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‘The Supreme Court ruled in favor of scam artists,’ FTC chief says after justices gut agency’s powers – POLITICO

In a 9-0 ruling, the justices said the Federal Trade Commission cannot force companies that engage in wrongdoing to pay restitution to consumers.



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Acting FTC Chair Rebecca Kelly Slaughter slammed the ruling, saying it deprived the FTC of its strongest tool to help consumers.
“The Supreme Court ruled in favor of scam artists and dishonest corporations, leaving average Americans to pay for illegal behavior, she said. “We urge Congress to act swiftly to restore and strengthen the powers of the agency so we can make wronged consumers whole.
Congressional response: FTC leadershad already warned that consumers would be the ones to suffer if the…

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