Recent Blog Posts

Return of the SuperPAC

Last week, we called for an investigation into potentially illegal campaign activity between a Texas-based SuperPAC and the mayoral campaign of David Fox. The SuperPAC is funded by Fox’s wealthy hedge fund investor brother, George Fox. The Fox campaign called our complaint “fake” and the SuperPAC said it was “frivolous.” But guess... [Read more]


Loan Sharks Find Friend in Fincher

Good news! The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is considering tough new rules to rein-in payday lending loan sharks. In fact, the Credit Union Times reports: “Today the CFPB announced it is considering proposing rules that would end payday debt traps by requiring lenders to take steps to make sure consumers can repay their loans,”... [Read more]


Preserving Election Integrity

  TENNESSEE CITIZEN ACTION NOTIFIES DAVID FOX AND GEORGE FOX OF INTENT TO SEEK INJUNCTION AGAINST CITIZEN SUPER PAC PUBLIC INTEREST GROUP RENEWS CALLS FOR FOX BROTHERS TO SIT FOR DEPOSITIONS TO ENSURE ‘FREE AND FAIR ELECTIONS’   (Nashville, TN) — Tennessee Citizen Action, a nonprofit public interest organization, today sent registered... [Read more]


When SuperPACs Attack

Last week, we called for an investigation into potentially illegal campaign activity between a Texas-based SuperPAC and the mayoral campaign of David Fox. The SuperPAC is funded by Fox’s wealthy hedge fund investor brother, George Fox. But, we didn’t just point out the evidence that we believe constitutes illegal coordination — we... [Read more]


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Civil Justice

ALEC’s Money Laundering Machine Hits Tennessee

A recent news report out of Georgia turned up some disturbing happenings at the American... 


Miscarriage of Justice Act Deemed Unconstitutional

Back in 2011, we told you all about Governor Bill Haslam’s “Miscarriage... 


Loss of Senator Estes Kefauver 50 Years Ago Still Felt Today Loss of Senator Estes Kefauver 50 Years Ago Still Felt Today

The column by D. Bruce Shine pasted below ran today in the Kingsport Times-News today.... 


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Consumer Protections

Baptists Join Fight Against Payday Predators

A Tennessee Loan Shark on the Prowl Momentum is building to rein-in... 


Taking a Bite Out of Loan Sharks

  Last week, we introduced The Loan Shark Ledger — Tennessee’s... 


Introducing The Loan Shark Ledger

Legalized loan sharks in Tennessee can charge up to 375% for a payday loan. And... 


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