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May 24, 2016

In the News Today – May 24, 2016

  • Bank of America Penalty Thrown Out: The Second U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals “dealt the Obama administration a major setback in its efforts to levy tough fines on corporations and executives, overturning a civil mortgage-fraud case against Bank of America.” The ruling weakens “a weapon the Justice Department has used to push Wall Street to agree to big mortgage settlements.” (Wall Street Journal)
  • Troubling Trend: Over-Enforcement of Civil And Criminal Laws: The apparent frequency with which federal and state enforcers are engaging in over-enforcement of civil and criminal laws is a troubling trend. ILR’s blog features a Q&A with Skadden Partner John Beisner about his upcoming paper, Enforcement Gone Amok: The Many Faces of Over-Enforcement in the United States, which will be released at ILR’s joint over-criminalization symposium with NACDL on May 26. (ILR Blog)

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