editor Nancy Rapoport of the University of Houston Law Center says that lawyers who provide free legal representation for poor and/or unpopular clients- including detainees at Guantanamo Bay- should be thanked for their efforts, not shunned or sanctioned at the behest of ...[read more]
January 3, 2007
by JURIST Staff
JURIST Contributing Editor Nancy Rapoport of the University of Houston Law Center says that recent revelations about stock option backdating at Apple Computer suggest that it may be time for corporate board members even in the most highly-respected companies to make some needed New Year's resolu... ...[read more]
December 13, 2006
by JURIST Staff
JURIST Contributing Editor Nancy Rapoport of the University of Houston Law Center says that new instructions to federal prosecutors not to demand privileged documents as a means of inducing corporate co-operation with investigations may help preserve useful corporate structures while recognizing ...[read more]
October 24, 2006
by JURIST Staff
JURIST Contributing Editor Nancy Rapoport of the University of Houston Law Center says that the 24-year prison sentence handed down for former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling leaves us all disappointed, not necessarily in the sentence, but in the corporate conduct that led to Enron's collapse and the... ...[read more]
September 27, 2006
by JURIST Staff
JURIST Contributing Editor Nancy Rapoport of the University of Houston Law Center says that the recent spate of guilty verdicts and stiff sentences handed out for corporate fraud committed by the erstwhile leaders of Enron, WorldCom, Tyco, Adelphia and other companies suggests that executives need ...[read more]
July 6, 2006
by Joshua Pantesco
The sudden death of former Enron CEO Kenneth Lay on Wednesday presents the legal system, Lay's family and Lay's own legacy with major challenges, according to a University of Houston law professor who closely followed the trial that led to Lay's conviction this spring. In a Thursday op-e... ...[read more]
July 6, 2006
by JURIST Staff
JURIST Contributing Editor Nancy Rapoport of the University of Houston Law Center says that the sudden death of Enron founder Kenneth Lay before he was even sentenced has a variety of legal implications, but its greatest consequence may be the loss of any opportunity for his redemption by appeal ...[read more]

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