Members of the Federalist Society’s Financial Services & E-Commerce Practice Group Executive Committee provided an update on important activity at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Developments included the CFPB's adoption of a final policy on publishing consumer complaint narratives, a moratorium on credit card issuers submitting their credit card agreements to the CFPB, the Office of Management and Budget's threat of recommending the veto of a bill that would reduce the CFPB's budget by 0.1% over then next ten years, and the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals decision to uphold the dismissal on procedural grounds in Morgan Drexen, Inc. v. CFPB, a suit challenging the constitutionality of the CFPB.
On April 29, 2015, the Supreme Court issued its decision in Mach Mining v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. This case involves the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's (EEOC) Title VII duty to investigate claims of discrimination levied against an employer and to make good faith efforts to eliminate discriminatory employment practices before filing suit against that employer. The question this case asks is whether and to what extent a court may enforce the EEOC's duty to conciliate discrimination claims before filing suit.
In a unanimous opinion delivered by Justice Kagan, the Court held that courts have the authority to review whether the EEOC has fulfilled its statutory duty to conciliate discrimination claims prior to filing suit against an employer. The judgment of the Seventh Circuit was vacated and remanded.
To discuss the case, we have Mr. Paul Mirengoff. Mr. Mirengoff is a retired attorney in Washington, D.C. and is a blogger at powerlineblog.com.
The Magna Carta, one of the founding documents of our constitutional system and of the modern concept of liberty, turns 800 this year. We have gathered an outstanding group of judges, attorneys, and scholars to commemorate the “Great Charter” with a diverse and exciting program.
Topics to be discussed include the Magna Carta and the American jury trial, the Magna Carta in popular culture, use of the Magna Carta in modern litigation, women and law in the age of the Magna Carta, and a look at 1215 and its aftermath in England. We’ll conclude the day with an open discussion and question session with our speakers. View the full program, below.
Register today and bring your interests, questions, and “Happy 800th Birthday” cards (small joke - neither cards nor gifts expected) to our unique Magna Carta at 800 continuing legal education program on May 29, 2015.
Join us on May 29 for the Washington, DC Lawyers Chapter Luncheon featuring Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich as he discusses the topic of "The Battle between the States and the Federal Government". The cost is $15 for members of the Society and $20 for non-members. [Register now!]