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Standing Up for Us

That’s the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). It has returned billions of dollars to consumers and now it is under attack from the big banks and special interests it regulates. The Register Guard out of Oregon talks about the importance of protecting the CFPB:   Its work has ranged from providing consumer education tools to taking... [Read more]


Jeff Sessions and Voting Rights

Our friends at the Southern Poverty Law Center shared this information about Attorney General nominee Jeff Sessions:   In 1986, Coretta Scott King wrote the letter to oppose Sessions’ nomination to be a federal judge. Her criticism was based in part on his prosecution of the “Marion Three” for voter fraud, a case widely thought... [Read more]


Inauguration Survival Party

One week from today, a new era in American politics will begin. We’ve already seen efforts underway to limit access to healthcare and roll back the progress of the last eight years.  We can’t let that happen.  Many of you have already contacted Senators Corker and Alexander and shared your stories... [Read more]


Monday Monday…

Our friends at the Tennessee Justice Center will be holding an event in Nashville to boost outreach to Sen. Alexander around the importance of the Affordable Care Act. We know over 500,000 Tennesseans have access to health insurance because  of the ACA — we can’t let them down. If you have time Monday evening at 6PM in Nashville, let me... [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

Standing Up for Us

That’s the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). It has returned billions... 


Standing Up for Victims of Medical Malpractice

While some lawmakers are supporting legislation pushed by an out-of-state special... 


Boosting Overdraft Fees Big Business for Banks

The L.A. Times reports on how your bank is likely ordering transactions in a way... 


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