On January 23, 2024, WLF filed an amicus brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to affirm a Second Circuit decision holding a New York banking law preempted by the National Bank Act. As WLF’s brief explains, there are myriad federal laws that expressly preempt state and local laws regulating important industries. These express-preemption provisions help both consumers and businesses. A ruling for Plaintiffs, however, would chip away at the preemptive effect of all these statutory provisions. This would cause uncertainty for businesses and hurt our nation’s economy.


Amicus brief