Judge Backs Trump, Mulvaney Again In CFPB Leadership Row

Law360, Los Angeles (January 10, 2018, 10:35 PM EST) -- A federal judge appointed during the Trump administration on Wednesday sided with the president for a second time in the fight for control of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, denying a bid by the agency’s deputy director to replace the White House’s choice for director.

Leandra English had asked U.S. District Judge Timothy J. Kelly, who was confirmed by the Senate in September, to block President Donald Trump from appointing White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney to head the bureau because she said the CFPB was intended to be an independent agency.

But Judge Kelly wrote in an opinion Wednesday that...

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