DC Circ. Says 17 States, 2 Dem Lawmakers Can't Defend CFPB

Law360, San Francisco (February 2, 2017, 9:52 PM EST) -- The D.C. Circuit on Thursday rejected petitions by 17 Democratic state attorneys general and two Democratic lawmakers who asked to intervene in the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's appeal over whether its leadership should remain independent or fall under the purview of the president.

The one-page order simply says it denies the three motions to intervene. One was brought by the attorneys general of Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington and D.C. Another motion was filed by Rep. Maxine Waters of California, the ranking Democrat on the House...

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