Democrat leaders in the House of Representatives have asked the Supreme Court to reject a Trump administration challenge to the Consumer Bureau.
According to The Hill:
The Democratic-led House of Representatives filed a brief late Monday night asking the Supreme Court to reject a challenge to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) constitutionality.
The House filed a brief Monday opposing a request for the Supreme Court to take up a case from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals arguing that the structure of the CFPB, a powerful financial regulator, infringes on the president’s executive authority.
The Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the agency against Seila Law, a law firm that refused to comply with a CFPB request for documents related to an enforcement action.
Seila has since asked the Supreme Court to take up the case, but the high court did not add it to the docket for its upcoming October term. Even so, the House seeks to kill the request after the Trump administration announced last month it would not defend the CFPB’s structure before the Supreme Court.
The agency was designed by Senator Elizabeth Warren and critics to have argued that the president’s ability to only fire the director for cause impedes his ability to control the executive branch.