Posted by James Romoser on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at 7:00 AM
The Supreme Court held a conference call on Wednesday to discuss its final oral debate on 2020. Collins v Mnuchin, The judge will consider the lawsuit of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac shareholders who are challenging the 2012 agreement between the U.S. Treasury and the Federal Housing Finance Agency (the protector of Fannie and Freddie). Although the issues related to the 2012 agreement are technical, the case also raises a broader question of presidential powers: whether Congress restricts the president’s ability to fire the FHFA director is unconstitutional.At the beginning of this year, at A similar situation Regarding the removal of the director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the court answered yes.Our preview Collins v Mnuchin Yes Here.
This is a summary of other news and comments related to the Supreme Court on the Internet:
- Trump’s attempt to deny millions of people the right to vote by threatening democratic development is nowhere to be found in court (Joan Biskupik of CNN)
- The Texas company asked the Supreme Court to overturn Trump’s losses in major states. Don’t hold your breath. (Richard Wolf, “USA Today”)
- The Supreme Court notice: Collins v Mnuchin And the extended theory of “unified administration” (Martha Kinsella, Just Security)
- Censoring pro-life speech is against the Constitution (John Bursch, National Review)
- When religious freedom conflicts with public health (Burt Neuborne, The New York Review of Books)
- Get involved in media ownership rules, maybe more FCC v Prometheus (Corbyn Bassold of Barriers)
- Supreme Court prepares to limit computer fraud statutes (Randall Eliason, sidebar)
- Preview Collins v Mnuchin (Emily Van Dan and Matthew Tinker of Cornell School of Legal Information)
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