Former U.S. Solicitors General Unite in Garland Endorsement

Eight former U.S. solicitors general from Democratic and Republican administrations, most of whom are now prominent private practitioners, are publicly endorsing Judge Merrick Garland's nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court. The letter skirted the political controversy over whether there should be a hearing on Garland's nomination.

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Chief Judge Merrick Garland, of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, enters the Rose Garden, moments before President Barack Obama announces his nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court. March 16, 2016.
Supreme Court Showdown: The Nomination of Merrick Garland

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    By C. Ryan Barber

    In the highly charged debate over arbitration, businesses and consumer groups have tussled over the question of who stands to gain from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's proposed ban on contract clauses that prevent class actions.

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    By C. Ryan Barber

    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released a proposal on Thursday to ban arbitration clauses that prevent class actions, taking a much anticipated step toward curbing what the agency called "contract gotchas." Business advocates contend the bureau's proposal would pad the pockets of plaintiffs attorneys but provide little relief to consumers.

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