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U.S. Bank Nat'l Ass'n v. Kroske

Close Date: 10/02/2006
Topic(s): Preemption of Consumer Remedies
Status: closed
Citation: 432 F.3d 976 (9th Cir.)
Date Of Involvement: 06/16/2006
Docket: 05-1607

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Whether the National Bank Act's grant to national banks of the power to dismiss their officers "at pleasure," 12 U.S.C. Sec. 24, fails to preempt a state employment age discrimination law; and, whether a presumption against preemption permits state laws to apply to national banks despite the longstanding preemptive force of the National Bank Act.

Brian Wolfman of Public Citizen was co-counsel for the respondent at the cert stage, and the Supreme Cout denied cert.