Legal

Democrats Defend CFPB’s Structure in Amicus Brief

A group of 39 current and former Democratic lawmakers submitted an amicus brief today in the case of PHH Mortgage v. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a closely watched case over whether the bureau’s leadership structure -- a single powerful director who cannot be removed at will by the president -- is constitutional.

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DOJ Reverses Position on CFPB Structure in Amicus Brief

In an amicus brief filed in the case of PHH Mortgage v. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Friday, the Department of Justice reversed its position on the constitutionality of the CFPB’s structure, asserting that the Bureau’s structure with a single director removable only “for cause” should be invalidated.

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Fed Makes Annual Adjustment to Asset Threshold for Dividend Cut

The Federal Reserve today made an annual inflation adjustment to the asset threshold in Regulation I that determines the dividend rate that certain member banks earn on Federal Reserve Bank stock, as required by the 2015 transportation spending bill. The threshold for 2017 is now set at $10.122 billion in assets.

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Full Circuit Court to Hear Appeal of CFPB Structure Case

The full D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals today agreed to hear the appeal in PHH Mortgage v. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a closely watched case over whether the CFPB’s leadership structure -- a single powerful director who cannot be removed at will by the president -- is constitutional.

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