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Mick Mulvaney after visiting the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Monday.

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Adam White in Notice & Comment:

“It seems fitting that Cordray would leave behind himself a cloud of appointment-related controversy, given the circumstances of his original unconstitutional appointment.

Mr. White, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, takes his readers through the legal reasoning that justifies President Trump’s appointment of Mick Mulvaney as acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Mr. White opens his argument by noting that President Barack Obama’s initial appointment of Richard Cordray as the bureau’s director was itself unconstitutional and that Mr. Cordray’s decision to name his deputy as his successor is yet another attempt to “undermine the lawful process for appointing C.F.P.B. leadership.” Read more »


Shannen W. Coffin in The Weekly Standard:

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