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Constitutionality of CFPB Funding Mechanism to Be Reviewed by Supreme Court

The Supreme Court announced that it will resolve a circuit split over the constitutionality of the CFPB’s funding mechanism. The case is CFPB et al. v. Community Financial Services Association of America, Limited et al. The CFPB, created in 2010 after the 2008 financial crisis, is funded through annual transfers by the Federal Reserve. A…

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Maine’s Pro Rata Cable Law Survives Appellate Challenge

The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear a challenge to Maine’s Pro Rata Law in Spectrum Northeast v. Frey, securing Maine AG Aaron Frey’s win in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and allowing the law to remain in place. Spectrum Northeast, LLC and its parent company Charter Communications, Inc. filed a…

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Multistate AG Coalition Asks SCOTUS to Protect State Authority to Regulate Blocked Railroad Crossings

A group of 19 AGs filed an amicus brief in support of Ohio’s petition for writ of certiorari in Ohio v. CSX Transportation, Inc. The case is before the U.S. Supreme Court on appeal from an Ohio Supreme Court decision holding that an Ohio law limiting how long a train could block a railroad crossing was preempted by federal railway laws.

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AG Coalition Files Supreme Court Amicus Brief Supporting Workers’ Right to Strike

A group of 16 AGs submitted amicus briefing to the U.S. Supreme Court in Glacier Northwest, Inc. v. International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local Union No. 174, urging the Court to find that the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) preempts state law tort claims for conversion and trespass to chattels based on loss of products resulting from a worker strike.

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