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  • Ginsburg Praises Women’s March, Says She is Feeling 'Very Well'

    By Tony Mauro

    Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who came under fire last summer for her criticism of then-candidate Donald Trump, was asked about the march in a conversation last week with students at the University of Hawaii.

  • Neil Gorsuch Once Decried the Ever-Increasing Number of Criminal Laws

    By Sue Reisinger

    Neil Gorsuch, standing before an audience of conservative lawyers in Washington several years ago, decried the thousands of federal criminal statutes on the books. "And the spigot keeps pouring, with hundreds of new statutory crimes inked every few years," Gorsuch, now President Trump's Supreme Court nominee, said then. Gorsuch's confirmation would bring some comfort to the white-collar defense bar and business advocates.

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Regulation

  • Q&A: Why Class Action Reform Bill Isn't as Bad as It Seems

    By Amanda Bronstad

    The Chicago plaintiffs lawyer argues that the bill, which has been called a "death knell" for class actions, would instead spur unnecessary litigation and increase defense costs.

  • CFPB Barred, For Now, From Naming Company Under Investigation

    By C. Ryan Barber

    Another financial-sector company is fighting to keep its name secret as it challenges the power of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to bring an enforcement action. The company, identified only as "John Doe" in a Washington federal trial court, offers pension advance products that allow consumers to receive a lump-sum payment in exchange for a portion, or all, of their future pension. A judge Friday temporarily blocked the consumer agency from revealing any identifying information about the company.

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Litigation

  • Neil Gorsuch's 'Law’s Irony' Makes High Court Appearance

    By Marcia Coyle

    U.S. Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch's thinking on deference to federal agencies and the ever-increasing number of federal criminal statutes could make an appearance next week in the U.S. Supreme Court. The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, in an amicus brief, quoted some of Gorsuch's remarks in his speech "Law's Irony," where he questioned whether the scope of U.S. criminal statutes had stretched too far.

  • CFPB Barred, For Now, From Naming Company Under Investigation

    By C. Ryan Barber

    Another financial-sector company is fighting to keep its name secret as it challenges the power of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to bring an enforcement action. The company, identified only as "John Doe" in a Washington federal trial court, offers pension advance products that allow consumers to receive a lump-sum payment in exchange for a portion, or all, of their future pension. A judge Friday temporarily blocked the consumer agency from revealing any identifying information about the company.

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