Posted Wednesday, Dec 9, 2020, 7:00 am by James Romoser
The Supreme Court will meet by telephone on Wednesday for the 2020 final oral argument Collins v. MnuchinIn, the judges will consider a lawsuit by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac shareholders challenging a 2012 agreement between the Treasury Department and the Federal Housing Finance Agency (serving as Governor of Fannie and Freddie). Although the issues related to the 2012 agreement are technical, the case also raises a broader question about presidential authority: whether it is unconstitutional for Congress to restrict the president’s ability to remove the director of the FHFA. Earlier this year, at A similar situation About the removal provisions of the Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Office, the court replied yes. Our preview from Collins v. Mnuchin is being Here.
Here’s a brief roundup of other news and commentary on the Supreme Court from around the web:
- Trump’s attempt to deprive millions of their rights by threatening the survival of democracy is nowhere in court (Joan Biscoubek, CNN)
- Texas AG asks the Supreme Court to cancel Trump’s losses in key states. do not hold your breath. (Richard Wolf, USA Today)
- Supreme Court Inspection: Collins v. Mnuchin And the expansion of the theory of “executive unit” (Martha Kinsella, Just Security)
- Censoring pro-life speech is unconstitutional (John Burch, National Review)
- When religious freedom conflicts with public health (Burt Newborn, New York Review of Books)
- Media ownership rules, and perhaps much more, are at stake FCC v. Prometheus (Corbin Barthold, the fort)
- Supreme Court prepares to curb computer fraud law (Randall Eliason, Sidebars)
- Preview Collins v. Mnuchin (Emily Van Dyne and Matthew Tinker, Cornell Legal Information Institute)
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