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The Supreme Court decides not to trigger a second Great Depression

Posted on AllSides May 17th, 2024
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Supreme Court, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
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ANALYSIS

The Supreme Court delivered a firm and unambiguous rebuke to some of America’s most reckless judges on Thursday, ruling those judges were wrong to declare an entire federal agency unconstitutional in a decision that threatened to trigger a second Great Depression.

In a sensible world, no judge would have taken the plaintiffs arguments in CFPB v. Community Financial Services Association seriously. Briefly, they claimed that the Constitution limits Congress’s ability to enact “perpetual funding,” meaning that the legislation funding a particular federal program does not sunset after a certain period of time.

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https://www.vox.com/scotus/24158216/supreme-court-cfpb-clarence-thomas-community-financial

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