Judge Rules in Favor of Trump in Battle Over CFPB Leadership

The Washington Times quoted Sam Kazman on the blocking of Leandra English in taking control of the CFPB as acting director.

A federal court rejected efforts by anti-Trump forces to take acting control of the 1,600-employee Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, giving the Trump administration a high-profile victory Tuesday in a partisan clash with Democrats and appointees held over from the Obama administration.

U.S. District Judge Timothy Kelly denied a bid by Leandra English, an employee at the CFPB who claims to be acting director, from blocking White House budget director Mick Mulvaney as acting head of the agency.

The White House hailed the ruling.

Mr. Mulvaney took over at the CFPB on Monday, but Ms. English also tried to assert her authority as the handpicked successor of Mr. Cordray.

Mr. Trump said he has authority under a federal vacancies act to appoint an interim chief at CFPB, while Ms. English argued that the law that created the agency gives her control as Mr. Cordray’s hand-picked deputy director.

Competitive Enterprise Institute General Counsel Sam Kazman said the nonprofit group was “glad to see this attempt at bureaucratic self-perpetuation fail.”

Read the full article at The Washington Times