// 12/4/17 //
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 (NYT, Politico)
- 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 Barnett, Daniel Hemel, Noah Feldman, Marty 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)