Jeffrey Stein  //  12/4/17  //  Topic Update

A federal judge denied Leandra English's request for a temporary restraining order in litigation over who is the acting director of the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (NYTPolitico)

  • In the New Yorker, John Cassidy explains the stakes of the case
  • Larry Tribe explains in the Washington Post why Mulvaney's appointment is invalid (here).
  • Peter Shuck reaches a similar conclusion in the New York Times (here).
  • Marty Lederman has offerred a detailed analysis of DOJ's brief opposing a temporary restraining order (here).
  • Scholars including Kent BarnettDaniel HemelNoah FeldmanMarty Lederman, and Josh Blackman have weighed in on the merits and long term consequence of the lawsuit.
  • President Trump defended financial institutions against the CFPB in a recent tweet, writes the Washington Post.
  • Mick Mulvaney has issued a temporary freeze on regulations and hiring at the CFPB (Politico).
  • The battle over who will lead the CFPB is just one part of President Trump’s larger deregulatory charge (NYT).
  • The CFPB sent letters to chief executives of numerous financial companies that urged the institutions to support customers gaining control over payment methods (Consumer Finance Monitor)

Updates | The Week of February 19, 2018

2/25/18  //  Daily Update

Special Counsel Robert Mueller filed a new charge against Paul Manafort while Richard Gates pled guilty. Meanwhile, President Trump's proposal to arm teachers drew controversy in Washington.

Jacob Miller

Harvard Law School

Updates | The Week of February 5, 2018

2/11/18  //  Daily Update

The Nunes memo set off aftershocks; agencies scrambled to implement the Trump Administration's policies to mixed effect; and Congress passes a budget after a brief overnight shutdown.

Updates | The Week of January 22, 2018

1/28/18  //  Daily Update

In a memo to CFPB staff, acting director Mick Mulvaney expressed plans to move away from his predecessor's "good guys" fighting "bad guys," approach to one in which the agency conducts enforcement with "humility and prudence." The Bloomberg Editorial Board argued that the CFPB's plan to reconsider payday lending rules is misguided.