Barbara S. Mishkin

Barbara S. Mishkin

Ballard Spahr LLP

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D.C. federal court grants CFPB’s motion to dismiss in State National Bank of Big Spring

Yesterday, the CFPB’s motion to dismiss was granted in State National Bank of Big Spring, Texas, et al. v. Lew, et al., the case filed in federal district court in Washington, D.C. that included a challenge to President...more

8/6/2013 - CFPB Motion to Dismiss Political Appointments Recess Appointments Richard Cordray

Portman introduces bill to create independent CFPB Inspector General

Republican Senator Rob Portman, together with ten other Republican Senators, has introduced a bill (S. 1310) titled the “Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection-Inspector General Reform Act of 2013.”...more

7/23/2013 - CFPB Inspector General Political Appointments

Will Senator Reid “go nuclear”? Observers see even odds

According to Isaac Boltansky of Compass Point, “the rubber will hit the road” tomorrow morning on whether Senator Harry Reid will “go nuclear” and seek to change Senate filibuster rules to only require 51 rather than 60 votes...more

7/15/2013 - CFPB Filibuster Harry Reid Political Appointments Richard Cordray

Full U.S. Supreme Court rejects application challenging NLRB recess appointments

On Tuesday, we reported that attorneys for a Connecticut nursing home company were attempting to have an emergency application challenging the constitutionality of President Obama’s recess appointments to the National Labor...more

2/7/2013 - Barack Obama Canning v NLRB CFPB HealthBridge Management v. Kreisberg NLRB Nursing Homes Political Appointments Recess Appointments SCOTUS

Let the political posturing begin!

Predictably, political posturing in reaction to the D.C. Circuit’s Canning decision has already begun. According to media reports, South Dakota Senator Tim Johnson, a Democrat who heads the Senate Banking Committee, is...more

2/1/2013 - Canning v NLRB CFPA CFPB Dodd-Frank Political Appointments Recess Appointments Richard Cordray

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