Attorney General Madigan Joins 17 Attorneys General to File Amicus Brief to Preserve Independence of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Amicus Brief Says Trump's Attempt to Control Agency Leadership Endangers Consumers
Chicago —(ENEWSPF)—December 11, 2017

By: Rosemary Piser

On Friday, Attorney General Lisa Madigan joined 17 Attorneys General in filing an amicus brief in support of English v. Mulvaney, a lawsuit challenging the appointment of Mick Mulvaney as the acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). The brief argues that maintaining the CFPB's independence is crucial to protecting consumers, and that Congress ensured this independence by creating a specific plan for succession.

Madigan said when announcing the filing, "In order for the CFPB . . .

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