D.C. Circuit’s Brett Kavanaugh Doubles Down on Criticism of CFPB

From: The National Law Journal

Mike Scarcella and C. Ryan Barber, The National Law Journal

Back in October, Brett Kavanaugh, a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, wrote a 101-page majority ruling assailing the “massive, unchecked” power of the single director-led Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

“Indeed, other than the president, the director of the CFPB is the single most powerful official in the entire United States government, at least when measured in terms of unilateral power,” Kavanaugh wrote in PHH v. CFPB, declaring the structure of the Obama-era agency unconstitutional.

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