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Federal Appeal Court Considers Challenge to CFPB Leadership

Mon, Apr 16, 2018

A three-judge panel heard oral arguments Thursday in a case challenging the appointment of Mick Mulvaney, who was appointed by President Trump as Acting Director of the CFPB. The Bureau’s Deputy Director Leandra English filed the lawsuit.

While the judges appeared hesitant to overrule President Trump, two of the three judges from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit expressed concern that Mulvaney could independently run the Bureau because he also serves as the head of the Office of Budget and Management (OMB). The Dodd-Frank Act that created the Bureau protects the Bureau from OMB oversight.