Supreme Court Restricts FTC’s Power

Unanimous decision says FTC cannot force companies to pay restitution.

The Supreme Court issued its decision in the case of AMG Capital Management, LLC v. the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) last week, which resulted in a revocation of the agency’s powers. The unanimous decision determined that the FTC does not have the power to force corporations to pay restitution to customers that it defrauded. 

Rebecca Kelly Slaughter, Acting Chair of the FTC criticized the ruling saying, “The Supreme Court ruled in favor of scam artists and dishonest corporations, leaving average Americans to pay for illegal behavior. We urge Congress to act swiftly to restore and strengthen the powers of the agency so we can make wronged consumers whole.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • That God would guide the Supreme Court in the rulings they issue.
  • For the Justices of the Court to be discerning in choosing cases to hear in the coming days.
  • That the Lord would promote greater justice across the nation. 

Sources: Politico, SCOTUSblog, The Supreme Court


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