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Watercooler 10/17/2016 Open Thread: Two outta three ain't bad!

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For Once, Liberty Won: Court Ruling Reins in Unaccountable Financial Regulation Agency.

The very first line of today’s court ruling in PHH Corporation v. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) states: “This is a case about executive power and individual liberty.” Today, for once, liberty won in a big way.

Connecticut judge dismisses Sandy Hook families’ suit against gun maker.

A Connecticut judge on Friday dismissed a lawsuit filed by the families of some of the 26 young children and adults killed at the Sandy Hook Elementary school in 2012, saying the maker of the rifle used in the attack had “broad immunity” under federal law.

Justice Department Won’t Prosecute EPA Worker Over Waste Spill in Colorado.

The Justice Department has decided not to pursue criminal prosecution of an Environmental Protection Agency employee involved in a massive mine-waste spill in Colorado’s Animas River last year, according to the agency that investigated the employee’s role in the spill.

Some days, you eat the bear, and other days, the bear eats you. So break out the sriracha sauce, and enjoy the open thread…