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This Agency Is Elizabeth Warren’s Brainchild. The Supreme Court Will Decide If It’s Constitutional

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The Supreme Court announced Friday that it will hear a constitutional challenge to the structure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), a watchdog agency whose existence is largely credited to Massachusetts Democratic. Sen. Elizabeth Warren.

The bureau is arranged to insulate its employees from political pressure and ensure its independence from big banks and financial institutions. At issue in Friday’s dispute is a provision forbidding the president from removing the bureau’s director except for “inefficiency, neglect of duty, or malfeasance in office.”

“Vesting such power in a single person not answerable to the president represents a stark departure from the Constitution’s framework,” the Trump administration told the justices in court filings.

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The 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act chartered the CFPB. In a short Friday order, the justices also asked the parties to address whether the contested removal provision can be severed from the rest of the Dodd-Frank law.

The case is No. 19-7 Seila Law v. Consumer Finance Protection Bureau.

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  1. The deep state is always looking for ways to shield itself from democratic accountability. They’ve made it clear. They want our tax dollars to fritter away as they see fit. They want power over every aspect of our lives. But they don’t want to be hindered by democratic oversight or trasparency. They just want us to pay them, do what they say, then !*^& off. Like the mafia!

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