The Comptroller of the Currency may authorize a national bank to establish a branch when such establishment would be permitted state banks by the local state statute. Competitor banks can challenge the Comptroller's determination alleging noncompliance with the state standard. This comment examines the question of the state's independent ability, proceeding under either state or federal law, to question a ruling by the Comptroller.
Banks and Banking: Authority of State Banking Superintendent to Challenge Branching Activities of National Banks,
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