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Congress has authorized disability benefits under 38 U.S.C. § 1110 for veterans who suffered disabilities during their service. Arellano v. McDonough at 1061. The size of the benefits is partly determined by the effective date of the award. Id....

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The Federal Trade Commission Act (the “FTC Act”) empowers the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) to address the use of “unfair methods of competition” by initiating administrative proceedings and issuing cease-and-desist orders. Axon Enter. v. Trade Comm...

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After the financial crisis of 2008, Congress enacted the Consumer Financial Protection Act which created the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”). 12 U.S.C. §§ 5481–5603. The CFPB implements and enforces consumer protection laws as an...

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The notorious financial accounting scandals involving Enron and Worldcom demonstrated the inadequacies of the self-regulatory reporting requirements governing many public companies. See Free Enterprise Fund v. Public Company Accounting, 537 F.3d 667,...

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Oral argument: Dec. 1, 2010

Appealed from: United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (Aug. 5, 2009)

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT, HIGH 2 EXEMPTION, AGENCIES

Glen Milner filed a request with...

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In June 2015, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) jointly adopted the “Waters of the United States” Rule (“WOTUS Rule”) as published in the “Clean Water Rule.” See In re U.S. Dep’t of Def. et al., 817 F...

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Appellee James Rudisill (“Rudisill”) is a veteran who served in active–duty three separate times, amounting to almost 8 years of active service between 2000 and 2011. Rudisill v. McDonough (“Rudisill”) at 3. Rudisill’s service from 2000 to 2002...

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On February 28, 2006, Petitioner Manfredo M. Salinas (“Salinas”), a railroad worker, applied to Respondent United States Railroad Retirement Board (the “Board”) for a disability annuity under 45 U.S.C. § 231(a)(1). See Salinas v. U.S. R.R. Ret. Bd. at...

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Santos-Zacaria, a transgender woman from Guatemala, was assaulted at the age of 12, in part due to her sexuality. Santos-Zacaria v. Garland at 2. Santos-Zacaria traveled to the United States and began the process of seeking asylum a few years after the...

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The Petitioner, Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (“TDHCA”), is a state agency that allocates Low Income Housing Tax Credits (“LIHTCs”) to housing developers. See Inclusive Communities Project, Inc. v. Texas Department of...

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