Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac hold or guarantee about three-quarters of the mortgages in the U.S. Traditionally, those mortgages have been foreclosed by non-judicial foreclosure in the states (more than half the states) that allow non-judicial foreclosure. In September 2008, a federal agency, the Federal Housing Finance Agency, put Fannie and Freddie into conservatorship and took total control of both. This article asks whether, post-conservatorship, foreclosure of mortgages held by Fannie and Freddie is subject to Fifth Amendment due process constraints, which most non-judicial foreclosure statutes do not satisfy. The article concludes that such foreclosures are subject to the Fifth Amendment.
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