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TNCA Stands Against Forced Arbitration

Tennessee Citizen Action today joined 280 other groups from around the country in supporting the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) proposed rule restricting the financial industry’s use of forced arbitration. Here’s a press release explaining more: 281 organizations that advocate on behalf of consumers, students, civil rights,... [Read more]


Mayor Barry Proposes Housing Initiative

Nashville Mayor Megan Barry this week proposed an affordable housing initiative focused on an incentive plan for developers. The Tennessean has details: The proposal, billed as a pilot program and already backed by two key Metro Council members, would not require that residential developers include affordable housing in new large-scale projects. Instead,... [Read more]


A Texas Pastor Takes on Payday Predators

Christianity Today has an interview with Texas pastor Chad Chaddick discussing the new film The Ordinance and Chaddick’s fight against payday predators. Here’s a bit of Chaddick’s story: …the family would be able to live within their means except for one item of debt that was dragging them down: a $700 payday loan they had taken... [Read more]


The Challenge of Regulating Payday Predators

Astra Taylor details the challenges in regulating payday lenders in an excellent piece for The New Yorker. While payday lending loan sharks tend to be slippery creatures, Taylor notes the success in North Carolina while also detailing the challenges in Georgia. Here’s a bit of what she has to say: Instead of half-measures, some advocates would... [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

TNCA Stands Against Forced Arbitration

Tennessee Citizen Action today joined 280 other groups from around the country in... 


Time to End Forced Arbitration

Tennessee attorney Mark Chalos explains the harms of forced arbitration and why it’s... 


A Look at the Legislature

My op-ed from today’s Tennessean on what the General Assembly accomplished... 


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