Seila Law LLC, Petitioner v. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

  1. September 29, 2023

    'Administrative State' Attacks Soar To High Court Crescendo

    After methodically amassing U.S. Supreme Court victories against agency enforcers and regulators, a legal crusade against "administrative state" powers is poised to parlay piecemeal wins into a climactic conquest during the high court's new term, which is already teeming with anti-agency cases.

  2. June 29, 2020

    High Court Says CFPB Director Can Be Fired

    The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's structure unconstitutionally insulates the agency from presidential oversight and must be altered, rejecting a limit that the Dodd-Frank Act placed on the president's ability to fire the head of the agency.

  3. March 04, 2020

    Roberts May Have Tipped Hand With Focus On CFPB Funding

    The U.S. Supreme Court case challenging the constitutionality of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's structure has so far focused on the for-cause removal restriction shielding the agency's director, so why does Chief Justice John Roberts have another controversial design feature of the agency on the brain?

  4. March 04, 2020

    Justices Tilt Toward Narrow Fix On CFPB Constitutionality

    The U.S. Supreme Court seemed Tuesday to be leaning more toward resolving a high-profile constitutional challenge to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau by stripping its director of her special tenure protection rather than striking down the agency altogether or narrowing that protection's scope.

  5. February 28, 2020

    Up Next At High Court: CFPB Independence, Abortion Rights

    Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. takes his familiar place in the spotlight this week as the Supreme Court hears challenges to the structure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and a Louisiana abortion law — a pair of blockbuster cases in which the chief justice's votes could be determinative. Here's what to expect.

  6. February 24, 2020

    CFPB's Structure Still Likely To Give Way In High Court Fight

    With just one week until the U.S. Supreme Court hears debate on the constitutionality of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's leadership structure, financial services attorneys say the case for leaving the agency's single-director design alone has been given a boost in briefing but is still a long shot.

  7. February 14, 2020

    Trump Admin. Says Illegal Structure Shouldn't Doom CFPB

    The Trump administration is supporting a U.S. Supreme Court challenge to the structure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, but told justices Friday that the California law firm that brought the case is going too far by calling for the whole agency to be scrapped.

  8. January 23, 2020

    Dems Criticize 'Dark Money' In CFPB High Court Case

    A trio of Senate Democrats took aim at what they say are "plainly inadequate" transparency rules for amicus briefs at the U.S. Supreme Court, saying a wave of recent court filings opposing the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau are the result of "a small and powerful cabal of self-interested entities."

  9. January 23, 2020

    AGs Tell Justices Not To Scrap CFPB Over Removal Provision

    Nearly two dozen state attorneys general have told the U.S. Supreme Court that nixing a structural element of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau doesn't also require invalidating the agency entirely or related provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act, as a California law firm has asserted in its constitutional challenge to the agency.

  10. January 15, 2020

    CFPB Defender Says Constitutional Case 'Remarkably Weak'

    The outside attorney tapped by the U.S. Supreme Court to argue that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is constitutionally structured told the justices on Wednesday that the case for invalidating the Dodd-Frank Act's design for the agency is "remarkably weak."