Tag Archives: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

English v. Trump and “Shall” v. “May”

by Daniel Hemel — Monday, Nov. 27, 2017

The deputy director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Leandra English, has filed a lawsuit asking a federal district court to prevent President Trump from installing Mick Mulvaney, who is currently the director of the Office of Management and Budget, as the CFPB’s acting chief. Based on everything I know, I think that English would do a […]

For Better or Worse, Mick Mulvaney Probably Is the Acting Director of the CFPB

by Daniel Hemel — Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017

President Trump says that Mick Mulvaney is the acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Outgoing bureau chief Richard Cordray says that his deputy, Leandra English, is the acting director in his stead. Unfortunately, I think this is one issue on which the Trump administration appears to have the better of the argument. I say “unfortunately” […]