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  • Sotomayor Joins High Court Chorus of Confirmation Criticism

    By Marcia Coyle

    "Vexing." "Broken." "Not functioning very well." Welcome to the U.S. Supreme Court confirmation process, in the eyes of sitting justices. As President Donald Trump prepares to announce his Supreme Court pick, the oft-criticized Senate confirmation proceedings soon will move into the public eye. The justices have had little good to say about the experience.

  • Liberal Lawyers Huddle Up in Hunt for Trump Conflicts

    By C. Ryan Barber and Tony Mauro

    Two days after the inauguration, liberal lawyers huddled in downtown Washington to issue a call to action to scour President Donald Trump's web of businesses for any conflicts of interest that could provide fodder for a lawsuit.

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  • CFPB's Richard Cordray Is Quiet on Any Clash With Trump

    By C. Ryan Barber

    As a legal and political fight unfolds over the continued leadership of Richard Cordray at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the director is staying silent about how he might respond to a run-in with President Donald Trump. "I don't really want to get into hypotheticals," Cordray said Tuesday. He added: "But what I would say is I understand my job."

  • U.S. Chamber Calls Bank Regulators' Cyber Approach a 'Mistake'

    By Melanie Waddell

    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is urging federal banking regulators to avoid imposing "prescriptive cybersecurity standards" on the financial sector and instead support such entities adopting a "risk-based" approach to address their unique threats.

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