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Last night the federal government asked the Supreme Court to put on hold a lower-court order requiring the release from immigration custody of a pregnant teenager so that she can obtain an abortion. Amy Howe has this blog’s coverage, which first appeared at Howe on...

The petition of the day is: Culbertson v. Berryhill 17-773 Issue: Whether fees subject to 42 U.S.C. § 406(b)’s 25-percent cap related to the representation of individuals claiming Social Security benefits include, as the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 6th, 9th, and 10th Circuits hold, only fees...

On December 12, 2017, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) hosted a workshop examining “informational injury,” defined by Acting Chairman Maureen Ohlhausen in her opening remarks as the harm consumers suffer due to privacy and data security breaches. Chairman Ohlhausen emphasized three main purposes for the workshop:...