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Court sides with Donald Trump: Mick Mulvaney to be acting director of the CFPB

November 28, 2017

  I don’t know how many people have been following this story with everything else that is going on but over the weekend the director of the Consumer Finanace Protection Board,  Richard Cordray, stepped down and decided he had the right to name his own successor. He installed Leandra English as acting director but Donald Trump turned around and named Mick Mulvaney as acting director setting up a court battle.

  It turns out this was not much of a court battle because today the court sided with the President and Mick Mulvaney was named the acting director. Here is more:

A U.S. District Court judge in Washington handed a big victory to President Donald Trump, ruling in favor of the administration in its bid to install White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney as acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Judge Timothy Kelly denied a request by Leandra English, who was named last week as acting director by outgoing CFPB chief Richard Cordray, for a temporary restraining order to block Mulvaney from taking the post.

Kelly said there was not a substantial likelihood that the case would succeed on its merits.

  This was a no-brainer: the President, as the head of the Executive branch, has the power to name department heads, it cannot be left up to an unelected official to make these type of executive decisions and the quick action by the court shows how brazen this move was.

  But when it comes to court decisions recently nothing is a no-brainer and I would not have been surprised if the judge ruled against Donald Trump in this case after some of the recent decisions. The CFPB is already unconstitutionally funded outside of the Congress through (I believe) the Federal Reserve so I still harbored a bit of concern about what the decision would be but the judge got this one right.

  Even though the court decision cannot be challenged the left is not going to let this go and has vowed to fight on.

While this ruling cannot be challenged, Deepak Gupta, English’s lawyer, told reporters that he would have to consult with his client about the next steps. These would either involve seeking a preliminary injunction or requesting a ruling on a permanent injunction, either of which could be appealed to a higher court.

“This court is not the final stop,” Gupta said. “This judge does not have the final word on what happens in this controversy, and I think he understands that.” He praised the court for acting expeditiously but criticized the government for proposing a litigation schedule that would continue into next year.

  The left is not going to let that pesky little Constitution stand in the way of getting what they want…

malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium

10 Comments leave one →
  1. November 28, 2017 9:48 pm

    This goes along w/ the ‘mind-set of the corrupt’ putting in one of their own, taking for granted it’s theirs to do. I like that this was snubbed! Same reason queen P & Sickening Schumer ‘abandoned plans to meet w/ Pres. Trump. “…they want illegal immigrants flooding into our Country unchecked, are weak on Crime … don’t see a deal.” The ‘dem(on)s’ want to kill America and America’s don’t want that to happen esp. those who know the “importance of the Constitution”. The ‘dumbed down’ don’t ‘understand’ but that’s “the result” of the enemy being embedded in the system for so long. It would be interesting to know ‘how much damage this guy did’ and if Hilly were in would he be jumping boat?

    Liked by 1 person

    • November 29, 2017 6:25 am

      Yeah, there is now a whole generation which has been dumbed down by the school system and taught the liberal agenda as fact and history and that is going to be hard to reverse at this point.

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  2. November 28, 2017 11:49 pm

    “Mulvaney showed up Monday with donuts, but also a memo for the staff and a directive from the White House that he be given full access to the director’s office and “full cooperation” from the staff.”

    Mulvaney is a leader in my book. A boss who pays attention to the small details gets loyalty from his workers.

    I wonder if they showed up in court with donuts?

    Liked by 1 person

    • November 29, 2017 6:26 am

      I don’t know much about Mulvaney so I am looking forward to seeing what he does. The Dems don’t have enough to buy donuts for all the courtrooms they should be visiting. 🙂


  3. petermac3 permalink
    November 29, 2017 12:12 am

    I’m sure we all can agree the fat lady (no reference to Pant Suit Lady) hasn’t sung yet. Judicial fiat has become the norm and this decision goes against the grain of the norm. After all if the courts can rule it is illegal to withhold federal money from lawbreaking cities and states illegally operating as sanctuaries for illegals can the courts not usurp the executive branches authority and power once again? If the courts can decide potential western hating sworn to kill us terrorists must be let into the country then surely Trump’s latest temporary victory can be reversed; of course it can.

    Liked by 1 person

    • November 29, 2017 6:29 am

      I am sure they have something up their sleeves, they are not going to let this one go so easily. Especially with this being Lizzy Warren’s pet project…


  4. November 29, 2017 9:23 am

    I don’t understand why nothing has been done to this agency after the D.C. Appeals court ruled the agency unconstitutional a few years back. Once more the GOPers remained silent.

    Liked by 1 person

    • November 29, 2017 8:04 pm

      I don’t understand it either. The Republicans should move to dismantle this agency immediately.



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