Jul 1, 2014
The groundbreaking decision Monday in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, in which the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that Obamacare’s contraception mandate violates the religious freedom of two closely held corporations, will be dissected heavily for days, and studied for weeks, years, and decades.
May 29, 2014
Over the Memorial Day weekend, the Big Retail lobby created a dubious driving distraction.
May 16, 2014
Yesterday, after delays and much opposition from many quarters on different grounds, the Johnson-Crapo housing finance overhaul cleared the Senate Banking Committee. The vote was 13-9, much narrower than expected.
May 9, 2014
The April 14 ruling of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals that Dodd-Frank’s “conflict minerals” disclosure mandate violates the First Amendment is the first time ever a court has ruled that a provision of Dodd-Frank violates the Constitution.
Apr 15, 2014
As I wrote in 2008, “some of the biggest “housing advocates” also have politics in their portfolios.
Mar 31, 2014
On March 21, a 2-to-1 Democratic panel of judges unanimously overturned district Judge Richard Leon’s July 31 ruling that the Federal Reserve had not made the price controls stemming from Dodd-Frank’s Durbin Amendment draconian enough.
Jan 17, 2014
Again and again, when regulators implement a new Dodd-Frank regulation aimed at “Wall Street,” it is Main Street banks and credit unions that are forced to push the panic button.
Dec 23, 2013
On a snowy day this week in Washington, several federal agencies packed some mean regulatory snowballs into a blizzard of red tape.