Bloomberg Law
June 30, 2020, 9:31 AM

High Court Ruling Leaves CFPB Enforcement Actions in Doubt

Evan Weinberger
Evan Weinberger
Assistant Managing Editor

The U.S. Supreme Court may have settled questions about the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s future, but it may have opened up even more questions about the agency’s past actions.

The 5-4 decision in Seila Law v. CFPB cleared up constitutional questions that have been hanging over the bureau since its creation by the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act by removing termination protections for the CFPB director and making the position an at-will employee of the president. What’s less certain is the validity of CFPB actions taken under the old leadership structure— a protected director leading an independently funded agency— which the high ...

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