Court Orders CFPB to Restructure – Gives President Power to Fire Director

CFPB structure ruled “unconstitutional” but can continue to operate

By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog

(October 11, 2016) – A U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruling orders a restructuring of the CFPB that allows for giving the president the power to supervise the CFPB’s director and remove him from that position at will.

The ruling declared the way the CFPB is structured to be unconstitutional because it gives too much power to one individual, its director.

U.S. Circuit Judge Brett Kavanaugh  wrote that the way the CFPB is structured “poses a far greater risk of arbitrary decision making and abuse of power, and a far greater threat to individual liberty, than does a multi-member independent agency.”


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Jeff Sorg holds vocational and post-secondary school instructor licenses in several states and has authored numerous real estate continuing education and pre-licensing courses. Sorg is awarded the International Distance Education Certification Center's CDEi Designation for distance education. Memberships include ARELLO (Association of Real Estate License Law Officials), REEA (Real Estate Educators Association) the National Association of REALTORS®, Oregon Association of REALTORS®, and Portland Metro Association of REALTORS®. Awards and service include REALTOR® Emeritus; Life Member award; 2020, 2021, 2022 Chairperson of the Oregon Real Estate Forms Committee; Oregon REALTORS State Director. More on request.