Among the big questions left unanswered by the Future of Future Tomorrow lawsuit one of the more pressing concerns is whether another debt-settlement case might well reach the Supreme Court via lower courts.
In a ruling at the end of June a five-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals sided with the plaintiffs in the case who said the Supreme Court should take a look at whether the Baby Boomer vs. the Federal Housing Finance Agency case merited a jury trial.
Our goal is to have a look at the law whether its a strong opinion or not. But the question of whether it is visible right now is likely not said Brett McKay an expert in federalism and public policy at St. Georges University of London Canada.
I wouldnt think theres a lot of alarm he said in a trailer for Public Affairs CBC. But he expressed hope that the Justice Department would strictly enforce the federal law including a requirement that defendants take point in an arbitration agreement they signed.
In a direct appeal to the Supreme Court the plaintiffs lawyers asked for a preliminary injunction that would keep California inmates from being able to sue the state.
If the Supreme Court judges sign that order theres a chance to try to dismantle it said John Asch president and CEO of the Immune Inflammation Foundation who was appointed by the Ninth Circuit to the three-judge panel. But I think this is a really bright and quick victory and a very clean pragmatist approach.