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ABA Weighs In On Proposed Break Up of Ninth Circuit

ABA Weighs In On Proposed Break Up of Ninth Circuit

The American Bar Association, a group that counts more than 400,000 attorneys as members, voted through its House of Delegates on Monday to fight Congressional efforts to split the Ninth Circuit into two courts. The Ninth Circuit is a federal appellate court with...

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Federal Court Rules Reservation Never Disestablished

Federal Court Rules Reservation Never Disestablished

A recent ruling out of the Tenth Circuit could have a big impact on tribal jurisdiction over lands opened up to non-Indian settlement decades ago. The court overturned the conviction of Patrick Dwayne Murphy, a citizen of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, after he was...

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Courts, Lawmakers Continue Tussle Over CFPB’s Future

Courts, Lawmakers Continue Tussle Over CFPB’s Future

On the heels of publishing a new rule on mandatory arbitration, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is caught in a struggle for its future in multiple federal courts and Congress. As courts diverge and lawmakers clash over healthcare, the budget, Russia,...

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CFPB Considers New Disclosures for Overdraft Coverage

CFPB Considers New Disclosures for Overdraft Coverage

On the back of reports that Americans spent $15 billion last year in bank overdraft fees, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is mulling new standard disclosure forms for banks that allow customers to opt-in to overdraft protection. In addressing the new...

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Proposed Budget Resolution Includes Changes to Dodd-Frank

Proposed Budget Resolution Includes Changes to Dodd-Frank

The newly proposed federal budget bill for fiscal year (FY) 2018 (House Concurrent Resolution 71) contains a number of provisions that could reshape key sections of the Dodd-Frank Act. The proposed budget is part of a larger 10 year plan to balance the federal budget...

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Bill Introduced to Give CFPB Independent Inspector General

Bill Introduced to Give CFPB Independent Inspector General

A bipartisan coalition made up of Reps. Steve Stivers (R- OH) and Tim Waltz (D- MN) introduced legislation this week to create the new position of Inspector General at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). The bill mirrors a similar offer made back in March...

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After Arbitration, What Now for the Small Dollar Rule?

After Arbitration, What Now for the Small Dollar Rule?

Following the publication of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) final rule on arbitration, all eyes are turned toward another piece of unfinished business at the Bureau- the proposed rule on payday, vehicle title, and certain high cost installment...

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CFPB Institutes Rule as Congress Files Bills to Repeal It

CFPB Institutes Rule as Congress Files Bills to Repeal It

Mere hours after the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) took its remaining steps to finalize a rule banning mandatory arbitration, House and Senate Republicans filed companion bills to repeal the arbitration rule through use of the Congressional Review Act....

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