CAC In the News

May 26, 2017

“When Congress set up the CFPB, it made the considered decision that a single director removable only for cause would enable the Bureau to most effectively fulfill its mission, and it looks today like a majority of the D.C. Circuit is going to rightly conclude that that choice was constitutional,” Constitutional Accountability Center Chief Counsel Brianne Gorod said in a statement following the argument.

May 24, 2017

As the 2008 financial crisis demonstrated, systemic abuses against some borrowers can have devastating effects on everyone. America needs a truly independent financial regulatory authority that is insulated from industry influence and can work on behalf of individual consumers and the U.S. economy as a whole.

May 20, 2017

The CFPB’s defenders, on the other hand, say Kavanaugh’s argument is illogical and irrelevant. If the supposed constitutional flaw with the CFPB is that the president can’t remove its director easily enough, write lawyers for the Constitutional Accountability Center, “a multimember board serving staggered terms is, if anything, less accountable to the president.” Even if the president succeeds in replacing one member, they point out, he may still have no impact on the policies of the body as a whole.

May 12, 2017

“There is no cost to Lee in suggesting Garland for this job,” Lithwick notes. “It amounts, as Elizabeth Wydra of the Constitutional Accountability Center notes in an email, to little more than a headline that reads ‘Mike Lee wants to replace Merrick Garland with a conservative on the D.C. Circuit.’

May 11, 2017

There is no cost to Lee in suggesting Garland for this job. It amounts, as Elizabeth Wydra of the Constitutional Accountability Center notes in an email, to little more than a headline that reads “Mike Lee wants to replace Merrick Garland with a conservative on the D.C. Circuit.”