The following excerpt is from an article that originally appeared on Occupy Corporatism
The Department of Justice, under former Trump campaign staffer Jeff Sessions, has filed an amicus curie brief in a federal appeals court against the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), an executive agency of the US government that is not under the control of the executive branch.
The DoJ contends in their 33 page brief that the CFPB violates the US constitution because it “could engage in ‘extreme departures from the president’s executive policy’.”
The CFPB was created under Dodd-Frank, and its special privilege as an agency untouched by a sitting president is not under fire thanks to the US District Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruling that recommended that the CFPB should be restructured to allow the president to fire the director of the agency at will.
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