Week in Review

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Supreme Court allows FTC continue suit, SEC may seek admissions of guilt, and more…

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  • The Administrative Conference of the United States (ACUS) adopted recommendations on the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) adjudication consistency, independent agencies’ use of cost-benefit analysis, the informal rulemaking record, and agencies’ use of science.
  • The Monitor of the National Mortgage Settlement reported eight metric failures in the Summary of Compliance.
  • Health and environmental groups sued the EPA to force the agency to review its ozone standards.
  • The SEC proposed two alternatives to money market fund regulation amendments that increase the transparency of risks.
  • Federal lawmakers introduced a bill that would repeal a law requiring federal buildings to use less fossil fuel generated energy.
  • Illinois governor signed a fracking law that requires the acquisition of permits, the provision of samples of fracking water, and the above-ground storage of fracking water.