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Legal news from Friday, October 6, 2017
by Jaclyn Belczyk

The parties involved in challenging President Donald Trump's travel ban order filed letter briefs with the US Supreme Court Thursday addressing whether the issue is moot in light of Trump's September 24 proclamation that created new restrictions on entry to the US for citizens of eight countries. The US government filed a brief arguing that Trump's …

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by Rachel Gerber

The US Department of Treasury released a report Friday suggesting regulations and changes to current laws which affect the US Financial System. This report is in response to President Donald Trump's Executive Order 13772, which established "Core Principles" for the federal government to strive to within the financial market. The February 2017 order established a report …

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by Erik Slobe

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro filed a lawsuit Thursday in the Middle District of Pennsylvania against Navient Corporation over unlawful student loan origination and servicing practices. The lawsuit alleges that Navient violated Pennsylvania's Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law and the Consumer Financial Protection Law. These allegations include "peddling risky and expensive subprime …

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by Erik Slobe

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro and Senator Bob Casey sent a letter to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Wednesday requesting that the FCC implement rules to target and eliminate unlawful robocalls. The FCC has previously proposed such rules in March with CG Docket No. 17-59. The letter requests that these rules be finalized and …

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