Judge Sides with Trump in Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Fight


Upon news that a federal judge this afternoon ruled against a bureaucrat who claimed that she, not President Trump’s appointee Mick Mulvaney, is the lawful director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) General Counsel Sam Kazman offered the following comment:

“We are glad to see this attempt at bureaucratic self-perpetuation fail,” said Kazman.

The judge today refused to grant a temporary restraining order sought by Leandra English, picked by former CFPB Director Richard Cordray as a successor. 

CEI has a pending lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the CFPB, State National Bank of Big Spring v. CFPB, and has been an outspoken critic of the bureau’s policies and abuse of power.

Related: The Case against the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau by Iain Murray