D.C. Circuit recess appointment case challenging NLRB has implications for CFPB

Many media outlets have reported on this week's D.C. Circuit hearing in a challenge to President Obama's three recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board. You'll recall that the President used his recess appointment power at the beginning of the year to make several appointments during pro forma Senate sessions that were specifically designed to block the recess appointment power while Republicans were refusing to consider Obama nominees, including Richard Cordray for head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Cordray was ultimately one of the recess appointees along with the NLRB appointments challenged in the D.C. Circuit case. So Cordray's fate is riding on the recess appointment issue too.

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