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Justices to review constitutionality of CFPB structure

The website of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, created in 2010 under the Dodd-Frank Act as a response to the 2008 financial crisis, describes the CFPB as a “U.S. government agency that makes sure banks, lenders, and other financial companies treat you fairly.” Today the Supreme Court agreed to hear a challenge to the constitutionality of statutory […]
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October 18, 2019/by Amy Howe

Argument analysis: “Not a paragon of clarity”

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court heard argument in Rotkiske v. Klemm. What seemed like a run-of-the-mill statutory-interpretation case revealed itself to be deeply convoluted, involving uncertainty both about which issues had been waived in earlier proceedings and what the question presented even means. These fundamental questions clouded the argument enough that I would not be […]
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October 18, 2019/by Danielle D'Onfro

The Cost of Filing Chapter 7 Bankruptcy in MN

Obviously, when you are considering filing Chapter 7 bankruptcy, the cost of filing Chapter 7 Bankruptcy is important. Some firms will not give you their fees over the phone or on their website. I guess they don’t want to deal with those pe...
October 18, 2019/by Wesley Scott

Friday round-up

Briefly: Pratheepan Gulasekaram analyzes Wednesday’s oral argument in Kansas v. Garcia, which asks whether federal immigration law preempts a state prosecution for identity theft based on using someone else’s Social Security number to obtain employment, for this blog. At Bloomberg Law, Kimberly Robinson reports that yesterday the court “issued guidance for filers of friend-of-the-court briefs […]
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October 18, 2019/by Edith Roberts

Argument analysis: Justices probe the limits of prosecutions of noncitizens under state identity-theft laws

The Supreme Court heard oral argument yesterday in Kansas v. Garcia, which presents a potential conflict between state identity-theft prosecutions and federal immigration law. The justices must decide whether the federal Immigration Reform and Control Act preempts the state’s prosecution of unauthorized noncitizens who used stolen social security numbers to gain employment. After a lively […]
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October 17, 2019/by Pratheepan Gulasekaram

The One Regret Every Minnesotan Has About Filing Bankruptcy

It is not what you think at all. You think that every Minnesotan filing Chapter 7 Bankruptcy regrets filing the Chapter 7 Bankruptcy to begin with. Not true at all. In fact, the single biggest regret Minnesotans have after filing Chapter 7 ...
October 17, 2019/by Wesley Scott

The return of Relist Watch Select

John Elwood reviews Tuesday’s relists … barely. Because the press of business is especially pressing right now, this week we’ll once again be favoring our readership with the affordable luxury of Relist Watch Select.TM That means you’re on your own if you’d like to figure out which of last week’s relists aren’t returning (answer: most of […]
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October 17, 2019/by John Elwood

Petitions of the week

This week we highlight petitions pending before the Supreme Court that address, among other things, whether the First Amendment invalidates a longstanding state constitutional provision limiting judges affiliated with any one political party to no more than a “bare majority” on the state’s highest courts and whether the Virgin Islands Supreme Court is bound by […]
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October 17, 2019/by Andrew Hamm

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