This Week in the News…

Posted: March 23, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Following are highlights of national news coverage George Mason received during the past week:

Friday, March 16, New York Times

Bankruptcy Bill Tightens Rules for Businesses

“The bill’s supporters acknowledge that some companies that would be able to reorganize under the current law would probably suffer. ‘The assessment was that maybe we’re better off liquidating a handful of companies too soon,’ said Todd J. Zywicki, a professor at the George Mason University Law School, who advised Congress on the bill.”

Friday, March 16, Dallas Morning News

Senate Bill Tightens Bankruptcy Criteria

“‘It represents a fundamental change in the way we think about bankruptcy,’ said Todd Zywicki, a professor at the George Mason University School of Law, who advised the House and Senate Judiciary Committees…. ‘This bill reins in the excesses.'”

Monday, March 19, Fortune Magazine

Mr. CEO Goes to Washington: It’s Not Easy to Be a Bureaucrat After You’ve Been the Boss

“‘Many things that used to be done outside the White House’ by Cabinet departments or agencies, says Professor James Pfiffner of George Mason University, ‘are now done inside’ (by top White House aides like the national economic and national security advisors).”

Thursday, March 22, Reuters English News Service

New FTC Chief Skeptical of U.S. Government Regulation

“As the White House’s choice to head the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, Timothy Muris is a former Reagan administration official who is skeptical of government regulation…. Washington lawyers who worked with Muris under Reagan say the 51-year-old George Mason University Law School professor is likely to view the government, rather than corporate predators, as the chief threat to competition.”

Thursday, March 22, Wall Street Journal

White House to Nominate Muris to FTC, in Move that Will Give Majority to GOP

“The White House yesterday said it would nominate George Mason University law professor Timothy Muris to the seat held by Chairman Robert Pitofsky, tipping the powerful agency to Republican control.”

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