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Federal Preemption

Why Are Conservatives Abandoning States' Rights for Big Banks?

Paul Bland | Posted 05.08.2016 | Politics
Paul Bland

Why are the Republican Attorneys' General, who go on and on about loving states' rights, trying to roll back the clock to an era when state consumer protection laws were widely stomped out in favor of federal regulatory agencies?

Occupy the Barnyard: Meat Industry Asks Supreme Court to Help Crush Anti-Cruelty Law

Elizabeth B. Wydra | Posted 01.08.2012 | Green
Elizabeth B. Wydra

This isn't just an animal-rights issue -- it's about making sure our courts are not bending the Constitution to suit the desires of corporate America. It's time to Occupy the Barnyard.

Consumer Protection: Preempting the Myths Perpetuated by Big Banks

Richard H. Neiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Richard H. Neiman

The myths that are being perpetuated against states' ability to protect consumers have reached a pinnacle. Three tired arguments are being recycled and must be exposed for what they are: negotiating tactics, not facts.

Tough State Laws Help Protect Consumers, According To Two Recent Studies

Huffington Post | Marcus Baram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

One of the more contentious issues in the debate over financial regulatory reform has to do with whether tough state consumer protection laws should c...

Ryan Grim

Bean Amendment Beaten Back (For Now), A Blow To Wall Street | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In a major defeat for Wall Street banks, Rep. Melissa Bean (D-Ill.) has decided to withdraw an amendment that divided Democrats as they seek to impose...

Shahien Nasiripour

Shareholders May Get More Power With Democratic Proposal; Republicans in Congress Protect Corporate Interests | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Democrats and Republicans faced off Wednesday in a congressional debate over whether shareholders should have an easier time nominating directors to c...