Author of “The Imbecilic Executive” to Testify Before Congress on CFPB’s Constitutionality

by Jeff Sovern

I originally had a different title for this post in mind, but I didn't have the discipline to resist the one above.  Not that anyone should have any doubts, but the CFPB director is not the executive the article refers to.  Anyway, the House Financial Services Committee is having a hearing titled “The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection’s Unconstitutional Design” (nice that they have an open mind on the issue) on Tuesday. More here.   The witness list consists of:

  • The Honorable Theodore Olson, Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP (who represents PHH)
  • Professor Saikrishna Prakash, James Monroe Distinguished Professor, University of Virginia School of Law (former clerk for Justice Thomas and author of The Imbecilic Executive, published in the Virginia Law Review)
  • Mr. Adam White, Research Fellow, Hoover Institution
  • Ms. Brianne Gorod, Chief Counsel, Constitution Accountability Center (whose essay we linked to here)


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