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When Planned Parenthood Attacks: How a Pro-Life Mom and State Rep. Lost Her Seat Serving North Dakota

State Representative Grande made national headlines as the author of the Human Heartbeat Protection Act, passed by wide majorities in the State Legislature and signed by Governor Jack Dalrymple (R-ND) in 2013. A lawsuit from Planned Parenthood state affiliates quickly followed.

Go Set a Watchdog?

New Jersey struck a blow against a “job duties” exception to whistleblower suits, this time in the context of the state’s expansive Conscientious Employee Protection Act. In Lippman v. Ethicon the state Supreme Court rejected a concerted effort to deny...

Seven Things You Should Know About Human Trafficking

Today, Secretary of State John Kerry released the 2015 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report.  As required by the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA), the TIP Report assesses government efforts around the world to combat modern slavery.

The Risk of Human Trafficking in the Supply Chain

Today, the U.S. State Department released its 2015 Trafficking in Persons Report. This report ranks countries based on efforts to comply with the standards in the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000. When many people thing about human trafficking, they recall news reports about the kidnapping and sale of women and [...]

Financial Reform Helping Protect Families From Another Devastating Crash

July 21st, 2015 marks the fifth anniversary of President Obama signing the historic Dodd Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act into law, the most significant financial reform legislation in generations. This law is reining...Show More Summary

Dodd-Frank at Five: Private Equity and the SEC

Five years ago today, in the aftermath of the Great Recession and Financial Crisis, President Obama signed major financial regulatory reform into law -- the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. The law was designed to increase transparency and limit risk in the financial system. Show More Summary

As Wall Street Reform Turns 5, Fight Continues to Protect CFPB

Today marks the fifth anniversary of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and the fourth birthday of its signature Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. CFPB is the little agency Wall Street banks, credit bureaus, debt collectors and payday lenders love to hate because it works for consumers, not them. Show More Summary

5 Years of Wall Street Reform, By the Numbers:

Five years ago today, President Obama signed the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act into law. (It's commonly called "Dodd-Frank," or simply "Wall Street Reform," and you can read more about what it's doing here.) Here are...Show More Summary

Meet the Law That’s Been Quietly Protecting You and Strengthening Our Economy for the Past 5 Years:

“Dodd-Frank” is shorthand for the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, whose chief co-sponsors on Capitol Hill were Senator Chris Dodd and Representative Barney Frank. These reforms — that the President signed into law exactly...Show More Summary

Happy 5th Birthday, Dodd-Frank

The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 was meant to protect our economy from Wall Street greed. The legislation was passed into law in response to the 2008 financial crisis, which caused home foreclosures for millions of families and long-term unemployment for tens of millions of workers. Show More Summary

Morning Plum: How the battle over Wall Street will color the 2016 campaign

Five years ago today, President Obama signed into law the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, the most far-reaching financial overhaul since the Great Depression. As Mike Konczal writes this morning, Dodd Frank is “one of the most important but least understood bills of his presidency.” (Congress deserves some credit, too.) It has […]

BARNEY FRANK: Here's why my landmark financial crisis law isn't like Obamacare

Five years ago, former Rep. Barney Frank (D-Massachusetts) loaned his name to a law that would come to define post-crisis financial regulation. The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, enacted five years ago onShow More Summary

After Obergefell, Support Grows for a Federal First Amendment Defense Act

Legislative efforts to counteract the Supreme Court’s decision allowing same-sex couples to marry sprung up in Georgia with the announcement last week of the Pastor Protection Act, which would enshrine in Georgia law the right of a minister, priest or other faith leader to decline to consecrate a marriage with which they didn’t agree. Show More Summary

A Lot Should Happen in 5 Years

Five years ago, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank) was signed into law. Nevertheless, sections of the law still remain to be implemented because of delays in enacting regulations. Five years should be more than adequate time to accomplish this task. Show More Summary

“I’m Sorry I Raised Your Taxes.”

We’ve all heard about it by now. Georgia House Speaker David Ralston plans to introduce the “Pastor’s Protection Act” during the next legislative session. Let’s call a spade a spade. This is actually the Legislator’s Protection Act. Don’t be fooled, people. Show More Summary

"PASTOR PROTECTION" In The South - As The Right-Wing Legislators In Georgia Plan A "Pastor Protection Act" To Prevent Government Sanction Of Any "Secular Speech", Sure To Trigger Protests From "Moral Monday's GA" - A Black Preacher Working As A Store Cler

A CHANGE IN WHAT IS CONSIDERED DISCRIMINATORYA STREET PIRATE WHO IS INDISCRIMINATE IN WHO HE WOULD MURDER THE CUTLURE THAT IS HOSTILE TO DIVERSITY, IN PROTECTION OF ITS "WHITE PRIVILEGE" Pastor Protection Act THE CULTURE THAT PRODUCES...Show More Summary

A Few Thoughts About the Pastor Protection Act

This weekend, the AJC reported that Speaker Ralston is backing legislation to be sponsored by Rep. Kevin Tanner concerning marriage solemnization refusals by clergy. The legislation is a response to the Supreme Court’s recent ruling that brought same-sex marriage to Georgia. Show More Summary

Speaker Ralston Backing Pastor Protection Act

Aaron Sheinin of the AJC is reporting news from the House GOP Caucus retreat, in that Speaker David Ralston will be backing an effort to protect pastors from interference of government into their religious practices.  From his report:...Show More Summary

Dodd-Frank: Five Years After

On July 21, 2010, President Obama signed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (hereafter, DF), the most sweeping financial regulatory reform in the United States since the 1930s. DF explicitly aims to limit systemic...Show More Summary

Dodd-Frank: Five Years After

Note to Editors: This post is coauthored with authorized HuffPo blogger Kermit Schoenholtz. On July 21, 2010, President Obama signed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (hereafter, DF), the most sweeping financial regulatory reform in the United States since the 1930s. Show More Summary

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