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Tuesday, October 3, 2023

“Supreme Court Skeptical of Argument That Could Hobble Consumer Watchdog; The justices heard a challenge to the way Congress funded the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau but seemed persuaded that it was constitutional”: Adam Liptak of The New York Times has this report.

Robert Barnes of The Washington Post reports that “Supreme Court majority seems skeptical of challenge to consumer watchdog; Justices hear challenge to 5th Circuit ruling that struck down funding mechanism for Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.”

David G. Savage of The Los Angeles Times reports that “Supreme Court sounds skeptical of lenders’ challenge to Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.”

Jess Bravin and Andrew Ackerman of The Wall Street Journal report that “Supreme Court Justices Wary of Argument Against Financial Watchdog’s Funding; Case that could hobble the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau faced a skeptical court.”

John Fritze of USA Today has an article headlined “Credit card? Auto loan? How the Supreme Court CFPB case could add ‘chaos’ to economy; The payday lending industry is trying to undermine funding for the CFPB, a contentious agency that conservatives oppose; The case could have sweeping implications for the mortgage industry.”

And Stephen Dinan and Alex Swoyer of The Washington Times report that “Supreme Court grapples with constitutionality of Elizabeth Warren’s consumer watchdog agency.”

Posted at 8:29 PM by Howard Bashman

“Senior judge disciplined for bullying; Lord Justice Lewis receives formal warning for misconduct”: At his “A Lawyer Writes” Substack site, Joshua Rozenberg has a post that begins, “A member of the Court of Appeal has received a formal warning for misconduct after an inquiry concluded that his behaviour amounted to judicial bullying.”

According to the post, “Lord Justice Lewis was found to have behaved in a rude and hostile manner towards counsel in a hearing. Whilst not all the complaint allegations were made out, the nominated judge found that Lord Justice Lewis had intervened excessively in counsel’s submissions, throughout the hearing, in a manner which became increasingly harsh and rude and to the extent that it constituted judicial bullying.”

Posted at 5:26 PM by Howard Bashman

“The Supreme Court’s uncharacteristic moment of sanity; Justices considering a case against the CFPB seem unlikely to trigger a second Great Depression”: Ian Millhiser has this essay online at Vox.

Posted at 5:07 PM by Howard Bashman

“The Care and Feeding of Supreme Court Justices: From lavish vacations to fancy dinners, conservative activists have constructed an elaborate infrastructure to reward ideological loyalty on the high court.” Adam Serwer has this essay online at The Atlantic.

Posted at 4:30 PM by Howard Bashman

“The facts of Clear Spring Property and Casualty Company v. Arch Nemesis, LLC, bear an uncanny resemblance to those of the Great Lakes case scheduled to be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court next week. Both cases involve sunken yachts, declaratory judgments, and attempts by insurers to have policies they issued declared void.” So writes John F. Coyle in a post titled “Binding Non-Signatories to Service-of-Process Clauses” at the “Transnational Litigation Blog.”

Posted at 4:28 PM by Howard Bashman

“A Requiem For SCOTUSBlog; A slow farewell to a venerable institution”: Josh Blackman has this post at “The Volokh Conspiracy.”

Posted at 4:21 PM by Howard Bashman