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DOJ Requests Argument Time in CFPB Case

first_imgSign up for DS News Daily Home / Daily Dose / DOJ Requests Argument Time in CFPB Case The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: Changing With the Times Next: Fewer Jobless, but Less Job Growth in March DOJ Requests Argument Time in CFPB Case CFPB Department of Justice 2017-04-06 Seth Welborn in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News The Department of Justice (DOJ) recently filed an unopposed motion with the D.C. Circuit Court requesting ten minutes of argument time during the oral argument in the rehearing en banc in the PHH Corp case against the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). The argument is to be held on May 24.The D.C. circuit court allows for 30 minutes per side for oral argument. In its request for argument time, the DOJ stated that because “our position in this case does not fully align with either party,” it is requesting that “instead of sharing time with either party, we receive a total of ten minutes for the United States.”“We respectfully request leave to present oral argument in support of the position taken by the United States,” the motion states. “The United States has a unique interest in the resolution of the question presented, which centers on the validity of a statutory limitation on the President’s authority.”The DOJ previously filed an amicus brief in support of PHH Corp, declaring the Bureau unconstitutional. The 33-page brief from the DOJ focuses largely on President Trump’s power to replace the CFPB director.Justice Department lawyers have argued that the current structure of the CFPB are problematic, as it allows the presidency to remove the director only for negligence or malfeasance. The brief states that, instead, the president can remove the director at will.”Limitations on the president’s authority to remove a single agency head are a recent development to which the executive branch has consistently objected,” the Justice Department’s previous brief said. “Under the Constitution and Supreme Court precedent, the general rule is that the president must have authority to remove executive branch agency heads at will.”The DOJ’s position is that the CFPB is unconstitutional, but calls for restructuring. PHH, however, has called for the complete dismantling of the CFPB.The entire motion from the Department of Justice can be found here. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: Seth Welborn Seth Welborn is a contributing writer for DS News. He is a Harding University graduate with a degree in English and a minor in writing, and has studied abroad in Athens, Greece. An East Texas native, he also works part-time as a photographer. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Savecenter_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Tagged with: CFPB Department of Justice The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Related Articles April 6, 2017 1,352 Views Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago  Print This Post Subscribelast_img read more

North Bergen launches new Facebook page and Twitter account

first_imgMayor Nicholas Sacco and the Board of Commissioners announced the launch of North Bergen’s official Facebook page and Twitter account on Jan 1, 2017.With social media a crucial source of news, information, and resources, as well as a way to keep connected to what is going on in the community around us, these new pages will keep residents informed of current and upcoming events, and provide for rapid distribution of emergency information when necessary.North Bergen’s Facebook and Twitter pages will contain regular postings to keep residents informed about happenings around town, including both social events like Winterfest and significant occurrences like road closures or repair work. There will also be valuable announcements regarding employment opportunities, health seminars, and other affairs beneficial to the community. In addition, the new pages will provide a timely source of information in an emergency, such as a snowstorm or even a major weather event like Hurricane Sandy.Log on to Facebook and search for NBTownship, and on Twitter search for @NB07047. Links to both sites are available on the township’s web page at northbergen.org. Information about emergencies in North Bergen will be posted on social media starting this month. ×Information about emergencies in North Bergen will be posted on social media starting this month.last_img read more

Greggs and Pret win top spot over Starbucks

first_imgGreggs and Pret A Manger have beaten Starbucks to top the list of the UK’s most desired coffee shop and snack hotspots.According to a survey by Market Force Information, a leading customer intelligence company, Pret A Manger had the highest loyalty score of 55%, followed by Greggs (40%), with Caffè Nero, Costa and Starbucks to follow.The company asked 4,500 consumers in January 2015 to rate their satisfaction with their last experience at a given coffee shop and their likelihood to recommend it to others. The data was averaged to rate each restaurant brand on a Composite Loyalty Index. The survey also found that Greggs scored highest in the number of customers to download the bakery’s mobile application, followed by Starbucks, Costa and then Pret A Manger.Cheryl Flink, chief strategy officer at Market Force, said: “Coffee brands have the opportunity to capture more wallet share in two ways. First is focusing on creating a great experience through exceptional execution by every location in the estate, which will create differentiation in a market that has become very competitive. Second, brands can drive awareness and adoption of mobile apps to create a convenient, hassle-free experience.”Of all the businesses, Greggs was rated highest for being value for money, and second-highest for friendliness of staff, speed of service, and store cleanlinesslast_img read more

SMC holds bonfire to celebrate ‘every form’ of diversity

first_imgA bonfire held by the Student Diversity Board (SDB) at Saint Mary’s will celebrate cultural diversity and raise money for victims affected by recent storms in Mexico. The bonfire will take place Wednesday from 8 to 10 p.m. on the soccer fields. Sophomore Vanessa Troglia, SDB member and event coordinator, said music and food will be key parts of the event, “Students can expect great music and performances from different clubs and associations around our community,” Troglia said. “There will also be yummy fall treats to munch on by the bonfires and various activities for everyone to participate in. We invite students to come take a study break and enjoy the crisp, fall evening by the fire.” Senior Carmen Cardenas, SDB president, said the board’s mission is to “unite the Saint Mary’s College community in celebration of the cultural diversity of every woman on campus.”  Junior SDB member Taylor Etzell said she hopes students will bond at the bonfire.   “The [bonfire] will be a fun event where students can come together to enjoy the talents and experiences of diverse students on our campus and in our community,” Etzell said. “The bonfire highlights that diversity comes from more avenues than just ethnicity; it comes in every form of our human behavior.” Cardenas said the bonfire will provide fall foods in addition to live entertainment by Troop ND, Bella Acapella, Irish Dance, Saint Mary’s Dance, La Republica and St. Aldaberts Ballet Folklorico. Cultural clubs will also attend the event, including the Chinese club, Korean club, Sisters of Nefertiti, La Fuerza and other organizations. “What is really amazing this year is that we will have two different performances done by international students,” she said. “Yaqi Song will be playing live traditional Chinese background music and Liangiun Wang will be dancing to music.” A unique addition to this year’s event is a humanitarian relief fund for the people affected by the recent storms in Mexico, Hurricanes Ingrid and Manuel. Troglia said there will be a raffle and a donations table for this year’s Mexico fund. “Recently deadly floods have devastated a large population in Mexico. With the help of our community, we can raise awareness for this cause and give aid and resources to some affected victims,” she said. “We feel that it is important to help people within our community as well as others around the world. After all, that’s what the celebration of diversity is about.” SDB hopes to raise awareness of the plights of the Mexican victims of recent natural disasters, and to mobilize support on campus, Cardenas said.        “The devastation caused by the storms in Mexico has left the region of Tierra Caliente, inSsouthern Mexico, in a deep humanitarian crisis,” Cardenas said. “People from Altamirano City and Coyuca de Catalan have lost everything due to the floods. Their entire communities are now gone. Some of the victims have been left without communication, food, or water. “Urban areas have received government relief, however, Tierra Caliente, a marginalized region plagued with extreme poverty, has not received any aid from local, state or federal authorities. “ SDB is working with local community members at this year’sBbonfire to join forces and help those who have been impactedd Cardenas said. The donation table will be collecting money to buy items such as bottled water, canned foods, rice, crackers, soap, shampoo, baby formula, baby bottle, and diapers. “No amount is too small,” Cardenas said. “Donations will help provide the most basic needs.”  For more information on the relief fund sponsored at this event, visit https://www.giveforward.com/fundraiser/cz33/tierra-caliente-emergency-relief-fun. Contact Samantha Grady at [email protected]last_img read more

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