The Supreme Court will hear a challenge to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s autonomy

October 21, 2019

At issue is whether the bureau’s director has too much protection from being fired by the president. Under the law, the director can only be fired by the president for cause. It was designed that way by Elizabeth Warren, who was then a Harvard professor and is now a U.S. senator and leading Democratic presidential contender, to protect the agency from outside political pressure.

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