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Better Markets Supreme Court Report Shows Decisions Affect Americans’ Wallets and Threaten Financial Protection Rules

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Stephen Hall, Legal Director and Securities Specialist, released the following statement on the publication of a new Better Markets report, The Supreme Court’s Decisions That Affect Americans’ Financial Lives & The Growing Threat to the Administrative State: “The Supreme Court decides cases every year that have a profound impact on the economic and financial […]

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DOJ’s Opinion Rejecting Former FDIC Chair’s Attempted Coup and Confirming the Authority of the Majority of Directors Upholds the Rule of Law

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Dennis Kelleher, Co-Founder, President, and CEO, issued the following statement on release of the opinion of the Office of Legal Counsel at the Department of Justice regarding powers of the Chair and Board of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC): “Former Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC) Chair McWilliams asserted that she had the […]

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The Criminal Conviction of Two JPMorgan Chase Officers Could Be a Gamechanger Signaling the Beginning of the End to the Wall Street Crime Spree

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Dennis Kelleher, Co-Founder, President, and CEO, issued the following statement on the jury verdict convicting two JPMorgan Chase officers of criminal conduct: “Today’s jury verdict convicting two officers of JPMorgan Chase for crimes in manipulating the precious metals markets should signal to Wall Street’s biggest financial firms and executives that they are not […]

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Better Markets’ Objects to Goldman Sachs’ Request For a License to Lie

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Dennis Kelleher, Co-Founder, President, and CEO, issued the following statement on Better Markets’ Amicus brief filed in the case of  Arkansas Teacher Retirement System v. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. in the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. “Goldman Sachs claims that it should not be liable for its false statements about […]

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Supreme Court’s EPA Decision is a Dagger Aimed at the Heart of the Government’s Ability to Protect the Health, Safety, and Welfare of the American People

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Dennis M. Kelleher, President and CEO, issued the following statement in response to the Supreme Court’s decision in West Virginia v. EPA: “The decision by the Supreme Court today to limit the EPA’s authority to enact sensible and necessary regulations is a dagger aimed at the heart of the post-New Deal administrative state […]

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Actions in the Federal Courts – Month in Review Newsletter

The Supreme Court Recently, the Supreme Court has issued a number of high-profile and extraordinarily controversial decisions concerning major social policy issues, including abortion rights and gun control.  But the fact remains that every term, the U.S. Supreme Court also decides cases addressing important financial and economic issues that profoundly affect Americans’ lives. We regularly […]

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Actions in the Federal Courts – Month in Review Newsletter

The Supreme Court Every term, the U.S. Supreme Court decides cases addressing not just major social policies such as abortion and gun control but also financial and economic issues that profoundly affect Americans’ lives. We regularly issue reports highlighting these critically important economic and financial cases. Read our preview of the current term here, and our […]

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FTX’s Application Raises Serious Questions that the CFTC’s Trading and Clearing Roundtable Should Address

WASHINGTON, D.C.— President and CEO Dennis M. Kelleher issued the following statement on the CFTC’s May 25 public roundtable on intermediation in derivatives trading and clearing, which was precipitated by FTX’s application to offer non-intermediated, margined clearing of Bitcoin futures products. On May 11, Better Markets filed a comment letter with the CFTC on FTX’s […]

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